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November 1998
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    mailing date: 27 October 1998

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Main Stories

  • Iran ''Ends'' Rushdie Death Threat
  • Bertelsmann Buys Stake in
  • Saramago Wins Nobel Prize
  • Hubbard Prize Winners
  • Aurora Awards Winners

    The Data File

  • Macmillan Bids for Cassell
  • Clarion Call
  • Announcements, Worldcon News, Awards News, etc.

    International Coverage

  • SF in Southern Africa
  • SF in Australia 1998
  • SF in Brazil


  • P. D. Cacek
  • Lucy Taylor


  • Henrik Altov
  • Frank D. McSherry, Jr.
  • Julien Green
  • James M. Rogers
  • Gaird Wallig


  • Science Fiction & Fantasy: Describing Our Field by Rob Chilson


  • New Books of Interest
  • Bestsellers
  • Magazines Received: September
  • Books Received: September
  • British Books: August

    Reviews -- Locus Looks at Books

    Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
    Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, Nicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel, eds.; F&SF Oct/Nov 1998; Asimov's 9/98; Interzone 9/98; Realms of Fantasy 10/98; Popular Science 8/98; Event Horizon 9/98, Event Horizon 10/98.

    Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
    Mission Child
    , Maureen F. McHugh; Blue Light, Walter Mosley; Tea From an Empty Cup, Pat Cadigan; Mockingbird, Sean Stewart; Proxies, Laura J. Mixon; Starlight 2, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.; Spectrum 5: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds.; Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines: A Fable, Ray Bradbury.

    Reviews by Faren Miller
    Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959
    , Kim Newman; The Physiognomy, Jeffery Ford; Blue Light, Walter Mosley; Messiah, Andrei Codrescu; The Gilded Chain, Dave Duncan; Playing God, Sarah Zettel.

    Reviews by Russell Letson
    , Bruce Sterling; Starfarers, Poul Anderson; Stinger, Nancy Kress.

    Reviews by Edward Bryant
    , Clive Barker; Spree, Lucy Taylor; Inhuman Beings, Jerry Jay Carroll; The Boar, Joe R. Lansdale; SHORT TAKES: Noise & Other Night Terrors, Newton E. Streeter; The Adventures of Threadwell the Tailor, or Alterations Made While You Wait, P.D. Cacek; Yours Truly, Jackie the Stripper, Edo van Belkom.

    Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
    Once Upon a Time
    , Anonymous, ed.; Green Rider, Kristen Britain; The Door in the Lake, Nancy Butts; Beholder's Eye, Julie E. Czerneda; Krondor the Betrayal, Raymond E. Feist; Among the Hidden, Margaret Peterson Haddix; Blue Moon, Laurell K. Hamilton; The Dark Lord of Derkholm, Diana Wynne Jones; Rules of Engagement, Elizabeth Moon; Under the Cat's Eye, Gillian Rubinstein; Playing God, Sarah Zettel.

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