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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1980 JAN  Young, Robert F.  Haute Bourgeoisie, The  nv  3rd story in F&SF in his Space Whale series
   Fritch, Charles E.  One-Eyed Moth B Longs to Sum Buddy Else, The  ss  Fritch is well-known for his humorous fiction
   Bishop, Michael  Books  br  Kevin O'Donnell Jr: Bander Snatch(1st novel); Orson Scott Card: Hot Sleep(1st novel); Greg Bear: Hegira(1st novel); Lee Killough: The Doppelganger Gambit; Kate Wilhelm: Juniper Time
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Brax, Coleman  Superflare  ss  (1942- ) his 1st pub. sf story; ps. for M(alcolm) Coleman Easton, & in F&SF once as such; a computer scientist, lives in suburban New York State; lives with writer Clare Bell & collab. with her under ps. Clare Coleman
   Kessel, John  Herman Melville: Space Opera Virtuoso  spf  tongue-in-cheek 'literary biography' of Herman Melville's(1819-1891) pulp fiction career; 1st story pub. sf "The Silver Man" in GEO #8 1978; has 1st novel w. James Patrick Kelly, Freedom Beach(nv "Freedom Beach" in F&SF 1984 AUG, etal; 1985 fixup)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Important Notice to All Readers  note  announcing price increase to take effect with the 1980 MAR issue; single copy $1.50, annual subscription $15.00, due to increases in costs, especially postage - per piece charge from U.S.P.S. has gone up 150% in the past 2 years
   Searles, Baird  Films: Blights of Angels  mr/tvr  essay: angels in films; The Bishop's Wife(1947), w. Cary Grant; It's a Wonderful Life(1946); The Horn Blows at Midnight(1945), w. Jack Benny; Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941), remake Heaven Can Wait(1978); I Married an Angel(1942); Out of the Blue(1979 TV)
   Silverberg, Robert  Lord Valentine's Castle  no-3/4  this novel rvw. in F&SF 1980 MAY; has novels The Book of Skulls(1972; N-1972 NEB; 1973 HUG, LOC), Dying Inside(1972; W-1973 JWC; N-1972 NEB; 1973 DIT, HUG, LOC), The Second Trip(1972), Shadrach in the Furnace(1976; N-1976 NEB; 1977 HUG, LOC)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Neutrality!  sces  elements, uranium & the neutron, Part 2 of 3; the discovery of the neutron; uranium, radium, & radioactivity; Part 1 in 1979 DEC(#4384), Part 3 in 1980 FEB(#4405)
   Pronzini, Bill & Barry N. Malzberg  Last One Left, The  ss  Pronzini has anth. Voodoo!: A Chrestomathy of Necromancy(1980), Mummy!: A Chrestomathy of Crypt'ology(1981), & Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery"(1981), all assembled by Arbor House under various titles; others in ser., Ghoul!(1980), Werewolf!(1979)
1980 FEB  Silverberg, Robert  Lord Valentine's Castle  no-4/4  has novels Gilgamesh the King(1984), Sailing to Byzantium(1985), Tom O'Bedlam(1985), At Winter's End(1988), The Secret Sharer(1988), To Open the Sky(1989), etc; w. Isaac Asimov, Nightfall(1990), The Positronic Man(1992), The Ugly Little Boy(1992), etc
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Thomas M. Disch: On Wings of Song(in F&SF 1979 FEB-APR); Robert Aickman: Painted Devils; Octavia Butler: Kindred; Carr(ed): Universe 9; Silverberg(ed): New Dimensions 9; Le Guin: The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction
   Massa, Jack  Daydream Enhancer, The  ss  (1953- ) working name for John Andrew Massa; earned a master's degree in English in 1978; works as an editor in Atlanta; has novel Mooncrow(1979), a fantasy adventure about a one-man army, named Mooncrow, fighting the advance of the Empire of War
   Lee, Tanith  Cyrion in Bronze  ss  1st & only story in F&SF in her Cyrion ser.; other stories in ser. in Shayol #3 1979, & in Dragonfields 1980 SUM; see article "The Fiction of Tanith Lee" & iv's in Dragonfields 1983 WIN, LOC 1998 APR(#447), & Special Tanith Lee Issue in WRT 1988 SUM(#291)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Time After Time After Time After Time After ...  mr/tvr  Time After Time(1979), dir. Nicholas Meyer, writers Karl Alexander & Steve Hayes, stars Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen
   Grossbach, Robert  All Things Come to Those Who Weight  ss  (1941- ) lives in Commack, NY; worked for many years in aerospace/defense; has 1st book Someone Great(1971); novel Easy and Hard Ways Out(1975; made into 1984 Eddie Murphy movie Best Defense); wrote film novelization, The Goodbye Girl(1977)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Is Nothing Sacred?(1982)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Finger of God, The  sces  elements, uranium; Part 3 of 3; the discovery of uranium fission; Part 1 in 1979 DEC(#4384), Part 2 in 1980 JAN(#4396)
   Freff  Fud Smee  nv  (1954- ) Freff is his legal name; freelance sf illustrator, has written comics, nf articles, & sf/f stories
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 23  cmp  1st prize: Elizabeth Singleton; 2nd prize: Bruce Berges; R-U: Robert Werner; Miki Magyar; David Lubar; Harlan Ellison; H-M: Larry Dan Frost; Niles Gwinn; F.M. Busby; John C. Burke
   F&SF staff  Competition 24  cmp  suggested by Grant Carrington - author/title misprints caused by the addition of one letter(comp. #3 was misprints caused by the ommission of one letter), e.g.: Heinlein's The Moron Is a Harsh Mistress
1980 MAR  Schenck, Hilbert  Buoyant Ascent  nv  N-1981 LOC, na; story "about a submarine bottomed at 940 ft & a most unusual rescue attempt"; to be pub. in coll. Wave Rider(1980; N-1981 LOC); Schenck has spent years looking at underwater accidents & preparing reports for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "the sf novel by the non-sf writer"; Doris Lessing: Re: Colonized Planet 5 Shikasta; Robie Macauley: A Secret History of Times to Come; Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher of these novels - how they publish sf & handle an sf line, per Algis Budrys
   Wellman, Manly Wade  What of the Night  ss  has The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, Vol. 1: The Third Cry to Legba(2000), Vol. 2: The Devil Is Not Mocked(2001), Vol. 3: Fearful Rock(2001), Vol. 4: Sin's Doorway(2002), Vol. 5: Owls Hoot in the Daytime(2003); biographical info in vol. intros
   Godwin, Tom  Before Willows Ever Walked  ss  has novels The Survivors(1958; vt Space Prison, 1960), sequel The Space Barbarian(1964), about abandoned human survivors of an alien prison who wait 200 years for revenge; Beyond Another Sun(1971), anthropological novel where aliens observe man(Clute)
   Goulart, Ron  Steele Wyoming  ss  has Star Hawks series, also set in the Barnum System, Star Hawks: Empire 99(1980), & The Cyborg King(1981)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Englishman's Castle, An  mr/tvr  An Englishman's Castle(1978 UK TV series), 3 episodes alternate history series w. different dir. & casts: 1. Spanish Armada victorious, 2. British Empire dominates, 3. Germany won WWII
   Grant, Charles L.  Secrets of the Heart  ss  N-1980 NEB; 1981 LOC, short story; has colls. A Glow of Candles and Other Stories(1981; N-1982 LOC), Tales from the Nightside(1981; N-1982 WFA); novels Ravens of the Moon(1981), The Nestling(1982; N-1983 WFA), Night Songs(1984), The Teaparty(1985)
   Lubkin, David  "As a Color, Shade of Purple-Grey"  vi 
   Young, Robert F.  "Mindanao Deep, The"  ss  4th story in F&SF in his Space Whale series, is pub. in fixup novel Starfinder(1980) as "Beneath the Painted Ocean"
   Killough, Lee  Achronos  ss  has novels The Monitor, the Miners, and the Shree(1980), which deals with the issue of human exploitation of alien planets(Clute), & Deadly Silents(1981), Liberty's World(1985)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Noblest Metal of Them All, The  sces  elements, platinum; the metal platinum through history
   Roberts, Keith  Lordly Ones, The  nv  N-1981 BSF, short fiction; HUG, LOC, novelette; 1st story in his Comfort Station Attendant series; has colls. Ladies From Hell(1979), The Lordly Ones(1986), A Heron Caught in Weeds: Poems(1987 chap), Winterwood and Other Hauntings(1989)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Arthur Jean Cox(Michael Shea's "The Angel of Death," 1979 AUG); James Tucker(30th Anniversary Issue); Sam Moskowitz(same; his dealings w. Boucher; his article in F&SF 1957 FEB); Joy A. Schulenburg(nit about calling Shirley Jackson an amateur witch)
1980 APR  Randall, Marta  Dangerous Games  na  N-1980 NEB; 1981 LOC, novella; 1st & only story in F&SF in Kennerins or Newhome ser.; to be part of novel Dangerous Games(1980), 2nd & last novel in ser., 1st being Journey(1978); has fantasy novels The Sword of Winter(1983), Those Who Favor Fire(1984)
   Clute, John  Books  br  Crowley: Engine Summer; Suzette H. Elgin: Star-Anchored, Star-Angered; Carr(ed): The Best Science Fiction of the Year, No.8; Zebrowski: Macrolife; Clute has Encyclopedia of Science Fiction(1993; w. P. Nicholls), Encyclopedia of Fantasy(1997; w. J. Grant)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Gahan Wilson's America(1985)
   Yermakov, Nicholas  Far Removed From the Scene of the Crime  ss  also in F&SF as Nicholas V. Yermakov; has novels Journey from Flesh(1981), Fall Into Darkness(1982), Clique(1982); collab. with Glen A. Larson on 2 Battlestar Galactica tie-ins, The Living Legend(1981), & War of the Gods(1982)
   Sanders, Scott  Terrarium  ss  (1945- ) his 1st pub. sf story, this story was exp. into his 1st novel Terrarium(1985; N-1985 DIC), where a future U.S. population retreats from a polluted world into domed cities(Clute); Scott Russell Sanders, has PhD in English from Cambridge Univ.
   Searles, Baird  Films: Lathe of Heaven, The  mr/tvr  1st time a major sf genre novel is brought to the screen, in this case the TV screen, Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven(1971 novel; 1980 TV movie), prod./dir. David Loxton & Fred Barzyk, stars Bruce Davison, Kevin Conway, Margaret Avery
   King, Stephen  Way Station, The  nv  N-1980 NEB; 1981 LOC, nv; 2nd story in Dark Tower ser.; part of fixup novel The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger(1982); other novels in ser., The Drawing of the Three(1987; N-1988 LOC), The Waste Lands(1991; N-1992 LOC, STO), Wizard and Glass(1997; N-1998 LOC)
   Cador, C.A.  Shadowed Waters, The  ss  Caradoc A. Cador, of Irish, Welsh, Cherokee & Peruvian extraction; lives now in San Francisco; his 1st story pub. "Payment in Kind" in Gnostica 1975 AUG; also in F&SF with co-author Marc Laidlaw("Bait," in F&SF 1981 AUG)
   Bischoff, David  Outside  ss  (1951- ) born in Washington, DC; lives in Eugene, OR; has degree in TV, radio & film from the Univ. of Maryland; has worked for NBC in Washington, DC, since 1974; 1st story pub. sf "The Sky's an Oyster; the Stars Are Pearls" in Perry Rhodan #66 1975
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Nice Guys Finish First  sces  human nature; "Why are human beings so different? Why so combative? Why so deadly? ... is it a case of nasty guys finishing first?"
   Jeffries, Gregory G.  Independence Day  ss  ps. for Gary Jennings; story intro: "G.J. is an inventor & businessman who died in 2009 & was reborn in 1978. Perhaps reborn is the wrong word; Mr. J. was returned to this world a few years ago. Let him tell his incredible & fascinating story himself ..."
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  David Palter(Russ br in 1979 NOV); Elinor J. Lench(same); Cy Chauvin(same); James P. Hanrahan(same; 1979 FEB & NOV; Tolkien); Peggy Gibbons(1979 DEC issue); Bob Lauderdale(same); Manly Banister(Searles mr/tvr 1979 DEC - vampires)
1980 MAY  Leman, Bob  Window  ss  N-1980 NEB; 1981 LOC; story was adapted for the TV ser., Night Visions, in an episode first aired in July 2001; Leman is mentioned in an editorial by Avram Davidson in 1962 JUL(#1712), relating to an irate letter he received about Leman's rejected story
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the epic or trilogy "has become endemic in sf"; Robert Silverberg: Lord Valentine's Castle(in F&SF 1979-80 NOV-FEB); Fred Saberhagen: The Empire of the East; Gene Wolfe: The Shadow of the Torturer; Frederik Pohl: Below the Blue Event Horizon

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