A lethological  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.  Free copy from aus.sf on
Internet or at

Steve Paulsen notes " The first European sale for by book The  Stray
Cat has just been confirmed. Hechette Jeunesse will publish a French
edition next year. Again, the sale includes Shaun Tan's
illustrations and cover art. Swedish negotiations are still

Bruce Gillespie is planning a collection of George Turner's
non-fiction. He is looking for suggestions for additions to it, and
for any material anyone else might have. Contact him at 59 Keele St
Collingwood Vic 3066

The winners of the 1997 Hugo Awards, presented at LoneStarCon 2

Best Novel:	Blue Mars  by Kim Stanley Robinson
Best Novella:	"Blood of the Dragon" by George R. R.
		Martin (Asimov's 7/96)
Best Novelette:	"Bicycle Repairman" by Bruce Sterling
		(Asimov's 10/96, Intersections)
Best Short Story:	"The Soul Selects Her Own 					Society" by Connie Willis 					(Asimov's 4/96;War of the Worlds: 				Global Dispatches)
Best Non-Fiction Book:		Time & Chance by L. 						Sprague de Camp
Best Dramatic Presentation:	Babylon 5 "Severed 						Dreams" (Warner Bros.)
Best Professional Editor: 	Gardner Dozois 
Best Professional Artist: 	Bob Eggleton
Best Semiprozine:	Locus, Charles N. Brown, ed.
Best Fanzine:		Mimosa, Dick & Nicki Lynch, eds.
Best Fan Writer:	Dave Langford
Best Fan Artist:		William Rotsler
John W. Campbell Award:	Michael A. Burstein

Ian Gunn gets his second Hugo Losers' ribbon. Chicago won the right
to host the 2000 Worldcon.

Science fiction or people associated with it saturated The Saturday
Age 6/9/97.  There is a photograph of Lucy Sussex, along with the
story of the skulls found in Frederick Street (See BS 83). Pam
Macintyre talks about Garth Nix and reviews victor Kelleher's latest
book (not sf) and Stella Lees reviews Isobelle Carmody's Greylands.
Richard Harland's The Dark Edge  got a mention as "Page Turner of
the Week" in Who Weekly magazine 8/9/97. Patrick Stewart is
interviewed about spirituality in The Melbourne Anglican September
1997.  His Star Trek connection is mentioned.

Progress Report 1 was distributed at LoneStarCon 2 but copies have
yet to reach Australia.

Gates McFadden will be in Sydney to promote the opening of the
Powerhouse Museums Startrek Exhibit. There will be a convention on
September the 28th at the Bankstown Sports Club.

Reminder Basicon 2 approacheth. If you want a say in the Ditmars,
get your votes in by Friday 19th September. (ASFMAs will remain open
until the Saturday of the convention.) Rumour has it that Tasmania
are bidding for the 1998 NatCon, but there are no rumours about the
situation in 1999. Will there be a NatCon separate from the


Perry Middlemiss announces that nominations for DUFF are now open.
They will remain so until November 30th of this year. Voting will
run from Jan 1 1998 to March 31 1998. This is the race to send a
delegate from Australasia to Bucconeer (the 1998 WorldCon in
Baltimore) in August 1998. For details, contact him at  GPO Box
2708X Melbourne 3001 or

Ian Gunn & Karen Pender-Gunn note that GUFF nominations are also
open. The deadline for nominations is November 30th. Voting will be
from early December until the end of Multiverse 3 on February 15th.
GUFF will send an Australasian to INTUITION the 1998 British
Eastercon, in Manchester.

Susan Smith Clarke notes "Nick  had a mild heart attack yesterday.
He's in Ward 11, Paige Chest Clinic, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital,
Missenden Road, Camperdown. This was a warning kind of attack. He
should only be in a couple of days. And I guess someone is going to
tell him to slow down (besides his mother)."

K&Ms, the gathering spot for some of Melbourne fandom each Friday
night, appears to have bitten the dust.  We are temporarily
gathering in the Myers Cafeteria until we find more salubrious


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.

GATES MCFADDEN September 28 Bankstown Sports Club For more

CONQUEST 97 The Tonight Show October 10 - 12 1997 Mecure Hotel,
North Quay, Qld GoH Richard Arnold GPO Box 1376 Brisbane Qld 4001
(07) 3266-3103

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
$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, Dave Luckett. Dead GoH: Jules
Verne Fan Guest: Gina Goddard. Membership $60.00 until 31st August
GPO Box 429 Perth WA 6841 E-mail:

BUCCONEER 56-th World Science Fiction Convention. August  5 - 9
1998, Baltimore Convention Center and Inner Harbor hotels,
Baltimore, Maryland, USA. GOHs: C.J. Cherryh, Milt Rothman, Stanley
Schmidt, and Michael Whelan, Special Guest: J. Michael Straczynski,
Toastmaster: Charles Sheffield. Attending $110 Supporting $30
Children 4-12 $55 (Rates apply until 30 September, 1997). BucCONeer,
P.O. Box 314, Annapolis Junction, Maryland  20701 USA. E-mail: URL:

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.



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



SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP  September 20 2pm Themes in SF by the
decade - the 40s to the 90s Contact 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02)

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

SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB October 25  Anglican Church Hall 2 Rochford St
Erskineville GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001

SYDNEY SKYFORCE  December 6 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

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

SKYFORCE SYDNEY The Faculty of Nursing, 88 Mallet Street Camperdown

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.


HYPERION September 13 5.30 pm - 10 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St
Brisbane (07) 3341 0307

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

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) September 14 12.00 to 4.00 pm Metro
Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001West Hill QLD
4101 Email

HIGHLANDER September 21 10 am to 4.00 pm Metro Arts 109 Edward St
Brisbane  Newsletter The Buzz

BABYLON 5 SCREENINGS September 21 Queensland Railway Institute
Conference Room

NEW ALLIANCE October 19  P.O. Box 7446 East Brisbane Qld 4169

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB October 19 Queensland Rail Institute
Center, Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000. email

CONQUEST November 2 Metro Arts 109 Edward St Brisbane GPO Box 13676
Brisbane Qld 4001

VORTEX November 23 QUT (ITE Building Room 303)G.P.O. Box 2084
Brisbane 4001

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)

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


STAR TREK CCG TOURNAMENT  October 4-6 Graeme's Trading Cards, Stall
C11, Brickworks Markets, 36 South Road, Torrensville, Adelaide, 10am
and 5pm. $10

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

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

SASTREK  P.O. Box 369 North Adelaide S.A. 5006 (08 337 8759).

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


MSFC  September 12 SF Comedy September 19 Author, Author  September
26 Coffee, Cake & Conversation 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74
Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O. Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne

ENTERPRISE  September 27 TNGs 10th anniversary at BasiCon.  P.O. Box
466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

NOVA MOB October 1 Christopher Deere on John Marsden 13 Frederick St

DANDENONG SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY October 8 Predictions for the next
Millenium What next? Ann McGann P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199 015
510 159

SKYFORCE (Star Wars) October 11 Copeland Theatre Economics &
Commerce Building Uni of Melbourne 1.00 to 5.00 pm P.O. Box 427
Northcote 3070 Email Address:

AUSTREK November 4  Maquis Incursion to the Melbourne Cup 12 noon
onwards Further information: Mark Grech (03) 9401 1717 or Steve
Hartshorne 9749 1851 (AH) GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001

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

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne (note Change of Venue.)

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 TREKKERS  P.O. Box 334 Bendigo 3550.

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


JUMP POINT  September 13 UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A. Email

HALLOWE'EN PARTY October 31 8pm SWY Theatre 65 Murray Street $8-00

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

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 240  Rose Mitchell for Austrek GPO Box 5206AA
Melbourne 3001. 

THE COMMUNICATOR 24 Derek Screen for Enterprise P.O. Box 466 World
Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

THE INSTRUMENTALITY George Turner Special Issue. Mark Loney for the
Australian Science Fiction Foundation P.O. Box 2315 Forest Hill Vic

A.M.D 1.1 Paul Ewins 4 Coval Crt Vermont South Vic 3133


For a full listing,

New Listings

David Collins Star Trek


Ditmars 			September 19 1997
ASFMAS (postal)			September 26 1997
ASFMAS (on site)		4pm September 27 1997
ANZAPA 179			October 7 1997
SFWoE SF/F Story Contest	October 30 1997
Altair Competition		November 1 1997

Alan Stewart,  Vortex, Ian Wheeler, Steve Paulsen, Perry Middlemiss,
Karen Pender-Gunn, Susan Smith Clarke, Cath Ortlieb


Tuesday October 7th.  
Distribution Friday October 10th.
(School Holiday Break)

	The University of Liverpool, which hosts the Science Fiction
Foundation Collection, has put in a lottery bid to purchase the
archive of British science fiction writer John Wyndham, author of
The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos, etc.
The archive, priced 100, 000, is one of the fullest sf
archives on the market. It is of major literary and biographical
importance in the history of British science fiction. It is
important that this record remains in the care of an organisation
committed to the preservation and access of such a collection and
the promotion and scholarship of science fiction. The Science
Fiction Foundation Collection already holds  papers from several
major authors, including Brian Aldiss, Ramsey Campbell, the late
Eric Frank Russell, Colin Greenland, and Stephen Baxter. In
addition, we already hold two small collections relating to Wyndham,
including his presentation copies of translations of his books and
published and unpublished manuscripts of his brother, Vivian Beynon
At present, the University is applying for Heritage Lottery
Funding and for a Victoria and Albert Museum purchase grant to
purchase the Wyndham archive and make it available to scholars and
researchers interested in sf and fantasy and the works of John
Wyndham. We would still need to come up with matching funding, and
if we are successful in the purchase of the archive we would
therefore require funds to preserve and catalogue it. We are asking
the science fiction/fantasy community for assistance, and have the
backing of the patron of the science fiction foundation. Arthur C.
Clarke, who says
"The Wyndham archive is one of the most important records in
British sf and it is vital that it is acquired by the library to
which it really ought to belong."
A number of other British sf/fantasy writers, including
Brian W. Aldiss, have also expressed support for this project.
We are also grateful for the support of this years World
Fantasy Convention who are backing our appeal. A proportion of the
ticket money raised at the WFC Raffle will be donated to the Wyndham
Appeal. We are asking for donations of suitable material - signed
books, proofs, T-shirts, posters, memorabilia and other collectible
items, as raffle prizes. We also welcome pledges of cash donations.
In the very welcome possibility of us raising more money
than we need  to actually purchase the material we would envisage
that it would then go initially towards cataloguing and
conservation/preservation of the Wyndham Archive and then towards
the purchase or cataloguing and preservation of  more material for
the Science Fiction Foundation Collection.
If you wish to donate prizes for the World Fantasy
Convention Raffle, please send material to
Jo Fletcher,  24 Pearl Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4QZ,

Andy Sawyer, Science Fiction Foundation Collection,
University of Liverpool Library, P.O. Box 123 Liverpool L69 3DA, UK

If you wish to donate or pledge money, please contact Andy
Sawyer at the University of Liverpool, email
Further details are available as an attached file or from me.