The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 66 – September 2007

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 66
September 2007 
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)


INFINITAS BOOKSHOP/BLOKEY STUFF, shop 22 Civic Arcade, George St, 
Parramatta, has KEVIN J. ANDERSON and REBECCA MOESTA in store on 26th 

SYDNEY COSTUMERS PLEASE NOTE: Are you in Sydney and interested in 
costuming? The NSW branch of the Costumers Guild is having 
a "Travellers from the Small Screen" dinner on 22nd September 
(Restaurant to be decided on soon.) Costumes are to be inspired from 
SF TV series and telemovies. If you want to join in contact Wendy,, or check

BULLSHEET ARTIST: A selection of Edwina's ceramic artwork and silk 
painting are now on display and for sale at The Bowerbird Gallery, 
171 Lurline St, Katoomba. They have a real eclectic collection of art 
for sale, and their coffee shop is pretty good as well! Check it out 
if you're visiting the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains.

CONGRATULATIONS to MARGO LANAGAN, who won Book of the Year (Older 
Readers) for Red Spikes and SHAUN TAN, who won Best Picture Book for 
The Arrival in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards. Full 
details can be found at (Reported by Kate Eltham on 
the Visions List.)

11th BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL, 12-16 September, will be hosting up 
to 300 writers including Kevin J. Anderson, (Dune series) Rebecca 
Moesta (Buffy & Star Wars), David Russell, Emily Rodda, Michael 
White, John Ajvide Linqvist, Kim Wilkins, Marianne de Pierres & Jason 
Nahrung.Venues will be the State Library, Queensland and the Brisbane 
Powerhouse. Full program details available at, or you can pick up printed 
programs from Pulp Fiction bookshop.

theme "Icy Worlds, Cool Writers", speakers include underwater 
will be held in conjunction with the Spring Lifeline Book Fair at the 
Canberra Exhibition Centre. There'll be complimentary wine at the 
book launches. 

SHOCK CULTURE which was to be held in Sydney on 15th September and 
Melbourne on 16th Sept, with GoH's has been reported as cancelled on 
Scinut. ( 

OUT OF THIS WORLD e-newsletter,, edited by CHUCK 
MCKENZIE is in hiatus after Chuck resigned from managing the 
Frankston Angus & Robertson bookshop.

SHUTTLE MAWSON gets a mention, and the Aus ST fanclub's logo will be 
featured in the hangar bay of the Starship Enterprise in the new Star 
Trek film. (Reported by Stuart Blair.)

U.S.S. SOUTHERN CROSS was officially commissioned as a chapter of 
Starfleet International, They recently celebrated their achievement 
wuth a party at the Adelaide Writers Centre. Their newsletter, 
Scuttlebutt, can be read for free on theirwebsite: (Reported by Lt. Cmdr Kirok of L'stok.) 

GEORGE TAKEI will be presenting the newest fan production of Star 
Trek: New Voyages - World Enough and Time. He will also be co-hosting 
the Hugo Awards on 1st September. 

BRIAN HADES and GWEN GADES recently announced that EDGE SF, TESSERACT 
BOOKS and DRAGON MOON PRESS have merged to form Canada's biggest SF & 
Fantasy genre publishers.

2007 GULLIVER TRAVEL RESEARCH GRANT, administered by the Speculative 
Literature Foundation (USA) is open until 30th September. The grant 
is awarded to assist writers of spec fic, and provides US $600 to be 
used to cover airfare, lodging and/or other transport expenses. The 
grant is not available for academic research. To apply for the grant 
submit a 1 page description of the project, travel location and 
estimated travel date (500 words), a writing sample in the proposed 
genre (10 pages or 5,000 words, samples must be the solo work of the 
applicant,) and a bibliography of previously published work (if 
applicable.). Travel may take place from any country to any country, 
or within any country. Send submissions as attached doc files to to travel grant administrators, 
Colin Harvey and Tiffany Jonas. Include a brief cover letter 
including your contact details. Any queries should also be sent to 
the same e-mail address. 

"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too 
dark to read"- Groucho Marx 

DENYSE BRIDGER's new book, The Fate Decrees, actually costs US 
$16.95, not US $19.95 as mentioned in last month's Bullsheet. See for full details.

HUNTER'S MOON, released in August, is a new book by DAVID DEVEREUX. 
Known as "The U.K's first celebrity exorcist" It is the story of 
Jack musician/magician who is skilled in unarmed combat and 
electronic surveillance. Orion Books, $32.95. ISBN 978-0-575-07985-4 

THE LAST WISH is a fantasy novel by ANDRZEJ SAPKOWSKI, one of 
Poland's most successful fantasy authors. "In his role as guardian 
of the innocent, Geralt, the witcher, meets incestuous kings with 
undead daughters, shrieking harpies, love-lorn vampires...and nothing 
is quite what it seems." Gollancz publications. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-

the "Gentleman Bastard" series which features thief and scoundrel, 
Locke Lamara. This fantasy seems largely set on the high seas. 
Released on 6th September by Gollancz. $32.95.ISBN 978-0-575-07925-0 

BRASYL , the new book by IAN McDONALD, plaits together three 
storylines: The current day Brazil, the Brazil of 2032 and the Brazil 
of 1732. With its offerings of alternative sciences it has been 
called a landmark work in modern SF. 404 pages, including a glossary, 
selected reading and a playlist. Orion Books, ISBN 978-0-575-08050-8

FATAL REVENANT: Book Two of the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by 
STEPHEN DONALDSON will be released by Gollancz in October. $49.95 
hardback. 732 pages.ISBN 978 0 575 07600 6. 

ROBBIE MATTHEWS is to have a collection of his Johnny Werewolf 
stories, including new material, published by Australian Speculative 
Fiction in April 08. The working title of the book is "Werewolf and 
Friends" Check for further details.

The next AGOG! anthology will be Canterbury 2100. They are "seeking 
short stories from a group of travellers on their way to Canterbury" 
in a future "where storytelling is once again a valued skill" This 
anthology will be inspired by the classic 14th century Canterbury 
Tales by Chaucer, and will be edited by Dirk Flinthart. See for more 

THE KISS OF THE LILY will be a spec fic romance anthology focusing on 
the sacrifices of love. Sexual content allowed if it's integral to 
the development of the story. This anthology is open to Australians & 
Australian residents only. Original work only, no reprints. Paying 1 
cent a word Stories up to 5000 words. Submissions open 1st October, 
and close 31st December. E-mail submissions to in 12 pt Courier, double spaced 
RTF as an attachment. Submitters names & contact details are not to 
be put on the submissions, but in the body of the e-mail instead as 
editors want to read stories blind. In the subject line of the e-mail 
write Submissioin and title of your story.

FUTURISTIC MOTHERHOOD: Alternative Visions of Mothering is a spec fic 
anthology about the future of motherhood. Maximum story length 7,500 
words. Multiple submissions accepted, but only 1 story will be 
selected by any author. Reprints considered, please include details 
of where the submission was previously published though. Paying $100 
plus 2 complimentary copies. Either e-mail stories in the body of the 
e-mail or as a RTF or MS Word attachment. Submissions close 15th 
September. (Response by 30 Sept.) (Reported by Cat Sparks on the 
Visions list.) 

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE Issue 30 featuring stories from 
Aliette de Bodard, Dirk Flinthart, Darren Goossens, Bren McDibble, 
Kevin G. Maclean, KieranMorgan, Simon Petrie, Amanda Sichter, David 
Tallerman and poetry from Marcie Tentchoff. Edited by Robbie Matthews 
with Stuart Barrow. This issue features great cover art from Brian 
Smith. Available from specialty bookshops around Australia, or direct 
from for $8.95 (plus postage.) The PDF 
version of issue 30 should be available shortly. Andromeda Spaceways 
T-shirts always for sale. See Celestial Cobbler website for design 
and cost. 

ANTIPODEAN SF 111 features flash (under 500 words) fiction by Steve 
Duffy, Craig Miles, Townsend Walker, Karen Maric, Shaun A. Saunders, 
Frank Roger, Tavis Potts, Frances Conaty, Liam Brennan and Tom 
Williams can be viewed at 

GRAHAM STONE has a catalogue of SF books and pulp SF magazines 
(Amazing Stories, Analog, Galaxy SF) for sale. 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 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 $0.) Books looking for new homes:A-Team colouring and activity 
books: Dragon on a Pedestal by Piers Anthony, 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. Wings in the Night, a vampire romance trilogy plus bonus short 
story by Maggie Shayne. Silhouette publication. Art cards autographed 
by Marianne Plumridge and Bob Eggleton are also for sale. To buy 
items 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.) You 
can also pay via direct deposit and paypal. 


Fan, author and publisher, JEAN WEBER continues her quest to be a 
bionic woman. She had a hip replacement on 27th August, and apart 
from pain on the first 2 nights after the operation she is doing 
well, learning to navigate hospital corridors and steps on crutches. 
She is expected to go home tomorrow (1/9) where she will be 
recouperating for 6-8 weeks. (Thanks to Eric Lindsay for the update.) 

Australian writer PAUL HAINES reportedly was recently diagnosed with 
bowel cancer. (Reported by Clair McKenna on the Eidolist.)


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. No meeting on Good Friday For further 
details including meeting details check the MSFC website at 

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 for more details. (Reported by 
Clare McDonald.) 

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. If you 
join in December/Jan membership is $24 (or $35 for a family 
membership) which gets you 7 issues of the newsletter. Membership 
then reduces depending on which month you join, i.e. August/Sept is 
$10 ($15 family.) Members receive discounts on purchases at ABC shops 
and Minotuar in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. Family memberships also 
available. See

GEELONG SCIENCE FICTION CLUB: Join the on-line group at (Reported by Ben 

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

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 - or 0416 269 726 or check

STARSHIP MAWSON ( is a South Australian Star 
Trek fan club, & chapter of Starfleet International, run by Stuart 
Blair. (Reported by Stuart Blair.)

QUEST Queensland Star Trek club. Contact the club at PO BOX 2084, 
Brisbane, QLD. 4001, or check (Reported by 
Kevin Sheehan.)

The Brisbane Babylon 5ers website is at (Reported 
by Erica Sharp, president of the Brisbane Babylon5ers )

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  You can also join their 
virtual group (great for writing tips and general SF info) at (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 for meeting dates. 
(Reported by Tim Martin via Ted Scribner). 

Sci-Fi Monthly is a relaxed, casual SF book discussion group that 
meet at 2pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at Café Gallery, Eastgate 
shopping centre, Bondi Junction, Sydney. See 
for more details.

SYDNEY FANS IN THE PUB meet from 6.30pm on the second Tuesday of the 
month at the Civic Hotel, Crn Pitt & Goulburn Sts, Sydney. 

mail for meeting details. 

STARWALKING: 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 non-members.

TAG, TERRA AUSTRALIS GARRISON - a Starwars stormtrooper appreciation 
society. Details can be found at (reported on Sci fi 

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION (fsf) meet at Bankstown Sports Club, 8 
Greenfield Pde, Bankstown (a short walk from Bankstown railways 
station.) on the 2nd Sunday of each month.Check for more 

NEWCASTLE SPACE FRONTIER SOCIETY (NSFS) Regular meetings and social 
functions. Full details available at (Reported 
by Jack Dwyer.) 

SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW, 
Kensington, Sydney. 


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

Jeff Wayne's stage musical, WAR OF THE WORLDS, featuring Justin 
Hayward (aka lead singer from Moody Blues) and a 30 ft tall Martian 
fighting machine, will be touring Australia in September. Tickets are 
already on sale and selling fast. Dates and venues are: Sat 8th 
September, Perth, Burswood Superdome; Thurs 13th Sept, Brisbane 
Entertainment Centre; Tues 18th Sept, Sydney Acer Arena (Homebush), 
Friday 21st Sept, Melbourne Ron Laver Arena. (Reported by Sonny 
Whitelaw on the Visions list.). 

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

SHOCK CULTURE Sydney 15th September, Melbourne 16th September (no 
venues announced as yet) Theme: Firefly/Serenity. GoHs Morena 
Baccarin, Christina Hennricks . REPORTED AS CANCELLED ON SCINUT e-
newsletter. See:

MANIFEST anime festival. Melbourne University,Melbourne. 14-16 
September. See 

CONFLUX 4 will be held from Sept 28th to October 1, 2007.(October 
long weekend in some states.) GoH's: Graham Joyce, Garth Nix, Simon 
Brown, Karron Warren, Donna Maree Hanson and Sharyn November. Full 
membership is $190 until 28th Sept then $220 at door. Student & 
Concession $130 until 28 Sept. $155 at door. Supporting members $35. 
See for more details. (Reported by Nicole R. 

ANIMANIA anime, games, manga festival. Sept 28-30. Sydney Town Hall, 
George St, Sydney. See 

SUPANOVA Sydney. 12-14 October. Exhibition Hall 2, Sydney Olympic 
Park. See for more details, 

Sydney. 13-14 October. Royal Hall of Industries. Moore Park (Fox 
Studios) GoHs: Adam West (Batman from 1960s TV series), Julia Newmer 
(Catwoman from Batman 1960s TV series), Ray Park, Matt Wood, Jane 
Badler and Pro-wrestlers. Admission $15. See 

FANTASYCON 2007. 21-23 Sept, Britannia Hotel, Nottingham, UK. GoH's 
Terry Brooks, Michael Marshall-Smith, Stephen Jones. (Reported on SF 

ARMAGEDDON , NZ. 20-22 October. Aotea Centre, Auckland. NZ. GoHs: 
Adam West (Batman from 1960s TV series), Julia Newmer (Catwoman from 
Batman 1960s TV series), Ray Park, Matt Wood, Jane Badler and Pro-
wrestlers. Tickets on sale from 1st September via Ticketek. (Reported 
on Scinut.) 

CRUISE TREK DOWNUNDER: Sets sail from Sydney 4th November, calls in 
on Melbourne, Tasmania & NZ, with some Lord of the Rings shore trips 
planned for New Zealand. Star Trek GoHs rumoured to be attending. 
Variety of on-bard accommodation available. See 
for more details (but prices are in $US!)(Thanks to Clare McDonald 
for the additional information.) 

BoBW convention. 9-11 November.Sebel hotel, 350 Church St, Parramatta 
(Sydney). Stargate theme. GoHS Joe Flannagan, Teryl Rothery, Peter 
Williams, Sonny Whitelaw. Memberships per day: VIP $300. Gold $250, 
Basic $195. e-mail, see or phone 02 

SWANCON 2008. Perth. Natcon 2008. GoH Paul Cornell (? EH) More 
details to follow.

CONRUNNER 2008, 28-29 June 08, Britannia Hotel, Wolverhampton, UK. A 
convention about running conventions. Membership 25 pounds.

DENVENTION: The Worldcon in 2008 will be held in Denver, 6-10 August 
08. See

AUSTRALIAN NATCON 2009 will be in Adelaide. 

Australia 2010 Worldcon bid. Let's do it again in 2010! The Aussie 
Worldcon bid seems to be getting good support from overseas. Pre-
supporting m/ships $20. Firend m/ships $100. E-mail for information about paypal and credit card 
payments. See or e-mail Postal address Australia in 2010, GPO Box 1212 
Melbourne, Australia. 3001. US AGENT: David Evans, UK Agents Eve & 
John Harvey, European Agent: Vince Docherty.


The Inkspillers web site, 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.collectingbooks

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Visit Celestial Cobbler for silk and ceramic craft with a SF & 
Fantasy bent see.

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

Happy Fathers Day!