SFFSA is a long running South African Science Fiction & Fantasy club. We enjoy social gatherings once a month, an extensive library of books for members, an excellent quarterly fanzine, mini conventions, a yearly short story competition and much more.


  • Obituary: Tex Cooper
  • Next meeting: 15 June 2024
  • Nova 2024 NOW OPEN!
  • Download a Zoom recording of our meeting held on Zoom on 18 May 2024
  • Our Banking Details have changed
  • Probe 194 is the latest edition mailed to our members
  • Free download of the lastest WARP ezine from Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association
  • NEW ADDITIONS to our DVD library (Donated by our founder, Tex Cooper)

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  • Can you help with a research project by completing an online survey?
  • Our postal address has changed
  • Check out the latest additions to our library (2021/03/22)
  • Download full library list in xlsm format (2021/03/22)
  • Download a list of all the stories ever published in Probe (2020/12/17)
  • Download a list of all Nova winners (2020/12/17)

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  • The Constitution of Science Fiction and Fantasy South Africa was amended in March 2020
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY Commemorative T-Shirts for sale
  • Best of SFSA available for purchase
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  • SFFSA History: new information about our origins

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  • Date: 15 June 2024
  • Time: 3:00PM
  • Speaker: Trevor Derry
  • Topic: The Higgs-Boson Zombies
  • Venue: Nexus Hub 21 Harley Street, Ferndale

  • The June Live & Zoom meeting of SFFSA will be a talk on Saturday the 15th at Nexus at 14h45 for 15h00 by Professor Trevor Derry, entitled "The Higgs-Boson Zombies". There will be a few introductory remarks on the plethora of fundamental particles which have been revealed in high-energy nuclear research, in places such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Europe. This will be followed by the movie "DECAY". This was made (as a joke) by some research students at CERN, and tells how the release of swarms of Higgs particles turned everybody there into zombies. "Decay" was shot on location at CERN by Luke Thompson, a University of Manchester physics Ph.D. student and first-time filmmaker.

    Zoom details:
    Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88160798014?pwd=Q0hwbkUxeXpDRHRqdlJabkxid0dsdz09
    Meeting ID: 8816 0798 014
    Passcode: 1966191

    We are also looking for committee volunteers to help us run and manage this wonderful club. Please contact Carla at chairman@sffsa.org.za for details.

    For any further information contact Ian.

    If you have a Gmail account, send an email request to kreuiter@gmail.com, asking to be added to the Google SFFSA calendar. You will never miss another meeting, and can click on the link in the calendar to join the Zoom meeting.
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    Hello! Lloyd Penney here, the new editor-in-chief of Amazing Stories! We are now pleased to announce that submissions for flash fiction for our special next issue are open! That special issue? That's our Amazing Stories: Sol System special edition. We are interested in stories set in the future and revolving around Sol, including planets, moons, asteroids, Oort and Kuiper, you name it! Now that you know what we need, we need stories, flash fiction-sized, about 1500 words maximum, with a deadline of January 2nd, 2023. We are paying the SFWA rate of 8 cents per word. Can’t wait to see what you submit. Click here for more details

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    The Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association publish an ezine called WARP. The latest edition, WARP 112, is available for free download. See our links page for other free SF&F literature.

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    Rhianna Morse is doing doctoral research at Brunel London University in the topic of Film and Television Studies. Her research is titled Windows of Fantasy: The Significance of Science Fiction and Fantasy Film and Television Posters. The aim of the research is to explore the significance of science fiction and fantasy posters for individuals and groups as a source of cultural significance and meaning. This could help generate a better appreciation of what posters really mean to their owners. As part of this, she is searching for adults (18-80) owning science-fiction and fantasy poster(s) who could participate in her research project by completing an online survey. Would you be willing and able to help? More information and the link to the Online Survey can be found on her PhD Study Website

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    T-Shirt Logo

    We are offering a 50th anniversary commemorative T-Shirt. They are good quality shirts, with printing on the back and the front. This includes the original logo. Black shirts with white printing, or white shirts with black printing, are available.

    Further details here ...

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    Best of SFFSA SF&F Short Stories

    The Best of SFSA Vol III available for R50.00 including postage (South Africa) or $10.00 international. Email secretary@sffsa.org.za

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    Artwork, articles and letters of comment (LoCs) may be published in Probe.