On November 6th, we made a scan of Timeless Sands, a history of fanzines and fan activity in New Zealand up to 1983, available to any interested parties. All our efforts to contact Nigel Rowe, the copyright holder of Timeless Sands, had proved fruitless and so we proceded in good faith.
However we have now managed to contact Nigel, and he has made his disapproval of our actions clear. Therefore we have removed the scan of Timeless Sands from our web site.
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One of the most important things that SFFANZ does is maintain lists of science fiction, fantasy and horror produced in New Zealand. In order to keep these lists up to date, we are very dependant on people telling us about items that we may have missed. Please — if you come across any items that belong on the lists, let us know about them by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please don’t assume that someone will have already told us about your discovery (they probably haven’t) and please don’t assume that just because you know about it, everybody else must know about it as well; that’s hardly ever true. We’d much prefer to be told about something several times rather than miss out on it because nobody informed us.
So please, all of you, do keep your eyes peeled and let us know about everything you discover.
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.
The minutes of the SFFANZ AGM held at Au Contraire on August 29th 2010 are now available on the SFFANZ web site.
The SFFANZ book reviews are now available in author order and title order as well as in the original date order. The reviews can also be searched.
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Science Fiction author Jo Walton has a regular blog at her publisher’s web site (tor.com). She has published a very favourable article about the Sir Julius Vogel awards.