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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1999 OCT/NOV  Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  br  Ray Kurzweil: The Age of Spiritual Machines; Hans Moravec: Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind; Arthur C. Clarke: Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!
   Le Guin, Ursula K.  Darkrose and Diamond  nv  N-2000 LOC, nv; 1st story in F&SF in Earthsea ser.; novels in ser., A Wizard of Earthsea(1968; N-1987 LOC), The Tombs of Atuan(1971; N-1972 MYT), The Farthest Shore(1972; N-1973 MYT), Tehanu(1990; W-1990 NEB; 1991 LOC); coll. Tales from Earthsea(2001)
   Ellison, Harlan  Objects of Desire in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear  ss  28th story he's written in a store window, in bookstore Dangerous Visions in L.A. in 1999 MAY - Chris Carter supplied idea, "The 102 year-old pregnant corpse"; has colls. Jokes without Punchlines(1995), Rough Beasts(1996), Slippage(1997); iv LOC 2001 JUL
   Goulart, Ron  How Heather Moon Kept My Life From Getting Completely Fouled Up Again  nv  2nd story in witch Heather Moon series; Goulart lives in Weston, CT
   Merril, Judith  [Real?] Writer, A—Homage to Ted Sturgeon  ar  parts 1st pub. in the NYRS F 1993 JUL(#59), as "Better to Have Loved: From a Memoir-in-Progress"; this incomplete, polished, memoir found among her papers by her granddaughter Emily Pohl-Weary; talks about the early sf scene & Sturgeon; pub. as book 2002
   Sturgeon, Theodore  New York Vignette  ss  this vignette dates from about 1955 when he was living in Congers, NY; discovered among his papers by Paul Williams & Niel Sturgeon; Asimov writes of Sturgeon in I. Asimov(1994); see iv in the NYRSF 1989 MAR-APR(#7-8)
   Jonik  Cartoon  ct 
   Silverberg, Robert  Hero of the Empire, A  nv  N-1999 SDW; 2000 LOC; 2nd story in F&SF in Roma Eterna ser.; has na Thebes of the Hundred Gates(1992); novels Hot Sky at Midnight(1994), Starborne(1996), The Alien Years(1998); Majipoor ser., Lord Prestimion(1999); anth. Legends(1998), Far Horizons(1999)
   Carroll, Jonathan  Fish in a Barrel  ss  N-2000 LOC, ss; has coll. The Panic Hand(1996; W-1996 STO; N-1996 LOC, WFA); novels From the Teeth of Angels(1994; N-1995 LOC, STO, WFA), Kissing the Behive(1998), The Marriage of Sticks(1999; N-2000 LOC,STO), The Wooden Sea(2001)
   Cheney  Cartoon  ct 
   Di Filippo, Paul  Plumage From Pegasus: History of Snivelization, The  hues  "letter" from Ed Ferman to editor Gordon Van Gelder about "The Smith File," a terrible tradition handed down from F&SF editor to editor, about E.E. "Doc" Smith's attempts to publish in this mag., often submitting stories based on prev. unsuccessful ones
   Anderson, Poul  Shrine for Lost Children, The  ss  has novel Starfarers(1998; N-1999 JWC, LOC); in Afreet ser., novel Operation Luna(1999), omnibus Operation Otherworld(1999); Genesis(2000; W-2001 JWC; N-LOC), an astronaut uploaded into a computer to explore space; see obits in LOC 2001 SEP, SFC 2001 OCT
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Politics Will Become So Degraded That Only Blatant Sociopaths Will Seek Office.  ct  21st cartoon in his Speculations series
   Waldrop, Howard  Dynasters, Vol. I, The: On the Downs  ss  N-1999 WFA, shfi; 2000 LOC, ss; has na A Dozen Tough Jobs(1989); colls. Howard Who?(1986), All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past(1987; N-1988 LOC, STO), Strange Things in Close Up(1989), Night of the Cooters(1991; 1993), Going Home Again(1997)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has coll. of his fiction & illustrations, cartoons, The Cleft and Other Odd Tales(1998; N-1998 STO; 1999 WFA); book reviewer for Realms of Fantasy, since its 1st issue in 1994 OCT to the present
   Sheckley, Robert  Kenny  ss  has sf novelizations, Star Trek Deep Space Nine 12: The Laertian Gamble(1995), & Babylon 5: A Call to Arms(1999); humorous fantasy novel Godshome(1999), about an impoverished mythology professor who finds help from a 'trickster' god
   Long  Cartoon  ct 
   Wilhelm, Kate  Happiest Day of Her Life, The  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Tony Manetti ser.; has Eugene, OR, defense attorney Barbara Holloway ser. Death Qualified(1991), The Best Defense(1994), Malice Prepense(1996), Defense for the Devil(1999), No Defense(2000); psychological novel The Good Children(1999)
   Cotham, Frank  Cartoon: Research & Development  ct 
   Wolfe, Gene  Fish Story, A  ss  has The Book of the Short Sun trilogy, On Blue's Water(1999; N-2000 LOC), In Green's Jungle(2000; N-2001 LOC), & Return to the Whorl(2001; N-2002 LOC), about the story of Horn, as he goes on a quest across planets & time; see his iv in LOC 2002 SEP(#500)
   Benford, Gregory  Scientist's Notebook, A: Expecting the Unexpected  ar  future, what does it hold?; not even our best guesses can come close; Benford tries anyways; this article to appear in a slightly revised & exp. form in his anth., Nebula Awards Showcase 2000(2000); has science articles for OotM 2001 FLL(#1)-present
   Emshwiller, Carol  Acceptance Speech  ss  1st pub. in her coll. The Start of the End of It All(1990 U.K.; 1991 U.S.; W-1991 WFA; N-1991 LOC); has coll. Report to the Men's Club(2001); sf novel The Mount(2002), about a far future Earth where alien conquerors use humans for transportation
   Shepard, Lucius  Crocodile Rock  na  N-1999 STO, long fiction; 1999 WFA; 2000 NEB, LOC, novella; an African-American herpetologist investigating the killings by shape-changing crocodile men along the Kilombo River in Mogado, Zaire, comes close to losing his mind & his life
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Rusch, Kristine Kathryn  Curiosities: "The Seeing I" and Other Gems  br  "the back issues of F&SF provide a wealth of wonderful material"; like Charles Beaumont's reviews, her favorite being his TV review column, The Seeing I, of F&SF 1959 DEC, in which Beaumont hopes a new series will be successful, The Twilight Zone
1999 DEC  Van Gelder, Gordon  Editorial  ed  "quick look at some of the perceived shifts" in publishing: Conglomerization to devour publishing, giant book store chains to rule the world; publishing has gotten ruder; media tie-ins to destroy the field; kids don't read sf anymore or attend conventions
   Card, Orson Scott  Vessel  nv  N-2000 LOC, nv; 1st pub. in Catalan in Nexus, in Spanish in BEM, in 1998; has contemporary fantasy Enchantment(1999), retelling a Russian version of Sleeping Beauty; adult picture book Magic Mirror(2000) w. Nathan A. Pinnock; anth. Future on Ice(2000)
   de Lint, Charles  Books to Look For  br  Jonathan Carroll: The Marriage of Sticks; Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold: Lord Demon; James P. Blaylock: The Rainy Season; Wendy Froud & Terri Windling: A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale; see de Lint's interview in INZ 2001 JAN
   Epstein, Benita  Cartoon  ct 
   Sallis, James  Books  br  Lucius Shepard: Beasts of the Heartland; Christopher Moore: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove; Jerome Charyn: Death of a Tango King; essay: "Is some of (sf's) best new work coming from outside the genre?"
   Long  Cartoon: Speculations - Starting Next Year, Every Baby Will Come Pre-Loaded With Microsoft Software.  ct  22nd cartoon in his Speculations series; Long is "currently taking a break from cartooning (with exceptions - incl. material for F&SF) to slog through a couple of 'longer projects'"
   Bradfield, Scott  Dazzle Redux  ss  (1955- ) 1st story in F&SF in talking dog Dazzle ser.; Dazzle 1st appeared in Evans & Holdstock(ed): Other Edens(1988), & his coll. The Secret Life of Houses(1988); has novels The History of Luminous Motion(1989), Animal Planet(1995)
   Tem, Steve Rasnic  Tricks & Treats: One Night on Halloween Street  ss  2nd story in Halloween Street ser.; has 1st novel, Excavation(1987; N-1988 STO); horror ss, Fairytales(1990), & na, Celestial Inventory(1991); colls. Absences(1991), Decoded Mirrors(1992); novel w. wife Melanie, Beautiful Strangers(1992); see CA, vol.165
   Maio, Kathi  Films: Getting Back to Basics  mr  two movies based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House; The Haunting(1963), dir. Robert Wise, stars Julie Harris; The Haunting(1999), dir. Jan DeBont, stars Lili Taylor; also, The Blair Witch Project(1999)
   Thomas, Michael  Time Thief, The  nv  this story based on the true events at Henry Ford's plant, the Battle of the Overpass, & the Hunger March
   Doherty, Paul & Pat Murphy  Science: Bicycling at the Speed of Light  ar  light; speed of light is 186,000 miles/second in a vacuum, but only 2/3's of that thru glass; how Dr. Lene Hau in 1998 managed to slow its speed to 17 meters/second; mentions Bob Shaw's "Light of Other Days"; experiments you can do at home
   Arnason, Eleanor  Actors, The: A Hwarhath Historical Romance  na  (1942- ) N-2000 LOC, na; 1st story in F&SF in Hwarhath ser.; lives in Minneapolis, MN; 1st story pub. "A Clear Day in the Motor City" in Moorcock & Platt(ed): New Worlds Quarterly #6(1973); has novel A Woman of the Iron People(1991; W-1991 TIP; 1992 MYT)
   Wessells, Henry  Curiosities: The Well of the Unicorn, by Fletcher Pratt, 1948  br  Fletcher Pratt's(1897-1956) novel(1st pub. under the ps. George U. Fletcher) "deals with the political turmoil in the land of Dalarna ... intrigues & battles are interwoven with political discussions & reflections on the consequences of using magic"

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