February 2000


Advance Warning

Mar 4th, Minn-StF Meeting, Second Nominations, Mar 18th, Minicon Meeting, POOL PARTY!, Board of Directors Election


A.E. van Vogt died January 26th.

SF fan and sometime editor Art Saha, who grew up in northern Minnesota (born in Hibbing in 1923) died November 19th in NY. Obit, picture, and appreciation by his daughter Heidi appear in the January Locus.

CoA: Fred Levy Haskell's e-mail address is now falh@uswest.net.


2: Don Fitch; 4: Shandra Duval; 5: Faun Bonewits, Peer Dudda, Miranda Novack; 6: Elizabeth Cooper; 8: Mark Abbott, Kathy Grantham; 10: Bill Colsher; 11: Page Appelbaum; 14: Blue Petal; 15: Erik Biever; 16: John Stanley; 18: Linda Novack, Mary Boyom; 20: Dan Goodman; 23: Bev Elmshauser, Peter Larsen; 25: Charles Piehl, Steve St. Onge; 28: Steven Bush

Publishing News

Peg Kerr's second novel, The Wild Swans, is #4 on the list of The SF Web Site's Best SF and Fantasy Novels of 1999.

A Stitch in Time by Monica Ferris (Mary Monica Pulver-Kuhfeld) is scheduled for July, 2000. This is the third Betsy Devonshire needlework mystery.

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold won the Science Fiction Romance Newsletter's Sapphire Award for "the year's best blend of science fiction and romance."

Steven Brust, The Book of Jhereg (hc omnibus) was a November 99 offering from the Science Fiction Book Club

Steven Brust, To Reign In Hell scheduled for July 2000 tp reprint from Tor/Orb

Lois McMcMaster Bujold, The Spirit Ring, scheduled for May 2000 pb reprint from Baen

Gordon R. Dickson, The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent, July 2000 hc novel from Tor

Gordon R. Dickson & Poul Anderson, Hokas Pokas, Feb 2000 pb omnibus from Baen

Neil Gaiman, Gods & Tulips, collection in comic book format of three speeches on comic book issues, from Westhampton House (out now).

Neil Gaiman, American Gods scheduled for hc and tp editions in September 2000 from Hodder Headline in the UK

Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors pb reprint on May 2000 schedule for Hodder Headline (UK)

Caroline Stevermer, When the King Comes Home, delivered to Tor

Lois McMaster Bujold's A Civil Campaign was #4 hardcover bestseller on the Jan 2000 Locus list and #7 on Amazon.com list in same issue.

Steven Brust's Dragon was #6, and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere was #10, on the Waldenbooks paperback bestseller list.

Neil Gaiman's Stardust was selected as one of the best sf/f titles of 1999 by both Amazon.com ("Editor's Picks") and Barnes and Noble, per January Locus.

Lars Walker's Wolf Time, was published in late 1999 by Baen. His previous novel Erling's Word was also published by Baen.

pb=mass market paperback. hc=hardcover. tp=trade paperback nf=nonfiction. coll=collection. anth=anthology. r=reissue


Feb 18-20: Boskone 37, Framingham MA. GOHs: Michael Swanwick, Peter Weston. www.nesfa.org/boskone/

Feb 18-20: Gamicon Kappa (gaming con), Iowa City IA. www.sflis.org/gamicon

Apr 21-23. Minicon 35, Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. GoH: Maureen F. McHugh, Lenny Bailes, John Berkey. Memberships: $30 thru Nov 15, $40 thru Mar 15, $15 Supporting or Child. FFI: P.O. Box 8297, Lake Street Station, Mpls, MN 55408, www.mnstf.org/minicon35/

May 5-7: The Fans Paradise, Tulsa OK. Adam's Mark Hotel. Group rates available. FFI: klarrja@aol.com

May 12-14: MARSCON 2000, Radisson South, Bloomington. $25 until 12/31/99. GOHs: Mark Allen Shepherd ("Morn" from DS9), Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Jack Borkowski (head of the Klingon Assault Group). More GOHs to follow. FFI: MARSCON, P.O.Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106, marscon2k@hotmail.com, www.marscon.com

July 7-9: CONVERGENCE 2000, Downtown St. Paul Radisson. $25 until 12/31/99.FFI: CONVERGENCE 2000, P.O.Box 13208, Dinkytown Station, Minneapolis MN 55414, communications@convergence-con.org, www.convergence-con.org

July 21-23: Readercon 12. Burlington MA (near Boston MA). GOHs: Suzy McKee Charnas, Michael Moorcock. Memorial GoH: Mervyn Peake. http://www.readercon.org/

July 28-30. Diversicon 8, Holiday Inn Express--Bandanda Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul. Guest of Honor: Lois McMaster Bujold; Special Guest: Laurel Winter; Posthumous GOH: Leigh Brackett. Diversicon 8 is the host of the 2000 James Tiptree, Jr., Award Ceremonies. $25 Adult/$20 Child (ages 2-12) through 2/14/2000; $20 Adult/$25 Child February 15-July 4, 2000; $40 Adult, $35 Child At-the-Door. Diversicon 8, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. FFI: Andrew, 612-798-5880; www.SFMinnesota.com diversicon@SFMinnesota.com

Sept 15-17. Arcana 30, Holiday Inn Express—Bandana Square, 1010 W Bandana Blvd, St Paul. Guest of Honor: David Drake. $20 through December 31, 1999; $25 January 1-August 1, 2000; $30 At-the-Door. Arcana, PO Box 8036, Lake Street Station, Minneapolis, MN 55408. FFI: Eric, 612-721-5959; www.inergy.com/JBROWER, eheideman@uswest.net

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Dean Gahlon, Polly Peterson, Scott Raun, Martin Schafer, and Geri Sullivan. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month.

Minn-STF Hotline: Provides latest information and accepts messages: 612-824-5559; web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/. Minicon web site at: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/.

Gamesday Players: Board & card gaming almost every Friday evening. FFI: Richard Tatge at 612-827-3228.

Filk Circle: open to all who like to participate in music with f/sf lyrics. 4th Sunday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. Cats.

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