Table of Contents, May 1991

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Dan Chow
Richard Curtis
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Russell Letson
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Table of Contents
Lion of Macedon, David Gemmell; Mairelon the
Magician, Patricia C. Wrede; Enter Three Witches,
Kate Gilmore; Wizard’s Hall, Jane Yolen; Hellflower,
Elukibes Shahar, The Dream Compass,
Jeff Bredenberg; The Paradise War, Stephen
Lawhead; Hawk’s Flight, Carol Chase. SHORT
TAKES: Redemption of Light, Kathleen M.
O’Neal; Mission of Magic, Julie Dean Smith;
Castle Murders, John DeChancie.
Reviews by Tom Whitmore:………………………………29
Bone Dance, Emma Bull; The Host, Peter
Emshwiller; Xenocide, Orson Scott Card; Outside
the Dog Museum, Jonathan Carroll; How
to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy, Orson
Scott Card; Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy,
Gardner Dozois et a, eds.; Science Fiction
Writers of America Handbook: The Professional
Writer’s Guide to Writing Professionally,
Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley
Smith, eds. SHORT TAKES: Writing for Social
Scientists, Howard S. Becker.
Nonfiction Review by Gregory Benford: …………. 31
Close Encounters? — Science and Science
Fiction, Lambourne, Shallis, & Shortland.
Short Reviews by Scott W innett:……………………… 33
The Planets, James Finney Boylan; S t Peter’s
Wolf, Michael Cadnum; Heroes, Inc., Kyle
Crocco; Specters, J.M. Dillard; Hawaiian
U.F.O. Aliens, Mel Gilden; Fire Mask, Charles
L. Grant; The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction,
David Pringle; Street Magic, Michael
Reaves; Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine,
Issue 10, Special Issue, Kristine Kathryn
Rusch, ed.; Phantom Banjo, Elizabeth Scarborough;
Fatal Exposure, Michael Tobias.
French Reviews by Pascal J. T homas:………………. 35
Rivage des Intouchables, Francis Berthelot;
Swap-Swap, Richard Canal; Le Temps du
Twist, Joel Houssin.
CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES
1991 Conference on the Fantastic in the A r ts …..38
1991 World Horror Convention ……………………….40
LISTINGS
Conventions ………………………………………………………41
Magazines Received—M a rc h …………………………….44
Books Received—Ma rch ……………………………………45
British Books—February…………………………………… 53
Bestsellers………………………………………………………….59
OBITUARIES
Jo h n Be llairs………………………………………………………60
Graham G re e n e …………………………………………………60
Dave P edneau…………………………………………………….60
Sarah Gourley Shaw………………………………………….. 60
Ace………………………………
Atheneum……………………………………
Avon………………………………………….. 20
Baen ……………………………………. 14,22
Bantam ………………………….. 36,3 7,6 7
Carroll & Graf…………………………….
Classifieds……………………………….. 55
Dan Simmons…………………. (SRC) 1
Bruce Sterling,
William Gibson …………. (CNB) 1
Dan Simmons…………………. (SRC) 4
Bruce Sterling,
William Gibson …………… (CNB) 5
Robert Gleason………………..(CNB) 6
Maggie Noach, Colin Greenland,
Jane Johnson ……………….. (RR) 6
Pat Murphy ………………………….. (JJ) 6
Raymond Harris,
Algis Budrys……………………. (PC) 6
Michael F. Flynn ……………….. (IRS) 7
Orson Scott Card & family .. (BG) 8
Patricia Kennealy …………………. (F) 9
Patricia Kennealy,
Jim Morrison …………………. (JC) 9
Philip Jose & Bette Farmer.. (DW) 9
INDEX TO ADS
Cleveland State University………..
L.W. Currey ……………………………… 5 0
DAW………………………………………….. 1 0
DC Comics ……………………………… 2 4
Del Rey ……………………………………. 1 2
Robert Gavora …………………………..
PHOTO LISTING
Brian Aldiss, Harry Harrison,
Sam Lundwall ……………….. (GH) 9
Fritz Leiber…………………………….(F) 13
Gene Wolfe, Gay Haldeman,
Bruce Sterling …………… (CNB) 38
Susan Shwartz, Andre Norton,
Roger Schlobin ………….(CNB) 38
Brian Attebery …………………. (LH) 38
Brian Aldiss & Scuttlers…. (CNB) 38
Roger Corman,
Leonard Heldreth…………. (LH) 38
Tom Maddox, Joe Haldeman,
Charles N. Brown, David Hartwell,
Kathryn Cramer, Brian Aldiss,
Donald Palumbo ………….(DW) 38
Joe Haldeman, DeDe Weil, Joan
Gordon, Jack Haldeman,
Johns Hopkins Univ. Pres s…….. 4 6
Locus……………………………………….. 6 5
Locus Press……………………………… 5 8
T o r…………………………………………
Warner Questar……………………….. 16
WCS Books ……………………………… 4 7
Worlds of Wonder……………………… 49
Russell Letson…………….. (DW) 38
Creation Lodge……………….. (DW) 39
Peter M aq u a ………………………(LH) 39
Carl Yoke, Stephen R.
Donaldson………………………(LH) 39
Joe Haldeman, Marilyn Lunde,
David Lunde …………….. (CNB) 39
Ellen Datlow, Joe Haldeman,
Brian Aldiss, Kathryn Cramer,
Gary K. Wolfe, Jane Yolen,
Russell Letson…………… (CNB) 39
Brian & Jane Stableford……(LH) 39
Peter Malekin, Bud Foote …. (LH) 39
Patricia McKillip,
Donald Palumbo………. (CNB) 39
Ginjer Buchanan,
Stanley J. Wiater…………. (BG) 40
Continued on page 63
PHOTO CREDITS: (SRC) Shelly R. Clift, (CNB) Charles N. Brown, (RR) Roger Robinson, (PC) Peter Citrak, (IRS)
Ian Randal Strock, (JC) Janice Coughlin, (GH) Gay Haldeman, (JJ) Jane Jewell, (F) furnished, (LH) Leonard
Heldreth, (DW) DeDe Weil, (BG) Beth Gwinn, (RJ) Raymond Jones.
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LOCUS May 1991 / 3
MAIN STORIES
Gleason New T or Editor-In-Chief…………………….. 6
Greenland Wins A rthur C. Clarke Award ……….. 6
Murphy Wins Philip K. Dick Award …………………. 6
Hoffman Leaves Waldenbooks………………………….. 6
Morrow, Avon Combine SF Lines;
Hartwell Leaves …………………………………………….. 7
Flynn Wins Crook Award ………………………………….. 7
UK Publishing Massacre……………………………………. 7
SPECIAL FEATURES
Patricia Kennealy: 20 Years Ago ………………………. 9
Farmers Celebrate 5 0 th ……………………………………… 9
Lundwall Reaches 5 0 …………………………………………. 9
THE DATA FILE
Publishing News ………………………………………………… 7
Book N ews…………………………………………………………. 7
Bookstore News ………………………………………………… 7
Court Ca se s……………………………………………………… 63
Magazine News………………………………………………… 63
Awards……………………………………………………………… 63
Market News……………………………………………………. 63
Video N ew s……………………………………………………… 63
Rights & O p tio n s…………………………………………….. 63
Sf/Fantasy T h e a te r…………………………………………… 63
Publications Received ……………………………………… 63
Catalogs Received …………………………………………… 63
INTERVIEWS
Dan Simmons: Born-Again Vacationist ……………. 4
Gibson & Sterling: On the Virtual Chicken Circuit 5
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing…………………………………………… 8
Agent’s Corner, Richard C u rtis………………………. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz L e ib e r……………….. 13
Locus L etters……………………………………………………. 60
Editorial Matters …………………………………………….. 63
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller:………………………………….. 15
Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett; Hunting the
Ghost Dancer, A.A. Attanasio; The M.D.: A
Horror Story, Thomas M. Disch; The Last Voyage
of Somebody the Sailor, John Barth; The
Revenge of the Rose, Michael Moorcock; Mirage,
Pauline Gedge. SHORT TAKES: Hero!,
Dave Duncan; Omni 5/91.
Reviews by Russell Letson:………………………………. 19
Synners, Pat Cadigan; Ecce and Old Earth, Jack
Vance; Serpent Catch, Dave Wolverton.
Reviews by Edward Bryant: ……………………………. 23
Bones, Joyce Thompson; American Psycho, Bret
Easton Ellis; Sliver, Ira Levin; Psycho-paths,
Robert Bloch, ed.; Something Out There,
Ronald Kelly; Unearthed, Ashley McConnell;
Wurm, Matthew J. Costello.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman:………………………… 27