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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1984 APR  Strickland, Brad  Herders of Grimm, The  nv  (1947- ) working name for William Bradley Strickland; born in New Holland, GA; lives in Oakwood, GA; has AB, MA & 1976 PhD from Univ. of Georgia; taught at Truett-McConnell Junior College, 1976-85; 1st story pub. sf/f "Payment Deferred" in ASI 1982 MAY
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: E Pluribus Unum  sces  Grand Unification Theories; unifying the forces of nature: light, heat, gravitation, magnetism, & electricity; "action at a distance," from the beginning; has 17th coll. of F&SF science essays, X Stands for Unknown(1984)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct  has cartoons in colls. The New Yorker Book of Doctors(1993), The New Yorker Book of Lawyers(1994), The Art of The New Yorker(1995), The New Yorker Book of Business Cartoons(1998), The New Yorker Book of All New Cat Cartoons(1998)
   Schenck, Hilbert  Steam Bird  na-1/2  concerns a U.S.-Soviet stand-off & recounts the pioneering flight of an enormously slow steam-driven nuclear bomber(Clute); to be in coll. Steam Bird(1988)
1984 MAY  Leman, Bob  Pilgrimmage of Clifford M., The  nv  3rd story in F&SF in Goster County series
   Haldeman, Jack C. II  Cube Root  vi  has with his brother Joe Haldeman(also in F&SF), fixup novel, There Is No Darkness(1983; N-1984 LOC), a series of adventures about a group of space vadets & a hinterland hick who eventually save the Universe
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: something good happening in sf; Joy Chant: The High Kings, Arthur's Celtic Ancestors; Kim Stanley Robinson: The Wild Shore; Damon Knight: The Man in the Tree
   Green, Terence M.  Barking Dogs  ss  N-1985 LOC, short story; story exp. into his 1st novel Barking Dogs(1988), which has a sequel, Blue Limbo(1997), which in turn was exp. from novelette(N-1993 ARR) in Leslie Choyce(ed): Ark of Ice(1992); novels are near future sf detective thrillers
   Chandler, A. Bertram  Grimes and the Jailbirds  ss  3rd & last story in Rim World series(character Commodore John Grimes); see interview in AMZ 1983 MAR
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Unabsorbed Shocks  mr/tvr  Christine(1983), based on Stephen King's 1983 novel, dir. John Carpenter, stars a red 1958 Plymouth, Keith Gordon, John Stockwell; Prototype(1983 TV), stars David Morse(as the android), Christopher Plummer, Frances Sternhagen
   Cowper, Richard  Message to the King of Brobdingnag, A (For Jim Lovelock F.R.S.—author of "Gaia"—who thought of it)  nv  N-1985 LOC, novelette; has chapbooks The Story of Pepita and Corindo(1982), The Young Student(1982), The Unhappy Princess(1982), & The Missing Heart(1982); has coll. The Tithonian Factor(1984)
   Shiner, Lewis  Till Human Voices Wake Us  ss  has antiwar anth. When the Music's Over(1991; N-1992 WFA), the proceeds for the editor going to Greenpeace; fantasy novel Glimpses(1993; W-1994 WFA), about a rock 'n roll fan who hears & then bootlegs dead rock stars' performances that never happened(B&C)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   DeChancie, John  Grass of Remembrance, The  ss  (1946- ) his 1st short story sale; TV/movie cameraman, then director of educational & industrial films; began writing in 1979, has 1st novels Skyway trilogy, Starrigger(1983), Red Limit Freeway(1984), Paradox Alley(1986); Living With Aliens(1995)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Up We Go  sces  flight; man's desire to fly, from the beginning, the discoveries that led to flight; the first aeronauts - Pilatre de Rozier & the Marquis d'Arlandes, on Nov. 20, 1783
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Schenck, Hilbert  Steam Bird  na-2/2  has 1st novel At the Eye of the Ocean(1980), & A Rose for Armageddon(1982), both set in the Cape Cod region; the 1st novel about a pre-Civil War sea captain who helps slaves escape to Canada; latter about near-future researchers who find a time portal
   Payes, Rachel Cosgrove  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1984 JUN, p.132; under her full name has Seven Sisters romance novel series, Love's Charade(1980), Love's Promenade(1981), Love's Serenade(1981), Love's Renegade(1981), Love's Escapade(1981)
1984 JUN  King, Stephen  Ballad of the Flexible Bullet, The  na  N-1985 LOC, WFA; about relationship betw. a writer & an editor & the supernatural forces that unite them; pub. in his coll. Skeleton Crew(1985; W-1986 LOC); novels It(1986; W-1987 BFA; N-LOC, WFA; 1990 movie), Misery(1987; W-1988 STO; N-WFA; 1990 movie)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Frank N. Magill(ed): Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature; Paul A. Carter: Another Part of the Fifties; L. Sprague & Catherine de Camp, & Jane Whittington: Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. Howard; Joe Haldeman(ed): Nebula Award Stories Seventeen
   Gloss, Molly  Joining  ss  (1944- ) has juvenile novel Outside the Gates(1986); 1st adult novel, The Jump-Off Creek(1989), a portrait of a pioneer woman & her ability to endure as she struggles to homestead alone in the Blue Mountains of Oregon in the 1890s
   Williamson, Chet  Will the Real Sam Starburst ...  ss  has 1st novel, Soulstorm(1986), which, like Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, has five people trapped in a mountaintop mansion, where they must face the ghosts of every person who has been damned & then an very evil force(Clute)
   Morressy, John  Stoneskin  ss  was writer-in-residence at the Worcester Consortium, MA, in 1977; visiting writer & Professor of English at Univ. of Maine(Orono), 1977-1978; since 1968, writer-in-residence & Professor at Franklin Pierce College, NH
   Searles, Baird  Films: Droidful  mr/tvr  Android(1982), dir. Aaron Lipstadt, stars Klaus Kinski; Caveman(1981), stars Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach; An American Werewolf in London(1981), dir./writer John Landis, stars David Naughton, Jenny Agutter
   Niemand, O.  Two Bits  ss  4th story in Springfield series, this one in the style of deceased American writer Ring Lardner
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Mackay, M. Sargent  Demon Lover  nv  N-1985 LOC, novelette; ps. for Alexander Mackay Smith, his 1st fiction sale; graduate of Georgetown Univ., presently in the Navy, a petty officer on board the USS Blue Ridge, home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Two Masses, The  sces  Einstein's Special & General Relativity Theories, Part 1 of 2; gravitational & inertial mass of an object are "apparently" equal; Part 2 in 1984 JUL(#5182); followed by a correction of Jupiter's diameter as given in "Arm of the Giant" essay in 1983 DEC
   Wightman, Wayne  Skin Disguise, The  ss  born & raised in Missouri, has lived in California since the 1960s; has Gorman Rimley ser. of stories, "Metamind" in AMZ 1980 AUG, "Evening Promenade" in FAN 1980 OCT, & "The Semi-Happy Life of Gorman Rimley" in AMZ 1981 MAR
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct  Martin says: "How you get ideas (for a cartoon) is a mystery to me but it is, for me, the most fun. I have done gags for other cartoonists. The New Yorker bought ideas from me for Peter Arno, Charles Addams, George Price and others."
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 66: 1984 JAN-JUN  indx 
1984 JUL  Kress, Nancy  Explanations, Inc.  ss  has "Sleepless" trilogy, Beggars in Spain(na in ASI 1991 APR; W-1991 NEB; 1992 HUG, SFC; N-LOC; exp. 1993; N-1993 NEB; 1994 HOM, HUG, JWC, LOC), Beggars and Choosers(1994; N-1995 HUG, LOC, NEB), Beggars Ride(1996; N-1997 LOC)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: on Lucius Shepard, how he survived despite the publishers; Lucius Shepard: Green Eyes; David Brin: The Practice Effect
   Dawes  Cartoon  ct 
   Bishop, Michael  Independence Day Forever  pm  dateline, Pine Mountain, Georgia; has novel Unicorn Mountain(1988; W-1989 MYT; N-1989 LOC), set partly in Atlanta, is a fantasy in which the dying of unicorns from another dimension is connected with the problem of AIDS in this world(Clute)
   Hughes, Edward P.  Thicker Than Ichor  ss  has 1st novel, The Long Mynd(1985), which depicts a post-holocaust world that has been brought into being by psi powers(Clute)
   Hill, Hal  Quicksilver Day  ss  (1949?- ) lives in California; has had stories pub. in TWZ & AMZ; has novel Country Harvest(1967); has several nf books on Southeast Asian & Australian politics & economics, incl. Australia-Philippine Economic Relations(1984)
   Wellen, Edward  Pattern  vi 
   Purtill, Richard  By the Dragon's Cave  ss  also in F&SF as Richard L. Purtill; has nf books Thinking About Ethics(1976), Logic Argument, Refutation & Proof(1979); literary criticism books C.S. Lewis's Case for the Christian Faith(1981), J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Reality and Religion(1984; W-1987 MYT)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct  has science cartoon colls. Science Goes to the Dogs(1985), From Personal Ads to Cloning Labs: More Science Cartoons from Sidney Harris(1992)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Grimm Fun  mr/tvr  Faerie Tale Theatre ser. available on video & cable incl. "Sleeping Beauty"(C. Reeves, B. Peters), "Jack and the Beanstalk"(J. Stapleton, D. Christopher, E. Gould), "The Frog Prince"(R. Williams); Searles' last mr/tvr in F&SF, then AMZ 1984 NOV-1986 NOV
   McLaughlin, Cooper  Smyler, The  ss  has short story "The Stones of Moel Hebog" in S&T 1983 SUM, & novelette "The Shanahy's Treasure" in S&T 1986 WIN
   O'Neill, Gene  300 S. Montgomery  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Victorious General, The  sces  Einstein's Special & General Relativity Theories, Part 2 of 2; the various tests that the General Relativity Theory has passed; Part 1 in 1984 JUN(#5166)
   Pohl, Frederik  Greening of Bed-Stuy, The  na  N-1984 NEB; 1985 LOC, na; 1st story in NYC ser.; with 3 original na's, to be part of fixup novel The Years of the City(1984; W-1985 JWC); Pohl is a student & practioner of municipal politics & a resident of NYC; Asimov writes of Pohl in I. Asimov(1994)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct  Henry Martin retired in 1995, "when my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I knew there was a more important job awaiting as care giver"
1984 AUG  Wightman, Wayne  Ganglion  nv  1st story in his Tarassis Psychonauts series, set in a station deep in space in which a team of psychonauts are probing into alien minds; Wightman says this story grew from his respect for the work of Philip K. Dick
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Michael Shea: Nifft the Lean; Octavia E. Butler: Clay's Ark; George Zebrowski(ser. ed): The Classics of Modern Science Fiction Ser. - Eric Frank Russell: Mens, Martians and Machines; James Gunn: The Joy Makers; Chad Oliver: The Shores of Another Sea

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