Einblatt! April 2005


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: May 7 & 21.


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader, Bruce Bethke; 9: Julie Johnson; 10: John M. Ford; 13: Dave Romm; 15: Sean Novack, 16: Carole Vandal, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger, Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer


The new Minn-StF Board is Kevin Austin, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, and Scott Raun. The new President is Peter Hentges. The new Vice-President is Laurel Krahn.

Publishing News

Lyda Morehouse is on the judges' panel for the 2005 Philip K. Dick Award.

Naomi Kritzer sold German translation rights to Freedom's Gate, per Locus.

The Henson film Mirrormask by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean is tentatively due for a fall release; the hc script will be published in May by HarperCollinsMorrow.

Local publisher: LERNER/CAROLRHODA printing The Silver Child by Cliff McNish (hc)

Lois McMaster Bujold: The Hallowed Hunt (hc) scheduled for June by HarperCollinsEos and by the SFBC.

Neil Gaiman: The Anansi Boys (hc novel) due in September from HarperCollinsMorrow in the US and HarperCollinsHeadline in the UK. His Coraline has a September tp reprint due in the UK from Bloomsbury and his nonfiction title Don't Panic: Douglas Adams and The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy is being reissued in hc by Titan Books in the UK.

Susan Sizemore: I Hunger For You (hc novel reprint) is a May SFBC offering.

Adam Stemple, Singer of Souls (hc novel) due in August from Tor.

Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer: Magicians of Quality (hc two-novel omnibus) is a March SFBC offering.

Ruth Berman's poem "Potherb Gardening" (as short poem Rhysling winner in 2004) is in Nebula Awards Showcase 2005, The Year's Best SF and Fantasy, ed. Jack Dann (Roc Books). So is Eleanor Arnason's story, "The Goxhat Poems."

Ruth Berman also has a poem, "Grave Gifts," in Dreams and Nightmares #70, January 2005 (ed. David Kopaska-Merkel).

Susan Sizemore, "Dish of the Day," in You Bet Your Planet (DAW pb 2005, ed. Greenberg & Koren)

Jim Young has a story in a summer issue of F&SF.

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Apr 8-10, 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

Apr 14-16, 2006, Minicon 41, Mpls, MN. GoH: Harlan Ellison. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, and Scott Raun. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 1st Thursday 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 April 28th, 2005 sharp!