Table of Contents, March 1987

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Charles N. Brown
Faren Miller
Carolyn F. Cushman
Pamela Troy
Richard Curtis
Fritz Leiber
Debbie Notkin
Dan Chow
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Table of Contents
1986 Nebula Awards Nominations p. 1
Farewell to Saturn 1
Editorial Matters 3
An Interview with Boris Strugatsky 4
The Science Fiction Shop Sold 4
Putnam $400,000 Promotion 4
The Data File 4
National Academy of Fantastic Art:
Success & Failure 4
Sturgeon Award Announced 5
Clarke Award Nominees 5
King Special Edition Auction 5
Barker Gets £500,000 Advance 5
New Century Hutchinson line 5
sf: New Science Fiction Stories Announced 5
People & Publishing 7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis 9
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber 11
Small Wonders, Amy Thomson 11
Locus Looks at Books, Faren Miller 13
ISSUE #314 ’ VOL. 20, NO. 3 • MARCH 1987 Mailing date: February 24,1987
Aboriginal SF p.28
Ace 18
Andrion Books 45
Avon 10
Baen 38,39,41,43
Bantam 6,12,16,33
Berkley 2
Classified Ads 40
LW. Currey 34
DAW 35
Editorial Matters
The cover photo, Farewell to Saturn, taken in
1981, looks back in time as well as in space. It’s an
awesome photo because it was clearly taken from
beyond Saturn; a look back at the inner solar system.
It was an exciting time in the space program, with
more data and photos coming in than could be
processed, more probes planned, more manned
expeditions planned, etc. Now it’s only six years
later, and we seem to have bid farewell to Saturn
and the rest of the solar system for the near future at
least. The newspapers, politicians, and public argue
about the costs and benefits of the space program,
but neglect something much bigger which affects
nations, races, and mankind. It’s called momentum.
Once you lose it, it’s hard to regain.
As usual, note that 1986 Nebula Awards
Nominees is correct. The Nebula is for the year it
was published, unlike other awards which are for the
year presented.
We’ve tried to use the Nebula citations as they will
appear on the actual ballot. Apologies if we missed;
they were done over the phone twice. I got the
information while at Boskone, and relayed it to
California for paste-up in the issue. It’s interesting
editing and laying out Locus via phone or modem,
but errors creep in more easily. The final ballots are
due back March 19th. The judges added an item to
each category except the novella length. The items
are listed alphabetically by title, so don’t look for
voting significance in the order. Perennial nominee
“No Award” will also appear in each category. The
awards will be presented May 2,1987 at the Nebula
Banquet in New York.
There are some oddities on the final ballot this
year. The Wolfe novel was originally published in
1984 by Ziesing, but withdrawn until the 1986 Tor
paperback (there were two other hardcover editions
in 1985). A glitch in the Nebula rules allows authors
to do that even though the nominations for the
three hardcover editions were counted for the preliminary
ballot. The Ziesing edition is apparently
cited on the final ballot. The Gibson and Atwood
novels appeared in earlier British and Canadian editions,
respectively, not counted for Nebula
consideration. The Journal of Nicholas the
American by Leigh Kennedy was completely missed
by us (and by most others as well. I feel safe in
presuming it was the one added by the judges.)
We’ll try to get a copy and review it next issue if
possible. “The Winter Market” also appeared in
Vancouver Magazine in 1985 and in Interzone in early
1986. Various shorter pieces were commissioned
for anthologies, but appeared first or simultaneously
in books, which is why two sources are cited for
some, but not for others which had reprints. Is all
that clear?
The Locus Poll and Survey ballot, included in the
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We’ve made a few changes in Locus style this
issue because of technical problems. Book titles are
now in bold up and down instead of CAPS;
magazine titles are in italic instead of underlined;
(Continued on page 48)
LOCUS March 1987 / 3
Del Rey 37
Dell/Laurel 46
Bob Gavora 27
Idyllwild School of Music
& the Arts 32
Locus 50
NAL/Signet 8
Phantasia 24,25
Popular Library/Questar 14
Tor insert,51,52
Index to Ads
Locus Looks at More Books, Debbie Notkin 15
Locus Looks at More Books, Dan Chow 17
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson 19
SF in Sweden: 1986, Ahrvid Engholm 20
1986 French National Convention,
Pascal Thomas 22
Convention Listings 26
Books Received-January 30
Magazines Received-January 31
International Books & Magazines 35
British Books-December 38
Classified Ads 40
Bestseller Lists 44
Obituaries & Appreciations:
Theodore Cogswell, Polly Freas, Alistair
Maclean, E. Nelson Bridwell, Richard Ben
Sapir, K. Martin Carlson, Charles Lee
Barrett, Lawrence Lyle Heinlein, Maude
Dickson 47
Locus Letters 49