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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1986 JUL  Asimov, Isaac  Science: Labels on the Molecules  sces  isotopes & radioactive isotopes, Part 2 of 4; deuterium(hydrogen-2), & heavy water, via the history of the study of metabolism & the use of isotopic labels; Part 1 in 1986 JUN(#5497), Part 3 in 1986 AUG(#5525), Part 4 in 1986 SEP(#5542)
   Niemand, O.  Wisdom of Having Money, The  nv  6th & last story in Springfield series, this one written in the style of Mark Twain
1986 AUG  Aandahl, Vance  Born From the Beast  na  N-1987 LOC, novella; the adventures of a trio traveling up a river wilderness on the colony planet Misare XII - young disfigured Becky Laffoon, old-timer Unbefrontable, & a mysterious stranger who calls himself V.J. van Downey
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: William Gibson, & his books, Count Zero, & Burning Chrome; Algis Budrys(ed): Writers of the Future, Vol. II(contains the last piece Frank Herbert ever wrote)
   Hiller, Neil W.  First I Came to Los Angeles  ss  has novella Spacecamp(1986), with his wife Barbara B. Hiller, a juvenile adaptation/novelization of the movie script of SpaceCamp(1986), which stars Kate Capshaw
   Gallagher, Stephen  By the River, Fontainebleau  ss  has novels Follower(1984), Valley of Lights(1987), Oktober(1988), the latter about an experimental drug that allows the protagonist to control other people's nightmares
   Funnell, Augustine  Trick  nv  (1952- ) from Canada, has participated in F&SF's Competition contest; has two space opera novels, Brandyjack(1976), & its sequel, Rebels of Merka(1976)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: Bus Stop  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 18: In Which Youth Goeth Before a Fall  mr  Young Sherlock Holmes(1985), Part 2 of 2, with digressions into the "auteur theory" in movies & comic books, & how hommage can "run amuck"; Ellison has anth. Medea: Harlan's World(1985; W-1986 LOC), set on a world that he conceived
   Purtill, Richard L.  Something in the Blood  ss  also in F&SF as Richard Purtill; has novels The Stolen Goddess(1980), Murdercon(1982 sf mys.), The Mirror of Helen(1983), The Parallel Man(1984), Enchantment at Delphi(1986 ya); nf Lord of the Elves and Eldils(1974), Philosophical Questions(1985)
   Strickland, Brad  In the Hour Before Dawn  ss  has completed ya fantasy adventures begun by the late John Bellairs, in his Lewis Barnavelt series, The Ghost in the Mirror(1993), The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder(1993), The Doom of the Haunted Opera(1995); alone, The Hand of the Necromancer(1996)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Consequences of Pie, The  sces  isotopes & radioactive isotopes, Part 3 of 4; radioactive tracers & how they were first used; radioisotopes formed by bombarding atoms with alpha particles; Part 1 in 1986 JUN(#5497), Part 2 in 1986 JUL(#5514), Part 4 in 1986 SEP(#5542)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Grant, Charles L.  Crystal  ss  as Lionel Fenn has Diego ser., Once Upon a Time in the East(1993), etc; as Steven Charles has Private Academy ser., Nightmare Session(1986), etc; has novels The X-Files: Goblins(1994), & : Whirlwind(1995); Something Stirs(1991), Raven(1993), Jackals(1994)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 40  cmp  1st prize: S. Hamm; 2nd prize: Pat Cadigan; R-U: Richard Hopkins; Madelaine Hausmann; Thea Kilosseus; Clint Everett; Gerina Dunwich
   F&SF staff  Competition 41  cmp  suggested by Stephen Mendenhall - put together 2 or more sf/f titles, the first word of one being the same as the last word of the prev. title to come up with something meaningful or ridiculous, e.g.: Behold the Man Who Fell to Earth Abides
1986 SEP  Wagar, W. Warren  President's Worm, The  ss  has SF-related books - H.G. Wells: Journalism and Prophecy, 1893-1946(coll. of essays, 1964), Terminal Visions: The Literature of Last Things(1982), A Short History of the Future(1989), latter a speculative history of the next 200 years told from 2200 AD
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: John W. Campbell Jr, his role in the sf world, his tenure at ASF/ANA, his relationship w. var. sf authors, & Budrys' personal reminiscences; Perry A. Chapdelaine Sr, Tony Chapdelaine, & George Hay(ed): The John W. Campbell Letters, Vol. I
   Gilliland, Alexis  Cartoon: SF Critics Symposium Today  ct  has Wizenbeak series novels, Wizenbeak(1986), The Shadow Shaia(1990), & The Lord of Troll-Bats(1992), humorous fantasy novels about a water-dowsing wizard beleaguered by court politics
   Guthridge, George & Meredith  Snow Coil, The  ss  father & daughter collab., they live in Alaska & say much of the material in this story is based on fact; daughter has won state & international fiction competitions; father is also in F&SF by himself, & in collab. w. his wife as George Florance-Guthridge
   Rucker, Rudy  Soft Death  ss  has anth. Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder(1987), & Semiotext(e) Science Fiction(1989), the latter with Robert Anton Wilson & Peter Lamborn Wilson; has novels Master of Space and Time(1984), The Hollow Earth(1990), The Hacker and the Ant(1994)
   Effinger, George Alec  Yesterday's Gone  nv  has satirical sf novel, The Red Tape War: A Round-Robin Science Fiction Novel(1991), with co-authors Jack L. Chalker & Mike Resnick; Effinger has taught mystery & science fiction writing at the Univ. of New Orleans for several years
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Holmstrom, David  Pink Bears  ss  has pub. fiction, articles, & humor in a number of magazines incl. AHMM, & Campus Life; was awarded a grant for fiction writing from the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation
   Johnson, Bill  Business As Usual  ss 
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Blackwood, Algernon  At a Mayfair Luncheon  ss  (1869-1951) 1st pub. in Windsor Magazine, 1936 MAR; UK fantasy writer, lived in Canada & US; 1st story pub. A Mysterious House(1889; 1987 chap); colls. The Empty House(1906), The Listener(1907), etc; 1st novel John Silence, Physician Extraordinary(1908)
   Ashley, Mike  Afterword to "At a Mayfair Luncheon" (by Algernon Blackwood)  aw  (1948- ) wn. for Michael Ashley; has nf book Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography(1987); mentions history of this story, & mentions others - "The Doll," "The Trod," "The Wednesday Story," "The Castlebridge Cat," "Lock Your Door," & coll. Shocks(1935)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Enemy Within, The  sces  isotopes & radioactive isotopes, Part 4 of 4; tracers, specifically Carbon-14; naturally occurring radioactive isotopes found in the human body, & probably causing the occasional cancer or mutation; potassium-40, hydrogen-3; Parts 1-3 in 1986 JUN-AUG
   Watson, Ian  Queenmagic, Pawnmagic  na  abridged edition of his novel Queenmagic, Kingmagic(1986), pub. also in SEP, & reviewed in F&SF 1988 OCT; narrated by the pawn squire Pedino, it concerns the game of chess & the magical struggle betw. his city of Bellogard & the ebon city of Chorny
1986 OCT  Tiptree, James Jr  Our Resident Djinn  ss  has colls. Byte Beautiful: 8 Science Fiction Stories(1985), Her Smoke Rose Up Forever(1990; N-1991 LOC), Neat Sheets: The Poetry of J.T.Jr(1996), Meet Me at Infinity(2000); also used ps. Racoona Sheldon; see her essay in Du Pont(ed): Women of Vision(1988)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Theodore Sturgeon, & his novel Godbody; Mike Resnick: Santiago; H.W. Hall(ed): Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Index, 1980-1984
   Bretnor, Reginald  Ultimate Weapon  nv 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Holdstock, Robert  Thorn  ss  N-1987 LOC, short story; 1st pub. in Birmingham SF Group, in 1984; has written novels under ps. Chris Carlsen, Richard Kirk, Ken Blake, Robert Faulcon; has Mythago Wood ser. Lavondyss(1988; W-1989 BSF), The Bone Forest (1991), The Hollowing(1993), etc
   Pohl, Frederik  Saucery  ss  has novels The Merchant's War(1984), Black Star Rising(1985), The Coming of the Quantum Cats(ANA 1986 JAN-APR; 1986; N-1987 LOC), Terror(1986), Chernobyl(1987), The Day the Martians Came(1988 fixup), Homegoing(1989), The World at the End of Time(1990)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 19: In Which We Long for the Stillness of the Lake, the Smooth Swell of the Sea  mr  essay: Ellison's definition of maturity, "observations about childish & adult visions of what to make as a motion picture in an era when studios check the growth rings of writers & directors before they commit ..."; Short Circuit(1986), stars Ally Sheedy
   Shepard, Lucius  Arcevoalo, The  nv  N-1987 LOC, novelette; "my idea of a story told by a future storyteller about his distant past, which is our distant future ..."; has coll. with Robert Frazier, Nantucket Slayrides: Three Short Novels(1989), two novellas being by Shepard
   Nurit  Cartoon: In—Out—Limbo  ct 
   Shea, Michael  Fill It With Regular  nv  N-1987 LOC, novelette; has a Chthulhu Mythos horror novelette, "Fat Face," pub. as a chapbook in 1987, was N-1988 BFA
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Relativity of Wrong, The  sces  right & wrong are not absolutes, but "fuzzy concepts," e.g., the flat Earth, the spherical Earth, the pear-shaped Earth beliefs, etc
   Brunner, John  Fellow Traveler, The  ss  has novels The Dramaturges of Yan(1971), The Sheep Look Up(1972; N-1972 NEB; 1973 LOC), The Stone That Never Came Down(1973), Polymath(1974), Total Eclipse(1974; N-1975 LOC), Web of Everywhere(1974), The Shockwave Rider(1975; N-1976 DIT, LOC)
   Springer, Nancy  Boy Who Plaited Manes, The  ss  N-1986 NEB; 1987 HUG, LOC, short story; WFA, short fiction; Springer loves horses, & often writes them into her fiction; she volunteers for Horseback Riding for the Handicapped, & the Wind Ridge Farm Equine Sanctuary, in Wellsville, PA
1986 NOV  Fowler, Karen Joy  Face Value  ss  N-1987 LOC; has 1st novel Sarah Canary(1991; N-1991 TIP; 1992 LOC, NEB), a first contact novel in which a strange female, perhaps an alien, arrives in the state of Washington in 1873 & is dubbed Sarah Canary because of the birdlike sounds she makes(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Stephen King & his "research dyslexias," writes well, espec. the "prepubescent scene"; Stephen King: It; David L. Rosheim: Galaxy Magazine, The Dark and the Light Years; Terry Carr(ed): The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. IV
   Jonas, Gerald  Year All the Kennedy Children Ran for President, The  ss  writes educational films on science for high school students; has nf book The Living Earth Book of North American Trees(1993)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Denton, Bradley  Killing Weeds  nv 
   Yolen, Jane  Uncorking of Uncle Finn, The  ss  a past president of the SFWA, Yolen has also been on the Board of Directors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators since its inception, over 25 years ago; see her website at; has coll. The Faery Flag(1989)

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