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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1984 AUG  Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Davidson, Avram & Grania Davis  Dear Friend Charlene  ss 
   Kessel, John & James Patrick Kelly  Freedom Beach  nv  N-1985 LOC, nv; 1st & only story in F&SF in Freedom Beach ser.; to be part of fixup novel Freedom Beach(1985), Kessel's 1st novel, about a strange sort of resort that seems to be founded on amnesia; others in ser. in AMZ 1982 SEP, & in ASI 1984 APR, DEC
   Collins, Reid  Great Speckle Bird  ss 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 1: In Which We Begin Our Journey  mr  this column 1st appeared in Cosmos SF&F Magazine 1977 NOV; Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes(1984), the inside Hollywood scoop of how this movie was made, dir. Hugh Hudson, writer Robert Towne, stars Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell
   Elgin, Suzette Haden  Magic Granny Says Don't Meddle  ss  other novels in Coyote Jones series, The Communipaths(1970), Furthest(1971) - these two with At the Seventh Level(1972) coll. in omnibus Communipath Worlds(1980); also Star-Anchored, Star-Angered(1979), & Yonder Comes the Other End of Time(1986)
   Dalmas, John  Picture Man, The  ss  (1926- ) story about psychic photography; ps. for John Robert Jones, lives in CA; has degrees in forestry & plant ecology, has pub. work on forestry; 1st pub. sf was novel The Yngling(ANA 1969 OCT-NOV; 1971 fixup), & sequel Homecomimg(1984)
   Casper, Susan  Mama  ss  (1947- ) born, lives in Philadelphia; married to Gardner Dozois; 1st story pub. sf "Spring-Fingered Jack" in Charles Grant(ed): Fears(1983); her collab. fiction with Dozois coll. in Slow Dancing Through Time(1990); edited anth. with Dozois, Ripper!(1988)
   Niemand, O.  artist passes it by, the  pm  5th story in Springfield series, this one an sf pastiche of archy & mehitabel's Don Marquis & Krazy Kat's George Herriman
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Coming Full Circle  sces  heart & blood vessels through history; Isaac Asimov had triple bypass surgery in December 1983
   Donaldson, Stephen R.  What Makes Us Human  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker ser., to be pub. in Saberhagen(ed): Berserker Base(1984); coll. Reeve the Just(1999; W-2000 WFA); he W-1979 JWCA; see ar in INZ #32 1989, & iv's in LOC 1984 JAN(#276), 1990 JUN(#353), & INZ 1992 JUN
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 35  cmp  1st prize: Robert Werner; 2nd prize: Rick Duling; R-U: Bridget Mintz Register; James Gale; Jean MacKay Jackson; Timothy Wirkkala
   F&SF staff  Competition 36  cmp  suggested by Philip Michael Cohen - submit proverbs & cliches given an sf/futuristic twist, e.g.: Cloned to raise hell. Idle hands are the Devil's waldoes.
1984 SEP  Pohl, Frederik  Blister, The  na  N-1985 LOC, nv; 2nd/last story in NYC ser., becomes part of fixup novel The Years of the City(1984; W-1985 JWC; rvw. F&SF 1985 MAR), forming a future history of NYC; has novels The Cool War(1981), Starburst(1982), The Demon in the Skull(1984)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Larry Niven: The Integral Trees; Ardath Mayhar: Exile on Vlahil; Michael Shaara: The Herald
   Tuttle, Lisa  Redcap  ss  has colls. A Nest of Nightmares(1985), A Spaceship Built of Stone and Other Stories(1987), Memories of the Body: Tales of Desire and Transformation(1992), Food Man(1994)
   Robins, Madeleine E.  Cuckoo  ss  (1953- ) born in NYC; attended Connecticut College, majoring in Theatre Studies; attended 1981 Clarion; worked at Tor Books from 1989-1994, then briefly at Metropolis Mag., then Acclaim Comics; fulltime freelance writer & editor since 1998
   Leman, Bob  Instructions  ss  this story was pub. in chapbook form in 2001
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 2: In Which Sublime and Ridiculous Pass Like Ships in the Night  mr  essay: vast sums of $ impede movie creativity; Splash(1984), dir. Ron Howard, stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock(1984); The Ice Pirates(1984); Quest(1983), written by Bradbury; Iceman(1984), based on John Drimmer story
   Hughes, Kim  You Shall Have a Song and Gladness of Heart  ss  fulltime writer, has a PhD from Edinburgh Univ.; a singer; "... story came from two sources: a bout of severe laryngitis ... and ... getting a tune 'stuck' in your head"
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: Al's Star  ct 
   Carr, Jayge  Pieces of Eight  ss  (1940- ) ps. for Margery Krueger; lives near New Orleans, has degree in Physics, former nuclear physicist for NASA; 1st story pub. sf "Alienation" in ANA 1976 OCT; 1st novel Leviathan's Deep(1979); has Rabelais seq., Navigator's Sindrome(1983), etc
   Bryant, Edward  Armageddon Between Sets  ss  N-1985 LOC, ss; 2nd & last story in F&SF in witch Angie Black series; Angie's adventures continue in his short horror novel Fetish(1991); plays a redneck whose head is run over by a bus in S. Sucharitkul's movie, The Laughing Dead(1989), rvw. in 1989 SEP
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Different Years of Time, The  sces  chronology, arbitrary 'squeezed' or compressed years, Part 1 of 2; e.g., The Earth Year: Earth formed(Jan. 1), primitive bacteria(Apr. 1), dinosaurs(Dec. 14), 1st hominids(Dec. 31, 4:30 PM), recorded history(last 35 seconds of year); Part 2 in 1984 OCT
   Sterling, Bruce  Telliamed  ss  edited his own fanzine, Cheap Truth(c. 1984-1986), & its representative anth., Mirrorshades(1986); has colls. Crystal Express(1989; N-1990 LOC), which incl. 5 stories in his Shapers/Mechanist series among its 12 stories; coll. Globalhead(1992; N-1993 LOC)
   Miller, Ronald  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1984 OCT, p.38
1984 OCT  Shepard, Lucius  Night of White Bhairab, The  nv  Shepard W-1985 JWCA, for Best New Writer; has novel Life During Wartime("R & R" in ASI 1986 APR; W-1986 NEB; 1987 LOC, SFC; N-HUG; exp. 1987; N-1987 DIC; 1988 LOC; 1989 CLA, DIT); has poem "White Trains" in Night Cry 1987 SPR, W-1988 RHY
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Allen Andrews: The Pig Plantagenet; Joan D. Vinge: World's End; J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbitt
   Bryant, Edward  Man of the Future, The  ss  this story was pub. as a chapbook in 1990; has colls. Particle Theory(1981; N-1982 LOC); Trilobyte(1987), with a short story("The Shadow on the Doorstep") by James P. Blaylock
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Watson, Ian  Flesh of Her Hair, The  ss  has colls. The Very Slow Time Machine(1979; N-1980 LOC), Sunstroke(1982), The Book of Ian Watson(1985; N-1986 LOC), Slow Birds(1985; N-1986 LOC); anth. Changes: Stories of Metamorphosis(1983), with Michael Bishop
   Bova, Ben  Isolation Area  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Sam Gunn ser.; has Orion ser., Star Watchman(1964), The Weathermakers(1967), Out of the Sun(1968), The Dueling Machine(1969), As On a Darkling Plain(1972 fixup); colls. Forward in Time(1973), Viewpoint(1977), Maxwell's Demons(1979)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 3: In Which We Scuffle Through the Embers  mr  essay: Stephen King, Part 1 of 2, there's a "formulaic reason why all but 1 or 2 of (his) films" suck; Firestarter(1984), based on his 1980 novel, dir. Mark L. Lester, screenplay by Stanley Mann, stars Drew Barrymore, David Keith; Part 2 in 1984 DEC
   Bradley, Marion Zimmer  Somebody Else's Magic  nv  1st story in F&SF in the female minstrel/magician Lythande ser.; other stories in ser. in Asprin(ed): Thieve's World(1979), Asprin(ed): Shadows of Sanctuary(1981; a Lythande novella by Andre Norton), & Marion Zimmer Bradley(ed): Greyhaven(1983)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Different Years of the Universe, The  sces  chronology, arbitrary 'squeezed' or compressed years, Part 2 of 2; compressed years of a bigger scale, e.g., The Universe Year: Big Bang(Jan. 1), life begins on Earth(Oct. 6), hominids appear(Dec. 31, 9:40 PM), etc; Part 1 in 1984 SEP(#5211)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Effinger, George Alec  Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, 'Everything,' The  ss  N-1984 NEB; 1985 HUG, LOC, SFC, short story; has novel When Gravity Fails(1987; N-1988 HUG, LOC, SFC), the 1st novel in the Marid Audran trilogy, is a hardboiled near-future cyberpunk sf detective novel, taking place in an Arab-controlled city(B&C)
1984 NOV  Dann, Jack  Black Horn, The  nv  has novels Starhiker(1977 fixup), Junction(FAN 1973 NOV; N-1973 NEB; 1974 LOC; exp. 1981), The Man Who Melted(1984; N-1984 NEB; 1985 LOC), The Memory Cathedral(1995; W-1996 AUR; N-1997 DIT), Counting Coup(1997), The Silent(1998)
   Tritten, Larry  Play It Again, Sam  vi 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the ABA convention, Frank Herbert & Theodore Sturgeon; Dr. Willis E. McNelly: The Dune Encyclopedia; John Stanley: The Creature Features Movie Guide; Theodore Sturgeon: The Stars Are the Styx; Meredith Ann Pierce: The Darkangel
   Yolen, Jane  Five Points of Roguery, The  ss  has novel The Stone Silenus(1984); Great Alta ser., Sister Light, Sister Dark(1988; N-1989 LOC, NEB), White Jenna(1989; N-1990 LOC, NEB), both assembled in The Books of Great Alta(1990), about a young girl named Jenna prophesied to become a messiah(Clute)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Owens, Barbara  Doors, The  ss 
   Mueller, Richard  Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Gonna Rise Again  ss  has strange website showcasing his "VerdaWorlds," which includes a site with info on Amelia Earhart, at
   Strickland, Brad  Taker of Children, The  nv  his 1st pub. story a mystery, sold to EQMM in 1963; has 1st novel To Stand Beneath the Sun(1986), an sf adventure whose protagonist must come to terms with a world dominated by women(Clute); a Prof. of English at Gainesville College(GA), since 1987
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Bedside Manor  ss  1st & only story in F&SF in android simulacrum Sigmund Freud ser., used on long space voyages to preserve crews' sanity; stories in ser. also in Chrysalis 8(1980), Omni 1980 JUL, & coll. in fixup novel The Remaking of Sigmund Freud(1985; N-1985 DIC, NEB)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Etchemendy, Nancy  Clotaire's Balloon  ss  (1952- ) her 1st pub. sf/f short story; born in Reno, NV; lives in Palo Alto, CA; graphic designer by trade, married to a Prof. of Philosophy at Stanford Univ.

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