A fremd newszine produced for the Australian National Science Fiction
Association by Marc Ortlieb, P.O. Box 215, Forest Hill, Vict, 3131,
	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


	Eidolon 27 has just reached those of us who rely on buying copies
from Justin Ackroyd's Excellent Emporium. It's dated April 1998,
suggesting that someone in their distribution department should
extract a digit or two. Fiction featured is "The Masque of Agamemnon"
by Sean Williams & Simon Brown, "Early Years" by Naomi Hatchman,
"Self Portrait" by Gary Crew "The Man Who Fished Forever" by William
Dowding, "Rain Season" by Leanne Frahm, "New Growth" by L.J. Petersen
and "Split" by Brent Lillie
	Justin Ackroyd's latest catalogue notes the following new Australian
releases Traci Harding's Masters of Reality:The Gathering , John
Marsden's The Night is for Hunting, and Tansy Rayner Roberts Turner
Prize winner Splashdance Silver. The catalogue also notes a Stephen
Dedman story in the September Science Fiction Age

	Damien Broderick is quoted in The Sunday Age 6/9/98, saying that,
were he to live another 10,000 years, he'd still live in Brunswick.

	Assorted good folk passed through Melbourne in conjunction with the
Melbourne Writers' Festival. Bruce Gillespie noted that Richard
Harland's talk at the Nova Mob was one of the best in recent times.
(Keep him in mind for the WorldCon.) Dave Luckett also visited, but
had to rush back to Perth. Sally Beasley was seen at the Melbourne
Friday Night Mob Gathering.

	Karen Pender Gunn reports "Would you like to take a guess at where
Ian is sleeping tonight?
	Well, if you guessed right, you would say the hospital!
	Ian went to have the dressing on his Hickman's catheter checked on
Thursday afternoon (that is nice and clean, no infection, thank you
very much). At the time they took blood for a blood test. No need to
wait they said. So we came home and Ian took a nap. Got a phone call
from the hospital at 5.30 pm. Could please come in as his kidney
function was way down. (Could someone in the medical profession tell
me how they tell your kidney function is down from a blood test?). So
off we went. Had to go onto a general ward as no room in oncology. At
11 at night the doctor came to see him. I went home.
	Apparently, the chemotherapy he had last week - the cysplatten -
mucks up kidney function. His kidneys are enlarged but no real
danger, he just needs to be rehydrated. They won;t let him home till
he is eating, drinking and peeing a certain amount. Guess whose being
a stubben bugger and doesn't want to eat and drink? So I have no idea
when he will be home."
	Later news suggests that Ian is back home.

The Aussiecon Three Web Pages have undergone a major spruce up, but,
with that comes news "Membership rates were increased on 1 September
1998.  The current rates will be in effect until 31 December 1998,
when a further increase may or may not be implemented.  The rates are
only guaranteed until December 31.  Due to the rapidly falling
Australian dollar exchange rates only the Australian dollar
membership rate has been increased.
	Membership Rates in Australian Dollars
Australian Dollars (AUD)
Attending $225
Supporting $45
Child in tow (aged 3 to 12 at 2 September 1999) $45
Infants free
Send a cheque, payable to Aussiecon Three, to the Australian address:
Aussiecon Three, GPO Box 1212K, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia."

	Just to note a terrible omission. Although I announced the birth of
James Allen & Jeanette Tipping Allen's daughter Genievive in the
electronic version of the Bullsheet, I forgot to put it in the paper
version. To remedy that, allow me to congratulate James & Jeanette on
the safe arrival of Genievive on August 3rd.

	 The schedule for the DUFF race, as agreed to by  Perry and I before
BucConeer, is: Nominating deadline: September 30,  ballots available
November first. I will accept nominations via email, as  long as
there's a phone number so I can call to confirm. I would prefer
people  use the CompuServe address.


Comic book convention September 26-27 Venue: Centrepoint Convention
Centre Sydney

October 9-11 1998 Mercure Hotel Brisbane GsoH., Walter Koenig
(Bester), Judy Levitt, Richard Arnold  $200 attending. GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001

November 21 - 22 1998  University of Sydney, and Southern Cross Hotel
NSW GsoH Jason Carter Dwight Schultz Amis Tim Choate Jerry Doyle ph:
02 9453 0290 fax: 02 9975

April 1-5 1999 24 Annual Western Australian Convention The Metro Inn
Canning Highway South Perth GsoH Jack Dann, Sean Williams, Janny
Wurts Special Guests, Don Maitz & Janeen Webb, Fan Guest Dave Luckett
$70 until October 11 GPO Box G429 Perth WA 6841

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

The 57th 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 $225 Supporting $45 Child in tow  $45 email

The 38th Australian National Science Fiction Convention. September
2-6 1999 World Congress Centre, Melbourne  P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill
Vic 3131

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  $US135.00 for residents of North America $US125.00 rate
for bona fide residents of other continents P. O. Box 642057, Chicago
IL 60664, fax: 312-946-3779

The 59th World Science Fiction Convention  August 30 to September 3,
2001 The Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
GsoH Greg Bear, Stephen Youll, Gardner Dozois, George Scithers
Toastmaster: Esther Friesner. Suite 2001, 402 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046 USA

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

 J.B Cattley reports "The Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney holds a reading
group every month, usually (so far) on the last Wednesday of every
month. For more info, call Brendan or Melanie or drop in to the shop.
Shay Telfer noted the following :- "Inaugural Meeting Friday 11
September, 1:00 pm Room G.13, Arts Building UWA
	Several postgrads, honours students and staff with an academic
interest in SF and Fantasy have decided to meet monthly to discuss
their common concerns.
	The first meeting of the group is open to anyone from any of Perth's
universities with such interests.
	We'll be establishing our procedures (as informal as possible!),
getting to know each other and thinking about future sessions.
	Champagne and nibbles will be provided.
	For further information, please contact either
	Van Ikin or Rob Stuart
	**If you wonder about the symbolism of dragons, or would like
to do a gender deconstruction of the spaceman's 'weapon', you belong
with us!**
	Trevor Gensch and Peter Shaw report "B-B5 is a Brisbane based
club that shows the latest episodes of Babylon 5.  With a mailing
list in excess of 80 people, B-B5 is the best way to see the latest
episodes, in the comfort of an airconditioned conference room, on a
screen that measures in excess of 2m x 2m, in glorious stereo!



FUTURIAN SOCIETY OF SYDNEY September 17 7:00 Room 1615 Broadway
Tower, University of Technology Sydney Southern
Science Fiction Group September 19 2-00pm 15 Shade Place Lugarno (02)

GALAXY BOOKSHOP READING GROUP September 30 Galaxy Books Sydney


BRISBANE BABYLON 5  September 13  10.00 am till 4.00pm Queensland
Railways Institute (QRI) Conference Room, just down the hill from the
corner of Edward and Turbot Sts, Brisbane.  e-mail

HIGHLANDER  September 20 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St  Postal
address 11 Perrett St Bundamba Qld 4304
Newsletter The Buzz

VORTEX  October 4 Red Cross Centre 397 Adelaide St G.P.O. Box 2004
Brisbane 4001

QUEENSLAND STAR TREKKERS (Quest) November 8 GPO Box 2084 Brisbane
4001 Email

CONQUEST  December 6 Red Cross Centre 409 Adelaide St  GPO Box 1376
Brisbane Qld 4001

Victoria MSFC    September 11 Book Club, September 18 Quiz Night,
September 25 Jack Dann  October 2 Babylon 5 Discussion October 9 Book
Club 8.00pm St David's Church Hall 74 Melville Rd West Brunswick P.O.
Box 212 World Trade Centre Melbourne 3005

FRIDAY NIGHT MOB   September 11, September 18, September 25, October
2, October 9 Anzapa Collected 6-7.30pm. Informal eating and
nattering. Myers Cafeteria Melbourne

AUSTRALIAN BABYLON 5 FAN CLUB September 20 12noon General Meeting
Room 21 Moonee Ponds Town Hall P.O. Box 610 Ballarat Vic 3353
Babbling On

ENTERPRISE September 26 Mini Golf Day P.O. Box 466 World Trade Centre
Melbourne 3005 (03) 9583 7404

NOVA MOB  MEETING  October 7  . First dinner at about 6:00pm at The
Arian Restaurant on Sydney Road, followed by the meeting at about
8:00pm at 13 Frederick St Brunswick.

SKYFORCE (STAR WARS)  October 10 1-5 pm Melbourne Uni, Copeland
Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building P.O. Box 427 Northcote 3070
Email Address:

P.O. Box 706 Frankston Vic 3199  015 510 159 fax (03) 9787 0899


UNI GROUP September 11 1:00 pm Room G.13, Arts Building UWA Van Ikin or Rob Stuart


TRASH BARREL Donald Franson 6543 Babcock Ave North Hollywood CA
91606-2308 USA

SLOW GLASS BOOKS CATALOGUE 116 Justin Ackroyd GPO Box 2708X Melbourne
Vic 3001


ANSIBLE 134 Dave Langford, 94 London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1
5AU, UK. Fax 0118 966 9914. ISSN 0265-9816. E-mail

EMERALD CITY 36 Cheryl Morgan or on-line at


For a full listing,


Eddon & Vail



Babylon 5 web page

Blake's 7 web page

Reviews Web page:

VR.5 web page:

Convention Reports

Sf Resources

Guff Nominations		September 30 1998 
Duff Nominations		September 30 1998
ANZAPA 184			October 9 1998
Guff Voting			March 30 1999	

Alan Stewart,  Justin Ackroyd,  Janice Murray, Kathryn Andersen,  J.B
Cattley, Karen Pender Gunn, Shay TelferTrevor Gensch and Peter Shaw


Tuesday  October 6th
Distribution Friday October 9th.

This Fanzine Supports The Minneapolis in '73 WorldCon Bid and
Aussiecon Three. Other Allegiances are still for sale.


Bill Bowers notes  Tucker, Incompleatly
	In the course of cleaning up his & Jackie's apartment, Dave
Locke has discovered a stash of "The Really Incompleat Bob Tucker".
	For those of you unfamiliar: This is an excellent 60-page
collection of Bob's writing, spanning the (then) 40 years of his
	It was edited by Dave & Jackie, and "published" by the
Coulsons in October, 1974, to aid the fund sending Bob to Aussiecon
	This is a damn fine collection of fanwriting. I haven't seen
copies available for many years; I suspect that when this stash is
dispensed, that will be it.
	Since Dave [Who needs computers? I have a Penwriter!] Locke
seems to have forgotten the intricacies of snail mail -- I have
"volunteered" to facilitate the distribution.
	Having discussed this with Dave, and with Mr. Tucker at
MidWestCon, all monies received (minus actual postage), will be
donated to The Science Fiction Oral History Association. A Good
	Copies are US$10.00 each, postage included, worldwide, from: 
Bill Bowers
4651 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45238-4503
	Or, for 6.25 [sea mail] [7.50, printed matter air] -- to my Most
Excellent UKAgent:
Paul Skelton
25 Bowland Close
Offerton, Stockport
Cheshire SK2 5NW

	Are there any queens or dykes in Sydney interested in putting
together a ST float for the 99 Parade??
	Been wanting to do this for years. I know it's early, but
let's share ideas and generate interest now!
	email me: to discuss.