Table of Contents, December 1997

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MARK R. KELLY
RUSSELL LETSON
GARY K. WOLFE
Contributing Editors
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Visiting Editor
WILLIAM G. CONTENTO
Special Projects
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
December 1997 Issue 443 Vol. 39 No. 6
30th Year of Publication 19-Time Hugo Winner
MAIN STORIES
World Fantasy Awards Winners/7 King’s New Profit-Sharing Venture/8
New French SF Prize: La Tour Eiffel/8 Dune Prequels Draw $3 Million/8
British Fantasy Awards Winners/9 1997 Aurora Awards/9
THE DATA FILE
Print on Demand/9 Announcements/9 Readings & Signings/9
Bookselling News/9 Financial News/84 Legal News/84
Online News/84 Market Report/84 Multi-Media Update/84
Rights & Options/84 Book News /84 Multi-Media Received/84
Publications Received/84 Catalogs Received/85
INTERVIEWS
Gardner Dozois: Genre Hothouse/4
Boris Strugatsky: Nothing to Hide/57
INTERNATIONAL
2nd Annual Russian SF Writers Conference/51
SPECIAL FEATURE
A Canticle for Miller; or How I Met Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
but not Walter M. Miller, Jr. by Terry Bisson/33
OBITUARIES
G. Harry Stine/78 G. Harry Stine: An Appreciation by Rick Cook/78
Conrad H. Ruppert/78 George Hay/79 H.B. Fyfe/79
Margaret Aldiss/79 Ross Pavlac/79
Bill Rotsler: An Appreciation by Elizabeth A. Lynn/79 Bill Rotsler: A Remembrance
by Tim Powers/82 Rotsler by Gregory Benford/82 Rotsler Gallery/80
LISTINGS
Forthcoming Books/36 British Forthcoming Books/46
Magazines Received: October/58 Books Received: October/59
British Books: September/71 Bestsellers/76
Photo Listing/86 Index to Ads/86
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing/10 Locus Letters/82 Editorial Matters/83
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly / 13
SF Age 11/97; Interzone 10/97; Omni Online 9/97;
Asimov’s 1/98.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Mississippi Blues, Kathleen Ann Goonan; Cosm,
Gregory Benford; Secret Passages, Paul Preuss; Child
of the River, Paul J. McAuley; Earthling, Tony Daniel.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Maximum Light, Nancy Kress; Darker Angels, S.P.
Somtow; The Mines of Behemoth, Michael Shea;
Black Mist and Other Japanese Futures, Orson Scott
Card & Keith Ferrell, eds.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Einstein’s Bridge, John Cramer; Cosm, Gregory
Benford; Secret Passages, Paul Preuss; A King of
Infinite Space, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 25
Running With the Demon, Terry Brooks; Things Left
Behind, Gary Braunbeck; Leavings, P.D. Cacek;
SHORT TAKES: Black Walls, Red Glass, Jeffrey Thomas;
Doughnuts, James Blaylock; Website, Ray
Garton.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Imposter, Valerie J. Freireich; Prisoner of Conscience,
Susan R. Matthews; The Masterharper of
Pern, Anne McCaffrey; Circle of Magic: Sandry’s
Book, Tamora Pierce; The Mind Reader, Jan Slepian;
The Changling Prince, Vivian Vande Velde; The Merro
Tree, Katie Waitman.
Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 31
The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and other
odd acquaintances, Peter S. Beagle; Cosm, Gregory
Benford; Circuit of Heaven, Dennis Danvers; Neil
Gaiman and Charles Vess’s Stardust, 1 of 4, Neil
Gaiman & Charles Vess; Beyond the Veil of Stars,
Robert Reed; Beneath the Gated Sky, Robert Reed;
Carlucci’s Heart, Richard Paul Russo.
LOCUS December 1997 /3