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Issue 19
October 1983

Nigel Clark
Consultant editor
Mike Johnston
Production editor
Harold Mayes MBE
Software editor
John Gilbert
Program reviewer
Rebecca Ferguson
Brian King
Advertisement manager
John Ross
Sales executive
Annette Burrows
Editorial assistant
Margaret Hawkins
Production assistant
Dezi Epaminondou
Managing director
Terry Cartwright
Richard Hease

Sinclair User is published monthly by ECC Publications Ltd.

  • SINCLAIRVOYANCE We consider the arrival of the Microdrive and the possible effect it will have on the market.

  • SINCLAIR USER CLUB Games for the ZX-81 and Spectrum are among the offers this month.

  • NEWS Adaptations to the Micronet adaptor allow it to be used with the Microdrive; Sinclair expands its software interests; a new competitor for the Spectrum and much more.

  • LETTERS Another wide variety of views and tips from our readers.

  • HARDWARE WORLD In a special section our writers review the Microdrive from different viewpoints.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Improved graphics on the ZX-81 and more games for the Spectrum are considered by John Gilbert.

  • BACKGAMMON John Lambert assesses the abilities of the three versions for the Spectrum.

  • COMPETITION Win one of the first Microdrives in our difficult contest for Spectrum owners.

  • SPECIAL OFFER £1 voucher to exchange at Rumbelows stores against Sinclair software.

  • PROGRAM PRINTOUT Another 16 pages of listings for the Spectrum and ZX-81 in a section which is easy to take out and file.

  • USER OF THE MONTH The Entwistle family do their best to get the most from their ZX-81.

  • FORTH In the second part of his series, John Gilbert discovers why the language is so popular.

  • PROGRAMMING Increasing the range of colours is easy, according to Jack Knight.

  • MATHEMATICS Do complicated calculations on the ZX-81.

  • BEGINNERS' SECTION New this month. We hope to make the introduction to the Sinclair machines as smooth as possible by giving a few hints and some easy programs to enter.

  • HELPLINE Our expert, Andrew Hewson, digs into his postbag for more problems to answer.

  • MIND GAMES Quentin Heath visits Espionage Island to rescue some of our readers.

  • SOFTWARE DIRECTORY The second part of our guide to software for the Sinclair machines, complete with the Gilbert Factor.


John Gilbert compares the growing number of compilers for the ZX-81 and the Spectrum and there is another special gift for readers of Sinclair User.

If you would like to contribute to any of the Sinclair User group of publications please send programs, articles or ideas for hardware projects to:
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ECC Publications,

Programs should be on cassette and articles should be typed. We cannot undertake to return them unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.
We pay £10 for each program published and £50 per 1,000 words for each article used.

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Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458

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Issue 18 - Mind Games Main Contents Sinclairvoyance