Einblatt! September 2013


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Oct 5, Corwin & Dee Brust’s; Oct 19, cancelled in favor of METHODCon


# - Minn-StF Meetings start at 2pm, but there are rarely a lot of people showing up before 4pm. The business meeting will typically be between 5-6pm.

Dublin is pre-bidding for the 2019 WorldCon. FFI: http://www.dublin2019.com

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Dean Gahlon & Laura Krentz, Liz Fish, Bill Christ, Beth Friedman, Emily Stewart & Aaron Vander Giessen, Rachel Kronick & Eric Forste, Linda Lounsbury, 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.


4: Kevin Austin; 5: Sharon Kahn; 8: Louie Bucklin; 12: Jean Mornard; 17: Kathy Routliffe; 19: Laramie Sasseville; 20: David Schroth; 21: David Dyer-Bennet; 23: Matthew B. Tepper; 25: T.J. Neumiller; 26: Denny Lien, Mark Richards; 27: Jeanne Mealy; 29: Eileen Lufkin; 30: Jon Singer

Publishing News

New by FTL Publications: A Fantasy Reader's Journal Diary, A Convention Journal, and A Writer's Journal. FFI: http://ftlpublications.com

Oversight: failed to list William Alexander's new novel Ghoulish Song (Margaret K. McElderry hc), out since March

Year's Best Science Fiction: 30th Annual (ed G Dozois, St. Martin's hc/tp) reprints "Holmes SherlocK" by Eleanor Arnason; and the Honorable Mention list cites "The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times" by Arnason; "Mantis Wives" and "Wolf Trapping" by Kij Johnson; "Uncle Flower's Homecoming Waltz" and "On the Aquistion of Phoenix Eggs (Variant)" by Marissa K. Lingen; and "High Stakes," "Liberty's Daugher," and "Scrap Dragon," all by Naomi Kitzer

Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2013 (ed R Horton, Prime tp) reprints "Scrap Dragon" by Kritzer and "Uncle Flower's Homecoming Waltz" by Lingen; its Honorable Mention lists cites Arnason's "Holmes Sherlock" and "The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times"

Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5 (ed E Datlow; Night Shade tp) reprints Johnson's "Mantis Wives"

Mammoth Book of Angels and Demons (ed P Guran; Running Press tp) reprints Neil Gaiman's "Murder Mysteries"

Shadows of The New Sun (ed JE Mooney & B Fawcett, Tor hc) includes Neil Gaiman short story, "A Lunar Labyrinth"

Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (ed J Strahan, Bluefire hc and tp) includes Gaiman short story "Witch Work"

Queen Victoria's Book of Spells (ed E Datlow & T Windling, Tor tp) includes short story "The Vital Importance of the Superficial" by Carolyn Stevermer (and Ellen Kushner)

Shattering Ableist Narratives (ed J. Vanderhooft, Aqueduct Press tp) includes article "Two Moving Points: Some Notes on Friendship" by Elise Matthesen (and Debbie Notkin)

2013 Hugo Award nominess include Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (novel) and "Mantis Wives" by ex-local Kij Johnson (short story). 2013 Promethus Award runners-up included Bujold's Falling Free. 2013 Locus Award runners-up included Bujold's Captain Vorpatril's Alliance and At the Mouth of the River of Bees by Johnson (collection).

Eleanor Arnason story "Kormak the Lucky" appears in the May/June 2013 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Cover story in the 21 August City Pages is "The Dark Night Returns for Neil Gaiman."

Alan DeNiro's story "The Wildfires of Antarctica" appears in the Oct/Nov 2013 Asimov's

Terry A. Garey won the 2013 Rhysling Award for sf poetry (short poem division) for "The Cat Star," published in the Lady Poetesses from Hell anthology.

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Oct 18-20. METHOD Con, St. Louis Park, MN. Minn-StF’s FallCon. Pre-Reg: $40 to 10/2, ATD $45, Day $25, Teen $20, Kids 10 & under Free. Springhill Suites Marriott, 5901 Wayzata Blvd FFI: www.mnstf.org/methodcon/

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 September 26th, 2013.