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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1997 SEP  Morressy, John  Rimrunner's Home  nv  retired from teaching at the end of 1995; has novel The Juggler(1996), a juvenile book about the Middle Ages, in which Beran makes a pact with the devil to become the greatest juggler in the world
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Novelty Tombstones Will Become Popular.  ct  9th cartoon in his Speculations series
1997 OCT/NOV  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  intro to Walter M. Miller Jr's novel A Canticle for Liebowitz(F&SF 1955 APR, 1956 AUG, 1957 FEB; 1959 fixup), & sequel, Saint Liebowitz and the Wild Horse Woman(1997; N-1998 NEB), excerpt in this issue; Miller died in 1996, Terry Bisson finished the novel
   Miller, Walter M. Jr  God Is Thus  nv  4th story in St. Liebowitz ser., excerpt from Saint Liebowitz and the Wild Horse Woman(1997); W.M. died after completing 85% of novel, finished by Terry Bisson; action occurs betw. the 2nd & 3rd nv of A Canticle for St. Liebowitz; obit in LOC 1996 FEB
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Ian R. MacLeod: The Great Wheel; Frédéric Clément: The Merchant of Marvels and the Peddler of Dreams; Goldman: The X-Files Book of the Unexplained, Vol.II; Clute & Grant: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy; Patrick O'Leary: The Gift; Antieau: The Gaia Websters
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: Arthurian legend novels; Bernard Cornwell: Enemy of God; Jack Whyte: The Eagles' Brood; A.A. Attanasio: The Eagle and the Sword
   Springer, Nancy  Transcendence  ss  has coll. Chance—and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate(1988); novels Larque on the Wing(1994; W-1994 TIP), Looking for Jamie Bridger(1995), Fair Peril(1996), Secret Star(1997), I Am Mordred(1998), Prom Night(1999); see website at
   Long  Cartoon: Advanced Origami  ct 
   Williamson, Jack  Hole in the World, The  ss  has novels Manseed(1983), Firechild(1986); Land's End(1988), & The Singers of Time(1991) w. Pohl; Beachhead(1992), Demon Moon(1994), The Silicon Dagger(1999); see interviews in TotU #16 1996, & LOC 1993 DEC(#395), 1996 OCT(#429)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Blumlein, Michael  Paul and Me  ss  has 1st novel The Movement of Mountains(1987; N-1988 LOC), an interplanetary sf tale about genetically-engineered Slaves that are approaching humanity(B&C)
   Resnick, Mike  Forgotten Treasures  br  Stapledon: Star Maker; James White: All Judgment Fled; Thorne Smith: Rain in the Doorway; Robert E. Howard: Heroes of Bear Creek; Malzberg: Herovit's World; Goldstein: The Red Magician; Carroll: The Land of Laughs; Jack Finney: The Third Level; 2 more
   Jonik  Cartoon: Seafood  ct 
   Oltion, Jerry & Kristine Kathryn Rusch  Deus X  na  tale of what happens when faith is thrust upon a man; Oltion has anth. Buried Treasures: An Anthology of Unpublished Pulphouse Stories(1996); Rusch has two "Unreal" books with Dean Wesley Smith & as Ryan Hughes, Hard Crash(1998), Prophet's Power(1998)
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Genetic Engineering Lab  ct 
   Reed, Robert  To Church With Mr. Multhiford  ss  author comments that this story explains where crop circles really come from
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Goldstein, Lisa  Down the Fool's Road  ss  has colls. Author's Choice Monthly Issue 3: Daily Voices(1989), Travellers in Magic(1994); novels Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon(1993), Summer King, Winter Fool(1994), Walking the Labyrinth(1996), Dark Cities Underground(1999); see iv in LOC 1999 MAY
   Bisson, Terry  Player, The  vi  has novels Talking Man(1986; N-1987 LOC, WFA), about the 1st auto trip to the North Pole; Fire on the Mountain(1988; N-1989 LOC), dramatizes what might have happened if John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry succeeded; novelization Johnny Mnemonic(1995)
   Shiner, Lewis  Like the Gentle Rain  ss  has coll. of mystery stories with Joe R. Lansdale, Private Eye Action As You Like It(1998); novel Say Goodbye: The Laurie Moss Story(1999), about a woman's struggles in the rock music business(B&C); see interview in LOC 1988 MAY(#328)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Manned Space Station, The: Week Five  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Selfness  ar  selfness, consciousness of self, as possibly felt by clones, twins, & uploaded Digital 'Dittos'; how is or can there be a continuation of self after comas, brain surgery, or cryogenic procedures; the bioethics involved in all this
   King, Stephen  Everything's Eventual  na  N-1998 LOC, STO; has novels Dolores Claiborne(1992; N-1993 LOC; 1994 movie), Gerald's Game(1992), Insomnia(1994; N-'95 LOC, STO), Rose Madder('95; N-'96 LOC; '98 movie), The Green Mile('96 serial; '97; '99 movie); coll. Hearts in Atlantis('99; 2001 movie)
   Heath  Cartoon: Emoti Cons  ct 
1997 DEC  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  "what death of science fiction?"; responds to doomsayers, incl. Thomas F. Bertonneau & his article in Chronicles, "Science Fiction, R.I.P"; Van Gelder was N-1989-1992 HUG, for editing best semi-prozine, The New York Review of S. F., w. Hartwell & Cramer
   Grossbach, Robert  Jew on a Chip  ss  with the acknowledged assistance from Rabbis Gary Johnson, Alan Greenbaum, & Moshe Bryski
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  essay: Roger Zelazny & his influence in sf/f; Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold: Donnerjack; Lawrence Schimel: The Drag Queen of Elfland; Philip Pullman: The Subtle Knife
   Hand, Elizabeth  Books  br  essay: alternate history is flourishing; Michael Swanwick: Jack Faust, & A Geography of Unknown Lands; Don Hutchison(ed): Northern Frights 4
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Personnel  ct 
   Bischoff, David  In the Bleak Mid-Solstice  ss  has Time Machine 2: Search for Dinosaurs(1984); Gaming Magi ser., Destiny Dice(1985), Wraith Board(1985), Unicorn Gambit(1986); Star Hounds ser., The Infinite Battle(1985), Galactic Warriors('85), The Macrocosmic Conflict('86); Hackers(1995)
   Park, Paul  Get a Grip  ss  (1954- ) N-1998 LOC, STU, WFA; story 1st pub. electronically in Omni Online 1997 FEB; 1st pub. sf The Starbridge Chronicles ser., Soldiers of Paradise(1987), Sugar Rain(1989), The Cult of Loving Kindness(1991); Celestis(1993), The Gospel of Corax(1996)
   Richerson, Carrie  Quick and the Dead, The  ss  N-1998 STO, short story; 3rd story in the Returning Dead series; has eBook coll. Something Rich & Strange(2001), pub. digitally by Scorpius Digital at
   Epstein, Benita  Cartoon  ct  has a syndicated panel, "Drawing a Crowd," launched in January 2002 by Creators Syndicate at show.cfm?comicname=dac
   Carr, Michael  Dog's Night, A  ss  (1971- ) Michael W. Carr, his 1st pro sale; lives in Springville, UT; attended 1993 Clarion, & helped found writers group, Pilgrimage; edited The Leading Edge #27 & #28, 1993-94, & has pub. articles & stories there; see his website at
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Winter, Laurel  Tomorrow Tea  ss  has pub. over 35 pieces of short fiction between 1990-2002, almost half of which are poems; she has pub. in mags. F&SF, ASI, & TotU
   Murphy, Pat & Paul Doherty  Science: Watch the Skies!  ar  atmospheric optical phenomena - rainbows, secondary rainbows, halos, sundogs, & green flashes - are explained; what closer observations can reveal, "colorful insights"; "hands-on rainbows" & polarized rainbows; see website
   Epstein, Benita  Cartoon  ct 
   Dedman, Stephen  Schrödinger's Catalyst  ss  has coll. The Lady of Situations(1999); novel Foriegn Bodies(1999), the story of an America several decades from now which must survive several terrors in order to triumph; see website
   Wentworth, K.D.  'Tis the Season  ss  story grew out of observation, "in the hands of some people, religion is as dangerous as a controlled sunstance"; has novel Moonspeaker(1994), about a girl, falsely accused of killing her father, who uses psychic powers to escape to alternate timelines
   Wightman, Wayne & Richard Paul Russo  Idiot's Dream, The  nv  neither has done much collab. work before; Wightman says their key to success is that "Richard is sincere, and I don't care"
   F&SF staff  Index to Volumes 92 & 93: 1997 JAN-DEC  indx 

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