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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1997 APR  de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere; Patti Perret: The Faces of Fantasy; Terence M. Green: Blue Limbo; de Lint has fantasy novel Into the Green(1993), based on & containing the Angharad stories orig. pub. in the Sword & Sorcerress anth.(B&C)
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Clive Barker: Sacrament; Mary Doria Russell: The Sparrow; Linda Nagata: Deception Well
   Resnick, Mike  Gelfilte Fish Girl, The  ss  1st story of 3 in this issue inspired by this issue's cover art by Barclay Shaw, this story being a fantasy; has colls. Bwana & Bully!(1981), Unauthorized Biographies(1984), Through the Darkest Resnick with Gun and Camera(1990), The Alien Heart(1991)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon  ct 
   Bowes, Richard  Streetcar Dreams  nv  W-1998 WFA, novella; 7th story in F&SF in Kevin Grierson series; in this story he mingles his New York with current Jungian play therapy
   Wilbur, Rick  Where Garagiola Waits  ss  N-1997 NEB, ss; baseball spring training story; R.W. the son of baseball player Del Wilber who was a catcher for St. Louis, Philadelphia & Boston between 1946-1954, after which he had a successful career coaching, scouting & managing in the minors
   Lee, Mary Soon  Universal Grammar  ss  N-1997 NEB, short story; 1998 STU; 1st story in linguist Janna Suzorsky and the Eridanians series; story inspired by reading Noam Chomsky: Language and Problems of Knowledge(1988)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Ore, Rebecca  My Mother, the Alien, and Me  ss  (1948- ) wn. for Rebecca Bard Brown; 1st story pub. sf "Projectile Weapons and Wild Alien Water" in AMZ 1986 MAY, as Rebecca Brown; has pub. 4 poetry colls.; N-1987, 1988 JWCA; has coll. Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories(1993; N-1994 LOC)
   Friesner, Esther M.  King of the Cyber Trifles  nv  2nd story of 3 in this issue inspired by the cover art of Barclay Shaw, this story being sf; story title is "a pun on King of the Khyber Rifles"; has anth. with Martin H. Greenberg, Alien Pregnant by Elvis(1994), Blood Muse(1995)
   West, Michelle  Guilty Pleasures  br  essay: publisher or marketing hype, books must live up to it; J. Gregory Keyes: The Waterborn; Wil McCarthy: The Fall of Sirius; Jennifer Roberson: Highlander: Scotland the Brave; Ann Marston: Kingmaker's Sword; Tom Holt: Expecting Someone Taller
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Manna  ss  3rd story of 3 in this issue inspired by this issue's cover art by Barclay Shaw, this story being horror; ; has column "Debb & Nina's Excellent Video Adventures" in PLP: A Fiction Magzine, 1991-1992; see interviews in WRT 1993 SPR & in LOC 1994 OCT(#405)
   Epstein, Benita  Cartoon  ct  her cartoons were also pub. in Better Homes & Gardens, & in several Chicken Soup for the Soul books
   Guthridge, George & Janet Berliner  Notes Toward a Rumpled Stillskin (compiled and edited by Janet Berliner)  nv  (1948- ; 1939- ) collab. on The Madagascar Manifesto ser., Child of the Light(1991), Child of the Journey(1996), & Children of the Dusk(1997; W-1998 STO); Berliner co-edited Desire Burn(1995), & Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn(1995; N-1996 LOC)
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Soon We Will Be Able to Work, Shop, and Recreate Without Ever Leaving the Comfort and Security of Our Own Homes.  ct  6th cartoon in his Speculations series
1997 MAY  Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Editorial  ed  good-bye editorial, her last issue as editor; resigning "in order to pursue my writing career ... somewhere along the way I lost my desire to write short fiction ... I was putting my creative short story energy into (F&SF)"; next editor Gordon Van Gelder
   Barstow, D.  Cartoon: I Love My Alien Pet  ct  has a weekly cartoon feature, Daily Special, about restaurants, dining out & cooking that's pub. in the L.A. Times, Salt Lake Tribune, San Francisco Bay Guardian, & other newspapers & mags.; info on her techniques & work habits can be found on her website
   Dyer, S.N.  Sins of the Mother  ss  ps. for Sharon N. Farber; fulltime physician in private practice; has pub. over 40 short stories & one collab. novel, all under various names; 1st story pub. sf/f "Born Again" in ASI 1978 MAY/JUN as by Sharon N. Faber
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Dean Koontz: Ticktock; Victor Koman: Kings of the High Frontier(at; essay on cyberspace fiction; de Lint has fantasy novel Brian Froud's Faerielands: The Wild Wood(1994), about a young artist whose work is haunted by a faerie
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Population of Lawyers Will Outstrip Forage and a Short Hunting Season Will Be Declared., The  ct  7th cartoon in his Speculations series
   Wade, Susan  Recent Vintage, A  nv  has 1st novel, Walking Rain(1996; N-EDG, for best paperback original), a mystery crime novel set in New Mexico, where a young woman inherits a small ranch, as well as an unresolved hate crime & family ghosts
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Kenden, Leo  Jinx  ss  his 1st sf story; lives in the Southwest; has held a number of jobs in the software business & has written in other fields
   F&SF staff  Brief Reviews: Books  br  Frederik Pohl: The Other End of Time; John Barnes: Patton's Spaceship(1st in Mark Strang time travel series); Ian McDowell: Mordred's Curse; Jane Routley: Mage Heart
   Friesner, Esther M.  Miss Thing  nv  has Majyk humorous fantasy series, Majyk by Accident(1993), Majyk by Hook or Crook(1994), Majyk by Design(1994), about an inept wizard & his cat in dealings with majyk, a "substance necessary to work in magic(Clute); see iv in MZBFM 1996 FLL
   Watson, Ian  Last Beast Out of the Box, The  ss  has novel Hard Questions(1996), a techno-thriller about quantum computers & the mystery of consciousness; about story, "one rainy day years ago, our daughter ... painted 4 cats past & present on a wooden box, & added a marmalade one ... she had foreseen"
   Coates, Deborah  Tally  nv  from Iowa; about story, "My own dogs are Rottweilers & there have been Rottweilers who've been poisoned by neighbors, (etc) ... I protect my dogs when I can & worry that I may not always be able to ..."
   West, Michelle  Guilty Pleasures  br  essay: good-bye to editor Kris Rusch; Kate Elliott: King's Dragon, Vol. One of Crown of Stars; Laurell K. Hamilton: Bloody Bones; Jane Yolen: Here There Be Angels; Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski: A Fury Scorned(Star Trek novel)
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Brennert, Alan  Echoes  nv  N-1998 LOC, novelette; STU; has novel Time and Chance(1990; N-1991 LOC), in which two alternate worlds intersect, allowing two versions of the same person to switch roles(Clute); coll. Her Pilgrim Soul(1990); has turned his attention to feature films
1997 JUN  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  (1966- ) born in NY, grew up in NJ; lives in Hoboken, NJ; worked 1988-94 as an editor & reviewer for The New York Review of Science Fiction; has worked for St. Martin's Press 1988 JUL-2000 OCT; outlines his job & how he will avoid conflicts of interests
   Epstein, Benita  Cartoon: Day They Invented Papyrus, The  ct  has cartoon collections Interlibrary Loan Sharks and Seedy ROMS(1998), Suture Self: Cartoons for Doctors and Patients(1999), & Science of Little Round Things: Cartoons About Scientists(2000)
   Reed, Robert  Graffiti  ss  has sf novel An Exaltation of Larks(1995; N-1996 LOC), about a college student in 1978 recruited by far future time travellers who are trying to recreate & change our universe(B&C)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Rachel Pollack: Godmother Night(a book edited by Van Gelder at St. Martin's Press); Walter Jon Williams: City on Fire; Susan Whitcher: Enchanter's Glass; see de Lint's interviews in Fear! 1991 APR, WFH 1995 SPR, & MZBFM 1996 SUM
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Interactive Dishwasher ..., The  ct 
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: Greg Egan & sf novels that not only have a sense of adventure, but also have so many interesting ideas that they give an overwhelming intellectual thrill; Greg Egan: Distress
   Van Gelder, Gordon  Editor's Recommendations  br  Karen Joy Fowler: The Sweetheart Season; Damon Knight: In Search of Wonder(3rd edition), & Humpty Dumpty: An Oval; Jake Page: Operation Shatterhand; briefly, Ray Bradbury: Quicker Than the Eye; Harlan Ellison: Edgeworks 2; & 4 more
   Reed, Kit  Rajmahal  ss  has novel Little Sisters of the Apocalypse(1994; N-1995 TIP), a metaphysical sf novel about a motorcycle gang of nuns in a pre-apocalyptic near future; see website
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Wheel Chair-Accessible UFO  ct 
   Bell, M. Shayne  Bright, New Skies  ss  has 1st sf novel Nicoji(1991), human agricultural workers trapped on a swamp world; story, "began as a play for a woman from Irkutsk, Siberia, in 1987 .. she taught English to scientists coming to the west ... wanted a play to teach grammatical concepts"
   Long  Cartoon  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Trek ... And a Journey Really Worth Taking, A  mr  essay: Star Trek & its empire "franchise"; how it has grown over the years; Star Trek: First Contact(1996), the 1st Next Generation film, stars Patrick Stewart, Alice Krige, Brent Spiner, James Cromwell; Microcosmos(1996 France), nature documentary
   Stableford, Brian  Pipes of Pan, The  nv  N-1998 LOC, nv; has David Lydyard trilogy, The Werewolves of London(1990; N-1991 LOC), The Angel of Pain(1991; N-1992 LOC), The Carnival of Destruction(1994; N-1995 LOC); Young Blood(1992), Firefly(1995), Chimera's Cradle(1997), Inherit the Earth(1998)
   Aurelian, Robin  Jelly Bones  ss 
   Resnick, Mike  Forgotten Treasures  br  Simak: Way Station; van Vogt: The Voyage of the Space Beagle; Keith Woodcott(ps. for John Brunner): I Speak for Earth; Weinbaum: A Martian Odyssey; Sheckley: Dimension of Miracles; Brackett: Eric John Stark: Outlaw of Mars; Vance: The Dying Earth; 2 more
   MacEwen, Pat  Macklin Gift, The  nv  (1954?- ) has story as P.H. MacEwen "A Winter's Night" in Budrys(ed): WotF, Vol.IV(1988); regularly sells natural history pieces to children's mags.; has "Sex and the Single E.T." series in Amazing Experience 1990 NOV, & MZoo #1 1991 JAN - #9 1992 MAY
   Goulart, Ron  Why I Never Went Steady With Heather Moon  nv  1st story in witch Heather Moon series
1997 JUL  Cool, Tom  Universal Emulators  ss  (1955- ) joined Navy in 1979, now a Commander in the U.S. Navy; lives in Miami, FL; has 1st novel Infectress(1997); Secret Realms(1998), Soldier of Light(1999); has website
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Francesca Lia Block: Girl Goddess #9; Michael Sowa: Sowa's Ark: An Enchanted Bestiary(art); Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman & Donald G. Keller(ed): The Horns of Elfland; see de Lint's website at
   Winter, Douglas E.  Books  br  (1950- ) essay: vampires; Stephens(ed): Vampires, Wine & Roses; Shepard(ed): Classic Vampire Stories; Gladwell & Havoc(ed): Blood & Roses; Collins: A Dozen Black Roses; Aycliffe: The Lost; Monahan: The Bell Witch; Kimball: Undone; etc

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