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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  1996 JAN  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 FEB  ct 
   Cartoon: Plastic Surgeon  1996 MAR  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 APR  ct 
   Cartoon: Bed and Blubber  1996 JUN  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 JUN  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 DEC  ct 
   Cartoon  1997 JAN  ct 
   Cartoon: Nutrition Facts  1997 FEB  ct 
   Cartoon  1997 JUL  ct 
   Cartoon  1997 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1997 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 MAR  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 MAR  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 MAY  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 JUL  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 SEP  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1999 MAY  ct 
   Cartoon  1999 JUL  ct 
   Cartoon  1999 AUG  ct 
   Cartoon  1999 SEP  ct 
   Cartoon  1999 OCT/NOV  ct 
Fast, Howard  Of Time and Cats  1959 MAR  ss  (1914- ) 1st story in his moralistic tales series; 1st story pub. sf "Wrath of the Purple" in AMZ 1932 OCT; best known for his numerous historical novels under his own name, & detective novels & thrillers as by E.V. Cunningham
   Cold, Cold Box, The  1959 JUL  ss  2nd story moralistic tales series; has detective novels & thrillers under ps. E.V. Cunningham; has novels The Unvanquished(1942), Spartacus(1951; made into 1960 movie)
   Martian Shop, The  1959 NOV  nv  3rd story moralistic tales series; member of the Communist Party from 1943-1956, he was imprisoned for contempt of Congress in 1947
   First Men, The  1960 FEB  nv  4th story moralistic tales series
   Cato the Martian  1960 JUN  ss  5th story moralistic tales series; in "In This Issue ...," on p.4, H.F. says his "moral tales ... satirize one or another aspect of man's mortality"
   Sight of Eden, The  1960 OCT  ss  6th story moralistic tales series; has sf & f coll. The Edge of Tomorrow(1961); has borderline novel Phyllis(1962), as by E.V. Cunningham
   Mouse, The  1969 NOV  ss  has colls. The Hunter and the Trap(1967), The General Zapped an Angel(1970), & A Touch of Infinity(1973) - both assembled as Time and the Riddle: Thirty-One Zen Stories(1975)
   Hoop, The  1972 OCT  ss  has juvenile novel Tony and the Wonderful Door(1968; vt The Magic Door, 1980)
Fast, Jon  Decay  1975 APR  ss  (1948- ) Jonathan Fast, born in NYC, lives in West Hollywood, CA; attended Princeton Univ. & Sarah Lawrence College(Bronxville, NY); wrote the dialogue for the Dino de Laurentis film Turn the Other Cheek(1972)
Fast, Julius  Grow Old Along With Me  1966 MAR  ss  (1918- ) medical editor & writer, most recent book is on genetics, Blueprint for Life; has novel The League of Grey-Eyed Women(VSF 1969 AUG); has six mystery novels, one of which, Watchful at Night(1945), won the 1st Edgar Award, for best 1st novel
Felsen, Henry Gregor  Spaceman Cometh, The  1956 APR  ss  (1916-1995) 1st pub. in COL, 11 NOV 1955; has ya novels Hot Rod(1951), Street Rod(1953), The Boy Who Discovered the Earth(1955), Boy Gets Car(1960; vt Road Rocket), A Teen-Ager's First Car(1967), The Spaceman Cometh: Why the Earth Was Not Invaded(1971)
Ferguson, Bird  Interview  1955 DEC  pm 
Ferguson, Brad  To Tell the Troof  1989 JAN  nv  (1953- ) wn. for Bradley Michael Ferguson; says he's the only adult he knows who has lived his entire life on Manhattan Island; has Star Trek novels, Crisis on Centaurus(1986), & A Flag Full of Stars(1991); The World Next Door(1990), The Last Stand(1995)
Ferman, Ed  Avram Davidson: 1923-1993  1993 SEP  obit  tribute to Avram Davidson, who died May 9, 1993; was F&SF editor from 1962 APR to 1964 NOV; moved to Mexico during final year as editor, never missing a deadline, "though he once claimed that a missing manuscript was eaten by an iguana"
Ferman, Edward L.  In This Issue  1966 OCT  in  (1937- ) introduction to the Special Isaac Asimov Issue; editor of F&SF from 1966 JAN-1991 JUN, & publisher from 1970 NOV-present; editor of VSF from 1969 MAY-1970 AUG; son of ex-editor & publisher of F&SF, Joseph W. Ferman
   Introduction to Robert E. Howard's & L. Sprague de Camp's "The Hall of the Dead"  1967 FEB  in  Conan was Howard's most memorable character, who was supposed to have lived in the Howard's imaginary Hyborian Age, about 12,000 years ago, between the sinking of Atlantis and the beginning of recorded history; 18 Conan stories were pub. in Howard's life
   $5,000 Science Fiction Novel Award  1967 AUG  note  an award for best sf novel submitted, open to all writers, winner announced p.92 in 1968 JUN; awarded & judged by Pyramid Books(Ed-in-chief Donald R. Bensen), F&SF(Edward L. Ferman), & Kent Productions(V.P. Irwin Allen); winning novel pub. 1968 JUL-SEP
   Reader Reaction  1968 FEB  note  beginning a Letters to the Book Editor Column, for "reactions to the reviews & general observations of the Book column and comments on books that may not have been mentioned"; open to all, limit to 250 words
   Coming Next Month: Science Fiction Novel Award Winner  1968 JUN  note  won by Piers Anthony, whose novel Sos the Rope to be a 3-part serial beginning next month, 1968 JUL; Ferman edited The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 15th series-24th series(1966-82; there was no 21st), Once and Future Tales from ...(1968)
   Books  1970 OCT  br  Jerome Agel(ed): The Making of Kubrick's 2001; J. Francis McComas(ed): Special Wonder: The Anthony Boucher Memorial Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction; Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1969
   In This Issue  1971 JUL  note  change of text type face that took place with the 1971 MAY issue, the type is now set by computer in Concord, NH; overall gain is 3,000 extra words per issue; Ferman and F&SF won four Hugo Awards, 1969-72, for Best Magazine
   More ... For More  1971 OCT  note  beginning with the 1971 NOV issue, the price of F&SF will increase to .75 a copy, subscription $8.50 a year; due to rising printing & postage costs; each issue will have 16 additional pages; a new F&SF competition coming offering prizes
   Important Notice About Price Increase  1971 NOV  note  price could not be changed(as was announced last month) due to the wage-price freeze
   Editor's Note  1971 NOV  note  change of printer again(last time was announced in 1971 JUL issue); added pages to help justify the price increase
   Editor's Note  1972 JAN  note  F&SF not satisfied with the print quality of the 1971 NOV & DEC issues, some improvements visible in this issue, & more will be noticeable soon

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