Einblatt! January 2005


Advance Warning

Feb 12: Minn-StF Meeting - 1st Board Nominations, Laramie Sasseville's; Feb 19: Minn-StF Meeting - 2nd Board Nominations, Pool Party, Sheraton Bloomington.


2: Don Blyly, Ann Neset, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton, Katie Jennie; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury


Interviews of Eleanor Arnason, Ruth Berman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Margaret Howes, Tim Powers, and Professor Jack Zipes can now be viewed in QuickTime format at the TV Bookshelf website, http://www.tvbookshelf.com

Publishing News

Hill House is issuing a limited hc of a new Gaiman book, Melinda: 1000 signed copies; 60 pages; heavily illustrated; $90; details at http://hillhousepublishers.com/

Marguerite Krause and Susan Sizemore, Children Of The Rock v. 1 and 2 (Moon's Dreaming and Moon's Dancing) released in hc and tp by Five Star.

Lois McMaster Bujold, Paladin Of Souls, pb reprint, HarperTorch, May

MaryJanice Davidson, Hello, Gorgeous!, tp from Kensington/Brava, March; and Undead And Unappreciated, hc from Berkley Sensation, July

Neil Gaiman, UK pb reprints from Hodder Headline of American Gods; Neverwhere; Smoke and Mirrors; and Stardust, all September; and Mirrormask , art hc, HarperCollins/Morrow, May

Naomi Kritzer, Freedom's Apprentice, pb, BantamSpectra, May

Joel Rosenberg, Home Front, pb reprint, Tor Forge, September; and Night Moves, hc, Baen, July

Susan Sizemore, I Hunger For You, hc, Pocket Star, May; and "Among the Stars" in Rotten Relations, ed. Denise Little (DAW '04)

John Sladek, The Complete Roderick, tp, Overlook,

Adam Stemple , Pay The Piper, hc, Tor Starscape, July

Caroline Stevermer, A Scholar Of Magics, pb reprint, Tor, July

Local publisher: Diadem: Worlds Of Magic: Book Of Thunder by John Peel (tp reprint; now out); sequels Book Of Earth (January) and Book Of Nightmares (March) forthcoming; also The Seer: Last Dance by Linda Joy Singleton (pb, June).

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


Jan 21-23, 31 Flavors of Confusion, Detroit, MI. GoHs: Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Steven Brust, David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, Derek Grime,Christian Ready. http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/2005/

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 January 27th, 2005 sharp!