Full Circle (multifandom zine)
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Full Circle is a slash multifandom anthology published in Australia.
Full Circle 1 was published in 1992 and contains 148 pages. It has artwork by Baravan.
- Captive by Jane (Pros) (5)
- In the Mood by Kathy Keegan (Pros) (6)
- Downtown Saturday Night by Felicity Granger (Man From Uncle) (21)
- Codes of Honour by Jane (Arthur of the Britons) (33)
- Anvil of the Gods by Madelaine Ingram (Star Trek) (43)
- Birds of Ill Omen by Kathy Keegan (Pros) (69)
- Won't You Come Home, Dirk Blackpool? by Felicity Granger (Wizards & Warriors) (77)
- Kindred by Barbara Jones (Highlander) (85)
- Dead Ringer by Shawn Gedge (Lethal Weapon) (93)
- Memories Are Made of This by Felicity Granger (UFO) (100)
- Heron in the Mist by Jane (Robin of Sherwood) (112)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
This zine contains two Pros stories, both by Kathy Keegan. In the Mood is not really my cup of tea - the lads are too far out of character as I see them in the episodes for me to relate to them very well, and I can't help but read them in an Australian accent too! Birds of Ill Omen I found slightly easier going, but again, not quite the lads as I know them. There is also a piece of "B/D fantasy" art by Baravan, which was unfortunately not in the copy of the zine that I saw. Otherwise, "Full Circle" is made up of stories from eight or nine other fandoms, none of which I have read, however, as I'm strictly mono-fandom! As far as I know, the Professionals stories at least aren't officially available outside this zine, so what the zine is worth to you may all depend on how big a Kathy Keegan fan you are!"
Full Circle 1.5 was published in 1993 and contains 73 pages (five stories). Its subtitle is, "All the Professionals stories from the Mediazine."
Full Circle 2 was published in May 1994 and contains 158 pages.
- Right End of the Wrong Rainbow by Maggie Logan (Blake's 7)
- Pandora's Toybox by Shawn Gedge (Lethal Weapon/The Professionals)
- Brass Tacks by Felicity Granger (14 pages) (MacGyver)
- Than-Q by Karen Mercer and Maggie Logan (Star Trek: TNG)
- For Personal Reasons by Madelaine Ingram (The Professionals)
- Red Cools Green, Beast Beats Fire by Wally (Star Trek: TOS)
- Blood and Iron by Barb Jones (Highlander/The Professionals)
- When the Blue Wave Rolls Nightly by Trish Darbyfield (The Professionals)
- A Touch of the Sun by Felicity Granger (Star Wars)
- The Affair of the UNCLE Who Wasn't by Wally (Man From Uncle)
- A Fine Madness by Wally (UFO)
- Things to Do On A Rainy Day by Abigail Weiss (Star Trek: TOS)
- Healing by Maggie Logan (Blake's 7)
- I'm Still In My Bath by Trish Darbyfeld
- The Milk of Human Kindness by Trish Darbyfeld
- Poetry by Andie Vyland, Jess Malloy, Lainie Ingram, Jane.
Full Circle 2.5 was published in 1994 and contains 75 pages. It has all Pros content. Its subtitle is, "All the Professionals stories from the Mediazine."
- For Personal Reasons by Madelaine Ingram
- When the Blue Wave Rolls Nightly by Trish Darbyfeld
- Pandora's Toybox by Shawn Gedge
- I'm Still In My Bath by Trish Darbyfeld
- The Milk of Human Kindness by Trish Darbyfeld
- Blood and Iron by Barbara Jones Pros/Highlander crossover.
- Velvet and Steel by Andrea Vyland
- After the Storm by Andrea Vyland
Full Circle 3 was published in 1995 and has 173 pages.
- Flashpoint by Jane. Reprinted as a stand-alone zine. (Starsky and Hutch) (A figure from the past, whom Starsky had believed dead, proves to be very much alive, and the nightmare for Dave Starsky has just begun. For Hutch, the ordeal wears three faces: he must watch his partner torn apart by decade-old events that took place in Vietnam, he must launch an investigation into the mystery of a man called Bonelli, in the hopes of bringing Starsky back from the edge; and he must confront his own feelings toward his partner. A whole short-novel from this popular writer.) (42 pages)
- Boundaries by Dee (Pros) (Not-so-random happenings awaken Ray Doyle to just how his partner feels about him, and the lid is off. It's wonderful ... until it goes wrong. Misunderstanding and discord threaten to split the partners, perhaps forever. It's one of those times when the patience for which Bodie isn't often celebrated, but should be, is a key to survival!) (21 pages)
- Blood On The Streets by Rimfire (Jake and the Fatman) (A vicious serial killer is targeting cops, and as fast as Jake and Derek think they have the answer, it slips through their fingers again. The blood is literally all over the streets, fear is running high, and the payoff is hair-raising.) (22 pages)
- Last Leap by Wally (Quantum Leap) (Finally, finally, they get it right and Sam makes his last leap, back into his own body ... and the space-time he will inherit for the rest of his life. Things are not the way they were, but only Al knows. However, things are just — terrific!) (5 pages)
- 6.2 Has Two by Rimfire (Pros) (5 pages)
- The Sound Of Silence by Felicity Granger (MacGyver) (Still living in England after leaving the Phoenix Foundation, MacGyver and Jack are enjoying the good life ... until Mac takes a job, figuring out the puzzle of a boat that should have been carrying explosives and isn't. And out of this job comes one of Mac's greatest challenges: he must learn how to cope with deafness. For Jack, through whose eyes these stories are told, it's a time of trauma - 'til that flight to Spain...) (17 pages)
- A Q Before Breakfast by Karen Mercer and Maggie Logan (Star Trek TNG) (A sequel of sorts to the episode, Tapestry, this story also builds on an idea mooted in a previous story, Than-Q. With his power to 'play' with temporospatial events, Q could indeed bend linear time, show Picard the galaxy in a microsecond, and have him back in time for breakfast! But would he? Why? And what if he did? This is a delightful, fascinating and thought provoking story, and an unexpected romance!) (17 pages)
- Future Imperfect by Jane Mailander (Highlander) (The year is 2025, and Richie Ryan, now around fifty years of age and still the late-teens cherub, is in big trouble. But it remains for Duncan to work out what is going on and, as always, fix things! Someone from the past is muddling their lives, and as memory flashes back thirty years, to 1995, Duncan and Richie realise what they are up against. It ain't pretty. And about about The Gathering?!) (28 pages)
- Winning The Pools by Dee (Pros) (3 pages)
- Companion by Wally (Star Trek TOS K/S) (1 page)
- The Human Factor by Barbara Jones (Pros) Highlander/Professionals crossover (A new gun runner is at work in England, dealing in superior weapons, supplying warzones in Africa and South East Asia, and banking in Zurich. He's a gentleman, if you stretch a point: the Mercedes, the Belgravia penthouse, the emerald rings all fit the profile. Only one thing. He's seven feet tall, and he just might be head-hunting in London this season, as well as making a fortune in illegal arms. Where is Connor MacLeod when you need him? Bodie and Doyle wonder if they're biting off more than they can chew this time.) (8 pages)
Full Circle 4 was published in 1996 and has 163 pages. It contains no interior art.From the editorial:
Just a few words from me this time... because they're mostly explanations and excuses anyway! This is the first time I've ever did a zine that was about six months late. The reasons for that lateness are mostly down to luck. Ask Dame Fortune why, oh why, I chose this of all years to float a small business with my brother? Nut Hatch was on a bit of a roll, and in my complacency, I thought, what the heck, it's like paying for itself these days (and I wince as I say this) took my life savings and invested almost the lot in the new business... And Nut Hatch promptly decided to lobotomize itself. We took a big, big loss at MediaWest. No one is to blame, but we sent about 80 zines, mostly copies of a gen media zine, and they just did not sell well. I'd depended on those sales to print the new zine (this one), and the fund didn't materialize. WIth all of my own money invested, I had nothing to fall back on, save for sales of existing shelf stock! And that was the moment where zine sales decided to hit an all-time low. It gets worse! In a shrewd (?) attempt to get printing costs down, I 'bought in' with Karen, a part-share in a copier. It was supposed to enable me to lower our cover prices, and so help to boost sales. The reality was it broke down every 5000 copies, and with paper, toner and repair bills, the copy cost was up to about 13 cents per page!... The next issues are going to be later again, because of the very, very slow rate at which zines sell these days. Yes, yes, I'll continue to do the zines, but if I'm to fund them, first my little business has to stop being a money pit, and get into profit. Either, that, or folks out there have to start buying zines again, which given the current bite of the economy is a tall order.
- Catch of the Day by AMW (Starsky and Hutch) (Hutch takes a fishhook out of Starsky's head during a fishing trip) 1 page (reprinted in Firesigns and Other Stories)
- Flareup by Jane (Pros)
- Reflections in a Mirror by Wally (Star Trek: The Original Series) 6 pages
- Me and Thee by Cat (Starsky and Hutch) (Starsky has a lover named Dirk. Hutch catches them together, and nearly rapes Starsky in a fit of jealously.) 6 pages (reprinted in Firesigns and Other Stories)
- The Locutus Legacy by Maggie Logan (Star Trek: The Next Generation) 14 pages
- Trouble in Paradise by Rimfire & Wally (Jake and the Fatman) 16 pages
- Hard Wired by Felicity Granger (Earth 2) 8 pages
- No Rules to the Game by Felicity Granger (Highlander) 29 pages
- A Road Less Travelled by Wally (Star Trek) 7 pages
- The Blake's 7 Affair by Airelle (Blake's 7/Man from Uncle) 2 pages
- Cameras Do It All The Time by Barbara Jones (MacGyver) 7 pages
- Due South of the Border by K. Anon (Due South) (limerick)
- Sweet on Benny by K. Anon (Due South) (limerick)
- Chicago Melody by K. Anon (Due South) (limerick)
- Firesigns by Jane (Starsky and Hutch) (post-Sweet Revenge, established relationship, case story) 40 pages (reprinted in Firesigns and Other Stories)
Full Circle 5 was published in 1997 and is 159 pages long.
- Heaven and Hell by Jane. Reprinted as a stand-alone zine. (Due South) (78 pages)
- Hostage by AMW (Starsky and Hutch) (5 pages) (reprinted in Firesigns and Other Stories)
- Learning Experience by AMW (Starsky and Hutch) (4 pages) (reprinted in Firesigns and Other Stories)
- A Walk On The Wild Side by Rimfire (MacGyver/Forever Knight) (36 pages)
- Passages by Felicity Granger (Highlander) (30 pages)
Full Circle 6 was published in 1998.
- The Interview by Toshua (Starsky and Hutch)
- Jealous by Toshua (Starsky and Hutch)
- other unknown content:
Full Circle B/D Outtakes is sometimes known as Full Circle Collected. It was published in 1995 and containing 280 pages of Pros fiction from other "Full Circle" anthologies.
- In the Mood by Kathy Keegan. It began as a bet between Bodie and Murphy, that Murph could seduce Ray Doyle. But Ray gets the truth from Murphy one way and another, and what follows might have been revenge but, in the tangled-web fashion, goes its own sweet way. Strange how romance begins.
- Birds of Ill Omen by Kathy Keegan. Bodie and Doyle wake up in the same bed after a wild party. Their hangovers are boundless and they don't recall a thing of the previous night. That's bad enough, but what really wreaks havoc is that this morning, Penny and Samantha remember being proposed to last night! All at once the lads are engaged to be married ... and they don't remember a thing. Help!
- Pandora's Toybox by Shawn Gedge - crossover with Lethal Weapon.
- For Personal Reasons by Madelaine Ingram. Cowley sends Bodie after his partner when Doyle resigned from the department. 3/7 finds himself in the midst of a scenario he never imagined ... a Yuletide story to bring out again at mid-winter!
- Blood and Iron by Barbara Jones - crossover with Highlander (movie). Connor McLeod is back in England, this time to buy a home in the wilds of Scotland. Bodie and Doyle are invited to visit, and they eagerly travel north ... so, uninvited, does the Kurgan.
- When the Blue Wave Rolls Nightly by Trish Darbyfeld. Bodie and Doyle enjoy a first-time encounter -- with a waterbed!
- Boundaries by Dee. Not-so-random happenings awaken Ray Doyle to just how his partner feels about him, and the lid is off. It's wonderful ... until it goes wrong. Misunderstanding and discord threaten to split the partners, perhaps forever. It's one of those times when the patience for which Bodie isn't often celebrated, but should be, is a key to survival!
- The Human Factor by Barbara Jones - crossover with Highlander (movie). A new gun runner is at work in England, dealing in superior weapons, supplying warzones in Africa and SE Asia, and banking in Zurich. He's a gentleman, if you stretch a point: the Mercedes, the Belgravia penthouse, the emerald rings all fit the profile. Only one thing. He's seven feet tall, and he just might be head-hunting in London this season, as well as making a fortune in illegal arms. Where is Connor MacLeod when you need him? Bodie and Doyle wonder if they're biting off more than they can chew this time. They're about to take on the Kurgan -- alone.
- Flareup by Jane (published in Full Circle 4). Ann Holly is back in town, and she's in big, big trouble. Who else shall she turn to for help but Ray Doyle? And just when Bodie and Doyle thought life can't get any tougher, it does.
Proposed Highlander Outtakes
- Full Circle review by Slantedlight, October 2007