mailing date: 30 November 1998
World Fantasy Awards Winners
Barnes and Nobles buys Ingram
Jordan Hits #1
Greenberg Hits 1000
Orion Buys Cassell
E-book market expands
The Data File
SFWA Reinstates Dramatic Nebula
Publishers changes pub dates
More 20th Century best lists
Announcements, readings and signings, awards news, etc.
Peter Straub: Seeing Double
Charles L. Harness: I Did It for the Money
Rachel Cosgrove Payes
José Paulo Paes
Robert Lewis Taylor
Michael D. Weaver
Lewis B. Martin
Frank D. McSherry, Jr.: An appreciation by Martin H. Greenberg
''Will the Real Dodo Please Stand Up?'' by Steve Perry
New Books of Interest
Magazines Received: October
Books Received: October
British Books: September
Reviews -- Locus Looks at Books
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
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
Distraction, Bruce Sterling; Parable of the Talents, Octavia E. Butler; Noir, K.W. Jeter; Blindness, José Saramago; First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster, Joe Rico, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller
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
Brute Orbits, George Zebrowski; Tea from an Empty Cup, Pat Cadigan; The Invisible Country, Paul J. McAuley.
Reviews by Edward Bryant
Stardust, Neil Gaiman; Wildest Dreams, Norman Partridge; Hot Blood X, Jeff Gelb & Michael Garrett, eds.; SHORT TAKES: The Keys to D'Espérance, Chaz Brenchley; The Night in Fog, David B. Silva.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
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.