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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1992 SEP  F&SF staff  Report on Competition 56  cmp  1st prize: David Slusher; 2nd prize: Richard H. Langley; R-U: William S. Cornell; David S. Bloch; Sam Robb; H-M: Johanna Schenk; Michele Winkler; Lisa M. Ray; Jane Yolen; John S. Quinn
   F&SF staff  Competition 57  cmp  suggested by Donald Franson - submit sf/f vanity plates, not to exceed 7-8 letters, e.g.: SF FAN, or CTHULHU
   Laidlaw, Marc  Cartoon: Thinking Man's "Godzilla," The (Pretentious B-Movies)  ct  2nd & last cartoon in his Thinking Man's movies series
1992 OCT/NOV  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  "intermingling careers & influences" betw. writers, other writers, & their editors; Rusch has 1st horror novel Facade(1993), in which a well-known actor returns the beach house where a murder & his daughter disappeared, sparking more incidents(B&C)
   Haldeman, Joe  Graves  ss  W-1993 LOC, NEB, ss; WFA, shfi; has Worlds ser., Worlds(1981; N-1982 LOC), Worlds Apart(1983; N-1984 LOC), Worlds Enough and Time(1992; N-1993 LOC); The Hemingway Hoax(1990; N-1991 LOC); coll. None So Blind(1996; W-1997 LOC), etc
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Alexander Jablokov: No Deeper Sea; Kristine Kathryn Rusch: The White Mists of Power; Bradley Denton: Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede
   Wolfe, Gene  Legend of Xi Cygnus, The  ss  has The Book of the Long Sun ser., Nightside the Long Sun(1993; N-1993 NEB), Lake of the Long Sun(1994), Caldé of the Long Sun(1994; N-1994 NEB), Exodus from the Long Sun(1996); omnibus Litany of the Long Sun(1994), Epiphany of the Long Sun(1997)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Brunner, John & J*rge L**s B*rg*s  Dead Man, The: A Posthumous Collaboration  ss  2nd & last story in F&SF in Imaginary Collaborations ser.; has novels A Maze of Stars(1991), about a sentient ship charged w. protecting human settlements on other worlds; Muddle Earth(1993), humorous sf novel where Earth is a 24th century tourist spot
   Watson, Ian  Looking Down on You  ss  story's genesis was a Dusseldorf SF convention at which he & Terry Pratchett were guests of honor ... incl. a trip to the Rhine Tower
   de Lint, Charles  Bridges  ss  N-1993 WFA, short fiction; 1st story in F&SF in Newford ser.; ser. stories in many mags. & anth., coll. in Dreams Underfoot(1993), The Ivory and the Horn(1995), & Moonlight and Vines(1999; W-1999 WFA; 2000 LOC); see entry in CA, vol.126, p.72-73
   Reed, Kit  Hall of New Faces, The  ss 
   Nordley, G. David  Barriers  ss  wn. for Gerald David Nordley; born in Minneapolis, MN; has BA in Physics (Macalester College), MS in Systems Management(USCLA), 2 PhD's; retired USAF Major; 1st sale was "The Snows of Venus" in ANA 1991 MAY; see Biolog in ANA 1994 FEB
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: No Radio  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Salvaging the Library of Life  ar  species preservation & their ecosystems for future generations by creating a 'frozen' Library of Life; we can't stop our destruction of the species, so we should save some for a more technologically advanced future that might be able to reintroduce them
   Watt-Evans, Lawrence  Spirit Dump  ss  (1954- ) wn. for Lawrence Watt Evans; 1st story pub. sf/f "Paranoid Fantasy #1" in American Atheist 1975 AUG; 1st novel, Lords of Dus ser., The Lure of the Basilisk(1980); Legend of Ethshar ser., latest Night of Madness(2000); see website
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Springer, Nancy  Don't Look Back  ss  about this story, "Where I learned to wish on a white horse, I don't remember. It's just another childhood superstition ..."; has novels Apocalypse(1989), Red Wizard(1990), The Friendship Song(1992), The Blind God Is Watching(1994), Metal Angel(1994)
   Richerson, Carrie  Dying Breed, A  ss  her 1st professional short story sale; 1st story in Sheriff Doris Webster & the Returning Dead series; about story, says "The dead are a different species from the living, more alien than anything that could come from the stars ..."; lives near Austin, TX
   Bisson, Terry  Canción Autentica de Old Earth  ss  has story "Bears Discover Fire" in ASI 1990 AUG, which W-1990 NEB; 1991 HUG, STU, LOC; see his websites at & at, the latter giving a full biography & bibliography, as well as works that are forthcoming
   Williamson, Jack  Birds' Turn, The  ss  has Humanoids ser., The Humanoids(ASF 1948 MAR-MAY; rev. 1949; w. ASF 1947 JUL, 1980 coll.), "Jamboree" in GAL 1969 DEC, & The Humanoid Touch(1980); Dragon's Island(1951; vt The Not-Men, 1969), The Dome Around America(1953)
   Budrys, Algis  Hard Landing  no  N-1993 NEB; 1994 HUG, LOC, SFC, novel; entire text of his new novel; the story of 4 aliens who crash-land in the pine barrens of New Jersey, & who then try to live quietly among the unsuspecting humans
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Dr. Quark Cleans Up Another Experiment (So to Speak)  ct  5th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; this one about an (in)efficient experiment of his
1992 DEC  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  don't ask what the trends & patterns in sf/f are, ask instead "where is the literature taking us ... (it) is leading us where it always does: back to ourselves"; Rusch has novel Heart Readers(1993), about a person who judges the purity of princes' heart
   Wilber, Rick  Ice Covers the Hole  nv  N-1993 NEB, novelette; co-editor with Richard Mathews of Sub-Tropical Speculations(1991), an anth. of Florida-themed sf; has ya mystery, The Secret Skater(1996), as by Robin Aran; edits Fiction Quarterly, the Tampa Tribune literary supplement
   Heath  Cartoon: Martin Nabs a Leperchaun  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Stephen King - "no one is as good as King at writing the kind of thing" he does; Stephen King: Gerald's Game; Poul Anderson: The Time Patrol; Scorpius Digital to pub. a 7-volume eBook Omnibus of his works, beginning in 2001
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Robert R. McCammon: Boy's Life; Lisa Goldstein: Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Common Clay  ss  has colls. Best SF Stories of ...(1988; vt Man in His Time, 1989), A Romance of the Equator(1989), A Tupolev Too Far(1993; N-1994 LOC), The Secret of This Book(1995; vt Common Clay, 1996 US; N-1996 LOC, WFA); see his website at
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Reed, Robert  Coffins  ss 
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: Artificial Life  ar  artificial life; what is life, artificial life & intelligence; the basic principles of A-Life: bottom-up initiative, local control rather than global control, simple rules instead of complex ones, & emergent rather than pre-specified behavior
   Morlan, A.R.  With Cockles and Mussels, Alive, Alive-O  ss  (1958- ) wn. for Arlette Renee Morlan; 1st story pub. "Four Days Before the Snow," Night Cry 1985 SUM; 1st novel The Amulet(1991), prequel The Cat With the Tulip Face(1991), sequel Dark Journey('91); iv's The Horror Show 1987 FLL, Eldritch Tales #29 1993
   Robins, Madeleine E.  Willie  ss  story inspired by watching the movie Young Frankenstein(1974), had "impatience with the doctor, who didn't have the responsibility to follow through on his project"
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: All Children Great and Small  mr  Honey, I Shrunk the Kids(1989), stars Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O'Neil, Thomas Brown; Honey, I Blew Up the Kid(1992), stars Moranis & Strassman, & the baby twins Daniel & Joshua Shalikar
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Perennials  ss  this story sold "2 years ago, 6 months before my father died ... I must have known something was about to happen ... amazing the games the mind can play"; Rusch has sf/fantasy novel Traitors(1993), about a rebellion on a distant planet(B&C)
   Springer, Nancy  Damnbanna  na  N-1993 HUG, novella; 1st pub. by Axolotl Press in 1992; the story of Angel, a teenage girl, who befriends a boy at school whose face is so badly scarred, he hides beneath a bandanna, hence his nickname; see iv's in WRT 1990 SUM, & LOC 1995 JUN
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 83: 1992 JUL-DEC  indx 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Primate Speech Lab  ct  6th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; "Don't talk with your hands." Dr. Quark's mother always told him! Ha!

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