The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 46 January 2006
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 46
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
FRIENDLY REMINDER: In the last few days I noticed a spam message sent
through the Aussfbull address...just a friendly reminder that we
don't send Bull as an attachment. Beware of viruses! Edwina
TOO LATE; YOU MISSED IT: SBS showed that SF classic "Santa Claus
Conquers The Martians" at 1pm on Christmas Day.
20,000 LEGS UNDER THE SEA?: A 7 metre giant squid, caught dead in
fishing nets off New Zealand and preserved in a massive block of
clear ice will be one of the highlights of a "Monsters of the Deep"
exhibit at the Melbourne Aquarium until March.
MORE ZERO G OVER SUMMER. Rob Jan's SF radio program, Zero-G runs for
two hours from 12 midday to 2pm from December 26th to February 27th
on 3RRR FM, Melbourne.
SPECTRUM FM RADIO CDs including The Great Debate - Humans Are
Unnatural Creatures and Australian Female Fantasy Authors will soon
be in The Port Phillip Library, in Victoria, For online sales of
these CD's check out http://www.spectrumfmradio.org/catalogue.htm
Congratulations to KRIS HEMBURY who recently won the Young and
Emerging Writers Mentorship offered by Fantastic Queensland, Council
for the Arts. Kris will be mentored by Marianne de Pierres. (Reported
by Robert Hoge on the Visions List)
MORE BEST of BOTH WORLDS? According to http://www.bobw.com.au Brian
and Adele Carr, the organisers of BoBW cons are considering their
options for future cons after the success of what was to be their
last con. (Reported by Ted Scribner)
AUREALIS AWARDS SHORT LIST.
The Aurealis Awards have announce the 2005 finalists and honourable
mentions for this year's awards to be held in Brisbane on Saturday 25
February 2006 at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank, to be
followed by a Cocktail Party at Cafe San Marco. Enquires:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: $20 from Pulp Fiction
bookshop, Brisbane. Ph 07 3236 2750)
2005 Aurealis Awards Finalists' Shortlists: SCIENCE FICTION Novels
John Birmingham, "Designated Targets", Macmillan; KA Bedford,
Eclipse, Edge; Marianne de Pierres, Crash Deluxe, Orbit; Sean
Williams and Shane Dix, Geodesica: Ascent 1, Harper Collins
SF Short Stories: Rjurik Davidson, "The Interminable Sufferings of
Mysterious Mr Woo", Aurealis #33/34/35; Leanne Frahm, "Skein Dogs",
Fables and Reflections; Trent Jamieson "Slow and Ache", Aurealis #36;
Lynn Triffit, "The Memory of Breathing", ASIM #17; Kim
Westwood, "Terning tha Weel", Aurealis #36; Science Fiction Short
Story Highly Commended Tess Williams, "How Green Was Their Love"
FANTASY Novel: Sara Douglass, "Darkwitch Rising: The Troy Game Book
3", Harper Collins; Anthony Eaton, "Nightpeople", UQP; Sonya
Hartnett, "Surrender", Penguin; Juliet Marillier, "Blade of Fortriu:
Book II The Bridei Chronicles", Pan Macmillan Australia. Karen
Miller, "The Innocent Mage: Kingmaker Kingbreaker Book I," Harper
Collins. Fantasy Novel Highly Commended Trudi Canavan, "Priestess of
the White," Harper Collins.
Fantasy Short Story: Adam Browne, "Heart of Saturday Night",Lenox
Avenue Ezine www.lexonavemag.com Issue #4; Terry Dartnell, "Ones and
Zeros", Neverary, Issue 8; Dirk Flinthart, "The Red Priest's
Homecoming" ASIM 17; Richard Harland, "The Greater Death of Saito
Saku", Daikaiju!; Rosaleen Love, "Once Giants Roamed the Earth", The
Traveling Tide and Daikaiju!;
HORROR Novel Highly Commended: JC Burke, "Nine Letters Long", Random
Horror Short Story:Lee Battersby,"Paterfamilias", Shadowed Realms #3;
Chuck McKenzie, "Eight-Beat Bar", Aurealis #33/34/35; Paul
Haines, "Doof, Doof, Doof", Dark Animus #7; James Cain, "The Ride",
Dark Krypt May/June 05; Cat Sparks, "Macciato Lane", Tinconderoga
Horror Short Stories Highly Commended:Peter Barber, "Dust", Aurealis
33/34/35. Horror Short Story Highly Commended: Shane Jiraiya
Cummings, "Revision is Murder", Simulacrum #11; Greg Guerin, "The
Deviation Road", Borderlands #4; Paul Haines, "The Light in Autumn's
Leaves", Borderlands #5; Martin Livings, "In Nomine Patris", Shadowed
YOUNG ADULT Novel Finalists: Isobelle Carmody, "Alyzon Whitestar",
Penguin; Anthony Eaton, "Nightpeople" UQP: Justine
Larbalestier, "Magic or Madness",Penguin; Scott Westerfeld, "Peeps",
Penguin; Scott Westerfeld, "Uglies", Simon & Schuster;
Young Adult Novel Highly Commended: Kerry Greenwoood,"The Rat and the
Raven", Lothian; Penni Russon, "Breathe" Random House; Scott
Westerfeld "Pretties", Simon & Schuster.
Young Adult Short Story Finalists: Dirk Flinthart, "The Red Priest's
Homecoming" ASIM 17; Garth Nix, "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in
the Case", Across the Wall;
CHILDREN'S Long Fiction Finalists: Isobel Carmody, "Little Fur: The
Legend Of Little Fur." Penguin; Morris Gleitzman, "Worm Story"
Penguin; Richard Harland, "Sassycat: The Night of the Dead",
Omnibus;Garth Nix, "Drowned Wednesday,"Allen and Unwin
Children's Long Fiction Highly Commended: Carole Wilkinson, "Garden
Of The Purple Dragon" Black Dog Books; John Flanagan, "The Icebound
Land (Ranger's Apprentice 3)", Random House.
Children's Short Fiction Finalists: Goldie Alexander, "The Space
Gypsies", The School Magazine #71; Stephen Axelsen, "Piccolo &
Annabel 2: The Disastrous Party", Random House;Stephen
Axelsen, "Piccolo & Annabel 3:The Stinky Cheese Gypsies" Random
House; Gary Crew & Jeremy Geddes "The Mystery of Eilean Mor", Lothian;
See www.aurealisawards.com for more details
Australian author, Christian Doan has won the European Space Agency
short story competition. See http://www.itsf.org/index.php?
PAGE=contest%2Findex.html for full details. (Reported by A. Bell on
the Visions List.)
HELP BUY AN EYE OP: There's a SF fan on a disability pension living
on the Central Coast (north of Sydney) who needs a vitrechtomey (eye
operation. I had 2 of them last year and can tell you all the gory
details if you want to know - Edwina.) Rather than wait for 2 years
with declining eyesight to get this operation done through the public
health system, this lady is spending her savings to pay for the
operation, but doesn't quite have enough. To help her out, I'm
raffling a $30 gift card good at any Dymocks bookstore around
Australia. Tickets are $1 each, and can be purchased by sending
postage stamps, cheques or money order to 12 Flinders St, Matraville,
2036, or by direct deposit. (e-mail email@example.com for
details.) Alternatively, see James Allen at MSFC meetings to buy tickets.
FANDOM, STAND UP AND TAKE A COLLECTIVE BOW! I've been blown away by
the generous response to the above raffle so far, especially at a
time of year when money is tight for most of us. - Edwina.
Thanks to everyone who sent us Christmas cards! We hope you have a
Happy New Year.
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
SUE BURSZTYNSKI has a new Children's/YA book called "It's True! Your
Cat Could Be A Spy" published by Allen & Unwin.(87 pp. ISBN 1 74114
606 2 RRP $11.95). This is a collection of fascinating facts and
tantalising trivia, mostly to do with spies, in the new "It's True!"
series from Allen and Unwin.
Other titles in the series include "Hauntings Happen and Ghosts Get
Grumpy" by MEREDITH COSTAIN, "You Eat Poison Every Day" by PETER
MACINNIS, and "Space Turns You Into Spaghetti" by HEATHER CATCHPOLE
and VANESSA WOODS.
LOTHIAN BOOKS recently advised that there will be a further delay in
announcing titles for their Dark Suspense series, as selected titles
now has to be approved by parent company, Time Warner Book Group.
It's hoped a final announcement will be made early in the New Year.
(Relayed by Rob Hood, via the Visions List)
ROBOTS AND TIME, is a new anthology from Altair Books including
stories from Martin Livings, Alexander Freed, Lyn McConchie, Bryn
Spark and Dan Foley, Robert J Sawyer, Douglas Smith and Brendan
Carson. Edited by Robert N Stephenson and Shane J Cummings.
Available for $19.95 (plus postage and handling.) Find full details
LEONAUR is a new UK Publisher. Its first SF titles include 3
collections of short stories from Jack London available in soft and
hard cover. See www.leonaur.com, or www.amazon.com to purchase them
A HARRY POTTER PARODY named Harry Pouter and Phil O'Dendron's Stone.
Can be viewed at http://www.potterparody.com
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS Issue 21 has been printed and should be
distributed early in the New Year – Edwina.
ANTIPODEAN SF No. 91 featuring short, short stories (500 words) can
be seen at http://www.antisf.com or http://purl.nla.gov.au/NET/antisf/
TICONDEROGAOnline 6 can now be viewed at
http://ticonderogaonline.org/006TOL/. It features fiction from David
Carroll and Deborah Biancotti as well as interviews, columns and
THE WORKERS' PARADISE is a new spec-fic anthology with the theme of
work/workplace relations, to be edited by Russell B. Farr and Nick
Evans. Expected to contain 90,000 words, release date October 2006.
This anthology is open to submissions of original stories of 1-7,000
words from Australian residents from 1 reading from Jan 1 - 1 Aug
2006. Stories may be emailed to the editors at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "Submission Workers"
in the subject line. Payment: 2 copies and Aus 1.5 cents/word on
publication. In addition, a bounty of $5 will be paid for each good
(as judged by the editors)Marxist joke, and a one off prize of $50
for the best Marxist pun. See
http://ticonderogaonline.org/publications/ for full details.
A WHO's WHO of Australian speculative fiction writing, inclusive of
those who are at the beginning of their journey to publication, as
well as established writers, has been proposed by Nigel Stone. If you
are interested in contributing to this project, e-mail
Angela Challis and Marty Young are looking for submissions of "the
darkest, most disturbing horror story. ...horror in its rawest form -
the unsettling, the terrifying, " for 'Macabre - The New Era in
Australian Horror.' Anthology.Reading from 1 October 2005 to 31 March
2006. Open to Australian citizens and residents only. Full details on
how to submit can be found at
BILL CONGREVE and MICHELLE MARQUARDT are calling for writers
interested in having their work considered for the second volume
of "The Year's Best Australian SF & Fantasy." Any story up to 20,000
words written by an Australian citizen published during 2005 is
eligible. Reprints only. Send hardcopy submissions to MirrorDanse
books, PO Box 3542, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
MERV BINNS strikes a handsome pose with wife, Helena, and Santa Claus
in his Christmas cards this year. Merv also recaps the year in his
perzine, Out of the Bin is available from PO Box 315, Carnegie, Vic, 3163.
FRIENDS OF LINDA COX CHAN (FOLCC) raise money to donate to Juvenile
Diabetes Research, Australia by selling donated books etc. (Tally
$10.60 ) Books looking for new homes: "Dr Who: The Scripts, Galaxy 4"
by William Emms. "Licence Denied: Rumblings from the Dr Who
Underground" (new) edited by Paul Cornell, "The Truth About Magic" by
Dave Luckett (new), "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (new)
and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", JK Rowling, "Arthur"
and "Merlin" by Stephen Lawhead. Audiobook: "Journey to the Centre
of the Earth" by Jules Verne featuring John de Lancie and Leonard
Nimoy., also a Dukes of Hazard Play and Read record, and A-Team
colouring and activity books: Art cards autographed by Marianne
Plumridge and Bob Eggleton are also for sale. See images of the
available cards on the Bullsheet website. To buy items e-mail Edwina
Harvey at email@example.com or snail min poor health for some
timeail Edwina, c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, NSW 2036. *Make
cheques payable to Edwina Harvey please, FOLCC is an informal
entity.) You can also pay via direct deposit and paypal. Why not give
a gift that gives twice this Christmas? (Thanks to Anne Devrell for
the new titles.)
HATCH, MATCH AND DISPATCH
DEATHS: SF writer Robert Sheckley died in New York, at the age of 77.
One of the field's great humorists, Sheckley was first published in
1952, and was a prolific short story writer. His novels include
Immortality, Inc. (1958), The Status Civilization (1960), Journey
Beyond Tomorrow (1962), Mindswap (1966). Sheckley also served as
fiction editor for Omni magazine from January 1980 through September
1981, and was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and
Fantasy Writers of America in 2001. Robert Sheckley had been in poor
health for some time, which left him unable to attend the World SF
Convention in Glasgow as Guest of Honour this year. (Reported in
Locus Magazine, relayed by Chuck McKenzie.)
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Membership to the MSFC is $25
single, or $35 family p.a. For further details on the MSFC see
www.vicnet.net.au/~msfc. Meetings resume on 13th January:. Check the
AUSTREK, the Star Trek fan club in Victoria will be celebrating its
30th anniversary this year and is still going strong.
SPACED OUT: a science fiction club for gays, lesbians and associated
communities. $5 joining fee, then $20 annual membership. ($15
concession.) to Spaced Out Inc. PO Box 363, Preston, Vic. 3072.Non-
profit SF club offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe"
newsletter and "Solar Spectrum" annual anthology.
CANBERRA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays
of the month. It's a relaxed social society for the discussion of SF
and fantasy. Membership $24 p.a. For more info write to CSFS PO Box
47, Civic Square, ACT 2608, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFSA (South Australian Dr Who fan club) Two regular meetings each
month. Annual membership $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 range
of merchandise, admission prices to club functions (including
Whovention, discounts at selected retail outlets for Doctor Who
merchandise. For more information contact Dwayne Bunney -
email@example.com or 0416 269 726 or check
QUEST Queensland Star Trek club. Contact the club at PO BOX 2084,
Brisbane, QLD. 4001, or check www.conquestforever.com (Reported by
The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at www.geocities.com/bb5ers
(Reported by Erica Sharp, president of the Brisbane Babylon5ers )
INFINITAS BOOKSHOP/Blokey Stuff, Shop 22 Civic Arcade, 48 - 50 George
Street Parramatta NSW. has 2 groups regularly meeting at its
premises. The SF Discussion Group meets at 6:30pm on the first
Thursday of each month except January. A SF Writers Group also meets
at the shop once a month on Saturdays See
http://www.infinitas.com.au/WritersGroup.php for 2006 meeting dates.
(Reported by Tim Martin via Ted Scribner).
SYDNEY MECHANICS' SCHOOL OF ARTS at 280 Pitt St, Sydney, regularly
holds a members reading group for Mystery and Crime, Romance and
Science Fiction and Fantasy. The groups start with Mystery and Crime
at 10am and meander into SF (and sometimes Romance, depending on
demand) from 12 noon. Attendance at the first meeting is free, but if
you're interested in attending more meetings, you are asked to join
the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts. (Annual fee $15.50 ?) This also
entitles you to borrowing rights at the School of Arts library.
Meetings held every 3 weeks. Upcoming meetings: Sat Jan 21st, Sat Feb
11th, Sat March 4th.
SYDNEY FANS IN THE PUB. Meet on the first Tuesday of the month at the
Civic Hotel, Saloon Bar, Crn Pitt & Goulburn Sts, Sydney. From
6.30pm. (Reported by Zara Baxter.)
SYDNEY SOUTHERN SF&F GROUP . Next meeting probably the 2nd Saturday
in February Contact Brad Row ph 9580-4369 or e-mail
Brad_Row@agd.nsw.gov.au for full details (Reported by Ted Scribner)
SYDNEY FUTURIANS now affiliated with the Student Assoc of UTS.
Meetings in room 510C (5th floor) of The University of Technology,
Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm. Check
http://users.secsme.org.au/~futurians, or e-mail John.Fox@uts.edu.au
for meeting dates.
STARWALKING: http://sydskyforce.starwalking.net holds meetings af the
Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club, 24 John St, Lidcombe, opposite
Lidcombe Railway station on the third Sunday of some months.
Attendance costs $8 members, $10 nonmembers. (Starwalking Melbourne
has Force 4 convention in May. q.v. conventions.)
MONSTERS! A display of Academy award winning special effects artist,
John Cox's monster models and animatronics is on show until March 06
at the Australian Museum, College St, Sydney. The exhibit will then
tour to other major cities around Australia. (Spotted by Edwina on
the ABC 7pm news, 27 Oct)
VORTEX: SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
FESTIVAL OF SPECULATIVE FICTION.(aka Magic Casements?) NSW Writers'
Centre. Saturday 25 March 2006. Chris Barnes, director. The March
2006 edition of Newswrite, the NSW Writing Centres Magazine will be
devoted to speculative fiction. Submissions on spec fic, 700 - 1100
words long and be accompanied by a headshot of the author or relevant
publication accepted. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box
1056 Rozelle NSW 2039 by 10 February.(Reported by Ted Scribner.)
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
HUB Productions (Melbourne & Sydney) 4 Feb 06 Sydney, Zenith Theatre,
Cnr Railway & McIntosh sts, Chatswood. 5 Feb Melbourne, Roadshow
Theatre, State Library, Latrobe St. GoH's: actor Jonathan Woodward
and director & Assoc producer, R.D Price. VIP $350, General $90,
Workshop with JD $30 Enquires 0402 267 541 or
SWANCON RENAISSANCE: 10-13 March, 2006. Acacia Hotel, Perth, WA.
Gohs: Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon & Danny Oz. Cost $100 (supporting
$35) see www.swancon.com for full details.
The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA)
March 15-19, 2006, Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel. USA. GoH's:
Charles Vess, M. Thomas Inge, Kathleen Ann Goonan. Currently calling
for papers for their program. Please submit proposals by 30th
November. Themes covered include SF, Fantasy, Horror, Comics,
including Children's and YA lit.llustration. Look for Conference
Information and Updates at the IAFA website: http://www.iafa.org
(Originally announced by Dale Knickerbocker, relayed by Ted Scribner.)
CONJURE. National SF convention, Brisbane, Easter, 14-17 April,
2006.GoHs Cory Doctrow, Bruce Sterling, Sean Williams, Jonathan
Strahan. Membership $200 until 27th February 2006. Student/Concession
and High School student discounts available. Children 12 and younger
free. Check their website www.conjure.org.au
CONCUSSION: 57th British National SF convention. 14-17 April, 2006,
To be held at The Moat House, Congress Rd, Glasgow. See
www.eastercon2006.org for full details.
CONCLAVE: NZ National SF & Fantasy con. 2-5 June, 2006. Mount
Richmond Lodge, 576 Mt Wellington Hw, Mt Wellington, Auckland,
NZ.GoH's Joan Vinge, Jim Fenkel, Steve Jackson. Han GoH Kevin
MacLean. Membership. NZ $70 until end of 2005. See
http://conclave.sf.org.nz for full details. (Thanks to Andrienne
Losin for passing on this information.)
CONFLUX 3: Queens Birthday Weekend, 9-12 June 2006. National Museum.
GoHs Ellen Datlow, Kate Forsyth, Sara Douglass and Jackie French.
Attending m/ship $145. See http://www.conflux.org.au or e-mail
email@example.com .PO Box 903 Belconnen, ACT 2616
Continuum. 4-6 August, 06. Venue TBA GoHs Shaun Tan, Charles
Stross, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Gillespie. Tickets:$65-$95 prior to 31
Dec 05. Website: http://www.continuum.org.au
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. Attending m/ship $225 ($au)
Conversion from supporting membership to attending, $165 (au)
Kids/supporting memberships $65. e-mail info@laconIV.org, Postal
address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409.
USA. Australians can buy memberships to LaCon by sending a cheque or
money order made payable to their Australian Agent, Edwin A. Scribner
c/- 12 Richmount St, Cronulla NSW 2230, preferably with a printout of
http://www.laconiv.org/2006/reg/signupaus.htm with personal details
filled in. Alternatively send your full name, address and email
address. Attending membership is currently $225 and supprting or
child (5 - 11) $65.
NULLUS ANXIETAS The First Australian Discworld Convention. New dates
Feb 9-11, 2007. Melbourne. Attending $120, concession $100,
supporting $50. (Gala dinner to cost an extra $90) see
www.ausdwcon.org for further details.
CONVERGENCE 2. Aus Natcon. Rydges Hotel, Melbourne. Queens Birthday
weekend, 8-11 June, 07. Theme:YA genre fiction. GoH Isobelle
Carmody. See http://www.natcon.org.au/2007. (Reported by Rose
XIVAMC, Medieval re-enactment group. Easter 2007. Meeting at the
Danelaw property, Charley's Forest Rd, Wog Wog, NSW. (35 min drive
north of Braidwood, 3 hrs south of Sydney, 1.5 hrs east of Canberra.
Registration $150 fully catered for 4 days. See www.danelaw.org.au
for more details. (Reported by J. Gibbins.)
NIPPON 2007. Worldcon. Aug 30-Sept 3 2007. Pacifico Yokohama
convention centre, Japan. Gohs: David Brin and Sakyo Komatsu. Artist
Gohs: Yoshitaka Amano and Michael Whelan. Details at
www.nippon2007.org . Australian agent Craig McBride. Membership A$210
until Sept 30 2005. You can also join
Geneva Convention a civilised worldcon bid for Switzerland in 2008.
Australia 2010. A Worldcon bid. See
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. Is a great source
of market information that is always being updated by Tony Plank.
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tipper's
homepage: http://www.collecting books andmagazines.com
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Stay Cool, and Happy New Year!
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