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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1994 OCT/NOV  Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Godwin, Parke  Small Change  ss  has 1st novel, M. of S. ser., Masters of Solitude(1978), Wintermind(1982), w. Marvin Kaye; Snake Oil ser., The Snake Oil Wars(1989), Waiting for the Galactic Bus(1988); The Tower of Beowulf(1995), Lord of Sunset(1998); coll. The Fire When It Comes(1984)
   Dexter, Susan  Herding Instinct  ss  (1955- ) 1st fantasy novel, in Winter King's War ser., The Ring of Allaire(1981), The Sword of Calandra(1985), The Mountains of Channadran(1986); The Wizard's Shadow(1993); Warhorse of Esdragon ser., The Prince of Ill Luck(1994), The Wind-Witch(1995)
   Shanahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: In the Shadowland of the Hollywood Biopic  mr  essay: the many errors & omissions in Richard Attenborough's biographical movies(biopics); Shadowlands(1993 U.K.), Attenborough's portrayal of C.S. Lewis, stars Anthony Hopkins; Young Winston(1972); Gandhi(1982); Cry Freedom(1987); Chaplin(1992)
   Friesner, Esther M.  Beltaine and Suspenders, A  nv  story of three British preservationists(anthropologists) who undertake a short journey to view reported strange rituals & disappearances; has humorous fantasy Yesterday We Saw Mermaids(1992), about Columbus' voyage to a very different New World
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Sensible City  ss  has colls. Deathbird Stories(1975; W-1979 BSF; N-1976 LOC, WFA), Strange Wine(1978; N-1979 BRG, LOC), Shatterday(1980; N-1991 LOC, WFA), Stalking the Nightmare(1982; N-1983 BRG, LOC), Angry Candy(1988; W-1989 LOC, WFA; N-1989 STO)
   Sterling, Bruce  Science: Artificial Body, The  ar  artificial body parts industry, from the kidney dialysis machine to orthopedic prostheses & orthoses, artificial joints, hearts, to reconstructive implants; the essential properties of these parts, what they are made of, & what the future holds for them
   Heath  Cartoon: Nanotechnology  ct 
   Kraus, Stephen  White Walls  nv  idea for story came from a conversation he had with a man who worked in a clean room, "... I wondered what would happen if people had to live in an environment like that permanently"
   Vukcevich, Ray  Giant Step  ss  has taught high school English & Journalism, & college Computer Science
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Suction Cup Corp.  ct 
   Reed, Robert  Shape of Everything, The  ss  has sf novel The Remarkables(1992), about a planet where humans live in symbiosis with the only other intelligent race discovered in the galaxy(B&C)
   Heath  Cartoon: Call-From-the-Future Waiting  ct 
   Resnick, Mike  Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge  na  W-1994 HOM, NEB; 1995 HUG, SFC; N-LOC, na; 1st pub. by Axolotl Press in 1994; a far-future alien anthropologist investigates man's beginnings, using his powers to 'read' an item's history, at Olduvai Gorge in order to understand him & his quick extinction
1994 DEC  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  introduction to Asimov's 400th science essay: "there will always be a fresh new generation of creators"(Anthony Boucher), but also "the day comes when our favorite writer stops producing & all that remains is what he has already written"
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Ace Cryogenics  ct 
   Bradbury, Ray  Last Rites  ss  N-1995 HUG, short story; has coll. of stories adapted for comic books, The Autumn People(1965), & Tomorrow Midnight(1966); has screenplay story "The Meteor," basis for movies It Came from Outer Space(1953), & It Came from Outer Space II(1996)
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: similarities between sf & mystery fiction; Peter Hoeg: Smilla's Sense of Snow; Wilhelm: The Best Defense; Laidlaw: The Orchid Eater; R.K.J.K. has done reviews for The Washington Post, & NYRSF; was nf editor at Omni & Omni Online
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  essay: the difference betw. sick people & evil people; Andrew Vachss: Born Bad; Robert J. Sawyer: End of an Era; Lisa Mason: Summer of Love; de Lint has novel Yarrow(1986; N-1987 AUR, LOC), a fantasy taking place both in our world & in an alternate world
   Smeds, Dave  Short Timer  nv  N-1995 NEB, ss; has The War of the Dragons ser., novels The Sorcery Within(1985; N-1986 LOC), The Schemes of Dragons(1989); coll. of erotic sf/f stories, Earthly Pleasures(1996), as by Reed Manning; comic ser. novel, X-Men: The Law of the Jungle(1998)
   Frei, Urs  Godsend, The  ss  this story has the feel of British colonial writers, but the theme is contemporary
   Richerson, Carrie  Artistic License (For May Westrope Stewart, 1890-1971)  nv  N-1995 LOC, novelette; Richerson has also pub. fiction in AMZ, RoF, PLP, N0ctulpa, & anthologies
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Films: Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 48: In Which the Wee Child's Icons Are Demeaned  mr  essay: "Woof woof a goldfish, that which forms us, unconsciously, as children, informs our opinions ... thru the years to adulthood"; Part 1 of 2, The Shadow(1994), based on the character created by Walter B. Gibson, pulp mag. The Shadow 1931 APR-1949 SUM
   Bailey, Dale  Home Burial  ss  "story is loosely based on a similar incident that my father recalls hearing my grandmother relate ... also owes a debt to the Robert Frost poem of the same name"
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: E=MC2  ct 
   Mackay, Scott  Sages of Cassiopeia, The  ss  his 1st pub. story in a major American sf mag.; lives in Toronto; has novel A Friend in Barcelona(1991), about a captured U-Boat captain determined to destroy his boat & the deadly secrets it carries; mys. novel Cold Comfort(1998); sf novel Outpost(1999)
   Asimov, Janet & Isaac  Science: Essay 400—A Way of Thinking  sces  science is "more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking"(Carl Sagan); excerpts from Isaac's & Janet's discussions & letters, & from his recently pub. autobiography, recording Isaac's views of what science is & what scientists are & should be
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Le Guin, Ursula K.  Solitude  nv  W-1995 NEB; N-1995 HUG, LOC; has novels The Lathe of Heaven(1971; W-1972 LOC; N-1971 NEB; 1972 DIT, HUG); colls. The Compass Rose(1982; W-1983 LOC), Buffalo Gals(1987), Four Ways to Forgiveness(1995; W-1996 LOC); several iv's in LOC
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Sci Fi/Horror Film  ct 
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 87: 1994 JUL-DEC  indx 

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