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September 1997
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The September issue features a long interview with Kim Stanley Robinson about his trip to Antarctica, and his new book, Antarctica.

Plus, Forthcoming books through June 1998.

Also in the issue:

  • New and recommended books.
  • New and recommended short fiction.
  • 1997 Locus Survey Results: the latest statistics about the habits and interests of Locus's readers.
  • World Fantasy Awards Nominations.
  • Publishing news: Avon's new SF imprint, Eos; Legend sold to Orbit; HarperCollins rumors.
  • Obituaries of William S. Burroughs and Caroline Macdonald, plus an appreciation of Amos Tutuola by Michael Swanwick.
  • Reports on the 1997 Academic Conference on Canadian SF & Fantasy, and the Science Fiction Research Association Conference: 1997.
  • "People and Publishing" news items about Kurt Vonnegut (the internet hoax), Janet Dailey (the plagiarism scandal), Rachel Pollack, Allen Steele, Marc Scott Zicree, Don Webb, and many more.
  • John Clute's "Commentary" (something between an essay and a review column) focuses on Robert Coover's Briar Rose and Steven Brust and Emma Bull's Freedom & Necessity.
  • Reviewer Gary K. Wolfe reviews three massive new books: Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica, Dan Simmons' The Rise of Endymion, and Walter M. Miller Jr.'s Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman. Plus books by Tananarive Due and Joe Haldeman.
  • Russell Letson deals with matters Stapledonian as he considers Greg Egan's Diaspora, Charles Sheffield's Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and Greg Bear's / [Slant].
  • Faren Miller offers different perspectives on Antarctica and / [Slant], plus looks at books by A. A. Attanasio, Michael Williams, and Cynthia Ozick.
  • Edward Bryant reviews Tananarive Due's My Soul to Keep, James Herbert's '48, Roberta Lannes's The Mirror of Night, and several others.
  • Carolyn Cushman's short reviews include new books by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Gravelight), Elizabeth DeVos (The Seraphim Rising), S. Andrew Swann (God's Dice), Vivien Alcock, and others.
  • Visiting editor Jonathan Strahan contributes short reviews of Ian R. MacLeod's Voyages by Starlight, Patrick O'Leary's The Gift, Michael Swanwick's Jack Faust and A Geography of Unknown Lands, and others.
  • Mark R. Kelly reviews new issues of Interzone, F&SF, Asimov's, and Realms of Fantasy.
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