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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1987 AUG  Robinson, Kim Stanley  Return From Rainbow Ridge, The  nv  N-1988 LOC, novelette; has Mars ser. novels Red Mars(1992; W-1993 BSF, NEB; N-1992 TIP; 1993 CLA, HUG, LOC, SFC), Green Mars(1994; W-1994 HUG, LOC; N-BSF, NEB, SFC), Blue Mars(1996; W-1997 HUG, LOC; N-BSF, CLA, JWC, SFC)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  S.P. Somtow: a horror novel in progress, about snow, werewolves, & Sioux Indians; essay: Clive Barker & his book, The Damnation Game; Algis Budrys(ed): L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  David Foster Wallace: The Broom of the System; George R.R. Martin: Sandkings(graphic adaptation); Michael P. Kube-McDowell: Emprise, Enigma, & Empery(Trigon Disunity trilogy); Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination; Carolyn See: Golden Days
   Foster, Alan Dean  Norg Gleeble Gop  ss  has novelizations Outland(1981), Clash of the Titans(1981), The Thing(1982), Krull(1983), The Last Starfighter(1984), Shadowkeep(1984), Starman(1984), Pale Rider(1987), Alien Nation(1988), The Dig(1996); novels The I Inside(1984), Slipt(1984)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Weiner, Andrew  Going to Meet the Alien  nv 
   Burleson, Donald R.  Family Dentistry  ss  (1941- ) Prof. of Mathematics at Rivier College; has nf books H.P. Lovecraft: A Critical Study(1983), Lovecraft: Disturbing the Universe(1990); colls. Four Shadowings(1994), Beyond the Lamplight(1996); sf novel Flute Song(1996); see bio in DTH 1996 SPR
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Celebrating  ss  has anth. Uncollected Stars(1986), with Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg, & Piers Anthony
   Busby, David  Gallery of Masks, The  nv  spent the early part of his life in Pakistan, now lives in the remote border country between England & Wales
   Williamson, Chet  Play Dead  ss  has interviews in TWZ 1986 JUL/AUG, Fear! 1989 JAN/FEB, Stanley J. Wiater(ed): Night Visions 7(1989), The Blood Review 1990 APR, WRT 1990 FLL(a Special Chet Williamson Issue), & Haunts #24 1992; see article in CMD 1990 SUM
   Kopf  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Super-Exploding Stars  sces  stars, novas, Part 3 of 3; how the study of the 1906 S Andromeda nova led to a wealth of information about novas, supernovas, & the size of the universe; note at end of essay, a new supernova appeared in Large Magellanic Cloud - see 1987 NOV essay(#5744)
   Armstrong, Michael  Verts Get a Nuke, The  nv  an excerpt from his 1st novel, After the Zap(1987), a post-EMP sf catastrophic story about a world in which detonating a "nuke" becomes a difficult, personal decision
1987 SEP  Cross, Ronald Anthony  Shiva Shiva  ss  (1937- ) lives in Santa Monica, CA; "I don't identify with any movement in literature (new wave or cyberpunk) but consider myself a genuine outsider, heart & soul ..."
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Nancy Etchemendy: The Watchers of Space, & its sequel, The Crystal City; Algis Budrys(ed): L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III; Andrew Weiner: Station Gehenna(exp. from F&SF 1982 APR)
   Morressy, John  Legend of Fair Women, A  nv  wizard Tristaver
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Caraker, Mary  Lumisland  ss  has 1st novel, Seven Worlds(1986 fixup), about Morgan Faraday, a tough female Space Exploratory Forces agent, who is entrusted with the task of improving communications between humans & other species(Clute); sequel, The Snows of Jaspre(1989)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 25: In Which the Specter at the Banquet Takes a Healthy Swig From the Flagon With the Dragon, or Maybe the Chalice From the Palace  mr  essay: guilty pleasures, in Ken Russell's films; violence in films & the crowds who love it; Gothic(1986 UK), dir. Ken Russell, about Percy Shelley, Mary Godwin & Lord Byron on the night of June 16, 1816, stars Natasha Richardson, Gabriel Byrne
   Dawes  Cartoon  ct 
   Wellen, Edward  Waswolf (with thanks to Charles G. Waugh)  ss 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Ambrosia Vendor  ct 
   O'Neill, Gene  Armless Conductor, The  ss 
   Mueller, Richard  Bless This Ship  ss  a pair of interwoven yarns in a WWII sea story, "I got the idea for this after becoming fascinated with the phrase 'Constructive Total Loss'"
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Sacred Poet, A  sces  poetry, the effect and power of poems; examples, "Old Ironsides," "The Star-Spangled Banner," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "The Battle Cry of Freedom"
   Shaver, Edward F.  Gods Arrive, The  nv 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 43  cmp  1st prize: Lee Crawley; 2nd prize: Joe Rico; R-U: Jeff Grimshaw; S. Hamm; Ken Zauter/Sophia Canavos; Darienne T. Franks; Joyce A. Cowan; Robert Coulson; Randi Cohen; Paul Rose; Michael D. Toman
   F&SF staff  Competition 44  cmp  suggested by Timothy W. Bartel - coin a term based on 1 or more names of an sf/f luminary, with a brief definition, e.g.: Longyear, n, the amount of subjective time it takes to read "Enemy Mine" in its entirety
1987 OCT  Ferman, Edward L.  In This Issue/Coming Soon  note  on occasion of 38th anniversary a new look inside & out, designed by Hans Teensma; fiction now in one column format, non-fiction in two column format, etc; brief mention of Alice Sheldon/James Tiptree Jr tragic death in May 1987
   Kessel, John  Judgment Call  ss  has colls. Meeting in Infinity: Allegories & Extrapolations(1992; N-1993 LOC, WFA), & The Pure Product(1997; N-1998 LOC); Kessel is the literary executor of the late Lawrence S. Rudner, & edited the latter's last novel, Memory's Tailor(1998)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Stephen King, the contemporary writer we must understand; Stephen King: Misery; H.W. Hall(ed): Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1878-1985
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Robert Charles Wilson: Memory Wire; Judith Moffett: Pennterra; Lloyd Alexander: The Illyrian Adventure; also in Card's Ender Wiggins ser., Speaker for the Dead(1986; W-1986 NEB; 1987 HUG, JWC, LOC, SFC), Xenocide(1991; N-1992 HUG, LOC)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Sherman, Delia  Maid on the Shore, The  ss  (1951- ) wn. for Cordelia Caroline Sherman, her 1st pub. story, is "loosely based on the ballad 'Maid on the Shore' as recorded by Martin Carthy & Frankie Armstrong"; born in Tokyo, PhD from Brown Univ.; teaches freshman comp. & fantasy at Boston Univ.
   Wilhelm, Kate  Disassembler, The  ss  has novels Margaret and I(1971), The Clewiston Test(1976; W-1995 TIP), Juniper Time(1979; W-1981 Apollo), A Sense of Shadow(1981), The Winter Beach(1981), Oh, Susannah(1982), Welcome Chaos(1983); see iv's in Platt: Who Writes S. F.?(1980), & TofU 1987 SPR
   Yolen, Jane  Frog Prince  pm  with her youngest son, Jason Stemple, an outdoor photographer living in Colorado, Yolen has collab. on 3 books - Water Music: Poems for Children(1995), Once Upon Ice and Other Frozen Poems, & Snow, Snow: Winter Poems for Children
   Tuttle, Lisa  Colonization of Edward Beal, The  ss  has novels Lost Futures(1992; N-1992 TIP; 1993 BSF, CLA), an sf novel about a woman who slips between her different selves in parallel universes(B&C); Food Man(1995; N-1995 TIP), Panther in Argyll(1996), the latter a ya fantasy novel
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 26: In Which a Good Time Was Had by All and an Irrevelant Name-Dropping of Fritz Leiber Occurs for No Better Reason Than to Remind Him ...  mr  ... How Much We Love Him and Admire Him; Witches of Eastwick(1987), loosely based on John Updike's 1984 fantasy novel, stars Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer; see Christopher Priest: The Book on the Edge of Forever(1988), on Ellison
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Davidson, Avram  Mountaineers Are Always Free  vi  has anth. Magic for Sale(1983; N-1984 LOC); Davidson W-1986 WFA, for Lifetime Achievement; novel with his ex-wife Grania Davis, Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty(1988); Davidson was a practioner of Tenrikyo(see its official website at
   Dawes  Cartoon: Time Machine  ct 
   Bryant, Edward  Drummer's Star  ss  has short story "The Cutter" in David J. Schow(ed): Silver Scream(1988), which was pub. as part of Pulphouse Short Story Paperback series, #8, in 1991
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Very Error of the Moon, The  sces  Moon; the possibilities of how our Moon originated, & the most probable way; first thoughts in 1759 by Georges de Buffon, then new ideas in 1974 by William K. Hartmann
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Roberts, Keith  Tiger Sweater, The  na  N-1987 NEB, na; 2nd & last story in F&SF in Kaeti Fredericks series; Kaeti is a young Londoner whose life frequently takes unexpected & odd turns; series coll. in Kaeti & Company(1986), Kaeti on Tour(1992); see obit in LOC 2000 NOV
   Jonik  Cartoon: Milky Way, The (Detail)  ct  (1942- ) 1st pub. in NYM, in 1987; working name for John Jonik; he was born & lives in Philadelphia, PA; attended Villanova Univ., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, & the Univ. of Pennsylvania
1987 NOV  Tiptree, James Jr  In Midst of Life  nv  N-1988 LOC, short story; notice in story intro that Alice Sheldon shot & killed her ailing husband(Alzheimer's) & then herself in May 1987 at their home in McLean, VA; this story was the last work her agent received before Alice Sheldon's death
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Frederik Pohl, "the only master sf writer of the 20th century who hasn't developed a characteristic style"; Frederik Pohl: Chernobyl; Julia Ecklar: Divine Intervention(sf filk-singing recording)(sic)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Chet Williamson: Ash Wednesday; Bob Shaw: The Ragged Astronauts; Stephen King: Misery; Lucius Shepard: Jaguar Hunter; Kim Stanley Robinson: The Planet on the Table; also in Card's Ender ser., Children of the Mind(1996; N-1997 LOC)
   Gilbert, Christopher  Love at the 99th Percentile  ss  (1949- ) born in Birmingham, Ala; psychologist, lives in Worcester, MA; "I'm research minded, but sf provides the outlet for my hypotheses I'll never get around to testing ..."; has anth. of African-American poetry, Across the Mutual Landscape(1984)

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