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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Bacigalupi, Paolo  Pocketful of Dharma  1999 FEB  nv  N-2000 LOC, novelette; his 1st professional sale; he is working on a novel related to this story; first went to China as a language student, spent cumulatively three years there; now lives in Denver, CO
Bagley, Simon  Welcome, Comrade  1964 APR  nv  (1923- ) born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England; a freelance technical-scientific journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa
Bailey, Dale  Eidelman's Machine  1993 JUL  ss  (1968- ) his 1st pub. story; attended 1992 Clarion in East Lansing, MI, where this story was written; born & grew up in Princeton, WV; now lives in Maryville, TN; has PhD in English
   Touched  1993 OCT/NOV  ss  story inspired by his childhood in W. Virginia & the 1920s coal-field wars; "I'd long wished to set a story in (1920s wars) milieu ... Figured out how ... (with) the idea that the mentally handicapped child is in some way compensated for his disability"
   Conquistador  1994 MAY  ss  teaches English at the Univ. of Tennessee(Knoxville); he has pub. two short stories outside of F&SF, "Notes Toward a Proof of a Theorem: Love Is a Hunger" in AMZ 1994 SPR, & "Epiphany" in Pulphouse #18 1995
   Giants in the Earth  1994 AUG  ss  story "was orig. suggested by a verse in the Book of Genesis ... referred to angels who had fallen in love with 'the daughters of men' & fathered children by them ... what happened to those beings(?)"
   Home Burial  1994 DEC  ss  "story is loosely based on a similar incident that my father recalls hearing my grandmother relate ... also owes a debt to the Robert Frost poem of the same name"
   Resurrection Man's Legacy, The  1995 JUL  nv  N-1995 NEB, novelette; "manages to combine the feel of early Bradbury with early Asimov"
   Sheep's Clothing  1995 OCT/NOV  nv 
   Mall, The  1996 JAN  ss  idea for story came during a drive to Ohio, a rest stop was more of "a mall, with game rooms, bookstores, (etc) ... Every damn store was open at 3 A.M."
   Interval of Stillness  1996 SEP  ss 
   Quinn's Way  1997 FEB  nv  N-1998 LOC, nv; he models the town in this story on the stories his father told him about Princeton, WV, ... from the 30s & 40s, "the strong bonds of family ... are infinitely complex ... & the story is in some respect an attempt to capture ... (them)"
   Exodus  1997 JUL  ss  has nf book, American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction(1999; rvw. F&SF 2000 MAY), a critical look at haunted houses in the works of such authors as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson & Stephen King(B&C)
   Night of the Fireflies  1998 JAN  ss  in this story Dale Bailey returns to the world made famous by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451(); see online review in Webzine Random Musings at
   Cockroach  1998 DEC  nv  this story reviewed in the Webzine Tangent, in which it is compared to the "somewhat obscure" Ray Bradbury short story "The Small Assassin" in Dime Mystery 1946 NOV(reprt. in Suspense 1951 SPR), at
   Rain at the End of the World, The  1999 JUL  ss  story inspired by his senior year at Bethany College in West Virginia, when it rained 25 days in a row
Bailey, Hilary  Little Victims, The  1967 NOV  nv  (1936- ) U.K. writer, editor; grad from Cambridge; wife of Michael Moorcock, 1962-1978; has stories in NWS, edited NWQ 7-10(1974-76), novels All the Days of My Life(1984), Hannie Richards(1985), A Stranger to Herself(1989), Frankenstein's Bride(1995)
Baker, Eric T.  Faith and Friendship in the Pre-Atomic Age  1993 DEC  ss  his 1st pub. story; born in Reno, NV; lives in Fairfax, VA; attended 1989 Clarion; reviews computer games for SFAge 1993 JAN-2000 MAY(all issues), for RofF 1998 AUG-present; has 1st sf novel Checkmate(1998), about a security operative aboard a colony ship
Baker, Scott  Sea Change  1986 MAR  ss  (1947- ) N-1987 LOC, ss; U.S. writer lives in France; 1st novel sf Symbiote's Crown(1978); other novels are fantasy or horror, Nightchild(1979; rev. 1983), Dhampire(1982); Firedance(1986), seq. Drink the Fire from the Flames(1987); coll. The Lurking Duck
Ballard, J.G.  Garden of Time, The  1962 FEB  ss  (1930- ) James Graham Ballard, U.K. writer born in Shanghai, interned there during WWII in a Japanese civilian P.O.W. camp, attended King's College(UK); 1st story pub. sf "Escapement" in NWS 1956 DEC & "Prima Belladonna" in SCF 1956 DEC
   Now Wakes the Sea  1963 MAY  ss  Ballard's "writing was influenced by the Surrealist painters & the early Pop artists" & by "his interest in psychology ... which soon became apparent his stories ... and stated that 'the only truly alien planet is Earth'"(Clute); see iv in TWZ 1988 JUN
   Lost Leonardo, The  1964 MAR  ss  "The Voices of Time" in NWS 1960 OCT, is "his most important early story, an apocalyptic view of a terrible new evolution (or devolution) faced by the human race"(Clute); has 1st novel The Wind from Nowhere("Storm-Wind" in NWS 1961 SEP-OCT; exp. 1962)
   Illuminated Man, The  1964 MAY  nv  has novels The Drowned World(1962), The Burning World(1964), The Crystal World(1966 fixup), the latter a tribute to Conrad's Heart of Darkness; colls. The Voices of Time and Other Stories(1962), Billenium(1962), Passport to Eternity(1963)
   Cry Hope, Cry Fury!  1967 OCT  ss  1st story in F&SF in Vermilion Sands ser.; to Ballard, Vermilion Sands is an "exotic suburb" of his mind, "where the outer world of reality & the inner world of the psyche meet and fuse"; ser. coll. in Vermilion Sands(1971); see ar in NYRSF 1993 MAY(#57)
   Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D, The  1967 DEC  ss  2nd story in F&SF in Vermilion Sands ser.; has colls. The Four-Dimensional Nightmare(1963; rev. 1974; vt The Voices of Time, 1984), Terminal Beach(1964), The Impossible Man(1966), The Disaster Area(1967), The Day of Forever(1967), The Overloaded Man(1967)
   Myths of the Near Future  1982 OCT  nv  N-1982 NEB; 1983 LOC, nv; 1983 BSF, shfi; has novels Crash(1973), Concrete Island(1974), High-Rise(1975), The Unlimited Dream Company(1979; W-1980 BSF; N-JWC, LOC), Hello America(1981; N-1982 BSF), Empire of the Sun(1984; N-1985 BSF; 1987 movie)
   War Fever  1989 OCT  nv  N-1990 LOC, nv; has colls. Chronopolis(1971), The Atrocity Exhibit(1972), The Best of ...(1977), Myths of the Near Future(1982), Memories of the Space Age(1988), War Fever(1990); novels The Day of Creation(1987), Cocaine Nights(1996), etc
Ballingrud, Nathan  She Found Heaven  1995 JAN  ss  his 1st professional sale; just moved to New Orleans from N. Carolina; attended 1992 Clarion, after winning a 1992 Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship
Baloo  Cartoon  1983 JAN  ct  ps. for cartoonist Rex May; May lives in Indiana; he began as an intelligence analyst, then wrote articles for the National Lampoon in the early 1970s, before turning to gag writing & cartooning; he works part time as a postal clerk
   Cartoon  1983 MAY  ct  has had cartoons pub. in The Saturday Evening Post, National Review, Liberty Magazine, The Voluntaryist, Playboy, Wall Street Journal, Woman's World, Good Housekeeping, & in many other publications thruout North America & Europe
   Cartoon: Guccis of the Gods  1983 DEC  ct  May became a Libertarian shortly after reading L. Neil Smith's libertarian sf novel The Probability Broach(1980); see; he was profiled in The Liberator, 1993 SUM issue
   Cartoon  1984 JAN  ct  an article in the Smithsonian Magazine, 1995 JUN issue, titled "Behind the Cartoonist," is composed of interviews with cartoonists incl. May, Al Batt, Hank Ketcham, Lee Lorenz, Richard McAllister, etc; see
   Cartoon  1984 FEB  ct  May produces about 150-200 captions a week, and sells many of his 'gags' to other cartoonist; when a cartoon sells using a gag or caption of his, the writer usually gets a cut of about 25%
   Cartoon  1984 MAR  ct  fellow cartoonist Al Batt learned the basics from the book by cartoonist Jack Markow, Cartoonist's and Gag Writer's Handbook(1967); Rex May has his 1st coll. of cartoons, Gesundheit, Dummy! The Best of Baloo(2000)
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Bankier, William  Hawk in the Dusk  1962 MAY  ss  (1929- ) born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada; his 1st pub. story was pub. in Liberty Magazine(Toronto) & won a Canadian Short Story of the Month Prize; has story "The Wrong Impression" in PST 1959 AUG 8; moved with his family to London in 1974
   Unholy Hybrid  1963 SEP  ss  his 6th pub. story; dozens of his stories have been published in EQMM & AHMM; short story "The Choirboy" in AHMM 1981 JAN, was N-1982 EDG; has coll. Fear Is a Killer(1995)
Banks, Raymond E.  Christmas Trombone  1954 JAN  ss  (1918-1996) veteran of WWII; has BA in English from UCLA; an industrial account executive; pub. a fantasy story in 1946 as Esquire's 'Discovery of the Month'; 1st story pub. sf "Never Trust an Intellectual" in Dynamic Science Fiction 1953 JUN

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