Grant Stone’s fanzine b0t is now available at: http://b0tzine.com/
Issue #1 includes articles by John Klima, Fábio Fernandes, Jeremiah Tolbert, Mark Deniz and Kit O’Connell, along with fiction by Matthew Sanborn Smith.
b0t is designed to be read on phones and other mobile devices and is ePub format only.
We’re always looking for contributors. Check out the submissions page for more details.
In 1983, New Zealand fan Nigel Rowe published Timeless Sands, a history of fanzines and fan activity in New Zealand. This is an astonishingly detailed and extremely well researched work which gives a fascinating insight into New Zealand’s early involvement with science fiction. We consider it to be a very valuable historical document and a vital resource. Click here to download the PDF file (6.5MB).
We have tried to contact Nigel to ask for his permission to republish Timeless Sands but our emails have gone unanswered. Perhaps the addresses we have are no longer valid. If anyone reading this is still in touch with Nigel could you please ask him, on our behalf, if we can continue to make Timeless Sands available?
The copy of Timeless Sands that we have scanned in order to produce the PDF file is a little water damaged, and some of the pages are quite faded. Consequently the PDF file is not of the highest quality — but it is (mostly) legible. However we believe that Timeless Sands is such an important part of New Zealand fan history that it deserves to be made freely available, and so we have gone ahead with this project despite the damage that time has done to the original.
SFFANZ would like to take this opportunity to thank Alex Heatley who dug out Timeless Sands from a box in his garage and then spent many, many days scanning it for us. Thank you very much, Alex. And of course we must also give heartfelt thanks to Nigel Rowe whose research, scholarship and dedication gave us Timeless Sands in the first place.
Issues of the New Zealand fanzine Phlogiston, published between 1984 and 1996 are now available from http://efanzines.com/Phlogiston
Phlogiston was a semi-regular fanzine putting out 43 issues across 12 years. Featuring articles by Alan Robson, Graham P. Collins, Tim Jones, Murray MacLachlan, David Harvey and others. Fiction by Tim Jones, Phillip Mann and others. Art by Dan McCarthy, Tom Cardy, Ian Gunn, Graham Ferner, Glenn Young. Author interviews: Joe Haldeman, Larry Niven, Dan Simmons, Roger Zelazny, Jane Lindskold. Con reviews, fannish activity and feuds.
Go back in time to when staying at a hotel in Melbourne was only $25 a night. When it cost $35 dollars to attend a convention, and milk was fifty cents a pint.
Issues one to six from April 1984 to August 1985 are available in PDF format, more will be uploaded on a regular schedule.