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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1993 JUL  Epstein, Benita  Cartoon: Little Heavy on the Power Tie, A  ct  lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA; BS & MS in Entomology from Univ. of California(Davis); did research on Yellow Fever mosquitoes(bioenergetics, biochemistry & medical) in various univ. laboratories; her interest was in insect-borne diseases & epidemiology
   Armstrong, Michael  Catch the Wotan! (for Isaac Asimov)  ss  says this story is a warm-up run for a deep space novel he plans to write, one he calls "beatniks in space"; has novel The Hidden War(1994), in which goernment forces try to quash an asteroid colony with a culture based on the Beat poets(B&C)
   Heath  Cartoon  ct  cartoon is reprinted in F&SF 1997 JAN
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Time, Again  ar  time travel, is it possible?; the latest talk among scientists, & in journals, about tachyons, time travel, wormholes, & how to make a time machine; mentions his novel Timescape(1980), & other sf authors; Benford has novel w. Paul A. Carter, Iceborn(1989)
   Bailey, Dale  Eidelman's Machine  ss  (1968- ) his 1st pub. story; attended 1992 Clarion in East Lansing, MI, where this story was written; born & grew up in Princeton, WV; now lives in Maryville, TN; has PhD in English
   Frazier, Robert  Night Vision  ss  this story first written as a 20-page poem, & is a companion to the story "Homing Instinct" in AMZ 1988 NOV; the stories came about after he read "true yet bizarre accounts of the Deep South, like the Marksville rain of fishes"
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Hand, Elizabeth  Justice  nv  (1957- ) 1st story pub. sf/f "Prince of Flowers" in TWZ 1988 FEB; 1st novel, in Winterlong ser., Winterlong(1990; N-1990 DIC; 1991 LOC), AEstival Tide(1992; N-1992 DIC; 1993 LOC), Icarus Descending(1993; N-1993 DIC); novelization 12 Monkeys(1995)
1993 AUG  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  ethics & the writer; the reasons that make a writer write; "what we as writers, readers & editors must never forget is the reason we are here in the first place: to communicate"; has article about author A.R. Morlan in PLP: A Fiction Magazine, #9 1992 JUN
   Garcia y Robertson, R.  Siren Shoals, The  na  a man travels through space with 9 grandmothers in his head, tucked in his 360 megaRAM implant, each once ruled a star system, & he has to rely on 1 & his wits to survive
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Dave Wolverton: Path of the Hero; M.J. Engh: Rainbow Man; Adėle Geras: The Tower Room
   de Lint, Charles  Bone Woman, The  ss  N-1994 HUG, LOC, ss; 1st pub. as a chapbook by Triskell Press(which he owns & edits) in 1992; born in Bussum, Netherlands, family immigrated to Canada in 1952; lives in Ottawa; married artist MaryAnn Harris in 1980; members of a Celtic folk music band
   Davis, Grania  ChronoCorp  ss  also in F&SF with Avram Davidson; has short novel with Davidson, The Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil(1998; N-1998 STO), a horror mystery which centers around the phenomenon of the 'Paper-Man,' who lives in the walls of older houses
   Fitch, Marina  Silent Treatment, The  ss  an F&SF first reader
   Heath  Cartoon: For Sale, Virtual Reality  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Blast From the Past, A  mr  essay: growing up in the 1950s, early 1960s; Matinee(1993), dir. Joe Dante, writer Charlie Hass(plays a health teacher in movie), stars John Goodman, Omri Katz, Kellie Martin, & stars from orig. 1950s sf classics, William Schallert, Kevin McCarthy
   Goulart, Ron  Mom's Cooking  ss  has ghost-written William Shatner's novels, Tekwar(1989), Teklords(1991), Teklab(1991), Tek Vengeance(1993), Tek Secrets(1993), Tek Justice(1993) - per Hawk's Authors' Pseudonyms II(1995)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: "Creation Science"  ar  creationist & creation science; how creationists have battled scientists & evolution, their methods from 'gap theory' & 'day-age theory,' to the 'flood geology theory' of the present day; trying to understand the motivations & mindsets of creationists
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Dedman, Stephen  Vigil  ss  has 1st novel, a fantasy, The Art of Arrow-Cutting(1997; N-1997 AUR; 1998 LOC, STO), about a photographer in modern L.A. who encounters ancient Japanese magic & yakuza(B&C); see his websites at,
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Skeleton Key, The  na  N-1994 NEB, novelette; HUG, novella; 13-year old Tess & her friend Sasha make a pact with Hermes, who comes to Tess' rescue, but not in the way she expects; has issue WRT 1993 SPR devoted to her work, & which incl. an interview with her
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - You're Here, You're There, You're No Where With Dr. Quark  ct  9th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; in which Dr. Quark & his wife go on a Virtual Reality vacation
1993 SEP  Ferman, Ed  Avram Davidson: 1923-1993  obit  tribute to Avram Davidson, who died May 9, 1993; was F&SF editor from 1962 APR to 1964 NOV; moved to Mexico during final year as editor, never missing a deadline, "though he once claimed that a missing manuscript was eaten by an iguana"
   Laidlaw, Marc & Paul Di Filippo  Sleep Is Where You Find It  nv  features photographer & ghost-magnet Weegee; M.L.: "I got stuck in a dead-end trying to write about Weegee. I invited Paul to see if he could find a way to free up the story"; the two trying to collab. on a fantasy novel on the same theme
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Kessel, John  Books: No Place Like Home  br  Nancy Kress: Beginnings, Middles and Ends(nf); George Ochoa & Jeffrey Osier: The Writer's Guide to Creating a Science Fiction Universe; Bradley Denton: Blackburn; Geoff Ryman: Was
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Harry Turtledove: The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War; Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer(ed): Confederacy of the Dead; Nina Kiriki Hoffman: Unmasking
   Oltion, Jerry  Blue Light Special  vi  this story was written for a read-aloud Christmas working workshop; has 1st novel Frame of Reference(1987; N-1988 LOC), about human protagonists who discover that the starship they live on is actually an underground simulacrum made by aliens(Clute)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Hightower, Lynn S.  Point Man  ss  has homicide detective Sonora Blair mystery series, novels Flashpoint(1995), Eyeshot(1995), No Good Deed(1998), & The Debt Collector(1999, U.K.; 2000, U.S.; N-2001 EDG); crime novel Borderline(2001 U.K.), about an evil South Carolina family
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Bottom Line, The  ct 
   Lee, Rand B.  Still Life With Doves  ss  lives in Santa Fe, NM; Rand's father was Manfred B. Lee, a co-author of Ellery Queen detective novels, & a close friend of Anthony Boucher, & worked for Mercury Press during F&SF's "embryonic state"; Rand has pub. in ASI, AMZ & anth.
   Ecklar, Julia  Promised Love  ss  (1964- ) Ecklar W-1991 JWCA, Best New Author; has Star Trek Pocket #47: The Kobayashi Maru(1989); Noah's Ark ser., Blood Relations(1992), Ice Nights(1992), The Human Animal(1995), & Tide of Stars(1995); novel Regenesis(1995); see Biolog ANA 1991 SEP
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Calculating the Future  ar  cryonics, what is the probability that it will work; its probability calculated by separating the idea into smaller, better defined issues, & analyzing their likelihood; 1st sf story with cryonics, by Neil R. Jones, "The Jameson Satellite" in AMZ 1931 JUL
   Conner, Mike  East of the Moon  na  3rd & last story in Guide Dog series; has sf novel Archangel(1995), as Michael Conner, set in an alternate 1920s America, in which a journalist seeks a "vampire" murderer in a city devastated by a deadly blood plague(B&C)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
1993 OCT/NOV  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus(1818), perhaps the 1st sf novel; the focus of Walter Jon William's story in this issue, the historic meeting of Mary, husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron & Dr. Polidori
   Reed, Robert  Fable Blue  nv  has sf novel Down the Bright Way(1991), about a group of sentient beings searching thru an endless string of parallel worlds for the old gods, or the sentient beings at the start of things, while fending off others with a dark purposes in mind(Clute)
   Yolen, Jane  Snatchers, The  ss  has colls. Twelve Impossible Things Before Breakfast('97), Sister Emily's Lightship(2000), Not One Damsel in Distress(2001); ya nf coll. about fairy tales, The Fairies' Ring(1999); anth. Gray Heroes: Elder Tales from Around the World(1999), Sherwood(2000)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Bradley Denton: Blackburn; Robert Grudin: Book, & The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation; Flann O'Brien: The Third Policeman; see article, Orson Scott Card: A Study in Contrasts, in NCLR #10 2001(Special Science Fiction & Fantasy Issue)
   Heath  Cartoon: Big Band Theory, The  ct 
   McKenna, Bridget  Little Things, The  ss  McKenna also writes under ps. Melissa Cleary, having taken over the Jackie Walsh & Jake mys. ser. w. book #10, And Your Little Dog, Too(1998), & #11, In the Doghouse(2000); also wrote the Cleary stories in Canine Crimes(1998), & Canine Christmas(1999)
   Richerson, Carrie  Light at the End of the Day, The  ss  N-1994 NEB, short story; 2nd story in Sheriff Doris Webster & the Returning Dead series; she was N-1993 & 1994 JWCA, Best New Writer, on the basis of this series
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Steele, Allen  Lost in the Shopping Mall  nv  (1958- ) born in Nashville, TN; now lives western MA; has BA in Communications from New England College, MA in Journalism from Univ. of Missouri; 1st story pub. "Live from the Mars Hotel" in ASI 1988 m-DEC; 1st novel Orbital Decay(1989; W-1990 LOC)
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: Robotica '93  ar  robots, the state of robotics in 1993; term 'robot' first invented in 1921 by Czech playwright Karel Capek, for a stage drama; most common form of robot now is robotic arms, for 'Dirty, Dull & Dangerous jobs,' & for tele-communications

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