bc Before the Internet and CB&M came Metaluna, Golden Years, BMCA, Serious Police Work and numerous 'specials'.
CB&M editor's past publications
SF publications and spin-offs
Books & collecting,
The Bill, etc.
Page updated 7th May, 2020
Metaluna #40,
Christmas, 1991;
wraparound cover by Phil Cornell >

NOTE All of these privately published, non-profit fan publications were photocopied from either dot matrix or daisywheel-printed originals. Quality is NOT comparable to present day fan publications.


, approximately 45 issues between 1984 -1997.
SF movies and television, original art, repro articles, original fiction, news, loc column.
24 to 48pp, A4 and A5. Print runs varied from 200 (early) to 20.
Metaluna 1

The Outer Limits, one-off Metaluna special on the original series, complete episode guide, original art and repro articles. Cover by Y S Hintz. Contributors: Geoff Tilley, Y S Hintz, Geoff Tilley, Tonia Walden, Sean Smith, Mike McGann, Helen Small and Joe Cuvello
Late 1980s, 32pp, A5

Star Trek, one-off Metaluna special on the original series, mostly repros and original art
The UFO File, one-off A-Z guide to the British SF series, complied by the late Cathy Lynn Goodwin.
1990, 36pp, A5

Metamoggie, one-off Metaluna special on cats. Original art, fiction, poetry and haiku. Cover by Y S Hintz, layout by Helen Small. Contributors: Helen Sargeant, V J Wurth, Y S Hintz, Edwina Harvey, Glen Chapman, Felix Sylvestris, James Allen and the late Ian Gunn.
1990, 36pp, A5. Limited, numbered edition of 20.

Jeremy Brett, a Metaluna special, 1988. - A4, 36 pages, mainly photocopied articles on JB plus Playbill, details of 39 plays up until 1985;
Sherlock Holmes, a Metaluna special., 1988 - A4, 52 pages plus covers, contents page below but you may need to download to read it

Holmes, combined the above 2
1999, 92pp, A4, print run of over 200.
A later version was printed in A3 format.

Golden Years
26 issues in two series 13+13, 1986 - 1995
Book & Magazine Collectibles Advertiser [BMCA]
14 issues, 1995 - 1997, then became the CB&M website
LINKS to articles elsewhere
Rick Kennett articles on David Carroll's Tabula Rasa site.

Serious Police Work [SPW]
12 issues, 1992 - 1996, 24 to 48pp, A5 issn 1039 9836 [copies in NLA]
Serious Police Work Newsletter [SPWNL]
33 issues, 1994 - 2002, 4 to 12pp, A4

SPWNL had been published since 1994, the next issue (still unfinished, #33 went out for Christmas, 2002) being the 34th issue. Before the newsletter, I published a regular fanzine, SPW, the first issue appearing in 1992 and the last and 12th issue, in 1996. Issues averaged from 24 to 48 pages. These contained articles on the characters, news clippings, fanfic and letters from fans. More than 1200 copies of the first issue were sent out, due mainly to an article in Sydney's Herald newspaper in February, 1993. More than a thousand letters were received from readers wanting copies over a three-month period. The work load became too much so I discontinued the fanzine, despite offers to turn it into a professional publication. Web sites have now made such publications redundant. The hard copy version of SPW newsletter has been put on hold for now.

Outside the Mainstream
Cathy Lynn Goodwin
3 issues, mid-90s,
32 to 40pp, A5

Cover art
#2 Phil Cornell
#3 Steve Scholz

The Aidensfield Chronicles

7 issues, mid-1990s, 4 to 12 pp?, A4

One issue, my [expensive!] attempt at a prozine.
Covers by Phil Cornell.

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