Table of Contents, December 1990

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Table of Contents
STORIES
1990 World Fantasy Awards Winners………………….1
Stephen King R eappears…………………………………….. 5
New Worlds to Be Revived …………………………………. 5
Headline New Mass Market Imprint……………………5
The Satanic Verses: Part X V ……………………………… 5
THE DATA FILE
Publishing N ew s…………………………………………………..9
Announcements …………………………………………………..9
Awards…………………………………………………………………9
Market N ews……………………………………………………. 72
Bookstore News ………………………………………………. 72
Book News……………………………………………………….. 72
Rights & O p tio n s…………………………………………….. 72
Publications Received …………………………………….. 72
Catalogs Received …………………………………………… 72
INTERVIEW
Guy Gavriel Kay: There & Back Again………………..6
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Editorial Matters …………………………………………………3
People & Publishing……………………………………………..7
Agent’s Comer, Richard C u rtis………………………. 11
Moons & Stars & Stuff …………………………………… 13
Locus Letters ………………………………………………….. 71
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Reviews by Faren Miller:………………………………….. 15
Synners, Pat Cadigan; Splatterpunks: Extreme
Horror, Paul Sammon, ed.; Gothic Romance,
Emmanuel Carrere; Eight Skilled Gentlemen,
Barry Hughart; The Dagger and the Cross,
Judith Tarr; The Gap Into Conflict: The Real
Story, Stephen R. Donaldson; Journey to the
Centre, Brian Stableford; Invaders From the
Centre, Brian Stableford; The Centre Cannot
Hold, Brian Stableford. SHORT TAKES: The
Bordeaux Narrative, Harold Courlander.
Reviews by Russell Letson:……………………………… 19
Lifeline, Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason;
The Gateway Trip, Frederik Pohl; Outnumbering
the Dead, Frederik Pohl; The Weird Tale,
S.T. Joshi.
Reviews by Dan Chow: …………………………………… 21
Houses Without Doors, Peter Straub; Jurassic
Park, Michael Crichton; The Time-Lapsed Man,
Eric Brown; Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert
A. Heinlein.
Reviews by Edward Bryant: ……………………………. 23
The Shaft, David J. Schow; Splatterpunks: Extreme
Horror, Paul Sammon, ed.; Sleepwalker,
Michael Cadnum; Witch Hunt, Devin O’Branagan;
Angel of Darkness, Samuel M. Key; Her
Pilgrim Soul and Other Stories, Alan Brennert;
Slow Dancing Through Time, G ardner Dozois.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman: …………………………25
Chase the Morning, Michael Scott Rohan; The
Adept, Katherine Kurtz & Deborah Turner
Harris; In the Net of Dreams, Wm. Mark Simmons;
Nicoji, M. Shayne Bell; Another Day,
Another Dungeon, Greg Costikyan; Spell of
Intrigue, Mayer Alan Brenner; The Fortress of
Eternity, Andrew Whitmore; Sunder, Eclipse
& Seed, Elyse Guttenberg. SHORT TAKES:
Warrior, Donald E. McQuinn.
Short Reviews by Scott Winnett: ……………………..29
Balook, Piers Anthony; Witch Hill, Marion
Zimmer Bradley; The Mammoth Book of Ghost
Stories, Richard Dalby, ed.; The Dreaming
Place, Charles de Lint; Sparrowhawk, Thomas
A Easton; Bad Dreams, Kim Newman; Flute
Song Magic, Andrea Shettle; Vampire$, John
Steakley; W hilom, Robert Watson.
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews
by Mark R. Kelly:………………………………………. 33
City of Truth, James Morrow; Outnumbering
the Dead, Frederik Pohl; Bully!, Mike Resnick;
Time Gate II: Dangerous Interfaces, Robert
Silverberg, ed.; The Time-Lapsed Man, Eric
Brown; The Brains of Rats, Michael Blumlein;
Interzone 11/90; F&SF 11/90; F&SF 12/90; Analog
mid-12/90; New Destinies Fall/90; Playboy
12/90.
CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES
ConDiego: 1990 NASFiC Report……………………..48
LISTINGS
Along Publishers Row …………………………………….. 34
Along Britain’s Publishers Row ………………………. 42
Magazines Received — October………………………… 50
Books Received — October ……………………………… 51
British Books—September ……………………………… 60
Bestsellers…………………………………………………………. 66
OBITUARIES
Donald A. Wollheim………………………………………… 68
Appreciation by Frederik P o h l……………………..69
Appreciation by Marion Zimmer Bradley……. 70
Appreciation by R obert Silverberg ………………70
Appreciation by C J . Cherryh………………………. 71
Lawrence Durrell ……………………………………………. 71
Anya Se to n ……………………………………………………….. 71
Gertrude Asimov……………………………………………… 71
Denis Quane …………………………………………………….71
World Fantasy Awards
Winners …………………………..(JJ) 1
Donald A Wollheim………..(CNB) 1
Thomas Canty …………………. (BG) 4
John Douglas, David Hartwell,
Ellen D atlow …………………. (BG) 4
M a rk Z iesing……………………… (BG) 4
John C row ley ……………………. (BG) 4
Guy Gavriel K a y ……………… (SRC) 6
David Eddings ……………….. (SRC) 7
Jack Vance……………………… (CNB) 7
Michaela Roessner ……….. (CNB) 7
Frederik Pohl, Judith Merril (EAH) 7
Fritz L e ib e r …………………………..(F) 13
Thorarinn Gunnarsson …. (SRC) 48
Kim Stanley Robinson …. (SRC) 48
Samuel R. Delany…………. (SRC) 48
PHOTO CREDITS: (JJ) Jane Jewell, (CNB) Charles N. Brown, (SRC) Shelly Rae Clift, (BG) Beth Gwinn, (EAH)
Elizabeth Ann Hull, (F) furnished, (DC) Dave Clark, (AM) Amy Meadow.
ISSUE #359, VOL 25 NO. 6, December 1990, Mailing Date: November 30, 1990
Editorial Matters I was at the World Fantasy Convention in Chicago
when Don Wollheim died. Elsie Wollheim called my
office and left a message on my machine, which was
relayed to me a few hours later. I called back and
offered my condolences, then phoned just a few
people to write appreciations. Fred Pohl wrote his
right away and brought it to the hotel. Carolyn Cherryh
was at a convention, but her brother was able to
reach her quickly. I was worried about calling Marion
Zimmer Bradley because she had been very ill recently,
but she’s mostly recovered (she even surprised
her doctor by getting better so quickly). Bob
Silverberg wasn’t quite asked, but offered because he
felt Don was so important and underrated by the sf
establishment. Other appreciations, both solicited
and unsolicited, have come in and will run next issue
along with a photo spread on Don’s life.
I don’t remember when I first met Don Wollheim.
It was probably in the early ’50s, but I was too starry-
Continued on page 72
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PHOTO LISTING
Al is A Rasmussen …….. (SRC) 48
Kevin O’Donnell, Jr.,
Greg Tu rloc k ……………… (DC) 48
Alan Rodgers, Amy Stout, Alexandra
Stout Rodgers (SRC) 48
Jim Baen, Stephen Hickman,
Elisabeth Waters …….. (SRC) 48
Locus Staff at C onDiego (SRC) 48
Mike Glyer, Art W idner…… (DC) 49
Fred Harris,
Julius Schwartz……….. (SRC) 49
Amy Stout, Patrick Nielsen
Hayden, Betsy Mitchell,
Beth Fleischer ……….. (SRC) 49
Betsy Mitchell, Jim Baen, Charles N.
Brown, Susan Allison, Patrick
Nielsen Hayden, Ginjer
Buchanan…………………. (SRC) 49
Richard Knaak,
Brian Thomsen………….(SRC) 49
Francis Hamling, William
Hamling, Erie Korshak (SRC) 49
Catherine Crook de Camp,
L Sprague de Camp,
George Alec Eflinger .. (SRC) 49
Corey Wolfe…………………… (SRC) 49
Richard H escox…………….. (SRC) 49
Betsy Wollheim, Sheila Gilbert,
David Lee Anderson…. (SRC) 49
Donald A Wollheim ………. (AM) 68
Donald A Wollheim…….. (CNB) 69