Table of Contents, January 1989

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
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Charles N. Brown
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Dan Chow
Richard Curtis
Carolyn F. Cushman
Karen Haber
Mark R. Kelly
Fritz Leiber
Ricia Mainhardt
Frank M. Robinson
Tom Whitmore
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Table of Contents
STORIES
Season’s Greetings from the Staff …………………. 1
A Resurgence in British SF [photo]……………….. 1
A Resurgence in British S F ……………………………. 4
Publishing N o te s …………………………………………….. 4
More Writers of the Future ……………………………. 4
Pageant Goes Away ……………………………………….. 5
1989 World Fantasy Awards Judges ……………… 5
Hobbit Raises Dough……………………………………… 5
The Data File………………………………………………….. 9
Conspiracy Update ……………………………………… 9
Announcements …………………………………………. 9
Aw ards………………………………………………………… 9
Book Notes ………………………………………………… 9
Bookstore N o te s……………………………………….. 74
Auction N o te s …………………………………………… 74
Publications Received ……………………………… 74
Audio Received…………………………………………. 74
Rights and Options……………………………………. 74
Catalogs Received ……………………………………. 74
INTERVIEWS
Peter Dickinson: SF Without the Science……… 5
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial Matters…………………………………………….. 3
People & Publishing……………………………………….. 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis …………………… 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz L e ib e r……………. 13
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson ……….. 29
Locus Bulletin B o a rd ……………………………………. 33
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller:……………………………… 15
The Empire of Fear, Brian Stableford; The
Secret Books of Paradys I: The Book of the
Damned, Tanith Lee; The Secret Books of
Paradys II: The Book of the Beast, Tanith Lee;
Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett; The Dragonhiker’s
Guide to Battlefield Covenant at
Dune’s Edge: Odyssey Two, David Langford;
Mother London, Michael Moorcock; Kairos,
Gwyneth Jones; Abandonati, Gariy Kilworth;
Cloudrock, Garry Kilworth.
Reviews by Dan Chow: ……………………………….. 17
Inspector Glebsky’s Puzzle, Arkady and Boris
Strugatsky; Forgotten Life, Brian Aldiss; A
Talent for War, Jack McDevitt; The Complete
Time Traveler, Howard J. Blumenthal,
Dorothy F. Curley & Brad Williams; Memories
of the Space Age, J.G. Ballard.
Reviews by Tom Whitmore:…………………………..21
Eva, Peter Dickinson; The Changeling Sea,
Patricia A. McKillip; Last Sword of Power,
David Gemmell; Perchance, Michael
Kurland; Red Jack, Martin H. Greenberg,
Charles G. Waugh, & Frank D. McSherry,
Jr, eds.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman: ……………………..23
Indigo Book One: Nemesis, Louise Cooper;
Indigo Book Two: Inferno, Louise Cooper;
The Daymaker, Ann Halam; Transformations,
Ann Halam; The Engineer of Beasts,
Scott Russell Sanders; Magicians of Erianne,
James R. Berry ; The Thorn Key,
Louise Cooper; The Long Dark Tea-Time
of the Soul, Douglas Adams; The Unbalanced
Earth: Book One: Dreams of Stone,
Jonathan Wylie.
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark Kelly……………………………………………. 27
FOREIGN SF
1988 World Sf Meeting in Budapest………………34
Polcon ’88 ………………………………………………………35
Japan Sf Convention…………………………………….. 37
Hungarian Sf…………………………………………………..37
Soviet Sf in the Era of G lasnost……………………..48
CONVENTIONS
1988 World Fantasy Convention……………………38
SFWA Authors/Editors Reception………………. 46
PHOTO FEATURES
Around the Bookstores…………………………………. 73
LISTINGS
Magazines Received —November………………….51
Books Received – November ……………………….53
Convention Listings………………………………………. 58
British Books — October……………………………….. 63
Bestsellers………………………………………………………70
Locus 1988 Index………………………………………….. 76
Appendix A: Obituaries
& Appreciations…………………………………….. 77
Appendix B: Book Reviews ……………………….77
ISSUE #336 VOL 22 NO 1 January 1989 Mailing Date: Dec. ?? 1988
Page 1 photos: Locus staff by Tom Whitmore, Legend birthday furnished.
Editorial Matters
The January issue of the magazine is the
most confusing of the year. It says January
1989 on it, but is written, produced, and (I
hope) mailed in December 1988. This is standard
with magazines, because they go off-sale,
not on-sale, with the cover date; but it still
bothers me there’s no real point where the year
ends. We’ll be listing books published in December
1988 in our February 1989 issue,
which will have our 1988 round-up. We probably
won’t be listing December 1988 British
Books until the March 1989 issue! We had to
skip our British Along Publishers Row this
time around because more than half the information
had not come in by closing date. It gave
us a chance to expand our World Fantasy
Convention coverage and reduce our foreign
holdings by getting a number o f Soviet reports
into print. The Kir Bulychev article is only a
piece of a much longer Soviet dialogue (and
infighting) going on in the magazines
This is also, alas, still another late issue of the
magazine. (I just looked at some back issues,
and noticed the recurring editorial theme every
few years – sort of an old friend.) We’re still
short two people full-time, and everybody else
needed some days off for survival, sickness,
weddings, etc. Even the elements conspired
against us. A couple o f wind storms took out our
electric power on successive Thursdays, rendering
us helpless in this computer age. Even our
gas heat is dependent on an electric blower.
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE STAFF
Our traditional January staff cover photo/
greeting card shows (l to r) Trevin Matlock,
Shelly Rae Clift, Pam Troy, Ricia Mainhardt,
Faren Miller, and Charles N. Brown. Neither
the dinosaurs nor the tree have names. The
photo shows the staff as stronger than it actually
is. Trevin Matlock has been working part-time
for several months, but will go back to school
full-time next semester. Ricia Mainhardt lives in
New York and is a consulting editor. Faren
Miller plans to move to the wilds o f Arizona next
year. Which brings us to an important section.
Continued on page 73
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