Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 29 – July 2004

Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 29
JULY 2004
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


the Guide will be broadcast on BBC 4 from the 21st of September ro 
commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original HHG radio series 
going to air. The new series will reunite many of the original cast 
with Simon Jones, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore reprising their 
roles of Arthur Dent, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid 
Android. Douglas Adams will also be heard doing the voice of Agrajag. 
He recorded the part several years before his death. The series will 
be a dramatization of the last 3 HHG books. (Details from

( is currently running a poll to find out what 
percentage of SF fans would prefer to cultivate their interests at 
home (with a nice glass of wine and a good book) compared to the 
percentage who enjoy going to cons (wild party animals looking for 
the beer tent) The sit at home type were in the lead, though I'm 
wondering if it has more to do with people's drinking preferences 
than anything else. - Edwina

BATHO'S BUNNIES: Long-time SF fans, writer, editor and con organizer, 
SUSAN BATHO, and her husband Graeme have cultivated a love of rabbits 
and guinea pigs, breeding and showing many champions. This interest 
has evolved into running a rescue service for abandoned rabbits and 
guinea pigs that would otherwise be taking a one-way trip to the 
vets. But they are fast running out of room. Rather than putting up 
a "No Vacancy" sign, Sue and Graeme would like to hear from anyone 
who could give a rabbit or guinea pig a good home. Anyone interested 
contact Susan (You might want to wait until 
the end of July though - Edwina)

PEBBLE; I wouldn't wish my eye problems on a dog, so my heart went 
out to Pebble, a rescued  Labrador puppy going blind with cataracts. 
PawsnHooves are currently looking for sponors to 
help fund an eye operation to restore her sight -Click on 
the "Sponsor me" icon for full details. As Labradors are often used 
as seeing-eye dogs, I found Pebble's plight particularly ironic. If 
you also want to help sponsor Pebble's op, tell them Edwina sent you! 
Thanks. Edwina.

DAVID L. RUSSELL's Newspaper clippings can be found at:

"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 
includes authors such as  Philip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Joe 
Haldeman, James Blish, Cordwainer Smith, Michael Moorcock, Gregory 
Benford, . Greg Bear and Sherri S. Tepper. In all there are 53 titles 
in the Orion list. Presumably full details can be found on (Details forwarded by Thomas Marchbank, Allen 
& Unwin.)

Details of LARRY NIVEN'S new book, Ringworld's Children can be found 
on (reported by Ted Scribner.)  

ATAIR/MAGELLEN BOOKS  recently published Radiance, a book of KATE 
FORSYTH's poetry. Full details available at

Robert Marsh, Peter Andrew Smith, Steven Cavanagh, David Hoffman-
Dachelet, Marion Schweda, Maxine McArthur, Darren Goossens, and 
Stephen Dedman. Editor, Andrew Finch. Available at specialty SF 
bookshops around Australia, for $7.95 or buy direct from PO Box 495, 
Bentley, WA 6982. Check for full details.  

ANTIPODEAN SF No. 73 featuring short,short stories (500 wirds) by 
Nina D'Aleo, Shaun A. Saunders, Chris Jones, Casey Lee, Bren 
MacDibble,Anna Romer, Russell B. Farr, David Taylor, Mark Healy and 
David Biggs, can be viewed at

AGOG: The next issue of Agog will be the Daikaju issue edited by 
Robin Pen and Robert Hood. They are only reading "big monster" themed 
stories for that issue *Reported by Cat Sparks).

ORB magazine has recently reprinted issue 0, featuring stories by Sue 
Isle, Terry Dowling, Adam Browne, Rick Kennet, Robert Hood and Tansy 
Rayner Roberts. It's available for $9.95. Orb issue 6 is also 
available for $24.95 featuring stories from Geoffrey Maloney, Mina 
Athanasopoulos, Nathan Burrage, Cat Sparks, James Cain, Lee 
Battersby, Chuck McKenzie, Kim Westwood, Deborah Biancotti, Alinta 
Thornton, Andrew Macrae, Robert Hood, & Darren Goossens.

SF BLURB: A new soeculative fiction web site currently being 
developed is looking for book reviewers of SF, Fantasy and Horror. 
Anyone interested can e-mail Trevor Stafford:

SHADOWED REALMS (Dark Speculative Fiction Online Magazine): has 
recently increased its payment rate to AU 4 cents a word for flash 
fiction (500 words.) Full details available on their web site:  (NB Vision-impaired Bullsheet editor had a 
really hard time reading the half tones in the add. Apologies if I 
got any details wrong. - Edwina.) 

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. 

THE INCOMPLETE BRUCE GILLESPIE is a selection of Bruce's writing, 
published by the BBB fund (q.v. fan funds.) Available for (Aus)$10 
from Bill Wright, Unit 4 1 Park St, St. Kilda VIC 3182  or US $10 
from  Joyce and Arnie Katz, PMB 152 330 S. Decatur Blv, Las Vegas, NV 
89107. USA.

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 Tally: $0 
     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 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
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. 
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.)

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, 

FARENHEIT SF & Fantasy Bookshop cnr Bourke & William St, Melbourne.Ph 
03 9600 4674, email CRIME INK: 150 
William St (Crn Bourke &William, Ph 03 9600 4674, e-mail  

COLLECTED WORKS: Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St Melbourne. (Cnr of 
Flinders Lane) Ph 03 9654 8873; E-mail  
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 Email: 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. 


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 $2,500 
($US presumably?- Edwina) an important goal. 

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

AUREALIS AWARDS . The Aurealis Awards for speculative fiction by 
Australian writers are now open and considering works published 
between November 2003 and November 2004. There are categories for 
science fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult and childrens', 
covering books and short stories. Entries this year are required to 
be accompanied by an entry form and must be sent to each of the three 
judges on the relevant panels (addresses available from the 
director). The awards committee are quite flexible in making the 
process as easy as possible. Entry forms and further details are 
available from the website  Enquiries should 
be directed to Jason Nahrung, Aurealis Awards director,


BIRTHS: Congratulations to Mark and Vanessa Loney on the arrival of 
their first child, Alexandra Louise Loney, born at 10.37 am on 20th 
June. (Reported by the proud father.)

DEATHS: PETER MACNAMARA passed away on 31st May. Peter was well known 
and highly respected amongst the Australian SF community for 
cultivating and promoting emerging Australian SF writers, 
particularly through his Aphelion publications, and through the 
highly acclaimed anthologies "Alien Shores" and "Forever Shores". 


MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick 
3055.Meet most Friday nights. Meetings for July 2, Food and Trivia – 
American food (Cornbread, Cajun and salad) and trivia., July 9th 
Cover art.Cathy Larsen and Trudi Canavan talk about  book covers. Fri 
16th July, Clarion South Survivors talk. July 23 AGM, July 30 Video 
appreciation and discussion.. 

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" annual anthology.

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 for full details or write to PO Box 3227, 
Rundle Mal.l, 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 - or 0416 269 726  or check
A new DWCA Committee has been elected : President - Dwayne Bunney, 
Vice President - Tony Cooke, Secretary - Karen Carpenter, Treasurer - 
Dallas Jones, Publications Manager - Paul Deuis
Data Extract Editor - James Sellwood, Shop - Dave King, Events - 
Brendan Jones, Publicity - Jon Anderson

Community Centre, cnr Scott and Pacific St, Newcastle from 7pm. Space 
Activist, Jeffery Candiloro speaks on "All manner of Space Matters."  
Sat 24 July, "I Robot" viewing at Greater Union Cinemas, Stockland 
Supacentre, Lake Rd. Glendale. Meet at cinema at 11am, have lunch at 
11.30, in Supacentre, see movie at 1pm.

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.)

SYDNEY FUTURIANS: Meetings in room 1615 (floor 16) of the Tower 
Block, The University of Technology, Broadway, Sydney, at 7 pm. Check 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 or e-mail 
Bradley Row,  or phone 9580 4369

SKYWALKING: 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 nonmembers.


ENVISION: Brisbane. 2-7th July. $660 for 5 day workshop plus 
manuscript  reading. Guest speakers Sean Williams, Stephanie Smith. 
Kim Wilkins, Tansy Rayner Roberts. E-mail

MANIFEST 2004. Melbourne Anime Festival in August.  Featuring 
competitions, fan art, fan fiction & discussion panels on Anime and 
Manga. Full details available at 

CONQUEST conventions and other Brisbane Star Trek events can be found 

VORTEX: SF Events also happening in Brisbane, can be found at

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 

GoH = Guest of Honour, OCP = Other Commitments Permitting, tba= to be 

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, 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 Sydney function.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Lord of the Rings convention 20-21 November, The 
Chifley on Northbourne, Canberra. Guests and full details available 

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   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 (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 Temporary website 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, and 
(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:  or see-

CONFLUX 2: Fri 22 April – Sun 24th April, 2005. GoH Jennifer Fallon, 
Special Guests Terry Dowling and Maxine McArthur. Conflux website 
( will not be updated until the end of June, but e-
mail for more information. (Reported by Rose 

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 or write to Thylacon PO Box 345 Kingston 
TAS, 7051  To join the Thylacon e-mail list send a subscribe message 

CONTINUUM 3. 2005. PO Box GPO Box 1212k, Melbourne, Vic 3001. or e-mail More details to 

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 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 

CONJURE. National SF convention, Brisbane, 2006. More details to 
follow, or check

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, Postal address LA Con c/- S.C.I.F.I. inc, PO Box 
8442, Van Nuys, CA, 91409. USA.

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

updated by Tony Plank. 

For links to books, movies and television shows see John Tippers 
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Matravills, 2036.

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 operations – Edwina
Send your news e-mail to, or snail mail to Edwina 
Harvey   c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville NSW, 2036.

Visit Celestial Cobbler for custom made ceramic craft with a SF & 
Fantasy bent. Special events: Birthdays, New Babies, Anniversaries, 
Special messages, etc commemorated on a hand crafted mug or plate. 

For no sufficiently explained reason this Fanzine still supports The 
Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon Bid