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EU vol1 iss1

This publication ran from 1983 to 1990 and was the main one to read if you had an Electron ;-) I subscribed to the magazine for a couple of years in the late 80's but I am still missing a lot of the early ones; I bought these only every now and again back in the beginning so my collection has a lot of gaps!

Over at Acorn Electron World there is a complete archive of the magazine, including a spreadsheet that can be queried to assist in searches within the issues. A vast amount of work and another good reason to buy the AEW DVD ;-)

I still re-read this magazines; even the ones that I had BITD - it really feeds the nostalgia of the Electron! Also, even after all these years, there are still so many games and other software that I have not yet tried and it's nice to scan back through and read old reviews or see the advertisments.

I really enjoy playing text-adventure games; I love the way they work with the players imagination... you don't need pictures or graphics! Electron User had an excellent section each month that focused on text adventures, within this there were reviews of the latest arrivals, questions from readers and also maps and solutions. Many will remember Pendragon, who took over the column from Merlin. The column had great atmosphere.

As well as keeping an eye out for the magazines that i am missing from my collection, I am also searching for some more of the red binders that were sold back then by Electron User. Please send me an email if you have any going spare!

1983198419851986 1987198819891990
Jan V1 N4need V2 N4need V3 N4 V4 N4V5 N3 (4)V6 N4V7 N4
Feb need V1 N5need V2 N5V3 N5 V4 N5V5 N4 (5)V6 N5V7 N5
Mar need V1 N6need V2 N6need V3 N6 V4 N6V5 N5 (6)V6 N6V7 N6
Apr need V1 N7need V2 N7V3 N7 V4 N7V5 N6 (7)V6 N7V7 N7
May need V1 N8need V2 N8need V3 N8 V4 N8V5 N7 (8)V6 N8V7 N8
Jun need V1 N9need V2 N9need V3 N9 V4 N9V5 N8 (9)V6 N9V7 N9
Jul need V1 N10V2 N10V3 N10 V4 N10V5 N9 (10)V6 N10V7 N10
Aug V1 N11need V2 N11V3 N11 V4 N11V5 N10 (11)V6 N11
Sep need V1 N12need V2 N12V3 N12 V4 N12V5 N12V6 N12
Oct V1 N1need V2 N1need V3 N1V4 N1 V5 N1V6 N1V7 N1
Nov V1 N2need V2 N2need V3 N2V4 N2 V5 N2V6 N2V7 N2
Dec V1 N3need V2 N3V3 N3V4 N3 V5 N3V6 N3V7 N3

Remember that the issue numbers went a bit wobbly between Dec '87 and Jan '88 which saw two V5 N3 and the numbering was not corrected until Sep '88

EF vol1 iss1

We fast forward to the present day and I am most pleased to bring news of a new publication, very much in the style of Electron User....

Electron Forever is a new magazine with fresh content that carries a lot of the feel of the old Electron User.

At the moment it's a PDF only (first issue just out at the time of writing) but Anthony Ogden (EF Editor) has plans for a physical version if there is enough interest.

Anyhoo, head over to the Electron Forever site and grab your copy today!