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Rev. 04-Nov-2001

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Australian Fanzines (vicnet.net.au) and Australian SF Web Pages (vicnet.net.au) [formerly known as "Fanzines and Web Pages"]
(Marc Ortlieb) [Updated Oct 2001]
British Fanzine Bibliography (demon.co.uk)
"As you may or may not know, there exists a five-part bibliography of British fanzines covering the years 1931-90. It's my intention to put these up on my website as and when I get the time, and can get those that currently exist only on paper put on disk by some nice person with a scanner and OCR for me to HTML... at present, only the section covering 1971-80 is available (it was already on disk)." (Rob Hansen)
BSFA Magazines Index (demon.co.uk)
"The contents of the following magazines can be listed by issue. Focus: The B.S.F.A. Writers' Magazine; and Vector: The Critical Journal of the B.S.F.A." (More to follow.) (Michael J. Cross)
Etext zine archive (etext.org)
Lots of electronic zines; some science fiction ones are listed below.
e-zine-list (meer.net)
"This is a directory of 350+ electronic 'zines around the world, accessible via the Web, Gopher, FTP, email, and other services. This list is updated at the beginning of each month." (John Labovitz)
Memory Hole (demon.co.uk) - Fanzines for the Future
"The Memory Hole project began in 1994 to recover unwanted or dormant fanzine collections and redistribute them both to new fanzine readers and to established fans and collectors looking for additions to their active collections... Probably 75% of the average fanzine's printrun vanishes -- a lot when one considers printruns of only 150-odd copies. And it's a damned peculiar thing that fans, in general collectors and usually aghast at the idea of throwing away any book, especially a rare first edition, often treat fanzines so cavalierly..." (Greg Pickersgill)
Memory Hole Annex - Convention Publications (demon.co.uk)
"Vince Clarke once described Programme Books as "the forgotten fanzines", as they are often filled with genuinely interesting material but rarely read. The Memory Hole was established to save fanzines for posterity and here at the Memory Hole Annex we hope to do the same for convention publications and memorabilia of all sorts. We're interested in Souvenir Books, Progress Reports, Flyers, Leaflets, Badges, Everything. Our secondary purpose is to function as a clearing house for those who are interested in collecting and studying these artefacts of our history. We are interested in all SF orientated conventions, including media, and foreign languages... If you're running a convention yourself, perhaps you could be so kind as to donate a couple of copies of your convention publications to us." (Pat McMurray)
SF Site: Web zines (sfsite.com)
(John O'Neill) [Updated Nov 2001]

Web E-zines and archived zines

including purely on-line zines, and also web pages that mirror a printed zine
Albedo One (eircom.net)
"Albedo One is the longest running Irish magazine of speculative fiction. It is our intention to run stories and a selection of non-fiction from the magazine here, on a regular basis, updating the site when the humour takes us... At present our world-view may be a little insular and provincial, given our geographical location at the edge of civilisation (the sign on the map on the ocean next to our little island reads Here Be Dragons). Hopefully, entry onto the Internet will expand our horizons. If you like what you see here, or are consumed with an overwhelming desire to read small press magazines (hard copy), please email us for details on how to get the original printed version (It's got lots more interesting stuff, honest)... The electronic version offers fiction, interviews, reviews, and will be expanded regularly." (Roelof Goudriaan)
Ansible (gla.ac.uk)
A gossipy and readable newsletter about sf authors and fans, by nine times Hugo award-winning fan author Dave Langford. "The entire second series of Ansible (51-90) ought now to be accessible... (Also including the printed edition's graphics, the current GUFF ballot, Thog's Masterclass and other frivolity." (Naveed Khan)
Apparatchik of the Web (oz.net)
"Apparatchik is a tri-weekly fanzine, edited and published by Andy Hooper, carl juarez and Victor Gonzalez..." and is highly entertaining. Good, solid writing throughout. Andy Hooper asks for your comments, as he's promised to run a lettercol in the electronic version as well as the print version. (Andy Hooper)
Black Raven (motley-focus.com)
"We have a new magazine on the Motley Focus Locus-- Black Raven which publishes science fiction fantasy and speculative fiction... Black Raven's focus is the extension of the imagination through culture, myth and symbol. Also speculative and literary science fiction." (Stephen A.Williamson)
Cheap Truth (etext.org)
The zine in which Bruce Sterling (aka Vincent Omniveritas) launched the genre of cyberpunk. According to some, anyway. Defunct. [FTP]Cheap Truth, The Electronic Edition (FTP (io.com) "The complete run of Vincent Omniaveritas' 1980's cyberpunk fanzine CHEAP TRUTH is now available via anonymous ftp... This includes ``The Last Cheap Truth'' and the special unnumbered edition which features the Sturgeon eulogy. These files are provided as a part of the Virtual SMOF-BBS (io.com)." (Earl Cooley III (io.com))
Concatenation (concatenation.org)
"The SF & F Concatenation is a volunteer-produced (semi-pro) zine by members of the European science and science fiction communities. The 1997 UK edition was primarily distributed at the 1997 Eurocon (Dublin), the 1997 Festival of Fantastic Films (Manchester), Novacon (Birmingham) and with Scary Dreams magazine (1997 autumnal edition). The Romanian edition was distributed by the Association of Romanian Science Fiction and the (Romanian) National Federation of Science Fiction Writers. The distribution of the Spanish edition is currently being organised... [the web site is] currently a subset of the print zine but over time it will be expanded with material not in the original zine." (Matthew Freestone)
ConNotations, Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society, Inc. (CASFS) (casfs.org)
"We're the sponsor of ConNotations, SmerfCons, HexaCons, CopperCons, and other conventions. We also sponsored the 1982 and 1992 Westercons and the 1987 NASFiC..." The site includes an on-line version of ConNotations, and a convention list.
DargonZine (dargonzine.org)
"DargonZine is an electronic magazine (ISSN 1080-9910) that prints original medieval fantasy stories written by aspiring Internet writers. It is the publication vehicle of the Dargon Project, a collaborative writing group where authors write in a common milieu, sharing settings and characters. The project was founded to allow aspiring writers on the Internet to meet and become better writers through mutual contact and collaboration. DargonZine only prints stories which take place in this setting. DargonZine is the successor of FSFnet, which was the Dargon Project's original magazine. Between FSFnet and DargonZine, we have been continually producing collaborative fantasy fiction since 1985 and are the longest-running electronic magazine on the Internet." (Ornoth D.A. Liscomb, The Dargon Project)
Dark Planet (sfsite.com)
"Dark Planet is a Webzine of science fiction, modern fantasy, modern horror, poetry, artwork and reviews." (Lucy Snyder)
Delos Cyberzine (fantascienza.com)
"Delos Cyberzine is a science fiction monthly e-zine in Italian language. Every issue contains news upon books, cinema and Italian fandom, interviews and articles, and short stories. A column is dedicated to the net resources upon science fiction. Delos Cyberzine is edited by Silvio Sosio, Luigi Pachí, Franco Forte and Franco Clun." International Edition available in English. (fantascienza.com) "Delos International Edition is not intended to provide a full translation of the Italian version of Delos Cyberzine; here we will include the English translation of those articles and stories that have particular interest for the people out of Italy." (Delos Project)
Dazzler's Digital Domicile (redbay.com)
"Science Fiction, Fantasy, Technology, Gaming (and Alliteration)." (David Brumbaugh)
Emerald City (emcit.com)
"I should point out here that the 'zine has no connection whatsoever with Seattle. The name 'Emerald City' came from a tourist brochure I read when I first moved to Melbourne which described my new home as the green city in the land of Oz (other Australian cities tend to be too hot for much greenery). However, I'm delighted that the Seattle in 2002 bid committee have seen fit to advertise my fanzine on their t-shirts. Thanks guys :-)... I should point out, however, that the text that appears here is pretty much identical to that in the email and paper versions of the 'zine. I do not have much patience with the view, held by many US fanzine fans, that electronic 'zines are somehow not the real thing, and are in some way intrinsically different from paper 'zines. As far as I am concerned, it is the writing that is important, not the method of delivery." (Cheryl Morgan)
[gopher]E.T. News (uji.es)
In Catalan, from the University Jaume I. Castello de la Plana, in Spain. Stories, poetry and pictures. Edited by Carles Bellver Torla.
FSFNet (etext.org)
Bitnet Fantasy and Science Fiction Fanzine. Miscellaneous discussion, reviews and fiction, plus the start of the "Dargon Project" shared world stories. Defunct.
GaylacticNet (gaylactic-network.org)
"GaylacticNet is the monthly publication of the Gaylactic Network focusing on current trends in the area of alternative sexualities in science fiction, fantasy, and horror." Available by e-mail or on their web page. (Joe Leonard)
Grilled Pterodactyl (rightword.com.au)
"Grilled Pterodactyl is a personal electronic fanzine containing many amusing anecdotal stories written by the editor based on his experiences with computers; with classical music; and with life in general. The editor (David Grigg), a long-time publisher of science fiction fanzines, lives in Australia." "New articles every month." (David Grigg)
Hologram Tales (computercrowsnest.com) [Updated Oct 2001]
In 1994, Stephen Hunt started "Hologram Tales" online (taking the place of a print magaine "ProtoStellar"). "In 1999, the web site was renamed again and got a new a new web address SFcrowsnest.com, selling its original generic URL SF-fantasy.com to a Japanese firm. SFcrowsnest also started to expand its most popular section - not, somewhat surprisingly, the fiction - but its search engine. This oddly drove traffic through the roof - and to the peak of popularity which it has reached today." (Stephen Hunt, Geoff Willmetts) [Updated Oct 2001]
Ibn Qirtaiba (mensa.org)
"...is the fanzine of the SF SIG (Special Interest Group) of Australian Mensa (mensa.org). It covers all forms of science fiction, speculative fiction and science fantasy, including both literary and media, high-brow and low-brow." (Jeremy Malcolm (wattle.id.au), (Jeremy Malcolm)
Infinity Plus (zetnet.co.uk)
"Fiction! by top science fiction and fantasy authors including Stephen Baxter, Eric Brown, Paul J McAuley, James Patrick Kelly, Ian MacLeod, Ian McDonald and Nicholas Royle... Non-fiction! reviews, features and interviews by David Langford, David Garnett, Keith Brooke and others ...and some other stuff too! site-seeing, bibliographies, author profiles." (Keith Brooke)
Locus (locusmag.com)
"Locus is a monthly print magazine covering the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing fields. Each issue contains news stories, interviews, reviews, and listings of books, magazines, and conventions. Our website has profiles of recent issues, excerpts from interviews, links to the Locus databases on the web, listings of forthcoming conventions, readings, and signings, and more."
[FTP]Magnetic Rim (mq.edu.au)
The other Australian Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Featuring short fiction from Stephen James, Paul Collins and other writers of quality Australian Science Fiction. Magnetic Rim is an electronic magazine ... the file is MR-01.ZIP.
Millennium Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine (jopoppub.com)
"Welcome to Millenium Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, we hope you enjoy yourself and come back often... Sit back, relax, and read. Then, after you have finished, please feel free to send us feedback by e-mail. Messages will be forwarded to the author." ... "On-line since '93!" (Diana R. Moreland) [Updated Oct 2001]
Mimosa (jophan.org)
by Richard and Nicki Lynch. Issues 12-19 on-line as of April 1997. A Hugo-winning fanzine, now available on-line. (Richard and Nicki Lynch)
Various authors: Mind's Eye Fiction (tale.com)
An electronic publisher of science fiction and other genres. Three authors your maintainer recognized right off the bat were Spider Robinson, Bud Sparhawk, and Tom Easton. "Mind's Eye Fiction publishes professional short stories on the Web, concentrating on science fiction. You can read the beginning of a story for free. If you like it, you can either buy the ending of the story for a small fee or participate in an interactive advertisement and have one of our sponsors pay for it instead. (Not all stories have sponsors yet...) If you choose to buy the second part of the story, the electronic payment system will give you a form asking for your account ID. You type your ID and password, click the "Buy!" button, and you can read the ending of the story right away. The authors will be paid 75% of the amount you pay, less taxes and transaction fees. All of these payment systems allow you to obtain a refund if you feel the story wasn't worth the amount you paid. Think of this as your money-back guarantee." Note from maintainer: I believe this was the first site I added to the SFRG that sold fiction over the net, before the proliferation of e-book formats. (Ken Jenks, Dave Howell) [Updated Oct 2001]
Monolith (trynet.sk)
"Monolith is a transcription of paper magazine to html. Paper Monolith is an magazine for Slovak part of Czecho-Slovak sci-fi fandom. It is in Slovak, Czech and english languages. Inside are articles about news in sci-fi here and in the world, some clubs infos, cons reports etc... It is official information fanzin of CS SF Fandom in Slovakia. It is edited in slovak language, because it is addressed for slovak scifi clubs." (Steve Hudac) Pete)
MT Void (liu.se)
Weekly fanzine edited by Evelyn and Mark Leeper. (Mark R. Leeper, Mats Öhrman)
OtherRealms (liu.se)
A review fanzine published by Chuq Von Rospach. 30 issues were sent out on the net from 1986, until it went "hardcopy only" in 1991.
Pegasus Online (pegasusonline.com)
"Pegasus Online features original fantasy and science fiction. Our submission guidelines (pegasusonline.com) are on our site. We also feature a writer's resource center and bookstore full of our readers' favorite titles and authors." First issue is due in April 1997. (Scott F. Marlowe)
Planet Magazine (planetmag.com)
"An award-winning free electronic quarterly of short science fiction, fantasy, horror, and humor by new or little-known writers. Our goal has always been to encourage budding writers and to just plain have fun. There could be other, hidden aims, of course, motivations that are obscure and uncomfortable, instincts linked perhaps to primal, nonreasoning urges regarding power and procreation -- the very same forces, no doubt, that brought down the Atlanteans and their alabaster-towered oceanic empire. And the Dark Gods laffed... Text, PDF, DOCMaker, HTML formats. Online in full color since 1/94." (Andy McCann)
[gopher]Pleiades (genie.com)
"The monthly ascii newsletter of GEnie's Science Fiction Fandom Round Table." (Randall Stukey)
Plokta (plokta.com)
"Plokta is a highly dubious fanzine edited by Alison Scott and Steve Davies. The Plokta Webmaster is Dr. Plokta, aka Mike Scott. The Plokta cabal includes Steven Cain, Giulia De Cesare, Sue Mason, Marianne Cain and George." (Mike Scott)
Quanta (etext.org)
"Quanta is the electronically produced and distributed magazine of science fiction and fantasy." Edited by Daniel K. Appelquist.
Quipu (rcn.com)
"Quipu is an irregularly published personalzine, intended primarily for distribution to people I know through science fiction fandom. At the moment, there are three issues on this Web site." (Vicki Rosenzweig) [Updated Oct 2001]
Refractions (katspace.com)
"That's the page for Refractions and other fanzines which I produce." (Kathryn Andersen) [Updated Oct 2001]
Science Fiction Weekly (scifiweekly.com)
"A professional electronic publication of science fiction news, reviews and short stories. We cover books, movies, games, other Web sites and anything else relating to science fiction." (Craig E. Engler)
Spike Web, Net Detective (spikewebb.com)
"It's a weekly adventure series based on the world's first digital, fully networked action-hero. Intriguing characters in dynamic situations requiring innovative technology and quick thinking to preserve the digital universe." (Cathy Dew)
Strange Words (strangewords.com)
A reviewzine, lots of bookcover image; you'll need a large monitor or the left-right scroll option on your browser window. Has a no-frames version that works reasonably well on text browsers. Lots of book reviews, and some other features as well. (Eric [no surname provided])
Twilight World (etext.org)
Fiction magazine, concentrating on "fantasy fiction and absurd humour of the respective genres to which J R R Tolkien and Douglas Adams belong." Edited by Richard Karsmakers. (Richard Karsmakers)
The Vance Phile (hw.nl)
A fanzine dedicated to the work of Jack Vance. Edited by Gregg Parmentier.

note to self: made it this far. 05-oct-2001

Abridged zines

where the online version publishes a selection of complete articles/stories/reviews from the printed version
Transversions Magazine (salmar.com)
"TransVersions is a Canadian magazine of short stories, poetry and artwork containing speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy and horror. It is a printed magazine which can be ordered by mail or purchased at book stores." (Jason J. B. Harlow) Sally Tomasevic)

Magazine home pages, zine ad pages, and other resources about printzines

Home pages for printed-only zines go here. If a zine has both a printed and electronic form (such as Ansible) it'll be listed in the previous section, not this one.
Blue Blood Magazine (hallucinet.com)
"Welcome to the Blue Blood site. Although we are less explicit on the web than we are in the magazine, unfortunately this is still a site for adults. By entering this site, you affirm that you are aware of the laws and community standards of the place you reside..." (Forrest Black)
Dreamwatch Online (dreamwatch.co.uk)
"Welcome to the home page of DreamWatch Online, the www version of DreamWatch magazine, now Britain's top selling film and television science fiction and fantasy magazine... In the last few months DreamWatch has exploded onto the North American high street... The magazine is also available throughout Europe, South Africa, Japan and, of course, Australia and New Zealand. Every month DreamWatch features the most up-to-date and comprehensive news service on the genre of SF/fantasy TV and film available anywhere in the world, and that's no idle boast!" (Gary Leigh and Paul Simpson)
Jigsaw (databyte.com)
(Bob Furnell)
Little Green Men Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine (netcom.com)
(Greg Meronek)
The New York Review of Science Fiction Home Page (vt.edu)
NonStop SF Mag (geocities.com)
"...a print (and now on-line) magazine focusing on the literature of science fiction and modern fantasy. We showcase science fiction, critical and opinion essays, and interviews in a graphically exciting and modern package... NonStop #3 will be available the second week of April 1997 at Barnes and Noble, Doubleday, Borders, Hudson News, B Dalton, Target, Encore, Waldenbooks, and many other regional bookstores and newsstands..." (Luis Ortiz)
Omni (omnimag.com)
The Pulp Zone (ip.pt)
"First you look at the cover... probably something rather lurid and colorful that makes you smile for its ingenuity. You are immediately assaulted by the characteristic smell of rotting paper, of pulp wood paper. You pick it up, wondering what strange stories you will find within those badly yellowed and rather crumbly pages - a dastardly deed, a fantastic villain or incredible hero, a love story perhaps, or even a voyage to some distant planet!" "If you're into 30's and 40's sci-fi or The Shadow, Doc Savage and Operator 5, then visit 'The Pulp Zone'." (Nuno Miranda)
SF EYE (empathy.com)
"The SF EYE is a semi-annual periodical devoted to interviews and criticism of modern science fiction. It is also a graphic showcase for unusual and adventurous illustration. The magazine is an ongoing project of Stephen P. Brown and friends." (Laura Stinson)
The Tai-Pan Pages (taipanproject.org)
"Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe is the fanzine - a magazine produced by fans - of the Tai-Pan writers/artists shared science fiction universe. It is set in an alternate future where anthropomorphic Terran species and ETs adventure in a balkanized interstellar society... Our goal is to publish a quality fanzine, containing a wide range or art and writing, aimed at readers who don't expect to settle for second best. We also wish to encourage the writing and artistic talents of our subscribers when possible." (Julie Rampke)

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