Beyond Antares (Australian Star Trek: TOS zine)
|Publisher:||Astrex/Clarke & Keating Ink/R & S Publications|
|Editor(s):||Susan Smith-Clarke and Joanne Keating|
|Date(s):||1972 (independently), 1973-1993 (Astrex)|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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Beyond Antares was first published independently in 1972. In 1973, it became the official zine of of Astrex.
Each issue has between 30 and 40 pages and contains fiction, poetry, art, articles and reviews.
"In 1972 Jenny Stevenson (now Kentwell) and Susan Clarke (nee Smith) published the first issue of what was to become Australia's longest running Star Trek fanzine, Beyond Antares (also held by the National Library).
In 1973 STAC (Star Trek Action Committee), a new Star Trek club comprising a number of old D.U.S.K. members as well as newer fans, was founded by Susan Clarke. Later that year, it was combined with a club run in Sydney by Julie Townsend and Edwina Harvey and the name changed to Astrex. The new name was derived from the asterix-like device on the command insignia worn in the television series. The first formal meeting was held in April 1976 and the first issue of the club's newsletter, Data, was published in August 1976. For a while, until Susan resigned as president in the early 80s, Beyond Antares was the club's fanzine." 
The National Library of Australia website states "Beyond Antares... became one of the longest running Star Trek publications in the country. After its first beginnings, it was consistently a well-produced and well-edited fanzine, which deserved its long support from writers, artists and readers."
The Independent Issues
Unknown issues published between 1972 and 1975.
Beyond Antares 1 was published in 1975 and has 42 pages.
Beyond Antares 2 has 34 pages.
Beyond Antares 3 has 34 pages. It contains "A Wee Bit of Scotch" by Susan Clarke.
Beyond Antares 4 was published in 1977 and has 46 pages. The cover is by Diane Marchant.
Beyond Antares 5 was published in 1977 and has 41 pages.
- Towards Destiny by Sue Man Chew (Blake's 7)
- other unknown content
Beyond Antares 7 has 42 pages.
Beyond Antares 8 has 42 pages.
Beyond Antares 9 has 33 pages.
Beyond Antares 10 has 37 pages.
Beyond Antares 11 has 41 pages.
Beyond Antares 12 (Special Vulcan Issue) was published in 1979 and is 36 pages long.
- The Illogic Of Logic (Characterization of Spock) (2 pages)
- The Islands (10 pages)
- The Logical Choice (15 pages)
- Vulcan Quiz (2 pages)
Beyond Antares 13 has 36 pages.
Beyond Antares 14 was published in October 1979 and has 27 pages. It is a single novel by Frankie L. Seymour called Nor All Your Tears about Edith Keeler and The Guardian. There are about six illustrations by Randy Ash, Ted Engelbart, Shayne McCormack, Val Rogers and Elsie Sager.
From the editorial: "Before people comment on my inaccurate spelling, let me point out that I use Spelling Reform One, which is a gradual method of rationalisation of English spelling which became stagnant with the coming of print. I must point out that I nowhere near the only editor that does so. The Teacher's magazine 'Feedback' is printed in SR1, so are many science journals -- not just here but overseas as well. Spelling Reform is a world-wide thing. The Australian sf magazine 'Crux' is printed throughout using SRq is you wish to read more. SR1: write 'e' for the clear short vowel-sound as in 'bet' regardless of present usage: eny, redy, sed, etc."
Beyond Antares 15 was published in 1979 and has 43 pages.
Beyond Antares 16 has 43 pages.
Beyond Antares 17 was published in January 1982 and contains 43 pages. It is a single Scotty/Uhura novel by Susan Clarke called "Moonwind". There were 100 copies printed.
The interior art is by April Beare, Alison Bloomfield, Lana Fahey (cover), Terry Jeeves, Esther Mace, Mike McGann, and Elsie Sager.
Beyond Antares 18/19 was published in 1982 and is 75 pages long.
- How Spock Got A Fish In His Computer (5 pages)
- The Man At The Bar (7 pages)
- An Overlooked Corner Of Space (15 pages)
- Never Again (4 pages)
- Weak Knees, Spotted Troubles and The Interrupted Honeymoon (6 pages)
- Hoodwinked (18 pages) by Ian McLean
- The Guildsman (4 pages)
Beyond Antares 20 was published in June 1982 and is 60 pages long. Front cover by Robin Walker. This issue was dedicated to the "Women of Star Trek."
- A Model Officer by Ian McLean (4 pages)
- Assignment Number Seven by Narrelle Harris (22 pages)
- Art Portfolio: The Heroines Of Star Trek (14 pages)
- A Pub Conversation by Sue Bursztynski
- Shenandoah by Josephine Wenck (14 pages)
- Artists: Randy Ash, Ted Engelbart, Lana Fahey , Harvey Kong Tin, Esther Mace, Michael McGann, John Parks, Marianne Plumridge, Elsie Sager, Girija Tenneti, and Kamuc Tenneti.
Beyond Antares 21 was published in 1982 and is 57 pages long.
- Aftermath (17 pages)
- Thought For Food (2 pages)
- Sleep, Bones, Sleep (9 pages)
- Star Wreck (5 pages)
- McCoy, The Right Kind Of Different (22 pages)
Beyond Antares 22 was published in 1983 and is 59 pages long.
- Seeker Through The Universe by Betsi Ashton (4 pages)
- Transition by Susan Clarke (20 pages)
- Mind Meld by Marianne Plumridge (2 pages)
- Departure by Sue Bursztynski & Adrienne Losin (7 pages)
- The Dark One by Dyanne Sharp (3 pages)
- Cancelled Connection by Ruth Dick-Smith (16 pages)
- Epilogue/Prologue by Marianne Plumridge
- Letters from our readers
- Front cover by Susan Campbell
- Ruth Dick-Smith
- Esther Mace
- Lana Brown
- Shayne McCormack
- Elsie Sager
- Katnu Tenneti (back cover)
- Julie Townsend
Beyond Antares 23 was published in January 1984 and is 46 pages long. It is the Astrex Literary Competition Special Issue which features the winners of the 1982 writing competition. Art by Alison Bloomfield, Lana Brown, Lana Fahey (same as Brown?), Russell Grey, Harvey Kong Tin, Michael McGann, Esther Mace, Diane Marchant, Igor Spajic.
- Disbelief by Patricia Splite, poem (5)
- Night Watch by Patricia Splite (6)
- Once by Eden Kane (9)
- The Concert by Patricia Splite (11)
- I Call You Friend by Marianne Plumridge (24)
- Star Trek: The Klingons Blast Back by Adam Saliba and John Vassila (25)
- Rec Room by Edwina Harvey (27)
- Sonnet from the Romulan, filk by Bev Wright (29)
- Fanzine Reviews by Susan Clarke (31)
- book reviews (The Other Side of the Galaxy, Blackfire) (35)
- film reviews (Dark Crystal, Blade Runner) (37)
- Lettercol (44)
art from issue #23, Esther Mace, Blade Runner
Beyond Antares 24 was published in August 1984 and has 46 pages. It contains a single story by Bev Wright that deals with Klingons, apparent betrayals, and a surprising change of mind for Kirk.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 24
Chameleon' by Bev Wright, artwork and letters of comment. A straightforward adventure story, in a writing style that is easy to read. The story concerns a hypno device that the Klingons are using to subvert Federation personnel to the Empire. Kang captures Spock and attempts to convert him. Spock resists the device but plays along in order to keep his life. Kirk realises that Spock is still loyal, but nevertheless is lured into Kang's trap. It is left to Uhura and two women friends (Christine Chapel and Della Corning) to save the day. The story has some nice touches, in that the women are shown to be friends and not rivals, even though Chris and Della get off to a bad start through a discussion about Spock. Each soon sees the other's point of view, apologies are made and they become good friends. Della is attractive, of course, but although she gets admiring looks from men, and high praise from Scotty, no romance develops. Thus 'Chameleon' is saved from becoming a Mary-Sue story. 
Beyond Antares 25 was published in 1984 and is 45 pages long.
- Pride Of The Fleet (6 pages)
- They Walked Slowly Into The Sunset (1 page)
- Girl Friday (10 pages)
- Art Portfolio (8 pages)
- Tell Me A Story, Grandfather (6 pages)
- He (2 pages)
Beyond Antares 26 was published in 1985 and is 50 pages long. Art by Ted Englebart, Donna Angus, Randy Ash, Russell Grey, Shayne McCormack, Michael McGann, Marianne Plummridge, and Elsie Sager.
- "Tradition" by Helen Sargeant
- "Zarabeth" by Marianne Plummridge
- "Transition" by Linda McCarthy
- "Catharsis" by Julie Johnson
- "Requiem" by Ruth Collerson
- "With Ice In My Heart" by Linda Knorr
- "That Which Survives" by Lana Brown
- "My Vulcan Friend" by Patricia De Voss
- "Tridimensional Chess" by Tim North
- "The Romulan" by Jo Wenck
Beyond Antares 27 has 46 pages.
Beyond Antares 28 was published in 1986 and is 64 pages long.
- Khan’s Story (16 pages)
- Suppose (3 pages)
- Dialogue (2 pages)
- Again No More Angels (16 pages)
- Samuel J. Kirk: His Jotting Book) (9 pages)
- Reviews (9 pages)
Beyond Antares 29 has 58 pages.
Beyond Antares 30/31 was published in 1988, is a double issue, and has 128 pages.
- The Courtyard by Michelle Carter
- Teddy Bear by Wilson de Silva
- other fiction by Hazel Dodd, Sue Isle, Jenny Bozovic, Helen Sargeant, Monica Mitchell, Sheryl Peterson, and Robert Jan
- the art includes a Scotty portfolio
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 30/31
Beyond Antares issue 30/31 is another Australian zine. It has a little of everything, so I suppose you could call it a general Trek (Classic) zine. But the thing that sticks out in my mind is the humor. There were two stories, and "The Star Fleet Entrance Exam" which were so much fun I had to read them out loud to my husband (a non-Trekker, although he has always enjoyed watching Trek) because I kept laughing out loud while I was reading them. Enough said. 
Beyond Antares 32 was published in 1988, is 60 pages long. It was guest-edited by Marianne Plumridge who also did the cover. Stories by Jenny Bozovic, Narelle Harris, Margaret Pitcher, & others. Poetry by Marianne & L. Tristy Spence. Other art by Marianne, Dorinda Francis, Ian McLean & Kamu Tenneti.
- Two Of A Kind (Saavik story) (6 pages)
- The Gift (Sarek & Amanda) (2 pages)
- Star Trek Writer’s Guide (2 pages)
- Final Victory (Spock tries to overcome his second Pon Farr and the Enterprise is to ofar from Vulcan) (28 pages)
- Late In The Season by Bozovic (Kirk tries to lose some weight) (6 pages)
Beyond Antares 33 has 60 pages. This issue has stories covering classic Trek to Next Gen. Stories by Roslyn von Werstak, Ann Hart, Marianne Plumridge, Margaret Pitcher & others. Lots of art by Roslyn & others.
Beyond Antares #34 was published in 1993 and contains 57 pages. Front cover: Marianne Plumridge. Back cover: signed R. Paterson.
- "The Treatment of Women in Trek" (p.7-10) by Sue Bursztynski - Article.
- "The Price of Experience" (p.11-16) by George Ivanov (TNG - Wesley's first love)
- "Extracts from the Personal Log of Dr. Leonard McCoy, M.D." (p.25-47) an AU by Christine Hawkins
Beyond Antares #35 contains 60 pages. This issue contains two stories by SeM Felby as well as work by Shayne McCormack & Sue Bursztynski and others. Featuring Data from ST:TNG.
Beyond Antares #36 contains a novella by Ruth Waters. Illustrated by Ruth.
Special 20th Anniversary Edition
Beyond Antares -- Special 20th Anniversary Edition was published in 1992 and contains about 200 pages as well as a letter column & complete index & cross reference to all previous issues of Beyond Antares. Art by Donna Angus, Linda Cox Chan, Bernice Cuffe, Robert Jan, Merridy Johnson, Shayne McCormack, Mike McGann, Roslyn Patterson, Amanda Plumridge, Marianne Plumridge, Melody Rondeau, Elsie Sager, Igor Spajic, and Ruth Waters. Contains the following stories:
- "Gene Roddenberry: An Appreciation" by C. M. Barkley
- "Star Trek: The Continuing Voyages" by Stephanie Kane
- "Starship" by Susan Amies
- "Home" by G. J. Christison
- "Parting Thoughts" by Roslyn Patterson
- "Pretty in Pink" by Jackie Marshall
- "The Lesson" by Roslyn Patterson
- "Arid Land" by Teresa Sarik
- "The Day the Enterprise Mutinied" by Sue Burszrynski and Susan Clarke
- "A Time of Passing" by Bill Hupe
- "No Real Choice" by Margaret Pitcher
- "Remember When the Star Shone Brighter" by Patricia de Voss
- "Reflections" by Gail Christison
- Star Trek Fandom in Australia
- National Library of Australia - Susan Smith-Clarke Fanzine Collection. Accessed October 5, 2008.
- from Truffles
- from The Trekzine Times v.1 n.3