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EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Charles N. Brown
Faren C. Miller
Carolyn F. Cushman
Pamela F. Troy
Frank M. Robinson
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Table of Contents
Corrected Nebula Ballot 1
Worldcon Hotel Problems 1
Authors Wedding 1
Editorial Matters 3
Carl Sagan Gets Record Advance 4
The Data File 4
Spicy Cowboy G-Men From Outer Space 4
Writers of the Future Awards Ceremony 4
Compton Crook Award Nominees 4
The Universe of CJ. Cherryh 5
BSFA Awards Nominations 5
Frank Frazetta: Back to the Future 5
Audio Forecast 5
People & Publishing 7
Agent’s Comer, Richard Curtis 9
Moons & Stars & Stuff, Fritz Leiber 11
ISSUE #315 • VOL. 20, NO. 4 • APRIL 1987 Mailing date: March 24,1987
Aboriginal SF p.42
A/C Projects 46
Classified Ads 48
Del Rey 18,29,35
Once again, a famous space photo on the cover.
Once again, a plea for more space exploration. End
Welcome to the 19th anniversary issue of Locus.
Our 20th anniversary will come next year, during our
21st year of publication. Some of our readers don’t
seem to understand this.
This is a larger than usual issue, thanks to
increased advertising. We add an extra page of text
every time we get an extra ad, so it also contains
more text and pictures than usual. We seem to have
finally gotten the laser printing down pat – just in
time for Hewlitt Packard to announce a newer,
faster, cheaper machine. This is fairly standard in
the computer field. Our first 20-megabyte hard disk
cost 10 times the price of the recent one we bought,
and our second IBM computer was half the price of
the first one.
HELP WANTED HELP
Once again, Locus is looking for a new editorial
trainee. This is for a full-time job in Oakland,
California, which pays $5.00 per hour to start. We’re
certainly willing to talk to people from outside the
Bay Area, but we can’t pay for relocation, interviews,
etc. The main work involves backup for paste-up,
tracking down books over the phone, writing letters,
and generally doing all the jobs no one else wants to
do. We work out of my living room, so the
environment and job are both fairly unstructured.
You need to be able to type, drive a stick shift car,
and use a word processor/computer. Verbal and
office skills are a lot more important than journalism
skills to start. Possible writing assignments come
later. Send a resume plus a one-page personal letter
to Locus. Don’t send your reviews or newspaper
The Sorcerer’s Lady by Paula Volsky was not a
first novel and should be scratched from the First
Novel recommended list in the February issue. She
published The Curse of the Witch Queen (Del Rey)
The January issue had Providence celebrating its
300th year on the cover. It should have been the
Omni did 20 stories, not 18, last year.
The issue of Foundation described in the January
issue “Magazines Received” was issue 37, not 36.
The editor was Edward James, not David Pringle,
and the price was £2.95, not £2.40.
For further corrections, see Locus Letters.
Mailing help on issue 314 was furnished by
AAron Buchanan, Kristina Anderson, Dave Clark,
Pat Diggs, Paul Preuss, Joan Gaustad, Barbara
Clifford, and Dan Chow. The food was Chinese and
the talk was mostly on classical music and finely
bound books. Thank you all.
LOCUS April 1987 / 3
4th St. Fantasy Convention 30
Hypatia Press 28
Idyllwild School of Music
& the Arts 36
Kent State University Press 38
Popular Library/Questar 41
Tor insert, 2,8,59
Index to Ads
Small Wonders, 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
The Media Scene, Frank M. Robinson 19
Along Publishers Row 26
Magazines Received-February 32
Books Received-February 34
British Books-January 44
Classified Ads 48
Bestseller Lists 52
Theodore Cogswell: Two Appreciations 54
Bookstores Celebrate 15 Years of SF 55
Long Ago and Far Away 56
Locus Letters 57