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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1991 OCT/NOV  Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 46: In Which We Bend So Far Over Backwards to Be Unbiased That You Can See the Nose Hairs Quiver With Righteousness  mr  essay: when your favorite unsung becomes popular, it's tough to stay unbiased; The Rocketeer(1991), based on graphic novel by Dave Stevens, stars Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly; he welcomes Kris Rusch(new F&SF editor) & Kathi Maio(new film reviewer)
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Love After Death  mr  essay: "why ghost movies are currently so popular"; Defending Your Life(1991), dir./written/stars Mel Brooks; Switch(1991), stars Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits; Truly, Madly, Deeply(1991 UK); Maio film reviewer for Sojourner: The Women's Forum since 1985
   Resnick, Mike  Winter Solstice  ss  N-1992 HUG, LOC, ss; "examines the way memory works ... a fantasy, takes the old sorcerer Merlin & makes him new again"; has novel Stalking the Unicorn: A Fable of Tonight(1987); coll. Will the Last Person to Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun?('92)
   Tilton, Lois  Just and Lasting Peace, A  ss  has novel Darkness on the Ice(1993), a vampire horror novel set on Greenland during WWII, where a Nazi vampire is consuming every human on the island(B&C)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Wright, Gary  Something on the Stairs There Be  ss  has 1st novel fantasy The Road West(1990), about an orphan boy's adventures in a mountain wilderness(B&C)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Di Filippo, Paul  Grange, The  nv  in his hometown, "When kids were initiated into the grange, they were blindfolded, told they would have to 'ride a black goat,' then led to some sort of goat simulacrum. Spooky!"
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Unchanging Amount, The  sces  conservation of momentum & energy, Part 2 of 2; the conservation of energy - also known as the First Law of Thermodynamics - and entropy; the heat death of the Universe, & the Second Law of Thermodynamics; Part 1 in 1991 SEP(#6408)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Laidlaw, Marc  Gasoline Lake  na  post-holocaust story, "set in a future where the world has dried up & water is as precious as gold ..."; has satirical sf novel Kalifornia(1993), set in a future where stars' lives are transmitted directly from their senses to their fans(F&SF)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark (Low-Tech Physicist)  ct  1st cartoon in his Dr. Quark, Low-Tech Physicist series; this one about "slow water"; "only precedent (for this ser.) was a comic strip I did for about 1 year in National Lampoon in the 1970s. It featured a president who was something like Dr. Q."
1991 DEC  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  child abuse, violence: do they belong in fiction?; "First job of fiction is ... to entertain ... the very best fiction brings a nugget of truth to that entertainment, a nugget that at times is difficult to face"
   MacLeod, Ian R.  Perfect Stranger, The  nv  (1956- ) "moody sf story about a dream vacation, it examines the importance of memory, love & time"; lives in Solihull, West Midlands, UK; has law degree from Birmingham Polytechnic; worked in the civil service before becoming a fulltime writer in 1990
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Aandahl, Vance  Pinched  ss  story "examines the things that make us human"; "about a convict on an interstellar deportation ship"(Scott Winnett, LOC 1991 DEC, p.59)
   Aldridge, Ray  Fabularium, The  ss  N-1992 NEB, short story
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: when is a technomilitary thriller sf?; Tom Clancy: The Sum of All Fears; Michael Swanwick: Gravity's Angels
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Ursula K. Le Guin: Catwings, & Catwings Return; Jane Yolen: Wizard's Hall; Gordon Korman: Don't Care High; "Genre Con," YASD & ALA recommended reading list in SF, Fantasy, Horror
   Mayhar, Ardath  Adapter, The  ss  (1930- ) began pub. poetry in 1940s, has historicals & westerns as Frank Cannon, non-sf/f books as John Killdeer & Sarah MacWilliams; 1st pub. sf/f "The Cat with the Sapphire Eyes" in Weirdbook #8 1973; has coll. Slewfoot Sally and the Flying Mule(1995)
   Counsil, Wendy  Black Handkerchiefs  ss  lives in San Francisco
   Heath  Cartoon: In Case of Emergency Break Glass  ct  Heath writes, "Appearing in F&SF, where my pen lines bump up against bylines I admire, was (and continues to be) a great pleasure."
   Morressy, John  Tale of Three Wizards, A  ss 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Robin Hood  mr  essay: the Robin Hood legend in films; The Merry Adventures of R.H.(1922); Adventures of R.H.(1938); Robin and Marian(1976); Time Bandits(1981); reviews Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(1991), w. Kevin Costner; Robin Hood(1991 TV), w. Patrick Bergin
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Beyond Light  sces  electromagnetic radiation; radio waves, infra-red waves, X-rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, cosmic rays, neutrinos & gravitons - how they have been used thru history to study the universe; has nf book Asimov's Chronology of Science & Discovery(1994)
   Whitlock, Dean  Man Who Loved Kites, The  nv  says "I became a kite aficionado over the summer, & was inspired to write this tale. The main events are taken from Chinese oral tradition & written history ... have jumbled together some actual names from (them) to provide monikers for my characters"
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 54  cmp  1st prize: Paul Petrella; 2nd prize: M. Sullivan; R-U: Orson Scott Card; Douglas F. Wood; H-M: Harlan Ellison; Carla Henry; William J. Keck; Timothy E. Walters; Dan Lakey Jr; of note: John Brunner, & Orson Scott Card
   F&SF staff  Competition 55  cmp  suggested by Amy McCormick - take a popular cliche & update it for today's (or a future) use, e.g.: "A microchip off the old block"
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 81: 1991 JUL-DEC  indx 
   Struthers, Andrew  Cartoon  ct 

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