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October 1998
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    mailing date: 25 September 1998

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  • Allen Steele: Phase Shifting
  • Nelson S. Bond: Looking Way Back

    Bucconeer Reports

  • General Report
  • Reports by Kirsten Gong-Wong, AAron Buchanan, Mark R. Kelly, Edward Bryant, Russell Letson, Mike Glyer, and Gary K. Wolfe

    Main News Stories

  • Shapiro named Del Rey editorial director
  • World Fantasy Awards nomination change
  • Stephen King's brand new Bag
  • Writers attack on-demand publishing
  • Is the sky falling for Amazon?

    The Data File

  • Borders invades England
  • Announcements, Reading & signings, Awards news, etc.


  • Alain Doremieux
  • Allen Drury
  • Dietmar Trommeshauser
  • R. D. Mullen
  • Amos Gefen
  • Ariane von Orlow
  • Death announced: Jack M. Bickham
  • Paul Lehr: appreciation by Vincent Di Fate


  • Magazines received: August
  • Books received: August
  • British books: July
  • New and Recommended Books
  • Bestsellers

    Columns and Departments

  • People & Publishing
  • Locus Letters
  • Editorial Matters

    Reviews -- Locus Looks at Books

    Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
    F&SF 9/98; Interzone 8/98; Analog 9/98; SF Age 9/98

    Reviews by Faren Miller
    Sailing to Sarantium
    , Guy Gavriel Kay; The Avram Davidson Treasury: A Tribute Collection, Robert Silverberg & Grania Davis, eds.; Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman; Last Summer at Mars Hill, Elizabeth Hand; The Collector of Hearts, Joyce Carol Oates; SHORT TAKE: Beyond the Wall of Sleep, R. Andrew Heidel

    Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
    Last Summer at Mars Hill
    , Elizabeth Hand; The Avram Davidson Treasury: A Tribute Collection, Robert Silverberg & Grania Davis, eds.; The Boss in the Wall, A Treatise on the House Devil, Avram Davidson & Grania Davis; The Perfect Host: Volume V: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams, ed.; Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, eds.

    Reviews by Russell Letson
    , Linda Nagata; Bloom, Wil McCarthy; Inherit the Earth, Brian Stableford

    Reviews by Edward Bryant
    Irrational Fears
    , William Browning Spencer; Big Rock Beat, Greg Kihn; The Midnight Tour, Richard Laymon; SHORT TAKES: Northern Dreamers, Edo van Belkom; The Beast House, Richard Laymon; Riptide, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child; Testament: the Unpublished Prologues, David Morrell; Monsters and Other Stories, Richard T. Chizmar

    Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
    Eyes of the Empress
    , Camille Bacon-Smith; The Last Dragonlord, Joanne Bertin; Blood Lines, William R. Burkett, Jr.; Queen of Demons, David Drake; Diplomacy of Wolves, Holly Lisle; Colours in the Steel, K.J. Parker; The Last Continent, Terry Pratchett; Legends, Robert Silverberg, ed.; Armageddon Summer, Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville

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