Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 29 July 2004
Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 29
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
HITCH-HIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RETURNS TO RADIO. A new series of
the Guide will be broadcast on BBC 4 from the 21st of September ro
commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original HHG radio series
going to air. The new series will reunite many of the original cast
with Simon Jones, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore reprising their
roles of Arthur Dent, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid
Android. Douglas Adams will also be heard doing the voice of Agrajag.
He recorded the part several years before his death. The series will
be a dramatization of the last 3 HHG books. (Details from
ARE YOU AN ANTISOCIAL SF FAN? The SF crowsnest
(http://sfcrowsnet.com) is currently running a poll to find out what
percentage of SF fans would prefer to cultivate their interests at
home (with a nice glass of wine and a good book) compared to the
percentage who enjoy going to cons (wild party animals looking for
the beer tent) The sit at home type were in the lead, though I'm
wondering if it has more to do with people's drinking preferences
than anything else. - Edwina
BATHO'S BUNNIES: Long-time SF fans, writer, editor and con organizer,
SUSAN BATHO, and her husband Graeme have cultivated a love of rabbits
and guinea pigs, breeding and showing many champions. This interest
has evolved into running a rescue service for abandoned rabbits and
guinea pigs that would otherwise be taking a one-way trip to the
vets. But they are fast running out of room. Rather than putting up
a "No Vacancy" sign, Sue and Graeme would like to hear from anyone
who could give a rabbit or guinea pig a good home. Anyone interested
contact Susan firstname.lastname@example.org (You might want to wait until
the end of July though - Edwina)
PEBBLE; I wouldn't wish my eye problems on a dog, so my heart went
out to Pebble, a rescued Labrador puppy going blind with cataracts.
PawsnHooves www.pawsnhooves.net are currently looking for sponors to
help fund an eye operation to restore her sight -Click on
the "Sponsor me" icon for full details. As Labradors are often used
as seeing-eye dogs, I found Pebble's plight particularly ironic. If
you also want to help sponsor Pebble's op, tell them Edwina sent you!
DAVID L. RUSSELL's Newspaper clippings can be found at:
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
ALLEN & UNWIN publishers, Australia, are distributing the newly
released SF MASTERWORKS book list for ORION BOOKS, UK. This list
includes authors such as Philip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Joe
Haldeman, James Blish, Cordwainer Smith, Michael Moorcock, Gregory
Benford, . Greg Bear and Sherri S. Tepper. In all there are 53 titles
in the Orion list. Presumably full details can be found on
www.allenandunwin.com. (Details forwarded by Thomas Marchbank, Allen
Details of LARRY NIVEN'S new book, Ringworld's Children can be found
on www.tor.com/niven (reported by Ted Scribner.)
ATAIR/MAGELLEN BOOKS recently published Radiance, a book of KATE
FORSYTH's poetry. Full details available at
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE ISSUE 13 features fiction from
Robert Marsh, Peter Andrew Smith, Steven Cavanagh, David Hoffman-
Dachelet, Marion Schweda, Maxine McArthur, Darren Goossens, and
Stephen Dedman. Editor, Andrew Finch. Available at specialty SF
bookshops around Australia, for $7.95 or buy direct from PO Box 495,
Bentley, WA 6982. Check www.andromedaspaceways.com for full details.
ANTIPODEAN SF No. 73 featuring short,short stories (500 wirds) by
Nina D'Aleo, Shaun A. Saunders, Chris Jones, Casey Lee, Bren
MacDibble,Anna Romer, Russell B. Farr, David Taylor, Mark Healy and
David Biggs, can be viewed at http://antipodean-sf.com
AGOG: The next issue of Agog will be the Daikaju issue edited by
Robin Pen and Robert Hood. They are only reading "big monster" themed
stories for that issue *Reported by Cat Sparks).
ORB magazine has recently reprinted issue 0, featuring stories by Sue
Isle, Terry Dowling, Adam Browne, Rick Kennet, Robert Hood and Tansy
Rayner Roberts. It's available for $9.95. Orb issue 6 is also
available for $24.95 featuring stories from Geoffrey Maloney, Mina
Athanasopoulos, Nathan Burrage, Cat Sparks, James Cain, Lee
Battersby, Chuck McKenzie, Kim Westwood, Deborah Biancotti, Alinta
Thornton, Andrew Macrae, Robert Hood, & Darren Goossens.
SF BLURB: A new soeculative fiction web site currently being
developed is looking for book reviewers of SF, Fantasy and Horror.
Anyone interested can e-mail Trevor Stafford:
SHADOWED REALMS (Dark Speculative Fiction Online Magazine): has
recently increased its payment rate to AU 4 cents a word for flash
fiction (500 words.) Full details available on their web site:
www.shadowedrealms.com.au (NB Vision-impaired Bullsheet editor had a
really hard time reading the half tones in the add. Apologies if I
got any details wrong. - Edwina.)
MERV BINNS perzine, Out of the Bin is available from PO Box 315,
Carnegie, Vic, 3163.. Merv's publication may soon also be available
THE INCOMPLETE BRUCE GILLESPIE is a selection of Bruce's writing,
published by the BBB fund (q.v. fan funds.) Available for (Aus)$10
from Bill Wright, Unit 4 1 Park St, St. Kilda VIC 3182 or US $10
from Joyce and Arnie Katz, PMB 152 330 S. Decatur Blv, Las Vegas, NV
FOLCC BOOK SALES. "Friends of Linda Cox Chan" aim to raise money to
donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated
books. A cheque for $86 has been forwarded to the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation. New Tally: $0
Books looking for new homes: "Honor Harrington: The Honor of the
Queen," by David Weber, "Harm's Way" by Colin Greenland, "Virtual
Girl" by Amy Thomson, "The Magic and the Healing" by Nick
O'Donohoe, "Arthur" and "Merlin" by Stephen Lawhead, "An Echo In
Time" and "The Ancient Future" by Traci Harding, "Silver Wolf" by
Alice Borchardt, To buy books e-mail Edwina Harvey at
email@example.com or snail mail Edwina, c/- 12 Flinders St,
Matraville, NSW 2036. *Make cheques payable to Edwina Harvey please,
FOLCC is an informal entity.) Anyone wanting to donate directly to
JDRF- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation can do so via PO Box
2038, South Melbourne, VIC 3205.Their web site is www.jdrf.org.au.
COLLINS SUPERSTORE. Level 2, Broadway Shopping Centre, Cnr Broadway
and Bay St, Sydney. Leigh Blackmore, who runs the SF section of this
store recently called for any small press publishers, or authors with
small press editions, who do not currently have stock with Collins,
Superstore Broadway to contact him as Collins wants to support titles
GALAXY BOOKSHOP: 143 York St Sydney. http://www.galaxybooks.com.au
KATE FORSYTHE will be in store from 6pm on Thursday 8th July signing
copies of her new novel. Tower of Ravens.(Reported by David Lynton.)
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP (firstname.lastname@example.org) JENNIFER FALLON will be
signing her new book, Wolfblade from 2-4pm on Sat. 3rd July in the
new store, Blokey Stuff, shop 22, Civic Arcade, 48-50 George St,
FARENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph
03 9600 4674, email email@example.com. CRIME INK: 150
William St (Crn Bourke &William, Ph 03 9600 4674, e-mail
COLLECTED WORKS: Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St Melbourne. (Cnr of
Flinders Lane) Ph 03 9654 8873; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Reported to be a good place to find mediaeval, Arthurian and Gothic
literature as well as stocking Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.
(Reported by Sue Bursztynski)
KNOWN SPACE BOOKS: First Floor, 108 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA 5000.
Tel: (08) 8223-4304 Open: 12:00-6:00 Wednesday-Thursday; 12:00-10:00
Friday; 12:00-6:00 Saturday New and used books related to science
fiction, film and TV. Also comics and magazines. Now receiving
American imports weekly.
SLOW GLASS BOOKS: a SF mail order catalogue. To join the mailing list
write to GPO Box 2708X , Melbourne Vic 3001 or see
www.slowglass.com.au. Email: email@example.com Phone: (03) 9639
1511 Fax: (03) 9639 1511. Melbourne fans will be pleased to hear that
Justin Ackroyd is looking to reopen Slow Glass as a shopfront in the
RAVEN BOOKS: Second hand book service specialising in supernatural &
occult books. "From the Vault" catalogues are issued irregularly. If
you'd like to be added to this mailing list, write to Leigh
Blackmore, Raven Books, PO Box A281, Sydney South NSW 1235.
COMPETITIONS, FAN FUNDS & AWARDS
BBB – BRING BRUCE BAYSIDE is a specialized fan fund aimed at raising
funds to get Bruce Gillespie to Corflu and Potlatch conventions in
2005. Donations can be made (In $US) to American administrators Joyce
and Arnie Katz, PMB 152 330 S. Decatur Blv, Law Vegas, NV 89107.
Donations in $A can be to Bill Wright, Unit 4 1 Park St, St. Kilda
VIC 3182. It was recently reported that the fund had raised $2,500
($US presumably?- Edwina) an important goal.
GUFF: The race for the "Get Up and over Fan Fund" – to get an
Antipodean fan up to Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon in Scotland
(q.v.) is now open Nominees must post a $25 bond by 30 September.
Full details available on www.ericlindsay.com/guff/nominate.htm.
AUREALIS AWARDS . The Aurealis Awards for speculative fiction by
Australian writers are now open and considering works published
between November 2003 and November 2004. There are categories for
science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult and childrens',
covering books and short stories. Entries this year are required to
be accompanied by an entry form and must be sent to each of the three
judges on the relevant panels (addresses available from the
director). The awards committee are quite flexible in making the
process as easy as possible. Entry forms and further details are
available from the website www.aurealisawards.com Enquiries should
be directed to Jason Nahrung, Aurealis Awards director,
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH
BIRTHS: Congratulations to Mark and Vanessa Loney on the arrival of
their first child, Alexandra Louise Loney, born at 10.37 am on 20th
June. (Reported by the proud father.)
DEATHS: PETER MACNAMARA passed away on 31st May. Peter was well known
and highly respected amongst the Australian SF community for
cultivating and promoting emerging Australian SF writers,
particularly through his Aphelion publications, and through the
highly acclaimed anthologies "Alien Shores" and "Forever Shores".
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick
3055.Meet most Friday nights. Meetings for July 2, Food and Trivia –
American food (Cornbread, Cajun and salad) and trivia., July 9th
Cover art.Cathy Larsen and Trudi Canavan talk about book covers. Fri
16th July, Clarion South Survivors talk. July 23 AGM, July 30 Video
appreciation and discussion..
SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15
concession.) payed to Space Out Inc. PO Box 363, Preston, Vic.
3072.Non-profit SF club offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe"
newsletter and "Solar Spectrum" annual anthology.
SFSA (South Australian Dr Who fan club) is also a generic science
fiction club with two regular meetings each month. Annual membership
rises to $15 . The regular club meeting is held at the Adelaide High
School from 3pm-10pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month. See
http://www.sfsa.org.au/ for full details or write to PO Box 3227,
Rundle Mal.l, SA 5000.
Reported by Martin Dunne.)
The Doctor Who Club of Australia (DWCA) Membership $16 within Aust.
provides 6 issues of Data Extract, membership pack, access to the
club's member-only internet mailing list, discount prices on a wide
range of merchandise (including some club-exclusive items), discount
admission prices to club events and functions (including Whovention,
discounts at selected retail outlets for Doctor Who merchandise. For
more information contact Dwayne Bunney -
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0416 269 726 or check
A new DWCA Committee has been elected : President - Dwayne Bunney,
Vice President - Tony Cooke, Secretary - Karen Carpenter, Treasurer -
Dallas Jones, Publications Manager - Paul Deuis
Data Extract Editor - James Sellwood, Shop - Dave King, Events -
Brendan Jones, Publicity - Jon Anderson
NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIERS SOCIETY (NSFS) Tues 18th July, Joy Cummings
Community Centre, cnr Scott and Pacific St, Newcastle from 7pm. Space
Activist, Jeffery Candiloro speaks on "All manner of Space Matters."
Sat 24 July, "I Robot" viewing at Greater Union Cinemas, Stockland
Supacentre, Lake Rd. Glendale. Meet at cinema at 11am, have lunch at
11.30, in Supacentre, see movie at 1pm.
QUEST The long-running Queensland Star Trek club is still going
strong. Anyone interested in finding out more can contact the club at
PO BOX 2084, Brisbane, QLD. 4001 ((Reported by Kevin Sheehan.)
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower
Block, The University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm. Check
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Futurians.html or phone Garry
Dalrymple after 7 pm on (02) 9718 5827 for updates.
SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP: New meeting arrangements will be posted
to the web site
http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/Southern_SF&F.html. or e-mail
Bradley Row, email@example.com or phone 9580 4369
SKYWALKING: http://sydskyforce.starwalking.net holds meetings af the
Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club, 24 John St, Lidcombe, opposite
Lidcombe Railway stationon the third Sunday of some months.
Attendenca costs $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
ENVISION: Brisbane. 2-7th July. $660 for 5 day workshop plus
manuscript reading. Guest speakers Sean Williams, Stephanie Smith.
Kim Wilkins, Tansy Rayner Roberts. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MANIFEST 2004. Melbourne Anime Festival in August. Featuring
competitions, fan art, fan fiction & discussion panels on Anime and
Manga. Full details available at www.manifest.org.au
CONQUEST conventions and other Brisbane Star Trek events can be found
VORTEX: SF Events also happening in Brisbane, can be found at
CLARION SOUTH 2005 (Jan 3-Feb 11 2005, Brisbane. Will have Sean
Williams, Ellen Datlow, Michael Swanwick, Margo Lanagan, Ian Irvinne
and Scott Westerfield as tutors. Total cost of attending Clarion
South will be $2,539, this includes tuition and accommodation for 6
weeks. Scholarships available. For further details see
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION: 11 September. One day event starring
John Rhys Davies. Other guests also invited. . For more details phone
FSF 92 9523 8385, or e-mail email@example.com, or send an sase
to Friends of Science Fiction PO Box 797 Fairfield, NSW. 1860. NB
John Rhys Davies has now also negotiated to appear at functions held
by Multiverse, Melbourne (? ) , Supanova, Brisbane and Armageddon
(Wellington, NZ) around the same time as the Sydney function.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Lord of the Rings convention 20-21 November, The
Chifley on Northbourne, Canberra. Guests and full details available
SMOFCON 3-5 December 2004. Washington, DC USA. Wyndham Hotel. (n.b.
SMOF stands for "Secret Masters of Fandom") SMOFCON is an annual
convention about organising SF conventions. Full details are
available on www.smofcon.org The San Francisco SF Conventions Inc
has recently established a fund to grant 2 scholarships of US $500 to
help potential convention organisers attend SMOFCON. While these
scholarships are open to anyone, applicants must show how attending
SMOFCON will assist the Bay Area SF group. (San Francisco, USA)
SciNut Conventions is holding a Lord of the Rings con in Melbourne in
March 2005. Some LOTR actors (no principal actors) and technical
people attending as GoHs. Con organisers currently calling for people
to run panels. E-mail OneliaH@iinet.net.au (Relayed to Bullsheet by
CONSENSUALITY – Swancon XXX. Perth, WA. Easter, March 24-28 2005.
Emerald Hotel, Perth Membership $75 until 1/5/04 GoH Charles de Lint,
Special Guest Grant Watson, Fan Guest Anna Hepworth, E-mail
Swancon30@westnet.com.au. Temporary website
Dedman and Elaine Kemp.
CONCLAVE: 30 Sept- 3 October, 2005. Adelaide, SA. It is hoped that
this will be an annual SA convention. Guests and prices yet to be
announced. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com
(requested that you e-mail both addresses.) Co-conveners, Fiona
McIntosh, Todd Rowlands & Jay Watson. (Reported by Fiona McIntosh.)
FIDDLER'S GREEN, a Sandman convention (in the US) GoH's Neil Gaiman,
Karen Berger, Todd Klein, Charles Vess, Caitlin R Kiernan. PO Box
527, Grand Blanc, MI 48480-0527 USA. E.mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or see- http://www.fiddlersgreencon.org/
CONFLUX 2: Fri 22 April – Sun 24th April, 2005. GoH Jennifer Fallon,
Special Guests Terry Dowling and Maxine McArthur. Conflux website
(www.conflux.org.au) will not be updated until the end of June, but e-
mail email@example.com for more information. (Reported by Rose
THYLACON IV. National SF con for 2005. Hobart, Tasmania. 10-13 June,
2005 (Queens Birthday Long weekend in many states.) Attendence rates
$120. Australian GoH Marianne de Pierres, Fan GoH Merv Binns. Hobart
Midcity Hotel. Accom $105 single/double, $135 tripple. For full
details see www.thylacon.com or write to Thylacon PO Box 345 Kingston
TAS, 7051 To join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe message
CONTINUUM 3. 2005. PO Box GPO Box 1212k, Melbourne, Vic 3001.
www.continuum.org.au or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org More details to
INTERACTION: 63rd WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION, GLASGOW, 2005.
Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon will be held at the Scottish
Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow over the weekend of 4-8
August 2005.GoHs Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley and Jane Yolen,
critic and fanzine editor Greg Pickersgill and veteran Scandinavian
fan Lars-Olov Strandberg. Australian Agent, Ted Scribner, can be
contacted at email@example.com or 12 Richmount St, Cronulla,
CASCADIA con is the Nasfic (North American SF) con for 2005. (Nasfics
are held in the USA in years when the Worldocn is held outside the
USA). 1 – 5 September, 2005, Seattle, Washington. Goh's Fred
Saberhagen, Liz Danford, Kevin Standlee, Toni Weisskopf. Full
information on www.cascadiacon.org
CONJURE. National SF convention, Brisbane, 2006. More details to
follow, or check www.fantasticqueensland.com.
LA CON IV, the 64th Worldcon. 23-27 August, 2006. Anaheim Convention
Centre, Hilton & Marriott hotels, Anaheim. Goh's Connie Willis, James
Gurney, Howard De Vore, Frankie Thoman. Current membership prices
appear to relate to the number of patches you have – which won't be
of much relevance unless you were at Torcon this year. See the
Bullsheet web site for full details. New members can e-mail
info@laconIV.org, Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box
8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409. USA.
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
Ted Scribner's Australian SF&F home page is:
and his list of SF oriented groups in NSW is at
Coode St Review lists Australian publishing news and achievements by
Australian writers http://www.sf.org.au/coodestreetnews.
AUSTRALIAN WRITERS WEB, http://www.inkspillers.com. Maintained and
updated by Tony Plank.
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tippers
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The Bullsheet web page, which is updated throughout the month can be
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The Bullsheet is also available as a snail-mail subscription for
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There may be slight variations in the deadlines and publishing times
for the next two Bullsheets due to (you guessed it!) more upcoming
treatment and eye operations – Edwina
Send your news e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or snail mail to Edwina
Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville NSW, 2036.
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Fantasy bent. Special events: Birthdays, New Babies, Anniversaries,
Special messages, etc commemorated on a hand crafted mug or plate.
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
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