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November 1997 Issue 442 Vol. 39 No. 5
30th Year of Publication 19-Time Hugo Winner
CHARLES N. BROWN
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
MARIANNE S. JABLON
FAREN C. MILLER
CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN
MARK R. KELLY
GARY K. WOLFE
WILLIAM G. CONTENTO
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SFWA Wins Pocket Settlement/8 Ballantine Gets Star Wars Contract/8
Burke & Williams Win $4,000 Hubbard Prizes/8
King to Move/8 Clarion Call West/8
George Turner SF Prize Announced/9 Wizards’ Magic Patent/9
Marvel Financing Falls Through; Toy Biz Wants Merger/9
THE DATA FILE
Announcements/9 Readings & Signings/9 Awards News/9
Contest News/9 Financial News/75 Bookstore News/75
Online News/75 Book News/75 Magazine News/75
Market Report/75 Rights & Options/75 Publications Received/75
Michael Moorcock: King of the Cats/4
Algis Budrys: 60 Years of SF/6
General Report/34 Russell Letson/36 Edward Bryant/36
LoneStarCon2 Masquerade Awards/38 Mark R. Kelly/38
LoneStarCon2 Art Show Awards/43 Karen Haber/46 Mike Glyer/47
William Rotsler/70 Appreciation by Bob Silverberg/70
Paul Edwin Zimmer/70 Kathy Keeton/70 Appreciation by Keith Ferrell/70
Judith Merril: In Memoriam. Appreciations by: Candas Jane Dorsey, Phil Klass,
Edward Bryant, Grania Davis, Pamela Sargent, Phyllis Gotlieb, Dave Duncan,
Spider Robinson, Edo van Belkom, John Clute/31
Convention Listings/50 Magazines Received: September/51
Books Received: September/52 British Books:August/63
Bestsellers/68 Photo Listing/78 Index to Ads/78
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing/10 Locus Letters/74 Editorial Matters/74
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly /1 3
F&S F 10-11/ 97; Analog 12/97; Interzone 9/97; Asimov’s
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe /1 5
Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science
Fiction Art, Vincent Di Fate; Spectrum 4: The Best in
Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner, Arnie
Fenner & Jim Loehr, eds,; The Pure Product, John
Kessel; Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of
Alfred Bester, Alfred Bester; Driving Blind, Ray
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley; Gate of Ivory, Gate
of Horn, Robert Holdstock; To Say Nothing of the
Dog, Connie Willis; In the Land of Winter, Richard
Grant; Demon Rider, Ken Hood; Tales from the Texas
Woods, Michael Moorcock.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell; Finity’s End C.J.
Cherryh; Eternity Road, Jack McDevitt.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 23
Big Thunder, Peter Atkins; Horror Show, Greg Kihn;
The Good, the Bad, and the Indifferent, Joe R.
Lansdale; SHORT TAKES: Cimarron Rose, James Lee
Burke; Live Girls, Ray Garton.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
The Web: GulliverZone, Stephen Baxter; The Web:
Dreamcastle, Stephen Bowkett; The Wizard’s Tale,
Kurt Busiek & David Wenzel; The King’s Demon,
Louise Cooper; A Thousand Words for Stranger, Julie
E. Czerneda; Steel Rose, Kara Dalkey; The Book of
Night with Moon, Diane Duane; Receive the Gift,
Louise Marley; Razor’s Edge, Lisanne Norman; The
Kid Who Got Zapped Through Time, Deborah Scott;
Mother Grimm, Catherine Wells; The Magician’s
Ward, Patricia C. Wrede.
Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 27
Back in the USSA, Eugene Byrne & Kim Newman;
Kar Kalim, Deborah Christian; Forever Peace, Joe
Haldeman; Secret Passages, Paul Preuss; A King
of Infinite Space, Allen Steele; The Night Watch, Sean
LOCUS November 1997/3