Eight issues were published (No. 21-no. 28), with the numbering continuing on from The Australian Science Fiction Review.
Contributors included Mervyn Barrett, John Brosnan, A. Bertram Chandler, Harry Coachman, D.G. Compton, John Foyster, James Goodwin, Ursula LeGuin, Stanislaw Lem, Peter mathers, Thomas Love Peacock, and George Turner.
Cover art was contributed by John Sandler.
The fanzine subsequently went into a long hiatus before being relaunched as the Australian Science Fiction Review (second series) in 1986.
Scythrop won the Ditmar Award for Best Fanzine in 1972.