Table of Contents, July 1985

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Contents
SF at SF ABA…………………… p.1
Gardner Dozois New Asimov’s Editor….1
New Magazines on Launch Pad………. 1
Theodore Sturgeon: in Memoriam,
by Greg Bear………………… 1
Contents………………………… 3
Editorial Matters………………… 3
Rena Wolner to Head Avon…………..4
Movies/Options…………………… 4
Madeleine L’Engle Interview………. 4
SF Scholarship from UMI……………4
Book Notes………………………. 4
C.L. Moore Critical………………. 5
Stephen King & the $10 Million Deal…5
Awards from The Twilight Zone…….. 5
Announcements……………………. 5
People & Publishing………………. 7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis……. 9
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber..11
Locus Looks at Books, Faren Miller…13
Locus Looks at More Books,
Debbie Notkin………………. 15
Locus Looks at More Books, Dan Chow..17
Stayin’ Alive, Norman Spinrad……. 19
On the Screen, Craig Miller……… 23
Theodore Sturgeon Appreciations:
by Isaac Asimov, Betty Ballantine,
Arthur C. Clarke, A.C. Crispin,
Samuel R. Delany, David Gerrold,
Laurence M. Janifer, Frank M.
Robinson, Spider Robinson,
& Somtow Sucharitkul…………. 25
“You”, a speech by Theodore Sturgeon.26
Convention Listings………………29
Nebula Banquet Report…………… 30
Books Received— May………………34
Magazines Received— May…………. 44
Classified Ads…………………..48
Bestseller Lists…………………51
T.L. Sherred: An Appreciation……. 52
Obituaries: Robert Nathan, Abner J.
Gelula, Arthur Geoffrey Yates….52
Frazetta Art Museum Opens……….. 54
Tor is Four…………………….. 56
Around the Bookstores…………… 57
Locus Letters……………………58
Ad Index
Ace………………………….. p.20
Avon…………………………….10
Baen…………………… 42,43,45,47
Bant am………………….. 2,22,24,38
Berkley………………………… 55
Bluejay……………………. 8,18,28
Classifieds…………………….. 48
DAW……………………………..16
Del Rey………………………… 12
Mayfair………………………… 40
Mid-Americon……………………. 46
Nebula Books……………………. 40
Questar………………………… 14
Science Fiction Shop……………..35
Scream/Press……………………. 39
Serconia Press………………….. 44
Signet………………………. 36,37
Tor…………………….. 6,41,59,60
Ziesing………………………… 54
ISSUE #294 • VOL. 18, NO. 7 • JULY 1985 Mailing date: June 20,1985
This editorial
was originally
going to be an
incisive discussion
of the current
state of
science fiction
as gleaned from
my New York trip
in Apri l and
numerous discussions
at the ABA
in May. There
was supposed to
be a chronicle
of who I visited
and the state of each publisher. It
didn’t quite work out that way. After
looking at the mass of raw data, it’s
probably sufficient to say that science
fiction is in excellent shape. Commercially
at least, the field seems to
have finally come of age and is considered
a valued part of any publishing
program. There will still be ups and
downs of course, but the boom and bust
days should be gone forever.
THEODORE STURGEON
It’s funny the tricks memory plays on
us. I would have sworn the speech we
reproduce in this issue was earlier
than 1961, that it had a different
title, and that the quote I gave last
issue was accurate. Thanks to Terry
Carr for furnishing a copy of it and to
Dave Hartwell for editing it.
The response to the obituary on Theodore
Sturgeon was overwhelming. We got
a large number of unsolicited appreciations;
some we used, and the rest will
be passed on to the family. We also
had to slightly edit nearly all of
them. It gave me a strange feeling
seeing all those comments about “Ted
Sturgeon” and not automatically changing
them to “Theodore.” There won’t be
that gently chiding letter or phone
call, “Theodore, not Ted in print.”
Ted fitted much better in context.
Goodbye, Ted.
THIEVES IN HELL
We apparently upset Berkley Publishing
with a mistake in last issue. The
two spin-off collaborative novels by
C.J. Cherryh and Janet Morris for Baen
Books are from “Heroes in Hell” not
“Thieves’ World”. “Heroes in Hell” is
another original series from Baen,
edited by Morris. The note is complicated
because Morris is also doing a
“Thieves’ World” collection for Baen
about her character called Tempus, and
has turned in another “Thieves’ World”
spin-off novel, BEYOND THE VEIL, to
Baen. The new “Thieves’ World” merchandising
contract is apparently very
complex.
MORE CORRECTIONS
Terry Carr’s BEST OF THE YEAR is a
Tor book, not a Doubleday book.
Shawna McCarthy wants it clear that
the last paragraph in the story about
her moving to Bantam, about the conditions
at Davis, does not give her opinions
and should not be attributed to
her (it wasn’t). She did not feel
“appalled” or “neglected” at Davis.
There are several errors in the
cross-indexing of Locus Award nominees
and Best contents in the Poll results.
They can be figured out in context.
NEBULA WINNERS
The page 1 photograph of the Nebula
winners last issue provoked a lot of
comments regarding size. Is Gardner
Dozois, who is at least six feet tall,
really the runt of the litter? The
answer is yes. John Varley at 6’6″
isn’t even the tallest. It takes a lot
of height to be a Nebula winner. Perhaps
a SFWA basketball team is in
order?
OVERSTAFFED MAGAZINE WANTS MORE HELP
Andy Porter of Science Fiction Chronicle
cornered Locusperson Donna Burriston
at the ABA and tried to convince
her that Locus had too many workers and
that if I was more efficient, I could
fire her. I don’t think Andy understands
that my goal in life is to do
nothing except take all the credit.
Consequently, we’re looking for still
another minion.
The job is an entry-level position as
editorial assistant in Oakland, California.
It requires the abilities to
(Continued on page 56)
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