Einblatt! July 2012


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Aug 4, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz’ (also their 25th Anniversary); Aug 18, Irene & Scott Raun’s


Jim Young died at 11:10am on June 12th.

Eleanor Marian Strait was born June 17th at 6:20am

CoEA: Matt Strait, matthew dot strait at startraders dot mn

Guests for the 2013 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts are Neil Gaiman and Kij Johnson

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Corwin & Dee Brust, Becca & Graham Leathers, Irene & Scott Raun, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Linda Lounsbury, Josh More & Bonnie Somdahl, Clay Harris, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Kevin Austin & Laurel Krahn, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman.


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

Best-selling audio books listed in May Locus include Way Station by Clifford Simak (#10 sf), Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold (#18 sf); and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (#18 fantasy).

Bruce Bethke is one of the judges for the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award.

Local Publisher: U of MN Press has reprinted in tp an English translation of 1848 Swedish novel Island of the Doomed by Stig Dagerman.

"Bitter Grounds" by Neil Gaiman and "Dating Secrets of the Dead" by David Prill were both reprinted in Zombies (ed. Paula Guran, Bad Moon Books tp, 2010, we missed listing at the time) and Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone" is reprinted in Witches (ed. Guran, Prime Books tp, 2012)

Stephen Brust, Lord of Castle Black, tp reprint from Tor due Febuary 2013

P.C. Hodgell, Sea of Time, Baen tp due January 2013 from Ace

Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves, UK hc from Orion rescheduled to October, with Orion tp reprint due March 2013; The Bastards and the Knives, Orion hc, also due March 2013

Susan Sizemore, Laws of the Blood: Personal Demon, pb due October from Ace

Nonfiction tp Neil Gaiman and Philosophy by Terry L. Bealer et al should be out now from Carus/Open Court

Local publishers: Bethany House: A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr, tp due February; Llewellyn/Flux (all tp): Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear (August); Crimson Rising by Nick James, Redemption by Veronique Launier, i>The City's Son by Tom Pollcok, and Silver by Talia Vance (all September); Foxfire by Karen Kincy and Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey (both October)

"The Man Who Bridged the Mist" by Kij Johnson won the 2011 Asimov's "AnLab" award for Best Novella

Michael Merriam's novella "The Curious Case of the Jeweled Alicorn," July 1st, 2012, pb, Sam's Dot Publishing.

Local publishers: Brian Evenson, Windeye (tp collection) and Kei Miller, The Last Warner Woman (tp novel), both now out from Coffee House Press; Anne Stengl, Moonblood (tp novel) out from Bethany House

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


Aug 3-5. Diversicon 20. Twin Cities Hotel St Paul. Best Western Bandana Square. FFI: http://www.diversicon.org

Aug 30-Sept 3. Chicon7. Chicago, IL. FFI: http://www.chicon.org/

Aug 31-Sept 2. Brit Con MN. Bloomington, MN. http://www.britconmn.org

Oct 5-7. Gaylaxicon 2012. St. Louis Park, MN. FFI: http://www.gaylaxicon2012.org/

Oct 19-21. Conjecture. Bloomington, MN. http://www.mnstf.org/conjecture/

Oct 19-21. Anime Fusion. Bloomington, MN. FFI: www.animefusion.net/home/

Nov 9-11. WindyCon, Lombard, IL. GoH: Seanan McGuire, Amy McNally. http://www.windycon.org/

Nov 9-11. OmegaCon, Siren, WI. http://www.omegacon.org/

Mar 29-31, 2013. Minicon 48, Bloomington, MN. GoHs: Julie Czernada, Richard Tatge. http://www.mnstf.org/minicon48/

Aug 29-Sept 2, 2013. LoneStarCon3. San Antonio, TX. FFI: http://www.lonestarcon3.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon, Hershey Lima, Scott Raun, and Emily Stewart . 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.org

PRINT FANDOM LIVES! Stipple-Apa is a healthy general-interest publication with members in five countries. Local collations are every six weeks. Chat with fellow fans the classic way. 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 Jul 26th, 2012.