|Contact:||(email addy on website)|
|Fandoms:||Blake's 7, Professionals, X-Files, Phantom Menace, Due South, Smallville, multi-media|
|Status:||inactive fanzine publisher|
|Other:||slash-only; almost all zines available online in PDF format.|
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Oblique Publications began publishing zines in 1988, and for the next 15 years or so put out a steady stream of high-quality slash zines that earned a reputation for solid writing, clean editing, attractive design, and a darker edge than was common at the time, including BDSM and endings that weren't guaranteed to be happy.
The most prolific writer for the press was M. Fae Glasgow, with multiple stories in almost every zine (barring one, where she wrote one of the three novellas that made up the zine). In several cases, she was the sole author in a zine.
In 2000, the publishers began converting every zine they'd published to date to PDF and uploading them to the web for free downloading by anyone who wanted them. They continued to add zines to the site until March 2002.
flyer from What If...
"I recommend with enthusiasm anything from Oblique Publications--their series of "Oblaque" zines are challenging,
provocative, and intensely well written! The characters are consistent with *my* viewing, although I have heard conflicting opinions on this issue... What attracted me to the series in the first place was the complexity of the characters and relationships, and these zines definitely work from those complexities! They are also a bargain in terms of content for price--no luscious visual art, but lots andlots of words for a very reasonable $15 each!"
- Oblaque, a six-issue series for Blake's 7
- As a £3 Note , a three-issue series for The Professionals
- Bene Dictum, a six-issue series for different fandoms: The Professionals, The Professionals and Blake's 7, The X-Files, Phantom Menace, and Due South (the last one was never published to the web)
- Paean to Priapus, a seven-issue multi-media series