Futurian Observer
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Futurian Observer was initially edited by Bert F. Castellari & William D. Veney, in later issues Veney was replaced by Ronald B. Levy. It was the very first Australian newszine and lasted for no less than 57 issues. The first of these appeared in January 1940 and the last March 1942, after which the war made publishing further issues impossible. 'Obs', as the zine was known back then, is the unexpurgated chronicle of the first age of fan in Australia. In those slim issues appeared everybody and everything that made Australian fandom of the forties what it was.

And now, via the generosity of Bill Burns, I hope to make the entire run of Obs available here for your reading pleasure. I'd brace yourself if I were you, it's likely to be a bumpy ride.

—Kim Huett

 

See also Garry P Dalrymple's annotated version of the Official Report of the First Australian Science Fiction Convention, Sydcon, 1952, published by the Futurian Society and attended by many of the fans mentioned in Futurian Observer.

Futurian Observer #1 (373KB) Futurian Observer #2 (165KB)
Futurian Observer #3 (157KB) Futurian Observer #4 (225KB)
Futurian Observer #5 (459KB) Futurian Observer #6 (118KB)
Futurian Observer #7 (109KB) Futurian Observer #8 (112KB)
Futurian Observer #9 (105KB) Futurian Observer #10 (985KB)
Futurian Observer #11 (651KB) Futurian Observer #12 (2071KB)
Futurian Observer #13 (686KB) Futurian Observer #14 (195KB)
Futurian Observer #15 (166KB) Futurian Observer #16 (118KB)
Futurian Observer #17 (153KB) Futurian Observer #18 (352KB)
Futurian Observer #19 (176KB) Futurian Observer #20 (85KB)
Futurian Observer #21 (311KB) Futurian Observer #21 Extra (101KB)
Futurian Observer #22 (105KB) Futurian Observer #23 (95KB)
Futurian Observer #24 (75KB) Futurian Observer #25 (89KB)
Futurian Observer #26 (104KB) Futurian Observer #27 (276KB)
Futurian Observer #28 (172KB) Futurian Observer #29 (331KB)
Futurian Observer #30 (191KB) Futurian Observer #31 (142KB)
Futurian Observer #32 (182KB) Futurian Observer #33 (172KB)
Futurian Observer #34 (171KB) Futurian Observer #35 (157KB)
Futurian Observer #36 (226KB)  

Last revised: 26 October, 2012

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