Table of Contents, May 1992

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Table of Contents
MAIN STORIES
Isaac Asimov: 1920-1992……………………………………..4
1991 Nebula Awards Winners……………………………. 6
Science Fiction Age D e b u t……………………………………6
James Tiptree, Jr. A w ard …………………………………….6
McDonald Wins Philip K. Dick Award……………….6
Bram Stoker Awards N ominations……………………..6
USA Network Buys Sci-Fi Channel…………………….7
Publishers Weekly 1991 Bestsellers………………………7
SF Foundation in T rouble……………………………………7
Satanic Verses Paperback A ppears…………………….7
Harlequin Buys Z e b r a …………………………………………7
THE DATA FILE
Gunn C e n te r………………………………………………………. 7
Effinger Fund News…………………………………………….7
Unhappy King…………………………………………………….. 7
First Amendment……………………………………………….. 7
Clarion 25 th Anniversary…………………………………….9
Publishing News………………………………………………….. 9
Announcements………………………………………………….. 9
Awards News………………………………………………………. 9
Book News………………………………………………………… 64
Market N ews…………………………………………………….. 65
Gaming News……………………………………………………. 65
Rights & Op tio n s………………………………………………65
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing…………………………………………….8
Agent’s Corner, Richard C u rtis……………………….. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz L eib er…………………13
Editorial M a tte rs……………………………………………….59
REVIEWS
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark R. Kelly……………………………………………..15
Asimov’s 6/92; Asimov’s 5/92; Analog 6/92;
F&SF 5/92; Interzone 4/92; Omni 4/92.
Reviews by Faren Miller: …………………………………..17
Hearts, Hands and Voices, aka The Broken
Land, Ian McDonald; Children of the Night,
Dan Simmons; Uplink, Jane Fancher; Alternate
Kennedys, Mike Resnick, ed.; And Disregards
the Rest, Paul Voermans; SHORT
TAKES: After Silence, Jonathan Carroll; Wildfire,
Jo Clayton.
Reviews by Edward Bryant:……………………………… 21
Borderland, S.K. Epperson; Chiller, Randall
Boyll; Borderlands 2, Thomas F. Monteleone,
ed.; Jumper, Steven Gould; Glass Houses,
Laura J. Mixon; SHORT TAKES: Venus Rising,
Carol Emshwiller; The Ghosts of Tivoli,
Nancy Holder.
Reviews by Russell Letson:………………………………. 25
Steel Beach, John Varley; T ramp Royale, Robert
A. Heinlein; Jumper, Steven Gould.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe:…………………………… 27
The Hollow Man, Dan Simmons; Nebula
Awards 26: SFWA’s Choices for the Best Science
Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, James
Morrow, ed.; Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson;
Hig h Aztech, E rn e s t Hogan; SHORT
TAKES: Songs of Muad’Dib: The Poetry of
Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, ed.; Harry
Harrison, Leon Stover; Isaac Asimov, William
F. Touponce.
Reviews by Dan Chow: …………………………………. 31
C h in a M o u n ta in Z h an g , Maureen F.
McHugh; Cold as Ice, Charles Sheffield; A
Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge; Venus
Rising, Carol Emshwiller.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman:………………………33
The Gypsy, Steven Brust and Megan Lindholm;
Ja ran , Kate Elliot; Lightwing, Tara
Harper; Serpent’s Gift, A.C. Crispin with
Deborah A. Marshall; Mistress of the Empire,
Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts;
Forbidden Magic, Angus Wells.
Short Reviews by Scott Winnett:……………………37
Naomi’s Room, Jonathan Aycliffe; The
Painted Alphabet, Diana Darling; The Shee,
Joe Donnelly, Catnap, Carole Nelson Douglas;
The Mark of the Moderately Vicious Vampire,
Lionel Fenn; The Torching, Marcy
Heidish; Unicorn Highway, David Lee Jones;
Noah and Me, Antonia Holding Schwed.
CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES
Fourth Annual Collectors Award…………………..40
1992 World Horror Convention…………………….41
LISTINGS
Convention Listings………………………………………. 39
Magazines Received — March ……………………….42
Books Received — M a rch ……………………………..43
British Books — February……………………………..53
Bestsellers………………………………………………………58
OBITUARIES
Isaac Asimov…………………………………………………….4
Appreciations
Martin H. Greenberg……………………………… 62
Anne McCaffrey…………………………………….. 62
Ben Bova………………………………………………….62
Sheila Williams…………………………………………63
Arthur C. Clarke…………………………………….. 63
Robert Silverberg…………………………………… 63
Frederik P ohl……………………………………………63
Allen Steele………………………………………………63
Sam J. Lundwall……………………………………… 64
Charles Sheffield…………………………………….. 64
Gardner D ozois………………………………………. 64
Poul Anderson………………………………………… 64
Gregory B enford…………………………………….. 64
Roberta Bender Grossman……………………………59
Appreciation by Brian T homsen………………. 59
Alvin Schwartz………………………………………………..59
Ace ………………………………. 12,32,60
A v o n ………………………………………….2
B a e n …………………………………..24,28
Ba n tam ……………………………5,34,35
B rid g e …………………………………….. 30
Carroll & G ra f………………………… 47
Classifieds……………………………… 55
Isaac A s im o v ………………… (CNB) 1
Isaac A s im o v ………………… (CNB) 4
Ian McDonald………………………(F) 6
Gwyneth Jones, Eleanor Arnason,
Debbie N o tk in ……………….(BD) 6
Michael Kube-McDowell …. (BG) 8
Laura Turtledove,
Harry T u rtle d o ve …………… (JJ) 8
Lawrence Watt-Evans…….. (BG) 8
Susan Dexter………………… (CNB) 9
INDEX TO ADS
L.W. C u rre y ……………………………. 49
D AW ……………………………………….. 10
D e ll……………………………………. 16,67
Del Rey…………………………….. 22,38
Doubleday…………………………………5
Earth Prime Productions………. 44
PHOTO LISTING
Kathryn Meyer G riffith…………(F) 9
Fritz L e ib e r……………………..(BG) 13
Joe Stefko, Tracy Cocoman,
Barry Levin,
Dan S im m o n s ……………. (EB) 40
Jeanne Cavelos,
Jo F le tch e r…………………. (RM) 41
Karl Edward Wagner,
Stephen Jones, Kim Newman,
Robert G a v o ra ………………………..45
M.Z. Bradley’s Fantasy Ma g ……48
Penguin R o c …………………………..20
T o r ……………………………………..18,68
Walker……………………………………..46
Warner Q ues tar…………………14,26
Worlds of W onder………………….. 48
Charles Grant, Doug Winter,
Peter Bleach,
Teresa Minambres…….. (RM) 41
Brian Lumley, Richard Matheson,
Harry O. Morris, Richard Christian
Matheson …………………… (BG) 41
Brian L um le y …………………. (RM) 41
Roberta B. Grossman ……(RM) 59
PHOTO CREDITS: (CNB) Charles N. Brown, (EB) E d Bryant, (BD) Bill Dyer, (F) furnished, (BG)Beth
Gwinn, (JJ) Jane Jewell, (RM) Ricia Mainhardt
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