Einblatt! January 2006


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Board Nominations, 11 & 25 Feb. Minn-StF Board Elections, 11 Mar.


2: Don Blyly, Ann Neset, Thorin Tatge, Patrick Nielsen Hayden; 4: David Messer; 5: Claire Lenander; 6: Thomas Juntunen; 7: Margo Bratton; 9: Greg Ketter; 11: Victor Raymond; 12: Seth Breidbart; 14: Lisa Sanders; 15: Bruce Schneier; 17: Giovanna Fregni, Andrew Bertke; 18: Pamela Dyer-Bennet; 20: Kij Johnson; 23: Rachel Bendtsen; 24: Keith Hauer-Lowe; John Houghton, Katie Jennie; 26: John Slade; 30: Linda Lounsbury.


Starting with the January 7th Minn-StF meeting, the standard starting time will be 4PM. This is a test that will continue through approximately Minicon. Please let the board, president, or vice-president know what you think of it!

Anyone interested in Chairing Minicon 42, please contact either the Minn-StF Board or Greg Ketter ASAP.

MISFITS Team Trivia Challenge, Apr 1. FFI: http://misfit.org/trivia/index.htm

Publishing News

We missed listing the latest Tales Of The Unanticipated (#26, October 05/July 06 issue). Contents by Minnesotans includes stories "Transgenesis Meeses" by S.N. Arly; "The Long Walk" by Naomi Kritzer and Lyda Morehouse; and "Hair Group for Everyone" by Laurel Winter; a miscellaneous prose/humor piece by David Christenson; art by Kent Hansen; and these poems: "A Handful of Time" and "The Order of the Days" by Ruth Berman (the latter a reprint with corrected text); "Egg Foo Yung in Free Fall" by Terry A. Garey; "Raven Linguistics" by John Calvin Rezmerski; and "A Rose for Emily, Revisited" by Laurel Winter.

local publisher: University of Minnesota Press hc/tp, The Souls Of Cyberfolk: Posthumanism As Vernacular Theory by Thomas Foster (2005)

Neil Gaiman has a story, "Sunbird," in Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs . . . (2005 hc from McSweeneys Books, ed. Ted Thompson and Eli Horowitz)

Ruth Berman's poem "Invisibility" was reprinted in Dwarf Stars: 30 Stellar Short-Short Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Poems From 2004 (ed Deborah P. Kolodji)

Michael Merriam, "Jenny's Magic" in the July '06 edition of Beyond Centauri

Lois McMaster Bujold sold a two-volume fantasy novel, The Sharing Knife, to HarperCollins.

MaryJanice Davidson, Betsy The Vampire Queen, hc novels omnibus from SFBC, December

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys was #1 hardcover on the Locus lists in the December 2005 issue; also #2 for Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton and #3 for Walden/Borders in same issue. Also, Gaiman's Smoke And Mirrors was #7 paperback on the Locus lists and his American Gods was #8 pb on the Walden/Borders lists. Anansi Boys was also named one of the top ten "Best of 2005" sf titles by Amazon.com

Steven Brust, Dzur, hc, due August 2006 from Tor; and Brokedown Palace, new tp reprint, due September 2006 from Tor/Orb

Lois McMaster Bujold, pb reprints of The Curse Of Chalion and The Hallowed Hunt, due from HarperCollins in April and June of 2006

MaryJanice Davidson, Dead and Loving It (tp collection), due April; Undead and Unpopular (hc novel) and pb reprint of Undead and Unreturnable, both due June 2006; all from Berkley Sensation; also UK pb reprints of first four Undead books from Piatkus, Feb-June

Pamela Dean, Tam Lin, new pb reprint due August from Penguin/Firebird

Neil Gaiman, UK pb reprints of Mirrormask (May) and Anansi Boys (September), both from Hodder Headline; also an (expensive) limited ed. of Anansi Boys due February in hc from Hill House (US)

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


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

July 7-9. Convergence 2006. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington, MN. GoH: David Weber, Miles Teves, Kenneth Hite, Greg Weisman. Pre-reg deadline May 15. www.convergence-con.org

Aug 4-7. MythCon 37, Norman, OK. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold. www.mythsoc.org/mythcon37.html

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 January 26th, 2006 sharp!