Einblatt! May 2013


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Jun 1: Beth Friedman's; Jun 15, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen's


The standard start time for Minn-StF Meetings has been changed to 4pm. Please let the president know if you want a different start time when you volunteer.

The Minn-StF Picnic will be July 20th, starting at 12N.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Joel Phillips, Ann Totusek & Kelly James, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Irene & Scott Raun, Mark Richards, Patricia Zetelumen, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Clay Harris, Lydia Nickerson, David & Pamela Dyer-Bennet, Beth Friedman, Linda Lounsbury, Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Bill Christ, Carole Vandal, Hershey Lima.


3: David Cargo; 8: Todd McInroy; 11: Michael Pins; 12: Carol Anndy Farwell; 13: Carol Kennedy; 15: Jo Ann Johnson; 24: Lydia Nickerson; 26: Liza Furr; 28: Elizabeth Bendtsen; 30: Tony Brust, Gregg Parmentier

Publishing News

Eleanor Arnason, The Big Mama Stories (collection, Aqueduct Press tp) due in July

MaryJanice Davidson, Undead and Unstable, pb reprint from Jove due in June

Gordon R. Dickson, omnibus tp reprint of Tactics of Mistake; Time Storm; and The Dragon and the George, due from SF Gateway in the UK in May

Neil Gaiman, Coraline from Bloomsbury UK (another tp reprint) in October, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (UK hc and eb editions) from Headline Review, due June

Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves, UK pb reprint (of July hc) scheduled for September

Clifford Simak, omnibus tp reprint (contents not yet finalized) due December from SF Gateway in the UK

John Sladek, omnibus tp reprint of The Reproductive System; The Muller-Fokker Effect; and Tik-Tok, due from SF Gateway in the UK in September

Local Publisher: Llwellyn/Flux: The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney should be out now; Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear due August (both ya tp)

Local Editor/Authors: belated notice (we missed it...) of Sky-Tinted Waters, ed. Michael Merriam, 2012 tp anthology from Sam's Dot Publishing

Steve McEllistrem, The Devereaux Dilemma (tp novel, Two Harbors Press, 2013)

A comprehensive international bibliography of Clifford Simak's work is now up at: http://www.simak-bibliography.com/index.html

2012 Locus "Recommended Reading" list from the Feb 2013 issue includes Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (novel); At the Mouth of the River of Bees by ex-local Kij Johnson (collection); "Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery" by Eleanor Arnason and "Liberty's Daughter" by Naomi Kritzer (novelette); and "The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times" by Arnason (short story).

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold was #1 hc on the February LOCUS Bestseller list and #7 on its March list; in the same issues, it was #9 for February and #10 for March on the B&N/B.Dalton lists.

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May 3-5. DemiCon, Des Moines, IA. GoH: David Weber, Scott Ross, Mitch & Mary Thompson (Pre-reg Deadline Apr 1, Hotel Reservation Deadline Apr 12.) http://www.demicon.org/

May 3-5. CoreCon V, Moorhead, MN. GoH: Patricia Tallman, Michael Merriam, Joseph Scrimshaw. Terrance Brown II. http://www.fargocorecon.org/

May 17-19. Keycon Winnipeg, MB CA

May 24-26. ConQuest 44, Kansas City, MO. GoH: Patrick Rothfuss, Chris Garcia, Patricia C. Wrede, John Picacio, Teresa Nielsen Hayden http://conquestkc.org/

May 24-27. BayCon, Santa Clara, CA. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold, Chris and John O'Halloran http://www.baycon.org/2013/

May 24-27. WisCon, Madison, WI. GoH: Joan Slonczewski, Jo Walton http://www.wiscon.info/

May 24-26. Brit Con MN. Double Tree Park Place. St. Louis Park, MN. http://www.britconmn.org

Jun 21-23. 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Spring Hill Suites, Marriott, St Louis Park, MN. www.4thstreetfantasy.com/2013/

Jun 28-30. DucKon, Wheeling, IL. GoH: Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Bill Higgins, Cheryl Storm, Lee Darrow (Pre-reg Deadline May 15.) http://www.duckon.org/

Jul 4-7. CONvergence 2013. Doubletree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN. GoH: Charlie Jane Anders, Lou Anders, Caitlin Blackwood, Bill Corbett, Paul Cornell, James Moran, Kevin Murphy, John Picacio, Melinda Snodgrass (Pre-reg Deadline May 15.) http://convergence-con.org/

Aug 2-4. Diversicon, St. Paul, MN GoH: Jack McDevitt (Pre-reg Deadlines Mar 15/Jul 14.) http://www.diversicon.org/

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

Aug 14-18, 2014. Loncon 3. London, England. FFI: http://www.loncon3.org/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Kevin Austin, Beth Friedman, Dean Gahlon, Hershey Lima and Scott Raun. 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 Sunday 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 six 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 May 23rd, 2012.