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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1980 AUG  Adams, Georgia F.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1980 SEP, p.112
1980 SEP  Gotschalk, Felix C.  Among the Cliff-Dwellers of the San Andreas Canyon  na  post-holocaust society in a desolated California, in which people barely survive on the cliff sides of the bottomless San Andreas canyon; "Writing is an egocentric exercise for me; I do it with pleasure and occasional gusto"
   Kelly, James Patrick  Fear That Men Call Courage, The  ss  N-1981 LOC, short story; see Andy Duncan's article ""Think Like a Humanist: James Patrick Kelly's 'Think Like a Dinosaur' as a Satirical Rebuttal to Tom Godwin's 'The Cold Equations'" in the NYRSF 1996 JUN(#94)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Isaac Asimov & his 2-volume autobiography; Isaac Asimov: In Memory Yet Green, & In Joy Still Felt
   Yolen, Jane  Sleep of Trees, The  ss  has children's novels The Wizard of Washington Square(1969), The Seventh Mandarin(1970); colls. The Girl Who Cried Flowers and Other Tales(1974 chap; W-1974 Golden Kite Award), The Moon Ribbon and Other Tales(1976 chap; N-1976 Golden Kite Award)
   Norden, Eric  Curse of the Mhondoro Nkabele, The  nv  N-1981 LOC, nv; 1st pub. in Starsongs and Unicorns(1978); did PBY iv's w. former Nazi minister Albert Speer, Jim Garrison(1967 OCT), Marshall McLuhan(1969 MAR), Saul Alinsky(1972 MAR), Bernadette Devlin(1972 SEP), Gordon Liddy, Stephen King(1983 JUN)
   O'Neil, Dennis  Wave By  ss  has written an episode of Logan's Run(1977-78 TV series); has been an editor at DC & Marvel Comics; movie novelizations, Batman(1989), Batman Returns(1992); novel Batman Knightfall(1994); nf book The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics(2001)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Empire Strikes Back, The  mr/tvr  The Empire Strikes Back(1980), sequel to Star Wars(1977), original screenplay by the late Leigh Brackett, written by George Lucas, stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness
   Hughes, Edward P.  In the Name of the Father  ss  his 1st pub. story; 1st & only story in F&SF in his Liam McGrath series, set in a post-holocaust world; other stories in series pub. in Far Frontiers v.2(1985), & New Destinies v.2(1987); series to be pub. in coll. Master of the Fist(1989)
   Carpenter, Jeffrey W. & Barry N. Malzberg  Getting Back  ss  ( ? - ? ; 1939- ) Carpenter is a 19-year old freshman at the Univ. of Redlands(CA); Malzberg is in F&SF by himself & with several co-authors, & under ps. K.M. O'Donnell
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Getting Down to Basics  sces  atomic particles & the elements; what was thought of as the basic particles of matter through history, beginning with the five elements from Greek philosophy: earth, air, fire, water, ether
   Petrey, Susan C.  Spidersong  ss  N-1981 HUG, LOC, short story
1980 OCT  Henderson, Zenna  Tell Us a Story  nv  N-1981 LOC, novella; 16th & last story The People series, chrono. story #4; this series coll., with the addition of one more final & prev. unpub. story, "Michal Without" - chrono. #12, in Ingathering: The Complete People Stories of Zenna Henderson(1995)
   Tevis, Walter  Echo  ss  has sf novel The Steps of the Sun (1983), the story about an impotent tycoon who revivifies himself & perhaps the world by finding a sentient, motherly & cornucopian planet on his first spaceflight & bringing her gifts back home(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the 'old' Heinlein vs. the 'new' Heinlein; Robert A. Heinlein: The Number of the Beast; John Varley: Wizard; M. John Harrison: A Storm of Wings
   Watson, Ian  World Science Fiction Convention of 2080, The  ss  N-1981 BSF, short fiction; LOC, short story; has 1st novel The Embedding(1973; W-1975 Prix Apollo; N-1974 JWC; 1975 NEB), The Jonah Kit(1975; W-1978 BSF), the latter describes the imprinting of human consciousness into whales(Clute)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Still Weird: A Look Back—And Forward(1994), which collects Playboy & New Yorker cartoons, as well as 100 brand-new cartoons
   Cowper, Richard  Attleborough Poltergeist, The  nv  has novel The Twilight of Briareus(1974; N-1975 LOC), considered his best singleton, about an England transformed by a supernova explosion, which disrupts world weather & brings aliens with psychic influences in contact with humans(Clute)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Tations—Incan & Recan  mr/tvr  The Tempest(1980 TV, England), dir. John Gorrie, stars Michael Hordern; The Wicker Man(1973 England), stars Edward Woodward; briefly, Buck Rogers(1979-81 TV ser.); Phase IV(1973); King Kong(1976), stars Jessica Lange
   Asimov, Isaac  Death of a Foy  vi  has Norby Chronicles ser. of juvenile sf novels w. wife Janet Asimov, betw. 1983-91, 1st being Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot(1983); also w. wife Janet, has anth. Laughing Space(1982), & coll. Norby Through Time and Space(1988); Asimov W-1986 NEB, Grandmaster
   Lee, Tanith  Wolfland  nv  has coll. Princess Hynchatti(1972); Birthgrave trilogy The Birthgrave(1975; N-1975 NEB; 1986 LOC), Vazkor, Son of Vazkor(1978), Quest for the White Witch(1978; N-1979 BFA); Wars of Vis seq. The Storm Lord(1978), Anackire(1983), The White Serpent(1988)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Word I Invented, The  sces  robotics, & the Three Laws of Robotics(1st mentioned in his story "Runaround" in ASF 1942 MAR); a question & answer essay on robotics
   Leman, Bob  Feesters in the Lake  nv  N-1981 BRG, short fiction; LOC, novelette; 2nd story in F&SF in Goster County series
1980 NOV  Ellison, Harlan  All the Lies That Are My Life  na  N-1981 HUG, LOC, novella; pub. in expanded form in a limited edition(1980); a writer attends the funeral & reading of the will of a fellow writer & friend; "might be described as fiction about science fiction .. (& is) the most intensely personal"
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Books  br  essay: his introduction to sf by GAL; Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander(ed): Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction; Robert Sheckley: Crompton Divided; George R.R. Martin(ed): New Voices III: The Campbell Award Nominees
   MacLennan, Phyllis  Report From the Snith Digest, A  ss 
   Kilworth, Garry  Lord of the Dance  ss  (1941- ) Garry Douglas Kilworth; born in York, England, raised in South Arabia(Aden); now lives in Shoeburyness, village in SE England; see website, that lists his novels, children's books, ss's, ps., awards & links
   Doxey, William S.  Rheeman's Space  nv  (1935- ) PhD in American Literature from Univ. of N. Carolina; Professor of English at West Georgia College; has pub. in GAL, ESQ, PST, ATL, PBY, & FAN; also in F&SF as W.S. Doxey(1985 SEP)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Shine On ... And On ... And On ...  mr/tvr  The Shining(1980), dir. Stanley Kubrick, based on Stephen King's 1977 novel, script by Kubrick & Diane Johnson, stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
   Reed, Kit  Visible Partner, The  ss  has colls. Other Stories and ... the Attack of the Giant Baby(1981), Revenge of the Senior Citizens**Plus(1986); horror novels under ps. Shelley Hyde, Savage Stain(1982), & Blood Fever(1982)
   Lamming, R.M.  Unfortunate Incident in the Life of a License Examiner, An  ss  has 1st novel The Notebook of Gismondo Cavalletti(1983; W-1983 Higham First Novel Award), set in 16th century Florence; In the Dark(1986), in which an elderly gentleman becomes reacquainted with passionate romance; see entry in C.A., vol.125, p.272-277
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Counting the Eons  sces  age of the Earth & Universe, Part 1 of 4; the age of the Earth; Part 2 in 1980 DEC(#4536), Part 3 in 1981 JAN(#4551), Part 4 in 1981 FEB(#4566)
   Sheffield, Charles  Marriage of True Minds, The  ss  (1935-2002) story "my attempt to show what would happen if P.G. Wodehouse had chosen to write fantasy using his Blandings Castle setting"; physicist, writer; has MS in Mathematics, PhD in Theoretical Physics; see iv's in LOC 1990 JAN(#348), 1994 AUG(#403)
   Sullivan, Thomas  Fugue, The  ss  (1940- ) Thomas William Sullivan; lives in Lathrup Village, MI; has pub. in ANA, Omni, & TWZ; has sf novel Diapason(1978), in which eight explorers fight for a fortune of cash & for one woman's love amid the dunes of Mars; also in F&SF as Tom Sullivan
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 25  cmp  1st prize: Rachel Cosgrove Payes; 2nd prize: Mike DeSimone; R-U: Joseph T. Klapper; Bruce Berges; Mary C. Pangborn; Pat Cadigan; Sebastian Robinson
   F&SF staff  Competition 26  cmp  submit up to 12 imaginary collaborations; e.g., Year of the Quiet Clash of Cymbals, by Wilson Tucker & James Blish (this competition the same as cmp #12 suggested in 1975 NOV, with responses given in 1976 MAR
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has fiction coll. Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night(1994)
1980 DEC  Shea, Michael  Autopsy, The  nv  N-1980 NEB; 1981 LOC, novella; HUG, novelette; pathologist Dr. Carl Winters "arrives at a mountain town to perform autopsies on the victims of a suspicious explosion" & meets something unexpected & deadly
   Clute, John  Books  br  essay: the achetypal Hollywood mind, Disney; Kit Reed: Magic Time; Schochet & Silbersack: The Berkley Showcase, Vol.1; Lee Killough: The Monitor, the Miners, and the Shree; Benford & Rotsler: Shiva Descending; Malzberg: The Man Who Loved the Midnight Lady
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Hogan, James P.  Neander-Tale  ss  (1941- ) born in Britain, living in Ireland since 1987; has 1st novel, in Giants ser., Inherit the Stars(1977), The Gentle Giants of Ganymede(1978), Giants' Star(1981), Entoverse(1991); coll. Minds, Machines & Evolution(1988); novel Bug Park(1997)
   Kessel, John  Uncle John and the Saviour  ss  has novel Good News From Outer Space(1989; N-1989 NEB; 1990 JWC, LOC), set in a near-future America controlled by fundamentalist Christians awaiting the arrival of God's messenger—in a spaceship
   Searles, Baird  Films: Of Watches and Cages  mr/tvr  The Girl, the Watch and Everything(1980 TV), based on the John D. MacDonald novel, stars Robert Hays, Pam Dawber; The Cage(15 minute ballet on TV), choreographed by Jerome Robbins
   Yermakov, Nicholas  Melpomene, Callipoe ... and Fred  ss  stopped using his real name in 1984, & legalized his ps., Simon Hawke, for adventure sf novels, Timewars seq., Timewars: The Ivanhoe Gambit(1984), #2:The Timekeeper Conspiracy(1984), #3: The Pimpernel Plot(1984), #4: The Zenda Vendetta(1985)
   Brunner, John  Man With a God That Worked, The  ss  3rd story in Mr. Secrett ser.; has novels Quicksand(1967), Bedlam Planet(1968), Double, Double(1969), The Evil That Men Do((1969), The Jagged Orbit(1969; W-1971 BSF; N-1969 NEB), Timescoop(1969), The Wrong End of Time(1971); coll. Not Before Time(1968)
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Twentieth Century Murder Case, The  ss  has anth. The End of Summer: Science Fiction of the Fifties(1979; vt The Fifties: The End of Summer), & Shared Tomorrows: Science Fiction in Collaboration(1979), both with Bill Pronzini
   Tuttle, Lisa  Other Mother, The  nv  has novels Angela's Rainbow(1983), Catwitch(1983), the latter a juvenile fantasy
   Reynolds, Mack  Escape Velocity  ss  has novels with Dean Ing, Eternity(1984), Home Sweet Home: 2010 AD(1984), The Other Time(1984), Deathwish World(1986); see article on Mack Reynolds, "The Utopian Dream Revisited" by Brian M. Stableford in Foundation #16(1979 MAY)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Beyond Earth's Eons  sces  age of the Earth & Universe, Part 2 of 4; the age of the Universe; Part 1 in 1980 NOV(#4519), Part 3 in 1981 JAN(#4551), Part 4 in 1981 FEB(#4566)

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