The second series of Australian Science Fiction Review
began in 1986 following a period of hibernation that began in 1974. The first series, published between 1966 and 1969, was formerly known as the Australian Science Fiction Newsletter
(1958-1966). In December 1969 the zine's editor John Bangsund
relaunched it as Scythrop
(1969-1973/74). In all 27 issues of series two were published by Ebony Books for the Science Fiction Collective in six volumes before its final issue in March/May 1991.
Contributors included: John Bangsund, John Baxter
, John D. Berry, Martin Bridgstock
, Damien Broderick
, Bruce Gillespie
, Mark Linneman, Rosaleen Love
, Joanna Russ, Norman Talbot
, Michael J. Tolley
, George Turner
, Cherry Wilder
, and Jack Williamson.
Australian Science Fiction Review
won the Ditmar Award for Best Fanzine in 1991.