Einblatt! July 2009


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 1, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz'; Aug 15, Shaun Kelly's


Born 8 June 2009 @ 7:58am, Rebecca Judith Strait, daughter of Matt & Kelly Strait.


1: Corwin Brust; 3: Jonathan Adams, Dave Crawford; 4: Don Bailey; 5: Laurel Krahn; 7: Krissy; 8: Tesla Aldrich; 10: Judy Rosenberg; 12: Benjamin Cox; 17: Floyd Henderson; 21: Irene Raun, Geri Sullivan; 24: Amber Tatge; 25: Ann Totusek; 27: Polly Peterson

Publishing News:

Honorable Mentions in Year's Best Science Fiction: 26th (ed G. Dozois) include "Orange" by Neil Gaiman and two stories by former locals: "Arkfall" by Caroline Ives Gilman and "26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss" by Kij Johnson. The Johnson story also won the Asimov's Readers Award for short stories published in 2008, and was a Sturgeon Award nominee (but was withdrawn by her as she was one of the award judges).

Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson won the "Paranormal Fiction" category of the Romantic Times 2008 Readers Choice Awards.

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book was #9 hc on the June Locus Bestsellers list.

Local publisher Llewellyn : now out - The Glass Maker's Daughter by V. Briceland; Dead Girl Dancing by Linda Joy Singleton; The Secret Of The Dread Forest by Gillian Summers (all tp) and Vamped by Lucienne Driver (hc); scheduled for August: Dead Girl In Love by Singleton (tp)

Ex-local Steven Brust, Iorich (Tor hc) has been rescheduled for January.

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Sharing Knife 4: Horizon (pb reprint) due from HarperCollins February 2010. The NESFA Press hc reprint of her The Vor Game has been delayed and now is also due February. SFBC hc omnibus Cordelia's Honor appeared in April.

MaryJanice Davidson, Dead and Loving It (collection, pb reprint) due October from Berkley Sensation; Undead and Unworthy (pb reprint) due December from Jove.

Neil Gaiman news: Subterranean Press published a limited hc reprint of The Graveyard Book (for $250). Odd And The Frost Giants (hc) due in September; graphic novel version of Coraline (art by P. Craig Russell) is now out; pb reprint of Fragile Things due February (all these from HarperCollins). UK pb reprint of Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett) due October from Transworld/Corgi; UK reprints from Bloomsbury include The Graveyard Book (tp October) and another of Coraline (hc November); new from Bloomsbury is October hc The Tales of Odd.

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse), Dead If I Do, now out in tp from Hodder in UK (as well as the US tp from Berkeley).

Sometime local P.C. Hodgell, The God Stalker Chronicles (pb omnibus) and Bound In Blood (tp) due from Baen in February and March.

Ex-local Laurel winter, Growing Wings (tp reprint) scheduled by Holt for February.

Ruth Berman's poem "Doing Splits" is in the August issue of Asimov's

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


Jul 2-5 CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Dwayne McDuffie, Kelly McCullough, Pat Rothfuss, Brian Keene http://www.convergence-con.org/

Jul 31-Aug 2 Diversicon 17, St. Paul, MN. GoH: Kay Kenyon (Pre-reg deadline: July 14) http://www.diversicon.org/

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 15) http://www.anticipationsf.ca/English/Home

Oct 9-11. Gaylaxicon 2009, St Louis Park, MN. GoHs: Margaret Weis, Andy Mangels, Lawrence Schimel, Terrance "Spider Baby" Griep. $70 to 8/11, $35 supporting. http://www.gaylaxicon2009.org

Oct 23-25 Icon 34, Cedar Rapids, IA. GoH: Jim C. Hines, Heather Bruton. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 13-15 WindyCon 36, Lombard, IL. GoH: Phil & Kaja Foglio. (Pre-reg deadline: Oct 24) http://www.windycon.org/

Jun 18-20, 2010. DucKon, Naperville, IL. GoHs: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Scott Raun, Talis Kimberly. http://www.duckon.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Seven (Jennifer) Anderson, Dean Gahlon, Betsy Lundsten, 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 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 June 23rd, 2009 sharp!