Einblatt! July 2010


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 7, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz'' Aug 21, Hershey Lima's


Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Matt+Kelly Strait, Marian Turner, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Kat & Ralph Krantz, Beth Friedman, Irene & Scott Raun, Linda Lounsbury, Seven Anderson & Dorf, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz.

Subscription expiration dates for the Dead Tree Edition are printed above your name.


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

MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unfinished out in hc from Berkley Sensation as is pb reprint of Undead and Unwelcome from Little Brown UK; tp reprint of Drop Dead Gorgeous due from Kensington in December

Gordon R. Dickson, "The Dragon and the George," reprinted in Wings of Fire (ed. Strahan & Jablon, Night Shade tp)

Thomas Disch, The Businessman, scheduled for August hc reprint from U of Minnesota Press

Neil Gaiman tp reprints from HarperCollins of The Dangerous Alphabet due August and The Graveyard Book due October; in the UK, another tp of Good Omens (with Pratchett, from Orion) and a hc of Instructions (from Bloomsbury) out now, with tp of The Tale of Odd due from Bloomsbury due October.

Neil Gaiman (and Al Sarrantonio), eds., Stories (hc; HarperCollins in US and Headline Review in UK) now out; it contains a new Gaiman story, "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains."

"Tate Hallaway" (Lyda Morehouse), Honeymoon of the Dead (Berkley tp) out; Almost To Die For (Penguin/NAL tp) due August

Catherine Lundoff, "Great Reckoning, Little Rooms," in Time Well Bent (ed Connie Wilkens, Lethe tp)

Caroline Stevermer, Magic Below Stairs (Penuin/Dial hc) now out

Patricia Wrede tp omnibus A Matter of Magic (Tor/Orb) now out, reprinting Mairelon the Magician and The Magician's Ward

Local Publishers: Bethany House, July tp: Nightmare by Robin Parrish and Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stangl; Llewellyn/Flux tp of The Buccaneer's Apprentice by V. Briceland, The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice by Ann Finnin, The Secret of the Dread Forest by Gillian Summers, and Revamped by Lucienne Diver all out or due soon

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


July 1-4 CONvergence, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: L. A. Banks, Jeremy Bulloch, Paul Cornell, Bridget Landry, Chuck McCann, Wally Wingert. http://convergence-con.org/

Oct 15-17 Conjecture (AKA Minn-StF Fall-Con), Bloomington, MN.

Nov 5-7 Icon 35, Cedar Rapids, IA. http://www.iowa-icon.com/

Nov 19-21 SFContario. Toronto, ON, Canada. GoHs: Michael Swanwick, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Geri Sullivan, Karen Linsay. FFI: http://www.sfcontario.ca/

Aug 17-21, 2011. Renovation (69th WorldCon). Reno, NV. GoHs: Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, Boris Vallejo. FFI: www.renovationsf.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 July 29th, 2010 sharp!