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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1983 JAN  Tiptree, James Jr  Beyond the Dead Reef  ss  W-1984 LOC, ss; 2nd & last story in F&SF in Quintana Roo ser.; author says of Q.R., "a diary of life on its shores could often be taken for a log of life on an alien planet"; has coll. Out of the Everywhere, & Other Extraordinary Visions(1981; N-1982 LOC)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct  ps. for cartoonist Rex May; May lives in Indiana; he began as an intelligence analyst, then wrote articles for the National Lampoon in the early 1970s, before turning to gag writing & cartooning; he works part time as a postal clerk
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: long & unflattering essay on the Science Fiction Research Assoc.(SFRA), & SF-related careers in academe; George E. Slusser, Eric S. Rabkin, & Robert Scholes(ed): Bridges to Fantasy
   Blanchard, L.S.  Mirror of the Soul  nv  Linda S. Blanchard, her 1st sale; lives in Washington State where she runs a local chapter of a pro-space group & works as a telecommunications operator; has books under ps. Samskrti, Hatha Yoga: Manual I(1985), & Hatha Yoga: Manual II(1989)
   Tritten, Larry  Green Roses  ss 
   Rucker, Rudy  Inertia  nv  his 2nd pub. story was "Faraway Eyes" in ANA 1980 SEP; has colls. The 57th Franz Kafka(1983; N-1984 LOC), Transreal!(1991; N-1992 LOC), Gnarl!(2000); nf coll. Seek!(1999); many of his stories deal with mathematics; see interview in INZ #20 1987
   Florance-Guthridge, George & Dianne M. Thompson  Legacy  ss  (1948- ; ? - ? ; ? - ?) George Florance-Guthridge a collab. ps. for George Guthridge(& in F&SF by himself as such) & his wife(Florance?); Thompson is a new writer, lives in Montana, & has story "Triangle" with G. F.-G. in ASI 1982 AUG
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  Subworld  nv 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct  has cartoons in colls. A Child of Six Could Do It(1973), Nobody's Perfect(1974), The American Cartoon Album(1974), I Feel I Should Warn You(1975), The Art in Cartooning(1975), The New Yorker Album(1975), The Journal of the Century(1976)
   Searles, Baird  Films: E.T., Go Home  mr/tvr  E.T. the Extra-Terrestial(1982), from Disney, dir. Steven Spielberg, script by Melissa Mathison, stars Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace-Stone, Peter Coyote
   Grant, Charles L.  Next Name You Hear, The  ss  4th & last story in F&SF in Oxrun Station ser.; has Oxrun Trilogy, The Soft Whisper of the Dead(1982), The Dark Cry of the Moon(1986), The Long Night of the Grave(1986); has novels In a Dark Dream(1989; N-1990 STO, WFA), Stunts(1990), Fire Mask(1991)
   Bretnor, R.  Cryogenesis  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: To Ungild Refined Gold  sces  numbers; playing with numbers; square roots, algebraic equations, reciprocals, the Fibonacci series; has 16th coll. of F&SF science essays, Counting the Eons(1983); has nf book The Roving Mind(1983)
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Morressy, John  Rarebit of Magic, A  ss  6th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series; has fantasy Iron Angel series, about three brothers on a quest, Ironbrand(1980), Graymantle(1981), Kingsbane(1982), The Time of the Annihilator(1985)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 31  cmp  1st prize: Jean MacKay Jackson; 2nd prize: John E. Stith; R-U: Bruce Berges; William Meltzer; R.G. Duling; Michael Croteau; Richard J. Coppins
   F&SF staff  Competition 32  cmp  suggested by Steve Leavell & Stephen Mendenhall - submit sequels for any sf work, e.g.: More More Than Human, by Sturgeon
1983 FEB  Bretnor, Reginald  Gilpin's Space  na  N-1984 LOC, novella; the goings-on at Underseas, Ltd., when a scientist working on a time machine disappears with his entire lab - an 80-foot submarine named Cupid's Arrow; expanded into novel Gilpin's Space(1986)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the economics or money side of King's collection of 4 novellas; Stephen King: Different Seasons; George R.R. Martin: Fevre Dream; Boris & Arkady Strugatsky: Roadside Picnic
   Shea, Michael  Grunt-12 Test Drive  ss  has novel In Yana, the Touch of Undying(1985; N-1986 LOC), a fantasy novel in the Vancean mode, with more than a touch of horror(B&C)
   Petrey, Susan C.  Small Changes  ss  5th story in her Spareen the Varkelan vampire series
   Queenan, Joseph  Power of the Spoken Word, The  ss  (1950- ) has nf books as by Joe Queenan, Imperial Caddy: The Rise of Dan Quayle ...(1992); on moviemaking, The Unkindest Cut(1995), If You're Talking to Me, Your Career Must Be in Trouble(1994); Red Lobster, White Trash & the Blue Lagoon(1998)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Dragooned Dragon  mr/tvr  The Flight of Dragons(1982), animated, based very loosely on Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon and the George(F&SF 1957 SEP; exp. 1976) & Peter Dickinson's The Flight of Dragons(1979); Heartbeeps(1981), stars Bernadette Peters, Andy Kaufman
   Malzberg, Barry N.  What We Do on Io  vi  has anth. Neglected Visions(1980), with Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander; anth. The Science Fiction of Mark Clifton(1980), with Martin H. Greenberg; Bug-Eyed Monsters(1980), with Bill Pronzini
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct  has science cartoon coll. Einstein Simplified: Cartoons in Science(1980) - in which "the last page depicts the entire universe in its actual size"
   Davidson, Avram  Buchanan's Head  ss  see the NYRSF 2000 JUN(#142), a Special Avram Davidson Issue, which excerpts of his travel memoir "Dragons in the Trees" about British Honduras(basis of Limekiller's British Hidalgo), & a reminiscence by Hugh Leddy
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   McKinlay, M. Catherine  Xessex  ss  (1939- ) her 1st pub. story; ps. for Katherine V. Forrest; from San Francisco; as Forrest has feminist sf novel Daughters of a Coral Dawn(1984); lesbian-oriented sf & horror coll. Dreams and Swords(1987); has Kate Delafield(LAPD lesbian detective) ser.
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Ready and Waiting  sces  stars; novas and supernovas through history; how 'new stars,' or novas were first viewed & regarded by early astronomers, beginning with Hipparchus in 130 B.C.
   Dawes  Cartoon  ct 
   Eklund, Gordon  Revisions  ss  N-1984 LOC, short story; 2nd story of 3 in Time Loop ser., other 2 by Damien Broderick(1982 DEC) & by George Alec Effinger(1983 JUL); stories are not connected in any way except by a common theme, that of being caught in a loop of time
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Jim Merritt(Tucker letter, 1982 SEP); David L. Jones(same); Kathy Romer(Gottlieb letter, 1982 SEP); same - M.K. McClintick; Michael Taviss; Amy Gambino; John Zipperer; Angela Savatiel; Michael Luoma; Angie Simpson; Veronica Swanson; Dorcas Richardson
1983 MAR  Reaves, Michael  Tearing of Greymare House, The  nv  (1950- ) working name for J(ames) Michael Reaves, & also in F&SF as such; has novels Street Magic(1991), Night Hunter(1997); Voodoo Child(1998), a horror novel that takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras; supernatural horror Hell on Earth(2001)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: two kinds of story ideas, 'closed' ideas & 'open' ideas(by introduction of cross-threads, where "any # of plots might be hung"); L. Ron Hubbard: Battlefield Earth; Arthur C. Clarke: 2010: Odyssey Two; Isaac Asimov: Foundation's Edge
   Zahn, Timothy  Shadows of Evening, The  ss  has novels A Coming of Age(1985), set on a colony, a mutation gives children telekinetic powers until puberty(Clute); Spinneret(1985), Triplet(1987), Deadman Switch(1988), Warhorse(1990); colls. Cascade Point(1986), Time Bomb(1988), Distant Friends(1992)
   Mueller, Richard  Welcome to Coventry  ss  has 1st novel, novelization Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular(1985); Jernigan's Egg(1986), an sf novel with elements of heroic fantasy(B&C)
   Cowper, Richard  Brothers  ss  N-1984 LOC; pub. almost simultaneously in the magazine Extro 1982(?) APR/MAY; see article by Cowper, "Backwards Across the Frontier," in Foundation 9, 1975; has colls. The Custodians(1976), The Web of the Magi(1980), Out There Where the Big Ships Go(1980)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Tube or Not Tube  mr/tvr  TV sf/f; The Powers of Matthew Star(1982-83 TV series, 22 ep.), stars Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr; The Mysterious Stranger(1982 PBS TV), dramatization of Mark Twain's posthumous novel(1916; rest. 1969; 1982), stars Lance Kerwin
   Jacobs, Harvey  Where Did You Get My Number?  ss  has novel The Juror(1980)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon colls. All Those in Favor(1970), Yak! Yak! Yak! Blah! Blah! Blah!(1977); coll. of business cartoons, Good News—Bad News(1977) became a daily panel cartoon for the Chicago Tribune/New York News Syndicate in 1978, & ran for 15 years
   Wellen, Edward  Spur the Nightmare  nv 
   Kopf  Cartoon  ct 
   Gotschalk, Felix C.  Conspicuous Consumption  ss  has 1st novel, Growing Up in Tier 3000(1975), about the perfect community of the future, complete with all the exotic, & erotic, luxuries, amenities & technology aperson could want - but it is a suicidal & malignant paradise that threatens humanity
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Armies of the Night, The  sces  popular beliefs; the 'armies of the night,' being the purveyors of rubbish such as astrology, "intellectual junk food," & whose ranks are swelled by those ignorant of science & its methods; for reason, against irrationality
   Robinson, Kim Stanley  Black Air  nv  W-1984 WFA, novella; SFC; N-1983 NEB; 1984 HUG, LOC, novelette; pub. as a chapbook in 1991; has PhD in English from Univ. of California(San Diego); 1st stories pub. sf "Coming Back to Dixieland" & "In Pierson's Orchestra" in Knight(ed): Orbit 18(1976)
   Payes, Rachel Cosgrove  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1983 APR, p.114; Payes has written over 45 books, under her real name, as Rachel Cosgrove, Rachel R. Cosgrove, & under the ps, E.L. Arch & Joanna Kaye; her work has mainly been in the historical romance & mystery genres
1983 APR  Schenck, Hilbert  Hurricane Claude  nv  N-1984 HUG, LOC, novella; "story about a group of ocean engineers & their attempts to stop a gigantic killer storm that is ... headed for Long Island"
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: long essay on Gene Wolfe; Gene Wolfe: The Citadel of the Autarch; Kevin Hancer: Paperback Price Guide #2; Jay Kennedy: The Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide
   Wolfe, Gene  Solar Labyrinth, A  vi  also in Book of the New Sun ser., The Sword of the Lictor(1981; W-1983 BFA, LOC, SFC; N-1982 NEB; 1983 BRG, BSF, HUG, WFA), The Citadel of the Autarch(1982; W-1984 JWC; 1985 Apollo; N-1983 BRG, NEB, SCF; 1984 BSF, LOC)

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