Table of Contents, June 1988

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
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Charles N. Brown
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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
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Richard Curtis
Karen Haber
Fritz Leiber
Frank M. Robinson
Carolyn F. Cushman
Tom Whitmore
Mark R. Kelly
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STORIES
Robert A. Heinlein 1907-1988 (Photo) ……….. A
Clifford D. Simak Dies (Photo) …………………… 1
Davis Magazine Award (Photo)……………………1
Hugo Nominations ……………………………………… 1
Star Trek Tours……………………………………………4
Postal Increases Hit Publishing……………………..4
Announcements…………………………………………… 4
BSFA Awards ……………………………………………..5
Andre Norton To Fund Gryphon Award ………5
Davis Awards……………………………………………….5
Jane Yolen Gets HBJ Imprint……………………….5
New British Magazine………………………………….. 5
Publishing N o te s………………………………………….9
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial Matters…………………………………………. 3
People & Publishing……………………………………. 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis …………………. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber………….. 13
The British Scene, Mike Ashley………………….33
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson ………..35
Son of Locus Bulletin Board……………………….37
Locus Letters……………………………………………..72
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren M ille r…………………………….15
Chronosequence, Hilbert Schenk; A Mirror
for Princes, Tom De Haan; Fire on the Mountain,
Terry Bisson; Emerald Eyes, Daniel Keys
Moran; Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian
Nights, Susan Shwartz ed.
Year’s Bests by Tom Whitmore:…………………. 17
The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Fifth Annual
Collection, Gardner Dozois ed; 1988 Annual
World’s Best Sf, Donald A. Wollheim ed.; The
Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection,
Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, eds.
Reviews by Tom Whitmore: ……………………….19
Terry’s Universe, Beth Meacham ed.; Death in
the Spirit House, Craig Strete; Wolf Moon,
Charles de Lint; Federation World, James
White; The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars,
Thomas M. Disch; Urn Burial, Robert Westall.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman: ……………………23
Tower in the Sky, Philip C. Jennings; Demon of
Undoing, Andrea I. Alton; The Blind Knight,
Gail Van Asten; Neena Gathering, Valerie
Nieman Colander, Moon-Dark, Patricia
Wrightson.
Short Takes by Carolyn Cushman:……………… 25
Firebrat, Nancy Willard; Child of the Grove,
Tanya Huff; The Name of the Sun, B.W.
Clough; Shrine of the Desert Mage, Stephen
Goldin; The Oathbound, Mercedes Lackey;
Ginny Heinlein called on Sunday morning to
say Robert had died peacefully in his sleep, and
would I take care of notifying some of the
science fiction people. I made a dozen or so
phone calls, but it was Mother’s Day and most
people were not at home. It wasn’t a message
I wanted to leave on an answering machine. I
sent a wire to Arthur C. Clarke since it was
already after midnight there, and spent the rest
of the day thinking and rereading Heinlein
stories. The wire services, the newspapers, and
CBS television called the next day for details—
apparently any sf writer they called referred
them to us. Nobody would give them the
Heinleins’ secret number (we had all been well
trained over the years). I called Ginny back to
find out about funeral arrangements (none)
and told those who wanted to send flowers to
send donations in Heinlein’s name to Navy
The Guardsman, P.J. Beese & Todd Cameron
Hamilton.
Reviews by Dan Chow: …………………………….. 27
Bio of an Ogre, Piers Anthony; In the Chinks
of the World Machine: Feminism & Science
Fiction, Sarah Lefanu; The Heat Death of the
Universe, and Other Stories, Pamela Zoline;
The Drive-In: A B Movie with Blood and Popcorn,
Made in Texas, Joe R. Lansdale.
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark Kelly………………………………………. 29
CONVENTIONS
Magnum Opus Con …………………………………. 48
LOCUS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Anniversary L etters…………………………………. 50
More Locus Staff Photos …………………………. 51
NEWS FROM ABROAD
Pohls in Poland………………………………………… 52
Science Fiction in Poland: 1987 ………………… 53
Yugoslavian Awards………………………………….. 53
Sf in Germany………………………………………….. 54
Japanese Translators’ Meeting…………………… 56
Sf in Japan……………………………………………….. 56
Sf in China……………………………………………….. 56
LISTINGS
Along Publisher’s Row …………………………….. 38
Magazines Received — April……………………… 57
Books Received — April …………………………… 58
British Books — March …………………………….. 63
Bestsellers……………………………………………….. 74
OBITUARIES
Robert A. Heinlein Dies……………………………..B
Appreciations
Arthur C. Clarke ………………………………….. 81
Greg B e a r……………………………………………. 81
David Gerrold……………………………………….. 81
Spider Robinson……………………………………. 82
Robert Silverberg………………………………….. 82
Frederik Pohl ………………………………………….C
Poul Anderson ………………………………………..C
Karen Anderson………………………………………C
Farewell to Robert A. Heinlein (Photo) …..C
Clifford D. Simak Dies …………………………….. 75
Appreciations
Robert A. Heinlein ………………………………. 75
Gordon R. Dickson………………………………. 76
Isaac Asimov………………………………………… 76
James Gunn………………………………………….. 77
Poul Anderson …………………………………….. 77
Michael Shaara………………………………………….. 9
Alice M. Lightner………………………………………. 9
James French ……………………………………………. 9
Charles Willeford………………………………………. 9
Relief instead.
This has been, paradoxically, both the hardest
and easiest issue to put together. Robert
Heinlein died when it was mostly finished. We
had to handle our biggest story ever on top of
what was the largest, most complex issue even
before the deaths of Simak and Heinlein, and
the magazine had to be finished before May 17
to meet our printing deadline. I’ve had nightmares
of this happening for the past decade
and had come up with various scenarios and
solutions. When the worst happened, I knew
exactly what to do about the cover (add a
second cover with the story starting on page B),
exactly how to rearrange the back section
(drop the 2 1/2 pages of house ads we normally
carry), and who to call for help. I’m not a true
newspaperman and have never written an
Continued on page 9
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