Out of Bounds
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|Title:||Out of Bounds|
|Publisher:||Unrepressed Press & Shoestring Press|
|Editor(s):||Houston Crowd: Pam Rose, Lezlie Conch, Linn O'Brien, Marie A., Elaine Hauptmann and Madelein Lee|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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The Out of Bounds series of K/S zines were written and published by a close-knit group of fans (mostly Kirkies) in the early 1980s (the first one or two were done before they all moved to Houston -- by the end, they were mostly all Houston area fans) who went on to run IDICon.
Fannish lore says that Pam Rose took out a $400 loan from her credit union for the first issue of Out of Bounds when preorders didn't cover the printing bill.
From a 1981 proposal:
A new K/S zine edited by Pam Rose and Lezlie Shell will be available for August Party '81. Alternate universes and unusual situations, with some twists on the K/S relationship.... Due to circumstances beyond our control (extreme poverty), the print run will be limited. Please pre-order if you want to be sure of recieving a copy. 'Out of Bounds' is sexually explicit so an age statement is required. Approximately 150 pp, offset. Cover by Gayle F. No illustrations or poetry -- just
dirty... uh, titillating stories. $10.40 (1st), $18.40 (overseas). 
Banned in Tulsa
Out of Bounds was the slash zine on the table when some of the Houston crowd were banned in Tulsa. They were asked to leave a con with professional guests because a publicity agent for Disney made a huge fuss about slash zines in the dealer's room. The con committee felt terrible about it, and refunded their table fee. They later wrote a filk song "Banned from Tulsa" to commemorate the experience. It also led them to hold their first IDICon K/S convention.
For more: see Banned from Tulsa.
Zines in the Series
- Out of Bounds - 1981
- Out of Bounds, Too - 1982
- Still Out of Bounds, Old Friend - 1982 (novel)
- Out of Bounds Again - 1983
- Out of Bounds: Overflow - 1983
- Out of Bounds, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves - 1984
Staying PowerThe zines remained popular long after they went out of print. In 1993, Sandy Herrold posted the following recommendation to the Virgule-L mailing list. It is repspsted here with permission:
"I have described myself as an ex-K/Ser for a number of years. Once in a long while though, I still get out the old zines, and reread a couple. I was up at my mom's house this weekend and started looking at the old zine box; before I knew it hours had passed, and Mom had sent a search party.
There were a number of good zines from that era; but the best series of zines to me was, yes, Out of Bounds. The very first story of the first zine (title? Spock goes back in time to make Kirk have him as his first lover and fucks up their whole universe) has stayed with me for years. The format that lot in common with Manacles/Oblique zines: little or no art, no poetry, high quality printing. It was before easy two column printing had hit most of us, but there was very little waste.The series was helped by the huge quantity of Pam Rose stories; she has been good for a long time! Her Out of Bounds, Old Friend is one of the first novels I give someone who "just doesn't believe the premise" for a long time. Lots of other good stories too, and just (if not *more* important) not many bad stories."
Most of the story summaries below are by Gilda F.
Out of Bounds
- When Dreams Come True by Pamela Rose p4 (A/U: Spockʼs jealousy of Kirkʼs former lovers causes him to go through the Guardian to become Kirkʼs first love. Sequel: Second Chance.)
- Second Chance by Pamela Rose and Marie A. p17 (A/U Spock becomes captain of the Phoenix to be near its chief of security, James Kirk, trying to make the best of the changes caused by his trip through the Guardian. Prequel: When Dreams Come True.)
- Something Wagered, Something Gained by C.J. McNally p64 (McCoy wagers Spock over a bowling game.)
- Not Quite Enough by Pamela Rose p66
- No Such Thing by Lezlie Shell p67 (A/U While recovering from an illness, Kirk joins Spock who is giving a series of lectures and meets his friend, a doctor that Kirk is repulsed by from the very start.)
- Babes In the Woods by Ellen L. Kobrin p95 (Kirk is leading a survival course for cadets for 6 weeks but Spock is unable to wait until the Enterprise picks Kirk up to see his lover again.)
- Bed of Silence/Bed of Silence by Rosemary C. p99 (A/U On the day he receives his captaincy, Kirk is taken by Mitchell to a brothel where the main attraction is a male “devil.”.)
- Alterations by Annette H. p122 (M/U Spock goes back in time to prevent the gang rape of Cadet Kirk in order to make it possible for them to be lovers in this time.)
- The Hustler by Marie A. p130 (Cadet Spock decides to investigate a well-known pleasure house where he buys the services of a young man who turns out to also be a Starfleet cadet. Sequel: A Priori.)
- K/S Story by Pamela Rose p150
- Y'All Come Back by A.T. Bush p151 (Thinking them in distress, McCoy beams down to find Kirk and Spock nude-and trapped by two bears.)
Reactions and Reviews: Out of Bounds
See reactions and reviews for When Dreams Come True.
See reactions and reviews for Y'All Come Back.
See reactions and reviews for The Hustler.
See reactions and reviews for Alterations.
See reactions and reviews for Bed of Silence.
See reactions and reviews for Babes in the Woods.
See reactions and reviews for No Such Thing.
See reactions and reviews for Something Wagered, Something Gained.
See reactions and reviews for Not Quite Enough.
See reactions and reviews for Second Chance.
[zine]: 'Out of Bounds' is one of two new K/S zines on the new on the market. It is characteristic of its genre. K/S stories seem to be consistently well-written and organized around two dominant themes which allow the two currents in K/S to be expressed. One primary focus of K/S stories is that of the the serious, poignant, sometimes bittersweet aspect of the real love that bonds Kirk and Spock. These stories are cast in an extrapolated-from-the-aired-series-universe or in an infinite variety of alternate universe, in particular the universe of Mirror, Mirror. Contrary to the comments of may critics of K/S, these stories are far more than simple vehicles for sexual acts between the principle characters. The serious stories in 'Out of Bounds' serve as an example. While sex is important, it is not the primary focus of these stories. 'When Dreams Come True' and 'Second Chance' demonstrate this quite well as they deal with the unpredictable effects of Spock's inadvertent involvement in Kirk's past. 'Alterations' concerns the mirror Spock's trip into his Kirk's past, a trip made to ensure future happiness. A well-written story, 'Bed of SIlence,' details how an alternate universe of the mirror universe Kirk finds and falls in love with his Spock. For lovers of the macabre, there is a vampire piece that makes the reader wonder if garlic and crosses still work in the supposedly sophisticated future. The remaining serious story, 'The Hustler,' is a delightful tale of how Kirk and Spock might have met before Kirk becomes captain of the Big E. (If only Gene Roddenberry had thought this up, it would have made a great pilot!) 'Out of Bounds' offers five stories, some quite short, which reflect the other dominant theme in K/S work -- that of humor and sex combined for hilarious results. These stories and other stories of this type, are light pieces which pro-offer entertainment and titillation laughter a they often focus on explicitly described sexual acts being performed in strange places. Perhaps it is from these stories that K/S critics have developed the opinion that K/S stories are written solely for sexual acts and sexual organs. A reader of 'Out of Bounds' [will be] delighted by the liberties the authors have taken with our heroes, and the ones Kirk and Spock take with each other as they pursue their gloriously fulfilling, always repetitious sex lives on the bridge, in the woods, in a public storage compartment, in a cave, not to mention the ship's bowling alley. The always well-endowed Kirk and Spock deliver orgasm after orgasm but hilarious lines of dialogue as well. This type of story is so wonderfully common in most K/S zines that one does begin to wonder, fleetingly, if the two do anything but have sex in interesting locations. While somewhat frivolous, these stories are needed to counterbalance the very serious, thoughtful love stories that co-dominate K/S writings. Overall, 'Out of Bounds' offers the reader a well-balanced selection of the best in K/S work by some of the finest authors extant. The zine also features a lovely Gayle F cover. While no one should read anything she considers offensive, it is unfortunate that those who do not read K/S are missing some of the most well-written stories being penned in Trek fandom since many K/S stories reach for a type of pathos that is unavailable to the writer of non-K/S. 
[zine]: The absence of artwork in a zine is about as en thralling as listening to "Amok Time" or "Arena" for the first time with the TV picture turned off, pos sibly because descriptive material in Treklit is usually so scanty and inadequate. Many scenes are so loosely described that they leave me wondering for hours afterward just who was doing what to whom ... and where. Usually K/S zines tend to be particularly attractive, but [this is an example of one that isn't]. I can only hope that they do not start a trend.... OUT OF BOUNDS 1 is 154 pages unreduced offset, making the unit cost per page about 5 [cents]. The type is clear and black, and the paper is adequately heavy, so the zine is easy to read. There are some very minimal graphics, which improves the ziners general appearance quite a lot, but there are no illos, except for a truly gprgeous Gayle F. cover, very erotic, though non-explicit. There is no poetry. The eleven vignettes and stories are almost all refreshingly original and intriguing, with a discernible plot structtre, but there is far too much reliance on the "nasty surprise' ending. The total effect of the ziae is therefore rather depressing. In several cases, particularly the vampire story, "No Such Thing" by Lezlie Shell, the plot is brought to an end with far too many loose ends hanging. The vampire escapes, leaving behind a trail any child could follow: how could he reasonably expect Starfleet and the local authorities not to capture hlm? Many points are left unexplained--can the vampire control any mind, or only that of his selected victim, for example--leaving the story on an extremely shaky logical foundation. "Suspension of disbelief" did not survlve through a number of stories. There are several stories and vignettes intended to be humorous, but most of the humor is of a particularly acid and unpleasairt variety. 'Babes in the Woods" shows no knowledge of the logistics and problems of sleeping bags, and so the whole story' being based on that, falls quite flat: crawling inside without waking the occupant is quite impossible, for one thing. The ziners two best storles are 'The Hustler' by Marie A. and 'Bed of Silence' by Rosemary C. Both are very original alternate universe stories; both are very memorable, and upbeat without being sentimental. I can definitely recommend that you purchase the zine for these stories alone, and I'm looking forward to reading #2! 
[zine]: I remembered it so vividly because OUT OF BOUNDS expanded my horizons considerably. I didn't necessarily like all the stories, but they were all well-written and memorable. I should probably confess that the main reasons I bought the zine were because, out of a limited selection, it was easy to read (I'd had to deal with too many badly reproduced zines) and I was utterly charmed by the non-editorial. Especially the oatmeal. 
Out of Bounds, Too
Out of Bounds, Too was edited by Pamela Rose and Lezlie Shell. It was published in 1982 and has 162 pages. Front cover by Gayle F and back cover by Marie A.
- Sweet Surrender by Marie A. p4 (M/U Kirk and Spock take shoreleave together where Spockʼs hopes of getting a lasting commitment from his lover are upset by the appearance of Kirkʼs old nemesis, Finnegan.)
- The Flight of the Butterphant by Annette Hall p24
- Who Was That Vampire I Saw You With Last Night? by A.T. Bush p28 (Kirk and Spock separately go to a masked ball where Kirk spends half the night trying to identify his bondmate.)
- You Don't Always See What You Want by Crystal Ann Taylor p43 (M/U: Spock tries to rid his lover of his voyeurism by setting the Tantalus field on their counterparts in this universe as they make love.)
- Determining Who Your Friends Are by C.J. McNally p55 (Pre K/S. While on a planet survey, Spock is bitten by a snake like creature and Kirk uses a tried but not really true method to extract the venom.)
- Cave In by Devery Helm p61 (McCoy takes matters into his own hands after he, Kirk and Spock are stranded in a cave when their shuttle crashes and Kirk and Spock are having a loverʼs quarrel.)
- Outsider by Gail Lee p64 (Non-K/S story)
- There's a First Time For Everything by Devery Helm p78 (Spock wakes from wet dream and when almost caught with an erection while on his way to the bridge, ducks into Kirkʼs cabin.)
- Chameleon by Pamela Rose p82
- Those Who Favor Fire by Lezlie Shell p127 (A/U. Kirk is unaware that Spock is slowly going mad after his divorce from TʼPring and that he plans to make Kirk his own anyway he has to.)
Reactions and Reviews: Out of Bounds, Too
See reactions and reviews for Sweet Surrender.
See reactions and reviews for Those Who Favor Fire.
See reactions and reviews for Who Was That Vampire I Saw You With Last Night?.
See reactions and reviews for There's a First Time for Everything.
See reactions and reviews for Cave In.
See reactions and reviews for Outsider.
See reactions and reviews for Determining Who Your Friends Are.
See reactions and reviews for You Don't Always Get What You Want.
See reactions and reviews for The Flight of the Butterphant.
See reactions and reviews for Chameleon.
Still Out of Bounds, Old Friend
Still Out of Bounds, Old Friend was edited by Lezlie Shell and published by Shoestring Press in late 1982. It has 101 pages with art by Marie A. This was one of the first zines to have a story based on the second movie, which came out in June.
This issue was a special edition featuring the novel 'Paradise, Found and Lost' by Pam Rose. The stories follow both Kirk and Khan from the time of the TV episode 'Space Seed', until the end of Star Trek II and beyond, filling in the gaps in canon. Joachim, the pretty blond from the movie, has a major part. The story ends with a note: "I beg the reader to excuse the scientific flaws in this work. But it is Star Trek: where Trek is concerned in our hearts..."
Reactions and Reviews: Still Out of Bounds, Old Friend
A single novel by Pamela Rose, entitled "Paradises, Found and Lost." It parallels the lives of Kirk and Khan in alternating chapters ; beginning with Khan's exile to Ceti Alpha V in the last scene of "Space Seed." This fascinating story takes us between the lines and behind the scenes of the time lapse from then through the time of Mirror, Mirror" to the end of the five-year mission, the reunion of the crew during STAR TREK: The Motion Picture, " "The Wrath of Khan"—and beyond. As Spock said, "There are always possibilities "...and this history is one of them. The characterizations are just right, and there are some totally priceless moments, both serious and comic. I wouldn't have missed it for anything. 
As a 30ish librarian, new to ST fandom and fanzines, may I say that I am amazed and delighted with this new world I've found! I've read a variety of fanzines, some old, some newer, and from the description, I expected to hate K/S. Imagine my surprise, on reading Naked Times and the first issue of Out of Bounds, to discover that I love it... This newer offering from Unrepressed Press is different in that it's a novel, not several stories. The chapters directly connect to some ST episodes, and both movies. 'Overture' follows 'Space Seed,' and other chapters follow the colony on Ceti Alpha V, and other chapters follow 'Mirror, Mirror'... I thought the connective stories in this novel were so logical and we well integrated that I could almost BELIEVE the K/S premise is a logical progression of events. Compared to much of the K/S I've read, the sex here, while explicit, is limited. The writing is good, the plot gripping and enjoyable. I loved it! I only wish Harve Bennett would read it and use it as a blueprint for planning the start of the next Star Trek movie. 
This story brings us from the events in some episodes to STWOK. The novel is written before STIIL The chapters have the character of separate stories, and each chapter alternately handles about Kirk and Kahn. The first chapter is begins with the end of the episode "Space Seed" and is called overture and it is exactly that. The next chapter is about Kahn and his people during the first years on Ceti Alpha 5, struggling to survive, told mostly from the POV from Joachim, his trusted follower. Joachim is a great admirer of Kahn and adores him. He is jealous of Maria, who shares Kahn's bed. We learn what happens as the planet is destroyed and how Kahn's hatred for Kirk is growing. "The Best of Times" is set just after the Mirror Universe episode. Kirk has found out that his mirror counterpart an the mirror Spock are lovers. He tries to deal with that and struggles with his own feelings. At last he confesses his love to Spock and finds it recuperated. They make love, but because Spock is afraid of the effect a relationship with his captain will have on his command ability, he makes Kirk forget all what has happened between them, but Spock does not. Years later, he can no longer cope with his feelings and flies to Gol. Just before he leaves Kirk remembers about their love and desperately try to stop Spock from leaving. In a wonderful scene Spock tells him that he cannot stay, that as a Vulcan he is not able to deal with love. There is a lot of emotion from Kirk yet he is still 'our' Kirk and Spock is at his most-Vulcan. Kirk accepts his promotion and is boring in his desk job. Even Lori can't break that. He realizes that his closest friends have left him. After Vger, Spock and Kirk come together again and finally they can no longer hide their feelings and a lovely sex scene follows. Kirk tries to get back the Enterprise, but is not successful. Spock is her new Captain for training purposes. They try to be together as much as possible. Each time it is very difficult for him when the Enterprise goes out without him. Season of light is a lovely lighthearted where Kirk is trying to get Spock drunk. Does he succeed or is Spock just acting? "The Chase" sets the scene to the STWOK events, seen alternately through the eyes of Joachim and of Kirk. Joachim becomes Kahn's lover, after Maria's death. He has to deal with Kahn's growing madness and his obsession to take revenge on Kirk. Dialogue from the movie is used in the right times on the right places and just a part of the ongoing story. The death of Spock leaves Kirk to deal with raw emotions, very well and touching told. Kirk is almost unable to deal with it. Till so far the mean storyline of STWOK. Kirk tries suicide, but doesn't succeed. Then David tells him something about the Genesis effect and the possibility that Spock's body has regenerated. Then Kirk understands: Spock has told McCoy before he went in the radiation chamber to remember...Flint. Flint in the episode "Requiem for Methuselah" regenerates time after time. Spock knew that due to Genesis he would regenerate too, so in truth, he will not be dead. Determined to get his way. Kirk goes to Nogura, he gets the Enterprise and leaves for Genesis. Genesis turns out to be very unstable, and will be destroyed soon. There he finds Spock again, and their reunion is very touching and well done. But there is another reunion too... I enjoyed this story very much. However, the reason for Spock not being dead is a little weak, I can't get a more or less scientifically explanation for it. This story is written before STIII was out and the similarities are remarkable. Spock's body is regenerated by Genesis, and we know that happens in STIII. But Pamela makes no mentioning about his mind. I missed the mind melds, too, and the bonding between Kirk and Spock, The mind melds make dealing with a Vulcan so interesting and special. Apart from that it is an interesting and entertaining story and well-written, Pamela tells us the story between the movies and behind the scenes. 
Out of Bounds Again
Out of Bounds Again was edited by Pamela Rose and Lezlie Shell. It was published in 1983 and has 160 pages with cover art by Gayle F, back cover by Marie A.
- Carnival's End by Madelein Lee p1 (Kirk and Spock have a disagreement over a security manʼs crush on Kirk.)
- It's Not Easy Being Green by Devery Helm p20 (humor: Kirk decides to help Spock through his next pon farr.)
- Amaranth by Pamela Rose and Marie A. p28 (M/U: Kirkʼs guilt over Edithʼs death is compounded by his visit to this universe, causing his descent into drug addiction to hide from it.)
- Just Another Shore Leave by Debra Kingsley and Linda Dittemore p46 (McCoy is held hostage until Kirk and Spock agree to perform a live sex show for the owner of the bar McCoy was frequenting.)
- Immortalized by Taffie Bush p59 (Bonded to Spock, Kirk worries over how to tell Spock about a sculpture of himself on display by a former lover.)
- The Osiris Syndrome by Homo Erectus p73 (Humor: Spockʼs ghost appears to Kirk in order to request that Kirk retrieve a book from Spockʼs quarters and use it to relieve the effects an unfulfilled pon farr has left on his body.)
- Prelude by L. Bright p80 (Pre K/S: Cadet Kirk meets the man who becomes his first male lover until the manʼs graduation from the academy parts them.)
- Those Who Dare by Marcella Belton p101 (A/U: Spock kidnaps Kirk in order to make him his bondmate, but Kirkʼs “training” is interrupted by a Romulan healer who wants Kirk for his own.)
Reactions and Reviews: Out of Bounds, Again
See reactions and reviews for Carnival's End.
See reactions and reviews for It's Not Easy Being Green.
See reactions and reviews for Amaranth.
See reactions and reviews for Just Another Shore Leave.
See reactions and reviews for Immortalized.
See reactions and reviews for The Osiris Syndrome.
See reactions and reviews for Prelude.
See reactions and reviews for Those Who Dare.
[zine]: In a Datazine ad, the editors described this zine's format as 'classy filth and funnies'. Funnies, yes, and it's certainly classy, but I'd say excellent erotica is better than filth for describing this fourth Out of Bounds. (If you haven't seen the others, SASE the editors I think all these zines are great!) zine's technical work is very well done: printing and spacing is excellent, few typos, and it s 160 pages spiral bound. The only illos are a Gayle F cover and back page art by Marie A. It contains no poetry, just lots of good stories. think all the stories are good, and some are excellent. There is a very interesting character study, by Madelein Lee, which first appeared in the British zine Nocturne. It's Not Easy Being Green is an enjoyable funny from the way-out pen of Devery Helm. We are treated to a funny-sexy shore leave story, a good "Mirror, Mirror" story, and Immortalized, by Taffie Bush celebrates Kirk's ass, which is one of his greatest assets, as any of his fans would tell you! My personal favorite is Prelude, by Lynna Bright, a really wonderful story about young Jim Kirk as an Academy cadet. The only flaw, for me, is a well written but terribly depressing novella, involving Kirk and Spock in a slavery/bonding type plot. This zine contains lots of stories, with lots of diversity, and is highly recommended. 
Out of Bounds: Overflow
Out of Bounds: Overflow was edited by Pamela Rose and Lezlie Shell. It was published in 1983 and has 86 pages. Front and back covers are by Marie A..
- Coming of Age by Madelein Lee (David Marcus goes to a gay bar on his 18th birthday, hoping to lose his virginity.) (1)
- Angel Unaware by Mary Lowe (M/U: Kirk taunts Spock with his body, unable to understand Spockʼs desire for him.) (5) (also in Angel Unaware and Other K/S Stories)
- We Learn by Doing by Devery Helm (Two of the men of Vaal try to use the knowledge they acquire from watching Kirk and Spock make love.) (12)
- In Spite of Consequences by Kris Brown (Kirk is raped by Parmen and then by a controlled Spock while on Platonius but is unable to deal with the responses evidenced from him and Spock during the ordeal.) (19)
- Penetration by Homo Erectus (38)
- The Heart Has Its Logic by Patricia Frazer Lamb (Spock is unaware that the Kirk he used on the shoreleave planet to get through his pon farr was the real thing, something Kirk hopes to tell him someday.) (43)
- Replay by Peter Fisher (Non-K/S story.) (64)
- Joseph's Brother by Pamela Rose (M/U: George Kirk, drunk and desperate to get off Earth, rapes his younger brother and then sells him to Kodos, military governor of Tarsus 4. Sequel: Josephʼs Brother Pt 2.) (68)
- For the Man Who Has Everything by Lezlie Shell (Humor: Unable to find a Christmas gift for Spock, Kirk finally decides on “anything” Vulcan.) (75)
Reactions and Reviews: Out of Bounds Overflow
See reactions and reviews for In Spite of Consequences.
See reactions and reviews for We Learn by Doing.
See reactions and reviews for Penetration.
See reactions and reviews for The Heart Has Its Logic.
See reactions and reviews for For the Man Who Has Everything.
See reactions and reviews for Coming of Age.
See reactions and reviews for Angel Unaware.
See reactions and reviews for Joseph's Brother.
See reactions and reviews for Replay.
Out of Bounds, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
- Inside art by Southern Cross (see below)
- Domestic Affections by Janet Alyx (When McCoy mistakenly thinks Spock is raping Kirk when he accidently sees them making love, it makes it harder for him to accept the situation when he learns the truth.) (1)
- Screw You by Devery Helm (Humor: Kirk is surprised to end up bonded to Spock after helping him through pon farr.) (31)
- Reflections of Gol by Madelein Lee (M/U: Spock kidnaps and sequesters Kirk to insure his bondmateʼs fidelity while he goes through the disipline at Gol.) (40)
- Why In the Hell Did You Do That? by C.J. McNally (44)
- The Seduced by Barb Lewis (Spock is called to his captainʼs quarters in what turns out to be nothing but Pikeʼs fantasy on Talus 4.) (45)
- Fantasy #6 by Madelein Lee (Kirk finds himself part of the ceremony after disrupting Spockʼs wedding when he follows him to Vulcan for his next pon farr.) (50)
- Handball by Homo Erectus (62)
- Cupids Quiver by Marnie Strom (72)
- Break Thou My Sanctuary by Janet Alex (A/U: Spock buys a human slave but tries to fight the attraction and love he comes to feel until fate intervenes and he enters pon farr.) (also in Daring Attempt #2. This story is a riff on The Price and The Prize) (77)
- Jealousy by Vivian Gates (97)
- Joseph's Brother (part 2) by Pamela Rose (M/U: After Kodosʼ flees, Kirk is becomes the bedtoy of Captain Garrovick, who makes it possible for Kirk to enter the academy and eventually command the Enterprise. Prequel: Josephʼs Brother Pt 1.) (104)
- A Priori by Vivian Gates (Spock experiments sexually with a scientist on the outpost he inspects in order to insure that, if he ever meets Kirk again, he will have the experience he needs to hold him. Prequel: The Hustler.) (121)
- Journey to Georgia by Pamela Rose (Humor: “Journey to Babel” Southern style.) (129)
Reactions and Reviews: Out of Bounds, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
See reactions and reviews for Break Thou My Sanctuary.
See reactions and reviews for Joseph's Brother.
See reactions and reviews for Domestic Affections.
See reactions and reviews for Jealousy.
See reactions and reviews for Screw You.
See reactions and reviews for A Priori.
See reactions and reviews for Handball.
[art]: If you haven’t seen this fold-out picture of a naked Kirk and Spock drawn in incredibly life-like detail, then you haven’t lived the full K/S life. I am fortunate enough (or crazy enough) to own the original of this masterpiece, but I must say the reproduction in the zine does it justice, although the shading and contrast is not quite as strong as it might be. I’ve heard this picture referred to as “At the Oasis,” but I’m not sure if that’s official or not. It appears the guys are reclining on a blanket on the sand, with palm-like trees behind them and a desert moon above. Besides the absolutely dead-on likeliness of Kirk stretched out on his side, reaching for Spock’s penis, and of Spock half-sitting, half-leaning on Kirk with his arm wrapped around and supporting Jim’s shoulders, there is also the matter of the frals. I’ve never been one of those who was put off by this early fandom invention that enhances Vulcan genitals, I always thought they were intriguing. (For those who might not know, frals are tentacles next to the penis that unfurl during sexual excitement.) In this picture one of them is wrapped around Kirk’s hand, and Kirk’s gaze is absolutely riveted on them. It is inexplicable to me that this K/S treasure isn’t even listed in the Table of Contents of the zine. Perhaps back then the talents of somebody like The Southern Cross were just taken for granted? 
- from Universal Translator #10
- from Datazine #15
- from Universal Translator #12
- Jan Levine posting to the Virgule-L mailing list in 1994, quoted with permission.
- from Not Tonight, Spock! #1
- from Datazine #24
- from The K/S Press #24
- from Not Tonight, Spock! #6, most of the same review also in Datazine #27
- from The K/S Press #11 regarding some of the art