Fantasy & Science Fiction

Index | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Abbreviations
Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Elgin, Suzette Haden  Tornado  1989 MAR  ss  has Ozark seq., Twelve Fair Kingdoms(1981; N-1982 LOC), The Grand Jubilee(1981), & And Then There'll Be Fireworks(1981) - coll. in omnibus The Ozark Trilogy(1982)
   What the EPA Don't Know Won't Hurt Them  1990 MAR  ss  has Native Tongue series, Native Tongue(1984; N-1985 DIT, LOC), The Judas Rose(1987), & Earthsong(1994)
   Only a Housewife  1995 SEP  ss 
Elliot, James  We Turned Down the Story But Couldn't Resist the Covering Letter  1982 FEB  misc  there's no J.E. pub. stories in any sf/f mags./anth., but there are 2 mys. novels by a J.E.: Cold, Cold Heart(1994), Nowhere to Hide(1997); & 2 nf books, Rings: Discoveries from Galileo to Voyager(1984), The Perfect Thought: Works by James Lee Byars(1990)
Elliott, Bruce  Fearsome Fable  1951 FEB  vi  (1914-1973) writer & editor, his 1st pub. story; this vignette not listed in the index for Volume #6 in the 1951 JUN issue
   Devil Was Sick, The  1951 APR  ss  (1914-1973) has short stories "The Battle of the S...s" in Kendell F. Crossen(ed): Future Tense(1952), "So Sweet As Magic ..." in Fantasy Fiction 1953 AUG, & "The Dead Doll" in Triple Detective 1953 WIN
   Last Magician, The  1953 JAN  ss  has novel Asylum Earth(STS 1952 OCT; 1968)
   Wolves Don't Cry  1954 APR  ss  has novel The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck(1970)
Elliott, George P.  Sandra  1957 OCT  ss  (1918-1980) also in F&SF as George Paul Elliott
   Invasion of the Planet of Love  1959 JAN  ss  has sequel, #1208, F&SF 1959 FEB; stories about Venus/Earth conflict - the first men to explore Venus
   Nothing But Love  1959 FEB  ss  sequel to #1195, F&SF 1959 JAN; stories about Venus/Earth conflict - the Venereans visit Earth
   Among the Dangs  1960 APR  nv  1st pub. in ESQ 1958 JUN
   NRACP, The  1960 SEP  nv  1st pub. in The Hudson Review, 1949 FLL
   Faq'  1961 NOV  ss  1st pub. in The Hudson Review, 1952 SPR, & in his coll. Among the Dangs (1960); has novel David Knudson(1962), & coll. An Hour of Last Things(1968)
Elliott, George Paul  Hill, The  1951 APR  ss  (1918-1980) 1st pub. in Pacific, in 1948; also in F&SF as George P. Elliott; writer & academic
Ellis, H.F.  Space-Crime Continuum  1954 SEP  ss  1st pub. in Punch
   Fireside Talk  1960 JUN  ss  1st pub. in Punch
Ellison, Harlan  Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman  1962 AUG  ss  (1934- ) born in Painesville, Ohio; attended Ohio State Univ., was asked to leave when he was rude to creative writing prof. who told him he had no talent; active in Cleveland SF Society, running its mag. Science-Fantasy Bulletin(later Dimensions)(Clute)
   Try a Dull Knife  1968 OCT  ss  by 1955 Ellison was in New York rooming with Robert Silverberg; 1st story pub. sf "Glowworm" in INF 1956 FEB(rprt. in Unearth 1977 WIN), & quickly became a prolific writer(sold over 150 stories by the end of 1958), writing under many ps.
   Santa Claus vs. S.P.I.D.E.R.  1969 JAN  nv  ran 10 weeks with Brooklyn street gang, the Barons, which gave him material for 1st novel, Rumble(1958; vt Web of the City, 1975), colls. The Deadly Streets(1958), The Juvies(1961), Gentleman Junkie(1961), etc, novel Rockabilly(1961; rev. vt Spider Kiss)
   Place With No Name, The  1969 JUL  ss  Ellison served in U.S. Army, moved to Chicago & became editor of Rogue Mag. in 1959; moved to L.A. in 1962, where he still lives; has 1st sf novel The Man with Nine Lives(AMZ 1959 OCT as "The Sound of the Scythe"; 1960 fixup)
   Books  1971 JUN  br  James H. Schmitz: A Pride of Monsters; Gordon R. Dickson: Mutants; James Blish: Anywhen; Ellison has coll. as by Paul Merchant, Sex Gang(1958); has autobiographical street-gang study Memos from Purgatory(1961)
   Corpse  1972 JAN  ss  has colls. A Touch of Infinity(1960), Ellison Wonderland(1962; vt Earthman, Go Home, 1964; rev. 1984); began writing for TV in 1963, incl. Route 66, The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Burke's Law, Outer Limits, Star Trek, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
   Basilisk  1972 AUG  ss  W-1973 LOC; N-1972 NEB; 1973 HUG, nv; H.E.: "It says what I have wanted to say about war for many years ... I have included things in the background that are incorrect as far as the Vietnam War is concerned ... because ... this is but is not Vietnam ..."
   Deathbird, The  1973 MAR  nv  W-1974 HUG, JUP, LOC; N-1973 NEB; won awards TV scripts "Demon with a Glass Hand"(1964 Outer Limits), "The City on the Edge of Forever"(1967 Star Trek; 1977; 1996), unused script for TV ser. The Starcrossed pilot(1973), latter also a 1975 Ben Bova novel
   Books  1974 JAN  br  essay: code of sf book reviewers, "the word is the sole item judged & commented upon"; Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Breakfast of Champions; John Boyd: The Doomsday Gene; Doris Piserchia: Mister Justice; Harry Harrison & Leon E. Stoyer: Stonehenge
   Books  1974 MAY  br  Malzberg: Herovit's World; essay: writers trying to break out of sci-fi author categorization; del Rey(ed): Best S. F. Stories of the Year; essay: "Best of Year" anth., how they used to mean something, analysis of 5 of them; lists his "eight top writers "
   Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38 54'N, Longitude 77 00'13"W  1974 OCT  nv  W-1975 HUG, LOC; Ellison: "taken me 2 years to write this story ... In it, I try to fuse elements of reality & fantasy, past & present & future ... It's a mystery story, & those familiar with cinema lore will have the significant clues by page three"
   Croatoan  1975 MAY  ss  W-1976 LOC; N-1976 HUG, short story; "I gave an assignment to my Clarion writers to do a story about a land where all lost things (go) to; decided to do a story, too, so they wouldn't feel I'd ask them to attempt something I wouldn't"
   From A to Z, in the Chocolate Alphabet  1976 OCT  ss  N-1977 LOC; 26 pastiches, afterword on the beginnings of this story; has colls. Paingod and Other Delusions(1965), From the Land of Fear(1967), I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream(1967; title story 1995 movie), Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled(1968)
   Note on How This Story Came to Be Written, A  1976 OCT  aw  1 of 26 pastiches, "N Is for Nemotropin" written to go with cover painting by Larry Todd, titled "2 Nemotropin," for underground comix book, "Dr. Atomic"; has coll. The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World(1969); has novella Doomsman(1967)
   Jeffty Is Five  1977 JUL  ss  W-1977 NEB; 1978 HUG, JUP,short story; W-1978 LOC; 1979 BFA; N-1978 WFA; 1979 BRG, short fiction; has colls. Over the Edge(1970), Alone Against Tomorrow(1971), Approaching Oblivion(1974; N-1975 LOC), No Doors, No Windows(1975)
   Alive and Well and On a Friendless Voyage  1977 JUL  ss  this story written as "personal therapy ... during the period after the breakup of my recent marriage"; followed on p.37 by a note of thanks for this "singular compliment" of a special issue; has anth. Partners in Wonder(1971; N-1972 LOC)
   Working With the Little People  1977 JUL  ss  "(story) was written in the front window of Words & Music (20 JUL 1976) in London: it is a happy, funny story, & I offer it to you in hopes it will make you laugh"; has anth. Dangerous Visions(1967; W-1968 HUG), Again, Dangerous Visions(1973; W-1973 LOC)
   You Don't Know Me, I Don't Know You  1977 JUL  ar  F&SF "asked for a couple pages of background comment on the stories in the issue. Instead we received this 6,000 word piece full of angry opinion, incredible anecdote, painful autobiography"; mentions The Place With No Name, Basilisk, Deathbird, Croatoan
   Jeffty Is Five  1979 OCT  ss  1st pub. in F&SF 1977 JUL; see ar's in SFM v.2 #8 1975, NWS #215 1979, AMZ 2000 Special(#600); iv's in Vertex 1974 APR, Starwind 1977 FLL, AMZ 1980 NOV, TWZ 1981 DEC & 1985 DEC; in Walker: Speaking of S.F.(1978), Platt: Dream Makers(1980; rev. 1987)
   All the Lies That Are My Life  1980 NOV  na  N-1981 HUG, LOC, novella; pub. in expanded form in a limited edition(1980); a writer attends the funeral & reading of the will of a fellow writer & friend; "might be described as fiction about science fiction .. (& is) the most intensely personal"
   Outpost Undiscovered by Tourists, The  1982 JAN  ss  has used many ps. incl. Nalrah Nosille(in fanzines); in crime, sex & other genre mags., Sley Harson(in collab. w. Henry Slesar), Landon Ellis, Derry Tiger(based on the name of an Army friend), Price Curtis & Paul Merchant; in sf mags., several house ps.
   Hour That Stretches, The  1982 OCT  ss  story written in front window of newly opened Dangerous Visions Bookstore in Sherman Oaks, CA; story completed December 19, 1981; see story intro for more info on how story was written; uses personal ps. Jay Charby, Wallace Edmondson, Ellis Hart, Jay Solo
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 1: In Which We Begin Our Journey  1984 AUG  mr  this column 1st appeared in Cosmos SF&F Magazine 1977 NOV; Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes(1984), the inside Hollywood scoop of how this movie was made, dir. Hugh Hudson, writer Robert Towne, stars Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 2: In Which Sublime and Ridiculous Pass Like Ships in the Night  1984 SEP  mr  essay: vast sums of $ impede movie creativity; Splash(1984), dir. Ron Howard, stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock(1984); The Ice Pirates(1984); Quest(1983), written by Bradbury; Iceman(1984), based on John Drimmer story
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 3: In Which We Scuffle Through the Embers  1984 OCT  mr  essay: Stephen King, Part 1 of 2, there's a "formulaic reason why all but 1 or 2 of (his) films" suck; Firestarter(1984), based on his 1980 novel, dir. Mark L. Lester, screenplay by Stanley Mann, stars Drew Barrymore, David Keith; Part 2 in 1984 DEC
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 4: In Which We Discover Why the Children Don't Look Like Their Parents  1984 DEC  mr  essay: Stephen King, Part 2 of 2, why most of the movies based on his books fail to be good; only three of the nine movies(so far) are any good & resemble their parents, Carrie(1976), The Shining(1980), & The Dead Zone(1983); Part 1 in 1984 OCT
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 5: In Which the Left Hand Giveth Praise and the Right Hand Sprayeth for Worms of Evil  1985 JAN  mr  The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension(1984), stars Peter Weller; Repo Man(1984), debut of writer/dir. Alex Cole, stars Emilio Estevez; Ghostbusters(1984), stars Bill Murray, Harold Ramos, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 6: In Which We Learn What Is Worse Than Finding a Worm of Evil in the Apple  1985 FEB  mr  Gremlins(1984), dir. Joe Dante, executive producer Steven Spielberg, writer Chris Columbus, stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel is the voice of Gizmo; Ellison has omnibus coll. The Fantasies of Harlan Ellison(1979)
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 7: In Which an Attempt Is Made to Have One's Cake and Eat It, Too  1985 MAR  mr  essay: meanspiritness, child violence in movies; Gremlins(1984); Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(1984); Streets of Fire(1984); Cloak and Dagger(1984), a remake of The Window(1949), & based on a Cornell Woolrich short story
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 8: In Which Some Shrift Is Given Shortly, Some Longly, and the Critic's Laundry Is Reluctantly Aired  1985 APR  mr  Runaway(1984), dir. Michael Crichton, stars Tom Selleck; Starman(1984), dir. John Carpenter, stars Jeff Bridges; The Terminator(1984), dir./co-writer John Cameron, too similar to Ellison's Outer Limits script "Soldier"; other movies briefly mentioned
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 9: In Which the Fortunate Reader Gets to Peek Inside the Fabled Black Tower  1985 JUN  mr  behind the scenes at Universal Studios into the making of Dune(1984), Part 1 of 2, based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, dir. David Lynch, stars Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt; Part 2 in 1985 AUG(#5353)
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 10: In Which the Fabled Black Tower Meets Dune With As Much Affection As Godzilla Met Ghidrah  1985 AUG  mr  behind the scenes of Dune, Part 2 of 2, the screening, sneak preview, reviews & flop of Dune, & Ellison's review in USA Today; dir. William Friedkin, of The French Connection(1971), The Exorcist(1973), Sorcerer(1977; remake of 1952's The Wages of Fear)
   Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 11: In Which Nothing Terribly Profound Occurs  1985 SEP  mr  2010: Space Odyssey Two(1984), based on Arthur C. Clarke's 1982 novel, dir. Peter Hyams, stars Roy Scheider, John Lithgow; books by wood engraver Barry Moser - Moby Dick(1981), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland(1982), Huckleberry Finn(1984), etc

To contact us, send an email to Fantasy & Science Fiction.
If you find any errors, typos or anything else worth mentioning, please send it to
Copyright © 1998–2018 Fantasy & Science Fiction All Rights Reserved Worldwide

Hosted by:
SF Site spot art