Einblatt! April 2008


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: May 3, TDB; May 17, Erin McKee & David Wilford's


1: Michael Mornard; 2: Jeffrey A. Ahlstrom; 3: Mike Dorn; 7: Bill Bader, Bruce Bethke; 9: Julie Johnson; 13: Dave Romm; 15: Sean Novack, 16: Carole Vandal, 18: Shannon Leslie, Richard Tatge; 22: Steven Bond, Laurel Winter; 24: Oleg Volk; 28: Peg Kerr Ihinger, Theresa Roden; 29: Martin Schafer

Publishing News:

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse) has a story in her Garnet Lacey series, "Fire, Ice and Linguini for Two," in Many Bloody Returns (ed. C. Harris and TLP Kelner), a 2007 Ace hc.

The movie Stardust, based on Neil Gaiman's novel, is a Hugo nominee in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) category.

Scott Lynch is a nominee for the John W. Campbell Award (for best new writer)

Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things is #3 tp on the Locus Bestsellers list in the March issue.

The MaryJanice Davidson UK reprints announced in the January Einblatt as due from Penguin/Puffin will instead appear from Piatkus.

Steven Brust (ex-local): Issola and The Phoenix Guards scheduled for reprint respectively from Tor (July, pb) and Tor Orb (October, tp)

Lois McMaster Bujold: The Sharing Knife and Brothers In Arms scheduled for reprint in hc by respectively SFBC (June) and NESFA Press (July)

Neil Gaiman: new ya hcs from HarperCollins: The Graveyard Book (October) and Odd And The Frost Giants (November); another hc/tp reprint of Coraline due November from HarperEntertainment; SFBC hc reprint of Interworld (with Michael Reeves) available now; UK edition of The Graveyard Book due November in hc from Bloomsbury and UK tp reprint of Stardust (with new appendix) should be now out from Hodder Headline Review

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse): Romancing The Dead due May in tp from Berkley in the US and Hodder Headline Review in the UK; SFBC hc to follow in June

Scott Lynch: The Republic Of Thieves, new novel from Bantam Spectra, due September

Joel Rosenberg: Murder In Lamut (with Raymond Feist) in SFBC hc reprint is now available

Susan Sizemore: Primal Desires, SFBC hc reprint now available

Local Publishers:

DreamHaven Books published Strange Roads, a chapbook of three stories by Peter S. Beagle.

The University of Minnesota Press published (in hc and tp) Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime (ed. Christopher Bolton Jr. et al).

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


April 4-8..Odyssey Con, Madison, WI. GoH: Kage Baker, George R. R. Martin, Richard S. Russell. www.oddcon.com/

Apr 11-13, 2008. Apple Con. Holiday Inn, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Stephen Leigh. Attend $40 (Pre-reg deadline: Feb 14), Support $20, Child $10. FFI: www.minneapplecon.com/

May 2-4. DemiCon 19, Des Moines, IA. GoH: Steven Barnes, Mitchell Davidson Bentley, Joe & Inger Myers. http://www.demicon.org/19/main.html

May 16-19. KeyCon 2008/25th & CANvention 28th, Winnipeg, Manitoba. GoH: Eric Flint, Jane Yolen, David Mattingly, Other guests Jennifer Clarke Wilkes & the great Luke Ski. Attend $55 to April 30th, Child $35 www.keycon.org

May 23-25. ConQuest 39, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Joe R. Lansdale, The Klingers. (Pre-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.ksciencefiction.org/conquest/conquest.htm

May 23-26. WisCon 32, Madison, WI. GoH: Maureen McHugh, L. Timmel Duchamp. (Pre-reg deadline: April 30) http://www.wiscon.info/

June 13-15. DucKon, Naperville, IL. GoH: Elizabeth Bear, Peri Charlifu, Dr. Samual Conway (Uncle Kage), Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff, Dave McCarty. (Pre-reg deadline: May 1) http://www.duckon.org/

June 20-22, Fourth Street Fantasy Con, Holiday Inn Select Airport, Bloomington. GoH: Elizabeth Bear. Attend $40 to May 15, $60 ATD. www.4thstreetfantasy.com

Jul 3-6, 2008. CONvergence 2008. GoHs: many. Attend $50 to May 15, $65 ATD, Support $30 to May 15, Convert $20, Child $25 to May 15, $30 ATD. FFI: http://www.convergence-con.org/

Aug 1-3. Diversicon 16, Mpls. GoH: Anne Frasier (Pre-reg deadline: July 14) http://www.diversicon.org/

Aug 6-10, 2008. Denvention 3, 66th World Con. GoHs: Lois McMaster Bujold, Rick Sternbach, Tom Whitmore, Wil McCarthy, Kathy Mar. FFI: http://www.denvention3.org/

Oct 17-19. Convivial 3, Bloomington, MN. $30 to July 4. http://www.mnstf.org/convivial3/

Oct 31-Nov 2. Icon 33, Coralville, IA. GoH: Tanya Huff, Richard Klemensen. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 14-16. WindyCon 35, Lombard, IL. GoH: John Ringo, David Mattingly, Ryan Yantis, Kim Williams. (Pre-reg deadline: October 24) http://www.windycon.org/

Aug 6-10, 2009. Anticipation/Worldcon 67, Montréal, QB, CA. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Taral Wayne, David G. Hartwell, Tom Doherty. (Pre-reg deadline: July 31) http://www.anticipationsf.ca/English/Home

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Lisa Freitag, Dean Gahlon, Scott Raun & Matt Strait. Email board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meeting minutes are posted at http://www.mnstf.org/records/board-minutes/, check there or on the events mailing list for the next board meeting.

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. FFI: Rich Brown, 651-646-2159, rab@freemars.com

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 Kevin Austin(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 April 24th, 2008 sharp!