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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Disch, Thomas M.  Concepts  1978 DEC  nv  1st & only story in Medea series, one of 11 stories by 11 authors set on a planet conceived by Harlan Ellison; to be pub. in Ellison(ed): Medea: Harlan's World(1985; W-1986 LOC); others stories in series originally pub. in ASI, ANA, Omni, & 2 anthologies
   On Wings of Song  1979 FEB  no-1/3  W-1980 JWC; N-1979 NEB; 1980 BRG, BSF, HUG, LOC; adventures of Daniel Webster in search of perfect artistry, in a near-future dystopian U.S. in which new technology has made possible out-of-body flight, provided the person can sing with perfect artistry
   On Wings of Song  1979 MAR  no-2/3  has Gothic novel The House That Fear Built(1966) w. John Sladek under collab. ps. Cassandra Knye; Gothic novel Clara Reeve(1975) as by Leonie Hargrave; w. Charles Naylor has anth. New Constellations(1976), Strangeness(1977), novel Neighboring Lives(1981)
   On Wings of Song  1979 APR  no-3/3  has horror novels, The Businessman: A Tale of Terror(1984; N-1985 LOC), The MD: A Horror Story(1991); software Amnesia(1986); plays Ben Hur(1989), The Cardinal Detoxes(1990), the latter caused a controversy instigated by the Roman Catholic Church(Clute)
   Problems of Creativeness  1979 OCT  nv  1st pub. in F&SF 1967 APR, revised somewhat & retitled "The Death of Socrates" in his fixup novel, 334(1972; 1974); see interviews in Eternity #2 1973, Last Wave #5 1986, INZ #24 1988, & The Zone #1 1994; also has poetry in F&SF as Tom Disch
   Books  1980 JUL  br  Brian Aldiss: New Arrivals, Old Encounters; Philip K. Dick: The Golden Man; Philip Jose Farmer: Dark Is the Sun; Charles L. Harness: The Catalyst; Vonda N. McIntyre: Fireflood; see Disch tribute website at
   Brave Little Toaster, The: Bedtime Story for Small Appliances, A  1980 AUG  nv  W-1981 BSF, LOC; N-1980 NEB; 1981 BRG, HUG; 1st & only story in F&SF in Toaster ser., pub. chap(1986), movie(1987); sequel The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars(1988 chap); "adventures of 5 ... minor appliances, which implies a degree of innocence.."
   Books  1981 FEB  br  Terry Carr(ed): The Best S. F. of the Year #9; Gardner Dozois(ed): Best S. F. Stories of the Year, 9th; Donald A. Wollheim(ed): The 1980 Annual World's Best SF; Gregory Benford: Timescape; discusses "Labor Day Group" of sf writers
   Books  1981 JUL  br  essay: Jesus talks with Disch about 5 books about Him; Romulus Linney: Jesus Tales; Philip K. Dick: Valis; James Merrill: Scripts for the Pageant; Rudy Rucker: White Light; Michael Bishop, Barry N. Malzberg & Bruce McAllister: Their Immortal Hearts
   Understanding Human Behavior (A Romance of the Rocky Mountains)  1982 FEB  nv  W-1983 SFC; N-1982 NEB; 1983 LOC, nv; has poetry colls. Highway Sandwiches(1970 chap, w. Marilyn Hacker & Charles Platt), The Best Way to Figure Plumbing(1972), ABCDEFGHIJKLMNPOQRSTUVWXYZ(1981 chap), Burn This(1982 chap)
   Forbidden Thought, The: Recruitment Tape, A  1983 MAY  vi  has poetry colls. Orders of the Retina(1982 chap), Here I Am, There You Are, Where Were We?(1984 chap), The Tale of Dan de Lion(1986), Yes, Let's(1989), Dark Verses and Light(1991); he uses byline Tom Disch for all his poetry, & is in F&SF as such
   Downtown  1983 OCT  ss  has story, Ringtime: A Story(1983 chap); novel The Silver Pillow: A Tale of Witchcraft(1982 chap); horror novel The M.D.: A Horror Story(1991; N-1992 LOC, STO); has cult TV series novelization, The Prisoner: I Am Not a Number!(1992)
   Audition, The  1988 NOV  ply  play orig. written as a piece of grand guignol for an anth. of plays that never appeared; Disch working on a modernist adaptation of Ben-Hur for an off-Broadway company; has dark fantasy/horror novel The Priest(1994; N-1995 LOC); see iv in LOC 2001 JUN
   Happy Turnip, The  1989 OCT  ss  N-1990 LOC, ss; story in the same happy genre as "The Brave Little Toaster"(F&SF 1980 AUG); has nf books, The Castle of Indolence: Poetry and Its Pretenders(1995), The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World(1998; W-1999 HUG)
Disch, Tom  Unidentified Flying Object, The  1979 SEP  pm  (1940- ) working name for Thomas M. Disch, used for his poetry; has poem "On Science Fiction" in TriQuarterly #49 1980, W-1981 RHY; has poetry coll. Here I Am, There You Are, Where Were We(1984)
   Omalous, The  1980 JUN  pm 
Dixon, J.P.  Waiting for You, Maude-Ellen  1976 JUL  ss  working name for Jeanne Parker Dixon, also in F&SF under w.n. Jeanne Parker(1976 APR); "born on the Blackfeet reservation of Montana"; anthropologist, has degree in Slavic studies; has children's novel w. Bradford Angier, The Ghost of Spirit River(1968)
   Final Close, The  1977 JUN  ss  she writes this story "was conceived after I returned to Montana after a time in the Soviet Union"
Dixon, Stephen  Home Away From Home, A  1979 FEB  ss  (1936- ) 1st book No Relief(1976); novels Too Late(1978), Frog(1991; 1997; nominated National Book Award, & PEN), Interstate(1995), Gould(1997), etc; colls. 14 Stories(1980), Movies(1983), Time to Go(1984), Love & Will(1989), Long Made Short(1994), etc
Doherty, Paul & Pat Murphy  Science: Gravity for the Adventurous  1998 MAR  ar  gravity experiments you can try at home to show that not all objects fall at the same speed, the speed of gravity; experiments shown incl. the free fall ride "The Drop Zone" at Great America, slinky's, bungee jumpers, the yardstick & the coin
   Science: Close Encounters of the Gravitational Kind  1998 DEC  ar  gravity; experiments with gravity, to understand "gravity-assisted" maneuvers spacecraft use to reach the planets of the outer solar system; Pat has edited the Exploratorium Museum's journal, the Exploratorium Quarterly, since 1982
   Science: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall  1999 JUL  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
   Science: Bicycling at the Speed of Light  1999 DEC  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
Donaldson, Stephen R.  Lady in White, The  1978 FEB  nv  (1947- ) N-1979 BFA, short story; his 1st pub. short story; son of medical missionaries who worked w. lepers in India; has Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever seq., Lord Foul's Bane(1977), The Illearth War(1977), The Power That Preserves(1977)
   Mythological Beast  1979 JAN  ss  has Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever seq., The Wounded Land(1980), The One Tree(1982), & White Gold Wielder(1983); has coll. Daughter of Regals ...(1984); Mordant's Need ser. The Mirror of Her Dreams(1986), & A Man Rides Through(1987)
   What Makes Us Human  1984 AUG  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker ser., to be pub. in Saberhagen(ed): Berserker Base(1984); coll. Reeve the Just(1999; W-2000 WFA); he W-1979 JWCA; see ar in INZ #32 1989, & iv's in LOC 1984 JAN(#276), 1990 JUN(#353), & INZ 1992 JUN
Donati, Stefano  Last of the Glass Menageries, The  1998 MAR  ss  his 1st pub. story; lives in Bennington, VT; story somewhat of a blending of Tennessee Williams' work with Cyril Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons"; has short story "Literacy" in Dave Wolverton(ed): Writers of the Future, Vol.XIV(1998)
Donnelly, Marcos  Resurrection of Alonso Quijana, The  1992 MAR  ss  N-1992 NEB, ss; written as by translation & annotation by M.D.; in this story he mixes "the legacy left by Cervantes in Don Quixote with some very real modern day concerns"; 1st story pub. "As a Still Small Voice" in Aronica(ed): Full Spectrum 2(1989)
   Bloodletting  1994 JUN  nv 
   Hijo de Hernez, El  1995 APR  nv  N-1996 NEB, novelette; has novel Prophets for the End of Time(1998; N-1999 NEB)
Dorman, S.  Winged Victory  1963 NOV  ss  (1924- ) Sonya Dorman, and also in F&SF as such; lives on Long Island & breeds Labradors & Akitas; 1st story pub. sf "The Putnam Tradition" in AMZ 1963 JAN
   Old Man Lay Down, ..., The  1964 APR  pm 
   Deepest Blue in the World, The  1964 SEP  ss 
Dorman, Sonya  Lunatic Assignment  1968 JAN  ss  also in F&SF as S. Dorman
   Dance Music for a Gone Planet  1968 OCT  pm  has book Stretching the Fence(1975)
   Bye, Bye, Banana Bird  1969 DEC  nv  1st story in her Roxy Rimidon of the Planet Patrol series; best known as a poet, has coll. of verse Poems(1970), which received special recognition from the National Council on the Arts
   Alpha Bets  1970 NOV  nv  2nd story in her Roxy Rimidon of the Planet Patrol series
   Winter City  1971 JAN  pm 
   Marriage of Art and Sciences, The (for Jerry)  1972 SEP  pm 
   Bear Went Over the Mountain, The  1973 AUG  na  3rd & last story in her Roxy Rimidon of the Planet Patrol series; Roxy goes on her 1st off-Earth assignment, to the wet colony planet of Vogl to set up a Planet Patrol Academy; series coll. in fixup novel Planet Patrol(1978)
   Forecast From an Orbiting Satellite  1973 OCT  pm 
   Them and Us and All  1976 APR  ss 
   Lullaby, a Farewell, A  1979 JUN  pm 
   Dance Music for a Gone Planet  1979 OCT  pm  1st pub. in F&SF 1968 OCT
   Two Children (for Ursula Le Guin)  1980 MAY  pm 
   Star Stories: Death of Childhood, The  1982 FEB  pm 
   Star Stories: Your Stars Tomorrow  1982 FEB  pm 
Dowd, Melissa Leach  Found  1980 JUL  ss  (1950- ) grew up in a rural section of Delaware, attended Boston Univ., now lives on Cape Cod; works "part time as a waitress in a fried fish joint"
Dowling, Terry  Shatterwrack at Breaklight  1990 MAR  ss  (1948- ) 1st pub. in Omega Science Digest 1985 JUL/AUG, the 1st & only story in F&SF in Tom Rynosseros ser.; ser. coll. in Rynosseros(1990), Blue Tyson(1992), Twilight Beach(1993); Dowling's one of Australia's top sf writers, this his 1st U.S. appearance
Doxey, W.S.  Armistead House, The  1985 SEP  ss  William S. Doxey, & also in F&SF as such(1980 NOV)

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