Table of Contents, March 1998
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Publisher & Editor-in-Chi ef
MARIANNE S. JABLON
Mana ging Editor
FAREN C. MILLER
CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN
MARK R. KELLY
GARY K. WOLFE
Contributin g Editors
Vi si ting Editor
WILLIAM G. CONTENTO
Spec i a l Pr oject s
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
March 1998 Issue 446 Vol. 40 No. 3
31 st Year o f Publication 19-Time Hugo Winner
Clarke Denies Tabloid Accusations/8
Amazing Stories Revival/8
Tor Gains Status/8
Stoker Changes and Awards Banquet/8
Tor Gets Legends/8
BSFA Awards Nominations/9
1997 Nebula Awards Final Ballot/9
Leisure Settles Lawsuit/9
British Book Summary 1997/9
THE DATA FILE
New French Magazine Appears/9 Aesop Revisited/9
Wyndham Estate Wanted/9 Announcements/9
Worldcons Update/73 Magazine News/73
Call for Papers/73 Readings & Signings/73
Crawford Award/73 Prometheus Award Judges/73
Awards News/73 Publishing News/73
Legal News/73 Book News/73
Financial News/73 Rights & Options/74
Publications Received/74 Catalogs Received/74
Tim Powers: In Praise of Paranoia/4
Michael Swanwick: Of All Plausible Worlds/6
Jo Clayton/70 Lawrence Sanders/70
Forthcoming Books/34 British Forthcoming Books/44
Convention Listings/50 Magazines Received: January/54
Books Received: January/55 British Books: December/63
Bestsellers/68 Photo Listing/78 Index to Ads/78
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing/10 Locus Letters/70 Editorial Matters/71
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly / 13
Interzone 1/98; Asimov’s 4/98; F&SF 2/98; Analog 3/98;
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Foundation and Chaos, Greg Bear; Outpost, Scott
Mackay; Halfway Human, Carolyn Ives Gilman; The
First Immortal, James L. Halperin.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
The Shadow Eater, A.A. Attanasio; The Plague Saint,
Rita Donovan; Flesh and Gold, Phyllis Gotlieb; Exile’s
Return, Kate Jacoby; Dragon’s Winter, Elizabeth A.
Lynn; SHORT TAKE: Closed on Account of Rabies: Poems
and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, var. artists.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
Children of God, Mary Doria Russell; Rogue Star,
Michael Flynn; Ports of Call, Jack Vance; SHORT
TAKE: Vance Space, Michael Andre-Driussi.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
Burning Bright, Jay S. Russell; The Tooth Fairy, Graham
Joyce; The Best of Cemetery Dance, Richard
Chizmar, ed.; SHORT TAKE: The Ten Ounce Siesta,
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
Daughter of the Blood, Anne Bishop; Bloodsport,
William R. Burkett, Jr.; The Enchantresses, Vera
Chapman; Fortress of Eagles, C.J. Cherryh; Exile’s
Return, Kate Jacoby; Oathblood, Mercedes Lackey;
The War God’s Own, David Weber; More than Honor,
David Weber, David Drake & S.M. Stirling.
LOCUS March 1998/3