Table of Contents, August 1985

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THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD
ISSN-0047-4959
EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Charles N. Brown
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Faren Miller
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Donna Burriston
MANAGING EDITOR
Dawn Atkins
CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Norman Spinrad
Richard Curtis
Fritz Leiber
Debbie Notkin
Dan Chow
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1985 World SF Meeting in I t a l y…. p.1
Major Reorganization at DAW Books… 1
E d i t o r i a l M a t t e r s ……………….3
Niven & Pournelle: Third Person
Singular……………………… 4
T h e D a t a F i l e …………………..4
Whelan Artsuit S e t t l e d ………….. 4
P u b l i s h i n g N o t e s ………………..4
L i s t e n i n g to S F ……………….. 5
Publishers Flee Central Manhattan… 5
Michael Blaine: Redesigning TZ…….5
B o o k N o t e s ……………………… 5
THE IRON DREAM Beats German Censors…5
p e o p l e & P u b l i s h i n g ……………. 7
Stayin’ Alive, Norman Spinrad……… 9
Moons & 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
Things are moving along in their
usual hectic pace. When you see this
issue (if you’re a second-class subscriber),
I should be off to Australia
to cover the world convention. I’ll be
returning in time to do my laundry and
catch a plane to the Austin Nasfic.
The rest of September will be devoted
to putting out the worldcon issue. I
plan to be at the Frankfurt Book Fair
in early October, see publishers in
London for a week, get back in time to
speak at Bouchercon, the national mystery
convention, and then go off to
Tucson for the World Fantasy C o n v e n tion,
and collapse in November if I
last that long. I’m getting exhausted
just thinking about the next three
months.
COMPLAINTS
We usually get lots of complaints
about various things. This month I’d
like to do my own complaining. Locus
is a magazine produced in my living
room with a staff of three. We don’t
have the time, manpower, or inclination
to answer involved questions about sf.
At least once a month, we get a letter
from somebody demanding a list of all
past Hugo winners or addresses for
their favorite writers, or somebody
from Hollywood wanting a short history
of sf over the phone. The letters are
answered with a line or two referring
them to book sources if they send a
stamped addressed envelope (rare), the
producer is given a per hour cost for
research, and letters without return
envelopes are thrown out.
LOCUS SURVEY
I’m fascinated by statistics and can
spend hours rearranging them to try and
discover more and more relationships.
To keep me sane, others have taken over
counting and interpreting it. Thanks
to Donna Burriston and her brother
Brian for counting it, interpreting it,
and doing graphs. Did you notice that
40% of you own computers while only 8%
of the population does? Or that….
CORRECTIONS
The next Nebula Banquet will be held
in the San F r a n c i s c o area, not Los
Angeles.
Bob Eggleton did the uncredited cover
for BETWEEN THE STROKES OF NIGHT by
Charles Sheffield.
The dates for Phoenixcon in Atlanta
are February 28 to March 2, not March
38 to 30 as printed.
CHEQUES, CHECKS, AND CZECHS
The United States is not a part of
Europe or the European banking system.
We can’t cash Eurocheques without paying
a horrendous surcharge. The same
is true with various British cheques
drawn in dollars but only payable in
Britain. Basically, we can only handle
checks or money orders payable through
an American bank. The only exceptions
are Canadian cheques drawn on a U.S.
dollar account, but they have to be
printed “U.S. dollar account.” If you
write “U.S. d o l l a r s ” on a Ca n a d i a n
cheque, the bank here won’t cash it.
We can’t cash Czechs at all.
HAILING HELP
Mailing help on the last issue was
furnished by Bill Contento, Lisa Goldstein,
Doug Asherman, Mike Conner,
Barbara Kennedy, B a r bara Clifford,
Mikey Roessner-Herman, and Ellen Leverenz,
p lus D o n n a and Faren. I made
spaghetti with 11 quarts of sauce —
for once, enough for leftovers. V a r ious
collators also brought their laundry
and made use of my washing machine.
Final proofreading on issue #294 was
done by Debbie Notkin, Tom Whitmore,
Lisa Goldstein, and Marta Randall.
Thank you all.
— C .N. Brown
LOCUS August 1985 / 3
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis….. 19
Locus Survey Results………………24
1985 Metz Festival……………….. 27
A Nice SF Conference………………29
Pictures at the ABA………………. 30
A Letter from Russia………………33
1985 World SF Meeting……………..35
Not Only Stanislaw Lem…………….36
International Books & Magazines
Received……………………..38
Books Received— June………………40
Magazines Received— June…………. 43
Classified Ads…………………… 48
Bestseller Lists…………………. 52
Locus Letters……………………..55
Andromeda Signs………………….. 54
Obituaries: Margaret L. Barnes,
Valentin Kotkin, Dave Clements..55
Robert Adams’ Courtly Wedding……..56
Contents
Ac e ……………………………..p.37
Antares SF Book Club……………… 44
Baen………………………….. 57,59
Bantam……………………14,22,23,42
Berkley………………………….. 10
Bluejay………………………… 8,53
Classifieds………………………. 48
Contact………………………….. 44
L.W. Currey, Inc…………………. 39
DA W ……………………………….. 6
Del Rey………………………….. 16
Doubleday………………………… 28
Ladera Travel……………………..33
Lindahn………………………….. 40
Mayfair Games……………………..45
Mid-American Tours……………….. 47
Phantasia………………………… 34
Questar………………………….. 18
Science Fiction Shop………………41
SF International…………………. 45
Scream/Press………………………26
Signet…………………………… 12
Starlog………………………….. 20
To r ………………………. 2,46,51,60
Ad Index
ISSUE #295 ■ VOL. 18, NO. 8 ■ AUGUST 1985 Mailing date: July 23,1985