An aotish newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill,
Vict, 3131, AUSTRALIA


Postal subscriptions $6-00 for ten.(Cheques made out to Marc
Ortlieb please. Stamps accepted). Available for items of gossip.
E-mailed direct, a once off $10 fee. 

This is the last copy that will be e-mailed out free. If you want
a free copy,  grab it from aus.sf on Internet or at the web site. 

Greg Egan got an extensive mention in the Australian Rolling
Stone's  October "Hot Issue". The article, by Stuart Clarke
mentions all the novels, including "An Unusual Angle".  Derek
Screen & Sharon Tapner found themselves as page four girls in the
Herald Sun 18/9/96. they were extolling the virtues of private
health cover.  LynC would probably rather not have been in the
papers. She was assaulted in broad daylight in Flinders Street
resulting in severe bruising, broken teeth and a cracked jaw.  The
police did get the bloke who assualted her.

Jane Routley has sold two more Mageheart  novels to AvoNova.  Lucy
Sussex notes that she has "sold Black  Ice, a horror novel, to
Hodder Headline, and The Penguin Friend, about Eudyptula minor
(fairy penguin to you) to Omnibus." Damien Broderick reports "I've
signed with Reed Books Australia to write a popular science book
on the Vinge Singularity, transhumanism and the like, called The
Spike. It will be pushed by Reed at the forthcoming Frankfurt Book
Fair. And just finished proofing The White Abacus, due from Avon
in NY next March." The October Rolling Stone  reviews Linda
Jaivin's Rock 'N' Roll Babes From Outer Space.

Shayne McCormack is back in the book business, being a partner in
and manager for Phantasia in Penrith High Street.

American Fan Artist David Thayer (Teddy Harvia), who is obviously
going for the sympathy vote in the 1999 DUFF race,reports "I broke
my nose last Thursday helping to coach my daughter Matilda's
softball team when a ball deflected by a bat hit me. A trip to the
emergency room and three hours later the flow of blood finally
stopped. No serious long-term effects but right now wearing
glasses is uncomfortable and the pain pills inhibit my ability to
both drive and draw. The strangest part was, after numerous times
in the emergency for the kids, sitting there with Matilda holding
my hand to reassure me saying, 'You'll be all right, Dad.'"

Glen Matthews of More Than Human Books is planning an art show in
Melbourne in December. He is interested in workswith a F&SF theme
in any medium from both amateur and professional artists. While
envisaging that most items will be for sale, he is also interested
in works for display only. Contact him at PO Box 187 Camberwell
3124 ph 95632243


November 9 Sydney Sydney Hilton Hotel November 10 Brisbane Carlton
Crest Hotel November 16 Melbourne  World Congress Center November
17 Adelaide Adelaide Convention Center. GsoH George Takei, Marc
Alaimoand Dave McDonnell- Editor Starlog Magazine $38.00 or $42.00
at the door. Children (6-12) $19.00  11:00am till 6:00pm( Adelaide
Noon to 7pm) Call 1800-655-594

January 24-27 1997 Tradewinds Hotel Fremantle (to be confirmed)
GsoH Howard Waldrop, Stephen Dedman & David Cake. P.O. Box 318
Nedlands WA 6009

January 25-27 1997 UWS Hawkesbury Richmond NSW GsoH Marilyn Pride
& Lewis Morley  $50 until June 30. Susan Clarke 6 Bellevue Road
Faulconbridge NSW 2776

September 27-28 1997 Media & Mainstream NatCon YWCA Cato
Conference Centre Melbourne $20 attending membership ($100 at the
door).  P.O. Box 567 Blackburn 3130

1997 18th New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention March 28
to 31 1997. Airport Hotel Wellington N.Z. GsoH: Pat Cadigan
(confirmed) Danny John-Jules & Robert Llewellyn (O.C.P). Dan
McCarthy. Australian address PO Box 1044, Bundoora, Victoria 3083.
Full  NZ$60 / AU$54. Supp  NZ$15 / AU$14. PO Box 10104,
Wellington, New Zealand.Email:

(Star Wars) June 7-9 1997 Edmund Barton Conference Centre 488
South Rd Moorabbin Vic P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070

1999 World Science Fiction Convention. September 2-6 1999 World
Congress Centre, Melbourne GsoH George Turner, Greg Benford and
Bruce Gillespie. Aussiecon Three, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne, 3001,

GoH = Guest of Honour
O.C.P. = Other Commitments Permitting
tba= to be announced. 



FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY  October 18  Animals in SF 7.00pm Room
1615 University of Technology  November 15 57th Anniversary
Meeting 6.30 pm, Glasgow Arms Hotel 527 Harris St Ultimo 

SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP October 19 Lunch Meeting Mortdale
Pub Bistro 12.30 - 3.00 Invented languages in books Contact 15
Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

SKYFORCE SYDNEY December 7  The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet
Street Camperdown.


BABYLON 5 OZ FAN CLUB PO Box 161 Adamstown  NSW  2289. Fanzines
The Babble-on Babylon 5  and Gold Channel  e-mail

DR WHO FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA PO Box 4 Epping NSW 2121 email:  $9 per year Friends of Science Fiction
Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Doctor Who  P O Box 797
Fairfield  NSW  2165 Email Fanzine Friends of
Science Fiction Newsletter

LOST IN SPACE Australia P.O. Box N9 Petersham North NSW  2049

NSW UNI SF CLUB newzine Sub Space Relay  (02) 481-9419 

NEWCASTLE SCIENCE-FICTION CLUB First Sunday of every month, Alice
Ferguson Community Hall  30 Caldwell St, Merewether. Call Craig
049 871413 for more details.

Alice Ferguson Community Centre, 30 Caldwell St Merewether P.O.
Box 140, Kotara Fair 2289, ph (049) 543 603  (049) 43 2666 e-mail

PARRAMATTA SF DISCUSSION GROUP  1st Thursday of the month  7pm
Infinitas Bookshop, 5/1 Horwood Place, Parramatta. (02 633 5682)

PENRITH SF GROUP (047) 322-179 or (047) 301-073

SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB  Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St
Erskineville GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001

TAVERN Monthly booze-up for Doctor Who fans in Sydney. First
Friday of  month,  6 pm. Museum Hotel.

THE THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP Informal eating and nattering.  5-7pm
Thursday Nights. Ali Baba Cafe on George St.


MSFC  October 11 No meeting.  October 18 AGM. October 25 Computer
Games 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick
P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) October 12 St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke
Rd & Canterbury Rd Camberwell. 1.00 to 5.00pm P.O. Box 427
Northcote 3070

LUCY SUSSEX  October 17 Melbourne Writers' Festival panel "Modern
Gothic" October 19 The Scarlet Rider,  book launch

PHRYNE FISHER  CLUB  October 19 Chocolate tour of Melbourne $20 a
head. P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 

GALLIFREY October 19  1.00pm Gallifrey's Big Surprise
Horticultural Society Hall 31 Victoria St Melbourne GPO Box 910G
Melbourne 3001 Daniel Klein 0419 379 842, AH:(03) 9850 7275

ENTERPRISE October 26 1.00pm  ST Wheel of Fortune Costuming
workshop & Xmas Party Workshop The Horticultural Society Hall 31
Victoria St P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03)
9583 7404

NOVA MOB  6 November Iain Banks discussion Led by: SF Books - Race
Mathews Non-SF Books - Bruce Gillespie 13 Frederick St  Brunswick.

AUSTREK   November 9 Starship Derby Day. Venue tba. GPO Box 5206AA, Melbourne, 3001 Phone:  03 9887 1701 (Answering machine only)

always spoil a good book? 8.00pm Dandenong Library.  Ann McGann 63
Woodside Ave, Frankston, 3199. 05971-3645.

LONDON LOWLIFE'S FEAST (1997 Valentine's Day Ball) February 15 St
Brigid's Church Hall, North Fitzroy. Presented by the Australian
Costumers Guild P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204 email

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055
Fanzine Babbling On

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204 email

AUSTRALIAN HORROR SOCIETY  1st Thursday of the month, 7.30 pm back
room Maori Chieftan Hotel, Moray St Sth Melbourne. P.O. Box 7545
St Kilda Rd Melb. 3004.

BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat  P.O. Box 178 Wendouree

DOCTOR WHO CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne  3001  email:

c/o The Union, Monash University, Clayton Victoria 3168 or

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. K&Ms, Myer Arcade Melbourne

GOULBURN VALLEY SCI-FI CLUB bi monthly 4th Sunday of the month.
Willowmere Receptions Kyabram. P.O. Box 186 Kyabram 3620

THE QUANTUM LEAP FAN CLUB Newsletter The Leaper PO Box 315,
Northcote VIC 3070

RED DWARF FAN CLUB P.O. Box 1044 Bundoora 3083

TIME TREKKERS  P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550. 

THE X-FILES FAN CLUB of Australia P.O. Box 402, Niddrie 3042.,
Fanzine The Field Journal.


QUEST G.P.O. Box 2084 Brisbane 4001 

11:21 (Qld X-Files Club) Contact Flat 2, 10 Roseglen St
Greenslopes 4120

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB bimonthly, 3rd Sunday of the month CWL
Coffee Lounge, off Charlotte Street, Brisbane. PO Box 10308,
Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000. email

CONQUEST GPO Box 1376 Brisbane 4001

UQTREK  The University of Queensland's first and only club for the
Appreciation of Star Trek contact Perryn Fowler


CRITICAL MASS November 6  Writers Centre Adelaide PO Box 3355,
Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

AUSFA, c/- Clubs Association, University of Adelaide, North
Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001.

SASTREK  Star Trek P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337

THE NEUTRAL  ZONE PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163. Phone (09)
434 4167, email:  Fanzine The Final Frontier
Newsletter The Defector

UNISFA - University of Western Australia Science Fiction
Association.  e-mail

THE WEST LODGE  Doctor Who Fan Club. First Saturday of the month
at the Collins Street Centre, South Perth.  P.O. Box 190 Mt Lawley
6050 E-Mail :

WESTREK  Star Trek Club of Western Australia Inc. Last Friday of
month 6:45pm. (except December second Friday) Labour Centre
Building, 82 Beaufort Street Perth. Hall . P.O. Box 307 Bentley WA
6102 Phone: (09) 356 1757 Email:

CANBERRA S FS   ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT

MIMEZINE FLASHBACK  #8  Terry Frost 1/11 Halpin St, West Brunswick
SYDNEY FUTURIAN #22  Ron Clarke P.O. Box K490 Hawmarket NSW
BLACK LIGHT 20  Damian Christie & Sean-Paul Smith for Gallifrey
GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001
REVIEWZINE  #44  Susan Smith Clarke 6 Bellevue Road Faulconbridge
NSW   2776
EMERALD CITY #13  Cheryl Morgan
THYME #111 Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre 3005
includes Australian SF News #71  Merv Binns & Alan Stewart and
Artichoke #17  Ian Gunn, plus Dave Langford's Ansible  109 & 110. 
THE CAPTAIN'S LOG  Rose Mitchell for Austrek GPO Box  5206AA,
Melbourne 3001

For a full listing,

1997 DUFF nominations 		1 December 1996 
ANZAPA #173			6 December 1996
Paul John Statham Memorial	31 January 1997

Alan Stewart,  Sydney Futurian, Black Light , Daniel Klein, Lucy
Sussex. The Captain's Log

Tuesday  October  22nd.  
Distribution Friday October  25th.


$2,000 First Prize
Closing January 31, 1997

	Paul Statham was a highly respected member of the Out of the Ashes
writing group. Although  Paul had published numerous articles in
computer magazines, his great love was for Fantasy and Science
Fiction.  When he died in November 1994 after a long illness, he
left behind him many fine short stories and a partly finished
novel of great promise. His family in New Zealand have sponsored
this competition to honour his memory and to encourage new writers
in the genres.
	The competition is for a Fantasy or Science Fictionstorybetween
3,000 and 5,000 words in length. The first prize will be $A2,000
with two runners-up prizes of $A200 each.
	You may submit more than one entry; however, each entry must be
accompanied by a fee of $10.00 ($AUS or $NZ), cheques or money
orders payable to Out of the Ashes, or the equivalent in IRC
coupons from your Post Office. Mastercard, VISA and Bankcard are
acceptable if the name and signature of the cardholder and the
expiry date of the card accompany the card number.
	Entries (no form required) must be in English, clearly and cleanly
typed or printed in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper.
All entries must be accompanied by an unattached front sheet
stating the entrant's name, address, pseudonym, storytitle and
word count. The entrants name must not appear on the manuscript.
The manuscript must have each page sequentially numbered, showing
both the title and the authors pseudonym. Manuscripts will be
destroyed, not returned.
	The competition is restricted to citizens or permanent residents
of Australia and New Zealand. The winners may be required to
provide proof of status. Each story must be the original and
unpublished work of the entrant and may not previously have won a
prize worth more than $500 nor have been a winner or runner-up in
the prior year of this competition.
	Competition judges will be Dr Van Ikin of Perth, West Australia,
and others to be appointed. The organising committee retains the
right to substitute alternative judges should the need arise. The
judges decision is final and no correspondence or  conversations
will be entered into.
	Entries must arrive at the address below no later than 31st
January, 1997. Winners will be notified by mail in April 1997. The
names of the winner and runners-up will be published in the next
issue of the  Out of the Ashes newsletter.
	The organising committee reserves the right to publish the winning
and runners-up entries in full or abbreviated form  in Out of the
Ashes before the end of 1997.

The Paul John Statham Memorial Competition
PO Box 990  ARTARMON  NSW  2064  Australia

Any enquiries should be addressed to James Huntley, Editor, Out of
the Ashes, as above, or Ph&Fx +61 2 9411 4226  (AH Ph +61 2 9411
7741)   email

Out of the Ashes

Newsletter and Mail Order for Writers By Writers, For Writers, Since 1987

The Writers of the Future Contest has announced its 1997  Contest
Quarters Oct 1 - Dec 31 1996; Jan 1 - Mar 31 1997; Apr 1 - Jun 30
1997; Jul 1 - Sept 30 1997.
Contact L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest Level 3,
68-72 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010 for entry forms etc.