A repullulateous  newszine produced for the Australian National Science
Fiction Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict,


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  

Steve Paulsen reports "I've just heard that Gazelle Books in the UK
will be distributing my young adult dark fantasy book The Stray Cat in
Britain. On top of this, I've just received my author's copy of the
Bahasia Indonesian edition, and we're currently in negotiations with
two European publishers. All editions will include Shaun Tan's
wonderful illustrations. Shaun is currently going from strength to
strength, having just completed a picture book with Gary Crew called
The Viewer, he is currently working on a picture book with John

The new U.S. based Bloodsongs 8  has reached local distributors. It
includes short fiction by Kirstyn McDermott, Renny Williams, Ian Mond,
Carolyn Logan and Stephen Dedman.

Ian Gunn has been undergoing tests for a tumour.  He notes "I don't
have a Lymphatic Tumour. What I've got is a Metastatic Undifferentiated
Carcinoma, which basically means that they've got no idea where the
hell it came from. Just sheer luck that my DNA went awry. Stupid bloody
design flaw and I don't approve of it at all.
There's also a couple of lumps in the belly (hence the tummy ache) and
- oh joy! - one on the liver.
So anyway. I go into hospital on Wednesday for some rather severe Chemo
which has fun side-effects like drowsiness, vomiting, hairloss and a
reduction in fertility. (Wednesday morning I see a little man with a
jar and some interesting magazines to ensure that we can still have
kids one day.)
Three weeks later I go back for some more of the same, then they CAT
scan to see if there's any improvement and we take it from there.
The doc says there's a 60-70% chance that people respond to treatment.
If they do respond there's a 50% chance they're cured, and a 50% chance
they get better but require further treatment.
Now, to all those who said they'd do anything to help here is an
official call for volunteers to run Basicon 2. I don't think I'll be
able to cope, and Karen's stressed enough looking after me. The
groundwork has been laid, we've booked the venue, got a lot of the
programme items and aren't that far off breaking even membershipwise.
All that needs doing is to work out the programming, crosstape the
video programme, recruit more members and generally just run the thing.
We can help coordinate stuff, we've got the spreadsheets and lists, but
doing the whole thing ourselves (a breeze under normal circumstances)
may prove to be beyond us.
Volunteers, please take one step forward. "

Lucy Sussex takes a second look at Mary Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret
in The Sunday Age  29/6/97. In his review of the video release of  Star
Trek: First Contact, (Herald/Sun 3/7/97)  Stephen Bourbon says "...If
the best thing about my Saturday night is the promise of some action
between a synthetic human and an alien, I'm not getting out enough.
And maybe that's true of Trekkies everywhere." 

We might make a decent fan writer of the man yet...
Cue in The Sunday Age 6/7/97 has an article on Melbourne Fan Clubs, and
includes mention of Force 2, Gallifrey and the X-Files, along with the
Barbra Streisand & Bing Crosby fan clubs. Shane Morrissey gets quoted.
Expatriate Aussie Judith Hanna has been hitting the New Scientist
lettercol again, providing a critique of an article examining the links
between toxic chemicals and crime

The Powerhouse Museum's blockbuster new display Star Trek: the Exhibit
will open on September 26 and run until Feb 3 next year. Developed by
Star Traveller Inc. of Canada, the exhibition will feature the most
comprehensive collection of original Star Trek objects ever displayed
in the 30 year history of the series. It will include material from
every series and all eight movies, including a special feature of Borg
material from First Contact! The display will include a full-scale
recreation of the original series bridge, the Transporter Room and
Picard's Ready Room from TNG, as well as Quark's Bar from DS9!

The Powerhouse is looking for enthusiastic fans to act as volunteer
guides/ explainers within the exhibition on both weekdays and weekends
between September 1997 and February 1998.
If you are over 18, live within easy reach of Sydney, are prepared to
make a regular commitment of your time and love to tell people about
Star Trek (especially if you have prior experience in public contact),
then we'd love to hear from you. The museum will provide full training,
a volunteer benefits program and, if you don't have your own ST
costume, a Star Fleet uniform for you to wear on duty in the
exhibition.  The closing date for expressions of interest for the first
round of selection is July 31. Interviews and selection will take place
in August. If you would like to be considered as a Star Trek volunteer,
then please contact the Powerhouse Museum's Volunteer Co-ordinator,
Lorraine Barlow, on (02)92170386.
The Powerhouse is also seeking fans with highly detailed and authentic
Star Trek costumes to act as 'Federation Ambassadors' for the
exhibition's opening night. You need to have a great costume, not be
media shy, and be prepared to act as a guide/host during the evening's
festivities. If you think this could be you, please send a photo of
yourself in costume, with a brief outline of any previous public
contact/ media experience you may have had to:
Kerrie Dougherty, Curator of Space Technology, Powerhouse Museum, P.O.
Box K346, Haymarket NSW 1238

The museum will select a small group of fans from all applications
received by July 25, to act as Federation Ambassadors on opening night,
September 25.

The exhibition will be going to Victoria next Easter, and then going to

As part of the lead up to the opening of Star Trek: the Exhibit, the
Powerhouse Museum will present a public lecture on 'The Science of Star
Trek' by leading SETI researcher Dr. Seth Shostak. Dr. Shostak, the
Public Programs Scientist at the SETI Institute in California, is a
radio astronomer who has specialised in science communication for many
years. He is a member of the Project Phoenix team, observing both at
Parkes and at Phoenix's latest home, the 140 foot radio telescope at
the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.
His talk on the science of Star Trek will present a light hearted look
at the science fact and the scientific fiction found throughout the
Star Trek universe.
The talk will be held on July 26 at 1pm in the Powerhouse Museum's
Coles Theatre. Bookings required, please phone the PHM booking line on
(02)92170100. Dr. Shostak's talk will be free with entry to the museum.

Nothing new to report. No sign of a progress report yet.


James Allen reports on the Lost In Space Winter Convention which will
occur in Melbourne on Sunday August 24th 1997 at St Hilda's College
Auditorium, College Crescent Parkville. More information call LISA
Hotline (02) 9759 3507.

British fans Eve & John Harvey have been holidaying in the Antipodes.
They managed to spend most of their housekeeping on Australian wines in
the Coonawarra as part of Justin Ackroyd's mobile 40th birthday party
and were sociable with an assortment of older fans at Perry  & Robyn
Middlemiss's place.


EVENT HORIZON II July 18-20 1997  Mercure Hotel, Brisbane GoH Michael
O'Hare (Commander Sinclair, Babylon 5) David Malin(an Australian
astronomer) Sandra Brucker  (Publisher of the e-fanzine Zocalo) full
membership $115, $65 day  memberships, supporting $30 776 Cavendish Rd
Holland Park 4121 Qld Email

Auditorium, College Crescent Parkville. Contact LISA Hotline (02) 9759

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.

CONQUEST 97 The Tonight Show October 10 - 12 1997 Mecure Hotel, North
Quay, Qld GoH Richard Arnold GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001 (07)

TIMESTORM November 21-23 1997 Australia's 14th National Doctor Who
Convention Guest of Honor (subject to work commitments): Sophie Aldred
(Ace) Edmund Barton Convention Centre, South Road, Moorabbin.  $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: Lois McMaster Bujold
Guests: Tess Williams, Grant Stone. Dead GoH: Jules Verne Fan Guest:
Gina Goddard. Membership $60.00 until 31st August GPO Box 429 Perth WA
6841 E-mail:

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 announced. 

Club News
	James Allen reports " The MSFC Mid-Winter BBQ has been postponed, from Sat 28th June to a future date to be announced. It is also seeking a suitable venue, possibly somewhere where a large fire can be built. Suggestions welcome. 
	I helped moved some of Cheryl Morgan's stuff this morning. She will be missed. She will also be replaced as MSFC treasurer soon." 

Other Events


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


SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP July 19 2.00pm Soup and video Contact 15
Shade Place Lugarno (02) 534-3595.

THE SCIENCE OF STAR TREK July 26  1pm The Powerhouse Museum's Coles
Theatre. Bookings required, please phone the PHM booking line on

SYDNEY SKYFORCE August 30 1-5pm Sydney University Contact   Hector -
0411 363 5021 PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 Email

STAR TREK: THE EXHIBIT  September 26 1997 to  February 3 1998 The
Powerhouse Museum


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 Broadway

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

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

NSW UNI SF CLUB zine 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. Murphy's Bar.

THE OTHER THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP  The Elysee Coffee Lounge (corner Pitt
and Bathurst Streets) followed by  dinner.


HIGHLANDER July 20 10 am to 4.00 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
Newsletter The Buzz

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

CONQUEST August 3 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001

HYPERION August 9 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane
(07) 3341 0307

BABYLON 5 SERIES 4 SCREENING August 10 11.00am to 5.00pm.QRI
(Queensland Railway Institute) Conference Room, next to Central Railway
Station in the city.

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (QUEST) August 10 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro Arts
109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

NEW ALLIANCE August 17  P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB August 17 Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000. email

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

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


SASTREK   July  26 Star Trek Get Together 7.30pm Baptist Hall, Church
St., Norwood. Star Trek  P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337
8759). (Please note Change of E-Mail address)

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

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

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


MSFC July 18 Male Characters in SF on screen. July 25 Who's for a Hugo?
July 26 Dinner at the Maori Chief, August 1 Soup of the Evening 8.00pm
St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

ENTERPRISE July 26 Ice Skating Myer Music Bowl Horticultural Society
Hall 31 Victoria St Melbourne Vic P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

THE SECOND ANNUAL COSTUMERS' BALL July 26th Streeton Room, The Centre
Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidelberg Rd Ivanhoe. P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic
3204 email

TIME TREKKERS August 1 General Meeting 46 Sternberg St Bendigo P.O. Box
334 Bendigo 3550.

NOVA MOB August 6   13 Frederick St Brunswick.

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) August 9 Copeland Theatre Economics & Commerce
Building Uni of Melbourne 1.00 to 5.00 pm P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
Email Address:

AUSTREK August 9  Art Show 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

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

Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

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

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD Telephone (03)9557 7088 P.O. Box 322
Bentleigh Vic 3204 email

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

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

THE DAEMONIACS CLUB P.O. Box 1528 Collingwood Vic 3066

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

FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University 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

THE X-FILES FAN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA  Locked Bag 1013, Flemington, 3031.
Fanzine The Field Journal.


THE NEUTRAL ZONE   PO Box 1169, Bibra Lake, WA, 6965.. Phone (09) 434
4167, email:  Fanzine The Final Frontier

JUMP POINT   Murdoch University Economics, Commerce & Law Building -
Lecture Theatre 1 The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Email

UNISFA - University of W. A. Science Fiction Association.  Rebecca
Kirkman  Box 59 c/o Guild of
Undergraduates, University of Western Australia  Nedlands 6907.

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

THE CAPTAIN'S LOG 237  Rose Mitchell for Austrek GPO Box 5206AA
Melbourne 3001.

THE COMMUNICATOR  #23 Derek Screen for Enterprise P.O. Box 466 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

THE INSTRUMENTALITY June 1997 Mark Loney for the Australian Science
Fiction Foundation P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131 

MIMEZINE FLASHBACK #10  Terry Frost 1/11 Halpin St West Brunswick Vic


For a full listing,

New Listings

Alliance (the Star Walking fanzine) 

Australian Science Fiction Calendar

Bullsheet Back Issues


Kim Huett


ANZAPA 177			August  8 1997
Ditmars 			September 19 1997
ASFMAS (postal)			September 26 1997
ASFMAS (on site)		4pm September 27 1997
SFWoE SF/F Story Contest	30 October
Altair Competition		November 1 1997


Sastrek  (E-mail change only)
Cheryl Morgan E-mail

Alan Stewart,  Warpspeed, John Crnjanin, Katharine Maxwell, Athol Jackson, Kerrie Dougherty, James Allen, Cath Ortlieb, Terry Frost, Kim Huett, Karen Pender-Gunn, Ian Gunn, Steve Paulsen

Tuesday  July 29 th.  
Distribution Friday August 1st.