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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1996 MAR  Benford, Gregory & David Brin  Paris Conquers All  ss  (1941- ; 1950- ) 2nd story in issue in War of the World ser., to be pub. in Anderson(ed): War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches(1996); Benford has Asimov ser. novel Foundation's Fear(1997), Brin has Foundation's Triumph(1999), Secret Foundations(1999)
   Wolverton, Dave  After a Lean Winter  nv  (1957- ) N-1996 NEB; 1997 HUG, LOC; wn. David Wolverton; 3rd/last story in War of the World ser.; 1st story pub. "On My Way to Paradise" (WotF Vol.3, 1987; exp. novel 1989; N-1989 DIC; 1990 LOC); edited WotF Vol.9-11, 15; Lords of the Seventh Swarm(1997)
1996 APR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  introduction to the works(novels, stories, TV scripts) of Alan Brennert; experiment in this issue, a novella "The Refuge" by Brennert, which you can compare with his teleplay of this story on Showtime's Outer Limits series, in May 1996
   Wilhelm, Kate  Forget Luck  ss  N-1997 HUG, LOC, ss; 1st story in F&SF in Tony Manetti ser.; also in Charlie & Constance mystery ser., coll. of five na's, A Flush of Shadows(1995), omnibus The Casebook of Constance and Charlie, Vol. 1 & 2(1999 & 2000); see her entry in CANR, vol.60
   Shanahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: two novels that "reveal the constant dance the present must do with the past on its way to the future"; Terence M. Green: Shadow of Ashland; Jack Cady: The Off Season
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Jane Yolen: The Wild Hunt; Norman Partridge: Spyder; Ed Gorman: Out There in the Darkness; Parke Godwin: The Tower of Beowulf; de Lint has short story pub. as Pulphouse Short Story Paperback #52: Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood(1992)
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Sharon Shinn: The Shape-Changer's Wife; Michael Moorcock: Blood: A Southern Fantasy; John Barnes: One for the Morning Glory; Connie Willis: Bellwether
   Levy, Robert J.  Jack Stacey, A.S.B.R.  ss  a published poet, he has sold poems to most major poetry markets; has poetry colls. The Glitter Bait(1986), Whistle Maker(1987), Partly Green Till the Day We Die(1990), The Perfection of Standing Aside(1993), Chefs at Twilight(1996)
   Tuttle, Lisa  Meeting the Muse  ss  this story to be part of novel, The Pillow Friend('96); "in the novel it is a short story written by the main character"; uses house ps. Maria Palmer for a ya horror series, Horrorscopes, written by various authors; she wrote #10, Virgo: Snake Inside('95)
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Key Signatures  ss  has 1st novel The Thread That Binds the Bones(1993; W-1994 STO; N-1993 NEB; 1994 HUG, LOC), about the conflict & change in a family with great supernatural powers who have held a small town in their power for over a century(B&C)
   Wornom, Howard  Puppy Love Land  na  (1958- ) N-1997 STO; 1st pub. short story; has ar "Stephen King: Spawn of Satan," Gauntlet #2 1991; uses ps. Russ T. Howard for Spelljammer novel The Ultimate Helm('93), Nick Baron for Castle of the Undead('93), Michael Andrews for Dungeon of Fear('94)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Scientist Heroes  ar  science "itself has few heroes ... scientific greatness is ... curiously impersonal"; a few great scientists - Marconi(1874-1937), Edison(1847-1931), Darwin(1809-1882), Newton(1642-1727), Archimedes(287-212 BC), Einstein(1979-1955), Sagan(1934-1996)
   Brennert, Alan  Refuge, The  na  story written while he was also writing it as a teleplay for Showtime's Outer Limits, & which was aired in May 1996; "the tale of a man who thinks he has found a refuge in a nuclear winter"
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 65  cmp  1st prize: Lars Klores; 2nd prize: Adrian Marlowe; R-U: Elicia Squid Cardenas; Scott Morgan; Jeannette Funcke
   F&SF staff  Competition 66  cmp  suggested by Stephen Mendenhall - write a brief anecdote, 100 words or less, which takes place immediately after the end of any sf/f work
1996 MAY  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  intro to new quarterly book review column by Michelle West, called Guilty Pleasures, for books we hide, that your parents forbid, "the books we enjoy"; Michelle West has pub. short stories & fantasy novels as M.W., Michelle Sagara & Michelle Sagara West
   Shanahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Julian, Astrid  Blowup  nv  (1952- ) born Westphalia, West Germany; family moved to Canada at age 4, & in 1967 to Cleveland, OH; attended Cleveland State Univ., Kent State Univ., etc; has degrees in French & German; 1st story pub. "Mother's Day" in WotF Vol.IV(1988)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   West, Michelle  Guilty Pleasures  br  (1963- ) Michelle Sagara West; N-1992, 1993 JWCA; "you will see here books that fulfill my criterion for a good read"; Tanya Huff: Fifth Quarter; Laurell K. Hamilton: Circus of the Damned; Melissa Scott: Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Proud Helios
   Heath  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Francesca Lia Block: Baby Be-Bop; Steven Gould: Wildside; Patrick O'Leary: Door Number Three; de Lint has horror novel as by Samuel M. Key, Angel of Darkness(1990), about a vengeful creature created from the screams of dying murder victims(B&C)
   Long  Cartoon: Sailors of the Early 1700's  ct 
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Stephen Baxter: The Time Ships; Patricia Anthony: Cradle of Splendor; Charles Sheffield: The Ganymede Club
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Koja, Kathe  Lady Lazarus  ss  story explores poet Sylvia Plath(1932-63), who wrote about her suicide attempts in her poem "Lady Lazarus"(pub. in coll. Ariel, in 1965); she did commit suicide, shortly after her novel The Bell Jar was pub.; considered the best poet of her generation
   Springer, Nancy  Chasing Butterfly Shadow  ss  won the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award for her children's book, Colt(1991); "very old people, like very young children, are cognitive aliens to the rest of us ... (this) is my attempt to depict a very old woman's different view of everyday experience"
   Winter, Laurel  Blood Harp  nv  N-1996 HOM, novelette; her 1st alternate world fantasy story for F&SF came from an idea after attending "a Rochester Symphony concert"
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Strange Days and Your Average Psycho Killers  mr  essay: the work of dir. Kathryn Bigelow; Strange Days(1995), dir. Bigelow, writers James Cameron & Jay Cocks, stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Onopa, Robert  Camping in the Biosphere Reserve  ss  story inspired by "the swarm-like rise in rescue helicopter traffic which followed the opening of a new trail thru Maunawili Valley, where I live in Windward Oahu"
   Asimov, Janet  Science: Sounding Off  ar  sound, music & noise; how the ears of mammals work; how the cerebral cortex processes signals from the auditory receptors in time; how the brain responds to & processes music; music geniuses with perfect pitch; noise pollution & noise research results
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Airborn  na  N-1996 HOM; 1997 HUG; 1st story in F&SF in twins Tasha and Terry Dane ser.; they're also in Matt Black ser. novel Past the Size of Dreaming(2001); omnibus Common Threads(1995), has novel The Thread That Binds the Bones, & coll. A Handful of Twist Ties
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Myth or Reality  ct 
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Low-Tech Fax (Neanderthal Version)  ct 
1996 JUN  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  introduction to the new writer issue; the relationship between the editor & the new writer; how this issue came about; Rusch has novelizations Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Long Night(1996), & The Mist(1998) with Dean Wesley Smith
   Martin, H.  Cartoon: Civilization  ct 
   Martin, Michael A.  Spelunking at the Cavern  ss  N-1996 SDW, short fiction; his 1st fiction sale; works for Dark Horse Comics in Portland, OR; says "he owes Harlan Ellison a great debt of appreciation for all of his support"
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: Bed and Blubber  ct 
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  Robin Scott Wilson: Paragons: Twenty Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft; John Kessel, Mark L. Van Name, & Richard Butner(ed): Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Vivian Vande Velde: Tales from the Brothers Grim and the Sisters Weird; Chris Claremont & John Bolton: The Black Dragon; Barbara Hodgson: The Tattooed Map
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Arthur C. Clarke & Mike McQuay: Richter 10; Pauline Ashwell: Project Farcry; Allen Steele: The Tranquility Alternative; Wil McCarthy: Aggressor Six; Dan Simmons: Endymion
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Casil, Amy Sterling  Jonny Punkinhead  ss  her 1st professional sale; 1st story in Gyla ser., another in F&SF 2000 JAN, 1st novel Imago(2001) in Gyla world; lives in Redlands, CA; has pub. nf in women's & literary pubs.; Clarion grad.; 1995 WotF contest finalist; 1st coll. Without Absolution(2001)
   Libling, Michael  Sitters  ss  lives in Montreal; his 1st pub. story; his 1st fiction sale was "A Bite to Eat in Abbotsford" in Peter Crowther(ed): Destination Unknown(1997); has written nf, promotion & advertising copy for 20 years
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Manuscript Found in a Pipedream  hues  the 'discovery' of the text of Robert A. Heinlein's "The Stone Pillow," part of his Future History series, about the evangelist/dictator Nehemiah Scudder
   Dembo, Arinn  Sisterhood of the Skin  nv  1st sale; from Seattle; attended 1990 Clarion; has written some sf criticism; about story, "I suppose I was trying to capture my sense of commercial fishing as a continuous state of violence ... against Nature (&) the finer feelings which make us human"
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A:  ar  sf fandom & the computer internet are analogous; comparison of the development of the Net, with that of fandom which began in 1930, shows striking similarities; can these comparisons presage the future of the Net?

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