Interviews with Tanith Lee and Robert Reed lead off the April issue.
Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot; 1997 Tiptree Awards; judges for this year's Philip K. Dick Awards; 1997 Aurealis Awards.
International reports: SF in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Japan, Poland, and Sweden.
Isaac Asimov's son David arrested on pornography charges.
People and Publishing news: Stephen Baxter sells three new books; John Varley finishes The Golden Globe and sells Irontown Blues; Robert Reed marries; Philip Jose Farmer celebrates 80th birthday; Sam J. Lundwall hospitalized.
New and recommended books.
Bestsellers from specialty stores.
Of Sean A. Moore, Peter Nilson, Ernst Jünger, Archie Goodwin, and Marie-Louise von Franz.
Reviews -- Locus Looks at Books
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
Asimov's 5/98; SF Age 3/98; Interzone 2/98; Interzone 3/98; F&SF 3/98; Analog 5/98
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
Nebula Awards 32, Jack Dann, ed.; Slippage, Harlan Ellison; 253, Geoff Ryman; Secret Realms, Tom Cool; Helm, Steven Gould
Reviews by Faren Miller
The Night We Buried Road Dog, Jack Cady; Black Glass, Karen Joy Fowler; Nebula Awards 32, Jack Dann, ed.; Days, James Lovegrove; One of Us, Michael Marshall Smith; Homebody, Orson Scott Card; SHORT TAKE: The Alleluia Files, Sharon Shinn
Reviews by Edward Bryant
Dark Terrors 3, Stephen Jones & David Sutton, eds.; Hitler's Angel, Kris Rusch; Painted in Blood, Lucy Taylor; SHORT TAKES: Red Right Hand, Norman Partridge; Fugue on a G-String, Peter Crowther; Nice Guys Finish Last, Gary Jonas
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
Zones, Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes, Juniper, Gentian, & Rosemary, Pamela Dean; Godheads, Emily Devenport; Met By Moonlight, Rosemary Edghill; Summon the Keeper, Tanya Huff; Freedom's Challenge, Anne McCaffrey; Fire Angels, Jane Routley; Warrior Princesses, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough & Martin H. Greenberg, eds.; Manjinn Moon, Denise Vitola