Susan Smith-Clarke is one of the seminal figures in Science Fiction fandom in Australia. Smith-Clarke has been involved in many ways and through many years with fandom. She began this long career in high school as a literary Science Fiction fan, publishing her own fanzine Girls own fanzine (1973), later fanzines include, Beyond Antares (1977-1986) the official fanzine of the Star Trek club Astrex, and Chronicles (1984-), a Blake's 7 fanzine.
Aside from her own publishing, Susan also acquired a large collection of fanzines, newsletters etc. that are now housed in the National Library of Australia as the Susan Smith-Clarke Fanzine Collection.