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TABLE OF CONTENTS
April 1997 Issue 435 Vol. 38 No. 4
30th Year of Publication 18-Time Hugo Winner
1996 Tiptree Awards/8 Bryant Illness/8
Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot/8
New SF Specialty Publisher/8
BSFA Awards Nominations/8
’96 Book Sales Rose, But Growth Slowed/9
Musicland Still in Difficulties/9
THE DATA FILE
Announcements/9 Readings & Signings/9
Worldcon Update/9 Award News/9 Publishing News/9
Financial News/9 Book News/58 Rights & Options/58
Online News/58 Publications Received/58
Multi-Media Received/58 Catalogs Received/58
Poul Anderson: Fifty Years of Science Fiction/4
Garth Nix:The Midden and the River/6
When Brits Blitzed Burbank/59
Huss at Galerie Morpheus/59
Floyd C. Gold/56 Vsevolod Aleksandrovich Revich/56
Andrej Donatovich Sinyavskij/56 Erin Louisa Card/56
Magazines Received: February/32
Books Received: February/33 British Books: January/49
Bestsellers/54 Photo Listing/66 Index to Ads/66
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing/10 Locus Letters/56 Editorial Matters/56
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly /1 3
tomorrowsf v1 n5 (webzine); Omni Fiction Salon
(webzine); F&SF3/97; Realms of Fantasy 2/ 97; SF Age
3/97; Interzone 2/97; Bending the Landscape: Fantasy,
Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, eds.; Asimov’s
5/97; Analog 5/97.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe /1 7
The Family Tree, Sheri S. Tepper; The Sparrow, Mary
Doria Russell; The Calcutta Chromosome, Amitav
Ghosh; The Prestige, Christopher Priest; Foundation’s
Fear, Gregory Benford; Isaac Asimov: The Foundations
of Science Fiction, Revised Edition, James
Gunn; Killdozer! Volume lll:The Complete Stories of
Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams, ed.; Reflections
and Refractions: Thoughts on Science-Fiction, Science,
and Other Matters, Robert Silverberg.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Blueheart, Alison Sinclair; The Family Tree, Sheri S.
Tepper; Jovah’s Angel, Sharon Shinn; The Stars Dispose,
Michaela Roessner; Love in Vein II, Poppy Z.
Brite & Martin H. Greenberg, eds.; SHORT TAKES: A
Son of the Rock, Jack Deighton; Map of Power, Tess
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
City on Fire, Walter Jon Williams; The Fortunate Fall,
Raphael Carter; Patton’s Spaceship, John Barnes.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 25
Sole Survivor, Dean Koontz; The Dealings of Daniel
Kesserich, Fritz Leiber; Saguaro Riptide, Norman
Partridge; The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum; SHORT
TAKES: Blood Brothers, Richard Chizmar; Between
Floors, Thomas F. Monteleone.
Reviews by Shira Daemon / 27
The Stars Dispose, Michaela Roessner; Interface
Masque, Shariann Lewitt; Bijapur, Kara Dalkey;
Assassin’s Quest, Robin Hobb; SHORT TAKE: Stalking
Darkness, Lynn Flewelling.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman/ 29
Ring of Intrigue, Jane S. Fancher; The Seventh Heart,
Marina Fitch; The Howling Stones, Alan Dean Foster;
Blood Debt, Tanya Huff; Emerald House Rising,
Peg Kerr; The Blackgod, J. Gregory Keyes; The
Mageborn Traitor, Melanie Rawn; Final Diagnosis,
James White; Promised Land, Connie Willis & Cynthia
Felice; Fool’s War, Sarah Zettel.
LOCUS April 1997/3