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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1989 MAY  Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Nayan Chanda: Brother Enemy: The War After the War: A History of Indochina Since the Fall of Saigon; Tzvetan Todorov: The Conquest of America; Romance of the Three Kingdoms(computer game); Robert Cormier: Fade
   Brunner, John  Man With a Taste for Turkeys, The  nv  7th story in Mr. Secrett series; has novels The Infinitive of Go(1980), Players at the Game of People(1980), While There's Hope(1982), The Great Steamboat Race(1983), More Things in Heaven(1987), The Shift Key(1987), The Days of March(1988)
   Orr, A.  Sleeping Anacondas  ss  (1950- ) working name for Alice Ingram Orr Sprague; has World in Amber seq., The World in Amber(1985), & In the Ice King's Palace(1986), about a world set literally in a drop of amber & centering on the wizard Isme's efforts to maintain balance(Clute)
   Taylor, L.  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 34: In Which We Praise Those Whose Pants're On Fire, Noses Long As a Telephone Wire  mr  essay: the writer as "Paid Liar"; The Adventures of Baron Munchausen(1989), based on the 1785 book by Rudolf Erich Raspe, which was in turn based on the real life of Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymous(1720-1797), remake of 1943 film, dir. by Terry Gilliam
   Poyer, D.C.  Before All, Do No Harm  nv  (1949- ) wn. for David Charles Poyer; educated at Annapolis, 7 years in Navy; has sf novels The Shiloh Project(1981), Star Seed(1982, as David Andreissen), Stepfather Bank(1987); as David Poyer has ex-Seal mys. ser. Down to a Sunless Sea(1996), etc
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Low Budget '2001'  ct 
   Sheffield, Charles  Out of Copyright  ss  N-1990 LOC, short story; has anth. How to Save the World(1995); coll. Georgia On My Mind, and Other Places(1995); novels The Ganymede Club(1995), Tomorrow and Tomorrow(1997), Aftermath(1998), The Cyborg From Earth(1998), Transvergence(1999)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Changing Distance, The  sces  planet Mars; how its surface was mapped, from 'close approach' telescope views to the Martian probes; how distances change between Earth & the Moon, Sun, & Mars; perihelions & aphelions
   Wightman, Wayne  Return of the Electrovoids, The  nv 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Cross, Ronald Anthony  Hermes and the Magic Helmet  ss  has popular novelette, "Hotel Mind Slaves," in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 16(1986), which was N-1987 LOC
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 47  cmp  1st prize: Bruce Scanlon; 2nd prize: Lee van Laer; R-U: Michael Juergens; H-M: Charles Gregory; Mark Tuveson; David A. Smidt; John V.R. Williams; F.L. Bass; Patricia Warrick
   F&SF staff  Competition 48  cmp  invent the last lines for a horror, sf of f movie, e.g.: "Yes, but when the sun sets, will the dying start again?"
1989 JUN  Denton, Bradley  Sin-Eater of the Kaw, The  nv  N-1990 LOC, novelette; has novel Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede(1991; W-1992 JWC; N-LOC), a rock and roll sf chase thriller with drive-in revivals and a resurrected Buddy Holly on every TV station(B&C)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: John W. Campbell Jr & Hal Clement, superscience, Campbell's Modern S.F., & hard sf, put into an historical context; John Cramer: Twistor; Budrys has used many ps., incl. Robert Marner, Albert Stroud, William Scarff, & John A. Sentry
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  William Sanders: Journey to Fusang; John E. Stith: Deep Quarry; M. Coleman Easton: Spirits of Cavern and Hearth; also in Card's Homecoming series, The Ships of Earth(1994), Earthborn(1995), & Earthfall(1995), about the semi-feudal planet Harmony
   Williamson, Chet  Fayhorn and the Golden Nest  ss  has game novelization Forgotten Realms: Murder in Cormyr(1996); movie novelization The Crow: The City of Angels(1996), & a tie-in The Crow: Clash by Night(1998)
   Thomas, Thomas T.  Message Found in a Dram Block  nv  (1948- ) Thomas Thurston Thomas; has 1st novel The Doomsday Effect(1986, as Thomas Wren; W-1987 CCR; N-LOC), First Citizen(1987; N-1988 PRO), The Mask of Loki(1990, w. Zelazny), Me(1991), Crygender(1992), Flare(1992, w. Zelazny), Mars Plus(1994, w. Pohl)
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Rogers, Bruce Holland  Whalesong  ss  (1958- ) ps. for Bruce P(aul) Rogers, in F&SF 1982 JUN as such; has taught creative writing, literature at Univ. of Colorado; has trans. poetry, fiction from German, Spanish & Portuguese; now lives in Eugene, OR; see website at
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Kilworth, Garry  Bowmen in the Mist  ss  has novels The Phantom Piper(1994), The Brontė Girls(1995), House of Tribes(1995), A Midsummer's Nightmare(1996), The Raiders(1996), The Roof of Voyaging(1996), Princely Flower(1997), Land-of-Mists(1998), Shadow Hawk(1998); interview in INZ 1992 AUG
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Phantom  nv  (1960- ) N-1990 STO, nv; story started "the day after I saw Isaac Stern in concert"; born & lives in Eugene, OR; 1st story pub. sf "Sing" in ABO 1987 FEB/MAR; editor of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine 1988 FLL-1993 FLL; W-1990 JWCA, Best New Writer
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Change of Air, A  sces  planet Venus; what we have learned about it over the last 30 years; its atmosphere, surface, rate of rotation, & lack of a magnetic field; see Asimov websites at, &
   Morressy, John  Cricket on the Hearth  ss  12th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 76: 1989 JAN-JUN  indx 
1989 JUL  Etchemendy, Nancy  Cat in Glass  ss  N-1989 NEB, short story; has website at
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon: You Are Here  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "a little walk through Your Reviewer's thought processes as he assimilates a new thing," Part 1 of 2; Ted Reynolds: The Tides of God; other ps. Budrys has used incl. David C. Hodgkins, Ivan Janvier, Paul Janvier, Gordon Javlyn, & Alger Rome
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Mike Resnick: Ivory; Burt Cole: The Quick; William H. Whyte: City: Rediscovering the Center; Gene Wolfe: There Are Doors; Card has novel Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus(1996; N-1996 SDW), future observers find a way to change the past
   Moon, Elizabeth  Happy Frog, The  ss  has The Legacy of Gird ser., Surrender None(1990), Liar's Death(1992), coll. in omnibus The Legacy of Gird(1996); Ireta ser., Sassinak(1990 w. Anne McCaffrey), Generation Warriors(1991 w. McCaffrey), The Planet Pirates(1993 w. McCaffrey & Jody Lynn Nye)
   Wagar, W. Warren  Husband of Puma St. Louis Desire, The  nv  has pub. 9 stories in mags. F&SF & ASI, and in anth. Pamela Sargent & Ian Watson(ed): Afterlives(1986), George Zebrowski(ed): Synergy 1(1987), & Carol Serling & Martin H. Greenberg(ed): Journeys to the Twilight Zone(1993)
   Armstrong, Michael  Termin'ator  ss  has 2nd novel Agviq: The Whale("Going After Arviq," 1985; exp. 1990), is a post-holocaust tale set in Alaska that features a woman anthropologist whose book knowledge of the ancient ways of the Eskimo sophisticates the vitality of tribal survivors(Clute)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 35: In Which the Phantasmagorical Pales Before the Joys of the Mimetic  mr  essay: the ghost story as done by Hollywood, the best; Topper(1937; colorized 1985); Kwaidan(1964); Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941); The Haunting(1963); I Married a Witch(1942); The Ghost and Mrs. Muir(1947), etc; reviews High Spirits(1988)
   Goulart, Ron  Consequences of Buying Maria Montez for Dad, The  ss  has Harry Challenge series, novels The Prisoner of Blackwood Castle(1984), The Curse of the Obelisk(1987); see interviews in AMZ 1980 AUG, & in LOC 1993 FEB(#385)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Importance of Pitch, The  sces  red-shift & the doppler effects, Part 1 of 2; how the pitch (of sound waves, light waves), was used to determine the size & age of the universe; the special problem of the receding galaxies; Part 2 in 1989 AUG(#6035)
   Cunningham, P.E.  Purpose  na  4th & last story in Pteros series; the friendship between two students, Peter Terrell a human, & Cathal a ptero, help protects the keep from Lios, an insane ptero
1989 AUG  Oates, Joyce Carol  Damnation of A— K—, The  ss  (1938- ) from Lockport, NY; studied at Syracuse Univ., U. of Wisconsin; taught at U. of Detroit, U. of Windsor, Princeton U.; W-1994 STO, Lifetime Achievement; has novels incl. Son of the Morning(1978), Bellefleur(1980), The Virgin in the Rose-Bower('84)
   Bilgrey, Marc  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: what goes on in a reviewer's mind, Part 2 of 2; Ralph Peters: Red Army; David Downing: The Red Eagles; how Budrys picks the books he reviews; mentions Budrys(ed): L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume V
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Dave Wolverton: On My Way to Paradise; Card has novels Treasure Box(1996), dark fantasy about a supernaturally dysfunctional family(B&C); Homebody(1998), dark fantasy about a man restoring an old house & encountering supernatural difficulties(B&C)
   Finch, Sheila  World Waiting, A (for Shannon Rae)  nv  (1935- ) 1st story in Lingster ser., exp. into novel A World Waiting(1989); born in London, now lives in CA; teaches at El Camino College; 1st story pub. sf "The Confessions of Melakos" in Sou-wester, in 1977; also has stories pub. as Sheila Finch-Rayner
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Pestriniero, Renato  Espree  ss  (1933- ) trans. from the Italian by Pestriniero & Kim Stanley Robinson; from Venice, Italy, Pestriniero has had many stories & novels pub. there; story "Enchanted Village"(1959) was exp. by A.E. van Vogt & retitled "The People of the White Sands"(1982)
   Aldridge, Ray  Chump Change  ss  at his website, Aldridge lists the clay artists he admires most, with links to their websites as well as to websites that promote clay art; on his own website, Aldridge goes into much detail into how his art has evolved & techniques used
   Onopa, Robert  Artist of the Future, The  ss  lives in Kailua, Hawaii; Prof. of English at the Univ. of Hawaii; has sf novel The Pleasure Tube(1979); see entry in C.A., vol.112
   Nurit  Cartoon  ct 
   Aandahl, Vance  Lost in Cleveland  ss  "the greatest basketball game of all time: the 20th Century NBA All-Stars against the Cyborg Superstars of 2055"
   Gallagher, Stephen  Ribbon of Darkness, Over Me  nv  see interviews in Stan Nicholls: Wordsmiths of Wonder(1993), & in INZ 1998 FEB

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