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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1990 JAN  Garcia y Robertson, R.  Auld Religion, The  nv  1st story in Anne of Northumberland ser., to be part of his 1st novel, The Spiral Dance(1991 fixup), historical fantasy novel set in Elizabethan England, follows the attempts of Princess Anne to regain her throne thru witchcraft aided by a werewolf(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: on Harlan Ellison & the way both of their review columns(one on books, one on films) are alike, a personal introspection; Harlan Ellison: Harlan Ellison's Watching; Emma Bull: Falcon; Leo Frankowski: The High-Tech Knight, & The Radiant Warrior
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Gene Wolfe: Soldier of Arete; Randall Boyll: After Sundown; Card has novel Shadow of the Hegemon(2001), sequel to Ender's Shadow(1999), "which picks up a year later after the Battle School Kids have all been returned to Earth"
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching: Installment 38: In Which, Though Manipulated, We Acknowledge That Which All Men Seek  mr  Field of Dreams(1989), based on W.P. Kinsella novel Shoeless Joe(1982), stars Kevin Costner; essay: on what this movie is about, an introspective review; book David Holland: From Out of the Past: A Pictorial History of the Lone Ranger
   Reed, Robert  Busybody  ss  has 1st story pub. sf "Mudpuppies" as Robert Touzalin, in Algis Budrys(ed): L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. I(1986), the first grand prize winner of the WOTF award
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Wightman, Wayne  Pardon My Extremities  ss 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Williamson, Chet  Other Errors, Other Times  ss  has coll. Figures in the Rain: Weird and Ghostly Tales(2002); has pub. over 80 short stories since 1981 in sf/f & horror mags. & anth.; WRT 1990 FLL, a Special Chet Williamson Issue; see online interview at
   Morressy, John  Timekeeper  nv  N-1991 LOC, novelette
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Parkinson, T.L.  Shell, The  ss  (1949-1992) Terry Lee Parkinson, his 2nd appearance in F&SF, the first being a letter in 1963 NOV; has been pub. in anth. Shadows, Full Spectrum; 1st & only novel, The Man Upstairs(1991), a psychosexual thriller of passion & obsession set in San Francisco
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Hot, Cold, and Con Fusion  sces  cold fusion, scientific errors, honest ones; the 'discovery' of cold fusion by B. Stanley Pons & Martin Fleischmann, as announced on March 23, 1989; other errors, N-rays, polywater, Martian canals; see "The Radiation That Wasn't" in F&SF 1988 MAR(#5804)
   Moffett, Judith  I, Said the Cow  ss  has 1st novel, Pennterra(1987; N-1988 LOC), about the two human expeditions to the planet Pennterra & their interaction(w. some sexual explicitness) w. the native pheromone-emitting Hrossa; coll. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 19: Two That Came True(1991)
   Frazier, Robert  Common Ground  pm  lives on Nantucket Island, MA; has coll. with Lucius Shepard, Nantucket Slayrides: Three Short Novels(1989), which has two novellas by Shepard, one by Frazier, all set on Nantucket Island
1990 FEB  Blumlein, Michael  Bestseller  nv  (1948- ) N-1991 STO, novelette; 1st pub. in his coll. The Brains of Rats(1989; N-1990 LOC; 1991 STO, WFA); lives in San Francisco, a physician & faculty member at the Univ. of California School of Medicine
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Joe Haldeman: Buying Time; Octavia Butler: Wild Seed, & the trilogy Dawn, Adulthood Rites, & Imago
   Aldridge, Ray  Cold Cage, The  ss  N-1991 LOC, short story
   Sherman, Delia  Nanny Peters and the Feathery Bride  ss  has 2nd novel The Porcelain Dove(1993; W-1994 MYT; N-LOC), based on French folklore & history, & set during the French Revolution; see interview in LOC 1994 OCT(#405); she teaches sf/f writing at Odyssey & Clarion Workshops
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Johnson, James B.  Last American, The  ss  has novels Habu(1989), about a longevity treatment that removes all physical & psychological 'defects'(B&C); A World Lost(1991), about a spacer trying to find his vanished planet(B&C)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   McMullen, Sean  While the Gate Is Open  nv  has 2nd novel, Greatwinter ser., Mirrorsun Rising(1995; W-1996 DIT; N-1995 AUR) about a world controlled by computers; both novels in ser. reworked as Souls in the Great Machine(1999); The Centurion's Empire(1998); see iv's in Eidolon 1993 WIN, 1996 FLL
   Davis, Grania  Doctor Sunspot  ss  Davis travels a lot, which inspires much of her fiction; has novel The Rainbow Annals(1980), is based on Tibetan legends, explores the myth-rich intricacies of Buddhism, in a tale about the Monkey God & his various reincarnations(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Business As Usual  sces  humanity; bartering & trade as the sign of humanity, how it developed from the earliest hominids to the use of credit & "smart" cards; has 21st coll. of F&SF science essays, Out of the Everywhere(1990)
   Brennert, Alan  Sea Change  nv  has written some scripts for China Beach(1988-1991 TV series, 62 ep.); has 1st novel City of Masques(1978), in which actors scientifically programmed to become their roles run amok(Clute); Kindred Spirits(1984), his 1st & only foray into the romance genre
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: If Trees Could Talk  ct 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 49  cmp  1st prize: John Beifuss; 2nd prize: Miki Magyar; R-U: David Shapiro; Mark Martel; Peter Wong; Robert Sheehan
   F&SF staff  Competition 50  cmp  suggested by Brian Lumley(with help from the Sunday Telegraph; Rob Meades & David Wake who have colls. of "Drabbles," 100-word sf stories) - submit "mini-sagas" of exactly 50 words
1990 MAR  Etchemendy, Nancy  Shore Leave Blacks  ss  N-1990 NEB; 1991 LOC, short story; 1st story in Nevada desert town of Pactolus series
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  combined review & essay on the history of sf; Alexei & Cory Panshin: The World Beyond the Hill (a history of SF from 1764 thru the Golden Age of SF)
   Easton, Thomas A.  Down on the Truck Farm  ss  1st/only story in F&SF in Jimmy Brane ser., an "organic future" in which genetic engineers accomplish things as dog-like vehicles, etc; another story in ANA 1990 AUG; see article "Reality Check: Tom Easton's Gengineered Future" in Mindsparks 1994 FLL
   Cooke, Catherine  Bat-Winged Knight, The  ss  (1963- ) wn. for Catherine Cooke Montrose, her 1st short story sale; lives in Orange, CA; 1st pub. fiction, Eleven Kingdoms trilogy, Mask of the Wizard(1985), Veil of Shadow(1987), The Hidden Temple(1988); Winged Assassin ser., The Winged Assassin(1987)
   Robinson, Kim Stanley  Zürich  ss  N-1991 LOC, ss; lived for over a year in Zurich; see iv's in Nova Express 1989 SPR, TotU 1991 SPR/SUM, Nicholls(ed): Wordsmiths of Wonder(1993), PWr #9 1996, & in LOC 1996 MAR, 1997 SEP; has novel Antarctica(1997); coll. The Martians(1999)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Mr. Fourth Dimension  ct 
   Elgin, Suzette Haden  What the EPA Don't Know Won't Hurt Them  ss  has Native Tongue series, Native Tongue(1984; N-1985 DIT, LOC), The Judas Rose(1987), & Earthsong(1994)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 39: In Which We Hum a Merry Tune While Waiting for New Horrors, New Horrors  mr  book reviews - Tim Powers: The Stress of Her Regard(1989); Floyd Gottfredson: Mickey Mouse in Color(1988); Tullio Pericoli: Woody, Freud and Others(1989); Peter Sutton: Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia; J.P. Telotte: Dreams of Darkness; 1 more
   Wellen, Edward  Cool Cat  nv  has audiobook novel(2 cassettes), Mind Slash Matter(1997), part sf & part mystery, about Rush Lightbody, a Hollywood screenwriter stricken by Alzheimer's
   Dowling, Terry  Shatterwrack at Breaklight  ss  (1948- ) 1st pub. in Omega Science Digest 1985 JUL/AUG, the 1st & only story in F&SF in Tom Rynosseros ser.; ser. coll. in Rynosseros(1990), Blue Tyson(1992), Twilight Beach(1993); Dowling's one of Australia's top sf writers, this his 1st U.S. appearance
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Smashing the Sky  sces  sky, & how it was viewed from ancient times to today; the sky was first viewed as a firmament, a solid sphere around the Earth; similar to, but from a different perspective, essay "Dead Center" in 1983 APR(#4966)
   Cross, Ronald Anthony  Every Trembling Blossom, Every Singing Bird  nv  has 1st novel, Prisoners of Paradise(1989), an sf primitive survivor novel set in a bleak game-world environment(Clute)
1990 APR  Ligotti, Thomas  Last Feast of Harlequin, The (To the memory of H.P. Lovecraft)  nv  (1953- ) N-1991 LOC, WFA; 1st stories pub. "The Chymist" in Nyctalops #16 1981 & "Les Fleurs" in Dark Horizons #23 1981; has colls. Song of a Dead Dreamer(1986), Noctuary(1994; N-1995 LOC), The Nightmare Factory(1996; W-1997 BFA, STO; N-1997 LOC, WFA)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: what is the difference between fantasy & sf?; why is the US & UK pub. much more fantasy than the rest of the world?; David Pringle: Modern Fantasy (The Hundred Best Novels)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Isaac Asimov: Nemesis; Ben Bova: Cyberbooks
   Tritten, Larry  Date, The  ss 
   Turzillo, Mary A.  Kraken  ss  lives in Berea, OH; has PhD from Case-Western Reserve Univ.; Prof. of English at Kent State Univ.; attended 1985 Clarion & other writers' workshops; 1st story pub. "What Do I See in You?" in Budrys(ed): Writers of the Future, Vol. IV(1988)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Wightman, Wayne  Unnatural Strangers  ss 
   Robins, Madeleine E.  Mules  nv  has pub. historical romance novels, Althea(1977), My Dear Jenny(1980), The Heiress Companion(1981), Lady John(1982); has 1st story pub. sf/f "The Border" in ASI 1982 JUL

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