Table of Contents, August 1988

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STORIES
1988 Bram Stoker Awards…………………………… 1
1988 Nebula Weekend (photo) …………………… 1
Writers of the Future (photo) …………………….. 1
SF Signing at ABA (photo)………………………….. 1
1988 Bram Stoker Banquet………………………….. 4
McCauley Restructuring……………………………… 4
Writers of the Past Award……………………………. 4
Waldenbooks Reader Survey………………………. 4
Finnish SF Award……………………………………….. 4
Philip K Dick Award Judges ………………………. 5
New German SF Encyclopedia…………………….. 5
Howard Waldrop: Odd Man Out…………………. 5
Specialty Store in Jeopardy………………………….. 5
Publishing Notes…………………………………………. 9
The Data File …………………………………………….. 9
Awards…………………………………………………… 9
Market News…………………………………………. 68
Book N o te s…………………………………………… 68
Rights and Options ………………………………. 68
Publications Received……………………………. 68
Gaming Book ……………………………………….. 68
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial Matters ……………………………………….. 3
People & Publishing……………………………………. 7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis…………………. 11
The British Scene, Mike Ashley…………………. 29
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber………….. 31
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson……….. 32
Locus Bulletin Board………………………………… 33
Locus Letters …………………………………………… 66
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller……………………………. 15
Eternity, Greg Bear ; Mona Lisa Overdrive,
William Gibson; The Queen of the Damned,
Anne Rice ; Sourceiy, Terry Pratchett; The
Dark Door, Kate Wilhelm ; Modern Fantasy:
The Hundred Best Novels, An English-Language
Selection, 1946-1987, David Pringle.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman:…………………… 17
Welcome to another overstuffed issue of Locus.
We had to switch from 9 to 8 point type part way
through in order to include all the needed material.
It’s a slightly larger typeface than the old type, and
comes with our new desktop program (PageMaker
3.0). We won’t know exactly how it will look until the
issue is printed. We’re also on a new learning curve
with a new program. It’s faster than Pagemaker 1.0
but doesn’t do the page number below the box anymore.
There may or may not be other glitches.
For all our squeezing, we had to leave out a major
story — the results of the Locus Poll & Survey. It’s
counted, but the results take up half a dozen pages
and we didn’t have the room. Next issue is slated to
be84 pages plus 10 pages of inserts. It will include the
Poll & Survey results plus our quarterly Along Publishers
Row plus our bi-monthly convention listings
plus….Well, you get the idea.
CORRECTIONS
Magnum Opus Con (Locus June, page 48) was not
sponsored or sued by station WXTX and asked that
a retraction be printed.
ConDiego, the 1990 NASFiC, had the wrong telephone
number printed (July issue, page 49). A
confused young woman wants to know why she’s so
popular. The new address (no phone number) for
ConDiego is Box 15771, San Diego CA 92115.
The 1987 Conspiracy bankruptcy (Locus July,
page 5) is tentatively unbankrupt at the moment.
The Metropole was convinced by the worldcon lawyer
that it would get more money if it delayed serving
The White Raven, Diana L. Paxson;
Bloodmist, Peter Tremayne; The Dragonbone
Chair, Tad Williams ; Sheepfarmer’s
Daughter, Elizabeth Moon; Divided Allegiance,
Elizabeth Moon; To the Vanishing
Point, Alan Dean Foster.
Reviews by Tom Whitmore: ……………………….21
Night Visions 5, Douglas E. Winter, ed.;
The Best Horror Stories From The Magazine
of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Edward
L. Ferman & Anne Jordan, eds.; Win,
Lose, Draw, Sara Stamey; Oddkins, Dean R.
Koontz; Writing Science Fiction, Christopher
Evans.
Reviews by Dan Chow:………………………………. 23
Crown of Stars, James Tiptree, Jr.; Angry
Candy, Harlan Ellison; Spider World: The
Desert, Colin Wilson ; Best SF Stories of
Brian Aldiss, Brian Aldiss; A Biographical
Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Artists, Robert Weinberg.
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark Kelly………………………………………….25
CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES
1988 Nebula Weekend………………………………. 34
The Locus Kids at ABA
(color spread) ………………………………………..37
Writers of the F u tu re ………………………………… 39
1988 ABA Report………………………………………40
LISTINGS
Magazines Received — June……………………….. 42
Books Received – June …………………………….. 42
British Books – May…………………………………..50
Bestsellers…………………………………………………. 62
OBITUARIES
E. Hoffmann Price …………………………………….64
Ray Fisher ……………………………………………….. 64
Charles Keeping ………………………………………..64
John D. C lark ……………………………………………64
Louis L’Amour……………………………………………66
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Continued on page 68
ISSUE #331 VOL 21, NO 8 August 1988 Mailing Date: July 27,1988
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