The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 90 – September 2009

The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet 90 September 2009 ISSN 1445-4319 (print version), ISSN 1445-4327 (online version)

THE AGE Book of the Year award worth $20,000 was won by STEVEN AMSTERDAM for his novel, Things We Didn't See Coming, about life in a post-apocalypse, not-too-distant future.

THE HUGOs were awarded at Anticipation, the Worldcon held in Canada mid-August. The winners were:

• Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
• Best Novella: "The Erdmann Nexus", Nancy Kress (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2008)
• Best Novelette: "Shoggoths in Bloom", Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Mar 2008)
• Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
• Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008, John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
• Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones, Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
• Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)
• Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon, & Maurissa Tancharoen, writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy)
• Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
• Best Editor Long Form: David G. Hartwell
• Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola
• Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal
• Best Fan Writer: Cheryl Morgan
• Best Fanzine: Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima
• Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu
And the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines): David Anthony Durham (Reported on <>)

YOU'RE INVITED 1: For anyone attending the Brisbane Writers Festival and/or Children's/Young adult conference held in conjunction with the BWC in September you're invited to the launch of Shane Thamm's first novel: My Private Pectus (Published by Ford St Publishing) For a sneak review go to:<>

YOU'RE INVITED 2: Eneit Press would like to invite you to the launch of two new books. 4.30 pm Sunday 4th October, Room E, Conflux 6, The Marque Hotel, Northbourne Avenue Canberra ACT. You do not need membership of Conflux to go to the book launch or t o visit the dealer's room. RSVP: Friday 2nd October to

CONGRATULATIONS to MARIANNE de PIERRES who has sold her YA dark fantasy book, Burn Bright to. Random House Australia. (Reported on the Visions list)

CONGRATULATIONS to PAMELA FREEMAN who has sold her adult fantasy series, The Casting trilogy to Orbit UK & USA and Random House in Germany.

CELEBRITY SPOTTING: PERRY MIDDLEMISS gets a photo and a few choice paragraphs about his Matilda literary blog in Click Lit, an article about litrtaty blogs by George Dunford in The Big Issue #335, 11-24 Aug.

CONGRATULATIONS to PERRY MIDDLEMISS who won the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine raffle at Continuum 5. Thumbnail review of Continuum 5: Very enjoyable. I had a great time and especially liked the elaborate costumes, especially the Dalek fascinator one young lady was wearing. Dark Nouveau had some very elegant jewellery for sale, and will be launching their website soon. Thanks to Sarah Murray-White who gifted me her C5 membership. Edwina

AUSSIECON 4 attending membership prices rise on 1 Sept 2009.(q.v. conventions) If you're reading this and it's still August, you can still purchase memberships at the old price paying with paypal & credit cards via the con's webpage.

GO TO MORE CONS IF YOU'RE TRAVELLING IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE! If any of our readers are planning on going to the World Horror Convention in Brighton, UK, 25-28 March 2010, (q.v. conventions) The UK national convention (aka Eastercon), which is also the European SF Society (ESFS) convention - Odyssey 2010 – occurs 2-5 April, Easter, just one week after the World Horror con. The venue for Odyssey 2010 is at London's Heathrow Airport. (Fly in, go to the WHC in Brighton, head back to London for Ody ssey 2010 and fly out. Sounds good to me. EH) On the Wednesday between the two conventions, some of the Concatenation team <> will be giving visiting fans a tour of London. See <> and <http://ww> and start planning your travel arrangements to get to two large UK cons on the one air ticket! (Anyone planning to make 2010 "The Year of the Con"?" EH) (Thanks to Jonathan Cowie from Concatenation for this report)

Reno in 2011 (aka Renovation) won the bid to host the 2011 Worldcon in Reno, Nevada, USA. 17-21 August 2011.

A WRITER GOES ON A JOURNEY will soon be celebrating it's all new packaging with two competitions: You can review any spec fic book, movie or tv series OR write flash fiction in the style of a newspaper article with an intriguing speculative fiction element. Prizes are book packs of x2 for each competition and we will be running this for the next three months. September prizes are: Review: Astropolis by Sean Williams and The Workers Paradise, edited by Russell B Fa rr and Nick Evans Flash Fiction: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan and Dreaming Again, edited by Jack Dann (Reported by Nyssa Pascoe)

INFINITAS/ BLOKEY STUFF shop 22, Civic Arcade 48-50 George St, Paramatta, (Sydney) is organizing a group to play D&D with miniatures. If you would like to join this group, contact the shop. (see <> for more details.)

MISS JANE'S BOOKSALE. If you're looking for a science fiction or fantasy book, Miss Jane is selling off her collection. E-mail for a full list of titles and prices.

BULLSHEET EDITOR GETS GRASSROOTED DOGGY STYLE. Translation: Edwina has an article about dog carting published in issue 194 (Aug/Sept) of Grass Roots magazine.

The next two issues of Bull may be a bit "thin on the ground" reporting all the news, as Edwina's off pursuing other interests for the next couple of months and not expecting to be on line as often as usual.

Welcome to all the new Bullsheet subscribers/

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

CAL SCRIBE FICTION PRIZE: Scribe is delighted to announce the launch of the CAL Scribe Fiction Prize, open for an unpublished manuscript by any Australian writer over 35, who may or may not have been published before. The winner of the CAL Scribe Ficti on Prize will be awarded a book contract from Scribe and a prize of $12,000. See
< ecalscribefictionprize> for full details. (Reported on the Visions list by Rowena Cory Daniels)

SCAREY KISSES, a paranormal romance anthology edited by Liz Grzyb with Russell B. Farr planned for release in 2010 is open to submission until 1st December. Original stories only, no multiple or simultaneous submissions/ Story length 1000-8,500 words . E-mail submissions to with the words "Submission Scary Kisses" in the subject line. Manuscript should be double spaced, large margin, sensible font. Payment Aus 2 cents a word, maximum payment $100.

Au Contraire, the 2010 NZ Natcon,(q.v. Conventions) Short Story Competition. Best entries to be included in a New Zealand anthology of SF & Fantasy to be launched at Au Contraire, Entries should be connected to the convention theme: "The future is a fo reign country" with some link to NZ if possible. Submissions up to 7,000 words, send as email attachment, RTF January 2010. See for more details.

THE TANGLED BANK, anthology has extended its deadline for submissions of story and poetry until 15th September, 2009 (or when filled). They've also tripled the advance on royalties to AU$0.03/word, and DOUBLED the royalties shared between contributors to 40 per cent. Art and poetry advances have also increased -- $100 for cover art. The anthology, on the theme of evolution, reflecting the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's Origin of the Species, will be published on multiple electronic p latforms. For full submission guidelines see:

UNDER THE MOON, the fiction arm of RPG company Final Sword Productions, is looking foe well written stories on Sword & Sorcery Fantasy (i.e. books in the style of Conan) , space opera, & horror from 5k- novel length, though especially short stories a nd novellas at this stage. For full details see>) (Reported by Paul Mannering on the Visions list)

ISLAND GIRL is a new YA novel by LOLO HOUBEIN. Trying to discover just who she is in the year following her graduation from high school, Bianka discovers she looks like a mysterious ancestor who'd been a brilliant artist. Past & future entwine in a vis ionary dream. Hybrud Publishers. ISBN 9781876462888

THE UNDROWNED CHILD is a novel for younger readers by Australian-born writer, MICHELLE LOVRIC set in the secret and supernatural life of Venice where salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, books talk, ghosts patrol the streets and libr arians turn into cats. Orion Childrens Books. ISBN 9781842557020. RRP $28.99 (hardback) Find out more about this book at<>

FULL CIRCLE, Book Three of the Castings Trilogy by Australian writer PAMELA FREEMAN. This well known children's writer shifted her masterly storytelling skills to the adult market fpr this fantasy series. (I've really enjoyed this series, and I'm reall y looking forward to continuing the wonderful journey. EH) Orbit. RRP $32,99. You can find out more about this book at <>

THE DWARVES, a fantasy epic by German writer MARKUS HEITZ has finally been published in English. Abandoned as a child, the blacksmith, Tungdil, is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men, when he's sent back to his people to deliver a message, the foundling finds himself thrust into battle. Will he embrace his Dwarvish heritage? Orbit. $24.99

A PRINCESS OF LANDOVER is the first Magic Kingdom book by TERRY BROOKS in over 10 years. When Princess Mistaya Holiday summons a dragon to teach the snotty school bully a lesson, she finds herself suspended, then sent to renovate the royal library, but deep within the library there lies a secret so dangerous that it threatens the future of Landover itself. Orbit. $32.99

AVILION by ROBERT HOLDSTOCK is the triumphant return to the fantasy world of Mythago Wood Gollancz.ISBN 9780575083911. RRP $32.99

ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE ISSUE 40 edited by Simon Petrie and containing stories from: KT McRae, Ian McHugh, Melissa White, Jason Stoddard, Ruskin Drake, Darren Goossens, Dan McCormick, Felicity Dowker, KC Shaw& Douglas A Van Belle, poe try from James R Cain and an article on Melbourne Vampires comparing the writings of Keri Arthur and Narelle Harris by Edwina Harvey has been published and will be distributed in the next two weeks. PDF subscribers should also see the issue soon. Single issues of the magazine, as well as sunscriptions, can be purchased in either print or PDF form from

ANTIPODEAN SF 134 is out now offering short, short fiction (under 500 words) from Jan Napier, Andy Arnold, KJ Hannah Greenburg, Michael Shaper, S.A. Harris, Shaun A. Saunders, Steve Duffy, Michael Barry, Liz Simmonds and Ashley Hibbert can be viewed a t The Sydney Bookbinding Guild will hold intensive beginners weekend courses at the NSW Writer's Centre, in the grounds of Rozelle Hospital, Sydney on the weekend 19-20 Sept You can leave a message requesting more information at (02) 8230 3470, or Graham St one is also happy to talk to people interested in learning the art of book binding.

LEIGH BLACKMORE's Raven books, specialising in dark and horror fiction also includes Sequence comics. For a catalogue e-mail lvxnox@gmail. com. Leigh also occasionally sells on e-bay as seller
ID Quoth Raven Books. LEIGH's having a BOOK SALE at the moment – go bargain hunting!

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.) CHEAP Books looking for homes: Panglor by Jeffrey A.Carver ($1 + postage), Hell on High by Ted Nolan and Holly Lisle ($1+ postage). The Gerry Anderson memorabilia Guide (1994) ($5+post), Sherlock Holmes Mystery book ($1 + post), GREG BEAR "Blood Music" Uncorrected book proof** ($10+post), Life signs, the Biology of Star Trek ($5 + post), Leonard Nimoy: I am Spock ($5 +post), John Rockham, Alien Sea ($5 +post), Starburst Classic Horror film, Kung-fu, Supergirl, Terrahawks annuals, The Bill – the Inside Story (Annuals & Bill book $5 ea + post), (Thanks to John Tipper for donating the latest influx o f books.).


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Melbourne fan, Writer and ASIM art manager, SUE BURSZTYNSKI.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bullsheet webmaster extraordinaire TED SCRIBNER

IN MEMORIUM: This month we remember fans Karen "Womble" Warnock.

MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB, Meet most Friday nights at 74 Melville Road, West Brunswick 3055. Membership to the MSFC is now $35 single, or $45 family/household or overseas, and $25 for interstate p.a. Meetings: 4 Sept QUIZ night & jaffles, 11 Sept fan tasy writer Cecilia Dart-Thornton. Authors books on sale on the night. 18 Sept Dr Steve Roberts speaks on debunking flying saucers. 25 Sept, TV discussion night:The Dresden Files/ 2 Oct Quiz night & pasta (Thanks to Murray for the update)

FEDERATION SQUARE (Melbourne) SF & Fantasy genres book reading group. Free to attend, Meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 11.30am at Café Beer Delux in Federation Square. E-mail books@fedsquare. com

DR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA has been operating for over 30 years. Their newsletter - Sonic Screwdriver - publishes news, reviews & gossip on Dr Who as well as publishing fanfic & pictures 6 times a year. $35 for a family membership) which gets you 7 issues of the newsletter. Members receive discounts at ABC shops and Minotuar in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. See http://www.vicnet.

*SFFiG* SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY in GEELONG http://au.groups. group/SFFiG/ Irregular meets announced via email. Discussions, trivia & games, news and more! (Reported by Ben Hughes)\

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 12033 A'Beckett St RP, Melbourne, Vic 8006. .Non-profit SF club offering monthly meetings, "Diverse Universe" newsletter and "Solar Spectrum" annual anthology. (Thanks to Geoff Allshorn for the update.)

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 canberras cifi@ 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: corporate@doctorwho australia. org, phone 0416 269 726 or check www.doctorwhoaustra

The DR WHO CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA meet on the first Saturday of each month 12.30-5pm at The Collins St Centre, Cnr Shaftesbury Ave and Collins St, South Perth. Club stalls, info, afternoon tea and entertainment. See < lodge/> or phone Aaron on (08) 0400 1957.

JAFWA is Perth's largest & oldest anime group. They offer screenings in the Jones lecture theatre, Curtin University from 5pm onall but the first Saturday of the month. See <http://jafwa. for full details
STARSHIP MAWSON (www.starshipmawson .com) is a South Australian Star Trek fan club, & chapter of Starfleet International, run by Stuart Blair. (Reported by Stuart Blair.)

QUEST Queensland Star Trekkers Fan Club usually meet at the PCYC Fortitude Valley on the second Sunday of the month (though this occasionally changes) . Contact Mary Kemp either by phone: 07 32904243 or by e-mail: jmkemp@bigpond. The club's sna il mail address is still PO BOX 2084, Brisbane, QLD. 4001. Quest's new website will be up and running in the near future. (Reported by Mary Kemp).

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 http://visionwriter s,org. You can also join their virtual group (great for writing tips and general SF info) at http://groups. group/vision- writers. (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 <http:/ WritersGroup.php> for meeting dates.(Reported by Tim Martin via Ted Scribner).

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION meet monthly at the Granville Youth & Community Centre (Sydney). Meeting from 10am-6pm $10 members, $15 non-members.

THE FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY's next meeting is Sunday afternoon, 27th Sept from 2pm Venue yet to be finalised. For details contact Graham Stone (02) 9715 7129 (I'll probably issue a Bullsheet supplemental when I hear confirmation of the venue. EH)

SYDNEY FUTURIANS: (Not to be confused with the Futurian Society of Sydney, listed above.) Contact address: P.O. Box 152 Bexley North, NSW, 2207. Usually meet on the 3rd Friday of the month (except for December) in the foyer of UTS building, Broadway at 6.55pm.

STARWALKING (NSW) http://sydskyforce. starwalking. net holds meetings at 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 reporter.)

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

SPOCKSOC: A SF group run by students at the University of NSW Kensington, Sydney. http://www.spocksoc au

EVENTS VORTEX SF. SF Events happening in Brisbane, can be found at <>.
WORLD's FUNNIEST COMEDY ISLAND, a weekend comedy festival featuring over 200 comedy acts including ALEXEI SAYLE, THE GOODIES & JANE BUSSMAN, performing at 18 venues around Cockatoo Island (Sydney Harbour) on 17th & 18th October from noon until midnight. T icket prices $119/$209 includes ferry travel to and from the island. Book online via tiketek, or see <> for more details.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL STUDENT GAMING & ANIMATION EXHIBIT Aug 24-7Sept. Level 4, Foyer Exhibition Space, UTS short walk from Broadway & Central Station) More information through

THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (SIAF) 4-6th September at UTS city campus, use Harris St, Ultimo entrance.(Across from ABC, short walk from Broadway & Central Station) More information & ticket sales available through

BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL. September 9-13. See <> for full details.

STAR WARS EXHIBIT at Scienceworks, Melbourne until 4th November.

WICKED – THE MUSICAL, The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz, closes in Melbourne's Reagent Theatre on 9th August, and opens in Sydney's Capitol Theatre on 5th September

ANIMANIA: Anime and Manga festival SYDNEY 5-6th September (Australian Technology Park, Locomotive St, Everleigh). BRISBANE 19th Sept (Holiday Inn, Brisbane) ADELAIDE Oct 10th, Adelaide Festival Centere See for mor e details (Thanks to Thomas Bull for the updates.).

ARMAGEDDON EXPO, Melbourne, 17-18 October, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. See <www,>

Renowned Australian SF author, LUCY SUSSEX offers an intensive 1 day course on writing SF at The Victorian Writers' Centre 1st Floor, Nicholas Bldg. 37 Swanston St, Melbourneph: 9654 9068, Applicants must submit sample chapters and story outlines to be eligible to attend this course. Cost $570 (or $530 for VWC members) Course dates: 26 September, 28 November. (Reported by Kate Eltham on the Visions List)

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

THE HUB PRODUCTIONS has MICHAEL SHANKS (Daniel Jackson from Stargate SGI) as GoH at a 1 day mini-con on 13th Septembe at the Spring St theatrette, Spring St Conference Centre, Melbourne. See for full details. (Reported by Thom as Bull)

CONFLUX 6, Oct 2-5. The Marque Hotel, Northbourne St, Canberra. GoHs James Minz and Marc McBride. Membership prices Attending (paid before 30 Aug) $230 ( $250 after 30th Aug)Student/concession $190 ($210 at door) Day m/ship $80, Supporting: $30

The World Fantasy Convention in 2009. Celebrating Edgar Allen Poe's 200th Anniversary. 29th Oct – 1st Nov. Fairmont Hotel, 170 South market St, San Jose, California.

TWILIGHT TOUR GoH PETER FACINELLI, CHASKE SPENCER. BRISBANE: 10 Oct. SYDNEY: 11 Oct.9am - 6pm. See <> for more details. (Reported by Thomas Bull)

WAI-CONN (Perth Anime Convention): 2010 "Demons vs Angels": 23-24 January 2010. See <>, for now, or <> closer to that date for more details. (reported by Thomas Bull.) CONTINUUM 6: Future Tense 26-28 February 2010. GoH Mark Pesce. Attending membership $130 ($119 concession) See &l t;> (thanks to Thomas Bull for the update.)

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION 25-28th March, 2010 at the Royal Albion Hotel Brighton, England. This is the first time this con has been held outside America. LES EDWARDS (aka Edward Miller) and DAVE CARSON are Artist GoHs/ Membership: Attending 60 UK pound s,(or approx 65 Euros,) <>

ODYSSEY 2010 UK national convention, traditional UK Eastercon and ESFS Euroconference (ESFS being the European SF Society). 2-5th April, 2010, Radison Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London, UK. GoH's Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, Liz Williams, Mike Ca rey & artist Carlos Ezquerra. Five program streams, Dealers hall, art exhibition, fan rooms and 3 bars. See for more details. (Reported by Jonathan Cowie)

SWANCON 2010: CONTAGION, The 35th Annual Western Australian Speculative Fiction Convention, 1-5 April 2010, Venue: TBA GoHs: Scott Sigler, Ian Irvine Attending: $130 until Oct 31 (cheques can be made out to Swancon 2010 and sent to GPO Box G429 Perth W A 6948) Contact: Contact: Linda Deegan, <>for more information.

AU CONTRAIRE, NZ Natcon, Fri 27-Sun 29th August, 2010(the week before Aussiecon 4 for those northern hemisphere fans looking to extend their antipodean SF experience) Quality Hotel, Wellington. Full attending membership currently NZ $60. Day & supporti ng memberships also available. See for full details. Snail mail address is PO Box 10104, Wellington NZ.

AUSSIECON 4. Worldcon in Melbourne. 2-6 September 2010, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank. GoH's: Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaun Tan, Robin Johnson. Attending membership prices rise on 1st September 09 to: Aus$275 (or US$225, Can$255 , GBP 140, Euro 165 or Yen 22,500) If you get in by midnight 31/8/09 you can get memberships at the old price, payable by cheque, or online via paypal or some credit cards. (See <> for more information.)

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2010 will be held October 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio (USA) Attending membership US $100. Snail mail WFC 2010, 3824 Patricia Dr, Upper Arlington, OH 43220, USA. Or see <> for more details..
RENOVATION is the Worldon in Reno, Nevada, USA August 17-21, 2011. Goh"s: Tim Powers, Ellen Asher, fantasy artist Boris Vallejo/ Venue: Reno-Sparks Conventioin Centre & The Atlantis Hotel main venues. See http://www.rcfi. org,for more details. Australian Agent: Jean Weber. OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES: The Inkspillers web site, < http://www.inkspill> 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.collecti ngbooksandmagazi>

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If you want a great fanzine resource offering fanzines in PDF format, go to http://efanzines. com where Bill Burns hosts the electronic versions of a wide variety of the world's best fanzines. Australians whose fanzines are available include Bill Wrigh t, Bruce Gillespie, Kim Huett and Ron Clarke.

The Bullsheet is available online at <>. and as a FREE monthly e-mail through the AUSSFBULL mailing list. To join send a blank e-mail to AUSSFBULL-subscribe@yahoogroups. com. The Bullsheet is also available as a snail-mail subscription for 24x55 cent stamps sent to Edwina Harvey c/- 12 Flinders St, Matraville, 2036. Send your news e-mail to

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Happy Spring Equinox!

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