Table of Contents, June 1986

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Locus Looks at More Books, Dan Chow..19
The State of the Art, Tappan King….21
Locus Poll Results…………………24
Bests of the Year Contents……….. 26
Interviews:
Tim Powers: Awards, But No Credit..27
Barbara Hambly: Saved By the Axe…27
Norwescon………………………… .30
Anne McCaffrey Interview…………..31
Albacon Report……………………. 33
Along Publishers R o w ……………….35
Magazines Received—M a r c h ………….43
Books Received–March…………….. 44
Classified A d s ……………………..49
Bestseller L ists………………….. 52
Obituaries:
Thomas Scortia,
Appreciation by Frank M. Robinson;
Mike Hodel,
Appreciation by Harlan Ellison;
Daniel O’Grady………………….. 54
ISSUE #305 • VOL. 19, NO. 6 • JUNE 1986 Mailing date: May 21,1986
A c e …………………………………32
Bantam Spectra…………………. 14,41
Berkley………………………… 28,29
Bermuda Triangle in ’88…………… 47
Blue j a y …………………….6,20,34,51
Bridge…………………………….. 16
Classified A d s ……………………..49
D A W …………………………….. 22,23
Del R e y ………………………… 12,53
L o c u s …………………………………………………………………………………. 5 8
Mayfair Games……………………… 48
NAL/Signet………………………… 42
Phantasia…………………………. 36
T o r ……………. 2,8,10,38,46,55,59,60
Warner/Questar……………………..18
Worlds of I F ………………………. 48
There are alwa y s a number of n o n stories
sitting in our files. L . Ron
Hubbard’s To The Stars magazine is a
non-story. The magazine was announced,
Terry Carr bought stories, and then
there were delays. The magazine hasn’t
been officially postponed or cancelled,
which makes it s till a non-story, but
o b v i o u s l y something is wrong. Fred
Harris keeps promising an official
story and then postpones the statement.
I think it’s safe to say the magazine
is dead, no matter what the p u b l isher
says. Robert S i l v e r b e r g p u l l e d his
story because the contract date ran
out. Other authors are probably doing
the same or should do so.
Apparently the entire publishing program
of Scream/Press, which seems to
have been too successful for its own
good, has vanished into limbo.
Our biggest non-story (and the one
we’ve had on hand the longest) is the
National Museum of Science Fiction and
Fantasy, a permanent fantastic art
museum, the brainchild of Texas sculptor
and a r t i s t H ap H e n r i k s e n . Mr.
Henriksen has been announcing the imminent
opening of the museum in speeches
and press releases for s e v e r a l years.
I k e e p a s k i n g “Where’s t he m o n e y ? ”
(which would turn it from a non-story
to a story) and Mr. Henriksen keeps
saying “Soon, it’s al l settled.” We
actually ran a small story in 1983 when
the city of Beaumont, Texas announced
it was backing the museum. They appare
n t l y put up $65,000 in d e v e l o p m e n t
money, and that’s a l l the money that
was forthcoming. In 1985, when the
B e a u m o n t m u s e u m was t h e o r e t i c a l l y
scheduled to open (actually nothing had
been done and no more money had been
raised), a mo v e was announced to H o u s ton.
The museum corporation a l s o a n nounced
backing for The Conference on
the Fantastic, which was held in Beaumont
in 1985 and Houston in 1986.
This year’s conference included a
tour of the proposed site, an u n f i nished
and bankrupt shopping center
near the Houston Space Center. (There
are lots of unfinished bankrupt s h o p ping
centers in Houston, one of the few
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HAP HENRIKSON SHOWS CENTER
HOUSTON SHOPPING CENTER WITH
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1985 Nebula Awards Winners…………. 1
1986 Locus Awards Winners………….. 1
Editorial Matters………………….. 3
The Data Fi l e………………………. 4
London Book Fa i r …………………….4
The British Scene………………….. 4
T Z Fires Blaine……………………..4
BSFA Awards………………………… 5
1985 PW Bestsellers………………… 5
Isaac Asimov’s Robot C i t y ………….. 5
New Walker SF L i n e …………………. 5
Gollancz Celebrates 25 Years in SF….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
Bests of the Year Reviews,
Debbie Notkin…………………….19