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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Kersh, Gerald  Terribly Wild Flowers, The  1958 OCT  ss  (1911-1968) Russian-born U.K. author, has colls. The Brighton Monster(1953), Men Without Bones(1955), Nightshade and Damnations(1968), novels The Secret Masters(1953), Brock(1969); story in PST, "The Secret of the Bottle," W-1957 EDG
Kessel, John  Just Like a Cretin Dog  1979 JAN  nv  (1950- ) his 1st pub. fiction; born in Buffalo, NY; has BA in Physics & English from Univ. of Rochester, MA in English from Univ. of Kansas(where he taught composition & sf), PhD from Kansas Univ.; has taught at N. Carolina State Univ. since 1982
   Herman Melville: Space Opera Virtuoso  1980 JAN  spf  tongue-in-cheek 'literary biography' of Herman Melville's(1819-1891) pulp fiction career; 1st story pub. sf "The Silver Man" in GEO #8 1978; has 1st novel w. James Patrick Kelly, Freedom Beach(nv "Freedom Beach" in F&SF 1984 AUG, etal; 1985 fixup)
   Monuments of Science Fiction, The  1980 AUG  fa/spf  written in the form of a literature textbook, with a short story, "Starship Nurse of the Pecos ... " by V.H. Winkler, sandwiched between an "Introduction" & "Questions for Thought and Discussion"
   Uncle John and the Saviour  1980 DEC  ss  has novel Good News From Outer Space(1989; N-1989 NEB; 1990 JWC, LOC), set in a near-future America controlled by fundamentalist Christians awaiting the arrival of God's messenger—in a spaceship
   Not Responsible! Park and Lock It! (with thanks to Tim Roth)  1981 SEP  nv  see interviews in Forbidden Lines 1991 FEB/MAR, & in LOC 1993 AUG(#391), & 1997 JUN(#437); Kessel lives in Raleigh, NC, an Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State Univ. since 1982, where he teaches American literature & fiction writing
   Another Orphan  1982 SEP  na  W-1982 NEB; N-1983 HUG, LOC, SFC, novella; "story of Patrick Fallon, a young Chicago broker who finds himself deposited into a hammock on a 19th-century sailing ship"; pub. as a Tor Double with Barry B. Longyear's "Enemy Mine" in 1989
   Judgment Call  1987 OCT  ss  has colls. Meeting in Infinity: Allegories & Extrapolations(1992; N-1993 LOC, WFA), & The Pure Product(1997; N-1998 LOC); Kessel is the literary executor of the late Lawrence S. Rudner, & edited the latter's last novel, Memory's Tailor(1998)
   Invaders  1990 OCT  nv  N-1991 LOC, novelette; has anth., with Richard Butner & Mark L. Van Name, Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology(1996; N-1997 LOC); has audio play produced by the Seeing Ear Theater(
   Buffalo (for my father)  1991 JAN  ss  W-1992 LOC, STU; N-1991 NEB; 1992 HUG, short story; to be pub. in anth. of autobiographical "hometown" sf, Anne Devereaux Jordan(ed): Fires of the Past: Thirteen Contemporary Fantasies About Hometowns(1991); this one set in Buffalo, NY
   Books  1993 MAR  br  introduces himself & the way he will write his reviews; Maureen F. McHugh: China Mountain Zhang; Michael Bishop: Count Geiger's Blues; Gene Wolfe: Nightside the Long Sun
   Books: Today's Truth  1993 MAY  br  essay: the cyberpunk debate, Part 1 of 2; what it is & where has it gone; Larry McCaffery(ed): Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern S. F.; Bruce Sterling: Globalhead, & The Hacker Crackdown(nf); Marc Laidlaw: Kalifornia
   Books: Big Book, Women, and God, The  1993 JUL  br  essay: cyberpunk, Part 2 of 2(Part 1 in 1993 MAY); the role of Kim Stanley Robinson as a cyberpunk author, if he is one; Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Mars; Judith Moffett: Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream; M.J. Engh: Rainbow Man
   Books: No Place Like Home  1993 SEP  br  Nancy Kress: Beginnings, Middles and Ends(nf); George Ochoa & Jeffrey Osier: The Writer's Guide to Creating a Science Fiction Universe; Bradley Denton: Blackburn; Geoff Ryman: Was
   Books: Forward Into the Past  1993 DEC  br  Gardner Dozois(ed): The Year's Best Science Fiction, Tenth Annual; John Clute & Peter Nicholls(ed): The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
   Books: Just Like Real People  1994 FEB  br  Gwyneth Jones: White Queen; Terry Bisson: Bears Discover Fire; briefly, Gregory Frost: The Pure Cold Light; Theodore Sturgeon: Argyll; Cordwainer Smith: The Rediscovery of Man; Charlie Oberendorf: Testing
   Books: Canons Left and Right  1994 APR  br  essay: 'best of' anthologies; Tom Shippey(ed): The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories; Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Attebery(ed): The Norton Book of Science Fiction; Gardner Dozois(ed): Modern Classics of S. F., & Modern Classic Short Novels of S. F.
   Books: Growing Up, the Hard Way  1994 JUN  br  essay: Lewis Shiner & his works, "arcing away from sf," & cyberpunk; Lewis Shiner: Glimpses; Spider Robinson: Off the Wall at Callahan's; Brad Templeton(ed): Hugo and Nebula Anthology(CD-ROM); Expert Astronomer(CD-ROM)
   Books: Parables and Other Stuff  1994 AUG  br  essay: "women in jeopardy"; Michael Blumlein: X, Y; Octavia Butler: The Parable of the Sower
   Books: Hard Work  1994 OCT/NOV  br  essay: definitions of hard sf; David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer(ed): The Ascent of Wonder; John Huntington: Rationalizing Genius; James Patrick Kelly: Wildlife
   Books: Prisoners of Perception  1995 JAN  br  essay: writers that still labor "to produce work that's commercially acceptable while still doing things that matter to (them)"; Rebecca Ore: Slow Funeral; see Kessel's website at
   Books: Grace Under Pressure  1995 MAR  br  announces his retirement from book reviewing due to "increasing responsibilities at work & home"; Maureen F. McHugh: Half the Day Is Night; in 2001, Kessel became Director of Creative Writing program at North Carolina State Univ.; lives in Raleigh, NC
   Who I'll Cast When They Let Me Direct ...  1998 JUL  misc  Bester: The Stars My Destination; Dick: The Man in the High Castle; Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness; Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun; Robinson: Red Mars; Miller Jr: A Canticle for Liebowitz; Heinlein: "All You Zombies —"; Fowler: Sarah Canary; 3 more
   Every Angel Is Terrifying  1998 OCT/NOV  ss  N-1998 STO, short fiction; 1999 LOC, WFA, short story; has satirical sf novel Corrupting Dr. Nice(1997; N-1998 LOC), about time-traveling con-artists & a scientist with a baby dinosaur who cross paths in Jerusalem at the time of Christ(B&C)
Kessel, John & James Patrick Kelly  Freedom Beach  1984 AUG  nv  N-1985 LOC, nv; 1st & only story in F&SF in Freedom Beach ser.; to be part of fixup novel Freedom Beach(1985), Kessel's 1st novel, about a strange sort of resort that seems to be founded on amnesia; others in ser. in AMZ 1982 SEP, & in ASI 1984 APR, DEC
Keyes, Daniel  Flowers for Algernon  1959 APR  nv  (1927- ) W-1960 HUG, short story; 1966 exp. into a novel, W-1966 NEB; 1967 HUG(br 1966 JUN); basis of movie Charly(1968); born in Brooklyn, BA from Brooklyn College, 1950; 1st story pub. "Precedent" in MSF 1952 MAY; assoc. ed. at MSF 1951-52
   Crazy Maro  1960 APR  nv  has novels The Touch(1968); The Fifth Sally(1980), multiple personality; true crime The Minds of Billy Milligan(1981; N-EDG; basis of 1999 movie The Crowded Room), sequel The Milligan Wars(1994 Japan), Unveiling Claudia: A True Story of Serial Murder('86)
   Flowers for Algernon  1979 OCT  nv  1st pub. in F&SF 1959 APR, perhaps the "most famous story F&SF has ever published"; besides being made into the 1968 movie Charly, the story was also made into a stage musical in London in 1979 JUN; see interview in LOC 1997 JUN(#437)
Kidd, Virginia  Books  1965 OCT  br  (1921- ) reviews C.S. Lewis: Poems(ed. by Walter Hooper); Kidd born in Philadelphia, known primarily as an editor & agent; married to James Blish until 1947-63; 1st solo story pub. sf "Kangaroo Court" in Knight(ed): Orbit 1(1966)
Killheffer, Robert K.J.  Books  1994 SEP  br  (1966- ) Robert Karl Johann Killheffer; introduces his style of book reviewing; essay: where has sf's sense of wonder gone? See these three novels; Gene Wolfe: Lake of the Long Sun; Greg Bear: Moving Mars; Ian McDonald: Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone
   Books  1994 DEC  br  essay: similarities between sf & mystery fiction; Peter Hoeg: Smilla's Sense of Snow; Wilhelm: The Best Defense; Laidlaw: The Orchid Eater; R.K.J.K. has done reviews for The Washington Post, & NYRSF; was nf editor at Omni & Omni Online
   Books  1995 FEB  br  essay: "sf usually ... offer(s) more insight into our current circumstances than sound predictions of tomorrow"; John Barnes: Mother of Storms; Jack Womack: Random Acts of Senseless Violence; Bruce Sterling: Heavy Weather; McHugh: Half the Day Is Night
   Books: Chasing Shadows  1995 APR  br  essay: is there a distinctively Canadian or Australian brand of sf?; David G. Hartwell & Glenn Grant(ed): Northern Stars: The Anthology of Canadian Science Fiction; Peter McNamara & Margaret Winch(ed): Alien Shores: The Anthology of Australian S. F.
   Books  1995 MAY  br  essay: "peircing the veil in order to solve the mysteries of creation ... in stories about ... the sudden-isolation scenario .."; Greg Egan: Quarantine; Patricia Anthony: The Happy Policeman; Robert Reed: Beyond the Veil of Stars
   Books  1995 JUN  br  essay: "Every age develops its own distinctive figure of villainy," today's latest villain is the Corporation; William Browning Spencer: Résumé With Monsters; David Prill: The Unnatural; R.K.J.K. is editor of sf mag. Century #0-4 1994-6, #5-6 2000
   Books  1995 JUL  br  essay: when non-genre critics rave about a genre book; Jeff Noon: Vurt; Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age; R.K.J.K. has 2-part article "After Winning the War: Fantasy and Science Fiction's Fortieth Year", in the NYRSF 1989 DEC-1990 JAN
   Books  1995 SEP  br  essay: New York City in earlier days(1864-1912), the fallacy of nostalgia, & "the ways in which the past has become the present"; Jack Finney: From Time to Time; E.L. Doctorow: The Waterworks
   Books  1995 OCT/NOV  br  essay: differences between the sexes, visions of battles between the sexes; Elizabeth Hand: Waking the Moon; Suzy McKee Charnas: The Furies
   Books  1995 DEC  br  essay: fantasy novels with the insight of an historical context; Guy Gavriel Kay: The Lions of Al-Rassan; Parke Godwin: The Tower of Beowulf
   Books  1996 FEB  br  essay: sf that looks backwards in time, what if? alternate histories; Jack Dann: Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo da Vinci; Paul J. McAuley: Pasquale's Angel
   Books  1996 APR  br  essay: two novels that "reveal the constant dance the present must do with the past on its way to the future"; Terence M. Green: Shadow of Ashland; Jack Cady: The Off Season
   Books  1996 JUN  br  Robin Scott Wilson: Paragons: Twenty Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft; John Kessel, Mark L. Van Name, & Richard Butner(ed): Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology
   Books  1996 AUG  br  essay: humorous sf/f; Connie Willis: Bellwether; Bradley Denton: Lunatics
   Books  1996 OCT/NOV  br  essay: the mystical or occult elements in some sf, the difference between sf & occult readers; Marc Laidlaw: The 37th Mandala; Robert Holdstock: Ancient Echoes
   Books  1997 JUN  br  essay: Greg Egan & sf novels that not only have a sense of adventure, but also have so many interesting ideas that they give an overwhelming intellectual thrill; Greg Egan: Distress
   Books  1997 OCT/NOV  br  essay: Arthurian legend novels; Bernard Cornwell: Enemy of God; Jack Whyte: The Eagles' Brood; A.A. Attanasio: The Eagle and the Sword
   Books  1998 FEB  br  essay: time travel novels; Connie Willis: To Say Nothing of the Dog; J.R. Dunn: Days of Cain; Three in Time: Classic Novels of Time Travel, by Chad Oliver(The Winds of Time), Wilson Tucker(The Year of the Quiet Sun), & Poul Anderson(There Will Be Time)
   Books  1998 JUN  br  essay: New Wave authors' legacy; Michael Moorcock: The War Amongst the Angels; Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold: Donnerjack; Harvey Jacobs: American Goliath; Harlan Ellison: Slippage; R.K.J.K. was a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews
   Books  1998 OCT/NOV  br  essay: pulp art & artists; Robert Lesser: Pulp Art: Original Cover Paintings for the Great American Pulp Magazines; Frank M. Robinson & Lawrence Davidson: Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines; Vincent di Fate: Infinite Worlds
   Books  1999 MAR  br  essay: sf novels "resemble alternate history—but ... (are) more like parallel histories, or secret histories"; J. Gregory Keyes: Newton's Cannon; David Morse: The Iron Bridge; Robert Charles Wilson: Darwinia

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