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THE STARSHIP EXPRESS Volume 11, Number 3, March 1997

This issue of the Starship Express has been posted directly from the original format it is usually printed in. There are no hyperlinks within the text; underlining is for book & programme titles. - J.E.L.



                                    MARCH MEETING PREVIEW:



               6:00 PM:  Those Obnoxious Aliens and Astro Boy (Anime Associates)

        7:00 PM:  Babylon 5 and Star Trek:  Deep Space 9 Viewings (The Final Frontier)



                           8:00 PM:  Author/Editor Keith De Candido



            We invite you to join us at the March meeting of the Science Fiction Association 

of Bergen County.  The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 15, 1997 at the Bergen 

Highlands United Methodist Church, 314 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, Bergen 

County, New Jersey  (201)  327 - 3960.  This is across the street from the Cultural Center 

which is our normal meeting site.  Directions appear on page two.



     Please note that this is one week later than normal, on the third

Saturday of March!



Pre-Meeting Activities:

Anime Associates, our Japanese animation subgroup, will screen episodes of Those

Obnoxious Aliens and Astro Boy at 6:00 PM.



            Members of the Final Frontier will watch "Infection" a first season 

episode of Babylon 5 at 6:10 PM.  The television will be turned to the broadcast episode 

of Star Trek,  Deep Space 9, at 7:00 PM.



Keith De Candido:

In a scant six-and-a-half years, Keith De Candido has been an author, editor, 

anthologist, musician, critic, interviewer, and TV personality in the science fiction 

field.  He had a four year run as the cohost and coproducer of the New York City SF talk 

show, The Chronic Rift, then moved to book packager and publisher Byron Preiss where he 

works as the Science Fiction Editor.  He has coedited three fantasy anthologies with a fourth in 

the works and has had four stories published or awaiting publication.  He is currently at work 

collaborating with Jose R Nieto on the novel, Spider-Man:  Venom's Wrath.



            A more detailed account of Mr De Candido's background can be found on our website.  

Anyone wishing to join Mr De Candido for dinner at Steak and Ale in Ramsey, New Jersey at 5:15PM 

should call Philip De Parto at (201)  933 - 2724 ahead of time to be included in the reservations.



            A number of us will go to East Side Mario's in Ramsey, New Jersey after the 

meeting.  All are welcome to attend.



ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION:



          The S F A B C meets on the second Saturday of the month and features talks, slide shows, and other presentations by people in the science fiction, fantasy, horror and related fields.  The Association sponsors two Star

Trek groups, four book-related discussion groups (one focusing on a movie or television tie-in, one on a horror monster book, one on a topic, and one on the entire body of work by a specific author), a computer user group, a movie group, a group devoted to anime, a writer's critique group for aspiring authors, a Dungeons

& Dragons game, a special activities group, and other events.  We also produce this newsletter and invite you to visit our website at:

              http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/James_E_LaBarre/SFABC.htm

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THE STARSHIP EXPRESS      Volume 11, Number 3      Copyright 1997      Philip J De Parto



The Starship Express is the monthly newsletter of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen County.  Members, prospective members, and certain groups receive copies of the Express.  If you are not a member and would like to continue to receive this publication, mail a check for $ 10.00 made payable to Philip J De Parto, 136 Manhattan Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463.

All material by Philip J De Parto unless otherwise acknowledged.



                                        -- 1 --





                             Association Activities 

            The Annual Memberships of Mary Ann Denny, Anthony Di Prima, Sandy

Goldie, Elizabeth Grout, Robert Hauser, William Molendyk, Christopher Nash,

Patricia Nash, Michael Piazza, Ruth Schaffer, and Scott Weissberg have expired. 

They may renew at any Association meeting or activity or by mail.  If renewing

by mail, send a check for $ 10.00 made payable to Philip J De Parto, 701 Eighth 

Street, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.



            We welcome the return of David Goldfeder, Roy Greenberg and Taras 

Wolansky to the Association and greet new members Chris Hasselkus and Hiroshi 

Konoya.  Membership in the Association now stands at 93.



            The club's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game will be held on 

Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 1:00 PM at the Game Master, 26 - 13 Broadway (Route 

4 West), Fair Lawn, New Jersey  (201)  796 - 7377.



            The Special Activities Group will get together for lunch and a trip 

on Sunday, March 23, 1997.  The group will dine at the Country Pancake House & 

Restaurant, 138-140 East Ridgewood Avenue (at Walnut), Ridgewood, New Jersey  

(201)  444 - 8395 at 1:30 PM.  After dining, we will drive to Rohslers Allendale 

Nursery, 100 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, New Jersey  (201)  327 - 3156.  

Rohslers not only houses a large variety of plants and accessories, but also 

shares accommodations with a firm that sells an awesome array of furnishings for 

doll houses.



            Tony Tellado's Sci-Fi Talk radio show has moved to Wednesdays at 

8:30 PM.  It will no longer be time shifted when a sports event airs on the 

station, instead that week's show will be pushed back a week.  The show 

continues to be broadcast on WEVD 1050 AM.



Club Activities at a Glance



03/03/97    Computer Users Group:  Keveney/Molendyk         Paramus, New Jersey

03/06/97    Monsters Book Group:  100 Vicious Vampire       Nanuet, New York

03/07/97    Final Frontier:  Televised S F Roundup          Livingston, N J

03/12/97    That's Science Fiction!:  The Outer Limits      Paramus, New Jersey

03/15/97    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game:  1:00 PM      Fair Lawn, N J

03/15/97    Anime Associates: Astro Boy/Aliens 6:00 PM      Up Saddle River, NJ

03/15/97    Final Frontier:  B 5 & ST: DS9     6:00 PM      Up Saddle River, NJ

03/15/97    SFABC Meeting:  Keith De Candido   8:00 PM      Up Saddle River, NJ

03/16/97    Writers Critique Group                          Wayne, New Jersey





03/18/97    Topic Discussion Group:  Artificial Humans      Paramus, New Jersey

03/20/97    Book/Media Tie In:  Star Wars:  A New Hope      West Paterson, N J

03/23/97    Special Activity:  Pancakes Plus Plants         Ridgewood, N J

03/25/97    Author Discussion Group:  Frank Herbert         Wayne, New Jersey

     

Sub Group Update:  Changes and Additions                



            A number of the Association's sub groups have recently undergone 

changes.  As has been previously reported, the Bergen County chapter of the 

Final Frontier has reorganized.  Instead of discussing Star Trek from 6:00 - 

7:00 PM, we now show videos of the first season of Babylon 5.  The 7:00 PM 

viewing of the broadcast of Star Trek:  Deep Space 9 is unaffected.



            Patricia Malone is no longer able to make it to gatherings of Anime 

Associates on the second Saturday of the month.  Charles Garofalo and Philip De 

Parto will supply material from their collections in March, April and May.  The 

group suspends operations during the summer.  By the fall we hope to have a 

pipeline to Pat to get us videos even if she is unable to attend.



            Barnes & Noble is concerned that their corporate image may be 

tarnished by hosting Vampire Book Discussion Groups at a time when a vampire 

cult in Florida killed a woman and drained her blood.  The Association's Vampire 

Book Group, which has been the Nanuet Barnes & Noble's largest and most consist 

book group for the past couple of years has been disbanded.  The Association now 

sponsors a Monsters Book Group in its place.  Vampire Books will occasionally be 

chosen by this group.



            The Livingston Chapter of The Final Frontier will soon modify its 

format.  The first hour's discussion will focus on Trek, Babylon 5, and other



                                     -- 3 --





shows.  The second hour will focus on books.



            The big news of the month is the launch of two new bookstore 

discussion groups by the Association:  a Computer Users Group and a Media Tie - 

In Book Group.



            The Computer Users Group will meet at the Barnes & Noble store on 

the southbound side of Route 17 in Paramus, New Jersey.  Gatherings will be held 

on the second floor at 8:00 PM on the first Monday of the month.  Each meeting 

will feature a talk and question-and-answer session pertaining to the subject of 

the talk.  There will be a break after the Q&A.  The group will then resume, 

with questions and commentary from the floor on any aspect of computers.  Philip 

De Parto will moderate the group until a permanent moderator can be found.



            The Media-Tie-In Book Group will read and discuss books which are 

offshoots of the television, movie, and gaming industries.  Meetings will be 

held at 8:00 PM on the third Thursday of the month at Barnes & Noble in West 

Paterson.   Philip De Parto will be the pro tem moderator.      





                                Bookstore Events



            On Monday, March 3, 1997, the Association's Computer User Group will 

meet at 8:00 PM at Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, New

Jersey  

(201)  445 - 4589.  Club members Brian Keveney and William Molendyk, the 

President and Vice President of MACUG, The Morris Area Computer Users Group, 

will speak about their experiences in running a users group at this inaugural 

meeting.



            Tales of the White Wolf by Michael Moorcock and the Magic:

 The  Gathering anthology will be discussed by the science fiction group meeting at 

Barnes & Noble, 3535 US Route 1 South, Princeton Market Fair, Princeton,

New  Jersey  (609)  897 - 9250 on Wednesday, March 5, 1997 at 8:00 PM.



            Sector X, the odd and unexplained phenomena group, will meet and 

discuss "UFO Encounters" on Monday, March 10, 1997 at 8:00 PM at Barnes & Noble, 

Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 West, West Paterson, New Jersey  (201)  812 - 0180.



            The second meeting of a new Science Discussion Group will be held on 

Tuesday, March 11, 1997 at Borders Books & Music, Garden State Plaza Mall, 

junction of Routes 4 & 17, Paramus, New Jersey  (201)  712 - 1166.  The

Two  Cultures by C P Snow will be discussed at 8:00 PM.  No one attended the first 

gathering of this group.



            That's Science Fiction!, the Association's video group, will screen 

two episodes of the 1960s classic television series, The Outer Limits at 8:00 PM 

on Wednesday, March 12, 1997.   The two episodes will be "O.B.I.T." and "The 

Demon with the Glass Hand".  They will be shown in the video section of Borders 

Books & Music in Paramus, New Jersey.



            The S F A B C Writers' Critique Group will meet in the History 

Section of Borders Books & Music, 81 Wayne Towne Center Mall (next to the 

Willowbrook Mall), Route 23 South, Wayne, New Jersey  (201)  785 - 0037 at 4:00 

PM on Sunday, March 16, 1997



            Historic Haunted America by M Norman will be discussed by the Horror

Book Group meeting at 8:00 PM at Barnes & Noble, Edgewater Commons, 465  Edge- 

water Road, Edgewater, New Jersey (201) 943 - 6130 on Wednesday, March 12, 1997.



            A Science Fiction Discussion Group will meet at Science Fiction, 

Mysteries & More!, 140 Chambers Street (off West Broadway), Manhattan,

New York  

(212)  385 - 8798 on Friday, March 14, 1997 to discuss "The Decline of Hard SF." 



            The Livingston Chapter of The Final Frontier will have a general 

discussion of science fiction on television on Friday, March 14, 1997 at 7:30 PM 

at Barnes & Noble, 518 Route 10 West, Livingston, New Jersey  (201)  535 - 9595.



            Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraiser will be examined by the Medieval 

Discussion Group meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 18, 1997 at Barnes & 



Noble, 240 Route 22 West, Springfield, New Jersey  (201)  376 - 6581.



                                    -- 4 -- 



            Blade Runner by Philip K Dick will be the starting point for a 

discussion of Artificial Humans by the S F A B C group meeting at 8:00 PM on 

Tuesday, March 18, 1997 in the cafe of Borders Books & Music in Paramus,

New  Jersey.



            The first meeting of the Media/Book Tie-In Discussion Group will be

held on Thursday, March 20, 1997 at Barnes & Noble, Caldor Plaza, 1156 Route 46 

West, West Paterson, New Jersey  07424  (201)  812 - 0180.  Star

Wars:  A New  Hope by George Lucas will be examined at 8:00 PM.



            Final Impact by Yvonne Navarro will be discussed by the Horror Book 

Group meeting at 7:30 PM on Monday, March 24, 1997 at Borders Books & Music, 

Midstate Mall, 300 Route 18 North, East Brunswick, New Jersey  (908)  238 - 

7000.



            The Bits and Bytes Computer Users Group will meet on Monday, March 

24, 1997 at Barnes & Noble in West Paterson, New Jersey at 8:00 PM.  John 

Moreley from J More Connections will talk about "Exploring the Web."





                Conventions, Readings, Signings, Talks, Workshops



            Susan Garrett, author of Forever Knight:  Intimations of

Mortality, will speak at the meeting of the Prydonians of Prynceton at 11:00 AM on 

Saturday, March 1, 1997.  This meeting marks the return of the group to their 

traditional meeting site, the Mercer County Library, Route 1 Alternate South, 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey  (609)  882 - 9246.



            Cynthia Soroka will sign on Sunday, March 2, 1997 at Walden Books in 

the Galleria Mall, Poughkeepsie, New York  (914)  298 - 1201 at 1:00 PM.



            Linda Zimmermann is teaching a class in astronomy at the Nanuet 

Adult School in Nanuet, New York.  The six week course begins on Wednesday, 

March 5, 1997 for two hours at 7:00 PM.  The class runs for six weeks and costs 

$ 25.00.  Call (914)  627 - 9860 to register.



            Writer C J Cherryh, Artist David Cherry, and Actor Michael O' Hare 

are among the guests of Lunacon '97, the convention sponsored by the New York 

Science Fiction Society (the Lunarians, Inc).  The convention will be held the 

weekend of Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 9, 1997 at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye

 Brook, New York.  At door weekend registration is $ 44.00.  The E-Mail address 

is Lunacon@lunacon.org.



            Phil and Kaja Folio will address the monthly meeting of the 

Philadelphia Science Fiction Society on Friday, March 14, 1997.  The meeting 

will be held in the South American Room of the International House, 37th and 

Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Call (215)  957 - 4004 for 

directions.



            Space and Time Magazine will sponsor a reading by Star

Trek novelist Judith Klass at Science Fiction, Mysteries & More!, 

140 Chambers Street, New York, New York  (212)  385 - 8798 on Monday, 

March 10, 1997 at 6:00 PM.



            There will be a publication party for author Patrick Thomas on 

Saturday, March 15, 1997 at 3:30 PM at Science Fiction, Mysteries & More! 

bookstore in New York City.



            The New York Review of Science Fiction's Dixon Place Reading Series 

continues on Wednesday, March 19, 1997.  Margaret Bonanno and Elizabeth Hand 

will read at 8:00 PM.  Admission is $ 5.00.  Dixon Place is at 258 Bowery 

(between Prince & Houston Streets), Manhattan, New York  (212)  219 - 3088.



            Cynthia Soroka will speak about "How To Get Rid of Writers Block" at 

8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, 

Paramus, New Jersey  (201)  445 - 4589.



            Dr Norm Thagard, astronaut, cosmonaut, engineer and physician, will 

talk about "Space Age Technology and Real Life Applications" at 8:15 PM on 

Thursday, March 20, 1997.  The lecture will be held at the 92nd Street Y, corner 

of Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street, New York, New York  (212)  996 - 1100.  

Tickets are $ 18.00.



                                     -- 5 --



            Roger Corman, Stephen Jay Gould, Joyce Carol Oates and David Skal 

are among the speakers participating in "The Dracula Centennial:  The Aesthetics 

of Fear" the weekend of March 21 - 23, 1997.  The conference will be held at the 

Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York, New York.  The conference is 

sponsored by the New York University School of Continuing Education.  Admission 

is $ 125.00 plus a $ 20.00 registration fee.  You can register by phone at (212)

998 - 7171 up to March 14, 1997, by phone at (212)  998 - 7130 after March 14,

1997, by fax at (212)  995 - 3060, or in person (call 212 - 998 - 7150 for 

details).  A full schedule of the conference can be found on the SFABC website.



            Linda Zimmermann will talk about comets on Thursday, March 27, 1997 

at 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble, 140 Rockland Plaza, Route 59 (opposite the Nanuet 

Mall), Nanuet, New York.





                             February Meeting Review  ATTENDEES: 

   Speaker in ALL CAPS         (Newcomers)              *  Pre Meeting Only  *

 < At Final Frontier >         +Joined+                  { Anime Attendees }

-  Nellies Crowd  -            &Rejoined&                ~ Post Meeting Only ~ 



-  Sharon Archer  -          -  Ky Khieu  -             -~ Michael Straniere ~-

  (Alex Crosby)               + Hiroshi Konoya +           John Upton

-  Philip De Parto  -        -  James La Barre  -       -  William Wagner  -

 { Charles Garofalo }         { William Molendyk }      -  Bruce Wallace  -

-& David Goldfeder &-           Thomas Pope             -  Pamela Webber  -

-  AMY GOLDSLAGER  -          < Greg Roman >               Barry Weinberger

 < Roy Greenberg >           -  Stephanie Rosen  -      -  Mark Woolkoff  - 

*{ Chris Hasselkus }*           Barrie Samuels          -  Taras Wolansky  -

-  Jacqueline Hecht  -       -  Robert Savoye  -        -  Andrea Woodle  -

   Ellen Heine               -< Carol Smith >-             Robert Yeager

  (Moira Kavanagh)              Cynthia Soroka          -  Thomas Zych  -



            A light dusting of snow was enough to make a number of regulars miss 

the February 8, 1997 meeting of the Science Fiction Association of Bergen 

County.  Those who did make it out found that the roads were fine and the 

meeting fun.  



            Philip De Parto, Hiroshi Konoya, James La Barre, John Upton, Taras 

Wolansky, and Mark Wolkoff joined guest speaker Amy Goldslager for a pleasant 

dinner at the Mason Jar in Mahwah, New Jersey before the meeting.  Turnout was 

light for both pre meeting groups.  Details can be found under the February 

Activity Recap.



            Amy Goldslager had always been a voracious reader of fantasy and 

science fiction.  She was especially concerned with authors getting the details 

down right.  She mentioned, for example, how her enjoyment of one book was 

destroyed by the author's contradiction of the genealogy stated in other books 

in the series.  She felt that by becoming involved in editing, she could help 

writers get it right, and get lots of free books besides.



            There are a lot of changes happening at Avon Books at this time.  

The AvoNova imprint will be dropped and a new one adopted.  The line will become 

less eclectic and more focused as a publisher of literary science fiction.  Some 

authors will be dropped and others added as part of this process.  Several of 

the higher level people who have recently joined the company have ties to sf, so 

fantasy and science fiction should be less of an afterthought in the company.



            Avon science fiction will go on a hiatus later this year to retool 

for this makeover.  There will be only two science fiction books published 

during this period, one by Michael Moorcock and the other by J R Dunn.  Both 

books will be published as general fiction.



            Ms Goldslager recounted her responsibilities as an Editorial 

Assistant and the process by which a manuscript is bought and turned into a 

book.  She also plugged some books she is excited about, especially Dunn's opus 

concerning a time traveller who wants to stop the Holocaust, and about her 

experiences in meeting and speaking to science fiction writers.  She mentioned 

past guest Charles Pellegrino as a particularly interesting personality.



                                     -- 6 --



            Amy Goldslager was particularly engaging on a one-on-one basis.  She 

had interesting things to say about the Star Wars re-release, and about Hercules 

and Xena with the pre meeting diners and appeared to be in animated discussion 

at the post-meeting coffee.



            Roy Greenberg, John Upton, Bruce Wallace and Mark Wolkoff won door 

prize books.  Thanks go to Charles Garofalo for the refreshments, Roy Greenberg 

for the tea and brewer, Ellen Heine for the cheesecake, Pamela Webber for the 

TV/VCR and lots else, Robert Yeager for the kitchen clean up, and everyone else 

who pitched in to help out.  The group went to Nellie's Place in Waldwick, New 

Jersey after the meeting.





                             February Activity Recap



            The final meeting of the Vampire Book Group was held on Thursday, 

February 6, 1997 at Barnes & Noble in Nanuet, New York.  Under pressure from the 

B&N corporate office, the group suspended its name and orientation.  It has 

become the Monster Book Group.  The group was discussing the first 50 stories of 

100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories published by Barnes & Noble press when this 

occurred.  Those present were S F A B Cers Philip De Parto, James La Barre, 

Robert Le Bow and Greg Roman, as well as regulars Ann-Marie Brown, Kathleen 

Brown-Romeo, Brendan Brosnan, and Gwynneth Cally.  Phil, James, Ann-Marie, 

Kathleen, Brendan and Gwynneth walked over to the renovated Nanuet Diner 

afterwards.  The best one-two of the night was Brendan's "What could anyone find 

to dislike about me?" and Anne-Marie's rejoinder, "The possibilities are 

endless."  



            William Molendyk ran the club's AD&D Game on Saturday, February 8, 

1997.  Players in attendance were S F A B Cers Anthony Di Prima, Charles 

Garofalo, Sharon Roberg and Michael Straniere, as well as non members Joel 

Ryerson and John Santa Maria.  The party relieved the forces of Gorm who were 

under attack by those of Zargon, convinced the cults of Gorm, Madarua, and 

Usimagaris to withdraw with us to a place of safety, healed the wounded, had a 

Raise Dead spell placed upon Damrod, and did some training exercises.



            Car troubles caused moderator Patricia Malone to miss the gathering 

of Anime Associates.  Charles Garofalo stepped in with episodes of Dragon

Half 

and Those Obnoxious Aliens.



            Carol Smith furnished "Born to the Purple," a first season episode 

of Babylon 5, as the first half of the program of The Final Frontier.  The 

broadcast episode of Star Trek:  Deep Space 9 was tuned in at 7:00 PM.



            The 1944 classic horror film, The Uninvited, was shown at That's 

Science Fiction! at Borders in Paramus on Wednesday, February 12, 1997.  

S F A B Cers Philip De Parto, Chris Hasselkus, Steve Herr, Robert Pinkus, Robert 

Savoye, Kate Stewart, Eileen Watkins, Pamela Webber and Barry Weinberger watched 

the flick and the debut episode of the short-lived sit-com, Hi, Honey, I'm

Home.



            The Livingston Chapter of The Final Frontier met on Friday, February 

14, 1997 at Barnes & Noble in Livingston to discuss Treatments of Using Space 

Stations a Setting.  S F A B Cers present were Philip De Parto, Brian Gonigal, 

Jean Heslin, Stephanie Rosen, Steve Rubin and Pamela Webber, regulars Vincent 

Carlucci, Joann Carlucci, and Fernando Ruiz, and newcomers Charles Applebaum and 

Susan Kehr.  Phil, Brian, Stephanie, Steve, Pam, Vince and Joann went out to the 

Ritz Diner for a long time afterwards.  Among the topics of conversation were Oz 

and the Three Stooges, although Brian admitted that he could never get into the 

Stooges because he was too puzzled by the backstory, such as which medical 

school they graduated from and what other cases they had solved as detectives.



            Walter Miller Jr's A Canticle for Leibowitz and the topic of Science 

Fiction and Religion were examined at the Topic Discussion Group's meeting at 

Borders in Paramus on Tuesday, February 18, 1997.  Philip De Parto filled in for 

an absent Carol Smith in the hopeless and thankless task of moderating the 

discussion.  Also present were S F A B Cers David Goldfeder, James La Barre, 

Ernest Lilley, Michael Piazza, Robert Pinkus, Stephanie Rosen, Robert Savoye, 

and Pamela Webber and newcomers Barbara Downey and Doris Stoddart.  Among the 

works discussed were those of Philip K Dick and James Blish, Star Trek and 

Babylon 5.  



                                     -- 7 --







                   YOUR SCIENCE FICTION CALENDAR:  MARCH 1997



03/01/97    Saturday    Prydonians of Prynceton Meeting.  Public Library, 11:00

                              AM.  Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

03/01/97    Saturday    Babylon 5 Discussion Group.  Science Fiction, Mysteries

                              & More!, 3:30 PM.  Manhattan, New York.

03/02/97    Sunday      Cynthia Soroka Signing.  Walden Books,

1:00PM.                               Poughkeepsie, New York.

03/03/97    Monday      Computer Users Group.  Barnes &

Noble, 8:00 PM.                               Paramus (Route 17

South Store), New Jersey.

03/05/97    Wednesday   Linda Zimmermann Astronomy Class.                                Adult Education School. 7:00 PM.            Nanuet, New York.

03/05/97    Wednesday   Tales of the White Wolf by Moorcock & Magic

the Gather-

                              ing.  Barnes & Noble, 8:00 PM.  Princeton, NJ.

03/06/97    Thursday    100 Vicious Vampire Stories. 

Monster Book Group.

                              Barnes & Noble, 8:00

PM.  Nanuet, New York.

03/07/97 -- 03/09/97    Lunacon '97 Science Fiction Convention.  Rye Town 

                              Hilton.  Rye Brook, New York.

03/08/97    Saturday    Garden State Horror Writers Meeting.  Public Library,

                              11:00 AM.  Manalapan, New Jersey.

03/10/97    Monday      Judith Klass Reading.  Science Fiction, Mysteries &

                              More!, 6:00 PM.  New York, New York.

03/10/97    Monday      Sector X:  UFO Encounters.  Barnes & Noble, 8:00 PM.

                              West Paterson, New Jersey.

03/12/97    Wednesday   Historic Haunted America by M Norman.  Borders, 7:30 PM.

                              East Brunswick, New Jersey.

03/12/97    Wednesday   That's Science Fiction!:  The Outer

Limits.  Borders,

                              8:00 PM.  Paramus, New

Jersey.

03/14/97    Friday      Discussion on the Decline of Hard Science Fiction.

                              SFM&M!, 5:30 PM.  New York, New York.

03/14/97    Friday      Final Frontier Meeting.  Barnes & Noble,

7:30 PM.

                              Livingston, New Jersey.

03/14/97    Friday      Philadelphia Science Fiction Society Meeting.  Inter-

                              national House, 8:00 PM.  Philadelphia, PA.

03/15/97    Saturday    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Game.  Game

Master, 1:00 PM.

                              Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

03/15/97    Saturday    Publication Party for Patrick Thomas.  Science Fiction,

                              Mysteries & More!, 3:30 PM.  New York City.

03/15/97    Saturday    Anime Associates Meeting.  Methodist Church,

6:00 PM.

                              Upper Saddle River, New

Jersey. 03/15/97    Saturday    Final Frontier Meeting.  Methodist

Church, 6:00 PM.

                              Upper Saddle River, New

Jersey. 03/15/97    Saturday    Keith De Candido @ SFABC Meeting. 

Methodist Church,

                              8:00 PM.  Upper Saddle

River, New Jersey. 03/16/97        Sunday      Writers' Critique Group.  Borders

Books & Music, 8:00

                              PM.  Wayne, New Jersey.

03/18/97        Tuesday     Medieval History Group:  Warrior Queens by Antonia

                              Fraiser.  B& N, 7:30 PM.  Springfield, N J.

03/18/97        Tuesday     Topic Discussion Group:  Artificial Humans. 

Borders,

                              8:00 PM.  Paramus, New

Jersey.

03/19/97        Wednesday   Cynthia Soroka Talk on Writers' Block. 

Barnes & Noble,                               8:00 PM.  Paramus, New

Jersey.

03/19/97        Wednesday   Margaret Bonanno & Elizabeth Hand Readings.  Dixon

                              Place, 8:00 PM.  New York, New York.

03/20/97        Thursday    Star Wars:  A New Hope by George Lucas. 

Barnes & Noble,

                              8:00 PM.  West Paterson,

New Jersey.

03/20/97        Thursday    "Space Technology" Talk by Norm Thagard.  92nd Street Y,

                              8:15 PM.  Manhattan, New York.

03/21/97 -- 03/23/97    The Dracula Centennial:  The Aesthetics of Fear Confer-

                              ence.  New York University.  Manhattan, New York.

03/23/97    Sunday      Special Activity:  Pancakes & Plants. 

Country Pancake,

                              Ridgewood, 1:30 PM. 

Rohslers Nursery, Allendale.

03/24/97    Monday      Bits & Bytes Group:  Exploring the Net.  Barnes & Noble,

                              8:00 PM.  West Paterson, New Jersey.

03/24/97    Monday      Final Impact by Yvonne Navarro.  Borders Books, 7:30 PM.

                              East Brunswick, New Jersey.

03/25/97    Tuesday     Works of Frank Herbert.  Borders Books &

Music, 8:00 PM.

                              Wayne, New Jersey.

03/27/97    Thursday    Linda Zimmermann Talk on Comets.  Barnes &

Noble, 7:30                               PM.  Nanuet, New York.                                       -- 8 --











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