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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1989 AUG  Asimov, Isaac  Science: Long Ago and Far Away  sces  red-shift & the doppler effect, Part 2 of 2; how they were used to determine the existence of a Big Bang, the age of the Universe, to discover quasars & primeval galaxies; Part 1 in 1989 JUL(#6021)
   Effinger, George Alec  Irresistible  nv  has two-part iv in TotU 1993 WIN/SPR/SUM(#11), & 1993/1994 FLL/WIN(#12), which states that he was born in Cleveland, OH; attended Yale Univ. & New York Univ., & Clarion in 1968; "I was an original hippie back in 1967. Played guitar in coffee houses ... "
1989 SEP  Aldridge, Ray  Steel Dogs  nv  N-1990 LOC, novelette
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: thoughts brought on by the Nebula Awards banquet, April 23, 1989 - two generations of sf writers, those before & those after the SFWA; the purpose behind the SFWA; Ben Bova: The Best of the Nebulas; Sidney Harris: Einstein Simplified(cartoons)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  essay: why I won't write trash reviews, simply read the column's name; what four things a trash review says of the reviewer; Dave Smeds: The Schemes of Dragons; Patricia C. Wrede: Snow White and Rose Red; Card has novel Lovelock(1994), w. Kathryn H. Kidd
   Williamson, Chet  How Hamster Loved the Actroid With Garbo's Eyes  ss  has The Searchers novel series, City of Iron(1998), Empire of Dust(1998), & Siege of Stone(1999), paranormal thrillers about psychic CIA agents investigating mysterious cases, much like the TV series X-Files
   Lovin, Roger Robert  Where Do We Go When We Sleep?  nv 
   Platt, Charles  Inside Science Fiction: Down Among the Dead  ar  on the set of Somtow Sucharitkul's movie The Laughing Dead(1989), the cast includes sf fans & writers Somtow, Arthur Byron Cover, Tim Sullivan, William F. Wu, Greg Cox, & Edward Bryant(he's a redneck whose head is run over by a bus)
   Laidlaw, Marc  Uneasy Street  ss  has novel Neon Lotus(1988; N-1988 DIC; 1989 LOC), which follows the cosequences of the reincarnation of a Tibetan Buddhist sage as a young girl in a highly technologized USA(Clute); see article on him in AMZ 1992 DEC
   Wightman, Wayne  Somewhere Dreamers Wake  ss 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Shaver, Edward F.  Third Effect, The  ss 
   Jonik  Cartoon: Hal's Sports Equip.  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: True Rulers, The  sces  bacteria; the eubacteria & archaebacteria are the true rulers of Earth; how they may have evolved to us eukaryotes; sequel to essays on microbiology in 1973 FEB-APR(#3311, 3324, 3336), but from a different angle
   Brin, David  Privacy  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; other novels Uplift ser. Startide Rising(1983; W-1984 HUG, LOC; N-1983 NEB, SCF), The Uplift War(1987; W-1988 HUG, LOC; N-1987 NEB; 1988 PRO), omnibus Earthclan(1987); has novel The Practice Effect(1984; W-1985 BRG; N-LOC)
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon: Beaver Crossing  ct 
1989 OCT  Ferman, Edward L.  In This Issue  note  F&SF is a small business run for the last 20 years from West Cornwall, CT, with a full-time staff of two, Ed & his wife Audrey; Ferman has anth. The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology(1989; N-1990 LOC)
   Wolfe, Gene  Friendship Light, The  ss  has essay coll. The Castle of the Otter(1982); poetry coll. For Rosemary(1988 chap UK); colls. Storeys from the Old Hotel(1988; W-1989 WFA), Endangered Species(1989; N-1990 LOC), Castle of Days(1992), Strange Travelers(2000); W-1996 WFA, Lifetime Award
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Ben Bova(ed): The Best of the Nebulas; Tor doubles - Leigh Brackett: The Nemesis from Terra/Edmond Hamilton: Battle for the Stars; Barry B. Longyear: Enemy Mine/John Kessel: Another Orphan; David G. Hartwell(ed): The World Treasury of S. F.
   Pohl, Frederik  Rocky Python Christmas Video Show, The  ply  has novels Mining the Oort(1992; N-1992 HOM; 1993 LOC), Mars Plus(1994, with Thomas T. Thomas), The Voices of Heaven(1994), The Other End of Time(1996), The Siege of Eternity(1997), O Pioneer!(1998), Eschaton Sequence #3(1999); see iv in LOC 2000 OCT
   Aldiss, Brian W.  North of the Abyss  nv  has Helliconia seq., Helliconia Spring(1982; W-1983 BSF, JWC; N-1982 NEB; 1983 LOC), Helliconia Summer(1983; N-1983 SFC; 1984 BSF, LOC), Helliconia Winter(1985; W-1986 BSF; N-1985 NEB; 1986 LOC, SFC), set on a planet ruled by two suns
   Heath  Cartoon: Asteroid Minor  ct  (1960- ) working name for Mark Heath; his cartoons have been pub. in Reader's Digest, First for Women, American Scientist, & other mags.; has as yet unpub. book, Writing Cartoons, which can be seen at his website,
   Malzberg, Barry N.  O Thou Last and Greatest!  ss  has coll. The Passage of the Light: The Recursive Science Fiction of Barry N. Malzberg(1994), edited by Tony Lewis & Mike Resnick, contains novel Herovit's World(1973), two novellas, & ten short fiction pieces(3 of which were 1st pub. in F&SF)
   Card, Orson Scott  Lost Boys  ss  W-1990 LOC; N-1989 NEB; 1990 HUG, ss; exp. into 1992 novel, it was N-1993 LOC; has novel Stone Tables(1998), which tells the tale of Moses, was orig. a musical play 1st performed 1973; in preface Card tells how he wrote it, & turned it into a novel(B&C)
   Card, Orson Scott  Afterword  aw  discusses "Lost Boys," a highly autobiographical story, telling what was true & what was not; story really about their child, Charlie Ben, who has cerebral palsy, "who is not dead and yet can barely taste life despite all our love"; his obit LOC 2000 SEP
   Hauser  Cartoon  ct 
   Ballard, J.G.  War Fever  nv  N-1990 LOC, nv; has colls. Chronopolis(1971), The Atrocity Exhibit(1972), The Best of ...(1977), Myths of the Near Future(1982), Memories of the Space Age(1988), War Fever(1990); novels The Day of Creation(1987), Cocaine Nights(1996), etc
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 36: In Which, Darkly and Deliciously, We Travel From Metropolis to Metropolis, Two Different Cities, Both Ominous  mr  Batman(1989), based on characters created by Bob Kane & Bill Finger in 1939, dir. Tim Burton, stars Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger; to illus. that movie executives are stupid, says they considered Bill Murray as Batman, Eddie Murphy as Robin
   Silverberg, Robert  Tales From the Venia Woods  ss  N-1990 LOC; 1st story Roma Eterna ser.; has Reflections column, AMZ 1986 SEP-1994 FLL, ASI 1994 JUL-present; colls. Sundance(1974), Sunrise on Mercury(1975), The Best of ...(1976), Capricorn Games(1976), World of a Thousand Colors(1982);
   Benford, Gregory  Mozart on Morphine  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; has novels Artifact(1985; N-1986 LOC); Heart of the Comet(1986; N-1987 LOC), w. David Brin; see iv's in INZ 1995 DEC, Odyssey 1997 SEP, LOC 1987 SEP(#320), 1993 NOV(#394), 2000 JAN(#468); W-1992 U.N. Medal in Literature
   Budrys, Algis  What Befell Mairiam  ss  N-1990 LOC, short story; has novel The Amsirs and the Iron Thorn(1967; vt The Iron Thorn, 1968 UK); see Biolog in ANA 1978 MAY, interviews in AMZ 1981 NOV, Charles Platt: Dream Makers(1980; rev. 1987), INZ 1995 MAY, & in LOC 1997 NOV(#442)
   Shepard, Lucius  Bound for Glory  nv  N-1990 LOC, novelette; has colls. Sports & Music(1994), Barnacle Bill the Spacer and Other Stories(1997; vt Beast of the Heartland and Other Stories, 1999); novel Valentine(2002), about lovers stranded by a Florida hurricane; see his iv in LOC 2001 NOV
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Nearest Star, The  sces  Sun; Part 1 of 3; how our Sun was viewed, by the public & by philosophers & scientists, from ancient days to Giovanni Cassini(1671); from geocentric to heliocentric views; answers the question, "How far is the Sun?"; Part 2 & 3 in 1989 NOV & DEC
   Budrys, Algis  Books  pm  has nf essay Non-Literary Influences on Science Fiction(1983, 1987 chap); nf book Writing to the Point: A Complete Guide to Selling Fiction(in TSF 1993 JAN, APR, JUL, AUG, OCT, DEC, 1994 FEB, APR, AUG; coll. 1994)
   Disch, Thomas M.  Happy Turnip, The  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; story in the same happy genre as "The Brave Little Toaster"(F&SF 1980 AUG); has nf books, The Castle of Indolence: Poetry and Its Pretenders(1995), The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World(1998; W-1999 HUG)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 48  cmp  1st prize: Larry Zajac; 2nd prize: Steven Thomson; R-U: Mark Ditoro; Joel Goodman; H-M: Todd Cassel; Syd Bear
   F&SF staff  Competition 49  cmp  suggested by Timothy Bartel - submit "Science Fiction Graffiti," defined here as 4 line poems with an 'aabb' rhyme scheme, witty remarks about an sf author or character
1989 NOV  Bishop, Michael  Icicle Music  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; 1st pub. in Cramer & Hartwell(ed): Spirits of Christmas(1989); has novel Brittle Innings(1994; W-1995 LOC, SCF; N-HUG, JWC, WFA; 1996 MYT), a fantasy that blends the magic of baseball, the coming-of-age tale, & the Frankenstein myth(B&C)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: on the sf convention Mexicon, in Nottingham, UK; Paul Kincaid: the Mexicon program book; David S. Garnett(ed): Zenith; Sydney Jordan: Jeff Hawke(comic colls.); Orson Scott Card: The Abyss
   Barr, Donald  Extra Ancestor, The  ss  (1921- ) taught English, was Dean of Engineering at Columbia Univ.; was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the National Council on Educational Research; has sf novels A Slightly Gothic Interplanetary Tale(1973), space opera, & A Planet in Arms(1981)
   Swift, Jennifer  Divergence  nv  has 1981 MA in creative writing from the Univ. of Washington; currently living in Oxford, UK; has pub. short stories in AMZ, ASI, INZ, etc
   Anthony, Patricia  Name of the Demon, The  ss  (1947- ) born in San Antonio, TX; has MA in English Lit.; works at the Dallas Morning News; has 1st novel sf Cold Allies(1993; W-1994 LOC; N-CCR), Brother Termite(1993), Happy Policeman(1994); Flanders(1998); coll. Eating Memories('97); see C.A., vol.166
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 37: In Which Not Only Is No Answer Given, But No One Seems to Know the Question to Ask  mr  essay: why was 1988 the year of kid/grown-up swap movies?; Like Father, Like Son(1987); Dream a Little Dream(1989); Vice Versa(1988); 18 Again!(1988); why is anyone over-thirty usually unemployed in the film industry?
   Griffin, Peni R.  Tikina-Londi  ss  (1961- ) story "written under the powerful influence of the Father of Texas lit., J. Frank Dobie"; born in Harlingin, TX; now lives in San Antonio, TX; attended Trinity Univ. & Univ. of Texas(San Antonio); has 1st novel ya sf Otto from Otherwhere(1990)
   Wright, Gary  On the Wings of Imagination, Fly  ss  (1930- ) Gary Staples Wright; lives in the White Mountains of NH; has 1st story pub. sf "Captain of the Kali" in IFS 1963 JAN; pub. 4 stories between 1963-1967, & 4 more stories between 1989-1991, in sf/f mags, incl. F&SF, GAL, IFS, & PLP
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Five New Stars  ct 
   Aandahl, Vance  Bad Luck  ss 
   Ferman, Edward L.  F&SF Office Hit by July Storm  note  lost power & water for 4 days, & phones for 2 weeks
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Massing the Sun  sces  Sun; Part 2 of 3; answers question, "How heavy is the Sun?"; how the mass of the Sun was eventually determined; see similar essay, "The Man Who Massed the Earth" in 1969 SEP(#2823); Part 1 in 1989 OCT(#6068), Part 3 in 1989 DEC(#6099)

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