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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1993 JAN  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  announces Algis Budrys' last book column is in this issue(for F&SF); Budrys to be editor of his own sf magazine, Tomorrow Speculative Fiction(TSF 1993 JAN to 1997 FEB, 24 print issues, then going online for 1 year); new reviewer to be Orson Scott Card
   Bova, Ben  Re-Entry Shock  ss  also in Orion series, Orion Among the Stars(1995), Legendary Heroes(1996); Privateers(1985; 2000), City of Darkness(1986), Welcome to Moonbase(1987), Peacekeepers(1988); with A.J. Austin, To Save the Sun(1992), To Fear the Light(1994)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "Damon Knight started this whole business, with book reviews sandwiched into a number of pulp magazines, in the 1950s"; Damon Knight: Why Do Birds; Budrys announces his book column retirement, future plans, & his career in brief
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Janet Gluckman & George Guthridge: The Madagascar Manifesto: Child of the Light; Josepha Sherman: Child of Faerie, Child of Earth; Victor Kelleher: Del-Del
   Mapes, Diane  Personal Touch, The  ss  her 1st sf sale; lives in WA; attended Clarion; a one-time editor at Argos mag.(1988 WIN-1988 SUM); story focuses on future of retail; has pub. stories in Argos, INZ, ASI, PLP, On Spec, & Weirdbook
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Imagining the Real  ar  science fiction & science, scientists & the history of hard sf; Hal Clement's novel, Mission of Gravity(ASF 1953 APR-JUL; & article on how he created his high-gravity planet Mesklin, "Whirligig World" in ASF 1953 JUN) marked the true beginning of hard sf
   Friesner, Esther M.  Sugar Daddy  nv  has alternate history fantasy novel Druid's Blood(1988; N-1989 LOC), set in pagan Victorian England & feauturing very offbeat versions of Holmes & Watson(B&C); has humorous fantasy story Ecce Hominid(1991), pub. as Pulphouse Short Story Paperback #6
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentle Ghosts  ss  (1955- ) born in San Gabriel, CA; grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, & attended S.B. City College; moved to Moscow, ID, in 1977; has BA in English from Univ. of Idaho; now lives in Eugene, OR; attended 1982 Clarion; part of Pulphouse Pub. group & workshop
   Fitch, Marina  Ghosts on Christmas Eaves, The  ss  lives in Santa Cruz, CA; story was originally written for a Christmas Eve celebration - "ghost stories shared before a roaring fire ..."
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Cady, Jack  Night We Buried Road Dog, The  na  W-1993 NEB, HOM; 1994 SFC; N-HUG, LOC, WFA; on strength of story, he won a National Endowment for the Arts grant; "Jack takes the familiar theme of phantom cars & ghostly drivers, & turns it into a treatise on love & loss & the importance of the past"
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 57  cmp  1st prize: Catherine Mintz; 2nd prize: Gail Sosinsky Wickman; R-U: Greg Walz; Daniel J. Lesco; Neal H. Krape; Steven D. Faber
   F&SF staff  Competition 58  cmp  suggested by Harlan Ellison - devise a list of related names, using only names from the worlds of sf/f/horror, beginning & ending with the same name; containing a total of eight, including bookends
   Jonik  Cartoon: How It Ends  ct 
1993 FEB  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  transitions: 1992 brought the deaths of some of sf's best - Isaac Asimov, Fritz Leiber, Reginald Bretnor; sf is "slowly leaving (its) youth, & gaining an early middle age ... Fortunately, in literature, the voices live on long after the body goes"
   Coney, Michael  Sophie's Spyglass  ss  N-1994 AUR, short fiction; 1st story in Foss Creek series; Coney runs Porthole Press on Vancouver Island, publishing local history, child safety books, & this year its first fiction work
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  George Turner: Brain Child; Robert Rodi: Fag Hag
   Budz, Mark  Toy Soldiers  ss  (1960- ) wn. for Robert Mark Budz; this story was read to a gathering of friends on Christmas Eve; married to Marina Fitch, living in Santa Cruz; briefly was an editor at Pulphouse, in Eugene, OR; 1st story pub. "The War Inside" in PLP 1991 JUN 1
   Shunn, D. William  From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left  ss  (1967- ) ps. for William Shunn(& has pub. fiction as such since 1998); his 1st professional short fiction sale; a documentation specialist at Wordperfect Corp. in Salt Lake City, NV; attended 1985 Clarion; has webpage at
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Boys and Their Toys  mr  essay: "juvenile example of the filmmaker's art: ... banal yarn about boys & their toys"; Sneakers(1992), stars Robert Redford; also mentions War Games(1983); Desk Set(1957), stars Matthew Broderick, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
   Oltion, Jerry  Grass Is Always Greener, The  nv  (1957- ) lives in Eugene, OR, with his wife writer Kathy Oltion; 1st story pub. sf "Much Ado About Nothing" in ANA 1982 NOV; see Biolog in ANA 1985 APR, & his website at
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Tilton, Lois  "Sleep, My Little One"  ss  "'Sleep' is in a way about my 9-year old daughter Christine"; has novels Darkspawn(2000), a vampire escapes from centuries of entombment to free his lands from invaders; Written in Venom(2000), fantasy novel based on Norse mythology - Loki tells his story
   Perry, Steve & George Guthridge  Macaw, The  ss  on collab., G.G.: "Even though we rarely agreed about anything ... we have sold everything on which we've collab."; S.P.: "Each of us hated the way the other one wrote. We always took out each other's favorite lines & bits. Still, we sold 'em all."
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: Internet  ar  Internet evolution; how a 1964 RAND proposal to help "control of (a) ravaged society after a nuclear holocaust" turned into ARPANET which evolved into the Internet we know today; what TCP/IP stands for; "what does one do with the Internet?"
   Wilhelm, Kate  Naming the Flowers  na  N-1993 HOM, HUG, LOC, NEB, na; 1st pub. by Axolotl Press in 1992; has P.I. Charlie Meiklejohn & psychologist Constance Leidl ser., The Hamlet Trap(1987), The Dark Door(1988), Smart House(1989), Sweet, Sweet Poison(1990), Seven Kinds of Death(1992)
   Struthers, Andrew  Cartoon: Ghostwriters in the Sky  ct 
1993 MAR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  introduces John Kessel as a new book review columnist; he has written reviews before, for Short Form, The New York Review of Science Fiction, & The Los Angeles Times Book Review; has a PhD in American Literature, which he teaches at NC State Univ.
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Bourne, Mark  Brokedown  ss  his 1st professional sale; has BA in English, MA in Dramatic Arts; attended 1992 Clarion; writes for astronomy mags., designs museum programs; worked for the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, NY
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Johnson, Kij  Schrödinger's Cathouse  ss  lives in Seattle, WA, w. husband/writer Robert J. Howe; attended 1987 Clarion; 1st prof. sale "Ferata" in PLP #1 1988; novels Star Trek Next Generation 38: Dragon's Honor(1996, w. Greg Cox), The Fox Woman(2000); eBook coll. Tales for the Long Rains(2001)
   Brin, David  Detritus Affected  ss  story came to him in a dream, & is pledged to his new son, Benjamin Robert; his wife Cheryl Brigham is also a space scientist; has sf novel Earth(1990; N-1991 HUG, LOC, SCF), Glory Season(1993; N-1994 HUG, LOC); coll. Otherness(1994; W-1995 LOC)
   Kessel, John  Books  br  introduces himself & the way he will write his reviews; Maureen F. McHugh: China Mountain Zhang; Michael Bishop: Count Geiger's Blues; Gene Wolfe: Nightside the Long Sun
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Annie Dalton: Out of the Ordinary; Jack Hitt, with Lawrence Block, Sara Caudwell, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey, & Donald E. Westlake: The Perfect Murder
   Frei, Urs  Mrs. Molton's Mr. Molton  nv  his 1st professional sale; lives now in Canada; attended Clarion, the Univ. of Toronto, & Syracuse Univ.; has MA in English
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Wishing Well  ct 
   Turzillo, Mary A.  Alex  ss  founding member of the Cajun Sushi Hamsters from Hell writing workshop in Ohio; has pub. fiction & poems in genre mags. WRT, PLP, MZoo, INZ, TotU, ASI, SFAge, MZBFM, Star*Line, 2AM, S&T, WFH, & TSF; has pub. over 20 poems & 25 stories since 1988
   Chilson, Rob  Fetching  nv  born in Ringwood, OK; lives in Kansas City, MO; 1st story pub. "The Mind Reader" in ANA 1968 JUN; 1st novel far-future adventure As the Curtain Falls(1974), space opera The Star-Crowned Kings(1975); see entry in St. James Guide to S. F. Writers
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Our Computers/Our Selves  ar  computer-brain resemblances & differences, Part 1 of 2; will computers eventually pass the Turing Test, & someday possess a Self?; sf's brain uploading & matter transmission, & linking brains to computers not possible w/o continuity
   McKenna, Bridget  Good Pup, The  ss  N-1993 HOM, NEB; 1994 HUG, LOC, SFC; lives in Seattle, WA; attended Clarion; 1st sale "The Old Oregon Trail" in Budrys(ed): WotF, Vol. II(1986); 1st novel, in Caley Burke P.I. mys. ser., Murder Beach(1993), Dead Ahead(1994; N-Shamus), Caught Dead(1995)
   Turtledove, Harry  Vermin  nv  has Worldwar ser., In the Balance(1994), Tilting the Balance(1995), Upsetting the Balance(1996), Striking the Balance(1996); How Few Remain(1997; W-1997 SDW); The Great War ser., American Front(1998), Walk in Hell(1999), Breakthrough(2000)
1993 APR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  writing humor is difficult, the sf works of mystery writer Sharyn McCrumb, author of the James Owens Mega(an sf author/professor) mystery series, Bimbos of the Death Sun(1988; W-Edgar; N-Anthony), & Zombies of the Gene Pool(1992)
   Goulart, Ron  Fear of Success  ss  has nf books, Over 50 Years of American Comic Books(1991), The Comic Book Reader's Companion(1993), & Great American Comic Books(2001); see his entry in Bill Janocha(ed): The National Cartoonists Society Album(1996)
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Clive Barker: The Thief of Always: A Fable; Sid Meir: Civilization(a computer game); Keith Ferrell: The Official Guide to Sid Meir's Civilization; Johnny L. Wilson & Alan Emrich: Civilization, or Rome on 640K a Day; Robert Charles Wilson: The Harvest
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Standards & Practices  ss  a friend said, "Emily Dickinson has nothing to do with the West Side of Manhattan in 1992" & Malzberg replied, "I'm going to write a story & prove otherwise"; has coll. In the Stone House(2000)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: 1991 Winner of the Paper Airplane Contest  ct 

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