SF Commentary 89 Is Posted

SFC89The latest issue of Australia’s distinguished science fiction, fantasy and culture fanzine, SF Commentary 89 (May 2015), is now available from Bruce Gillespie.

The 75,000-word magazine runs 76 pages in the portrait format [PDF file] and 123 pages in the landscape (widescreen) format [PDF file] – take your pick. Featured contributors are –

  • Bruce Gillespie and Tony Thomas on the novels of Graham Joyce;
  • Michael Bishop on the new edition of ‘Who Made Stevie Crye?’;
  • Colin Steele with part 1 of his annual roundup of SF and fantasy book reviews;
  • James Doig’s interview with Graham Stone a few years before Graham died;
  • Kim Huett’s coverage of the life and work of J. M. Walsh;
  • Bruce Gillespie’s ‘Genres Work Both Ways’
  • Long reviews from Gillian Polack and Guy Salvidge.
  • Cover by Carol Kewley.

Hosted online at eFanzines.

SF Commentary 86 Online

Unlike Outer Limits, Bruce Gillespie allows you to control the vertical and horizontal when you choose which version of SF Commentary #86 to download from eFanzines.

One version is designed for ordinary printouts (76 pages) (the ‘portrait’ edition), the other is designed for computer and device screens (the ‘landscape’ edition) (120 pages). Both are PDF files and the text in each is the same.

SFC 86 includes eulogies to two well-known Australian fans who died in 2013, Peter Darling and Graham Stone; three sets of articles about “Science Fiction’s People” — Robert Bloch’s visit to Australia in 1981, an interview with John Cute, and memories of Jay Kay Klein — and nine articles about well-known SF writers, such as Joanna Russ, Arthur C. Clarke, C. M. Kornbluth, A. Belyanin, Phyllis Gotlieb, Audrey Niffeneger, Olaf Stapledon, Ray Bradbury, and J. G. Ballard.

Contributors include Daniel King, Peter Gerrand, Miranda Foyster, Elizabeth Darling, Chris Nelson, James Doig, Robert Bloch, John Foyster, Graeme Flanagan, John Clute, Darrell Schweitzer, Bruce Gillespie, Mike Glyer, Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski (3 articles), John Litchen (3 articles), Patrick McGuire, Taral Wayne, and Fred Lerner.

The front cover is by Ditmar (Dick Jenssen), and the back cover, a DJFractal, is by Elaine Cochrane.

Gillespie Releases SF Commentary 85

Another issue of SF Commentary, one of the world’s great fanzines, is available for download from eFanzines.

The highlights of Issue #85 [PDF file] are editor Bruce Gillespie’s roundup of “Favourites from 2012” including books, short stories, films, CDs, and “even some Television (!).” His choices are complemented by Jennifer Bryce’s “Favourites from 2012” covering books, films, theatre, concerts, and opera.

Elaine Cochrane and Dick Jenssen write about “The Real Gosh! Wow!” — the “recent books about cutting-edge cosmic physics that blow your mind in a way no science fiction can.”

The 90,000-word issue also contains a large number of letters about the last two issues of SFC including “Feature Letters” from Ray Wood, Mark Plummer, Steve Jeffery, and Patrick McGuire.

Cover artwork is by Ditmar (Dick Jenssen) and Steve Stiles, illos by Taral Wayne, Steve Stiles, and Brad Foster.