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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1984 JAN  Kelly, James Patrick & John Kessel  Friend  ss  (1951- ; 1950- ) the two met at a Boston convention & have since collab. on a number of stories, incl. Kessel's first novel, Freedom Beach(var. mags. incl. F&SF 1984 AUG; 1985 fixup); see their individual entries for complete bio- & biliographical info
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: books by small retailers, giant wholesalers, book clubs; Wolfe: The Castle of the Otter; Salmonson(ed): Tales by Midnight; Budrys: Nonliterary Influences on S.F.; Dick Allen: S.F.: The Future; Zamyatin: We; Reamy: San Diego Lightfoot Sue; 1 more
   Keizer, Gregg  Unlike Cortez  ss  lives in NC; learned to love mountains when he lived in Utah, dedicates this story to everyone who climbs; editor of computer publications; has book, The Family PC Guide to Homework(1996)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct  an article in the Smithsonian Magazine, 1995 JUN issue, titled "Behind the Cartoonist," is composed of interviews with cartoonists incl. May, Al Batt, Hank Ketcham, Lee Lorenz, Richard McAllister, etc; see
   Morressy, John  Executives and Elevators  ss  born in Brooklyn, NY; lives in East Sullivan, NH; has a 1953 BA in English from St. John's Univ., & a 1961 MA from New York Univ.; has taught at St. John's, 1962-1966, & at Monmouth College, NJ, 1966-1967
   Cowper, Richard  Scent of Silverdill, The  ss  N-1985 LOC, short story; has novel Profundis(1979), in which a mild-mannered Christ figure in a huge submarine which has survived a nuclear holocaust, is being led around the world by dolphins anxious to keep human violence at bay(Clute)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Krulltured Pearl  mr/tvr  Krull(1983), dir. Peter Yates, stars Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Francesca Annis
   Cadigan, Pat  Another One Hits the Road  nv  N-1985 LOC, novelette; has novels Fools(1992 fixup; W-1995 CLA), made up of three novellas set in a world where mind piracy is endemic(B&C); Tea From an Empty Cup(1998), an SF virtual reality/mystery novel(B&C)
   Pangborn, Mary C.  My Name Is Samantha  ss  (1907- ) "my brother Edgar was the writer of the family. For me, during a lifetime as a ... biochemist, writing remained a secret vile. Now, being safely retired, ... I have finally dragged my typewriter out of the closet"; has stories in two anth.
   Robinson, Kim Stanley  Ridge Running  ss  N-1985 HUG, LOC, short story; has Orange County ser. novels The Wild Shore(his 1st novel, 1984; W-1985 LOC; N-1984 DIC, NEB; 1985 SFC), The Gold Coast(1988; N-1989 JWC, LOC; 1990 BSF), Pacific Edge(1990; W-1991 JWC; N-1991 LOC)
   Dawes  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: World of the Red Sun, The  sces  stars; Betelgeuse, Part 2 of 2; title of essay taken from Clifford D. Simak's 1st pub. story in WON 1931 DEC; can there be a world with Earth-like life on it, orbiting the red giant Betelgeuse?; Part 1 in 1983 DEC(#5083)
   Watson, Ian  Walk to Manhome, and Away, A  nv  3rd story in his Book of the River series; has novel Deathunter(1981; N1982 LOC), which suggests that humans give off a pheromone-like signal at death which attracts Death himself in the form of a moth-like insect(Clute)
1984 FEB  Bishop, Michael  With a Little Help From Her Friends  nv  N-1985 LOC, novelette; has anth. Changes: Stories of Metamorphosis(1983, with Ian Watson), Light Years and Dark(1984; W-1985 LOC), Nebula Awards 23(1989; N-1990 LOC), ... 24(1990; N-1991 LOC), ... 25(1991; N-1992 LOC)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: early sf, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, & his book-publishing company, Fantasy Press; Lloyd Arthur Eshbach: Over My Shoulder, Reflections on a Science Fiction Era. The Autobiography of Lloyd Arthur Eshbach(introduction in book is by Budrys)
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  Amethyst Phial, The  ss 
   Mueller, Richard  Mosserman Trace, The  ss  wrote episodes for the TV show, Married ... With Children, in 1987
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Fit for Man Nor Beast  mr/tvr  new TV season; Just Our Luck(1983 TV ser., 11 ep.), stars T.K. Carter, Richard Gilliland; Mr. Smith(1983 TV ser., 12 ep.), stars Ed Weinberger, C.J. the orangutan; Manimal(1983 TV ser., 8 ep.), stars Melody Anderson, Simon MacCorkindale
   Roberts, Keith  Sphairistike  nv  story's title was the name first given to lawn tennis back in the 1870s; in Kaeti Frederick's ser. is chapbook Kaeti's Apocalypse(1986); has nf book The Natural History of the P.H.(1988 chap), initials refer to the 'Primitive Heroine'; Lemady(1997)
   Wolfe, Gene  Cabin on the Coast, A  ss  N-1984 NEB; 1985 LOC, ss; has novels Free Live Free(1984; N-1986 BSF, DIT, LOC, NEB), a time travel tale; There Are Doors(1988; N-1989 LOC), parallel worlds tale; Castleview(1990; N-1991 LOC), an Arthurian fantasy; Pandora by Holly Hollander(1990)
   Frost, Gregory  Rubbish  ss  also in F&SF as Greg Frost; has Celtic fantasy Tain seq., Tain(1986), & Remscela(1988), about Ireland's legendary Cu Chulainn, King Ailell of Connacht, & the fairy folk or Sidhe; sf novel Pure Cold Light(1993)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Subatomic Monster, The  sces  Grand Unified Theory, magnetic monopole, & sub-atomic forces; how energy is measured, leading to subatomic forces, the Grand Unified Theory, & the detection of the magnetic monopole(the subatomic monster)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct  May produces about 150-200 captions a week, and sells many of his 'gags' to other cartoonist; when a cartoon sells using a gag or caption of his, the writer usually gets a cut of about 25%
   Watson, Ian  Worm's Head, The  nv  4th & last story in his Book of the River series; has novels Chekhov's Journey(1983), which concerns the Tunguska explosion of 1908; Converts(1984), a comedy about evolution & the abuse of power; The Power(1987), a horror novel(Clute)
1984 MAR  Cunningham, P.E.  Timeseer, The  nv  3rd story in Pteros series
   Ferman, Edward L.  Editor's Note  note  "the planet called Busby in the story ("Busby", #5080, 1983 DEC, by Harvey Jacobs) was not intended to relate to any actual person. We regret any possible embarassment caused to sf writer F.M. Busby by this entirely unintentional ... use of the name"
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the "heart of fantasy"; George R.R. Martin: The Armageddon Rag; Joe Haldeman: Worlds Apart; Sterling E. Lanier: Menace Under Marswood; Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson: Hoka!; Mike Ashley: The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Lists
   Jordan, Anne  Books  br  (1943- ) Rita & Tim Hildebrandt: The Fantasy Cookbook; Anne Devereaux Jordan Crouse, F&SF assistant editor 1980 JAN-1984 FEB; associate editor 1984 MAR-1985 SEP; managing editor 1985 OCT-1989 JUN; has poem in F&SF 1984 DEC
   Westlake, Donald E.  Hydra  ss  (1933- ) in F&SF as ps. Curt Clark, & w. co-author Larry M. Harris; famous mystery writer, 1st story pub. sf "Or Give Me Death" in USF 1954 NOV; has sf novel Anarchaos(1967), as Curt Clark; coll. The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution ...(1968)
   Lafferty, R.A.  Stranger From Beyond the Sky, The  pm  see iv's in Walker: Speaking of S. F.(1978), AMZ 1983 SEP, American Fantasy 1987 SUM, Man from Tulas: Interviews with R.A. Lafferty(1990), INZ 1992 OCT(with an annotated bibliography), & article in AMZ 1993 OCT, & obit in LOC 2002 MAY, JUN(#496, 497)
   Kelly, James Patrick  F&SF Diet, The  ss  see this story's '2nd cousin,' according to Kelly, "Daemon" in 1987 NOV(#5741); has 2nd novel Messengers Chronicle ser. Look Into the Sun(1989), a young architect is recruited to travel to the planet Aseneshesh, being engineered en route to a native
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Assorted Chocolates  ct  has cartoons in colls. Movies Movies Movies(1989), Golf Golf Golf(1989), Moms Moms Moms(1990), Ho! Ho! Ho!(1990), The New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons(1990), The Lawyer Joke Book(1991), Fathers and Sons(1994)
   Carter, Paul A.  In Excelsis  ss  taught history at the Univ. of Montana, & at the Univ. of Southern California(Berkeley), & the last 10 years at the Univ. of Arizona
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct  fellow cartoonist Al Batt learned the basics from the book by cartoonist Jack Markow, Cartoonist's and Gag Writer's Handbook(1967); Rex May has his 1st coll. of cartoons, Gesundheit, Dummy! The Best of Baloo(2000)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Echolaliac Ectoplasm  mr/tvr  Jennifer Slept Here(1983-84 TV ser., 13 ep.), stars Ann Jillian; The Beastmaster(1982), stars Marc Singer; Poltergeist(1982), script by Steven Spielberg; Something Wicked This Way Comes(1983), based on Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel & script
   Denton, Bradley  Music of the Spheres, The  nv  (1958- ) his 1st professional sale; 1st story in Music Theme ser.; this story is "1 of 5 sf stories that make up my MA thesis; I've been fortunate to have James Gunn as my advisor on the project ..."; has 1980 BA in Astronomy & English from Kansas Univ.
   Harness, Charles L.  Fall of Robin Arms, The  ss  has novel Lunar Justice(1991); coll. An Ornament to His Profession(1998); see Biolog in ANA 1981 MAR 30, & iv in LOC 1998 DEC; in iv, says he was born in Colorado City, TX; in 1942 earned BS, & in 1946 a law degree from George Washington Univ.
   Tritten, Larry  Exit Laughing  ss 
   Rath, Tina  End of Season  ss  (1943- ) her 1st pub. work in the U.S.; from London, has pub. stories in AMZ, WRT, anth. & English magazines Ghosts & Scholars, & All Hallows
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Love Makes the World Go Round  sces  stars; rapidly spinning pulsars, in particular, 4C21.53(PSR1937+214) or the millisecond pulsar; a follow-up to essays on pulsars in 1977 APR-JUN(#3946, 3959, 3972)
   Conner, Mike  Five Mercies  nv  N-1985 LOC, novelette
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 34  cmp  1st prize: Al Sarrantonio; 2nd prize: Richard Gilliam; R-U: Elaine Hampton; Bruce Berges; Jean MacKay Jackson; S. Hamm; Steve Perram; Benjamin Freedman
   F&SF staff  Competition 35  cmp  suggested by S. Hamm - submit capsule reviews of any sf/f title, e.g.: Joanna Russ, The Female Man: Loved Him, Hated Her; Kurd Lasswitz, Two Planets: 1 stars
1984 APR  Shepard, Lucius  Salvador  ss  W-1985 LOC; N-1984 NEB; 1985 HUG, SFC, short story; "relates to an ongoing news story in a land of terror to the south ..."; has 1st novel, sf/horror Green Eyes(N-1984 DIC; 1985 CLA, LOC), in which Deep South researchers create zombies(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: what makes for a successful story; Christopher Rowley: The War Against Eternity; Barrington J. Bayley: The Zen Gun; Fred Saberhagen: The Second Book of Swords; Jack Vance: Cugel's Saga(stories pub. in F&SF); Tim Powers: The Anubis Gates
   Goulart, Ron  Me and the Devil  ss  has Odd Jobs, Inc. series, Hail Hibbler(1980), Big Bang(1982), & Brainz, Inc.(1985); has Skyrocket Steele series, Skyrocket Steele(1980), & coll. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 11: Skyrocket Steele Conquers the Universe and Other Media Tales(1990)
   Williamson, Chet  Rosinante  ss  story was sparked "when I saw (in a film) a hideous old horse, a dead ringer for Cervantes' Rosinante, & wondered what Don Quixote might have been like through the horse's point of view"
   Searles, Baird  Films: Some Months After  mr/tvr  The Day After(1983 TV), dir. Nicholas Meyer, writer Edward Hume, stars William Allen Young, Calvin Jung, Kyle Aletter; Dr. Who: The Five Doctors(1983), stars the actors that have portrayed Dr. Who so far; see Searles' obit in LOC 1993 MAY(#388)
   Young, Robert F.  Divine Wind  ss 

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