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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1993 OCT/NOV  Lethem, Jonathan  Hugh Merrow  ss  (1964- ) N-1994 NEB, ss; lived in Berkeley, CA, now lives in Brooklyn, NY; writes lyrics for rock groups(Two Fettered Apes, EDO, Jolley Ramey, Feet Wet); created MTV character Dr. Sphincter; 1st sale was "The Cave Beneath the Falls" in ABO 1989 JAN/FEB
   Wentworth, K.D.  Sacred Ground  ss  (1951- ) wn. for Kathy D. Wentworth; he lives in Tulsa, OK; teaches elementary school; fiction editor for Computer Times; has markets column in Pulphouse Pub. writers' mag., The Reporter; 1st story pub. "Daddy's Girl" in Budrys(ed): WotF, Vol. V(1989)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Future Is Television, The  mr  essay: "the future of sf film may lie, in large part, on (TV)"; Daybreak(1993 TV), based on Alan Bowne's play Beirut, stars Moira Kelly; The Tommyknockers(1993 TV), based on Stephen King's 1987 novel, stars Marg Helgenberger; Wild Palms(1993 TV)
   Bailey, Dale  Touched  ss  story inspired by his childhood in W. Virginia & the 1920s coal-field wars; "I'd long wished to set a story in (1920s wars) milieu ... Figured out how ... (with) the idea that the mentally handicapped child is in some way compensated for his disability"
   Williams, Walter Jon  Wall, Stone, Craft  na  N-1993 HOM, NEB; 1994 HUG, LOC, SFC, WFA; 1st pub. by Axolotl Press, 1993; Hardwired ser., Hardwired('86), Voice of the Whirlwind('87); Metropolitan ser., Metropolitan('95), City on Fire('97); coll. Frankenstein and Foreign Devils('98); iv in LOC '96 SEP
1993 DEC  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  brief summary of Jack Williamson's life, from his birth in 1908 in the Arizona Territory & his family's covered wagon trek, to his teaching at Eastern New Mexico Univ. & his most recent story in this issue
   Freireich, Valerie J.  Testament  nv  (1952- ) 1st/only story in F&SF in Harmony of Worlds ser.; story, in altered form, forms part of the 1st three chapters of novel Testament(1995); her 1st novel, in this ser., Becoming Human(1995; N-1995 LOC; 1996 CCR); The Beacon(1996), Imposter(1997)
   Kessel, John  Books: Forward Into the Past  br  Gardner Dozois(ed): The Year's Best Science Fiction, Tenth Annual; John Clute & Peter Nicholls(ed): The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
   Card, Orson Scott  Books to Look For  br  Steven Gould: Jumper; Pamela Sargent: Ruler of the Sky: A Novel of Genghis Khan; Morgan Llywelyn: The Elementals; Eleanor Arnason: Ring of Swords; Card has anth. Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century(2001)
   Bowes, Richard  Beggar at the Bridge, A  ss  2nd story in F&SF in Kevin Grierson series; Grierson is a troubled gay man in NYC, haunted by a doppelganger, discovering others with supernatural powers(B&C); also in F&SF as Rick Bowes
   Reed, Kit  Last Resort, The  ss 
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Susan  vi  written as a tribute to his wife, Susan, story inspired by cover painting by Polish artist Jacek Jerka; Ellison writes 30 stories around 30 of Jerka's paintings, & pub. in Mind Fields(1994); Susan had 'Through the Lens' mr's in ABO beginning in 1989
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Happy Birthday Superman  ct 
   Savage, Ron  Piano Pony  ss  a counselor/psychologist in private practice in Williamsburg, VA; has short story "Nuns in Love" in TSF 1996 FEB
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Aliens We Can Know  ar  SETI, how we are searching for alien radio transmissions in a program begun on October 12, 1992; how we should go about the search, after analyzing our own "ancient social habits," such as our various responses upon contact with outsiders
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Winter, Laurel  Negotiator, The  ss  wrote this story during an informal writers retreat in Wisconsin, first about aliens, then with an idea about a society with rigid rules about eating
   Baker, Eric T.  Faith and Friendship in the Pre-Atomic Age  ss  his 1st pub. story; born in Reno, NV; lives in Fairfax, VA; attended 1989 Clarion; reviews computer games for SFAge 1993 JAN-2000 MAY(all issues), for RofF 1998 AUG-present; has 1st sf novel Checkmate(1998), about a security operative aboard a colony ship
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Disney Heaven  ct 
   Williamson, Jack  Litlins, The  ss  this story was originally a novel idea that didn't quite have enough material to sustain a longer work; w. James E. Gunn, novel Star Bridge(1955); w. Frederik Pohl, Starchild ser., The Reefs of Space(1964), Starchild(1965), Rogue Star(1969)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 59  cmp  1st prize: Sean J. Harvey & Lori M. Wyndham; 2nd prize: Arthur D. Hlavaty; R-U: Mary Sullivan; Peter Brown; James Williamson
   F&SF staff  Competition 60  cmp  suggested by G. David Nordley - change one & only one letter or number of your favorite novel, then write a brief description to go with the revised title
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 85: 1993 JUL-DEC  indx 

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