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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1989 JAN  Springer, Nancy  Serenity  nv  other novels in The Book of the Sun seq., The Black Beast(1982; N-1983 LOC), The Golden Swan(1983) - these two assembled as The Book of Vale(1983) - & Wings of Flame(1985; N-1986 LOC); has novels Chains of Gold(1986), A Horse to Love(1987)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct  Jonik has been drawing cartoons "since the age of 7 in 2nd Grade, so I'd have to credit the nuns in Catholic School & their policies for being a prompter to put stuff onto paper. Plus some Kiddie Shows on TV presented games etc to encourage drawing."
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: defining fantasy again, this time "classical fantasy," a fiction which uses mythological, religious, superstitious or animist characters; A.A. Attanasio: Wyvern; Elmore Leonard: Touch
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  young-adult f/sf reviews; Daniel M. Pinkwater: Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars; Pamela Sargent: Alien Child; Peter Dickinson: The Changes: Vol. 1, The Devil's Children; Vol. 2, Heartease; Vol. 3, The Weathermonger; E.L. Konigsburg: Up from Jericho Tel
   Tritten, Larry  Science Fiction Readers' and Writers' Guide to the Universe, The  fa 
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct  has book of humor, Just a Cog in the Wheel(1989)
   McDowell, Ian  On the Dark Road  ss  (1958- ) born in WI, lives in Greensboro, NC, dedicates this story to Manly Wade Wellman; has MFA in Creative Writing from UNC; 1st story pub. "Son of the Morning" in ASI 1983 DEC; has novels Mordred's Curse(1996; N-1997 LOC), Merlin's Gift(1997)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 32: In Which the Switch Is Thrown  mr  essay: "Oh, fer chrissakes, gimme a break!," when filmmakers try to make us believe the impossible, & our "Common Sense Switch" gets thrown; Willow(1988), dir. Ron Howard; Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988), dir. Robert Zemeckis
   Wylde, Thomas  Man Who Controlled Himself, The  ss  has tie-in novels Dr. Bones #3: Garukan Blood(1989), & the last in the series, #6: Journey to Rilla(1990)
   Ferguson, Brad  To Tell the Troof  nv  (1953- ) wn. for Bradley Michael Ferguson; says he's the only adult he knows who has lived his entire life on Manhattan Island; has Star Trek novels, Crisis on Centaurus(1986), & A Flag Full of Stars(1991); The World Next Door(1990), The Last Stand(1995)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Unforgiving Minute, The  sces  time units, the minute & the second; the history of clocks, & how & why man developed & needed better ways to tell time; has nf book The Tyrannosaurus Prescription, and One Hundred Other Science Essays(1989)
   Di Filippo, Paul  Do You Believe in Magic?  ss  has coll. of three inter-related short novels, The Steampunk Trilogy(1995; N-1996 LOC), set in an alternate 19th century(B&C)
   Sherman, Delia  Miss Carstairs and the Merman  nv  N-1990 LOC, novelette; has 1st novel dark fantasy Through a Brazen Mirror(1989; N-1989 LOC), which retells the traditional ballad "Famous Flower of Serving Men"(Clute); this novel earned Sherman a N-1989 JWCA; see interview at
1989 FEB  Whitlock, Dean  All or Nothing  ss 
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct  Jonik also does "painting, sculpture, assemblages, & writing rants on political/environmental topics w. emphasis on the barbarism of the Drug War, the ignoring of toxic elements in cigarettes, world chlorine/dioxin contamination, the death penalty, etc."
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Mike Resnick(ed): Shaggy B.E.M. Stories; Kristine Kathryn Rusch(ed): Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, Issue One; Jon Gustafson(ed): Moscon X Program Book; Karen Elizabeth Gordon: The Well-Tempered Sentence, & The Transitive Vampire; SIU Press books
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Kate Wilhelm: Crazy Time; Piers Anthony: Bio of an Ogre; James Gleick: Chaos: Making a New Science; Card has nf books, Characters & Viewpoint(1988), How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy(1990; W-1991 HUG; N-1991 LOC)
   Bilgrey, Marc  Cartoon: Search for Extraterrestial Intelligence, The (The Early Years)  ct  has book The Private Eye Cartoon Book(1985), & a short story "Progress" in Keen Science Fiction!, 1996 SEP
   Dubois, Judith  Etoundi's Monkey  nv  1st pub. story; story set in West Africa, the author's home for 17 years; "I graduated from Culver-Stockton College in Missouri in 1967 & joined the Peace Corps. Assigned to W. Africa, I taught English, then married ... I now live ... in southern France"
   Hauser  Cartoon  ct  working name for Frank Hauser
   Williamson, Chet  Eternal Ties  nv  has time travel fantasy novel of dark suspense & bittersweet nostalgia, Second Chance(1994), in which a college reunion includes some who died in college & want revenge; game tie-in novels Ravenloft: Mordenheim(1994), & Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller(1995)
   Laidlaw, Marc  Demonstration, The  ss  recently moved from San Francisco to Long Island, where he's working on his current sf novel Kalifornia(1993); Laidlaw wrote comic strip scripts for Creepy, & Vampirella; see entry in C.A., vol.119, p.188
   Moon, Elizabeth  New World Symphony  nv  has sequels to her 1st novel, The Feed of Paksenarrion II: Divided Allegiance(1988), III: Oath of Gold(1989), coll. in omnibus The Deed of Paksenarrion(1992); colls. Lunar Activity(1990; N-1991 LOC), Phases(1997)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Cosmic Lens, The  sces  gravitational & galactic lenses; the "Einstein ring"; offers a microscope into astronomical objects & a better understanding of the universe; has nf books Asimov on Science: A 30 Year Retrospective, 1959-1989(1989)
   Brennert, Alan  Healer  nv  a TV producer & scriptwriter, his sf/f scripts incl. Wonder Woman(1978-1979), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(1979-1981), & 11 scripts for the 2nd run of The Twilight Zone(1985-1987); won a 1991 Emmy as a writer & producer for L.A. Law(1986-1994)(Clute)
1989 MAR  Elgin, Suzette Haden  Tornado  ss  has Ozark seq., Twelve Fair Kingdoms(1981; N-1982 LOC), The Grand Jubilee(1981), & And Then There'll Be Fireworks(1981) - coll. in omnibus The Ozark Trilogy(1982)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the two novels of M.J. Engh, the first being Arslan(1976); M.J. Engh: Wheel of the Winds; James Gunn(ed): The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction; Robert F. Jones: Blood Sport
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Norman Spinrad: Other Americas; Kristine Kathryn Rusch(ed): Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, Issue One; Card has anth. Future on Fire(1991; N-1992 LOC), & Black Mist and Other Japanese Futures(1997), the latter with Keith Ferrell
   Aldridge, Ray  Blue Skin  ss  Aldridge, after leaving the military, learned how to make pots from the book by Bernard Leach, A Potter's Book(1946; 1953); he has been a potter & stained glass designer since the 1970s; see his artwork, & much commentary at his website
   Morressy, John  Alaska  nv  11th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series; has novel in this series, Kedrigern in Wanderland(1988)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 33: In Which the Canine of Vacuity Is Wagged by the Far More Interesting Tale of O'Bannon  mr  essay: personal reminiscence of his 1st Big Break in Hollywood; the career of Rockne O'Bannon; Alien Nation(1988), written by O'Bannon, dir. Graham Baker, stars James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, followed by a TV series, & a series of made-for-TV movies
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Kilworth, Garry  Ifurin and the Fat Man  ss  has novels Abandonati(1988), Cloudrock(1988), The Voyage of the Vigilance(1988), Hunter's Moon(1989), Midnight Sun(1990), The Rain Ghost(1990), The Drowners(1992), Frost Dancers(1992), Standing on Shamsan(1992), The Electric Kid(1994), Cybercats(1996)
   Yolen, Jane  Sea Man, The  ss  with her daughter, Heidi E.Y. Stemple-Piatt, a writer, Yolen has collab. on an anth. of adult folk tales, Mirror, Mirror(2000), & on an nf History Mystery series, Mary Celeste(1999), & due out soon The Wolf Girls, & Roanoke Colony
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Secret of the Universe, The  sces  paradoxes, mathematical & logical; convergent & divergent series, fractional dimensions or fractals; the secret of the universe(& science) is that there are an infinite number of questions, like the paradoxes, to be answered & solved
   Shepard, Lucius  Ends of the Earth, The  na  N-1990 LOC, novella; concerns a NY writer who moves to a small village in Guatemala, looking for a change, though perhaps not so drastic a change as the one that is forced upon him; see his interview in INZ #34 1990
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
1989 APR  Garcia y Robertson, R.  Cast on a Distant Shore  nv  (1949- ) wn. for Rodrigo Garcia y Robertson; lives in Mount Vernon, WA; an historian, with a PhD from UCLA; has taught at UCLA & Villanova Univ.; 1st story pub. fantasy "The Flying Mountain" in AMZ 1987 MAY; story inspired by evolution & mimicry
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Elizabeth A. Scarborough: The Healer's War; Jane Yolen: The Devil's Arithmetic; Terry Bisson: Wyrldmaker; Charles de Lint: Greenmantle; Card has Homecoming series The Memory of Earth(1992; N-1993 LOC), The Call of Earth(1993; N-1994 LOC)
   Lupoff, Richard A.  Mr. Tindle  ss  has Twin Planets ser., Circumpolar!(1984; N-1985 LOC), Countersolar!(1987); Sun's End ser., Sun's End(1984), Galaxy's End(1988); Lovecraft's Book(1985), The Comic Book Killer(1988), The Cover Girl Killer(1995); coll. Before... 12:01... After(1996)
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Shirley, John  Screens  nv  has Traveler ser. as D.B. Drumm, Terminal Road(1986), etc; The Black Hole of Carcosa(1988, w. J. Michael Reaves); Wetbones(1992), Silicon Embrace(1996); colls. Heatseeker(1989), The Exploded Heart(1996), Black Butterflies(1998); website
   Platt, Charles  Inside Science Fiction: How to Live Forever  ar  cryonic suspension; Platt visits Alcor Life Extension Foundation, in Riverside, CA; Note - F&SF has pub. 'cryostasis' ads off & on since 1987 AUG(p.95), for the Immortalist Society, in Oak Park, MI; Platt has novel Less Than Human(1986), as Robert Clarke
   Foster, Alan Dean  Jackalope  ss  1st story in F&SF in Mad Amos Malone series; other stories in series in Fantasy Book 1982 AUG, 1983 FEB, & 1984 JUN, & in RoF 1995 JUN; see iv's in AMZ 1980 FEB, Shadows 1981 FEB, Rigel 1982 SPR, & INZ 1994 FEB("A Movie Novelizer Speaks")
   Tritten, Larry  Corrigan's Homunculi  ss 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Moon's Twin, The  sces  satellite Io, of Jupiter; the similarities & differences between Io and the Earth's Moon; what we have learned by spacecraft flybys; the tidal effects on satellites by their 'home' planet
   Etchemendy, Nancy  Sailor's Bargain, The  nv  N-1989 NEB, novelette; tale of a young woman, a university student, whose odd dreams of wind & ships gradually turn into something far stranger & more terrifying
1989 MAY  Morrow, James  Abe Lincoln in McDonald's  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; has novels Only Begotten Daughter(1990; W-1991 WFA; N-1990 NEB; 1991 JWC, LOC), Towing Jehovah(1994; W-1995 WFA; N-1994 NEB; 1995 CLA, HUG, LOC); novella City of Truth(1991; W-1992 NEB; N-LOC); coll. Swatting at the Cosmos(1990)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the Tao or Zen of Sci-Fi, what sf criticism should & shouldn't do; Harry Harrison: A Rebel in Time; David Drake: The Dragon Lord; Matt Ruff: Fool on the Hill; Gene Wolfe: Endangered Species; mentions Tor doubles

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