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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Kit Reed's "Automatic Tiger"  1964 MAR  in  has 2 novels as by Ellery Queen, And on the Eighth Day(1964), & The Fourth Side of the Triangle(1965), both written from outlines prepared by Frederick Dannay, & the manuscripts revised by Dannay & Manfred Lee(Wessells)
   Sacheverell  1964 MAR  ss  edited The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 12th Series(1963), 13th Series(1964), 14th Series(1965)
   Books  1964 MAR  br  Simak: Way Station; Stephen Grendon: Mr. George and Other Odd Persons; M.P. Shiel: The Purple Cloud; Derleth: When Evil Wakes; Rene Thevenin: Animal Migration; Fred Hoyle & Geoffrey Hoyle: Fifth Planet; J.R.R. Tolkien: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; etc
   Books  1964 APR  br  Willy Ley: Watchers of the Skies; Berton Roueché: Curiosities of Medicine; Gwendolen MacEwen: Julian the Magician; Tommaso Landolfi: Gogol's Wife and Other Stories; Anthony Burgess: The Wanting Seed
   Editorial  1964 MAY  ed  mile-long spaceships and ships gone aground
   Books  1964 MAY  br  SEP editors: The Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction; Emile Grillot de Givry: Picture Museum of Sorcery, Magic and Alchemy; H.P. Lovecraft: Collected Poems; Allan W. Eckert: The Great Auk; Robert E. Howard: The Dark Man and Others
   Letters  1964 MAY  lttr  James V. Harwood; Don Frederick; Mrs. Thomas G. Robles; Bill Danner; Prof. Paul von Toal; Betty Kujawa; Conrad Squires; Robert Olsen
   Editorial  1964 JUN  ed  the story of the 18th century Wizard of Mauritius
   Books  1964 JUN  br  Campbell(ed): Analog 2; Leon Edel(ed): Ghostly Tales of Henry James; Clark Ashton Smith: The Hills of Dionysus; George S. Chappell: Through the Alimentary Canal; Margaret R. Martin: Charlestown Ghosts; Merril(ed): The 8th Annual of the Year's Best SF; etc
   Unknown Law, The  1964 JUN  nv  science fictionally explores the Presidential theme; next month(story #2057) Philip K. Dick has a story of a future presidential campaign; both of these stories were written before President Kennedy's death
   Books  1964 JUL  br  Ray Bradbury: The Machineries of Joy; Frederik Pohl(ed): The Seventh Galaxy Reader; Davis Grubb: Twelve Tales of Suspense and the Supernatural
   Editorial  1964 AUG  ed  an auction of astrolabes, and the ships that would need them
   Books  1964 AUG  br  Edgar Pangborn: Davy; Arthur C. Clarke & Mike Wilson: The Treasure of the Great Reef; Fritz Leiber: The Wanderer; H.G. Wells: The War in the Air, In the Days of the Comet, & The Food of the Gods; Warren Miller: Looking for the General
   Hannes Bok  1964 AUG  obit  notice of Hanne Bok's death on April 11, 1964; Bok, a ps. for Wayne Woodard, was very shy, a pupil of Maxfield Parrish(1870-1962); his cover for F&SF 1963 NOV was his last piece of commercial art; his 1st pub. art was for the cover of WRT 1939 DEC
   Books  1964 SEP  br  J.B. Rhine & J.G. Pratt: Parapsychology, Frontier Science of the Mind; J. Gaither Pratt: Parapsychology, An Insider's View of ESP; E.T.A. Hoffman: The Tales of Hoffman; Charles Winick: Outer Space Humor; L. Sprague de Camp: Swords and Sorcery; etc
   Introduction to Leigh Brackett's "Purple Priestess of the Mad Moon"  1964 OCT  in  Brackett collab. with Ray Bradbury on story "Lorelei of the Red Mist" in PLS 1946 SUM; the pub. of the stories in this issue by husband & wife Brackett & Hamilton are on the occasion of their being Guests-of-Honor at the 1964, 22nd World S.F. Convention
   Introduction to Edmond Hamilton's "The Pro"  1964 OCT  in  after his marriage to Leigh Brackett in 1946, his writing output diminished, but its quality increased, his best work thought by many to be The Haunted Stars(1960) in which humans find the secret of star travel left on the moon by long-dead aliens(Clute)
   Books  1964 OCT  br  L. Sprague de Camp: The Ancient Engineers; Robert A. Heinlein: Orphans of the Sky; George Gamow: A Star Called the Sun; Donald Barthelme: Come Back, Dr. Caligari; Martin Caidin: Marooned; Claude Lévi-Strauss: Tristes Tropiques; etc
   Open Letter, An  1964 NOV  note  beginning with the 1965 JAN issue, the price of F&SF will increase to .50 per copy, $5.00 per year, due to rising production costs; average issue contains 53,000 words, a bargain; next month to feature a $100.00 reader contest
   Books  1964 NOV  br  Damon Knight: A Century of Great Science Fiction Novels; Margaret B. Kreig: Green Medicine; Robert Bateman: When the Whites Went
   Where Do You Live, Queen Esther?  1964 NOV  ss  1st pub. in EQMM 1961 MAR; has novels Rork!(1965), The Masters of the Maze(1965), the latter one an intricate parallel-worlds adventure w. sharply characterized humans involved in barring interdimensional transit to a vividly described alien race(Clute)
   Letters  1964 NOV  lttr  W.F. Poynter; R. Anigstein; Anthony Boucher(on the Wizard of Mauritius); M.M. Taylor; Chandler L. Mason; Diana M. Blabon; James Blish; Viki Edson; John Egan; Jack Gurley
   $200.00 Reader Contest  1964 DEC  note  poem above(#2134) wonders why a story involving both a Univac and a unicorn hasn't been written; contest for the best short story under 1000 words about both a Univac & a unicorn, by a non-professional writer; 1st prize is $100.00; results, p.4, 1965 APR
   Introduction to Bryce Walton's "Final Exam"  1964 DEC  in 
   House the Blakeneys Built, The  1965 JAN  ss  N-1965 NEB, short story; has coll. What Strange Stars and Skies(1965); the Davidsons left Mexico for California in mid to late 1964, & were soon divorced; Grania later married Dr. Steven Davis; Avram Davidson lived in the Bay area in the late 1960s-70s
   Rogue Dragon  1965 JUL  na  N-1965 NEB, novella; "a distant-future, feudalized Earth, which has become the hunting preserve of the rulers of the galaxy, and the habitat of the rogue dragon; an expanded & somewhat different version pub. as novel(1965; W-1965 NEB, novel)
   Mirror, Mirror  1965 OCT  vi  has novels The Enemy of My Enemy(1966; 2000), The Kar-Chee Reign(1966; N-1966 NEB, novella), the latter shares a relaxedly pan-Galactic far-future perspective on their Earthly venue with his novel Rogue Dragon(F&SF 1965 JUL; 1965)
   Introduction to "H.P. Lovecraft, The House and the Shadows"  1966 MAY  in 
   Bumberboom  1966 DEC  nv  has novel Clash of Star-Kings(novella in ASF 1966 OCT; N-1966 NEB; exp. 1966; 2000), is set in a richly realized Mexico which becomes a venue for a game of war amongst returning alien "gods"(Clute)
   Quick With His Hands  1967 AUG  vi  has Vergil Magus sequence, a medieval alternate world, beginning with novel The Phoenix and the Mirror, or The Enigmatic Speculum(1969), in which Vergil goes thru adventures in search of a "virgin mirror" to trade for his stolen virility(Clute)
   Power of Every Root, The  1967 OCT  nv  has novel The Island Under the Earth(1969), announced as the first part of a trilogy that was never completed; has erotic novel, Incest Street(1970), as by Carlton Miller
   Anthony Boucher  1968 AUG  obit  a tribute to the late Anthony Boucher
   Selectra Six-Ten  1970 OCT  ss  has book of poems, Loups-Garous(1971); has novella in Arnten series, "The Forges of Nainland Are Cold" in FAN 1972 AUG, OCT; also in this series, novella "Arnten of Ultima Thule" in IFS 1971 AUG
   Tenant, The  1971 MAR  ss  1st pub. in Shock Magazine, 1960 MAY; Davidson lived in British Honduras(Belize)in 1965 DEC-1966 JAN, & for about a year in the late 1960s, the experiences served as inspiration for his expatriate Jack Limekiller series of stories(pub. betw. 1976-93)
   Loups-Garous  1971 AUG  pm  has coll. Strange Seas and Shores(1971); has Peregrine series, 1st novel being Peregrine: Primus(1971), about Peregrine, the son of "the last pagan king in lower Europe," in a world reminiscent of Classical Rome(Clute); one more novel in series
   Books  1972 SEP  br  Harry Harrison & Thomas J. Gordon(ed): Ahead of Time; Harlan Ellison: Again Dangerous Visions(Davidson also mentions a soon-to-be-published 3rd volume, Last Dangerous Visions, which he is supposed to be in & therefore can't review it)
   Books  1973 MAR  br  Donald A. Wollheim(ed): The 1972 Annual World's Best SF; Terry Carr(ed): The Best Science Fiction of the Year; Robin Scott Wilson(ed): Clarion II; Lester del Rey(ed): Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year
   Books  1973 APR  br  Frederik Pohl(ed): Best Science Fiction for 1972; Roger Zelazny: The Guns of Avalon; Gordon R. Dickson: The Pritcher Mass; Frederik Pohl: The Gold at the Starbow's End
   Peregrine: Alflandia  1973 AUG  nv  1st & only story in F&SF in his Chronicles of Peregrine series; to be the 1st part of 2nd & last novel in the series, Peregrine: Secundus(1981; N-1982 LOC); another part of this 2nd novel, novella "Peregrine: Perplexed" in ASI 1980 OCT
   Books  1973 OCT  br  Edward D. Hoch: The Fellowship of the Hand; Peter Tate: Country Love and Poison Rain; Ben Bova(ed): The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. Two A & Two B
   Last Wizard, The  1973 OCT  vi  1st pub. in EQMM 1972 DEC; Davidson had a lifelong interest in spiritual matters & in 1970 converted to the Tenrikyo faith(a form of Shintoism), spent time in Japan, learned Japanese, & trans. a number of Tenrikyo texts to English(Wessells)
   Books  1974 NOV  br  Poul Anderson: A Midsummer Tempest; Sam Moskowitz(ed): When Women Rule; James White: The Dream Millenium; Geo. Alec Effinger: Relatives
   Polly Charms, the Sleeping Woman  1975 FEB  nv  N-1975 NEB; 1976 LOC, nv; 1st story in ser. & F&SF in the strange investigations of Doctor Engelbert Eszterhazy ser.; other stories in ser. in FAN, AMZ, Whispers, & a story and article in ser. in WRT 1988-89 WIN; living on the seacoast of Bohemia
   Books  1975 MAY  br  Poul Anderson: Fire Time; Joe Haldeman(ed): Cosmic Laughter; Robert Silverberg(ed): Infinite Jests; M. John Harrison: The Centauri Device
   Crown Jewels of Jerusalem, The  1975 AUG  nv  2nd & last story in Dr. Eszterhazy series; series coll. in The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy(1975; W-1976 WFA; rvw. F&SF 1976 SEP; exp. vt The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy, 1990; N-1992 LOC); has novel Ursus of Ultima Thule(1973)
   Account of Mr. Ira Davidson, The  1976 MAY  ss  has colls. The Redward Edward Papers(1978; N-1979 LOC, WFA; rvw. F&SF 1979 MAR), The Best of Avram Davidson(1979; N-1980 LOC); has short story "Naples," in Charles L. Grant(ed): Shadows #1(1978), W-1979 WFA, short fiction
   Manatee Gal Ain't You Coming Out Tonight  1977 APR  nv  N-1978 WFA, short fiction; 1st story in F&SF in his Jack Limekiller series, about the Caribbean adventures of an expatriate; other stories in series in FAN 1976 AUG, & in ASI 1990 JUN; this series was never collected
   Good Night's Sleep, A  1978 AUG  na  N-1979 LOC, novelette; 1979 WFA, shfi; 2nd & last story in F&SF in his Jack Limekiller series; the further adventures of Jack Limekiller in British Hidalgo; Davidson is currently the writer-in-residence at William and Mary College, at Williamsburg, VA
   Selectra Six-Ten  1979 OCT  ss  1st pub. in F&SF 1970 OCT; see 2 articles by Gene Wolfe in WRT 1988-89 WIN(#293), which is a Special Avram Davidson Issue; see article "An Appreciation of Avram Davidson" by Lucius Shepard in Eidolon 1996 FLL
   Ape, The  1981 OCT  ss  has coll. The Collected Fantasies of Avram Davidson(1982; N-1983 LOC), edited by John Silbersack

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