Gillespie, from Melbourne, Australia, has been publishing
fanzines since 1968. In January 1969, the first issue of
SF Commentary appeared. It's been lurching
along, with occasional total seizures, ever since. It's
been nominated three times for the Hugo Award (1972, 1973
and 1975), and has won a number of Ditmar Awards (Australian
SF Achievement Award). Below you can read .PDF versions
of the most recent issues. Eventually he received what he
considers the ultimate accolade, serving as Fan Guest of
Honour for Aussiecon 3, the world convention held in Melbourne
1984, Bruce began The Metaphysical Review
as a fanzine filled with all the bits and pieces, apart
from SF and fantasy, that SF fans tend to be interested
in -- music, films, travels, other fans, general books
and chatter. He hasn't yet found a way to convert recent
issues to .PDF form yet. TMR is not
dead, but still awaits resurrection (see below for archive issues).
has contributed to several apas, including Anzapa (Australia
and New Zealand Amateur Publishing Association) since
1968, APA-45 during the early 1970s, FAPA (Fantasy Amateur
Press Association) from 1984 to 1994, and Acnestis (the
British apa for fans who still read a lot) since 1995.
Scratch Pad is a new electronic-only
fanzine that includes all the non-mailing comment sections
of my apazines since 1991.
Engine Time is an intercontinental fanzine begun by
Bruce with British fans Maureen Kincaid Speller and Paul
Kincaid in 2000. After three issues, Paul and Maureen
dropped out, and Michigan fan Janine Stinson (editor
of Peregrine Nations) became the new co-editor.
SET will now appear first on efanzines.com,
with a print version available to those who contribute,
trade paper fanzines, correspond, and/or send money.
snail mail address for Bruce Gillespie on nearly all the
fanzines here is now wrong. In November, Bruce
Gillespie and Elaine Cochrane moved house. Please delete
the Collingwood address, and replace it in your records
Howard Street Greensborough VIC 3088 Australia.
address is now: firstname.lastname@example.org