This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices. Locus-ToC-1998-12
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
MARIANNE S. JABLON
MARK R. KELLY
FAREN C. MILLER
CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN
GARY K. WOLFE
Contribut ing Editors
WILLIAM G. CONTENTO
Special Project s
Locus, The Newspaper of the S cience Fiction Field (ISSN
0047-4959), is published monthly, at $4.95 per copy, by
Locus Publications, 34 Ridgewood Lane, Oakland CA
94611. Please send all mail to: Locus Publications, P.O.
Box 13305, Oakland CA 94661. Telephone (510) 339-
9196; (510) 339-9198. FAX (510) 339-8144. E-mail:
Locus@Locusmag.com. Individual subscriptions in the
US: $43.00 for 12 issues, $80.00 for 24 issues via periodical
mail. In Canada: $48.00 for 12 issues, $90.00 for
24 issues via periodical mail. First class individual subscriptions
in the US or Canada are $53.00 for 12 issues,
$95.00 for 24 issues. Individual overseas subscriptions
are $48.00 for 12 issues, $90.00 for 24 issues via sea
mail. Individual subscriptions to Europe o r South America
via air mail are $70.00 for 12 issues, $120.00 for 24 issues.
Individual subscriptions to Australia, Asia, or A frica
via air mail are $80.00 for 12 issues, $135.00 for 24 issues.
Lifetime subscriptions are ten times the one-year
rate. Institutional subscriptions are $3.00 extra per year.
Make checks payable to Locus Publications. All subscriptions
payable directly in US funds only. Overseas checks
must be drawn on a US bank and include computer encoding
numbers at bottom. When converting from periodical
mail to first class delivery, please convert all remaining
issues on your present subscription ($1.00 per
issue). The later date on the mailing label is that of the
last issue on your present subscription. If you change your
address, please notify us immediately. Periodical mail is
not forwarded; it is either returned o r destroyed. We subtract
one issue from your subscription for each returned
copy. We keep expired addresses on file for one year, so
tell us if your subscription is a renewal o r completely new.
British Subscription Agent: Fantast (Medway) Ltd. P.O. Box
23, Upwell Wisbech, CAMBS PE14 9BU, UK. Japanese
Subscription Agent: Yoshio Kobayashi, 3 -3 4-14-301,
Kitasenzoku, O hta-ku, Tokyo, 145, Japan; Australian Subscription
Agent: Justin Ackroyd, Slow G lass Books G.P.O.
Box2708X, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001, Australia. Bookseller
discounts available. Display advertising rates on
request. ©1998 by Locus Publications. We take no responsibility
tor unsolicited submissions. Printed in the
United States. Periodical postage paid at Oakland, California.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Locus
Publications, P.O. Box 13305, Oakland CA 94661.
Letters, information, and credit card subscriptions
can be sent by e-mail to L ocus@Locusmag.com or
by fax to 510-339-8144. Subscriptions by phone are
available at 510-339-9198; 9:30AM to 5:00PM PST,
Monday – Friday.
Official Locus Web Sites. Locus Web Page: http ://
w w w .L o c u sm a g .c om ; L o c u s P o ll D a ta b a s e :
www.sff.net/locus/poll/index.html; Locus index to
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror 1984-1996: http:/
/www.sff.net/locus/. Unoffic ia l Web Site: Index to
Locus’s book reviews, interviews and obituaries from
4/87 to 6/96: h ttp ://o u rw o rld .c om p u s e rv e .c om /
homepages/carycwt or CompuServe at GOSFLIT,
Library 15, and maybe oth e r places.
This magazine is printed on recycled paper
using soy-based inks.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
December 1998 Issue 455 Vol. 41 No. 6
31 st Year of Publication 20-Time Hugo Winner
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
Peter Straub: Seeing Double/4
Charles L. Harness: I Did It For The Money/6
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
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
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.
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.
LOCUS December 1998 / 3