Table of Contents, February 1988

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Table of Contents
1987: Still Another Record Year for
Science Fiction Publishing………………………… 1
Editorial Matters ……………………………………….. 3
The Data File …………………………………………….. 4
ALA Recommended Sf L ist………………………… 4
Philip K. Dick Award Nominations……………… 4
Illustrators of the Future……………………………… 4
Publishing Notes…………………………………………. 4
World Fantasy Awards Judges…………………….. 5
J.W. Campbell Conference/Workshop………… 5
An Arthur C. Clarke Celebration ……………….. 5
1987 Preliminary Nebula Ballot…………………… 5
People and Publishing………………………………… 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……………………………………… 15
Locus Looks at More Books,
Dan Chow…………………………………………….. 17
Small Wonders, Amy Thomson…………………. 19
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson……….. 21
Locus Bulletin Board………………………………….. 25
Recommended Reading …………………………….. 27
C.N. Brown……………………………………………..27
Faren Miller ……………………………………………27
Dan Chow……………………………………………… 27
Tom Whitmore………………………………………..28
Michael Swanwick …………………………………..28
Amy Thomson ………………………………………..29
Mark R. Kelly………………………………………….33
1987 Book Summary………………………………….. 30
1987 Recommended List…………………………….. 34
1987 Magazine Summary…………………………….. 37
Cinema Summary, Frank M. Robinson ………..40
Convention Listings……………………………………. 42
Books Received — December……………………….46
British Books — November…………………………..51
Obituaries: Randall Garrett (Appreciations by
Robert Silverberg, Isaac Asimov, Marion
Zimmer Bradley), Mark Saxton, Frank
Arnold, Dimitri Bilenkin, Marguerite Yourcenar,
James Friend, Harold Matson………….. 60
Index to Ads
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EDITORIAL TRAINEES
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Ace ………………………………………………….. 12,57,59
Andrion …………………………………………………… 52
Arrow………………………………………………………. 54
Art of Communication………………………………..49
Avon…………………………………………………….. 24,54
Baen ………………………………………………… 18,22,63
Bantam…………………………………………….. 14,20,32
Clarion …………………………………………………….. 48
Classified A d s …………………………………………… 55
DAW………………………………………………………… 26
Del Rey …………………………………………………….. 6
Welcome to another slightly late issue of
Locus. There are no big problems; just more
material taking more time to produce on a new
computer system. We still only have one person,
Pam, capable of handling the PageMaker
program with any degree of facility. She took a
five-day vacation, went back to North Carolina
and came back weighing only 94 pounds.
We’re trying to get her up to 100 pounds, and to
train a second PageMaker expert.
Meanwhile, we’re gathering information for
Along Publishers Row, scheduled to appear
next issue. It will fill at least half a dozen pages
and will probably force us up to 76 pages plus
inserts. If so, we’ll push up our price increase to
$2.95 next issue instead of waiting until April.
We’ll also try to get in our Andre Norton
interview, pushed out again because of more
dated material, and our aging foreign coverage
on the Soviet Union, China, Argentina, and
Belgium. We should also have the final Nebula
Ballot. What we won’t have is as many book
reviews as usual — there just haven’t been
enough advance galleys to keep our reviewers
busy. Dan Chow will get a month off, and Tom
Whitmore will probably have a shorter than
usual column.
It will also be the last installment for our
short fiction column. Amy Thomson has
reached burnout after two years. We may or
may not replace her.
Robert Gavora……………………………………………52
Heinlein Collection ……………………………………. 36
Locus ………………………………………………………… 66
Macmillan …………………………………………………. 16
Magnum Opus C o n ……………………………………. 44
Morrigan Publications…………………………….50,53
NAL Signet…………………………………………………10
Popular Library Questar………………………………. 2
Texas A&M……………………………………………….. 43
Tor ……………………………………………insert,8,67,68
Looking further ahead, April will mark our
twentieth anniversary. If we can find time, we’ll
try to do something special. Meanwhile, we’d
like to hear from those of our readers who have
been around for the full twenty. We hope at
least to publish a special letter column.
We’re also getting the final work done on
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: 1987
and the 1984 volume (which will have a very
small print run). They will probably be out in
late spring/early summer.
POLL & SURVEY
It’s Locus poll and survey time again. Please
return the centerfold ballot by April 15,1988,
the same day you have to send in your income
tax. The two new categories are Best All-Time
Writer and Best Writer of the Current Decade.
We’ll compare the answers to the Best All-
Time Novelist category we listed in the August
1987 issue. As usual, we will give a free issue to
subscribers of record when we count the ballots
in late April. You have to at least make an
attempt to vote in some categories on the poll
as well as filling out the survey to qualify.
Photocopied forms are fine, and we’ll count
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copy, but only one freebie per subscription.
For those who keep their issues pristine, we’ll
send an extra survey if you send us a stamped
addressed envelope. In other categories,
Continued on page 64
Editorial Matters
LOCUS February 1988 / 3
ISSUE #325 VOL. 21, NO 2 FEBRUARY 1988 Mailing Date: Jan. 30,1988