Table of Contents, March 1988

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
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Richard Curtis
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Amy Thomson
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Table of Contents
Stories
Andre Norton: Still Spirited at 76…………. 1
C.L. Moore Dead ………………………………. 1
1987 Nebula Awards Nominations……….. 4
1988 Nebula Banquet………………………….. 4
1988 Nebula Judges……………………………… 4
Hallowe’en Horrors ……………………………. 4
Doubleday Relocates………………………….. 4
Fight For the Floor……………………………… 5
Hubbard Dekalogy……………………………… 5
“Asimov Presents” to Continue……………. 5
Bantam Spectra New Literary Program …. 5
Writers of the Future Ceremony………….. 5
The Data File……………………………………… 9
Columns & Departments
Editorial Matters………………………………… 3
People & Publishing……………………………. 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis………….. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber….. 13
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson .. 23
Locus Bulletin Board ………………………… 25
Locus Letters……………………………………. 72
Reviews
Locus Looks at Books, Faren Miller ….. 15
Small Wonders, Amy Thomson………….. 17
Locus Looks at More Books,
Tom Whitmore ……………………………… 19
Locus Looks at More Books,
Carolyn Cushman ………………………….. 21
Foreign Coverage
Soviet S f ………………………………………….. 36
Chinese Sf…………………………………………. 37
BeneluxCon ……………………………………… 38
Argentinian S f ………………………………….. 39
International Books and Magazines
Received……………………………………….. 41
Listings
Along Publishers’ Row………………………. 28
Magazines Received — January………….. 43
Books Received ~ January…………………. 44
Convention Listings ………………………….. 52
British Books — December ……………….. 58
Bestsellers…………………………………………. 66
Index to Ads……………………………………… 74
Obituaries
C.L. Moore Dead …………………………….. 68
C.L. Moore Appreciation
by Marion Zimmer Bradley……………. 69
Lin Carter D ie s………………………………… 69
Lin Carter Appreciation, by
L. Sprague de Camp
& Catherine Crook de Camp………….. 70
Marghanita Laski …………………………….. 70
Linda Haldeman………………………………. 70
Anthony West ………………………………….. 72
Jim Loudon ……………………………………… 72
Randall Garrett Appreciation
by Lawrence M. Janifer …………………. 72
ISSUE #326 VOL 21, NO 3 MARCH 1988 Mailing Date: Feb 26,1988
Editorial Matters
Welcome to another giant-size issue of Locus.
This is the largest issue ever — and we still
have material left over! We decided to raise
the price with this issue instead of the next one.
We will accept subscriptions or renewals we
receive at the old price up until March 15, but
we need to have them in hand on that date.
Afterward, they will be prorated. When Locus
started 20 years ago, it was a single sheet of
mimeographed paper. It cost a dollar for
twleve issues. Next issue is our 20th Anniversary
issue. I still don’t know if there will be
anything special in it — there hasn’t been time
to plan anything. Just getting the magazine out
takes up all our time.
NEW REVIEWERS
Our new short fiction reviewer will be Mark
R. Kelly, who has been doing our annual
recommended list for 10 years. Semi-professional,
small press, and fanzine fiction magazines
should be sent to him at 18650 Hatteras
#208, Tarzana CA 91356. Remember, you
must also send a copy to Locus for data listing
and indexing.
Carolyn Cushman is back by popular demand
as a fantasy reviewer. No one ever
escapes Locus.
NEBULA PRELIMINARY BALLOT
Sometime in the last couple of years, the
Nebula eligibility rules were changed so authors
could withdraw editions instead of early
versions or badly edited texts. It has led to
many writers withdrawing hardcovers in favor
of future paperbacks. Since the Nebula nominations
have been carried over into the future
years, it’s now very hard to lead the balloting
with a new book. Three of the top 5 preliminary
novel nominees were 1986 hardcovers.
The Philip K. Dick novel was a 1985 hardcover.
The Geoff Ryman novella is from 1984! Eventually,
a book several years old will win the
Nebula, which will become an award for best
paperback of the previous year instead of best
book. I hope SFWA goes back to the original
rules soon. The awards may lose their importance
if they’re for older books or stories.
CORRECTIONS
On page 36 of the November issue, we
misidentified Chuck Harris as Vincent Clarke.
Also, the February “People and Publishing”
implies that Chelsea House laid off its entire
editorial department. It should have said the
entire Library of Literary Criticism editorial
department. The Clarke/Pierce photo on page
5 last issue should have been credited to Hector
Ekanayake. Finally, Forry Ackerman has
noted elsewhere that he only netted $75,000 on
the big auction described in the January issue,
despite a much larger gross. Much of the
material was not his, and he passed on the
money to the owners. The auction was not a
success as far as he was concerned.
MAILING HELP
For a change, the February issue arrived a
day earlier than scheduled. Mailing help was
provided by Dan Chow, Carolyn Cushman,
Dave Clark, Russ Elliott, Joan Gaustad, Roy
Torley, Paul Clift, and the staff, plus Karen Joy
Fowler — a day late, but not her fault. I missed
calling her. -C.N. Brown
LOCUS March 1988 / 3