Established in 1969 and based in Johannesburg, Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) is a club for fans of both science fiction and fantasy. Membership benefits include:

Monthly meetings 
Annual mini-conventions An extensive library
Quarterly  Probe fanzine
NOVA Short story
Much much more!

International and country members are more than welcome 

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  • Probe 180 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Probe 177 available for free download
  • Contribute to Probe
  • Catalogue of Probe Short Stories
  • Probe downloads

  • 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.

    PROBE 180

    The latest edition of Probe, #180 (June 2019), is special. Comments, reminiscences, ancecdotes and more from club members are featured. This will be available for free download in the time it takes to birth a baby. For the moment, hardcopies have been given or posted to Club members. Join now for your own copy.

    PROBE 177

    Probe 177 is now available to download in the downloads page.


    All  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
    • poetry
    • art work (high contrast grayscale, preferably)
    • anything of science fiction, fantasy or general scientific interest
    • anything that may tickle your fancy. 
    Our printing is done by JNT Printing


    Probe 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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    Probe 178 December 2018

    Probe 179 March 2019

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