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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Springer, Sherwood  Epitaph on Rigel XII  1977 MAR  pm  has pub. sf short stories & poetry in TWS, FUN, Omni, ASI, Fantasy Book, & Cosmos SF&F Magazine, between 1952 & 1983
   Epitaph on Ceres  1977 MAY  pm  Springer made a living as a professional stamp collector, writing ten editions of Springer's Handbook of North American Cinderella Stamps Including Taxpaid Revenues, between 1962 & 1985
   Epitaph to a Pedant  1977 NOV  pm  see his obituary in LOC 2000 SEP(#476)
   Epitaph to a Time Traveler  1978 JUN  pm 
St. Clair, Eric  Too Many Bears  1955 SEP  ss  1st pub. in 1949; ps. for George A. Pflaum, per Hawk's; husband of writer Margaret St. Clair; he is well known as a writer of children's stories
   Motorman's Glove, The  1956 APR  ss  1st pub. in 1949
   Olsen and the Gull  1964 SEP  ss  a lab assistant in the Univ. of California Physics Department, at Berkeley
   Dimensional Analysis and Mr. Furtescue  1965 JAN  ss 
St. Clair, Margaret  World of Arlesia  1950 WIN/SPR  ss  (1911-1995) born in Hutchinson, KS; earned an MA from the Univ. of California at Berkeley in 1932; 1st story pub. sf "Rocket to Limbo" in FAD 1946 NOV; has Oona and Jik series pub. in SSS & TWS(1947-49); also in F&SF under ps. Idris Seabright
   Beaulieu  1966 JAN  ss  has novels Agent of the Unknown(STS 1952 FEB as "Vulcan's Dolls"; 1956), The Green Queen(USF 1955 MAR as "Mistress of Viridis"; 1956), The Games of Neith(1960), Sign of the Labrys(1963), Message from the Eocene(1964), coll. Three Worlds of Futurity(1964)
   Anthony Boucher  1968 AUG  obit  a tribute to the late Anthony Boucher; St. Clair has novels Dolphins of Altair(1967), which is deeply concerned with ecological issues & is considered by some to be her best novel, & The Shadow People(1969); see her obit & appreciations in LOC 1996 MAR
   Shadow of Horns, The  1974 JUL  ss  has novel The Dancers of Noyo(1973), deals with androids, post-holocaust California, Native Americans & political oppression(Clute); colls. Change the Sky, and Other Stories(1974), The Best of ...(1985); see Gordon Benson: Margaret St. Clair(1986 chap)
Stableford, Brian  Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady, The  1988 AUG  nv  (1948- ) N-1989 LOC, nv; this story forms part of his novel The Empire of Fear(1988; N-1989 CLA, LOC), considered one of his best novels(Clute); 1st story pub. "Beyond Time's Aegis" in SCF 1965 w. Craig MacKintosh as by Brian Craig, a ps. B.S. uses
   Invisible Worm, The  1991 SEP  nv  N-1992 LOC, nv; has 1st novel Cradle of the Sun(1969); Dies Irae trilogy, The Days of Glory(1971), In the Kingdom of the Beasts(1971), Day of Wrath(1971); has Orfeo trilogy as Brian Craig, Zaragoz(1989), Plague Daemon(1990), Storm Warriors(1991)
   Busy Dying  1994 FEB  nv  story title from a 1965 Bob Dylan song, "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"; has colls. The Cosmic Perspective/Custer's Last Stand(1985), Sexual Chemistry(1991), Fables and Fantasies(1996); novel The Empire of Fear(1988; N-1989 CLA, LOC)
   Pipes of Pan, The  1997 JUN  nv  N-1998 LOC, nv; has David Lydyard trilogy, The Werewolves of London(1990; N-1991 LOC), The Angel of Pain(1991; N-1992 LOC), The Carnival of Destruction(1994; N-1995 LOC); Young Blood(1992), Firefly(1995), Chimera's Cradle(1997), Inherit the Earth(1998)
Stacey, Joseph C.  Do You Know Your Elements?  1963 JAN  qz  a matching quiz; answers on p.126; has had similar puzzles or quizes in FUT 1958 OCT, SFS 1958 NOV & 1959 NOV, in VSF 1969 AUG, & in ANA 1976 OCT
   Atomic Terms  1977 FEB  pz  anagrams of 15 atomic terms or words; answers on p.160
Stanton, Will  Barney  1951 FEB  vi  (1918- ?) ps. for William Edward S. Hope; also used ps. Donald Dean, Bruce Denver, Frank Richards, & William Stanton
   Pioneer, The  1954 MAY  ss  1st pub. in COL, 15 NOV 1952; has pub. 7 short stories bewt. 1952-1961 in Colliers (COL), Ladies Home Journal, & The Saturday Evening Post (PST)
   Girl in the Flaxen Convertible, The (Legends of War ... and Women: II)  1954 OCT  ss  1st pub. in ESQ 1953 OCT
   Last Present, The  1956 AUG  ss 
   Dodger Fan  1957 JUN  ss  has also written mystery stories for EQMM
   Over the River to What's-Her-Name's House  1958 MAY  ss 
   Who Is Going to Cut the Barber's Hair?  1959 SEP  ss 
   You Are With It!  1961 DEC  ss 
   Scarecrow of Tomorrow, The  1962 JUN  ss 
   Gumdrop King, The  1962 AUG  ss  has novel The Golden Evenings of Summer(1971; vt Charley and the Angel, 1973), which was made into the 1973 movie Charley and the Angel, about growing up in the 1930s in the American mid-West; movie stars Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Kurt Russell
   As Long As You're Here  1963 JUL  ss  has book The Old Familiar Booby Traps of Home(1977)
Stapledon, Olaf  Modern Magician, A  1979 JUL  ss  (1886-1950) story found among his papers by wife Agnes, believes it was written betw. 1940-50; born in Wirral(Wales), educated at Balliol College; in WWI w. Friend's Ambulance Unit; PhD in Philosophy; 1st novel Last and First Men(1930), Star Maker(1937)
Starke  Cartoon  1958 MAY  ct  1st pub. in Punch, 20 APR 1953
Starke, Henderson  Dumb Supper  1950 SUM  ss  (1925-1980) ps. for Kris Neville; also in F&SF under his own name, and with co-author R. Bretnor
Stearns, Barbara  Having It  1973 JUL  ss  (1940- ) her 1st pub. story; born in Chicago, works as a computer systems analyst with the Bureau of Customs
Stearns, Stephanie  Altogether Peculiar Summer, An  1977 MAR  ss  born & raised in Nebraska, now lives in Denver; has pub. work in The Denver Post, Fantasy and Terror, Eldritch Tales, Space & Time, & in several literary magazines; has coll. The Saga of the Sword that Sings and Other Realities(1981)
Steele, Allen  Lost in the Shopping Mall  1993 OCT/NOV  nv  (1958- ) born in Nashville, TN; now lives western MA; has BA in Communications from New England College, MA in Journalism from Univ. of Missouri; 1st story pub. "Live from the Mars Hotel" in ASI 1988 m-DEC; 1st novel Orbital Decay(1989; W-1990 LOC)
   Shepherd Moon  1994 JUN  ss  has novels Clarke County, Space(1990), Lunar Descent(1991), Labyrinth of Night(1992), The Jericho Iteration(1994), The Tranquility Alternative(1996), A King of Infinite Space(1997), etc; coll. Sex and Violence in Zero-G('99); see website at
Steele, Wilbur Daniel  Bogey Man, The  1958 OCT  ss  (1886-1970) born in Greensboro, NC; author of How Beautiful with Shoes, & Blue Murder; has colls. The Best Stories of Wilbur Daniel Steele(1946; 1976), Full Cargo: More Stories(1951; 1976); see book by Martin Bucco: Wilbur Daniel Steele(1972)
Steiber, Raymond  Dry August  1995 AUG  ss  has mystery novel A Man of Many Parts(1974); The High Castle: A Nineteen Twenties Adventure Novel(1986); has mystery short fiction series, retired French intelligence agent Lemereux, & also NYC P.I. Ben Marciano series, both in EQMM & AHMM
Stephens, James  Threepenny Piece, The  1951 JUN  ss  (1882-1950) 1st pub. in his coll. Here Are Ladies(1913); Irish poet, prose writer; has 1st book poetry coll. Insurrections(1909); 1st novel The Chairwoman's Daughter(1912), The Crock of Gold(1912), Deirdre(1923); poetry colls. Irish Fairy Tales(1920), etc
Sterba, Monica  Cyprian's Room  1967 MAY  nv  now living in Turkey; has had stories in HRP, & The Reporter
Sterling, Bruce  Swarm  1982 APR  nv  (1954- ) N-1982 NEB; 1983 HUG, LOC, nv; 1st story in F&SF in Shapers/Mechanist ser.; wn for Michael Bruce Sterling; works for Texas state govt. in Austin, TX; 1st story pub. sf "Man-Made Self" in Procter & Utley(ed): Lone Star Universe(1976); N-1978 JWCA
   Spider Rose  1982 AUG  ss  N-1983 HUG, LOC; 2nd & last story in F&SF in Shapers/Mechanist series; other stories in series in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 13(1983), INZ 1984 SPR, Omni 1984 JUN, & novel Schisamatrix(1985; N-1985 NEB; 1987 BSF); coll. in omnibus Schisamatrix Plus(1996)
   Spook (for Rudy Rucker)  1983 APR  ss  N-1984 LOC; has 1st novel Involution Ocean(1978), The Articial Kid(1980); Islands in the Net(1988; W-1989 JWC; N-DIT, HUG, LOC, SFC), a thriller about the complexities of 21st century politics & economy amidst the electronic communication network(Clute)
   Telliamed  1984 SEP  ss  edited his own fanzine, Cheap Truth(c. 1984-1986), & its representative anth., Mirrorshades(1986); has colls. Crystal Express(1989; N-1990 LOC), which incl. 5 stories in his Shapers/Mechanist series among its 12 stories; coll. Globalhead(1992; N-1993 LOC)
   Our Neural Chernobyl  1988 JUN  ss  N-1989 HUG, ss; has novel with William Gibson, The Difference Engine(1990; N-1991 NEB; 1992 AUR, BSF, JWC, LOC), the 1st part of which is derived from their short story "The Angel of Goliad" in INZ #40 1990, about an alternate world London
   Hollywood Kremlin  1990 OCT  nv  1st story in Leggy Starlitz ser.; another story in ser., "Are You for 86?" in coll. Globalhead(1992); has nf book The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Order on the Electronic Frontier(1992); see iv's in INZ #15 1986 & 1994 MAY, LOC 1988 MAY, 1991 MAY & 1996 MAY
   Unthinkable, The  1991 AUG  ss  has novel Heavy Weather(1994; N-1995 LOC), a Texas fringe civilization is in a world beset by an ecological disaster; Holy Fire(1996; N-1991 BSF, NEB; 1992 JWC, HUG, LOC), in 2095 a 93-year old woman decides to get rejuvenated to experience life anew(B&C)
   Science: Outer Cyberspace  1992 JUN  ar  "The conquest of space" track record; the space race, Space Shuttle, Space Station Freedom; how NASA thinks today; the future of space exploration will involve the evolution of "outer cyberspace"
   Science: Buckymania  1992 JUL  ar  element, carbon; fullerenes, discovered in 1985, the 4th kind of pure carbon; its properties, possible uses, kinds of compounds possible with it; buckyballs, buckybabies, buckytubes, fuzzyballs, etc; how common they really are
   Science: Think of the Prestige  1992 SEP  ar  space scientist turned international arms dealer Gerald Vincent Bull (1928-1990); from supersonic aerodynamics to the building of Iraq's "space cannon"

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