John Foyster, 13 April 1941 - 5 April 2003
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from here. The issues are in chronological order, with the
most recent year at the top of the page.
[ 2003 | 2002
| 2001 | 2000 ]
eFNAC #29a [ efnac29a.pdf
Photographs from September 1996.
eFNAC #29b [ efnac29b.pdf
] 786kb (created by Erika Maria Lacey) or [ efnac29b.doc
Fifty years ago in science fiction: January 1953.
eFNAC #30 [ efnac30.pdf
Photos from John's and Yvonne's 1996 trip report and 'Fifty years ago
in science fiction: February 1953'.
eFNAC #31 [ efnac31.pdf
] 1mb (created by Bruce Gillespie) or [ efnac31.doc
Light at the End of Science Fiction, Searching for James, and The Coondabeen
eFNAC #18 [ efnac18.pdf
80% of this issue is fanzine reviews -- actually just electronic fanzine
reviews. And I cut the reviews short!
#18a [ efnac18a.pdf ] 1.36mb
BY GEORGE! Photos taken at conventions and workshops by George Turner,
roughly 1977 to 1985.
eFNAC #19 [ efnac19.pdf
Almost all of this issue is about science fiction - and the largest
piece is titled RESTITUTION OF DECAYED INTELLIGENCE. I wonder how many
non-sf reader are VERY confused by this title if they are doing a web-search!
eFNAC #20 [ efnac20.pdf
Immensely long and boring piece about skiffy mags in 1953 - some of
them. And a bit of fan history as well.
eFNAC #21 [ efnac21.pdf
This April-May issue (I'm trying to catch up) has an immensely boring
piece about SF in 1943 and not much else (letters, 1953 covers). But
I promise that the next issue will not have the same sort of stuff!
eFNAC #22 [ efnac22.pdf
A report from the Easter Convention in the UK, letters.
eFNAC #23 [ efnac23.pdf
A report from an Easter Convention in Western Australia. And a brief
report from Manila. Why not?
eFNAC #24 [ efnac24.pdf
Editorial about science fiction, analysis of what I think is wrong with
Dan Simmons' HYPERION, and what I think is right about the fiction of
Donald Harington (including some SF). And alarming news that the September
2002 is nigh!
eFNAC #25 [ efnac25.pdf
This issue, like the one before, gives me a chance to write some of
my own stuff - a description of a couple of weeks in Malaysia in 1998,
and then a similar piece about my life in national radio - fortunately
now something from far in the past.
eFNAC #26 [ efnac26.pdf
] 786kb (created by Erika Maria Lacey) or [ efnac26.doc
The most recent issue.
eFNAC #27 [ efnac27.pdf
John and statistical thinking in a variety of situations, including
politics and sports.
eFNAC #28 [ efnac28.pdf
Photographs from L.A.Con III, other photographs from September 1996,
and 'Fifty years ago in science fiction: December 1952'.
eFNAC #7 [ efnac07.pdf
Erika Maria Lacey on AUSSIECON III, John Foyster on Fandom and Sport,
Ned Brooks on Books, etc.
eFNAC #8 [ efnac08.pdf
Allan Bray's photos of SEACON '79 (Brighton, England)
eFNAC #9 [ efnac09.pdf
Melbourne Science Fiction fandom in the 1960s (with some politics on
eFNAC #10 [ efnac10.pdf
Books, Kuala Lumpur, letters - and a python on the cover.
eFNAC Supplement #1 [ fnacsupp200106.pdf
The monthly movie group that meets at Race Mathews's house - June 2001.
See photos of old and tired Melbourne fans before they drop off the
#11 [ efnac11.pdf ] 660kb
What to do about 50 years of conventions, and Critical Mass, the Adelaide
SF discussion group in May 2001.
eFNAC #12 [ efnac12.pdf
Who read the pulp magazines? (illustrated), and letters.
Supplement #2 [ efnacanova.pdf ] 745kb
The Nova Mob meeting, June 2001
eFNAC #13 [ efnac13.pdf
John Bangsund looks back on his life from the vantage point of 2030,
Noel Kerr focuses narrowly on one day in 1952, John Foyster reports
on trans-gender issues at the 1975 AUSSIECON, Bob Smith writes the entire
letter-column, and the Allan Bray Photogallery reports on the 1983 SYNCON,
with Harlan Ellison.
eFNAC #14 [ efnac14.pdf
Juliette Woods on life in Austin, Texas; Fanzines on the Internet (goes
on forever) by John Foyster; letters.
Supplement #3 [ irememberafpa.pdf ]
The origins of Amateur Fantasy Publications of Australia by Lee Harding
(with annotations by Dick Jenssen and John Foyster).
eFNAC #15 [ efnac15.pdf
John Foyster reports from Kuala Lumpur, Juliette Woods reports from
#15a [ efnac15a.pdf ] 596kb
Elizabeth Darling's illustrated history of Australian Fandom 1965-1975
- from the perspective of food.
eFNAC #16 [ efnac16.pdf
More from Juliette Woods on life in Texas, John Foyster explains the
gap since issue 14 ("Terrorist Chulpex Raped My Brain!"), while Bob
Smith and Lloyd Penney explain the difficulties of writing letters of
comment on electronic fanzines.
#16a [ efnac16a.pdf ] 651kb
John Foyster's holiday photos
eFNAC #17 [ efnac17.pdf
"Death of Science Fiction", and "Back to the Kampong" -- John's travels
around with photo accompaniments.
eFNAC #1 [ efnac01.pdf
(58 pages): Malaysian Diary (John Foyster), SYNCON '83 Photos (John
Foyster), AUSSIECON DIARY (David Bofinger).
eFNAC #2 [ efnac02.pdf
(47 pages): SYNCON '79 Photos (Allan Bray), Gregory Benford: The Scientist
at the Heart of Science Fiction (John Foyster), news, fanzine reviews,
eFNAC #3a [ efnac03.pdf
(24 pages): Bookbuyer's Notes (John Foyster), Malaysia - A Complex Culture
(John Foyster), FREECON (Bob Smith), letters.
#3b [ efnac03b.pdf ] 1.32mb
(15 pages): EASTERCON '79 Photos (Allan Bray). Cover by Mervyn Barrett.
eFNAC #4 [ efnac04.pdf
(36 pages): SF writer as primary producer (John Foyster), South African
Diary (1) (John Foyster), Adelaide SF Convention (1981) and SMOFCON
(1982) Photos (Allan Bray).
eFNAC #5a [ efnac05a.pdf
(80 pages): Science Fiction Fandom? What's That? (John Foyster). SWANCON
2000 (John August), FREECON 2200 (Zara Baxter), letters.
#5b [ efnac05b.pdf ] 786kb
(12 pages): UNICON 6 (1981) Photos (Allan Bray).
eFNAC #6 [ efnac06.pdf
(21 pages): ANZAPACON (1978) a photographic record (John Foyster)