Einblatt! October 2019


Advance Warning

Minn-StF Meetings: Nov 9, Emily Stewart & Aaron vander Giessen, Nov 23, GPS Event Horizon, Dec 7: Brian Lundgren & Susan Philbrook; Dec 21, Irene & Scott Raun; Dec 31: New Year’s Eve.


Terry A. Garey is having medical issues. FFI: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/terrygarey

GPS 2020 Space Camp Scholarship Applications open Oct 20 - https://geekpartnership.org/programs/spacecamp/

Give to the Max Day will be Nov 14, 2019.

Minn-StF Logo clothing and bags are available at https://business.landsend.com/store/mnstf/

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

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

Thanks to recent meeting hosts: Liz Fish & Richard Beaver, David Dyer-Bennet, Irene & Scott Raun, Brian Lundgren & Susan Philbrook, Laramie Sasseville, Bill Christ, Clay & Hershey Harris, Sharon Kahn & Richard Tatge, Erin McKee & David Wilford, Aaron Vander Giessen & Emily Stewart, Linda Lounsbury, Ann Totusek & Lisa Sanders, Joel Phillips & Christine, Robin Severson, Mark Richards, Blaisdell Polytechnic, Jonathan Adams & Carol Kennedy.


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

David Hagberg, Duluth-born (1942) but Florida-based prolific author, died on 8 September. He wrote mostly spy/thriller novels (some with sf elements) plus six Flash Gordon pb novelizations.

Publications etc. from Locals and Ex-Locals include:
"Lost Girl" by Catherine Lundoff will be in the October issue of Fireside Fiction edited by Julia Rios. https://firesidefiction.com/
"Hunger" by Catherine Lundoff in American Monsters 2 edit. Margret Helgadottir. Fox Spirit Books, November 2019. https://www.foxspirit.co.uk/books/anthologies/european-monsters/
Steven Brust: The Baron of Magister Valley (Tor hc/eb, rescheduled for April 2020)
Lois McMaster Bujold: Penric's Travels (collection, Baen hc/eb, due May 2020)
Neil Gaiman, graphic novel adaptations of Snow, Glass, Apples (art by Colleen Doran) now out and American Gods, V.3 (art by P. Craig Russell) due April 2020, both hc from Dark Horse
Neil Gaiman, "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" reprinted in Terrifying Tales to Tell at Night (ed. Stephen Jones; Skyhorse tp)
P.C. Hodgell, By Demons Possessed, Baen pb reprint due May 2020
Caroline Stevermer, The Glass Magician, Tor hc/eb due April 2020

Local Publishers: Coffee House: Jakarta by Rodrigo Marquez (November) and Temporary by Hilary Leichter, both tp/eb
U of Minnesota Press: Theory for The World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology, by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer (2019 -- HTML with commentary at umn.edu)
Queen of Swords Press: Catherine Lundoff Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic. (tp/ep October 2019)

Marlon James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf is one of ten nominees for the National Book Award for fiction.

September Locus bestseller lists show Gaiman's American Gods as #6 pb and his (and Terry Pratchett)'s Good Omens as #1 PB; Barnes & Noble list in same issue has Good Omens as #1 pb and #2 tp, and American Gods as #7 pb; audio version of Good Omens is also #1 Fantasy bestseller on Audible.com list

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


Oct 18-20, 2019. Gaylaxicon 2019, DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park, MN. FFI: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaylaxicon-2019-registration-51438596226

Oct 18-20. Anime Fusion. Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, MN. FFI: https://www.animefusion.net/

Jan 17-19, 2020. CONsole Room 2020. Hilton Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. FFI: http://console-room.com/

Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2020. SuperCon 2020. Hastings Country Inn, Hastings, MN. FFI: http://supercon.info/

Feb 14-16, 2020. Con of the North. Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, MN. FFI: http://conofthenorth.org/

Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020. MarsCon 2020. Hilton Minneapols/St. Paul Airport Mall of America. FFI: http://marscon.org/2020/

Apr 10-12, 2020. Minicon 55. DoubleTree Park Place, St Louis Park. GoHs: Jo Walton, TBA. Adults $45, student $20, kid $10, supporting $15. FFI: http://mnstf.org/minicon55/

Jul 29 - 2 Aug, 2020. CoNZealand. 78th WorldCon. FFI: https://conzealand.nz/

Ongoing Information

Board of Directors: Eric Forste, Clay Harris, Scott Raun, Matt Strait & Aaron Vander Giessen - 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

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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 October 24th, 2019.