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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1995 MAR  Effinger, George Alec  Maureen Birnbaum at the Looming Awfulness (by Elizabeth Spiegelman, as told to George Alec Effinger)  nv  3rd story in F&SF in Maureen Birnbaum series; 1st pub. in coll. Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson: The Complete Stories(1993); "I'd always wanted to pit my resourceful Mufferoo against the eldritch, ichorous evil of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos"
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Big Wham, The  ar  asteroids in near-Earth orbit; the possibilities of future, & the past history of asteroid collisions with Earth; article by J.E. Enever "Giant Meteor Impact" in ANA 1966 MAR was the first detailed study; funding for the study of near-Earth Apollo objects
   Rysdyk, Leonard  Holo-Man, The  nv  story in TOC as "The Holo Man"; attended 1990 Clarion, where he met his wife, who was one of the organizers; they dated for two years over the phone; she suggested "virtual reality would solve our distance problem," which led to the idea behind this story
1995 APR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  her reading list for 1994, best books she's read - Mike Conner: Archangel; Ursula K. Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness(25th anniv. edition); Mike Resnick & Anthony Lewis(ed): The Passage of Light(a coll. of Barry N. Malzberg's recursive sf)
   McHugh, Maureen F.  Lincoln Train, The  ss  W-1996 HUG, LOC; N-1995 HOM, NEB, SDW; has novels Half the Day Is Night(1994; N-1995 LOC), Mission Child(1998); Nekropolis(novelette in ASI 1994 APR; N-1994 HOM, NEB; 1995 LOC, STU), expansion to novel expected; see her website at
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books: Chasing Shadows  br  essay: is there a distinctively Canadian or Australian brand of sf?; David G. Hartwell & Glenn Grant(ed): Northern Stars: The Anthology of Canadian Science Fiction; Peter McNamara & Margaret Winch(ed): Alien Shores: The Anthology of Australian S. F.
   Jonik  Cartoon: On the Eighth Day (A Monday) He Creates Jobs  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Jeanette Winterson: Art & Lies; Lethem: Gun, With Occasional Music; Brian Froud & Terry Jones: Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book; Jon J. Muth & John Kuramoto: Stonecutter; de Lint has novel Svaha(1989), Native Americans in a post-holocaust Canada
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Bradbury, Ray  Another Fine Mess  ss  has chapbook of short story Fever Dream(WRT 1948 SEP; 1987), a juvenile illus. by Darrel Anderson; omnibuses of his colls., Classic Stories 1(1990), & Classic Stories 2(1990); omnibus of his one-act plays, On Stage: A Chrestomathy of His Plays(1991)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Nagata, Linda  Old Mother  ss  in this story, "the persimmon farms & the views & cloudscapes are all real, though the snails are fictional"; see iv's in LOC 1997 FEB, 2000 NOV, & her website at; has 1st novel The Bohr Maker(1995; N-1996 LOC), about outlaw nanotechnology
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Vukcevich, Ray  Finger, The  ss 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Wonder Woman: The Contemplative Years  ct 
   Bredenberg, Jeff  Shootin' Babies  ss  origin of story came from a discussion with his colleagues at the Wilmington, DE, News Journal, about "how important it is to be consistent in your service to customers"
   Reed, Robert  Place With Shade, A  nv  has novellas "Sister Alice"(ASI 1993 NOV) & sequels "Brother Perfect"(ASI 1995 SEP), "Father to the Man"(ASI 2000 SEP), set at the end of a Ten Million Year Peace, with mankind led by clone-generated Families, & expanding thruout the galaxy(LOC 1995 JUL)
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Pencil Me In  hues  e-mail haters unite, with the Lead Pencil Club, founded by Bill Henderson, "a pothole on the information highway"; top 10 alternatives to dialing up "Spock's Adventure BBS"; Di Filippo is a book reviewer for ASI since 1994 JUL, occasionally for SFAge
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Is the Invisible Man Psychotic?  ct 
   Donnelly, Marcos  Hijo de Hernez, El  nv  N-1996 NEB, novelette; has novel Prophets for the End of Time(1998; N-1999 NEB)
1995 MAY  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  a "Sense of Adventure" (not Wonder) is what we need in today's sf; "what happened to our Sense of Adventure? ... You'll see more adventure in the pages of F&SF. Along with ... horror & wonder ... it's time to return to our roots"
   Lee, Mary Soon  Ebb Tide  ss  (1965- ) N-1996 NEB, ss; born in London; has MA in Mathematics from Cambridge Univ.; MSc in Astronautics & Space Engineering from Cranfield Univ.; has lived in the U.S. since 1990; her 1st story pub., "Gift," in Strange Days #5 1992 FLL
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: "peircing the veil in order to solve the mysteries of creation ... in stories about ... the sudden-isolation scenario .."; Greg Egan: Quarantine; Patricia Anthony: The Happy Policeman; Robert Reed: Beyond the Veil of Stars
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Mike Conner: Archangel; Sharon McCrumb: She Walks These Hills; Connie Willis: Remake; de Lint has fantasy novelizations in Philip José Farmer's The Dungeon series, Volume 3: The Valley of Thunder(1989), & Volume 5: The Hidden City(1990)
   Bryant, Edward  Flirting With Death  ss  has colls. Darker Passions(1992); won 1996 IHA, Living Legend Award
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Matthews, Patricia  Goatman  ss  has pub. in collab. w. her husband, Clayton Matthews, 4 mys. novels betw. 1969 & 1976, also as Patty Brisco, which incl. House of Candles(1973); has also written under ps. P.A. Brisco, Pat A. Briscoe, Denise Matthews(w. Denise Hrivnak), Laura(ie) Wylie
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   MacLeod, Ian R.  Noonsday Pool, The  nv  story idea came after reading Michael Kennedy: Portrait of Elgar(1968), a study of composer Sir Edward William Elgar(1857-1934); has stories "Grownups" in ASI 1992 JUN(N-1992 TIP; 1993 LOC), & "Returning" in INZ 1992 OCT(N-1992 BSF)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Biotech and Nanodreams  ar  nanotechnology & biotechnology, where they stand today & some ideas of their future, in the fields of agriculture, mining, & cryonics; a brief recital of the steps involved in reanimating a cryogenic "corpsicle"; beyond the foreseeable future
   Duchamp, L. Timmel  De Secretis Mulierum  na  N-1996 HUG, LOC, novella; historian Jane Pendler's account of the early days of Post-scan Devices, which allows viewers to see history being made(a kind of time machine), but which changes some perceptions of that history
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 63  cmp  1st prize: Chris Yanculeff; 2nd place: Sheila Saunders; R-U: Greg Walz; H-M: Wayne Savicki; Larry Murray; Carol D. Pinchefsky
   F&SF staff  Competition 64  cmp  suggested by Ed Ferman - submit a rejection letter of up to 100 words for any well known sf/f work
1995 JUN  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  reader responses to survey results(1995 FEB & MAR editorials), Part 1 of 2; comments & opinions from readers, 25 years & over age group, about where did sf's Sense of Adventure go, is sf now only for adults, is sf becoming 'mainstreamed'?
   Gilchrist, Ellen  Black Winter  ss  has novels The Annunciation(1983), The Anna Papers(1988), Sarah Conley(1997); books Anabasis(1994), Rhoda: A Life in Stories(1995); colls. The Blue-Eyed Buddhist(1990), Age of Miracles(1995), The Courts of Love(1996), Flights of Angels(1998)
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: "Every age develops its own distinctive figure of villainy," today's latest villain is the Corporation; William Browning Spencer: Résumé With Monsters; David Prill: The Unnatural; R.K.J.K. is editor of sf mag. Century #0-4 1994-6, #5-6 2000
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Terri Windling(ed): The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors; essay: the issue of child abuse "won't go away ... until it does, we need to maintain an honest dialogue about it"
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Spirit Guides  ss  1st pub. in Peter Crowther & Martin H. Greenberg(ed): Heaven Sent(1995); has Star Trek Voyager novelizations, The Escape(1995), with Dean Wesley Smith, & Echoes(1998), with Smith & Nina Kiriki Hoffman
   McDevitt, Jack  Cruising Through Deuteronomy  ss  has novel Ancient Shores(1996; N-1997 NEB), in which strange artifacts & a doorway to another world is found in parts of the Midwest that were once the shores of an ancient sea(B&C); coll. Standard Candles(1996; N-1997 LOC)
   Lee, Tanith  These Beasts (from an idea by John Kaiine)  ss  has novels The Quest of the White Witch(1978; N-1979 BFA), Lycanthia(1981; N-1982 LOC), The Silver Metal Lover(1981), Sung in Shadow(1983), Days of Grass(1985); colls. Red as Blood(1983; N-1984 LOC, WFA), The Gorgon(1985), Dreams of Dark and Light(1986)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Coyote Stories  ss  1st pub. as a chapbbok by Triskell Press in 1993, & sent to his friends for the Christmas season; has ya novel The Dreaming Place(1990), set in Newford, about a young girl & her cousin endangered by an earth spirit that wants one of the girls for her own
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Flop About a Failure, A  mr  Ed Wood(1994), biopic dir. by Tim Burton, stars Johnny Depp, Martin Landau; essay: the works of Ed Wood, incl. The Violent Years(1956), Glen or Glenda(1953), Bride of the Monster(1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space(1959)
   Goonan, Kathleen Ann  String, The  ss  (1952- ) N-1996 NEB; born in Cincinnati, OH; has English degree from Virginia Tech.; attended 1988 Clarion; 1st novel Queen City Jazz(1994), sequel Mississippi Blues(1997); The Bones of Time(na in ASI 1993 SEP; exp. 1996); iv LOC 1995 SEP, 2001 JUN
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  For Richer, for Stranger  ss  has 1st stories pub. "A Night Out" in Jessica Amanda Salmonson(ed): Tales by Moonlight(1983) & "Petrified" in ASI 1983 JUL; has 1st book, coll. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 14: Legacy of Fire(1990); currently(2002) copyedits & typesets for F&SF
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Stupidity  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Fourth Dimension, The  ar  4th dimension; "use of time as an added dimension," first by literature, Reverend Edwin Abbott: Flatland(1884), then by Einstein in science; time as it relates to general, special relativity & quantum mechanics; Benford has been an advisor to NASA, DOE
   Aldridge, Ray  Spine Divers, The  na  N-1996 STU; 2nd & last story in F&SF in Dilvermoon series; Michael Mastine, traveloguist, visits the Spine Divers' village on the planet Raarea, whose divers hunt a fish for a no-fear drug, a synthetic version of which is available on Dilvermoon

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