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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1981 JAN  Effinger, George Alec  Breakaway  nv  3rd sf story about sports series, this one futuristic hockey
   Exter, Maureen  Santa Claws  ss  (1945?- ) also in F&SF as Maureen Bryan Exter, & under her real name, E(leanor) M(aureen) Goldman; now living in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada; a part-time library clerk
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Norman Spinrad: Songs from the Stars; Tom Reamy: San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories; Alfred Bester: Golem-100; Frank N. Magill(ed): Survey of Science Fiction Literature; Roger Zelazny: Changeling
   Yolen, Jane  River Maid, The  ss  has children's novels The Transfigured Hart(1975; N-1975 Golden Kite Award; 1997), The Seeing Stick(1977; W-1977 Christopher Medal); The Mermaid's Three Wisdoms(1978), about a deaf girl & a wordless mermaid who become friends thru sign language(Clute)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Even Weirder(1996)
   Goulart, Ron  Batteries Not Included  ss  has Gypsy series of novels, Quest of the Gypsy(1976), & Eye of the Vulture(1977)
   Utley, Steven  Beasts of Love, The  ss  has Silurian Age Tales series, time travel stories from the age when trilobytes ruled the Earth; series pub. in ASI 1996 MAY, 2000 DEC, 2002 JAN, & FEB; F&SF 2000 DEC, & 2002 FEB; & online at Sci Fiction on 2000 AUG 30, & NOV 22
   Searles, Baird  Films: Xanadon't or Terpsichore on Roller Skates  mr/tvr  Xanadu(1980), dir. Robert Greenwald, stars Michael Beck, Gene Kelly, & Olivia Newton-John as the muse Terpsichore, a role played by Rita Hayworth in the musical Down to Earth(1947)
   Brax, Coleman  Rosfo Gate  ss  has sf/f novel Swimmers Beneath the Bright(1987), set on a water-covered planet & critical of the science which has populated it with bioengineered settlers(Clute)
   Paul, Barbara  Seven Deadly Sessions, The  ss  (1931- ) native of KY; now from Pittsburgh, former English & drama teacher; BA from Bowling Green State Univ., MA from Univ. of Redlands, PhD from Univ. of Pittsburgh; has 1st sale/1st story pub. "Answer 'Affirmative,' or 'Negative'" in ANA 1972 APR
   Broxon, Mildred Downey  Walk the Ice  ss  (1944- ) N-1982 LOC, ss; 1st story pub. sf "Asclepius Has Paws" in Wilson(ed): Clarion III(1973); 1st novel Eric Brighteyes 2: A Witch's Welcome(1979, as by Sigfridur Skaldaspillir), sequel to H. Rider Haggard's 1891 novel; Too Long a Sacrifice(1981)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: All and Nothing  sces  age of the Earth & Universe, Part 3 of 4; how the Universe might end; Part 1 in 1980 NOV(#4519), Part 2 in 1980 DEC(#4536), Part 4 in 1980 FEB(#4566); has 15th coll. of F&SF science essays The Sun Shines Bright(1981)
   Eklund, Gordon  Red Skins  na  "an alternate world in which Europe & much of Asia is controlled by Nazi Germany, and North America by the American Indian"
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Ursula T. Gibson(Jollie's "Bunny-Eyes," 1980 MAY; publishing policy); reply by Ferman; C. Gregory Futch(Disch's "The Brave Little Toaster," 1980 AUG); Susan Horton(Tuttle's "Bug House," 1980 JUN); Shari Prange; M. Russell; Peter Ingerman; Elaine Hampton
1981 FEB  Killough, Lee  Ménage Outré  ss  5th & last story in her artist colony Aventine series; series coll. in Aventine(1982)
   King, Stephen  Oracle and the Mountains, The  nv  3rd story Dark Tower ser.; novels The Shining(1977; N-1978 GAN, LOC; 1980 movie; 1997 TV mini ser.), The Stand(1978; N-1979 BRG, GAN, LOC; 1994 TV mini ser.), The Dead Zone('79; N-'80 BRG, LOC, WFA; '83, 2002 movies); nf Danse Macabre('81; W-'82 HUG, LOC)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has illustrated an original horror anth., Wilson & Nancy A. Collins(ed): Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate House(1996), in which each story by an author is inspired by a cartoon by Wilson; also made into a CD-ROM game
   Disch, Thomas M.  Books  br  Terry Carr(ed): The Best S. F. of the Year #9; Gardner Dozois(ed): Best S. F. Stories of the Year, 9th; Donald A. Wollheim(ed): The 1980 Annual World's Best SF; Gregory Benford: Timescape; discusses "Labor Day Group" of sf writers
   Armstrong, Michael  Absolutely the Last, This Is It, No More, the Final Pact With the Devil Story  ss  (1956- ) Michael Allan Armstrong; born in Virginia, raised & educated in Florida, now lives in Homer, AK; attended 1975 Clarion; 1st story pub. sf "Going After Arviq" in Janet Morris(ed): Afterwar(1985), exp. into his 2nd novel Agviq: The Whale(1990)
   Yermakov, Nicholas  Orpheus Implant, The  nv  also in Timewars seq., as Simon Hawke, #5: The Nautilus Sanction(1985), #6: The Kyber Connection(1986), #7: The Argonaut Affair(1987), #8: The Dracula Caper(1988), #9: The Lilliput Legion(1989), #10: The Hellfire Rebellion(1990)
   Pronzini, Bill & Barry N. Malzberg  In Our Image  vi  Pronzini also has 19th century San Francisco private eye John Quincannon series, Quincannon(1985), & Beyond the Grave(1986), the latter with his wife Marcia Muller & which also stars her series Mexican arts curator Elena Oliverez
   Searles, Baird  Films: Strike Striken  mr/tvr  Cosmos(1980-81 PBS TV series, 13 ep.), narrator Carl Sagan; The Body in Question(1978 TV), pop science show w. Jonathan Miller; Shogun(1981 TV), miniseries based on James Clavell's 1975 novel; The Wiz(1978 TV); Revenge of the Stepford Wives(1980 TV)
   Aikin, Jim  Lilith, The  nv  (1948- ) wn. for James Douglas Aikin, his 1st fiction sale; "I'm an editor at Contemporary Keyboard Mag., a monthly for musicians ... I'm a musician myself, but I've turned increasingly to writing because (of)... commercial compromises (in music)"
   Griffin, Russell M.  Revolting Tale of Heedless Jack Who Stepped Upon the Sidewalk Cracks, The  pm  2nd poem in Bad Habits series; subtitled, "Divers Exempla for the Enlightenment, Edification, & Instruction of the Young, Rendered Into Poetical Form With Uplifting and Cautionary Morals Appended"
   Sheffield, Charles  Softest Hammer, The  ss  N-1982 LOC, ss; 1st story pub. sf "What Song the Sirens Sang" in GAL 1977 APR; 1st novel, Proteus ser., Sight of Proteus(1978; N-1979 LOC), Proteus Unbound(ANA 1988 AUG-NOV; 1988), Proteus in the Underworld(1995); Brother to Dragons(1992; W-1993 JWC)
   Cadigan, Pat  Second Comings—Reasonable Rates  ss  (1953- ) N-1982 LOC, short story; wn. for Patricia K. Cadigan; lives in Kansas City, "a full-time sentiment writer for Hallmark Cards"; 1st story pub. sf "Death from Exposure" in Shayol #2 1978; editor of semiprozine Shayol #1-7, 1977-85(W-1979, '83 BRG)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Nothing and All  sces  age of the Earth & Universe, Part 4 of 4; the neutrino & the cosmic fate of the Universe, i.e., the closed or open Universe; Part 1 in 1980 NOV(#4519), Part 2 in 1980 DEC(#4536), Part 3 in 1981 JAN(#4551)
   Roberts, Keith  Checkout, The  nv  N-1982 BSF, short fiction; 3rd & last story in F&SF in his Anita the witch series; has fixup novel Kiteworld(1985; N-1986 BSF, JWC, LOC), composed of interlinked tales set in a post-holocaust world ruled by the Church Variant(B&C)
   Payes, Rachel Cosgrove  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1981 MAR, p.74; has pub. two more Oz books, Merry-Go-Round in Oz(1963), as E.L. Arch, & The Wicked Witch of Oz(1993); see entry in C.A., vol.16, p.306-307; as Rachel Cosgrove has novel Marjory Thurman, Lab Technician(1960)
1981 MAR  Eisenstein, Phyllis  In the Western Tradition  na  W-1982 SFC; N-1981 NEB; 1982 HUG, LOC, novella; "a project to view the past and a woman who becomes obsessed with it"
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: George O. Smith & the Golden Age of SF; Smith: The Complete Venus Equilateral; Asimov & Greenberg(ed): The Great SF Stories: 4; Hal Clement: The Nitrogen Fix; Asimov, Greenberg & Olander(ed): Microcosmic Tales, & 100 Great S. F. Short Stories
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  this cartoon is the last in an unbroken string of cartoons by Gahan Wilson in each F&SF issue since 1965 APR; between 1965 APR & 1981 MAR, he has pub. 190 original & 8 reprinted cartoons in F&SF, the reprints in the 30th Anniversary 1979 OCT issue
   Brykczynski, Terry  Right of Passage  ss  studied zoology at Univ. of California(Berkeley), graduate work in experimental psychology at Univ. of Chicago; has novel Caged(1980), a mystery/suspense novel about a psychopathic killer of zoo animals, which is rich in the workings of a large zoo
   Barrett, Neal Jr  "Day at the Fair, A"  ss  has used ps. Victor Appleton, Terrence Duncan, Rebecca Drury, Wesley Ellis(Lone Star western ser.), J.D. Hardin, etc; fantasy The Hereafter Gang(1991); mys. Pink Vodka Blues(1992), Dead Dog Blues(1994), Skinny Annie Blues(1996), Bad Eye Blues(1997)
   Brown, Warren  Last Song of the Voiceless Man  ss  (1948?- ) his 1st pub. story; a technical writer & editor, lives in Tulsa, OK
   Searles, Baird  Films: Whole New Ball Game, A  mr/tvr  essay: difference between film & book reviews(Searles a book review columnist for ASI 1979 MAY-1993 OCT, & for AMZ 1985 JAN-1986 JUL); short reviews of films available on VCR
   Grubb, Davis  Of Cabbages and Queens  ss  (1919-1980) best known for psycholical thriller The Night of the Hunter(1953; 1954 movie); novels Fool's Parade(1969; 1971 movie), Ancient Lights(1982); colls. Twelve Tales of Suspense and ...(1964), The Siege of 318(1978), You Never Believe Me(1989)
   Shaw, Bob  Go On, Pick a Universe!  ss  has Orbitsville seq. Orbitsville(GAL 1974 JUN-AUG; 1975; W-1976 BSF; N-JWC), Orbitsville Departure(1983), Orbitsville Judgement(1990); see iv's in AMZ 1981 JUL, & LOC 1987 OCT(#321); special Shaw issue(bib, iv, ar) in LOC 1993 JAN(#384); obit LOC 1996 MAR
   Wisman, Ken  Peculiar Man, A  ss  see interviews in Midnight Zoo v.3 #12 1993 JAN, & in Vampire Dan's Story Emporium #4 1997
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Light As Air?  sces  pressure, Part 1 of 3; atmospheric pressure in terms of various types of units of measurement; Part 2 in 1981 APR(#4594), Part 3 in 1981 MAY(#4608)
   Thomas, Theodore L.  Splice, The  nv 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 26  cmp  same cmp as suggested in 1975 NOV/responses given in 1976 MAR; 1st prize: Susan Milmore; 2nd prize: Jeff Grimshaw; R-U: Jim Detry; Pat Cadigan; S. Hamm; Michael Tippens; John Nieminski
   F&SF staff  Competition 27  cmp  suggested by Anne Jordan(an F&SF asst. editor) - send in bumper stickers for your craft of the future, e.g.: I Brake for Asteroids
1981 APR  Bishop, Michael & Gerald W. Page  Murder on Lupozny Station  nv  (1945- ; 1939- ) N-1982 LOC; sf mystery tale, a human/alien team who normally orchestrate faster-than-light travel are called on to investigate the murder of the Lupozny stationmaster; Page edited Nameless Places(1975), Heroic Fantasy(1979; N-1980 BRG)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct  (1925- ) wn. for Henry Martin; born in Louisville, KY; lives in Newton, NJ; 1948 graduate of Princeton Univ.; attended American Academy of Art(Chicago) 1948-1950; did spot drawings, covers & illus. for magazines & books before turning to cartoons in 1960
   Young, Robert F.  Summer of the Fallen Star, The  ss 
   Zebrowski, George  Books  br  Lem: Tales of Pirx, & Return from the Stars; Strugatskys': The Ugly Swans, Far Rainbow, The Second Invasion from Mars, & The Snail on the Slope; Beliaev: Professor Dowell's Head; Shefner: The Unman & Kourigin's Chronicles; Hennebergs': The Green Gods; etc
   Morressy, John  Hedge Against Alchemy, A  ss  1st story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series; only one short story was pub. outside F&SF, "The Wizard Beside Himself" in MZBFM 1990 FLL
   Tritten, Larry  Taste Taste  ss 
   Shiner, Lewis  Stuff of Dreams  nv  (1950- ) N-1982 LOC, novelette; born in Oregon, lives in Texas; has BA in English; 1st story pub. sf "Tinker's Damn" in GEO #5 1977; has novelette "Twilight Time," pub. in ASI 1984 APR & as Pulphouse Short Story Paperback #30(1991)

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