Table of Contents, April 1986

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Contents copyright © 1986 by Locus Publications.
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A View of Hailey’s Comet……….. p.1
Judy-Lynn del Rey Dies…………….1
Frank Herbert: In Memoriam……….. 1
PEN Panel on SF………………….. 2
Arthur C. Clarke Celebrates 20, 40,
and 68……………………… 2
Editorial Hatters………………… 3
Beth Meacham: Born to Edit……….. 4
More Amazing Stories………………4
Locus Letters……………………. 4
Rights/Options…………………… 4
Book Notes………………………. 4
Challenger Ad on Go……………….5
FANTASTIC VOYAGE 2 : Again & Again…. 5
SFWA Audits Berkley……………….5
Confederation Update………………5
Data File……………………….. 5
People & Publishing……………….7
Money, Money, Money……………….7
Agent’s Corner, Richard Curtis……. 9
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber..11
Small Wonders: Short Fiction Reviews,
Amy Thomson…………………11
Locus Looks at Books, Faren Miller…13
Locus Looks at More Books,
Debbie Notkin……………….15
Locus Looks at More Books, Dan Chow..17
Judy-Lynn del Rey: Appreciations…. 20
Frank Herbert: Some Appreciations….27
Ian Ballantine Breaks 70………… 31
Robert P. Mills: Some Appreciations..32
Science Fiction Writers Advise the
Military…………………… 32
Magazines Received— February…….. 32
Books Received— February………… 34
Classified Ads…………………..40
Bestseller Lists…………………44
Obituaries: Louis H. Silberkleit,
Rolf Brandt, Wilfred Blanch Talman,
Howard Rodman………………….46
Around the Bookstores…………….48
ISSUE #303 • VOL. 19, NO. 4 • APRIL 1986 Mailing date: March 24,1986
Ace……………………………. 28
Baen………………………… 43,45
Bantam……………………. 14,16,30
Berkley…………………… 10,26,33
Blue jay……………………… 18,19
Bridge…………………………. 47
DAW……………………………. 12
Del Rey……………………… 22,51
Kerosina Books…………………..36
Locus………………………….. 50
Mayfair Games…………………… 38
Signet……………………….. 6,35
Southern Illinois Univ. Press……. 39
Tor……………………….. 8,37,52
Questar………………………… 24
I just looked at the masthead and
noticed this is our 18th anniversary
issue and the real start of our 19th
year of publication. Time flies when
you’re having fun.
I went to Boston for the Boskone over
Presidents Day Weekend and then on to
New York for a few days of visiting
editors. As usual, it was interesting
and enlightening. There were 4 , 0 0 0
people at Boskone, which makes it bigger
than most worldcons. There were
crowded parties, crowded hotel corridors
and lobbies, crowded restaurants,
etc. The program wasn’t crowded because
it was broken up nicely with many
items going on at once. NAL held my
favorite party, a champagne cocktail
hour from 5 to 7 pm. I wish there were
more limited-time cocktail parties before
dinner (hint to publishers). The
item I disliked most was the combination
masquerade and meet-the-authors
party. The two events don’t mix well.
The wiser authors skipped the free
drink and stayed away, or came and
looked and went. There was also the
white stuff in the streets I could have
done without.
I didn’t have time to take the train
to New York; I flew instead. I got
stacked up over Connecticut and landed
at the wrong airport. It took just as
long as the train. I prevailed on John
and Nora Silbersack for hospitality
this trip. They showed me what commuting
was like with one day out on Long
Island, then took pity on me and let me
stay in their New York apartment. It
was wonderful. I could walk to where
all the publishers used to be. Now
some of them are downtown. I visited
the new lower Manhattan offices of Tor,
Baen, and Bluejay. All are bigger and
better, but still crowded. I also
visited Bantam, Avon, Del Rey, Berkley,
NAL, and DAW. As usual, the signals
(Continued on page 48)
CHARLES N. BROWN & IAN BALLANTINE AT BALLANTINE’S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
LOCUS April 1986 / 3