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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1988 APR  Foster, Alan Dean & Sally McBride  Dance on a Forgotten Shore  nv  (1946- ; ? - ?) McBride's novelette, "The Fragrance of Orchids" in ASI 1994 MAY, W-1995 AUR, for best short fiction
   Aldiss, Brian W.  How an Inner Door Opened to My Heart  ss  has anth. Space Odysseys(1974), Space Opera(1974), Evil Earths(1975), Galactic Empires(1976), Decade the 1940s(1975), ... 1950s(1976), ... 1960s(1977), the last 3 w. Harry Harrison; novel The Malacia Tapestry(1976); coll. Seasons in Flight(1984)
   Yolen, Jane  Dusty Loves  ss  with her eldest son, Adam Stemple, a musician, Yolen has collab. on at least one book, Sing Noel(1996), a coll. of traditional Christmas carols, that incl. arrangements for piano & guitar, & introductions that describe the history of each song
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Zebrowski, George  Jumper  ss  has anth. Nebula Awards 20-22(1986-1989), Synergy #1-4(1987-1989); novel w. Charles Pellegrino, The Killing Star(1995; N-1996 LOC); w. Pamela Sargent, Star Trek: A Fury Scorned(1996), & Star Trek: Heart of the Sun(1997); novel Brute Orbit(1998)
   Laidlaw, Marc  Middleman's Rent  ss  has 1st novel Dad's Nuke(1985), a sf satire of suburban life & Christian fundamentalism set in a near-future community effectively sealed off from the rest of the disintegrating USA(Clute)
   Taylor, L.  Cartoon: Anti Matter—Anti Men—Anti War  ct  working name for Lynne Taylor
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Iron, Cold Iron  sces  element iron, Part 1 of 2; its history & its role in man's history; magnetism, compasses, & man's exploration of the Earth; Part 2 in 1988 MAY(#5834)
   Engstrom, Elizabeth  Fogarty & Fogarty  na  (1951- ) N-1989 LOC, nv; story of a homeless man & a startling & pleasant addition to his life; wn. for Betsy Lynn Gutzmer Engstrom; grew up in Park Ridge, IL; lives in Eugene, OR; horror writer mostly, 1st book pub. coll. When Darkness Loves Us(1985)
1988 MAY  Ferman, Edward L.  In This Issue  note  beginning in this issue, a new column by Charles Platt, "Inside Science Fiction," about the doings in the sf world, pub. at irregular intervals; also in this issue is Alice Sheldon's last James Tiptree Jr story in F&SF, "The Color of Neanderthal Eyes"
   Tiptree, James Jr  Color of Neanderthal Eyes, The  na  N-1989 LOC, novella; about a telepath, Tom Jared, who is stranded on the sea world, Wet, & his relationship with the gentle humanoid & aquatic natives; see "A Short Autobiography of Alice Sheldon", in the NYRSF 1998 DEC
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  David Zindell: Neverness; Robert Silverberg(ed): Worlds of Wonder; 3 computer games - Starflight, Exodus: Ultima III, Bard's Tale; Terence M. Green: The Woman Who Is the Midnight Wind; see Card's interview in The Leading Edge #23 1991
   Bishop, Michael  Reply to Orson Scott Card, A  lttr  response to 1988 FEB review by Card of Bishop's book, The Secret Ascension(1987; vt Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas, 1988 UK); says Card accuses him of character assassination of Richard M. Nixon
   Strickland, Brad  Caution Sign  ss  has completed ya fantasy novels begun by the late John Bellairs, in his Johnny Dixon series, The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie(1994); by himself, The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder(1997); see entry in C.A., vol.130, p.439-440
   Platt, Charles  Inside Science Fiction: Ackermania  ar  "The Auction of the Century" of part of Forrest J Ackerman sf collection, which incl. some of Frank Frazetta's artwork; why are some people infected with Ackermania, or obsessive collecting?; Platt's 1st story pub. sf/f "One of Those Days" in SCF #68 1964
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Klavan, Andrew  Woman in the Wood, The  pm  (1954- ) has 1st novel Face of the Earth(1980); has NYC reporter John Wells ser. incl. The Scarred Man(1990; W-EDG) as by Keith Peterson; as Klavan, Don't Say a Word(1991; N-1992 EDG; 2001 movie), True Crime(1995; 1999 movie), The Uncanny(1998)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Williamson, Chet  Miss Tuck and the Gingerbread Boy  ss  has novel Reign(1990; N-1991 STO), which blends novel & stage play, as a theatre star portraying a character in a play finds himself & his troupe being visited by the murderous embodiment of that character(Clute)
   Di Filippo, Paul  Short Course in Art Appreciation, A  ss  has interview in NonStop Science Fiction Magazine #1 1993
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 29: In Which Li'l White Lies Are Revealed to Be at Least Tattletale Gray  mr  essay: answers question, why are you so angry?; cuz of lies from film industry, movies discussed: The Emerald Forest(1985); Hangar 18(1980); Frankenstein: The True Story(1973); Shark's Treasure(1975); Ladyhawke(1985); The Philadelphia Experiment(1984)
   Haber, Karen  Madre de Dios  ss  (1955- ) her 1st pub. story; wn. for Karen Lee Haber Silverberg; lives in San Francisco, CA; married to Robert Silverberg since 1987; has Fire in Winter seq., incl. her 1st novel, The Mutant Season(Silverberg's 1973 ss; exp. 1989), The Mutant Prime(1990)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: From Pole to Pole  sces  element iron, Part 2 of 2; history & study of magnetism, Earth's magnetic field & inner core; questions about the Earth's magnetic poles; Part 1 in 1988 APR(#5819)
   Morrow, James  Eye That Never Blinks, The  ss  has novelization of computer game(In Search of the Most Amazing Thing), The Adventures of Smoke Bailey(1983); novels The Continent of Lies(1984), This Is the Way the World Ends(1986; N-1986 NEB; 1987 JWC, LOC); see iv's in INZ 1991 APR, LOC 1998 AUG(#451)
1988 JUN  Weiner, Andrew  Man Who Was Lucky, The  ss  has coll. Distant Signals and Other Stories(1990)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Michael Shea, "a writers' writer"; Michael Shea: Polyphemus; Charles N. Brown & William G. Contento(ed): Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror: 1986
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Charles de Lint: Jack the Giant Killer; Mary Stanton: The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West; Parke Godwin: A Truce With Time; also in Card's Alvin Maker ser., Prentice Alvin(1989; W-1990 LOC; N-1989 NEB; 1990 HUG, MYT)
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Prince of the Steppes, The  ss  has column about sf/f authors & their works, & sf's history, "From the Heart's Basement," in Pulphouse: A Fiction Magazine, #10 1992 to #16 1993, the first column being about sf author Alice Sheldon, aka James Tiptree Jr
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Minimum Security Prison: The Windup Chair  ct 
   Wilson, F. Paul  Muscles  ss  (1946- ) wn. for Francis Paul Wilson; 1st story pub. sf "The Cleaning Machine" in Startling Mystery Stories 1971 MAR; has 1st novel, LaNague Federation trilogy, Healer("Pard" in ANA 1972 DEC; exp. 1976; W-1990 PRO), Wheels Within Wheels(1978; W-1979 PRO)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 30: In Which 3 Cinematic Variations on "The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" Are Presented  mr  story discussed was pub. in Thomas M. Disch(ed): Bad Moon Rising(1973), & W-1974 EDG, & is "a fantasy based on the real-life murder of ... Kitty Genovese in Queens in 1964"; 3 variations of a screenplay of a scene based on this story are given
   Denton, Bradley  Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians, The  na  N-1988 NEB; 1989 HUG, LOC, novella; the life certain comedians might have/or may encounter after death, a tale that satirizes certain views held by our society & presents a rather dystopian view of heaven
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct  Jonik did gag-writing "only 3 times for Charles Addams from before my work was accepted on its own at New Yorker Magazine. Ideas simply are presented on a platter by day to day things in the news or anywhere."
   Sterling, Bruce  Our Neural Chernobyl  ss  N-1989 HUG, ss; has novel with William Gibson, The Difference Engine(1990; N-1991 NEB; 1992 AUR, BSF, JWC, LOC), the 1st part of which is derived from their short story "The Angel of Goliad" in INZ #40 1990, about an alternate world London
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Is Anyone Listening?  sces  overpopulation, where & to what is it leading to, predictions & projections; a sequel to essays "The Power of Progression" in 1969 MAY(#2781), "Crowded!" in 1967 MAR(#2465), & "More Crowded!" in 1980 MAY(#4445)
   Gotschalk, Felix C.  Nakajima Cyberspace  ss  see essay on Gotschalk in CANR vol.161, p. 147-148, 1998
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 74: 1988 JAN-JUN  indx 
1988 JUL  Ellison, Harlan  Eidolons (dedicated to the memory of Mike Hodel)  ss  W-1989 LOC, short story; has used ps. Cordwainer Bird since 1957, but after 1964 has used it to designate material he partially disclaimed, esp. through conflicts with TV producers; for example the TV series The Starlost(1973-1974, 16 ep.)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "consider the story set in the afterglow of civilization"; William Brinkley: The Last Ship
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Paul Preuss: Starfire; Stephen King: The Tommyknockers; Leigh Kennedy: Faces; Harry Turtledove: A Different Flesh; also in Card's Alvin Maker ser., Alvin Journeyman(1995; W-1996 LOC), Heartfire(1998), omnibus Alvin Wandering(1998)
   Hornig, Doug  Entropy  ss  has pub. poetry & written screenplays; has medical thriller, with Peter Caine, Virus(1989); has Steven Kirk, burned-out government agent from Charlottesville, VA, series mystery novels Waterman(1987), & Stinger(1990)
   Soukup, Martha  Big Wish, The  ss  has colls. Rosemary's Brain and Other Tales of Weird Wonder(1992); The Arbitrary Placement of Walls(1997), the title story(ss in ASI 1992 APR) of which N-1992 NEB; 1993 HUG, LOC, WFA; nv "The House of Expectations" in Hayden: Starlight 2(1998), N-1998 TIP
   Bretnor, Reginald  Aunt's Flight  ss 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Reincarnation  ct 
   Aandahl, Vance  In the Light of the Holy Herb  ss  author says he wrote this story "in hopes of exploring the psychology of fear & showing that fear can so drain us that we are left open to transformation"
   Bradbury, Ray  Thing at the Top of the Stairs, The  ss  N-1989 STO, short story; 1st pub. in his coll. The Toynbee Convector(1988; N-1989 LOC, STO); stories/novels of his were basis for movies Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine(1981 TV), Quest(1983), Something Wicked This Way Comes(1983)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Longest River, The  sces  rivers, the Nile River; how the Nile River helped bring on & how it affected the Egyptian civilization; compared to the same effect of the Tigris & Euphrates Rivers on civilizations; see earlier essay on rivers, "Old Man River" in 1966 NOV(#2422)
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  Beyond the Red Lord's Reach  no-1/3  7th story in her Alaric ser.; Alaric escapes the Red Lord only to become enmeshed into the affairs of the nomads, with whom he has sought refuge; an expanded version to be pub. in book form as In the Red Lord's Reach(1989), a sequel to Born to Exile(1978)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 45  cmp  1st prize: Jeff Grimshaw; 2nd prize: Martin S. Kohl; R-U: Patricia Warrick; Crewel Punz, Inc.; Agustin Goba; Jon & Holly Jackson; Jospeh(sic) S. Potts; William H. Garsi; Jade Chin; Andy Tisbert; Jim Collins; Michael Doherty & Ben Spergel; & 5 more

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