September 2002


Advance Warning

Oct 5th: Minn-StF, Irene & Scott Raun’s. Oct 19th: Minn-StF, Michael Kauper's. Oct 20th: Minicon 38 Open Meeting, Larry Sanderson’s


3: Craig Jewell; 4: Michael Schneider, Kevin Austin; 5: Susan Champeny, Sharon Kahn, Dan Kolby; 6: Greg Foss; 7: Michael A. Zalar; 8: Louie Spooner Trainor; 11: Ed McGlaughlin; 12: Jean Mornard; 16: Jane Hausfeld, Kris Jensen; 17: Barbara Geraud, Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 22: Dave Wixon; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 26: Michael Flowers, Lon Levy, Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin, Anne Miller, Kurt Griesemer; 30: Jon Singer


Author Charles Sheffield had an operation for brain cancer on August 14th. http://www.baen.com/Sheffield/Sheffield_Article.aspx?date=2002-08-12

Publishing News

John M. Ford had an article, "Eventful History: Version 1.x," in True Names And The Opening Of The Cyberspace Frontier (ed. Vernor Vinge and James Frenkel; Tor, 2001)

Eleanor Arnason, "The Potter of Bones," in September 2002 Asimov's

Biting Dog Press has announced a limited hc edition of Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples, with an introduction by Jack Zipes ($125 advance order); it has already issued a limited hc edition (also at $125) of the play version of Gaiman's short story "Murder Mysteries."

New World Publishers (of Plymouth MN) lists first publication of John Norman's Witness Of Gor as forthcoming, along with reprints of the previous 25 volumes: www.newworldpublishers.com

2001 World Fantasy Awards Nominees include: Novel: American Gods, Neil Gaiman; and The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold

Stephen Brust: Issola (pb reprint from Tor due December); Cowboy Feng's Bar and Grille (tp reprint from Tor/Orb due March 03); Paths of the Dead (hc from Tor due November); Book of Athyra (tp omnibus from Ace due Feb. 03)

Lois McMaster Bujold: Curse of Chalion (Harper UK tp reprint out; Harper UK pb reprint due Feb '03; Harper/Eos pb reprint in US due October); Diplomatic Immunity (SFBC hc reprint released in May); Miles Errant (Baen tp omnibus due in September)

Emma Bull: Territory, new novel, Jan 03 hc from Tor)

Gordon R. Dickson: Dorsai Spirit (omnibus--hc from Tor out; tp reprint from Tor due March 03), with Ben Bova: Hour Of The Gremlins (Dec tp omnibus from Baen)

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

Neil Gaiman: Coraline (hc novel out from HarperCollins in US; hc and tp from Bloomsbury in UK)

P.C. Hodgell: Blood and Ivory (tp reprint from Meisha Merlin due August)

Joel Rosenberg (and Raymond Feist), Murder In Lamut, HarperUK tp reprint due December

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

Patricia C. Wrede: The Magician's Ward, September tp reprint Tor/Starscape; Dealing With Dragons and Searching For Dragons, both November pb reprints from Harcourt/Magic Carpet

Old info we missed listing at the time: Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #7 on the Jan 2002 Locus hc best sellers list, and #9 on the Amazon.com list in the same issue

Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity was #5 bestselling hc on Amazon.com list in June Locus; it was #5 on the July "Locus Bestsellers" list and #1 on the Amazon.com and on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton lists in that July issue

Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity was #1 hardcover on the August Locus list; it was #3 on the Amazon.com list and #2 on both the Borders/Walden and Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton lists; in the same issue. Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #1 paperback on three of the four lists, and #7 on the Amazon.com list. A Walking Tour of The Shambles, co-authored by Gaiman and Gene Wolfe, was runner-up (e.g. #6) on the Locus Trade Paperback list.

Year's Best Science Fiction: 19th Annual Collection (ed. G Dozois) includes "Moby Quilt" by Eleanor Arnason and "The Real Thing" by Carolyn Ives Gilman; its "Honorable Mentions 2001" list includes Arnason's "Lifeline," Gilman's "The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice," and Neil Gaiman's "Other People"

Locus Award for "Best Fantasy Novel" to American Gods by Neil Gaiman (by a huge margin). Other Locus Award poll results (from the August issue) include Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion (#3 Best Fantasy Novel); Lyda Morehouse's Archangel Protocol (#11 Best First Novel); and Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter by Jack Zipes (#6 Best Non-fiction Book)

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


Sep 20-22: Midwest Construction, Rosemont, IL. http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/Midwest_Construction.html

Sep 27-29: MadCon 2002, Madison, WI. GOH: Allen Steele. http://www.madcon.org

Oct 4-6: Trinoc-con 2002, Durham, NC. GOHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, James Wappel, Dave Arneson, Fred Chappell. http://www.trinoc-con.org

Oct 18-20: ICON 27, Cedar Rapids, IA. GOHs: Jennifer Roberson, John Garner, Les & Jeannette Roth, Rusty Hevelin. http://www.mindbridge.org/icon/

Oct 18-20: Conjecture, San Diego, CA. GOH: Steven Brust. http://www.conjecture.org

Oct 25-27: CONsume/Relaxacon 2002, Ramada Inn Northwest, Brooklyn Park. Adults $30 till Oct. 1st, $40 ATD. Supporting $5 convertible for $20 till Oct. 1st. Rooms $69 per night. Posthumous GoH: Scott Imes. FFI: Rick Gellman, 651-483-6290, relaxacon@hotmail.com, or http://relaxacon.tripod.com/.

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

Apr 18-20, 2003. Minicon 38, Mpls. GoHs: Robert J. Sawyer & Carolyn Clink, Sue Mason, Steve Macdonald. $30 early bird (see your local con for Minn-StF/Minicon party for this rate through 10/31, $35 through 10/31, $45 through 3/17, $70 ATD. $15 Supporting, Child: $15 through 3/17, $30 ATD. FFI: www.mnstf.org/minicon/minicon38/

July 4-6, 2003: CONvergence 2003: Time Flies, Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, MN. $30 through 12/31, $40 through 5/15, $55 ATD. Children 6-12, $15 through 5/15, $20 ATD. Supporting $20 through 5/15, converting $20. FFI: www.convergence-con.org

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.

Artists and Writers: Get your art and thoughts in print in Stipple-Apa, small-and-cozy general-interest publication. FFI Jeanne Mealy 651-771-7226

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