Table of Contents, October 1984

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Contents
1984 Hugo Awards……………… 1
L.A.con Figures…………………1
Contents………………………… 3
Editorial Hatters…………….. 3
Announcements……………………. 3
The Universe of C.J. Cherryh……. 4
Weird Tales in Limbo………….. 4
The British Book Scene…………. 4
Boxed Sets for 1984…………….5
Disney Re-animated……………. 5
The Outer Limits……………… 5
Book N o t e s …………………….. 4
Convention Updates……………. 5
Terry Carr to Edit To The Stars…..5
People and Publishing ………….7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis….. 9
Moon & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber…11
Locus Looks At Books, Faren Miller…13
Locus Looks At More Books,
Debbie Notkin……………. 15
Locus Looks At More Books, Dan Chow..17
Science Books: A Dialogue,
Paul P r e u s s …………….. 17
Inconjuction 4……………….. 24
Archon 8………………………25
Report from France, Pascal J. Thomas.28
Ezocon I I ……………………. 29
Magazines Received – August……. 33
Books Received – August………. 35
Classified Ad s ………………..45
Bestseller Lists…………….. 48
Obituaries: Walter Tevis, J.B. Priestley,
Truman Capote, Tom Rainbow….49
The Spencer Research Library…… 52
Knightly R e v e l s ……………… 52
Masquerade Photos……………. 54
ISSUE #285 • VOL 17, NO. 10 • OCTOBER 1984 Mailing date: September 20,1984
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The 1985 National SF Research Association
meeting (June 27-30, 1985, at Kent
State University) will have a special
focus on the works of Frederik Pohl.
Send suggestions for papers to Donald M.
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Oxonmoot, the principal gathering of
Britain’s Tolkien Society, will take
place in Oxford over the weekend of
October 5-7, 1984.
THANKS!
We were extremely happy to be given
the first Hugo in the new Semi-Prozine
category and hope to win many more.
It’s our ninth Hugo, and, contrary to
what some people seem to think, it’s
just as much of a pleasure winning the
ninth as the second (the first is always
special) and we’d like to thank
all of you who voted for us. Locus is
very much a team effort and we’d like
to thank the staff, past and present,
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contributors, collators, and
others who have helped so much in the
past years.
CON!
People kept coming up to me at the
convention to ask how I thought it was
going. I gave them my standard answer;
“I’ll know when I finish writing and
editing the report.” They usually
laughed, but it isn’t really meant to
be funny. The convention, the science
fiction field and Locus itself have
grown so much in size and complexity,
it has become impossible to personally
cover them to any degree. I spent most
of my time at the convention either
talking to editors or interviewing
writers. At one time I was official
photographer for both the Masquerade
and the Art Show, now I don’t seem to
be able to get to either one. I’ve
even put in a stint as a Secret Master
of Fandom; now I can’t even get to the
business meetings. I put in several
decades in fannish fandom and don’t
even got to the fan room anymore. I
spent years as a filthy huckster and no
longer have time to man my own table.
I’m not quite sure if I’m complaining
or boasting or both. It’s just as
hectic (and just as much fun) trying to
make sure there’s somebody covering all
the major events for us. Special
thanks are due Dawn Atkins who ran the
table with backup from Carol and Connie
Buchanan, Bill Contento, Tammy Raetz
(Continued on page 53)
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