Einblatt! August 2008


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Sept 6, TBA; Sept 20, Linda Lounsbury's.


I realized after printing the dead-tree edition that I had neglected to change the two instances of "July 2008" to "August 2008", and forgot to update the Advance Warning box in the lower left corner of the back page. Sorry about that.

Author Tom Disch, grew up in Minnesota before moving to New York city around 1960, & who published some sf/f stories with MN settings, died on July 4th.


2: Charles Anderson, M. Renata Fossett; 3: Curtis Hoffmann, Reed Waller; 4: Marianne Hageman; 5: Beth Colsher, Gerry Wassenaar; 6: Curtis Gibson, Ericka Johnson; 7: Terry A. Garey; 8: Ginger Emgott; 9: Bob Berlien, Karen Schaffer, Kevin Stahl; 10: Deb Schouten; 11: Nate Bucklin; 12: Margaret Eastman; 13: Lori Schaefer; 15: Caryl Eschweiler; 16: Nancy Klock, Joyce Maetta Odum, Tony Von Krag; 17: Mitch Pockrandt; 18: Judie Cilcain; 19: Sally Morem; 22: Sara Logan, Elise Matthesen, Will Shetterly; 24: Jerry Stearns; 31: Jacque Marshall

Publishing News:

Ruth Berman's poem "Orpheus Gives Directions to Orphics" from Tales of the Unanticipated 28 has been reprinted (as a "long list" Rhysling Award candidate for this year) in the 2008 Rhysling Anthology, ed. Drew Morse (SFPA tp, 2008)

Alan DeNiro sold novel Total Oblivion, More or Less to Bantam Spectra.

Ex-local Carolyn Ives Gilman has lead story, "Arkfall," in the September Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction.

Neil Gaiman has an essay on YA fiction in the July Locus.

The late John Berkey has an essay in Paint Or Pixel: The Digital Divide (Nonstop Press tp, 2008, ed. Jane Frank)

Ex-local Kij Johnson's story "The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change" was nominated for the Sturgeon Award; she withdrew it as one of the Award judges.

A manuscript short short story by Neil Gaiman, written for a Waterstones UK bookstore charity auction, brought in £1300.

The Sharing Knife: Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold was #4 hc bestseller on the July Locus list and #8 on the Borders/Walden list in the same issue.

Locals and ex-locals in 2008 Locus Poll: Neil Gaiman won Best Novelette for "The Witch's Headstone" and Kij Johnson was #27 in that category with "The Evolution of Trickster Stories..."; Emma Bull was #4 Fantasy Novel for Territory and Barth Anderson was #39 short story for "Clockmaker's Requiem."

Dead Over Heels by MaryJanice Davidson was "runner-up" (e.g. #6) tp bestseller on the June Locus list; Lois McMcaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife: Passage was #6 hc on the Barnes and Noble/B. Dalton list in same issue.

Davidson's The Seraph of Sorrow (with Anthony Alongi) now a March Ace pb.

Bujold's omnibus Miles, Mutants and Microbes scheduled for November pb reprint from Baen; The Vorkosigan Companion ed. Lillian Stewart Carl and Martin H. Greenberg, Dec hc from Baen.

The Republic of Thieves (Bantam Spectra hc) by Scott Lynch now March 2009. Lynch has an article in the 1st issue of Spectra Pulse magazine (Spring/Summer 2008).

Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman by Hank Wagner et al, hc from St. Martin's scheduled for November.

Adam Stemple, Steward of Song, scheduled for December Tor pb reprint.

Emma Bull's Territory scheduled for January Tor pb reprint.

P.C. Hodgell hc omnibus The Godstalker Chronicles due from Baen in January.

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse), Romancing the Dead, was offered in hc edition in June by the SFBC.

Local Publishers: Dreamhaven Books: Strange Roads by Peter S. Beagle (chapbook collection), now out; Bethany House: The Enclave, by Haren Hancock (tp), due March; Llewellyn (all tp): reprints of all four Laura Faria Stolarz "color" series now out; new titles Into the Wildwood by Gillian Summers, Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton; Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Stolarz, scheduled June, September, October.

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


Aug 1-3. Diversicon 16, Mpls. GoH: Anne Frasier 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/

Feb 19-22, 2009. Camp Capricon 29, Wheeling, IL. GoH: Sharon Shinn, Gary Lippincott, Christian McGuire. (Pre-reg deadlines: Dec 31, Jan 31) http://www.capricon.org/

Apr 24-26, 2009. Odyssey Con 9, Madison, WI. GoH: Emma Bull. $35 to 4/10, $45, ATD, more rates on web site. http://www.oddcon.com/about.php

Aug 6-10, 2009. Anticipation/Worldcon 67, Montréal, QB, CA. GoH: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Taral Wayne, David G. Hartwell, Tom Doherty, Ralph Bakshi. (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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