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1980-1989

 

1. ‘Suspension of Disbelief’: reviews of “Kinsman” by Ben Bova, “The Ion War” by Colin Kapp, “Dragondrums” by Anne McCaffrey, “The Fellowship of the Talisman” by Clifford D. Simak, “Does Anyone Else Have Something to Add?” by R.A. Laffery, Glasgow Herald, March 1st 1980.

 

2. Review, ‘Past Visions of the Shape of Things to Come’, I.F. Clarke Strathclyde University exhibition ‘The Discovery of the Future’, Glasgow Herald, March 22nd 1980.

 

3. ‘ASTRA in 1979, Companies Office report’, 1980.

 

4. ‘Author Who Keeps His Fingers Crossed It Never Happens’, (profile – Chris Boyce), Glasgow Herald, June 7th, 1980.

 

5. ‘Long-Awaited “Chaos” Is Here’: reviews, “The Courts of Chaos” by Roger Zelazny, “The Priests of Psi” by Frank Herbert, “Fireflood and Other Stories” by Vonda McIntyre, “The Outer Reaches” by Michael Vyse, “The Web of the Magi” by Richard Cowper, Glasgow Herald, June 7th 1980.

 

6. ‘Ringworld Heading for Collision with the Sun’: reviews of “Ringworld Engineers” by Larry Niven, “The Crystal Ship” ed. Robert Silverberg, “Transfigurations” by Michael Bishop, “The Snail on the Slope” by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, “Engine Summer” by John Crowley, Glasgow Herald, Aug. 9th 1980.

 

7. ‘Forbidden Experiments’: reviews of “Sight of Proteus” by Charles Sheffield, “The Snow Queen” by Joan D. Vinge, “The Planet Masters” by Allen Wold, “The Sheeg”, “Saffron” and “The Iron Clog” by Judith Buffery, “False Dawn” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, “Aries 1” ed. John Grant, “Andromeda” ed. Peter Watson, Glasgow Herald, Sept. 6th 1980.

 

8. Obituary, Melville and June Adam, Spacereport, September 1980.

 

9. ‘Shuttle Update’, Spacereport, September 1980.

 

10. ‘Conflict at Jutland Is Brought Vividly to Life’ (review, Anthony Pollen, “The Great Gunnery Scandal – the Mystery of Jutland”), Glasgow Herald, Sept. 15th 1980.

 

11. ‘Under a Bright and Ancient Sky’, (review, E.C. Krupp, “In Search of Ancient Astronomies”), Glasgow Herald, January 5, 1981.

 

12. ‘A Musical Twist to the Supernatural’: reviews of “Golem 100” by Alfred Bester, “Wild Seed” by Octavia Butler, “The Science Fictional Solar System” ed. Martin Harry Greenberg & Isaac Asimov, “Timescape” by Gregory Benford, Glasgow Herald, Feb. 7th 1981.

 

13. ‘Visitors from Outer Space’: reviews of “The Outcasts of Heaven Belt” by Joan D. Vinge, “DiFate’s Catalog of Science Fiction Hardware” by Vincent DiFate, “A World of Difference” by Edmund Cooper, “The World of the Sower” by Iain Douglas, “The Alien Way” by Gordon R. Dickson, Glasgow Herald, March 7th 1981.

 

14. ‘Disturbing Futures Facing Earth’: reviews of “Songs from the Stars” by Norman Spinrad, “A Dream of Kinship” by Richard Cowper, “The Shadow of the Torturer” by Gene Wolfe, “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” by Madelaine L’Engle, “Fundamental Disch” by Thomas M. Disch, “The Dreamers” by James Gunn, “Fire in the Sky” by Chris L. Wolf & Michael F. Maikowski, Glasgow Herald, June 2nd 1981.

 

15. Editorial, Spacereport, July 1981.

 

16. ‘Scottish Astronomers Group Annual Meeting’, Spacereport, July 1981.

 

17. ‘Looking into the Far Future’: reviews of “Dark Is the Sun” by Philip José Farmer, “Under Heaven’s Bridge” by Ian Watson & Michael Bishop, “The Sorcerer of Marakaan” by Ronald A. McQueen, “Fourth Gear” by Walter J. Smith, “The Dark Triangle” by Hugh Walters, “Alien Worlds” ed. Douglas Hill, Glasgow Herald, July 7th 1981.

 

18. ‘ASTRA in 1980, Companies Office report’, 1981.

 

19. ‘Weary Saga of Meddling Aliens’: reviews of “The Sirian Experiments” by Doris Lessing, “If It’s Blue It’s Plague” by L.P. Reeves, “Gemini God” by Gary Kilworth, “Where Time Winds Blow” by Robert Holdstock, “Hello America” by J.G. Ballard, Glasgow Herald, Aug. 4th 1981.

 

20. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Psychokinesis’, Analog, August 17 1981.

 

21. Editorial, Spacereport, September 1981.

 

22. Editorial, Spacereport, January 1982.

 

23. ‘Keep Watching the Skies!’, commissioned and accepted by David Langford for Extro no.4, 1982 (not printed because magazine ceased publication!)

 

24. Editorial, Spacereport, May 1982.

 

25. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Classifying SF Ideas’, Analog, June 1982.

 

26. ‘ASTRA in 1981, Companies Office report’, 1982.

 

27. ‘Another Time and Place but the Same Déjà Vu’: reviews of “The Eye of the Queen” by Phillip Mann, “No Enemy but Time” by Michael Bishop, “Sunstroke and Other Stories” by Ian Watson, “Beyond the Galactic Rim” by A. Bertram Chandler, “Satyrday” by Steven Bauer, Glasgow Herald, Sept. 11th 1982.

 

28. Letter, ‘Clarke Orbit’, Spaceflight, November 1982, cited in “Ascent to Orbit, Scientific Autobiography - Technical Writings of Arthur C. Clarke”, Wiley, 1984. 

 

29. ‘The Answer Lies in the Spirit’: reviews of “The Eye of the Heron” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “A Tapestry of Time” by Richard Cowper, “Myths of the Near Future” by J.G. Ballard, “Get Off the Unicorn” by Anne McCaffrey, Glasgow Herald, Nov. 27th 1982.

 

30. ‘World Ship the Size of a Planet’: reviews of “Isaac Asimov’s Worlds of Science Fiction”, edited by Gardner Dozois, “Majipoor Chronicles” by Robert Silverberg, “The Twofold Vibration” by Raymond Federer, “Red Moon and Black Mountain” by Joy Chant, “The Fishers of Darksea” by Roger Eldridge, Glasgow Herald, March 12th 1983.

 

31. ‘Nuclear Waste Disposal in Space’, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, April 1983; reprinted Infinity, Vol. 2 nos. & 4, 1984; illus. Ed Buckley.

 

32. ‘ASTRA in 1982, Companies Office report’, 1983.

 

33. ‘Flying Visit from a Space Traveller’, (originally ‘The Cometary Flyby’), Glasgow Herald, 17th May 1983.

 

34. Review, “The Science in Science Fiction”, edited by Peter Nicholls, Glasgow Herald, 1983.

 

35. Letter, ‘Nuclear Waste Disposal in Space’, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, August 1983.

 

36. ‘Project Starseed: an Integrated Programme for Nuclear Waste Disposal and Space Solar Energy’, JBIS September 1983; reprinted Infinity, Vol. 3 Nos. 1-4, 1985; illus. Ed Buckley.

 

37. ‘Appreciation of Chris Boyce’, Invention Programme Book, September 1983.

 

38. ‘Chris Boyce Bibliography’, Invention Programme Book, September 1983.

 

39. ‘Spacelab’, Invention Programme Book, September 1983.

 

40. ‘Halley’s Comet’, Spectrum, Jordanhill College, June 1984.

 

41. Review, ‘Julius Caesar’, Spectrum, Jordanhill College, June 1984.

 

42. ‘ASTRA in 1983, Companies Office report’, 1984.

 

43. Review, ‘High Level Ranters’, The Glasgow Herald, June 4th, 1984.

 

44. Review, ‘Radio Clyde Folk Concert’, The Glasgow Herald, June 1984, The Broadsheet, 1984.

 

45. ‘Shuttle – Eyewitness Accounts’, Free Space News, November 1984.

 

46. ‘Solar Mesosphere Explorer’, Free Space News, January-February 1985.

 

47. ‘Project Starseed, or, Nuclear Waste Saves the World’, Analog, February 1985; illus. Ed Buckley.

 

48. ‘Waveriders’, Space World, May 1985, simultaneously in Space Voyager; illus. Ed Buckley and Gavin Roberts.

 

49. ‘ASTRA in 1984, Companies Office report’, 1985.

 

50. ‘Challenger and Discovery’, Interstel, 1985; reprinted Spacereport, March 2003.

 

51. ‘Pure Fantasy?’: reviews, “The Continent of Lies” by James Morrow, “The Book of Being” by Ian Watson, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future”, Glasgow Herald, 22nd June 1985.

 

52. ‘20 Years of SF Conventions’, Albacon 85 Programme Book, July 1985.

 

53. ‘Anne McCaffrey, an Appreciation’, Albacon 85 Programme Book, July 1985.

 

54. ‘Spaceflight Programme’, Albacon 85 Programme Notes, July 1985.

 

55. ‘Astronomy in California’, Astronomical Society of Edinburgh Journal 12, July 1985.

 

56. ‘Radioactive Religion’: review of “Kiteworld” by Keith Roberts, Glasgow Herald, July 27th 1985.

 

57. ‘Industrial Action’, Space Voyager, September 1985; illus. Tom Campbell, reprinted as ‘Space Manufacturing and Space Development’, Free Space News and Infinity (1986).

 

58. ‘Satire in Outer Space’: reviews of “The Merchants’ War” by Frederik Pohl, “The Power of Time” by Josephine Saxton, Glasgow Herald, Sept. 21st 1985.

 

59. ‘Argo Venture’, Free Space News, September & October 1985, reprinted Infinity Vol. 4 No.3.

 

60. ‘Project Starseed’, Space Voyager, November 1985 (not printed because magazine ceased publication!); illus. Tom Campbell.

 

61. ‘Charles Chilton’, essay in “Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers”, 2nd edition, St. James Press, Chicago, 1986.

 

62. ‘Challenger Gone’, Free Space News, February 1986 (as ‘Condolences America’); reprinted Spacereport, April 1987, Spacereport, March 2003.

 

63. ‘The Wonderful Mirror’, Free Space News, February 1986, reprinted Infinity Vol. 4 No.3..

 

64. ‘1986 in Space’, Free Space News, February 1986.

 

65. ‘The Volcanoes of Io’, Interstel, 1986.

 

66. ‘Joe Haldeman, an Appreciation’, Albacon III programme book, March 1986.

 

67. ‘Science Fiction Fans Meet in Glasgow’, (originally ‘Albacon III/Short Story Competition’), Glasgow Herald, March 29, 1986.

 

68. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Strategic Arms Limitation’, Analog, April 1986.

 

69. (with Bill Ramsay) ‘Astronomy, Spaceflight and Education’, Space Education, May 1986; illus. Gavin Roberts.

 

70. ‘Fermi Paradox - the Final Solution?’, Analog, May 1986; illus. Gavin Roberts.

 

71. ‘ASTRA in 1985, Companies Office report’, 1986.

 

72. ‘Solar Events at Sighthill’, Griffith Observer, June 1986; illus. Gavin Roberts, Richard Robertson, et al.

 

73. ‘Yamamoto and Naval Strategy’, research report for A. Graeme Adam, summer 1986.

 

74. ‘Harry Harrison, an appreciation’, Xiicon Programme Book, September 1986.

 

75. ‘Archaeoastronomy from the Air’, Griffith Observer, November 1986; illus. Chris Stanley.

 

76. ‘Shadows on the Milky Way’, (Honourable Mention, 1985 Griffith/Hughes Aircraft Essay Competition), Griffith Observer, December 1986; illus. Richard Robertson.

 

77. Letter, ‘Brass Tacks: Von Neumann Probes’, Analog, December 1986.

 

78. ‘A View from Here’, ASTRA Spacereport, January 1987.

 

79. ‘The Neptune Options’, Spacereport, January 1987.

 

80. ‘Soviet Space Stations’, Infinity Vol. 5 No.1, 1987.

 

81. ‘Space Development Conference Report’, Infinity Vol. 5 No.1, 1987.

 

82. ‘Notes towards a Politics of Survival’, Science & Public Policy, February 1987; translated in Katedra, Jugoslavia, January 1987; reprinted in “Fantazia”, Jugoslavia 1990 (see Books).

 

83. ‘Project Starseed’, revised version, Settlers Sentinel, 1987; illus. Ed Buckley and Gavin Roberts.

 

84. ‘The Ceilidh’, Albacon 87 Progress Report 2, 1987.

 

85. ‘An Introduction to Chris Boyce’, Albacon 87 Progress Report 2, 1987.

 

86. ‘ASTRA in 1986, Companies Office report’, 1987.

 

87. Obituary, Alex English, Spacereport, April 1987.

 

88. ‘History of ASTRA’, Spacereport, April 1987.

 

89. Obituary, ‘Victor Hirt’, Spacereport, June 1987.

 

90. ‘Proceedings of ASTRA Space Advocacy Meeting, Central Hotel, Glasgow, 16.5.87’, Spacereport, June 1987.

 

91. ‘Short Story Competition’, and ‘Introduction’ to SF story, Albacon 87 Programme Book, June 1987.

 

92. ‘Introduction’, “Slightly Worrying Visions”, Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle, 1987.

 

93. ‘More Than Spaceships, Ray Guns, and Aliens’, (introducing Herald competition winner), Glasgow Herald, June 20, 1987.

 

94. ‘Plus Ça Change’, Spacereport, October 1987.

 

95. ‘The Politics of Near Space’, The World & I, October 1987; also sold in Germany; reprinted in “Science Fiction and Reality”, April 2013 (see Books).

 

96. ‘A Stone Circle for Glasgow’, Tournaments Illuminated, Winter 1987; illus. Richard Robertson.

 

97. ‘The Fermi Paradox’, Speculations in Science & Technology, January 1988, illus. Ed Buckley and Gavin Roberts; updated and reprinted Asgard, November 2002, illus. Gavin Roberts; www.duncanlunan.com, August 2013.

 

98. ‘The IAF Congress and Beyond’, ASTRA Spacereport, January 1988.

 

99. ‘Of “Practical Geometry” [by David Gregory, 1745] – and Other Practicalities’, Spacereport, January 1988.

 

100. ‘Fantastic Challenge’ (1988 short story competition), Glasgow Herald, February 1988.

 

101. Review, “The Soviet Cosmonaut Team”, by Gordon R. Hooper, ASTRA Spacereport, April 1988.

 

102. Contributor introductions, “Starfield, Science Fiction by Scottish Writers”, October 1989 (see Books).

 

103. ‘Space at the Worldcon’, ASTRA Spacereport, April 1988; reprinted Rocket Review, December 1989.

 

104. ‘ASTRA in 1987, Companies Office report’, 1988.

 

105. ‘Glasgow Herald/Albacon Short Story Competition’, Glasgow Herald, July 30, 1988.

 

106. Introduction, “New Writhings in SF”, Glasgow SF Writers Circle, 1988.

 

107. ‘Journey to the Sun’, ASTRA Spacereport, July 1988; illus. John Bonsor.

 

108. ‘The Soviet Space Shuttle’, ASTRA Spacereport, September 1988.

 

109. ‘The Oldest Stones’, ASTRA Spacereport, September 1988.

 

110. ‘Nuclear Waste: Slingshot into Space’, World Magazine, October 1988 (abridged), illus. Tom Campbell, Sydney Jordan and Thayen Rich; longer version

‘Nuclear Waste - into Space?’, The Journal of Practical Applications in Space, Spring 1990, illus. Sydney Jordan and Thayen Rich.

 

111/112. ‘The House of the Future’, ‘Why Travel When...?’, 15,000 word articles commissioned by British Telecom for internal circulation, December 1988.

 

113. ‘Fighting for the High Ground’, Defence & Foreign Affairs, March 1989.

 

114. Obituary, Bob Brown, The Night Sky, March 1989.

 

115. ‘SF Could Win Computer’, Glasgow Herald, March 4, 1989.

 

116. ‘Invitation to a New World’, Glasgow Herald, April 1, 1989.

 

117. Obituary, LAEM David Proffitt, RN, ASTRA, April 1989.

 

118. Obituary, Steven Prosterman, ASTRA, April 1989.

 

119. Obituary, Prof. Hermann Oberth (d. Dec. 1979), ASTRA, 1989.

 

120. ‘ASTRA in 1988, Companies Office report’, 1989.

 

121. Letter, ‘Entries Unauthorised on Voters’ Roll’, Daily Telegraph, 15th July 1989.

 

122. ‘Still Moonstruck 20 Years after Apollo’, Glasgow Herald, July 22, 1989.

 

123. ‘The ASTRA Chronology’, Spacereport, July 1989.

 

124. Obituary, John W. Macvey, ASTRA, summer 1989.

 

125. ‘Woman Winner Again for Science Fiction Competition’, Glasgow Herald, September 23, 1989.

 

126. ‘The Neptune Encounter’, Spacereport, November 1989; reprinted Dream Magazine, Spring 1990.

 

127. ‘Paisley Rocket Weekend 1987’, Rocket Review, December 1989.

 

 

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