Table of Contents, December 1986

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
ISSN-0047-4959
EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Charles N. Brown
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Faren Miller
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Carolyn F. Cushman
EDITORIAL TRAINEE
Pamela Troy
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Richard Curtis
Fritz Leiber
Debbie Notkin
Dan Chow
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Table of Contents
World Fantasy Awards…………………………………………p.1
Bluejay Book Titles Assigned to Other Publishers……1
Editorial Matters…………………………………………………… 3
The Data File…………………………………………………………4
Decision in Avon/Booksellers Suit………………………….4
Tennessee Bars Fantasy………………………………………….4
Nebula Weekend……………………………………………………4
TAFF/DUFF/GUFF……………………………………………. 4
Boxed Sets…………………………………………………………….. 4
Idaho Star Trek Con Fails……………………………………… 4
The Three Lives of Malcolm Edwards……………………. 5
Disch’s Amnesia, Zelazny’s Alien Speedway……………… 5
1985 British Fantasy Awards………………………………….. 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, Dan Chow………………..15
Locus Looks at More Books, Debbie Notkin………… 17
Small Wonders, Amy Thomson……………………………. 17
Locus Looks at French Books, Pascal Thomas……….18
Locus Looks at French-Canadian Books,
Pascal Thomas…………………………………………….18
Philip K. Dick Congress………………………………………. 19
On Tour in Yugoslavia, Joe Haldeman…………………20
Ballcon Report…………………………………………………….20
Soviet Writers Congress, Elizabeth Anne Hull………22
News From the Soviet Union……………………………….22
International Books & Magazines……………………….. 23
Hungarian SF………………………………………………………23
Daicon Five……………………………………………………….. 25
Chinese SF in Hong Kong, Jean Luntz………………….26
Four Writers of the Apocalypse…………………………… 27
Locusts in Locus………………………………………………….27
Books Received-October…………………………………….30
Magazines Received-October…………………………….. 36
Classified Ads………………………………………………………40
Bestseller Lists…………………………………………………….44
Obituaries: Clyde S. Kilby, Joseph Bayly,
Rudolph W. Preisendorfer………………………….. 44
Letters……………………………………………………………….. 46
Sweetheart of Sigma Xi………………………………………. 48
ISSUE #311 * VOL. 19, NO. 12 • DECEMBER 1986 Mailing date: November 26,1986
Index to Ads
Aboriginal SF………………………………………………………47
Arbor House………………………………………………………..6
Avon…………………………………………………………………. 45
Baen………………………………………………………….39,41,43
Bantam…………………………………………………….. 12,28,29
Berkley/Ace…………………………………………………………8
Bridge……………………………………………………………….. 49
Classified Ads……………………………………………………. 40
Crown……………………………………………………………….. 24
DAW………………………………………………………………… 59
Del Rey……………………………………………………………2,38
Harmony…………………………………………………………… 36
Kerosina…………………………………………………………….48
Locus…………………………………………………………………..50
Locus Press……………………………………………………….. 33
Magnum Opus Con…………………………………………….32
NAL/Signet………………………………………………………. 16
Popular Library/Questar…………………………………….10
St. James Press………………………………………………….. 35
Thrust………………………………………………………………..35
Tor………………………………………………………insert, 14,52
Underwood-Miller…………………………………………….. 37
Ungar……………………………………………………………….. 34
Warner……………………………………………………………… 31
Editorial Matters
You may have noticed a somewhat different look
to parts of this issue. We switched to a LaserJet
printer in the middle and have experimented with
several type styles. We still have no idea what the
final printing will look like. The learning process is
slow, and you will have to bear with us for several
issues. We now have proportional type available,
which gives more words to a line with the same size
type, but it’s not true typesetting. The printer and
softwear have limitations we’re still discovering.
(Changes and corrections are much more difficult to
make.)
We learned the truth of the joke “What’s the
difference between a computer salesman and a used
car salesman? Answer: A used car salesman knows
when he’s lying.” The printer didn’t quite work
right with our programs, and we bought new
programs which also didn’t work right. We’re still
not sure what we’re doing, but thanks to Bill
Contento (who is constantly rewriting the program),
and advice from Bob Collins, who is going through
the same problems with Fantasy Review, we might
just fake it enough to get this issue out. It should
be easier next time. We might even get the spacing
to work right! Special thanks to Faren, who is still
inside slaving over a hot computer even though it’s
Sunday evening.
NOVEMBER ISSUE GOES O.P.
A funny thing happened on our way to mailing last
issue. We ran out of copies. There were several
hundred extra orders from bookstores, etc., after we
had set the print run. We were able to scrape up
just enough copies to fill almost all the orders, but
anyone who renewed late or sent in a late
subscription with a request for the November issue
was out of luck. All late renewals started with
December no matter what was marked on the renewal
(Continued on page 46)
Editor Charles N. Brown attacked by vengeful Tor editor Beth Meacham
LOCUS December 1986 / 3