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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1986 NOV  Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Mueller, Richard  On the Dream Coast in Winter  ss 
   Frazier, Robert  Epicenter  pm  has anth. of poetry, The Rhysling Anthology(1983), & Burning with a Vision: Poetry of Science and the Fantastic(1984)
   Stevens, Julie  Deathtreader, The  ss  Julie A. Stevens, legal aid attorney & writer; lives in Portland, OR; has been pub. since 1981 in ASI, SFAge, RoF, Whispers, Best of Omni, sf anth. Isaac Asimov's Voices of Tomorrow(1984), & in horror anth. by C.L. Grant(ed): Fears(1983), & Midnight(1985)
   Boatman, Alan  Agua Morte  ss  graduate of Univ. of Michigan, a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford Univ.; has 1st novel Summer's Lie(1970); Comrades in Arms(1974), about a Marine in Vietnam who was shot in the back by a fellow Marine
   Shaver, Edward F.  Stones  nv 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Unmentionable Planet, The  sces  planet, Uranus; the planet with the ill-pronounced name; new information on it from Voyager 2(closest approach January 24, 1986)
   Griffin, Russell  Place of Turnings, The  ss  time travel story of two academics who go back in time to 1066 & the battle for England between the Saxons & the Normans; this story written in the spring of 1986; in August, while vacationing in New Hampshire, he suffered a stroke & died; he was 43
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
1986 DEC  Sargent, Pamela  Soul's Shadow, The  nv  has novels w. George Zebrowski, A Fury Scorned(1996), Star Trek: Heart of the Sun(1997), & Star Trek: Across the Universe(1999); has alt. hist. Climb the Wind(1998; N-1998 SDW); see iv in Nova Express 1991 WIN; iv & bib at
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "how well-written does a book have to be, & what do you mean by 'well-written,'" qualities to good writing; Walter Jon Williams: Hardwired; Charles G. Sheffield: The Nimrod Hunt
   Morressy, John  Spirits From the Vasty Deep  ss  9th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series, & 2nd story in the wizard Conhoon of the Three Gifts series; some stories in his Kedrigern series were revised for his fixup novel, A Voice for Princess(1986; N-1987 LOC)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Ledbetter, Kenneth W.  Outpost on Europa  nv  an aerospace engineer, worked on Viking spacecraft at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, currently spacecraft team manager for the Venus Radar Mapping; has nf book w. Stephen D. Wall, Design of Mission Operations Systems for Scientific Remote Sensing(1991)
   Gilliland, Alexis  Cartoon  ct 
   Cowper, Richard  Test Case  ss  has coll. The Magic Spectacles and Other Tales(1986); has last novel Shades of Darkness(1986), after which he retired from writing, to restore furniture with his wife & to paint; see his obits in LOC 2002 JUN, SFC 2002 JUL, & INZ 2002 AUG
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 20: In Which Manifestations of Arrested Adolescence Are Shown to Be Symptoms of a Noncommunicable Dopiness, Thank Goodness  mr  essay: films made by adults w. the sensibilities of adolescents; Legend(1985), dir. Ridley Scott, stars Tom Cruise; Labyrinth(1986), stars David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly; briefly, Big Trouble in Little China(1986); Lost Horizons(1937; rest. 1973); 1 more
   Goulart, Ron  Glory  ss  in the late 1970s, Goulart created & wrote the Star Hawks comic strip, which was drawn by Gil Kane; he also wrote & drew the comic strip, Ron Goulart's Golden Age Funnies
   Saylor, Steven  Insecticide  ss  (1956- ) born in TX; has Roma Sub Rosa historical mys. ser., c. 56 BC P.I. Gordianus the Finder, novels Catalina's Riddle(1993; W-Lambda), Rubicon(1999), etc; A Twist at the End(2000), based on 1885 serial murders; coll. The House of the Vestals(1997)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Dead-End Middle, The  sces  stars; novas & white dwarfs from binary stars; fusion process in biggest stars us. ends at iron-56, the dead-end middle, as the average particle mass of its nucleus is lowest among the elements(0.99884); most of iron on Earth from exploded white dwarfs
   Brin, David & Daniel Brin  Stage of Memory, A  nv  (1950- ; 1956?- ) David is in F&SF by himself; his brother Daniel is a newspaperman living in L.A.; see David's interviews in INZ #41 1990, FTL 1990 FLL, & LOC 1986 MAY(#302), 1989 DEC(#347), & 1997 MAR(#434)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 41  cmp  1st prize: Mark Bernstein; 2nd prize: Angus MacDonald; R-U: Michael D. Toman; Judith Tarr; Marc Laidlaw; Bill & Ann Hupe; Bruce Berges; Chris East
   F&SF staff  Competition 42  cmp  suggested by Donna & Chuck Peitzman and Stephen Mendenhall - vary the title of any mainstream or non-sf work to turn it into an sf/f piece, e.g.: Uncle Tom's Spaceship
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 71: 1986 JUL-DEC  indx 

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