Archives (Star Trek: TOS zine)

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Title: Archives
Publisher: Yeoman Press
Editor(s): Johanna Cantor
Date(s): 1978-1983
Medium: print zine
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Archives is a gen Star Trek: TOS reprint anthology with seven issues. The front covers are all by Hans Dietrich.

The Zine's Mission

From the editorial from Archives #2:
A zine for the new fan, featuring reprints of out of print (or hard to get) stories, and showcases for new writers and artists. As before, my thanks to the authors, artists, and editors who allowed their work to be reprinted here, and to those who submitted new 'early' stories... As before, I am acutely aware of the deficiencies of the zine. As I said (and will probably keep saying), after years of frustration as a fan, I tend as a fan editor to be more invested in bringing out a zine out reasonably close to schedule than in waiting for problems, such as my schedule, to clear. I sincerely regret the loss of quality this sometimes entails, but there it is.
From the editorial in R & R #5, the editor reiterates the plan to attempt to print the stories that had been mentioned or discussed in Star Trek Lives!:
It turns out we're not going to be able to do what we hoped to do with the first issue of ARCHIVES. We can't print all the stories mentioned in ST LIVES because too many of then are in print or planned reprint by their original printers, who would understandably be unhappy at having them appear elsewhere. What we will try to do is print the ones that are really unavailable, and give current information on where the others can be found. Future issues of Archives will continue to print OP stories, to make them available to new fans. Suggestions are welcome—we're starting a file. We also want to feature first stories, to give new writers a start.

Issue 1

Archives 1 published in 1978, 92 pages long. The illustrations are by Hans Dietrich and Carrie Rowles.

cover of issue #1

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

See reactions and reviews for Domestic Scene With Sehlat.
See reactions and reviews for Nessie.
[zine]: This is the long-awaited reprint 'zine, and some of the best (but now out of print) stories in fandom have been selected to appear. You've probably heard of most of them, so I'll just list some names - Tower of Terror by Jennifer Guttridge (with superb illos by new artist Hans Dietrich), The Price of a Handful of Snowflakes by M. L. "Steve" Barnes, Domestic Scene with Sehlat by Jean Lorrah, Claire de Lune by Faddis (originally printed in TOSOP #1), and others by Frankie Jamison, Gerry Downes, D.T. Steiner, Cheryl Rice, Caroline Nixon... aw, hell. Read it for yourself. [1]

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Archives 2 was published in Summer 1978 and contains 82 pages.

  • The Hunted and the Hunters by Anna Mary Hall, art by Connie Faddis (1) (reprinted from Interphase #1
  • Cleansing Fire by Valerie Piacentini, art by Barbara M. Stults (15) (reprinted from Log Entries #9)
  • While We Still Feel by Johanna Cantor, art by Carrie Bowles (27) (reprinted from Probe #8) (Kirk, Spock and McCoy are called upon to help Gem and her people. They have been relocated by the Vians, but their culture is not thriving.) (15 pages)
  • Alternative Intrepid Incident by Anna Walker, art by Susan Ceci (43) (reprinted in Computer Playback #6)
  • Intrepid Incident: Another View by Kay Miller Brown (50) (reprinted from Computer Playback #6)
  • Paternity Order by Beth Hallam, art by Carrie Rowles (51) (reprinted from Alnitah #1)
  • The Once and Future Enterprise by David S. Jennings, art by J.E. Fleming (50)
  • Last Tag by Sharon L. Parkos (73)
  • Red, White and Blew by Anna Mary Hall, illustration of Chekov by Alice M. Newsom (reprinted from One Trek Mind #2) (79)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

[zine]: Eight good stories, five of them reprinted, three new ones. "Alternative Intrepid Incident' was very well-written. Kirk wonders how Spock can actually feel the deaths of those aboard the Intrepid and Spock agrees to let him experience it just briefly through a mind meld. He starts with the death of an insect and an animal. 'Paternity Order' is one I enjoyed for its sense of humor. There's a baby born on the Enterprise and it's got pointed ears! There's a good Sulu story called 'The Hunter and the Hunted' and a nice short McCoy and Spock story called 'Last Tag.' The zine is well-illustrated by Connie Faddis, Susan Ceci, Carrie Rowles, and Sharon L. Parkos. Recommended. [2]

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Archives 3 was published in Summer 1979 and contains 94 pages.

  • Research by Anna Mary Hall, art by Dale Homan (3) (reprinted from Impulse #5)
  • Afterward by Jan Mike (22)
  • What's Under There by April Wright (24)
  • Letter: the set of Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Susan Stephenson (25)
  • Gold Towards the Golden by Cheryl Rice, art by Susan Ceci (30) (reprinted from Berengaria #8)
  • Get That Lollipop Out of My Computer by Leslye Lilker, and Linda Silverman, art by Doug Drexler [not Herring, as in the TOC] (48) (reprinted from IDIC #2) (The crew of the Enterprise, except for Chapel and Spock, are deaged. Guess who has to babysit?)
  • The Captain's Waterbed by K. Farnell, R. Lambert, L. Napier, art by Hans (85)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3

See reactions and reviews for Get That Lollipop Out of My Computer.

Issue 4

cover of issue #4, Hans Dietrich

Archives 4 was published in the spring of 1980 and is 64 pages long, reduced offset. The front cover is by Hans, the back cover by Evallou Richardson, title art by Bev Zuk.

From the editorial:
ST:TMP has induced a mood of contemplation, even nostalgia, in many of us fans. This is as it should be. The fact that the movie exists is a tribute to us. It is a time to remember, to assess, and to give ourselves a pat on the back.... I had occasion to call a fellow fan the night the Iran hostage crisis was breaking. "Do you realize we're on the verge of World War III?" she demanded. "We're dancing on the edge of a volcano!" "Well," I said (I was in that kind of a mood that night), "if we have to live on the edge of a volcano, for heaven's sake, let's dance." This issue of Archives is dedicated to all the fans, both the dear friends I know and the readers I have never met, who dance with me - to the music of STAR TREK. May your distance never increase. Archives IV is the last in the originally planned series of Archives. I hope to continue with it, more or less in this format (though suggestions are welcome). What I won't do again is box myself in with subscriptions. That, incidentally (this is an apology) is the reason for the greater reduction of this issue. But what covered printing and mailing in 1979.... need I elaborate? As always, comments are welcome. What do you think of the reduction? Of leaving no space between paragraphs? What would you like to see in future issues? More reprints? Of what? More neo stories? More essays? Authors: don't be modest. I'm not (oh, you noticed?). If your good stories are out of print, send them in. When good fanlit is not available, we all lose.

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Archives 5 was published in the winter of 1980 and is 82 pages long, offset. Art by Connie Faddis, Richard G. Pollett, Mary Stacy-MacDonald, Carrie Rowles, C. Marie B., Lynn Eldridge, Bev Clark, Bev Zuk, and Hans

  • A Walk in the Dark (by Anna Mary Hall, art by C.R. Faddis (reprinted from Energize!) (2)
  • The Explorer by Johanna Cantor and David Lomazoff, art by Richard Pollet (reprinted from Pastak #4) (16)
  • Lonely Transporter Operator by Ruth Berman (reprinted from Energize!) (2)
  • You Can’t Go Home Again by Debra Doyle (26)
  • Encounter by Steve Barnes and Johanna Cantor, art by Mary Stacy-MacDonald (29)
  • Midnight Obsession by Laura Goldsmith (33)
  • Mary Sue: A Short Compendium (from Menagerie) by Paula Smith (34)
  • The Gift by Lynda Carraher, art by Carrie Rowles (reprinted from Spin Dizzie #3) (36)
  • Missing Element by Jeff Holt (60)
  • They’re Taking My Tonsils Out by Frances Minnick, art by C. Marie B. (62)
  • Who Dares Disturb Paradise? by Anna Davis, art by Lynn Eldridge (65)
  • Spirit of a Starship by Bruce Melton (69)
  • Time of a New Beginning by Jean Lorrah, art by B.A. Clark (74) (reprinted from Masiform D #5)
  • Asymmetry (reprinted from Despatch) by Mary Stacy-MacDonald (82)

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Archives 6 was published in spring 1982 and contains 72 pages.

  • Gardener's Craft by Connie Faddis, art by Suzan Lovett (3) (reprinted from Energize!) (A landing party discovers a lush tropical garden on an otherwise desolate planet. They become the guests of the friendly 'gardeners' of this planet) a humanoid species with remarkable mind scanning abilities. When Kirk is injured in a rockslide, his legs must be amputated and McCoy learns that the gardeners have the knowledge to care far mare than the plants of their planet.)
  • The Corbomite Hustle by Diane Christiansen and Donna Smith (18)
  • Parted from Me by Jean Lorrah and art by Marilyn Johansen (19) (reprinted from Triskelion #3, also in Parted from Me and Other Stories and The Best of Pon Farr)
  • Thoughts by Laura Goldsmith (23)
  • Star Flight by Hindman (23)
  • Neither East Nor West by R. Laurraine Tutihasi (24)
  • Dreams by Laura Goldsmith and Rosa Castro (41)
  • Father's Day by Carol Hart (about Spock's childhood) (42)
  • Parents by Carol Hart (about Spock's childhood) (48)
  • A Lesson in Logic by Carol Hart (about Spock's childhood) (50) (reprinted from Captain's Log #12)
  • Tomorrowbird by Hindman (52)
  • The Fool's Gift by C.J. McNally and art by Barbara J. Setzer (53) (A rare glimpse into McCoy's childhood. Why did he show such interest in the battered tricycle in the Miri episode? Learn how a young McCoy does a lot of growing up on his 5th birthday.)
  • Routine by Anna Mary Hall and art Mary Stacy MacDonald (reprinted from Impulse #6/7 and Fuhura #4) (56)

Issue 7

cover of issue #7

Archives 7 was published in Fall 1983 and contains 121 pages. Artwork by Suzan Lovett, Cheree Cargill, Joyce Perdue, Sherry Veltkamp, Helen Bookman, and Carrie Rowles.

  • Executive Privilege by Mary Lee Caisco (31 pages) (taken from Rigel #4/5/6)
  • Return to Olympus by Pamela Edwards Becker (Showcase story) (7 pages)
  • Match and Rematch by Mary Lou Dodge (from Delta Triad) (17 pages)
  • Piece of History by Richard Pollett (from Captain’s Log) (12 pages)
  • Go Between by Bruce Melton (3 pages)
  • Jackie’s Mary Sue by Jacqueline A. Bielowicz (from The Cage) (6 pages)
  • Return to Fate by J. Worrell (9 pages)
  • The Stranger by Ruth Hepner and Johanna Cantor (19 pages) (McCoy, expecting to be transported to the Surgeon General's Office, arrives instead on an Amish farm on Earth in the year 1777. He tries to fit into the life of the farm while hoping for rescue. Then comes the challenge of a Poliomyelitis epidemic.)
  • A Civilized Man by Lynda Carraher (from Spin Dizzie #6) (10 pages) (McCoy is on a fishing trip with an alien friend. A Ka'ardeshi kills his friend and takes McCoy captive. The Ka'ardeshi maintains that to kill is instinctive and that McCoy would kill him if he was given the chance. When the Ka'ardeshi is badly burned, McCoy proves he is a civilized man by doing his utmost to save his enemy.)
  • Sweet Sorrow by Diana Walter (from In a Different Reality) #5 (7 pages) (Spock, promoted to the Constellation II, makes his farewells to Scott, McCoy & Kirk.)


  1. the first issue of the zine was reviewed by the editor of Paradise
  2. from Scuttlebutt #12
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