Table of Contents, November 1991

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Table of Contents
MAIN STORIES
Omni’s Black Monday………………………………………5
New New Worlds Launch………………………………… 5
Lester del Rey Leaves Del Rey Books……………… 6
Algis Budrys Leaves Hubbard Contest Position …. 6
Fear Suspends Publicatioin………………………………. 6
SFBC Award…………………………………………………… 7
Publishers Beware…………………………………………….7
British Publishers Go Vertical…………………………..7
Gollancz Offices Swamped………………………………..9
CHICON V
Chicon Reports………………………………………………36
Chicon V, Jane Jewell…………………………………. 36
How I Spent My Chicon V,
Elizabeth Anne Hull…………………………………. 37
Masquerade Report, John Hertz………………….. 37
Chicon V Masquerade Awards…………………….. 38
Business Meeting, Donald E. Eastlake I I I ……..38
Chicon V, Karen Haber………………………………. 43
Making Academic Tracks, Gary K. Wolfe……..43
It’s in This Hotel; It’s on This Floor, But You
Can’t Get There from Here, Mike Glyer…….44
THE DATA FILE
Sony Book Player’s US D eb u t…………………………..7
Rushdie Update……………………………………………….7
Court Cases……………………………………………………. 7
Announcements……………………………………………….7
Bookstore News……………………………………………….7
Awards & Contests…………………………………………..7
Video News…………………………………………………… 77
Rights & Options……………………………………………77
Publications Received……………………………………. 77
Audio Received………………………………………………78
Games Received…………………………………………….78
Catalogs Received ………………………………………….78
INTERVIEWS
S.P. Somtow: Opening All the Doors………………… 4
SPECIAL FEATURES
Around the Bookstores……………………………………. 9
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing…………………………………………8
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis……………………….11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber………………. 13
Locus Letters………………………………………………….72
Editorial Matters…………………………………………….73
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller:……………………………….. 15
Universe 2, Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber,
eds.; Remaking History, Kim Stanley Robinson;
Through the Heart, Richard Grant; White
Queen, Gwyneth Jones; Wild Magic, Jo
Clayton; Emperor and Clown, Dave Duncan;
SHORT TAKES: Interzone 10/91; Strange
Plasma #4.
Reviews by Russell Letson:……………………………..19
Brain Child, George Turner; Halo, Tom
Maddox; What Might Have Been? Volume 3:
Alternate Wars, Gregory Benford & Martin H.
Greenberg, eds.; The Nanotech Chronicles,
Michael Flynn.
Reviews by Dan Chow:……………………………………23
Beyond the Curve, Kobo Abe; Monkey Brain
Sushi, Alfred Birnbaum, ed.; Supernova, Roger
MacBride Allen & Eric Kotani; The Jungle,
David Drake; Entoverse, James P. Hogan; The
Time Patrol, Poul Anderson; The Collected
Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley, Robert
Sheckley.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman:…………………………27
Illusion, Paula Volsky; All the Weyrs of Pern,
Anne McCaffrey; Shade, Emily Devenport; Into
the Dark Lands, Michelle Sagara; Bicycling
Through Space and Time, Mike Sirota; The
Demon Pig, Karen A Brush; User Unfriendly,
Vivian Vande Velde; The Dragon and the Thief,
Gillian Bradshaw; SHORT TAKES: A Handful
of Stars, Dana Stabenow; Soothsayer, Mike
Resnick; A Troubling Along the Border, Donald
Aamodt; Horse Fantastic, Martin H. Greenberg
& Rosalind M. Greenberg, eds.
Reviews by Edward Bryant:……………………………. 31
Imajica, Clive Barker; The Ultimate Werewolf,
Byron Preiss et al , eds.; The Ultimate Dracula,
Byron Preiss et a l, eds.; The Ultimate Frankenstein,
Byron Preiss et a l, eds.; SHORT TAKES:
Celestial Inventory, Steve Rasnic Tem; Carrie,
Stephen King; ’Salem’s Lot, Stephen King; The
Shining, Stephen King.
Short Reviews by Scott Winnett:……………………..35
Slow Freight, F.M. Busby; Drifter, William C.
Dietz; Kent Montana and the Once and Future
Thing, Lionel Fenn; Ravenloft: Vampire of the
Mists, Christie Golden; The Last Camel Died at
Noon, Elizabeth Peters; The Ultimate Frankenstein,
Byron Preiss et al., eds.; The Songkiller
Saga II: Picking the Ballad’s Bones, Elizabeth
Scarborough; The Vampire Diaries Volume I:
The Awakening, L.J. Smith; The Vampire Diaries
Volume II: The Struggle, L.J. Smith; The
Magazine o f Fantasy & Science Fiction 9/91.
LISTINGS
Conventions………………………………………………….. 50
Magazines Received-September…………………….52
Books Received-September…………………………. 53
British Books-August……………………………………64
Bestsellers…………………………………………………….. 71
OBITUARIES
Ted Dikty………………………………………………………. 72
Dr. Seuss……………………………………………………….. 72
A c e ……………………………………….. 12,34
Avon………………………………….1 6 ,57,59
Baen……………………………………..
Bantam……….. ………………….
Broken Mirrors Press…………………7 8
Classifieds…………………………….67
L.W. Currey………………………………….60
DAW…………………………………………..32
INDEX TO ADS
Dell……………………………………………..3 0
Del Rey………………………………………..7 9
Figment…………………………………….
Friedlander Publishing ………….2 4
Robert Gavora…………………………….5 4
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.. ……… 2 3
MZB Fantasy Magazine …………55
Key to page 1 photos
A:Swissotel. B:Hyatt bar. C:Hyatt Regency. D:Opening
Ceremonies. E:Marta Randall. F:Hal Clement. G:Guest/
Committee Reception. H:Martin H. Greenberg. I:Masquerade
winner. J:Lois McMaster Bujold. K:Guest/Committee Reception.
L:Charles N. Brown & Carolyn F. Cushman.
M:Closing Ceremonies. Photo credits: A,C, by Danny Low;
B, by Carolyn F. Cushman; D,E,F,H,I,J, by Dave Clark; G,K,
by Ricia Mainhardt; L,M, by C. N. Brown.
Mayfair Games…….. …………………. 4 7
Penguin Roc……… …………………
Phage P ress……… …………………….
St. James Press…………………………5 5,
Tor……………………………………..
Warner Questar……………………..
Worlds of Wonder……………….. . . . 55
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