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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1979 JAN  Priest, Christopher  Palely Loitering  nv  W-1980 BSF; N-1980 HUG, LOC; has colls. An Infinite Summer(1979), The Dream Archipelago(1999); novels Darkening Island(1972 US; N-1973 JWC)Inverted World(1974; W-1974 BSF), The Space Machine(1976), A Dream of Wessex(1977; vt The Perfect Lover)
   Clute, John  Books  br  Samuel R. Delany: The Jewel-Hinged Jaw; Notes of the Language of Science Fiction; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: False Dawn; Vonda N. McIntyre: Dreamsnake; Gardner Dozois: Strangers; Clute has anth. Interzone: The 1st Anthology(1985), 2nd-5th(1987-91)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Books  br  Patrick Moore & David Hardy: The New Challenge of the Stars; Ferman has anth. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: A 30-Year Retrospective(1980; W-1981 LOC)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Rotsler, William  Parental Guidance Suggested  ss  (1926-1997) writer, cartoonist & artist, W-1975 HUG for his fan art; 1st story pub. sf "Ship Me Tomorrow" in GAL 1970 JUN; 1st novel Patron of the Arts(nv in Carr: Universe 2, 1972; exp. 1974), The Far Frontier(1980), Shiva Descending(1980, w. G. Benford)
   Card, Orson Scott  Mortal Gods  ss  (1951- ) lives in Salt Lake City, editor of Mormon Church's mag., The Ensign; 1st story pub. sf "Ender's Game"(ANA 1977 AUG; N-1978 HUG, LOC, novelette; exp. into novel & sequence 1985; W-1985 NEB; 1986 HUG); Card W-1978 JWCA, Best New Writer
   Watkins, William Jon  Inverse Universe  pm  (1942- ) Prof. of English at Brookdale Community College(NJ); has 1st sf novel Ecodeath(1972, w. Gene Snyder), Clickwhistle(1973), The God Machine(1973), What Rough Beast(1980), The Centrifugal Rickshaw Dancer(1985), The Last Deathship Off Antares(1989)
   Wellen, Edward  While-You-Wait  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Whimsy Two  mr/tvr  essay: the whimsical in our culture, Part 2 of 2; from Lewis Carroll's Alice, to Heaven Can Wait(1978), to Burr Tillistrom's puppets Kukla & Ollie(1964-65, TV series), to The Muppet Show(1976-81, TV series)
   Aickman, Robert  Hand in Glove  nv  an opera critic as well as a writer, he has two autobiographies, The Attempted Rescue(1966), & The River Runs Uphill: A Story of Success and Failure(1986)
   Kessel, John  Just Like a Cretin Dog  nv  (1950- ) his 1st pub. fiction; born in Buffalo, NY; has BA in Physics & English from Univ. of Rochester, MA in English from Univ. of Kansas(where he taught composition & sf), PhD from Kansas Univ.; has taught at N. Carolina State Univ. since 1982
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Proxima  sces  stars; our closest neighbors, Alpha Centauri A(Barnard's Star), Alpha Centauri B, Alpha Centauri C(Proxima Centauri - the 2nd closest star, right now, after our own sun); see addendum 1979 MAY, p.110, if our Sun had a red-dwarf companion, ...
   Donaldson, Stephen R.  Mythological Beast  ss  has Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever seq., The Wounded Land(1980), The One Tree(1982), & White Gold Wielder(1983); has coll. Daughter of Regals ...(1984); Mordant's Need ser. The Mirror of Her Dreams(1986), & A Man Rides Through(1987)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 20  cmp  1st prize: Ron Daniel; 2nd prize: Robert Stewart; R-U: Hal Halvorsen; George Allen; Thomas Wm. Hamilton; H-M: Brian Carroll; Ray Dalton; Frank Jaworski; Robert Post
   F&SF staff  Competition 21  cmp  suggested by Craig Allshouse - submit cliches interposed with sf titles, e.g.: The way through a man's heart is through The Mote in God's Eye
1979 FEB  Disch, Thomas M.  On Wings of Song  no-1/3  W-1980 JWC; N-1979 NEB; 1980 BRG, BSF, HUG, LOC; adventures of Daniel Webster in search of perfect artistry, in a near-future dystopian U.S. in which new technology has made possible out-of-body flight, provided the person can sing with perfect artistry
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Raylyn Moore: What Happened to Emily Goode After the Great Exhibition?; Fritz Leiber: Rime Isle; Terry Carr(ed): The Year's Finest Fantasy; Stephen Donaldson: Lord Foul's Bane; Joy Chant: The Grey Mane of Morning
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Hoetker, James  Sorcerese  vi  his 1st fiction sale; Prof. of English Education at Florida State Univ.
   Kelly, James Patrick  Not to the Swift  ss  "In the self-conscious 1980s controversy between cyberpunk & 'Humanist' modes of sf discourse, (Kelly) was located in the latter, but like most 'Humanists' he has disavowed the distinction ..."(Clute)
   Yolen, Jane  Pot Child, The  ss  story to be in her coll. Dream Weaver(1979 chap); has short stories pub. as chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved the Wind(1972), The Boy Who Had Wings(1974), The Lady and the Merman(F&SF 1976 SEP; 1979), The Sword and the Stone(F&SF 1985 DEC; 1991)
   Norden, Eric  Gathering of the Clan, The  nv  1st pub. in his coll. Starsongs and Unicorns(1978); wrote plays Scream Streets(1966), False Witness(1967); has article "American Atrocities in Viet-Nam" in George C. Herring(ed): America's Longest War: The United States in Vietnam, 1950-1975(1979)
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Doctor Who's on First  mr/tvr  Doctor Who(1963- ?, BBC's TV ser., 695 ep. by 1989 DEC), premiered in Britain on November 23, 1963 after coverage of JFK's assassination, 1st Dr. Who William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy
   Weiner, Andrew  Comedians  ss  1st story pub. sf "Empire of the Sun" in Harlan Ellison(ed): Again, Dangerous Visions(1972); only became an active sf writer in the early 1980s, pub. about 25 stories in that decade(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Road to Infinity, The  sces  black holes; the comparative sizes of things, from Isaac Asimov to the Earth to the Universe, based on their mass, if they were black holes; has 14th coll. of F&SF science essays The Road to Infinity(1979)
   Elgin, Suzette Haden  Old Rocking Chair's Got Me  ss  has PhD in Linguistics from Univ. of Calif.(San Diego); Prof. of Linguistics at San Diego State Univ. 1972-80, has books on subject The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense(1980; 1997), More on the Art of V. S-D(1983), Success with the G. A. of V. S-D(1989)
   Dixon, Stephen  Home Away From Home, A  ss  (1936- ) 1st book No Relief(1976); novels Too Late(1978), Frog(1991; 1997; nominated National Book Award, & PEN), Interstate(1995), Gould(1997), etc; colls. 14 Stories(1980), Movies(1983), Time to Go(1984), Love & Will(1989), Long Made Short(1994), etc
   Pautz, Peter D.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  (1952- ) answers in 1979 MAR, p.157; 1st story pub. horror "Fisherman's Log" in Charles L. Grant(ed): Nightmares(1979); has anth. with Kathryn Cramer: The Architecture of Fear(1987; W-1988 WFA; N-1988 LOC)
1979 MAR  Killough, Lee  Broken Stairways, Walls of Time  ss  4th story in her artist colony Aventine series; has 1st novel A Voice Out of Ramah(1979), set on a planet where 90% of the males are ritually slaughtered at puberty(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Frederik Pohl's style; Frederik Pohl: The Way the Future Was, A Memoir; Avram Davidson: The Redward Edward Papers; Phyllis Eisenstein: Born to Exile; The Best of Lester del Rey; Algis Budrys: Blood & Burning
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Patrouch, Joe  Attenuated Man, The  ss  (1935- ) Joseph Patrouch Jr; Prof. of English at Univ. of Dayton, specializing in Chaucer & sf; "This term my Medieval English Lit. class has 6 students, the sf 42"; has biography, Reginald Pecock(1970), & book, The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov(1974)
   Wylde, Thomas  Incredibly Thick World, The  ss  (1946- ) Thomas Clarke Wylde, army vet, lives in California; 1st story pub. sf "Target of Opportunity" in GAL 1974 SEP
   Jennings, Gary  Homo Sap  nv  7th story in his Reverend Crispin Mobey series; has his best known historical novel, Aztec(1980), in which he "unfolds the story of the overthrow of the Native Mexicans through the voice of an amiable but wry adventurer named Mixtli"(CA, vol.59, p.196)
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Rattletrap Galactica  mr/tvr  Battlestar Galactica(1978-80, TV series, 29 ep.), stars Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch; briefly, The Lord of the Rings(1978), animated, dir. Ralph Bakshi, written by Peter S. Beagle & Chris Conkling
   Campbell, Ramsey  Proxy, The  ss  (1946- ) English horror writer; 1st professional story pub. "The Church in High Street" in Derleth(ed): Dark Mind, Dark Heart(1962); 1st book coll. The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants(1964); 1st novel The Doll Who Ate His Mother(1976)
   Bryant, Edward  Winslow Crater  pm  has coll. of linked stories, Cinnabar(1976; N-1977 WFA, Best Collection), about a far future city(Clute); has anth. 2076: The American Tricentennial(1977)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Out, Damned Spot!  sces  sunspots; the history of their observation, & their influences on Earth's weather, etc; Asimov has written a two-volume autobiography, In Memory Yet Green(1979; N-1980 HUG, LOC), & In Joy Still Felt(1980; W-1981 LOC; N-1981 HUG)
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Annual Bash and Circumstance Party, The  ss  3rd & last story in his Writers' Heaven series; has coll. Down Here in the Dream Quarter(1976); novels The Last Transaction(1977), Chorale(1978), the latter a black comedy with Beethoven as the protagonist(Clute)
   Disch, Thomas M.  On Wings of Song  no-2/3  has Gothic novel The House That Fear Built(1966) w. John Sladek under collab. ps. Cassandra Knye; Gothic novel Clara Reeve(1975) as by Leonie Hargrave; w. Charles Naylor has anth. New Constellations(1976), Strangeness(1977), novel Neighboring Lives(1981)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  David L. Roach(Schenck's "The Morphology of the Kirkham Wreck," 1978 SEP); Ruth Berman; John T. Thurmond(on flora/fauna in Lanier's "The Syndicated Time," 1978 JUL); M. Ogden(Budrys' br, 1978 SEP); Walt S. Jaschek(on Budrys' br's)
1979 APR  Leman, Bob  Loob  nv  1st story in F&SF in Goster County series, which parodies H.P. Lovecraft's Miskatonic River Valley; besides the five in F&SF, one more story in the series is "Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming" in Charles L. Grant(ed): Shadows 10(1987)
   Delap, Richard  Books  br  essay: sf's first boom since the early 1950s; Charles L. Harness: Wolfhead(in F&SF 1977 NOV-DEC); Gore Vidal: Kalki: A Novel; Joanna Russ: The Two of Them; Kate Wilhelm: Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions
   Florance-Guthridge, George  Oregon  vi  (1948- ; ? - ?) collab. ps. for George Guthridge(& in F&SF by himself) & his wife; he grew up in the Portland, OR, area; see his entries under George Guthridge for other biographical & bibliographical info; also in F&SF w. George R.R. Martin, as G.F.-G.
   Ferman, Edward L.  About the Cover  note  the cover of this issue is a remake of the 1978 JAN cover, which had inaccuracies as pointed out in a letter by a 12-year old named Paul Jones in 1978 AUG; in this issue's cover, Uranus does have rings; the green alien Bhen has also been ommitted
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Toad's Foot  ss  has novels The Beyonders(1977), Cahena: A Dream of the Past(1986); see Gordon Benson Jr: Manly Wade Wellman, the Gentleman from Chapel Hill: A Memorial Working Bibliography(1986 chap); see his obits in LOC 1986 MAY(#304), SFWA Bulletin 1986 SUM
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Tolkien Betrayed and Thumper Redux  mr/tvr  Lord of the Rings(1978), animated, dir. Ralph Bakshi; Watership Down(1978 UK), animated, based on Richard Adam's novel, dir. Martin Rosen
   Utley, Steven  Genocide Man  ss  has an alternate history novelette with Howard Waldrop(a frequent collaborator with Utley), "Custer's Last Jump" in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 6(1976), was N-1976 NEB & 1977 LOC, & pub. in pamphlet form in 1977; has na "The Glowing Cloud" in ASI 1992 JAN
   Martin, George R.R. & George Florance-Guthridge  Warship  ss  (1948- ; 1948- ) Martin has nv "Sandkings" in Omni 1979 AUG(W-1979 NEB; 1980 HUG, LOC; N-1980 BRG; made into 1st ep. of Showtime's The Outer Limits ser., 3/26/95); has colls. Sandkings(1981; W-1982 LOC), Songs the Dead Men Sing(1983), Nightflyers(1985)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Long Day's Journey, A  sces  Moon, its effects on the Earth, Part 1 of 2; how the Moon is slowing the Earth's rotation; sequel to science essay "Time and Tide" in 1966 MAY; Part 2 in 1979 MAY(#4267)

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