Table of Contents, May 1986

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1986 Hugo Awards Nominations……. p.1
1986 Philip K. Dick Award Winners…. 1
SF Authors at NASA………………..1
Writers of the Future Grand Winner….1
Editorial Matters…………………3
William Gibson & the Cabana Boys….. 4
Charles Platt to Edit New SF Line…. 4
Davis Plans Spinoffs………………4
The Data File……………………. 4
Tim Powers Wins Philip K. Dick Award..5
L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the
Future 1985 Winners……………..5
People & Publishing……………….7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis……. 9
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber..11
Small Wonders: Short Fiction Reviews,
Amy Thomson…………………… 13
Locus Looks at Books, Faren Miller…15
Locus Looks at More Books,
Debbie Notkin…………………. 17
Locus Looks at More Books, Dan Chow..17
ISSUE #304 • VOL. 19, NO. 5 • MAY 1986 Mailing date: April 23, 1986
THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
ISSN-0047-4959
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Ace……………………………. 20
Avon…………………………… 26
Baen……………………… 18,19,45
Bantam Spectra……………..24,30,31
Berkley………………………. 6,46
Blue jay…………………… 16,39,42
Classified Ads………………….. 48
DAW……………………………. 59
Del Rey……………………… 22,53
Doubleday………………………. 12
Idyllwild Writers Workshop………. 55
Locus………………………….. 58
Mayfair Games……………………44
New Pathways…………………….51
NAL/Signet……………………14,56
Science Fiction Shop……………. 43
Starwatcher Graphics……………. 47
Tor………………………… 2,8,60
Warner/Questar…………………..10
HUGO NOMINATIONS
It was odd, when I learned the Hugo
nominations, to realize I hadn’t heard
of three of the fanzines on the final
ballot. I guess I’m getting old. It
isn’t that many years ago I knew everybody
in the category, let alone Hugo
nominees. Fanzines have changed. I
still think of general fanzines as
being national in scope and distribution,
and at least partly about science
fiction. GCFCG Newsletter is a costumers
bulletin, Anvil is a local item,
and I have no idea what Universal
Translator is. Lan’s Lantern fits my
idea of a general fanzine and has some
fine material on sf. See the magazine
listings for information on the current
issue.
Since I seem to be plugging things, I
should point out that we’re on the
ballot and hope you’re satified enough
to vote for us.
I think Judy-Lynn del Rey deserved a
Hugo. I wish her nomination wasn’t
posthumous. Please vote for her.
In the non-fiction category, I was
surprised to see AN EDGE IN MY VOICE on
the list since the only thing sciencefictional
about it is the author — and
he denies the label. I can’t really
complain, since my personal favorite,
the hilarious SCIENCE MADE STUPID, only
qualifies if considered a fantastic art
book.
The John W. Campbell Award is usually
won by a first novelist because of the
exposure. Check out short story writers
Karen Joy Fowler and David Zindell.
Fiction? I don’t feel that strongly
about anything.
HELP WANTED
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the end of May, and we’re looking for a
new editorial assistant. The job is an
entry-level position in Oakland, California.
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computer. The starting salary is $5.00
per hour plus benefits. Basically you
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office, including paste-up, filing,
answering mail, etc. For further information,
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to see resumes etc. We’d like to hire
someone while Donna is still here.
CORRECTIONS
Poul Anderson wrote to tell us the
$100,000 novel THE KINGDOM OF YS which
we mentioned last time is a collaboration
with his wife, Karen. She will
share the byline.
Madeleine Aalto noted that she was
Collection Librarian for the spaced Out
Library from 1970 to 1973, before Doris
Mehegan took over.
Richard Curtis does not represent
Piers Anthony; Kirby McCauley does.
Jeff Mariotte pointed out that David
Brin lives in San Diego, not Los Angeles,
and our heading should have been
“Southern California Writers on the
Move” not “Los Angeles Writers.”
Lawrence Watt-Evans sent an interesting
correction on the Louis Silberkleit
obituary. Archie Comics appeared in
1942, not 1939. The 1939 date was for
MLJ Comics, which apparently published
Pep Comics, where Archie appeared in
1941 before getting his own comic.
Archie then took over the whole company.
We were also taken to task for
using quadralogy instead of tetralogy,
pentalogy, hexalogy, heptalogy, etc.
Does that mean I have to give up sexology
too?
Beth Meacham doesn’t know if she can
live down the “Born to Edit” title of
her interview. She also says she
worked for the American Field Service,
not the “Arthur Fields Service” and was
with The Science Fiction shop for three
years, not seven.
HAILING HELP
Mailing help on issue #303 was furnished
by Aaron Buchanan, Russ Elliott,
Jack Rems and Betty, Mikey Roessner-
Herman, plus Faren and Donna. Proofreading
was by Karen Haber; pizza by
Cybelle’s. Thank you all.
— C.N. Brown
LOCUS May 1986 / 3
Concerning the Question of the Sumatran
Rhinoceros, Kir Bulychev………. 21
A Josef Nesvadba Celebration,
Petr Holan…………………….23
News from the Soviet Union,
Boris Zavgorodny……………… 23
Polish SF in 1984, Piotr Kasprowski..25
Mexicon 2 Report…………………27
YUcon 1986……………………… 27
Boskone 1986…………………… 28
International Conference on the
Fantastic 1986…………………32
Convention Listings…………….. 34
Magazines Received— March……….. 36
Books Received— March…………… 37
British Books, March & April…….. 41
Classified Ads…………………..48
Bestseller Lists…………………52
Obituaries: Manly Wade Wellman,
Bernard Malamud, Daisy Bacon…… 54
Manly Wade Wellman Appreciations by
Harlan Ellison & Gerry de la Ree…54