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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1990 AUG  Burt, Katharine Newlin  Herself  ss  (1882-1977) 1st pub. in Scribner's Magazine, 1930 APR; wrote ya westerns, mysteries & light romances, from The Branding Iron(1919) to One Silver Spur(1968); was a fiction editor of the Ladies Home Journal; married to novelist Struthers Burt
   Morressy, John  Three Wishes, The  ss 
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Limbo  ct 
   Aldridge, Ray  We Were Butterflies  ss  has Emancipator ser. of novels, The Emancipator, Book I: The Pharoah Contract(1991), Book II: The Emperor of Everything(1992), & Book III: The Orpheus Machine(1992), set on a planet used by an interstellar corporation as a breeding ground for slave labor
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Haber, Karen  His Spirit Wife  ss  also Fire in Winter seq., Mutant Star(1992), Mutant Legacy(1992); Thieve's Carnival(1990), a prequel to Leigh Brackett's The Jewel of Bas(PLS 1944 SPR), both pub. in a Tor double; The War Minstrels(1995), Woman Without a Shadow(1995), Sister Blood(1996)
   Tritten, Larry  Crossweird Puzzle  spf  a 'crossword puzzle' for sf/f & horror aficionados; sample clues: (1. Across) What Norman Bates gets himself for Mother's Day; (38. Down) Ingredients of Stanislaw; (72. Across) Joke played by Incredible Shrinking Man on his tailor
   Gregory, Daryl  In the Wheels  nv  his 1st sale; "son of Tennessee mountain people, as parts of the story might suggest"; grew up in Illinois; lives in East Lansing, MI; teaches high school English
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Greatest Conquest, The  sces  evolution & life on land; how life on land began & evolved, from plants through invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, & mammals; Asimov created Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Mag. 1977 SPR-1992 OCT, Asimov's Science Fiction 1992 NOV-present (or ASI)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Responses to "Just Say 'No'?"  lttr  responses to Isaac Asimov's science essay in 1990 MAY(#6167), on solving drug & alcohol abuse, etc; John Thomas Richards; Bruce Sterling; Peter H. Vennema; Al Zelaya; Debbie Richardson; Poul Anderson; Robert W. Sandberg; Edward R. Fitzgerald
   Keizer, Gregg  Days of Miracles and Wonder  nv  now lives in northwest LA, a publisher for a software company; story grew from his fascination w. the contradictions of S. Africa - the heartlessness of apartheid within a strongly religious people, the natural beauty of a country that suffers corruption
1990 SEP  Cross, Ronald Anthony  All the Way to Teelee Town  nv  has 1st novel in Eternal Guardians seq., The Fourth Guardian(1994), an sf alternate historical conspiracy-theory novel about four Roman conspirators who stole stones of power & have used them to shape human history(B&C)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Tom de Haven: Chronicles of the King's Tramp, Book 1: Walker of Worlds; Rudy Rucker: The Hollow Earth: The Narrative of Mason Algiers Reynolds of Virginia; Andrew Weiner: Distant Signals
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: At Home With the Einsteins  ct 
   Frazier, Robert  Blood Simple  pm  has colls. of mostly sf poems, Perception Barriers(1987), Co-Orbital Moons/Prayer Wheels of Bluewater(1988; with Loss Pequenġ Glazier), Chronicles of the Mutant Rain Forest(1992; with Bruce Sterling), Invisible Machines(1994; with Andrew Joron)
   Winston-Macauley, Marnie  Perfect Solution, The  nv  (1949?- ) lives in NYC; former prison administrator, now a fulltime freelance writer; has nf books, Manspeak: What He Says and What He Really Means(1996), Men We Love to Hate(1996), The Ultimate Sex, Love & Romance Quiz Book II(1996)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Griffin, Peni R.  Dammery Mica  ss  has ya novels A Dig in Time(1991), Hobkin(1992; N-1993 MYT), Switching Well(1993; N-1995 MYT); ya mystery novels The Maze(1994), The Treasure Bird(1994), The Brick House Burglars(1994), Vikki Vanishes(1995), the latter about child abuse
   Whitlock, Dean  Fax Man, The  ss 
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 42: In Which It Waddles Like a Duck, Sheds Water Like a Duck, and Goes Steady With Ducks, But Turns Out to Be a Tortoise  mr  essay: "money is a cheap way to gauge success or ultimate value"; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(1990), based on comic book characters created by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird(from Sharon, CT), & how they came up with them, dir. by Steve Barron
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Cook, Paul  Master of the House  nv  (1950- ) this story accidentally printed without an intro blurb, corrected by blurb being pub. in 1990 NOV issue, p.90; Paul Harlin Cook; has sf novels Tintagel(1981), Duende Meadow(1985); Halo(1986), Fortress on the Sun(1997), The Engines of Dawn(1999)
   Johnson, Bill  Vote Early, Vote Often  ss  has novelette "We Will Drink a Fish Together ..." in ASI 1997 MAY(W-1998 HUG & Asimov's Reader's Poll; N-1997 NEB; 1998 LOC)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Target: Earth  sces  meteors & meteorites; meteoric craters on Earth, the Tunguska River, Siberia, impact explosion; see essay "The Rocks of Damocles" on Earth-grazing asteroids & meteorite craters on Earth in 1966 MAR(#2324)
   Cassutt, Michael  Curious Elation  ss  this story to be in an anth. of sf/f with Catholic themes, co-edited by Cassutt, & Andrew M. Greeley: Sacred Visions(1991); Cassutt also worked on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210; Eerie, Indiana(1991; 19 ep.); Sirens(1992-93, writer-producer)
1990 OCT  Kessel, John  Invaders  nv  N-1991 LOC, novelette; has anth., with Richard Butner & Mark L. Van Name, Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology(1996; N-1997 LOC); has audio play produced by the Seeing Ear Theater(
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Katharine Kerr: Polar City Blues; William Gibson: Mona Lisa Overdrive; Charles N. Brown & William G. Contento: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror: 1984
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Mike Resnick: Second Contact; Kris Jensen: Freemaster
   Tepper, Sheri S.  Gazebo, The  ss  (1929- ) 1st story in Crazy Carol series; born near Littleton, CO; pub. three poems in GAL 1961-1964 as Sheri S. Eberhart; 1st pub. novel fantasy True Game ser. King's Blood Four(1983; N-1984 LOC), Necromancer Nine(1983), Wizard's Eleven(1984)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 43: In Which We Lament, "There Goes the Neighborhood!"  mr  Robocop(1987), dir. Paul Verhoeven, scrnply by Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner; Robocop 2(1990), dir. Irvin Kershner, scrnply by Walon Green & comic book writer Frank Miller; both star Peter Weller & Nancy Allen; Ellison has nf coll. The H. E. Hornbook(1991)
   Sterling, Bruce  Hollywood Kremlin  nv  1st story in Leggy Starlitz ser.; another story in ser., "Are You for 86?" in coll. Globalhead(1992); has nf book The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Order on the Electronic Frontier(1992); see iv's in INZ #15 1986 & 1994 MAY, LOC 1988 MAY, 1991 MAY & 1996 MAY
   Resnick, Mike  Frankie the Spook  ss  has novels The Soul Eater(1981), Walpurgis III(1982), The Branch(1984); Tales of the Galactic Midway Sideshow(1982) ser., The Best Rootin' Tootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy(1983), The Three-Legged Hootch Dancer(1983), The Wild Alien Tamer('83)
   Heath  Cartoon  ct  Heath has sold two sf short stories, in PrW #11 1996 & in online sf mag. Strange Horizons on 10/16/00; "my talent seems strongest when I'm writing captions (or editors are more willing to forgive my work when it doesn't exceed a few sentences)."
   Farmer, Philip José  One Down, One to Go  ss  has colls. Greatheart Silver(1982), The Grand Adventure(1984); novels Dark Is the Sun(1979; 1987), Doc Savage: Escape from Loki(1991), Red Orc's Rage(1991), The Caterpillar's Question(1992, w. Piers Anthony), Nothing Burns in Hell(1998)
   Denton, Bradley  Jimmy Blackburn Flies a Kite  ss  1st & only story in F&SF in Jimmy Blackburn ser.; other stories in ser. pub. in PLP #6 1990 & PLP 1991 AUG 17; stories coll. in fixup novel, Blackburn: A Novel(1993), about a serial murderer and his victims(reviewed in F&SF 1993 SEP, & OCT/NOV)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Out of the Typewriter, Endlessly Writing  sces  personal reminiscence; how & why he is such a prolific writer, his work habits, & how his prolific writing has affected his family life; after Asimov's death, his magazine created the Isaac Asimov Award, for the best sf/f story by an undergraduate
   Schenck, Hilbert  Down East Storm, A  ss  see Schenck's entry in the St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers(1996)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
1990 NOV  Garcia y Robertson, R.  Four Kings and an Ace  na  set in a mythical San Francisco sometime between the Gold Rush & the Great Quake, a young Chinese girl named Boy Toy passes thru the Golden Gate & into a series of perilous adventures
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg: Nightfall; Arthur C. Clarke: Tales from the Planet Earth
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Alan Rodgers: Fire; Lynne Reid Banks: The Fairy Rebel
   Roberts, John Maddox  Skinsuit  ss  has Cingulum ser., The Cingulum(1985), Cloak of Illusion(1985), The Sword, the Jewel, and the Mirror(1988); Act of God ser. w. Yoji Kondo(as Eric Kotani), Act of God(1985), The Island Worlds(1987), Between the Stars(1988); Murder in Tarsis(1996)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Reed, Robert  Bushwhacker  ss  has sf novel The Hormone Jungle(1988), a far future tale about a class of short-lived, cloned, high-tech courtesans known as Flowers, & about one in particular who is desperate to avoid the mortality programmed into her body(Dan Chow, LOC 1988 FEB, p.41)
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Inspiration  ss  has book, novella The Gallery of His Dreams(1991 chap; ASI 1991 SEP; W-1991 HOM; 1992 LOC; N-1991 NEB; 1992 HUG, WFA), a time-travel tale featuring the photographer Matthew B. Brady(c.1823-1896), known for covering the Civil War(Clute)
   Arno, Ed  Cartoon  ct 
   Davidson, Avram  Mr. Rob't E. Hoskins  ss  has colls. The Avram Davidson Treasury(1998; W-1999 LOC), & Everybody Has Somebody in Heaven: Essential Jewish Tales of the Spirit(2000); has Jack Limekiller story orig. pub as by Conrad Amber, The Beasts of the Elysian Fields(2001; chapbook)
   O'Donnell, Kevin Jr  Pieces of the Puzzle, The  ss  (1950- ) born in Cleveland, OH; has BA in Chinese Studies from Yale Univ.; lives in CA; 1st story pub. sf "The Hand Is Quicker" in ANA 1973 OCT; 1st novel Bander Snatch(1979); ORA:CLE(1984); Fire on the Border(1990); see entry in CANR, vol.23
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Invention of the Devil, The  sces  photography, Part 1 of 4; how photography was invented & came about, from representative cave art to camera obscura, daguerrotypes & wet plate process to George Eastman's celluloid acetate films; Parts 2, 3, & 4 in 1990-91 DEC-FEB

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