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|The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet, May 2012|
The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet, May 2012
The MELBOURNE SCIENCE FICTION CLUB meeting on Friday 18 May will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the club. There will be cake and light refreshments between 8--11pm at 74 Melville Road West Brunswick 3057. Congratulations on the milestone. More importantly, cake! (Contributed by James Allen)
The book TRAILER for The Monster: Troubletwisters 2 by bestselling Australian authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams is available for viewing on YouTube. The book itself is out this month. (troubletwisters.com.au)
Garth Nix has also recently been involved in developing an online game, Imperial Galaxy which ties in with his new release A Confusion of Princes and has an article on the game in this month's Bookseller & Publisher. (Contributed by Lara Wallace)
IRON SKY, the part-Australian production about space Nazis, will be released in Australia on May 10.
Australian author TIM O'BREE has released a new SF book entitled Galaxy Battle League (Part One of Eight), available via the Galaxy Battle League website, and through Amazon. (galaxybattleleague.com; contributed by Sally Knight)
As mentioned above, THE MONSTER, sequel to Troubletwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams is out this month.
Upcoming this month from KATE SMITH is What Night Hides. Set in the same world as her recent release Illumé, What Night Hides introduces the darkly enchanting world of the Nichtthane, immortal peacekeepers of the supernatural world. Sign up to the Winterbourne Publishing newsletter to receive news of its release. (winterbournepublishing.com.au)
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Nominations are now open for a DOWN UNDER FAN FUND delegate from North America to Continuum 8 in June. Founded in 1972 and supported by donations, DUFF sends a delegate from North America to Australia--New Zealand, or vice versa in alternate years. Nominations will be accepted until midnight 11 May Pacific Daylight Time. The ballot will be published as soon as possible thereafter with candidates, nominators, and platforms. Voting will probably close 31 May. The ANZ Adminstrator is David Cake. Dave can be reached at . (Via Anthony Porter)
Continuum 8 (Melbourne's SF and pop culture convention) will take place on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 8--11 June 2012. Guests of Honour are Kelly Link, Alison Goodman, and Sue-Ann Barber. (continuum.org.au)
CON 9 will be held in Melbourne on 14--15 July 2012. Con 9 is a not-for-profit science fiction convention devoted to the "golden age" of classic Sci-Fi movies, TV shows and radio programmes up to 1965 (though the primary focus is mainly the 1950s). For the fans, by the fans. For membership and more information check out the website. (con9fromouterspace.com)
Groundbreaking, powerful and gripping storytelling set in a future dystopian state from the highly acclaimed author Gemma Malley.
Evil has been eradicated. The City has been established. And citizens may only enter after having the 'evil' part of their brain removed. They are labelled on the System according to how 'good' they are. If they show signs of the evil emerging, they are labelled a K... But no one knows quite what that means. Only that they disappear, never to be seen again...