A Pecksniffian 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 Jack Dann, who picked up a Nebula award for his
novella 'Da Vinci Rising'. The other Nebulas went to Slow River  Nicola
Griffith (novel ) 'Lifeboat in a burning sea' Bruce Holland Rogers
(novelette) 'A birthday' Esther M Friesner (Short story). The Grand
Master Award went to Jack Vance.
	Extra congratulations to Ian Gunn who is, for the second year running,
on the Hugo Award Ballot for Best Fan Artist. (See later for a complete
listing of nominees)
	The Weekend Australian (26-27/4/97) notes that The Children's Book
Council Of Australia has announced its short list for Children's Book
of the Year. The list includes
Older Readers: 	Fire Dancer Victor Kelleher
Younger Readers: 	Victor's Quest Pamela Freeman; Rowan
			and the  Keeper of the Crystal Emily Rodda
	The awards will be presented in Adelaide on August 15, during
Children's Book Week.


	Alan Stewart notes the following publication "After Dark 14: The
Intruder  by R C Lindquist, illustrated by Chris Johnston. That's
Rowena Cory Lindquist, according to the back cover! Lothian, tpb,
$8.95, presumably March 1997, ISBN 0-85091-833-2" Alan also mentions
that  Greg Egan had a science fiction story published in `Meanjin',
Helen Sargeant has the following good news" Finally,  Australian
Women's Forum   has published my story "Smorgasbord" under the title
"Aphrodite's Gift". They've left it pretty much intact, with a couple
of minor deletions. I'm pretty happy with it, or as happy as I ever get
over my own work anyway. It's in the May 1997 issue, with a trashy
blonde on the cover... for those of you who are writers, Forum  is a
well-paying market. And they pay before publication."
Steve Paulsen reports "Just a quick note to let you know a little piece
of good news. I have just heard that a publisher in Jakarta by the name
of PT Elix Media Komputindo are publishing my kid's horror novel, The
Stray Cat, complete with the Shaun Tan illustrations, in a Bahasia
Indonesian edition. It might not make Shaun or I rich (given the
exchange rate), but they are paying the advance and royalties, however
tiny, in US dollars."

	Niall Doran reports " As mentioned by Robin Johnson, ThylaXene is a
collection of 10 new SF stories, varying quite widely in style and
setting, written by myself, Stuart Newman and Craig Wellington. It is
published by our small press publishing group, Desdichado Publishing,
and retails at $12.95; copies will also be supplied by mail within
Australia for that price (i.e. postage free; cheques to Desdichado
Publishing, P.O. Box 310, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7006). It will also be
sold in combination with "Chronological Adventures of Detrius Thesper"
for $20.
	Queries can be sent to me at or via the
desperately-in-need-of-updating Desdichado page at
	The book was launched by Robin Johnson at the Tasmanian Museum and Art
Gallery on 6.3.97, in front of the museum's thylacine display, with the
museum also bringing some of its most prized specimens (such as the
preserved thylacine foetus) out for the event. Preceding the official
launch was a media launch, to which the media had been duped into
turning up by an official-looking museum fax stating that
	"The Tasmanian Tiger will live again! Find out more and the latest on
cloning and the status of DNA technology at the Tasmanian Museum and
Art Gallery on..." ...and in small print at the bottom (probably not
even legible on the fax) it said "...coinciding with the launch of a
new Tasmanian book, ThylaXene...)
	The media frenzy that erupted was something to behold. As soon as the
fax went out, the museum started to get enquiries from a multitude of
media outlets - from Tasmania's suburban papers to The Age - all
believing they had cloned a tiger (which is actually the thrust of the
main story in the anthology). The museum made no statement beyond "come
and see", and Craig (who's been in advertising, publicity & the media
for 10 years) said that we should hope for at least one print, one
radio and one TV crew so that we covered all the mediums. To his
amazement, EVERYBODY turned up - it was the biggest media turnout he
had seen. We had all of the Tasmanian newspapers, all of the radio
stations, three television news crews, The Australian, The Age, Triple
J... the list goes on. In all, there were at least 15 different media
outlets represented, and several more who couldn't make it requesting
information be sent to them. The museum was envious, as their own
publicity has never generated a turnout like that! The serendipitous
news of Dolly the sheep had certainly worked to our advantage... all we
had to do now was avoid being lynched.
	Fortunately, most of the journalists took the hoax in their stride and
in the spirit it was intended, although the reporter from The Age
raised his eyes to the heavens when he realised he was at a book
launch. As for the reporting, again we did quite well, turning up in a
respectable proportion of the papers, radio, and TV shows that were
there (after spending an hour of news gathering time with us, I guess
they had to report something!). We hit the front page of the Mercury
(after a near full page review and photo in the same paper earlier in
the week), page 2 of the Advocate, the evening news and late night
update on WIN (we don't know about the other stations), an afternoon
interview about the launch and an evening debate on the ethics and
financial allure of cloning (proclaimed as being "sparked by the new
publication ThylaXene") were held on ABC radio, the Examiner had an
article on the possibilities of cloning thylacines which neglected to
mention - but was obviously inspired by - us (sour grapes perhaps?),
Triple JJJ and local radio ran with thylacine cloning discussions and
news items for several days (including interviews with Tasmanian
academics in molecular biology who must've wondered what had suddenly
stirred up all the interest), and The Mercury and The Examiner had a
run of thylacine related cartoons. Several other publications and
programs have gone to press and air that may have mentioned us (we know
the Western Herald did, but haven't seen it). As far as I know, we
didn't make the Age or the Australian, but we can live with that.
	As a post-script, yesterday (25.3.97) I was at the Zoology Department
of the University of Tasmania, and a WIN TV news car pulled in the car
park ahead of me. The reporter recognised me (she had covered the
launch) and gave me a wave alongside a slightly bemused smile. When I
saw the evening bulletin, I found out that there had been an alleged
sighting of a thylacine in Indonesia, and they had come to interview a
Zoology lecturer about the chances of it being legitimate (virtually
nil). To back the interview with him, they used file footage of the
display at the museum - footage which obviously came from the launch as
our silhouettes could be seen reflected in the glass. But what amuses
me the most is what went through her mind when she spotted me in the
car park: she must have suspected they had been duped again!.... "
	And, in a further postscript from Niall " ThylaXene is available from
Galaxy in Sydney as well as Slow Glass in Melbourne and should be
invading other mainland bookshops in the not too distant future...As
for ThylaXene itself, it seems we've sparked something that just won't
go away. On March 27, a letter was printed in The Mercury from Dr
Jeremy Austin, a Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum in
London. The letter was responding to the front page article on the
launch (God knows how he ended up seeing it!), mentioning our book and
discussing the feasibility of cloning thylacines and other extinct
animals from remnant DNA. A follow up letter from myself on behalf of
Desdichado Publishing was printed on April 4, the same day that another
sighting (this time in Tasmania) was being reported in the paper and
other outlets. And today, the tiger's in the paper again! The ball just
keeps rolling... "

Damien Broderick reviews Gould's Life's Grandure, Kaufman's At Home In
The Universe and Williams' Plan and Purpose In Nature in The Weekend
Australian 12-13/4/97 while Terry Dowling reviews MacDonald's Sacrifice
of Fools, McAuley's Fairyland, Clarke's 3001 and Douglass's Threshold.
Alan Stewart noted the following "In Across the Board, the magazine of
the Australian Scrabble Players Association (ASPA), the tournament
"highs" or records for 1996 have just been published. For NSW, Advanced
Section, highest game - Tim Reddan 540. Highest word - Tim Reddan -
Stagiest 149 (tied with an equally high score by someone else)." Terry
Dowling has a Jack Dann interview/article in the Weekend Australian
26-27/4/97. Race Matthews examines at the Victorian Premier's latest
attempt to limit public access to information about government actions
in a letter in the Saturday Age 26/4/97. The Channel 10 News on
Saturday April 26 ran footage of a one day Star wars event organised by
Shane Morrissey.

The inspired move of having a surname in common with Australia's
biggest river has paid dividends for Janice Murray, who has won DUFF
and will represent North American Fandom at Basicon Two, the 1997
Australian National Science Fiction and Science Fiction Media
Convention. Andy Porter's link to Waltzing Matilda ("Andy sang, Andy
watched, Andy waited while his billy boiled") was less successful.


Nothing new to report.


	Melbourne fan Alan Wilson is spending a year in California he notes
"The Wilsons have arrived etc. in the US of A. Weather here is really
good, fine and sunny, warm during the day, cools at night. Given this
and the fact that we are close to the Uni. (2-3 miles(I am trying to
think local)) I have bought a used bike and will ride to work. Thus we
only need one car. Talking about which - we have to do a practical test
to get permanent licences. Driving on the right is okay but curb
parking on the right! all of the angles are wrong. "
	Meanwhile the Ortliebs whiled away part of their April holiday in
Adelaide, Athens of the South, but the only fannish thing they did was
to drag John Packer out of hibernation for a meal at the Jerusalem
Lebanese Restaurant. (Bloody good food too!)

Alan Stewart passes on news on Timestorm, the 1997 National Dr Who
Convention. Eric Lindsay and Jean Weber are the Australian agents for
the Toronto bid for the 2003 World Science Fiction Convention. Sonja
van den Ende reports on Highlander DownUnder "The Highlander con went
very well, even if I say so myself :)  We spent two days participating
in discussions, workshops, displays, quizzes, etc.  We had some heavy
topics and some lighter moments.  From reactions, everyone seemed to
enjoy themselves immensely."


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); 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

LONESTARCON2  55th World Science Fiction Convention August 28-September
1 1997 Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center San Antonio, Texas GsoH
Algis Budrys, Michael Moorcock, Don Maitz and Roy Tackett Attending
$135 Supporting $25, Children, 3-12 $40(Rates apply until July 31,
1997)  LoneStarCon2, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277 E-mail:

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

TIMESTORM November 21-23 1997 Australia's 14th National Doctor Who
Convention Guest of Honor (subject to work commitments): Solphie Aldred
(Ace) Edmund Barton Convention Centre, South Road, Moorabbin. $75 until
16 May, $85 until 18 July, $95 until 19 September, $110 until 18
November, $130 at door GPO Box 4782UU Melbourne Vic 3001

MULTIVERSE 3 February 13-15 1998 Edmund Barton Centre 488 South Road
Moorabbin Victoria GoH Rob Grant P.O. Box 355 World Trade Centre
Melbourne, Victoria 3005 Australia

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

 	Ben Fryer announces the launch of a new horror/fantasy/sf group The
Daemoniacs Club will meet on the first Thursday of each month at The
Kew Community House Number 4, 4-10 Derby St Kew 3101. Meetings start at
7-00 pm. Contact them at P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066.
	Grant Watson published the following on aus.sf regarding Neutral Zone-
a Perth-based Star Trek club- "Today the Neutral Zone was contacted by
a representative of the Australian Film and Video Securities Office. We
have been informed that our monthly screenings of Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine and Star Trek: Voyager are in violation of copyright owned by
Paramount Pictures and CIC Video.
	As a result, I must regretfully inform you that the Neutral Zone's
monthly meetings have - for the time being - been cancelled.
	The latest issue of Final Frontier is currently at the printers, and
should be mailed to all members next week. The Neutral Zone committee
is currently examining what possible avenues we may take to continue in
some shape or form in the future, and we will notify members as soon as
a decision has been made.
	If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact
us at"
	Some added information on UNISFA "The new contact person for UniSFA
(UWA Science Fiction Assoc.) is Rebecca Kirkman
( Our postal address is Box 59 c/-o Guild
of Undergraduates, University of Western Australia,  Nedlands, W. A.
	The date for the Austrek Art Show has changed to August 9 1997



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


FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION May 4 Star Trek, The X-Files, Babylon 5,
Doctor Who  P O Box 797 Fairfield  NSW  2165 Email Friends of Science Fiction

SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP May 17 2pm The Conspiracy Theory Keiths
Paranoia 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 

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

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 


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

Hyperion May 10 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane (07)
3341 0307

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) May 11 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro Arts 109
Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

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

NEW ALLIANCE June 15  P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB June 15 Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000. email

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

BRISBANE SKYFORCE September 13 10am - 6pm University of Queensland
Contact Nick - (07) 3369 9744,  PO Box 5732 West Hill QLD 4101 Email

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  May 2 Slot Car Night  May 9 45th Birthday reunion May 16 Julian
May Night 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick
P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

TIME TREKKERS May 2 46 Sternberg St Bendigo P.O. Box 334 Bendigo 3550.

NOVA MOB May 7  Kerry Greenwood 13 Frederick St Brunswick. 

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB May 10 1.00 to 9.00 pm General Meeting St
Davids Church Hall 74 Melville Rd  West Brunswick 3055 P.O. Box 41
West Brunswick 3055 Fanzine Babbling On  Email James

Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

SKYFORCE (Star Wars)May 25 20th Anniversary of Star Wars Copeland
Theatre Economics & Commerce Building Uni of Melbourne 1.00 to 5.00 pm
P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070 Email Address:

ENTERPRISE May 24-25 Dark Zone Games Day P.O. Box 466 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

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 GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001

THE DAEMONIACS CLUB June 4   7-00 pm. The Kew Community House Number 4,
4-10 Derby St Kew 3101. P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066

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 9 St Mark's Church  Hall Camberwell 

7:00pm - 12:00pm Glenferrie Masonic Hall 3 Launder Street Hawthorn
Contact Fellowship of Middle Earth c/o the Union Monash 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  No longer meeting 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:


ANZAPA 175   Official Bloody Editor Marc Ortlieb P.O. Box 215 Forest
Hill Vic 3131 138pp including 16pp from Bruce Gillespie and Terry
Frost's Mimezine Flashback . 

ULTRAWARP 24 Simon Mead & Greg Smith for Time Trekkers P.O. Box 334
Bendigo Vic 3552

ETHEL THE AARDVARK 72  Ian Gunn for the MSFC  P.O. Box 212 World Trade
Centre Melbourne 3005

OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER #8 & 9  Sue Ann Barber P.O. Box 1169 Bibra
Lake W.A.  6965 .

EMERALD CITY # 20  Cheryl Morgan

THE CAPTAIN'S LOG 236 Rose Mitchell for Austrek GPO Box 5206AA
Melbourne 3001


For a full listing,

New Listings

Cyber Trekkies Underground


Tony Plank



From the Dr Who Club of Victoria come the following listings 

Doctor Who Fan Club of Australia

Doctor Who Picture of the Month Page

Chris Frank's Fantasy Factory 

Steve Leahy


Andrew Marriott



Dr Who Club of Victoria


ANZAPA 176				June 6 1997
AUSTREK ART SHOW 			July 1 1997


Alan Stewart,  Warpspeed,  Niall Doran, Perry Middlemiss, Ben Fryer,
Alan Wilson, The Age, The Australian,  The Captain's Log, Sonja van den


Alan & Judy Wilson 775 Stone Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA Tel (1 415)
494 0546

Lucy Zinkiewicz PO Box 2019, Windsor QLD 4030

Sue Ann Barber P.O. Box 1169 Bibra Lake WA 6965 (Only the postcode has


Tuesday  May 13th.  

Distribution Friday May 16th.


LoneStarCon2, the 1997 World Science Fiction Convention, announces the
1997 Hugo nominees for outstanding achievement in the science fiction
field. The Hugos are nominated by members of the current World Science
Fiction Convention. LoneStarCon2 received a total of 429 valid ballots
(ballots cast for each category are noted).

Best Novel (356 ballots)

Blue Mars  Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins Voyager; Bantam
Spectra); Holy Fire  Bruce Sterling (Orion; Bantam Spectra); Memory
Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen); Remnant Population  Elizabeth Moon (Baen);
Starplex  Robert J. Sawyer (Ace)

Best Novella (209 ballots)

"Abandon in Place"  Jerry Oltion (F&SF 12/96); "Blood of The Dragon"
George R. R. Martin (Asimov's 7/96); "The Cost to Be Wise"  Maureen F.
McHugh (Starlight 1); "Gas Fish"  Mary Rosenblum (Asimov's 2/96);
"Immersion"  Gregory Benford (SF Age 3/96); "Time Travelers Never Die"
Jack McDevitt (Asimov's 5/96)

Best Novelette (221 ballots)

"Age of Aquarius"  William Barton (Asimov's 5/96); "Beauty and the
Opra or the Phantom Beast"  Suzy McKee Charnas (Asimov's 3/96);
"Bicycle Repairman"  Bruce Sterling (Intersections; Asimov's 10/96);
"The Land of Nod"  Mike Resnick (Asimov's 6/96); "Mountain Ways"
Ursula K. Le Guin (Asimov's 8/96)

Best Short Story (254 ballots)

"The Dead"  Michael Swanwick (Starlight 1); "Decency"  Robert Reed
(Asimov's 6/96); "Gone"  John Crowley (F&SF 9/96); "The Soul Selects
Her Own Society . . ."  Connie Willis (Asimov's 4/96; War of the
Worlds: Global Dispatches); "Un-Birthday Boy " James White (Analog

Best Non-Fiction Book (163 ballots)

The Faces of Fantasy  Patti Perret (Tor); Look at the Evidence  John
Clute (Serconia Press); Silence of the Langford  Dave Langford (NESFA
Press); Time & Chance  L. Sprague de Camp (Grant); The Tough Guide to
Fantasyland  Diana Wynne Jones (Gollancz/Vista)

Best Dramatic Presentation (283 ballots) 

Independence Day (Centropolis Film Productions/20th Century Fox Film)
Directed  Roland Emmerich, Written  Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich,
Produced  Dean Devlin; Mars Attacks! (Warner Bros.) Directed  Tim
Burton, Written  Jonathan Gems, Produced  Tim Burton and Larry Franco;
Babylon 5 "Severed Dreams" (Warner Bros.) Directed  David J. Eagle,
Written  J. Michael Straczynski, Produced  John Copeland; Star Trek:
First Contact (Paramount Pictures) Directed  Jonathan Frakes, Story
Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga & Rick Berman, Screenplay  Ronald D.
Moore & Brannon Braga, Produced  Rick Berman; Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine "Trials and Tribble-ations" (Paramount Pictures) Directed
Jonathan West, Written  Ronald D. Moore & Rene Echevarria, Story  Ira
Steven Behr & Hans Beimler & Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Executive Producers
Ira Steven Behr & Rick Berman

Best Editor (248 ballots)

Gardner Dozois (Asimov's); Scott Edelman (SF Age); Patrick Nielsen
Hayden (Tor); Kristine Kathryn Rusch (F&SF); Stanley Schmidt (Analog)

Best Professional Artist (226 ballots)

Thomas Canty; David Cherry; Bob Eggleton; Don Maitz; Michael Whelan

Best Semiprozine (223 ballots)

Interzone   David Pringle; Locus  Charles N. Brown; New York Review of
Science Fiction  Kathryn Cramer, Tad Dembinski, Ariel Hamon, David G.
Hartwell and Kevin Maroney; Science Fiction Chronicle  Andrew I.
Porter; Speculations  Kent Brewster

Best Fanzine (224 ballots)

Ansible  Dave Langford; File 770  Mike Glyer; Mimosa  Dick & Nicki
Lynch; Nova Express   Lawrence Person; Tangent   Dave Truesdale

Best Fan Writer (202 ballots)

Sharon Farber; Mike Glyer; Andy Hooper; Dave Langford; Evelyn C. Leeper

Best Fan Artist (177 ballots)

Ian Gunn; Joe Mayhew; Peggy Ranson; William Rotsler; Sherlock
John W. Campbell Award (not a Hugo) (156 ballots) (Award for the best new science fiction writer of 1995 or 1996, sponsored by Dell Magazines)

Michael A. Burstein (second year of eligiblity); Raphael Carter (first
year of eligiblity); Richard Garfinkle (first year of eligiblity);
Katya Reimann (first year of eligiblity); Sharon Shinn (second year of

LoneStarCon2 News

LoneStarCon2, the 55th World Science Fiction Convention, will take
place in San Antonio, Texas, from August 28-September 1, 1997, at the
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. The Worldcon is the annual
gathering of science fiction writers, artists, publishers and readers.
The Worldcon attracts about five thousand attendees from around the
world. In addition to the traditional art show and auction, Hugo Award
ceremony, Masquerade, exhibit hall, and book-filled dealer's room, this
Worldcon will display its Texan roots by sponsoring a Chili Cookoff.

The guests of honor for the 1997 Worldcon are Algis Budrys and Michael
Moorcock, the guest artist is Don Maitz, the fan guest is Roy Tackett,
and the toastmaster is Neal Barrett, Jr.

LoneStarCon2 is open to the public. Here are the rates for memberships,
good until July 31, 1997:

Attending $135 includes admission to all events and exhibits, voting
rights and all publications Supporting $25 includes voting rights and
all publications Children, 3-12 $40 includes admission to all events
and exhibits

Full convention and day rates will be available at the door. 

Ways of Reaching LoneStarCon2

Address: LoneStarCon2, PO Box 27277, Austin, TX 78755-2277 
Voice: 512-472-9944
FAX: 512-472-4290


Congratulations go to Kevin Swan and Jason Cole of Cephalopod
Productions (, for "The Apotheosis Saga"
(Episodes 5 & 6), winner of the Gold Mark. The Silver Mark goes to "The
Island of Dr. Moreau" from the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company's Henry
Howard and Thomas E. Fuller
( These both are excellent
productions and worth putting on the air at your favorite public or
community radio station. You can get tapes of Apotheosis from the
LodesTone Catalog (

	Awards were presented by Tom Lopez, of ZBS, at Minicon 32, on Friday,
March 28, 1997.  The Mark Time Award is made by the American Society
for Science Fiction Audio (ASFSFA), and is supported by Minicon and the
Minnesota Science Fiction Society.

See the Mark Time Award Hall of Fame, for the Best SF Audio in Radio
History at

We're working on short reviews of some of the other entries for the
website, soon.