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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1997 JAN  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  Stephen King & the success of his 6-part serial novel, The Green Mile(1st part pub. 1996 APR; 1999; made into 1999 movie); Rusch has novelizations Star Trek: The Ring of Tautee(1996), Day of Honor: Treaty's Law(1997) with Dean Wesley Smith
   Wolfe, Gene  No Planets Strike  ss  N-1998 HUG, LOC, short story; story title comes from opening scene in Hamlet, quote "no planets strike, no fairy takes, nor witch has power to charm" during Xmas season; combined with the legend that animals can talk at midnight on Xmas Eve
   Heath  Cartoon  ct  1st pub. in F&SF 1993 JUL
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Paul Bryers: In a Pig's Ear; Clifford D. Simak: Over the River & Through the Woods; Philip Pullman: The Golden Compass; de Lint's non-fiction incl. encyclopedia entries, & critical essays & reviews pub. in many mags. & newspapers
   Jonik  Cartoon: Coincidenceberg  ct 
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Orson Scott Card: The Treasure Box; R. Garcia y Robertson: The Virgin and the Dinosaur; Buzz Aldrin & John Barnes: Encounter with Tiber; Laura Ann Gilman & Keith R.A. DeCandido(ed): Otherwere
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Brown, Carroll  King of Seventh Avenue, The  nv  "I grew up on King Arthur & had several ideas for stories about him ... in my head ... in watching the news & reading the paper, it makes you realize how different a palce the world is now than ... 'then'"; see website at
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Perry, Steve  "What the Dormouse Said"  ss  has Aliens novels, incl. Earth Hive(1992), The Female War(1993; w. Stephani Perry; Stellar Ranger ser., Lone Star(1994), Stellar Ranger(1994); Aliens Versus Predator novels, Prey(1994; w. Perry), Hunter's Planet(1994; w. David Bischoff)
   de Lint, Charles  Crow Girls  nv  1st pub. by Triskell Press in 1995; every year he writes a short story for his wife, MaryAnn Harris, which he also pub. as a chapbook & gives to his friends for Xmas; these chapbooks to be coll. in Triskell Tales(2000)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Janet  Science: Being Warm-Blooded  ar  warm-blooded vs. cold-blooded, comparisons; terms used for both; how each system works, & their history on Earth; how internal temperature is maintained in w-b, & the problems of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, frostbite; hibernation, temporary heterothermy
   Nagata, Linda  Bird Catcher's Children, The  nv  about story, "I stumbled across a hand-made house in ruinous condition ... only birds had lived there ..."; has sf novel Tech-Heaven(1995), in which a woman becomes a fugitive trying to save her husband with outlawed life-extension technology(B&C)
   Wilson, Robin  Faster Than a Speeding Bullet  ss  has 1st mystery novel, Death by Degrees(1995), about a former CIA agent hired as a troubleshooter by a university president & finds himself trying to solve a murder
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Good, the Bad, and the Schmaltzy, The  mr  Independence Day(1996), stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica Fox; Phenomenon(1996), stars John Travolta, Kyra Sedgewick; Matilda(1996), based on Roald Dahl's 1988 children's book, dir. Danny DeVito, stars Mara Wilson
   Aurelian, Robin  Santa Trap, The  ss  from Eugene, OR; has short story "Answering Machines" in VB Tech Journal 1995 JUL
   Kadleckova, Vilma  Longing for Blood  nv  trans. by Martin Klima(her husband) & Bruce Sterling; V.K. is a Czechoslovakian writer, has 4 Czech books, & has won the Czech Karel Capek Award; M.K. is a former physicist
   Heath  Cartoon: Another Time Travel Pair o' Ducks  ct 
1997 FEB  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  Wizard of Oz(1937), the film that made K.K.R.'s "love for fantasy take root," a forgotten treasure her husband took her to see on the big screen; intro to a new irregular column, Forgotten Treasues, "classics (that) exist in fiction," by Mike Resnick
   Bailey, Dale  Quinn's Way  nv  N-1998 LOC, nv; he models the town in this story on the stories his father told him about Princeton, WV, ... from the 30s & 40s, "the strong bonds of family ... are infinitely complex ... & the story is in some respect an attempt to capture ... (them)"
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Sarah Shankman: I Still Miss My Man But My Aim Is Getting Better; William Gibson: Idoru; Nick Bantock: The Venetian's Wife; de Lint also reviews books for Barnes & Nobles online, & has been on judge/juryship panels for the Nebula & World Fantasy Awards
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  K.W. Jeter: Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human; James White: The Galactic Gourmet; Wil McCarthy: Murder in the Solid State; Project Gutenberg(CD-ROM); Larry Niven: Ringworld Throne; David Feintuch: Voices of Hope
   Turzillo, Mary A.  Mate  ss  has non-fiction book, Philip Jose Farmer: Starmont Reader's Guide #3 & 9(1980), as by Mary T. Brizzi; this story about chess; author believes as child-rearing practices change, women players will begin to dominate the world of competitive chess
   Bowes, Richard  Drink and the Devil  nv  6th story in F&SF in Kevin Grierson series
   Resnick, Mike  Forgotten Treasures  br  introduces column; Galouye: Dark Universe; Kuttner(as Padgett): Robots Have No Tails; C.L. Moore: Northwest Smith(vt Scarlet Dream); Fredric Brown: What Mad Universe; Eric Frank Russell: Wasp; Merritt: The Ship of Ishtar; Arthur Byron Cover: Autumn Angels
   Patterson, Kent  That Cruel Pauli Exclusion  ss  N-1997 NEB, ss; he writes, "This story presents my Grand Unification Theory of the universe, proving the mysteries of romance, physics, country western music, & the contrary nature of cats are all local manifestations of the same universal force"
   Finch, Sheila  Flight of Words, A  ss  4th story in F&SF in Lingster series; has The Shaper Exile novel seq., The Garden of the Shaped(1987), Shaper's Legacy(1989), Shaping the Dawn(1989), a planetary romance about three separate genetic versions of human stock on a new planet(Clute)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Life on Mars?  ar  planets, Mars; Part 1 of 2; 3 major scientific discoveries in 1996 suggest possibility of life on Mars, elsewhere; microbes found at undersea hot volcanic vent; Martian meteorite shows hints of life; satellite Europa found to have cracks in its icy crust
   Reed, Robert  Dragons of Springplace, The  na  N-1998 LOC, novelette; an adventure story about dragons, the future, & the meaning of the past; Reed has taken a fantasy icon, the dragon, & made it the basis for a strong sf story
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon: Nutrition Facts  ct 
1997 MAR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  some sf editors & publishers believe readers are "style deaf" when it is they who are publishing sf that adopt "stylistic prose at the expense of narrative ... publishing books that lack narrative drive—lack storytelling"
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Thomas, Michael  Nightwatch  nv  his 1st pub. short story; professional freelance writer, makes his living as a nf writer; managing editor of Detroit Medical News, a weekly news mag. for physicians, & the Bulletin of the Michigan Psychiatric Society
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Startling Adaptations Will Help Wildlife Overcome Habitat Loss.  ct  5th cartoon in his Speculations series
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  essay: writing humorous sf; William Kotzwinkle: The Bear Went Over the Mountain; Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel(ed): Bending the Landscape: Fantasy; Theodore Gachot: Mermaids: Nymphs of the Sea
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Eric James Fullilove: Circle of One; Katya Reimann: Wind from a Foreign Sky; Chet Williamson: Murder in Cormyr; Joe Clifford Faust: Ferman's Devils
   Cowdrey, Albert E.  Familiar, The  ss  (1933- ) 1st story in his Azalea Place, New Orleans series; also in F&SF 1968 FEB under ps. Chet Arthur; born & now lives in New Orleans; spent last 25 years working for the Army staff in Washington, D.C., & wrote 8 books on military & medical history
   Bradbury, Ray  Offering, The  ss  has novel Green Shadows, White Whale(1992); colls. Quicker Than the Eye(1996; N-1997 LOC), Driving Blind(1997; N-1998 WFA); past colls. & novels are being republished; Bradbury W-1977 WFA, & 1989 STO, Lifetime Achievement; W-1989 NEB, Grandmaster Award
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Nature, Wineberry in Tooth and Claw, With a Hint of Claret  hues  escape from your untroubled life on one of Martha's Secure Living Estates for a real travel experience - Designer Nature Tour Packages, incl. Martha's Serengeti, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Antartica
   Winter, Laurel  David's Ashes  ss  poetry editor of Tales of the Unaticipated(TotU) from issues #9 1991/1992 FLL/WIN, to #23 2002 APR-2003 APR; has editorials in TotU #14 1995-#23 2002/2003
   Lee, Rand B.  Pearl, The  nv  has nf book Pleasures of the Cottage Garden(1998); this story a shocking fantasy tale, but at its heart it's about what makes us human
   Jonik  Cartoon: Settling the Issue Once and for All  ct 
   Oltion, Jerry  Difference Between Science Fiction and Fantasy, The: A Mathematical Analysis  fa  from the Dept. of Bibliostatistics, Oregon Fictional Institute, Eugene, Oregon; has sf novelizations Star Trek Pocket #77: Twilight's End(1996), & #81: Mudd in Your Eye(1997)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Going to Mars  ar  planet, Mars; Part 2 of 2; understanding its past & measuring its present; evidence of water, oceans, ice ages on Mars; low cost ways for manned missions to Mars; see Robert Zubrin: The Case for Mars, & his Mars Direct plan
   Zahn, Timothy  Art of War, The  na  has Star Wars novels, Heir to the Empire(1991; N-1991 SFC), Dark Force Rising(1992), The Last Command(1993; N-1993 SFC), Specter of the Past(1997); Conquerors ser., Conqueror's Pride(1994), ... Heritage(1995), ... Legacy(1996); The Icarus Hunt(1999)
1997 APR  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  introduction to this issue in which 3 authors write 3 stories inspired by this issue's cover art by Barclay Shaw; authors agreed amongst themselves to write in three genres - Mike Resnick, fantasy; Esther M. Friesner, sf; Nina Kiriki Hoffman, horror
   Finch, Sheila  Roaring Ground, The  ss  5th story in F&SF in Lingster series; has novel The Falcon and the Falconer, serialized in TSF Online, in 1997

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