Table of Contents, January 1988

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
ISSN-0047-4959
EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Charles N. Brown
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Faren C. Miller
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Pamela F. Troy
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Dan Chow
Richard Curtis
Karen Haber
Fritz Leiber
Frank M. Robinson
Amy Thomson
Tom Whitmore
EDITORIAL TRAINEES
Shelly R. Clift
Trevin J. Matlock
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Season’s Greetings From the Staff …………….. 1
Frazetta In Hollywood………………………………. 1
Monsters on the Block………………………………. 1
Editorial Matters ……………………………………… 3
The Day of Richard Tooker………………………. 4
Feist Break-Out ……………………………………….. 4
Waldenbooks to Cut Titles/Book Space………. 4
Lynx Books/Byron Preiss New SF L ine………. 4
Clarion Call……………………………………………… 5
SF Book Club Award………………………………… 5
The Data File ………………………………………….. 5
Ackerman Auction Successful ……………………. 5
L. Ron Hubbard Gallery Opens………………….. 5
People & Publishing………………………………….. 7
Dozois – Casper Nuptials……………………………. 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis………………….. 9
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber………… 11
Locus Looks at Books, Faren Miller………….. 13
Locus Looks at More Books, Tom
Whitmore……………………………………………. 17
Locus Looks at More Books, Dan Chow…… 19
Editorial Matters
This is a somewhat confusing issue of Locus
because of the timing. It says January 1988 on
it, but it is written, produced, and mailed in
December 1987, I know this is standard with
magazines, because the date is when they go
off sale, but it still bothers me. I won’t change
our masthead year of publication until next
issue.
We managed to solve the basic problems
with the new Pagemaker program last time,
and got the issue done on November 19th.
Unfortunately, our printer had press problems,
was closed for four days at Thanksgiving,
and then had a binding breakdown afterward.
We didn’t get the issue mailed until December
2nd—the latest we’ve been in many years. This
issue will go into the mail sometime between
Christmas and New Year’s, but I can’t tell you
exactly when.
The type size has been increased to 9 point—
the largest since the mimeo version of 1968-
1973. I’m getting old and found 8 point too
hard to read. We still have some problems with
the program, which tends to add or subtract
spaces and gives us strange leading between
lines when we mix typefaces. There’s a new
version of Pagemaker due which might or
might not solve our problems. We bought a
second IBM-AT and now have to find the time
to train someone to use it. Pam produced the
final pages for this issue all by herself again.
She still weighs 98 pounds, but, as you can see
on the cover, her hair has turned white.
HELP WANTED HELP
We still need to hire one more person. We
need someone who has an excellent memory,
can deal with people, and can live with the
constant crisis of a job always on deadline. You
should also love science fiction, of course. On
the practical side, the job is as an editorial
trainee in Oakland CA. We need someone
who can drive a stick shift car, can type and
work a computer, and can call strangers and be
pleasant on the phone — all for $5.00 per hour
for the three-month trial period.
CORRECTIONS
On page 7, last issue, the photo was of Leo,
not Loe Frankowski. The Charles de Lint
photo was by Tom Robe of Bakka, while the
Phil Jennings photo was by Carolyn Cushman.
We managed to screw up the caption on the
bottom left photo on page 36 completely. It
should read “Eremei Pamov (USSR), Fred
Pohl (USA), Daina Chaviano (Cuba), and
John Brunner (UK).” There were also more
typos than usual. The smaller print is much
harder to proofread.
Kathryn Cramer asked us to point out that
the “Writers of the Future” panel she chaired
at the British Fantasycon was not related to the
L. Ron Hubbard contest, but was a general
editorial panel on writers getting into print.
The title was a “coincidence,” and Algis
Budrys was only added to the panel at the last
minute.
CONSPIRACY
Well, we finally ran something that generated
a lot of complaints — the various reports
on the worldcon. I think we got a letter from
everyone on the committeee, telling us that
Mike Glyer didn’t understand anything and
Continued on page 63
LOCUS January 1988 / 3
Small Wonders, Amy Thomson ………………… 23
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson………. 25
Locus Bulletin Board………………………………. 27
World Fantasy Con………………………………….. 29
Eurocon Report ……………………………………… 33
SF in France, 1987 ………………………………….. 34
SF in Japan ……………………………………………. 35
Silicon……………………………………………………. 36
SF in Poland ………………………………………….. 36
SF in the Soviet Union…………………………….. 37
International Books and Magazines
Received……………………………………………… 38
Magazines Received — November…………….. 40
Books Received — November…………………….41
British Books — October…………………………..49
Classified A d s………………………………………… 55
Bestseller Lists ………………………………………. 60
Locus Letters………………………………………….. 61
SFWA Reception ……………………………………. 63
Locus 1987 Index ……………………………………. 64
ISSUE #324 VOL. 21, N 0 1 JANUARY 1988 Mailing Date: Dec. ? 1987
Table of Contents
Ace ……………………………………………………. 24,26
Andron………………………………………………….. 44
Art of Communication……………………………… 54
Avon………………………………………………….. 14,20
Baen ……………………………………………….. 6,10,18
Bantam………………………………………..12,16,28,43
Classified A ds………………………………………… 55
Lloyd Currey………………………………………….. 52
DAW……………………………………………………… 51
Del Rey ………………………………………………22,45
Robert Gavora………………………………………… 46
Heinlein Collection…………………………………..58
Locus………………………………………………………66
Magnum Opus Con…………………………………..48
Morrigan Publications………………………………. 39
NAL Signet………………………………………………47
Popular Library Questar…………………………….53
St. Martin’s ………………………………………………57
T o r………………………………………insert, 2,8,67,68
Underwood-Miller…………………………………….59
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