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Editing at ISFDB since August 2011, after looking up details on my little-known namesake and discovering I had my own shady past mixed up with his. This is me. As a semi-compulsive list-maker I've given in to my bibliographic tendencies and try to contribute to ISFDB most days of the week.

My fiction reading is a 50/50 genre/mainstream split, with the SF/F/H ratio being roughly 80/10/10. My reviews and commentary of most stuff I read usually ends up at Fictionstream; offcuts can be found scattered across my Live Journal. I've also reviewed for Foundation, Strange Horizons and Vector.

Twice winner of the Nova Award for 'Best British Fanzine' with Zoo Nation, I have also occasionally guest-edited the Hugo Award-winning Journey Planet. Currently editing Big Sky and The White Notebooks, possibly Thailand's first two SF fanzines.

Owner of around 3,000 genre books, half of which are first edition hardcovers and 95% of which are science fiction, currently spread over locations in two countries (England and Thailand). As a reader of science fiction since around 10 years old I burned out and took a 15-year hiatus from around 1985-2000 but am now fully immersed again. I blame Mary Doria Russell. Backgrounded in design and illustration but doing more (and better) with photography these days. I'm usually at altitude somewhere around the planet when not plugged into the internet.

areas of bibliographic interest

spec-fic from South East Asia and South Africa // British SF illustrators // Gollancz SF Masterworks series I and II // Haikasoru // Philip K. Dick // Franz Kafka // notable American, Australian, British, and Canadian fanzines, 1940–present, many still absent from ISFDB.

ongoing projects

From April 2014– : Compile listings for The Banksoniain.

From June 2013: Add missing records for foreign language publications of R. Lionel Fanthorpe's novels, from Bibliographic Supplement to Down the Badger Hole.

From November 2012: Index the complete run of Estronomicon, 2006–2011.

From January 2012: Bring the Science Fiction Foundation's Foundation listings up to present.

From October 2017: Expand the listings for Matrix, 1975–2007.

Tag titles that fall under NESFA's Recursive SF index.

Expand the listings for Science Fiction Chronicle, 1978–2006.

completed projects

February 2017: Bring up-to-date all issues of Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction.

January 2017: Add cover scans for issues of Paperback Inferno from #62 (October 1986) to #97 (August 1992).

December 2016–February 2017: Bring up-to-date issues of Focus, as far back as issue #16 (December 1988).

August–November 2016: Add listings for early issues of Banana Wings, from #1 (1995) to #15 (2000).

May–June 2016: Add early issues of Cloud Chamber #1–#9 (1976-1981).

September 2015: Add listings for For Dickheads Only #1–#6 (1991–1996).

April 2015–January 2016: Add issues #1–#82 of Lofgeornost (1979–2006).

April 2015: Combine bibliographies for Maureen Speller and Maureen Porter under her canonical name Maureen Kincaid Speller.

January–October 2015: Considerably expand the listings for Franz Kafka in the database (with the assistance of Stonecreek).

March 2015–May 2016: Completed the listings for Lake Geneva (2013-2015).

December 2014–July 2016: Bring up-to-date and complete early listings for Ansible back to issue #1 (August 1979), plus associated fanzines TAFF Talk and The Northern Guffblower.

November 2013–December 2014: Compile listings for Philippine Speculative Fiction #1–#9.

March 2013–September 2015: Complete all issues for SF Commentary back to issue #1 (January 1969).

February 2013–September 2015: Add early listings for Scratch Pad (1991–1996).

February 2013–January 2017: Complete listings for Broken Toys (2012–2016).

September 2012–August 2013: Itemise and clarify the Legend Novellas publication series.

August 2012: Separate mixed bibliographies for the late Colin Harvey and Colin B. Harvey (with the assistance of CBH).

August 2012: Index basic information (inc. pub dates and series numbers) for the Voyager Classics publication series, the majority of which are unverified.

July–September 2012: Index the complete Philip K. Dick Society Newsletters, issues #1–#30.

April–July 2012: Clean up the Gollancz SF Collectors' Editions publication series, clarifying details of editions produced for the US/Canada market.

April–August 2012: Bring the BSFA's Vector listings up to present.

Fanzine / magazine projects:


ongoing series

Fanzine, 2013–present (indexing begun May 2016)

The Metaphysical Review, 1984–? (indexing begun September 2012)

Scratch Pad, 1990–present (indexing begun February 2013)

SF Commentary, 1969–present (indexing begun September 2012, compiled with the assistance of Bruce Gillespie and Mark Plummer)

completed series

Exploding Madonna, 1968-1969 (indexed May 2013)

The Journal of Omphalistic Epistemology, 1969-1973 (indexed May–September 2013)

Steam Engine Time, 2000–2012 (indexing begun September 2012)


ongoing series

Broken Toys, 2012–2016 (indexing begun February 2013)

New Toy, 1986–present (indexing begun March 2013)


ongoing series

Omenana, 2014–present (indexing begun December 2014)


completed series

Usok, 2009 (indexed June 2013)


ongoing series

International Speculative Fiction, 2012–present (indexing begun February 2013)


ongoing series

Lontar: The Journal of South-East Asian Speculative Fiction, 2013–present (indexing begun October 2013)


ongoing series

Big Sky, 2013–present (indexing begun March 2013)

The White Notebooks, 2015–present (indexing begun June 2015)


ongoing series

Ansible, 1979–present (indexing begun December 2014, compiled with the assistance of David Langford)

Banana Wings, 1990–present (indexing begun September 2012)

The Banksoniain, 2004–present (indexing begun April 2014)

BW, ?–present (indexing begun May 2013)

Focus, 1979–present (indexing begun January 2017)

Gross Encounters, 2012–present (indexing begun February 2013)

Journey Planet, 2008–present (indexing begun May 2012)

Prolapse / Relapse, 2006–present (indexing begun January 2013)

Raucous Caucus, 2012–present (indexing begun May 2013)

Vector, 1958–present (indexing begun August 2011)

completed series

Andromeda's Offspring, 2011–2013

Estronomicon, 2006–2011

Zoo Nation, 2002–2006


ongoing series

Chunga, 2002–present (indexing begun January 2013)

Exhibition Hall, 2009–present (indexing begun September 2012)

Flag, 2013 (indexing begun January 2013)

Lofgeornost, 1979–present (indexing begun August 2013, compiled with the assistance of Fred Lerner)

PKD Otaku, 2002–present (indexing begun October 2012, compiled with the assistance of Patrick Clark)

completed series

For Dickheads Only, 1991–1996 (indexed September 2012)

Lake Geneva, 2013–2015

The Philip K. Dick Society Newsletter, 1983–1992 (indexed July–September 2012)

Science Fiction Chronicle, 1978–2006 (indexing begun January 2015)

Simulacrum Meltdown, 1999–2001 (indexed November 2012, compiled with the assistance of Patrick Clark)

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