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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Wodehouse, P.G.  Honeysuckle Cottage  1958 DEC  nv  1st pub. in PST, 24 JAN 1925, 4th story in F&SF, Mulliner series; recent colls. incl. The Most of P.G. Wodehouse(1960), The World of Jeeves(1967), The Swoop! and Other Stories(1979), Wodehouse on Crime(1981), Tales from the Drones Club(1982)
Wodhams, Jack  Run of Deuces, A  1969 JUN  ss  (1931- ) U.K.-born writer, in Australia since 1955; 1st story pub. sf "There Is a Crooked Man" in ANA 1967 FEB; has novels Anchor Man(1969), The Authentic Touch(1971), Looking for Blücher(1980), Generation X(1999; w. Paul Collins); coll. Future War(1982)
Wolf, Eric Carl  Wound That Would Not Be Healed, The  1989 DEC  ss  (1947- ) his 1st fiction sale; born & raised in West Virginia; has a BA in English; now lives in Santa Fe, NM, working as a Registered Nurse
Wolf, Gary K.  Slammer  1974 MAR  ss  (1941- ) industrial advertising writer; 1st story pub. sf "Love Story" in WOT 1970 WIN; has novels Killerbowl(1975), A Generation Removed(1977), latter a near-future society where the young have violently taken power, euthanasia among middle aged common
   Doctor Rivet and Supercon Sal  1976 JAN  na  2 space-roving con artists, Rivet & Sal, join forces against mine owner Warner Weevil & the Volunteer Crimefighters; has novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?(1981, made into 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), & sequel Who P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?(1991)
Wolf, Leonard  Note on a Grave Situation  1952 AUG  pm  (1923- ) has coll. of poetry, Hamadryad Hunted(1946)
   Three Recipes for Pletoid Soup: I  1952 NOV  pm  has two books of interviews, Voices from the Love Generation(1968), & The Passion of Israel(1970)
   Three Recipes for Pletoid Soup: II  1952 NOV  pm  has book of vampire folklore, A Dream of Dracula: In Search of the Living Dead(1972); has books The Annotated Dracula(1975, Bram Stoker's novel), The Essential Dracula(1993), Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide(1997)
   Three Recipes for Pletoid Soup: III  1952 NOV  pm  has book The Annotated Frankenstein(1977, Mary Shelley's novel), with artwork by Marcia Huyette
   Some Facts About Robots (I)  1953 NOV  pm  has anth. Wolf's Complete Book of Terror(1979), Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction(1997)
   More Facts About Robots (II)  1954 JAN  pm  in anthology, called "Some Facts About Robots II"
   Some Facts About Robots (III)  1954 JUL  pm  in anthology, called "Some Facts About Robots"
   Robot Lonely  1954 OCT  pm  has biography, Bluebeard: The Life and Crimes of Gilles de Rais(1980); trans. from the Yiddish, Der Nister(Pinhas Kahanovitch): The Family Mashber(1987), the story of 3 brothres in Russia before the revolution
   Rules for an Invasion  1954 OCT  pm  has historical novel The False Messiah(1982), based on the life of Shabbatai Zevi(1626-76); novel The Glass Mountain(1993)
   Useful Knowledge  1957 MAR  pm  has non-fiction book, Horror: A Connoisseur's Guide to Literature & Film(1989), N-1990 STO
Wolfe, Gene  Car Sinister  1970 JAN  ss  (1931- ) born in Brooklyn; lives in Barrington, Il; served in Korean War, experiences written in coll. Letters Home(1991); has mechanical engineering degree, Univ. of Houston; worked as engineer till 1972 to become editor Plant Engineering, retired 1984
   Sweet Forest Maid  1971 JUL  ss  has 1st pub. story "The Grave Secret" in The Commentator 1951 JAN, & in his coll. Young Wolfe(1992); has na "The Fifth Head of Cerberus" in Knight(ed): Orbit 10(1972), N-1972 NEB; 1973 HUG, LOC, & which became part of fixup novel of same name(1972)
   Recording, The  1972 APR  vi  has 1st novel Operation Ares(1970); novels Peace(1975; N-1986 DIT), an afterlife fantasy set in contemporary USA(Clute); The Devil in a Forest(1976; N-1986 DIT), juvenile set during the time of King Wenceslas(Clute); coll. Gene Wolfe's Book of Days(1981)
   Tarzan of the Grapes  1972 JUN  ss  has Archipelago ser., which incl. "The Death of Doctor Island" in Carr(ed): Universe 3(1973), W-1973 NEB; 1974 LOC; N-1974 HUG, JUP; ser. coll. in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories(1980), & omnibus The Wolfe Archipelago(1983)
   Tale of the Student and His Son, The  1981 OCT  ss  to be part of the 2nd vol. of Book of the New Sun series, The Claw of the Conciliator(1981; W-1981 NEB; 1982 LOC, SFC; N-1982 HUG, WFA); 1st vol. The Shadow of the Torturer(1980; W-1981 WFA; 1982 BSF; N-1980 NEB; 1981 BRG, JWC, LOC)
   Solar Labyrinth, A  1983 APR  vi  also in Book of the New Sun ser., The Sword of the Lictor(1981; W-1983 BFA, LOC, SFC; N-1982 NEB; 1983 BRG, BSF, HUG, WFA), The Citadel of the Autarch(1982; W-1984 JWC; 1985 Apollo; N-1983 BRG, NEB, SCF; 1984 BSF, LOC)
   From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton  1983 JUN  ss  also in Book of the New Sun ser., The Urth of the New Sun(1987; W-1988 SCF; N-1988 HUG, LOC, NEB), & omnibuses Shadow & Claw(1994), Sword & Citadel(1994), and The Book of the New Sun(1998); has colls. Plan[e]t Engineering(1984), Bibliomen(1984 chap)
   Cabin on the Coast, A  1984 FEB  ss  N-1984 NEB; 1985 LOC, ss; has novels Free Live Free(1984; N-1986 BSF, DIT, LOC, NEB), a time travel tale; There Are Doors(1988; N-1989 LOC), parallel worlds tale; Castleview(1990; N-1991 LOC), an Arthurian fantasy; Pandora by Holly Hollander(1990)
   Woman Who Went Out, The  1985 JUN  ss  1st & only story in F&SF in Latro ser.; this story to be part of novel Soldier of the Mist(1986); one other novel in Latro ser., Soldier of Arete(1989), fantasy novels about an ancient Greek soldier with an ability to see & talk with invisible beings
   Friendship Light, The  1989 OCT  ss  has essay coll. The Castle of the Otter(1982); poetry coll. For Rosemary(1988 chap UK); colls. Storeys from the Old Hotel(1988; W-1989 WFA), Endangered Species(1989; N-1990 LOC), Castle of Days(1992), Strange Travelers(2000); W-1996 WFA, Lifetime Award
   Legend of Xi Cygnus, The  1992 OCT/NOV  ss  has The Book of the Long Sun ser., Nightside the Long Sun(1993; N-1993 NEB), Lake of the Long Sun(1994), Caldé of the Long Sun(1994; N-1994 NEB), Exodus from the Long Sun(1996); omnibus Litany of the Long Sun(1994), Epiphany of the Long Sun(1997)
   Man in the Pepper Mill, The  1996 OCT/NOV  nv  N-1997 LOC, novelette; story began after finding a red Barbie bra in a vacuum bag, & getting a birthday card from Melissa Mia Hall with tiny colored dinosaur confetti in it; see his entry in CANR, vol.60, p.427-431
   No Planets Strike  1997 JAN  ss  N-1998 HUG, LOC, short story; story title comes from opening scene in Hamlet, quote "no planets strike, no fairy takes, nor witch has power to charm" during Xmas season; combined with the legend that animals can talk at midnight on Xmas Eve
   Fish Story, A  1999 OCT/NOV  ss  has The Book of the Short Sun trilogy, On Blue's Water(1999; N-2000 LOC), In Green's Jungle(2000; N-2001 LOC), & Return to the Whorl(2001; N-2002 LOC), about the story of Horn, as he goes on a quest across planets & time; see his iv in LOC 2002 SEP(#500)
Wolverton, Dave  After a Lean Winter  1996 MAR  nv  (1957- ) N-1996 NEB; 1997 HUG, LOC; wn. David Wolverton; 3rd/last story in War of the World ser.; 1st story pub. "On My Way to Paradise" (WotF Vol.3, 1987; exp. novel 1989; N-1989 DIC; 1990 LOC); edited WotF Vol.9-11, 15; Lords of the Seventh Swarm(1997)
Womack, Jack  Curiosities: I Remember Lemuria, by Richard S. Shaver, 1948  1998 JUN  br  (1956- ) coll. of Richard S. Shaver's(1907-1975) of "hoax-like sequence of Shaver Mystery stories, presented as based on fact, pub. in Raymond A. Palmer's AMZ"(Clute); 1st was "I Remember Lemuria" in AMZ 1945 MAR, pub. in coll. in 1948
Wood, Christopher  Miss Frost  1951 APR  ss  (1935- ) his 1st pub. story; has 1st novel Make It Happen to Me(?), based on his United Nations time in Africa in 1960, as was A Dove Against Death(1983); wrote James Bond screenplays & novelizations of The Spy Who Loved Me(1977), Moonraker(1979)
   Enemy, The  1953 FEB  ss  has at least 23 humorous erotic novels in Confessions ser. under 3 ps., incl. Timothy Lea: Confessions of a Window Cleaner(1974; 1974 movie), etc; Rosie Dixon: Confessions of a Night Nurse('74; '78 movie), etc; Jonathan May: Confessions from the Beat('75)
   Mrs. Dalrymple's Cat  1953 SEP  ss  has humorous erotic novels under 2 ps., incl. Penny Sutton: The Stewardesses Down Under(1973); Oliver Grape: Forward Virgins(1975); wrote screenplays for Seven Nights in Japan(1976), Remo Williams(1985), The Unspeakable(1996 TV), Stray Bullet(1998), etc
Woodman  Cartoon  1988 MAR  ct  (1936- ) 1st pub. in NYM, in 1987; William(or Bill) Woodman; born in Bangor, ME; lives in NYC; cartoonist, illustrator, pub. in Cavalier, NYM, PBY, ESQ, SRL; has books as Bill Woodman, Fish and Moose News(1980), Whose Birthday Is It?('80), Buzzwords('83)
Woodworth, Stephen  Her  1999 FEB  ss  lives in Fullerton, CA; First Place winner in WotF contest, novelette "Scary Monsters" in Budrys & Wolverton(ed): WotF, Vol.VIII(1992); acts in local theater; was visible "for approx. 3 nanoseconds" as an extra in an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation
Woolrich, Cornell  Jane Brown's Body  1951 OCT  na  (1903-1968) 1st pub. in All-American Fiction, 1938 MAR/APR; mys. writer born in NYC; used ps. William Irish, George Hopley; see readers' response to this story, F&SF 1952 FEB, p.18; 1st novel, Cover Charge(1926); see website
   Somebody's Clothes—Somebody's Life  1958 DEC  ply  has colls. Nightmare(1956), Nightwebs(1971), etc; has novels Children of the Ritz(1926; 1929 movie), Black Alibi(1942; 1943 movie The Leopard Man), Into the Night(1987), etc; 27 movies made from his stories; bio Nevins: First You Dream, Then You Die(1988)
Wornom, Howard  Puppy Love Land  1996 APR  na  (1958- ) N-1997 STO; 1st pub. short story; has ar "Stephen King: Spawn of Satan," Gauntlet #2 1991; uses ps. Russ T. Howard for Spelljammer novel The Ultimate Helm('93), Nick Baron for Castle of the Undead('93), Michael Andrews for Dungeon of Fear('94)
Worthington, Will  Plenitude  1959 NOV  ss  ps. for William W. Mohler; lives in Washington, D.C.; 1st story pub. sf under this ps. is "A Desert Incident" in FAN 1959 JUN; also has stories as Will Mohler in F&SF 1963 MAR, & GAL 1963 DEC
   We Are the Ceiling  1960 FEB  ss  has pub. 10 stories in sf/f mags. SCF, F&SF, FAN, & IFS
   Swamp Road, The  1960 JUN  ss 
   Who Dreams of Ivy  1960 NOV  ss 
   Package Deal  1961 JUL  ss 
Wright, Gary  On the Wings of Imagination, Fly  1989 NOV  ss  (1930- ) Gary Staples Wright; lives in the White Mountains of NH; has 1st story pub. sf "Captain of the Kali" in IFS 1963 JAN; pub. 4 stories between 1963-1967, & 4 more stories between 1989-1991, in sf/f mags, incl. F&SF, GAL, IFS, & PLP
   Teller Told a Lie, The  1990 JUL  ss  writing career started 20 years ago, left it, & just came back; has much anthologized short story "Mirror of Ice," 1st pub. in GAL 1967 JUN
   Something on the Stairs There Be  1991 OCT/NOV  ss  has 1st novel fantasy The Road West(1990), about an orphan boy's adventures in a mountain wilderness(B&C)
Wright, Waldo Carlton  Spirit of the White Deer  1973 MAR  ss  full time freelance writer, lives in Northeast PA; has had stories pub. in Yankee, Legion, ESQ, & the story "Little Foxes Sleep Warm" in AHMM 1971 JAN, which was reprinted in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked(1975)
Wyal, Pg  Freak, The  1969 APR  ss  (1947?- ) 21-year old writer orig. from Southern California, now living in NYC; 1st story pub. sf/f "The Castle on the Crag" in ; has pub. 10 stories in sf/f mags. & anth. betw. 1969-1977, incl. AMZ, F&SF, FAN, WOT, Eternity, Future Pastimes, Protostars
Wylde, Thomas  Incredibly Thick World, The  1979 MAR  ss  (1946- ) Thomas Clarke Wylde, army vet, lives in California; 1st story pub. sf "Target of Opportunity" in GAL 1974 SEP

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