Table of Contents, June 1998

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CHARLES N. BROWN
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
MARIANNE S. JABLON
Manag ing Editor
MARK R. KELLY
Ele c t ronic Editor
FAREN C. MILLER
CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN
KIRSTEN GONG-WONG
E d i to r s
JEFFREY PRUCHER
Edi tor ia l As s i s tant
EDWARD BRYANT
RUSSELL LETSON
GARY K. WOLFE
Cont r ibu t in g Edi tor s
WILLIAM G. CONTENTO
S p e c ia l Proje c t s
BETH GWINN
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
June 1998 Issue 449 Vol. 40 No. 6
31 st Year o f Publication 19-Time Hugo Winner
MAIN STORIES
1997 Nebula Awards Winners/8
Bertelsmann Purchase of Random House Hits Glitch/8
Chesley Awards Nominations/8
Crown’s Future in Doubt/8
Asimov’s and Analog Awards/8
Worldcon Hotel Problems/8
Simon & Schuster Split/9
Amazon.com On the Move/9
THE DATA FILE
Fraudulent Editing Agency Fined/9
Canadian Publisher Commonwealth Vanishes/9
Another SF Hall of Fame/9 Announcements/9 Readings & Signings/9
Awards News/70 Contest News/71 Legal News/71
Publishing News/71 Financial News/71 Magazine News/71
Book News/72 Multi-Media Received/72 Publications Received/72
INTERVIEW
S.P. Somtow: Man of Many Arts/4
CONVENTION
1998 Nebula Awards Weekend/46
OBITUARIES
Jerome Bixby/70
LISTINGS
Forthcoming Books/30 British Forthcoming Books/42
Magazines Received: April/50 Books Received: April/51
British Books: March/62 Bestsellers/68
Photo Listing/78 Index to Ads/78
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Commentary: John Clute/27
People & Publishing/10 Editorial Matters/70
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly / 13
F&SF 5/98; Science Fiction Age 5/98; Analog 6/98; Interzone
4/98; Odyssey#2; Ms. 3-4/98; Omni Online4/
98.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Year’s Best SF 3, David G. Hartwell, ed.; The Year’s
Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection,
Gardner Dozois, ed.; The Year’s Best Australian Science
Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 2, Jonathan Strahan
& Jeremy G. Byrne, eds.; The Year’s Best Fantasy
and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow
& Terri Windling, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Six Moon Dance, Sheri S. Tepper; Darwinia, Robert
Charles Wilson; The Innamorati, Midori Snyder; The
Wolf and the Crown, A.A. Attanasio; Daughter of Troy,
Sarah B. Franklin; SHORT TAKE: Kalimantaan, C.S.
Godshalk.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Antarctica, Kim Stanley Robinson; Prisoner of Conscience,
Susan R. Matthews; Child of the River, Paul
J. McAuley.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 23
One of Us, Michael Marshall Smith; Night Prayers,
P.D. Cacek; The Darkest Thirst, Anonymous,ed.;
Carmilla: the Return, Kyle Marffin; The Reel Stuff,
Brian Thomsen & Martin H. Greenberg, eds.; SHORT
TAKE: The Cellar, Richard Laymon.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Wit’ch Fire, James Clemens; Bhagavati, Kara Dalkey;
The Heavenward Path, Kara Dalkey; A Chill in the
Blood, P.N. Elrod; Newton’s Cannon, J. Gregory
Keyes; The Second Lady Emily, Allison Lane; The
Painter Knight, Fiona Patton; Circle of Magic: Tris’s
Book, Tamora Pierce; Court Duel, Sherwood Smith.
LOCUS June 1998/3