Wyman Guin

Wyman Woods Guin (pseudonym: Norman Menasco; March 1, 1915 – February 19, 1989) was an American pharmacologist and advertising executive best known for writing science fiction.

Born in Wanette, Oklahoma, he started publishing during 1950, and gained attention the next year with his novella "Beyond Bedlam" in Galaxy Science Fiction. He is known best as a short story writer and was associated strongly with Galaxy. He produced only one novel, The Standing Joy.

In 2013, Guin was named as recipient for the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award at ReaderCon 24.[1]

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"Beyond Bedlam" was the cover story in the August 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, illustrated by Ed Emshwiller.


  • "The Delegate from Guapanga". Galaxy, August 1964.
  • "A Man of the Renaissance". Galaxy, December 1964.
  • Living Way Out, 1967.
  • The Standing Joy, 1969.
  • Beyond Bedlam, 1973. (UK edition, Sphere Books, same stories as Living Way Out, but added story The Evidence for Whooping Cranes)


  • Contemporary Authors Vol. 171 pg. 149.


  1. ^ Wyman Guin wins Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, SF Scope, July 15, 2013

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13 Great Stories of Science Fiction

13 Great Stories of Science Fiction is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Groff Conklin. It was first published in paperback by Fawcett Gold Medal in May 1960 and reprinted by Fawcett Gold Medal in September 1962, 1964, December 1969, and July 1979. The first hardcover edition was published by White Lion in 1972. The first British edition was issued by Coronet in 1967 and reprinted in 1972 and 1973.The book collects thirteen novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with an introduction by the editor. The stories were previously published from 1946-1957 in various science fiction and other magazines.

Alpha 2 (Robert Silverberg anthology)

Alpha 2 is a science fiction anthology edited by Robert Silverberg, first published as a paperback original by Ballantine Books in November 1977. No further editions have been issued.


Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award honors underread science fiction and fantasy authors with the intention of drawing renewed attention to the winners. The award was initiated in 2001 by the Cordwainer Smith Foundation.

List of X Minus One episodes

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Ron Walotsky

Ron Walotsky (born in Brooklyn in 1943 and died on July 29, 2002) was a science fiction and fantasy artist who studied at the School of Visual Arts. He began a long and prolific career painting book and magazine covers starting with the May 1967 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. His first book cover was for Living Way Out by Wyman Guin. He would go on to do covers for Stephen King, Anne Rice, Bruce Sterling, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg and many others. He was also nominated for the Chesley Awards twelve times. Some of his art is collected in Inner Visions: The Art of Ron Walotsky (2000).

Walotsky has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

Ron Walotsky also did an oil painting to be used as a poster for Dorothy Dietrich, a well known magician and curator of The Houdini Museum In Scranton, Pa.

Here is a list of all the issues of F&SF that Ron painted the covers of:

--Planetoid Idiot (Phyllis Gotlieb), May, 1967.

--Reduction in Arms (Tom Purdom), August, 1967.

--Stranger in the House (Kate Wilhelm), February, 1968.

--The Consciousness Machine (Josephine Saxton), June, 1968.

--The Fangs of Trees (Robert Silverberg), October, 1968.

--Calliope and Gherkin and the Yankee Doodle Thing (Evelyn E. Smith), March, 1969.

--An Adventure in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness (Vance Aandahl), August, 1969.

--20th Anniversary, October, 1969.

--The Fatal Fulfillment (Poul Anderson), March, 1970.

--Making Titan (Barry N. Malzberg), July, 1970.

--The Bear with the Knot on his Tail (Stephen Tall), May, 1971.

--Jack of Shadows (Roger Zelazny), July, 1971.

--Jack of Shadows (Roger Zelazny), August, 1971.

--McGillahee's Brat (Ray Bradbury), January, 1972.

--Son of the Morning (Gotlieb), June, 1972.

--The Brave Free Men (Jack Vance), July, 1972.

--Doctor Dominoe's Dancing Doll (Hal R. Moore), December, 1972.

--Closed Sicilian (Barry N. Malzberg), November, 1973.

--Not a Red Cent (Robin Scott Wilson), December, 1973.

--The Star of Stars (Robert F. Young), March, 1974.

--A Father's Tale (Sterling E. Lanier), July, 1974.

--Venus on the Half-Shell (Kilgore Trout), December, 1974.

--The Black Hole Passes John (John Varley), June, 1975.

--The Samurai and the Willows (Michael Bishop), February, 1976.

--Ghost of a Crown (Sterling E. Lanier), December, 1976.

--The Syndicated Time (Sterling E. Lanier), #326, July, 1978.

--Palely Loitering (Christopher Priest), #332, January, 1979.

--Extraordinary Voyages of Amelie Bertrand (Joanna Russ), #340, September, 1979.

--Lord Valentine's Castle (Robert Silverberg), #342, November, 1979.

--The Autopsy (Michael Shea), #355, December, 1980.

--The Thermals of August (Edward Bryant), May, 1981.

--The Tehama (Bob Leman), December, 1981.

--The Doors (Barbara Owens), November, 1984

--Midnight Snack (Vance Aandahl), #419, April, 1986.

--The Cold Cage (Ray Aldridge), February, 1990.

--Dr. Pak's Preschool (David Brin), July, 1990.

--Gate of Faces (Aldridge), April, 1991.

--Tree of Life, Book of Death (Grania Davis) March, 1992.

--Bridges (de Lint), October-November, 1992.

--Busy Dying (Brian Stableford), February, 1994.

--The Spine Divers (Ray Aldridge), June, 1995.

--Candle in a Bottle (Carolyn Ives Gilman), October-November, 1996.

--Reading the Bones (Sheila Finch), #558, January, 1998.

--The Island in the Lake (Phyllis Eisenstein), #568, December, 1998.

--The Hestwood (Rob Chilson), #572, April, 1999.

--The Diamond Pit (Jack Dann), #596, June, 2001.

--On Skua Island (John Langan), #598, August, 2001.

--The Mask of the Rex (Richard Bowes), #606, May, 2002.

--Soul Pipes (Ray Aldridge), #612, December, 2002.

The World Turned Upside Down (anthology)

The World Turned Upside Down is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy short stories edited by David Drake, Eric Flint and Jim Baen. It was first published in hardcover and ebook by Baen Books in January 2005; a Science Fiction Book Club edition followed from Baen Books/SFBC in February of the same year. The first paperback edition was issued by Baen in June 2006.The book collects twenty-nine novellas, novelettes and short stories by various authors, together with a preface by Flint and a short introduction to each story by one of the editors.

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