The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 80 – November 2008
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 80
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)
The AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS' ASSOC will be having Halloween with
KERI ARTHUR author of the bestselling Riley Jenson Paranormal Romance
series, from 5pm on Fri 31st Oct at Dymocks Southland, Shop 3067,
Westfield Shopping Centre, Cheltenham, Vic .Costumes encouraged but
not obligatory. RSVP Chuck McKenzie on (03) 9584 1245
WILSON DA SILVA, co-editor of Cosmos magazine was interviewed by Adam
Spencer on ABC Radio 702 (Sydney) at approx 7.30 am on 21 Oct
regarding starting training to be sent into space.
The AUREALIS AWARDS close to nominations on 31 October. If you have
an (Australian) story,novel, anthology etc considered for the 2008
Aurealis Awards act NOW. Eligibility and nomination details are
available at: www.aurealisawards. com
The Aurealis Awards ceremony will be held in Brisbane on Saturday, 24
January 2009 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. The
awards ceremony will be part of a weekend of events for Australian
speculative fiction writers. Book details and a program will be
available at www.aurealisawards. com shortly. (relayed by Kate Eltham
via the Visions list.)
CONGRATULATIONS to SEAN WILLIAMS. His latest Star Wars novel, "The
Force Unleashed" (Del Rey) was recently No 1 bestseller in the New
York Times Book Review best Sellers list
CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN McHUGH, member of The Canberra Speculative
Fiction Guild (CSFG) who won the annual Writers Of The Future Gold
Prize for speculative fiction. The prize is worth US$5000, (which
should almost make him a millionaire considering the way the Aus$ is
sliding lately! EH) The prize also includes a trip to the USA for the
annual awards ceremony and publication in the annual Writers of the
Future anthology. (Relayed by Bruce Gillespie)
DAVID TENNANT DECLARES "SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH" AS THE
DOCTOR. In a BBC interview, Tennant said he had decided to quit his
role as Dr Who after he films a string of specials next year. For the
full story see: http://news. bbc.co.uk/ 1/hi/entertainme nt/7698200. stm
JULIE BRENNON, former wife of Mark (Turlough)Strickson , who played
the character Fire Escape in the Sylvester McCoy story Paradise
Towers, is the first guest announced for "45", an event celebrating
the 45th Anniversary of Doctor Who to be held on Sunday Nov 23rd at
Drummoyne RSL Victoria Rd Drummoyne from 11 am til 6 pm.
Seewww.dwca. org.au.or email dallasljones@ hotmail.com for more
ANYONE FOR CRICKET? Dr Who fan, Dallas Jones recently asked if any
cricket fans were interested in going to see a NSW one-day match at
North Sydney Oval on Sunday Nov 2nd. If so please contact him at
dallasljones@ hotmail.com and see if we can organise a group to go.
RESISTANCE, a new science fiction action-adventure film, with a
planned follow-on television series to be shot in Australia. Recently
announced that Jane Badler, the American/Australian star of Falcon
Crest & Mission: Impossible who also played the role of Diana in the
TV series, V, is joining the cast.
LOGAN NORTH LIBRARY (QLD) SF MONTH. Remember that Logan North Public
Library is celebrating SF throughout November. Program items include
a workshop with Jason Nahrung, Cory Daniells and Marianne de Pierres,
as well as a launch of Marianne's latest book, 'Chaos Space'. See
http://loganlibrari es.org/library- news/general- news/logannorth/ out-
of-this-world- at-logan- north-library for full details.
CONFLUX 5 was a fun, relaxed weekend. I had a good time socialising
(mainly in the dealers room). The 1920's banquet was very
entertaining, with many Guys and Dolls looking and acting the part.
The joint was raided, and Senator Jack Dann -escorted outside when
liquor was discovered in his presence- made for a dramatic highlight
to the event! (Just as well the rest of us were drinking orange
juice, tea or sodas! Ahem...) Congratulations to Gillian Pollack who
designed the banquet the menu to reflect the times. The space-agey
cocktails and the 3 dessert courses kept everybody happy! (Edwina)
LYNC, wife of CLIVE NEWALL who recently passed away, has asked
anyone wanting to make a contribution in Clive's memory to donate
money to any fan funds.
GUFF 2008 (Get Up Fan Fund, the opposite to DUFF, the Down Under Fan
Fund) race is now on to send a lucky candidate/s from Australasia to
Europe. Candidates are: Sue Ann Barber and Trevor Clark, Norah Ding,
and Alisa Krasnostein. You can vote via Paypal or download and send
in a completed ballot with a cheque or money order. Voting ends 24
November. See http://www.users. on.net/~juliette woods/guff2008. html
for full details.
Author TERRY PRATCHETT recently wrote very eloquently in the Daily
Mail about suffering from the special form of Alzheimers that
afflicts him, and how to raise awareness of the disease. The full
article can be viewed at: http://www.dailymai l.co.uk/health/ article-
1070673/Terry- Pratchett- Im-slipping- away-bit- time--I-watch-
happen.html (Thanks to Robin Johnson for passing this on.)
The 2009 World Fantasy Convention in San Jose, California, will be
held one week earlier than previously announced due to scheduling
problems with their hotel. The new dates are Thursday, October 29
through Sunday, November 1, 2009. The venue - the Fairmont, San
Jose - remains unchanged: People who have purchased con memberships
but can't make the new dates are entitled to a membership refund.
Speculative Literature Foundation Announces 2008 Gulliver Travel
Research Grant Winner is author Alaya Dawn Johnson. She will use the
$800 grant to travel to Mexico to research historical sites for a
CONGRATULATIONS to Toronto-area artist Taral Wayne who has won the
Rotsler Award, given annually for long-time artistic achievement in
amateur publications of the science fiction ommunity. .
WE'VE MOVED! The web version of the Bullsheet is now at
www.bullsheet. sf.org.au ( Special thanks to Jeremy Byrne, Shay
Teffler and the WASSF who helped with the move.)
THANKS to ASTRID COOPER and JASON FISCHER for their recent
compliments about the Bullsheet.
NEXT MONTH'S BULLSHEET MAY BE A LITTLE LATE. Edwina's slated
November as her month "to do other things", so December's Bull may
(or may not) be a little late. Hopefully you'll get it by 5th
CELESTIAL COBBLER will have a stall at the Malabar Community Markets
on 29th November, at St Andrews school, Prince Edward St, Malabar.
(a stroll up the hill from the Malabar bus stop if you catch a 393
from Central Station, or a 394 or 399 from Circular Quay or Elizabeth
St. The 399 will actually take you up the hill and stop just past the
markets, the stop after Malabar Jnctn.) Look for the distinctive
pyramid shaped roof of the church! I'm usually "down the back", go
through the arch where the canteen is. Last chance to come and buy my
ceramics and silk craft before Christmas!
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too
dark to read"- Groucho Marx
DAZE IN THE COUNTRY is the latest great read in the series about the
hang-ups of country-living from LYN McCONCHIE. Available through
Avalook Publications, PO Box 640, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802. ISBN
9780980354515 Cost $15 plus postage.(I think. EH) E-mail
info@avalook. com.au. For more details.
THE OPPOSITE OF LIFE is the latest novel by NARELLE M HARRIS.
Librarian, Lissa Wilson wonders why people are savagely killed
whenever she has a night out on the town with her boyfriend. It must
be the work of a vampire, but can she get to the undead heart of the
matter? Pulp Fiction Press. ISBN 9780975112922 RRP $21.95 See
www.pulpfictionpres s.com.au/ theoppositeoflif e for more details.
CHAOS SPACE is book 2 in the Sentients of Orion series from MARIANNE
de PIERRES. Mira Fedor flees the invasioni of Araldis seeking help
from the nearest Orion League planet, but finds she must flee from
world to world as Araldis burns. Published November by Orbit. RRP
SPORES FROM SHARNOTH AND OTHER MADNESSES is a book of "weird poetry"
from LEIGH BLACKMORE. Published by P'rea Press, Sydney, it has an
introduction by US critic and scholar ST Joshi and is selling well.
Costr $15 (plus postage) from P'rea Press: contact DannyL@hotmail. com
ISBN is 978-0-980462524.
REQUIEM, the third and final book in the Bretheren Trilogy by ROBYN
YOUNG was published in October by Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN
9780340921418. RRP $32.99
GRACELING, the debut novel from KRISTIN CASHORE. Katsa has an
exceptional skill - the Grace of killing. She's forced to work as the
King's thug, feared & shunned by the court. Published by Gollancz in
November. ISBN 9780575469.
THE QUIET WAR is an exotic, fast paced space opera from PAUL McAULEY
to be published by Gollancz in December. RRP $32.99
SHADOW'S EDGE is the second book in the Night Angel Trilogy by BRENT
WEEKS, following on from the best selling Beyond the Shadows about
Kylar, who has rejected the assassin's life. Published by Orbit in
November RRP $19.99. The third instalment in the trilogy will be
published in December.
RED GLOVES by BETH VAUGHAN is a fantasy about a mercenary raised to
the blade and trained in the art of war, named by the prophecy to be
The Chosen. But what if she isn't the only Chosen? To be published by
Gollancz in December. $32.99.
THE PAGAN STONE the finale to NORA ROBERTS' latest trilogy will be
released in December. RRP $19.99.
TWILIGHT by STEPHANIE MEYER will be re-released ib Orbit in December
prior to the movie treatment of her work being released in cinemas
throughout Australia on January 8th.
The SWORD OF TRUTH series by TERRY GOODKIND is being rejacketed and
rereleased by Gollancz.
DEWEY is a non-fic book by VICKI MYRON. The true story of Dewey
Readmore Books, a cat that was shoved through a library book return
slot as a kitten who became an instant hit with the library regulars.
Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9780340960776. $35. (One for all our Library
and cat lovers out there! EH)
ONE FLEW INTO THE CUCKOO'S EGG by my favourite Goodie, BILL ODDIE, is
an exploration of the comedian's bouts of depression possibly
originating from his mother being committed to a mental asylum when
he was small. This memoir is said to be as witty, candid, curious and
unconventional as the man himself. (I recently heard Bill promoting
this book via an interview with Adam Spencer on radio 702, but wasn't
aware the book was published in July.EH) Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN
9780340951934 RRP $35
CUTWATER will collect the best in Australian writing - fiction,
literary journalism, poetry, comics and zines - for a literary
anthology to be published in 2009 with the assistance of an
Australian Council of the Arts Write In Your Face Grant. Theme:
Ratbags. Word limit 5,000. Submissions open until 30th November, 08.
Snail mail submissions to Sam Twyford-Moore, Editor, Cutwater
Literary Journal, PO BOX 52, Toukley NSW, 2263. For full submission
details or to better understand the theme read Richard Tognetti's
essay.at http://www.cutwater journal.blogspot .com/_ (Reported by
Ben Payne on the Visions List.)
PAPER GOLEM is reading submissions of 20,000-40,000 words for their
next anthology. See
http://sfscope. com/2008/ 10/paper- golem-reading- for-new-an. html
for full details. (relayed by Kate Eltham on the Visions list.)
BRAINS FOR BREAKFAST: Brimstone Press (the publishers of Black
magazine) have commissioned GARY KEMBLE to write/edit a hardcover
coffee table book that will be a snapshot of the zombie
walk/lurch/shuffle scene in 2008, including World Zombie Day lurches
and other zombie-themed events such as Thrill the World. Brimstone is
offering $50 or a copy of the book in exchange for photos chronicling
these events. The book is slated for an Easter 2009 release (drawing
on the whole resurrection theme). If you have photos you'd like
considered for this book, please e-mail garykemble@yahoo. com.au.
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS issue 37 ,edited by and Tehani Wessely,
featuring art by Dan Skinner, and fiction from Dirk Flinthart,
Christine Lucas, Penny-Anne Beaudain, Leith Daniel, Lee Battersby,
Grant Stone, Adam Bales, Eilis O;Neal, Jason Fischer, Eugie Foster,
David Conyers, Thoraiya Dyer and Paul Haines is available in print
and PDF formats. As the ASIM website has had as many ups and downs as
the stock-exchange lately, ASIM 36 will be available for sale a
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS PUBLISHING CO-OP is having a RECRUITMENT DRIVE
for new co-op members. Co-op members pays $100 a year (includes a
subscription to the magazine,) and get hands-on experience in reading
and grading slush submissions, proof-reading, sub-editing, editing,
sales, promotions, advertising etc. If you've wanted to try your hand
at being involved in an independent small press magazine, here's your
chance to try! Contact Edwina at celestialcobbler@ hotmail.com for
ANTIPODEAN SF issue 125 features short short fiction (500 words or
less) from the following writers: Simon Petrie, Shaune Lafferty
Webb, Rick Kennett, Greg Austin, Shaun A. Saunders, Francis Conaty,
Chris Broadribb, Andrew Leadbeatter, Tom Sullivan and Lee Giminez
See www.antisf.com for full details.
BLACK, ISSUE 2 of Australia's Dark Culture magazine e is out now, and
features Rob Hood interviewing George A Romero at the Melbourne
International Film Festival, a review of Supanova, Sydney
including a Q and A with Supernatural star Jared Padalecki, behind
the scenes on Hellboy 2, and a feature about the flash mob/zombie
lurch phenomenon. Black is available from selected newsagents and
specialty shops, or buy direct at www.blackmag. com.au. (Reported by
Gary Kemble on the Visions List.)
GRAHAM STONE' Australian Science Fiction Bibliography and Notes on
Australian Science Fiction covering Aus SF commentary, reviews etc
from 1848-1950s. (indispensable if you're researching the history of
SF in Australia.). For a copy of the catalogue send a sase to 205/24
Victoria St, Burwood, NSW, 2134.
LEIGH BLACKMORE's Raven books, specialising in dark and horror
fiction also includes Sequence comics. For a catalogue e-mail
lvxnox@gmail. com. Leigh also occasionally sells on e-bay as seller
ID Quoth Raven Books.
MERV BINNS 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. (Current
tally $33!) Books looking for homes: Panglor by Jeffrey A.Carver,
Hell on High(Disney World is nothing compared to this place: Extinct
Species Petting Zoo, waterpark with real mermaids) by Ted Nolan and
Holly Lisle. Dukes of Hazard activity book (500 pages. Colouring,
puzzles etc).Dr Who Annual, 1983 (Peter Davidson era), The Gerry
Anderson memorabilia Guide (1994), Rolling Stones Mag visits Saturday
Night Live, Sherlock Holmes Mystery book, Visitor Command fanzines,
Garfield "Thank you" postcard book, ***GREG BEAR "Blood Music"
Uncorrected book proof**, Life signs, the Biology of Star Trek,
Absolutely Fabulous Book 2, Leonard Nimoy: I am Spock, John Rockham,
Alien Sea. A big THANK YOU to Anne Devrell and Dave Luckett who
bought FOLCC books from me at Conflux. EH.
HATCH, MATCH & DISPATCH:
IMPROVING: Author HOWARD WALDROP continues to improve following
quintuple heart surgery. Ellen Datlow recently reported that Howard
was staying with his sister in Mississippi prior to returning to
Austin in November for eye surgery. He's walking without a walker,
the catheter has been removed, and he's been going fishing with his
brother-in-law. He's also starting work on a partially written story
he owes for an anthology and then will write his blog for Small Beer
Press about his lost summer. (Relayed by Bruce Gillespie.)
CLUBS & MEETINGS
MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055.Membership to the MSFC is $30
single, or $40 family/household or overseas), and $20 for interstate
p.a. Upcoming Meetings: Nov 21 Author Trudi Canavan will be guest
at MSFC. Nov 28: A tribute to Ian Gunn. For further details check
the MSFC website at www.vicnet.net. au/~msfc. (Thanks to James Allen
& Thomas Bull for meeting information. )
AUSTREK, the Star Trek fan club in Victoria which has been going
strong for more than 30 years meet on the 1st Saturday of every month
from 2pm at the Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne. Annual membership to
the club is $30. See www.austrek. org for more details. (Reported by
FEDERATION SQUARE (Melbourne) SF & Fantasy genres book reading
group.Free to attend, Meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month from
11.30am at Café Beer Delux in Federation Square. E-mail
DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA has been operating for over 25years. Their
newsletter - Sonic Screwdriver - publishes news, reviews & gossip on
Dr Who as well as publishing fanfic & pictures 6 times a year.
Sliding membership depending on what month you join. Full year
m/ship: $24 (or $35 for a family membership) which gets you 7 issues
of the newsletter. Members receive discounts at ABC shops and
Minotuar in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. See http://www.vicnet.
*SFFiG* SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY in GEELONG
http://au.groups. yahoo.com/ group/SFFiG/ Irregular meets announced via
Discussions, trivia & games, news and more! (Reported by Ben Hughes)
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.
OUT THERE "You find a lot of queer things in space" is a social club
for gay SF fans, mostly over 30, that meets monthly in Adelaide.
Phone Rod on 0402027891 for more details.
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 canberrascifi@ hotmail.com.
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:
corporate@doctorwho australia. org, phone 0416 269 726 or check
The DR WHO CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA is regenerating. They will meet
on the first Saturday of each month 12.30-5pm at The Collins St
Centre, Cnr Shaftesbury Ave and Collins St, South Perth. Club stalls,
info, afternoon tea and entertainment. See their temporary website:
www.comedydownunder .com/westlodge/ or phone Aaron on (08?) 0400 1957.
JAFWA is Perth's largest & oldest anime group. They offer screenings
in the Jones lecture theatre, Curtin University from 5pm on any
Saturday that isn't the first Saturday of the month. See
http://jafwa. asn.au for full details.
STARSHIP MAWSON (www.starshipmawson .com) is a South Australian Star
Trek fan club, & chapter of Starfleet International, run by Stuart
Blair. (Reported by Stuart Blair.)
QUEST Queensland Star Trekkers Fan Club usually meet at the PCYC,
Fortitude Valley on the second Sunday of the month (though this
occasionally changes) . Contact Mary Kemp either by phone: 07
32904243 or by e-mail: jmkemp@bigpond. net.au. The club's snail mail
address is still PO BOX 2084, Brisbane, QLD. 4001. Quest's new
website will be up and running in the near future. (Reported by Mary
The Brisbane Babylon 5ers reported to be in hiatus since Erica
Sharp's recent marriage. (Reported by Ted Scribner )
VISIONS WRITERS GROUP offers meeting and critiquing for SF, Fantasy
and Horror writers in QLD Monthly meetings from 11am -2 pm, first
Sunday of the month (except Jan and Dec) at Queensland State Library,
Rm 2D, 2nd Floor. Brisbane. $10 joining fee, and $4 per meeting.
There website is http://visionwriter s,org. You can also join their
virtual group (great for writing tips and general SF info) at
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/vision- writers. (Reported by Kris
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.infinita
s.com.au/ WritersGroup. php for meeting dates.(Reported by Tim Martin
via Ted Scribner).
SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Contact address: P.O. Box 152 Bexley North, NSW,
2207 Usually meet on the 3rd Friday of the month (except for
December) in the foyer of UTS building, Broadway at 6.55pm. Meeting
dates: Aug 15th, Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Dec 12th.
STARWALKING (NSW) http://sydskyforce. starwalking. net holds meetings
at 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 non-members.
TAG, TERRA AUSTRALIS GARRISON - a Starwars stormtrooper appreciation
society. Details can be found at www.501tag.com (reported on Sci fi
FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION (fsf) are once again meeting at Dooley''s
Lidcombe Catholic Club, a short walk from Lidcombe station on the 2nd
Sunday of each month. Check fsf.net.au for more information. (updated
by Ted Scribner)
NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social
functions. Full details available at www.nssa.com. au/nsfs. (Reported
by Jack Dwyer.)
SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW,
Kensington, Sydney. http://www.spocksoc .unsw.edu. au
LOGAN CITY COUNCIL LIBRARIES (QLD) will be holding a SF month in
their Logan North branch in November. Please contact Amanda Platt,
Reference Librarian, Logan North, Logan City Council Libraries Ph:
(07) 3826 5440, Fx: (07) 3219 9398, e-mail:
amandaplatt@ logan.qld. gov.au,
www.logan.qld. gov.au/LCC/ residents/ libraries
VORTEX SF. SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at
GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be
ARMAGEDDON (MELBOURNE) 1-2 November, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. See
www.armageddonexpo. com for more details.
GENGHIS CON Rampage. Games, panels, Larp, Pizza, Prizes, Movies and a
Giant Squid Monster. 9-11th January, Trinity College, Nedlands,
Perth. $25 full membership, $10 day membership. See
NULLUS ANXIETUS, The second Australian Discworld Convention. Feb
27th - March 1st 2009. Storey Hall, RMIT in Melbourne, Vic.
Membership now open. Offering performances, discussion panels,
competitions and special events. Attendees will be able to join
Unions during the convention, giving them the chance to compete with
fellow Discworld fans in various events. Online forum available. See
www.ausdwcon. org for more information. (Reported by Nathan Cooper.)
AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide, Queens Birthday long
weekend, June 2009. There was a positive sighting of the concom at
ANTICIPATION, the 2009 Worldcon will be in Montreal, CANADA 6-10
August, 2009.GoH's: Neil Gaiman, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Tom Doherty,
David Hartwell and Taral Wayne, Artist GoH Ralph Bakshi. Author Julie
Czerneda will be Master of Ceremonies. See www.anticipationsf. ca for
CONTINUUM 5. Continuum 5 Galaxies by Gaslight, Friday 14 to
Sunday16th August 2009. At the Ether Conference Centre of the Mercure
Hotel Welcome 265-281 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne . Postal
address: Continuum 5 GPO Box 603, Melbourne, VIC 3001 (Thanks to
James Allen for the update!)
The World Fantasy Convention in 2009. Celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's
200th Anniversary. (New dates) 29th Oct - 1st Nov. Fairmont Hotel, 170
South market St, San Jose, California.
AUSSIECON 4 Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212 Melbourne,
Australia. 3001. US AGENT: Mark Linneman, PO Box 221878,
Sacramento, CA 95822 USA, UK Agents Eve & John Harvey, European
Agent: Vince Docherty.
The World Fantasy Convention in 2010 will be held in Columbus, Ohio.
RENO 2011 Worldcon bid. The intergalactic travel agents of Reno
Convention Fandom, Inc. are delighted to announce a bid to host the
69th World Science Fiction Convention in 2011 (August 17-21) in
the "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada. See what Reno
has to offer at http://www.rcfi. org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you
want to support this Worldcon bid. Australian Agent: Jean Weber To
pay for presupporting memberships in A$, you can send Jean a cheque
(payable to Jean Weber) or pay via Paypal to Australia@rcfi. org.
Presupporting rates are A$20 ordinary, A$100 Friend, or for A$110+
you'll be considered a Really Close Friend.
OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES:
The Inkspillers web site, http://www.inkspill ers.com. is a great
source of market information for SF writers that is always being
updated by Tony Plank.
For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tipper's
homepage:http://www.collecti ngbooksandmagazi nes.com
Sci-fi REPORTER is a SF news service covering cons, fan clubs and
media, edited by Stuart Blair. To subscribe to this list send an e-
mail to scifireporter@ yahoo.com
SMW Editing & Proof reading services for academic (including theses),
fiction & non-fiction. For more details or arrange a quote, e-mail
KopperKat Manuscript Assessment and Editing service. Industry
professional with many years' experience as an editor and best-
selling author goes beyond the norm to assist you with your writing.
If you want a great fanzine resource offering fanzines in PDF format,
go to http://efanzines. com where Bill Burns hosts the electronic
versions of a wide variety of the world's best fanzines. Australians
whose fanzines are available include Bill Wright, Bruce Gillespie,
Kim Huett and Ron Clarke.
The Bullsheet is available online at www.bullsheet. sf.org.au. and as
a FREE monthly e-mail through the AUSSFBULL mailing list. To join
send a blank e-mail to AUSSFBULL-subscribe @yahoogroups. com. The
Bullsheet is also available as a snail-mail subscription for 24x55
cent stamps sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville,
2036. Send your news e-mail to edwinafan@yahoo. com.
Looking for hand-made original ceramics and silk with a SF or Fantasy
theme? Check CELESTIAL COBBLER CERAMICS see
www.celestialcobbler.com. (Hopefully it's up by the time you read this!)
HOPE YOU ALL BACK A WINNER IN THE MELBOURNE CUP!!!
For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid