Table of Contents, December 1985

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Contents
British Win Big in 1985 World Fantasy
Awards……………………… 1
Judy-Lynn del Rey in Coma………… 1
1985 World Fantasy Awards………… 1
Editorial Matters………………… 3
Philip K. Dick Award Judges………. 4
LOCus Letters……………………. 4
Report from Clarion West…………..4
Star Trek Goes Interactive……….. 4
The Data File……………………. 4
Two World Fantasy Awards: Two Sequels:
Robert Holdstock’s Many Careers
Barry Hughart Finds His Place….5
Pinnacle Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy..5
Book Notes………………………. 5
People & Publishing……………….7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis….. 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
Fandom in the USSR, Boris Bagalyakz..20
News from the Soviet Union,
Boris Zavgorodny…………… 21
SF in Brazil, Jorge Luiz Calife….. 23
Report from France, Pascal J. Thomas.24
12th National French Convention… 24
24th National Japanese SF Convention.26
Camcon…………………………. 26
A Karel Thole Celebration……….. 28
Int’l Books & Magazines Received…. 29
Magazines Received— October……… 33
Books Received— October…………. 34
Convention Listings………………40
Mailing Statement………………..43
Classified Ads…………………..44
Around the Bookstores…………… 51
Obituaries: Bernard Wolfe, Christine
Hartley, Olof Moller……….. 53
Ad Index
ISSUE #299 ■ VOL. 18, NO. 12 • DECEMBER 1985 Mailing date: November 21,1985
I’m finally through traveling for the
year, and it’s time to evaluate some of
it. I expect to talk about the Frankfurt
and London trips, as well as some
of the others, in the next couple of
editorials and in our year-end roundups.
The actual information I collected
on books and publishing changes has
been incorporated in our various columns.
Frankfurt was fascinating for
its overview of publishing in general
and German publishing in particular.
It certainly saves wear and tear to be
able to walk from Britain to Germany in
five minutes or take an escalator to
France. There was very little sf involved
in rights sales, although most
German, English, French, and American
publishers who do a lot of it had displays.
I think sf publishing is heading
for a downswing in Germany and
America, while it’s moving up in France
and England. I’ll try to talk about
why, next issue. Also planned for next
issue, our 300th, is a report on the
World Fantasy Convention, our yearly
index, an advance listing of books
scheduled for 1986, and the start of
our yearly roundup.
BEGINNINGS
In a recent New York Times column
titled “Forewords March”, William Satire
tackled a problem which plagues sf
publishing: “An in t r oduction is considered
part of a text, and is the
piece of front matter closest to the
first chapter; it usually gets skimmed,
rarely perused. A preface comes before
that, and is most often a personal
comment by the author apologizing for
writing the work, or for being alive;
in fact, a couple of centuries ago, the
p reface was often called the apology.
Even before the preface comes the most
ignored part of what publishers call
the prelims: the selling job on why the
reader is obligated to read the rest of
the book, usually by a famous name
willing to shill for his buddy, the
author, and it is called the foreword.”
A BATTER OF SIZE
After writing the front page piece on
Judy-Lynn del Rey, I noticed I never
mentioned she was a dwarf. It was, of
course, the first thing you noticed
when you met her. But Judy never complained
about size and did not expect
anyone else to make any concessions to
her. After a while, it was easy to
forget because she proved to be as big
as or bigger than everyone else.
STURGEON FUND
We received two donations from Deep-
SouthCon 23 totalling $159.00. Thank
you. Please, if you are sending donations
to the fund, make checks payable
to Locus/Sturgeon Fund.
CORRECTIONS
Gremlins seem to have crept into the
spelling of names in the Aussiecon report,
with the same name spelled two
different ways in a matter of a few
pages. Correct spellings are Nigel
Rowe, Lewis Morley, Nick Stathopoulous,
and Eve Harvey. The central figure on
the nostalgia panel is Leigh Edmonds,
not Lee Harding. I knew that, and
don’t know what deep psychological
block made me get it wrong. Sorry Lee,
er Leigh. Van Ikin is not a professor;
he is a lecturer at the University of
Western Australia and the editor of the
academic fanzine Science Fiction. Race
Matthews is Minister for the Arts in
Victoria only, not all of Australia.
Although Bob Shaw is Irish, he lives in
Britain, and was flown from there. The
unidentified person in the Women’s APA
photo is Julie Vaux. A line was
dropped in my editorial on Australian
publishing; it pointed out that the
government subsidizes printers doing
Australian-written books, paying 20% of
the bill. Special thanks to Joseph
Nicholas and Bruce Gillespie, who took
the time to write us with numerous
corrections and comments.
The Forbidden Planet autograph party
photos in the November issue should
have been credited to C.H. Ellis. The
four NASFiC photos on page 50 were by
Rick Hawes.
The new Omni assistant fiction editor
is Kevin McKinney, not McKinley.
The “Books Received” and “Magazines
Received” columns in the October issue
were for material received in August,
not September.
The Clive Barker story in Fantasy
Tales (“Magazines Received”, #296) appeared
simultaneously with the book
publication, rather than being a reprint
as we indicated.
(Continued on page 51)
LOCUS December 1985 / 3
Del Rey……………………. 6,16,47
Fragments West…………………..40
Macon Opus Con…………………..36
Mayfair Games…………………… 41
Omnicon………………………… 32
Questar………………………… 12
Scream/Press……………………. 39
Southern Illinois University Press…37
Tor………………………. 22,49,56
Ace……………………………. 25
Arbor House……………………… 2
Baen…………………………. 8,52
Bantam……………………. 18,19,30
Berkley………………………… 27
Bluejay……………………… 55,42
Bridge…………………………. 14
Locus………………………….. 54
L.W. Currey…………………….. 38
DAW……………………………. 10