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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1998 APR  Hooper, Jacquelyn  Home on the Range  nv  this story grew out of an inquiry into the different ways in which sf & fantasy view the future, we all need to understand our own pasts in order to make sense of the future
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Ken and Barbie in the House of Buggin'  mr  essay: the fascist/neo-Nazi depiction by dir. Paul Verhoeven of Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers(F&SF 1959 OCT-NOV as Starship Soldiers; exp. version 1959; movie Starship Troopers, 1997), stars Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
   Wentworth, K.D.  Tall One  ss  N-1998 NEB, short story; has novels House of Moons(1995), about the founder of a controversial mind-talent training school, sequel to Moonspeaker(1994); Black on Black(1999), about an alien rescued from a slave market by a human & raised as his son
   Blumlein, Michael  Revenge  nv  has novel X, Y(1993; N-1994 LOC), a horror novel about a man who finds himself in a woman's body & has to adjust to his new existence & learn to use the power it brings him(B&C)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Boom and Zoom  ar  computerized offices of the future, where will the World Wide Web lead us?; a fictional "scenario to convey (his) speculations"; Benford has novel with Mark O. Martin, A Darker Geometry(1995), set in Larry Niven's Man-Kzin world; novel Cosm(1998)
   Swanwick, Michael  Mother Grasshopper  ss  (1950- ) N-1998 LOC; 1st pub. in coll. A Geography of Unknown Lands(1997); 1st story pub. sf "The Feast of St. Janis" in anth. New Dimensions 11(1980); 1st novel In the Drift(1984 fixup); iv LOC 1998 MAR; see his website at
1998 MAY  Sterling, Bruce  Maneki Neko  ss  W-1999 LOC; N-1999 HUG, NEB, ss; STU; 1st trans. & pub. in Hayakawa S.F.; has humorous near-future sf novel Distraction(1998; W-2000 CLA; N-1999 HUG, LOC), in which a Washington spin-doctor faces a powerful opponent in Louisiana(B&C)
   Long  Cartoon: Will Kill for Food  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Alien Influences; Dave McKean: Dustcovers; Nick Bantock: The Forgetting Room; Katherine Ramsland: Dean Koontz: A Writer's Biography
   Winter, Douglas E.  Books  br  essay: what Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin started; Levin: Son of Rosemary; Westlake: The Ax; Etchison: Double Edge, & Darkside; Tessier: Fog Heart; Atkins: Big Thunder; Wandrei: Don't Dream; Cave: The Door Below; Wagner: Exorcisms and Ecstasies
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Van Gelder, Gordon  Editor's Recommendations  br  Hartwell(ed): The Science Fiction Century; Kessel: The Pure Product; Di Filippo: Fractal Paisleys; Kit Reed: Weird Women, Wired Women; Lethem: The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye; David Bowman: Bunny Modern; Benford: Cosm; Joe Haldeman: Forever Peace
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Questing Mind, The (In memory of Kathryn Rusch)  nv  has novelizations with Dean Wesley Smith, Quantum Leap: Loch Ness Leap(1997, as Sandy Schofield), Star Trek Next Generation: Double Helix 2: Vectors(1999), & trilogy based on a computer game, The Tenth Planet(1999), Oblivion(2000), Final Assault(2001)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Resnick, Mike  Card Shark: A John Justin Mallory Story  nv  1st/only story in F&SF in Mallory & Carruthers Agency ser.; has novels Ivory(1988), Paradise('89), Second Contact('90), Exploits('93), A Miracle of Rare Design('94), Encounters('95), A Hunger in the Soul('98); coll. Solo Flights Through Shared Worlds('96)
   Lee, Mary Soon  Ex Terra, Ex Astris  ss  2nd & last story in linguist Janna Suzorsky and the Eridanians series; Lee lives in Pittsburgh where she works for a small artificial intelligence company(at www.cs.cmu.ed/~AUTON); has her 1st coll., fantasy, Winter Shadows & Other Tales(2001)
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Next Big Thing  hues  book review of Milton Sharp: Imaginary Realist: The Life of Timothy Eugene(2025); Timothy Eugene was born in 1985 & raised on a secluded turkey farm in Vermont; he was to give birth to "fabular surmimesis fiction"
   Wilson, Robin  Thanks, Diaz  ss  has nf book Paragons: Twelve Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft(1996)
   Reed, Kit  Mommy Nearest  ss  uses ps. Kit Craig for suspense thrillers, Gone(1992; made into TV movie), in which a psychopath stalks 3 children who are alone; Twice Burned(1993), Strait(1996), Some Safe Place(1998), latter about hypnotherapy sessions with unexpected results
   Geston, Mark S.  Allies, The  nv  (1946- ) N-1999 LOC, nv; an attorney in Boise, ID; has 1st sf novel Lords of the Starship(1967); novels Out of the Mouth of the Dragon(1969), The Day Star(1972), The Siege of Wonder(1976), Mirror to the Sky(1992); see his entry in CANR, vol.58
1998 JUN  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  "what stays in print?"; past, present, & future looks at in-print life ranges for paperback & hardcover, mass-market & trade pb's; all leading up to the new "Curiosities" column which will replace Mike Resnick's "Forgotten Treasures" column
   McDevitt, Jack & Stanley Schmidt  Good Intentions  nv  (1935- ; 1944- ) N-1999 NEB, nv; couple of years ago they were advisors at a unique program held near Syracuse every summer, The Asimov Seminar; their experiences resemble the events portrayed in this story; Schmidt has novel Tweedlioop(1986), anth.'s
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  "stories told from the viewpoint of cats"; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer: The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat; Gabriel King(ps. of M. John Harrison & Jane Johnson): The Wild Road; Diane Duane: The Book of Night with Moon; Hans Silvester: Asleep in the Sun
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: New Wave authors' legacy; Michael Moorcock: The War Amongst the Angels; Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold: Donnerjack; Harvey Jacobs: American Goliath; Harlan Ellison: Slippage; R.K.J.K. was a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
   Taylor, Robert C.  Prisoner of History, A  ss  (1946- ) Robert Culbert Taylor; served in the Defense Language Institute during the Vietnam War; 1st story pub. "Idiot's Mate" in AMZ 1968 SEP(N-1968 NEB), & has short story "Freedom Across the River" in AMZ 1972 JUL, as Robert A. Taylor
   Franke, Herbert W.  Building, The  vi  trans. from the German by Vernon Chamberlin, adapted by James Gunn; 1st pub. in Der Gruene Komet(1960); has novels trans. in English, The Orchid Cage(1973), Zone Null(1974); see his entry in CA, vol.156; see Gunn(ed): The Road to Science Fiction #6('98)
   Turzillo, Mary A.  Chrysoberyl  ss  story pays homage to a novel by Mr. O. Butterworth
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Yasgur, Batya S. & Barry N. Malzberg  Job's Partner  ss  ( ? - ? ; 1939- ) Yasgur W-1994 Robert L. Fish Memorial Award, best 1st mystery story("Me and Mr. Harry," EQMM 1994 m-DEC); has book Goodbye, Diapers: The Parent's Guide to Successful, Stress Free Toilet Training(1994); has pub. in WRT, RoF, SFAge, CMD
   Finch, Sheila  Naked Face of God, The  nv  7th story in F&SF in Lingster series; has ya novel, David Brin's Out of Time 2: Tiger in the Sky(1999; W-San Diego Book Award), about teens that are "yanked" out of the late 20th century to save a scientific base from fast-breeding fuzzy alien pests(B&C)
   Murphy, Pat & Paul Doherty  Science: Messing With Your Mind  ar  memory; experiments to show your memory is not always accurate; memories are associative, vulnerable to "post-event information"; you're not the sum of your memories, they're "the end product of all you've ever thought & done ... shaped by who you are"
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Eakin, William R.  Monogamy  ss  lives in Arkansas, which serves as the inspiration for his Redgunk, MS, ser. of stories that have been pub. in RoF 1996 DEC, 1997 APR, OCT, 1998 APR, & in AMZ 1998 FLL, coll. in Redgunk Tales(2001); teaches humanities, philosophy at Univ. of the Ozarks
   Etchemendy, Nancy  Double Silver Truth  nv  2nd story in Nevada desert town of Pactolus series
   Womack, Jack  Curiosities: I Remember Lemuria, by Richard S. Shaver, 1948  br  (1956- ) coll. of Richard S. Shaver's(1907-1975) of "hoax-like sequence of Shaver Mystery stories, presented as based on fact, pub. in Raymond A. Palmer's AMZ"(Clute); 1st was "I Remember Lemuria" in AMZ 1945 MAR, pub. in coll. in 1948
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Dr. Quark Counts His Pixels, But Not His Calories  ct  17th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; in which Dr. Quark & his wife visit the Bit & Byte Café
1998 JUL  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  intro to the FSF Goes to the Movies Special Issue; Van Gelder W-2000 & N-1996, 1998 WFA, Pro Editing(St. Martin's, F&SF); also N-1998-2002 LOC & NEB, Best Editor; during his tenure at F&SF it has been N-1997-2002 HUG, 1997-2001 LOC, W-2002 LOC, Best Mag.
   Chwedyk, Richard  Auteur Theory  nv  lives in Chicago; his wife Kathy is a poet & P.R. writer; he's an editor for a chain of suburban community newspapers, teaches creative writing at Oakton Community College; has pub. short fiction & poetry in AMZ, Oyez Review, S&T, & Oink!
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Dean Koontz: Fear Nothing; Graham Joyce: The Tooth Fairy; Jonathan Carroll: Kissing the Beehive; de Lint has pub. thru Triskell Press his chapbooks, Laughter in the Leaves(1984), The Badger in the Bag(1985)
   West, Michelle  Musing on Books  br  essay: Sean Stewart's fiction; Sean Stewart: The Night Watch; Mary Doria Russell: Children of God; Richard Grant: In the Land of Winter; as M.W., has The Sun Sword fantasy series, set in the same world as the Sacred Hunt series, The Broken Crown(1997)
   Jacobs, Harvey  Goobers  ss  Jacobs reports with dismay that some theaters have been trying recently to substitute Goobers with Planters or even M&Ms; "while this may work for an audience raised on disposable diapers, it will never succeed with true cinephiles"
   Carroll, Jonathan  Nine Fantasy Novels That Should Be Made Into Films  misc  Helprin: Winter's Tale; Rupert Thompson: Dreams of Leaving; Bosse: Mister Touch; Charles Maclean: The Watcher; David Rhodes: The Easter House; Whittemore: Sinai Tapestry; Moorcock: Von Bek; Womack: Let's Put the Future Behind Us; Ryman: The Child Garden
   Maio, Kathi  Eight SF/Fantasy Films That Have Really Stayed With Me  misc  The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951); Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956); A Clockwork Orange(1971); Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977); Alien(1979); Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai(1984); Edward Scissorhands(1990); Truly Madly Deeply(1991)
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Escapist Velocity  hues  reprint of a cinematic critic Didier Bonlatté's article, "Escapist Entertainments: The Whores of Fantasy Versus the Virgin of Realism," 1st pub. in 15/63/2159 in the colony of Noveau Marais on Baudrillard IV
   Morrow, James  Eight Great Animated Fantasy Films  misc  A Warm Reception in L.A.; Bad Luck Blackie(1949); Minnie the Moocher(1932); Bolero; Before the Law(prologue to The Trial, 1963); My Neighbor Totoro(1988 Japan); The Fabulous World of Jules Verne(1958 Czech); Pinocchio(1940)
   Friesner, Esther M.  But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct (My Ideal Role Assignments for SF Classics)  misc  Frank Herbert: Dune; H. Rider Haggard: She; Tanith Lee: The Silver Metal Lover; Ellison: A Boy and His Dog; McCaffrey: Dragon Singer; Pratchett: Wyrd Sisters; Miller Jr: A Canticle for Liebowitz; Asimov: The Caves of Steel; Keyes: Flowers for Algernon
   Bisson, Terry  Incident at Oak Ridge  ply  has novel Voyage to the Red Planet(1990; N-1991 LOC), space adventure, "homage to the Classical Golden Age of SF"; sf novelizations Virtuosity(1995), Alien Resurrectuion: The Oficial Junior Novelization(1997), The Fifth Element(1997), The Sixth Day(2000)
   Le Guin, Ursula K.  Six Great SF Movies That Could Be Made Without Audible Explosions in the Vacuum of Space  misc  Dick: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, & The Man in the High Castle; Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness; McIntyre: The Moon and the Sun; Cherryh: The Faded Sun; H.G. Wells: The First Men on the Moon; Le Guin W-1995 WFA, Lifetime Achievement
   Kessel, John  Who I'll Cast When They Let Me Direct ...  misc  Bester: The Stars My Destination; Dick: The Man in the High Castle; Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness; Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun; Robinson: Red Mars; Miller Jr: A Canticle for Liebowitz; Heinlein: "All You Zombies —"; Fowler: Sarah Canary; 3 more
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Deep Space, Right Here at Home  mr  essay: how the hostile ocean depths have been treated by the film industry; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1907); Deep Rising(1998), stars Treat Williams, Famke Janssen; Sphere(1998), based on Crichton's 1987 novel, stars Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone

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