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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1991 JAN  Cornell, Richard  Push  nv  his 3rd sf sale; "in early forties, grew up in the Bronx, work part-time as a reference librarian, & have degrees in philosophy from Cornell & Univ. of Rochester"; intro says he edited an anth. of writing about dreams, Dreams Are Wiser Than Men(1987)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Lionel Fenn: Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing from Mars; Will Sundown(ps. for William B. Sanders): Pockets of Resistance, & sequel The Hell-Bound Train
   Wessell, Deborah  She Could Look It Up  ss  lives in Seattle, her husband is writer Steven Bryan Bieler; attended 1988 Clarion; 1st stort pub. sf "The Last One to Know" in ASI 1989 APR; has sldo pub. fiction in PLP, & anth. Universe 2(1992); "most of my stories are humor of one sort or another"
   Kessel, John  Buffalo (for my father)  ss  W-1992 LOC, STU; N-1991 NEB; 1992 HUG, short story; to be pub. in anth. of autobiographical "hometown" sf, Anne Devereaux Jordan(ed): Fires of the Past: Thirteen Contemporary Fantasies About Hometowns(1991); this one set in Buffalo, NY
   Morressy, John  Fair Weather Fiend  nv  13th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series; has novels in this series, Kedrigern and the Charming Couple(1990), & A Remembrance for Kedrigern(1990)
   Heath  Cartoon: United Paradox Service  ct  has comic strip Spot the Frog, 24 in the ser. as of 2002 OCT, which can be seen, as well as w. some of his cartoons, at his website; he has been trying to sell this comic strip to the syndicates; so far it can only be seen at his website
   Robins, Madeleine E.  Papa's Gone A-Hunting  ss  has last historical romance novel, The Spanish Marriage(1984), which she says, "I structured ... around a specific historic event, & had to plot backward, synchronizing the action in the book with what was happening in Spain, Portugal & England ..."
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 44: In Which the Good Ship Coat-Tail-Ride Sinks, Abandoning Hundreds in Treacherous Waters  mr  essay: predicts "the utter vanishment of the horror genre within two years"; Arachnophobia(1990), stars Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak; Darkman(1990); Martians Go Home!(1990), based on Fredric Brown's novel; Millenium(1989); Dick Tracy(1990)
   Engstrom, Elizabeth  Rivering  ss  has horror novel Black Ambrosia(1986); Lizzie Borden(1990), a mystery/psychic thriller retelling of the Lizzie Borden story from an occult angle; see her website at; has coll. Nightmare Flower(1992; N-1993 STO)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Illusion of Motion, The  sces  photography, Part 3 of 4; persistence of vision & the development of moving pictures, or cinemas or movies; Part 1 in 1990 NOV, Part 2 in 1990 DEC, Part 4 in 1991 FEB; Michael A. Burstein has story "Cosmic Corkscrew" in ANA 1998 JUN in homage of Asimov
   Ferman, Edward L.  To Our Readers  note  "increases in postage & other expenses have made necessary" a price increase, from $2.00 to $2.50 per issue, beginning with this issue(mistakenly says beginning with the next issue)
   Redd, David  When Jesus Came to the Moon for Christmas  nv  has Green England series, "Green and Pleasant Land" in INZ #32 1989 NOV/DEC, "Green England" in Spectrum SF #7 2001 NOV, & one story pub. only in German; see humorous 1990 letter to INZ editor David Pringle at
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
1991 FEB  Brennert, Alan  Ma Qui  ss  W-1991 NEB, short story; N-1992 STU; a fantasy story about Vietnam, & about some of the casualties who wander that country's tunnels & jungle; has coll. Ma Qui: and Other Phantoms(1991)
   Heath  Cartoon: Exact Change—All Other  ct  Heath writes, "I've worked in restaurants, clothing & book stores, motels, & years in a cabinet factory ... all led to my becoming a cartoonist. Few things are more inspirational ... than working in a cold factory in winter, or suffering a tie in summer"
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Kathe Koja: The Cipher
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Sissela Bok: Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life; Stephen E. Ambrose: Nixon; Robert A. Caro: The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Mark Bisnow: In the Shadow of the Dome; Ian Hamilton: Writers in Hollywood, 1915-1951; James Lovelock: The Age of Gaia
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Appliance Dept.  ct 
   Di Filippo, Paul  Mairzy Doats  nv  N-1992 LOC, nv; 2nd story in F&SF in Lost Pages ser., to be part of coll. of alt. hist. stories, Lost Pages(1998; N-1999 DIC), featuring noted writers from the 1920s to 60s, in chronolgical order; others stories in ser. in AMZ, INZ, & SFAge, F&SF 1997 SEP
   Griesemer, John  Breaking-Up Yard, The  ss  has pub. fiction in ASI, & in The Best Short Stories, 1983 & 1987; an actor on & off Broadway, TV, & films; movies he has appeared in, Malcolm X(1992), The Langoliers(1995 TV), Lone Star(1996), The Crucible(1996), In Jest(1999), Henry Hill(1999), etc
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Kerr, Peg  Athena Keramitis  ss  lives in Minneapolis, MN; attended 1988 Clarion; teaches English at the Univ. of Minnesota; 1st pub. story "Free Day" in TotU #2 1987; 1st professional sale "Curses" in AMZ 1990 JUL; 1st novel Emerald House Rising(1997); The Wild Swans(1999)
   Easton, Thomas A.  Micro Macho  ss  has novel Silicon Karma(1995), in which a woman is copied into virtual reality, just as criminals begin siphoning memory away from the program(B&C); has nf book Periodic Stars(1997), which coll. his book reviews from ANA in the 1980s & 90s(B&C)
   Gardner, James Alan  Reaper  ss  (1955?- ) N-1992 AUR; lives in Waterloo, Ontario; technical writer for Univ. of Waterloo; has story "The Children of Crèche" in WotF v.6(1990); 1st novel The Expendables('97; N-1998 LOC); Commitment Hour(1998), Vigilant(1999), Hunted(2000), Trapped(2002)
   Aldridge, Ray  Beastbreaker, The  nv 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Down the Electron Stream  sces  photography, Part 4 of 4; the electronic production of images - the development of the television came by way of the radio; Part 1, 2 & 3 in 1990 NOV, DEC, & 1991 JAN; see article "The First Galactic Empire, in Brooklyn," in The New Yorker, 1999 MAY 17
   Tepper, Sheri S.  Raccoon Music  ss  2nd story in Crazy Carol ser.; has Marianne fantasy ser., The Marianne Trilogy(1990 omni); horror Blood Heritage(1986), sequel The Bones(1987); horror Still Life(1989 as E.E. Horlak); sf/f Beauty(1991; W-1992 LOC; N-MYT); mys. ps. A.J. Orde, B.J. Oliphant
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
1991 MAR  Hightower, Lynn S.  Rose Elf, The  ss  (1956- ) born in Chattanooga, TN; lives in Lexington, KY; has 1977 BA in journalism from Univ. of Kentucky; after taking creative writing courses at the Univ. of Kentucky, she first wrote TV commercialsf; now a fulltime writer
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park; Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason: Lifeline
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Martin H. Greenberg(ed): Isaac's Universe: Volume One: The Diplomacy Guild; Charles de Lint: The Little Country; Tobias Wolff: This Boy's Life: A Memoir
   Whitlock, Dean  On the Death of Daniel  ss  has a short story, "Waiting for the Girl from California," in Steven-Elliot Altman & Patrick Merla(ed): The Touch(2000), an anth. whose proceeds went to benefit AIDS & cancer reasearch
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Rogers, Bruce Holland  Big Far Now  nv  lives in Eugene, OR; has novel Mind Games(1992), book # 10 in Tom Swift series, as by Victor Appleton; Asses of the Sun(1996), in Magic: The Gathering #7, as by Hanovi Braddock; poetry chaps Breathing in the World(1990), Tales and Declarations(1991)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 45: In Which Tempus Fidgets, Fugits, and Inevitably Omnia Revelats  mr  essay: responsibility, in our world "the villains may be us only & simply because we didn't think about tomorrow"; Back to the Future trilogy, I(1985), II(1989), III(1990); all dir. Robert Zemeckis, stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Foster, Alan Dean  Agrarian Deform  nv  3rd story in F&SF in Mad Amos Malone series; also in Spellsinger series, Son of Spellsinger(1993), & Chorus Skating(1994); has The Damned series, A Call to Arms(1991), The False Mirror(1992), & The Spoils of War(1993); Dinotopia Lost(1996)
   Friesner, Esther M.  Shoemaker and the Elves, The  nv  these elves are "definitely not Santa's helpers ... this story can be blamed on a childhood spent reading English fairy tales, & you know how grim those can get"; has fantasy novel Harlot's Rue(1986), about a woman with unique charms on a romantic quest
   Galef, David  Tour de France  ss  (1959- ) Prof. of English at the Univ. of Mississippi; has fiction pub. in Punch, Shenandoah, The Village Voice, Cosmopolitan; has trans. Even Monkeys Fall from Trees and Other Japanese Proverbs(1987); 1st novel Flesh(1995); novel Turning Japanese(1998)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: All Four Stanzas  sces  Star-Spangled Banner, our national anthem; all four stanzas, incl. the lost, or dropped, 'gloating' third stanza; has 22nd & last coll. of his F&SF science essays, The Secret of the Universe(1991); has nf book with Frederik Pohl, Our Angry Earth(1991)
   Sherman, Delia  Land's End  ss  has anth. The Horns of Elfland(1997; N-1998 LOC), with Donald G. Keller & Ellen Kushner; Bordertown #4(1997), & The Essential Bordertown(1998), both with Terri Windling; in 1995 Sherman became a Contributing Editor for Tor Books
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Jellyfish—Peanutbutter Fish  ct 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 52  cmp  1st prize: Christopher J. Healy; 2nd prize: C.E. Coffman, S.A. Concannon, & N.E. Stokes; R-U: Steve Lindquist; Alison Becker; H-M: David Brown; Patricia Russo; Sean Walbeck; Christine Morris
   F&SF staff  Competition 53  cmp  suggested by John Brunner - submit samples of cover or flap copy that makes it clear the person responsible has read nothing but the title & misunderstood even that, e.g.: Childhood's End: A searing expose of teenage sex!
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
1991 APR  Strickland, Brad  Her Wild Wild Eyes  nv  has ya fantasies in John Bellairs Lewis Barnavelt series, The Specter from the Magician's Museum(1998), & in his Johnny Dixon series, The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost(1999)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Robert Reed: Down the Bright Way; L. Ron Hubbard: Fear; Kathryn Lindskoog: The C.S. Lewis Hoax; Andre Bernard: Rotten Rejections
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park; Tanith Lee: A Heroine of the World
   Morressy, John  Liberator, The  ss 

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