Einblatt! May 2005


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 4 & (tentatively) Jun 25


1: Joel Rosenberg; 3: David Cargo; 8: Thomas Keeley, Todd McInroy; 11: Malcolm Heath, Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy, Ragnar Riley; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 19: Scott Imes; 24: Mike Heinsohn, Lydia Nickerson; 25: Doc Bonewits; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen, Ron Searby; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier


The Mnstf Summer Picnic will be held Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the Wabun picnic area C (same place as the last three years). The picnic was moved from August to July to avoid conflicting with WorldCon (8/4-8/8).

CoA: Jeff & Marjorie Schalles, 749 36th Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418, HPhone: 612-627-0319.

CoA: Laramie Sasseville, 1460 Sherburne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104, HPhone: 651-646-2309

Peter Hentges is maintaining a Minn-StF Calendar at http://ical.mac.com/jbru/MN-Stf - it should at least have the semi-monthly meetings.

Publishing News

Jim Young story "The Pitiless Stars" in the July 2005 F&SF

One of the Nonfiction nominees for the current Bram Stoker Awards is a book about Neil Gaiman (Hanging Out With The Dream King, by Joseph McCabe).

Lyda Morehouse's Apocalypse Array was given a "Special Citation" by the administrators of the Philip K. Dick Award.

"Winterfair Gifts" by Lois McMaster Bujold is a 2005 Hugo novella nominee.

Three local authors have essays in The Anthology At The End Of The Universe (ed. Glenn Yeffeth; BenBella Books tp, 2005): "The Secret Symbiosis: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Its Impact on Real Computer Science" by Bruce Bethke; "You Can't Go Home Again, Damn It! Even If Your Planet Hasn't Been Blown Up By Vogons," by Susan Sizemore; and "The Only Sane Man In The Universe" by Marguerite Krause.

Adam Stemple, "A Piece of Flesh," reprinted in Year's Best Science Fiction And Fantasy For Teens (ed. Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden; Tor hc/tp, 2005), Emma Bull's "De La Tierra" was listed as an honorable mention in the volume.

Ruth Berman's "What I Did on My Park Vacation" was translated into Hungarian by Nemeth Attila, as "Hogyan toltottem vakaciomat a parkban", in the Hugarian sf zine Galaktika, January 2005. (see the PDF version for properly accented vowels)

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


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 May 26th, 2005 sharp!