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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1994 APR  Fitch, Marina  Sarah at the Tide Pool  ss  wrote this story as a result of a challenge, at the Rockaway Beach Writing Retreat; has 1st novel fantasy The Seventh Heart(1997; N-1998 LOC), about a young woman who must placate the angry Earth to stop natural diasters from destroying California(B&C)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Without End  ss  has anth. w. Edward L. Ferman, The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 45th Anniversary Anthology(1994; N-1995 LOC); Rusch was N-1991-92(w. Ferman), 1993-97 & W-1994 HUG, for Best Professional Editor(F&SF); N-1996-97 WFA, Special Award for editing F&SF
   Brin, David  NatuLife-TM  nv  "VR will never become truly vivid till you find a way to bring (our bodies) along"; has New Uplift Trilogy, Brightness Reef(1995; N-1996 HUG, LOC), Infinity's Shore(1996; N-1997 LOC), Heaven's Reach(1998); nf Illustrated Guide to the Uplift Universe(2002)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: He'll 'Stay,' All Right ... the Velcro Dogmat  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Deep Time  ar  nuclear waste disposal, Part 2 of 3; how do we warn the future about the radioactive dangers in the waste storage area; possibilities for structures upon which to leave our message; Benford has novel with Arthur C. Clarke, Beyond the Fall of Night(1990)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Boyett, Steven R.  Epiphany Beach  ss  (1960- ) born in Atlanta; has 1st novel fantasy, Ariel(1983); The Architect of Sleep(1986), an sf novel set in a parallel world occupied by a species which has evolved from raccoons(Clute); see his entry in CA, vol.154, p.57; website
   Garcia y Robertson, R.  Wendy Darling, RFC  nv  N-1995 HUG, novella; most of this story is true: the Les Cigognes, the musical 56th Squadron's 10-day defense of London, the deadly fog in Flanders following the Halloween bombings
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 60  cmp  1st prize: Richard A. Hauptmann; 2nd prize: Chris McLaren & Tony Moeller; R-U: Dorie Jennings; Andy Wheeler; H-M: Nigel Parsons; Jeff Nicol; Todd M. Greanier; Mary S. Price; Gordon Van Gelder; Gary DeFrance
   F&SF staff  Competition 61  cmp  suggested by John Brunner - excerpt 100 words from a future article on a science that doesn't yet exist, but uses ordinary words in ways as foreign to us
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Horror Film Festival  ct 
1994 MAY  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  her reading list for the year 1993, says a lot about her reading tastes: Sharon McCrumb's The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Elizabeth Harris' The Herb Gatherers, James Lee Burke's In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead, etal
   MacLeod, Ian R.  Sealight  ss  story inspired by Venice & elements of heroic fantasy, "I always envy the way ... (the) hero seems to be able to set off on his quest without arranging to have his mail redirected ..."; 1st pub. story novelette "Through" in INZ #30 1989
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  essay: no "dearth of good high fantasy"; Laurie J. Marks: Dancing Jack; James P. Blaylock: Night Relics; Martin Millar: The Good Fairies of New York; Neil Gaiman & Chris Bachalo: Death: The High Cost of Living; Anne Billson: Suckers
   Resnick, Mike & Nicholas A. DiChario  Birdie  ss  (1942- ; 1960- ) N-1994 HOM, ss; both are in F&SF by themselves; DiChario was N-1993 JWCA for Best New Writer; Resnick has co-edited many alternate history anth., incl. Alternate Presidents(1992), Alternate Kennedys(1992), Alternate Warriors(1993), etc
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Is It Gold Yet?  ct 
   Savage, Felicity  Ash Minette  ss  N-1995 HUG, short story; about this story, "within the European culture that produced ('Cinderella'), poor men had few opportunities to escape their situation, poor women had even fewer, & poor, plain women had absolutely none at all"
   Heath  Cartoon: Princess and the Pea-Brain, The  ct 
   Yolen, Jane  Lady's Garden, The  ss  story to be in her coll. Here There Be Unicorns(1994); has novels Hobby(1996), Passager(1996), The One-Armed Queen(1998); Armageddon Summer(1998), with Bruce Coville; ya Tartan Magic fantasy ser., The Wizard's Map(1999), The Pictish Child(1999)
   Barstow, D.  Cartoon: Ames Temporary Employment  ct  working name for Donna Barstow; lives in California; her cartoons have been pub. in over 150 newspapers, mags., & books, incl. NYM, & the Chicken Soup books; see her website at
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: New Cryptography, The  ar  cryptography, from Assyrian "funerary cryptography" to the "Caesar cypher," to Alan Turing & Claude Shannon in the 1940s, to the National Security Agency; why cryptography is labeled a munitions, & are digital cash of the cyber world
   Rosenblum, Mary  California Dreamer  ss  story inspired by a visit to San Francisco after the latest earthquake; has fixup novel, from stories that were 1st pub. in ASI, The Drylands(1993; W-1994 CCR; N-1994 LOC), set in the 21st Century Northwestern U.S., in a world dying for lack of water(B&C)
   What, Leslie  Designated Hater  ss  1976 Clarion graduate, her 1st pub. story was "King for a Day" in ASI 1992 SEP; prev. was a maskmaker & puppetmaker, does a fair amount of performance art- see her website, incl. her multi-media art "Jell-O Zen Garden"
   Bailey, Dale  Conquistador  ss  teaches English at the Univ. of Tennessee(Knoxville); he has pub. two short stories outside of F&SF, "Notes Toward a Proof of a Theorem: Love Is a Hunger" in AMZ 1994 SPR, & "Epiphany" in Pulphouse #18 1995
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: "What I Did This Summer. ..."  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Sick Puppy Auteur?  mr  essay: auteur, the director as author of filmic art, espec. the films of Tim Burton; Frankenweenie(1984); Pee-Wee's Big Adventure(1985); Beetlejuice(1988); Batman('89); Batman Returns('92); Edward Scissorhands('90); T. B.'s Nightmare Before Christmas('93)
   Reed, Robert  Remora's, The  nv  this story has a sequel, novella "Aeon's Child," in ASI 1995 NOV, also set "on the same vast alien-built, human-salvaged, world-sized Ship"(LOC 1995 SEP, p.13)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - You Can Accelerate Almost Anything, But Dr. Quark Goes at His Own Pace  ct  11th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; in which Dr. Quark ponders where to publish data from accelerating radishes at the super collider
1994 JUN  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  sf on TV/cable: Sci-Fi Channel's Sci-Fi Buzz, with commentary by Harlan Ellison; TVOntario's program, Prisoners of Gravity; Rusch was N-1992, 1995-96 HUG, & N-1992 WFA, all with Dean Wesley Smith for editing at Pulphouse Publishing
   Donnelly, Marcos  Bloodletting  nv 
   Kessel, John  Books: Growing Up, the Hard Way  br  essay: Lewis Shiner & his works, "arcing away from sf," & cyberpunk; Lewis Shiner: Glimpses; Spider Robinson: Off the Wall at Callahan's; Brad Templeton(ed): Hugo and Nebula Anthology(CD-ROM); Expert Astronomer(CD-ROM)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  2 Bordertown series novels, Emma Bull: Finder; Will Shetterly: Nevernever; de Lint has sequel to Moonheart(1984), an omnibus coll., Spiritwalk(1992)
   Bowes, Richard  I Died, Sir, in Flame, Sir  ss  4th story in F&SF in Kevin Grierson series; story given in TOC as "I Died, Sir, in Flames, Sir"; has novel Feral Cell(1987), set in NYC at the end of the 20th century, follows the ageing hero into a millennial conflict between Good and Evil(Clute)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   DiChario, Nicholas A.  Drainage  ss  has collab. on several stories with Mike Resnick, incl. in F&SF 1994 MAY(#6881) & 1995 FEB(#); has anth. with Claudia Bishop(ed): Death Dines at 8:30(2002), 16 stories that mix crime & cuisine
   Steele, Allen  Shepherd Moon  ss  has novels Clarke County, Space(1990), Lunar Descent(1991), Labyrinth of Night(1992), The Jericho Iteration(1994), The Tranquility Alternative(1996), A King of Infinite Space(1997), etc; coll. Sex and Violence in Zero-G('99); see website at
   Jonik  Cartoon: Twitter Peep  ct 
   Armstrong, Michael  Mother to Elves  ss  graduate of New College, the Univ. of Alaska Anchorage, he teaches a writing workshop at the Kachemak Bay Branch of UAA, & English thru the distance education program of UAA; he has also taught Dog Mushing, & SF
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: From Here to Eternity  ar  nuclear waste disposal, Part 3 of 3; ways to shape a message that will last at least 10,000 years, & would be understandable after all that time, & the evolution of man, too; Benford has juvenile novel The Jupiter Project(1975; rev. 1984; 1990)
   Morrow, James  Bible Stories for Adults, No.20: The Tower  ss  N-1995 LOC; 1st/only story in F&SF in Bible Stories for Adults ser., coll. in Bible Stories for Adults(1996; N-1997 LOC, WFA); 1st pub. in his coll. Author's Choice Monthly #8: Swatting at the Cosmos(1990); ser. story "B.S. for A.: The Deluge," W-1988 NEB
   Laidlaw, Marc  Black Bus, The  nv  story written late at night after his newborn daughter fell asleep, "... inspired by the Grateful Dead & its cult"; has New Age satire/Lovecraftian horror novel, The 37th Mandala(1996; W-1996 IHA; N-1997 LOC, STO, WFA), about a New Age charlatan
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 86: 1994 JAN-JUN  indx 
1994 JUL  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  censorship, is it becoming common or rampant?; "Good fiction draws an emotional response from the reader. Devaluing a story because it upsets someone—in any circumstance—devalues literature"; Rusch N-1990-1997 LOC, for Best Editor
   Friesner, Esther M.  Jesus at the Bat  nv  N-1995 NEB, novelette; baseball story; has Gnome humorous fantasy series, Gnome Man's Land(1991), Harpy High(1991), Unicorn U.(1992), in which magical & mythological creatutres invade Brooklyn, causing all kinds of trouble for teenager Tim Desmond
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Dave's Tavern  ct 
   Grossbach, Robert  Feel for the Game, A  ss  baseball story, "(story) emerged, if you'll pardon the analogy, like a cat coughs up a hairball. It wasn't a bad feeling"; has film novelizations Neil Simon's Chapter Two(1980)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Clarissa Pinkola Estés: The Gift of Story; Geoff Ryman: Unconquered Countries; William Horwood: The Willowsin Winter(the posthumous sequel to Kenneth Graham's 1908 novel, The Wind in the Willows)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Tiny Person or Giant Objects? (You Decide)  ct 

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