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January 1998
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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.

    Other highlights:

  • 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.

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