Einblatt! December 2004


Advance Warning

Jan 15: Minn-StF Meeting


2: Martin McClure, Rose Ellen Kuhfeld; 3: Lynn Anderson; 4: Marti Bancroft, Jerry Corwin, Felicia Herman, Anne Gay; 5: Tom Grewe; 9: Larry Sanderson; 10: Laura Krentz; 11: Reen Brust, Ken Fletcher, Ruth Odren, David Wilford; 12: Joan Marie Verba; 13: Emma Bull; 15: Garth Danielson, Scott Raun, Angie Zuber; 22: Jane Strauss; 23: Dean Gahlon; 24: Karen Johnson; 25: Eric Forste; 31: Jan Appelbaum, Erik Baker


CoEA: Laura Jean is now at MissLauraJean@att.net.

Publishing News

MaryJanice Davidson, "Dead Girls Don't Dance," in Carvings (ed. anon), 2004 Jove pb

Local Publisher: Velocity Press (St. Paul) has published another anthology of work from the Ratbastards writing group: Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo (tp, 2004).

Neil Gaiman/local publisher: a cd, Speaking In Tongues, and a chapbook reprint of his short story "Shoggoth's Old Peculiar" have both just been published by DreamHaven.

The Book Of Ballads (graphic fiction illustrated by Charles Vess), a 2004 Green Man hc, includes "The False Knight on the Road" by Neil Gaiman and a reprint (from Firebirds) of "The Black Fox" by Emma Bull.

The Faery Reel (ed Datlow and Windling; Viking hc) includes new short stories "The Faery Reel" by Neil Gaiman and "De La Tierra" by Emma Bull.

Kara Dalkey's "The Lady of the Ice Garden" is reprinted in Tiptree Award Anthology 1 (ed. Karen Joy Fowler et al; a 2004 Tachyon press tp).

Joel Rosenberg provides an introduction to Legions Of Space, a Keith Laumer collection (Baen pb, 2004).

Black Coat Press has published two movie scripts by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly: War For The Oaks: The Screenplay and Nightspeeder: The Screenplay (tp, 2004). http://www.blackcoatpress.com/scriptlibrary.htm

Neil Gaiman won an Israeli Gefen Award for Best Fantasy Book for his collection Smoke And Mirrors (source: Locus).

Neil Gaiman, Patricia Wrede, and Lois McMaster Bujold were among eight authors speaking at the SF and Fantasy pavilion at the National Book Awards in October in Washington DC; see the November Locus for descriptions of their talks.

Mary Jane Davidson's Undead And Unemployed was #10 paperback on the Locus Bestsellers list (November issue).

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


Dec 3-5, SMOFcon 22, Washington, DC. http://www.seahunt.org/smofcon22/

Mar 25-27, 2005, Minicon 40, Mpls, MN. GoHs: Terry Pratchett, Jim Young. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

Apr 8-10, 2005. Odysseycon V, Madison, WI. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Nick Atoms. http://www.venture-1.com/~oddcon/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Joe Agee, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Sharon Kahn and Scott Raun. Email board@mnstf.org - which also includes Polly Peterson, the Recording Secretary. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Minn-STF web site at: www.mnstf.org/. Minicon web site at: 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 December 23rd, 2004 sharp!