A bezonian 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

Thylacon has announced the nominees for the Australian SF Achievement
Awards (Ditmars). Only members of the convention are entitled to vote
and, if you do wish to vote, you'd best get your skates on. Votes are
due by May 30.  You may join as a supporting member and vote at the same
time. the forms are available on the Thylacon II Website
Supporting membership costs $20. There is no No Award option on the Web
version. I don't know whether or not it appears on the printed version.

The White Abacus - Damien Broderick (Avon Books); Winter - Simon Brown
(Harper Collins); Darkfall - Isobelle Carmody (Penguin); Old Bones -
Paul Collins;  Sinner - Sara Douglas (Harper Collins)

"Niagara Falling" - Janeen Webb & Jack Dann (Black Mist); "Lucent
Carbon" - Russell Blackford (Eidolon 25/26);  "The Willcroft
Inheritance" - Rick Kennett and Paul Collins (Gothic Ghosts); "Reasons
to be Cheerful" - Greg Egan (Interzone #118);  "Grievous Music" - Carole
Nomarhas (Eidolon 24)

Spellbinder 2 (9 Network); Degree Absolute (Bedlam Theatre Company);
Multiverse Ceremonies Video

Kerri Valkova; Mack McBride - Shivers Series; Nick Stathopoulos; Robert
Jan; R & D Studios – Eidolon Cover; Shaun Tan - "The Viewer"

Eidolon; Frontier; Thyme; Captain's Log; Oscillation Overthruster

George Ivanoff; Terry Frost; Bruce Gillespie; Leanne Frahm; Karen
Johnson; Cathy Cupitt

Katharine & Darren Maxwell for X-files episode reviews in Frontier; Sean
McMullen & Steven Paulsen – Australia: Australian Contemporary Fantasy
(Encyclopedia of Fantasy –Orbit).

	Megan Cole who has to put up with both Justin Ackroyd and Danny Heap
while working at Slow Glass Books, was mentioned by her mother in the
Herald Sun 9/5/98. Douglas Adams, in Australia to promote Starship
Titanic, featured on Roy & H.G.'s Channel 9 Show, on Channel Two 9/5/98.
Terry Dowling discusses Raymond Feist in the Weekend Australian
9-10/5/98. Sophie Masson responds positively to Dowling's piece in the
Australian Letters to the Editor  13/5/98. Damien Broderick also seems
positive in his response to Professor Alan Olding's review of his books,
but then disputes several points Olding raised (Australian's Review of
Books May 1998)
	Damien also reports the following "Latest ish of the Moreland SENTINEL
(April 27, p. 10) has a story and pic of my good self (`Writer's vision
of a virtual world'), and below that a story and pic of Rose Mitchell,
president of Austrek (`Been there, done that: Trekkies are unfazed').
Despite a very long interview with journalist Stephanie Francis, some
errors crept into the story about my recent books, which highlighted The
White Abacus and The Spike. Unfortunately, the way she finished her
story left the strange puritanical impression that I regard `eating and
drinking' as part of the `basic misery of life' to be expunged by 21st
century technology.
	Far from it - these are happy aspects of a rich life. That's precisely
why I look forward eagerly, as the story noted, to `nano machines with a
program for "steak: medium rare" '. If programmable matter compilers
replace poverty and scarcity with affordable abundance, even those
without jobs will have plenty to eat and drink. And if some people dare
to `upload' copies of their minds and bodies into ornate virtual worlds
inside very advanced computers (I don't expect this prior to 2050),
they'll still eat and drink with gusto at the simulated table. If I can
hang on that long, thanks to cumulative medical advances, I plan on
lavish banquets without health risks, joyous drunken parties without
hangovers, cigars without cancer and bad breath, and delightful sex
without fear of infection - except, perhaps, by the dreaded computer
virus! "

Perry Middlemiss reports "The results of the voting for the 1998 DUFF
race have been finalised. This race will send a fan from Australasia to
North America to attend Bucconeer, the 1998 World Science Fiction
Convention to be held from August 5th to August 9th.The voting:

Candidate	Australia 	North America 	Total
Sue Clarke	14		15		29
Terry Frost 	26		46		72
No Preference 	2		17		19
Hold Over Funds	0		1		1
Write In	0		1		1
Total 		42		80		122

As Terry Frost achieved an absolute majority of the votes cast I am
happy to announce Terry as this year's DUFF candidate.Congratulations to
Terry, and commiserations to Susan. Australian votes include a number of
ballots received from the UK, one of which was unsigned and therefore
technically illegal. However, the vote was for"no preference" so it had
no bearing on the final figures and has been included because the ballot
was accompanied by money. Who says we're just mercenaries at heart? In
the near future Janice Murray and I will be publishing administrators'
newsletters detailing the current finances of the fund as well as lists
of voters. Given the fact that next year's Worldcon will be held in
Melbourne, Janice and I are anticipating a sizable field of candidates
from North America. In order to give everyone plenty of time to
nominate, campaign and vote we will be announcing the dates for the 1999
race in the next few months."
	The Coals to Newcastle Fanfund, otherwise known as FFANZ offers a sheep
as one of the candidates in this year's race to send Australians to New
Zealand. If you're reading this on a paper Bullsheet, then the voting
deadline has already passed. The ballots were first seen on May 8th. The
deadline for voting is May 15th. The convention to which the winners
will go is on May 30th.  Australian administrator Donna Heenan seems
determined to enter the Guiness Book of Silly Fannish Records, for the
quickest Fan Fund ever run, in that it will be over before most
Australian fans hear about it. The other candidates for the race are the
team of Phil Wlodarczyk and Frances Papworth, both of whom are worthy
candidates and who will accompany the other contender, Renaldo the party
Sheep, if Renaldo wins.  Come Back Rogers St Laundry Door. All is

	It's just a pity that we did not hear of the race earlier. If you are
reading this electronically, you might have time to vote. A ballot is
available at


	Russell Farr reports "This is just to let you know that Grant Stone, a
truly wonderful man, suffered a mild stroke around the time of the
Closing Ceremony at SwanCon 23 on Monday afternoon. At first it was
thought to be tiredness, but late Monday night it was realised as more
serious and Grant was admitted to Royal Perth Hospital. He lost some use
of a leg and arm, though both appear to be completely on the mend and he
may well recover fully.
	There appears to be no loss of mental function, nor his much valued
speech capacity (in fact, having had two days of bed rest his voice has
come back) and he still has that sparkle in his eyes. However, Grant
told me that he'll start slowing down a little from now on (whatever
that means)."
	Sally Beasley adds "We have been asked, by Peter Morrison (Grant's
brother-in-law) to let people know that, even though Grant is
recovering, he's still not very well, and it may be a good idea to keep
the number of visitors down as much as possible. So cards or phone calls
may be a better bet than visiting him at the hospital, at least for the


	Aussiecon Three is establishing a mailing list. To subscribe to the
list, send a message to with "subscribe
a3-info" and your e-mail address in the message body. The subject line
is irrelevant. Aussiecon Three t-shirts have been seen. They have a
pseudo-aboriginal style but do not feature the Aussiecon Three logo.


TREKNOLOGY  May 16-17   Rockhampton Qld Joshua Cox & Mira Furlan ph: 07
4927 7293 fax: 07 4921 1701

CONSTRUCTION (New Zealand NatCon) May 30 - June 1 1998 West Plaza Hotel
Wellington GoH Neil Gaiman P.O. Box 11559 Manners St Wellington New

THYLACON  2 (1998 Australian National Science Fiction Convention) June
5-8 1998 Hadley's Hotel, Hobart GoHs: George RR Martin, Leanne Frahm
Honoured Guests: Neil Gaiman, Sara Douglass Virtual Guest (O.C.P): J
Michael Straczynski  Rates: $65(After 5 May 1998$75) Thylacon 2, PO Box
55, Battery Point, TAS 7004. email

ARCANACON XVI Role Playing Games July 2-6 1998 Collingwood Education
Centre Melbourne ph 03 9481 5564 email

PHANCON 98. Literary sf/fantasy convention July 11-12 Parramatta Gazebo
Hotel. Guests Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell and Sara Douglass. For info
kit email or phone 1800 817 298.

BUCCONEER 56th 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 $130 Supporting $30 Children 4-12 $65
(Rates apply until 15 June, 1998). BucCONeer, P.O. Box 314, Annapolis
Junction, Maryland  20701 USA. E-mail:

CONQUEST 98 October 9-11 1998 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH. Peter Jurasik
(Londo), Walter Koenig (Bester) Richard Arnold  GPO Box 13676 Brisbane
Qld 4001

FORCE THREE June 12-14 1999 3rd National Star Wars Convention Karralyka
Centre Ringwood Vict GsoH tba  $150 until 1/6/99. P.O. Box 427 Northcote
Vic 3070 (03) 9416-8998

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  Attending $200 Supporting $45 Child in tow  $45 email

CHICON 2000 The 58th World Science Fiction Convention August 31
to September 4 2000 - Hyatt Regency Chicago IL GsoH Ben Bova, Bob
Eggleton, Jim Baen, Bob and Anne Passovoy, Toastmaster: Harry Turtledove
P. O. Box 642057, Chicago IL 60664, fax: 312-946-3779

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


Derek Screen reports the following from The Enterprise AGM "The new
incoming committee is: Co-ordinator - Derek Screen; Secretary - Sharon
Tapner; Treasurer - Alex Kapko; Social Director - Rod Tyrrell; General
committee  Richard Nolan, Sam Dare, David Barker.
Enterprise collected a record $7750 for this year's Good Friday
Appeal. Enterprise collected a further $2650 outside of the Grease
Concert at the Melbourne Tennis Centre on April 28th. "


CANBERRA S FS 21 May 7:00pm Restaurant Meeting Anatolia (Turkish) ph
(06) 288 6391 (ah) PO Box 47, Civic Square ACT 2608



SOUTHERN SCIENCE FICTION GROUP May 16 2-00pm 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02)

SYDNEY SKYFORCE August 16 10am-5pm Lidcombe Catholic Workmen's Club,  24
John Street, Lidcombe PO Box 804 Kensington NSW 2033 (03) 9416 89981

SMEG RADIO 2RRR Wednesday nights between 7pm and 8pm.

SYDNEY DW SF FAN CLUB GPO Box 2870 Sydney 2001



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 Friends of Science Fiction Newsletter

FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY  Room 1615 University of Sydney Tower

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.

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

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. Maloney's 614 George St, City

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


HIGHLANDER  May 17 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St  Postal address 11
Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304 Newsletter The Buzz

COSMIC COTILLION(VORTEX)  May 30 7.00pm Irish Club - Elizabeth Street,
Brisbane Contact Kevin on 07-3356 5472

CAMP KHITOMER 3 June 6-7 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001 Email

VORTEX  June 7 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004 Brisbane

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (QUEST) June 14 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane 4001

BRISBANE DR WHO FAN CLUB June 21 Queensland Rail Institute Center,
Brisbane Central Station PO Box 10308, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000. email

CONQUEST  July 5 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St  GPO Box 1376 Brisbane
Qld 4001

BRISBANE SKYFORCE  Further information: (03) 9416 8998

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

HYPERION (07) 3341 0307

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

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


CRITICAL MASS  Contact Damien Warman PO Box 3355, Rundle Mall Adelaide
SA 5000

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

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  May 15 Chocolate May 22 Favourites May 29 Aussiecon 3 MSFC Quiz
Night 8.30pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O.
Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

STAR TREK THE EXHIBIT  February 27 to July 19 Science Works Spotswood

Hill Vic 3131

RAYMOND E. FEIST SIGNING May 18 5:00 pm Slow Glass Books Melbourne  305
Swanston Walk Melbourne

ENTERPRISE May 23 Melbourne SciFi Crawl Meet at Hoyts Cinema Centre at
1:00pmP.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB  May 24 12 noon Special General Meeting
Room 21 Moonee Ponds Town Hall P.O. Box 610 Ballarat Vic 3353Babbling On

AUSTREK  June  6 2:00pm Galactic Series Debating  St Marks Church Hall,
Cnr Canterbury & Burke Roads, Camberwell. email:
GPO Box 5206AA Melbourne 3001

NOVA MOB June 10  Charles Taylor on the fiction of Wynne Whiteford.
First dinner at about 6:00pm at The Arian Restaurant on Sydney Road,
followed by the meeting at about 8:00pm at13 Frederick St Brunswick.

Frankston Vic 3199 015 510 159

SKYFORCE (STAR WARS) June 13 1-5 pm Melbourne Uni, Copeland Theatre,
Economics and Commerce Building P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070 Email

AUSTRALIAN COSTUMERS GUILD July 26 Anniversary of the 2nd Annual
Costumers Ball and Panic before the 3rd Annual Costumer's Ball stitch
'n' bitch  (03) 9568 0708 P.O. Box 322 Bentleigh Vic 3204 email Telephone (03)9557 7088

THIRD ANNUAL COSTUMERS' BALL August 15 6:30pm Streeton Room, The Centre
Ivanhoe. $48. The Australian Costumers' Guild P.O. Box 12345 A'Beckett
St Melbourne 8006

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:

DRINKIES Last Thursday of the each month, Dickens on Collins, from
6:00pm. (Contact Bev Hope at the MSFC for more details)

FELLOWSHIP OF MIDDLE EARTH Monash University  c/o The Union, Monash
University, Clayton Victoria 3168 or

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB Friday Nights 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and nattering.
Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

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

GOULBURN VALLEY SCI-FI CLUB c/o 41 Grutzner Ave , Shepparton , 3630

MELBOURNE ANIME SOCIETY every 2nd & 4th Saturday, 1-4pm at Oakleigh
Mechanics Institute Hall, Lvl 1, 142 Drummond St, Oakleigh. Stephen
Porritt (sec) 2/20 Florence Road, Surrey Hills, 3127 Ph  9889 3829 email

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

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

TIME TREKKERS St Luke's, 46 Sternberg St BendigoP.O. Box 334 Bendigo

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


"THE RING" May 13-16 8.15pm in the Subiaco Theatre Centre. There is also
a matinee(ish) performance at 5.00pm Saturday.

JUMP POINT  UWA The Babylon 5 club of W.A. P.O. Box 245, Inglewood 6932.
Telephone: (08) 9249 6354 Fanzine: Stellarcomemail:

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 Email addresses are:-Promotions Officer Secretary -"

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 INSTRUMENTALITY Cath Ortlieb & Jane Tisell for the Australian
Science Fiction Foundation P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131

SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 112 Justin Ackroyd GPO Box 2708X Melbourne
Vic 3001



EMERALD CITY 32 Cheryl Morgan or on-line at

ANSIBLE 130 Dave Langford, 94 London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AU,

AMD 2 Paul Ewins (In APD format.)

For a full listing,

Antipodean SF Issue 3


FFANZ				May 15
ANZAPA 182			June 5

Alan Stewart,  Damien Broderick, Derek Screen, other as acknowledged.


Tuesday May  26th.  
Distribution Friday May 29th.

Julian Warner passes on the following from Martha Trachtenberg 
" Hi there . . .
	I'm writing a biography of Anne McCaffrey (with her assistance) and am
looking for information regarding the 1968 Hugo ceremony, at which she
won her first Hugo. It was for Best Novella, "Weyr Search," and she tied
with Philip Jose Farmer's "Riders of the Purple Wage."
	I'm hoping that someone has a copy of the program for that night, so I
can describe the sequence of events. Physical details regarding the hall
-- the banquet room at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland, CA, according to
Anne -- would be wonderful.
	So. The question is -- am I asking in the right place? If not, do you
have any suggestions on where else to look?
	My thanks in advance for your time."
"Martha P. Trachtenberg" 


Short Story:  Jane Yolen for "Sister Emily's Lightship".
Novelette:  Nancy Kress for "Flowers of Aulit Prison"
Novella:  Jerry Oltion for "Abandon in Place"
Novel:  Vonda McIntyre for The Moon and the Sun

	Cathy Cupitt notes "The second issue of The Rhizome Factor is out now at
the places listed below. I'd like to thank you all again for supporting
the magazine, and all the writers and artists who have been published in
it. They all got a big thrill out of being asked to sign copies of
issues 1 and 2 at Swancon 23. TRF, Issue 2 can be found at:
A Touch of Strange
UWA Co-op Bookshop
ECU Bookshop - Churchlands
By Subscription: 

Nominations for the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History to be
presented at Bucconeer, have been announced

Long Form: (60,000 words or longer or complete series)
Peter Delacorte, Time on My Hands, Dell 1997; Gollancz 1998
Michael Swanwick, Jack Faust, Avon 1997; Millennium 1997
Harry Turtledove, How Few Remain, Del Rey 1997; Hodder & Stoughton 1998

Short Form: (shorter than 60,000 words)
Lee Allred,For the Strength of the Hills,Writers of the FutureXIII, Bridge,   1997 
Eugene Byrne & Kim Newman, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Interzone 122-123,
Back in the U.S.S.A., Mark V. Zeising, 1997
Roland J. Green, The King of Poland's Foot Cavalry, Alternate Tyrants, edited by Mike Resnick, Tor, 1997
William Sanders,The Undiscovered,Asimov's 3/97


Robert Sobel, For Want of a Nail, MacMillan, 1973; Greenhill, 1997

The Sidewise Awards, founded in 1995 to recognize excellence in
alternate history, are named for Murray Leinster's short story "Sidewise
in Time".

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 1998 Sidewise Awards.
Please see our website for more information: