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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Smeds, Dave  Short Timer  1994 DEC  nv  N-1995 NEB, ss; has The War of the Dragons ser., novels The Sorcery Within(1985; N-1986 LOC), The Schemes of Dragons(1989); coll. of erotic sf/f stories, Earthly Pleasures(1996), as by Reed Manning; comic ser. novel, X-Men: The Law of the Jungle(1998)
Smith, Adam  Third Coordinate, The  1964 NOV  nv  (1930- ; ? - ? ) a collab. ps. for George J.W. Goodman & Winthrop Knowlton, writers of mysteries, incl. novel A Killing in the Market(1958) as by Winthrop Goodman; G.J.W.G. has book Bascombe: The Fastest Hound Alive(1958); W.K. mys. False Premises(1983)
Smith, Clark Ashton  Prophecy of Monsters, A  1954 OCT  vi  (1893-1961) by 1911 sold stories to The Black Cat & The Overland Monthly; his best early fiction in colls. The Star-Treader(1912), Ebony & Crystal(1923); has colls. Out of Space and Time(1942; 1974), Lost Worlds(1944; 1974), Other Dimensions(1970)
Smith, Cordwainer  Alpha Ralpha Boulevard  1961 JUN  nv  (1913-1966) 1st & only story in F&SF in Instrumentality of Mankind series; ps. for Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, U.S. writer, political scientist, military adviser in Korea & Malaya; his 1st story as C.S. was "Scanners Live in Vain" in FBK #6, 1950 JUN
   Down to a Sunless Sea  1975 OCT  nv  N-1976 LOC; this story, never before pub., was completed by his wife Genevieve, after his death; was Prof. of Asiatic Politics at John Hopkins Univ.; used ps. Felix C. Forrest, Carmichael Smith for non-sf novels; has many colls., sf novel Norstrilia(1975)
Smith, Dean Wesley  Where Have All the Graveyards Gone?  1989 DEC  ss  (1950- ) 1st story pub. "Flawless Execution" in Knight(ed): The Clarion Awards(1984); founder with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, etal, of small press Pulphouse Publishing in 1988(W-1989 WFA); editor of Pulphouse: A Weekly Magazine 1991 MAR-1995(19 issues)
   Jukebox Gifts  1994 JAN  ss  N-1994 NEB; 1995 HUG, LOC, short story; 1st & only story in F&SF in Jukebox series, about a jukebox & its music that has time-travel powers; other stories in series in Night Cry 1987 FLL, & Resnick & Greenberg(ed): By Any Other Fame(1993)
   In the Shade of the Slowboat Man  1996 JAN  ss  N-1996 NEB, ss; w. wife Rusch has S. F. Writers of America Handbook(1990; W-1991 LOC); 1st novel Laying the Music to Rest(1989; N-1990 LOC, STO); has written many ser. books for Star Trek, Aliens, etc; w. Rusch, trilogy, The Tenth Planet(1999; 2000; 2000)
Smith, Evelyn E.  Martian and the Magician, The  1952 NOV  ss  (1922-2000) native New Yorker; a freelance writer, mostly of articles; her 1st story pub. sf "Tea Tray in the Sky" in GAL 1952 SEP
   Last of the Spode, The  1953 JUN  ss 
   Gerda  1954 APR  ss 
   At Last I've Found You  1954 OCT  ss 
   Faithful Friend, The  1955 JUN  ss 
   Captain's Mate, The  1956 MAR  ss 
   BAXBR/DAXBR  1956 SEP  ss  1st pub. in Derleth(ed): Time to Come(1954)
   Outcast of Mars  1957 MAY  ss 
   Send Her Victorious  1960 FEB  ss 
   Day in the Suburbs, A  1960 SEP  ss  has 1st novel, The Perfect Planet(1962), whose setting is a planet which was once a health farm(Clute)
   Softly While You're Sleeping  1961 APR  ss  has sf/fantasy novels, as by Delphine C. Lyons, Flower of Evil(1965), The House of Four Windows(1965), The Depths of Yesterday(1966), Valley of Shadows(1968), & Phantom at Lost Lake(1970); also as Lyons, has nf book Everyday Witchcraft(1972)
   Robert E. Lee at Moscow  1961 OCT  ss 
   They Also Serve  1962 SEP  nv  has sf novel Unpopular Planet(1975), written in 18th century style as a memoir of an overpopulated future future Earth where aliens maintain the planet as a breeding-ground for humans & other species(Clute)
   Little Gregory  1964 FEB  nv  has sf novel The Copy Shop(1985), in which aliens land in NYC, and go unnoticed
   Calliope and Gherkin and the Yankee Doodle Thing  1969 MAR  nv  has art teacher/painter Susan Melville, who inadvertently becomes a freelance assassin, mystery series, Miss Melville Regrets(1986), Miss Melville Returns(1987), Miss Melville's Revenge(1989), & Miss Melville Rides a Tiger(1991); see obit in LOC 2001 OCT
Smith, Hogan  Year of the Earthman, The  1964 OCT  ss  ps. for Allen D. Morgan; lives in San Diego
Smith, Kenneth  With These Hands  1963 JUL  ss  freshman at the Univ. of Texas, a staff cartoonist for the weekly Texas Observer (Austin)
Smith, Philip H. & Alan E. Nourse  Miracle Too Many, A  1964 SEP  ss  (? - ? ; 1928-1992) Smith is a N.Y. physician; Nourse is a Washington state physician
Smith, Ron  I Don't Mind  1956 OCT  vi  (1936-1987) working name for Ronald Loran Smith; grew up in Los Angeles; founded fanzine Inside, "which turned into a major fanzine featuring parodies of var. professional mags."(LOC 1987 DEC, p.70), & W-1956 HUG, for Best Fanzine
   Horror Story Shorter by One Letter Than the Shortest Horror Story Ever Written, The  1957 JUL  vi  has collab. ps. Martin Loran, with John Baxter, used for two stories in ANA 1966 JUL, & ANA 1967 NOV; in the early 1960s moved to Australia where he was a book editor & ghost wrote several Carter Brown(ps. for Alan Geoffrey Yates) mystery novels
   Tripsych  1965 MAR  spf  spoof on "three beloved sf plots," consists of three vignettes - "The Prescence," "Reunion," & "The Alien"; see his obit in LOC 1987 DEC(#323)
Smith, Sarah  Touched by the Bomb (For the Ozawa family of Nagasaki, d. August 9, 1945, & for Ernest Hollings)  1993 JUN  ss  (1947- ) story inspired by her 3 years in Japan as a child, & her 'oma,' Yaeko Ozawa, a Nagasaki survivor; lives in Brookline, MA; has sf novel King of Space(1991); Victorian-era mys. ser., The Vanished Child(1992), The Knowledge of Water(1996)
Sohl, Jerry  Jelna  1972 AUG  ss  (1913- ) working name for Gerald Allan Sohl Sr, writer & former journalist; 1st story pub. sf "The 7th Order"(in TOC as "The Seventh Order") in GAL 1952 MAR; used ps. Nathan Butler, Sean Mei Sullivan, Roberta Mountjoy; has 1st novel The Haploids(1952)
   Service, The  1976 FEB  ss  has novels Transcendent Man(1953), Costigan's Needle(1953), The Altered Ego(1954), Point Ultimate(1955), The Odious Ones(1959), Night Slaves(1965), The Anomaly(1971), Death Sleep(1983); did scripts for The Invaders, Star Trek, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone
Somers, Jonathan Swift III  Scarletin Study, A  1975 MAR  nv  (1918- ) 1st story of 2 in Ralph Von Wau Wau ser., 2nd in Farmer's Pseudonym ser.; ps. for Philip José Farmer; story of a private detective, Ralph Von Wau Wau, a German Shepherd with an IQ of 200; see letter from "Trout" in 1975 APR, "Somers" in 1975 SEP
   Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight, The  1976 NOV  nv  2nd story of 2 in Ralph Von Wau Wau series
Soukup, Martha  Master of the Game  1987 NOV  ss  (1959- ) born in Chicago, now lives in Albuquerque, NM; graduate 1985 Clarion; 1st story pub. sf "Dress Rehearsal" in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 16(1986); has short story "In Defense of the Social Contracts" in SFAge 1993 SEP, which W-1994 NEB
   Big Wish, The  1988 JUL  ss  has colls. Rosemary's Brain and Other Tales of Weird Wonder(1992); The Arbitrary Placement of Walls(1997), the title story(ss in ASI 1992 APR) of which N-1992 NEB; 1993 HUG, LOC, WFA; nv "The House of Expectations" in Hayden: Starlight 2(1998), N-1998 TIP
Spencer, James  To the Stars  1962 JAN  pm  1st pub. in the San Francisco Review; he also had pub. in the Review, short story "Too Soon for Pigeons" in 1963
Spinrad, Norman  Age of Invention, The  1966 JUL  ss  (1940- ) N-1966 NEB; born in U.S. but lives in France; 1st story pub. sf "The Last of the Romany" in ANA 1963 MAY; has novel Bug Jack Barron(NWS 1967-68 DEC-OCT; 1969; N-1969 NEB; 1970 HUG); see iv's in Platt: Dream Makers(1980), LOC 1999 FEB(#457)
   Neutral Ground  1966 NOV  ss  colls. The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde(1970), No Direction Home(1975), The Star-Spangled Future(1979); nf colls. Staying Alive(1983), Science Fiction in the Real World(1990); novel The Void Captain's Tale(1983; N-1983 NEB); book reviewer for ASI
Spivak, Lawrence E.  Introduction  1949 FLL  in  (1900-1994) intro to the mag. & its editors by its publisher ; was publisher of F&SF from 1949 FLL thru 1954 JUL; on p.8 of Annette Peltz McComas(ed): The Eureka Years(1982), a letter states Boucher & McComas wrote this intro & signed as by Spivak
Springer, Nancy  Amends: Tale of the Sun Kings, A  1983 MAY  ss  (1948- ) 1st & only story in F&SF in Suns ser.; others in ser. are novels in The Book of Suns seq., The Book of Suns(1977; her 1st pub. work; rev. vt The Silver Sun, 1980; N-1981 BRG), The White Hart(1979), The Sable Moon(1981; N-1982 LOC, MYT)
   Boy Who Plaited Manes, The  1986 OCT  ss  N-1986 NEB; 1987 HUG, LOC, short story; WFA, short fiction; Springer loves horses, & often writes them into her fiction; she volunteers for Horseback Riding for the Handicapped, & the Wind Ridge Farm Equine Sanctuary, in Wellsville, PA
   Serenity  1989 JAN  nv  other novels in The Book of the Sun seq., The Black Beast(1982; N-1983 LOC), The Golden Swan(1983) - these two assembled as The Book of Vale(1983) - & Wings of Flame(1985; N-1986 LOC); has novels Chains of Gold(1986), A Horse to Love(1987)
   Autumn Mist  1991 JUL  ss  "ties together the motifs of the issue: the need for change, for preserving the past, & the effect we have on the environment"; has Sea King trilogy, Madbond(1987), Mindbond(1987), Godbond(1988); The Hex Witch of Seldom(1988), Not on a White Horse(1988)
   Don't Look Back  1992 OCT/NOV  ss  about this story, "Where I learned to wish on a white horse, I don't remember. It's just another childhood superstition ..."; has novels Apocalypse(1989), Red Wizard(1990), The Friendship Song(1992), The Blind God Is Watching(1994), Metal Angel(1994)
   Damnbanna  1992 DEC  na  N-1993 HUG, novella; 1st pub. by Axolotl Press in 1992; the story of Angel, a teenage girl, who befriends a boy at school whose face is so badly scarred, he hides beneath a bandanna, hence his nickname; see iv's in WRT 1990 SUM, & LOC 1995 JUN
   Chasing Butterfly Shadow  1996 MAY  ss  won the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award for her children's book, Colt(1991); "very old people, like very young children, are cognitive aliens to the rest of us ... (this) is my attempt to depict a very old woman's different view of everyday experience"
   Transcendence  1997 OCT/NOV  ss  has coll. Chance—and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate(1988); novels Larque on the Wing(1994; W-1994 TIP), Looking for Jamie Bridger(1995), Fair Peril(1996), Secret Star(1997), I Am Mordred(1998), Prom Night(1999); see website at
Springer, Sherwood  Epitaph Near Moonport  1954 JAN  pm  (1912?-2000) long-time sf fan; 1st story pub. "Alias a Woo-Woo" in IMG 1952 JAN, followed by a sequel, "Love That Woo-Woo!" in IMG 1953 SEP; in a biographical sketch, in IMG 1954 FEB, Springer talks of his early sf fan days
   Epitaph in Avalon  1954 JUL  pm  Springer worked for various newspapers; in the late 1930s he moved to southern California where he lived the rest of his life, & where he joined the L.A. Science Fiction Society

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