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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1999 JUL  Masear, Arthur  Cartoon: Weatherwatch  ct 
   Winter, Douglas E.  Books  br  Ann Arensberg: Incubus; Clive Barker: Galilee; Winter has horror anth. Black Wine(1986; N-1987 WFA), Night Visions 5(1988; N-1989 LOC), Prime Evil(1988; N-1989 LOC, WFA), Dark Visions(1990), Revelations(1997; vt Millennium, U.K.; N-1998 WFA)
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Most Noxious Pollutant Will Finally Be Treated at Its Source., The  ct  19th cartoon in his Speculations series
   Bailey, Dale  Rain at the End of the World, The  ss  story inspired by his senior year at Bethany College in West Virginia, when it rained 25 days in a row
   Morressy, John  Floored  ss  17th story in F&SF in his Kedrigern the wizard ser.; this ser. coll. in omnibus form with The Domesticated Wizard: Kedrigern Chronicles Vol. I(2002), which incl. 6 stories & the novels A Voice for Princess(1986), & The Questing of Kedrigern(1988)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Tem, Steve Rasnic  Halloween Street  ss  (1950- ) N-1999 STO, shfi; 1st story in Halloween Street ser.; born in Jonesville, VA; lives in Denver, CO, w. wife/writer Melanie Tem; has BA in English Ed.; 1st story pub. "Hideout" in Torgeson(ed): Other Worlds 1(1979); has website at www.m-s-tem.com
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - As Environmental Degradation Continues, Mutation Leave Will Become a Standard Employee Benefit.  ct  20th cartoon in his Speculations series
   Russo, Richard Paul  Watching Lear Dream  nv  has sf novel Ship of Fools(2001), about the generation starship Argonos, whose human passengers, searching for signs of intelligent life in the galaxy, are lured to a nearby planet by unidentified transmissions, & are faced by a shocking brutality
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: And I Think to Myself, What a Wonderful World  hues  alternate universe in which FDR was assassinated by William Burroughs; pulp writers, editors & jazz musicians were imprisoned for complicity; said artists founded Jazztopia, in which Louis Armstrong is F&SF's editor, & Ed Ferman is a drummer in his band
   Reed, Robert  Winemaster  nv  has novel Marrow("Marrow" in SFAge 1997 JUL; N-1998 HUG, LOC; exp. 2000), when an ancient starship of unknown origin wanders into the Galaxy, humans evolve into its near-immortal crew members; shares setting with na "Chrysalis" in ASI 1996 SEP
   Doherty, Paul & Pat Murphy  Science: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall  ar  mirrors; the scientific side of mirrors, the trickiness of mirrors; the meaning of "right" & "left"; mirrors reverse in & out; experiments you can do at home; Pat Murphy has fantasy novel Wild Angel(2000), a girl raised by wolves during the Gold Rush
   Friesner, Esther M.  Sea-Section  ss  has anth. series of women-warrior stories, Chicks in Chainmail(1995; N-1996 LOC), Did You Say Chicks?: Smile When You Say That(1998), Chicks 'n Chained Males(1999), The Chick Is in the Mail(2000), the middle two with Martin H. Greenberg
   Harrison, M. John  Suicide Coast  ss  N-2000 LOC, ss; has coll. The Ice Monkey(1983); novels The Floating Gods(1983), Climbers(1989), The Luck in the Head(1991), The Course of the Heart(1992), Signs of Life(1997; N-1997 TIP; 1998 BSF, STO); The Wild Road(1997) w. Jane Johnson as Gabriel King
   Gaiman, Neil  Curiosities: Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirrlees, 1926  br  Hope Mirrlees(1887-1978), her only fantasy novel, repub. in 2000(U.K.); the people of Lud sever ties w. the nearby & unpredictable land of Faerie, causing an illegal traffic in fairy fruit, & the disappearances of Lud children(Clute); see NYRSF 2002 MAR
   Shanahan  Cartoon: Mighty Joe Jung  ct 
1999 AUG  Garcia y Robertson, R.  Strongbow  nv  has coll. The Moon Maid and Other Fantastic Adventures(1998); historical novel American Woman(1998), about a white woman with magical powers who is married to Cheyenne warrior, & witnesses the Battle of the Little Big Horn
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Marina Fitch: The Border; Andrew Vachss: Choice of Evil; Jack Williamson: The Silicon Dagger; de Lint has coll. of chapbooks he has pub. under his own press, Triskell Tales(2000), these stories orig. were written for his wife then pub. & sent to friends
   West, Michelle  Musing on Books  br  essay: round-up of recent ya titles; Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville: Armageddon Summer; Sonia Levitin: The Cure; Philip Pullman: Clockwork; Vivian Vande Velde: Never Trust a Dead Man
   Kandel, Michael  Hooking Up  ss  (1941- ) has PhD in Slavic languages from Indiana Univ.; has trans. from the Polish the works of Stanislaw Lem; has 1st novel Strange Invasion(1989), In Between Dragons(1990), Captain Jack Zodiac(1991), Panda Ray(1996); N-1991 JWCA; see iv, LOC 1997 MAR
   Nethercott, Michael  Beastly Red Lurker, The: A Gothic Excess  ss  his 1st pub. story; lives in VT; he is a performing clown, & organizer of theatrical events; has poems, scripts pub. in Cobblestone, Hopscotch, & Plays—The Drama Magazine for Young People; story a Lovecraft pastiche, for his brother's interest in H.P.L.
   Rickert, M.  Girl Who Ate Butterflies, The  ss  her 1st pub. work of fiction; working name for Mary Rickert, she lives in Saratoga Springs, NY; this story clearly shows the influence of Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, a lovely tale of sexual roles & lepidoptera
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   Laidlaw, Marc  Total Conversion  ss  has sf novelization The Third Force(1996), based on the CD-ROM game "Gadget"
   Murphy, Pat & Paul Doherty  Science: Shadow Knows, The  ar  Sun, its movement as perceived from the Earth; what can be learned from experiments & observations of shadows; solstices; solar time & standard time, analemmas; see Pat's website, www.exo.net/jaxxx; Paul's website, www.exo.net/~pauld
   Sanders, William  Jennifer, Just Before Midnight  ss  (1942- ) N-1999 HOM, NEB; 2000 LOC, ss; born in AR; lives in Tahlequah, OK; has alt. hist. sf novels Journey to Fusang(1988), The Wild Blue and the Gray(1991); Cherokee P.I. Taggart Roper mys. ser., The Next Victim(1993), Blood Autumn(1995); N-1989 JWCA
   Hoffman, Nina Kiriki  Salvage Efforts  ss  has fantasy novel in Matt Black ser., Past the Size of Dreaming(2001), sequel to A Red Heart of Memories(1999), in which Matt helps fellow wandering witch Edmund Reynolds seek out his his long-scattered friends, some of whom have magic powers of their own
   Wightman, Wayne  Attack of the Ignoroids, The  nv  working on "a non-fiction self-realization book for people who think human beings are evolutionary dead-ends," which probably influenced this story
   Berman, Ruth  Curiosities: The Unicorn With Silver Shoes, by Ella Young, 1932  br  Ella Young's(1867-1956) fantasy that tells the trip of an Irish hero to the afterlife(Clute); has Celtic fantasy colls. Celtic Wonder Tales('23), The Wonder Smith and His Son('27), The Tangle-Coated Horse and Other Tales: Episodes from the Fionn Saga('29)
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
1999 SEP  Meddor, Michael  Wizard Retires, The  nv  (1946- ) N-1999 WFA, novella; his 1st pub. story; Michael Meddor is a pseudonym for Joseph Feehan; served in the Army; wrote games for Apple II computers; now runs big mainframe computers
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  round-robin(Brian Froud, Michael Kaluta, Dave McKean, Terry Moore, Lisa Snellings, Michael Zulli, Terri Windling, etal): A Fall of Stardust; Lisa Goldstein: Dark Cities Underground; Stephen King: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   Hand, Elizabeth  Books: Still More Stories for Boys  br  Bruce Sterling: A Good Old-Fashioned Future; Kit Reed: Seven for the Apocalypse
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Lethem, Jonathan & James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel  Ninety Percent of Everything  na  N-2000 NEB; a billionaire brings together a team to investigate mysterious aliens, called "shitdogs," that create piles of excrement topped by "jewels"; Lethem has novel As She Climbed Across the Table(1997), coll. Kafka Americana(1999), w. Carter Scholz
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Beyond the Magpie Impulse  mr  essay: magpie behavior of writers, film-makers; The Matrix(1999), writers Andy & Larry Wachowski, stars Keanu Reeves, Carnie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugh Weaving; briefly, Dark City(1998), stars Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Sewell
   Cotham, Frank  Cartoon  ct  his workday starts at "about 8:30 AM, (followed by) lunch with his wife, & then knock(s) off about 5:30 (unless, of course, there's a rush job)"
   Turzillo, Mary A.  By Ben Cruachan  ss  married sf writer Geoffrey A. Landis in 1999; has stories "Eat or Be Eaten: A Love Story" in INZ 1996 FEB(N-1996 BSF, short fiction), & "Mars Is No Place for Children" in SFAge 1999 MAY(W-1999 NEB, novelette)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Science Fiction Century, The: A Brief Overview  ar  sf; how sf & science influenced each other, espec. the Manhattan Project & Heinlein's "Solution Unsatisfactory," Cartmill's "Deadline"; insights from talks with participants; an edited version of his intro to Benford(ed): Nebula Awards Showcase 2000(2000)
   Sussex, Lucy  Queen of Erewhon, The  nv  (1957- ) N-2000 LOC, nv; lives in Brunswick, Australia; has anth. The Patternmaker(1994), She's Fantastical(1995; N-1996 DIT, WFA); novels Deersnake(1994; N-1995 DIT), The Scarlet Rider(1996; W-1997 DIT); coll. My Lady Tongue(1990); iv Eidolon 1997 FLL
   Langford, David  Curiosities: "The Strange Case of Cyril Bycourt," by Ernest Bramah (in coll. Max Carrados Mysteries, 1927)  br  (1953- ) Ernest Bramah(1868?-1942), created the blind sleuth Max Carrados series, in colls. Max Carrados(1914), The Eyes of M.C.(1923), The Specimen Case(1924), Best M.C, Detective Stories(1972); also created Oriental raconteur Kai Lung series
1999 OCT/NOV  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  intro to 50th Anniversary Issue; "the most significant change(in F&SF over 50 years) came with #2 when the words "Science Fiction" were added to the title ... we have every intention of bringing you many fantastic beasts thru the coming century"
   Bradbury, Ray  Guest Editorial: I Was There the Day the World Ended, I Was There the Day the World Began  ged  1st pub. in Western World, 1975 MAR-APR; "Surreys disappear out of barns. Strange cars motor along dusty roads ... Revolutions occur in front of us, but we are blind"; the changes Bradbury in his lifetime; has novel Ahmed and the Oblivion Machine(1998)
   Heath  Cartoon: Further Evidence of Water on the Moon  ct  1st pub. in F&SF 1999 MAY
   Shanahan  Cartoon: Pilot Error  ct 
   Bisson, Terry  macs  ss  W-2000 LOC, NEB; N-2000 HUG, ss; has novel Pirates of the Universe(1996; N-1997 HUG, LOC), a man escapes dismal 21st century by living in utopian theme park; after Walter Miller Jr's death, finished his novel, St. Liebowitz and the Wild Horse Woman(1997)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Nina Kiriki Hoffman: A Red Heart of Memories; William Sanders: The Ballad of Billy Badass and the Rose of Turkestan; Jim Munroe: Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask; Joanne Harris: Chocolat; Barry Hoffman: Eyes of Prey; 1 more
   Ferman, Edward L.  Publisher's Note  note  "These are challenging times for the magazine business ... (they) will no doubt survive, but I think we will have to change. In the near future, perhaps we will pub. fewer, bigger issues; in the far future, F&SF may come to you in some electronic form"

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