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Issue 1 : April 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Let's begin with a look ahead
Software Scene
Hardware World
Inside Sinclair - Technical advice department
Helpline - Questions on how to organise memory
Books
Software Overview
Hardware Overview
Prestel
Mind Games - Chess

Issue 2 : May 1982

Sinclairvoyance - ZX-82 will be around soon
Hardware World
Software Scene
Helpline - Your queries on storing numbers answered
Letters
Adventure Games
Inside Sinclair - Timex factory at Dundee
Books
Mind Games - Noughts and Crosses

Issue 3 : June 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Spectrum may hit spin-offs
Software Scene
Hardware World
Letters
News - Prestel adaptor 'ready this year'
Spectrum Review - First look at the Spectrum
Adventure Games
Books
Inside Sinclair - Nigel Searle
Mind Games - Nim & Chess
Helpline - Making the best use of memory

Issue 4 : July 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Tempting gap in market
Letters
Spectrum Review
News - WH Smith adds to micro range
Software Scene
Hardware World
New Business - Altwasser and Vickers
Helpline - Peripheral difficulties
Mind Games - Chess

Issue 5 : August 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Portable systems can boost outdoor thrills
Software Scene
News - Northern fair 'a disaster'
Letters
Toolkit Routines
Interface review - Data-assette ZX99
Hardware World
Mind Games
Helpline - File problems on display in ZX-81
Inside Sinclair - Rick Dickinson interview

Issue 6 : September 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Home schooling is a dangerous dream
News - ZX-81 price cut to keep sales
Letters
Spectrum User - News, Helpline and First Impressions
Hardware World
Helpline - Data handling can be achieved on ZX-81
Software Scene
Mind Games - Anagrams and crosswords

Issue 7 : October 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Spectrum excuses run out
News - Spectrum designers use Forth in new home micro
Letters
Futurology - Golden Ages
Software Scene
Hardware World
Spectrum User - News, Software reviews and Helpline
Helpline - How ZX-81 sorts out different variables
Company Profile - Data-assette
Mind Games - Chess

Issue 8 : November 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Great expectations
News - Sales of ZX-81 revive strongly
Letters
Futurology - Less work and more play
Software Scene
Hardware World
Inside Sinclair - Jim Westwood interview
Spectrum User - News and Software reviews
Books
Helpline - Spanners poked in the Sinclair works
Mind Games

Issue 9 : December 1982

Sinclairvoyance - Christmas order glut expected
News - Import controls demand grows
Letters
Hardware World
Printer Survey
Inside Sinclair - Nigel Searle
Futurology - Code junkies hooked on micros
Spectrum Software
Software Scene
Helpline - Talking direct to the machine improves uses
Mind Games

Issue 10 : January 1983

Sinclairvoyance - More excitement guaranteed
News - Microdrive is a 'floppy' tape
Letters
Software Scene
Hardware World
Books
Helpline - Taking the modular approach to storing information
Mind Games - Cheops Tomb

Issue 11 : February 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Same game, different rules
News - Spectrum goes on retail sale
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Zeaker - ZX-81 robotics
Arcade Games
Books
Helpline - Finding the answer to screen filling
Mind Games

Issue 12 : March 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Spectrum price speculation
News - Clive now worth more than £120 million
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Futurology - Hooked on arrogance
Sinclair Simon
Sinclair Software
American Market
Helpline - Getting larger characters by using a Basic program
Mind Games - The Hobbit

Issue 13 : April 1983

Sinclairvoyance - A year ago this month
News - Million Sinclairs sold throughout the world
Letters
Hardware World
Maze Games
Software Scene
Sinclair Simon
Inside Sinclair - The Sinclair mailing house
Memic 81 - Battery-backed RAM for the ZX-81
Helpline - Educational difficulties
Mind Games - The Trader Trilogy

Issue 14 : May 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Microdriving lessons taken
News - Microdrives expected to be launched soon
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Sinclair Speech - Innovation is the route to success
Oric - Spectrum competitor reviewed
Books
Sinclair Simon
Helpline - Please explain arrays for us woodenheads
Mind Games - The Hobbit

Issue 15 : June 1983

Sinclairvoyance - The year of consolidation
News - Spectrum prices are slashed
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Retail Trade
Books
Sinclair Simon
Helpline - Screen displays can be a moving experience
Mind Games - Velnor's Lair

Issue 16 : July 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Early end for the ZX-81?
News - Microdrive promised 'in a month or so'
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Dragon - Spectrum competitor reviewed
Books
Sinclair Simon
Helpline - Switching between complementary displays on the ZX-81
Mind Games - Chess programs

Issue 17 : August 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Market loses its innocence
News - Knighthood for Clive
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Books
Sinclair Simon
Helpline - What is the difference between a bit and a byte?
Mind Games - The Hobbit

Issue 18 : September 1983

Sinclairvoyance - End of mail order in sight?
News - Some surprises in the Microdrive
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
3D Games - ZX-81 robotics
Buying second-hand
Inside Sinclair - Bill Matthews interview
Sinclair Simon
Books
Helpline - Can you prevent the program being listed?
Mind Games - Graphic adventures

Issue 19 : October 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Sinclair now fixes demand
News - Aquarius leads the fall in prices
Letters
Hardware World - Microdrive review
Software Scene
Helpline - Numbers are followed by information not in listings
Mind Games - Espionage Island

Issue 20 : November 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Some micros may die
News - ZX-81 export deal signed with China
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Micronet adaptor - Prism VTX 5000 review
Microdrive - Ian Logan interview
Helpline - Returning to basics helps solve problems
Books
Mind Games - Greedy Gulch

Issue 21 : December 1983

Sinclairvoyance - Coping with competition
News - Woolworth and HMV to stock Spectrum
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Sinclair Software
Graphics - Sandy White interview
Helpline - Masking interruptions is worth the effort
Mind Games - Christmas round-up

Issue 22 : January 1984

Sinclairvoyance - A more competitive market
News - Copyright question remains open
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Software Scene
Hit Squad - Charles Davies interview
Books
Helpline - A simple way to save string variables on tape
Mind Games - The Microdrive and adventure games

Issue 23 : February 1984

Sinclairvoyance - Cassettes and bugs and rock and roll
News - Surprise launch of new Sinclair computer
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
DIY Software - Games designers reviewed
Software Scene
Hit Squad - Mike Richardson interview
Helpline - Simple hints on some common complaints
Mind Games - Valhalla

Issue 24 : March 1984

Sinclairvoyance - Quantum Leap in the dark
News - Launch of the Quantum Leap
Letters
Sinclair Simon
Hardware World
Software Scene
Cartridges - Interface 2 ROM games reviewed
Sinclair Business User - QL has real quality
Hit Squad - Adrian Sherwin interview
Soft Centre - Many games reviewed
Books
Helpline - Manipulating the sprites to eliminate flickering
Mind Games - Circus

Issue 25 : April 1984

Sinclairvoyance - No time for complacency
News - QL demand likely to cause delays
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
ZX-81 Modem adaptor - Microcomputer Resources Ltd
Software Scene
Hit Squad - Bob Hamilton interview
Utilities - Spectrum toolkits, extended basic, etc.
Helpline - ZX equivalents
Books
Mind Games - The Lords of Time

Issue 26 : May 1984

Sinclairvoyance - The writing on the wall
News - Dealers set to lose as Imagine cuts prices
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Spectrum Software Scene
ZX-81 Software Scene
Hit Squad - John Gibson interview
Medical Software
Books
Helpline - Difficulties with odd characters
Mind Games - Programming techniques

Issue 27 : June 1984

Sinclairvoyance - 1982 revisited
News - Sinclair announce QL Mark Two
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Spectrum Software Scene
ZX-81 Software Scene
Keyboards - Maplin, dk'Tronics, Fuller, Saga, Transform reviewed
Hit Squad - Steve Kelly interview
Arcade Games - Time Gate, Codename MAT, Stonkers, Halls of the Things, Maziacs reviews
Soft Centre - Many games reviewed
Education
Helpline - The trouble with joysticks
Mind Games - Perseus and Andromeda

Issue 28 : July 1984

Sinclairvoyance - Going, going, gone?
News - Spectrum famine
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Spectrum Software Scene
ZX-81 Software Scene
Hit Squad - Christian Urquhart interview
Inside Sinclair - Nigel Searle interview
QL File - QL reviewed
Mind Games - The Quill and the Gold Collection
Helpline - A splash of Spectrum ink

Issue 29 : August 1984

Sinclairvoyance - Clive's New World
News - The Wrath of Magra - Carnell swan song?
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Spectrum Software Scene
ZX-81 Software Scene
Books
Hit Squad - Allanson Computing
Software Roundup - Sports games reviewed
Silicon Dreams - Clive Sinclair speech
Mind Games - Programming for strategy
Helpline - The mathematics of music

Issue 30 : September 1984

Sinclairvoyance - The great shakeout
News - How to go bust Imagine-style
Letters
Sinclair Simon
Hardware World
ZX-81 Software Scene
Spectrum Software Scene
Protect and Survive - Tips to beat the pirates
Hit Squad - New Generation
Soft Centre - Many games reviewed
QL Revisited - A further review of the QL
Mind Games - The Hulk
Helpline - Control Your characters

Issue 31 : October 1984

Sinclairvoyance - Living in the Sinclair world
News - Trials of Imagine
Sinclair Simon
Letters
Hardware World
Spectrum Software Scene
ZX-81 Software Scene
Machine Code Tutors - several packages reviewed
Hit Squad - Russel Compe interview
Helpline - Data preservation
Mind Games - Adventure programming

Issue 32 : November 1984

Sinclairvoyance - The terminal solution
News - Virgin revamped
Letters
Sinclair Simon
Spectrum Software Scene
ZX-81 Software Scene
Top 30
Hardware World
The Micronet Story
Visions of the Future
Hit Squad - Costa Panayi interview
Adventure
Mind Games - Adventure programming
Helpline - Moving displays in black and white

Issue 33 : December 1984

Sinclairvoyance - The QL fairy tale
News - New Spectrum launch
Letters
ZX-81 Software Scene
Spectrum Software Scene
Hardware World
Top 30
Sinclair Simon
X Certificate - Advice on program presentation
Hit Squad - Matthew Smith interview
Mass Storage - Challenge Sprint, Microdrive and Wafadrive tested
Books
Adventure - including the Dancing Ogre column
Spectrum + - New Spectrum reviewed
Mind Games - Christmas quiz
Helpline - Journey to the centre of the ROM

Issue 34 : January 1985

Sinclairvoyance - Things to come
News - Spectrum Plus teething problems
Sinclair Simon
Gremlin - Clive's dive
Letters
Hardware World
Spectrum Software Scene
Top 30
Mass Storage - Technology Research and Watford Electronics systems reviewed
Crossword
Adventure - including the Dancing Ogre column
Books
Hit Squad - Julian Chappell interview
Inside Sinclair - Alison Maguire interview
Helpline - Headers examined

Issue 35 : February 1985

Sinclairvoyance - Force of habit
News - Micro survey slams Spectrum reliability
Sinclair Simon
QL News - Calling all QL users
Gremlin - Selina's man of wax
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
Hardware World
Top 30
Mass Storage - Statacom and Thurnall systems reviewed
Hit Squad - Lee Kristofferson interview
Crossword
Sir Clive Sinclair - Interview
Adventure - including the Dancing Ogre column
Opinion - School micros
Software Report - The great software chainstore massacre
Books
Helpline - Rubber numbers in the Spectrum ROM

Issue 36 : March 1985

Sinclairvoyance - Clash of the Titans
News - Sinclair declares Spectrum price war
Sinclair Simon
QL News - Sinclair upgrade for easier access
Gremlin - Clive eats pub curry
Letters
Hardware World
Top 30
Spectrum Software Scene
Crossword
Hit Squad - Microsphere interview
Books
State of the Art - Ann Hughes interview
Adventure - including the Dancing Ogre column
Sinclair C5 - Tested
Helpline - Blueprint for Spectrum memory manipulation

Issue 37 : April 1985

Sinclairvoyance - Night of Long Knives
News - C5 rides the waves
Sinclair Simon
QL News - New and improved Psion software
Gremlin - Imagine that ...
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
QL Hardware World
Hardware World
Crossword
Books
Adventure - Fantastic landscapes
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Hit Squad - Automata interview
Software Report - Trapped in a software vice
Books

Issue 38 : May 1985

News - Nordic is still alive
Sinclair Simon
QL News - The QL bounces back
Gremlin - Hands across the ocean ...
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
Mass Storage - Opus Discovery reviewed
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Crossword
Books
Hit Squad - Level 9 interview
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Sleuthing by the Sea

Issue 39 : June 1985

News - Rivals in hot pursuit
Sinclair Simon
ZX Word
QL News - QCOM alive and well
Gremlin - The world is your lobster
Letters
Top 20
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
QL Hardware World - Micro Peripherals cut disks
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Hit Squad - Mikro-Gen interview
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Watching out for Gremlins
Books

Issue 40 : July 1985

News - Clive loses control
Sinclair Simon
Top 30
ZX Word
QL News - A halt in production
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
QL Hardware World - A QCON out of the ashes
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Hit Squad - Denton Designs interview
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Nasty hobbits
Gremlin - Price of fish is going up ...

Issue 41 : August 1985

News - Clive - in good hands?
Sinclair Simon
ZX Word
Top 30
QL News - QL beats the field
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
QL Hardware World - Insider information
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Programs for Profit - Getting software published
Maintenance - Spectrum repairs
Books
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Cuchulainn on the road
Hit Squad - Legend Software interview
Gremlin - Maxwell User

Issue 42 : September 1985

News - Spectrum+ returns
Sinclair Simon
ZX Word
Top 30
QL News - Support dies for the QL
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
Hardware World
Know Your Rights - Consumer rights
Hit Squad - Torus interview
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Don't drink the water
Gremlin - Two lovely black eyes ...

Issue 43 : October 1985

News - Sinclair saved by creditors
Sinclair Simon
ZX Word
Top 30
QL News - QL prices plummet
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Piracy
The Risk Business - Starting your own software house
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Don't drink the water
Hit Squad - Hewson interview
Books
Gremlin - All that glitters

Issue 44 : November 1985

News - Launch of the Spectrum 128 in Spain
ZX Word
Top 30
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
QL Software Scene
Books
Hardware World
QL Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
MUD - Multi-User Dungeon
American Sellout - American software
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - In the deep midwinter
Hit Squad - Gargoyle Games interview
Gremlin - All the fun of the fair

Issue 45 : November 1985

News - 128K for Britain?
Sinclair Simon
ZX Word
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
Top 30
QL Software Scene
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Hit Squad - Delta 4 interview
Books
The Sinclair Story - Excerpts from Sinclair's authorised biography
Back to School - St Bride's interview
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Adventure - Don't drink the water
Gremlin - Goodbye and hello ...

Issue 46 : January 1986

News - 128K out in January
ZX Word
Letters
Spectrum Software Scene
Top 30
Gremlin's Festive Trivia Test
QL Software Scene
Hardware World
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming
Books
Adventure - In the pages of a dusty book
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
The Sinclair Story - Excerpts from Sinclair's authorised biography
Hit Squad - Mastertronic interview
Communications - Micronet 800 feature
Gremlin - Credit where credit is due

Issue 47 : February 1986

News - 128K games launch
Software - Arena, Barry McGuigan, Commando, Enigma Force, Lord of the Rings, Sir Fred, Sweevo's World, Think!, Three Weeks in Paradise
Gremlin - Love is never having to say ...
Letters
Top 30
Hewson's Helpline
Computer Crazy - Games MAD?
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Business - Which means business, Spectrum or QL?
QLink - Is the QL a sinking ship?
Hardware - AMX Mouse, Multiface One, Spectrum 128, Saga 2+ keyboard, Seiko RC-1000 wrist terminal
Machine Code - Series on machine code programming

Issue 48 : March 1986

News - The 128 is here - at last!
Top 30
Letters
The Hacker - Wendie Pearson rips away the mask behind the modem
Software - Winter Games, Forbidden Planet, Twister - Mother of Charlotte, Movie, Desert Rats, Worm in Paradise
Hewson's Helpline
Computer Crazy - Games MAD?
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Business - Which means business, Spectrum or QL?
QLink - Pyramide Software, Knight Flight, Supercharge, Expanderam, Sandy, Books
Hardware - Currah μSource, Micon Midi interface, SPD1 Disk/printer interface
Gremlin - Page Three Girls

Issue 49 : April 1986

News - Pandora - Autumn launch
Top 30
Letters
Software - Spitfire 40, Animator 1, Laser Basic
Spectrum 128 Launch
128 software - Daley Thompson's Supertest, Neverending Story, Lode Runner, Gladiator, Technician Ted, Knight Tyme, Sweevo's Whirled, Rocky Horror Show, Three Weeks in Paradise
128 Music
Adventure Helpline - The Dancing Ogre column
Hewson's Helpline
QLink - QL Support, Pro-Fortran 77, QL Paint, The Wanderer
Hardware - Kempston mouse, Trojan light pen, Opus Discovery, System 7 reset switch
Fairy Story - Andrew Hewson visits Sinclair
Gremlin - Clive's big hand
 

Issue 51 : June 1986

SuperSpectrum! - The Loki specification
Sinclair Bows Out - A look back at Sinclair Research after the sale to Amstrad

Issue 52 : July 1986

Loki - The Programmer's view - John Ritman/Chris Clarke, Jeff Naylor, Steve Turner, Andy Pennell and Greg Follis/Roy Carter give their views on the Loki

Issue 53 : August 1986

Sir Clive - Life after Death? - Sir Clive interview on the sale to Amstrad

Issue 58 : January 1987

Festive Quiz - Could you make it in the software world?

Issue 80 : November 1988

Worst Game Grand Final - Winners announced

Issue 81 : December 1988

Dean the Barbarian - Choose a paragraph adventure

Issue 126 : August 1992

The Hobbit - Feature

Issue 127 : September 1992

The Hobbit - Review

Issue 128 : October 1992

PAW Tutorial - Part One

Issue 129 : November 1992

PAW Tutorial - Part Two

Issue 130 : December 1992

PAW Tutorial - Part Three

Issue 131 : January 1993

PAW Tutorial - Part Four

Issue 132 : February 1993

PAW Tutorial - Part Five

Issue 134 : April 1993

Bye Bye - Final editorial and SU Crew
 

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