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So I Was Born
Amazing Science Fiction Stories, May 1981, pp. 71-75
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                                                                                                                January 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. Quest for the Stars by J. Ray Dettling, pp. 4-9
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                                                                                                                  The Interstellar Connection: Book Reviews by Tom Staicar, pp. 10-14 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Songs from the Stars by Norman Spinrad
                                                                                                                  2. Star God by Allen L. Wold
                                                                                                                  3. Fantasy Literature by Marshall B. Tymn, Kenneth J. Zahorski, and Robert H. Boyer, ...
                                                                                                                  4. Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction by Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph D. Olander, ...
                                                                                                                  5. Galaxy: The Best of My Years by James P. Baen
                                                                                                                3. Run, Spot, Run by Harlan Ellison, pp. 15-25
                                                                                                                4. Hole in the Air by Robert Silverberg, pp. 26-34
                                                                                                                5. The Lang Concurrence by Ron Montana and Susan Coon, pp. 35-51
                                                                                                                6. Buckeye & Spitball by Lawrence Connolly, pp. 52-61
                                                                                                                7. Credit Where Credit Is Due by L.A.P. Moore, pp. 62-68
                                                                                                                8. Give Us This Day Our Daily Death by Alan Ryan#2, pp. 69-77
                                                                                                                9. The Pod by Joseph Farnan, pp. 78-88
                                                                                                                10. Trailing the Great White Snail by S.A. Robbins, pp. 89-105
                                                                                                                11. Pearl Harbor Parallax by Wally Coins, pp. 106-115
                                                                                                                12. Amazing Interview: Stanislaw Lem by L.W. Michaelson and Stanislaw Lem, pp. 116-119
                                                                                                                13. Fans, Prose & Cons by Steve Fahnestalk, pp. 120-132
                                                                                                                14. Cover painting by Melvyn Grant
                                                                                                                15. Love Among the Flowers by Wayne Wightman
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                                                                                                                March 1981 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                                                1. UFOs: They Aren't What They Used to Be by Steven Dimeo, pp. 4-11
                                                                                                                2. Intercom: Letters, pp. 12-15
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                                                                                                                  The Interstellar Connection by Tom Staicar, pp. 16-18 - 6 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Firelord by Parke Godwin
                                                                                                                  2. Heroes and Horrors by Fritz Leiber and Stuart David Schiff
                                                                                                                  3. Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors by L.W. Currey
                                                                                                                  4. Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections by William Contento
                                                                                                                  5. The Magicians by James E. Gunn
                                                                                                                  6. Frank Frazetta: Book Four by Betty Ballantine and Frank Frazetta
                                                                                                                4. The State of the Artless by Parke Godwin and Howard Roller, pp. 19-23
                                                                                                                5. The Bluenose Limit by John Steakley, pp. 24-43
                                                                                                                6. The Cold Green Eye by Jack Williamson, pp. 44-53
                                                                                                                7. In the Ball of Frosted Glass by David R. Bunch, pp. 54-59
                                                                                                                8. The Semi-Happy Life of Gorman Rimly by Wayne Wightman, pp. 60-70
                                                                                                                9. Copycat by Shari Prange, p. 71
                                                                                                                10. The Energy Crisis of 2215 by Timothy Zahn, pp. 72-85
                                                                                                                11. Stellar Trek by Kendall Evans, pp. 86-89
                                                                                                                12. Addressee Unknown by Michael Kube-McDowell, pp. 90-102
                                                                                                                13. Grumblefritz by Marvin Kaye, pp. 103-105
                                                                                                                14. The Containment of Calpel V by Barry N. Malzberg, pp. 106-109
                                                                                                                15. The Barrier by Cynthia Wagner-Emmons, pp. 110-116
                                                                                                                16. Communications Satellites by Walter B. Hendrickson, Jr., pp. 117-121
                                                                                                                17. Amazing Interview: Manly Wade Wellman by Darrell Schweitzer and Manly Wade Wellman, pp. 122-125
                                                                                                                18. Fans, Prose & Cons by Steve Fahnestalk, pp. 126-129
                                                                                                                19. Never Fired a Shot by Robert Brown, pp. 130-132
                                                                                                                20. Cover by David B. Mattingly
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                                                                                                                May 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. Opinion by Robert Silverberg, p. 4
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                                                                                                                  The Interstellar Connection by Tom Staicar, pp. 5-8 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
                                                                                                                  2. By Daybreak the Eagle by Nancy Dorer and Frances Dorer
                                                                                                                  3. Takeoff! by Randall Garrett
                                                                                                                  4. Science Fiction Writer's Workshop, I by Barry B. Longyear
                                                                                                                  5. To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
                                                                                                                  6. The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip Jose Farmer
                                                                                                                  7. The Dark Design by Philip Jose Farmer
                                                                                                                  8. The Magic Labyrinth by Philip Jose Farmer
                                                                                                                3. Intercom: Letters, pp. 9-11
                                                                                                                4. Futures Fantastic by J. Ray Dettling, pp. 12-22
                                                                                                                5. The Vampire of Mallworld by Somtow Sucharitkul, pp. 23-40
                                                                                                                6. Nobody Lives on Burton Street by Gregory Benford, pp. 41-48
                                                                                                                7. Encounter by Hank Stine, p. 49
                                                                                                                8. The Fall by Lisa Tuttle and George R.R. Martin, pp. 50-70
                                                                                                                9. So I Was Born by Philip Sidney Jennings, pp. 71-75
                                                                                                                10. Project Purple by Lewis Jacobson, pp. 76-89
                                                                                                                11. A Smell of Sulphur by Marvin Kaye, pp. 90-93
                                                                                                                12. The Greater Gift by Wayne Wightman, pp. 94-109
                                                                                                                13. The Lock-Box & the Magic Monger by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, pp. 110-117
                                                                                                                14. The Action Hook by Richard Anker, pp. 118-124
                                                                                                                15. The Future by Brian M. Fraser, pp. 125-132
                                                                                                                16. Cover by Kent Bash
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                                                                                                                July 1981 Issue = 24 Articles
                                                                                                                1. Is Speculative Fiction Afraid to Gamble Anymore? by Barry N. Malzberg, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                2. Opinion by Robert Silverberg, pp. 6-7
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                                                                                                                  Books Reviews: The Interstellar Connection by Tom Staicar, pp. 8-13 - 9 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
                                                                                                                  2. Golem 100 by Alfred Bester
                                                                                                                  3. Shatterday by Harlan Ellison
                                                                                                                  4. All the Lies That Are My Life by Harlan Ellison
                                                                                                                  5. Science Fiction Origins by William F. Nolan and Martin H. Greenberg
                                                                                                                  6. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
                                                                                                                  7. Beyond the Moon by Paolo Maffei
                                                                                                                  8. Planetary Encounters by Robert M. Powers
                                                                                                                  9. Di Fate's Catalog of Science Fiction Hardware by Vincent Di Fate and Ian Summers
                                                                                                                4. Amazing Interview/Bob Shaw by Dr. Jeffrey M. Elliot and Bob Shaw, pp. 14-21
                                                                                                                5. Intercom (Letters), pp. 22-25
                                                                                                                6. The Hunter by Robert Adams, pp. 26-46
                                                                                                                7. The Naked Matador by Roger Zelazny, pp. 47-51
                                                                                                                8. Random Thoughts by Roger Zelazny, pp. 52-53
                                                                                                                9. The Amazing Hall of Fame by Ron Goulart, pp. 54-66
                                                                                                                10. Namesake by Elizabeth Morton, p. 67
                                                                                                                11. The Nosepickers of Dawr by Ova Hamlet, pp. 68-77
                                                                                                                12. Timestopper by Ken Doggett, pp. 78-80
                                                                                                                13. Last Contact by James Patrick Kelly, pp. 81-84
                                                                                                                14. Random Thoughts by Scott E. Green, p. 85
                                                                                                                15. The Passing by Rick Parks, pp. 86-94
                                                                                                                16. Random Thoughts by Joey Froelich, p. 95
                                                                                                                17. The Butter Lady by Ron Montana, pp. 96-99
                                                                                                                18. Raving Lunacy by Darrell Schweitzer, pp. 100-111
                                                                                                                19. Random Thoughts by David R. Bunch, p. 112
                                                                                                                20. No Smoking by Robert H. Brown, p. 113
                                                                                                                21. At the Center of the Universe by Wayne Wightman, pp. 114-126
                                                                                                                22. The Man Who Loved Mars by Dave Stover, pp. 127-129
                                                                                                                23. Impossible Numbers by Steve Anderson, pp. 130-132
                                                                                                                24. Cover by Vincent DiFate
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                                                                                                                September 1981 Issue = 15 Articles
                                                                                                                1. Opinion by Robert Silverberg, p. 4
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                                                                                                                  Book Reviews by Tom Staicar, pp. 5-8 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. Savage Empire by Jean Lorrah
                                                                                                                  2. Lost Dorsai by Gordon R. Dickson
                                                                                                                  3. The Creation of Tomorrow by Paul A. Carter
                                                                                                                  4. Enemies of the System by Brian W. Aldiss
                                                                                                                  5. The Secret Art of Ian Miller by Ian Miller
                                                                                                                  6. Satyrday by Steven Bauer
                                                                                                                  7. Timescoop by John Brunner
                                                                                                                3. Futures Fantastic by J. Ray Dettling, pp. 9-16
                                                                                                                4. Intercom (letters), pp. 17-21
                                                                                                                5. Madwand by Roger Zelazny, pp. 22-43
                                                                                                                6. The Amazing Hall of Fame by Harlan Ellison, pp. 44-55
                                                                                                                7. The Foxworth Legatees by Ron Goulart, pp. 56-69
                                                                                                                8. The Sea Above by Gene Kilczer, pp. 70-83
                                                                                                                9. Harmless Illusions by Felix Gotschalk, pp. 84-95
                                                                                                                10. On the Nature of Time by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg, pp. 96-100
                                                                                                                11. Firebird Suite by Richard P. Russo, pp. 101-113
                                                                                                                12. A Desert Stone by Al Sarrantonio, pp. 114-121
                                                                                                                13. Sound as a Dollar by L.A.P. Moore, pp. 122-124
                                                                                                                14. Amazing Interview/Gene Wolfe by Melissa Mia Hall and Gene Wolfe, pp. 125-132
                                                                                                                15. Cover by Ian Miller
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                                                                                                                November 1981 Issue = 16 Articles
                                                                                                                1. Opinion by Robert Silverberg, pp. 4-5
                                                                                                                2. [+]
                                                                                                                  Book Reviews by Tom Staicar, pp. 6-8 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                                                  1. The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels by Robert Silverberg and Martin H. Greenberg
                                                                                                                  2. A Treasury of Modern Fantasy by Terry Carr and Martin Harry Greenberg
                                                                                                                  3. Fantasy Annual III by Terry Carr
                                                                                                                  4. Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 5 by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg
                                                                                                                  5. Elidor by Alan Garner
                                                                                                                  6. Science Fiction Book Review Index, 1974-1979 by Halbert W. Hall
                                                                                                                  7. Analog's Golden Anniversary Anthology by Stanley Schmidt
                                                                                                                  8. Nebula Winners Fifteen by Frank Herbert
                                                                                                                3. Interview: Algis Budrys by Darrell Schweitzer and Algis Budrys, pp. 9-17
                                                                                                                4. Letters, pp. 18-23
                                                                                                                5. The Last Line of the Haiku by Somtow Sucharitkul, pp. 24-37
                                                                                                                6. Up Yours, Federico by Parke Godwin, pp. 38-41
                                                                                                                7. Training Talk by David R. Bunch, pp. 42-48
                                                                                                                8. Freeway by Jack Wodhams, pp. 49-62
                                                                                                                9. Melvin's Paradox by J. Ray Dettling, pp. 63-68
                                                                                                                10. A Plague of Butterflies by Orson Scott Card, pp. 69-81
                                                                                                                11. In the End, the Essence by Richard Englehart, pp. 82-95
                                                                                                                12. Tagman by Michael P. Kube-McDowell, pp. 96-110
                                                                                                                13. The Golem and the Girl Who Did Not Care by Kendall Evans, pp. 111-120
                                                                                                                14. Return of the Native by Thomas A. Easton, pp. 121-129
                                                                                                                15. Close Encounters with Self and Community by Marvin Kaye, pp. 130-132
                                                                                                                16. Cover illustration by Rowena Morrill
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