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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Maio, Kathi  Films: Good, the Bad, and the Schmaltzy, The  1997 JAN  mr  Independence Day(1996), stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica Fox; Phenomenon(1996), stars John Travolta, Kyra Sedgewick; Matilda(1996), based on Roald Dahl's 1988 children's book, dir. Danny DeVito, stars Mara Wilson
   Films: Trek ... And a Journey Really Worth Taking, A  1997 JUN  mr  essay: Star Trek & its empire "franchise"; how it has grown over the years; Star Trek: First Contact(1996), the 1st Next Generation film, stars Patrick Stewart, Alice Krige, Brent Spiner, James Cromwell; Microcosmos(1996 France), nature documentary
   Films: Portrait of the Artist As a Mama's Boy  1997 AUG  mr  essay: depiction of writers in films, & how mothers are treated in films; Mother(1996), stars Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds; The Whole Wide World(1996), based on memoir Novalyne Price Ellis: One Who Walked Alone('98), on Robert E. Howard's life
   Films: Touched by an ... Alien  1998 JAN  mr  Contact(1997), orig. written in '80 by Carl Sagan & his wife Ann Druyan as a screenplay, then in '85 by Sagan as a novel, dir. Robert Zemeckis, stars Jodie Foster, Tom Skerritt; see Sagan book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark('95)
   Films: Ken and Barbie in the House of Buggin'  1998 APR  mr  essay: the fascist/neo-Nazi depiction by dir. Paul Verhoeven of Robert A. Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers(F&SF 1959 OCT-NOV as Starship Soldiers; exp. version 1959; movie Starship Troopers, 1997), stars Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
   Eight SF/Fantasy Films That Have Really Stayed With Me  1998 JUL  misc  The Day the Earth Stood Still(1951); Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956); A Clockwork Orange(1971); Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977); Alien(1979); Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai(1984); Edward Scissorhands(1990); Truly Madly Deeply(1991)
   Films: Deep Space, Right Here at Home  1998 JUL  mr  essay: how the hostile ocean depths have been treated by the film industry; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1907); Deep Rising(1998), stars Treat Williams, Famke Janssen; Sphere(1998), based on Crichton's 1987 novel, stars Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone
   Films: Hollywood's Leftover Recipe: Just Add Angst, and a Touch of FX  1998 SEP  mr  essay: "that whole nostalgia thing ... ripoff remakes"; Lost in Space(1998), based on the 1965-68 TV series, stars William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Matt LeBlanc; briefly, The Butcher Boy(1997 Ireland), based on Patrick McCabe's 1992 novel
   Films: Learning to Embrace the Chaos  1999 JAN  mr  essay: disaster films given a boost by upcoming millennium; Pi(1998), "no-budget" movie in B&W, dir. Darren Aronofsky, stars Sean Gullette, Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao, Samia Shoaib, Mark Margolis, Pamela Hart, Ben Shenkman
   Films: Way It Never Was, The  1999 MAR  mr  essay: the movies & sit-coms of the 1950s & early 1960s depicted an America that never existed; Pleasantville(1998), stars Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Jeff Daniels; compares it to Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)
   Films: Soul (or Lack Thereof) of the New Monster, The  1999 JUN  mr  essay: monster movies of the past & present; Godzilla(1998); Frankenstein(1931), & Bride of Frankenstein(1935), both dir. by James Whale; Gods and Monsters(1998), focuses on Whale's last days in 1957, stars Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lolita Davidovich
   Films: Beyond the Magpie Impulse  1999 SEP  mr  essay: magpie behavior of writers, film-makers; The Matrix(1999), writers Andy & Larry Wachowski, stars Keanu Reeves, Carnie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugh Weaving; briefly, Dark City(1998), stars Kiefer Sutherland, Rufus Sewell
   Films: Getting Back to Basics  1999 DEC  mr  two movies based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House; The Haunting(1963), dir. Robert Wise, stars Julie Harris; The Haunting(1999), dir. Jan DeBont, stars Lili Taylor; also, The Blair Witch Project(1999)
Malaval, Suzanne  Devil's God-Daughter, The  1962 SEP  vi  trans. by Damon Knight; writes for Fiction, F&SF's French sister-magazine, lives in Lorraine
Malko, George  Flower Kid Cashes In, The  1969 MAY  ss  this story was originally written as a one-act play for TV; writes TV documentaries & semi-documentary film featurettes; has books Scientology: The Now Religion(1970), & The One and Only Yo-Yo Book(1978)
Mallette, Moses  Seven Wonders of the Universe, The  1966 AUG  ss  (1940?- ) age 26, lives in Atlanta, attended M.I.T., the Univ. of Chattanooga, & Georgia State College
   Stars Know, The  1968 FEB  vi 
Malzberg, Barry  Triptych, A  1969 JUL  ss  (1939- ) also in F&SF as Barry N. Malzberg, under his ps. K.M. O'Donnell, & with co-authors Pronzini, Harrison, Neville, Scholz; 1st story pub. sf "We're Coming Through the Window" in GAL 1967 AUG, as K.M. O'Donnell; most of his early sf under this ps.
   Falcon and the Falconeer, The  1969 DEC  ss  his novelette "Final War" in F&SF 1968 APR(under ps. K.M. O'Donnell) was N-1968 NEB, & was the title story in his coll. Final War and Other Fantasies(1969, as K.M. O'Donnell); has coll. In the Pocket and Other Science Fiction Stories(1971, as O'Donnell)
   Watching Apollo  1970 FEB  pm  as K.M. O'Donnell has novels Screen(1968), The Empty People(1969), Universe Day(1971 fixup); has used ps. Francine Di Natale, for The Circle(1969), & Claudine Dumas, for Diary of a Parisian Chambermaid(1969), both adult novels
Malzberg, Barry N.  Books  1970 MAY  br  Michael Moorcock: The Black Corridor; Roger Zelazny: Damnation Alley; Damon Knight(ed): Orbit 5; Poul Anderson(ed): Nebula Award Stories Four; Malzberg also in F&SF as Barry Malzberg, under ps. K.M. O'Donnell, with co-authors Pronzini, Neville, Harrison
   Making Titan  1970 JUL  ss  story part of fixup novel as by K.M. O'Donnell, Universe Day(1971); has used ps. Robin Schaefer(in FAN 1969 APR), & William Coyne(in GAL 1976 MAY); ps. Gerrold Watkins for adult novels A Bed of Money(1969), & Art of the Fugue(1970)
   Notes Just Prior to the Fall  1970 OCT  ss  as K. M. O'Donnell has novels Dwellers of the Deep(1970), & Gather in the Hall of the Planets(1971), both recursive farcical satires featuring sf fans & writers in confrontation with aliens(Clute)
   Yearbook (To Carol Asch Reals)  1971 MAY  vi  has novel Confessions of Westchester County(1971); has used ps. Mike Barry for mystery novels Bay Prowler(1973), Havana Hit(1974), & at least 12 more; used ps. Lee W. Mason, M.L. Johnson, & Mel Johnson for mystery or sf stories
   To the Editor  1971 AUG  lttr  letter in response to Joanna Russ book review in 1971 APR, says she has gone beyond criticism to "mischief-making"
   Causation  1971 DEC  vi  has first sf novels under his own name, The Falling Astronauts(1971), Revelations(1972), & Beyond Apollo(1972; W-1973 JWC; N-1973 LOC), all three novels being skeptical commentaries of NASA's Apollo program(Clute)
   Short Religious Novel, A  1972 SEP  vi  has novel Overlay(1972); non-sf novel Underlay(1974; 1986), a humorous novel concerning a racetrack punter which some consider funniest book
   Outside  1973 JAN  vi  has used collab. ps. John Barry Williams, with co-authors John Lutz & Bill Pronzini, for story "Cheeseburger" in AHMM 1978 OCT
   Second Short Shortest Fantasy Ever Ever Published, The  1973 MAY  vi  has novels In the Closure(1973), The Men Inside(1973), Phase IV(1973 UK, film tie-in)
   Helmet, The  1973 SEP  vi  has novel Herovit's World(1973; N-1974 JUP, LOC), in which an sf writer struggles to cope with real life & the pressures of the market, a scathing critique of the market forces shaping contemporary sf(Clute)
   Closed Sicilian  1973 NOV  ss 
   Delightful Comedic Premise, A  1974 FEB  ss  has anth. Final Stage(1974; N-1975 & 1976 LOC; rev. 1975), with Edward L. Ferman
   Robert Silverberg  1974 APR  bio  R.S. "graduated from Columbia Univ. in 1956, having thruout his senior year sold to almost all of the sf mags ... made $200.00 a week out of sf before he was 21 ... over next 10 years pub. ~ 450 books & 3X as many mag. pieces ... sf 15% of his output"
   Twenty Sixty-one  1974 JUL  ss  has novels The Destruction of the Temple(1974; N-1975 LOC), On a Planet Alien(1974), The Sodom and Gomorrah Business(1974), Conversations(1974); colls. Out from Ganymede(1974), The Many Worlds of Barry Malzberg(1975)
   Sedan Deville  1974 DEC  ss  has novels The Day of the Burning(1974), Tactics of Conquest(1974), both in which aliens threaten the Earth(Clute)
   Galaxy Called Rome, A (In Memory of John W. Campbell)  1975 JUL  nv  N-1975 NEB; 1976 LOC, novelette; to be pub. in a somewhat different & expanded version, as novel Galaxies(1975), about a spaceship endangered by a black hole, an sf anti-novel, the author interweaves many sour comments on sf as a genre(Clute)
   Rage, Pain, Alienation and Other Aspects of the Writing of Science Fiction  1976 APR  ar  a bitter essay to say why the following story, "Seeking Assistance"(#3798), will be his last sf story; mentions book Richard Kostelanetz: The End of Intelligent Waiting: Literary Politics in America(1974); see Ellison letter this issue
   Afterword  1976 APR  aw  mentions his just pub. coll. The Best of Barry N. Malzberg(1975); "I owe my career ... (such as it has been) ... & large pieces of my personal life ... to science fiction"
   Seeking Assistance  1976 APR  ss  also in F&SF with co-author Jeffrey W. Carpenter
   Books  1976 SEP  br  essay: "Style is the topic of the month"; Samuel R. Delany: Triton; J.G. Ballard: Love and Napalm: Export U.S.A.; Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis: The Dynostar Menace; Avram Davidson: The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy
   Books  1977 MAY  br  F.M. Busby: Rissa Kerguellen; Robert Silverberg: Shadrach in the Furnace; Neil Barron(ed): Bibliographic Guides for Contemporary Collectors: Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction
   Big Ernie, the Royal Russian and the Big Trapdoor  1978 MAY  ss  1st story in his Writers' Heaven series, about the actions around its bar; has novels The Gamesman(1975), Guernica Night(1975; N-1975 NEB), Scop(1976), the latter about a time traveler desperate to change the history of his intolerable world(Clute)
   Books  1978 AUG  br  Alexei & Cory Panshin: Science Fiction in Dimension; Peter Nicholls: Science Fiction at Large: A Collection of Essays About the Interface Between Science Fiction and Reality; The Best of Philip K. Dick; Christopher Priest: The Perfect Lover
   Ring, the Brass Ring, the Russian and I  1978 AUG  ss  2nd story in his Writers' Heaven series; has anth. Arena: Sports SF(1976), Graven Images: Three Original Novellas of Science Fiction(1977), both with Edward L. Ferman; anth. Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction(1977), with Bill Pronzini
   Annual Bash and Circumstance Party, The  1979 MAR  ss  3rd & last story in his Writers' Heaven series; has coll. Down Here in the Dream Quarter(1976); novels The Last Transaction(1977), Chorale(1978), the latter a black comedy with Beethoven as the protagonist(Clute)
   Demystification of Circumstance  1979 NOV  ss  see article "Barry N. Malzberg: An Annotated Bibliography" by Andrew Tidmarsh in INZ 1992 JUL; interviews in Charles Platt: Dream Makers(1980), & in Pirate Writings #15 1997
   Books  1980 NOV  br  essay: his introduction to sf by GAL; Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander(ed): Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction; Robert Sheckley: Crompton Divided; George R.R. Martin(ed): New Voices III: The Campbell Award Nominees
   Twentieth Century Murder Case, The  1980 DEC  ss  has anth. The End of Summer: Science Fiction of the Fifties(1979; vt The Fifties: The End of Summer), & Shared Tomorrows: Science Fiction in Collaboration(1979), both with Bill Pronzini
   Books  1981 SEP  br  Charles L. Platt: Dream Makers; Martin H. Greenberg(ed): Fantastic Lives: Autobiographical Essays by Notable Science Fiction Writers; Richard A. Lupoff(ed): What If? Volumes I & II; Jack M. Dann: Junction
   There the Lovelies Bleeding  1981 SEP  vi  has colls. Malzberg at Large(1979), The Man Who Loved the Midnight Lady(1980; N-1981 LOC)

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