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Aural Delights Nov 2008

The A Bertram Chandler Story UFO is now available as an audio podcast from Starship Sofa Aural Delights No 48






















Sydney Harbour © Nick Stathopoulos 1984Included here are a number of articles that have been collected from magazines and fanzines. These are mainly works of non fiction where A Bertram Chandler writes about his books and himself, or comments on the happenings both inside and outside of Science Fiction at the time they were written.

Chandler contributed fiction, articles, poems, reviews and letters to a number of Fanzines. The most prolific was a series of articles in the Sydney based fanzine The Mentor produced by Ron Clarke. A Bertram Chandler was a frequent contributor starting from 1971 and continuing up until his death in 1984. Chandler had a regular column called Grimesish Grumberlings where his mind ranged across ideas within and outside the Science Fiction community. All of these these articles have been republished on this web site. (Recent editions of The Mentor are available on the web on the eFanzine web site.)

The first contribution to a fanzine was in Fantasy Review in 1947 with a book reviw of Olaf Stapledon's "The Spirit of Man".  Other early contributions were in Slant and Fantastic Worlds. The earliest A. B. Chandler publication was a letter in the July 1927 edition of Astounding  Stories written when he was 15 years of age.

 

The Mentor 24In Memory of A. B. Chandler

You set your sight so far outwards
that you own light far raced fowards
you've left us earth bound
broken gravity's bond
forever now you can sail
along the edge of night
blazing a star bright trail
burning nova ever bright.

- Julie Vaux.
(The Mentor #52)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These articles have been published with the kind permision of the estate of A Bertram Chandler and the JABberwocky Literary Agency, PO Box 4558, Sunnyside, NY 11104-0558 USA.