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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Williamson, Chet  Miss Tuck and the Gingerbread Boy  1988 MAY  ss  has novel Reign(1990; N-1991 STO), which blends novel & stage play, as a theatre star portraying a character in a play finds himself & his troupe being visited by the murderous embodiment of that character(Clute)
   Eternal Ties  1989 FEB  nv  has time travel fantasy novel of dark suspense & bittersweet nostalgia, Second Chance(1994), in which a college reunion includes some who died in college & want revenge; game tie-in novels Ravenloft: Mordenheim(1994), & Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller(1995)
   Fayhorn and the Golden Nest  1989 JUN  ss  has game novelization Forgotten Realms: Murder in Cormyr(1996); movie novelization The Crow: The City of Angels(1996), & a tie-in The Crow: Clash by Night(1998)
   How Hamster Loved the Actroid With Garbo's Eyes  1989 SEP  ss  has The Searchers novel series, City of Iron(1998), Empire of Dust(1998), & Siege of Stone(1999), paranormal thrillers about psychic CIA agents investigating mysterious cases, much like the TV series X-Files
   Other Errors, Other Times  1990 JAN  ss  has coll. Figures in the Rain: Weird and Ghostly Tales(2002); has pub. over 80 short stories since 1981 in sf/f & horror mags. & anth.; WRT 1990 FLL, a Special Chet Williamson Issue; see online interview at www.rambles.net/c_williamson.html
Williamson, Jack  Beans  1958 NOV  vi  (1908- ) working name for John Stewart Williamson, born in AZ, moved to NM in 1915; 1st story pub. "The Metal Man" in AMZ 1928 DEC; has 1st novels The Girl from Mars(1929 chap, w. Miles J. Breuer), The Alien Intelligence(SWS 1929 JUL-AUG; 1980)
   Colleges Offering Courses in Fantasy or Science Fiction  1972 MAY  misc  1st pub. in his nf book, Science Fiction in College(1971); discusses his youth in coll. The Early Williamson(1975); see also autobiography, Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction(1984; W-1985 HUG; N-1985 LOC); used ps. Will Stewart for Seetee stories
   Power of Blackness, The  1973 DEC  nv  1st story in F&SF in Blacklantern ser.; ser. also in GAL 1975 JUN, & AMZ 1976 JAN; has Legion of Space ser. The Legion of Space(ASF 1934 APR-SEP; rev. 1947), The Cometeers(ASF 1936 MAY-AUG, & 1939 APR-JUN; 1950 coll.; 1967)
   Counterkill  1975 OCT  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Blacklantern ser.; has Legion of Space ser. novels One Against the Legion(ASF 1939 APR-JUN; coll. 1967), The Queen of the Legion(1983); has Legion of Time seq. The Legion of Time(ASF 1938 MAY-JUL; 1961 U.K.)
   Machines That Ate Too Much, The  1976 FEB  nv  3rd & last story in F&SF in Blacklantern ser.; has Legion of Time seq., After World's End(MVL 1939 FEB; 1961 UK); has Seetee ser. Seetee Ship(ASF 1942-43; 1951 fixup), Seetee Shock(ASF 1949 FEB-APR; 1950); Darker Than You Think(1948; 1976; 1989)
   Birds' Turn, The  1992 OCT/NOV  ss  has Humanoids ser., The Humanoids(ASF 1948 MAR-MAY; rev. 1949; w. ASF 1947 JUL, 1980 coll.), "Jamboree" in GAL 1969 DEC, & The Humanoid Touch(1980); Dragon's Island(1951; vt The Not-Men, 1969), The Dome Around America(1953)
   Litlins, The  1993 DEC  ss  this story was originally a novel idea that didn't quite have enough material to sustain a longer work; w. James E. Gunn, novel Star Bridge(1955); w. Frederik Pohl, Starchild ser., The Reefs of Space(1964), Starchild(1965), Rogue Star(1969)
   Dark Star  1995 FEB  nv  story is linked to the novel he is currently writing, The Black Sun(1997; N-1998 LOC), which have come about from his interest in dark matter theorized by astronomers; w. Pohl, Cuckoo ser., Farthest Star(1975), Wall Around a Star(1983; N-1984 LOC)
   Infinite Career, The  1997 AUG  ar  discusses his sf career, influences in his life, inspirations to his works, incl. The Humanoids(1949), The Starchild trilogy(w. Pohl, 1977 omni), Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods(1979), Lifeburst(1984), Mazeway(1990); W-1994 WFA, Lifetime Achievement
   Hole in the World, The  1997 OCT/NOV  ss  has novels Manseed(1983), Firechild(1986); Land's End(1988), & The Singers of Time(1991) w. Pohl; Beachhead(1992), Demon Moon(1994), The Silicon Dagger(1999); see interviews in TotU #16 1996, & LOC 1993 DEC(#395), 1996 OCT(#429)
Willis, Connie  Mail Order Clone  1982 AUG  ss  (1945- ) working name for Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis; teacher & writer; 1st story pub. sf "Santa Titicaca" in Worlds of Fantasy 1970 WIN; began writing fulltime in early 1980s; see interviews in LOC 1989 AUG(#343), 1992 JUL(#378), 1997 JAN(#432)
   Service for the Burial of the Dead  1982 NOV  ss  has colls. Fire Watch(1985; N-1986 LOC), Impossible Things(1993; W-1994 LOC), Futures Imperfect(1996), Miracle and Other Christmas Stories(1999); has 1st novel Water Witch(1982), w. Cynthia Felice; Lincoln's Dreams(1987; W-1988 JWC; N-1988 LOC, MYT)
   With Friends Like These  1985 FEB  nv  3rd/last story in F&SF in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker ser., 1st pub. in Saberhagen(ed): Berserker Base(1984); has novels Doomsday Book(1992; W-1993 HUG, LOC; N-1993 BSF, MYT, SFC), sequel To Say Nothing of the Dog(1998; W-1999 HUG, LOC); Bellwether(1996)
Willy  Cartoon  1996 AUG  ct  E.G. Willy
Wilson, Baird  Cartoon  1973 JUN  ct 
Wilson, Carter  Brief, Swinging Career of Dan and Judy Smythe, The  1970 APR  ss  (1941- ) lives in Cambridge, has novels, Crazy February(1966), I Have Fought the Good Fight(1967), Treasures on Earth(1981); has one book for children, On Firm Ice(1969), & book Hidden in the Blood: A Personal Investigation of AIDS in the Yucatan(1990)
Wilson, F. Paul  Muscles  1988 JUN  ss  (1946- ) wn. for Francis Paul Wilson; 1st story pub. sf "The Cleaning Machine" in Startling Mystery Stories 1971 MAR; has 1st novel, LaNague Federation trilogy, Healer("Pard" in ANA 1972 DEC; exp. 1976; W-1990 PRO), Wheels Within Wheels(1978; W-1979 PRO)
   Bugs  1992 MAY  nv  story background from novel Nightworld(1992); last novel LaNague Federation trilogy, An Enemy of the State(1980; W-1991 PRO); Black Wind(1988; N-1989 STO); w. Matthew J. Costello, Mirage(1996), Masque(1998); coll. Soft and Others(1989); www.dragoncon.org
Wilson, Gahan  Beware of the Dog  1964 APR  vi  (1930- ) 1st story in Moral vignettes series; "Moral: Beware the mighty dog"; cartoonist, illustrator & writer; born in Evanston, IL, his 1st artwork appearing in AMZ, in 1954
   Thing From Outer Space and the Prairie Dogs, The  1964 JUN  vi  2nd story in Moral vignettes series; "Moral: Watch out which fly you swat"; attended The Art Institute of Chicago, for four years; served in the U.S.A.F.
   Scientist and the Monster, The  1964 JUL  vi  3rd story in Moral vignettes series; "Moral: Many people you feel sorry for would seriously wonder why"; in 1965 APR, he begins to have a cartoon published every month in F&SF
   Cartoon  1965 APR  ct  1st cartoon by Wilson in F&SF, and the beginning of his monthly cartoons in F&SF - string ends with 1981 MAR issue, with 198 cartoons in all, but returns with the 1981 MAY issue; also pub. in a hardcover facsimile of this 1965 APR issue (Anth. #27)
   Cartoon  1965 MAY  ct 
   Cartoon  1965 JUN  ct  "influences include Chester Gould's villains in Dick Tracy, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, The Shadow"
   Cartoon  1965 JUL  ct  other influences - "M.R, James, The New Yorker, radio serials, Goya, George Gross, Oz, Daumier, & Betty Boop" - from Weinberg
   Cartoon  1965 AUG  ct  1st pro sale to AMZ in 1954, for $7.50; soon sold to Colliers, Look, & PBY in 1954(where he became a cult favorite); Wilson - "A lot of the Playboy cartoons are an hommage to Lovecraft ... I did a whole spread on Poe (&) Sherlock Holmes"(LOC 1999 MAR)
   Cartoon  1965 SEP  ct  also had sales to The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, and then to F&SF, where he also contributed short stories and book & movie reviews
   Cartoon  1965 OCT  ct  Wilson - "I started out basing my cartoons rather heavily on classic fantasy, the Gothics new and old, but found life about me as reported ..."
   Cartoon  1965 NOV  ct  Wilson - "... in the news and viewed from day to day was ... more bizarre than anybody admitted & ... weirder than made up monstrosities."
   Cartoon  1965 DEC  ct  Wilson - "...So my stuff had become ... without my really intending it, more political ... a social commentary than I'd set out to make it."
   Cartoon  1966 JAN  ct  Wilson - "My usual tactic in making up a cartoon idea is to select a specific theme or ... object & stick with it until I have produced an idea on it."
   Cartoon  1966 FEB  ct  Wilson - "I work with pen (crow quill) & ink and use traditional watercolors ..." - quotes from Weinberg: A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists(1988)
   Cartoon  1966 MAR  ct  has had cartoons pub. in Weird Tales, Paris Match, & on the cover of Newsweek
   Cartoon  1966 APR  ct  has 1st coll. of cartoons, Gahan Wilson's Graveside Manner(1965)
   Cartoon  1966 MAY  ct 
   Cartoon  1966 JUN  ct  "GW draws in a distinctively sprawling lines which encourage distortions & grotesques, a good visual match for his ... black humor."(Clute)
   Cartoon  1966 JUL  ct 
   Cartoon  1966 AUG  ct 
   Cartoon  1966 SEP  ct 
   Cartoon  1966 OCT  ct  Special Isaac Asimov Issue, the cartoon made especially for it, is about Mr. Asimov and his robots
   Cartoon  1966 NOV  ct 
   Cartoon  1966 DEC  ct 
   Cartoon  1967 JAN  ct 
   Knight-Errant, the Dragon, and the Maiden, The  1967 JAN  vi  4th story in Moral vignettes series; "Moral: Free willing prisoners at your own risk"
   Cartoon  1967 FEB  ct  has cartoon coll. The Man in the Cannibal Pot(1967)

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