Table of Contents, January 1985

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
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Contents
J.G. Ballard: The Rewards of EMPIRE…1
Berkley Forms Independent SF Unit…. 1
Bantam Spectra: New SF Imprint……. 1
Contents………………………… 5
Editorial Hatters…………………5
Going to the Devil with D&D?……… 6
Alan Lee: Castles in America……… 6
Publishing Notes…………………. 6
SF Gaming……………………….. 6
The British Scene………………… 6
Waldenbooks Starts Discount Chain…. 6
Announcements……………………. 7
A Wake for Timescape………………7
SF/Fantasy Calendars for 1985…….. 7
Along Publisher’s Row……………..7
Movie Notes……………………… 7
People & Publishing……………….9
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis…… 11
Locus Looks at Books, Debbie Notkin..13
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber..15
Locus Looks at British Books, Faren
Miller…………………….. 19
Japanese Book Reviews, Y. Kobayashi,
S. Maki, & E. Lipsett………. 23
French Before English, Pascal Thomas.26
Danish SF, Ellen M. Pedersen…….. 28
SF in France, Pascal Thomas……… 30
French SF Convention, Stephane Nicot
& Pascal Thomas……………. 30
SF in Japan, Y. Kobayashi, S. Maki,
& E. Lipsett………………..31
London Report, Dave Langford…….. 32
Forbidden Planet: It’s Full of Stars.33
1984 World Fantasy Convention, Jane
Jewell…………………….. 34
International Books & Magazines….. 40
LOCus Letters…………………… 41
Convention Listings………………41
Books Received— November………… 49
Magazines Received— November…….. 51
Classified Ads…………………..56
Bestseller Lists…………………59
Obituaries: Sterling Noel
Fred Gottfried
Ursula Harvey Bloom
Ellen Dyke
Jack McKnight……….. 61
Mailing Statement………………..61
Locus 1984 Index…………………64
ISSUE #288 VOL. 18, NO. 1 • JANUARY 1985 Mailing date: December 21, 1984
Welcome to the 18th year of Locus and
the largest issue ever. At 68 pages
and 8,000 copies, it has more pieces of
paper involved in one issue than the
entire first ten years of the magazine.
I’m glad I’m not still running it on my
mimeograph.
This is being written exactly two
weeks before Christmas, so let us take
the opportunity to wish you all a happy
holiday season from the entire Locus
gang, including our two computers (not
shown in the staff photo below).
Everyone except me has a new job title
to go with the season (see left). The
Christmas tree in the photo is Dawn’s,
not mine. It is not a permanent member
of the staff.
This special international issue is
part of our commitment to cover sf as
fully as possible. We’d like help from
our overseas readers and publishers to
expand the coverage with articles, news
notes, and copies of overseas magazines
and books which are not translations of
English-language work. Can you help?
We’d like the listing of international
books and magazines received to become
a regular part of the magazine.
As usual, we have various corrections
to make on the last few issues. As the
magazine grows, the proofreading becomes
more and more harried. We’re
usually still making corrections as the
issue goes out the door to the printer.
The most serious mistake was apparently
not noticed by any of our eagle-eyed
readers. We typoed Robertson Davies’
name in the last two issues, including
the listing for the World Fantasy
Awards. Embarrassing, since we had
several of his books on hand and got
the name right in other places. Two
photos on page 23 were reversed: C.J.
Cherryh and the Art Auction. They’re
really not trying to sell C.J. Cherryh.
On page 5, we were, of course, talking
about the 1985 Eurocon and World SF
Meeting. I seem to have lost the last
ten years. On the various bestseller
lists, DR. WHO books are listed as
trade paperbacks. This is a convenience
followed by Waldens, Daltons,
and others. They’re actually all racksize
British imprints, published by
Target and distributed here by Lyle
Stuart and others. In Jane Jewell’s
L.A.Con report, the exercize sessions
attributed to Andruschak and Gold were
actually organized and run by Pamela
Anne Check, who was also the belly
dancer at the Elfquest party. Back in
the October issue, we said Rob Holdstock’s
“Mythago Wood” won the British
Fantasy Award. It actually won the
British Science Fiction Award. The
late J.B. Priestley was a co-founder of
the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Although not exactly an error, a couple
of recent changes in Locus were
less than successful. Surprisingly,
(Continued on page 60)
SEASONS GREETINGS FROM DONNA, FAREN, DAWN, & CHARLES
LOCUS January 1985 / 5