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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1985 APR  Benford, Gregory  To the Storming Gulf  na  N-1986 LOC, na; post-holocaust story taking place in the midwest & gulf states, the after-effects on a small group of people of the EMP & nuclear winter, from various viewpoints; has novels Against Infinity(1983; N-1983 NEB; 1984 LOC), Time's Rub(1984)
   Payes, Rachel Cosgrove  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1985 MAY, p.35; under her full name has romance novels Lady Alicia's Secret(1986), Emeralds and Jade(1988), & The Dark Towers of Trelochen(1991)
1985 MAY  Shepard, Lucius  Jaguar Hunter, The  nv  N-1985 NEB; 1986 LOC, novelette; WFA, short fiction; "... the method of hunting jaguars outlined in the story is not a product of my imagination. I met an old guy in Honduras who claimed to have done in ... 50 jaguars by this method"
   Haldeman, Jack C. II  Rats in Space  ss  has novel The Fall of Winter(1985), a scientist tries to find why a colony planet's terraforming project has gone bad; w. Harry Harrison: Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Zombie Vampires(1991), a humorous sf novel, Vol. 5 in Harrison's ser.
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Jack Williamson: Lifeburst; Patti Perret: The Faces of Science Fiction; Mack Reynolds: The Other Time
   Budrys, Algis  Books: Browser's Corner  br  1st of an occasional feature on extraordinary 2nd hand books; M.J. Engh: Arslan(1976)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Hardesty, Steven  Turnabout  ss  (1946- ) his 1st sale; has novel, Ghost Soldiers: A Story of the Vietnam War and the Supernatural(1989), in which the ghosts of American soldiers killed in Vietnam "resume the battle in which they died—and win"
   Mueller, Richard  Nifty Murder Case, The (for Donna Kemeny & Michael P. Hodel, for different reasons)  ss 
   Tuttle, Lisa  No Regrets  nv  N-1986 LOC, short story; has edited anth. Skin of the Soul: New Horror Stories by Women(1990; N-1991 LOC), Crossing the Border: Tales of Erotic Ambiguity(1998)
   Brantingham, Juleen  Haunting of Goodhope, The  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Arise, Fair Sun!  sces  electricity & the battery, Part 4 of 4; electricity produced by light, selenium solar cells; historically, the photoelectric effect; Part 1 in 1985 FEB(#5279), Part 2 in 1985 MAR(#5292), Part 3 in 1985 APR(#5304)
   Wightman, Wayne  Tensor of Desire, The  na  2nd & last story in his Tarassis Psychonauts series; in a station deep in space, a team of psychonauts are probing into alien minds
1985 JUN  Green, Robert M. Jr  Embezzled Blessing, The  nv 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: you cannot do art by thinking about it(a reference to critics), you must do it; Frank Kelly Freas: A Separate Star; Larry Niven: Niven's Laws; Michael Bishop(ed): Light Years and Dark; Algis Budrys: Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf
   Morressy, John  Two Fables  vi 
   Fowler, Karen Joy  Poplar Street Study, The  ss  (1950- ) N-1986 LOC; has BA in political science from UC Berkeley, MA from UC Davis; teaches ballet; 1st story pub. sf "Recalling Cinderella" in Budrys(ed): Writers of the Future, Vol.II(1985); W-1987 JWCA, Best New Writer; see iv, TotU #15 1995 FLL/WIN
   Brunner, John  Man Who Made the Fur Fly, The  nv  5th story in his Mr. Secrett series; has non-genre novels Crutch of Memory(1964), A Plague on Both Your Causes(1969; vt Blacklash, 1969 US), Black Is the Color(1969), latter a black magic thriller, & The Devil's Work(1970), Honky in the Woodpile(1971)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 9: In Which the Fortunate Reader Gets to Peek Inside the Fabled Black Tower  mr  behind the scenes at Universal Studios into the making of Dune(1984), Part 1 of 2, based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, dir. David Lynch, stars Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt; Part 2 in 1985 AUG(#5353)
   Williams, Walter Jon  Side Effects  nv  (1953- ) N-1986 LOC, ss; lives in NM; 1st works were 5 naval adventures in Privateer & Gentlemen ser., The Privateer(1981), etc, as by Jon Williams; 1st pub. sf novel Ambassador of Progress(1984); Knight Moves(1985; N-1986 DIC), Aristoi(1992; N-1993 LOC)
   Kelly, James Patrick  Last, The  ss  has coll. Author's Choice Monthly #9: Heroines(1990); novel Wildlife(1994; N-1994 NEB, TIP; 1995 HUG, LOC), an sf novel of outlawed AIs in a culture that aims to program all biological variables(B&C)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Rule of Numerous Small, The  sces  stars & planets, what's the difference between the two; the smallest or dimmest star known; addendum, on p.152, an even dimmer star has been found since this essay was written, star VB 8B; see sequel essay, on the largest star, in 1986 MAR(#5454)
   Wolfe, Gene  Woman Who Went Out, The  ss  1st & only story in F&SF in Latro ser.; this story to be part of novel Soldier of the Mist(1986); one other novel in Latro ser., Soldier of Arete(1989), fantasy novels about an ancient Greek soldier with an ability to see & talk with invisible beings
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 37  cmp  1st prize: Dan F. Gates; 2nd prize: Charles R. Lembke; R-U: Jean MacKay Jackson; Horace Shaeff; M.C. McSherry; Dean Wesley Smith; George Alec Effinger
   F&SF staff  Competition 38  cmp  suggested by John Brunner - take the opening sentences of not fewer than 3, not more than 7, sf novels or stories, & arrange them to make the opening paragraph(s) of another, non-existent story; give sources; invent a title
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 68: 1985 JAN-JUN  indx 
1985 JUL  Knight, Damon  God Machine, The  vi  has coll. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 21: God's Nose(1991); poetry coll. TAB A(1993); has novel Why Do Birds(1992), in 21st century a man claims to have been kidnapped by aliens in the 1930s & returned to Earth w. a mission(B&C); W-1994 NEB, Grandmaster
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: cases of sf authors going "mainstream," e.g. Ray Bradbury; Kate Wilhelm: Welcome, Chaos; C.J. Cherryh: Chanur's Venture; Tim Powers: Dinner at Deviant's Palace
   Bretnor, Reginald  Proud Foot of the Conqueror, The  ss  1st pub. in Jerry Pournelle(ed): There Will Be War, Vol. IV: Day of the Tyrant(1985)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon colls. Can't You Guys Read? Cartoons on Academia(1991), Chalk Up Another One: The Best of Sidney Harris(1992)
   Wilson, Robert Charles  Blue Gularis, The  ss  (1953- ) born in CA, now lives in Toronto; 1st story pub. sf "Eqinocturne" in ANA 1975 FEB, as by Bob Chuck Wilson; has 1st novel, A Hidden Place(1986; N-1986 DIC; 1987 ARR, LOC), in which aliens contact 2 young Americans in a small town in the 1930s
   Watson, Ian  Skin Day, and After  ss  has anth. Picture at an Exhibition(1981), Afterlives: An Anthology of Stories About Life After Death(1986), the latter with Pamela Sargent; novel The Whores of Babylon(1988; N-1989 CLA), about a virtual reality Babylon in the USA(Clute)
   Hochstein, Rolaine  Neighbors  ss  lives in NJ, recipient of the 1985 NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship; has nf books w. Dr. Daniel A. Sugarman, The Seventeen Guide to Knowing Yourself(1967), & ... to You and Other People(1968); novels Stepping Out(1977), Table 47(1983)
   O'Neill, Gene  White Quetzal, The  ss  he & his wife "spent 3 days in the Monteverde Cloud Forest (in Costa Rica) ... neither of us saw a white quetzal"
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Poison in the Negative  sces  vitamins, Part 1 of 5; the vitamin-deficient diseases of scurvy, beri-beri, rickets, pellagra; diseases first became well-known during the Age of Exploration; the first steps in treatment & in discovering vitamins; Parts 2-5 in 1985 AUG-NOV
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Kube-McDowell, Michael P.  When Winter Ends  na  (1954- ) N-1986 LOC; wn. for Michael P. McDowell; Kube his wife's maiden name; raised in NJ; has science education MS from Michigan State; has written scripts for TV's Tales from the Darkside; 1st story pub. sf "The Inevitable Conclusion" in AMZ 1979 AUG
1985 AUG  Strickland, Brad  Pira  ss  has medical horror novels Shadowshow(1988), Children of the Knife(1990); has Jeremy Moon seq. Moon Dreams(1988), Nul's Quest(1989), & Wizard's Mole(1991), which conveys its protagonist into a dream world where he takes his stand(Clute)
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: long essay on Larry Niven's & Jerry Pournelle's collab. book, Footfall; William Gibson: Neuromancer
   Budrys, Algis  Books: Browser's Corner  br  Frank Robinson & John Levin: The Great Divide(1982); obituary & memorial of Lawrence Taylor Shaw (1924-1985), editor of IFS, INF, SFA, etc
   Effinger, George Alec  My First Game As an Immortal  pm  has novels Look Away(1990 chap), & The Zork Chronicles(1990), the latter a humorous novelization in the "Infocom" series based on the fantasy game Zork; also wrote a short story for role-playing game Trinity(1999)
   Gunn, James  Man of Parts  ss  has novels The Joy Makers(1961 fixup), The Immortals(1962 fixup; 1970-71 TV ser.), The Dreamers(1981; N-1982 LOC), Crisis!(1986 fixup); coll. Some Dreams Are Nightmares(1974); nf The Road to S. F. #1-6(1977-98), Isaac Asimov(1982; W-1983 HUG; N-1983 LOC)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Onopa, Robert  Lights, The  ss  (1943- ) born in Chicago, IL; has 1964 BA from Univ. of Illinois, 1966 MA from Univ. of Connecticut; 1974 PhD from Northwestern Univ.; an editor of TriQuarterly #45-48, 1979 SPR-1980 SPR; TriQuarterly is a fiction publication of Northwestern Univ
   Denton, Bradley  Summer We Saw Diana, The  ss 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 10: In Which the Fabled Black Tower Meets Dune With As Much Affection As Godzilla Met Ghidrah  mr  behind the scenes of Dune, Part 2 of 2, the screening, sneak preview, reviews & flop of Dune, & Ellison's review in USA Today; dir. William Friedkin, of The French Connection(1971), The Exorcist(1973), Sorcerer(1977; remake of 1952's The Wages of Fear)
   Young, Robert F.  Three-Mile Syndrome  ss  has humorous fantasy novel The Vizier's Second Daughter(novella "City of Brass" in AMZ 1965 AUG; exp. 1985), in which Mark Billings, sent back in time to kidnap Arabian Nights' author Sheherazade, accidentally steals the wrong woman, her little sister

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