mailing date: 28 December 1998
Moorcock returns to Elric
Gollancz and Millennium SF Merged
Carroll & Graf sold
Sawyer Wins Second UPC Prize
The Data File
FTC to review B&N and Bertelsmann Deals
Four Kings Over Three Nines
Alice Goes for $1.54 Million
More 1998 Recommended lists
Announcements, readings and signings, awards news, etc.
Melissa Scott: Of Masks & Metaphors
Nalo Hopkinson: Many Perspectives
1998 World Fantasy Convention
SF in Portugal: Frontiers
SF in Spain: Híspacon
SF in France: Utopia
SF in Israel: Icon98
John L. Millard
''A Course in Life, A Foot in Two Worlds'' by Brian W. Aldiss
New Books of Interest
Magazines Received: November
Books Received: November
British Books: October
Reviews -- Locus Looks at Books
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
Lamps on the Brow, James Cahill, ed., Interzone 11/98, Amazing Stories Fall/98, F&SF 12/98, Asimov's 12/98, Analog 11/98.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
The Crook Factory, Dan Simmons; Waiting, Frank M. Robinson; When the Wind Blows, James Patterson.
Reviews by Faren Miller
Tower of Dreams, Jamil Nasir; King Rat, China Miéville; Octoberland, A.A. Attanasio; Flesh Guitar, Geoff Nicholson; Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett; SHORT TAKE: Suspicion, Barbara Rogan.
Reviews by Russell Letson
The Golden Globe, John Varley; The Good Old Stuff, Gardner Dozois, ed.; The Good New Stuff, Gardner Dozois, ed.
Reviews by Edward Bryant
Seize the Night, Dean Koontz; Imagination Fully Dilated, Alan M. Clark & Elizabeth Engstrom, eds.; Angels on Fire, Nancy A. Collins; SHORT TAKE: Thong the Barbarian Meets the Cycle Sluts of Saturn, Steve Perry & Michael Reaves.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
Tower of the King's Daughter, Chaz Brenchley; The Border, Marina Fitch; Vigilant, James Alan Gardner; Out of Their Minds, Carol Matas & Perry Nodelman; Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett; The Lady in the Loch, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough; The Divided, Katie Waitman; Worlds of Honor, David Weber, ed.