The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 29 August 2004
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 29
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
AUSSIECON ONE *The first Worldcon held in Australia in 1975) video tapes and
DVDs Mark Loney recently announced that the transfer of the original Aussiecon
video tapes and the Anti-Fan films to a modern digital format is now complete.
All but one of the Aussiecon video tapes were successfully transferred.
Copies are available either as DVD's or videos can be provided in either PAL
or NTSC formats. Estimated cost of the Aussiecon 1 Videotape collection was
$250 (plus postage and handling) The Anti-fan films were estimated to cost $20
(= p & h) If you have already contacted Mark he will contact you soon to
confirm your interest. If you are interested but have not already contacted
Mark, the deadline for orders was supposed to be 31st July, but maybe he'll
make a few exceptions. For full details email Mark: email@example.com
Writer Hal Colebatch has a website at
The AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, Sydney, is apparently having a display on moonrocks on
Sunday 15th August.(Display being a plate-sized disk of glassite with about
half a dozen small samples embedded within it) Reported by Jack Dwyer
I, ROBOT: a thumbnail review: I found the new Will Smith movie loosely based
on Isaac Asimov's stories and laws of robotics, had an engaging story-line. It
had high-class special effects, lots of action, but still had space for a bit
of humour. I recommend seeing it - Edwina:
NO STONE UNTURNED. Pebble, the rescued Labrador puppy going blind with
cataracts (reported here last month) has been adopted into a permanent home,
and enough money was raised ($3,500) for her to have an eye operation to
restore her sight. You can check on Pebble's progress at www.pawsnhooves.net
Thanks to all those Bullsheet readers who helped contribute to Pebble's
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 consists of: The Forever
War Joe Haldeman, I Am Legend Richard Matheson, Cities in Flight James Blish,
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Philip K. Dick, The Stars My Destination
Alfred Bester, Babel 17 Samuel R Delaney, Lord of Light Roger Zelaney, The
Fifth Head of Cerebus Gene Wolf, Gateway Frederick Pohl, The Rediscovery of
Man - Cordwainer Smith, Last and First Men - Olaf Stapledon ,Earth Abides
George R Stewart Martian Time Slip, Philip K Dick, The Demolished man Alfred
Bester, Stand on Zanzibar, John brunner The Dispossessed ursula Le Guin, The
Drowned World. JG Ballard, The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut, Emphyto Jack
Vance, A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick, Star Maker Olaf Stapledon, The Book of
Skulls, Robert Silverberg, Behold the Man Michael Moorcock, Time machine/War
of the Worlds HG Wells, Flowers for Algenon Daniel Keyes, Ubik Philip K
Dick, Timescape Greg Benford, More than Human Theodore Sturgeon, Man Plus
Frederick Pohl,A Case of Conscience James Blish, The Centauri Device John M
Harrison, Dr Bloodmoney. Philip K. Dick, Non-stop. Brian Aldis, The Fountains
of Paradise. Arthur C. Clarke, Pavane Keith Roberts, Now Wait for Last Year
Philip K Dick, Nova Samuel R Delaney, The First Men in the Moon HG Wells, The
City and the Stars Arthur C Clarke, Blood Music Greg Bear
Jem Frederick Pohl, Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore, Valis Philip K Dick, The
Lathe of Heaven Ursula Le Guin The Complete Roderick John Sladek, Flow my
tears the Policeman Said Philip K Dick. The Invisible man HG Wells, Grass
Sherri Tepper, A Fall of Moondust Arthur C Clarke,Eon Greg Bear,The Shrinking
Man Richard Matheson,The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Philip K Dick,
Dancers at the end of Time Michael Moorcock
PAUL COLLIN'S new book, Dragonfang, was launched by Isabelle Carmody on 16th
July at Readings, Port Melbourne. (Reported by Sue Bursztynski.)
SUE BURSZTYNSKI's new book, Rolling Right Along, (about the history of the
wheel) will be released by Nelson in August. The book will be available
through education bookshops or school booksellers.
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE change of postal address:
PO Box 127 Belmont WA 6984
ANTIPODEAN SF No. 73 featuring short,short stories (500 words) by can be
viewed at http://antipodean-sf.com
The AUSTRALIAN SCIENCEuFICTION FORUM inaugural issue featuring fiction, non
fiction and artwork can be viewed at http://www.ozscififorum.com (Reported by
MERV BINNS perzine, Out of the Bin is available from PO Box 315, Carnegie,
Vic, 3163.. Merv's publication may soon also be available via e-mail. Belated
birthday wishes to Merv who celebrated his 70th orbit on this planet in mid-July.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 produced locally.
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 (email@example.com) 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, Parramatta.
FARENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph 03 9600
4674, email firstname.lastname@example.org. CRIME INK: 150 William St (Crn Bourke
&William, Ph 03 9600 4674, e-mail email@example.com
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 near future.
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
2004 Locus Awards Winners
Winners of the 2004 Locus Awards are announced in Locus Magazine's
July issue, along with complete results of this year's readers poll. SF NOVEL
Ilium, Dan Simmons FANTASY NOVEL Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold FIRST
NOVEL Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow YOUNG ADULT NOVEL The
Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett NOVELLA "The Cookie Monster'', Vernor Vinge
(Analog Oct 2003) NOVELETTE "A Study in Emeralds", Neil Gaiman (Shadows Over Baker
Street) SHORT STORY "Closing Time", Neil Gaiman (McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of
Thrilling Tales) COLLECTION Changing Planes, Ursula K. Le Guin ANTHOLOGY The
Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.
The Sandman: Endless Nights, Neil Gaiman, et al. (Vertigo) EDITOR Gardner
Dozois MAGAZINE The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction BOOK PUBLISHER Tor
ARTIST Michael Whelan (Reported by Bruce Gillespie on the Eidolist.)
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 $3,500.
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
The McNamara Achievement Award is now calling for nominees. This award is
given for contribution by a writer, film producer, organizer, editor,
publisher, reviewer or for lifetime achievement. The recipient of the award is
judged at the sole discretion of the award judge. All nominations are to
include details of why the person nominated should be selected.(preferably in
point form only.) Send all nominations to (Award Judge) Van Ikin Department of
English, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH
DEATHS: JERRY GOLDSMITH who wrote musical scores for movies such as
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Meet
most Friday nights. Meetings for August 6th. Food & Trivia night for the
End-of-Winter Plum Pudding, Casseroles and Trivia! August 13thHugo Nominees:
Fiction forensics & ritual dissections from Bruce Gillespie, Alan Stewart &
Justin Ackroyd. Books for sale. August 20th Lee Falk's 'The Phantom' Lost
Worlds & Lost Times Trevor Clark describes the SF connections in this long
running comic series August 27th Video Appreciation & Discussion Night
"Freaked" Great comedy with fine cameos.
Ethel #113 due out around August 23rd (reported by James Allen)
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"
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 Mall, 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
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.)
The Brisbane Babylon 5ers has been going for about 4 years. Their website is
at www.geocities.com/bb5ers (Reported by Erica Sharp, president of the
Brisbane Babylon5ers )
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
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 at
VORTEX: SF Events also happening in Brisbane, can be found at
The Doctor Who Club of Australia In Association with The Powerhouse Museum
present THE MAESTROS - An Audience With Doctor Who & Blake's 7 Composers
Tristram Cary & Dudley Simpson Sunday November 14th 2004 10.30am - 4.30pm
Coles Theatre Powerhouse Museum Corner Harris & MacArthur Streets, Ultimo
Sydney. Special screenings will be shown and merchandise will be on sale.
Admission: DWCA and Powerhouse Museum Members - $15 (Quote your member number
when booking, membership card must be presented to claim your ticket). General
Public $20 Bookings via the Powerhouse Museum on 02 9217 0600 (Credit cards
accepted). LIMITED SEATING For more details visit www.doctorwhoaustralia.org
or the Powerhouse Museum website: www.phm.gov.au
The Doctor Who Club of Australia presents ReCon Rebuilding the past / Awaiting
the future A DWCA Day Event Drummoyne RSL Club Victoria Road, Drummoyne 11am -
6pm Admission - DWCA Members $7 Non-Members $10 for more information:Website -
www.doctorwhoaustralia.org Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Or write
to - ReCon, GPO Box 2870, Sydney, NSW, 2001 Recons Website - www.recons.com
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 http://www.clarionsouth.org.
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be announced.
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
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Lord of the Rings convention 20-21 November, The Chifley
on Northbourne, Canberra. Guests and full details available on www.bobw.com.au
haven't already got this news, you might like to check
re Cirroc Lofton and Penny Johnson Jerald in Sydney and Melbourne, 2.10.04
and 3.10.04 respectively.
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 Tony Plank).
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 http://members.westnet.com.au/steveg58/swancon.htmlConveners
Stephen 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-
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 Mitchell.)
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 to: Thylaconsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.
CONTINUUM 3.15-17 July 2005. GoH's Richard Harland, Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z.
Brite Fan GoH James Allen. Membership $110. (Concession/Student $80) GPO Box
603, Melbourne, Vic 3001. www.continuum.org.au or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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, NSW 2230.
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
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
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tippers homepage:
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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
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