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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1996 JUN  Wells, Matthew  Auschwitz Circus, The  ss  1st short fiction sale; story began as one-act play, performed at A Theatre Company in NYC; worked for last 20 years in acting & writing plays, which incl. God's Country(1990 Off-Off-Broadway), The Goose Girl(in L.A.), Wildest Dreams(Madison Ave Theater)
   Hooper, Jacquelyn  Acheter  nv  her 1st pub. short fiction; originally from L.A., now lives in Cerritos, CA; has a Masters of Fine Arts from Arizona State Univ.; attended 1993 Clarion; story's title is French, meaning "to purchase"
   Gross, Gordon  Communion  nv  their 1st fiction sale; collab. ps. for husband/wife Eve Gordon & Harold Gross; both are consultants & troubleshooters in the computer field; Harold is a professional actor, Eve does stand-up comedy; they live in NYC
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Quarkiness, As We All Know, Is Next to Godliness  ct  14th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; Quark's Cleaning Service, 'No Job Too Diffract'
1996 JUL  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  1st editorial in A Reader's Guide to Publishing ser.; book publishing business & how it affects the readers; intro to ser., what questions she hopes to answer; will follow commercial pub. in general, sf/f/horror in particular; invites readers to respond
   Cassutt, Michael  Longer Voyage, The  nv  N-1997 LOC, novelette; editor Rusch asked Cassutt to write a story of the future-of-space sf; has nf book Deke!: Manned Space: From Mercury to the Shuttle(1994), w. Donald K. 'Deke' Slayton; novel Missing Man(1998), an sf mystery at NASA
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Garry D. Kilworth: Angel; Ken Grimwood: Into the Deep; Swain Wolfe: The Woman Who Lives in the Earth; de Lint has horror novel as by Samuel M. Key, set in Newford, From a Whisper to a Scream(1992), about a child-killer back from the dead(B&C)
   West, Michelle  Guilty Pleasures  br  Melissa Scott & Lisa Barnett: Point of Hopes; essay: two types of comfort books; Pauline Ashwell: Project Farcry; Rand & Robin Miller with David Wingrove: Myst: The Book of Atrus; West's 1st story pub. fantasy novel Into the Dark Lands(1991; N-1992 CCR)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Tim Powers: Expiration Date; Kathy Tyers: One Mind's Eye; Joe Haldeman: None So Blind; Marc Laidlaw: The 37th Mandala
   Heath  Cartoon: NASA's Settee Program  ct 
   Bishop, Michael  Three Dreams in the Wake of a Death  ss  "story grew out of a dream. I won't tell you which of the story's 3 parts reproduces my real dream or which 2 parts are attempts to create credible dream imagery"
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Chatting With Anubis  ss  W-1996 STO, ss; 1st pub. in Lore 1995 SUM; story was written around a pre-existing painting for the 5th issue of the Dark Horse comic, Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor; has comic book story adaptation coll. Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Special(1995)
   Asimov, Janet  Science: Warm and Dangerous Time, A  ar  Earth's geological eras; the animals, fauna & geology of the Mesozoic Era, which incl. the Cretaceous, Jurassic & Triassic Periods; the dinosaurs & their brooding behaviors; were dinosaurs warm-blooded?; T. rex; evidence of comet or meteor impacts
   Garcia y Robertson, R.  Moon Maid, The  nv  "historical-fantasy, where the 'fantasy element' is historical(based mainly on Herodotus & Diodorus) & the 'non-fantasy' parts are invention"; story becomes part of novel Atlantis Found(1997; rvw F&SF 1997 AUG), sequel to The Virgin and the Dinosaur(1996)
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Hooray for Siliwood  mr  essay: studios reluctant to fully utilize available computer technologies; Siliwood - Hollywood's creative foray into the Silicon Valley; 1st major experiment, Mr. Payback(1995); mentions Toy Story(1995); Jurassic Park(1993), Casper(1995), Jumanji(1995)
   Cady, Jack  Kilroy Was Here  na  N-1997 HUG, LOC, STO; death stalks the residents of a V.A. hospital, when they decide to fight back; dedicated to Wesley Baker, Bill Deen, Jim Hall, Don Farmer, Fran Ross, Mieko Riggleman; has eBook coll. Ghostland(2001); entry in C.A., vol.72, p.180-181
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Humans Finally Decode Whale Song ...  ct  1st cartoon in his Speculations series; this series is pub. exclusively in F&SF, & the series was actually named by F&SF publisher Ed Ferman("my original title was something awful which I have conveniently forgotten")
1996 AUG  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  2nd editorial in A Reader's Guide to Publishing ser.; the way publishers do business; how trilogies & bestsellers are handled; why writers may use ps.; who pays for book failures & how; bottom line #1 consideration; how readers can help bestsellers
   Shanahan  Cartoon: Moby Dickweed  ct 
   Vukcevich, Ray  White Guys in Space  ss  thru mid-2002 has pub. over 40 stories in mags. F&SF, PLP, Sirius*Visions, Talebones, Rosebud, ASI & ABO, and the anth. Twists of the Tale(1996), Buried Treasures(1996), Imagination Fully Dilated(1998), & Bones of the World(2001)
   Long  Cartoon  ct 
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: humorous sf/f; Connie Willis: Bellwether; Bradley Denton: Lunatics
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Terence M. Green: Shadow of Ashland; Alan Dean Foster: Mad Amos; Joyce Carol Oates: Demon and Other Tales; de Lint has horror novel as by Samuel M. Key, set in Newford, I'll Be Watching You(1994), about a battered wife supposedly rescued by a phtographer
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Richard Garfinkle: Celestial Matters; Lisa Goldstein: Walking the Labyrinth; Robert Silverberg: Starborne
   Effinger, George Alec  Maureen Birnbaum on a Hot Tin Roof (by E. Spiegelman, as told to George Alec Effinger)  ply  4th/last story in F&SF in Maureen Birnbaum ser.; 1st pub. in Gilliam, Greenberg & Hanlon(ed): South from Midnight(1994); M.B. travels thru time & space to take on Tennessee Williams & New Orleans; see his obit in LOC 2002 JUN, & SFC 2002 JUL
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Have Gun, Will Edit  hues  an agent from the SFWA visits an old-time sf writer, who wants some new competition 'eliminated'; Di Filippo has colls. Destroy All Brains!(1997 chap), Fractal Paisleys(1997)
   Jonik  Cartoon: Mother Goose Reads From Her Own Works  ct 
   Castro, Adam-Troy  Neither Rain Nor Sleet  ss  N-1997 STO, short story; mostly a horror writer; has X-Men & Spiderman comics novelization, with Tom DeFalco, Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present(1998)
   Oltion, Jerry  There Goes the Neighborhood  ss  has sf short story "The Love Song of Laura Morrison" in ANA 1987 AUG, pub. as a chapbook in 1994; has "Dark Sun" novel The Darkness Before the Dawn(1995), & "Shadow Warrior" novel You Only Die Twice(1997), both as Ryan Hughes
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - The Service Sector Will Define Hitherto Unimagined Employment Opportunities ...  ct  2nd cartoon in his Speculations series
   Bradbury, Ray  That Woman on the Lawn  ss  see George Edgar Slusser: The Bradbury Chronicles(1977 chap); Ben Indick: The Drama of Ray Bradbury(1977; rev. vt Ray Bradbury: Dramatist, 1989); William F. Touponce: Ray Bradbury and the Poetics of Reverie(1984), & Ray Bradbury(1989)
   Couzens, Gary  Half-Life  ss  read English at Southampton Univ.; now works for British Telecom; has pub. in U.K. mags.; story "was a challenge to write a story about someone who was dead before the story began ... it's a story told from the viewpoint of someone who doesn't exist ..."
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Door Is Ajar, Door Is Ajar  ct 
   Bischoff, David  Fade  nv  has Star Fall ser., A Space Fantasy(1980), A Space Operetta(1982); Dragonstar ser. w. Thomas F. Monteleone, Day of the Dragonstar(1983), Night of the Dragonstar(1985), Dragonstar Destiny(1989); novelization Wargames(1983); The Crow: Quoth the Crow(1998)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Diamond Age, A  ar  element carbon & its forms, esp. diamond; how the physical properties of diamond make it useful in various technologies, incl. its use in the making of a 'skyhook'; methods that diamonds are made; Benford a Prof. of Physics at Univ.of California(Irvine)
   Dedman, Stephen  Never Seen by Waking Eyes  nv  N-1997 NEB, STO, novelette; story inspired by "the nightmarish aspects & often macabre humor in the Alice books ... the letters of Lewis Carroll ... & Elton John's song 'All the Young Girls Love Alice'"
   Willy  Cartoon  ct  E.G. Willy
1996 SEP  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  3rd editorial in A Reader's Guide to Publishing ser.; book industry's policy of returns & how it affects book prices; how bookstores abuse this policy & what the readers can do about it; see Rusch 1998 DEC interview at website
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Disney's Ascendancy Continues Unchecked. In 2015 It Launches Its Most Ambitious Theme Park Ever.  ct  3rd cartoon in his Speculations series
   Finch, Sheila  Communion of Minds  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Lingster, Guild of Xenolinguists ser.; one other story in ser., "Babel Interface" was pub. in AMZ 1988 MAY, & novel Triad(1986; 2001 eBook), about a woman-run Earth government, a female mission to another planet, & pirates(Clute)
   Long  Cartoon: Take the Guesswork Out of Your Diagnoses!  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Lisa Goldstein: Walking the Labyrinth; Science-Fiction Studies, 1996 NOV issue; Stephen King: The Two Dead Girls; Mary Rosenblum: Synthesis & Other Virtual Realities; Hans Silvester: The Mediterranean Cat
   West, Michelle  Guilty Pleasures  br  Terry Pratchett: Men at Arms; Sharon Shinn: Archangel; Jane Emerson: City of Diamond; Tanya Huff: Scholar of Decay; Rosemary Edghill: Book of Moons; as Sagara has The Sundered ser., Into the Dark Lands(1991; N-1992 CCR), Children of the Blood(1992)
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Michael F. Flynn: Firestar; Stanley Schmidt: Aliens and Alien Societies; Stephen L. Gillett: World-Building; Terry Bisson: Pirates of the Universe; Sage Walker: Whiteout
   Kelly, James Patrick  Why the Bridge Stopped Singing  ss  has story "Itsy Bitsy Spider" in ASI 1997 JUN, W-1998 LOC; N-1997 NEB; 1998 HUG, STU; has coll. Strange But Not a Stranger(2002), incl. story "Bright Morning" written for this coll.

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