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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1990 APR  Gilman, Carolyn Ives  Angels Alone  nv  grew up in St. Paul, MN; curator("museum exhibition developer") at Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis, MO; 1st fiction sale "The Trial of Victor Genovese" in TotU #1 1986, the mag. of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, of which she is a member
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Worlds in Order  sces  solar system, in order of size from the Sun to the asteroid Ceres; has nf book Frontiers: New Discoveries About Man and His Planet, Outer Space and the Universe(1990)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Evening With the Last Man on Earth, An  ct 
   Denton, Bradley  Chaff He Will Burn, The  ss 
1990 MAY  Garcia y Robertson, R.  Spiral Dance, The  nv  N-1991 LOC, novelette; 2nd/last story in Anne series, to be part of fixup novel The Spiral Dance(1991), "follow(ing) the Witch Law of 1563 ... (it was) as common for a woman of Scotland to be executed for witchcraft as" for a fatal traffic accident today
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: New York World-Telegram  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Clive Barker: The Great and Secret Show; Arthur C. Clarke: Astounding Days; Leo Frankowski: The Flying Warlord
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  essay: the place of sf in contemporary literature(an uncut version of what was pub. in an L.A. Times sf review column); Angela Webb O'Hara: The Elephant Talks to God; Lloyd Alexander: The King's Fountain; Kate Wilhelm: Children of the Wind
   Roberts, John Maddox  Stoney Griffon and the UFO People  ss  (1947- ) lives on a mountain-top on VA/KY border; 1st sf novel pub. The Strayed Sheep of Charun(1977; rev. vt Cestus Dei, 1983); ya Space Angel ser., Space Angel(1979), Spacer: Window of the Mind(1988); King of the Wood(1983), The Enigma Variations(1989)
   Heath  Cartoon  ct  Heath sold his 1st cartoon in the early eighties to Wildbird Magazine; he sold his 2nd cartoon several years later to Writer's Digest; "Since then my pace has improved"; has sold cartoons to other sf/f mags., ASI, TWZ, AMZ, Omni, & Strange Horizons
   Foster, Alan Dean  Chrome Comanche, The  ss  2nd story in F&SF in Mad Amos Malone series; has Spellsinger series, Spellsinger at the Gate(1983), The Day of Dissonance(1984), The Moment of the Magician(1984), The Path of the Perambulator(1985), & The Time of the Transference(1986)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 40: In Which We Scrutinize the Sedulousness to Their Hippocratic Oath of Troglodytic, Blue, Alien Proctologists  mr  Communion(1989), based on the 1987 "true" book & screenplay by Whitley Streiber, dir. Philippe Mora, stars Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen; Ellison has short story chapbook Footsteps(Gallery 1980 DEC; 1989)
   Friesner, Esther M.  Curse of Psamlahkithotep, The  ss  this story W-1991 HUG, for Committee's Announcers Are Glad It Didn't Make It Award; was an instructor in Spanish at Yale Univ., 1977-1979 & 1983; got into writing fantasy novels while at Yale, after watching sf/f author Shariann Lewitt world-building
   O'Neill, Gene  Awaken Dragon  ss  about a marine in Vietnam who is obsessed with good luck charms & who finally acquires the ultimate in talismans; has colls. Ghosts, Spirits, Computers and World Machines(2001), Rockers, Shamans, Manikins & Thanathespians(2001)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Just Say "No"?  sces  drugs in the U.S.; root causes of drug addiction in the U.S. & the only way for a drug-free society in the U.S. - "change society so the rich aren't as rich & the poor aren't so poor"; editor's note: responses to this essay welcome - see 1990 AUG
   Reed, Robert  Chaff  nv  N-1991 LOC, novelette; has 1st sf novel, The Leeshore(1987; N-1988 LOC), in which a pair of twins, the sole humans left on a water world, guide a task force in pursuit of the computer-worshipping zealots who killed everyone else(Clute)
1990 JUN  Moffett, Judith  Final Tomte  nv  1st story in F&SF in Hefn ser., about aliens who insist Earth clean up its ecosystem; all other ser. stories pub. in ASI 1988-1990, & coll. in fixup novel The Ragged World(1991; N-1992 LOC); sequel Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream(1992; N-1992 TIP)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Pat Murphy: The City, Not Long After(a mirror-image or "anti-thesis" of Budrys' 1st novel False Night, 1953, later uncut as Some Will Not Die, 1963); Howard A. Rodman: Destiny Express
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  lists his favorite 1989 sf books, & ya sf books; reviews Poul Anderson: The Boat of a Million Years; Robert Charles Wilson: The Divide; Gene Wolfe: Castleview
   Turtledove, Harry  Designated Hitter  ss  W-1990 HOM; N-1991 LOC, ss; has Videssos ser., An Emperor for the Legion(1987), The Misplaced Legion(1987), The Legion of Videssos(1987), Krispos Rising(1991), Krispos of Videssos(1991), Krispos the Emperor(1994), Videssos: Besieged(1998)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Lovin, Roger Robert  Sylwann's Choice  nv 
   Caraker, Mary  I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing  ss  has BA in English from Williamette Univ.(Salem, OR), & an MA in English from San Francisco State Univ.; see Biolog in ANA 1990 OCT; has ya sf novel The Faces of Ceti(1991), about two teenage girls who search for a food source to save their space colony
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: Latest Video Tapes  ct 
   Reed, Kit  Double, A  ss 
   Aandahl, Vance  Scoring  ss  author described story in cover letter as "a near-future gridiron cyber punk love story with undercurrents of mysticism"
   Cross, Ronald Anthony  Down the Hatch  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Salt Producers, The  sces  elements, the halogens; Greek for words meaning 'salt-producers,' the halogen elements are fluorine, bromine, chlorine, astatine, & iodine; how they were discovered & their uses
   Aldridge, Ray  Hyena Eyes  nv  N-1991 LOC, novelette
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 50  cmp  1st prize: William J. Raffetto; 2nd prize: Laurence M. Janifer; R-U: Mario Milosevic; John Kilpatrick; H-M: Jeffrey Lyons; Miki Magyar; Paul Carter; Lynn Bowen
   F&SF staff  Competition 51  cmp  suggested by Damon Knight - submit anagrams of famous sf writers, e.g.: All My Heresy (Mary Shelley); Hail, Lone Snarl (Harlan Ellison)
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 78: 1990 JAN-JUN  indx 
1990 JUL  Brin, David  Dr. Pak's Preschool  nv  N-1991 LOC, nv; 1st pub. as a chapbook in 1989; has sf novels The Postman(1985; W-1986 JWC, LOC; N-1985 NEB; 1986 HUG, SCF; made into 1997 movie); Heart of the Comet(1986; N-1987 LOC), with Gregory Benford; coll. The River of Time(1986; N-1987 LOC)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Robert Mason: Weapon(novel is mirror-image to Budrys' story "First to Serve" in ASF 1954 MAY); Tor Double, C.L. Moore: Vintage Season, & Robert Silverberg: In Another Country(Silverberg's 1989 story is actually a sequel to Moore's 1946 story)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  R.A. MacAvoy: Lens of the World; Dean Wesley Smith: Laying the Music to Rest; Suzy McKee Charnas: The Golden Thread; Lloyd Alexander: The Jedera Adventure
   Wright, Gary  Teller Told a Lie, The  ss  writing career started 20 years ago, left it, & just came back; has much anthologized short story "Mirror of Ice," 1st pub. in GAL 1967 JUN
   Platt, Charles  Inside Science Fiction: Too Many Books  ar  interviews editors, etal, at publishing houses about the flood of books being pub. today, incl. Susan Allison(Ace), David Hartwell(William Morrow, Tor), Betsy Mitchell(Bantam), John Douglas(Avon), Steve Brown(mag. Science Fiction Eye)
   Friesner, Esther M.  Whammy  nv  has 1st novel, fantasy series Chronicles of the Twelve Kingdoms, Mustapha and His Wise Dog(1985), Spells of Mortal Weaving(1986), The Witchwood Cradle(1987), The Water King's Laughter(1989), each featuring a quest plot involving magic(Clute)
   Nourse, Alan E.  What a Place the World Would Be  ss  lives in central Washington, writes science & health books, & a column for Good Housekeeping; has sf novel, The Fourth Horseman(1983), about a plague in the near future; see obit in LOC 1992 SEP(#380), & bib in INZ 1993 JUL; appreciation in LOC 1992 OCT
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 41: In Which an Extremely Nervous Fool With His Credentials Taped to His Forehead Tacks Trepidatiously Between Scylla and Charybdis, ...  mr  ... Knowing That Angels and Wise Men Would Fear Even to Dog-Paddle This Route; The Handmaid's Tale(1990), based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, stars Robert Duvall, Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern; 2 books reviewed
   Finch, Sheila  Cyberella  nv  has 1st novel Infinity's Web(1985; W-1986 CCR; N-1986 LOC), which describes the lives of five versions of one protagonist who live in various alternate worlds, & who gradually gain a sense of the mutual web they inhabit(Clute)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: At the Edge  sces  solar system's edge; the possibilities of a tenth planet, the discoveries of the outer planets; recommends book Mark Littman: Planets Beyond: Discover the Outer Solar System(1988)
   Koja, Kathe  Reckoning  nv  (1960- ) lives in Berkeley, MI; attended Clarion on a Susan Petrey Scholarship; 1st story pub. "Happy Birthday, Kim White" in SF International #1 1987; see interview in LOC 1992 JAN(#372), & entry in CA, vol.147, p.263-264
1990 AUG  Watson, Ian  In the Upper Cretaceous With the Summerfire Brigade  nv  has sf novelizations set in the Warhammer universe of the 41st century(based on the Warhammer game), Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor(1990), ... : Space Marine(1993), ... : Harlequin(1994), & ... : Chaos Child(1995)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "is the Earth in terminal trouble?"; thoughts brought on by his review of the following "superscience novel"; David Brin: Earth
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Just Around the Corner ...  ct 
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Ellen Kushner: Thomas the Rhymer; Lisa Goldstein: Daily Voices; F. Paul Wilson: The Tery

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