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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1998 JUL  Waldrop, Howard  Five More SF Biopics We Don't Need (And the Spins and High Concepts That Will Be Put on Them)  misc  (1946- ) 1.What's It All About?; 2.Nobody Kicks Earth!; 3.That Bright Pink Light; 4.Go Ask Tip; 5.Of Time and the Miskatonic; 1st story pub. "Lunchbox" in ANA 1972 MAY; 1st novel w. Jake Saunders, The Texas-Israeli War: 1999(ss, GAL 1973 JUN; exp. 1974)
   Cadigan, Pat  Ten SF/Fantasy Genre Films That Should Not Have Been Made  misc  Dune; Alien Resurrection; Event Horizon; Independence Day; Field of Dreams/Waterworls/The Postman; Jurassic Park/The Lost World; Michael/Phenomenon; Mimic/The Relic; Star Trek 2, 3, 4 ... 39; The Jackal; Cadigan has website
   Goulart, Ron  Curse of the Demon, The  nv  orig. from California, has lived in Connecticut for many years; has Groucho Marx mystery series, Groucho Marx, Master Detective(1998), Groucho Marx, Private Eye(1999), Elementary, My Dear Groucho(1999), Groucho Marx, Master Spy(1999)
   Lupoff, Richard A.  Curiosities: Away From the Here and Now, by Clare Winger Harris, 1947  br  Clare Winger Harris (1891-1968), the first woman to write sf stories for the sf magazines; 1st sf story pub. "The Runaway World" in WRT 1926 JUL; her stories were coll. in Away From the Here and Now(1947)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
1998 AUG  Reed, Kit  On the Penal Colony (with thanks to Paul Mercer)  ss  has coll. of mainstream stories, Thief of Lives(1992); novel J. Eden(1996), about three fortyish couples & their children who lease a farm in the Berkshires for the summer & are soon faced with the problems they hoped to escape by leaving the city
   Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Missing Persons  ct 
   Friesner, Esther M.  Chestnut Street  ss  has sf novelizations Star Trek Deep Space Nine 7: Warchild(1994), & Star Trek, The Next Generation #46: To Storm Heaven(1997); sf/f novel The Sherwood Game(1995), in which an android Robin Hood escapes into the real world; has website at
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Jay S. Russell: Burning Bright; Nalo Hopkinson: Brown Girl in the Ring; Emma Donoghue: Kissing the Witch; briefly, Susan G. Wooldridge: poemcrazy
   Hand, Elizabeth  Books  br  essay: "occupational hazard to reviewing & criticism ... (is) overpraising books"; Karen Joy Fowler: Black Glass; Jack Vance: Ports of Call
   Van Gelder, Gordon  Editor's Recommendations  br  Skal: Screams of Reason, & The Monster Show; Disch: The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of; Ellison: Edgeworks 4; Sturgeon: Thunder and Roses; The Timeless Tales of Reginald Bretnor; Robertson: The Moon Maid; Dann & Dozois(ed): Clones; 4 more
   Vukcevich, Ray  Holiday Junket, A  vi  has 1st novel, The Man of Maybe Half-a-Dozen Faces(2000), a mystery featuring Oregon P.I. Skylight Howells, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, & solves his cases w. the aid of personalities Dennis, Dieter, Lulu, Scarface, & The Average Guy
   Onopa, Robert  Grateful Dead, The  nv  this story is no rock concert, rather it follows the leads of Evelyn Waugh(1903-1966) & Jessica Mitford(1917-1996) with an offbeat look at death & life in times to come
   Budz, Mark  Zinnias on the Moon  ss  now lives in Watsonville, CA; has pub. in High Fantastic, AMZ, PLP, & Quick Chills; says story was inspired by his grandfather, who recently passed away—but not without imparting some lessons on the importance of the imagination
   Bowes, Richard  Diana in the Spring  ss  Bowes is a librarian in NYS, & a sometimes antique dealer; has books pub. in 2001 by Time Warner iPublish, My Life in Speculative Fiction, Transfigured Night and Other Stories, & re-issued novel Feral Cell; see
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct  (1954- ) working name for Thomas W. Cheney; born in Norfolk, VA; he now lives in Hawaii; "drew his first cartoon at the age of three with a red crayon on his mother's favorite coffee table. He was then quickly introduced to paper ..."
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Vaults in Vacuum  ar  spacecraft Cassini & Huygens Probe lander, designing a message to be affixed to each of them, Part 1 of 3; determining a mathematical basis for the language of the message that is natural, not man-made, so that non-human intelligent life might understand
   Russo, Richard Paul  Butterflies  ss  lives in Seattle, WA; has novel Destroying Angel(1992), a cybershock thriller where a killer beyond human imagination is stalking the streets of a city; coll. Terminal Visions(2000)
   Perry, Steve  Few Minutes in Granddaddy's Old House on Black Bottom Bayou, A  ss  has Venture Silk ser., Spindoc(1994), The Forever Drug(1995); Star Wars novel, Shadows of the Empire(1996), novels Leonard Nimoy's Primortals: Target Earth(1997), The Digital Effect(1997); novelization Men in Black(1997)
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Sweet Nothings  ss  has fantasy novel A Red Heart of Memories(1999), in Matt Black series, in which she convinces a young wandering witch, Edmund Reynolds, to return to his hometown to face his past(B&C); see entry in CA, vol.166, p.151-153; Hoffman is on F&SF's staff
   Jensen, Jan Lars  Pacific Front, The  ss  (1969- ) a librarian in Chilliwack, British Columbia; has pub. short fiction in Deathrealm, On Spec, Grue, ABO, INZ, Tesseracts 5 & 6
   Tenn, William  Curiosities: Dr. Arnoldi, by Tiffany Thayer, 1934  br  Tiffany Thayer(1902-1959), famous for his coutroom drama novel Thirteen Men(1930), & novels Call Her Savage(1931; 1932 movie), Thirteen Women(1931); Dr. Arnoldi(1934), recounts the grisly implications of being both immortal & unkillable(Clute)
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Declining Literacy Will Drive the Proliferation of Pictographs. Over Time, Pictographs Will Succumb to the Shorthand of Abstraction ... Reinvigorating Literacy.  ct  13th cartoon in his Speculations series
1998 SEP  Garcia y Robertson, R.  Princess of Helium, A  na  N-1999 LOC, novella; STU; 1st story in Llenor series; on the planet Ariel, the young female captain Llenor of a family airship, has the unenviable task to try to mate two Hive Queens of hypertense xeno Bug Warriors
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Eric S. Nylund: Dry Water; Louise Erdrich: The Antelope Wife; Howard Waldrop: Going Home Again; de Lint has pub. thru Triskell Press his chapbooks The Calendar of Trees(1984), The Harp of the Grey Rose(1979; exp. 1985), And the Rafters Were Ringing(1986)
   Winter, Douglas E.  Books  br  essay: "the boundaries of horror are not easily circumscribed"; Otto Penzler(ed): Murder for Revenge; Whitley Strieber: Evenings with Demons: Stories from 30 Years; Bruno Schulz: Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass; David J. Schow: Crypt Orchids
   Cowdrey, Albert E.  Great Ancestor, The  ss  3rd story in his Azalea Place, New Orleans series
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Tritten, Larry  Painbird, Painbird, Fly Away Home (A Harlan Ellison parody)  spf  Tritten's short fiction has so far remained uncollected
   Long  Cartoon: Penetrating Pet Disguises ...  ct 
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Hollywood's Leftover Recipe: Just Add Angst, and a Touch of FX  mr  essay: "that whole nostalgia thing ... ripoff remakes"; Lost in Space(1998), based on the 1965-68 TV series, stars William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Matt LeBlanc; briefly, The Butcher Boy(1997 Ireland), based on Patrick McCabe's 1992 novel
   Aurelian, Robin  Proxies  ss 
   Oates, Joyce Carol  Feral  nv  N-1998 STO; has colls. Black Water(1992), Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque(1994; N-1995 LOC, WFA), Demon and Other Tales('96), The Collector of Hearts('98); novels Zombie('95; W-1996 STO), First Love('96), Man Crazy('97);
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Imagining Other Minds  ar  spacecraft Cassini & Huygens Probe lander, designing a message for them, Part 2 of 3; "contemplating a message that utterly different minds could fathom"; liftoff November 1997; semiotics: study of non-verbal communication, & mathematics
   Jensen, J. Patrick  Kaleidoscope, The  vi  (1971?- ) his 1st sale; recently moved from northern California to San Diego
   Winter, Laurel  Fighting Gravity  ss  enjoys painting; her long poem, "why goldfish shouldn't use power tools" in ASI 1997 DEC, W-1998 RHY
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Simple Solution to Racism, Sexism, and Lookism Will Be Found ..., A  ct  14th cartoon in his Speculations series
   Waldrop, Howard  Mr. Goober's Show  ss  N-1999 LOC, short story; 1st pub. in Omni Online, 1998 MAR; has sf novel of time travel & parallel worlds, Them Bones(1984; N-1994 DIC; 1995 CCR, LOC); see iv's in LOC 1988 AUG, INZ 1991 OCT, Talebones 1995 FLL, Eidolon 1996 SPR; website at
   Cotham, Frank  Cartoon  ct  (1948- ) born in Jacksonville, FL("my mother happened to be there at the time, otherwise we are native Tennesseans"); lives in Tennessee; grad. from the Univ. of Memphis, then worked for a couple of TV stations in Mississippi & Memphis
   Gaiman, Neil  Curiosities: The Manuscript Found at Saragossa, by Count Jan Potocki, 1804  br  (1960- ) Jan Potocki(1761-1815), from Poland, book pub. in French in 1804, cut & trans. in English in 1960; fantasy with a complex plot, a series of alternate worlds nestling within one another(Clute); made into movie The Saragossa Manuscript(1965)
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct  has 1976 BA in Psychology from Potsdam State Univ.; his first pub. cartoon was in The Saturday Evening Post in 1977; since then his work has appeared in over 500 U.S. & foreign mags. & newspapers incl. National Lampoon, MAD, Penthouse, Omni, Cosmopolitan
1998 OCT/NOV  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  response to article "Close Encounter: The Squandered Promise of Science Fiction" by Jonathan Lethem, Voice Literary Supplement, 1998 JUN, that states SF lost a chance for mainstream fiction's respect by not giving Thomas Pynchon's Gravity Rainbow '73 NEB
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct  has been influenced by Sam Gross, Charles Rodriques, John Caldwell, & Charles Addams; "These cartoonists, among others, taught him how to combine humor with risky subject matter, & to reach for the reader's gut as well as his brain
   Lee, Tanith  All the Birds of Hell  nv  N-1999 LOC, nv; has colls. Forests of the Night(1989), Women as Demons(1989), Nightshades(1993); Blood Opera ser., Dark Dance(1992), Personal Darkness(1993), Darkness, I(1994); A Heroine of the World(1989); Faces Under Water(1998), sequel Saint Fire(1999)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  William Browning Spencer: Irrational Fears; Michael Mayhew(ed): Harvest Tales & Midnight Revels; Marion Zimmer Bradley & Holly Lisle: In the Rift: Glenraven II; Steven Nightingale: The Lost Coast, & The Thirteenth Daughter of the Moon; 1 more
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: pulp art & artists; Robert Lesser: Pulp Art: Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines; Frank M. Robinson & Lawrence Davidson: Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines; Vincent di Fate: Infinite Worlds
   Sheckley, Robert  Emissary From a Green and Yellow World  ss  has Alternative Detective mys. ser., The Alternative Detective(1993), Draconian New York(1996), Soma Blues(1997), featuring aging ex-hippie detective Hob Draconian; has Pulphouse Short Story Paperback #3: Xolotl(1991)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Kessel, John  Every Angel Is Terrifying  ss  N-1998 STO, short fiction; 1999 LOC, WFA, short story; has satirical sf novel Corrupting Dr. Nice(1997; N-1998 LOC), about time-traveling con-artists & a scientist with a baby dinosaur who cross paths in Jerusalem at the time of Christ(B&C)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 

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