The January issue surveys the SF scenes around the world--
SF in Germany, reported by Karen Haber and Diana L. Paxson
SF in Poland, reported by Michael Kandel
What's happening in Ethiopia and Indonesia, reported by Jaroslav Olša.
News from Bohemiacon 1997 (in the Czech Republic) and Eurocon 1997 (in Ireland).
Plus: Brazil, Argentina, Bulgaria.
But not Cuba.
Lots of pictures, and a report, from the World Fantasy Convention last October/November in London, England.
Interviews with Robin Hobb (a.k.a. Megan Lindholm) and Sarah Zettel.
News of personnel changes at various publishing houses, which may indirectly affect SF.
People and Publishing items about Frank Frazetta, Connie Willis, Larry Niven, Lois McMaster Bujold, Greg Egan, H. R. Giger, and many others.
New and recommended books.
Of Donald R. Bensen, Kathy Acker, Owen Barfield, Daniel Farson, Jim Kepner, Jean Brust, and Billie Lindsay Madle.
-- Locus Looks at Books --
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
Odyssey Sep/Oct 97 (Issue 0); Odyssey Nov/Dec 97 (Issue 1); Analog 1/98; Realms of Fantasy 12/97; Interzone 11/97; Asimov's 2/98; F&SF 12/97.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis; Diaspora, Greg Egan; Circuit of Heaven, Dennis Danvers; His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C.M. Kornbluth, C.M. Kornbluth.
Reviews by Faren Miller
Halfway Human, Carolyn Ives Gilman; War in Heaven, David Zindell; Icefalcon's Quest, Barbara Hambly; The Night Watch, Sean Stewart; Phoenix Café, Gwyneth Jones; The Book of Knights, Yves Meynard.
Reviews by Russell Letson
Mississippi Blues, Kathleen Ann Goonan; The Siege of Eternity, Frederik Pohl; Putting Up Roots, Charles Sheffield.
Reviews by Edward Bryant
Darker Angels, S.P. Somtow; Second Coming Attractions, David Prill; Robert Bloch's Psychos, Robert Bloch, ed.; SHORT TAKE: ''Repent, Harlequin!'' Said the Ticktockman, Harlan Ellison, illustrations by Rick Berry.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
In the Garden of Iden, Kage Baker; Prince of Dogs, Kate Elliott; Ship of Magic, Robin Hobb; Kindred Rites, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel; Lost Days, Mike Moscoe; My Son, the Wizard, Christopher Stasheff; The Arm of the Stone, Victoria Strauss; News from the Edge: Insanity, Illinois, Mark Sumner; Between the Rivers, Harry Turtledove; Touched by the Gods, Lawrence Watt-Evans; Magister, Jonathan Wylie.
Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan
Dinosaur Summer, Greg Bear; Someplace to be Flying, Charles de Lint; Hand of Prophecy, Severna Park; Ghost Seas, Steven Utley; The Resurrected Man, Sean Williams.