Table of Contents, December 1989

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STORIES
World Fantasy Awards……………………………………….. 1
Lou Aronica Named New Bantam Publisher……. 1
Silverberg Goes to to Bantam……………………………. 5
Harlan Ellison Joins Zebra ……………………………….. 5
Slaughter on Publishers Row ……………………………. 5
King Shipment Snafu …………………………………………. 5
Williams Printing Glitch …………………………………… 5
Earthquake 1989: The Little Big O n e ……………….. 7
THE DATA FILE
Publishing News ………………………………………………… 9
Court Cases ……………………………………………………….. 9
Announcements………………………………………………… 65
Bookstore News ………………………………………………. 65
Book News……………………………………………………….. 65
Magazine N ew s………………………………………………… 66
Awards ……………………………………………………………… 66
Rights & Options …………………………………………….. 66
Publications Received ……………………………………… 66
Audio Received………………………………………………… 66
Sf/Fantasy Calendars Received………………………… 66
Catalogs R eceived…………………………………………….. 67
Sf/Fantasy Boxed Sets……………………………………….. 67
INTERVIEWS
David Brin: Earth and Easter Island …………………. 4
AWARDS, AWARDS, AWARDS
Chesley Awards………………………………………………….. 6
Readercon Awards…………………………………………….. 6
Prometheus Awards …………………………………………… 6
British Fantasy Awards ……………………………………… 6
SFBC Award ……………………………………………………… 7
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing…………………………………………… 8
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis ………………………. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz L e ib e r……………….. 13
Locus Bulletin B o a rd ……………………………………….. 33
Locus L etters……………………………………………………. 64
Editorial Matters………………………………………………. 64
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Fritz L e ib e r……………………………………. 13
Here Lies, Eric Ambler (audio).
Reviews by Faren Miller:………………………………….. 15
Only Begotten Daughter, James Morrow; Views
from the Oldest House, Richard Grant; The
Divide, Robert Charles Wilson; Soldier of
Arete, Gene Wolfe; Alamul, Judith Tarr, Drachenfels,
Jack Yeovil. SHORT TAKES: Jo u rnal
Wired/Winter 1989, Andy Watson & Mark
Ziesing, eds.
Reviews by Edward Bryant:……………………………… 19
Moon Dance, S. P. Somtow; Westeryear, Edward
Gorman, ed.; By Bizarre Hands, Joe R.
Lansdale; Taboo 2, Stephen R. Bissette, ed.
SHORT TAKES: The Year’s Best Horror Stories
XVII, Karl Edward Wagner, ed.; Echoes of
Valor II, Karl Edward Wagner, ed.; Spirits of
Christmas, Kathryn Cramer & David G.
Hartwell, eds.
Reviews by Tom Whitmore ……………………………… 23
The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson;
Darkthunder’s Way, Tom Deitz; The New
Hugo Winners, Isaac Asimov & Martin H.
Greenberg, eds.; Wild Cards 6: Ace in the Hole,
George R. R. Martin, ed.; Author’s Choice
Monthly #1 : That Old Funny Stuff, George
Alec Effinger; Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar and
Grille, Stephen Brust.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman…………………………..25
An Acceptable Time, Madeleine L’Engle; The
Voyage of Mael Duin’s Curragh, Patricia
Aakhus; Jane Saint and the Backlash, Jo sephine
Saxton; The Heirs of Hammerfell,
Marion Zimmer Bradley; The Seal Child, Sylvia
Peck; Away Is a Strange Place to Be, H. M.
Hoover.
Short Reviews by Scott Winnett ……………………….27
The Main Event, Chris Beebee; Reap the Whirlwind,
C. J. Cherryh & Mercedes Lackey; Howling
Mad, Peter David; The Marked Man, Charles
Ingrid; Dreamspy, Jacqueline Lichtenberg;
Tangled Webs, Steve Mudd; Nightmare Movies:
A Critical Guide to Contemporary Horror
Films, Kim Newman; Highroad Volume One: A
Passage of Stars, Alis A. Rasmussen; Moonbane,
Al Sarrantonio; The Mutant Season,
Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber; Laying the
Music to Rest, Dean Wesley Smith; The Year’s
Best Horror Stories XVII, Karl Edward Wagner,
ed.; Strange Things in Close Up: The Nearly
Complete Howard Waldrop, Howard Waldrop.
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark R. Kelly………………………………………… 29
IASFM mid-12/89; IASFM 1/90; F&SF 11/89;
F&SF 12/89; New Destinies Fall/89; Weird Tales
Winter 89/90; Pulphouse Summer/89; Aboriginal
SF 11-12/89; Interzone 9-10/89; Omni 11/89.
LISTINGS
Along Publishers Row………………………………………. 34
Along Britain’s Publishers Row…………………………42
Magazines Received —October ……………………….48
Books Received — O c to b e r………………………………49
British Books — September………………………………57
Bestsellers………………………………………………………….63
OBITUARIES
Barry S a d le r………………………………………………………64
Gertrude T. Friedberg …………………………………….. 64
Lou Aronica……………….. (BG) 1
World Fantasy Awards
Winners……………….. (SRC) 1
David B r in …………………….. (F) 4
Victor Koman, J. Neil
Schulman, Brad
Linaweaver ……………. (CW) 6
Don Maitz ……………………(PC) 6
Arthur Hlavaty, Robert Colby,
Algis Budrys, Terri Windling,
Joe Shea, David
Hartwell……………………..(JJ) 6
Stephen R. Donaldson,
Robert Reiger…………….(JJ) 7
Carl Ford, Dave Carson,
PHOTO CREDITS: BG) Beth Gwinn, (SRC) Shelly Rae Clift, (HS) Howard Schatz, (CW)Caran Wilbanks,
(PC) Paul Clift, (JJ) Jane Jewell, (F) Furnished, (EC) Eric Carlson, (CNB) Charles N. Brown, (CFC) Carolyn
F. Cushman
ISSUE #347, VOL 23 NO. 6 December 1989, Mailing Date: November 22 1989
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Photo page 1: Awards Winners: Back l-r: Gene Wolfe, Randall Rau for Evangeline Walton, Peter
Straub, Harlan Ellison. Center l-r: Beth Meacham for Terri Windling, Ellen Datlow, George R. R.
Martin, Robert Weinberg, Ed Bryant for Edward Gorey. Front: John M. Ford, Kristine Kathryn
Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith.
PHOTO INDEX
Brian Lumley, R. Chetwynd-
Hayes, John Gilbert, Ramsey
Campbell ……………………(F) 7
Gordon R. Dickson……. (EC) 8
Chris Priest, Leigh
Kennedy ………………..(CNB) 8
Elisabeth W a te rs ……….(CNB) 8
Geary Gravel …………….(CFC) 8
Daniel Meyer,
Nancy Collins……….. (CNB) 8
William C. Dietz ……… (CNB) 9
Clive B a rk e r……………… (BG) 9
Fritz Leiber………………….(HS) 13
World Fantasy Awards
Winners…………………. (BG)46
Ellen D atlow……………. (SRC)47
Harlan Ellison ………….. (BG)47
Kristine Kathryn Rusch,
Dean Wesley Smith.. (BG)47
John M. F o r d …………….(BG) 47
Peter S tra u b ……………… (BG)47
Gene Wolfe …………… (CNB)47
Robert Weinberg……… (BG)47
Martin H. Greenberg,
Isaac Asimov,
Tom D o h e rty …………… (JJ)67
Wendy Millar, Bruce
Chatterton, Linda
Quinton……………………..(JJ)67