The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 67 – October 2007

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 67
October 2007 
ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)

All you lucky people down at Conflux 4 this weekend, I hope you're 
having a marvellous time! - Edwina.

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY SPUTNIK! The first man-made satellite, Sputnik 1, 
was sent into orbit around the earth 50 years ago on October 4th. 

MARTIN PEARSON will be performing his hilarious (IMHO - 
Edwina) "Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkien: (an irreverent 
occasionally musical homage to Tolkien) in Geelong Guides Hall on 
Friday 5th October. Cost $20 at the door ($15 bought in advance) The 
double-CD of "The Unfinished Spelling Errors" will be available for 
$40.. For more information, or to pre-book tickets, contact Ben 
Highes. Ph 0402 941 948 or e-mail

LUCY SUSSEX, author of Deersnake, My Lady Tongue and The Patternmaker 
among others, will be conducting a spec fic writing workshop at the 
Victorian Writers Centre, 1sr floor, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston 
St, Melbourne on Sat. 6th October. 10am-4pm. Victorian Writers Centre 
members $90. Non-members $120. (Reported in Pass It On newsletter.) 

SUPANOVA ***WILL*** be at The Dome , next to Olympic Park Railway 
Station on October 13 & 14. (I got confused last month, and thanks to 
Grace for de-confusing me. EH)

SARAH JANE ANALYSED will be the theme of the next Dr Who Club 
meeting. Sunday 28th Oct, Drummoyne RSL Club, 152 Victoria Rd, 
Drummoyne from 11am-6pm. $10 adults, DWCA/FSF members $8. Children 
under 15 $6 (Public transport to the venue: Route 500 buses leave 
from George St, Sydney, 520 bus from Parramatta.) 

KAREN MILLER's novel, AN INNOCENT MAGE reached #3 on the US mass 
market spec fic bestseller chart on 7th Sept. (Reported by Marianne 
de Pierres on the Visions List.)

HUGO AWARDS: The list of Hugo winners is as follows:NOVEL: Rainbows 
End by Vernor Vinge (Tor), NOVELLA: "A Billion Eyes" by Robert Reed, 
Asimov's October/November 2006, NOVELETTE: "The Djinn's Wife" by Ian 
McDonald, Asimov's July 2006, SHORT STORY: "Impossible Dreams" by Tim 
Pratt, Asimov's July 2006, RELATED BOOK: "James Tiptree, Jr: the 
Double Life of Alice B Sheldon" by Julie Phillips, St Martin's Press, 
DRAMATIC PRESENTATION SHORT FORM: Dr Who "Girl in the Fireplace", 
EDITOR LONG FORM: Patrick Nielsen Hayden, EDITOR SHORT FORM: Gordon 
Van Gelder, SEMIPROZINE: Locus
FAN WRITER: Dave Langford, PROFESSIONAL ARTIST: Donato Giancola, 
FANZINE: Science Fiction Five-Yearly, FAN ARTIST: Frank Wu, JOHN W 
CAMPBELL: Naomi Novik (reported by Sally Beasley on the ASIMadmin 

Heart Fan Award presented at the Hugo Awards at Nippon 07, the 
Worldcon in Japan in September. (Reported by Dr Jon on the Eidolist.)

CONGRATULATIONS TO Aliette de Bodard, whose first story is published 
in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #31. Aliette recently won a 
Writers of the Future Award.

CONGRATULATIONS to SIMON BROWN. His story Tarans, published in of 
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 24 (edited by Edwina 
Harvey) received a Honorary Mention in Gardner Dozois' Years Best SF 
listing for 2006.

CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON (Dr Who one generation ago), IAN McSHANE, and 
FRANCES CONROY will be starring in the movie, THE DARK IS RISING , 
based on SUSAN COOPER's series of books of the same name.

CERAMICS OR SILK FOR CHRISTMAS???? If you're looking for an original, 
unique handpainted Halloween silk scarf or T-shirt or Christmas 
present for yourself or a loved-one, Edwina will be donating 10% from 
any silk or ceramics orders received between now and Christmas to 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on behalf of the Friends of 
Linda Cox Chan. Check the Celestial Cobbler website for samples,, and contact Edwina if 
you have anything specific in mind. .

A BIG THANKS to TED SCRIBNER for sending the memorial e-mail for 
Womble (Karen Warnock). on the 2nd anniversary of her death.

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

RYNEMONN, the final volume of TERRY DOWLING's Tom Rynosseros series 
is now available (and being launched at Conflux this weekend) See to purchase a copy. 

BLOOD TIES is a new novel by PAMELA FREEMAN. "From different ends of 
the Eleven Domains death casts Bramble and Ash on journeys...deep into 
themselves and the dark historu of their ancestors." This is Book One 
of the Castings Trillogy. Published by Hachette. Price $24.95 (Pamela 
is appearing at Conflux this weekend.) ISBN 978-0-7336-2211-3

HELLGATE:LONDON is a novel by MEL ODOM based on a video game. 
London:2038 paints a future where man has become dependent on 
science, ignoring ancient knowledge & prophecies. Released on 4th 
October by Gollancz. $22.95. ISBN 978-0-575-08128-4 

LESSEK'S KEY, book 2 in The Eldarn Sequence by ROBERT SCOTT & JAY 
GORDON. Lessek's key is a nondescript stone, retrieving it and 
freeing Eldarn's people rests with Steven Taylor who is being pursued 
across America by Nerak, the fallen Larion dictator. Released on 11th 
October by Gollancz. $22.95. ISBN 978-0-575-07952-6

THE MYTHAGO CYCLE Book One by ROBERT HOLDSTOCK is about Ryhope Wood, 
three square miles of Herefordshire woodland is beyond reality and 
beyond imagination wherein live the creatures and the `mythagos' of 
ancient legend. Released on 11 October by Gollancz. $32.95. ISBN978-0-

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 Submission and title of your story.

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE Issue 31 featuring stories from 
Marie Alafaci, Mathew Chrulew, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Dirk 
Flinthart, Jim C Hines, J.J. Irwin, Mary O. R. Paddock, Susan Abel 
Sullivan & Sonny Whitelaw, an interview with Robin Hobb by Tehani 
Wessely, and an interview with Alistair Reynolds by Edwina Harvey. 
Edited by (the indominateable) Tehani Wessely. 
Available from the ASIM table at Conflux, 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 & pens always for sale. See Celestial 
Cobbler website for design and cost. 

ANTIPODEAN SF features flash (under 500 words) fiction, and appears 
to be changing platforms at present.

SHINY is a new electronic Young Adult short story magazine from 
Twelth Planet Press.. Issue 1 features short stories from Sue Isle, 
Trent Jamieson & Eugie Foster. Cost to download is $3. See (Reported by Ben Payne.) 

(Oct 07), guest edited by RAY WOOD features Bruce Gillespie, Ray Wood 
& Gillian Pollack discuss the short story, while Mathew Davis 
discusses Howard Waldrop's short stories. It's available 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. (Donations of books 
always welcome.) 



MADELEINE L'ENGLE, author of "A Wrinkle in Time" , and described 
as "a writer whose tales transcended both genre & generation" passed 
away on Sept. 6th, aged 88, (Reported by Brock Ulfsen on the Visions 

ROBERT JORDAN (James Oliver Rigney Jr.) author of "The Wheel of Time" 
fantasy series passed away on Sept 16th from a rare blood disease. He 
was 58 years old. (Reported by Brock Ulfsen on the Visions List. 
Additional information from Joshua Coene))

TERRY DARTNALL, Australian author, passed away on 24th Sept from 
pancreatic cancer. Our sympathies to his wife, Wendy, and family. 
(Ted & Edwina.) 

HIP HOORAY! Fan, author and publisher, JEAN WEBER who is now walking 
without crutches (though she needs a walking stick on uneven ground,) 
following a a hip-replacement operation last month. Her other hip 
will be operated on in November. 


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

SHUTTLE MAWSON, South Australian, is conducting an Alien Makeup 
Workshop at Woodside Library, 26 Main Rd, Woodside (SA)on Sat 13th 
October from 2pm, and Stirling Library, 61 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling 
on Sun 14th Oct from 2pm. (Reported by Stuart Blair.) 

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

ARMAGEDDON/SHOCK CULTURE: 13-14 October, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. 
GoHs: Adam West (Batman from 1960s TV series), Julia Newmer (Catwoman 
from Batman 1960s TV series). Admission $15. See 

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 via Ticketek. (Reported on Scinut.) 

FREECON, Bankstown (Sydney) Saturday 3rd November. Bankstown City 
Library. 8.30am-4pm. Includes short story competition. Ph 02 9718 
5827 (ah) for more information 

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: The State of the Art. 20-24 March, 2008. Perth, WA. 
Natcon 2008. GoH's : Paul Cornell Ken Macleod, Glenda Larke. FGOH: 
Zara Baxter. Full details at Membership $120 until 
the end of the year.

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.


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