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Author  Story Title  Issue Date  Type  Comments
Saari, Oliver  Space Man, The  1953 APR  ss  (1919?-2000) Oliver E. Saari; native of Finland, came to the US in the 1920s, grew up in Minneapolis; an early sf fan, he belonged to & helped to organized the Minneapolis Fantasy Society; 1st story pub. "The Stellar Exodus" in ASF 1937 FEB
Saberhagen, Fred  Young Girl at an Open Half-door  1968 NOV  ss  (1930- ) working name for Frederick Saberhagen, an editor for Encyclopedia Britannica 1967-73; 1st story pub. sf "Volume PAA-PYX" in GAL 1961 FEB; has 1st novel The Golden People(1964); best known for Berserker ser., about interstellar killing machines
   Smasher  1978 AUG  nv  1st story in F&SF in his Berserker series; series short fiction coll. in Berserker(1967), The Ultimate Enemy(1979), The Berserker Wars(1981), Berserker Lies(1991); series novels Brother Assassin(1969), Berserker's Planet(1975), Berserker Man(1979)
   Victory  1979 JUN  ss  Berserker ser. incl. The Berserker Throne(1985), Berserker: Blue Death(1985), The Berserker Attack(1987), Berserker Kill(1993), Berserker Fury(1997), & coll. Berserkers: The Beginning(1998); has anth. Berserker Base(1985; N-1986 LOC)
   As Duly Authorized  1985 OCT  ss  has Earth's End ser., incl. Empire of the East(1979 omnibus), The First-Third Book of Swords(1983, 1983, 1984; last N-1985 LOC), Shieldbreaker's Story(1994), etc; Dracula seq., incl. A Sharpness on the Neck(1996), etc; coll. Saberhagen: My Best(1987)
Saki  Seventh Pullet, The  1954 DEC  ss  (1870-1916) 1st pub. in colls. Beasts and Super-Beasts(1914) & Short Stories by Saki(1930); ps. for Hector Hugh Munro, U.K. author & journalist; born in Akyab, Burma; educated at Exmouth & at Bedford; died in the trenches of France in 1916
   Soul of Laploshka, The  1955 JUN  ss  1st pub. in the Westminster Gazette, & coll. Reginald in Russia(1910); began writing in late 1890s for the W.G. as Saki, after the cup-bearer in Omar Khayyam's Rubáiyát; has novels The Westminster Alice(1902), The Unbearable Bassington(1912)
   Music on the Hill, The  1955 SEP  ss  1st pub. in coll. The Chronicles of Clovis(1911); has novel When William Came Home(1914, as H.H. Munro); see George Jones Spears: The Satire of Saki(1963); ss's made into short moviesThe Open Window(1972), The Interlopers(1979), Sredni Vashtar(1979)
   Hedgehog, The  1955 DEC  ss  1st pub. in The Toys of Peace(1919); has colls. Reginald(1904), The Square Egg(1924); see biographies, Charles H. Gillen: H.H. Munro: Saki(1969), & A.J. Langguth: Saki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munro, With Six Stories Never Before Collected(1981)
   Wolves of Cernogratz, The  1956 MAR  ss  1st pub. in The Morning Post, 7 JAN 1913, & in colls. The Toys of Peace(1919), & The Complete Short Stories of Saki(1930; exp.1948); see biographical memoir by Saki's sister, Ethel M. Munro: The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope, and Other Stories(1995)
Sale, Richard  Perseus Had a Helmet  1949 FLL  ss  (1911-1993) 1st pub. in ARG, 5 FEB 1938, 1st story in F&SF from Captain McGrail series; Richard Bernard Sale, author of detective novels & pulp stories; born in NYC, lived in California; pub. over 60 stories in the mys. pulps, Argosy, PST, etc 1930s-1940s
   Old Oaken Eight-Ball, The  1953 SEP  ss  1st pub. in Detective Fiction Weekly, 15 MAR 1941, 2nd story Captain McGrail series; created Deen "The Cobra" Bradley ser. in Ten Detective Aces in 1934, & photographer/insurance agent Terence "Candid" Jones ser. in Detective Fiction Weekly in 1936
Sallis, James  Miranda-Escobedo  1976 JUL  vi  (1944- ) 1st story pub. sf "Kazoo" in NWS 1967 AUG; editor of NWS #182-187, 1968 JUL-1969 FEB; has coll. A Few Last Words(1970); anth. The War Book(1969 UK), The Shores Beneath(1971); also in F&SF w. co-author Samuel R. Delany(1971 JUN)
   Potato Tree  1986 JUN  vi  has coll. Limits of the Sensible World(1995); surreal literary novel Renderings(1995); has critical work on Jim Thompson, David Goodis & Chester Himes, titled Difficult Lives(1993); edited Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany(1996)
   Ansley's Demon  1992 SEP  ss  has trans. of Raymond Queneau's novel, Saint Glinglin(1993); has black New Orleans P.I. Lew Griffin mys. ser., The Long-Legged Fly(1992; N-Shamus), Moth(1993; N-Shamus), Black Hornet(1994), Eye of the Cricket(1997); mys. Death Will Have Your Eyes(1997)
   Dear Floods of Her Hair  1999 MAY  ss  has 5th novel in New Orleans P.I. Lew Griffin mystery series, Bluebottle(1999); has biography of the crime novelist, Chester Himes: A Life(2000); he lives now in Phoenix, AZ, after many years in New Orleans
   Books  1999 DEC  br  Lucius Shepard: Beasts of the Heartland; Christopher Moore: The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove; Jerome Charyn: Death of a Tango King; essay: "Is some of (sf's) best new work coming from outside the genre?"
Sambrot, William  Night of the Leopard  1967 SEP  nv  (1920- ) fulltime freelance writer; 1st story pub. sf "Report to the People" in Blue Book Mag., in 1953; writes for TV: Combat, Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents; has coll. Island of Fear(1963); has Crazy Murtag ser. in men's mags. as William Ayes
Sanders, Scott  Terrarium  1980 APR  ss  (1945- ) his 1st pub. sf story, this story was exp. into his 1st novel Terrarium(1985; N-1985 DIC), where a future U.S. population retreats from a polluted world into domed cities(Clute); Scott Russell Sanders, has PhD in English from Cambridge Univ.
   Sleepwalker, The  1981 DEC  ss  1st pub. in Temple Univ. mag. Tracks; has novel about John James Audubon, Wonders Hidden: Audubon's Early Years(1984); has nf books D.H. Lawrence(1973), Wilderness Plots: Tales About the Settlement of the American Land(1983), Writer from the Center(1995)
   Land Where Songtrees Grow, The  1982 SEP  nv  has sf coll. Fetching the Dead(1984); essay coll. The Paradise of Bombs(1988); ya novels Bad Man Ballad(1986), The Engineer of Beasts(1988), latter on genetic engineering; novel The Invisible Company(1989), on the cost of maintaining a colony of immortals
Sanders, William  Jennifer, Just Before Midnight  1999 AUG  ss  (1942- ) N-1999 HOM, NEB; 2000 LOC, ss; born in AR; lives in Tahlequah, OK; has alt. hist. sf novels Journey to Fusang(1988), The Wild Blue and the Gray(1991); Cherokee P.I. Taggart Roper mys. ser., The Next Victim(1993), Blood Autumn(1995); N-1989 JWCA
Sanders, Winston P.  Pact  1959 AUG  ss  (1926-2001) ps. for Poul Anderson
   Word to Space, The  1960 SEP  ss  concerns Project Ozma(named after the queen of Oz), the 1st search for radio transmissions from intelligent extra-terrestial life; search from 1960 APR-JUL concentrated on the star Tau Ceti, turned up only one false alarm
Sanford, Sue  Mrs. Pribley's Underdog  1965 FEB  ss 
Sansom, William  Tournament, The  1955 JAN  ss  (1912-1976) his 1st appearance in any fantasy mag.; UK author; has 1st book Fire Over London, 1940-1941(1941) about the London Fire Service; 1st coll. Fireman Flower(1944); novels The Cautious Heart(1958), The Last Hours of Sandra Lee(1961), Goodbye(1966)
Sarafin, James  Clarity in the Ice, A  1999 JUN  ss  lives in Anchorage, AL; has 1st story pub. "The Word for Breaking August Sky" in AHMM 1995 JUL, W-Robert L. Fish Memorial Award; na "In the Furnace of Night"(ASI 1997 OCT/NOV; N-1998 LOC); nv w. Mary Rosenblum, "One Good Juror"(ASI 1997 FEB; N-1998 STU)
Sargent, Pamela  Landed Minority  1970 SEP  ss  (1948- ) her 1st pub. story; born in Ithaca, NY, now a graduate student in classical philosophy at the State Univ. of New York(Binghampton), where she lives with writer George Zebrowski; has coll. The Best of Pamela Sargent(1987; N-1988 LOC)
   Gather Blue Roses  1972 FEB  ss  has anth. Women of Wonder(1975; W-1995 TIP; N-1976 LOC), More Women of Wonder(1976; W-1995 TIP; N-1977 LOC), The New Women of Wonder(1978; W-1995 TIP), Bio-Futures(1976), Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death(1986 w. Ian Watson; N-1987 LOC)
   Bond and Free  1974 JUN  nv  has fixup novel Cloned Lives(AMZ 1974 FEB, 2 anth. stories; 1976; N-1977 LOC), traces the lives of a number of clones(Clute); The Sudden Star(NWQ #3 1972 as "Julio 204"; exp. 1979; vt The White Death, 1980 UK), set in post-nuclear-holocaust Miami(Clute)
   Exile  1975 DEC  ss  has Earthminds seq. Watchstar(1980), Eye of the Comet(1984), Homesmind(1985), a telepathic tale of comet-dwelling descendants of humanity meeting Earth humans again(Clute); novel Earthseed(1983), about a generation starship landing on a new planet(Clute)
   Summer's Dust, The  1981 JUL  nv  N-1982 LOC, novelette; to be part of fixup novel The Golden Space(1982), which also incl. 3 original stories, & novella "The Renewal" pub. in Jack Dann(ed): Immortal(1978); novel examines the question of immortality(Clute); novel rvw. in F&SF 1982 SEP
   Old Darkness, The  1983 JUL  ss  has novels The Alien Upstairs(1983), The Shore of Women(1986); trilogy Venus of Dreams(1986; N-1987 LOC), Venus of Shadows(1988; N-1989 LOC), Child of Venus(2001), about the terraforming of Venus(Clute); Alien Child(1988 ya), Ruler of the Sky(1993)
   Soul's Shadow, The  1986 DEC  nv  has novels w. George Zebrowski, A Fury Scorned(1996), Star Trek: Heart of the Sun(1997), & Star Trek: Across the Universe(1999); has alt. hist. Climb the Wind(1998; N-1998 SDW); see iv in Nova Express 1991 WIN; iv & bib at
Sarowitz, Tony  Dinosaurs on Broadway  1981 SEP  ss  (1952?- ) this story won the 1980 Transatlantic Review Award - this is its 1st publication; author lives in NY, a student in the Columbia Univ. MFA writing program; has 1st pub. sf story "The Prologue to Light" in GAL 1977 OCT; also sold to ASI, NDM
Satterthwait, Walter  Territorial Imperative  1983 APR  ss  (1946- ) lives in Clearwater, FL; has 1st novel Cocaine Blues(1980); wise-cracking Santa Fe P.I. ser. Wall of Glass(1989; N-Shamus), At Ease With the Dead(1991), etc; Houdini & Conan Doyle ser. Escapade(1995; W-Prix Roman; N-Agatha), Summer Cool(1998)
Savage, Felicity  Brixton White Lady  1994 MAR  ss  (1975- ) Felicity Savage; her 1st fiction sale; born in Columbia, SC; grew up in Ireland, Scotland & France; moved to Cambridge, MA, when she was 14; currently a student at Columbia Univ.; attended 1992 Clarion; N-1995 & 1996 JWCA, for Best New Writer
   Ash Minette  1994 MAY  ss  N-1995 HUG, short story; about this story, "within the European culture that produced ('Cinderella'), poor men had few opportunities to escape their situation, poor women had even fewer, & poor, plain women had absolutely none at all"
   Earth's Erogenous Zones, The  1994 AUG  ss  "I got the idea for the story through ... mishearings: I was sitting in geology class one day, half-asleep, when I thought I heard the T.A. say something about 'the Earth's erogenous zones' ..."; see entry & interview in CA, vol.169, p.368-370
   Cyberfate  1995 SEP  ss  has 1st novel fantasy, Humility Garden(1995), & sequel Delta City(1996) - coll. in omnibus, Garden of Salt(1996); has Ever trilogy, The War in the Waste(1997), The Daemon in the Machine(1998), & A Trickster in the Ashes(1998), about a circus demon-handler
Savage, Ron  Piano Pony  1993 DEC  ss  a counselor/psychologist in private practice in Williamsburg, VA; has short story "Nuns in Love" in TSF 1996 FEB
   Connecticut Nazi  1996 FEB  ss  about this story, "In my work, I have dealt with the children of survivors, & we don't realize how the battles go on & on, generation after generation, long after the war has ended"
Saxton, Josephine  Nothing Much to Relate  1967 NOV  ss  (1935- ) U.K. writer born in Halifax, Yorkshire; lives in Leamington Spa; 1st story pub. sf "The Wall" in SCF #78 1965; see her write-up in Sharon Yntema(ed): More Than 100 Woman Science Fiction Writers: An Annotated Bibliography(1988)
   Light on Cader  1968 JAN  ss 
   Consciousness Machine, The  1968 JUN  na  "concerns a machine that can thoroughly map the unconscious mind & translate it—in the form of a movie—to an anylyst, Zona, & her patient, Thurston"; pub. in a somewhat different version as The Hieros Gamos of Sam and An Smith (1969)
   Dormant Soul  1969 FEB  ss  has novels Vector for Seven; or, the Weltanschauung of Mrs. Amelia Mortimer and Friends(1970), Group Feast(1971); colls. The Power of Time(1985), Little Tours of Hell: Tall Tales of Food and Holidays(1986)
   Living Wild  1971 OCT  nv  has Jane Saint ser. novels/colls. The Travails of Jane Saint(1980; exp. as coll. The Travails of Jane Saint and Other Stories, 1986), Jane Saint and the Backlash: The Further Travails of Jane Saint and the Consciousness Machine(1989)
   Black Sabbatical  1971 DEC  ss  has novel Queen of the States(1986; N-1987 BSF, CLA), depicts the sf/fantasy escapades/delusions of a female inmate in a mental institution(Clute); has nf book about gardening, Gardening Down a Rabbit Hole(1996)
Saylor, Steven  Insecticide  1986 DEC  ss  (1956- ) born in TX; has Roma Sub Rosa historical mys. ser., c. 56 BC P.I. Gordianus the Finder, novels Catalina's Riddle(1993; W-Lambda), Rubicon(1999), etc; A Twist at the End(2000), based on 1885 serial murders; coll. The House of the Vestals(1997)
Schenck, Hilbert  Three Days at the End of the World  1977 SEP  nv  Prof. of Mechanical Engineering & Director of the Oceanic Engineering program at the Univ. of Rhode Island; also in F&SF as Hilbert Schenck Jr

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