Einblatt! March 2005


Advance Warning

April 2 & 16: Minn-StF Meetings.


2: Linda Paul; 3: Peter Toluzzi, Keith Rockhold; 5: Phillip C. Jennings; 8: Joella Bonser, Steve Cox; 9: David Emerson; 10: Margie Lessinger; 14: Ben Lessinger; 16: Megan Totusek, Kate Worley; 18: Bruce Krafft; 19: Karen Cooper; 21: Teresa Nielsen Hayden; 24: Ken Hardwick, Pat Beckfield; 26: Jason Hollister; 27: Bryan Andersen, Peter Hentges; 28: Davey Snyder


The March Rivendell meeting will be at Minicon for a discussion of Terry Pratchett's fantasy, the Discworld books and particularly, his recent acclaimed children's fantasies, such as The Amazing Maurice, etc, The Wee Free Men and A Hatful of Rain.

CoEA: Laramie Sasseville, lksasseville@earthlink.net

Publishing News

Emma Bull, "A Bird That Whistles," reprinted in New Magics, ed Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor hc 2004 and tp 2005)

MaryJanice Davidson, "Biting in Plain Sight," in Bite, ed. anon (Jove pb, 2005)

Neil Gaiman, "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire," reprinted in Fantasy: Best Of 2004, ed Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan (ibooks pb, 2005)

Adam Stemple (and Jane Yolen), "Troubles," in Emerald Magic, ed. Andrew Greeley (Tor pb, 2004)

Gordon R. Dickson, "St. Dragon and the George," reprinted in The World Turned Upside Down, ed David Drake et al (Tor hc, 2005)

Suzanne Fischer, "Three Poems," in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #15

MaryJanice Davidson, Derik's Bane, novel (Berkley pb, 2005)

Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin Of Souls is a 2004 Nebula "Best Novel" finalist

Denny Lien sold a "Curiosities" column to F&SF.

Lyda Morehouse's Apocalypse Array is a "Best Science Fiction Novel" finalist for the 2004 Romantic Times Book Club Readers' Choice Awards.

Steven Brust, "The Man from Shemhaza," in Enemies Of Fortune (ed. Lynn Abbey), Tor hc, 2005

Per the 2/05 Locus, Lois McMaster Bujold sold audiobook rights to six Vorkosigan titles to Blackstone; MaryJanice Davidson sold a collection of werewolf stories to Berkley; and Susan Sizemore sold three more vampire novels to Pocket Books.

There's a lengthy interview/cover story with Neil Gaiman in the February 2005 Locus.

The February Locus also contains their 2004 "Recommended Reading" list; this includes Eleanor Arnason's "The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance" (novelette) and, among short stories, Neil Gaiman's "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire," Philip C. Jennings' "The Saint," and Kij Johnson's "The Empress Jingu Fishes."

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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/

July 1-3, Convergence. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington. http://www.CONvergence-con.org

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).

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