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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1994 JUL  Oltion, Jerry  Abridged Edition  ss  has sf novelizations in round-robin series, Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Robots and Aliens, #4: Alliance(1990), & #6: Humanity(1990)
   Patterson, Kent  Wereyam, The  vi  (1941-1995) born in Halley, ID; was stricken by polio as a child; moved in 1973 to Eugene, OR; has BA & MA in English Literature from Brigham Young Univ.; PhD in 19th Century American Literature from the Univ. of Kentucky; see Biolog in ANA 1995 AUG
   Vamosi, Robert  With or Without You  ss  story given in TOC as "With You or Without You"; Vamosi attended 1993 Clarion; graduate of Northwestern Univ., w. a double major in Film & English Literature; as a student, he wrote, co-produced & directed an award-nominated 16 mm film, "The Contender"
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: Dead Collider, The  ar  Superconduction Super Collider(SSC); how the huge particle accelerator was first conceived(in August 1982), approved by Ronald Reagan(1986), construction started in Waxahachie, TX, then cancelled(October 1993); domestic, international, monetary battles
   Vukcevich, Ray  No Comet  ss  lives in Eugene, OR; he is a research assistant for the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences at the Univ. of Oregon
   Robins, Madeleine E.  Somewhere in Dreamland Tonight  ss  has associational novel, Daredevil: The Cutting Edge(1999), based on the Marvel Comics character; Robins once worked for Acclaim Comics(ex-Valiant Comics), editing Armed and Dangerous, Magnus Robot Fighter, Shadowman, & Darque Passages
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Passivity of a Post-Feminist 50 Ft. Woman, The  mr  Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman(1993 HBO), dir. Christopher Guest, stars Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, remake of the 1957 movie, which was dir. by Nathan Juran, starred Allison Hayes, William Hudson; Maio has mr book, Popcorn and Sexual Politics(1991)
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Haunted Humans  na  N-1994 HOM, NEB; 1995 HUG, LOC, novella; story set in her mythical Oregon town of Spores Ferry(modeled on her hometown of Eugene), about a man who attracts & is haunted by ghosts of people who suffered viloent deaths, aids a woman a serial killer is after
1994 AUG  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  "We should make the effort to bring non-sf readers into the genre ... My duty as an editor is to remember that each issue should attract new readers, & each issue should have one newcomer-friendly story"
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   McDevitt, Jack  Glory Days  ss  story "was born out of noticing that TV starships seem populated exclusively with officers ..."; has novel The Engines of God(1994; N-1995 LOC; 1997 CLA), in which the artifacts of a long gone starfaring race may save Earth from ecological disaster(B&C)
   Kessel, John  Books: Parables and Other Stuff  br  essay: "women in jeopardy"; Michael Blumlein: X, Y; Octavia Butler: The Parable of the Sower
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Caroline Stevermer: A College of Magics; A.S. Byatt: The Matisse Stories; Nancy Baker: The Night Inside; de Lint has fantasy novel The Riddle of the Wren(1984; N-1985 LOC), & a contemporary Gypsy fantasy novel Mulengro(1985; N-1986 AUR, LOC)
   Chilson, Rob  Midnight Yearnings  ss  has novel The Shores of Kansas(1976), about a man with a natural, consciously-controlled talent for time travel & his resulting psychological problems(Clute); Robots to Foundation: Isaac Asimov's Robot City 5: Refuge(1988); see entry in CANR, vol. 58
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Brantingham, Juleen  Old Freedom  ss 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Bailey, Dale  Giants in the Earth  ss  story "was orig. suggested by a verse in the Book of Genesis ... referred to angels who had fallen in love with 'the daughters of men' & fathered children by them ... what happened to those beings(?)"
   Savage, Felicity  Earth's Erogenous Zones, The  ss  "I got the idea for the story through ... mishearings: I was sitting in geology class one day, half-asleep, when I thought I heard the T.A. say something about 'the Earth's erogenous zones' ..."; see entry & interview in CA, vol.169, p.368-370
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Antartica and Mars  ar  space program today has lost its zip; by using the analogies of Antartica's exploration, the exploration of the New World, & an alternate history scenario, Benford depicts the falling image & goals of NASA & discusses what it should be doing now
   Webb, Don  Evil Miracle, The  ss  (1960- ) lives in Austin, TX; 1st story pub. "The Essence of Faery" in Shavertron #23 1985 JUL; has colls. The Bestseller and Other Tales(1993), The Seventh Day and After(1993), A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire(1996); novel The Double(1998)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Hand, Elizabeth  Last Summer at Mars Hill  na  W-1995 LOC, NEB, WFA; N-HOM, HUG; lives in Lincolnville, ME, a few miles from a real Spiritualist community; has coll. Last Summer ...(1998); novels Waking the Moon(1994; W-'95 TIP; '96 MYT; N-'95 WFA), Glimmering(1997; N-'98 CLA, LOC), Black Light('99)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 61  cmp  1st prize: J. Fischette; 2nd prize: Mike Allen; R-U: Tony Cimasko; Sue Anderson
   F&SF staff  Competition 62  cmp  suggested by David M. Brown - Paul Newman sells salad dressing, popcorn & spaghetti sauce. What would sf writers sell if they went into another business?
1994 SEP  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  introduces new book columnist Robert K.J. Killheffer, 1st work in sf field was for The New York Review of S. F., Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Washington Post; Paul Di Filippo begins a quarterly humorous essay column, Plumage from Pegasus
   Burns, G.  Cartoon  ct 
   Bourne, Mark  Great Works of Western Literature  ss  lives in Portland, OR; now a senior writer/editor for an Internet company; see his website at www.sff.net/people; won Honorable Mention, 1994 JWCA, for Best New Writer
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  (1966- ) Robert Karl Johann Killheffer; introduces his style of book reviewing; essay: where has sf's sense of wonder gone? See these three novels; Gene Wolfe: Lake of the Long Sun; Greg Bear: Moving Mars; Ian McDonald: Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  essay: where a writer comes from influences how & what he writes; Isobelle Carmody: The Gathering; Nancy Springer: Metal Angel, & Larque on the Wing; Stefan Grabinski: Dark Domain(trans. Miroslaw Lipinski)
   Bradbury, Ray  From the Dust Returned  ss  1st story in F&SF in series about the extended Elliott family of vampires, witches, werewolves, etc; to be part of fixup novel From the Dust Returned(2001); has crime novels Death Is a Lonely Business(1985), & sequel A Graveyard for Lunatics(1990)
   Cady, Jack  Our Ground and Every Fragrant Tree Is Shaded  ss  has novels The Well('80), The Jonah Watch('81), McDowell's Ghost('81), Inagehi('94; N-'94 DIC), Street('94), The Off Season('95; N-'96 LOC); colls. The Burning('73), Tattoo('78), The Sons of Noah('92), The Night We Buried Road Dog('98; N-'98 STO; '99 WFA)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Vaughan, Bill  Wall, The  ss  in TOC as Bill Vaughn; lives in San Francisco Bay area, works in computer industry since 1969; has pub. in ANA 1987 MAR, & 1988 JUN; has "Confessions of a Bimbette in Space" ser. in Amazing Experiences 1990 SEP, NOV, & MZoo #1 1991
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Not the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction  hues  excerpts of entries from Not the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Kluge, Peter "Wooden" Nickles, & Brian Tablecloth; novel Joe's Liver(2000), about a Caribbean youth's pilgrimage to the Reader's Digest's offices
   Wilson, Robin  To the Vector Belong ...  ss  (1928- ) "story is ... about familiar people whose world has grown weird on them & they come to realize it when a weird guy comes along ..."; also in F&SF as Robin Scott Wilson & as Robin Scott
   Shanahan  Cartoon  ct  working name for Danny Shanahan
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Fire This Time, The  ar  science was invented only once—by the Greeks; was it because of their clean clear ocean air?; analogy w. California & a brushfire that almost burned down Benford's Laguna Beach home, on Oct. 27, 1993; studies astrophysics, plasma physics at U.C.(Irvine)
   Marcus, Daniel  Winter Rules  ss  attended 1992 Clarion, has a music degree; currently works as an applied mathematician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; has story "Random Acts of Kindness" in ASI 1993 OCT; N-1995 JWCA, Best New Writer
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Gerrold, David  Martian Child, The  nv  (1944- ) W-1994 HOM, NEB; 1995 HUG, LOC; exp. into 2002 novel; ps. for Jerrold David Friedman; 1st sales Star Trek TV scripts incl. 1967 ep. "The Trouble with Tribbles"; has 2 nf books, The Trouble with Tribbles(1973), The World of Star Trek(1973; 1984)
1994 OCT/NOV  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  Mainstream America "is doing a better job of imagining the future than we are, "as witnessed by an alternate history Nightline(w. Ted Koppel), VR helmets for disabled children on Prime Time, & "Imagine a world with no beer" Zima commercials
   Denton, Bradley  We Love Lydia Love  nv  story "evolved from my observation that people tend to indulge in the same kinds of self-destructive behaviors & relationships over & over again ..."; has novelette in Jimmy Blackburn series, Blackburn's Lady(2001 chap); see iv in SFC 2000 OCT/NOV(#208)
   Kessel, John  Books: Hard Work  br  essay: definitions of hard sf; David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer(ed): The Ascent of Wonder; John Huntington: Rationalizing Genius; James Patrick Kelly: Wildlife
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Roderick MacLeish: Prince Ombra; Jonathan Carroll: From the Teeth of Angels; Nancy Kilpatrick: Near Death; Christopher Moore: Coyoye Blue; essay: the concept of cultural "misappropriation"; de Lint has coll. De Grijze Roos(1983)
   Dozois, Gardner  Cat Horror Story, A  ss  N-1995 NEB; has 1st novel Nightmare Blue(1975), w. George Alec Effinger; Strangers(1978; N-1978 NEB; 1979 LOC); colls. The Visible Man(1977), Geodesic Dreams(1992; N-1993 LOC); prolific anthologist, has The Year's Best S. F.(1st-17th Annual; 1984-2000)

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