April 2002


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings, May 4 & 18.


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader, Bruce Bethke; 9: Julie Johnson; 10: John M. Ford; 13: Dave Romm; 15: Sean Novack, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger, Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer


John Atwood in early March.

John Dyer-Bennet, David Dyer-Bennet’s father, died of cancer on March 19th – memorial will be 4:00PM on Friday, 3-May-2002, at Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel.

CoEA: Krissy, Chrisb77@attglobal.net.

R. A. Lafferty died March 19th.

Publishing News

Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS is on the Bram Stoker Awards "preliminary ballot" for Best Novel (final ballot will be determined by April 1st).

Ruth Berman, edited, "The Case of the Missing Paperbacks," discussed by Gordon van Gelder, Ellen Datlow, and Claude Lalumiere printed as an article in The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and FantasyWriters of America, Spring 2002.

Gordon R. Dickson, Four to Dorsai!, hc omnibus currently offered by SFBC.

Mary Monica Pulver's latest book, A Murderous Yarn (written as Monica Ferris) has made the short-list of finalists for the "Saint Paul Reads" program.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman was #5 hc on the March LOCUS bestseller list; it was also #7 on the Amazon.com list reported in same issue.

Miles, Mystery & Mayhem by Lois McMaster Bujold was #9 hc on the March LOCUS bestseller list.

Forthcoming books:


Bethany House / Arena / by Karen Hancock / tp / May

Coffee House Press / The Mermaid That Came Between Them / by Carol Ann Sims / hc / April

Steven Brust: Issola / pb novel reprint / Tor / October; The Paths Of The Dead / hc novel / Tor / November

Lois McMaster Bujold: Diplomatic Immunity / hc novel / Baen / May / also SFBC / May; Miles Errant / tp omnibus / Baen / September; The Curse Of Chalion / pb novel reprint / HarperCollins Eos / October; The Warrior's Apprentice / hc novel reprint / NESFA Press / now out; The Curse Of Chalion / tp novel reprint / HarperCollins Voyager (UK) / July

Kara Dalkey: Water Book Two: Reunion / young adult novel / HarperCollins Avon / April; Water Book Three: Transformation / young adult novel / HarperCollins Avon / June

Gordon R. Dickson: Hour Of The Horde / tp novel, reprint / Baen / November; Dorsai Spirit / tp omnibus / Tor / June

John M. Ford: The Dragon Waiting / tp novel reprint / Orion Gollancz (UK) / May

Neil Gaiman: Coraline / young adult hc novel / HarperCollins / September; Adventures In The Dream Trade / hc collection / NESFA Press / now out; American Gods / pb novel reprint / Hodder Headline (UK) / March

P.C. Hodgell: Blood And Ivory / tp collection, reprint / Meisha Merlin / August

Lyda Morehouse: Fallen Host / pb novel / Penguin ROC / May

Joel Rosenberg: Not Quite Scaramouche / pb novel reprint / Tor / June; Legends Of The Riftwar Book 2: Murder In Lamut (with Raymond E. Feist) / hc novel / HarperCollins Voyager (UK) / May; also tp novel reprint / HarperCollins Voyager (UK) / December

Will Shetterly: Dogland / tp novel reprint / Tor Starscape / April (now out??)

John Sladek: Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek / tp collection / Big Engine (UK) / April

Caroline Stevermer: A College Of Magics / tp novel reprint / Tor Starscape / October

Patricia C. Wrede: Mairelon The Magician / tp novel reprint / Tor Starscape / April; The Magician's Ward / tp novel reprint / Tor Starscape / December

Jack Zipes: Breaking The Magic Spell: Radical Theories Of Folk And Fairy Tales (revised and expanded edition) / tp nonfiction / University of Pennsylvania Press / August

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


April 5-7, WillyCon IV, Wayne, NE. GOHs: James P. Hogan, Terese Nielsen, Paul Clites. http://www.wsc.edu/student/activities/clubs/sfclub/willycon

April 11-14, World Horror Convention 2002, Chicago, IL. GOHs: Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Randy Broecker, Gahan Wilson, Jo Fletcher, Beth Gwinn, Melissa Ann Singer, Liz Mandeville Greeson, Jill Thompson, Pat Tallman - Rich "Svengoolie" Koz. http://www.whc2002.org

April 12-14, Odyssey Con 2002, Madison, WI. GOHs: Timothy Zahn, David B. Coe, Gary Gygax. http://www.oddcon.org

April 19-21, Congenial , Racine, WI. http://www.congenial.org

May 3-5, DemiCon The 13th, Des Moines, IA. GOHs: F. Paul Wilson, Alan M. Clark, Dennis Lynch, Rusty Hevelin. www.demicon.org

May 24-26, ConQuest 33 1/3, Kansas City, MO. GOHs: Connie Willis, Patrick Nielsen hayden, Kelly Freas and Laura Freas, Michael J. Walsh, Frank M. Robinson. www.kcsciencefiction.org

May 24-27, WisCon 26, Madison, WI. GOHs: Nalo Hopkinson & Nina Kiriki Hoffman. http://www.sf3.org/wiscon

Jul 5-7, Convergence 2002, Radisson South, Mpls, MN. GoH’s; Mark Altman, Robert Meyer Burnett, Nene Thomas, Phil Hester, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood. Adults $35 1/1 – 5/15, 2002: $50 ATD. Children 6-12, $15, 5 and under, Free. Supporting $15 to 5/15. www.convergence-con.org

Oct 31 – Nov 3. World Fantasy Convention 2002, Minneapolis, MN. GoH’s: Dennis Etchison, Jonathan Carroll, Kathe Koja. Stephen Jones, Dave McKean. Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Mpls, MN. FFI: wfc@dreamhavenbooks.com

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Laura Jean Fish, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn, Scott Raun, and Larry Sanderson. 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 Saturday at 5pm: 3236 Cedar Ave South; FFI: 612-721-6076. Cats.

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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Mike Pins (conventions).

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