Einblatt! July 2005


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings, Aug 6 & 20


1: Corwin Brust; 2: Neeters Hollister; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey, Kris Spiesz; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Doug Friauf, Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 14: Lalee Kerr; 15: Kay Roberts; 16: Chuck Holst; 17: Floyd Henderson, Christina Scholl; 18: Eleanor Fregni; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Mike Bakula, Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson; 28: John Johnson.


Polly Peterson has an Interaction membership for sale. FFI: pjpete1981@yahoo.com

Peder D. Wagtskjold, age 41, of New Hope, MN, bookseller extraordinaire and avid book collector, died on Monday, June 6, from complications of a short illness. He worked at DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis for nearly 12 years, and more recently ran his own bookselling venture, PDW Books, specializing in ghost stories, weird fiction and Arkham House titles.

CoA: Betsy Lundsten, 987 Edmund Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

Publishing News

Arnason, Eleanor, Ordinary People (Aqueduct tp, 2005)--a collection

Sethra Lavode by Steven Brust is #2 paperback on June LOCUS Bestsellers list.

New David Prill story, "Rocket Fall," posted at http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/originals/originals_archive/prill2/

Lois McMaster Bujold's Borders Of Infinity, August hc reprint from NESFA Press

MaryJanice Davidson: from Berkley Sensation, new hc novel Undead and Unreturnable (November) and pb reprint novel Undead and Unappreciated (December); from Kensington Brava, tp collection Really Unusual Bad Boys (October)

More Neil Gaiman reprints: hcs of Mirror Mask (with Dave McKean, HarperCollins, October) and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett, HarperCollinsMorrow, November) and tps of The Wolves In The Walls (with McKean, HarperTrophy, August) and The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish (with McKean, Bloomsbury in the UK, October)

Pete Hautman, Hole In The Sky, November pb reprint from Simon Pulse

Clifford Simak, hc collection Physician To The Universe, was on May schedule for Darkside Press (the first of a multivolume complete Simak short stories set)

Tor Starblaze July hc, Pay the Piper, by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple

Harcourt/Magic Carpet doing October tp reprints of River Rats by Caroline Stevermer and Book of Enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede; Tor doing March 2006 pb reprint of Stevermer's A Scholar of Magics

Llewellyn (local publisher) novels: pb The Seer: Last Dance by Linda Joy Singleton (June) and tps Diadem: Worlds Of Magic: Book Of War by John Peel (May); Stuck Down by Eileen Rosenbloom (June); The Quickening by Ly de Angeles (August) and Red Is For Remembrance by Laurie Faria Stolarz (August), and tp collection Bonechillers: 13 Twisted Tales Of Terror by D.W. Cooper (August)

Hanging Out With The Dream King: Interviews With Neil Gaiman And His Collaborators by Joel McCabe is on the International Horror Guild Awards ballot for Nonfiction

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

Aug. 19-21, Diversicon 13. Holiday Inn Select, Airport--Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Sheree R. Thomas, Special Guest: Minister Faust. $30 till July 14th, $40 ATD, Student (5-17) $20. Eric-612-721-5959, www.diversicon.org, info@diversicon.org

Oct. 7-9, Arcana 35. Holiday Inn Express, Bandana Square, St. Paul, MN, GoH: Stephen Jones. $25 through Labor Day, $35 ATD. Eric-612-721-5959, http://pages.prodigy.net/rekal, eheideman@dhzone.com

Oct. 14-16, Consume/Relaxacon 2005. Holiday Inn Select, Airport-Mall of America, Bloomington, MN. PGoHs: Frank Kelly Freas & Andre Norton. $35 till Oct. 7th, $45 ATD, Teens (11-16) $15. http://relaxacon.tripod.com, consume@visi.com, Rick-651-483-6290

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 July 28th, 2005 sharp!