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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1985 JAN  Davidson, Avram  Revenge of the Cat-Lady  ss  has sequel to The Phoenix and the Mirror(1969), in Vergil ser., Vergil in Averno(1987); 3rd Vergil novel exists only in draft, ending his plans for a trilogy (Clute); see Michael Swanwick & Davidson nv "Vergil Magus: King Without Country" in ASI 1998 JUL
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Irving Wallace: The Miracle; J.P. Miller: The Skook; Lawrence Sanders: The Passion of Molly T.
   Williamson, Chet  Matter of Sensitivity, A  ss  has novel Ash Wednesday(1987; N-1988 STO), which studies the ravages of guilt, as all the people who ever died in a small Pennsylvania town suddenly return as ghosts to confront the town's residents(Clute)
   Wiltse, David  Feeny's Trials  ss  (1940- ) lives in CT; ex-editor at Tennis Magazine; writer of plays, TV movie scripts Nightmare(1974), Revenge of the Stepford Wives(1980); has FBI agent John Becker mystery ser. Prayer for the Dead(1991), Into the Fire(1994), Blown Away(1996), etc
   Anderson, Kevin J.  Final Performance  ss  (1962- ) born in Racine, WI; has 1983 BA in Physics/Astronomy from Univ. of Wisconsin; 1st story pub. sf "Luck of the Draw" in S&T #63 1982-83 FLL/WIN; 1st novel Resurrection, Inc.(1988; N-1989 LOC, STO); iv in LOC 1995 DEC(#419)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 5: In Which the Left Hand Giveth Praise and the Right Hand Sprayeth for Worms of Evil  mr  The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension(1984), stars Peter Weller; Repo Man(1984), debut of writer/dir. Alex Cole, stars Emilio Estevez; Ghostbusters(1984), stars Bill Murray, Harold Ramos, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Wylde, Thomas  My Old Car  ss 
   Jacobs, Rivka  Milk of Paradise, The  ss  (1952- ) born in Philadelphia; lives in Huntington, WV, where she got a BA in History, MS in Sociology & taught sociology at Marshall Univ.; 1st story pub. "Experimentum Crucis" in Saberhagen(ed): A Spadefull of Spacetime(1981); now writes fulltime
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Far, Far Below  sces  Earth's interior, thru history; from the 'hollow Earth' theories to present-day knowledge; has 18th coll. of F&SF science essays, The Subatomic Monster(1985)
   Knight, Damon  CV  no-1/3  1st & only story(novel) in F&SF in his CV series; "a floating contruction called Sea Venture (thus CV), which is designed as an alternative to colonies in space & is threatened by a(n invisible) menace"; novel takes place in 1998
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 36  cmp  1st prize: Jean MacKay Jackson; 2nd prize: Jack Doherty; R-U: John V.R. Williams; Carl Stetger; Dorothy C. Brown; Bill Richardson; Augustine Funnell
   F&SF staff  Competition 37  cmp  suggested by Lorraine Richards-May - submit humorous subtitles for any sf/f work, e.g.: The Asking of Questions (the life of Joseph McCarthy)
1985 FEB  Willis, Connie  With Friends Like These  nv  3rd/last story in F&SF in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker ser., 1st pub. in Saberhagen(ed): Berserker Base(1984); has novels Doomsday Book(1992; W-1993 HUG, LOC; N-1993 BSF, MYT, SFC), sequel To Say Nothing of the Dog(1998; W-1999 HUG, LOC); Bellwether(1996)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Chast, R.  Cartoon: From the Notebook of Lewis Commonsense, Ph.D.  ct  (1954- ) 1st pub. in NYM, 1984; wn. for Roz Chast; she was born in Brooklyn, lives in Ridgefield, CT; cartoonist for NYM; has cartoon colls. Unscientific Americans(1982), Parallel Universes(1984), Proof of Life on Earth(1991); see C.A., vol.149, p.69-71
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Charles L. Harness: The Paradox Men; Allen Andrews: Castle Crespin; Alan Lee: Castles; & various mentions in passing
   Yolen, Jane  Face in the Cloth, The  ss  has novel The Devil's Arithmetic(1988; N-1988 NEB; 1989 WFA, novella; 1999 movie; W-Wilbur Award), in which a young Jewish girl who lacks compassion for what her grandfather endured in the Holocaust is transported back in time to a concentration camp(B&C)
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Aikin, Jim  My Life in the Jungle  ss  N-1986 LOC, short story; has 1st novels Walk the Moons Road(1985; N-1986 LOC), an sf adventure novel with well-done aliens(B&C); The Wall at the Edge of the World(1993), about a utopian society & the real world that threatens to breach its walls(B&C)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 6: In Which We Learn What Is Worse Than Finding a Worm of Evil in the Apple  mr  Gremlins(1984), dir. Joe Dante, executive producer Steven Spielberg, writer Chris Columbus, stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel is the voice of Gizmo; Ellison has omnibus coll. The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison(1979)
   Watson, Ian  White Socks  nv  has novels The Fire Worm(INZ #17 1986 as "Jingling Geordie's Hole"; exp. 1988), in which the medieval Lambton Worm proves to be the alchemical salamander of Raymond Lully(Ramon Lull, c.1235-1316)
   Malzberg, Barry N.  1984  vi  has novel The Cross of Fire(1982), in which the hero is Jesus
   Knight, Damon  CV  no-2/3  other novels in CV ser., The Observers(1988), & A Reasonable World(1991), which are about alien parasites who turn out not to be the paranoia-justifying plague of the 1950s sf but moralistic symbionts who enforce rational behavior upon our leaders(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Salt and Battery  sces  electricity & the battery thru history, Part 1 of 4; animal electricity, static electricity; the development of the electric battery; Part 2 in 1985 MAR(#5292), Part 3 in 1985 APR(#5304), Part 4 in 1985 MAY(#5316)
   Gilliland, Alexis  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon colls. Iron Law of Bureaucracy(1979), Who Says Paranoia Isn't "In" Any More?(1984), & The Waltzing Wizard(1989)
   Gallagher, Stephen  Boy Who Talked to the Animals, The  nv  Gallagher wrote the script for the well-received UK radio series, "The Last Rose of Summer," which he adapted as his first novel The Last Rose of Summer(1978), and its sequels Dying of Paradise(1982), & The Ice Belt(1983), both as by Stephen Couper
1985 MAR  Kress, Nancy  Out of All Them Bright Stars  ss  W-1985 NEB; N-1986 LOC, ss; has novels Maximum Light(1998), Stinger(1998); ya novel in David Brin's Out of Time ser., Yanked(1999); colls. The Aliens of Earth(1993; N-1994 LOC), Beaker's Dozen(1998); nf Dynamic Characters(1998)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: salute to STF of the 1920s-40s; Frederik Pohl: The Years of the City(parts in F&SF 1984 JUL, SEP); Knight(ed): The Clarion Awards; Per Wahlöö: Murder on the Thirty-First Floor; David R. Palmer: Emergence; Stephen King & Peter Straub: The Talisman
   Gotschalk, Felix C.  Vestibular Man  nv  N-1986 LOC, novelette; Gotschalk has a popular short story, "The Wonderful Wallstretcher," in WRT 1988 SPR
   Green, Terence M.  Legacy  vi  has coll. The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind(1987); novel Children of the Rainbow(1992; N-1993 ARR), about a time-travelling descendant of the Bounty mutineers trapped in an 1835 penal colony & of the prisoner he displaces who is transported to 1972(B&C)
   de Jong, Daphne  Roimata  nv  from New Zealand; romance writer as ps. Daphne Clair, 37 novels incl. Makeshift Marriage(1999); Laurey Bright, 17 novels incl. The Mother of His Child(1999); Claire Lorel; as de Jong NZ stories coll. Crossing the Bar(1998); NZ novel Gather the Wind(1999)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Morressy, John  Some Work of Noble Note  ss 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 7: In Which an Attempt Is Made to Have One's Cake and Eat It, Too  mr  essay: meanspiritness, child violence in movies; Gremlins(1984); Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(1984); Streets of Fire(1984); Cloak and Dagger(1984), a remake of The Window(1949), & based on a Cornell Woolrich short story
   Knight, Damon  CV  no-3/3  has novels The World and Thorinn(GAL 1968 APR, JUN, AUG; 1981 fixup), & The Man in the Tree(1984), the latter has as a hero an 8½ Christ figure(B&C); has colls. Late Knight Edition(1985), One Side Laughing: Stories Unlike Other Stories(1991)
   O'Neill, Gene  Shadow of the Mountain, The  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Current Affairs  sces  electricity & the battery thru history, Part 2 of 4; electric cells, chemical cells, Lechanché cell, Daniel cell, fuel cell, Jacques cell, storage & secondary batteries, accumulators, lead-acid storage batteries
   Denton, Bradley  Top of the Charts  ss  2nd & last story in Music Theme series; Denton was N-1984 JWCA, Best New Writer; he lives in Austin, TX
1985 APR  Schenck, Hilbert  Send Me a Kiss by Wire  ss  has novel Chronosequence(1988), which presents its protagonist with a mystery from previous centuries whose solution involves the ocean, geography, time-slippage, aliens, & the potential redemption of the world(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  David A. Hartwell: Age of Wonders; Algis Budrys(ed): L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future; Jack Williamson: Wonder's Child; Budrys edited the anth. Writers of the Future series, volumes I(1985)-VIII(1992), XV(1999)
   Tritten, Larry  SF Book of Lists, The  spf 
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  Snail Out of Space, The  spf 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Foster, Alan Dean  Collectible  ss  also in Humanx Commonwealth seq., Cachalot(1980), Nor Crystal Tears(1982; N-1983 LOC), Voyage to the City of the Dead(1984), Sentenced to Prism(1985); has colls. With Friends Like These ...(1977), ... Who Needs Enemies(1984), The Metognome(1990)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 8: In Which Some Shrift Is Given Shortly, Some Longly, and the Critic's Laundry Is Reluctantly Aired  mr  Runaway(1984), dir. Michael Crichton, stars Tom Selleck; Starman(1984), dir. John Carpenter, stars Jeff Bridges; The Terminator(1984), dir./co-writer John Cameron, too similar to Ellison's Outer Limits script "Soldier"; other movies briefly mentioned
   Baudino, Gael  Shadow of the Starlight, The  nv  (1955- ) 1st & only story in F&SF in Natil ser.; lives in Denver; performs music at local cafes; story to be in coll. Spires of Spirit(1997), set in the Natil world of novel Strands of Starlight(1989), etc; has novel Gossamer Axe(1990; W-1991 Lambda)
   Grossbach, Robert  Rift  ss  has novel The Cheap Detective(1978), based on the Neil Simon play; film novelizations ... And Justice for All(1979), Never Say Die(1979), The Frisco Kid(1979), California Suite(1978), Going in Style(1979), The Devil and Max Devlin(1980)
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Forcing the Lines  sces  electricity & the battery, Part 3 of 4; electrical currents from magnetic lines of force; electricity & magnetism, electrical generators, house electricity; addendum on p.116, correction to math error in "Far As Human Eye Could See," in 1984 NOV

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