Another Sky

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Zine
Title: Another Sky
Publisher: Lorrie Cherry and Melanie Guttierrez
Editor(s):
Date(s): 1991-Present
Series?: yes
Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
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Contents

Another Sky is a gen Star Wars zine with an emphasis on Luke Skywalker stories.

The flyer for issue #2 says it accepts "positively no slash and no Han-starring fiction." A note regarding swear words: "Note to readers: We allowed the use of the expletive 'f--k' in this [issue #4], and one previous issue. It does not, and will not, appear in any others. -- The Editors."

Twelve issues have been published.

Some of the zine is now online; however the site was last updated in 2010 so it remains unclear if more issues will be put online.

Some Flyers

Issue 1

Another Sky 1 was published in 1991 and contains 134 pages.

cover of issue #1 by Z.P. Florian

Stories

  • Darkshine by Z.P. Florian Art - Z.P. Florian & M. Guttierrez (After the fall of the Empire, Luke and everybody around him must find out what it means to be Vader's son. Later in the series, he discovers more clones of himself that anyone would be expected to cope with.)
  • Whom the Gods Recall by Jacqueline Taero and Pat Nussman Art - M. Guttierrez
  • Symphony for Whistlepipes and Drumlyophones by Z.P. Florian. Art - Z.P. Florian & M. Guttierrez (Could Luke Skyvalker work his way thru his many problems as he recuperated in a Rebel Med-Center, or would he take the easy path and work his way through the Zornom physicians digestive system? Post ESB)
  • A Deed Without a Name by Mesarthim and Stardancer, Art- M. Guttierrez (Alderaan was far more than a lovely world destroyed capriciously by an unimaginable superweapon. Its last hours were spent preparing for a Rebellion they would never fight, and a Jedi they would never see. Pre ARB.)
  • Shore Leave by Yvette Ghilan Art - M. Guttierrez (Two weeks of R&R on the peaceful planet Radian, teaches the galaxy's last Jedi how to face his past, and his future, and changes the life of a troubled young woman forever.Post ROTJ.)

Poetry here:

  • Heir To The Jedi by Jacqueline Taero
  • Make Believe by Stardancer
  • The Bluest Eyes on Endor by Deborah H. Kittle
  • Believe The Lies by Stardancer
  • Skywalker Synopsis by Jacqueline Taero
  • Thoughts by Tammy Olsen
  • Lost Soul by Stardancer
  • Jedi Prayer by Mesarthim

Issue 2

cover #2 by Melanie Guttierrez
flyer for issue #2, from a 1992 Southern Enclave

Another Sky 2 was published in 1992.

Stories

  • And Promises To Keep by Stardancer ... Art- Todd Parker (Reece Timbes already knows that a "little involvement" with the Rebellion can be a dangerous thing. Could a family secret make the Alliance a greater enemy than the Empire? POST ANB.)
  • The Past Love That Future Brings by Michele Dumbrowsky ... Art- M.Guttierrez
  • Stand in Smuggler by J.P. Treleaven ... Art- M.Guttierrez
  • Family Life by Tammy Olsen ... Art- M.Guttierrez (A refreshing look at a typical day in the lives of Leia, Han and Luke nine years after Endor. POST ROTJ)
  • Inner Conflict by Catriona Campbell ... Art- M.Guttierrez (--By walking into Palpatine's throne room, Luke Skywalker made the space battle,raging outside,secondary. The real war between the Alliance and the Empire was destined to take place within the last Jedi; between Darkness and Light. ROTJ)
  • The Lost Key by Slick ... Art- Z.P. Florian
  • Enemy by Marti Schuller ... Art- Z.P. Florian (The lone survivor of a cave-in, Luke Skywalker is forced to overcome his lingering fears to save the life of a young girl who loves him. POST ROTJ)
  • Still Life with a Ghost by Z.P. Florian ... Art- Z.P. Florian & M. Guttierrez (Before the search for Han Solo could begin, the victims of Darth Vader's treachery had to recover emotionlly as well as physically. Could despondent Skywalker? PRE ROTJ
  • Desert Diary by Mesarthim
  • Battles of Peace (part 2 of Darkshine Rising Series) by Z.P. Florian (After the fall of the Empire, Luke and everybody around him must find out what it means to be Vader's son. Later in the series, he discovers more clones of himself that anyone would be expected to cope with.)

Poetry here:

  • Leaving Day by Yvette Ghilan
  • Return of the Jedi by Yvette Ghilan
  • Love Tokens From The Sea by Kritina Johnston
  • Luke's Prayer (Setting Suns) by Wendy Schwartz
  • Give Me Time by Kritina Johnston
  • Luke Sets The Record Straight by Jacqueline Taero

Issue 3

cover #3 by Melanie Guttierrez
flyer for issue #3

Another Sky 3 was published in 1993.

Stories

  • The Midwife's Tale by Mary Jo Fox ... Art - M.Guttierrez (Magdala Ruijk had delivered new life for fifty years before the stormy night when a Jedi and a sad young woman come to her for help. Theirs was a tragic story, and she became a part of it. Pre-ANH)
  • Inheritance by Bambi ... Art - Todd Parker (A young woman, desperate to unlock the secrets of her past, turns to the one person who may be her only hope -- Luke Skywalker. Post ROTJ)
  • Conversation on a Sand Dune by Z.P. Florian ... Art - M.Guttierrez (Could it be that Owen Lars' motive for taking in an orphan was less than noble? Pre-ANH)
  • Alternate Reality #357 by by Yvette Ghilan ... Art - M.Guttierrez (Always in motion is the future... this is a look at a scenario in which the major players in the SW saga could have been only minor pawns. AW, Pre-ANH)
  • As Strangers Friends Are Met by J.P. Treleaven ... Art-Catherine Churko (Pel Forsstan has good reason to hate his prisoner. The Rebel killed his men, made him question his loyalties, and top of all that, he is a Jedi. Post ROTJ)
  • For Sale by Marti Schuller ... Art - Z.P. Florian (Luke Skywalker offers himself to the highest bidder in an auction. Proof positive that he will do "anything" to help the Alliance. Post-ROTJ)
  • Remnant by Catriona Campbell ... Art - Todd Parker (Seven years after the events of Return of The Jedi Luke finds himself accidently waking a remnant from the days of the Empire. Post-ROTJ)
  • The Outrage by Mesarthim & Stardancer ... Art - M.Guttierrez & Todd Parker (During the victory celebration on Endor, a bomb is found aboard the Headquarters Frigate and even Princess Leia Organa is not above suspicion. Who can the Imperial spy be? Speculative Universe, Post-ROTJ)
  • The Battles of Peace by Z.P. Florian (After the assinaiton attempt on his life, Luke Skywalker disappeared. Six months later he returns to claim a Top Secret Imperial cargo entrusted to Han Solo. The Alliance wants it destoryed and Solo wants answers. This is a sequel to Darkshine Rising.) Note: This last story may be Lord of Darkness, Lord of Light by Z.P. Florian (part three of the Darkshine Rising Series: After the fall of the Empire, Luke and everybody around him must find out what it means to be Vader's son. Later in the series, he discovers more clones of himself that anyone would be expected to cope with.) Or these may be two different stories with this last title appearing in a different issue.

Poetry here:

  • The Visit by Jacqueline Taero
  • The Parting by Mesarthim
  • Free by Stardancer
  • Hope of the Future by Bambi
  • The Seductress by Mary Jo Fox
  • Never Fear by Stardancer
  • Marching Cadences by The E.I.Z.Group

Issue 4

cover #4 by Z.P.Florian

Another Sky 4

Stories

  • Errant Fate by Yvette Ghilan... Art - Catherine Churko
  • The Visitor by Bambi... Art - M.Guttierrez
  • The Dreamer by Marti Schuller... Art-Z.P.Florian
  • Brotherly Love by J.P.Treleaven... Art - C.DeLuca
  • Initiation by Mary Jo Fox... Art - Z.P.Florian
  • Escape by Z.P.Florian... Art - M.Guttierrez
  • Introspection by Catriona Campbell... Art - M.Guttierrez
  • Windchimes by Z.P.Florian (Part 4 of the Darkshine Rising series. After the fall of the Empire, Luke and everybody around him must find out what it means to be Vader's son. Later in the series, he discovers more clones of himself that anyone would be expected to cope with.) (archive link)

Poetry here:

  • Viewpoint by Bambi
  • Owen Lars List of How To Discourage A Cheap Farmhand by A.G.Steyn
  • No Longer by Stardancer
  • Alderaan by Bambi
  • Luke Trilogy Haiku by Jennifer Moore
  • Luke as Portrayed in Pro Fiction by Jacqueline Taero
  • Sisterhood of the Holy Spandex Basic Precepts the E.I.Z.Group

Issue 5

cover #5 by M. Guttierrez

Another Sky 5 was published in 1994. This is a "no art" issue.

Stories

Poetry here:

  • Haiku by Jennifer Moore
  • The Game by Mesarthim
  • To Face Your Destiny by Cheryl deLuca
  • Reflections of Truth by Kyla
  • To Be A Jedi: Yoda's Helpful Hints #2 by Jacqueline Taero
  • Blackened Heart by Kyla
  • Luke's Plea by Kyla
  • Advent by Bambi
  • Haunted by Cheryl deLuca
  • To Be A Jedi: Yoda's Helpful Hints #1 by Jacqueline Taero
  • Game Over/ I've Lost by Kyla
  • Nightdreams by Cheryl deLuca

Issue 6

Another Sky 6

cover #6 by Cheryl DeLuca

Stories

Poetry here:

  • Luke, Just After A New Hope Thoughts by Jennifer Moore
  • Equiponderance by Stardancer
  • Star Wars Haiku by Jennifer Moore
  • The Mostly Dead Jedi Blues by Mesarthim
  • Letter From Jedi Boot Camp by Jacqueline Taero

Issue 7

cover #7 by Z.P. Florian

Another Sky 7

Stories

Poetry here:

  • Jedi by Amanda Palumbo
  • Warrior of Light by Amanda Palumbo
  • From the Mountaintop by Jacqueline Taero... Art- M. Guttierrez

Issue 8

cover #8 by Rosemary DiGiacomo

Another Sky 8 Stories

Poetry here:

  • Translation by Amanda Palumbo
  • Dancing Round the Same Flame by Amanda Palumbo
  • The Fosterling by Jacqueline Taero
  • Perceptions by Mesarthim

Issue 9

Another Sky 9

cover #9 by M.Guttierrez
  • "The Uncle" by John Fredericks. A Y-Wing fighter pilot crashes in the desert and Owen Lars is stunned that the pilot is the brother he hasn't seen in three years. And what is Obi-Wan doing with a baby? (Pre A.N.H.)
  • "Take Care Of Yourself, Han" by M.J. Mink. Han Solo has promised to protect a young, naive Luke Skywalker; but is it a promise Leia Organa will let him keep. (A.N.H.)
  • "Rebel's Revenge" by Marc Sozynski. Alone, cut off, and wounded, a young rebel pilot watches a space battle from a planet he has crashed on. Who will rescue him? A victorious Alliance or the dreaded Empire?
  • "Stranger Among Us, Part 2" by Bambi. Revenge is a powerful emotion and a man will do anything to be rid of those who destroyed this family honor. HIs target: Luke Skywalker's family. (Post R.O.T.J.)
  • "Borrowed Dreams" by Z.P. Florian. The force was strong in Anakin Skywalker, but no one, especially his son, had any idea just how powerful Anakin really was. (Post R.O.T.J.)
  • And more. Cover by Melanie Guttierrez. More fiction by Dana Marie Carozza, poetry by Tammy Olsen, art by Z.P. Florian, Donna Frayser, John Fredericks, and Melanie Guttierrez.
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