Einblatt! October 2005


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: 11/5 - Karen Cooper w/ Blaisdell Poly; 11/19 - TBD


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Kashia LeBeau, Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman, Barry Watson; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 13: Lisa Bah, Rosie Konkol; 14: Barb Jensen; 16: Ryan Alexander; 17: Andy Anda, Mauricette Keeley; 18: Jeff Schalles; 19: Hewitt Schaefer; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 24: Jerry Boyajian; 25: Sue Grandys; 27: Sergei Alderman, 28: Slugger, 30: Shaun Tancheff


The new Mpls Public Library Auditorium will have author names plaques on all the seats. Each plaque will be $500, there is a coordinating effort. FFI: http://www.wilbers.com/MinnesotaAuthorsCampaign.htm

John Berkey Show starting 11/4, FYI: artorg.info/index.php?cat=7

Publishing News

Jaye Lawrence, "Fallen Idols," Oct/Nov 2005 Magazine Of F&SF. (We missed listing her previous story, "Kissing Frogs," in the May 2004 F&SF).

Phillip C. Jennings, "Back to Moab," Asimov's for Oct/Nov 2005

The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold was #1 on the hardcover bestseller list in the September Locus, and #10 on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list in the same issue. Bujold's Paladin Of Souls was #2 on the Locus paperback list.

Lois McMaster Bujold's "Winterfair Gifts" finished fourth in Best Novella voting for the Hugos. MaryJanice Davidson's Undead and Unemployed is a Best Romance nominee for the first Quill Awards. Neil Gaiman's "The Problem of Susan" is a finalist for the 2005 British Fantasy Awards in Best Short Fiction category.

Local publishers: DreamHaven Books has reissued Now We Are Sick (ed Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones) and Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores (ed. Greg Ketter), both in tp. Now out or soon to be from Llewellyn Books, all in tp: Diadem: Worlds Of Magic: Book Of Oceans by John Peel; Sea Switch by Linda Joy Singleton; Shadowqueen by Debbie Federici and Susan Vaught; Sign Of The Crescent by Debbie Federici.

Neil Gaiman, "The Empty Chambers" (poem), in Outsiders ed. Holder & Kilpatrick (Roc, 2003)

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Hallowed Hunt, pb reprint from HarperColins Eos scheduled for June 2006; limited collectors' edition hc also out now or soon from Hill House

MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unreturnable (hc) due November, and a new Jennifer Scales book (with Anthony Alongi, in tp) due June 2006, both from Berkley

Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors, pb reprint from HarperCollins/Avon now out; (expanded) limited collectors' edition of American Gods out from Hill House; Anansi Boys, hc reprint due from SFBC in October; Coraline and Mirrormask coming out in tp from Bloomsbury (UK), and four titles reprinted in pb by Hodder Headline (UK): American Gods; Neverwhere; Stardust; and Smoke and Mirrors

Lyda Morehouse, Tall, Dark and Dead (Berkley tp) due May 2006

Katya Reimann (and Cherry Wilder), The Wanderer, Tor pb reprint due December

Patricia C. Wrede, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, hc omnibus reprint from Science Fiction Book Club for October

Ruth Berman has a poem, "Space Sukkoth," in the September/October issue of Jewish Currents - the seasonally appropriate issue (Sukkoth this year starts the evening of October 17).

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


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

Nov. 11-13, Windycon 32. GoH's include Nate & Louie Bucklin. http://www.windycon.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 September 22nd, 2005 sharp!