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Summary

Gail Futoran is sending me old copies of Locus from her collection. Rather than updating Magazine:Locus continuously as copies arrive I'll maintain an index here and transfer blocks of issues to the main page.

  • 6/30/2007 Box 1 mailed, 7/06/2006 Box 1 received, part of 1976 (issues 191, missing #192, 193-197), 1977 (issues 198-207), 1978 (issues 208-217), 1979 (issues 218-228), 1980 (issues 229-240), 1981 (issues 241-251), and 1982 (issues 252-262, missing #263).
  • 6/30/2007 Box 2 mailed, 7/05/2006 Box 2 received, 1983 (issues 264-267, missing #268, 269-275), 1984 (issues 276-283, missing #284, 285-287), and 1985 (issues 288-299).
  • 7/03/2007 Box 3 mailed, 7/09/2007 Box 3 received, 1986 (issues 300-311), 1987 (issues 312-323), and part of 1988 (issues 324-329).
  • 7/03/2007 Box 4 mailed, 7/09/2007 Box 4 received, part of 1988 (issues 330-335), 1989 (issues 336-347), and part of 1990 (issues 348-350, missing #351, 352-353).
  • 7/06/2007 Box 5 mailed, 7/11/2007 Box 5 received, part of 1990 (issues 354-359), 1991 (issues 360-371), and part of 1992 (issues 372-378).
  • 7/06/2007 Box 6 mailed, 7/11/2007 Box 6 received, part of 1992 (issues 379-383), 1993 (issues 384-395), 1994 (issues 396-407), and 1995 (issues 408-419).
  • 7/09/2007 Box 7 mailed, 7/17/2007 Box 7 received, 1996 (issues 420-431), 1997 (issues 432-440, missing #441, 442-443), and 1998 (issues 444-455).
  • 7/09/2007 Box 8 mailed, 7/14/2007 Box 8 received, 1999 (issues 456-467), 2000 (issues (468-479)
  • 7/12/2007 Box 9 mailed, 7/20/2007 box 9 arrived but I don't have time to process it at the moment.
  • 7/12/2007 Box 10 mailed
  • 7/12/2007 Box 11 mailed, 7/20/2007 box 11 arrived but I don't have time to process it at the moment.

Note that the early issues from 1968 to 1977 are available bound into two fat hardcover books:

  • Brown, Charles N. Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field Numbers 1 to 103 1968-1971 (1978) 1st hardback edition. With a new introduction by Charles N. Brown.
    Binding: 8.75 x 11.25, Dark blue buckram with gold lettering, no dust jacket, 990 pages, ISBN 0-8398-2443-2
  • Brown, Charles N. Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field Numbers 104 to 207 1972-1977 (1978) 1st hardback edition.
    Binding: 8.75 x 11.25, Dark blue buckram with gold lettering, no dust jacket, 1020 pages, ISBN 0-8398-2443-2

Notes to Self

  • This first note is for you. :-) If you have any Locus issues from 1969 to 1976 then I'd love to hear from you as we are missing a lot of data from this time period. At this point I'm mainly looking for the Issue # and date pairs plus the Vol. # and "No." # if they are visible. Thank you. ~Marc
  • Something to look into is to use the issue # in the publication key. The standard magazine key is CODEmmmYYYY where CODE is a prefix assigned to the magazine, mmm is the month, and YYYY (sometimes it's just YY) is the year. This works fine for Locus except from 1968 to 1976 when the magazine was published irregularly leading to a CODEmmmdddyyyy format to add the day of the month which looks a little messy.
  • I'm not happy with the columns not lining up as I was trying out columns based on the "No." number as in Vol 10., No 3. An experiment is to use a two or three line cell format that would have the issue # and/or the "No." # in each cell. The goal is to show that Locus sometimes skipped a month but that the sequence numbering remained continuous or in 1979 where July's issue must have been very late (probably because of Westercon) and it's called "Jul./Aug." but they then came out with "Aug" after that. Maybe I should not worry about this as the publication record will show the Issue/Vol/No numbering and someone curious about a gap/skip in the table can just look at the publications surrounding a skip to see that the numbering was continuous.
  • The contents for issues from January-1984 to December 1998 to present are available on LocusMag.com
  • Follow up with Ted Serrill listings - Amazon and AbeBooks.
  • Follow-up on "art issue" from 1970 that's listed on Abebooks.
  • See seller listings at http://www.pandora.ca/catalog.php?cat_parent=0&cat_id=3&page=13
  • Locus #120 at M. Horvat Collection of Science Fiction Fanzines
  • Scan though [1] results

1989 to 2007

Locus magazine was published bi-weekly from 1968 through 1976 and monthly starting in 1977. In 1989 Locus switched their numbering from one volume of 12 issues per year to two volumes of six issues per year and continues to use this numbering system.

The tables below are color coded with the following

White - No publication data entered into ISFDB
Yellow - Marc Kupper is missing this issue (I have issue #191 to present and am missing the indicated issues)
Light pink - Stub publication record with few or no contents entries
Aqua - Publication data entered into ISFDB
Lime - Publication has been verified
Year Issues Vol. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Vol. 1 2 3 4 5 6
2007 552 - 563 58 #552
Jan
#553
Feb
#554
Mar
#555
Apr
#556
May
#557
Jun
59 #558
Jul
#559
Aug
#560
Sep
#561
Oct
#562
Nov
#563
Dec
2006 540 - 551 56 #540
Jan
#541
Feb
#542
Mar
#543
Apr
#544
May
#545
Jun
57 #546
Jul
#547
Aug
#548
Sep
#549
Oct
#550
Nov
#551
Dec
2005 528 - 539 54 #528
Jan
#529
Feb
#530
Mar
#531
Apr
#532
May
#533
Jun
55 #534
Jul
#535
Aug
#536
Sep
#537
Oct
#538
Nov
#539
Dec
2004 516 - 527 52 #516
Jan
#517
Feb
#518
Mar
#519
Apr
#520
May
#521
Jun
53 #522
Jul
#523
Aug
#524
Sep
#525
Oct
#526
Nov
#527
Dec
2003 504 - 515 50 #504
Jan
#505
Feb
#506
Mar
#507
Apr
#508
May
#509
Jun
51 #510
Jul
#511
Aug
#512
Sep
#513
Oct
#514
Nov
#515
Dec
2002 492 - 503 48 #492
Jan
#493
Feb
#494
Mar
#495
Apr
#496
May
#497
Jun
49 #498
Jul
#499
Aug
#500
Sep
#501
Oct
#502
Nov
#503
Dec
2001 480 - 491 46 #480
Jan
#481
Feb
#482
Mar
#483
Apr
#484
May
#485
Jun
47 #486
Jul
#487
Aug
#488
Sep
#489
Oct
#490
Nov
#491
Dec
2000 468 - 479 44 #468
Jan
#469
Feb
#470
Mar
#471
Apr
#472
May
#473
Jun
45 #474
Jul
#475
Aug
#476
Sep
#477
Oct
#478
Nov
#479
Dec
1999 456 - 467 42 #456
Jan
#457
Feb
#458
Mar
#459
Apr
#460
May
#461
Jun
43 #462
Jul
#463
Aug
#464
Sep
#465
Oct
#466
Nov
#467
Dec
1998 444 - 455 40 #444
Jan
#445
Feb
#446
Mar
#447
Apr
#448
May
#449
Jun
41 #450
Jul
#451
Aug
#452
Sep
#453
Oct
#454
Nov
#455
Dec
1997 432 - 443 38 #432
Jan
#433
Feb
#434
Mar
#435
Apr
#436
May
#437
Jun
39 #438
Jul
#439
Aug
#440
Sep
#441
Oct
#442
Nov
#443
Dec
1996 420 - 431 36 #420
Jan
#421
Feb
#422
Mar
#423
Apr
#424
May
#425
Jun
37 #426
Jul
#427
Aug
#428
Sep
#429
Oct
#430
Nov
#431
Dec
1995 408 - 419 34 #408
Jan
#409
Feb
#410
Mar
#411
Apr
#412
May
#413
Jun
35 #414
Jul
#415
Aug
#416
Sep
#417
Oct
#418
Nov
#419
Dec
1994 396 - 407 32 #396
Jan
#397
Feb
#398
Mar
#399
Apr
#400
May
#401
Jun
33 #402
Jul
#403
Aug
#404
Sep
#405
Oct
#406
Nov
#407
Dec
1993 384 - 395 30 #384
Jan
#385
Feb
#386
Mar
#387
Apr
#388
May
#389
Jun
31 #390
Jul
#391
Aug
#392
Sep
#393
Oct
#394
Nov
#395
Dec
1992 372 - 383 28 #372
Jan
#373
Feb
#374
Mar
#375
Apr
#376
May
#377
Jun
29 #378
Jul
#379
Aug
#380
Sep
#381
Oct
#382
Nov
#383
Dec
1991 360 - 371 26 #360
Jan
#361
Feb
#362
Mar
#363
Apr
#364
May
#365
Jun
27 #366
Jul
#377
Aug
#388
Sep
#399
Oct
#370
Nov
#371
Dec
1990 348 - 359 24 #348
Jan
#349
Feb
#350
Mar
#351
Apr
#352
May
#353
Jun
25 #354
Jul
#355
Aug
#356
Sep
#357
Oct
#358
Nov
#359
Dec
1989 336 - 347 22 #336
Jan
#337
Feb
#338
Mar
#339
Apr
#340
May
#341
Jun
23 #342
Jul
#343
Aug
#344
Sep
#345
Oct
#346
Nov
#347
Dec

1977 to 1988

From 1977 to 1988 Locus was published monthly with one volume of 10 to 12 issues per year. Note that the issues within a volume are numbered from 1 to 10, 11, or 12 depending on the year. For readability, the table below is organized so that the months line up in columns to better show where there were gaps. This means that in years with less than 12 issues the numbering within a volume will not match the column header in the table.

Year Issues Vol. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1988 324 - 335 21 #324
Jan
#325
Feb
#326
Mar
#327
Apr
#328
May
#329
Jun
#330
Jul
#331
Aug
#332
Sep
#333
Oct
#334
Nov
#335
Dec
1987 312 - 323 20 #312
Jan
#313
Feb
#314
Mar
#315
Apr
#316
May
#317
Jun
#318
Jul
#319
Aug
#320
Sep
#321
Oct
#322
Nov
#323
Dec
1986 300 - 311 19 #300
Jan
#301
Feb
#302
Mar
#303
Apr
#304
May
#305
Jun
#306
Jul
#307
Aug
#308
Sep
#309
Oct
#310
Nov
#311
Dec
1985 288 - 299 18 #288
Jan
#289
Feb
#290
Mar
#291
Apr
#292
May
#293
Jun
#294
Jul
#295
Aug
#296
Sep
#297
Oct
#298
Nov
#299
Dec
1984 276 - 287 17 #276
Jan
#277
Feb
#278
Mar
#279
Apr
#280
May
#281
Jun
#282
Jul
#283
Aug
#284
Sep
#285
Oct
#286
Nov
#287
Dec
1983 264 - 275 16 #264
Jan
#265
Feb
#266
Mar
#267
Apr
#268
May
#269
Jun
#270
Jul
#271
Aug
#272
Sep
#273
Oct
#274
Nov
#275
Dec
1982 252 - 263 15 #252
Jan
#253
Feb
#254
Mar
#255
Apr
#256
May
#257
Jun
#258
Jul
#259
Aug
#260
Sep
#261
Oct
#262
Nov
#263
Dec
1981 241 - 251 14   #241
Feb
#242
Mar
#243
Apr
#244
May
#245
Jun
#246
Jul
#247
Aug
#248
Sep
#249
Oct
#250
Nov
#251
Dec
1980 229 - 240 13 #229
Jan
#230
Feb
#231
Mar
#232
Apr
#233
May
#234
Jun
#235
Jul
#236
Aug
#237
Sep
#238
Oct
#239
Nov
#240
Dec-Jan
1979 218 - 228 12 #218
Jan
#219
Feb
  #220
Apr
#221
May
#222
Jun
#223
Jul/Aug
#224
Aug
#225
Sep
#226
Oct
#227
Nov
#228
Dec
1978 208 - 217 11 #208
Jan-Feb
#209
Mar
#210
Apr
#211
May
  #212
Jul
#213
Aug
#214
Sep
#215
Oct
#216
Nov
#217
Dec
1977 198 - 207 10 #198
Jan 30
#199
Feb
#200
Mar
  #201
May
  #202
Jul
#203
Aug
#204
Sep
#205
Oct
#206
Nov
#207
Dec

1968 to 1976

From 1968 through 1976 Locus was usually published bi-weekly though sometimes there were 1 to 4 weeks between issues. Please note that at present the table below is messy as there's not a lot of data available on the issues. The table only lists those issues where the issue # and date are known plus those issue #s that can be determined from the gaps between known issues.

Note that at the end of 1970 there were two issues, one numbered #70 and the other #70* (with the asterisk).

  • Issue #70 is dated December 29, 1970 with 800 copies.
  • Issue #70* is also dated December 29, 1970 with 80 copies, is titled "Locus 1970 Art Issue", and contains drawings by Alicia Austin, George Barr, Jack Gaughan, Tim Kirk and others. It also contains a listing/index of all the issues for 1970.

The table shows volume numbers for each year. This is for organizational purposes as Locus did not always use volume numbers.

  • AbeBooks seller listing for Issue #1, Vol. 1, No. 1.
  • Seller with cover image for issue #65 (October 20, 1970) where no Vol/No is visible. This should be Vol. 3.
  • Seller confirms that issue #144 (Jun. 22, 1973) does not have a volume #. This should be Vol. 6.
  • Seller confirms that issue #156 (Mar. 15, 1974) does not have a volume #. This should be Vol. 7.
Year Issues Vol.
1976 183 - 197 9 #183
Jan 17
#184
Jan 31
#185
Feb 29
#186
Mar 31
#187
Apr 25
#188
Apr 30
#189
May 30
#190
Jun 30
#191
Jul 31
#192
Aug 31
#193
Sep 21
#194
Sep 30
#195
Oct 30
#196
Nov 30
#197
Dec 30
1975 169 - 182 8 #169
Feb 16
#170
Mar 15
#171
Apr 5
#172
Apr 15
#173
May 10
#174
Jun 3
#175
Jun 24
#176
Jul 20
#177
Aug 10
#178
Aug 20
#179
Sep 27
#180
Oct 27
#181
Nov 17
#182
Dec 17
1974 154 - 168 7 #154
Jan 25
#155
Feb 12
#156
Mar 15
#158
Apr 20
#159
May 11
#160
Jun 3
#161
Jun 21
#162
Jul 20
#163
Aug 20
#164
Sep 13
#165
Sep 26
#166
Oct 23
#167
Nov 20
#168
Dec 24
1973 131 - 153 6 #131
Jan 12
#132
Jan 26
#133
Feb 9
#134
Feb 24
#135
Mar 3
#136
Mar 16
#137
Mar 30
#138
Apr 6
#139
Apr 14
#140
Apr 29
#141
May 11
#142
May 25
#143
Jun 8
#144
Jun 22
#145
Jul 6
#146
Aug 11
#147
Aug 18
#148
Sep 12
#149
Sep 14
#150
Nov 9
#151
Dec 1
#152
Dec 22
#153
Dec 30
1972 104 - 130 5 #104
Jan 14
#105
Jan 22
#106
Feb 4
(#107)
Feb 12
#108
Feb 25
#109
Mar 10
#110
Mar 25
#111
Apr 8
#112
Apr 28
#113
May 5
#114
Jun 9
#115
Jun 23
#116
Jul 8
#117
Jul 21
#118
Aug 4
#119
Aug 11
#120
Aug 25
#121
Sep 8
#122
Sep 16
#123
Sep 22
#124
Oct 6
#125
Oct 27
#126
Nov 4
#127
Nov 17
#128
Dec 1
#129
Dec 15
#130
Dec 29
1971 71 - 103 4 #71 #72 #73 #74 #75 #76 #77 #78 #79 #80
#81 #82 #83 #84 #85 #86 #87 #88 #89 #90
#91 #92 #93 #94 #95 #96 #97 #98 #99 #100
#101
Nov 19
#102 #103
1970 46 - 70 3 #46
Jan 12
#47
Jan 22
#48
Feb 6
#49
Feb 23
#50
Mar 19
#51
Apr 9
#52
Apr 24
#53
May 7
#54
May 22
#55
Jun 3
#56
Jun 16
#57
Jun 23
#58
Jul 1
#59
Jul 16
#60
Jul 23
#61
Aug 5
#62
Aug 29
#63
Sep 15
#64
Sep 30
#65
Oct 20


#66
Oct 29
#67
Nov 12
#68
Nov 23
#69
Dec 8
#70
Dec 29
#70*
Dec 29
1969 - 45 2 #45
1968 1 - 1 #1
Jun 27

Acknowledgments

Many people have helped in putting together this index.

  • Gail Futoran for providing copies of nearly all issues from late 1976 through 2006.
  • Ted Serrill, an individual supplementing his retirement by selling off his old specfict collection, who has answered many questions about the Locus issues he has. See his listings at Amazon and AbeBooks.
  • Erik Arthur of Fantasy Centre in the UK for his help with the Locus 1970 Art issue (issue #70*) which contains an index of all the issues for 1970. This looks like a "must see" book store for those in the London area. They also sell books via AbeBooks but it's cheaper to get them direct.
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