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Abode of Strife

Issues #1-19 edited by Bill Hupe; issues #20+ edited by Betsy Fisher.
Many of these feature superb artwork; the writing/editing is extremely variable.

Some issues of this zine are novels, some are anthologies. Annotations for novels are under the novel title.

Data Source
  Abode of Strife #1, ed. Bill Hupe, 46p. catalog
  Abode of Strife #2, ed. Bill Hupe, 90p. catalog
  Abode of Strife #3, ed. Bill Hupe, 67p. catalog
  Abode of Strife #4, ed. Bill Hupe, 100p. catalog
  Abode of Strife #5, ed. Bill Hupe, 75p. catalog
1987 Abode of Strife #6:see Shadows by Bill Hupe, 225p. Item in hand
  Abode of Strife #7: Ni Var: Reunion and Farewell, by Richard Pollet, ed. Bill Hupe, 100p.
"Spock/Chapel novel ( Ni Var)"
  Abode of Strife #8: Survivors by Charles Weekes, ed. Bill Hupe, 200p;
"a SF novel written in a Star Trek vein"
  Abode of Strife # 9: The Reluctant Jedi by Kristy Merrill, 225p
"(SW)1988 FanQ nominee"
  Abode of Strife #10 [ADULT] , ed. Bill Hupe, 120p.
"heterosexual adult issue. (ST/SF MEDIA) Trek, Star Wars, ALF, etc"
  Abode of Strife #11, ed. Bill Hupe, 215p.
"Includes Sarek-Amanda; Chapel, Sarek, Klirtgon, and the 'Big 3' stories"
  Abode of Strife #12, ed. Bill Hupe, 154p.
"Includes a Chapel story, a Sarek story, plus all of the regular favorite characters"
Nov 1988 Abode of Strife #13: see Song of the Stars by Betsy Fisher, ed. Bill Hupe, 207p. Item in hand
1988 Abode of Strife #14: see The Price by Carol Lance, ed. Bill Hupe, 140p. Item in hand
  Abode of Strife #15 [ADULT], ed. Bill Hupe, 100p.
"ADULT ST/Media, Star Trek, ST:ThG, ALF, etc."
  Abode of Strife #16, ed. Bill Hupe, 165p.
"Includes a Sarek-Amanda trilogy as well as Kirk, Spock, McCoy fiction"
  Abode of Strife #17, ed. Bill Hupe, 115p.
"Fiction by Perry, Marks, Weekes, etc;"
  Abode of Strife #18, ed. Bill Hupe, 200p.
"Big 3 fiction; FanQ winning art by Gennie Summers"

Abode of Strife #19
Eds.: Betsy Fisher and Ann Hupe, Mason, MI, May 1993, 130p.
Cover: Marie Williams

"A Strange Thing Happened" / Cheryl Martin, p.3-8
As newlyweds Sarek and Amanda return to Vulcan, an old acquaintance of Amanda's attempts to seduce Sarek.
* "The Bissco" / Anna Parrish, p.9-19
A small furry smuggled aboard Enterprise escapes as it enters its mating cycle - and it uses very loud flatulence as its mating call. Attempted cures lead to delightfully entertaining results, as well as confrontations with Admiral Komack and the Klingons.
"Mistress of Terror" / Alinda Alain, p.20-43
On a diplomatic mission with Sarek to Vulcanoid planet Junshia, Spock refuses the advances of a warrior-woman, who takes revenge by attacking Kirk sexually and mentally, putting Spock and Kirk's bond in danger.
"Guardians of Tomorrow" / Pierette Therene, p.46-49
Berylians reward Kirk, Spock and McCoy for saving their planet, by showing them a time in the next generation when their descendents will fill their places in harmonious camaraderie on another Enterprise.
"Is There a Psychiatrist in the House?" / Michelle Perry, p.52-54
[Reprinted from Formazine #6.]
Amanda is concerned about the psychological ramifications of Spock's doodlings... and discovers that they are actually Sarek's.
*"I-Chaya and the Chocolate Cake" / Anna Parrish, p.55-56
Charming vignettes of young Spock with his pet and McCoy finally meeting I-Chaya - who wants to wrestle.
"Sleepwalker" / CarolMel Ambassador, p.58-60
Vignette of Kirk repeatedly reliving Spock's death.
"The Deception" / Jill Thomasson, p.62-90
A Perils of Leonard story. McCoy stumbles into a smuggling operation Kirk is investigating and is captured and beaten up by the smugglers. The smugglers continue to haunt him with threats to himself and to Joanna, escaping from their trial with him as hostage, and torturing him.
"Cost of Survival" / Catherine Salmon, p.94-96
Kirk and Spock come to McCoy's deathbed; McCoy exacts a promise from Spock not to leave Kirk alone, because of Kirk's statement that he will die alone.
"Premonition " / Ann Hart, p.97-98
Vignette between the Commander from "Balance of Terror" and his wife, prologue to the episode.
*"Night of Miracles" / Karen Huff, p.100-113
It's a Wonderful Life, for Kirk. Kirk believes Spock, McCoy and the rest of the bridge crew to be dead, blames himself, and escapes from the hospital with intent to drown himself. Angel Charlie, a former prostitute who's been trying to earn her wings for 300 years, is sent on the case. A charmer despite the sentimentality of angels and heaven; Charlie is an excellent character.
"Z'Rar: Halfbreed" / Anna Parrish, p.114-116
The child Spock learns of the possibility of fitting in with Starfleet and resolves to do so, despite his father's plans for him.
* "You Call This Shore Leave?" / Michelle Perry, p.118-125
A fine romp as McCoy & Uhura manage to spend a rowdy shore leave on Vulcan, and Kirk is miffed - more at being left out than their behavior.
"Don't I Know You?" / Carol Lance, p.126-139
Kirk, Spock and McCoy are battered by space ripples on a shuttlecraft trip and are rescued by Sargon, now part of a ship that pretends to be a comet. Meanwhile, participants turn the Triskelion Games into a memorial for the presumed-dead Kirk and Spock. Sargon sends them back and despite injuries from another rough shuttle ride, they participate in their events. Now really... this is a little much; Kirk wins his swim relays with broken ribs - and McCoy lets him.
"Happily Ever After" / Michelle Perry, p.141-42
Amanda exasperates Sarek by taking endless candid photos of all his cute expressions.
FILK: "The 12 Star Trek Conventions" / Michelle Perry , p.98-99
POEM: "Enterprise Memories" / Melissa Mastoris, p.116-117
Admiral McCoy reminisces on his inspection of the NCC-1701D
POEM: "McCoy's Defense" / Melissa Mastoris, p.116-117
McCoy tries to convince himself he was not responsible for Gorkan's death.

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  Abode of Strife #20: Ry, by Betsy Fisher, 430p.
Hupe: "a Star Trek classic novel. The Romulans are out for revenge! Commander Spock, while on medical leave, is abducted, his mind altered, and sent back to Earth 1960's to alter the past, thereby negating the Federations existence Spock is befriended by a Pennsylvania family, and over time, learns to make a new home for himself, unable to remember his old home, except during sporadic, painful flashbacks Includes a full color art print cover by Professional SF artist Michael C Goodwin."
May 1993 Abode of Strife #21: see Cycles by Thomas Palmer, ed. Betsy Fisher, 183p. Item in hand
1993 Abode of Strife #22: see All the Time in the World by Thomas Palmer, ed. Betsy Fisher, 171p. Item in hand
  Abode of Strife #23: Intruder Alert catalog

Abode of Strife #24
Ed.: Betsy Fisher, Mason, MI, 1994, 99p.

"Millions Will Die Who Did Not Die Before " (p.4-11) / Jeff Long
"City on the Edge" alternate, with McCoy left stranded in the past.
"Taking the Plunge " (p.14-16) / Teri Sarick
Spock talks to the whales.
"Decommissioned" (p.21-83) / Nancy Dangerfield
Spock, now a civilian researcher, is diagnosed with autoimmune xenosis; his wife dies of it.
"Angel" (p.86-98) / Carolyn Milbrath
VIP passengers decide Kirk is the perfect match for their daughter.


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  Abode of Strife #25: Special edition 2: Ni Var 1
"Spock and Chapel journey to pre-Reform Vulcan."


Academy Chronicles
Year   Data Source
  Academy Chronicles #1 not noted
  Academy Chronicles #2 not noted
  Academy Chronicles #3 not noted
  Academy Chronicles #4 not noted
  Academy Chronicles #5, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI not noted
1979 Academy Chronicles #6, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI, 67 p.
incl. interviews on upcoming ST:TMP; McCoy story: The Secret / Jane Freitag
not noted
  Academy Chronicles #7, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI
incl. McCoy story: The First Step / Jane Freitag
not noted
  Academy Chronicles #8, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI not noted
  Academy Chronicles #9, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI not noted
  Academy Chronicles #10, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI not noted
  Academy Chronicles #11, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI not noted
1984 Academy Chronicles #12, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI, 79p.
incl. Joan Verba's review of ST III
not noted
1985 Academy Chronicles #13, ed. Kyym-Suon & Jane Freitag, Milwaukee, WI not noted


  Acceptance by V. Richards, ScoTpress [Novel] not noted


Accumulated Leave  [ADULT]

Stories reprinted from R & R.


Accumulated Leave #1, ed. Johanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Summer 1980.
Cover by Bev Zuk.
Reprinted stories from R & R #1-5, 1976-1977.

  • The Ultimate Shore Leave / Gail Saville [Reprinted from R&R #5]
  • Give It Time / Johanna Cantor [Reprinted from R&R #1]
  • The Gift / Kathleen Penland [Reprinted from R&R #1]
  • Not Bad For a First Try / C.R. Faddis [Reprinted from R & R #1]
  • Dragon Ears / Maggie Nowakowski [Reprinted from R&R #4]
  • Bridge Between Souls / Karen Fleming [Reprinted from R&R #4]
  • And Thou Beside Me / Carol Hansen [Reprinted from R&R #5]
  • The Day of the Guinea Pig / Beth Hallam [Reprinted from Son of Grope; also in R&R #5]
  • World Enough / Johanna Cantor [Reprinted from R&R #2]
  • Come Fill the Cup / Frankie Jemison [Reprinted from R&R #4]


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Act Five   [ADULT - K/S]

  Act Five: Scene 1, Mkashef Enterprises
"What happened after the episode ended? This issue features work by Blacque, Cole, Hood, Hedge, Solten and more."
  Act Five: Scene 2, Mkashef Enterprises
"This issue features work by Arat, Asher, Black, Haga, Solten and more."
  Act Five: Fantasies, Mkashef Enterprises
"This issue features work by Hassen, Hood, Roderick, DVS, Solten and more."


  The Adult Kirk [ADULT]  


  Adventures Of James T. Dork
E. Lale
not noted



Afterglow by Jacqueline Comben [Novel]
a sequel to Green Fire. Spock is still adjusting to his rebirth following STIII

not noted


  Against All Odds, Mkashef [ADULT: K/S]
Tales of triumph in the K/S universe!


Klingon info zine
not noted


  Airwaves Star Trek Special, 125p
Mostly ST TNG stories with some Classic Trek. Special edition from England reprinting Star Trek material from the multimedia zine Airwaves.
not noted


  Alexi, by Sharon Pillsbury. Art by Deeb. Mkashef [Novel] [ADULT: K/S]
Alexi, the infamous galactic criminal, has finally been hunted down to a possible location. It's up to Kirk, Spock and McCoy to find and apprehend him. They start by teaching Spock to play poker.


  Alien Brothers [Novel] [ADULT: K/S?]  



Alkarin Warlord by Fern Marder & Carol Walske, Mpingo Press, New Rochelle, NY [Novel]
NuOrmene (Klingon) universe

From ad in Probe #12:
"Alkarin Warlord carries the Ormenel through a long and costly war wi9th the Federation. More importantly, it follows the Ormen Alkarin through years of change and growth -- exemplified by his deepening relationship with Tavia Nelson, the prisoner he comes to respect and love. Alkarin Warlord is a collection of stories, each of which forms a link in the chain that ultimately binds Kor and Tavia together."

Data source: ad in Probe #12


  All Loss Restored by J. Stewart; ScoTpress [Novel] not noted


1976-77 All My Crewmen C. Andrus
(soap opera / continuing novel) #1 1976 8p; #3 July 1977
not noted


All the Time In the World , by Thomas Palmer, ed. Betsy Fisher, 1993, 171p. [Novel]
[Abode of Strife #22]

Cover by Teegar

An entertaining time-travel tale with Kirk, Spock and McCoy jumping around in time and space trying to maintain a timeline in which they manage to recover Fabrini data with the cure for a galactic plague. Stops include the American Civil War and the Korean War. The first try results in a universe with Earth surrounded by Klingon and Romulan forces.


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#1 (1975) - #15 (1983)

"Alnitah" is the name of the star Zeta Orion, the far left star of Orion's belt.
This series features back cover "Sehlat Sagas" cartoons by Helen Sneddon, Kryptic Krosswords for Klingons, and short jokes scattered throughout.


Alnitah #1
Ed.: Ann Looker, Orion Publications, Aylesbury, England, November 1975, 40p.
Cover by Helen McCarthy; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon
Second printing March 1976.

"Incident in a City" (p. 3-6) / Beth Hallam
During "City on the Edge of Forever", tensions between Kirk and Spock are exacerbated when Spock accidentally spills some green blood.
* "Cold Snap" (p.7-22) / Margaret Draper
[reprinted in Alnitah Omnibus #1]
Kirk sends Spock, Scotty and Chekov to investigate a signal on an uninhabited and very cold planet. When McCoy finds out, he demands they bring Spock back because he is not up to the cold, still suffering from the effects of “Operation: Annihilate!” Communications have gone out, leaving Scott and Chekov to deal with Spock, frostbitten and hypothermic to the point of rambling - in a very cute touch - about “T’Puh” the sehlat (Pooh). By the time McCoy’s rescue party arrive, Spock has been rescued and sent into hibernation by the watcher from a party of Vulcan colonizers who hibernate through the planet’s decades of winter and wake to resume their lives in the spring. Rabbit illos frolic about.
Kryptic Krossword for Klingons (p.23) / Beth Hallam
* "Nameless Enemy" (p.24-29) / Ann Looker
[reprinted in Alnitah Omnibus #1]
Interesting and dramatic dilemma. Kirk, McCoy and Spock are escorting a young Romulan prisoner when the shuttlecraft is damaged and Kirk knocked unconscious. There is possibly enough air for three to survive until rescue, but definitely not for four. Spock decides to sacrifice the Romulan woman. An interesting bit here is that McCoy offers to do it so that Spock won’t have to; one reason Spock won’t let him is that the woman is about Joanna’s age.
"Paternity Order" (p. 30-37) / Beth Hallam
A crewwoman gives birth to a child with pointed ears, and the entire crew take a new attitude towards Spock.

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Alnitah #2
Ed.: Ann Looker, Orion Publications, Aylesbury, England, November 1975, 44p.
Cover by Helen McCarthy; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon
Second printing September 1976.

* "A Study in Star Trek" (p.3-18) / Margaret Draper
[reprinted in Alnitah Omnibus #1]
Star Trek / Sherlock Holmes / Dr. Who romp. Somebody (Moriarty, using a phone booth) has been going back in time to prevent humans from discovering dilithium. This necessitates Spock going to 19th century London where, naturally, he becomes Sherlock. Very nicely crafted, with several entertaining subplots going on behind the Sherlock story - ties over from “Cold Snap” in that throughout this story, Sulu keeps trying to hear the joke Chekov told to Spock (to keep him awake) about the little old lady from Leningrad and the 15 rabbits; also Scotty trying to court Carolyn Palamas, who is totally disinterested.
POEM: "Know Any Jokes? (p.19) / Helen Sneddon
[Reprinted from Fizzbin]
"A Kind of Caring" (p.20-30) / Helen McCarthy
Kirk, Spock and McCoy beam down to meet a planet's delegation, and become stranded with Kirk badly injured by a hapless former friend, now driven "godmad" after witnessing all of his companions butchered in a local ritual.
"A Spoonful of Sugar" (p. 31-43) / Beth Hallam
A yeoman afflicted with xenophobia is stranded with Spock in the aftermath of an earthquake, and resolves to overcome the problem.

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Alnitah #3
Ed.: Ann Looker, Orion Publications, Aylesbury, England, 1976, 66p.
Cover by Michael Eason; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

* "Festive Spirit" (p.4-11) / Margaret Draper
Chekov, determined to help Spock enjoy a Starbase Christmas party, spikes his lemonade with dramatic results. Uhura to the rescue of Vulcan dignity - and proper retribution.
POEM: "'Twas Hogmany on the Starship" (p.12) / Helen Sneddon
More Christmas mischief from the senior officers.
"Alien" (p.14-31) / Helen McCarthy
Spock is sucked through a space-time doorway into 20th-century Earth, where he is captured by Straker, heading a team trying to develop ways to protect Earth from extraterrestrial invasion.
"Captain Slog" (p.32) / Helen Sneddon
Vignette; Kirk bemoaning how sick and tired he is of... a number of things and people. Cute.
"Reconciled Among the Stars" (p.35-44) / Ann Looker
After "Paradise Syndrome," Kirk is unable to overcome his grief, leaving an already-exhausted Spock to do both their jobs. Spock's attempt to shock Kirk into accepting the reality that Miramanee could never have been a meet companion to the real Kirk puts an insurmountable rift between them. McCoy's hesitation to relieve them both of duty results in Spock blacking out at a crucial moment, causing the death of a crewman. Kirk calls an inquiry at which McCoy defends Spock and gets the two back together.
Kryptic Krossword for Klingons (p.45) / Beth Hallam
"The Nebulous Crab" (p.48-64) / Sheila Clark
Kirk, Spock and McCoy land on a planet where nothing mechanical works. Trapped by a rockslide, they are reconciled to dying together, but discover a previously technological civilzation dying from the loss of mechanical function. The cause turns out to be crab-like telepathic aliens who have settled in the neighborhood and set up a blocking field to protect their brains from sonic interference. They put the boys through an intelligence test; when they pass, the crabs depart for other territories. Pretty sentimental and not a very convincing plot.
"McCoy's Bad Day" (p.24)/ Gareth Looker
[reprinted in Alnitah Omnibus #1]
The editor's child's (unedited) tale of pteradactyls trying to eat McCoy.


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Alnitah #4
Ed.: Ann Looker, Aylesbury, England, July 1976, 64p.
Cover by Robin Hill; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

* "Open House" (p.3-15) / Helen Sneddon
[reprinted in Alnitah Omnibus #1]
Romp told from McCoy’s pov. He pushes for shore leave and they get it - on Vulcan - and also have to give a ship tour to a group of Vulcan children, one of whom wrangles with McCoy, creating a stink (literally) in the laboratory and also dropping hints of a prank Spock pulled as a child.. McCoy’s voice is excellent and the story quite funny.
"The Human Computer" (p.16-27) / Matthew Brown
Enterprise recovers and revives android Tarik, whom they find drifting in space. Tarik's quick actions save Spock from an observation pod accident, but when Spock learns that Tarik holds secret Klingon commands, he destroys the android. Standard adventure.
"Countdown" (p.31-34) / Robin Hill
A reluctant McCoy has been chosen as guinea pig for Spock and Kirk's tinkering attempts with a complicated electronic gizmo. Cute shaggy-dog short.
"Dilithium Crystals Are Forever" (p.36-37) / Robin Hill
Vignette: Kirk as 007.
"Teeth of the Lynx" (p.41-63) / Sheila Clark
Spock resigns after "killing" Kirk by ignoring his own foreknowledge of danger, and wanders off into the galaxy into a series of hellish lives, with Kirk's unintelligible voice pursuing him everywhere. A bit tedious; resolves as coma dreams from a head injury.


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Alnitah #5
Ed.: Ann Looker, Aylesbury, England, January 1977, 50p.
Cover by Michael Eason; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

"The Six-Million Credit Space Trek" (p.2-26) / Michael Eason
Well-drawn, pun-ridden comic-book tale of Romulans capturing the Tardis and Spock ending up as the Bionic Vulcan.
"A Friend Like That" (p.27-30) / Julia Felton
Kirk, grieving over the loss of Spock, permits a red-shirt to go after his partner, against orders. [sequel, from Norton's point of view, is "Flight of the Red Hawk" in Alnitah 10.]
"Border Incident" (p.31-38) / Margaret Draper
As they head home with the Romulan Commander aboard, Enterpriseinvestigates an attack on a space station. The landing party encounter a Romulan scoutship's crew; in escaping from them, Kirk is injured, then rescued from a monster rat by the leader, Var. Spock takes the ship away when attacked by the Romulan flagship, but maneuvers the scout into plowing right into it. He rescues Kirk and Vav, who turns out to be the Commander's son. Best bit in this one is the new-fangled Romulan universal translator that speaks in lines from bad movies.
"Menage a Trois" (p.41-48) / Matthew Brown
Starting into pon farr, Spock finds that he is drawn to Miranda ("Is There In Truth No Beauty"). Miranda and Kollos - after some reluctance on Miranda's part - agree to do what needs to be done to save Spock, but end up caught in each other's heads. McCoy solves the dilemma by having Spock look at Kollos, to shock him out of the meld.


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Alnitah #6
Eds.: Margaret Austin, Joyce Deeming, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker; Windsor, England, June 1977, 44p.
Cover by Mick Eason; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

"All in the Family" (p.2-11) / Beth Hallam
Kirk has been permanently removed from command due to injury. When Starfleet's policy of having captains of the same race as the majority of their crews effectively prevents Spock from captaining Enterprise or, indeed, any other ship, McCoy resigns in a huff and has to eat his words at Spock's request. The new captain, whom the bridge crew treat badly, turns command over to Spock in a crisis, risks himself to correct a radiation problem, and supports Spock's promotion to captain.
"The Great Shirt" (p.12-20) / Margaret Draper
Silly screen-play format spoof; devious Spockian plots involve expanding and contracting uniforms and aging/de-aging crew.
* "And Peace on the Haven, and Peace on the Sea" (p.24-29) / Helen McCarthy
Well-written and original. An artist, whose husband has died in the Fleet service, has been commissioned to create a statue of the spirit of Starfleet. In order to do so, she has been working on Vulcan. Interesting love/hate relationship of the artist and the sculpture; also good development of her own and McCoy's sense of something awry.
"Open Sesame" (p.30-42) / Ann Looker
Investigating a dead civilization with an operating computer control, the landing party and rescue party are trapped in the underground control center, Spock and an injured Uhura on one side of a forcefield, McCoy and an injured Kirk on the other. McCoy has to operate. Spock determines that he has been mentally attacked, undermining his determination to fight, and is able to overcome the reluctance by drawing on Kirk's will to fight and getting McCoy to curmudgeon him into going on.
"Totally Illogical" (p.43-44) / Sheila Clark
Star Trek is revealed to be young Spock's school-time daydream; the Vulcan hierarchy decide to take steps to remove all that violence from his mind.


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Alnitah #7
Eds.: Margaret Austin, Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker. Orion Publications, Windsor, England, January 1978, 44p.
Cover by Maggi; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

"The Soul Circuit" (p.2-13) / Robin Hill
The Enterprise gets a new computer control circuit and begins a nasty campaign against Uhura in a fit of jealousy over Kirk.
"Ear To Ear" (p.14-17) / Caroline Nixon
Spock has a whimsical encounter with the elf Noddy - apparently a well-known toy or book character in Britain.
"In Check" (p.18-30) / Margaret Draper
Kirk, Spock, Uhura and McCoy are zapped away from shore leave and subjected to studies which end with Kirk forcing Spock into an emotional reaction to prevent their tormentors from killing him. On return to their own dimension, Spock is catatonic. A Vulcan healer rescues him, but the rift between Kirk and Spock is only healed after Kirk loses it on the bridge and Spock covers for him. Heavy on the angst, and both Kirk and Spock seem rather out of character. Nothing very novel in the old lab-rat premise.
"Whirr Click" (p.31-35) / Helen Sneddon
Romp. A bug in the computer system has it swapping answers to questions around, with amusing results -- including McCoy stumping Spock with a song about a "choochoo."
"No Other Love" (p.37-43) / Helen Sneddon
An aged Kirk, faced with slow death by increasing debility, persuades Spock and McCoy to assist him in going through the Guardian to return -- young again -- to Edith Keeler. They find that, this time, he has managed to save her as well as the future. Implausible on all counts, but sweet.


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Alnitah #8
Eds.: Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker.
[Margaret Austin reported "in a state of flux."] Orion Publications, Rowstock, Didcot, OXON England, August 1978, 46p.
Cover: Alan Hunter; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

* "Home Run" (p.4-14) / Margaret Draper
Spock and McCoy join forces to spring the Romulan Commander's son Var from custody on Starbase 10, enabling Kirk (whom Var managed to rescue though he lost his own crew) to keep his promise that Var would be exchanged without interrogation. But first they have to make sure Kirk himself can't be suspected of the jailbreak. Well-written adventure with nice characterization.
"Policeman's Lot" (p.15-17) / Caroline Nixon
Nice little vignette of an English policeman trying to convince his boss that he was immobilized and dis-uniformed by a pair of strangers materializing from nowhere.
POEM: "The Trouble With Quibbles" (p.19) / Helen Sneddon
Scott quarreling with Kirk over his reason for attacking the Klingons in "Tribbles." Accompanied by nice Gordon Carleton cartoon.
"The Axe" (p.20-23) / Anne Cockitt
Uhura is sold to a trapper on a primitive planet. Short tale of her adjusting to the life and the trapper and contemplating the decision that will be required if her communicator ever replies. She uses the axe both to defend herself from him and cut off his gangrenous leg.
"To Your Mind" (p.24-28) / Robin Hill
Visiting on Vulcan, Kirk is rather inexplicably approached by a Vulcan woman who mind-melds with him to show him how a Vulcan makes love, and wishes him to reciprocate by demonstrating the Terran style.
POEMS: "The New Voyagers" (p.28-29) / Margaret Draper
Short jingles on life and death in space. Interesting.
* "Leila" (p.30-46) / Meg Wright
The back-story of Spock's not-quite-romance with Leila Kalomi, just before Enterprise command is transferred from Pike to Kirk. Very well-written, and includes hints of how Leila ended up on the colony and why Kirk and Spock hit it off so well (Pike gives Kirk a vew tips). Leila rescues Spock from near-drowning, then gives him sailing lessons which eventually result in them being stranded on shore together long enough for her to fall in love -- which he logically rejects, but only after a few kissing lessons.


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Alnitah #9
Eds.: Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker. Orion Publications, Rowstock, Didcot, OXON England, January 1979, 40p.
Cover: Mick Eason; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

"A Few Curves" (p.3-16) / Johanna Cantor
Kirk and Spock meet up with the Taurean women from "The Lorelei Incident" (TAS) and find them desolate at the discovery that they are barren. Number One shows up with a solution - she is from a planet of women who reproduce technologically, having eliminated men because of their aggressive tendencies. They need caregivers for their infants. Kirk and Spock go along on the trip to see if the Taurean women will fit in, and Number One tutors the Taurean women on the evils of males and drives Kirk nuts with insults to his male ego all the way there. On arrival there is a disaster in the incubator, which proves to be a test of whether Kirk, as a representative Federation male, will respond in a humanitarian fashion despite being provoked to hostility. He passes, Number One's reclusive society agree to join the Federation, and all rejoice. Fun tale with good characterization.
"A Lasting Request" (p.17-20) / Mick (Michael) Eason
Short adventure story with a fine shaggy-dog denouement. McCoy desperately tries to contact Enterprise to rescue Spock from imminent death by firing squad, but Spock solves his own problem by serenading the executioners.
"Queen of the May" (p.21-29) / Helen Sneddon
Kirk and Spock try to convince a primitive village not to sacrifice their young maidens to the local volcano, only to discover that the villagers are quite right all along -- the volcano really does protect them from the Klingons and other outsiders, and requires the sacrifice. A nice twist on the arrogance of Starfleet's finest.
"Island" (p.30-32) / Susan Meek
Pretty standard little vignette of Kirk and Spock sharing a heart-to-heart after Gary's death.
"Of Things To Come" (p.33-36) / Tina Pole
Christmas is only a few days away, and Spock drives himself to distraction in dread of it. Cute.
* FILK: "Federation Wassail Song" (p.36) / Roberta Rogow
Roberta's typical clever send-up.
* "Auld Lang Syne" (p.37-40) / Margaret Draper
Romp. Sulu stumbles on a dragon - leading Spock to relate his childhood encounter with said dragon, on Berengaria, to Kirk. Clever and good fun.


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Alnitah #10
Eds.: Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker.
Orion Publications, Rowstock, Didcot, OXON England, March 1979, 40p.
Cover: Maggi; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

* "Expose" (p.2-5) / Leslye Likler
Young Spock, traveling with his mother, experiments with practical jokes; Amanda retaliates with a human form of discipline as recommended by Mark Twain. Leslye's usual charming rendition of the mischievous Vulcan child.
"A Cup of Cold Water" (p.6-26) / Margaret Draper
After a shuttle wreck, Spock is rescued and carried off by felinoid herdsmen and ends up breaking the non-interference directive in encouraging cooperation between the herdsmen and the budding farming culture.
"Flight of the Red Hawk" (p.27-31) / Julia Felton
Lt. Norton goes after his partner and finds himself fulfilling a Native American-like prophecy and restoring a mechanism that maintains the planet's ecological balance. . [retelling of "A Friend Like That" in Alnitah 5, from Norton's point of view]
"Autumn Is the Dying Time" (p.32) / Karen Maund
Non-Trek. Pensive piece on a lost relationship..
* "Operation Goldilocks" (p.33-40) / Helen Sneddon
Entertaining little tale of Spock calling Kirk and McCoy in to assist him in rescuing a wild female sehlat stuck in a ravine. Things get sticky when they find Baby Bear, badly injured, and need to convince the male that they mean no harm..
POEM: "Fallen Star" (cover) / Margaret Draper
Poem for illo of astronaut with cracked face helmet and curious aliens checking him out.


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Alnitah #11
Eds.: Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker.
Orion Publications, Rowstock, Didcot, OXON England, July 1980, 42p.
Cover by Glyn & Lynda Probert; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

"First Year" (p.4-14) / Jackie Stone
Young Spock deals with homesickness and culture shock during his first year at Starfleet Academy.
"If Only I Were the Daughter (of the High Ambassador of a Desirable Shore Leave Planet...)" (p.15-17) / Teresa Hewitt
The spoiled title character abducts Kirk for a little silly bondage entertainment.
* "The Moon Was Yellow" (p.18-21) / Helen Sneddon
Chilling tale of why Vulcan has no moon... not anymore.
"No Credit, All Credit" (p.23-28) / Tina Pole
Fun farce of Spock's trials and tribulations as the rest of the bridge crew go slowly stir-crazy when they are denied leave on - but have to stay in orbit around - Wrigley's Pleasure Planet.
"Reflections on Damocles" (p.29-42) / Valerie Mackney
WhileiInspecting a planet devoted to Federation military and espionage technology, Kirk lands in a Mirror universe in which Spock is female, devoted to him, and gruesomely sadistic. Interesting take on the premise, and Kirk's reactions of mixed love and horror are well-drawn.
* POEM: "One Star Too Many" (cover) / Helen Sneddon
With illo. An astronomer's discovery of a nova in counterpoint to the destruction of that far world.


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Alnitah #12
Eds.: Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker.
Orion Publications, Rowstock, Didcot, OXON England, December 1980, 42p.
Cover: Mike Eason; ; Bacover "Sehlat Sagas" toon by Helen Sneddon

"The Things I Do for the Federation" (p.4-14) / Audrey Baker
Romp. Kirk must convince a minstrel woman - with a companion Arcturian wolf - to substitute for a look-alike in a betrothal ceremony, and then extricate her from the groom's clutches.
"Ka-Ree-Ah" (p.15-22) / Sue Bursztynski & Jan McDonnell
Interesting take on the aftermath of "Amok Time." Stonn reclaims his honor by following ancient law to the letter, Challenging T'Pring's brother and forcing Vulcan to re-examine the absurdity of death challenge in Kal-i-fee. Nice touch is T'Pring ending up the consort of a legend, after all.
POEM: "Circles" (p.22) / Susan Meek
McCoy muses on his and Spock's entrapment within their antagonistic parts.
"Double Or Quits" (p.23-40) / Margaret Draper
["Var" series, sequel to "Border Incident," Alnitah 5, and "Home Run," Alnitah 8]
Var witnesses Spock selling Federation secrets to the Klingons - actually, Spock's capture by a privateer captain who sells him to the Romulans. Kirk and McCoy piece together what has happened, and Kirk, disguised as a Klingon, goes off to the rescue with Var. Spock is briefly reunited with the Commander, about to be exiled for returning alive from Federation capture. As the Enterprise men escape, she makes good on her refusal to be a pawn by blowing up the pursuit ship on which she is a captive. Excellent characterizations.
"A Man Will Tell His Bartender" (p.41-42) / Meg Wright
Told from the bartender's pov. Kirk, Spock and McCoy gather at a local watering hole for a round of farewell drinks when Spock is promoted to Captain of the Lincoln. As the trio - yes, including Spock - become ever more inebriated, Spock reveals to his friends that he has declined the post. A charmer.


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1981 Alnitah #13, ed. Ann Looker & Margaret Draper, Northan. England, July 1981, 43 p.
incl McCoy stories: Rank Hath Its Privileges / Margaret Draper
And Where Shall I Lay My Bones / Beth Hallam
1982 Alnitah #14, ed. Ann Looker & Margaret Draper, Northan. England, Nov. 1982, 39p.
incl. Second Year / Jackie Stone BW: "excellent"

Alnitah #15
Eds.: Joyce (Deeming) Cluett, Margaret Draper, Ann Looker, Beth Hallam. Rowstock, Didcot, OXON England, August 1983, 47p.
Cover: Alan Hunter

"Finnegan's Wake" (p.4-14) / Helen Sneddon
Romp. Finnegan plays a last trick on Kirk, without realizing that he has played into the hands of Klingon raiders. Taken captive, Kirk uses one of Finnegan's old tricks to escape - which involves Uhura doing a ping-pong dance and having a celebratory drink with Spock.
"A Word of Four Letters" (p.15-29) / Glen David
Koloth throws a kink in a delicate diplomatic mission in the sensor-fouling Murasaki area. Escape necessitates separating the drive (Adam) and saucer (Eve) sections. Kirk paints a Klingon obscenity on the hull in order to determine whether the Klingons can see them, and it turns out to be miraculously a holy word of the culture Fox is contacting.
"The Ultimate Nightmare" (p.30-33) / Tina Pole
Kirk's annoyance at McCoy mother-henning him leads to a nightmare in which McCoy really is a mother hen, with a nest full of bridge-crew chicks. Bizarre but funny..
* "When in Rome" (p.34-42) / Helen Sneddon
Spock is bitten by a plant whose psychotropic properties McCoy is investigating, and is mentally propelled into Vulcan's racial memory and life as a tribal raider while McCoy tries to come up with a chemical concoction to jolt his healing center back into action. Spock kills, eats meat... and is about to take the woman he has abducted when McCoy gets through. Spock quite logically decides to hold him off for a time. Clever premise for getting Spock into pre-reform times.
POEM: "Turn Around" (p.42) / Helen Sneddon
Someone (presumably McCoy) laments Christine's infatuation with the Vulcan she can't have instead of the human she can.
"More Than a Touch of the Blarney" (p.43-47) / Cilla Futcher
Romp. Kirk and McCoy connive to make Spock kiss the Blarney stone, and regret it when Spock develops an exhausting gift for gab.


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Alnitah Omnibus #1
Eds.: Margaret Draper, Joyce Cluett & Ann Looker, England, March 1980, 42p. Reprints from Alnitah 1-4. Rabbit cartoons romp all over this zine.
Cover: Gordon Carleton

* "Open House" (p.4-13) / Helen Sneddon
[reprinted from Alnitah 4]
* "Cold Snap" (p.14-24) / Margaret Draper
[reprinted from Alnitah 1]
"McCoy's Bad Day" (p.24)/ Gareth Looker
[reprinted from Alnitah 3]
* "A Study in Star Trek" (p.25-36) / Margaret Draper
[reprinted from Alnitah 2]
* "Nameless Enemy" (p.37-41) / Ann Looker
[reprinted from Alnitah 1]


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1982 Alnitah Omnibus #2, ed. Margaret Draper, Joyce Cluett & Ann Looker, Northan. England, March 1982, 39p.
[reprints from Alnitah 1-4]

Alpha Continuum     #1 (1976) - #4 (1980)

This early zine is sprinkled with cartoons - notably some nice little tribble bits.


Alpha Continuum #1
Ed.: Marty Siegrist, Lansing, MI, 1976, 92 p. Reprint 1981, 55p.
Cover: Marty Siegrist; back cover: Signe Landon

"No Time For Past Regrets" (p.3-10) / Ingrid Cross
On the eve of his departure for a new life in Starfleet, McCoy is busy drowning his recent sorrows -- his demented wife Arianna having murdered his female colleague in a fit of unwarranted jealousy -- when he is called upon to rescue his new captain from unseemly drunkenness. Also sets up the hostilities between Spock and McCoy. Not one of Ingrid's best, and nothing much really happens here.
"Wings of Wonder" (p.11-14) / Valerie McLean
A crewwoman finds herself dissociating from her body and must be retrieved by Spock via -- you guessed it -- mind-meld. Ho-hum.
"Caison [sic] Occurence" (p.16-23) / Signe Jesson
Crossover with Ann McCaffrey's dragon series. The Enterprise officers are negotiating with the dragonrider planet when a rogue queen dragon creates havoc in the province -- and traps Kirk in a cavern collapse. Best bit is actually the alternate farce ending provided by the editors - in which McCoy nabs the unconscious Kirk's little black book.
"Dancer" (p.25) / Ingrid Cross
Vignette - Uhura indulging improbably in romantic daydreams on the bridge.
"Encounter" (p.27-28) / Ingrid Cross
Internal Kirk/Spock dialog as they engage in their first mind-meld.
"The Sight of Kollos" (p.29) / Leslie Fish
Inside Spock's mind as he catches sight of Kollos and goes crazy. Nice bit is that Kirk's warning cry is what drives his paranoia - he knows there is danger but can't correctly identify it.
"Night Creatures" (p.30-37) / Mandi Schultz
Seems to be part of Diamonds and Rust series, or at least related. Chantal, who is not explained here, is sleeping with Kirk, who is reliving his days on Tarsus IV in his dreams. Kodos spared 14-year-old cadet Jim Kirk and his younger brother Sam in return for the boy's sexual favors. Not as interesting and nearly as salacious as the later stories.
"The Fear Of You" (p.39-47) / Anne Laurie Logan
Odd and rather disturbing tale in which Spock, sent along with a New Danaan woman and her symbiotic pet tiggy to investigate a mushroom hallucinogen smuggling ring on a planet on which Tellerites have seeded telepathic hounds... well, it was hard to follow, but the woman and her tiggy - which was quite a nice critter - end up dead and Spock ends up joining the hounds in massacreing the smugglers. Ick.
"Never Enough Dark" (p.48-54)/ Cheryl Rice
Nice dilemma, though needed more done with it. Enterprise has rescued a bunch of bird-like folks from their nova-ing star, has filled the ship with them and has several boatloads in tow, but the transporters are burned out and they can't warp away. Spock advocates dropping the load to escape -- but then ends up providing incubator space for the rambunctious babies in his nice, warm cabin. I still don't get the title.



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Alpha Continuum #2
Ed.: Marty Siegrist, Lansing, MI, March 1977, 154p.
This is a McCoy-emphasis issue.
Cover & back cover: Marty Siegrist:

"When the Good is Gone from Goodbye" (p.8-10) / Karen Fleming
McCoy’s final argument with his wife Arianna.
* "Change of Habit" (p.11-21) / Meg Hogue
Christine Chapel hits menopause and becomes refreshingly feisty, sparking McCoy’s interest. Nice McCoy lines: “Everyone tells the truth in confession. Those are the rules.” and “... if you’ll remember, I never propositioned the other Christine.”
"Any Time But This, Any Place But Now" (p.23) / Cheryl Rice
Vignette. One of McCoy’s techs, whining about how boring life is and dreaming of other times.
"To the Edge" (p.26-32) / Mona Delitsky
Typical H/C. With all three wounded, McCoy faces fear, pain and doubt to watch over Kirk and Spock.
"No Child of Man" (p.37-41) / Anne Laurie Logan
Illo interp: McCoy with a woman wearing a moon amulet. Without doubt the wildest version of McCoy’s divorce I’ve come across! Arianna as a member of a coven, with McCoy having her committed after witnessing her indulging in bloody ritual during her pregnancy. It also speculates that Jo may be parthenogenic - Ari’s child, but not McCoy’s after all. Definitely original, and rather spellbinding.
"The Southern Surgeon’s Nightmare" (p.42-43) / Paula Block
Illo interp: Civil War. McCoy wonders what sins have landed him in a purgatory of endless Civil War surgery.
"Night" (p.44) / Leslie Hobart
Illo interp: McCoy with an arm that doesn’t seem quite his. Nightmare vignette. McCoy is running, trying and failing to escape a transformation. He believes he wakes in a rec room and heads for the way out, but we discover that he has in fact been lost from a landing party.
* "Ain’t No Virgins" (p.46) / Paula Block
Illo interp: McCoy dozing with a unicorn nearby. Pretty entertaining stream-of-consciousness from McCoy, suffering the mother of all hangovers and trying to make sense of the unicorn checking him out.
"Mad Dogs and Earthmen" (p.48-50) / C.R. Faddis
Illo interp: McCoy playing some kind of game with a vulture-y being. Dialogue between McCoy and a phoenix, who alternately threatens and teases him, offering him dragon fewmets for a snack. Seems to be a delirium from being lost in a desert. Cute enough.
"The Real McCoy" (p.52-62) / Leslie Hobart
McCoy is imprisoned for rape, theft and sacrilege perpetrated by a doppelganger, then rescued against his will by a mysterious woman. An entertaining little thriller with some nice tongue-in-cheek dialogue.
* "De-Funitions" (p.63-67)
Agonizing -- and illustrated -- puns on De Kelley’s name.
"To Each His Own" (p.72-99) / Mandi Schultz & Chery Rice
[Diamonds & Rust series, Chapter 3. ]
Wow. I don’t quite know what to think of these. On one hand they are annoying Mary Sue tales. On the other... well, this one is worth the read for the shock value alone. The story-telling is suspenseful and compelling, and the writing good when not dwelling on the perfections and wardrobe of heroine super-spy Chantal Caberfae. In this installment: shore leave on Yemen, in the Argellius system, turns into a truly hideous nightmare for McCoy when a pleasant dalliance turns to incest, suicide and total breakdown. Chantal, having pushed Joanna McCoy to suicide while relentlessly pursuing her Target, struggles with unfamiliar affection for McCoy and resolves to try to repair what damage she can.
"Idols I Have Loved" (p.100-144) / Mandi Schultz & Cheryl Rice
[Diamonds & Rust series, Chapter 4. ]
Chantal obtains treatment (that is, brainwashing) for McCoy from her espionage organization so that he can remain in his post. The doctor she takes him to, her old enemy/friend Brandy Burns, insists on payment with sex, which about gives her a breakdown herself. McCoy, unaware that he is being treated with hypnotism and psychotherapy, naturally falls in love with her, at which point she drops him and they quarrel. Chantal wants out of her Enterprise assignment, as she is growing too close to the crew. It is disturbing to see McCoy dragged through the wringer of his daughter’s death; it is much more disturbing to have him behaving normally and pursuing romance with another young woman just two weeks later. But again, the writing is compelling.
* "Logjam" (p.145-150) / April Pentland
Nicely done McCoy & Kirk confrontation. Kirk reports McCoy drunk in his official log, leading to an estrangement that begins to affect the entire ship. Spock prods McCoy to restore amity with an apology. McCoy does so, but gains revenge at the same time that he eases the tensions, by reporting the Captain “not drunk today” in his official medical log.
POEM: "The Naked Time" (p.33) / Gerry Downes
Why wasn’t McCoy affected? “Even in his hidden secret dreams / He is always ... the Doctor”
POEM: "Prisoners in a Cold Cell" (p.34) / J. Feaster
McCoy musing on and apologizing to Spock in “Bread and Circuses.”


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  Alpha Continuum #3, ed. Marty Siegrist, Lansing MI
Spock issue

Alpha Continuum #4
Ed.: Marty Siegrist, Lansing, MI, March 1980, 98p.
This issue emphasizes Kirk.
Cover: Marty Siegrist

"Year of the Cat" (p.3-7) / Cheryl Rice & Mandi Schultz
[Diamonds & Rust series.]
Kirk and Chantal pining for each other, with Kirk telling himself "the way to get over a woman is to have her" and Chantal regretting having to lie to him all the time, until she finally comes to his bed.
"Made for Each Other" (p.9-18) / Anne Laurie Logan
[reprinted from Warped Space #6]
Silly but entertaining and creative were-creature story, told in first-person by a young ambassador from planet Paradox. Various crew members seem to be carrying a were-gene, and when exposed to the star they are orbiting, they Change. Spock becomes a cat and scratches McCoy when the doctor tries to pat his head. The planet's inhabitants are also were-"wulves" and the Paradox contingent beam down to discuss arranging Organian protection for them. Also, security crewman Norton abandons ship to run off - as a wulf - with his superior officer. Best bit in this story was the "beastume" - an artificial lifeform that transforms into one's clothing at will.
* "Wide Open Spaces" (p.19-21) / Vicky Edgerton
Spock and McCoy debate the wisdom of Enterprise's current mission of investigating the Galactic Barrier. Cut to two exasperated aliens on a higher plane, annoyed at the creatures who keep messing up their nice restraint, only to run back into the Galaxy again, and wondering if they'll need to be destroyed. Nice alien cowboy illo.
"Sea Change" (p.24) / Cheryl Rice
Illo interp. Kirk can't seem to decide whether to follow mermaid Chantal until she leaves him.
"Girl of My Dreams" (p.26-29) / Donna Toutant
Illo interp. Kirk, adrift on a sea after a shuttle wreck, finds a mirage-woman -- only to wake in Sickbay.
"Sunflower" (p.30) / Cheryl Rice
Illo interp. Spock accompanies Kirk to his Iowa home on an ill-fated home leave in which we learn that Mrs. Kirk is an alien-hater. In one short page, Spock falls ill from an allergy to sunflowers and waxes eloquent (at least in internal monologue) about the sun flowering in Kirk's hair. Nice touch is Spock's conclusion that McCoy was wrong, "you can go home, but you will wonder why you bothered."
Untitled. (p. 32) / Daphne Hamilton
Illo interp. McCoy's -- and Kirk's -- fears are realized when the doctor vanishes into the transport beam.
"Spell Sword" (p. 34-36) / Ingrid Cross
Illo interp. Kirk finds himself in some purgatory expiating sins by reliving a scenario in which his crew are killed and he kills Spock with a sword, over and over.
"Where Sirens Sing" (p.37-39) / Mandi Schultz
Illo Interp. [Diamonds & Rust universe] Kirk ponders the custom of referring to ships as "she." Chantal's answer is that men personalize them for the glory of early romance, and then whine that the beloved does not love them back, though it never had a heart to give.
Untitled. (p. 40) / April Pentland
Illo interp. Kirk has been trapped in some medieval planet's revolution and dies on a mountaintop, soaring with eagles.
"Responsibility" (p.43-50) / Anne Laurie Logan
Illo interp - one of the Three in cloaks in the mountains, Kirk with a staff, plus one of Kirk, chained to a rock with a serpent after him.
Suffering from debilitating nightmares, Kirk seeks the help of dream therapists - (apparently on the planet where the women engineers gave Enterprise's computer its quirky personality). They send him on a dream Quest, with Spock & McCoy also providing their dreams to the technicians. In payment, Kirk captures an Orion pirate ship that has been plaguing their planet.
"Song of the Jellicles" (p. 53-72) / April Pentland
The Enterprise bunch encounter a race caught in a cycle of advancing civilization and reduction to primitive level, all caused by health effects of a passing comet. Premise is rather vague, but story has some nice points, including a little romance for McCoy with the civilian archaeologist.
"Reunion" (p. 73-79) / Rusty Hancock
Former shipmates of Will Decker gather in a pub to toast his memory, and end up discussing their own affairs with Deltans.
"No Special Hurry" (p.81-91) / Cheryl Rice & Mandi Schultz
[Diamonds & Rust series. Editorial notes that Diamonds & Rust was supposed to be a multivolume series. Volume 1 was published, but volume 2 was never completed. In this story, the authors wrap up loose ends and summarize where the tale was intended to go.]
     Kirk and Caidan indulge in verbal, drinking and physical sparring over Chantal. Caidan hates Kirk because he's the only one superspsy Chantal ever loved back. Chantal has once again lied to Kirk and left him, supposedly to go along -- as honor demands -- as slave to an alien messiah who happened by just in time to save the galaxy from some evil plot involving creation of a black hole and... uh, well... I'm sure it would have been a roller coaster. Again, while I don't care for Chantal, or the premises and plots of these stories, the excellent writing makes them all palatable.
* "Memento Mori" (p.92-98) / Cheryl Rice
[Reprinted from Guardian #2]
Kirk receives visitations from the women his conscience blames him for. A very nice take on this idea,with a good, strong Edith Keeler still pretty mushed up from the truck.


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Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega #1, ed. Tina & Angel Bennett, Louisville, KY

  • The Trouble With Tribbles' (review)(A)
  • The Doomsday Machine' (review)(A)
  • The Victorian Affair T. Bennett
  Alpha Omega #2, ed. Tina & Angel Bennett, Louisville, KY  
  Alpha Omega #3, ed. Tina & Angel Bennett, Louisville, KY  
  Alpha Omega #4, ed. Tina & Angel Bennett, Louisville, KY  
  Alpha Omega #5, ed. Tina & Angel Bennett, Louisville, KY  
  Alpha Omega #6, ed. Tina & Angel Bennett, Louisville, KY
incl. A Portrait of Joanna McCoy S. Block


Alpha Touch
  Alpha Touch #1, ed. Lucille Lacey, Richmond Hills, NY  
  Alpha Touch #2, ed. Lucille Lacey, Richmond Hills, NY  


1976 Altair #1, ed. Margaret Hammond, Baltimore, MD  


Alternate Universe 4
#1 (1974) - #3 (1986)

Authors Shirley Maiewsky, Anna Mary Hall, & Virginia Tilley wrote alternating chapters of this serialized novel which takes place in their "Light Fleet" universe. (The other 3 universes are: the regular Star Trek universe; the Mirror universe; and the fan-fic "Kraith" universe.)


Alternate Universe 4 #1
Ed.: Shirley Maiewsky, Hatfield, MA, 1974, 62p.
Authors: Virginia Tilley, Shirley Maiewsky & Anna Mary Hall
Cover: not credited

Kirk is distracted by headache at a critical battle moment, and three planets are destroyed by the enemy. The guilt-ridden Kirk is drummed out of the fleet and sent penniless into the world. Spock and McCoy prevent him from committing suicide, and he becomes a freight navigator under an assumed name. However, he is recognized by an agent of Light Fleet - benevolent meddlers in societies, the same folks who employed Gary Seven, and whose aim is a peaceful galaxy. This issue ends with Kirk recruited to Light Fleet as an “Action Agent.” When a mission goes awry, Kirk is briefly captured on the Enterprise, but Spock and McCoy, trusting him, allow him to escape. A pleasant enough read with decent writing, though the angst was a bit overdone, and I found I didn't care much for the whole idea of Light Fleet - too much Big Brother, perhaps.



Alternate Universe 4 #2: "The Debt"
Ed.: Shirley Maiewsky, Hatfield, MA, 1975, 140p.
Authors: Shirley Maiewsky, Anna Mary Hall, Daphne Hamilton & Virginia Tilley
Cover: Virginia Tilley

My same criticisms apply to this second installment - everybody's guilt-ridden agonizing is heavy-handed and Light Fleet is a disturbing concept. But again, the writing is frequently quite good, and the plot kept me reading - or at least scanning for the most interesting bits. On assignment, agent Kirk is rescued from hanging by the Enterprise - alerted by Light Fleet. (Uhura, conveniently, is also an agent.) When McCoy discovers his communications chip, Kirk, per Light Fleet orders, escapes by staging his own suicide. Blaming himself for having betrayed Jim in obeying his Starfleet oath, McCoy becomes such a total wreck that Spock suspends him and he goes to soak his sorrows on leave planet Gagarin. Meanwhile, back in Light Fleet, Vulcan agent Malon is assigned to assassinate the Klingon leader to stop intergalactic war. She does so, but is devastated at having killed. She compares sorrows with Kirk, and they get permission to collect Dival, a Light Fleet telepathic psychologist, and go to Gagarin to put McCoy right. McCoy, however, detects and prevents the healer's telepathic contact, and cannot be cured in the short time left before Dival must go home to undergo a type of spontaneous fission in which a Child is formed. Distracted by McCoy's problems, Dival leaves it too late and goes into the "creation" phase with McCoy witnessing the weirdness. Meanwhile, the war has not stopped after all - Klingons attack Gagarin with a new, indestructible ship, and Enterprise roars into the fray. Dival's friends arrive to help him in his Creation, and Kirk shows himself to McCoy, opting for personal over professional loyalty. But McCoy has now seen too much. He is invited into Light Fleet, but refuses to abandon Spock and has them mind-wipe him, all except for the knowledge that Kirk is alive, which he is allowed to share with Spock. Oh, meanwhile... Malon has had to participate in a Vulcan gang-mind-meld and Spock - also drafted into the group - recognizes her from long ago and questions her supposed death and motives, but she escapes thanks to Light Fleet training. Enterprise, with a little help from Light Fleet, defeats the invincible Klingon ship - leaving Spock to ponder the impossibility of that victory and start putting 2 & 2 together. Kirk and Malon go off to new Light Fleet adventures.



Alternate Universe 4 #3, ed. Shirley Maiewsky, Hatfield, MA

  • The Decision / Virginia Tilley
    Spock, who has been told by McCoy tht Kirk is alive, sets out to find for himself where Kirk has gone and who or what he is involved with. He, too, must make a decision that could affect both his and Kirk's future.
  • Symbiosis / Virginia Tilley
  • A Time To Die / Anna Mary Hall
1980 Alternate Universe 4: Echerni: the Lightfleet Letters, ed. Shirley Maiewsky, Hatfield, MA, May 1980, 100p.
Correspondence among AU4 characters


Alternaties  [ADULT - incl. K/S]

  Alternities #1, ed. Cheryl Petterson, St. Louis Park, MN, Intergalactic Underground Press, 144p
  Alternities #2, ed. Cheryl Petterson, St. Louis Park, MN, 162p  


  Alternative: the Epilog to Orion, Gerry Downes, 1975 [Novel] [ADULT:K/S]  



The Alternative Factor

ed. Lana Brown [Pennington], Turangi, NZ, 1980
clubzine; one story, several articles





ed. Virginia Walker
Newsletter of Nichelle Nichols Fan Club (fanzine of the club is Furaha); Amani is Swahili for "peace"
#1 (Jan 1975) - #7 (Jul 1975)

not noted


Ambrov Zeor!    
#1(June 1976) - #8 (July 1978)

Ed. Elizabeth Waters, Stamford, CN
Not a Star Trek zine, but based on the universe of House of Zeor, a pro publication by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, known in ST fandom for the Kraith series. The Zeor universe has tentacled people called simes in conflict with others called gens.

I did not read any of these - they apparently feature stories, articles & letters by JL and others. The Star Trek connection is zine ads, con announcements & so forth.


Ambrov Zeor! June 1976, 28p.


Ambrov Zeor! #2: September 1976, 2nd printing June 1977, 22p.


Ambrov Zeor! #3: December 1976, 2nd printing June 1977, 51p.


Ambrov Zeor! #4: April 1977, Revised printing July 1978, 72p.

Published by Jacqueline Lichtenberg

Fiction by Carrie Brennan, Linda Deneroff and Jacqueline Lichtenberg

[Source: Data & image contributed by Morgan Dawn]


Ambrov Zeor! #5: August 1977, 68p.

Fiction by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Jean Lorrah, Barbara Grassmick, Anne Golar, Joel Davis and Digen Farris.

[Source: Data & image contributed by Morgan Dawn]


Ambrov Zeor! #6: January 1978, 33p.


Ambrov Zeor! #7 - Sime Surgeon, pt.1: July 1978, 60p.


Ambrov Zeor! #8 - Sime Surgeon, pt.2: July 1978, 62p.

1979 A Companion in Zeor #4: May 1979, 52p.  


Nov 1977 And Now a Word From Our Sponsor Nov, 1977 not noted


1981 And Starry Skies, by Ruth Berman, 35p
Collection of Ruth Berman's Star Trek writing from zines other than T-Negative:
A Rose for Miranda; articles on script changes in Amok Time and The Savage Curtain
not noted


  The Android Game by V. Tracey [Novel] not noted


  Anexar, by Carol Shuttleworth [Novel]  



Angel Unaware and other K/S Stories [ADULT: K/S]
by M.R.L., Houston TX, May 1986, 50p.
Cover: not credited

*"Angel Unaware" (p.3-9) / M.R.L.
Exploration of the complex relationship between Kirk and Spock in the Mirror Universe.
"Dark Dreams, Revisited" (p.10-22) / M.R.L.
Kirk attempts to recover memories of his and Spock's recent experience in Orion captivity, and discovers that Spock had taken him sexually in order to foil his sale, then erased the memory.
"Enemy Within the Mirror (p.23-34)/ M.R.L.
"The Enemy Within" in the Mirror Universe, where the "intruder" is the gentle Kirk and the raging Kirk must take that part of himself back in order to command.
"Alternate Ending" (p.35-47) / M.R.L.
Variation on "Turnabout Intruder" in which Kirk's body (and Janet Lester's mind) are dead and no return is possible.
"The Answer / The Question" (p.45-50) / M.R.L.
Kirk and Spock grapple with Spock's departure for and return from Gol.


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  The Angry Sunset by Jenny Elson, Leicester, England, 40p [Novel]
Story about McCoy's divorce


Another K/S Zine  [ADULT: K/S]

  Another K/S Zine, Phoebe Entwhistle, Ottawa, CA
Resting Place / Beverly Sutherland TrekStar award winner
  And Another K/S Zine, Phoebe Entwhistle, Ottawa, CA  
  Yet Another K/S Zine, Phoebe Entwhistle, Ottawa, CA  



#1 (1997) -

[Many of these can be purchased, and some of them downloaded, at the Orion Press Website.]

Antares #1
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, 1997, 126p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

"If Only" (p. 6-15) / Mary Rottler & Lynn Syck
Spock & Picard visit McCoy after Kirk is killed; Spock to persuade the doctor to come to Vulcan, where Kirk’s katra will be installed “in a rock” until they are ready to join him.
"Fun!" (p. 16-20) / Teresa L. Conaway
After Rurapente, Uhura tries to persuade McCoy to sign on as Sulu’s CMO
"Cultural Conditioning" (p. 21-53) / Joanne K. Seward
Blonde, vulnerable Vulcan T’Risa comes aboard and inadvertently bonds with Kirk.
* "Shadows Over Deneva" (p. 54-70) / Leigh Hall
McCoy & Spock come to terms with Spock’s blinding in "Operation: Annihilate."
"Music of the Night" (p. 71-93) / Ann Zewen
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.1]
Uhura is trapped in a musical & mental fugue, and rescued by Spock with the help of tone-deaf Kirk.
* "Prisoners" (p. 94-125 ) / Donna S. Frelick
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Hiatus]
McCoy finds and loses Natira again, in a set-up glossed over by the Fleet, and finally resigns.


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Antares #2
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, 1998, 152p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

"The Medal" (p. 5-10) / D. G. Littleford
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Beginnings]
Spock and Sarek at odds over an act of violence that earned Spock a medal of valor.
"First Class" (p. 12-29) / Caroline R. Kummer
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.4]
A cadet exercise goes awry on account of Orions. A young pair are re-playing Kirk & Spock.
* "Out on a Limb" (p. 30-45) / Leigh Hall
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.2]
McCoy, Spock & Sulu encounter a determinedly altruistic alien life form.
"The Face of the Enemy" (p. 46-62) / Caroline R. Kummer
Heading back after stealing the cloaking device, the Commander manages to capture Spock on another Romulan vessel.
* "The Kenederis Incident" (p. 64-88) / Jim Ausfahl
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.3]
The Keneds, their planet quarantined because of prior plague, are suddenly both afflicted with the plague themselves and suffering from violent attacks. Enterprise comes to the rescue. McCoy gets infected when a patient he’s about to autopsy revives, and Spock works with him to find a treatment. Unfortunately, the treatment that works on McCoy leaves the Keneds brain-dead, whether their infections are mild or severe. It turns out that the Keneds are actually a bacterial creature themselves, inhabiting a variety of species on the planet, accounting for their planet’s multiple sentient species who all consider themselves Kened. The plague is from a similar creature that has taken up residence.
"The Test of Forever" (p. 89-105) / Donna S. Frelick
Aftermath of City on the Edge... requiring a return trip.
"For the First Time in My Life" (p. 106-152) / Mary Rottler & Bonnie Berryman
Kirk accompanies Spock to a scientific conference for R&R.
Poetry: Heidi Manzone: Sarek’s Thoughts; The Beckoning Stars


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Antares #3
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, 1999, 116p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

* "The Red Shirt" (p. 6-9) / Ann Zewen
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.1]
Kirk attends a dying security guard
* "The Emancipator of Trill" (p. 10-41) / D. G. Littleford
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.3]
Diplomatic and personal troubles ensue when a Trill ambassador, possibly inside a coerced host, views Kirk as her entertainment.
"James Kirk: Don Juan, Mata Hari or Dobie Gillis?" (p. 42-45) / Donna S. Frelick
Analysis of Kirk’s romances, with the conclusion that he should remain a Don Juan; real love is too dangerous for all concerned.
"Winter Hunt" (p. 46-68 ) / Crystal Perry
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.4]
On a skiing vacation, Kirk is kidnapped, with ensuing escape and ordeal as his captors pursue
"After Platonius" (p. 69-83) / Sharron Powell
McCoy forces the couples tortured in "Plato's Stepchildren" to confront one another.
"Dead To Me" (p. 84-86) / Rob Morris
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: The Adventures Continue v.1]
Scott, in the TNG era, confronts a relation still holding him responsible for Peter Preston’s death.
** "The Ride of the Valkyries" (p. 87-116) / Nicole Comtet
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.3]
Uhura and Spock, on leave after a night at the opera, take on a young gang of motorcycle riders, including the son of a local dignitary


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Antares #4
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, Jan. 2000, 112p.
Cover: Rick Endres

"Something to Remind You" (p. 7-22) / Deborah A. Bailey
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.1]
Thoughts of music send Uhura into odd panic attack after the Nomad incident; Spock assists in her recovery.
"A Bird in the Hand, A Bird in the Bush" (p. 23-28 ) / Joanne K. Seward
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Third Mission v.1]
Starfleet asks Kirk to teach a seminar on the Prime Directive to the dismay of McCoy & Spock - and finds a fitting metaphor in fledgling cardinals.
"Whales Weep Not" (p. 29-41) / Diane Bellomo
Gillian Taylor attempts to adjust to the 23rd century, and a couple of crushes.
"The Way Back" (p. 42-46) / Rob Morris
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: The Adventures Continue v.1]
Sulu attempts to salvage Chakotay’s career.
"Intruder" (p. 47-77) / Jim Ausfahl
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Third Mission v.1]
post-STV; crew encounters mothership apparently engaged in biological warfare; McCoy eventually concludes that it is restocking life forms for preservation purposes - its “battle” is to seed the universe with life
"Home Sweet Home" (p. 78-96) / Nicole Comtet
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Beginnings]
The Enterprise has recovered an old Vulcan probe; Vulcan demands its return, and Spock has an unsatisfactory return to Vulcan and equally unsatisfactory encounter with Dad. This premise of a racist elite in control on Vulcan, which turns up quite often, doesn’t seem to fit to me... but then, I’ve never been able to reconcile Vulcan logic with Vulcan hoo-ha.
** "Last Picked" (p. 97-110) / Pat Detmer
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.1]
Nice romp for McCoy, getting to be the hero when the trio try to rescue a protestor and Kirk & Spock wind up wrapped in glass silk by a big icky predator, and put into storage as dinner for the kids. Favorite line is Spock's: “Thank you for saving my sorry skinny green Vulcan butt.”
"The Viewing" (p. 111) / Rob Morris
Vignette of old Admiral McCoy welcoming Jim's corpse home, 80 years late for his own funeral.


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Antares #5
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, July 2000, 112p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

** "The Wreck of the Aurora Borealis" (P. 6-30) / Pat Detmer
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.2]
Enterprise is assigned to guard a wreck full of gold dust, and ends up facing an angry cat, Orion raiders, and a large, amorphous, hungry space entity with a taste for gold. Creative, fun, and well-executed.
* "Paragraph 17" (p. 31-37) / Anna Perotti
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.2]
In a first contact encounter, things go nicely with Kirk wining and dining the Beta Reticulan head of state until he discovers that though the people are startlingly human-like, their secondary sexual characteristics are reversed on that planet. Cute.
** "The Lesson" (p. 38-56 ) / Pat Detmer
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.2]
Starfleet sends desk-jockey Jude Osborne to figure out what makes Kirk’s command crew tick so well; she finds out with a vengeance, on the bridge in the middle of a battle. Superbly written. Starts in battle, backtracks around in time to show vignettes of an unfortunate incident with a Vulcan roommate, shows the crew in normal mode and then in crisis. Nice touch is everyone’s immediate reaction “Intruder! Who? Ah... Jude”
* "Spider’s Lair" (p. 57-92) / Randall Landers
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Beginnings]
Evil “Q’xl%” (pronounced Kicksulpop) shows up every 30 years to slurp up 5 insignificant lives. It happens to take them from a landing party of the Shenandoah, commanded by Kirk and his second Gary Mitchell, with Sulu present. It is unaffected by laser weapons. Sulu is sent back 30 years later to try again. A nice touch here is that we don’t know if Sulu has managed or not - he does lose his 5 crew, though. Interesting contrasts of Sulu’s command crew and Kirk’s - Sulu’s does not come together like that of Enterprise.
* "Comeuppance" (p. 92-109) / Pat Detmer
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.2]
Humor columnist Rose Osborne, who has been having fun with the E-crew for some time, comes aboard. She loses her sense of humor after she accidentally encounters what’s left of Yeoman Leslie Thompson after the Kelvans crystallized and crunched her, and becomes obsessed with understanding the girl and why she was on that mission. Charming. A bit trite having her finally understand by throwing herself in harm’s way for Kirk, but all in all excellent.
"Duties and Responsibilities" (p. 110-112) / Randall Landers
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Chekov's Enterprise]
Chekov family vignette - his uncle berating him for not coming back for his father’s funeral.

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Antares #6
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, Oct. 2000, 128p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

* "After Paradise" (p.4-15) / Caroline R. Kummer
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.3]
Kirk discovers that Spock has been working himself to death during the asteroid chase from “Paradise Syndrome” and teaches him a lesson about trusting his crew.
* "A Form of Release" (p. 16-29) / Rob Morris
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Third Mission v.1]
Peter Kirk, on Tantalus Rehab colony after the events of The Dianasian Gift, is interrogated by an unseen counselor with regard to his possible parole, and is reluctant to defend himself, but slowly reveals aspects of his relationship with his uncle Jim Kirk - who, of course, turns out to be the interrogator.
** "The Ambassador’s Taxi" (p. 30-53 ) / Jim Ausfahl
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.3]
Points for new lifeforms. The dreaded ambassador turns out to be Hoorash, a tree-like silicate life form requiring high temperatures. Spock & McCoy visit him in his “pup tent” in the shuttle bay, inside little egg carts. Duties finished, Hoorash is anxious to get home to Suzr before his deathly-ill and dearest lifemate dies. So, the E cuts across Klingon space. Hoorash has to rescue them by stealing dilithium crystals from the Klingon ship, but is injured in the process. McCoy manages to save him by transfusing a solder alloy Scotty rigs up. When they reach Suzr, he does the same for Hrashass, buying her years of life.
* "Banshee!" (p. 54-61) / Mary R. Schuttler
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.2]
Nicely written but silly premise - a banshee haunting sickbay, almost killing Kirk until his link to Spock calls him in to the rescue - leaving Kirk knowing that he will die when he is alone.
** "A Serpent in Eden" (p. 62-116) / Jim Ausfahl
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Second Mission v.2]
Though I couldn’t follow the set-up for this little Chekov whodunit, it was delightfully written with a plausible new civilization. Chekov goes undercover as Socath, a Seeker in a rigid (pre-contact) caste society, trying to figure out what has become of a vanished starbase. He is only allowed to speak in questions, which is one of the finest points of the story. He is immediately nabbed to be on a jury in a murder incident and turns detective. Evidence points to Romulan involvement - all such evidence is hushed up by Jonax, their jury’s Holder of Hidden Knowledge. I didn’t quite follow the resolution - the Holder evidently decides the time has come to reveal his Hidden Knowledge - the existence of other planets and peoples - because some kind of danger of paradox is now past.
"The Unexplained" (p. 117-125) / Mary R. Schuttler
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: First Mission v.3]
A Halloween story; Kirk recounts a nasty episode from his childhood in which he, Sam, Gary Mitchell, and the unfortunate Petey play with a Ouija board in a haunted house and Petey ends up bludgeoned by an psychopath’s spirit.
* "Light Speed in an 85 mph Zone" (p. 126-128) / D. G. Littleford
[Reprinted in: Orion Archives 2001: Beginnings]
Nice little vignette - young Kirk is celebrating his admission to SF Academy by getting another traffic ticket, forcing the long-suffering cop to admit he’ll miss him.


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Antares #7
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, June 2001, 116p.
Cover: Christine Myers

* "Conversion" (p.4-9) / Pat Detmer
Events of "The Naked Time" from the pov of Pat's gruff Italian redshirt Sotello, in which he is nearly skewered by Sulu, and comes to terms with his nerd roommate. Delightful writing.
"Captain's Bars" (p.10-16) / Rick Endres
Kirk informs Sulu that his long-overdue promotion has come through - though not his ship of choice.
* "Dear Mom" (p.17-20) / Pat Detmer
Leslie Thompson's excited letter home, prior to the Kelvans turning her into a dodecahedron. Another of Pat's great, poignant shorts on the lives of crewfolk we saw briefly if at all.
"The Pearl" (p.21-57) / Jim Ausfahl
Scott is inexplicably found dead shortly after McCoy has given him a clean bill of health. McCoy and Spock join forces to determine that the death has been faked, and then to rescue both Scott and his kidnapper, a species inhabiting its planet's oceanic vents.
"My Gift" (p.58-60) / Pat Detmer
In his final seconds, heading for the engine room, Spock contemplates the reactions of those he will save because he is the only one who can.
"The Haunting" (p.61-70) / Mary R. Schuttler
During an engineering fire, Kirk has the area flooded with fire suppressant, only to find that ensign Karen Jenkins was left behind to smother, and that Cody denies having given the all-clear signal that Kirk is sure he heard. Kirk suffurs sundry visitations by Jenkins' ghost, but it is only toying with him - which it reveals by frightening Cody into confessing to panic.
* "Only So Much"(p.71-81) / Pat Detmer
Kirk goes ballistic when a crewman commits inexplicable suicide. McCoy takes the brunt, trying to force Kirk to accept that he can't control everything, can't keep everyone safe. The lesson is almost driven home when McCoy himself is drowning, trapped under a tree... but Kirk manages to pull off another miracle rescue and is back to himself, secure in his omnipotence. As always, excellent characterization, dialogue and relationship insights.
"Contempt of Council" (p.82-114) / "Selek"
Events of the Genesis Trilogy, as experienced by Sarek: Spock's death and the resultant strain on his parents' marriage; his attempt to retrieve the katra from Kirk; the discovery that Spock's body lives, and request for fal-tor-pan; his advocacy for the crew at their court-martial.
"Blood Oath" (p.115-116) / Rick Endres
Kor, Koloth, Kang and Curzon Dax take the oath against the Albino that will be fulfilled in Deep Space 9.


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Antares #8
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, January 2002, 100p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

"Command Potential" (p.5-19) / Donna Frelick
Action tale. Commanding his first landing party on what should have been a routine shopping trip for thorium, Lieutenant Kirk instead finds himself rescuing a mining crew from Tellarite marauders.
"Too Great a Risk" (p.20-24) / Randall Landers & Rob Morris
Chekov, taking command of Enterprise-B, argues with Saavik over her elimination of Peter Kirk from the recommended crew roster, pointing out that by her criteria, both she and Chekov himself would be barred.
* "Reminiscing" (p.25-48) / Selek
As the aging Amanda recovers from a dangerous insect bite, Sarek reminisces over their courtship - a nicely written set of incidents in which Sarek winds up nearly drowning during a "walk on the beach" and then nearly dying from the resulting cold. Excellent characterization.
"Planet of the Killer Chickens" (p.49-54) / Jim Ausfahl
Security Chief Skorr (the avian) has to show Captain Chekov how to establish proper pecking order during Federation membership negotiations -- literally. Jim's usual good fun.
* "Chains of Command" (p.55-72) / Randall Landers
Action. Helmsman Demora Sulu questions Captain Chekov's direct order during battle. At the resulting court-martial, she accepts reduction to petty officer and removal from bridge rotation to shuttle pilot. Chekov has to tell Hikaru Sulu about it.
"Freefall" (p.73-82) / Randall Landers & Rob Morris
Just after picking Peter Kirk up for his new assignment to Enterprise, Demora Sulu suffers a seizure from a brain fluke and dies.
* "The Odd Couple" (p.83-91) / Rob Morris
Chekov assigns Peter to room with galactic reporter Willis, who was Demora's lover and is not taking her death well. Peter hates reporters, and in these delightfully written vignettes, Willis does nothing to endear himself. The two finally duke it out over Willis' jealousy of Peter's relationship with Demora.
"Sometimes a Cigar" (p.92-96) / Rob Morris
One unintended Freudian phrase leads to another in this little romp, centered around Saavik's review of Peter Kirk's work.
* "Phantoms" (p.97-98) / Rob Morris
Bittersweet vignette of Spock observing the new crew and seeing the old -- and seeking his own Kirk on Deck 15.
"Ashes" (p.99-100) / Randall Landers
Vignette. New rec-room manager Guinan caters to Hikaru Sulu's grief for his daughter.


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Antares #9
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, June 2002, 160p.
Cover: Zaquia Tarhuntassa

"Helmsman" (p.3-11) / Rick Endres
After Gary Mitchell's death, Kirk boots Sulu into the Helm position.
"Certifiable" (p. 12-18) / Rob Morris
On Chekov's Enterprise, Security Chief Ch'terr attempts to improve redshirt safety with a refresher course on hand-to-hand combat... which devolves into a potato-chip party.
"Let Them Die" (p. 19-21) / Sean Corbett
Vignette. Kirk, on the way to Enterprise, is troubled by his own outburst to Spock of "Let them die."
"The Kid Down the Way" (p. 22-25) / Rob Morris
Sulu receives a condolence letter from Peter Kirk on Demora's death and determines to get to know him.
"Da Woid" (p. 26-42) / Pat Detmer
It's not McCoy's communicator that makes for new trouble on Iotia, it's an e-book containing a self-help book and the Bible. Kirk barely manages to rescue Spock by playing God and changing the illustration of Satan (to Harry Mudd).
"The Old Once Over" (p. 43-48) / Rob Morris
Captain Chekov has trouble accepting his ship's psychologist's personnel recommendations.
"The Unforgiving Minute" (p. 49-64) / Rob Morris
Post STVI, Peter Kirk has saved McCoy's wife Theresa by taking on four Klingons, and is comatose. Told first-person by McCoy as he discovers that Peter has also saved her before the attack, by taking her on sexually when her medication ran out. [I must have missed a dumb plot point here somewhere in the Theresa storyline... apparently she goes into a pon-farr-like rut periodically without medication. Ah, yes, Theresa the sex object and nothing but a sex object. Bleah.]
* "There Would Be Others" (p. 65-80) / Pat Detmer
Post-"Empath." McCoy and Spock have had a falling-out and Kirk has sent them -- just the two of them -- on a planetary survey to work it out. Spock is hit by a spear-trap and falls into a lake; McCoy gets him out but loses all their equipment and is left trying to care for a very ill Vulcan with no modern miracles. A small hunter alien who actually aspires to be a storyteller manages to overcome fear and poor communication to bring the pick-up shuttle to the pair. Pat's typical excellent dialog and aliens.
"Honesty" (p. 81-83) / Randall Landers
Chekov and Saavik accuse one another of improvising their reactions and statistics. Cute.
"Growing Up Together" (p. 84-87) / Rob Morris
Several short clips out of the lives of Chekov and Peter Kirk, all beginning with Chekov's query, "Are you all right?" and Peter's response, "No." Nicely done.
* "The Tale the Cap Told" (p. 88-100) / Pat Detmer
An unnerving take on the irresistable "put McCoy in the Civil War" theme. Kirk and Spock accompany McCoy to a Velsian antiques dealer to authenticate a Confederate cap that's been in his family for generations. McCoy makes the mistake of asking how the verification is done -- they look into the dealer's heart and McCoy and Spock find themselves in the war surgery. They are seeking McCoy's ancestor (who turns out to be a woman -- I'm skeptical, were there *any* female doctors in the Civil War?) when Spock is brought in, spilling green blood all over his Confederate uniform from a stomach wound, and they can't find their way back.
"Angel Face" (p. 101-115) / Rick Endres
Rick's typical sex-laden story - this one of Chekov reminiscing over his experience during "Naked Time" - which he spent with lusty Angela Moretti of Security.
"Angel" (p. 116-141) / Randall Landers & Rob Morris
A lonely immortal entity draws Saavik to it, taking on the image of David Marcus as an angel, and endangering the Enterprise in the process.
"Freedom from Fear" (p. 142-150) / Rob Morris
Uhura reviews incidents from a variety of episodes that continue to haunt her, in consultation with the ship's psychiatrist.
"I Never Said Goodbye" (p. 151-157) / Rick Endres
Spock performs the ceremony of returning Sarek's ashes to the garden to mingle with Amanda's, and feels their spirits in the form of silver-birds.


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Antares #10
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, June 2002, 188p.
Cover: Michael Corker

* "Trapped" (p. 3-19) / Pat Detmer
Spock and McCoy are trapped in a collapsed building after an earthquake. McCoy discovers that Spock has been hiding a mortal injury so that the rescuers will not attempt a dangerous beam-out that might kill McCoy as well. After a successful beam-out and reattachment of Spock's arm, they argue it out in Sickbay, Spock convincing McCoy that there was in fact no difference in his action on Mellak and McCoy's on Minara. Pat's usual marvelous, gripping telling and spot-on characterization.
"Another Such Victory" (p. 20-21) / Rob Morris
Vignette of Commodore Wesley's response and resignation following the M-5 experiments (Ultimate Computer).
"No Refuge" (p. 22-25) / Pat Detmer
Uhura suffers through the grief - and Amazing Grace - of Spock's funeral ceremony.
"Parallel Lives" (p. 26-32) / Rob Morris
Peter Kirk / Saavik romance. Peter reveals to Saavik (his new love) his past love for and adultery with the dead Teresa (McCoy), along with his use of her friend Calita to gain distance from Teresa.
*"The Float" (p. 33-37) / Pat Detmer
The "Tholian Web" from Kirk's pov as he floats in his own dimension.
"The Trainer" (p.38-67) / Jim Ausfahl
Post-STV. Kirk & Co. agree to help test a virtual-reality training program only to find that the creator's teenage son has turned it into video game in which they have each been transformed into a superhero - Spock is a gargoyle stone man, Uhura a giant warrior, McCoy the Grim Reaper, Chekov a flying harpy, and Kirk a giant pet. (Sulu & Scott are away). A nice gambol with Jim's usual talent for new worlds & creatures.
"Good Luck Charm" (p.68-69) / Paul Starkey
Kirk and Spock browbeat McCoy into housing a stuffed lizard in Sickbay as a good-luck charm for a visiting ambassador who refuses to undergo surgery without it.
"The Logical Choice" (p.70-73) / Elise
Skon sends Sarek a list of prospective brides.
"Sarek's Fletter" (p.74-88) / Selek
With Amanda's flitter out of order, Kirk and Spock take Sarek's prized flitter out for a an errand, which Kirk turns into a joyride - which leads to a family anecdote about Sarek having broken a few rules when testing the machine as a young man.
"Robbie" (p. 89-105) / Rob Morris
Events around the death of Demora and arrival of Peter Kirk, from pov of Roberta Vasquez, Science Officer on the new Enterprise under Captain Chekov, and her assistand Natalie Buchanan.
"A Family Holiday Surprise" (p.106-144) / Selek, Saidicam & T'Lea
Spock, Sarek & Amanda spend Christmas with Amanda's parents. Actually a pretty cute story, though a bit disturbing that the authors seem to want to turn the Vulcans into humans in order to relate to them - and that they assume that Christian holidays are universal on Terra in the 23rd century.
"With Thee" (p. 145-147) / Rob Morris
Peter Kirk and Spock agonize over a condolence message to McCoy after the deaths of Teresa and his sons.
* "Encounter at Deneb" (p. 147-151) / Lord Garth
Romp. Encounter at Farpoint with our guys in the dock; they flummox Q handily.
"It Isn't Logical" (p.152-160) / Elise
Sarek informs Amanda that he has chosen a bride - but neglects to mention that it is her.
"Letter To an Absent Son" (p.161-162) / Joanne K. Seward
Vignette' Amanda's letter to Spock fretting over Sarek before the Babel conference.
"Contact" (p.163-184) / Jim Ausfahl
A Jesuit priest creates conflict aboard the Enterprise, but redeems himself in dealing with hungry insectoid aliens eyeing Kirk and McCoy as dinner.
"Crowded Theater" (p. 185-187) / Rob Morris
Kirk is disturbed by his Security men's ready acquiescence to Janet Lester's outrageous demands while in his body; Chekov's responses to his inquiries encourage him to move Chekov to Security to remedy matters.

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Antares #11
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, April 2003. 120p.
Cover: Michael Corker

"Twixt and Tween" (p. 24) / Rob Morris
Academy days vignette of Gary Keillor Mitchell matchmaking for Carol and Jim when Ruth breaks up with Jim. A reasonable background to both romances - Ruth is older than Jim and sure his love "has an expiration date."
"It's Not Fair" (p. 5-17) / Richard Dyke, Lisa Evans, & Rob Morris
Academy days tale, giving the back-story on Janice Lester's obsessional hatred for Jim Kirk. Janice was abused as a child by her Starfleet-hero father, and has grown into a brilliant but paranoid, self-doubting student suspicious of all men. Her Kobayashi Maru solution - to blow up the Kobayashi Maru because the crew logically must be already enslaved or collaborating with the Klingons and better off dead - does not pass review, and when she explodes at her failure to get into Command School, she is dropped from the Academy and heads off to Mars and megalomania. Nicely written, and it quite properly ignores the chauvinistic nonsense we saw in "Turnabout Intruder" to assume that, of course Starfleet in the 23rd century has women in command positions - it was just that Janice as an individual was unfit.
"Free Market Incident" (p. 18-56) / D.William Roberts
A Shaun Kelsey story, ST universe, but no Enterprise characters. A battle adventure against marauding Kelvans, who have the nasty habit in their true, tentacled forms, of biting beings' heads off - partly for food, but mostly to absorb the information in their brains.
"The Hitchhiker" (p.57-85) / Jim Ausfahl
A quantum-tunneling superior being who dotes on the Sixties (music jams, tie-dying, and pizza 'n pop parties) snags a ride on the Enterprise hiding from his 'evil twin' until he is finally forced into a good/evil, chaos/order, wilderness/civilization not-quite-final battle. Entertaining, but lots of hocus-pocus, and overall not as satisfying as most of Jim's tales.
"Incident" (p. 86-94) / Rob Morris
Serenidad series story, told from cadet Demora Sulu's pov: Peter Kirk, now a hero for having taken out a Kh'myr Klingon bare-handed while protecting Teresa of Serenidad, is now a lecturer in exobiology at the Academy. The story is mostly Demora's musings about their friendship as the chilren of famous Starfleet heroes, but the incident is that of Peter foiling a harassed cadet's to obtain revenge on his classmates with a smuggled phaser.
"To Explore" (p. 95-97) / Rob Morris
Vignette, post-"And the Children Shall Lead." Kirk tries to explain to Tommy Starnes how they all go on exploring after the needless deaths in their wake - that Starfleet crew people choose exploration with risk over safer lines of work. Best line: "Mr. Spock can explain anything to anyone, except of course to Dr McCoy.".
"We Start Our Walking" (p. 98-116) / Rob Morris
After Demora Sulu's death, Peter and Saavik embark on a shaky romance.
"One of Those Things" (p. 117-118) / Angela Solomon
H/C vignette. After several of McCoy's staff are instantly freeze-dried in a shuttle accident, Spock attempts to help him regain perspective by sending him information on the Columbia and Challenger disasters.
"The Last Word: Is This a Mirror Universe?" [essay] (p. 119-120) / D.G. Littleford
Eloquent discussion of the lamentable change over the Star Trek incarnations from the dominant themes of responsibility, self-sacrifice, and the superiority of man to machine to tales in the more recent series in which the main characters elude responsibility, place personal friendships ahead of the safety of the Galaxy, and glorify cyborgs and holograms over hmanity.

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Antares #12
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, December 2003, 160p
Cover: Gamin Davis

"First Contact 101" (p. 1-61) / D.G. Littleford
Academy Days composite, featuring Finnegan torturing Kirk as a plebe, Kirk breaking up with Lystra Davis after forgetting her birthday, Kirk defeating invincible chess champion cadet Spock on his first try, a variety of bigoted cadets, and the uneasy origins of their partnership when defense instructor Rodriguez forces them to be first sparring partners, then teammates.
"Something Evil" (p.62-71) / Mary Schuttler
McCoy inherits a haunted house, whose ghostly occupants very nearly do Kirk in.
"The Choice" (p.72-148) / Jim Ausfahl
Federation membership is coming up for vote on planet Walven, a modern society with a tourist-attracting medieval monarchy full of pomp and circumstance. With suitable raoyal foolishness, Kirk is knighted, made Duke of a volcanic hunk of ocean, and then asked to find the villains who assassinated King Peter's father by beaming out some snow to create an avalanche. A variety of goodwill competitions are set up between Enterprise crew and planetary teams, including soccer and junkyard engineering to build playgrounds, and crewmembers are sent down to spend money touristing. Spock participates in a concert with galactically famous pianist Amanda Adeodata, is accused of kidnap when she disappears, is cleared by his rare blood type, and solves the mystery - she was not, as supposed by the government and media, taken by the Tower of Ares military sect, but staged her disappearance in order to have some privacy with her new husband. Meanwhile Kirk serves as bait for the assassins by taking the same fatal ski route as the former king, blithely giving McCoy his fatal line, "What could go wrong?" What goes wrong is Klingon nemesis Karg; King Peter dispatches Karg, but not before Karg sends Kirk over a cliff - but planetary doctors manage to repair the damage. All is well, the mysteries solved, and Walven votes for membership.
"Lawful Warrant" (p. 149-159) / Rob Morris
Chekov's Enterprise. Peter Kirk and First Officer Uhura reluctantly rescue Harry Mudd from the Nausican friends of a knife-wielding lowlife whom Mudd has bilked out of a substantial pile of cash by cheating at cards - and more cheerfully hand him over to local authorities.
"The Last Word" [editorial] (p. 160) / Randall Landers
Randy's touching comments on not having called Ann Zewen the night before she died of complications of surgery.


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  Antares #13  
  Antares #14
Ed. Randall Landers, Orion Press, Albany GA, Spring 2006, 130p
Cover: Joseph Melvin
Adventures in Iowa / D.G. Littleford, p. 3-52
Charming "getting acquainted" story for Kirk and Spock, together with a nice roller-coaster adventure.
Cadet Kirk brings Spock home on holiday for a visit to the family farm. Kirk must decide whether his future can include the girl he left behind to go to the Academy. Spock learns more than he really wants to know about young Kirk's disreputable teen years. The pair's future as a team seems doomed as Spock fails to pick up on Kirk's plan when they find themselves in an elaborate cave confronting evildoers - a la Tom Sawyer. In the ensuing car chase, however, their magic comes together.
Family Comes First / Rick Endres, p. 53-57
Amanda's body has worn out under the physical demands of living on Vulcan, and she has decided not to extend her life artificially. Spock races home in the midst of a crisis to bid her farewell.
Annum / Rob Morris, p. 58-59
Vignette of the various mourners commemorating the anniversary of Jim Kirk's death on the Enterprise B.
*By the Back Door / Jim Ausfahl, p. 60-84
A fine tale of how Scotty (working third shift technical support at the Academy) and his miracle-working propensities are discovered by a professor who catches him sneaking into courses, and then takes him on as his assistant. Scott devises delightfully devious and challenging lab experiences for the cadets until finally, after he and his professor visit his engineering marvel of a grandmother in Scotland, he is persuaded to join Captain Pike's Enterprise.
Finnegan's Challenge / Diane Doyle, p. 85-93
Enterprise arrives on Starbase 6 to find Finnegan in charge - and to accept his challenge to a not-so-friendly game of softball.
Greater Love Hath No Man / Rick Endres, p. 94-96
Spock confronts McCoy over his actions and motivations in "The Empath." Nice little friendship vignette.
The Beginning / Mary Rottler & Lynn Syck, p. 97-130
McCoy arrives on Enterprise to take up his post as Chief Surgeon at Kirk's request, only to find Kirk behaving rather ferociously toward Spock and being reluctant to let Spock do his job as First Officer. McCoy traces the problem to the case of Gary Mitchell, but has rough going getting either man to open up about the incident so that it can be dealt with. The resolution revolves around a rather predictable but still gripping life-and-death situation in which Spock follows Kirk onto a vessel about to break up, and is critically injured as a result. Fine characterization and an interesting take on the trio's early days together.
  Antares #15  

Antares #16

Ed. Randall Landers, 148 p
Cover: Randall Landers.

First Tour / Patricia Wright
During his first night aboard the Enterprise, Pavel Chekov was determined to find out what sort of man James T. Kirk was...not from his officers, but from his crew.
Romulus Ascendant / David Landon
The Romulans' newest battlecruiser is headed across the Neutral Zone. Kirk and Spock must race against time to discover if its commander comes in peace, or if he intends to launch a one-man war on the Federation.
Ski Vacation on Centaurus / Diane Doyle
While vacationing on a nearby planet, Pavel Chekov and his girlfriend become involved with a deadly mystery.
Leaving Vulcan / D.G. Littleford
Spock prepares to leave his home-and his mother-for Starfleet Academy.
Rigelian Fever / Diane Doyle
After visiting the planet Scorbinius, Pavel Chekov unknowingly infects the Enterprise crew with a deadly plague!
The Pet / Jim Ausfahl
The Federation's negotiations with the alien Vharang are approaching a critical point. The final step cannot move forward without Bharii Shandar's exotic companion being found in a search that makes finding a needle in a haystack look like a pushover...
Missing in Action / Patricia Wright
James T. Kirk is not the sort of man to leave one of his officers behind...
"The Final Frontier" Finally Reviewed / Patricia Wright [review]
A "Country" Well Worth Discovering / D.G. Littleford [review]
[Data source: Orion Press online flyer; contributed by Morgan Dawn]



Antares #17

Ed. Randall Landers, 114 p.

Cover: Dave Landon.
Art & illustrations: David Lawrence, Patty Wright and Zaquia Tarhuntassa.

The Summons / D.G. Littleford
Cadet Spock receives a summons from the Academy Commandant and a rather unique order as well.
What E'er the Course/ Diane Doyle
A look at the events of "The Menagerie" from Chekov and a security guard's point of view.
The Prize / Patricia Wright
Chekov finds himself the center of some not necessarily unwanted attention...
Fool Me Twice / Rob Morris
In our universe, Spock has to turn to one of the mirror-universe officers for help...
Cloud of Insanity / Diane Doyle
Pavel Chekov questions his own sanity following the events of the past few weeks wherein he lost is mind during the Enterprise's encounter with the interphase, and when he was possessed by the hate-consuming energy being.
The Man Behind the Curtain / Rob Morris
Still confused and upset by the Excalbian duplicates of Lincoln and Surak, Kirk and Spock turn to McCoy for answers, but does he have them?
A Walking Shadow / Rob Morris
The Enterprise crew learns the tragic reason behind the Sarpeidon nova.
Negotiating with Havatari / Jim Ausfahl
The Enterprise is carrying an ambassador to complete delicate negotiations with an exotic, socially challenging life form and finds itself unexpectedly plagued by exotic life forms that appear and disappear without warning. Can the beleagered crew of the Enterprise pull off the negotiations despite the intruders?
Delegate / Diane Doyle
Lieutenant Chekov finds that he must learns that delegating has some unique advantages...
Choices / Rick Endres
Kirk and Chekov discuss what led them to their exile on Vulcan.
Do-Over / Rob Morris
Peter Kirk undertakes the dreaded Kobayashi Maru test...
Review of Star Trek III: The Search of Spock / Diane Doyle.
Editorial / Randall Landers.

[Data source: Orion Press online flyer; contributed by Morgan Dawn]


Antares #18

Ed. Randall Landers, Albany, GA, 124 p
Cover: Dave Landon.
Art & illustrations: Jim Ausfahl, Patrick Carter, David Landon, David Lawrence, Gennie Summers and Zaquia Tarhuntassa.

Change of Command / D.G. Littleford
Jim Kirk takes command of the Enterprise in a wonderful, character-driven piece.
The Hobby Barn Duty / David Lawrence
Sulu finds an off-hand remark gets Mister Scott in trouble, and he blames Chekov!
Muraviov's Law / Diane Doyle
Ensign Chekov finds everything that possibly could go wrong with a landing party assignment does!
An Error / Ster Julie
Immediately following the events of "The Immunity Syndrome," Starfleet tries to assign the Enterprise to yet another mission.
Not That Green / Diane Doyle
Set during the events of "Catspaw," this short story reflects Pavel Chekov's perspective during the crisis on Pyris VII.
The Sonic Maneuver / Sera T. Graham
Leonard McCoy finds things curiouser and curiouser until he's victimized by the 'sonic maneuver'...
The Tholian Contact / Jim Ausfahl
While trying to learn more about the Tholians, the Enterprise is called upon to ferry two aliens to a newly-established Tholian colony. And that's where the trouble began...
Barrafluda / Diane Doyle
Alpha Andromedae III is beset by a medical mystery, and it's up to the crew of the Enterprise to find the source of a plague!
Going Ashore / Rick Endres
Following the Kelvan War, the Enterprise stops at Omicron Delta V, giving Captain Kirk some quality time with one of the most important people in his life.
Settlers / David Eversole
What's goes around comes around -- a former follower of the late Doctor Sevrin must face her own past when her daughter falls in with a certain Vulcan mystic.

[Data source: Orion Press online flyer; contributed by Morgan Dawn]



Antares Rising

  • "Ad Astra" - Lisa Smith - young pranksters aboard the Enterprise...she can handle dialogue with some humor... story is weak in almost all other areas... but enjoyable inits own way...
  • "Return of the Psi Syndrome - Robert Byther - totally ridiculous but fun little piece.
  • "... And a Star To Steer Her By" - Don Osborne - garbled...relies on hokum... poor science fiction.
  • "Disappearance of William B. Doran" - Marc Siegall - ... delightful vignette.
not noted



Antimatter #1, ed. Carol Lee, 13p.
Colonization of Sina / L. Morgan

  Antimatter #2, ed. Carol Lee Trexindex
  Antimatter #3, ed. Carol Lee, 64p.
The Hortan Tunnelers(A) L. Olson
From the Makers of the Galaxy's Largest Doomsday Machines(A) L. Broadway
Star Trek Bad Guys J. Bushman
Klingon Communiques(A) K. Tracy
The Lone Stranger S. Stanczyk
A Romulan Viewpoint of 'The Enterprise Incident(A)' S, Kotar
The Truth Behind Pre-emtions L. Broadway
  Antimatter #4, ed. Carol Lee, 13p.
How I Learned to Stop Eating and Love Tribbles(A) M. Phillips
Mudd's Log(A) C. Cole
'For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky' (review)(A)C. Lee
Excerpts From the Tribble Smuggler's Notebook(A) L. Basta
Tribia L. Basta
Every Theory You Always Wanted To Know About Tribbles(A) -C. Lee
'The Tholian Web' (review)(A) C. Lee
Tribble Chronicles(A) C. Lee
Great Grand pappy to a Tribble(A) C. Lee
Omega Glory of Star Trek(A) B. Vardeman
Nasty Review of Star Trek Bubble Gum Cards~ -- L. Basta -
Detailed Specification Sheet for TSS Tribblion(A) L. Basta
Tilosk ian Catalog of Tribble Sub-Species(A) G. Carlson
Villains of the Month(A) C. Lee
La Tribbiata (opera) L. Basta (also pub. separately)
"Charlie X" (review)(A) J. Reilling
Subversive Space Chatter L. Broadway



#1-#6 (?) 1978?

ed. Pat Spath, Marietta, PA




APA Enterprise

ed. Mark E. Ernst, Epsom, NH - "amateur press association"



  Arakenyo, ed. Fern Marder and Carol Walske, Poison Pen Press, 20p.
Klingon ballad and art work




Reprint zine, "... to make out of print Star Trek stories more available" [BW]

[image contributed by Morgan Dawn]

1978 Archives #1, ed. Joanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Bronx, NY, 92p.
Tower of Terror / Jennifer Guttridge [reprint from ?]
The Price of a Handful of Snowflakes / M. L. Barnes [reprint from Impulse #5]
Claire de Lune / Connie Faddis [reprint from Other Side of Paradise #1]
So You Want to Be a Fan Artist / Beverly C. Zuk
How to Break into Treklit / Johanna Cantor
Boldly Writing
Summer 1978 Archives #2, ed. Joanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Bronx, NY, 82p.
Last Tag / S. Parkos
Boldly Writing
  Archives #3, ed. Joanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Bronx, NY, 94p. Boldly Writing
Spring 1980 Archives #4, ed. Joanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Bronx, NY, 64p.
The Sociology of Star Trek / Judith Gran
A Spoonful of Sugar / Beth Hallam [reprint from Alnitah #2]
Boldly Writing
Winter 1980 Archives #5, ed. Joanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Bronx, NY, 82p.
Time of a New Beginning / Jean Lorrah [reprint from Masiform D #5]
Mary Sue: A Short Compendium
Boldly Writing
1982 Archives #6, ed. Joanna Cantor, Yeoman Press, Bronx, NY, 72p.
Father's Day / Carol Hart
Parents / Carol Hart
A Lesson in Logic / Carol Hart
Boldly Writing



Archives Log

  Archives Log Vol. 1 #1, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA  
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #2, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA  
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #3, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
The Trouble With Trekkies A. Canfil
Helping Star Trek in the Future(A) S. Lampen
James Doohan Interview(A) S. Lampen
Reply to Letter(A) K. Gates
What's In a Name?(A) S. Lampen
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #4, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
Technical Manual(A) F.J. Schnaubelt
Dream House S. Lampen
The View from Vulcan(A)
The Klingon Language(A) S. Sarris
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #5, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA  
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #6, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
The Capellan Star System(A) D. Carroll
The Klingon Language(A) S. Sarris
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #7, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
Farther Jokes(A) "Korax"
Star Trek in Wax(A) J. Ano
The Klingon Language(A) S. Sarris
  Archives Log Vol. 1 #8, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
Blood Composition of... Homo Fridani Saraki(A) K. Gates
First Annual Red Hour Festival(A) C. Weiss
The Klingon Language(A) S. Sarris
  Archives Log Vol. 2 #7, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
Mr. Oday and Mr. Spock D.J. Wheeler [Also in Star Trek Adventure]
Uhura's Friend D.J. Wheeler [Also in Star Trek Adventure]
Galactic Thoughts About Star Trek(A) G.Oberste
Scotty and the Children D.J. Wheeler [Also in Star Trek Adventure]
Wires and Coils A. Corelli
  Archives Log Vol. 3 #1/2, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
The Electronic Shirt(A) B. Henderson
Shakespeare in Outer Space(A) A. Hillard-Hughes
A Story of Christmas Future? C.A. Sweeney
  Archives Log Vol. 3 #3/4, ed. Evelyn Aguilar, Star Trek Archives, San Francisco, CA
Return of the Frontier A. Canfil
Personnel Replacements List(A) F. Joseph
Of Science and Logic S. Schenkofsky
The Wolf Ripper(A) A. Hil lard-Hughes
Log Interviews: Bruce Hyde(A) F. Aguilar


As I Do Thee  [ADULT: K/S]

  As I Do Thee #1, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #2, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #3, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #4, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #5, Mkashef  

As I Do Thee #6, Mkashef, 1987, 173p.
Natasha Solten, Addison Reed, Jenny Starr, Tere Ann Roderick

[Source: Data & image contributed by Morgan Dawn]

  As I Do Thee #7, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #8, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #9, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #10, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #11, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #12, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #13, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #14, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #15, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #16, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #17, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #18, Mkashef  
  As I Do Thee #19, Mkashef
Cover by Alayne. K/S fiction, poetry & art by Vega, Brown, Stanis, Lang, Kelly, Cavalcante, Blacque and more.
  As I Do Thee #20, Mkashef
Cover by The Southern Cross. K/S fiction, poetry & art by Vega, Dahlquist, Hunter, Cavalcante, Hoch, Blacque and more.
  As I Do Thee #21, Mkashef
Cover by Shelley Butler. K/S fiction, poetry & art by Blacque, Hoch, Vega, Chenowith, Lee, Gruber and more. Shades of a very special friendship. Romantic, loving, positive K/S fiction.


  As New Wine by M. Wright, 77p. [Novel]  


  The Asgard Incident by K. Smolders, 99p. [Novel]
Sarek/Amanda (pre-TOS)



Assignment: Star Trek

Data Source
  Assignment: Star Trek #1, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA  
  Assignment: Star Trek #2, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA  
  Assignment: Star Trek #3, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Niece or Not, It Happened (Part 1) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #4, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Niece or Not, It Happened (Part 2) P. Burnett
Niece or Not, It Happened (Part 3) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #5, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA  
  Assignment: Star Trek #6, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
The Decidus III Encounter (Part 1) P. Burnett
Niece or Not, It Happened (Part 4) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #7, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
The Decidus III Encounter (Part 2) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #8, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
The Decidus III Encounter (Part 3) P. Burnett
Depredation of War (Part 1) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #9, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Depredation of War (Part 2) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #10, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Depredation of War (Part 3) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #11, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Space:1999 (review) P. Burnett
Admiral Kirk P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #12, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Louisville Scene(A) S. Estes
Survival (Part 1) P. Burnett
Interview with James Doohan(A)
Romulans(A) P. Burnett
  Assignment: Star Trek #13, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Space:1999 (review) P. Burnett
Animated Star Trek(A) P. Burnett
Survival (Part 2) P. Burnett

  Assignment: Star Trek #14/15, ed. Paul Burnett, Oakland CA
Space:1999 (review) P. Burnett
Survival (Part 3) P. Burnett
Star Trek Phenomenon (A) S. Estes
Reviews(A) P. Burnett
Can Star Trek Survive Without a Movie? S. Estes





Data Source
  Atavachron #1, ed. Darlene Oreschnick, Baltimore, MD  
July 1978 Atavachron #2, ed. Darlene Oreschnick, Baltimore, MD  


1982 A-to-Zine, by Paula Smith, Kalamazoo, MI, 15p.
booklet on how to publish your own fanzine


  Attulac David by Gomm, ScoTpress 90p [Novel]
Why have ships - Federation, Klingon, and Romulan - been disappearing in one area?


  Atypical by Rowena Warner, Louisville KY  




Data Source
  Avatar #1, ed. Mary Hartery, Jamaica Plan, Mass.
(formerly Starfleet Annals / Avatar)
  Avatar #2, ed. Mary Hartery, Jamaica Plan, Mass.  
  Avatar #3, ed. Mary Hartery, Jamaica Plan, Mass.  
  Avatar #4, ed. Mary Hartery, Jamaica Plan, Mass.
Confidential SHADO Report(A) L. Pappas
One Day Passed... M. Hartery
Another Day D. Howells
How Quiet the Passing Dawn M. Hartery
Homeward Bound L. Satkus
The Happy Juicer R. Rogow
Memories M. Hartery
Time Will Tell A.G. Austin
Alpha Meeting M. Bloemker
Mistake of Tactics H. Chmielefski
Killer Instinct (Part 1) Dale Jones


  Axanar, Lexie Pakulak, Toronto, ONT, Canada  




* Azimuth to Zenith by Mary Case, Chatsworth, CA, Feb. 1988, 87p. [Novel]
Cover: not credited
Enterprise encounters an alien race from the galactic nucleus, who have an angelic appearance, a taste for iron-based meat and a pheromone lure to lull victims into worshipful passivity. When they incapacitate the ship, Scotty effects the Enterprise's escape by stealing some technology, but it gives him a lethal form of radiation poisoning. With McCoy leading the charge, they slingshot to the future to find a cure for Scotty, and discover that they all became heroes for discovering this particular cure. Returning to their own time, they embark on frantic weeks of keeping Scott alive, a galactic scavenger hunt for the necessary raw materials, and round-the-clock research. McCoy pushes himself literally to death and is drawn back from the abyss by Spock in a rather fierce mind-meld. Nicely done sub-plots include a romance for McCoy [points deducted for killing off the love-interest!], resolution of the Spock/Chapel romance (she turns him down), and a leave-taking with Mama Horta. Probably best not to look too closely at the technology and time-travel plot devices, and just enjoy the sterling characterization and dialogue, the fine roller-coaster ride of a plot, and the intense hurt/comfort scenes.

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