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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1995 JUN  Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Terrestrial, Aquatic ... We're All Mammals—Even Dr. Quark  ct  13th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; in which Dr. Quark translates a dolphin joke
1995 JUL  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  reader responses to survey results(1995 FEB & MAR editorials), Part 2 of 2; from the 25 & younger age group; why is the sf readership audience becoming older; 7% of F&SF readers are under 25; Rusch has Star Wars novelization, The New Rebellion(1996)
   Murphy, Pat  Points of Departure  ss  has fantasy/horror novel The Falling Woman(1986; W-1987 NEB; N-1988 LOC, MYT), about an archaeologist, her daughter & ancient Mayan magic; The City, Not Long After(1988; N-1990 LOC, MYT; 1991 CLA), set in near future San Francisco decimated by plague(B&C)
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: when non-genre critics rave about a genre book; Jeff Noon: Vurt; Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age; R.K.J.K. has 2-part article "After Winning the War: Fantasy and Science Fiction's Fortieth Year", in the NYRSF 1989 DEC-1990 JAN
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Esther M. Friesner: The Sherwood Game; Jack Cady: Street; Ursula K. Le Guin & Susan Seddon Boulet: Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight; de Lint has fantasy novellas, in "Moonheart" cycle, Ascian in Rose(1987), & Westlin Wind(1989)
   Milosevic, Mario  Dead Letters  ss  this story written as a response to his father's death in 1990, "(he) is still with me in many ways: memories, dreams, gestures, stray phrases ..."; married to writer Kim Antieau; managing editor for Daughters of Nyx, a magazine published in Skamania, WA
   Wade, Susan  Intruders  ss  "story started to gell one evening when I ... saw the figure of a man inside my house ... the character who seemed to fit with him to make a story was Julia ..."; has pub. over 15 stories thru mid-2002 in RoF, AMZ, PLP, & in many of Ellen Datlow's anth.
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: YourMoney-TM  hues  YourGovernment-TM to issue bills that "free up the canvas," so that individuals, families, companies, etc., can use the space to design their own bills; "It's yours to design!"
   Levy, Robert J.  New Horizons in Stickball  ss  his 2nd sf sale; born & lives in Brooklyn, NY; has BA from St. John's College, MA in English Lit. from Oxford Univ.; teaches poetry workshops at Marymount Manhattan College; Exec. Editor at United Feature Syndicate, which produces the comic strip Dilbert
   Long  Cartoon: 500th Channel, The  ct  Bill Long; "started cartooning in 1989, (his) first that year (was) to The Saturday Evening Post"; since then his work has been pub. in Barron's, Bostonia, Brandweek, Cincinnati, EQMM, Esquire, Folio, Natural History, Spy, USA Weekend, etc.
   Bailey, Dale  Resurrection Man's Legacy, The  nv  N-1995 NEB, novelette; "manages to combine the feel of early Bradbury with early Asimov"
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Far Future, The  ar  far future of the solar system, galaxies, & universe; if man can somehow survive thru billions of years, will he be able to adjust to survive the end of the solar system & various ends of the universe?; Benford has novel Chiller(1993) as by Sterling Blake
   Zelazny, Roger  Three Descents of Jeremy Baker, The  ss  N-1996 LOC, ss; 1st pub. in VB Tech Journal, 1995 JUN; see iv's in AMZ 1984 JUL, LOC 1991 OCT(#369); The Leading Edge #27 1993(ar), #29 1994, #31 1995; Absolute Magnitude 1994 FLL/WIN; obit/tributes in LOC 1995 JUL & AUG(#414-5), ASI 1996 MAR
   Garcia y Robertson, R.  Gone to Glory  nv  N-1996 LOC, ss; has sf adventure series, The Virgin and the Dinosaur(stories "The Virgin and the Dinosaur" & "Down the River" in ASI 1992 FEB & 1993 OCT; exp. 1996), Atlantis Found((1997), about professional time traveler Jack Bento & company
   Heath  Cartoon: Database Ball  ct 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Not Quite Zero Gravity  ct 
1995 AUG  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  popularity of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps & Fear Street series of books for young adults(ages 9-12, & 13-16); "... children learn a lot from Stine: They learn to enjoy reading"
   Almon, Chas.  Cartoon: Why They Never Send Kids Into Space  ct  working name for Charles Almon
   Hodgson, Pamela D.  Canterbury Path, The  ss  N-1996 HUG, short story; attended 1992 Clarion; has pub. in AMZ, & in the anth. Esther M. Friesner & Martin H. Greenberg(ed): Blood Muse(1995), & Robert Weinberg, etal(ed): 100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories(1995), & 100 Vicious Little Witch Stories(1995)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Ann Downer: The Spellkey Trilogy(omnibus); Robert Weinberg & Mark Rein-Hagen: Vampire Diary: The Embrace; Jim Young: Armed Memory; de Lint has novellas The Fair in Emain Macha(1990), Death Leaves an Echo(1991)
   Reed, Robert  Our Prayers Are With You  ss  story based on last summer's Midwest floods(Reed lives in Lincoln, NE)
   Long  Cartoon: Medical Curiousities pl. IV  ct  his cartoons have also been pub. on various pieces of merchandise, mostly calendars & t-shirts
   Steiber, Raymond  Dry August  ss  has mystery novel A Man of Many Parts(1974); The High Castle: A Nineteen Twenties Adventure Novel(1986); has mystery short fiction series, retired French intelligence agent Lemereux, & also NYC P.I. Ben Marciano series, both in EQMM & AHMM
   Hartlep, Eric C.  Seven Beds, The  ss  an sf tale that borders on horror; graduated from the Univ. of Washington's Writing Program in 1990; his 1st story pub. was in Sports Afield
   Moon, Elizabeth  Aura  ss  has Familias Regnant ser., Hunting Party(1993), Sporting Chance(1994), Winning Colors(1995), Remnant Population(1996), Once a Hero(1997); Rules of Engagement(1998), Change of Command(1999); see interview in LOC 1995 MAR, her website at
   Long  Cartoon: You Are in Your Power  ct 
   Turzillo, Mary A.  Miranda's Monster  ss  has pub. fiction & poems in anth. The Ultimate Witch, The Ultimate Dragon, Xanadu 2, New Altars, Vision Quests, How to Save the World, Once Upon a Midnight, Universe 3, Dark Terrors 5, & The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Life at the Galactic Center  ar  Milky Way Galaxy's center; center's black hole & other physical features & conditions there; what kinds of life(photovores, metallovores, machine life) that may exist there, as expounded in many of his novels; Benford been White House Space Policy advisor
   Robins, Madeleine E.  Abelard's Kiss  ss  story incorrectly listed in TOC as "Adelard's Kiss"; has novel, The Stone War(1999), in which New York City suffers a strange catastrophe; see her website at
   Friesner, Esther M.  Birthday, A  ss  W-1996 NEB; N-1996 HUG, LOC, ss; has coll. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 23: It's Been Fun(1991); humorous fantasy novel with Lawrence Watt-Evans, Split Heirs(1993), about royal triplets who bring bedlam to the kingdom(B&C); ya novel Wishing Season(1993)
   Watson, Ian  Amber Room, The  nv  1st pub. in Peter Crowther & Edward Kramer(ed): Tombs(1995); has novels, Lucky's Harvest(1993), & The Fallen Moon(1994), a 2-volume extra-terrestrial epic loosely inspired by Finland's national epic, the Kalevala
1995 SEP  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  Nebula Awards ceremony speech by Tom Doherty, "on the future of the sf field, with an analysis of the changes in the book buying public"; what young people are reading now & will in the future; quote from a letter by 17-year old Jeremy Renken
   Bova, Ben  Life As We Know It  ss  this story "a near-future sf story based on current day practices ... we are going to find lots of surprises when we begin to explore other worlds in detail"; has novels Triumph(1993), Death Dream(1994), Brothers(1995); colls. Twice Seven(1998)
   Nadler, M.  Cartoon: In the Land of the Lillipuncturists  ct  working name for Mary Nadler; born & raised in Saranac Lake, NY; lives in Los Angeles; has BA in English Literature; has taken numerous art courses at various colleges & art schools; 1st cartoon sale was to Good Housekeeping in 1994
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: New York City in earlier days(1864-1912), the fallacy of nostalgia, & "the ways in which the past has become the present"; Jack Finney: From Time to Time; E.L. Doctorow: The Waterworks
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Chet Williamson: Second Chance; Rachel Pollack & Dave McKean: The Vertigo Tarot(book & tarot cards); Nicola Griffith: Slow River; de Lint has coll. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 22: Hedgework and Guessery(1991)
   Williams, Tad  Monsieur Vergalant's Canard  ss  (1957- ) wn. for Robert Paul Williams; 1st novel Tailchaser's Song('85; N-'86 LOC); Child of an Ancient City('92) w. Nina Kiriki Hoffman; has Otherland ser., City of Golden Shadow('96), etc; N-1986 JWCA; see iv in LOC 1995 JAN, &
   Elgin, Suzette Haden  Only a Housewife  ss 
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Patterson, Kent & Jerry Oltion  Dutchman's Gold  nv  (1941-1995; 1957- ) in story intro, Rusch announces the death of Kent Patterson in March 1995 of a heart attack; he had written non-fiction for decades before turning to sf & humor in 1987; see Kent's obit in LOC 1995 MAY(#412)
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Girls Just Wanna ... Boldly Go  mr  essay: sexism & lack of female role models in sf films; Star Trek movie series; Tank Girl(1995), based on British comic created in 1988, stars Lori Petty; The Secret of Roan Inish(1994), based on Rosalie K. Fry's 1985 ya novel Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry
   Bradbury, Ray  Dorian in Excelsis  ss  see William F. Nolan: The Ray Bradbury Companion: A Life and Career History, Photolog, and Comprehensive Checklist of Writings(1975), supplemented by Donn Albright: Bradbury Bits & Pieces: The Ray Bradbury Bibliography: 1974-1988(1991)
   Brennert, Alan  Man Who Loved the Sea, The  ss  has written several episodes for the revived Outer Limits for Showtime(1995-present); sold a pilot for a new TV series to Fox, Love Is Strange - which combines sf, fantasy, & romance in strange ways
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Sex, Gender, and Fantasy  ar  human sexuality & issues of sexuality; the differences between male & female bodies, brains, & sexual strategies; sf & future sexuality, John Varley's The Ophiuchi Hotline(1977), Steel Beach(1992); nf books by Edward Wilson; homosexuality's role?
   Savage, Felicity  Cyberfate  ss  has 1st novel fantasy, Humility Garden(1995), & sequel Delta City(1996) - coll. in omnibus, Garden of Salt(1996); has Ever trilogy, The War in the Waste(1997), The Daemon in the Machine(1998), & A Trickster in the Ashes(1998), about a circus demon-handler
   Reed, Robert  Tournament, The  nv  has Veil of Stars ser., Beyond the Veil of Stars(1994), about a UFO hunter's who becomes part of a govt. experiment in using alien technology to enter the bodies of indigenous life forms on other worlds(B&C), & sequel Beneath the Gated Sky(1997)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Flippy Has an Insight  ct 
1995 OCT/NOV  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  virtual golf, "the world of today existed in the imagination only yesterday ... (today) we can get a glimpse of the landscape of tomorrow"; Rusch has novelizations Aliens: Rogue(1995), omnibus Alien Harvest/Rogue w. Dean Wesley Smith as Sandy Schofield

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