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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1987 NOV  Di Filippo, Paul  Conspiracy of Noise  nv  "Everyone talks about the central role of information & information theory in today's society, but nobody embodies this notion in fiction. I've tried."
   Etchemendy, Nancy  Lunch at Etienne's  ss  N-1987 NEB, short story; has pub. stories & articles in Cricket Magazine
   Kelly, James Patrick  Daemon  ss  N-1988 LOC, ss; Kelly calls this story kind of a 2nd cousin to his story "The F&SF Diet" in F&SF 1984 MAR(#5118); has "On the Net" column in ASI 1998 AUG-present; see his website at
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Soukup, Martha  Master of the Game  ss  (1959- ) born in Chicago, now lives in Albuquerque, NM; graduate 1985 Clarion; 1st story pub. sf "Dress Rehearsal" in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 16(1986); has short story "In Defense of the Social Contracts" in SFAge 1993 SEP, which W-1994 NEB
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Asking the Right Question  sces  stars, supernovas; how the study of the February 23, 1987 supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud aided the study of the neutrino; history of neutrino research; does the neutrino have mass?; follow-up to essay in 1987 AUG(#5700)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Le Guin, Ursula K.  Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight  nv  W-1988 WFA, na; HUG; N-1987 NEB; 1988 LOC, nv; JWC, STU, ss; in Hainish seq., The Left Hand of Darkness(1969; W-1969 NEB; 1970 HUG; 1995 TIP), The Dispossessed(1974; W-1974 NEB; 1975 HUG, LOC), Worlds of Exile and Illusion(1996); see iv in TofU #18 1997
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
1987 DEC  Wilson, Robert Charles  Extras  nv  N-1988 LOC; has novels Darwinia(1998), "in 1912 ... all Europe is mysteriously replaced by a primeval forest"(LOC); Bios(1999), "involving the exploration of a lush but savagely hostile world called Isis"(LOC); coll. The Perseids(2000; N-2001 WFA)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Vladimir Voinovich: Moscow 2042; Patricia Geary: Strange Toys; John Crowley: Aegypt; Michael P. Kube McDowell: Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Book 1: Odyssey; Janet & Isaac Asimov: How to Enjoy Writing; Stephen Brust: The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars
   Tritten, Larry  In Video Veritas  ss  "We have two black cats, Calliope & Nibs, & the latter is always curling up on the cable box on top of the TV, where he frequently changes the channels by pressing different buttons when he moves—so this (story) was inspired by him"
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: Design Dept.  ct 
   Lovin, Roger Robert  Cobbler, The  nv  (1941- ) lives in New Orleans, LA; a former newspaperman, publisher of the south's first alternate newspaper, The Word, writer for the Los Angeles Free Press, the Los Angeles Times, the New Orleans Times Picayune, & the New York Times
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Ledbetter, Kenneth W.  Canyons of Ariel, The  nv  was in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the Voyager 2 flyby of Uranus in February 1986, which prompted this story, about humans & aliens meeting on a moon of Uranus
   Sheffield, Charles  Obsolete Skill  ss  has colls. Vectors(1979), Hidden Variables(1981), Georgia on My Mind, and Other Places(1996; title story in ANA 1993 JAN, W-1993 NEB; 1994 HUG); many novels incl. Jupiter ser., Higher Education(1996; w. Jerry Pournelle), The Billion Dollar Boy(1997)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Effinger, George Alec  Another Dead Grandfather  ss  1st story in Eldres ser.; "I've been thinking about the morality in lots of old sf books, the ones that kill off masses of people in parallel universes in an offhand way, because they're not 'real'; they don't come from 'our' universe so they don't count"
   Shea, Michael  Delivery  ss  see interview in The Scream Factory 1995 WIN; has novel The A'rak(2000), 3rd in the Nifft series, in which Nifft is hired as a swordsman/bodyguard by Lagadene, a woman on a special mission; omnibus The Incompleat Nifft(2000), of 1st two Nifft novels
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Road to Humanity, The  sces  humanity & evolution, Part 1 of 2; humanity, when & how did it come into existence?; what was the key event?; starting from the beginning, evolutionary steps 1-19 of 26 along the road to humanity; Part 2 in 1988 JAN(#5774)
   Shirley, John  Ticket to Heaven  nv  printing error in story, see correction, 1988 MAR, p.107; has cyberpunk Song Called Youth trilogy, Eclipse(1985), Eclipse Penumbra(1988), Eclipse Corona(1990); The Brigade(1982), Cellars(1982), In Darkness Waiting(1988; N-1989 LOC), A Splendid Chaos(1988)
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 73: 1987 JUL-DEC  indx 

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