Amantes de la Noche
|Title:||Amantes de la Noche|
|Publisher:||Anime House Press|
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Amantes de la Noche 1 was published in 1996 and has 185 pages. Cover and interior art by Heather Bruton.
The idea for this zine, and a companion volume which will (hopefully) be out next year. came about at MediaWestCon 1996, when I went on a search for third-season Forever Knight fanfic (okay, for Vachon and Tracy fanfic), and managed to find a grand total of one, count 'em one, story I hadn't either written myself or already read on the Net. This struck me as a dreadful situation, so I decided to have a shot at correcting it.
Fanzine editors these days are wildly divided on how to treat fanfic which has previously appeared on the Internet. As a fanzine reader, I have a strong preference for seeing it either kept to itself or at least, clearly labelled as "reprint". On more than one occasion, I've purchased a fanzine, settled down to read it. and discovered to my dismay that I've already read half or more of the material. Therefore, as a fanzine editor, I've elected to split my materia! into two separate categories and zines. The zine you're holding contains only stories which have been published electronically on FKFIC-L (the Forever Knight fanfic mailing list) or an Internet mailing loop for fans of Vachon. I hope to also publish a companion zine, The Company of Night, which will contain nothing but first-run material.
These stories are some of my personal favorites from the wealth of FK fanfic which has appeared on-line over the past year or so. They all focus on the new supporting characters introduced in third season—Javier Vachon, Tracy Vetter, Urs and Screed—though some also feature, or give equal time to, the established main cast I tried to select an interesting mixture of styles—from character vignette to plot-driven adventure—and tones—from dark-and-nasty to comedy relief. So, herein you'll find a comedy which "fixes" the end of the series, and a tragedy which doesn't. A dark and compelling vision of an alternate time line, and a coupl of wacky, up-beat tales which shoot off in all directions. Probes into the working of th characters' minds, and speculations on their pasts and their relationships. Generally, a very mixed bag, which is how I like it.
What passes for "continuity" in Forever Knight as broadcast is at best very loose, and at worst openly and concretely self-contradictory, which results in a wide range of persona interpretations of its rules and limits. This makes for a fascinating, if sometimes wild, ride. You may not agree that everything you find here fits within the boundaries of "canon", but hopefully you'll find it all enjoyable. (I know I didn't—and did.)
To reiterate the warning on the first page of this zine, some of these stories deal with themes and situations intended for mature readers. As you read through, you'll encounter some lovely, up-beat erotica, some sexual content of a darker nature, and a certain amount o violence In particular, Gabriel's "Waiting for the Sun" is a marvelous, suck-you-in-and-spit-you-out-exhausted sort of read, but portions of it may get a little intense for extreme sensitive readers.
I'd like to thank my contributors for allowing me to distribute their work to a wider forum—there are still a large number of fans who haven't surrendered to the mesmerism of the Net—and to my co-editor, Heather, for squeezing some illos into the cracks betwee professional assignments.
Thanks, too, to those of you who have purchased this zine. You're helping to keep print fandom alive.I hope you enjoy — Mary
- Grief by Melissa Taylor (4)
- Possible Futures by Imajiru (3 pages)
- And They Lived Happily Ever After by Nancy Warlocke (11)
- Waiting for the Sun by Gabriel McFarlane (16)
- Everything I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From Vachon by Bonnie Pardoe (67)
- The Other Side of Life by J.S. Levin (68)
- Somewhere in the Night by Le Phantom (87)
- "Ashes to Ashes": the Car Scene by Bonnie Pardoe (88)
- Vachon by Imajiru (90)
- Protect and Serve by Christina Kamnikar (92)
- Surprises by Debra Fiorini (156)
- Faraway Inside 1: Septicemia by Bonnie Pardoe (160)
- Faraway Inside 2: A Little Death by Bonnie Pardoe (165)
- The Other Games Vampires Play by Gabriel McFarlane (172)
- Reunion by J.S. Levin (181)
Amantes de la Noche 2 was published in 1997 and contains 191 pages. Cover and interior art by Heather Bruton.
- Janice Cox ("Guilt Trip" & "Blood Hunt")
- Christina Kamnikar ("My Evil Twin is a Vampire" - nominated for a 1998 FanQ Award)
- Apache ("A Stitch in Time" & "Cold Comfort")
- Bonnie Pardoe ("Faraway Inside 3: Without You")
- Nancy Warlocke ("The Phoenix")
- D. Echelbarger ("Girls' Night Out"
- Stephanie Babbitt ("Last Knight Plus One")
- Kim Keister ("Dreaming While You Sleep")
- Dorothy Elggren ("All The Rest Is Silence")