October 2002


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Halloween, Nov 2nd at Dreampark. Minn-StF Meeting Nov 16th.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia LeBeau, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 13: Lisa Bah; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 18: Jeff Schalles; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman, 28: Slugger, 30: Shaun Tancheff


Survey Question: Iím thinking of producing a PDF version of Einblatt that could print out just like the dead tree edition. Would the existence of this version mean you wouldnít need the dead tree edition any more? Responses to sraun@fireopal.org.

Robert Forward died of brain cancer on Sept 22nd.

Dr. Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Ph. D., musician, author, and internationally known oral historian died September 12, 2002, after a twenty-year battle with leukemia and cancer.

CoA: David W. Schroth, P.O. Box 130361, Roseville, MN 55113-0004

Publishing News

Per Will Shetterly, Emma Bullís new novel Territory should be coming out about Jan í04.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods won the Hugo for Best Novel.

Local nominees for World Fantasy Awards include not only Bujold and Gaiman for Best Novel (as noted in last month's EINBLATT) but also The Sidecar Preservation Society in the Special Award category. We've missed noting several of their chapbooks, the latest being A Donald Wandrei Miscellany, edited by Duane Olsen. For details and a list of past publications, see http://flintsilver.netfirms.com/Sidecar books.htm

Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse Of Chalion won the 2002 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in the Adult Literature category

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was a Best Novel finalist for the British Fantasy Awards

Yearís Best Fantasy and Horror: 15th Annual (ed Datlow & Windling) "Honorable Mentions" Ruth Berman's poem "Renting the Overgrown Grounds" (Asimov's Jan 2001) and Neil Gaiman's story "Other People" (F&SF Oct/Nov 2001), plus four pieces from Minnesota-based magazines: Alex DeNiro's "The Excavation" from Minnesota Monthly (June 2001); Patricia Rutale's "Creatures" from Tales Of The Unanticipated #22; Darrell Schweitzer's poem "I Dreamed That I Sailed in a Ship of Heroes" from MOOREEFFOC #4 and Kiel Stuart's story "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" from MOOREEFFOC #5

Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity was #3 hardcover bestseller on the September Locus list as well as #7 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list and #9 on the Walden/Borders list in the same issue.

Neil Gaiman's American Gods was #1 paperback bestseller on the September Locus list; #2 on Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton, and #10 on the Amazon.com lists in the same issue; it also spent three weeks in June on the New York Times Book Review bestseller list, rising to #15, and two weeks in June on the PUBLISHERS WEEKLY bestseller list, topping at #8

Naomi Kritzer, Fires Of The Faithful now out; Turning The Storm due January (both Bantam Spectra pbs)

Katya Reimann, Prince Of Fire And Ashes (Tor hc) was published earlier this summer

David Prill's The Unnatural is being reprinted as an online serial at www.revolutionSF.com

Laurel Winter, "The Intergalactic Host Program" (poem) is in the October/November 2002 Asimov's

Bruce Bethke's 1990 novel Maverick is being reprinted in the Pocket tp omnibus Isaac Asimov's Robots and Aliens 3, due January

Steven Brust's The Book Of Taltos, hc omnibus reprint from SFBC out

Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, hc reprint due December from NESFA Press

Louise Erdrich, The Antelope Wife, British tp reprint from HarperCollins/Flamingo now out

Neil Gaiman, Adventures in the Dream Trade, tp reprint from NESFA Press and Coraline, hc reprint from SFBC, both now out

Joel Rosenberg, Guardians of the Flame (Baen hc omnibus), due January; Not Really The Prisoner Of Zenda (hc novel) due from Tor June 2003; Murder In Lamut (with Raymond E. Feist), British pb reprint due June 2003 from HarperCollins/Flamingo

Laurel Winter, Growing Wings, September pb reprint from Penguin/Firebird

Local publisher: Bethany House's list includes two tp titles by John B. Olsen and Randall Ingermanson: Oxygen and The Fifth Man

Local publisher: DreamHaven Books, hc anthology due November: Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores, ed. Greg Ketter

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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 Ė Nov 3. World Fantasy Convention 2002, Minneapolis, MN. GoHís: 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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This Einblatt was edited by Scott Raun with the assistance of Denny Lien (publishing news) and Mike Pins (conventions).

Einblatt is a monthly publication of the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, devoted to news of the local SF community. E-mail same to einblatt@mnstf.org, or send to Scott Raun, 3928 11th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; or call him at 612-822-0451. Email submissions most preferred, no phone calls after 10pm. // Next Einblatt! Deadline: 11:59PM Oct 24th, 2002 sharp!