Einblatt! October 2018


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Nov 17, Emily Stewart and Aaron Vander Geissen's; Dec 1, TBD; Dec 15, Scott & Irene Raun's, Dec 31, TBD; Jan 5, Erin McKee & David Wilford's; Jan 19, Clay & Hershey Harris'


Cass Marshall died September 28th, of complications of diabetes.

Nancy Bethke, first wife of Bruce Bethke, died in August

The Minn-StF Board is soliciting bids for Minicon 55 or FallCon 2019.

Minn-StF is an available charity for Amazon Smile. Search for "The Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Inc.".

The Minn-StF President is Ann Totusek. She can be reached at president@mnstf.org.

# - 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.

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Irene & Scott Raun, Robin Severson, Bill Christ, Aaron Vander Giessen & Emily Stewart, Linda Lounsbury, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Mark Richards, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Clay & Hershey Harris, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Ann Totusek, Blaisdell Polytechnic, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy, Joel Phillips and Christine, David Cargo.


2: Elizabeth LaVelle; 5: Joel Halpern; 6: Joe Agee; 9: Kevin Trainor; 10: Steve Glennon; 11: Beth Friedman; 12: Betsy Lundsten; 14: Barb Jensen; 17: Andy Anda; 18: Jeff Schalles; 20: Andrew Berlien, Lee Reynolds, Sharon Rosenberg; 21: Nancy McClure; 25: Sue Grandys

Publishing News

Current/Forthcoming Books by Local or Ex-Local Authors: Steven Brust, Hawk (Tor pb reprint, now out)
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Prisoner of Limnos (Subterranean hc due January 2019)
Gordon R. Dickson, Baen tp reprints of The Outposter (now out); The Magnificent Wilf (December); Time Storm (April 2019); and (with Poul Anderson) Hokas Pokas! (November) and Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! (March 2019)
Louise Erdrich, Future Home of The Living God (tp reprint from LittleBrownUK, now out)
Neil Gaiman: Art Matters (nonfiction; hc/eb due November from HarperCollinsMorrow), Cinnamon (w/Dwya Srinivasan; tp due May 2019 from Bloomsbury Children's Books UK), Good Omens: The Script Book (w/Terry Pratchett; tp due April 2019 from HarperCollinsMorrow), Likely Stories (w/Mark Buckinham; graphic story adaptations; hc/eb due October from Dark Horse), Neil Gaiman's A Study In Emerald (w/Rafael Albuquerque; hc/eb out from Dark Horse), Poems (hc/eb due December from HarperCollinsMorrow), The Problem Of Susan And Other Stories (hc/eb due Feb 2019 from Dark Horse)
P. C. Hodgell, The Gates of Tagmeth (Baen pb reprint, due October) and Possessed By Demons (Baen tp, due May 2019)
Scott Lynch, The Republic Of Thieves (Orion/Gollancz UK hc reprint, now out)
Will Shetterly, Dogland (Dover tp reprint, now out)
Adam Stemple (and Jane Yolen), The Tsar's Last Dragon (Tachyon tp/eb due June 2019)

Local Publishers:
Bethany House: Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse (hc/tp/eb, due November)
Coffee House: Comemadre by Roque Larraquy & Heather Cleary (tp/eb, now out)
Graywolf: She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore (hc/eb, now out)
Lerner/Carolrhoda: Open Mic Night at Westminster by Mary Amato (hc/eb, now out)
U of Minnesota Press: None Of This Is Normal: The Fiction Of Jeff Vandermeer by Benjamin J. Robertson (hc/tp/eb, due November)

Neil Gaiman on September Locus Bestseller lists: Barnes & Noble -- American Gods #9 pb; Good Omens (w/Pratchett) #7 tp and #10 pb', Audible.com audiobooks -- Neverwhere #1 fantasy and Norse Mythology #4 fantasy

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


Oct 12-14. Confabulous 2018. Crowne Plaza AiRE, Bloomington, MN. FFI: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confabulous-2018-tickets-38505602293

Apr 19-21, 2019. Minicon 54. DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park. GoHs: Naomi Kritzer, Dave DeVries. Adults $45, student $20, kid $10, supporting $15. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon54/

Jun 13-16, 2019. 4th Street Fantasy, Hilton Doubletree, St Louis Park, MN. http://4thstreetfantasy.com/

Aug 15-19, 2019. Dublin 2019 (WorldCon), Dublin, Ireland. FFI: http://dublin2019.com/ (I think).

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Anna Dudda, Aaron Vander Giessen, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Hershey Harris - board@mnstf.org. Mn-STF meetings are generally held the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month, Board meeting minutes are posted at http://www.mnstf.org/records/, 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 three countries. Local collations are every six weeks. Chat with fellow fans the classic way. FFI: Jeanne Mealy, 651-771-7226

Einblatt from July 95 to date is on the web at www.mnstf.org/einblatt/. Einblatt is distributed via e-mailing-list - sign up at the website (here). The Dead-tree Einblatt is available by subscription. Cost is $10, payable by check mailed to the Minn-StF PO Box, check or cash handed to YrHumbleEinblattEd (as of December 2009, Scott Raun), or PayPal to webmaster@minicon.org.

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 October 25th, 2018.