An Australian science fiction fanzine edited and published by John Bangsund the Australian Science Fiction Review
started out as the Australian Science Fiction Newsletter.
Twenty issues were published between 1966 and the end of 1969, at which time Bangsund relaunched it as Scythrop
. Production of that zine ended in the summer of 1974, leading to a period of hibernation which lasted until Bangsund started a second series of the Australian Science Fiction Review
Among the contributors to the first series of Australian Science Fiction Review
were: Brian Aldiss
, John Baxter
, James Blish
, A. Bertram Chandler
, George Turner
, Jim Ellis (as 'Jay Wallis'), John Foyster
, Bruce Gillespie
, Lee Harding
, Langdon Jones, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, Sam Moskowitz, Bernard O'Dowd, Thomas Love Peacock, Franz Rottensteiner, Bob Sessions (as 'Scribarius'), and Bob Toomey.
The Australian Science Fiction Review
won the inaugural
Ditmar Award for Best Fanzine (1969).