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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1979 APR  Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Disch, Thomas M.  On Wings of Song  no-3/3  has horror novels, The Businessman: A Tale of Terror(1984; N-1985 LOC), The MD: A Horror Story(1991); software Amnesia(1986); plays Ben Hur(1989), The Cardinal Detoxes(1990), the latter caused a controversy instigated by the Roman Catholic Church(Clute)
1979 MAY  Ferman, Edward L.  In This Issue  note  announcing new graphics in this issue, incl. the cover logo; also "the size of the text type has been slightly reduced" & "the spacing between lines was slightly increased ... for a cleaner-looking page of type"
   Young, Robert F.  First Mars Mission, The  ss 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: on Terry Carr's anth., Classic Science Fiction; Stanley Schmidt: Lifeboat Earth; Jerry Pournelle: Exiles to Glory, & West of Honor
   Farmer, Philip José  Freshman, The  ss  has Wold Newton ser., Tarzan Alive(1972), Doc Savage(1973); novel The Unreasoning Mask(1981; N-1982 LOC); Dayworld seq., Dayworld(1985; N-1986 LOC), Dayworld Rebel((1987), Dayworld Breakup(1990); see website; W-2001 NEB, Grandmaster
   Bloch, Robert  Freak Show  ss  has associational novels, The Kidnapper(1954), Spiderweb(1954), Shooting Star(1958), Terror(1962), The Todd Dossier(1969, as by Collier Young), Night-World(1972), American Gothic(1974), There Is a Serpent in Eden(1979; vt The Cunning, 1981)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Od's Podkins!  mr/tvr  essay: "handy rule of thumb that cinematic sf is usually about 25 years behind the literature" & "thanks to Star Wars, we are getting remakes"; Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956; 1978 remake), based on Jack Finney 1955 novel The Body Snatchers
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Eklund, Gordon  Anaconda's Smile, The  ss  has Lord Tedric series of space opera novels with "Doc" E.E. Smith, Lord Tedric(novelette "Lord Tedric" in USF 1954 MAR, by Smith; exp. by Eklund, 1978), Space Pirates(1979), Black Knight of the Iron Sphere(1979), Alien Realms(1980)
   Kirk, Russell  Fate's Purse  ss  has book The Sword of the Imagination: A Memoir(1995); see book, Russell Kirk: The Conservative Mind(1994)
   Anderson, Poul  House Rule  ss  1st pub. in his coll. Homebrew(1976); also has coll. All One Universe(1996; N-1997 LOC); colls. with Gordon R. Dickson, Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!(1998), Hokas Pokas!(2000); historical novel War of the Gods(1997), based on the Viking warrior Hadding(B&C)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Inconstant Moon, The  sces  Moon, its effect on the Earth, Part 2 of 2; how the Moon is slowly getting farther away; Part 1 in 1979 APR(#4254)
   Girard, James P.  In Trophonius's Cave  ss  N-1980 LOC, short story; has suspense novel The Late Man(1993)
   Bretnor, R.  Thirst Contact  ss  also in F&SF as Reg Bretnor, & Reginald Bretnor
   Dann, Jack  Camps  nv  (1945- ) N-1979 NEB; 1980 BSF, LOC; has BA social/political science; 1st stories pub. sf, w. George Zebrowski, "Traps" & "Dark, Dark the Dead Star" in IFS 1970 MAR, JUL; also in F&SF w. co-authors Malzberg, Dozois, Jack C.; see iv in LOC 1999 MAY(#460)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 21  cmp  1st prize: Peter & Myra David, & Wendy Goldstein; 2nd prize: Carlene Stober Baum; R-U: Linda McAllister; Bruce Berges; Robert Werner; John G. Myers; Robert Stewart; James Donahue
   F&SF staff  Competition 22  cmp  suggested by Philip Michael Cohen - retell a given anecdote, by Raymond Queneau in his book Exercises in Style, titled The Three Little Pigs, in the style of any famous sf writer; you may condense, change the setting & characters, but keep basic structure
1979 JUN  Schenck, Hilbert  Battle of the Abaco Reefs, The  na  N-1979 NEB; 1980 HUG, LOC, novella; "the invasion of the Bahamian island of Abaco by an energy-starved U.S."
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Jack Dann(ed): Immortal: Short Novels of the Transhuman Future; Christopher Priest(ed): Anticipations: Eight New Stories; Lee Harding(ed): Ursula K. Le Guin's Science Fiction Writing Workshop: The Altered I; Cary Neeper: A Place Beyond Man
   Bryant, Edward  Teeth Marks  ss  has novel with Harlan Ellison, Phoenix Without Ashes(1975), which was to be a generation starship series, taking off from Ellison's abortive TV series The Starlost(1973-74, 16 ep.), but no further books were pub.; Bryant met Ellison at Clarion
   Saberhagen, Fred  Victory  ss  Berserker ser. incl. The Berserker Throne(1985), Berserker: Blue Death(1985), The Berserker Attack(1987), Berserker Kill(1993), Berserker Fury(1997), & coll. Berserkers: The Beginning(1998); has anth. Berserker Base(1985; N-1986 LOC)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Ice Cap Cometh, The  mr/tvr  essay: the films of Robert Altman; Quintet(1979), dir./writer Robert Altman, stars Paul Newman; briefly, Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978)
   O'Donohoe, Nick  To Dust You Will Return  ss  (1952- ) his 1st sale; born in Iowa; PhD from Syracuse Univ.; has Nathan Phillips mys. ser., novels April Snow(1981), Wind Chill(1985); veterinary medicine ser. The Magic and the Healing(1994), Under the Healing Sun(1995), The Healing of Crossroads(1995)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Morressy, John  No More Pencils, No More Books  ss  has novels A Law for the Stars(1976 Canada), Frostworld and Dreamfire(1977), both set in the same galactic scene as the Del Whitby trilogy, the latter an epic metamorphic humanoid's search for a breeding-partner, the last of his race on his planet(Clute)
   Dellinger, Paul  To Reign in Hell  ss 
   Kelly, James Patrick  Flight of Fancy  ss  has 1st novel, in Messengers Chronicles series, Planet of Whispers(1984), in which near-immortal bearlike beings of the planet Aseneshesh hear 'whispers' which they believe to be voices of the gods & which help shape their culture(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Alas, All Human  sces  scientific dishonesty, through overeagerness, fabrication of data, taking credit for others work, etc
   Jennings, Gary  Relic, The  ss  N-1980 LOC, novelette; in preparing to write his novel Aztec(1980), "Jennings lived for 12 years in Mexico while conducting research on Aztec culture & the Spanish conquest"(CA, vol.59, p.197); has sequel, Aztec Autumn(1997)
   Dorman, Sonya  Lullaby, a Farewell, A  pm 
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 56: 1979 JAN-JUN  indx 
1979 JUL  Lee, Tanith  Red As Blood  ss  (1947- ) N-1979 NEB; 1980 BFA, LOC; wn. for Tanith Lee Kaiine, from London; grew up enjoying the fantasy of Jane Gaskell(1941- ); 1st story pub. The Betrothed(1968 chap), a short story privately printed by a friend; 1st novel The Dragon Hoard(1971)
   Davis, Grania  Jumping the Line  ss  (1943- ) lives near San Francisco; 1st story pub. "My Head's in a Different Place, Now" in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 2(1972); has books The King and the Mangoes(1975 chap), The Proud Peacock and the Mallard(1976 chap), children's fantasies about Buddha
   Zebrowski, George  Books  br  Stanislaw Lem: The Chain of Chance, & A Perfect Vacuum; Dmitri Bilenkin: The Uncertainty Principle; Arkady & Boris Strugatsky: Roadside Picnic & Tale of the Troika, Noon: 22nd Century, Prisoners of Power, & Definitely Maybe; Kirill Bulychev: Half a Life
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  Mountain Fastness, The  nv  6th story in her Alaric series; has sf romance novel, In the Hands of Glory(1981; N-1982 LOC)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Randall, Marta  View From Endless Scarp, The  ss  (1948- ) N-1980 LOC, ss; lives in San Francisco Bay area; 1st story pub. sf "Smack Run" in Michael Moorcock(ed): New Worlds 5(1973); has 1st novel Islands(1976; N-1976 NEB; rev. 1980); anth. New Dimensions 11(1980), & 12(1981), w. Robert Silverberg
   Searles, Baird  Films: Little Screen Blues  mr/tvr  the 1978-79 TV season: briefly, Battlestar Galactica(1978-80 TV series, 29 ep.); Mork and Mindy(1978-82 TV series, 95 ep.); Thorne Smith, who wrote novels Topper(1926), Turnabout(1931; 1979 TV series, 7 ep.); Cliffhangers(1979 TV series, 10 ep.)
   Brennan, Herbie  Taming of the Shrew  nv  has novels Emily and the Werewolf(1993), The Mystery Machine(1995)
   Gotschalk, Felix C.  Trip of Bradley Oesterhaus, The  ss  (1929- ) "grew up in (Richmond) VA, machine gunner in Marines, 7 years in college, taught psychology in LA, psychologist in NC for 20 years, 1st sale in 1970"; 1st story pub. sf "Bonus Baby" in David Gerrold(ed): Science Fiction Emphasis #1(1974)
   Stapledon, Olaf  Modern Magician, A  ss  (1886-1950) story found among his papers by wife Agnes, believes it was written betw. 1940-50; born in Wirral(Wales), educated at Balliol College; in WWI w. Friend's Ambulance Unit; PhD in Philosophy; 1st novel Last and First Men(1930), Star Maker(1937)
   Moskowitz, Sam  Afterword  aw  story "A Modern Magician" to be pub. in Olaf coll., Moskowitz(ed): Far Future Calling(1979); Olaf has novels Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest(1935), Sirius: A Fantasy of Love and Discord(1944), latter about a dog w. enhanced intelligence(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Below the Horizon  sces  stars; "which stars can be seen from which points on Earth"; specifically, Alpha Centauri
   Pronzini, Bill & Barry N. Malzberg  Prose Bowl  nv  N-1980 BSF, short fiction; LOC, novelette; this story was expanded into sf novel Prose Bowl(1980); has western novels The Gallows Land(1983), Firewind(1989); western anth. Wild Westerns(1986), More Wild Westerns(1989); several western anth. w. Greenberg
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  James P. Hanrahan(Russ' br, 1979 FEB); Mark Pundurs(same); Debra A. Bacon(same); reply by Russ(says to see response in length entitled "In Defense of Criticism" in br 1979 NOV); Douglas Robillard(Clute br, 1979 JAN)
1979 AUG  Cowper, Richard  Out There Where the Big Ships Go  nv  N-1980 LOC, novelette; has sf novels Clone(1972), a near-future comedic satire; Time Out of Mind(1973), which combines psi powers & time travel & the rescue of a future U.K. from the totalitarian implications of the 20th century(Clute)
   Panshin, Alexei & Cory  Books  br  John Varley: Titan; Poul Anderson: The Avatar; Charles Sheffield: Sight of Proteus; Diane Duane: The Door Into Fire; Ian Watson: Miracle Visitors
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Sending of Serpents, A  ss  10th & last story in F&SF in his Willy Newbury series; series to be coll. in The Purple Pterodactyls: The Adventures of W. Wilson Newbury, Ensorcelled Financier(1979); see his obit & appreciations in LOC 2000 DEC(#479), his wife's in LOC 2000 MAY(#472)
   Yermakov, Nicholas  Whisper of Banshees, The  ss  (1951- ) has experience in the radio & film documentary field; 1st story pub. sf "Writer's Block" in GAL 1978 FEB; has Boomerang series, Last Communion(1981), Epiphany(1982), Jehad(1984), set on a planet inhabited by aliens w. group mind powers(Clute)

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