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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1980 MAY  Purtill, Richard  Others' Eyes  ss  (1931- ) Richard Lawrence Purtill, has a BA, MA & PhD from the Univ. of Chicago; teaches philosophy, writes fantasy, esp. sword & sorcery; has nf books Logic for Philosophers(1971), Logical Thinking(1972); novel The Golden Gryphon Feather(1979)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Roberts, Keith  Comfort Station, The  ss  2nd story in Comfort Station Attendant ser.; see ar "Keith Roberts: The Patient Craftsman" by Mike Ashley in SFM vol.2 #12 1975; has fixup novel Molly Zero(1980; N-1981 BSF, LOC), about the growth of a young female protagonist in a dystopian world(Clute)
   Shirley, John  Quill Tripstickler Eludes a Bride  ss  (1953- ) 1st story in F&SF in Galactic Tourist Agent Quill Tripstickler & his robot servant Fives ser.; songwriter & sf writer, 1st story pub. sf "The Word 'Random,' Deliberately Repeated" in Robin Scott Wilson(ed): Clarion III(1973); iv in INZ 1998 NOV
   Dorman, Sonya  Two Children (for Ursula Le Guin)  pm 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Slack, Hack Black Hole, A  mr/tvr  The Black Hole(1979), from Disney, dir. Gary Nelson, writers Bob Barbash & Gerry Day, stars Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster
   Lamming, R.M.  Ink Imp, The  nv  (1948- ) N-1981 BSF, shfi; she was born on the Isle of Man, educated in Wales & at Oxford, now lives in North London; 1st story pub. sf "The Tunkin" in SFM v.2 #3 1975 as Robin Douglas; pub. 5 more stories as R.D. in the 1970s
   Jollie, Karen G.  Bunny-Eyes  ss  junior high school science teacher in Los Angeles
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: More Crowded!  sces  overpopulation; sequel to "Crowded!" in 1967 MAR(#2465); the most crowded cities of the world, population figures from 1967 & 1979 compared, thanks to George Thomas Kurian: The Book of World Rankings(1979); see related essays 1969 MAY, 1988 JUN
   Tall, Stephen  Merry Men of Methane, The  nv  3rd & last story in F&SF in Stardust ser., the explorations of the Earth's first starship; the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award, for Best First Novel of SF, was established in 1983, presented at Balticon - 1st winner Donald Kingsbury for Courtship Rite
1980 JUN  Cowper, Richard  Web of the Magi, The  na  W-1981 BRG; N-1981 BSF, short fiction; N-1981 LOC, novella; "concerns a British soldier who is mapping a telegraph route through a Persian mountain range & who makes an incredible discovery in an isolated, snowy valley"
   Bishop, Michael  Books  br  Samuel R. Delany: Tales of Nevčr˙on; Christopher Priest: An Infinite Summer; Elizabeth A. Lynn: The Dancers of Arun; Poul Anderson: The Merman's Children; Russell Kirk: Lord of the Hollow Dark; Ursula K. Le Guin: Malafrena
   Pronzini, Bill  And Then We Went to Venus  ss  has anth. with Marcia Muller, The Web She Weaves: An Anthology of Mystery and Suspense Stories by Women(1983), Witches' Brew: Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women(1984), She Won the West: An Anthology of Western and Frontier Stories by Women(1985)
   Tuttle, Lisa  Bug House  ss  N-1981 LOC, short story; Tuttle lived in the U.K. since 1980; after ten years in London, she has moved to Scotland
   Searles, Baird  Films: Too Late and Lathe Two  mr/tvr  Star Trek: The Motion Picture(1979), based on Gene Roddenberry's series, dir. Robert Wise, written by Alan Dean Foster & Harold Livingston, stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy; The Lathe of Heaven(1980), based on Ursula K. Le Guin's 1971 novel
   Reynolds, Mack & Gary Jennings  Hell's Fire  ss  (1917-1983; 1928-1999) both are also in F&SF by themselves & in collaboration with others
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has book, Eddy Deco's Last Caper: An Illustrated Mystery(1987), a farcical fantasy/detective thriller
   Lambe, Dean R.  One Over, The  ss  (1943- ) has BA from Whitman College(WA), & PhD in Biological Psychology from Duke Univ.(NC); an ex-professor, now writing full-time; has novel with Michael A. Banks, The Odysseus Solution(1986), an adventure tale involving aliens(Clute)
   Wellen, Edward  Finger of Fate  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Unsecret Weapon, The  sces  Greek fire, "the most remarkable secret weapon in history ... that wasn't a secret ... (a) combination of sulphur, naptha, quicklime (calcium oxide), & niter (potassium nitrate)"; also discusses the longbow
   Disch, Tom  Omalous, The  pm 
   Moore, Raylyn  Recycling of Ardella Rudneff, The  nv 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 24  cmp  1st prize: Daniel P. Dern; 2nd prize: Tad Turner; R-U: Mario Milosevic; Susan Milmore; Michael J. Padgett Jr; Ken Ringlein; Wanda R. Wolfe; Jeff Grimshaw; James C. Knittel; David Finkelstein; Augustine Funnell
   F&SF staff  Competition 25  cmp  send in a short poem or limerick about a fantastic or science fictional animal
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 58: 1980 JAN-JUN  indx 
1980 JUL  Young, Robert F.  As a Man Has a Whale a Love Story  nv  5th & last story in F&SF in his Space Whale series; series to be coll. in fixup novel Starfinder(1980); this story in that book is broken up into the stories "Spacewhale, Space-Time," & "The Construction Company"
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Griffin, Russell M.  Most Illuminatingly Doleful and Instructively Affecting Demise of Flo, Late of Upper Blooton, The  pm  (1943-1986) 1st poem in Bad Habits ser., this bad habit: poking forks in toasters; says poems "were inspired by ... Slovenly Peter by one Dr. Hoffman, a 19th cent. German physician who was concerned w. the edification of children in the most direct way"
   Disch, Thomas M.  Books  br  Brian Aldiss: New Arrivals, Old Encounters; Philip K. Dick: The Golden Man; Philip Jose Farmer: Dark Is the Sun; Charles L. Harness: The Catalyst; Vonda N. McIntyre: Fireflood; see Disch tribute website at
   Williams, C. Herb  Canyons of the Mind  ss  has nf book with Walt Neubrech, Indian Treaties: American Nightmare(1976), which deals with controversial legal battles of the 1970s; also has short story "Partners" in AMZ 1991 JAN
   Schutz, J.W.  Lebenstraum  ss  his name is incorrectly given on story page as "Shutz," though on the contents page it is correctly given as "Schutz"
   Yermakov, Nicholas V.  Glint of Gold, A  ss  also in F&SF as Nicholas Yermakov; has 8 military novels in cyborg CIA agent Jim Steele ser., the first six as by J.D. Masters, Steele(1989), Cold Steele('89), Killer Steele('90), etc, & last two as by S.L. Hunter, Fugitive Steele('91), Molten Steele('91)
   Haldeman, Jack C. II  Spring Fever  ss  also in F&SF as Jack C. Haldeman; has Star Trek tie-in novel, Perry's Planet(1980); has novel Spaceways #11: The Iceworld Connection(1983), with his wife Vol Haldeman, & Andrew J. Offutt, all under the collab. ps. John Cleve
   Searles, Baird  Films: Chronic Marginal, The  mr/tvr  The Martian Chronicles(1980), 3-part TV mini-series, based on Ray Bradbury's novel, dir. Michael Anderson, script by Richard Matheson, stars Rock Hudson, Nyree Dawn Porter, Darren McGavin, Michael Anderson Jr
   Cook, Glen  Call for the Dead  nv  N-1981 BRG, short fiction; 2nd & last story in pirate ship the Vengeful Dragon series
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Siriusly Speaking  sces  stars; Sirius A, the nearest star to Earth(after the sun), in history; see Asimov's science essay "Proxima" in F&SF 1979 JAN, that also deals with Sirius A
   Dowd, Melissa Leach  Found  ss  (1950- ) grew up in a rural section of Delaware, attended Boston Univ., now lives on Cape Cod; works "part time as a waitress in a fried fish joint"
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Terry Carr(Clute br 1980 APR); Gregory Benford(same); Marshall Massey(Budrys br 1980 MAR); Michael L. Miyeh(Silverberg's Lord Valentine's Castle); M. Weeks(Schenck's "Buoyant Ascent"); Ben Indick(King's Gunslinger ser.); Jason G. Hardy(1980 FEB issue)
1980 AUG  Disch, Thomas M.  Brave Little Toaster, The: Bedtime Story for Small Appliances, A  nv  W-1981 BSF, LOC; N-1980 NEB; 1981 BRG, HUG; 1st & only story in F&SF in Toaster ser., pub. chap(1986), movie(1987); sequel The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars(1988 chap); "adventures of 5 ... minor appliances, which implies a degree of innocence.."
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Baird Searles, etal: A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction; James A. Rock(ed): Who Goes There, a Bibliographic Dictionary of Pseudonymous Literature in the Fields of Fantasy and Science Fiction; Peter Nicholls:(ed): The Science Fiction Encyclopedia
   Easton, Thomas A.  Gambling Man  ss  (1944- ) 1st story in F&SF in Howie Wyman series, about inventive Howie & the mayor of a small Maine town; other stories in series in ANA 1980 MAY & JUN, AMZ 1981 NOV, & in Rigel 1981 SUM, & 1982 WIN; Easton lives in Belfast, ME
   Pronzini, Bill & Barry N. Malzberg  Fascination  ss  Pronzini & wife Marcia Muller has collob. on mystery novels Double(1984), which teams up Pronzini's Nameless Detctive w. Muller's detective Sharon McCone, & The Lighthouse(1987); Pronzini & Muller were married in 1992
   McAllister, Bruce  What He Wore for Them  nv  has 2nd novel, Dream Baby(novellette in Jack & Jeanne Dann: In the Field of Fire, 1987; N-1980 NEB; 1981 HUG, LOC, novelette; exp. 1989), about a Vietnam War nurse who has precognitive dreams about the deaths of soldiers(Clute)
   Kessel, John  Monuments of Science Fiction, The  fa/spf  written in the form of a literature textbook, with a short story, "Starship Nurse of the Pecos ... " by V.H. Winkler, sandwiched between an "Introduction" & "Questions for Thought and Discussion"
   Searles, Baird  Films: Return of the What?, The  mr/tvr  Brave New World(1980 TV), based on Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel, stars Bud Cort, Ron O'Neal, Marcia Strassman, Julie Cobb; The Aliens Are Coming(1980 TV); Return of the King(1979 TV), animated, sequel to The Hobbit(1978 TV), John Huston the voice of Gandalf
   Mundis, Jerrold  Real Estate  ss  (1941- ) Jerrold James Mundis; has nf books The Guard Dog(1975), How to Get Out of Debt(1990), Earn What You Deserve(1995); 1st novel The Dogs(1976), Gerhardt's Children(1976), The Retreat(1985); fiction anth. The Dog Book(1983)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Milton! Thou Should'st Be Living at This Hour  sces  science fiction aspects of John Milton's novel, Paradise Lost(1667); has nf books, Asimov's Annotated "Paradise Lost"(1974), The Annotated "Gulliver's Travels"(1980), Asimov on Science Fiction(1981), & Asimov's Galaxy: Reflections on Science Fiction(1989)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has book, Everybody's Favorite Book(1988), another fantasy mystery spoof, which includes Fu Manchu & Sherlock Holmes as characters(Clute)
   Allen, Lori  And Mercy Mild  ss  (1939- ) her 1st pub. work; "a CT housewife, nee NYC slum kid, graduate of Syracuse Univ., wife of poet & sf fan Dick Allen ... won the 1977 Writer's Digest Creative Writing Contest, but was beginning to think of myself as One Story Lori until now"
   Bryant, Edward  Strata  nv  N-1980 NEB; 1981 LOC, novelette; has coll. Wyoming Sun(1980), containing stories of that region

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