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Special Publications

In recent years the BSFA has also started publishing a commemorative mini-anthology of fiction and non-fiction associated with the BSFA Awards. There are also occasional one-off special publications for members: in 2015, The Best of Vector: The State of the Art edited by Paul Kincaid and Maureen Kincaid Speller was published, and in 2018 its sequel, Through the Decades: Sixty Years of the BSFA 1958-2018, edited by Alex Bardy.

Historical Publications

Between 1960 and 1963 the BSFA published The BSFA Newsletter, which became The BSFA Bulletin between 1965 and 1972, later relaunched briefly as The BSFA Newsletter again and then as Matrix from 1975 to 2011, gradually focusing more on SFF in TV and media, and then briefly morphed into The Quantum for about a year.

The reviews zine Paperback Parlour was published between 1977 and 1980; this ignited into Paperback Inferno from 1980 to 1992, before merging into Vector. The Vector vesicle eventually became The BSFA Review, before striking out again in 2017, its current form.

In 1965 and then again in 1977-1978, the BSFA also published Tangent, a fiction magazine.

There have also been plenty of other interventions over the years, some of which you may be able to discover in places like the Science Fiction Encyclopedia, the Internet Speculative Fiction Database, and the Fanac Fan History Project.

The BSFA Newsletter

We also have the Chair's regular email newsletter (about once per month), keeping members informed and sharing items of interest to SFF communities. If you have an item for potential inclusion in the newsletter, please get in touch with


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