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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1999 APR  West, Michelle  Musing on Books  br  Michael Hale: A Fold in the Tent of the Sky; Steven Brust: Dragon; Terry Pratchett: Hogfather; see Michelle West's entry in CA, vol.180, p.362-363, as Michelle Sagara; she has novel w. Mark Kreighbaum & John Helfers, Tad William's Mirrorworld(1998)
   Van Gelder, Gordon  Editor's Recommendations  br  Hand: Last Summer at Mars Hill; McAuley: The Invisible Country; Kress: Beaker's Dozen; Leinster: First Contacts; Wilson: The Cleft and Other Tales; Oates: The Collector of Hearts; Pollack: Burning Sky; Utley: Ghost Seas; Di Filippo: Lost Pages; 2 more
   Wilber, Rick  Imagine Jimmy  ss  has nf books Magazine Feature Writing(1995), The Writer's Handbook for Editing and Revision(1996), Modern Media Teaching(2001), Feature Writing(2001); novel To Leuchars(2000); see his website at
   Edghill, India  We Are the Dead ...  ss  lives in upstate NY; has sold short fiction to Catfantastic V(1999), Silver Birch, Blood Moon(1999), & to MZBFM 1999 SUM, etc; has novel Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen in the Old Testament(2000); this story is dedicated to her father
   Thomas, Michael  Sometimes a Helix Is a Circle  nv  lives in Michigan; works as managing editor of the Detroit Medical News, & the Bulletin of the Michigan Psychiatric Society; story inspired by Thoreau's ~ "what good is a telegraph line that stretches from NY to CA, if NY has nothing to say to CA?"
   Rini  Cartoon: Bolt Charge  ct  wn. for James P. Rini; "born near Boston; raised in Memphis; went to Pennsylvania; lives in the Southwest"; has published work in NYM, National Enquirer, Cosmopolitan, Natural History; "(My) humor is essentially just asking 'What's going on here?'"
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: Missed Connections by Jaime "Zero Degrees of Separation" Birch  hues  reprint from Scienterrific American (date not given), looking back on the inventions & inventors of an alternate world, from the humble bean pot to the Superconducting Super Collider; Di Filippo has coll. Strange Trades(2001)
   Long  Cartoon: REAL Information Superhighway, The  ct 
   Bell, M. Shayne  And All Our Banners Flying  ss  has Pulphouse Short Story Paperback #34: Inuit(1991), an original sf story about an orbital Inuit Eskimo colony; Washed by a Wave of Wind: Science Fiction from the Corridor(1993), an anth. of sf stories by writers from Utah
   Lane, Joel & Chris Morgan  Feels Like Underground  ss  (1963- ; 1946- ) both live in Birmingham, U.K.; J.L. has coll. The Earthwire and Other Stories(1994; W-1995 BFA; N-1995 WFA); C.M. has history of predictive sf, The Shape of Futures Past(1980), anth. Dark Fantasies(1989), nf Fortune Telling(1992; 1995)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Future Wonders: High Church and Kilroy  ar  time, deep time messages; how cultures have tried to leave permanent traces of their existence, Part 2 of 4; Greeks' var. lists of the 7 Wonders, & the American Society of Civil Engineers; methods used, High Church(lasting monuments), Kilroy(graffiti)
   Chilson, Rob  Hestwood, The  nv  N-1999 HOM; 2nd story in Prime Mondeign ser.; has humorous horror novel, Black as Blood(1998), in which Uncle Albert just won't stay dead(B&C); has story "Acute Triangle" in McEnroe(ed): Proteus(1981) adapted for cable TV series Welcome to Paradox(1998)
   Ford, Jeffrey  Curiosities: Kater Murr, by E.T.A. Hoffman, 1820-1821  br  (1955- ) E.T.A. Hoffmann(1776-1822), German composer & author whose 1820 book was trans. as The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr(1969), "the autobiography of the tomcat Murr, written on the backs of the pages of a manuscript he has clawed to pieces"
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Though Matter Transmitters Will Make Travel Instantaneous, Baggage Handling Problems Will Persist ...  ct  18th cartoon in his Speculations series
1999 MAY  Reed, Robert  Game of the Century  nv  N-2000 LOC, novelette
   Heath  Cartoon: Further Evidence of Water on the Moon  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Swain Wolfe: The Lake Dreams the Sky; James Stoddard: The High House; William Goldman: The Princess Bride; de Lint has Newford novel, Someplace to Be Flying(1998; N-1999 WFA), contemporary fantasy mixing Celtic & Native American legends
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct 
   Hand, Elizabeth  Books  br  essay: "Stephen King has finally arrived as an author to be taken seriously"; Stephen King: Bag of Bones
   Cowdrey, Albert E.  Revenge  ss  has taught at Tulane Univ. & the Univ. of New Orleans; his interest in fantasy began with his father, an accountant who read aloud the works of Edgar Allan Poe to his young son
   Shockley, Gary W.  Dr. Borg  ss  (1951?- ) born in Fort Wayne, IN; now lives in Palo Alto, CA; attended Clarion; has story "The Coming of the Goonga" in Damon Knight(ed): The Clarion Awards(1984)
   Wentworth, K.D.  Embians, The  ss  since pub. her 1st story in 1989, K.D. Wentworth has pub. 40 or more short stories in sf/f genre mags. & anth.; mags. incl. RoF, MZBFM, TotU, ABO, AHMM, MZoo, After Hours, TSF, GAL, Starshore, & PLP
   Tritten, Larry  History's Mysteries  fa  excerpts from Dr. Anatol Numbly's unpublished book, History's Mysteries - Abominable Snowman, Easter Island Faces, Pyramids, & the Bermuda Triangle; Numbly has two previous books, Trick or Trout: A History of Halloween in Alaska, & What the Sphinx Thinx
   Baxter, Stephen  Huddle  nv  (1957- ) W-2000 LOC, nv; from the U.K.; 1st story pub. "The Xeelee Flowers" in INZ 1987 #19; 1st novel Raft(1991); The Time Ships(1995; W-1996 BSF, CLA, DIC), Voyage(1996; W-1996 SDW), The Fate Machine(1999); iv's in INZ 1991 AUG, LOC 1996 APR & 1998 JUL
   Sallis, James  Dear Floods of Her Hair  ss  has 5th novel in New Orleans P.I. Lew Griffin mystery series, Bluebottle(1999); has biography of the crime novelist, Chester Himes: A Life(2000); he lives now in Phoenix, AZ, after many years in New Orleans
   de Kruyff, Nicholas  Burger's Head  ss  lives in Toronto, Canada; professional actor; has pub. in On Spec, incl. "Mexican Fiesta" in On Spec 1993 SUM; about story, says his mother grew up in Barbados w. a nanny he met once when he was young, & who whispered something to him that later came true
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Sending Meaning Across Epochs  ar  time, deep time messages, Part 3 of 4; semiotic(non-verbal) meanings such as architecture, change over time, as culture & time shape them; how best to send messages over time; latest fads, since 1793, is time capsules, is inefficient; from Deep Time(1999)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Dyer, S.N.  Mr. Battlesby and the Haunted House  ss  has novelette "The July Ward" in ASI 1991 APR, as by her real name, Sharon N. Farber, was N-1992 NEB
   Braunbeck, Gary A.  Small Song  nv  (1960- ) N-1999 STO; 1st pub. in his coll. Things Left Behind: A Story Cycle(1997; N-1998 STO); lives in Dayton, OH; 1st novel Isaac Asimov's I-Bots: Time Was(1998) w. Steve Perry; story inspired by Charles Beaumont's "Black Country," PBY 1961 APR
   Bowes, Richard  Curiosities: Floor Games, by H.G. Wells, 1911  br  book was designed by Wells as a guide for parents, details an elaborate indoor game using toy soldiers, cowboys, Indians, monsters; better known book is Little Wars(1913), the basis for wargames & which predicted the start of WWI in August 1914
1999 JUN  Sheckley, Robert  Deep Blue Sleep  ss  this story came to him in a dream; has 5-volume coll. The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley(1991); in Riverworld ser., Diaghilev Plays Riverworld(1993); sf novelization based on the Dark Horse comic book based on the movie, Alien Harvest(1995)
   Bowes, Richard  Huntsman Passing By, A  ss  N-1999 NEB, short story; story inspired by film Basquiat(1996), biopic of the controversial African-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat(1960-1988); see website; story investigates the role of men in fairy tales
   Long  Cartoon: Princess and the Frog, The (Cutaway View)  ct 
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Robert Nathan: Portrait of Jennie; Koontz: Seize the Night; Keith Hartman: The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse; has Newford ser. novel Forests of the Heart(2000), in which a sculptor is asked to create a magical mask that unleashes dark powers
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  essay: sf adventure stories in the "grand tradition"; Gardner Dozois(ed): The Good Old Stuff, & The Good New Stuff; Vernor Vinge: A Deepness in the Sky
   Oltion, Jerry  Biosphere  ss  has sf novelization with his wife Kathy Oltion, Star Trek: New Earth, Book 4: The Flaming Arrow(2000); sf novel The Getaway Special(2001), about a mad scientist who develops a hyperdrive engine capable of taking anyone to the stars
   Loy, Robert  Sing a Song of Sixpence a Bottle Full of Rye  ss  lives in South Carolina, a police officer for the Ports Authority; has pub. 14 stories in AHMM between 1985 FEB & 1996 JUL, incl. stories about childhood demons, superheroes, & the land of Oz
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Soul (or Lack Thereof) of the New Monster, The  mr  essay: monster movies of the past & present; Godzilla(1998); Frankenstein(1931), & Bride of Frankenstein(1935), both dir. by James Whale; Gods and Monsters(1998), focuses on Whale's last days in 1957, stars Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lolita Davidovich
   Sherman, Delia  Parwat Ruby, The  ss  N-1999 WFA, short fiction; this story a pastiche of a Victorian penny dreadful
   Sarafin, James  Clarity in the Ice, A  ss  lives in Anchorage, AL; has 1st story pub. "The Word for Breaking August Sky" in AHMM 1995 JUL, W-Robert L. Fish Memorial Award; na "In the Furnace of Night"(ASI 1997 OCT/NOV; N-1998 LOC); nv w. Mary Rosenblum, "One Good Juror"(ASI 1997 FEB; N-1998 STU)
   Etchemendy, Nancy  Werewife  ss  has 4th ya sf novel The Power of Un(2000; W-2000 STO, ya novel), a time travel story about the ability to undo the past
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Long Future, The  ar  time, deep time messages, Part 4 of 4; "the many ways we are attempting to leave markers that endure thru centuries & what they reveal about us"; from temples to CD disks; portions appear in his 1st nf book Deep Time(1999); see
   Epstein, Benita  Cartoon  ct 
   Jensen, Jan Lars  Secret History of the Ornithopter, The  nv  N-1999 SDW; 2000 HUG, LOC; has 1st novel, Shiva 3000(1999; N-2000 LOC), in which Rakesh & Vasant follow the destiny of their dharma, while encountering the millions of gods of the Hindu pantheon, as they travel along the Sinbad dreamscape of India
   Di Filippo, Paul  Curiosities: Where the Blue Begins, by Christopher Morley, 1922  br  "adventures of a humanly intelligent dog named Gissing," set in a Long Island & NY entirely populated by dogs(Clute); Morley(1890-1957), has best-selling novel Kitty Foyle(1939); The Haunted Bookshop(1919); timeslip novel Thunder on the Left(1925)
   Cotham, Frank  Cartoon  ct  was influenced by all the cartoonists from The New Yorker Magazine; "My ideas, such as they are, come from just listening to people talk & taking notes, which I work up into drawings later. I also get lots of input from my 2 dogs & cats"
1999 JUL  Shiner, Lewis  Lizard Men of Los Angeles  nv  this story an homage to the pulps, is part of a strange novel he's working on, The Mystery; has coll. Love in Vain(2001); see his website at
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Peg Kerr: The Wild Swans; Anthony McCarten: Spinners; briefly, F. Paul Wilson: The Barrens and Others; Michael Bishop: Time Pieces; G. Garfield Crimmins: The Republic of Dreams

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