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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1992 JAN  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  courage & heroism in real life & in fiction; "Most of our literature is about people as ordinary as we are, caught in extraordinary events, forced by circumstances to make that one small gesture, that one action which will save a life or change the world"
   Reed, Robert  After All  nv  "love & life after death"
   Brunner, John  Man Who Lost the Game of Life, The  ss  8th/last story in Mr. Secrett ser.; has novels The Crucible of Time(1983; N-1984 LOC), sequel The Tides of Time(1984); Children of the Thunder(1989; N-1989 LOC); see articles on Brunner in WRT 1992 SPR, INZ 1996 MAY; obits LOC 1995 OCT & NOV, ASI 1996 MAR
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Stephen King: Needful Things; Robert Silverberg: The Face of the Waters; Algis Budrys(ed): L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume VII
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  John Crowley: Great Work of Time; Octavia Butler: Mind of My Mind, Patternmaster, & Survivor
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Nitty Gritty of Space Settlement, The  ct 
   Friesner, Esther M.  Such a Deal  ss  this story to be pub. in Gregory Benford & Martin H. Greenberg(ed): What Might Have Been? Volume IV: Alternate Americas(1992); has fantasy novel, The Silver Mountain(1986), about a prince's quest(B&C)
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 47: In Which Artful Vamping Saves the Publisher $94.98  mr  non-review of Edward Scissorhands(1990), dir. Tim Burton, stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder; up-date on Installment #44, that horror genre was dead; notice Ted Geiser, Dr. Seuss, died 1991 SEP; Freddy's Dead(1991); Bill & Ted's Bogus Adventure(1991)
   Goulart, Ron  Hershey's Kisses  ss  has teleplay "The Werewolf of Hollywood" for TV series Monsters(1988-90); has article "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The 60th Anniversary of a Special SF Hero" in AMZ 1988 SEP; nf column on comics in Pulphouse: A Fiction Magazine # 4 & #7 1991
   Wightman, Wayne  Cretaceous Waltz, The  ss  "a quirky & sentimental love story with a strange twist"; has 1st book, coll. Ganglion and Other Stories(1995)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Star Bright  sces  stars; classifying stars according to magnitude in brightness, absolute magnitude, & spectral lines; SETI chances; has autobiographies, I. Asimov: A Memoir(1994; W-1995 HUG, LOC), written mostly from his hospital bed, & It's Been a Good Life(2002)
   Hauser  Cartoon  ct 
   Conner, Mike  Mystery Spot, The  nv  2nd story in Guide Dog series, what happens after Henry's death
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Who Will Answer All Your Questions  ct  2nd cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; this one about 'Ask Dr. Quark' radio show; this series by Harris has appeared exclusively, with the exception of reprints, in F&SF
1992 FEB  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  memories of the space program from childhood, her vision renewed by the report of The Synthesis Group, which has proposed a timetable for a 6-person mission to the Moon in 2005, to Mars in 2014
   de Lint, Charles  Graceless Child, The  nv  (1951- ) 1st pub. in Searles & Thomsen(ed): Halflings, Hobbits, Warrows and Weefolk(1991); 1st story pub. sf/f "The Fane of the Grey Rose" in Offutt(ed): Swords Against Darkness IV(1979), became 1st part of his 3rd novel, The Harp of the Grey Rose(1985)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "the difference between a merely good writer & a genius"; Tim Powers: The Stress of Her Regard; Thomas T. Thomas: Me
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Kate Wilhelm: Death Qualified: A Mystery of Chaos; Diana Wynne Jones: Charmed Life, Witch Week, The Lives of Christopher Chant, Howl's Moving Castle, Castle in the Air, A Tale of Time City, Eight Days of Luke, Dogsbody, & Cart and Cwidder
   Koman, Victor  Bootstrap Enterprise  ss  (1944- ) 1st story pub. sf "When It Worked" in Libertarian Notes 1976 SEP 5; 1st sf novel Saucer Sluts(1980; vt Starship Women); The Jehovah Contract(1987; W-1988 PRO), Solomon's Knife(1989; W-1990 PRO), Kings of the High Frontier(1996; W-1997 PRO)
   Haldeman, Jack C. II  Lonesome Homesick Blues  vi  story inspired by seeing a blurry UFO picture, someone "said it looked like a 1957 DeSoto hubcap"; has na w. Jack Dann "Echoes of Thunder" in 1991 Tor double(Stranger ser.); has informal ser. of sf sports stories; also in F&SF with co-author Jack Dann
   Onopa, Robert  Swan, The  ss 
   Lawson, James  Heartwired: A Montezuma Strip Story  nv  (1946- ) ps. for Alan Dean Foster, & in F&SF under his own name; 1st story in F&SF in Montezuma Strip series, which are near-future stories taking place along the mouth of the Colorado River(LOC 1992 FEB, p.57); other stories in AMZ 1988 NOV, & 1993 SEP
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Of Human Folly  sces  superstitions, fads, follies; beliefs in Hell, Heaven, the Devil & God, ghosts, zombies, leprechauns, etc, & the "people who believe in all that nonsense"; has nf book Frontiers II: More Recent Discoveries About Life, Earth, Space, and the Universe(1993)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Utley, Steven  Look Away  ss  this an alternate history story, with the South victorious in the Civil War, but with a unique spin; has fiction coll. Ghost Seas(1997); poetry colls. This Impatient Ape(1998 chap), & Career Moves of the Gods(2000 chap)
   Counsil, Wendy  How to Tame the Vampire  ss  story "very much influenced by ... 'How to Talk to a Hunter' by Pamela Houston (in 1991 Best American Short Stories) ... A friend's offhand comment that Nietzsche once said 'Talent is a vampire' started me thinking about broadening the idea of vampirism"
   Gilman, Carolyn Ives  Lost Road  ss  "based on a true incident I learned about ... traveling through western Minnesota & South Dakota"; has nf book on frontier & American Indian history, The Way to Independence(1987), winner Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award, Choice Magazine
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Wheeler, Deborah  Madrelita  nv  (1947- ) N-1993 LOC; 1st story in West City ser.; born in Queens, NY; lives in Mar Vista, CA; has 1968 BA from Reed College, 1973 MS from Portland State Univ.; was Dean of Pasadena College of Chiropractic; has master's rank in kung fu san soo
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Laidlaw, Marc  Cartoon: Thinking Man's "Blob," The (B-Movies Remade for Discerning Viewers)  ct  1st cartoon in his Thinking Man's movies series; has crime novel The Orchid Eater(1994), about Lupe Diaz, mutilated by a gang when he was young, he takes revenge when he is older & stronger on the person he holds responsible, his brother Sal
1992 MAR  Ferman, Edward L.  Publisher's Note  note  for the first time in 34 years, Isaac Asimov's byline is missing from an issue of F&SF; last month was his 399th science essay, his last due to health problems; see "Asimov Quits Column" in LOC 1991 DEC, p.6
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  her experience finding out she is only "partially literate" when she couldn't understand Spanish signs in NYC, despite having studied the language; will try to "publish stories that have their base in other cultures & other literary traditions"
   Davis, Grania  Tree of Life, Book of Death  nv  "off-beat fantasy with an unusual angle ... mixes a bit of history with a bit of folklore to create a tale full of golems, death, & rebirth"; married to Avram Davidson, with whom she has fantasy novel Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty(1988), set in China
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Donnelly, Marcos  Resurrection of Alonso Quijana, The  ss  N-1992 NEB, ss; written as by translation & annotation by M.D.; in this story he mixes "the legacy left by Cervantes in Don Quixote with some very real modern day concerns"; 1st story pub. "As a Still Small Voice" in Aronica(ed): Full Spectrum 2(1989)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  William Sanders: The Wild Blue and the Gray; Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber(ed): Universe 2
   Hauser  Cartoon: Wilson T. Smedling—A Tragic Footnote in the Early Design of Laptop Computers  ct 
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  essay: characterization & the hard sf novel; Ben Bova: Mars; Martin H. Greenberg(ed): After the King: Stories in Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien; Susan Palwick: Flying in Place
   Reed, Kit  Tapeworm  ss  has novel Catholic Girls(1987), a fast-paced, serious & complex story about four contemporary women & one sinister boy; nf how-to-write book, Story First; teaches writing courses at Wesleyan Univ.
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Wilber, Rick  Calculating Love  ss  (1948- ) working name for Richard Arnold Wilber; lives in St. Petersburg, FL; has Ed.D from Southern Illinois Univ.; a college teacher for over 25 years, he teaches journalism at the Univ. of South Florida; book reviewer for The St. Petersburg Times
   Bryant, Edward  Country Mouse  ss  1st pub. in Bruce D. Arthurs(ed): Copper Star, 1991 World Fantasy Convention(1991); has colls. Author's Choice Monthly #7: Neon Twilight(1990)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Day His Mother Predicted Years Ago Finally Arrives, The  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Whine of a 50 Ft. Woman, The  mr  essay: the role of the woman in sf movies has not been "ahead of their time"; movies mentioned: The Attack of the 50 Foot Woman(1958); Alien(1979); Aliens(1986); Terminator(1984); Terminator 2: Judgement Day(1991)
   Farmer, Nancy  Origami Mountain  ss  (1941- ) 1st story pub. "The Mirror" in Budrys(ed): WotF, Vol. IV(1988); 1st novel ya, Do You Know Me?(1994); The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm(1995), sf adventure based on the Zimbabwe Shona mythology; see entry in CA, vol.167, p.118-121
   Aldridge, Ray  Love Farmer, The  na  1st story in F&SF in Dilvermoon series; set in the Dilvermoon world(as are most of his novels & short fiction), free-citizen Arriangel awakens 500 years in the future as a slave, & finds that her future rests upon whether she can love or not
   Struthers, Andrew  Cartoon  ct 
1992 APR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  changes in F&SF, an F&SF without Isaac Asimov; introduction to the two who will try to fill the empty place in F&SF - Gregory Benford, & Bruce Sterling; see Rusch's interviews in LOC 1990 SEP(#356), After Hours 1991 WIN, & Dead of Night 1994 SPR/SUM

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