Table of Contents, April 1988

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Table of Contents
STORIES
Locus 20th Anniversary ………………………. 1
Andre Norton Celebrates
Her 76th Birthday ……………………………. 4
Publishing Notes…………………………………. 4
Supreme Court Decisions …………………… 4
Full Steam Ahead: Gibson/Sterling Sale.. 4
U.S. Close to Berne Agreement ………….. 4
Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees ……… 5
Clive Barker: An Eye to the Future ……… 5
Compton Crook Award Nominees……….. 5
Writers of the Future Quarterly Winners 5
The Data File
Announcements………………………………. 9
Awards …………………………………………. 62
Markets…………………………………………. 62
Odd Markets ………………………………… 62
Book Notes……………………………………. 62
Rights …………………………………………… 64
Spawn of Outer Limits…………………… 64
Audio Notes………………………………….. 64
Gaming Books………………………………. 64
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial Matters………………………………… 3
People & Publishing……………………………. 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis………….. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber ….. 13
Locus Bulletin Board ………………………… 31
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson .. 33
Locus Letters……………………………………. 65
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller:…………………… 15
Adulthood Rites, Octavia C. Butler;
Crazy Time, Kate Wilhelm; Blue Magic,
Jo Clayton; A Fall of Princes, Judith
Tarr; Bitter Gold Hearts, Glen Cook
Reviews by Dan Chow:………………………. 17
Neon Lotus, Marc Laidlaw; The Secret
Sharer, Robert Silverberg; The Wooden
Spaceships, Bob Shaw; Barking Dogs,
Terence M. Green; Rider Haggard and
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This is the fastest issue we’ve gotten out in
quite a while. I’m writing this final editorial
page only two weeks after the mailing of the
March issue; we’re officially back on schedule.
Although Pam is still the only one proficient in
PageMaker, she now weighs over 100 pounds
and we can rest a little easier. It means our
deadlines are real again — the 20th of the
previous month. The deadline for the June
issue is April 20, the July issue May 20, etc. We
hold some pages open longer, but the 20th
deadline is fairly firm for notes, letters, and
such. Next issue will cover some conventions
(SerCon and at least one other), have several
interviews (on hand are tapes with Kim Stanley
Robinson, Bruce Sterling, Howard Waldrop,
and Lewis Shiner), and we’ll print more congratulatory
letters — we have many more on
hand and (hint) would like others from noncharter
subscribers. We’ll spread them out
over several issues, so don’t worry about the
May deadline. The June issue will have our
quarterly Along Publishers Row. Small press
publishers should get us information as quickly
as possible for that. Unfortunately, we won’t
be able to hold the June issue for the Nebula
Awards (May 22nd), so they won’t appear
until July, along with the ABA coverage. This
means the Locus Survey can’t appear (even if
we finish counting it early) until August and
September. October and November will cover
Worldcon, December the World Fantasy
Convention. Is it 1989 already?
REDESIGN
We’ve started a bit of internal redesigning
on this issue, with more coherent sections,
some new headings, and an expanded contents
page (I had too much trouble finding things I
remembered printing, but not where). We’re
still finding new things we can do with our
software and hardware, as well as its limitations.
Suggestions are always welcome. The
cover, a departure for Locus, was designed by
Paul Clift.
IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO…
Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Issue of
Locus. There’s a short editorial history of the
Continued on page 64
LOCUS April 1988 / 3
the Fiction of Empire: A Critical Study
of British Imperial Fiction, Wendy R.
Katz; Rider Haggard: A Bibliography,
D.E. Whatmore; Future and Fantastic
Worlds: A Bibliographical Retrospective
of DAW Books (1972-1987), Sheldon
Jaffery
Reviews by Tom Whitmore: ……………… 21
Wetware, Rudy Rucker; Unicorn
Mountain, Michael Bishop; David’s
Sling, Marc Stiegler; The Scholars of
Night, John M. Ford; Camelot 3000,
Mike W. Barr and Brian Bolland
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman: ………….. 23
The Mage-Born Child, Jonathan Wylie;
The Year of the Ransom, Poul Anderson;
Isaac Asimov Presents: Sin of Origin,
John Barnes; Mind Transfer, Janet
Asimov; The Singing Stone, O.R.
Melling; Taltos, Steven Brust
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark Kelly………………………………… 27
LOCUS SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Original Subscribers…………………………. 35
Anniversary Letters…………………………… 36
A Short Editorial History of Locus……… 38
LISTINGS
Magazines Received ~ February………… 42
Books Received — February ……………… 43
British Books — January…………………….. 50
Bestsellers…………………………………………. 58
Index to Ads……………………………………… 66
OBITUARIES
Oswald T ra in ……………………………………. 60
Oswald Train Appreciation
by Charles N. Brown………………………. 60
Lin Carter Obituary by Will Murray ….. 60
Linda Haldeman Appreciation
by Nancy Springer………………………….. 62
Frank Arnold Photograph…………………. 62
ISSUE #327 VOL. 21, NO 4 APRIL 1988 Mailing Date: March 24,1988
Editorial Matters
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