The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet #146 – June 30 2000

A mephitic newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill,
Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail:
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	The Slow Glass Books Catalogue 137 lists the following Australian
new releases Dark Legacy Cory Daniels (Random House) The Shifting
Sands Emily Rodda (Scholastic) and The Dying Light  Sean Williams
& Shane Dix (Harper Collins).
	It's a busy fortnight for Australian short stories with both
Eidolon and Aurealis releasing double issues. (Aurealis cheats a
little, with 37 pages of reprints from previous issues as part of
its "All-Time Best Aurealis Story reader Poll." and 16 pages on
the Aurealis Awards) Eidolon 29/30 has "Indicator Species" Cecily
Scutt; "Two Thousand Years" Russell Blackford; "Marilyn" Jack
Dann; "Three Roses" Garth Nix;  "Matthew 24:36" Chris Lawson;
"Seas of Change" Carol Ryles; "Infinite Monkey" Damien Broderick;
"Morda's Wrath" Misha Kumashov; "The Elephant Sways As It Walks"
Geoffrey Maloney; "The Dry-Witch" Penelope Love; "The Devotee"
Stephen Dedman; "A Serpent in Eden" Simon Brown & Alison Tokley;
"The Saltimbanques" Terry Dowling; "The Gloaming" Lucy Sussex and
"The Land Itself" Sean Williams. Aurealis 25/26 has "A Mother's
Eyes" John Higgins; "Sewercide" Michael Pryor; "Carousel" Trent
Jamieson; "Pillow Girls and Straw Dogs" Simon Ng; "Can You Hear
the Angels Sing?" Alistair Ong; "The Nativity Plague" Adam
Browne; "All the Flowers of Babylon" Kathryn Deans; "Universe®"
Stephen Higgins; "Coyotes" Anthony Morris; "The World According
to Kipling (A Plain Tale from the Hills)" Geoffrey Maloney;
"Empty Palette" Greg Young; "Murder of Crows" Deborah Crabtree;
and "The Jam Jar" Brent Lillie.
	In addition to all this, Greg Egan's "Oracle" is the cover story
for the July 2000 Asimov's and Lucy Sussex has sold another story
'"Absolute Uncertainty" (about Heisenberg) to F&SF!' (But if
she's sure she knows where it's been sold, can she know what
momentum it will have?)


	AntipodeanSF Issue 28 features "Escape From Yinn" Brent Lillie,
"The Tale Of The Non-Hat" Peter Cook, "Sucking Eggs" Tony Plank,
"Is Your Eternal Life Secure?" Rob Bleckly


	Adrian Sherlock notes " Damon Dark: The Pilot, is now complete.
Produced by Jennifer Douglas from the script by Adrian Sherlock,
the pilot features Bruce Hughes (Ocean Girl, On the Beach) as
Damon Dark,  and is directed by Chris Langman and James Kalisch.
Jennifer Douglas is currently in Europe where she hopes to
interest television stations in buying the planned series.
	Meantime, Damon Dark: The Special Edition is now ready for
release on video. This is a drastically re-edited version of the
three part "Maddox" serial from the Channel 31 version of Damon
Dark. Following the test screenings at Aussiecon Three, Jennifer
Douglas and Adrian Sherlock have recut the serial and added
incidental music composed by Mike Seager. The video is available
for $24.95 from Adrian Sherlock, P.O BOX 266 Bayswater, Vic,


	Lucy Sussex interview with Mary Doria Russell appeared in
the Sunday Age 18/6/2000. Jack Herman, wearing his Press Council
hat, is quoted in an article on vulgar language in the press
(Sunday Life - The Sunday Age 25/6/2000). "We still get
f-dot-dot-dot, c-dot-dot-dot,  and even s-dot-dot-dot." Eric
Lindsay notes "In the Tuesday Australian, June 6, 2000, page 63
is an article quoting extensively from "Former Telstra regulatory
affairs executive, now independent consultant, Peter Darling".
He said ADSL was being facilitated by Telstra's recent reduction
in the number of exchanges from 5000 to 200."


	Condolences to Jean Weber whose father died recently


	Paul Kincaid's GUFFaw 4 (See Fanzine listing) includes Eva
Hauser's Australian Diary and chapter two of Paul's GUFF trip


	Julian Warner quotes a note from Colin Sharpe that
suggests that the Ditmar ballots will be coming out with a
Swancon wrap-up post-con report Real Soon Now.


Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney had a sale until Friday 30th June 60%
to 90% off. Justin Ackroyd at Slow Glass Books was less subtle.
"Pay for these now and you'll save yourself 10% he said to me." I
paid! (A new Stephen Jay Gould book. Sigh!)


	Susan Batho reports on  SynpOZium. "Yes it was a slash fan event,
but it was a good example of the Fan History Theory of Jerry
Kaufman:  that fans in isolation keep  reinventing fandom... it
was an early 70's style Syncon (pre-72!) - in a local hall that
people slept over in; own catering; boy scout type loos and
shower (both had a shower curtain and you had to call as you
entered the area in case either were in use).  Only big
difference was there was one man and forty women there... in
those days, it would have been forty men and one woman and she
would have been attached to a man in some way (unless she was
Shayne McCormack).  He, by the way, was not attached to any of
the women present but was a female/female slash fan and took the
opportunity to raid the slash libraries and get recommendations
for stories and zines, and to write"
	John August notes that his Swancon report is up at


Gaming Convention June 29 to July 2 2000 Collingwood Education
Centre Victoria Special Guest Shane Lacey Hensley

BOBW  9 
Stargate July 1st & 2nd 2000  Sydney Guests: Teryl Rothery,
Peter Williams and Tony Amendola   (02)
9453 0290.

CHICON 2000 
The 58th World Science Fiction Convention August 31 to September
4, 2000 - Hyatt Regency Chicago IL GsoH Ben Bova, Bob Eggleton,
Jim Baen, Bob and Anne Passovoy, Toastmaster: Harry Turtledove
$US135.00 for residents of North America $US150.00 rate for bona
fide residents of other continents P. O. Box 642057, Chicago IL
60664, fax: 312-946-3779

October 6 to 8 2000 Brisbane Convention Centre GPO Box 1376
Brisbane 4001.

BOBW 10 
Babylon 5/Crusade October 14th & 15th 2000Sydney Guests:Tracy
Scoggins, Peter Woodward Maggie Egan David Allen Brooks   (02) 9453 0290.

A relaxacon 17-19 November, 2000  The Country Comfort Motel, Port
Stephens N.S.W.. Membership $20 Accommodation $57 per night per
person Edwina Harvey by  e-mail at or by
snail mail c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville. 2036

10-11 February 2001 Auckland New Zealand
$7 entry  Guests tba

40th Australian National Science Fiction Convention April 12-16
2001. GsoH Rosaleen Love, Marilyn Pride, Lewis Morley, Kate Orman
and Sue Ackerman The Rydges Hotel Perth. P.O. Box 162 Nedlands
W.A. 6909.Attending $60 until June 4; $80 after that. $100 at the
door. Supporting $20 P.O. Box
162 Nedlands W.A. 6909

May 20, 2001 GoH James Marsters (Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
ocp Lidcombe Catholic Club Sydney.FSF Members $50 Non-members
$70. email or

The 2001 New Zealand National SF Convention Auckland.

The 59th World Science Fiction Convention  August 30 to September
3, 2001 The Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia
Marriott Hotel GsoH Greg Bear, Stephen Youll, Gardner Dozois,
George Scithers Toastmaster: Esther Friesner. Attending $145
Supporting  $US40 Millennium Philcon Post Office Box 310
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-0310 U.S.A.

February 15-18 2002 Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
$A50Daily Admission $100 until Dec 31st 2000; $A130 Jan 1st 2001
- Dec 31st 2001 $160 Jan 1st 2002 - Feb 15th 2002 The Australian
Costumers' Guild PO Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204

41st Australian National Science Fiction Convention June 7  - 10
2002  GsoH  Joe Haldeman, Sean Williams Lucy  Sussex, Gay
Haldeman and Race Mathews Toastmaster Jack Dann Cato Conference
Centre Melbourne Web:-

The 60th World Science Fiction Convention August 29 to September
2, 2002  San José McEnery Convention Centre GsoH Vernor Vinge,
David Cherry, Bjo & John Trimble, Ferdinand Feghoot Toastmaster
Tad Williams. P.O. Box 61363 Sunnyvale CA 94088-1363 U.S.A. Attending $A150.
Supporting $A50.

GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced. 


Note that there is an annual calendar available on the Vicnet SF
web site at



SKYFORCE SYDNEY July 23 12:00pm to 5:00pm Lidcombe Catholic
Workmen's Club 24 John Street, Lidcombe


QUEST July 9 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO Box
2084 Brisbane Qld 4001

BRISBANE DR WHO CLUB July 23 Red Cross Centre, 409 Adelaide St
Brisbane P.O. Box 10308, Adelaide St, Brisbane, Qld 4000

CONQUEST August 6   Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane GPO
Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001

STARGATE:SG1 August 20  Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane

BUFFY November 25 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St Brisbane


CRITICAL MASS July 5 2000  Damien Warman "Crypt-Analysis:
_Cryptonomicon_ and _Feersum Endjinn_" PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000

PARSEC: The Aussie Star Wars Appreciation Society July 30 12-5 pm
Adelaide High School P.O. Box 306, Greenacres, S.A., 5086


MSFC June 30 Mark Newbrook - Linguistics Professor,  How alien
languages have evolved, July 7 Food Night Soup, July 14 What is
SF? 8:00 pm St. David's Uniting Church Hall, 74 Melville Road,
West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB  June 30, July 7, July 14, 6:00-7.30pm. Informal
eating and nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

AUSTREK  July 1 2000 2 pm Design the next Star Trek Series St
Mark's Church Hall Cnr Canterbury & Burke Rds, Camberwell GPO Box
5206AA Melbourne 3001

NOVA MOB July 5  Chris Deere on Doris Lessing 13 Frederick St

MSFC COLLECTABLES FAIR July 8 St. David's Uniting Church Hall, 74
Melville Road, West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005

MULTIVERSE X-MAN SCREENING  July 10  7:00pm Hoyts Cinema Centre,
140 Bourke Street Melbourne Adults $10.50 Children $8.50. Ticket
forms available from

1:00 to 5:00 pm Bowling Chadstone Bowling Centre P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 0418 56 1701

SKYFORCE 2000 August 12 1:00 to 5:00pm Charles Pearson Theatre
ERC University of Melbourne P.O. Box 427 Northcote Vic 3070


SWANCON 2001 ICE SKATING July 1 2000 1.00pm Mirrabooka Ice Rink

THE GAMERS' GUILD JULY 2 LAN Party St. Joachims Hall 122
Shepperton Rd, Victoria Park (08)9418-7453 or


Lucy Zinkiewicz


SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 137 Cheryl Louch for Slow Glass Books
GPO Box 2708X Melbourne Vic 3001

ETHEL THE AARDVARK No 91 Paul Ewins for the MSFC P.O. Box 212
World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005

THE COMMUNICATOR 40 Derek Screen for Enterprise P.O. Box 466
World Trade Centre Melbourne Vic 3005

WABE #1 Jae Leslie Adams, Tracy Benton & Bill Bodden 108 Grand
Canyon Drive Madison WI 53705 USA, P.O. Box 762 Madison WI
53701-0762 USA 621 Spruce St Madison WI 53715 USA

WEBERWOMAN'S WREVENGE 55 Jean Weber P.O. Box 640 Airlie Beach Qld
4802 (Also at

HANDWRITTEN #2 James Allen 261 Carrick Drive Gladstone Park Vic

GUFFaw 4 Paul Kincaid 60 Bournemouth Rd Folkestone, Kent, CT19

ANZAPA 195 O.B.E. Sue & David Grigg 11 Ellendale St Balwyn North
Vic 3104 (Marc Ortlieb Emergency Editor for this mailing) 199
pages, including substantial contributions from Bill Wright, Jack
Herman, Gerald Smith & Womble and Margaret Orchard. The
membership roster is currently full, but there is no waiting
list. Contact Sue & David for further details.


	EMERALD CITY ISSUE 58 Cheryl Morgan

	Karen Johnson notes her electronic CoA:


Bullsheet #147			July 11 2000.
Hugo Awards			July 31 2000
ANZAPA 196			August 4 2000 
Swancon 2001 Short Films	August 20 2000
James White Award		August 23, 2000
Chandler Award Nominations	September 30 2000
GUFF 2001			November 13 2000

This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid The
Toronto in 2003 WorldCon Bid. and the Australia in 2007 WorldCon
Bid Warman & Woods for GUFF!


Jerry Stearns

	The American Society for Science Fiction Audio announces the
winners of the fourth annual Mark Time Awards. We are pleased to
be  able to present this award for the best science fiction audio
productions of the year.
	The Gold Mark Time goes to "407 Arachne", a hard science story in
classic style.  Three astronauts returning from a six-month
expedition to Mars make amazing discoveries and must struggle to
survive in space.  The judges especially liked the rich and
believable soundscape in which the story occurs. Written by
Canadian Brian d'Eon, the program was produced in Minneapolis for
the SoundStories: Audio Theater Company by Jerry Stearns, and
directed by Jennifer Arave.  (For more information see
	The Silver Mark Time goes to "Time Out For Bill Lizard", which
was first broadcast last year on Irish National Radio.  The work
was written and produced by Roger Gregg, an American living in
Dublin, Ireland. He also performed all the voices.  In this first
adventure of a proposed series, Bill Lizard encounters a strange
mobile phone which randomly plunges Lizard into parallel worlds
each time it rings. The judges were impressed with the high
energy of the performances and the production.
	And ASFSFA is pleased to present the second annual Ogle Award for
the best fantasy/horror audio production of the year. (Charles
Ogle played the monster in Thomas Edison's 1910 film of
	The Gold Ogle is given this year to "Back To Frankenstein",
produced for the student radio station at the University of
California at Davis. Les Light is the writer and producer of this
lighthearted story of  a college student who borrows a time
machine to go back and talk to Mary Shelley about her book
"Frankenstein" in order to do a book report for her classes.  She
meets not only the the author, but Dr. Frankenstein and the
monster. It is a fast moving and ambitious production.
	And ASFSFA is very proud to present the third Grand Master Award
for lifetime contribution to SF&F audio to Yuri Rasovsky. Yuri
has done dozens of science fiction and fantasy works in his 30
years producing audio drama. The first one I heard was an
adaptation of Heinlein's "By His Bootstraps" done in 1984 with
Richard Dreyfus as nearly everybody.  In 1999 he released a very
scary production of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Currently Mr.
Rasovsky is producing "Beyond 2000", an anthology series of 26
hour-long classic SF stories for NPR. Find out more about this
series at
	Congratulations to these winners and thanks to all those who
entered their work.  We encourage all to listen to science
fiction and fantasy audio theater - a medium where almost
everything is left to the imagination.


	Caroline Mullan and Brian Ameringen  note "Our daughter Meriol
Jessie van Ameringen arrived 15:49 Friday 23rd June weighing 4.2
kilos (9lbs 4ozs). We are all well, though (because?) she hasn't
made a pun yet..."