"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)."
"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..."
"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."
"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."
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."
"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
"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."
The zine in which Bruce Sterling (aka Vincent Omniveritas) launched the
genre of cyberpunk. According to some, anyway. Defunct.
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))
"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."
"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 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)
"Delos Cyberzine is a science fiction monthly e-zine in Italian
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."
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."
"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
"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
"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."
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]
"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
"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."
Australian Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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.
"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]
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
(Ken Jenks, Dave Howell)
[Updated Oct 2001]
"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
"Pegasus Online features original fantasy and science fiction. Our
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)
"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."
"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."
"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."
[Updated Oct 2001]
"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)
"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)
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])
"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)
"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..."
"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)
"...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
"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'."
"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."
"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."