Einblatt! January 2007


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings & Board Nominations: Feb 10 & 24


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

Publishing News:

Dzur by Steven Brust is the #3 hardcover bestseller on the November Locus list; it also ranked #30 on the 27 August New York Times Book Review list reproted there. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman is the #6 hc bestseller on the Barnes & Noble/B. Dalton list and #9 on the Borders/Waldenbooks list in the same issue, and Gaiman's Stardust is #3 trade pb on the B&N/B.Dalton and his Anansi Boys #9 pb on Borders/Waldebooks lists.

Alan DeNiro story, "Have You Any Wool," appears in Twenty Epics, ed. Moles and Groppi (2006 tp from All-Star Stories)

Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora was selected by the editors of the Science Fiction Book Club as their Fantasy Book of the Year.

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts has released Eleanor Arnason's "The Grammarian's Five Daughters" as their Winter 2006 publication, in three editions: chapbook for $35; "standard edition" for $195; "deluxe" for $495.

Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things was #7 on the December Locus hc bestseller list; it was also #1 on the Borders/Walden and #2 on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton lists in the same issue. Additionally, his Anansi Boys was #6 on the Locus pb list; #1 on Borders/Walden, and #2 on B&N/Dalton.

Steven Brust's Dzur was #6 on the December Locus hc bestseller list.

Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory, June SFBC hc; The Sharing Knife, Vol. 2: Legacy, hc scheduled for July from HarperCollins; Miles & Metallurgy, August hc omnibus from Baen.

Emma Bull, Territory, hc novel scheduled from Tor for June

MaryJanice Davidson: Undead And Uneasy, June 07 Berkeley Sensation hc. UK reprints from Piatkus of her Sleeping With The Fishes (pb, March) and Undead and Uneasy (tp, June) and Undead and Unpopular (pb, June). Also, her June 07 Berkeley Jam pb listed here before as The White Moon Elm is apparently to be titled The Silver Moon Elm.

The Neil Gaiman Reader (ed. Darrell Schweitzer) due out this month in tp from Wildside Press. Gaiman's M Is For Magic (hc young adult collection) is scheduled by HarperCollins for July, and another pb reprint of Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) should be out now from HarperTorch. Interworld (with Michael Reaves), young adult hc, due July from HarperCollins/Eos.

P.C. Hodgell, To Ride A Rathorn, tp reprint from Meisha Merlin, Sept 07.

Scott Lynch, The Lies Of Loch Lamora, scheduled for hc reprint by Subterranean Press in May as well as pb reprint by Bantam Spectra in July. The next volume, Red Seas Under Red Skies, is scheduled as a Bantam Spectra hc in the US and Orion/Gollancz hc in UK, both in June.

Joel Rosenberg (and Raymond E. Feist), Murder In Lamut, tp reprint due August from HarperCollins/Eos.

The Stories of Clifford D. Simak, Vol. Two: Physician To The Universe has now been published in hc by Darkside Press.

Adam Stemple (and Jane Yolen), Troll Bridge, tp reprint due July from Tor/Starscape.

Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys is a "longlist" finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (to be announced June 14th).

Gaiman is one of 33 writers to contribute a six-word "story" to the November 2006 issue of Wired (also online).

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Feb 2-4. SuperCon XIV, Rochester, MN. (Pre-registration deadline: December 31, 2006) http://supercon.info/

Feb 8-11. Capricon XXVII, Arlington Heights, IL GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Erin McKee, Cat Faber. (Pre-registration deadline: December 31, 2006) http://capricon.org/capricon27/

Mar 2-4. MarsCon, Bloomington, MN GoH: Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, Todd Lockwood, Eric Larson, Eleanor Arnason. (Pre-registration deadlines: October 31, 2006/January 31, 2007) http://marscon.org/2007/index.php

Apr 6-8. Minicon 42. GoH: Charles de Lint, Charles Vess. (Pre-registration deadlines: February 15, 2007) http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/

Apr 13-15. Odyssey Con VII, Madison, WI. GoH: Joan D. Vinge. (Pre-registration deadline: January 20, 2007) http://www.oddcon.com/index.php

Apr 20-22. Penguicon 5.0, Troy, MI. GoH: Bruce Schneir. http://www.penguicon.org

May 4-6. Bacon, Brooklyn Center, MN. (Pre-reg deadlines: Jan 1/Apr 1) www.mooseparty.org/bacon/

May 18-20. DemiCon 18, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Theresa Mather, Steve "Wookie" Houle. http://www.demicon.org/

May 25-28. WisCon 31, Madison, WI. GoH: Kelly Link, Laurie J. Marks. (Pre-registration deadline: April 30, 2007) http://www.wiscon.info/

Jun 8-10. DucKon 16, Naperville, IL. GoH: Alan Dean Foster, Jim Plaxco, Moifa, Michael "Moonwolf" Longcor, Greg Ketter. http://www.duckon.org/

July 6-8. CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Brian Keene, Emily M. Hagins, Bernie Wrightson. (Pre-registration deadlines: December 31, 2006/May 15, 2007) http://www.convergence-con.org/

Jul 6-8. Heinlein Centennial, Kansas City, MO. www.heinleincentennial.com/

Aug 3-5. Diversicon, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Andrea Hairston, Christopher Jones, Melissa S. Kaercher. (Pre-registration deadlines: Mar 15/Jul 14) http://www.diversicon.org/

November 9-11. WindyCon 34, Rosemont, IL GoH: Tanya Huff. http://www.windycon.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Carol Kennedy, Laurel Krahn and Rachel Kronick. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meetings are typically the 1st Friday 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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