Table of Contents, May 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
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Pamela F. Troy
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Shelly Rae Clift
LIBRARIAN
Trevin J. Matlock
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Dan Chow
Richard Curtis
Karen Haber
Fritz Leiber
Frank M. Robinson
Carolyn F. Cushman
Tom Whitmore
Mark R. Kelly
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This is a very crowded issue of the magazine.
We had to reduce the type size slightly on continuations
to get most things in. A number of
stories came in after we set the issue size with the
printer, and most of the columns came in longer
than usual. We had to hold our 2nd round of
congratulatory letters; an interesting report on
a media/sf convention; a ton of foreign reports;
interviews with Kim Stanley Robinson, Octavia
E. Butler, Howard Waldrop, Michael Bishop,
and Norman Spinrad; stories on a new Star Trek
Tour, a new British magazine, a postal rundown;
plus our regular letter column, etc. Our next issue
is crowded already.
CORRECTIONS
Bernie Zuber shouldn’t have been listed as
deceased. He disappeared a number of years
ago and is presumed dead, but there is nothing
official. On the other hand, many original Locus
subscribers we listed as unknown have come
out of the woodwork. More on this next time.
HUGO NOMINATIONS
The extremely short nomination period for
the Hugos caught us by surprise. By the time
many of you see this issue, the April 30 deadline
Reviews by Tom Whitmore:………………… 19
John The Balladeer, Manly Wade Wellman;
Johnny Zed, John Betancourt;
Dreams of Flesh and Sand, W.T. Quick;
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad, George R.R.
Martin, ed.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman: …………… 21
When HARLIE Was One (Release 2.0),
David Gerrold; Don’t Panic: The Official
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion,
Neil Gaiman; The Nightingale, Kara
Dalkey; The Reindeer People, Megan
Lindholm; A Different Flesh, Harry Turtledove;
Gray Victory, Robert Skimin;
Summer of the Unicorn, Kay Hooper
Reviews by Dan Chow ………………………… 25
Prelude to Foundation, Isaac Asimov;
Cradle, Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee; A
Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang
to Black Holes, Stephen W. Hawking; Interactions:
A Journey Through the Mind of
a Particle Physicist and the Matter of This
World, Sheldon Glashow with Ben Bova
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark Kelly…………………………………… 27
CONVENTIONS
SerCon II ……………………………………………. 38
1988 International Conference on the
Fantastic ………………………………………….. 40
LISTINGS
Convention Listings……………………………… 42
Magazines Received — M a rch …………….. 45
Books Received — March……………………. 46
British Books — February……………………. 56
Bestsellers……………………………………………. 64
Index to A d s ………………………………………… 74
OBITUARIES
Lurton Blassingame……………………………… 68
Louis Trimble………………………………………. 68
F. Lee Baldwin…………………………………….. 68
might well be past. The Nolacon committee
also has more confidence in the post office
than we have. I wouldn’t be too surprised if
some bulk mail took more than the four-week
nomination period to be delivered. It took
longer than that to get the last Conspiracy Progress
report in California. The committee’s
official position is given on page 4, but they
might be lenient with late ballots if there are
post office problems, etc. They’re also planning
a short period to notify nominees. You
could probably make up your own nomination
ballot and send it in to the Hugo address c/o
Susan Satterfield, Box 1046, Lee’s Summit
MO 64063. Include your membership number
or, if you’re not a member, send the whole
thing to them to forward back to New Orleans.
MAILING HELP
I was away during the last mailing and first
saw the issue in the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel in
Columbus GA. It was beautiful. Mailing help
was furnished by Tim Maroney, Carolyn Cushman,
Russ Elliott, Paul Clift, Lisa Goldstein,
David Nee, Jim Dumond, plus the staff. Thank
you all. —C.N. Brown
ISSUE #328 VOL. 21, NO 5 MAY 1988 Mailing Date: April 26,1988
LOCUS May 1988 / 3
Editorial Matters
STORIES
Sf Begins at 80 (photo) …………………………..1
Philip K. Dick Award (photo) ……………….. 1
Fun in the Sun (photo) …………………………..1
Turner Wins Clarke Award ……………………4
Hugo Nominations B allot……………………….4
Bram Stoker Awards Nominees…………….. 4
Philip K. Dick Award Winners………………..4
PW Bestsellers for 1987…………………………..4
The Data F ile ………………………………………… 4
Announcements …………………………………. 4
Book N o te s ………………………………………. 72
Back From Rejection…………………………72
Publications Received ……………………….72
Gaming N otes…………………………………… 72
Audio Notes …………………………………….. 72
Police Seek Author ………………………………..5
Star Trek Writers’ Grievance………………….5
U.S. Publishing & the Courts………………….5
The Golden A ged…………………………………… 5
Special Limited First Edition C lu b ……….. 5
Bruce Sterling: Just a Sci-Fi G u y …………… 6
Lewis Shiner: A Sterling Example…………. 7
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial M a tte rs …………………………………… 3
People & Publishing ………………………………6
Agent’s Corner, Richard Cu rtis…………… 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber……. 13
The British Scene, Mike A shley…………… 31
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson…. 33
Locus Bulletin Board…………………………….35
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller: …………………….. 15
Islands in the Net, Bruce Sterling; Deserted
Cities of the Heart, Lewis Shiner; A
Splendid Chaos, John Shirley; The Paladin,
C.J. Cherryh; The Story of the Stone,
Barry Hughart; Waiting for the Galactic
Bus, Parke Godwin; Prime Evil, Douglas
Winter, ed.
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