Attitude: The Archives
edited by Michael Abbott, John Dallman, and Pam Wells

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Attitude was an SF fanzine, published between May 1994 and October 1997, by Michael Abbott, John Dallman, and Pam Wells, and an SF convention, run in February 1997 by Michael Abbott, David T Cooper, Mike Scott, Martin Tudor and Pam Wells. A full account of the scope of the project and the subjects it dealt with defies a brief summary. If you'd like to know more about it, please read the fanzines.

We were nothing to do with attitude the British lifestyle magazine or Attitude Online. If a search engine brought you here and you wanted them, click on their names for links.

Attitude had a circulation of around 350 copies per issue, and was available for “the usual” — contribution, letter of comment, trade, or editorial whim. It won the Nova award for best Fanzine at Novacon 25 in 1995, and was nominated for the Hugo award for Best Fanzine of 1995 and 1997 without winning.


These are archives. The issues are presented here as they were written, as things that belong to that time. Many of the people whose name and addresses you'll find in them have moved, and some have died. If you want to respond to the ideas and arguments in the fanzines, or get in touch with any of the contributors, please e-mail John Dallman.

The Archives

Each issue can be downloaded as one or more Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) files. If you don't have an Adobe Acrobat viewer program, you can download it for free from Adobe's website. To keep search engines out of the text, and to keep this from being part of the web, rather than merely obtainable via the web — if we did that, we'd feel honour-bound to ask every single contributor for permission to re-publish in a different form — the files are compressed using the widely-used ZIP format, and protected with a password. The password is “Attitude”, in exactly that mixture of upper and lower case letters. If you don't have a program for reading ZIP files, we recommend the freeware InfoZip, or the shareware WinZip for a glossier Windows user interface.


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Attitude would like to thank <plokta.con> for prompting us to get round to producing these archives, and Marcus Streets for the loan of Adobe Acrobat.

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Last revised: 17 February, 2004

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