A supererogatory  newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict,
3131, AUSTRALIA (e-mail:
	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.  Free copy from aus.sf on
Internet or at


Congratulations to Garth Nix who notes "Sabriel has recently been
listed in the US as an ALA Notable Book by the American Library
Association, a Best Book for Young Adults (BBYA) by YALSA, the Young
Adult Library Services Association, and was also listed in Locus
magazine's Recommended Reading for 1996 in the January issue.
I have also just done another two book deal with HarperCollins (US)
via my agent Jill Grinberg of Scovil Chichak Galen. The first book
will be Daughter Of The Clayr, a related book to Sabriel, though not
a sequel.
My next book, Shade's Children, will be out from Allen & Unwin in
Australia in July, and in the US in October from HarperCollins. "
In a comment in aus.sf, Damien Broderick made the following comments
"Lucy Sussex's (non-sf) novel The Scarlet Rider (NY: Forge 1996)
gets a *rave* review from Julianne Chatelain in the March issue of
The New York Review of SF.
My own new sf novel The White Abacus (NY: Avon, March 1997) has been
collecting some nice comments from US reviewers, including a
*starred* review in Publishers' Weekly."

Lucy Sussex had a review in The Saturday Age 30/3/97. Sharon Tapner
of Enterprise was noted on the Channel Nine News 29/3/97 collecting
for the Good Friday Appeal. Other science fictional matters to hit
the local media include material on Arthur C. Clarke's 3001:The
Final  Odyssey   and the media circus surrounding the Heaven's Gate
departures, who magazine featuring a picture of Nichelle Nichols
along with her brother, one of the dead sect members.

Perry Middlemiss reports " Stephen Boucher has been appointed head
of the Facilities Division of Aussiecon Three.  This is an executive
committee position with the following duties:
Facilities Division manages the hotels and convention centre use of
the con. The job of the division head is to initially set up the
working relationship between the convention, the centre, the hotels
and our accommodation agents and then to set up and manage a staff
to continue this as well as to work with programming and budget to
make most effective use of the facilities within the margins
dictated by budget.."

Telecon '97 has, apparently been indefinitely postponed due to
unforseen circumstances. Note the addition of CSO and Construction.


HIGHLANDER DOWN UNDER April 26-27 1997 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GoH
Peter Wingfield Features a Ceilidh. $75 as long as a $25 deposit is
paid by 1/3/97. GPO Box 2004 Brisbane Qld 4001 (07) 3282 4220 email (please put HL Downunder in subject line)

HOLODICTION Sydney May 10, Darling Harbour. Expo and Convention with
Armin Shimmerman (Quark) and Tim Russ (Tuvok) Phone 02 9311-3841

HOLODICTION Melbourne May 11, Carlton Hotel. Armin Shimmerman (Quark -
DS-9) and Tim Russ.(Tuvok - Voyager) Phone 02 9311-3841

TeleCon '97 On Hold 
email -

FORCE 2 (Star Wars) June 7-9 1997 GsoH Jeremy Bulloch (O.C.P.), Kenny
Baker (O.C.P.) &  Steve Sansweet. Edmund Barton Conference Centre 488
South Rd Moorabbin Vic $125 ($150 at the door) P.O. Box 427 Northcote

HOLODICTION Brisbane  June 8 Mercure Hotel. Rene Ouberjonois (Odo -
DS-9) Phone 02 9311-3841

HOLODICTION Perth  June 15, Enquire about venue. Rene Ouberjonois.
(Odo - DS-9) Phone 02 9311-3841

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS'97  June 20-22 1997 Sydney Masonic Centre.
Confirmed GsoH Andrew J Robinson ( Garak: DS9); Jeffrey Willerth
(Kosh: Babylon 5); Richard Arnold (Star Trek consultant); Jim Lockett
( Director, Official B5 Warner Brothers Fan Club, US)  2-Day Ticket
$140, Banquet (limit 150) $50, Cocktail Party (limit 150) $35. Friends
of Science Fiction. P.O Box 797 Fairfield, NSW, 2165  (02) 9523 8385

HOLODICTION Adelaide  June 22, Enquire about venue. Robert Picardo
(Doctor) and Rene Ouberjonois. (Odo) Phone 02 9311-3841

HOLODICTION "Mini Convention" June 29 Rene Ouberjonois and Robert
Picardo in Sydney.  Phone 02 9311-3841

EVENT HORIZON II July 18-20 1997  Mercure Hotel, Brisbane GoH Michael
O'Hare (Commander Sinclair, Babylon 5)  full membership $95 supporting
$30 until March 31 776 Cavendish Rd Holland Park 4121 Qld Email

BASICON 2 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.

CONSCIENCE October 4 - 5 1997 Mecure Hotel, North Quay, Qld GPO Box
1376 Brisbane Qld 4001 (07) 3355 5938

MULTIVERSE 3 February 13-15 1998 tba

CONSTRUCTION (New Zealand NatCon) Queen's Birthday Long Weekend 1998
West Plaza Hotel Wellington GoH Neil Gaiman P.O. Box 11559 Manners
St Wellington New Zealand

CSO (Dr Who NatCon) April 17-19 1998 Brisbane Travelodge Roma Street
Station GsoH Caroline John & Geoffrey Beevers ph Trevor Gensch (07)
5499 0265

SWANCON TWENTY THREE 24th-27th April, 1998 (Anzac Day long
weekend ) Orchard Hotel, 707 Wellington St, Perth. GoH: t.b.a.
Guests: Tess Williams, Grant Stone.Dead GoH: Jules Verne Fan
Guest: Gina Goddard. Membership $60.00 until 31st August

AUSSIECON THREE 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,
Australia email

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

Stuart Davis reports "  Babylon 5 - War Council has ceased Brisbane
DR Who Club has a new e-mail address and meeting forum: Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station" Please note that the June Austrek meeting
has moved to May 31.



CANBERRA S FS   ph (06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608

CANBERRA DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB c/o Huw Buchtmann, 12 Joske Place,
Latham, ACT, 2615 Meetings first Saturday of each month (not
December!) Produces newsletter Dishrags to Drashigs


SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP April 19 book crawl Contact 15 Shade
Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

SYDNEY SKYFORCE May 24 1-5pm Sydney University Contact   Hector -
0411 363 5021 PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email


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 

FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY  Room 1615 University of Technology

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

SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP Contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02)

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. 

WAGGA DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB c/o Keith Walker, 52 Perseverance St, West
Wyalong, NSW, 2671 


A.SF.B5 NEWSGROUP GATHERING April 12 at Southbank, somewhere in the
BBQ area

HYPERION April 12 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
(07) 3341 0307

BRISBANE SKYFORCE April 12  10am - 6pm University of Queensland
Contact Nick - (07) 3369 9744,  PO Box 5732 West Hill QLD 4101 Email

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) April 13 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro
Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

NEW ALLIANCE April 20  P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB April 20 Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000. email

KITOMER II: The Wrath of Karl April 25-27 Wivenhoe dam

CONQUEST May 4  Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001

HIGHLANDER May 18 10 am to 4.00 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane

VORTEX  July 23 QUT (ITE Building Room 303)G.P.O. Box 2084 Brisbane

FSFSA C/O Leela Cosgrove 3 Sollis St. Geebung Brisbane Q 4034

THE SPACE RANGER FAN CLUB Dinners at least once a month 104 Muir
Street, Labrador 4215 (07)55322812

TERMINAL PYRAMIDS The Wide Bay DW and B7 Fan Club 51 Rocky St
Maryborough QLD 4650 (071) 215 180 (Daniel Pattell)

TRILOGY (Dr Who) PO Box 2459, Southport, QLD, 4215 David Mark Sasche Fanzine Entropy  Will meet monthly on the
Gold Coast.

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


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

CRITICAL MASS PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

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

(08) 294 8337 (Jeremia Boddey, president)  Monthly meetings. Fanzine
Chameleon Factor ; newsletter Wall of Lies


MSFC  April 11 H.P. Lovecraft Bad Horror Night April 18 Female
Characters on Screen April 25 Role playing Games 8.00pm St David's
Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005

JACK DANN SIGNING April 11 6.00pm Slow Glass Books 305 Swanston
Street Melbourne

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) April 12 Copeland Theatre Economics & Commerce
Building Uni of Melbourne 1.00 to 5.00 pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote
3070 Email Address:

BABYLON 5 BARBECUE April 16  BYO BBQ held at Monash University
Clayton campus for B5 fanatics. Details of date and time will be
given to anybody interested. The tentative date is Wednesday 16th
April.  please reply to  as soon as
possible in interested.

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB April 19 1.00 pm Cybernet Cafe
789Glenferrie Rd HawthornP.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 Fanzine
Babbling On  Email James or

ENTERPRISE April 26 AGM & Games P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University May 1 1:00pm-2:00pm, in
Room 903. AGM  FOME c/o The Union, Monash University, Clayton
Victoria 3168 or

NOVA MOB May 7  Kerry Greenwood 13 Frederick St Brunswick. 

Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

AUSTREK  May 31 Trekivia Galore. Trivia quests and the Annual
Starfleet Exam. St Mark's Church Hall, cnr Burke and Canterbury Rds,
Camberwell. 2-5pm. Traders, displays, games and activities,
refreshments available. Further information: Rose Mitchell or Steve Hartshorne 9749 1851 (AH) Traders
welcome. To book tables contact Rod Tyrrell 9899 4536

THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA June 21 6.00pm to Midnight Awards
Night Albert by the Lake Function Centre. Locked Bag 1013,
Flemington, 3031. Fanzine The Field Journal.

AUSTREK ART SHOW August 2 St Mark's Church  Hall Camberwell 

7:00pm - 12:00pmGlenferrie Masonic Hall 3 Launder Street Hawthorn
Contact Fellowship of Middle Earth c/o the UnionMonash University
Clayton Victoria 3168  Phone: (03) 95455203

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

AUSTRALIAN HORROR SOCIETY P.O. Box 7545 St Kilda Rd Melb. 3004.

BIG SF (Star Trek/ general SF) Ballarat  P.O. Box 178 Wendouree 3355

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

FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University F & SF Society FOME 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

GALLIFREY GPO Box 910G Melbourne 3001 Daniel Klein 0419 379 842,
AH:(03) 9850 7275

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

PHRYNE FISHER  CLUB P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055

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

TIME LORDS c/o Lee Zachariah 3 Selwood Crt, Mornington, VIC, 3931.
Newsletter Eternity (was TARDIS)

TIME TREKKERS  P.O. Box 934 Bendigo 3550. 


THE NEUTRAL ZONE    April 18 Murdoch University's ECL Lecture Theatres
#1 and #4. 6.30pm. PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6163. Phone (09) 434
4167, email:  Fanzine The Final Frontier Newsletter
The Defector

JUMP POINT   The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Email

UniSFA - University of Western Australia Science Fiction Association.

THE WEST LODGE DOCTOR WHO FAN CLUB. 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:


Ben Evans mentions two fanzines I haven't seen, with associated Web
Pages "Firstly there's Cadmium Release, Australia's first (and best)
Red Dwarf fanzine. It's run by Jason and Joe Fisher, and they have a
web page at:
The other fanzine is my own one, Swirly Thing Alert. STA covers
DoctorWho, Red Dwarf, Hitch-Hiker's and Terry Pratchett's Discworld,
and just about anything else that comes to mind. The snail-mail
address is 271 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, 3052. I too have a
web page;"


EMERALD CITY Issue 19  Cheryl Morgan

CHOICE CUTS 1 Perry Middlemiss GPO Box 2708X Melbourne Vic 3001

THYME 114  Alan Stewart P.O. Box 222 World Trade Centre Melbourne
Vic 3005 Includes AUSTRALIAN SF
NEWS #74 Merv Binns P.O. Box 491 Elsternwick Vic 3185  & Alan
Stewart and ARTICHOKE 19  Ian Gunn P.O. Box 567 Blackburn Vic 3130

BABBLING ON #5  Jools Thatcher for The Australian Babylon 5 Fan Club
P.O. Box 41 West Brunswick 3055 Includes CODE 7R.


For a full listing,

New Listings

Boba Fett
Stuart Davis
Emerald City
Ben Evans
Jason and Joe Fisher
Danny Yee
(And Ali says it's not a fan page, it's professional)
Terry Frost
Ithorian Site


David Koloini
SF Times


DITMAR & ASFMA nominations		April 30 1997
Starwalking Art Folio 			May 1 1997.
ANZAPA 176				June 6 1997
Austrek Art Show 			July 1 1997


Alan Stewart,  Warpspeed,  Justin Ackroyd, Stuart Davis, Garth Nix,
Jack Dann, Perry Middlemiss, Ben Evans, Rose Mitchell


 Tuesday  April 29th.  
Distribution Friday May 2nd.
(School holiday break)


Jack Dann Notes "It was announced at Norwescon 20, in SeaTac,
Washington that winner for the distinguished original science
fiction paperback published for the first time during 1996 in the
U.S.A. is:
 The Time Ships Stephen Baxter (HarperPrism) 

Special citation was given to: At The City Limits Of Fate by Michael
Bishop (published by Edgewood Press)