Table of Contents, December 1998

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
December 1998 Issue 455 Vol. 41 No. 6
31 st Year of Publication 20-Time Hugo Winner
MAIN STORIES
World Fantasy Awards Winners/7
Barnes & Noble Buys Ingram/8 Jordan Hits #1/8
Greenberg Hits a Thousand/8 Orion Buys Cassell/8
Tor E-Books/9 E-Book Market Expands/9
THE DATA FILE
SFWA Reinstates Dramatic Nebula; Other Changes/9
Publishers Change Pub Dates/9 Other 20th-Century Bests Lists/9
Publishers Weekly ’98 Bests/9 Rushdie Update/9 Announcements/70
Calls for Papers/70 Worldcon News/70 Readings & Signings/70
International Awards News/70 Other Awards News/71 Publishing News/71
Book News/71 Financial News/71 Magazine News/71
International Rights/71 Publications Received/71 Catalogs Received/72
INTERVIEWS
Peter Straub: Seeing Double/4
Charles L. Harness: I Did It For The Money/6
OBITUARIES
Rachel Cosgrove Payes/68 Jose Paulo Paes/68
Ted Hughes/68 Eric Ambler/68 Robert Lewis Taylor/68
Bob Kane/68 Michael D. Weaver/68 Walter Kendrick/68
Ian Gunn/68 Lewis B. Martin/68
Frank D. McSherry Jr.: An Appreciation by Martin H. Greenberg/68
LISTINGS
Forthcoming Books/28 British Forthcoming Books/40
Magazines Received: October/46
Books Received: October/47 British Books: September/59
International Books and Magazines Received/61
Bestsellers/66 Photo Listing/74 Index to Ads/74
COMMENTARY
Will the Real Dodo Please Stand Up? by Steve Perry/25
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing/10 Locus Letters/69 Editorial Matters/69
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark Ft. Kelly /1 3
Leviathan Volume Two, Jeff VanderMeer & Rose
Secrest, eds., Asimov’s 10-11/98, Interzone 10/98; SF
Age 11/98; Analog 10/98.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe /1 5
Distraction, Bruce Sterling; Parable of the Talents,
Octavia E. Butler; Noir, K.W. Jeter; Blindness, Jose
Saramago; First Contacts: The Essential Murray
Leinster, Joe Rico, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller /1 7
Parable of the Talents, Octavia E. Butler; The Castle
of the Winds, Michael Scott Rohan; Stardust, Neil
Gaiman; The Witching Time, Jean Stubbs; The One-
Armed Queen, Jane Yolen.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Brute Orbits, George Zebrowski; Tea from an Empty
Cup, Pat Cadigan; The Invisible Country, Paul J.
McAuley.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 21
Stardust, Neil Gaiman; Wildest Dreams, Norman
Partridge; Hot Blood X, Jeff Gelb & Michael Garrett,
eds.; SHORT TAKES: The Keys to D’Esperance, Chaz
Brenchley; The Night in Fog, David B. Silva.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Beyond the Pale, Mark Anthony; The Gilded Chain,
Dave Duncan; This Alien Shore, C.S. Friedman; The
Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan; Five Alien Elves,
Gregory Maguire; Hour of Judgment, Susan R.
Matthews; Circle of Magic: Daja’s Book, Tamora
Pierce; Spirit Fox, Mickey Zucker Reichert & Jennifer
Wingert; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,
J.K. Rowling; The Face in the Mirror, Stephanie S.
Tolan.
LOCUS December 1998 / 3