Since the late 1960s/early 1970s, Probe has been our A5 club fanzine, published three to four times a year depending upon contributions. The bulk of Probe comprises short stories from the finalists and winners in our annual Nova Short Story Competition. A complete set of all issues of Probe is available in our library.
Probes are made available for free download in PDF format, except for the latest two editions, which are only offered to members of SFFSA.
Our latest Probe for free download is #186, September 2020.
Probes 186 is now available to download in the downloads page.
CONTRIBUTIONSAll contributions are welcome! We love receiving:
- letters of comment (LOCs) from around the world
- reviews of books, movies and events
- international con reports and happenings
- news articles and interesting links from around the world
- quizzes and crossword puzzles
- art work (high contrast grayscale, preferably)
- anything of science fiction, fantasy or general scientific interest
- anything else that may tickle your fancy
THE SHORT STORIES OF PROBEProbe usually contains some science fiction/fantasy short stories. The source of these is usually our Nova short story competition. The winners are always published in Probe. Even stories that did not win can be chosen by the Editor.
Download a complete list of all stories ever published in Probe.
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