THE AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION BULLSHEET #32 – 12th May 1995
A fast, grubby and frequent little science fiction newsletter produced for
the Australian National Science Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb,
P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA e-mail:
Postal subscriptions $6-00 for ten issues.(Cheques made out to Marc Ortlieb
please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip. E-mail copies
free. Ask to be put on the mailing list, or grab it from aus.sf on
Internet, the Ausom FC BBS 543 3411 or Psibaud (03) 804 3205.
It's shaping up to be a great year for W. A. author Greg Egan. "Cocoon",
has been nominated for a Hugo Award. (This is the first Australian
fiction to be nominated for a Hugo.) Egan's novel, PERMUTATION CITY
came a close second to Iain Banks' FEERSUM ENDJINN in this year's Britist
Science Fiction Association Awards. In addition, an advert for the Science
Fiction Bookclub, in the March 1995 Discover, led with a full column
review of Egan's novel Quaranteen.
Not to be outdone, ex-W. A. fan and co-editor of FTT, Judith Hanna, has an
article on the costing of carbon dioxide emissions, in the April 29th New
New and upcoming Australian releases include Julie Haydon's LINES UPON THE
SKY (Pan, June) and Sara Douglass' U part one of The Axis trilogy
(Harper Collins, July). HarperCollins have announced a new F&SF line
Moonstone, the first three books being SABRIEL Garth Nix, AURORA Sally
Odgers and a reprint of Cherry Wilder's THE LUCK OF BRIN'S FIVE.
Steve Paulsen reports Paul Collins has sold a children's fantasy novel
called THIS SPELLS TROUBLE to Angus and Robertson. Paul Collins' anthology
STRANGE FRUIT will be published in July 1995 by Penguin books. It contains
stories by Thomas Shapcott, Garry Disher, Morris Lurie, Rick Kennett,
Robert Hood, James McQueen, Nancy Cato, Richard Lunn, Michael Wilding,
Dorothy Porter, Jack Wodham, Cherry Wilder, Steven Paulsen, Kaaron Warren,
Lucy Sussex and Carmel Bird.
The new UK prozine Beyond has purchased stories by Paul Collins, Paul
Collins & Jack Wodhams, Shane Dix, Sherry-Anne Jacobs, Rick Kennett,
Steve Paulsen, Dirk Strasser and Sean Willams. (Several of the stories
have already seen print here.)
Stephen Dedman has sold "Tour de Force" to Asimov's SF.
Robert Hood has sold "A Quickening in Stone" to Aboriginal SF.
Alex Shockley has sold "Sheet" to the Magazine of Fantasy & SF.
" Wang's Carpets" by Greg Egan will appear in NEW LEGENDS 2 edited
Rick Kennet's short story "Bottle Green Dreams" will be included in the
1995 Datlow and Windling recommended reading list.
Steve Paulsen's and Sean McMullen's "The Hunt for Australian Horror"
(Aurealis #14 ) will be updated by Bill Congreve and published in
THE SCREAM FACTORY in the USA.
ON THE BOX
Maintaining their series on SF Media Fan Clubs, TVTV featured the X-Files
Fanclub on 2/5/95.
NEBULA AWARD WINNERS (announced April 22, 1995)
Short Story Martha Soukoup "A Defense of the Social Contracts"
Novelette David Gerrold "The Martian Child"
Novella: Mike Resnick "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge"
Novel Greg Bear Moving Mars
SFWA President Barbara Hambly presented a Grandmaster Award to
The 1995 Media NatCon has passed over to Ian Gunn and Karen Pender-Gunn.
It will be called BASICON. It keeps the Condiment date. Venue tba. See
the attached ASFMA nomination form.
The Australian Horror Society have announced their first convention
TERROR 95, THE ANTI-CON with several guests, including Richard Harland.
Future NatCons might note that it will have been three years since there
has been an Australian author as a GoH at a local NatCon. In the past ten
years, only three Australian authors have been honoured at the NatCon, Lee
Harding 1985; Sean McMullen 1992; Kate Orman 1994. Given the state of
Australian sf isn't it time for a little more recognition of our own
AUSTRALIA IN '99, the 1999 WorldCon bid, has finally produced a newsletter
for pre-suppporting members here in Australia. It is called Platypussary
and is available to all pre-supporting members in Australia.
THYLACON 1995 Lit NatCon,June 9-12, Hadley's Hotel, Hobart. GsoH Kim
Stanley Robinson, Peter Nicholls and Grant Stone.$75-00. Sup $20-00.
Voting $5-00. P.O. Box 418, Sandy Bay, Tas 7005 (002) 313-779 e-mail
ARCON Aussiecon Reunion Convention- celebrating twenty years of Australian
Science Fiction. September 22-24 GsoH Robin Johnson & David Grigg Savoy
Plaza Hotel Melbourne. P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill, Vic 3131 Att $50-00.
Att Ages 12-18yrs $30. Supp $20.
CONTINUUM (Conquest 95) October 13-15 GsoH Jerry Hardin O.C.P. & Richard
Arnold. Gateway Hotel, Brisbane GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001 (07) 273 6512
Att $85 until August
BASICON 1995 Media Natcon October 14 venue tba $20 Att ($100 at the door.)
Hucksters $30. Banquet $7 P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130
TERROR 95 Horror Convention. October 27-29 Caulfield Arts Complex Victoria.
GsoH Richard Harland, Michael Helms & Big Bad Ralph. $40 to 1/6/95;
$45 to 25/10/95; $50 at the door. Hucksters $75. P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne 3004 (03) 509 0766
MUDCON November 18-19 Winery tour/Convention. Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road
Faulconbridge NSW 2776
MUTAGEN 96 January 26-29 1996, Dr Who GsoH Peter Davison (O.C.P.) Chris
Barrie (O.C.P.) Paul Cornell. Att $90-00. GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001.
THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION '96 ( Confusion 96/Swancon 21) Lit/Media
NatCon April 4-8 1996. Kings Hotel Perth. GsoH Bruce Sterling, Neil
Gaiman & Robin Pen. Membership $50 until May 31; $60 from then until
September 30; Supp $20; Voting $10. GPO Box G429, Perth, 6001
Ph:(09) 434 4167. E-mail
CONSTELLATION NZ Natcon: Queens Birthday Weekend 1996 The Christchurch
City Travelodge, NZ GsoH Michael Moorcock, James Dignan $50.00 during
1994/5 P.O. Box 29-119, Fendalton, Christchurch NZ. Email:
MEDTREK V Australia Day Weekend 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW Susan
Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge NSW 2776
CONSPIRACY 1997 18th New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention
(bidding for the 15th Australasian SFMedia Con) March 28 to 31 1997.
Airport Hotel Wellington N.Z. GsoH tba. PO Box 10104, Wellington, New
GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced.
THE WINTER BALL July 29 Elim House, Shaftesbury St Burwood (NSW). $50.
All bookings by July 20th to Susan Clark, 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge
NSW 2776. Proceeds to the Linda Cox Chan Fund for Diabetes Research.
SYDNEY DR WHO FAN CLUB 4th Sunday of month Sefton District Girl Guides
Hall. P.O. Box 381, Chester Hill, 2162 (02) 727-4272
NEWCASTLE DOCTOR WHO SCIENCE FICTION CLUB 3rd Sunday of the month, Alice
Ferguson Community Centre, 30 Caldwell St Merewether P.O. Box 140,
Kotara Fair 2289, ph (049) 57 5109 (049) 43 2666
BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB PO Box 161 Adamstown NSW 2289
DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:
Kate.Orman@mq.edu.au $9 per year
GARGOYLE CLUB First Friday of month 7.00pm, Royal Exhibition Hotel Surrey
TAVERN Monthly booze-up for Doctor Who fans in Sydney. First Friday of
month, 6 pm. Museum Hotel (just behind the Australian Museum)
QUANTUM LEAP May 13 12 noon Quancon 95 MiniCon St Jude's Anglican Church
Lowther St Alphington (03) 9482-7149
GALLIFREY May 20 GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB May 20 1pm Moonee Ponds Community Centre,
Mt Alexander Road P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 Fanzine Babbling On
ENTERPRISE May 27 1-4.30pm. Sydney Myer Music Bowl Ice Rink P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
TIME TREKKERS June 2 7.30pm Bendigo Community Support Centre 46 Sternberg
Street Bendigo. P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550
STAR TREK MARATHONS June 3 6:30pm State Film Centre 1 Macarthur St East
Melbourne (03) 9758 1807
NOVA MOB June 7 Alan Stewart's Place. Phone Alan Stewart for details
(03) 9429 8354
DANDENONG VALLEY SCIENCE FICTION & FUTURIST SOCIETY June 13, 8pm Dandenong
Library. Ann McGann 63 Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199. 5971-3645.
WINTER FETE July 8 9am3pm MSFC St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West
Brunswick. Tables $15. (03) 9877-1093
AUSTREK Austrek GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001 (03) 9887 1701
MSFC Every Friday Night 7-30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd
West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
GAMMA QUADRANT OUTPOST A local chapter of the U.S. based Bajoran
Alliance, (Deep Space Nine) P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130
QUEST Star Trek May 14 12noon - 4.00pm Yungaba Community Centre, 100 Mains
Rd Kangaroo Point (07) 356 5472
BRISBANE DR WHO CLUB May 21 P.O. Box 10308 Adelaide St Brisbane 4000
WARP SPEED May 28 GPO Box 2004 Brisbane 4001 (07) 356 5472
CONQUEST 95 June 4 GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001 (07) 273 6512
NEW HORIZONS June 4 British Sf 776 Cavendish Rd Holland Park 4121
(07) 349 2229
CRITICAL MASS June7 8pm SA Writers' Centre, Second Floor, 187 Rundle
Street, Adelaide. 6:30 Five Spices Restaurant
AUSFA, c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5001.
UNISFA - University of Western Australia Science Fiction Association.See
Web page or e-mail
THE WEST LODGE Doctor Who Fan Club. First Saturday of the month at the
Collins Street Centre, South Perth. Snail-Mail : P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley
6050 E-Mail :
CANBERRA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY (CSFS) May 18, 7:30pm, TAFE restaurant,
Constitution Ave, Reid bookings required Secretary, Ken Ward,
ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608
No current information
W.A. FAN HISTORY
Sue Ann Barber is looking for info on Perth fandom, including anecdotal
stuff on conventions, fanzine and club info and anything else related to
WA fandom for a history of W,A, fandom. PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA 6163
or (09) 4344167 or
BUSSWARBLE #24 Perzine Michael Hailstone 14 Bolden St Heidelberg 3084. The
OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER #001 Sue Anne Barber P.O. Box 1169, Bibra Lake
6163 Genzine/Media/Weirdness $12/year
THE COMMUNICATOR #10 Star Trek. Derek Screen for Enterprise P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005
PLATYPUSSARY #1 Marc Ortlieb for Australia in '99 P.O. Box 99 Bayswater
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PSIBAUD, (03) 804 3205, free single line stand-alone sf and education BBS
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Ausom's First Class BBS SF conference called Sci Fi (03) 543 3411
Thanks to Carey Handfield and VicNet, we have a Web Page devoted to
Australian sf. (See address below) It has pages for clubs, conventions,
fanzines, awards, Australian fiction and fan funds. Any club or convention
that would like a detailed page of information put on these pages should
send up to an A4 page of information, plus a black & white copy of their
logo to Marc Ortlieb c/o the Bullsheet. (If you wish to send material in
electronic format, please send text as RTF and graphics as GIF on a 3.5
disk, Mac or IBM format.)
1995 Ditmar Votes June 10 1995
1995 ASFMA Nominations July 14 1995
1996 Ditmar Nominations January 31 1996
1996 ASFMA Nominations January 31 1996
Warp Speed, Ian Gunn, Lucy Sussex , The Communicator, Justin Ackroyd,
James Allen, Steve Paulsen, Jean Weber, Karen Pender-Gunn
DEADLINE FOR #33
Tuesday May 23rd. Distribution Friday May 26th.
UPDATE TO BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 1995
(See The BS #27 for earlier listings)
Compiled by Steve Paulsen
Dyan Blacklock's COMET VOMIT AND OTHER SURPRISING STORIES (Little Ark, 1995)
Peter Carey THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH (Penguin Books 1995).
Isobelle Carmody ASHLING (Penguin 1995)
Alan Connell LORDS OF SERPENT LAND (Graham Stone 1995)
Greg Egan AXIOMATIC (Millenium1995)
Greg Egan OUR LADY OF CHERNOBYL (Mirrordanse 1995)
Julie Haydon LINES UPON THE SKIN (Pan1995)
Sherry-Anne Jacobs LANDS OF NOWHERE (Pan1995)
Victor Kelleher THE BEAST OF HEAVEN (modified) (UQP 1995)
Paul Kidd MUS OF KERBRIDGE (TSR 1995)
John Marsden THE DEAD OF NIGHT (Pan 1995)
Sean Thomas O'Brien DARKLAND (Harper Collins 1995)
Tony Shillitoe THE LAST WIZARD (Pan1995)
Michael Stephens GHOST TRAIN (Little Ark1995)
STORIES PUBLISHED IN 1995
"The Silence" by Krissy Bland (Aurealis #14)
"Bloodeaters of the Nile" Don Boyd (Avatar #1)
"Cyberside" Paul Collins and Roger Wilcox (Revelation Apr/May?)
"The Flick that went Away" (original version) Paul Collins
"The Wake in Earth" Paul Collins (Magnetic Rim #1)
"The Lady of Situations" Stephen Dedman (LITTLE DEATHS edited by Ellen
"From Whom all Blessings Flow" Stephen Dedman (Asimov's Apr 95)
"Scaring the Train" Terry Dowling (THE MAN WHO LOST RED - MirrorDanse).
"The Man Who Lost Red (reprint)" Terry Dowling THE MAN WHO LOST RED -
"Chaff" Greg Egan (OUR LADY OF CHERNOBYL Mirrordanse)
"Beyond The Whistle Test" Greg Egan (OUR LADY OF CHERNOBYL - Mirrordanse)
"Transition Dreams" Greg Egan (OUR LADY OF CHERNOBYL - Mirrordanse)
"Our Lady Of Chernobyl" Greg Egan(OUR LADY OF CHERNOBYL - Mirrordanse)
"The Wall" by Fanoula Galanakis (Aurealis #14)
"Hallow's Eve" Hamish F C Keddie (Avatar #1)
"The Rat Hole" C A Lovecraft??? (Avatar #1)
"The Myth of the Dark Knight" Mark McAuliffe (Avatar #1)
"Rogue" by Greg Mellor (Aurealis #14)
"Organicus" David Tansey (Avatar #1)
"Don't Move" Renny Willins (Bloodsongs #4)
"People of the Rock" by The Star Chamber (Avatar #1)
Part 1 David Tansy
Part 2 Phil Jackson
Part 3 Vern Weitzel
Part 4 Barry Rosenberg
Part 5 Tansey/Rosenberg
"The Blue Stream" by Kaaron Warren (Aurealis #14)
"Counterfeit" by Ben Winch (Aurealis #14)
AUSTRALIA IN '99