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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Beaumont, Charles  Science Screen, The  1955 DEC  mr  creature-feature movies supposedly made to scare; It Came from Beneath the Sea(1955); The Revenge of the Creature(1955); The Creature with the Atom Brain(1955); The Witch Returns to Life
   Science Screen, The  1956 MAR  mr  The Incredible Shrinking Man(to come out in 1957); King Dinosaur; Tarantula! (1955); Ulysses(1955)
   Science Screen, The  1956 JUN  mr  author's experiences in a Hollywood motion picture studio, having written an sf film(The Man Who Would Not Die, later rewritten by Curt Siodmak); The Night My Number Came Up(1955); The Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956); Forbidden Planet(1956)
   Science Screen, The  1956 SEP  mr  sf movie boom-bust arriving; more of Beaumont's 'Adventures in Tinseltown'; reviews movie On the Threshold of Space(1956)
   Monster Show, The  1956 OCT  ss  1st pub. in PBY 1956 MAY; scripted movies Queen of Outer Space(1958), The Intruder(1961), The Premature Burial(1962), Burn, Witch, Burn(1962), The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm(1962), Night of the Eagle(1962)
   Science Screen, The  1956 DEC  mr  author's recollections of Bela Lugosi, who died August 17, 1956; Satellite in the Sky; Earth vs. the Flying Saucers; The Werewolf; The Black Sleep(all 1956 movies)
   Science Screen, The  1957 MAR  mr  1984(1956); The Gamma People(1956); The Beast of Hollow Mountain(1956); The She Creature(1957); Curucu, Beast of the Amazon(1956); It Conquered the World(1956); The Mole People(1956); has coll. The Hunger(1957)
   Science Screen, The  1957 JUN  mr  The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957); Around the World in Eighty Days(1956); scripted The Haunted Palace(1963), The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao(1964), The Masque of the Red Death(1964), & Brain Dead(1990)
   Science Screen, The  1957 SEP  mr  The Attack of the Crab Monsters(1957); The Man Who Turned to Stone(1957); The Zombies of Mora Tau(1957); She Devil(1957); Not of This Earth(1957); edited horror anth. The Fiend in You(1962)
   Science Screen, The  1957 DEC  mr  The Creeping Unknown(1956, aka The Quatermass Experiment); X—The Unknown(1956); The Curse of Frankenstein(1957); has colls. Yonder(1958), Night Ride and Other Journeys(1960)
   Seeing I, The  1959 DEC  tvr  reviews of science fiction & fantasy TV shows; The Twilight Zone(1st run, 1959-1964); has colls. The Magic Man(1965), The Edge(1966), Best of Beaumont(1982), Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories(1988; W-1989 STO; N-1989 LOC; vt The Howling Man, 1992)
   Gentlemen, Be Seated  1967 JUN  ss  1st pub. in Rogue Magazine, 1960 APR, as by C.B. Lovehill; in the story intro, the announcement of his death after a long illness(Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in 1964), on February 21, 1967; has coll. A Touch of Creature(2000)
Beaumont, Charles & Chad Oliver  I, Claude  1956 FEB  ss  2nd story Claude Adams series, 1st was in F&SF 1955 APR(#636) under Oliver & Beaumont
Becker, Stephen  New Encyclopaedist, The: Entries for the Great Book of History, First Edition, 2100 A.D.  1964 MAY  fa  (1927- ) 1st story New Encyclopaedist series; orig. from Yonkers, now lives in Westchester's Bedford Village; studied at Yenching Univ. near Peiping; translator of André Schwarz-Bart's The Last of the Just
   New Encyclopaedist II, The: Entries for the Great Book of History, First Edition, 2100 A.D.  1964 SEP  fa  2nd story New Encyclopaedist series
   New Encyclopaedist III, The: Entries for the Great Book of History, First Edition, 2100 A.D.  1964 NOV  fa  3rd story New Encyclopaedist series
Beckert, Christine  Graft  1998 FEB  nv  (1946- ) former high school English teacher & technical writer; lives in Groton, MA; has pub. in AMZ, TotU, PWr, After Hours, Midnight Zoo, WotF Vol.VIII(1992); story dedicated to nursing instructor Nancy Voneman for providing technical info
Beddoes, Thomas Lovell  Death's Jest-Book, from  1950 SUM  pm  (1803-1849) from Death's Jest Book, 1st pub. in 1850
Belkin, Norman  Vampire's Saga, A  1959 MAY  pm 
Bell, M. Shayne  With Rain, and a Dog Barking  1993 APR  ss  (1957- ) working name for Michael Shayne Bell; born in Rexburg, ID; spent 2 years as a Mormon missionary in Brazil; now lives in Provo, UT; has bachelor's & master's degrees from Brigham Young Univ.
   Bright, New Skies  1997 JUN  ss  has 1st sf novel Nicoji(1991), human agricultural workers trapped on a swamp world; story, "began as a play for a woman from Irkutsk, Siberia, in 1987 .. she taught English to scientists coming to the west ... wanted a play to teach grammatical concepts"
   And All Our Banners Flying  1999 APR  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
Benford, Greg  Stand-In  1965 JUN  vi  (1941- ) 2nd place winner Univac-unicorn short story contest; prize life-time subscription; his 1st pub. story; studying for his PhD in Physics at the Univ. of California(San Diego); he has an identical twin brother, James, with whom he has collaborated
   Representative From Earth  1966 JAN  ss  active in amateur journalism, co-edited fanzine Void, with Ted White, Terry Carr, etal; Void was pub. from 1955-62 in 28 issues; wrote regular articles on "The Science in Science Fiction" w. David Book for AMZ 1969 NOV-1971 NOV, & by himself thru 1976 DEC
   Flattop  1966 MAY  ss  has fixup novel If the Stars Are Gods(1977; N-1978 LOC) with Gordon R. Dickson, the title story in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 4(1974) W-1975 NEB, novelette; see interviews in Vertex 1973 DEC, & in Charles Platt: Dream Makers(1980)
   Deeper Than the Darkness  1969 APR  nv  N-1969 NEB, novelette; N-1970 HUG, short story; exp. into 1st solo novel Deeper Than the Darkness(1970), & rev. vt The Stars in Shroud(GAL 1978 MAY-SEP; 1978; N-1979 LOC), which are about humanity's confrontation with aliens(Clute)
Benford, Gregory  Icarus Descending  1973 APR  ss  1st story Nigel Warmsley ser., part of fixup novel In the Ocean of Night(1977; N-1977 NEB; 1978 LOC), 1st novel of 6 in his Ocean seq., about a universe-wide struggle betw. organic & inorganic "lifeforms," w. the machines appearing to be winning(Clute)
   Snark in the Night, A  1977 AUG  na  N-1978 HUG, LOC, novella; 2nd & last story in F&SF in Nigel Warmsley series, to be part of fixup novel In the Ocean of Night(1977; N-1977 NEB; 1978 LOC; rvw. 1978 JUL); also in series & part of novel, novella "In the Ocean of Night," in IFS 1972 MAY/JUN
   In Alien Flesh  1978 SEP  nv  N-1979 LOC, nv; has novel w. William Rotsler, Shiva Descending(1980); Find the Changeling(1980), w. G. Eklund; Timescape(1980; W-1980 NEB; 1981 BSF, JWC; N-1981 LOC), in which a scientist tries to change history by transmitting a tachyonic message(Clute)
   Vahalla  1982 APR  ss  also in Nigel Warmsley or Ocean ser., Across the Sea of Suns(1984; N-1985 LOC), Great Sky River(1987; N-1988 LOC, NEB), Tides of Light(1989; N-1990 LOC), Furious Gulf(1994; N-1995 LOC), Sailing Bright Eternity(1995; N-1996 LOC)
   To the Storming Gulf  1985 APR  na  N-1986 LOC, na; post-holocaust story taking place in the midwest & gulf states, the after-effects on a small group of people of the EMP & nuclear winter, from various viewpoints; has novels Against Infinity(1983; N-1983 NEB; 1984 LOC), Time's Rub(1984)
   Newton Sleep  1986 JAN  nv  N-1986 NEB; 1987 LOC, na; 1st & only story in Heroes in Hell series, 1 of 7 fantasy stories by 6 authors in Janet Morris(ed): Heroes in Hell(1986), "the greatest shared universe of all time"; other stories by C.J. Cherryh, David Drake, Chris Morris, etc
   Mozart on Morphine  1989 OCT  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; has novels Artifact(1985; N-1986 LOC); Heart of the Comet(1986; N-1987 LOC), w. David Brin; see iv's in INZ 1995 DEC, Odyssey 1997 SEP, LOC 1987 SEP(#320), 1993 NOV(#394), 2000 JAN(#468); W-1992 U.N. Medal in Literature
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Leaping the Abyss  1992 APR  ar  "no one can replace Asimov"; a talk with British physicist Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time(1988); the Big Bang, the way the universe began, theories of the universe in the seconds right after, wormholes & superstrings
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Doing Science  1992 MAY  ar  25 "incidents & reflections from my own life that belie the self-portraits we usually get (of scientists & their lives)"; Benford has anth. w. Martin H. Greenberg, Hitler Victorious(1986), Nuclear War(1988); colls. In Alien Flesh(1986), Matter's End(1994)
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Biological Century, The  1992 AUG  ar  21st Century will be the Biological Century(19th was Chemistry & Mechanics; 20th was Physics); what will our world be like in the next century, following the developments in genetic manipulation & nanotechnology; how will we respond to ethical questions?
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Salvaging the Library of Life  1992 OCT/NOV  ar  species preservation & their ecosystems for future generations by creating a 'frozen' Library of Life; we can't stop our destruction of the species, so we should save some for a more technologically advanced future that might be able to reintroduce them
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Imagining the Real  1993 JAN  ar  science fiction & science, scientists & the history of hard sf; Hal Clement's novel, Mission of Gravity(ASF 1953 APR-JUL; & article on how he created his high-gravity planet Mesklin, "Whirligig World" in ASF 1953 JUN) marked the true beginning of hard sf
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Our Computers/Our Selves  1993 MAR  ar  computer-brain resemblances & differences, Part 1 of 2; will computers eventually pass the Turing Test, & someday possess a Self?; sf's brain uploading & matter transmission, & linking brains to computers not possible w/o continuity
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Reasoning About Emotions  1993 MAY  ar  computer-brain resemblances & differences, Part 2 of 2; defining the Self, the role emotions have in defining it; development of drivers or agents(e.g. hunger, reproduction) from babies to adult, & how they too help define the Self; the role of reason
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Time, Again  1993 JUL  ar  time travel, is it possible?; the latest talk among scientists, & in journals, about tachyons, time travel, wormholes, & how to make a time machine; mentions his novel Timescape(1980), & other sf authors; Benford has novel w. Paul A. Carter, Iceborn(1989)
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Calculating the Future  1993 SEP  ar  cryonics, what is the probability that it will work; its probability calculated by separating the idea into smaller, better defined issues, & analyzing their likelihood; 1st sf story with cryonics, by Neil R. Jones, "The Jameson Satellite" in AMZ 1931 JUL
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Aliens We Can Know  1993 DEC  ar  SETI, how we are searching for alien radio transmissions in a program begun on October 12, 1992; how we should go about the search, after analyzing our own "ancient social habits," such as our various responses upon contact with outsiders
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Ten Thousand Years of Solitude  1994 FEB  ar  nuclear waste disposal, Part 1 of 3; the Dept. of Energy's Waste Isolation Plant outside Carlsbad, NM, 2150 feet beneath the salt flats; think tank's(of which Benford is a member) scenarios to determine the stability of the area over the next 10,000 years
   Doing Alien  1994 MAR  ss  has anth. w. Martin H. Greenberg, What Might Have Been? Vol. I: Alternate Empires(1989), Vol. II: Alternate Heroes(1989), Vol. III: Alternate Wars(1991), Vol. IV: Alternate Americas(1992); anth. Far Futures(1995), The New Hugo Winners Vol. IV(1997)
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Deep Time  1994 APR  ar  nuclear waste disposal, Part 2 of 3; how do we warn the future about the radioactive dangers in the waste storage area; possibilities for structures upon which to leave our message; Benford has novel with Arthur C. Clarke, Beyond the Fall of Night(1990)
   Scientist's Notebook, A: From Here to Eternity  1994 JUN  ar  nuclear waste disposal, Part 3 of 3; ways to shape a message that will last at least 10,000 years, & would be understandable after all that time, & the evolution of man, too; Benford has juvenile novel The Jupiter Project(1975; rev. 1984; 1990)
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Antartica and Mars  1994 AUG  ar  space program today has lost its zip; by using the analogies of Antartica's exploration, the exploration of the New World, & an alternate history scenario, Benford depicts the falling image & goals of NASA & discusses what it should be doing now
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Fire This Time, The  1994 SEP  ar  science was invented only once—by the Greeks; was it because of their clean clear ocean air?; analogy w. California & a brushfire that almost burned down Benford's Laguna Beach home, on Oct. 27, 1993; studies astrophysics, plasma physics at U.C.(Irvine)
   Scientist's Notebook, A: Humanity As Cancer  1995 JAN  ar  overpopulation, the growth of Earth's population of man & what it will mean "for a species expanding with no natural limitation"; the possibilities of ecotage, the releasing of a plague virus to curb mankind; Benford W-1995 Lord Prize for his science work

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