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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Searles, Baird  Films: Flick Needs Bic  1982 JUL  mr/tvr  Quest for Fire(1981 France-Canada), stars Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nameer el-Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong
   Films: Phoenix Too Frequent, A  1982 AUG  mr/tvr  The Phoenix(1982), pilot movie for TV series(1982, 5 ep.), stars Judson Scott, Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall; briefly, Destination Moon(1950)
   Films: Car Bash Down Under  1982 SEP  mr/tvr  The Road Warrior(1981 Australia), sequel to Mad Max(1979 Australia), both dir. George Miller, both star Mel Gibson; A Midsummer Night's Dream(1981 BBC TV), producer Jonathan Miller; briefly, THX-1138(1971), George Lucas' 1st commercial film
   Films: Hyperboring  1982 OCT  mr/tvr  Conan, the Barbarian(1982), dir. John Milius, screenplay by Milius & Oliver Stone, stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman
   Films: Khan-Founded  1982 NOV  mr/tvr  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan(1982), a direct sequel to the TV series episode "Space Seed," stars regular Star Trek crew & Ricardo Montalban, Kirstie Alley
   Films: Kevin in Computerland  1982 DEC  mr/tvr  Tron(1982), dir. Steven Lisberger, screenplay by Lisberger & Bonnie MacBird, stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan; Dragonslayer(1981 UK), dir. Matthew Robbins, stars Peter MacNicol, Ralph Richardson
   Films: E.T., Go Home  1983 JAN  mr/tvr  E.T. the Extra-Terrestial(1982), from Disney, dir. Steven Spielberg, script by Melissa Mathison, stars Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace-Stone, Peter Coyote
   Films: Dragooned Dragon  1983 FEB  mr/tvr  The Flight of Dragons(1982), animated, based very loosely on Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon and the George(F&SF 1957 SEP; exp. 1976) & Peter Dickinson's The Flight of Dragons(1979); Heartbeeps(1981), stars Bernadette Peters, Andy Kaufman
   Films: Tube or Not Tube  1983 MAR  mr/tvr  TV sf/f; The Powers of Matthew Star(1982-83 TV series, 22 ep.), stars Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr; The Mysterious Stranger(1982 PBS TV), dramatization of Mark Twain's posthumous novel(1916; rest. 1969; 1982), stars Lance Kerwin
   Films: Tube Two  1983 APR  mr/tvr  Tucker's Witch(1982-83 TV ser., 12 ep.); The Quest(1982 TV ser., 8 ep.); Voyagers(1982-83 TV ser., 21 ep.); Tales of the Gold Monkey(1982-83 TV ser., 22 ep.), stars Stephen Collins; The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy(1981 UK TV ser., 6 ep.)
   Films: Dark Crystal, The  1983 MAY  mr/tvr  The Dark Crystal(1982), conceptual designer Brian Froud, a Jim Henson & the Muppets movie, dir. Jim Henson & Frank Oz, written by Jim Henson & David Odell
   Films: Other Ring, The  1983 JUN  mr/tvr  The Ring of Nibelung(shown on TV), an opera of 4 acts by Richard Wagner(1813-1883), the acts being The Rhinegold(written 1869), The Valkyrie(1870), Siegfried(1876), & The Twilight of the Gods(1876)
   Films: Mess Media  1983 JUL  mr/tvr  Wizards and Warriors(1983 TV series, 8 ep.), stars Jeff Conaway, Julia Duffy, Walter Olkewicz, Julia Payne; briefly, An Englishman's Castle(1978 UK TV series), alternate history segment where Nazis win WWII, see 1980 MAR review
   Films: More (and Less) Mess Media  1983 AUG  mr/tvr  Wizards and Warriors(1983 TV series, 8 ep.), see 1983 JUL column; Small & Frye(1983 TV series, 6 ep.), stars Darren McGavin as Nick Small & Jack Blessing as Chip Frye as two P.I.s, & Debbie Zipp, Bill Daily
   Films: Visiting Wrongs  1983 SEP  mr/tvr  V(1983-84 TV mini-series), stars Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Jane Badler, Michael Ironside(also made into 1984-85 TV series, 19 ep.); commercial for British Airways
   Films: Jaded Jedi  1983 OCT  mr/tvr  Return of the Jedi(1983), 3rd in the Star Wars series, writers George Lucas & Lawrence Kasdan, stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams
   Films: 2-D 3-D  1983 NOV  mr/tvr  Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone(1983, 3-D movie), stars Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald; War Games(1983), stars Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy; Bladerunner(1982), based on Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
   Films: In the Gloaming  1983 DEC  mr/tvr  Twilight Zone—The Movie(1983), segment "It's a Good Life," screenplay by Richard Matheson, based on a Jerome Bixby story, "It's a Good Life," in Pohl(ed): Star Science Fiction Stories #2(1953), & stars Kathleen Quinlan, Billy Mumy
   Films: Krulltured Pearl  1984 JAN  mr/tvr  Krull(1983), dir. Peter Yates, stars Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Francesca Annis
   Films: Fit for Man Nor Beast  1984 FEB  mr/tvr  new TV season; Just Our Luck(1983 TV ser., 11 ep.), stars T.K. Carter, Richard Gilliland; Mr. Smith(1983 TV ser., 12 ep.), stars Ed Weinberger, C.J. the orangutan; Manimal(1983 TV ser., 8 ep.), stars Melody Anderson, Simon MacCorkindale
   Films: Echolaliac Ectoplasm  1984 MAR  mr/tvr  Jennifer Slept Here(1983-84 TV ser., 13 ep.), stars Ann Jillian; The Beastmaster(1982), stars Marc Singer; Poltergeist(1982), script by Steven Spielberg; Something Wicked This Way Comes(1983), based on Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel & script
   Films: Some Months After  1984 APR  mr/tvr  The Day After(1983 TV), dir. Nicholas Meyer, writer Edward Hume, stars William Allen Young, Calvin Jung, Kyle Aletter; Dr. Who: The Five Doctors(1983), stars the actors that have portrayed Dr. Who so far; see Searles' obit in LOC 1993 MAY(#388)
   Films: Unabsorbed Shocks  1984 MAY  mr/tvr  Christine(1983), based on Stephen King's 1983 novel, dir. John Carpenter, stars a red 1958 Plymouth, Keith Gordon, John Stockwell; Prototype(1983 TV), stars David Morse(as the android), Christopher Plummer, Frances Sternhagen
   Films: Droidful  1984 JUN  mr/tvr  Android(1982), dir. Aaron Lipstadt, stars Klaus Kinski; Caveman(1981), stars Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach; An American Werewolf in London(1981), dir./writer John Landis, stars David Naughton, Jenny Agutter
   Films: Grimm Fun  1984 JUL  mr/tvr  Faerie Tale Theatre ser. available on video & cable incl. "Sleeping Beauty"(C. Reeves, B. Peters), "Jack and the Beanstalk"(J. Stapleton, D. Christopher, E. Gould), "The Frog Prince"(R. Williams); Searles' last mr/tvr in F&SF, then AMZ 1984 NOV-1986 NOV
Searls, Hank  Late Again  1988 MAR  vi  (1922- ) wn. for Henry Hunt Searls Jr; 1st story pub. sf "Martyr's Flight" in IMG 1955 DEC; 1st novel The Big X(1959); The Pilgrim Project(1964; made into 1968 movie Countdown), Jaws 2(1975), Overboard(1977), Jaws the Revenge(1983), Blood Song(1984)
Seeley, Mabel  Footprint, The  1953 JAN  ss  (1903-1991) 1st pub. fantasy story, normally a detective & mainstream novelist; born in Hermanville, MN; earned a BA from the Univ. of Minnesota in 1926; 1st novel The Listening House(1938), The Chuckling Fingers(1941), The Whistling Shadow(1954)
Seelhammer, Cynthia  Gentle Horses  1998 MAR  ss  her 1st published story; born in Minnesota, where at the age of 11 she had a stubborn & ill-trained mare; now lives in the San Tan mountains of Arizona, where she is the town manager of Queen Creek(population 4,000); attended Clarion in 1992
Sellers, J.P.  Pete Gets His Man  1963 DEC  ss  a British Major at Fontainbleau in France
   Urgent Message for Mr. Prosser  1964 APR  ss 
Sellings, Arthur  Crack in the Shield  1968 JAN  nv  (1921-1968) ps. for U.K. writer Robert Arthur Ley; 1st story pub. sf "The Haunting" in AUT 1953 #38; has colls. Time Transfer(1956), The Long Eureka(1968), novels Telepath(1962), The Uncensored Man(1964), The Quy Effect(1966)
   Legend and the Chemistry, The  1969 JAN  ss  in story intro, notice of Sellings death in England in September 1968, at age 47; has novels Intermind(1967 in US as by Ray Luther), The Power of X(1968), & Junk Day(1970)
Shaara, Michael  Grenville's Planet  1952 OCT  ss  (1929-1988) born in Jersey City, NJ; grad. of Rutgers Univ.; 1st story pub. sf "All the Way Back" in ASF 1952 JUL; English Lit. prof. at Florida State Univ.; 1st novel The Broken Place(1968); has Pulitzer Prize winning Civil War novel, Killer Angels(1974)
   Time Payment  1954 JUN  ss  has sf novel The Herald(1981; vt The Noah Conspiracy); sf coll. Soldier Boy(1982); has interview in AMZ 1982 SEP; has posthumous baseball novel For Love of the Game(1991; made into 1999 movie; see website http://jeffshaara.com/michaelbio.html
Shaffer, Francis B.  Introduction to Prosper Mérimée's "The Venus of Ille"  1970 NOV  in  Mérimée's 1st play was Cromwell(1822); has novella "Carmen"(1845), which contains valid info on the gypsy's lifestyle in Spain, was made into the opera "Carmen" by George Bizet(1838-1874), & movies The Loves of Carmen(1949), & Carmen Jones(1954)
Shanahan  Cartoon  1994 SEP  ct  working name for Danny Shanahan
   Cartoon  1994 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1995 MAR  ct 
   Cartoon  1995 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon: Deja Voodoo  1995 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 MAR  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 APR  ct 
   Cartoon  1996 MAY  ct 
   Cartoon: Moby Dickweed  1996 AUG  ct 
   Cartoon  1997 SEP  ct 
   Cartoon  1998 OCT/NOV  ct 
   Cartoon: Mighty Joe Jung  1999 JUL  ct 
   Cartoon: Pilot Error  1999 OCT/NOV  ct 
Shango, J.R.  Matter of Ethics, A  1954 NOV  ss  ps. for Clifton L. Dance, a physician; also in F&SF as Clifton Dance
Shapiro, Neil  From the Moon, With Love  1970 FEB  nv  (1949?- ) a 21-year old student at the Rochester Institute of Technology; graduate of Clarion Writers' Workshop; 1st story pub. sf "Now No One Waits" in IFS 1969 DEC

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