Table of Contents, February 1989

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
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Richard Curtis
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Frank M. Robinson
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Table of Contents
STORIES
1988: The Year in Science Fiction [photo]……. 1
King of the Hill — Again………………………………. 4
More Controversy Over
Child Obscenity Laws …………………………….. 4
1988 Nebula Preliminary B allots…………………. 4
Philip K. Dick Award Nominees…………………… 5
Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees……………… 5
Hugo Nominations Ballots A ppear……………… 5
The Data File………………………………………………. 9
Publishing Notes……………………………………… 9
Announcements ……………………………………. 60
Awards…………………………………………………..60
Market News…………………………………………. 62
Book Notes …………………………………………… 62
Rights & Options………………………………….. 62
Bookstore News ……………………………………. 62
Media News……………………………………………62
Publications Received …………………………….62
Audio …………………………………………………….62
Catalogs Received ………………………………… 62
INTERVIEWS
James Hogan: Picking Up Speed …………………. 5
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial Matters…………………………………………. 3
People & Publishing……………………………………. 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis …………………. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber…………… 13
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson ………..25
Locus Bulletin Board………………………………… 27
Locus Letters……………………………………………..64
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren M ille r……………………………. 15
Prentice Alvin, Orson Scott Card; Terraplane,
Jack Womack; Genesis: An Epic Poem,
Frederick Turner; Hence, Brad Leithauser;
Sleeping in Flame, Jonathan Carroll; Half a
Glass of Moonshine, Graham Dunstan
Martin; Other Voices, Colin Greenland;
Blood is Not Enough, Ellen Datlow, ed.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman:…………………… 17
Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary
Gods, Sheri S. Tepper; Still Life, E.E. Horlak
[Sheri S. Tepper]; The Alien Within, Johanna
M. Bolton; Fires of Nuala, Katharine Eliska
Kimbriel; The Harrowing of Gwynedd, Katherine
Kurtz; The Gate of Ivory, Doris Egan;
The Bug Life Chonicles, Phillip C. Jennings;
Free Zone, Charles Platt; Second Chance at
Love #450: Window on Yesterday, Joan
Hohl; Switchback, Robin Stevenson & Tom
Bade.
Reviews by Dan Chow:……………………………….19
Tides of Light, Gregory Benford; My Father
Immortal, Michael D. Weaver; In the Land
of the Dead, K.W. Jeter; The World Treasury
of Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell,
ed.; Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror:
1987: A Comprehensive Bibliography of
Books and Short Fiction Published in the
English Language, Charles N. Brown &
William G. Contento.
Reviews by Tom Whitmore:……………………….. 21
Children of the Thunder, John Brunner;
The Tides of God, Ted Reynolds; Twistor,
John Cramer, Midnight, Dean R. Koontz;
Gamearth, Kevin J. Anderson; Child of Saturn,
Teresa Edgerton; The Complete Compleat
Enchanter, L. Sprague de Camp &
Fletcher Pratt.
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark Kelly………………………………………….23
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Recommended Reading…………………………….. 28
Charles N. Brown …………………………………..28
Faren Miller……………………………………………28
Tom Whitmore ………………………………………28
Carolyn Cushman …………………………………..29
Dan Chow……………………………………………… 32
Mark Kelly ……………………………………………..32
1988 Book Summary…………………………………..30
1988 Recommended Reading List ………………34
1988 Magazine Summary…………………………… 37
1988 Cinema Summary
by Frank M. Robinson …………………………… 40
LISTINGS
Magazines Received -December………………..46
Books Received — December ……………………..47
British Books — November ……………………….. 52
Bestsellers…………………………………………………. 58
OBITUARIES
Sondra T. Ordover………………………………………60
John Ball…………………………………………………… 60
Dave Prosser ……………………………………………. 60
Dexter Masters……………………………………………60
Donald E. Keyhoe………………………………………60
ISSUE #337 VOL 22 NO 2 February 1989 Mailing Date: Jan. 31 1989
Editorial Matters
It’s Locus Poll and Survey time again. The
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