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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Ferman, Edward L.  In This Issue  1989 OCT  note  F&SF is a small business run for the last 20 years from West Cornwall, CT, with a full-time staff of two, Ed & his wife Audrey; Ferman has anth. The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 40th Anniversary Anthology(1989; N-1990 LOC)
   F&SF Office Hit by July Storm  1989 NOV  note  lost power & water for 4 days, & phones for 2 weeks
   Responses to "Just Say 'No'?"  1990 AUG  lttr  responses to Isaac Asimov's science essay in 1990 MAY(#6167), on solving drug & alcohol abuse, etc; John Thomas Richards; Bruce Sterling; Peter H. Vennema; Al Zelaya; Debbie Richardson; Poul Anderson; Robert W. Sandberg; Edward R. Fitzgerald
   In This Issue  1990 DEC  note  intro to Stephen King & to this Special Stephen King Issue; King stands 6'4" & weighs 200 lbs, & has pub. a varied lot of fiction & non-fiction, incl. a long essay on Maine little league baseball(in NYM 1990 APR 16); 3 photos of him by wife Tabitha on p.2
   To Our Readers  1991 JAN  note  "increases in postage & other expenses have made necessary" a price increase, from $2.00 to $2.50 per issue, beginning with this issue(mistakenly says beginning with the next issue)
   Editorial  1991 JUN  ed  announcing his resignation as editor of F&SF after 25 years; will continue being its publisher; F&SF's new editor, beginning with the next issue, 1991 JUL, will be Kristine Kathryn Rusch - a freelance since 1982, W-1989 JWC as Best New Writer
   Publisher's Note  1992 MAR  note  for the first time in 34 years, Isaac Asimov's byline is missing from an issue of F&SF; last month was his 399th science essay, his last due to health problems; see "Asimov Quits Column" in LOC 1991 DEC, p.6
   Isaac Asimov: 2 January 1920 - 6 April 1992  1992 AUG  obit  a tribute to Isaac Asimov; Ferman has anth. Oi, Robot(1995), a coll. of best of the F&SF competitions; anth. w. Gordon Van Gelder, The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology(1999); Ferman W-1998 WFA, Lifetime Achievement
   Publisher's Note  1999 OCT/NOV  note  "These are challenging times for the magazine business ... (they) will no doubt survive, but I think we will have to change. In the near future, perhaps we will pub. fewer, bigger issues; in the far future, F&SF may come to you in some electronic form"
Ferman, Edward L. & Avram Davidson  Introduction to Avram Davidson's "Sacheverell"  1964 MAR  in  (1937- ; 1923-1993)
Ferman, Joe  Anthony Boucher  1968 AUG  obit  a tribute to the late Anthony Boucher; by Joseph W. Ferman, publisher & ex-editor of F&SF
Ferman, Joseph W.  Open Letter to Our Readers, An  1959 FEB  note  (1906-1974) raise in copy price from 35 cents to 40 cents, or $4.50/year, effective this issue; due to publication costs; also in F&SF as Joe Ferman(1968 AUG); born in Lithuania, was F&SF publisher from 1954 AUG-1970 OCT, & editor from 1964 DEC-1965 DEC
   Contest Winners  1965 APR  note  winners of Univac-Unicorn short story contest: 1st prize, Herb Lehrman; 2nd prize, Greg Benford; 3rd, Barbara P. Kerr; 4th, Elizabeth Daniels; 5th, Royce Burton Jr; 1st & 2nd prize stories to be pub. in the 1965 JUN issue; anth. #27 has authors' memoirs
   Editor's Note  1965 JUN  note  reader reaction to book reviews wanted do readers prefer an essay in depth on a few books, or concise reviews on a greater number of books?; Ferman was publisher of VSF(1957-58, 1969-70), & edited an anth. from VSF, titled No Limits(1964)
Ferrara, Patricia  Rising Waters  1987 JUL  ss  born in Attleboro, MA, near where H.P. Lovecraft is buried; has PhD in Literature from Yale Univ.; lives in Atlanta where she teaches English & film at Georgia State Univ.
   Freezer Madness  1989 DEC  ss 
Ferrell, Keith  Curiosities: The Shape of Further Things: Speculations on Change, by Brian W. Aldiss, 1971  1999 MAR  br  Aldiss' book combines diary, history, criticism, & speculative essay; see website at
Fessier, Michael  Blue-Eyed Horse, The  1958 JUL  ss  (1907-1988) 1st pub. in COL, 10 JUN 1955; a Hollywood screenwriter; has 1st novel Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind(1935), & humorous novel Clovis(1948); has pub. many stories from 1935-1960 in PST, Manhunt, Bluebook, ESQ, COL, & EQMM
   Bewitched  1958 NOV  ss  1st pub. in COL, 18 NOV 1950, a shapeshifting fantasy about "the cat in every woman"(Clute)
Filer, Burt  Backtracked  1968 JUN  ss  lives in Manhattan, married to Ann MacLeod, who has previous story(#2639); has several stories in GAL & IFS 1967-68
Finch, Sheila  World Waiting, A (for Shannon Rae)  1989 AUG  nv  (1935- ) 1st story in Lingster ser., exp. into novel A World Waiting(1989); born in London, now lives in CA; teaches at El Camino College; 1st story pub. sf "The Confessions of Melakos" in Sou-wester, in 1977; also has stories pub. as Sheila Finch-Rayner
   Cyberella  1990 JUL  nv  has 1st novel Infinity's Web(1985; W-1986 CCR; N-1986 LOC), which describes the lives of five versions of one protagonist who live in various alternate worlds, & who gradually gain a sense of the mutual web they inhabit(Clute)
   Communion of Minds  1996 SEP  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Lingster, Guild of Xenolinguists ser.; one other story in ser., "Babel Interface" was pub. in AMZ 1988 MAY, & novel Triad(1986; 2001 eBook), about a woman-run Earth government, a female mission to another planet, & pirates(Clute)
   Out of the Mouths  1996 DEC  nv  N-1997 LOC, nv; 3rd story in Lingster series; "I'm developing a number of stories about the Guild ... which send lingsters all over the Orion Arm of the galaxy, & I'm working thru the problems lingsters face & how they apply the Guild's teachings & laws"
   Flight of Words, A  1997 FEB  ss  4th story in F&SF in Lingster series; has The Shaper Exile novel seq., The Garden of the Shaped(1987), Shaper's Legacy(1989), Shaping the Dawn(1989), a planetary romance about three separate genetic versions of human stock on a new planet(Clute)
   Roaring Ground, The  1997 APR  ss  5th story in F&SF in Lingster series; has novel The Falcon and the Falconer, serialized in TSF Online, in 1997
   Reading the Bones  1998 JAN  na  W-1998 NEB; N-1999 LOC; 6th story in F&SF in Lingster ser.; how the differences in language betw. native populations on the planet Krishna widen the gulf betw. them, & about one man who ultimately must try to bridge that chasm; being exp. into a novel
   Naked Face of God, The  1998 JUN  nv  7th story in F&SF in Lingster series; has ya novel, David Brin's Out of Time 2: Tiger in the Sky(1999; W-San Diego Book Award), about teens that are "yanked" out of the late 20th century to save a scientific base from fast-breeding fuzzy alien pests(B&C)
   No Brighter Glory  1999 APR  nv  8th story in F&SF in Lingster series; see her website at
Findlay, D.K.  Day After Saturation, The  1963 MAR  ss  (1901- ) wn. for David Kilpatrick Findlay; from Ottawa, Canada, a lawyer, WWII correspondent for MacLean's; has had stories in Bluebook, MacLean's, PST, COL, & Ladies Home Journal from 1930s-1959; has novels Search for Amelia(1958), & Third Act(1961)
   Way Back, The  1966 FEB  ss 
Finney, Charles G.  Horsenaping of Hotspur, The  1958 AUG  ss  (1905-1984) 1st story Manacle, Arizona series; his 1st short story, usually a novelist; born in Sedalia, MS; newspaperman & writer from Arizona; served with the U.S. 15th Army(infantry) in Tientsin, China(1927-29)
   Black Retriever, The  1958 OCT  ss  has 1st novel The Circus of Dr. Lao(1935; 1964 movie The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao); novel The Unholy City(1937; 1968, with story "The Magician Out of Manchuria"), is discussed in Jonathan Lethem's "Curiosities" br column in F&SF 1998 OCT/NOV, p.242
   Iowan's Curse, The  1959 JUN  ss  1st pub. in HRP 1958 JUL; 2nd story Manacle, Arizona series; has novel Past the End of the Pavement(1939, assoc.), was based on his childhood in Sedalia,; Ray Bradbury edited The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories(1956), based on his 1st novel
   Gilashrikes, The  1959 OCT  ss  3rd story Manacle, Arizona series; stories coll. in The Ghosts of Manacle(1964); Ray Bradbury edited The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories(1956), based on Finney's 1st novel
   Captivity, The  1961 OCT  ss  has book The Old China Hands(1961), based on his army experiences in China in 1927-29; from 1935-70 he worked for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, AZ, which was the model for Abalone, AZ, in his novel The Circus of Dr. Lao
Finney, Jack  Third Level, The  1952 OCT  ss  (1911-1995) 1st pub. in COL, 7 OCT 1950, 1st/only story in F&SF in Timeslip ser.; wn. for Walter B. Finney; 1st story pub. sf "Such Interesting Neighbors" in COL in 1951; novels Five Against the House(1954), Marion's Wall(1973); W-1987 WFA, Lifetime Award
   Quit Zoomin' Those Hands Through the Air  1952 DEC  ss  1st pub. in COL, 4 AUG 1951; has novels The Body Snatchers(1955; vt 1973 & 1978 as, & movies as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956, 1978), The Woodrow Wilson Dime(PST 1960; exp. 1968), Time and Again(1970) & its sequel From Time to Time(1995)
   There Is a Tide   1954 SEP  ss  1st pub. in COL, 2 AUG 1952; has colls. The Third Level(1957) & I Love Galesburg in the Springtime(1963) - assembled together as About Time: Twelve Stories(1986), & Forgotten News: The Crime of the Century and Other Lost Stories(1983); obit LOC 1995 DEC
Fish, Robert L.  Not Counting Bridges  1963 APR  vi  (1912-1981) Robert Lloyd Fish; born in Cleveland, OH; W-1962 EDG, best 1st novel, for The Fugitive(1962; 1st in Capt. Silva ser.); there is a Robert L. Fish Award for best 1st ss by an American writer, first given by the Mystery Writers of America in 1984
   Sonny  1965 MAY  ss  has Captain José da Silva mys. novel ser., Always Kill a Stranger(1967), The Bridge that Went Nowhere(1968), The Xavier Affair(1969), Trouble in Paradise(1975); has pastiche ser. colls. The Incredible Schlock Homes(1966), The Memoirs of Schlock Homes('74)
   To Hell With the Odds  1968 FEB  ss  has Kek Huuygens mys. novel ser., The Tricks of the Trade(1972), Kek Huuygens, Smuggler(1976); anth. With Malice Toward All(1968), & Every Crime in the Book(1975); as Robert L. Pike has Lt. Clancy, NYPD, ser., incl. Mute Witness(1963; movie Bullitt, 1968)
Fisher, Lou  Nobody Named Gallix  1975 JAN  ss  (1940- ) born in Cleveland, now lives in N.Y.'s Hudson Valley; writer/editor for a computer company; 1st sale "Enough Rope" in FAN 1958 DEC; also wrote for men's mags.; has 1st novel a space opera, SunStop 8(1978); novel The Blue Ice Pilot(1986)
Fisher, Sandy  Thank God You're Alive  1971 OCT  ss  age 34, currently a rock & roll engineer
Fitch, Marina  Jessica  1992 AUG  ss  (1957- ) from Santa Cruz, CA, now lives in Oregon; attended 1986 WotF Writers Workshop; 1st story pub. "They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships" in Budrys(ed): Writers of the Future, Vol.II(1986)
   Ghosts on Christmas Eaves, The  1993 JAN  ss  lives in Santa Cruz, CA; story was originally written for a Christmas Eve celebration - "ghost stories shared before a roaring fire ..."
   Silent Treatment, The  1993 AUG  ss  an F&SF first reader
   Sarah at the Tide Pool  1994 APR  ss  wrote this story as a result of a challenge, at the Rockaway Beach Writing Retreat; has 1st novel fantasy The Seventh Heart(1997; N-1998 LOC), about a young woman who must placate the angry Earth to stop natural diasters from destroying California(B&C)
   Imprints  1998 MAR  nv  has novel The Border(1999), about a Mexican woman with a magical inner voice who crosses the U.S. border illegally to seek her long-lost sister; has interview in LOC 1999 APR(#459); has eBook coll. Pieces of the Sky(2001), pub. by Scorpius Digital
FitzGerald, Gil  Vengeance of Nora O'Donnell, The  1983 APR  ss  working name for Gillian FitzGerald, librarian w. the Brooklyn Public Library; has English degree from Catholic Univ.; has stories in anth. Elsewhere(1981), Amazons II(1982), Heroic Visions II(1986), Friends of the Horseclans(1987)

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