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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1999 JAN  Friesner, Esther M.  How to Make Unicorn Pie  nv  N-1999 HOM, NEB; 2000 LOC, nv; HUG, ss; "story dedicated to the memory of Clifton Webb"; has alternate history novel Child of the Eagle(1995; N-1996 SDW), in which Brutus fails to kill Caesar(B&C); coll. Up the Wall & Other Tales of King Arthur ...(2000)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  F. Paul Wilson: Legacies; Walter Mosley: Blue Light; Kathleen Alcalá: The Flower in the Skull; Jim Turner(ed): Eternal Lovecraft; de Lint has Newford novel, Memory and Dream(1994; N-1995 LOC), an artist whose paintings call creatures from another world
   Hand, Elizabeth  Books  br  essay: what led to America's dream of man in space, why did the dream die?; Howard E. McCurdy: Space and the American Imagination; Hand worked for nearly 10 years at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
   Long  Cartoon  ct 
   Watson, Ian  Caucus Winter  ss  has sf novel, Oracle(1997), in which an ancient Roman soldier is propelled into the 20th century by the first test of the time-probe 'Oracle,' triggering responses from the IRA & the British Secret Service
   Bischoff, David  Joy to the World  ss  has UFO Conspiracy ser., Abduction(1990), Deception(1991), Revelation(1991); Mutants Amok ser. as Mark Grant, Mutants Amok(1991), Mutant Hell(1991), Rebel Attack(1991), Holocaust Horror(1991), Mutants Amok at Christmastime(1992); Philip K. Dick High(2000)
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Learning to Embrace the Chaos  mr  essay: disaster films given a boost by upcoming millennium; Pi(1998), "no-budget" movie in B&W, dir. Darren Aronofsky, stars Sean Gullette, Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao, Samia Shoaib, Mark Margolis, Pamela Hart, Ben Shenkman
   Grossbach, Robert  Of Scorned Women and Causal Loops  ss  has movie novelization Best Defense(1984), based on his novel Easy and Hard Ways Out(1975)
   Vukcevich, Ray  Rejoice  ss  see his website at; has 1st coll. Meet Me in the Moon Room(2001)
   Tuttle, Lisa  Tir Nan Og  ss  has novel The Pillow Friend(1996; N-1996 IHA, TIP; 1997 LOC), a dark fantasy/psychological horror novel in which a woman's childhood fantasies become horribly real(B&C)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Is It Smart to Be Smart?  ar  evolution & intelligence; how did natural selection work in man's case?; comparisons w. cetacean & primate species, their evolution; is higher intelligence a favored natural selection or trait?; outlook for SETI; Benford has novel The Martian Race(1999)
   Bisson, Terry  Smoother  ss  N-2000 LOC, ss; has Wilson Wu and Irving series, novelettes "The Hole in the Hole"(ASI 1994 FEB; N 1995 HUG, LOC), & "The Edge of the Universe"(ASI 1996 AUG; N-1997 HUG, LOC); comic book script in Roger Zelazny's Amber: The Guns of Avalon, Book One(1996)
   Reed, Robert  Will Be  nv  has 1st coll., The Dragons of Springplace(1999); see interview in LOC 1998 APR(#447)
   Di Filippo, Paul  Curiosities: Murder in Millennium VI, by Curme Gray, 1951  br  Curme Gray's(1910-1980) complex sf murder mystery set in the future six thousand years from now, in which the solving of the crime has incalculable social consequences; see a detailed analysis by Damon Knight in his book, In Search of Wonder(1956)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Dr. Quark - Dr. Quark Invents a Time-Machine That Can Only Take Him Back 37 Seconds ...  ct  18th cartoon in his Dr. Quark series; Dr. Quark's time-machine
1999 FEB  Bacigalupi, Paolo  Pocketful of Dharma  nv  N-2000 LOC, novelette; his 1st professional sale; he is working on a novel related to this story; first went to China as a language student, spent cumulatively three years there; now lives in Denver, CO
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  China Miéville: King Rat; Jane Lindskold: Changer; Stephen King: Bag of Bones; de Lint has Newford novel, Trader(1996; N-1998 LOC, MYT, WFA), in which a quiet, responsible guitar-maker trades bodies with a drunken loser(B&C)
   Winter, Douglas E.  Books  br  essay: religious doomsday books; Stephen Jay Gould: Questioning the Millennium; Richard Abane: End Times Visions; Tim La Haye & Jerry B. Jenkins: Left Behind; Peter & Paul Lalonde: Apocalypse; Larry Burkett: Solar Flare; Kenny Love: Millennium Eve
   Reed, Kit  Unlimited  ss  1st pub. in her coll. Weird Women, Wired Women(1998); has coll. Seven for the Apocalypse(1999); associational mainstream novel, *@expectations(2000), about a woman who has trouble telling the real world from her fantasy life online(B&C)
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   Porges, Arthur  Movie Show (A Story for Lincoln's Birthday)  ss  he has pub. over 300 sf & detective stories; see his entry in The St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers(1996)
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Sports Will Stop Being a Dreary Bore When the Balls Can Defend Themselves.  ct  16th cartoon in his Speculations series
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: As Through a Pair of Mirrorshades Darkly  hues  an issue of Rolling Stone Online in the year 2021 features a story, reprinted here, about the contributors to the anth. Bruce Sterling(ed): Mirrorshades(1986), which answers the question - "Where are they now?"
   Woodworth, Stephen  Her  ss  lives in Fullerton, CA; First Place winner in WotF contest, novelette "Scary Monsters" in Budrys & Wolverton(ed): WotF, Vol.VIII(1992); acts in local theater; was visible "for approx. 3 nanoseconds" as an extra in an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation
   David, Peter  Archetype, The  ss  (1954- ) lives on Long Island, NY; has written for Marvel Comics in The Incredible Hulk; has loup-garou novel Howling Mad(1999); novelizations, Star Trek: The New Frontier: Dark Allies(1999), The Quiet Place(1999); Next Generation: Triangle(1999), etc
   Lee, Yoon Ha  Hundredth Question, The  ss  her 1st short fiction sale; currently an undergraduate at Cornell Univ.
   Murphy, Pat & Paul Doherty  Science: Twisted Thinking  ar  Möbius strips, what you can do & learn from them; the peculiar properties of Möbius strips, & experiments you can do at home; a brief excursion into fourth-dimensional thinking; wormholes & exotic matter; see Pat's website
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: If Technology Progressed Backwards  ct 
   Eklund, Gordon  Cross Road Blues, The  nv  has sf novel A Thunder on Neptune(1989), about children sent by a matter transmitter to explore Neptune who encounter aliens(B&C)
   Morressy, John  Cold Comfort  ss  16th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard series
   Schow, David J.  Curiosities: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars, by Fredric Brown, 1953  br  (1955- ) Brown's(1906-1972) novel depicts mankind at the turn of the 21st century & on the verge of star travel(Clute); "Lights has a sense of wonder rarely found in ... modern sci-fi ... Its plot is queerly similar to the recent film Gattaca(1997)"
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Destined to Become the Most Popular of All Time, a New Superhero Will Appear ... What-You-Want-to-Hear-Man.  ct  17th cartoon in his Speculations series
1999 MAR  McAuley, Paul J.  Back Door Man  nv  1st pub. in Stephen McClelland(ed): Future Histories(1997); has The Book of Confluence ser., Child of the River(1997), Ancients of Days(1998), Shrine of Stars(1999), & Ship of Fools(2000); The Secret of Life(2001); has website
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Laurel Doud: This Body; Geoff Ryman: 253; Robert Silverberg & Grania Davis(ed): The Avram Davidson Treasury; Nina Kiriki Hoffman: The Silent Strength of Stones
   Long  Cartoon: From Long's Interpretive Guide to Common Workplace Doodles  ct 
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: sf novels "resemble alternate history—but ... (are) more like parallel histories, or secret histories"; J. Gregory Keyes: Newton's Cannon; David Morse: The Iron Bridge; Robert Charles Wilson: Darwinia
   Aurelian, Robin  Choice of Graces, A  ss 
   Bishop, Michael  Philip K. Dick Is Dead, a Lass (for Phil, dead on March 2, 1982)  pm  1st pub. in Quality Paperback Book Club's Calendar of Days; has mystery novels with Paul Di Filippo, under collab. ps. Philip Lawson(comb. of their middle names), Would It Kill You to Smile?(1998), sequel Muskrat Courage(2000)
   Winter, Laurel  Sky Eyes  nv  W-1999 WFA, novella; N-1999 NEB, novelette; has 1st novel ya Growing Wings(2000; N-2001 LOC, MYT), about Linnet, an eleven-year old girl who suddenly one day begins to grow wings
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Way It Never Was, The  mr  essay: the movies & sit-coms of the 1950s & early 1960s depicted an America that never existed; Pleasantville(1998), stars Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Jeff Daniels; compares it to Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)
   DiChario, Nick  Sarajevo  ss  N-1999 NEB; 2000 HUG, short story; story grew out of his feelings as he watched the news reveal Bosnia's horrors; this story is for the victims who even in death refuse to be ignored; also in F&SF as Nicholas A. DiChario
   Wilson, Robin  Grift of the Magellanae, The  ss  lives in Carmel, CA
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Teeth of Time, The  ar  time, deep time messages; how humans perceive the past, the passage of time & their future, Part 1 of 4; how cave paintings, obelisks, Monuments are & have been perceived; portions of this essay appear in his nf book Deep Time(1999); has novel Eater(2000)
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Women of Whale Rock, The  nv  N-1999 HOM, STO; has mystery Hitler's Angel(1998); Black Throne series set in the Fey world, The Black Queen(1999), The Black King(2000); sf novelization with Dean Wesley Smith, X-Men(2000); romance Utterly Charming(2000) as Kristine Grayson
   Ferrell, Keith  Curiosities: The Shape of Further Things: Speculations on Change, by Brian W. Aldiss, 1971  br  Aldiss' book combines diary, history, criticism, & speculative essay; see website at
   Long  Cartoon: UFO Sighted in Cartoon!  ct 
1999 APR  Finch, Sheila  No Brighter Glory  nv  8th story in F&SF in Lingster series; see her website at
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Norman Partridge: Wildest Dreams; Joe R. Lansdale: The Boar; Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner(ed): Spectrum 5; Diana Wynne Jones: The Tough Guide to Fantasyland; de Lint has omnibus of three Newford colls., The Newford Stories(1999)

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