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December 1998
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    mailing date: 30 November 1998

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Main Stories

  • World Fantasy Awards Winners
  • Barnes and Nobles buys Ingram
  • Jordan Hits #1
  • Greenberg Hits 1000
  • Orion Buys Cassell
  • Tor E-books
  • E-book market expands

    The Data File

  • SFWA Reinstates Dramatic Nebula
  • Publishers changes pub dates
  • More 20th Century best lists
  • Rushdie update
  • Announcements, readings and signings, awards news, etc.


  • Peter Straub: Seeing Double
  • Charles L. Harness: I Did It for the Money


  • Rachel Cosgrove Payes
  • José Paulo Paes
  • Ted Hughes
  • Eric Ambler
  • Robert Lewis Taylor
  • Bob Kane
  • Michael D. Weaver
  • Walter Kendrick
  • Ian Gunn
  • Lewis B. Martin
  • Frank D. McSherry, Jr.: An appreciation by Martin H. Greenberg


  • ''Will the Real Dodo Please Stand Up?'' by Steve Perry


  • Forthcoming books
  • New Books of Interest
  • Bestsellers
  • Magazines Received: October
  • Books Received: October
  • British Books: September

    Reviews -- Locus Looks at Books

    Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
    Leviathan Volume Two
    , Jeff VanderMeer & Rose Secrest, eds., Asimov's 10-11/98, Interzone 10/98; SF Age 11/98; Analog 10/98.

    Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
    , Bruce Sterling; Parable of the Talents, Octavia E. Butler; Noir, K.W. Jeter; Blindness, José Saramago; First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster, Joe Rico, ed.

    Reviews by Faren Miller
    Parable of the Talents
    , Octavia E. Butler; The Castle of the Winds, Michael Scott Rohan; Stardust, Neil Gaiman; The Witching Time, Jean Stubbs; The One-Armed Queen, Jane Yolen.

    Reviews by Russell Letson
    Brute Orbits
    , George Zebrowski; Tea from an Empty Cup, Pat Cadigan; The Invisible Country, Paul J. McAuley.

    Reviews by Edward Bryant
    , Neil Gaiman; Wildest Dreams, Norman Partridge; Hot Blood X, Jeff Gelb & Michael Garrett, eds.; SHORT TAKES: The Keys to D'Espérance, Chaz Brenchley; The Night in Fog, David B. Silva.

    Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
    Beyond the Pale
    , Mark Anthony; The Gilded Chain, Dave Duncan; This Alien Shore, C.S. Friedman; The Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan; Five Alien Elves, Gregory Maguire; Hour of Judgment, Susan R. Matthews; Circle of Magic: Daja's Book, Tamora Pierce; Spirit Fox, Mickey Zucker Reichert & Jennifer Wingert; Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling; The Face in the Mirror, Stephanie S. Tolan.

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