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Zine
Title: Shadowstar
Publisher: Alvyren Press
Editor(s): Mary Jean Holmes
Date(s): 1980-1992
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Medium: print
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Fandom: multimedia & Star Wars
Language: English
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Contents

a 1983 flyer

Shadowstar is a gen multimedia zine with heavy Star Wars content. From the title page of the second issue: "Shadowstar is a not-for-profit fan publication dedicated to the proliferation of science fiction and fantasy literature and art."

It was originally a quarterly publication and was pretty consistent in that schedule, remarkably so considering its long run. It ran for thirty-five issues from 1980-1992 and was edited and published by Mary Jean Holmes.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Shadowstar 1 was published in Winter 1980, is 70 pages long and contains 10 stories, poems and convention reports.

From the editor: "This first issue is dedicated to Joy Harrison for renewing my urge to see it done, and to George Lucas, for providing me with so colorful a universe and cast of characters with which to first try my hand at derivative fiction."

  • From the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts, an editorial column, "Who is the Other? Theories I've Encountered" (2)
  • Don't Ask!, story by Karen Pauli, art by Mary Wood (5)
  • Soulmates, story by Bill Roper, art by C.H. Burnett (10)
  • The WindyCon Blues, con report by Kyym Kimpel (13)
  • Who Seeks Retribution, story by Mary Wood, art by Wood and Mary Jean Holmes (14)
  • An Introduction to Elvish Script by Thindlas of Edhelond (27)
  • Mating Flight, story by Judy and Todd Voros, art by Mary Jean Holmes (30)
  • Starflight to Faerie, poem by Leah Fisher, art by C.H. Burnett (38)
  • Meet Chrysophyr, Interstellar Agent, idea by Joy Harrison, art by Marge Ihssen (39)
  • Double Paradox, part one of a Star Wars novel, story by Mary Jean Holmes, art by Joan Zweber and Holmes (40)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Mary Jean Holmes and L.S. Juliano

Shadowstar 2 was published in Spring 1981.

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts, an editorial column (2)
  • Munday: a do-it-yourself participatory memoir by E. Michael Blake (4)
  • Transfer Student by Kathryn Sullivan (7)
  • The Gofer's Lament by Bernadette Krebs (20)
  • A Night on the Town (from the Misadventures of Luke Skywalker) transcribed by Mary Jean Holmes, with the artistic assistance of Scott Paulson and Pete Miller (21)
  • Dragonflight? by Karen Pauli (27)
  • The Cult of Diomedes by Larry S. Juliano (30)
  • Double Paradox, part two by Mary Jean Holmes (39)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes (front cover, with Larry S. Juliano), Anne Davenport, Mary Wood and Bernadette Krebs


Issue 3

Shadowstar 3 was published in Summer 1981 and contains 69 pages.

cover of issue #3, Mary Jean Holmes, Mary Wood, L.J. Juliano
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: An Editorial Column, guest: Jean Danielsen (2)
  • Seran by Joy Harrison (5)
  • Picking Nits in Fan Fiction, article by Karen Pauli (10)
  • Doctor Who and the Energy Beam, part one, by Paul Gadzikowski (13)
  • Goodbye, Jenny by Kathryn Sullivan (25)
  • The Empire Plot by Larry Juliano (28)
  • That Elegant Scruffy Look, article by C.R. Illinois Jones (39)
  • Double Paradox, part three of a Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (41)
  • ads (69)
  • art by Steve Casey, Jean Danielsen (interior back cover), Anne Davenport (interior front cover), Paul Gadzikowski, Mary Jean Holmes, L.J. Juliano (back cover), Kyym Kimpel, Mary Wood


Issue 4

cover of issue #4, Mary Jean Holmes and L.J. Juliano

Shadowstar 4 was published in Autumn 1981 and contains 79 pages.

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Rememberance by Bernadette Krebs (2)
  • An Insignificant Gift by Mary Jean Holmes (6)
  • A Promise Made by Judith Ann Gaskins (14)
  • Vicious Circles by Kenneth Goltz (24)
  • A City on Its Knees by Larry Juliano (27)
  • Free Verse by Kyym Kimpel (38)
  • Doctor Who and the Energy Beam, conclusion by Paul Gadzikowski (40)
  • Lonely by Kathryn Sullivan (50)
  • Double Paradox, conclusion of the Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (52)
  • Ads (79)
  • art by Jean Danielsen (interior back cover), Ann Davenport (interior front cover), Paul Gadsikowski, Mary Jean Holmes (front and back cover), L.J. Juliano (front cover with MJH), Kyym Kimpel, Mary Wood


Issue 5

Shadowstar 5 was published in Winter 1982 and contains 67 pages.

cover of issue #5

It is dedicated to "all my fellow editors of fiction fanzines, with sympathy." The editor also gives thanks "once again to J. Kimpel for loan of her typewriter while the infamous Black Hole was on the blink."

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts, Editorial: In Defense of Media Science Fiction and Fan Fiction (2)
  • Penumbra, Letters from Readers (3)
  • Homecoming by Joy Harrison (7)
  • Shadows, Gremlins and Murphy's Law by Karen Pauli (15)
  • Hot Stuff by J. Robert Holmes (27)
  • Damon's Legacy by Mary Wood (30)
  • The Shadow Strikes by Larry J. Juliano (36)
  • A Chance to Live, part one of a Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (45)
  • Ads (67)
  • Art by Steven Casey (front cover), Jean Danielsen, Anne Davenport (interior front cover), Mary Jean Holmes (front and back covers), L.J. Juliano (interior back cover), Kyym Kimpel, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, Mary Wood

Issue 6

cover of issue #6, Mary Jean Holmes

Shadowstar 6 was published in Spring 1982 and contains 134 pages.

  • Letter from the Editor (10
  • Shady Thought, Guest Editorial by Linda Ruth Pfonner (2)
  • The Revenge of the Editor (4)
  • Penumbra, Readers' Letters (6)
  • Getting Away from It All by Karen Pauli (12)
  • Challenge by Leah Fisher (21)
  • Triptych, three songs by Mary Jean Holmes (220
  • Images in Ice by Mary Wood (24)
  • Tibanna Sunrise by Alan Golias (27)
  • Lady in the Night by Susan Walker (41)
  • To Wooka by Linda Ruth Pfonner (Han and Luke go on a rebel mission to Chewbacca's home planet.) (42)
  • The Royal Wedding scripted by Mary Jean Holmes (76)
  • Cell Thoughts by Bernadette Krebs (80)
  • It's Not My Fault by G. Llewellyn (81)
  • Death and the Princess by Leah Fisher (86)
  • Me an' My Shadow (from The Misadventures of Luke Skywalker and Friends) by Peter A. Miller (88)
  • Letters from a Homesick Wookiee by Joei Kimpel and M.J. Holmes (95)
  • Sanddreams by Roberta Stuemke (99)
  • A Chance to Live (part two of a Star Wars novel), by Mary Jean Holmes (103)
  • ads (134)
  • Art by Jean Danielsen, Anne Davenport (interior cover), Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), L.J. Juliano, Kyym Kimpel (interior back cover), Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, Jay Sinden, Mary Wood, Joan Zweber (back cover)
  • other unknown content


Issue 7

Shadowstar 7 was published in the summer of 1982, contains 102 pages and 13 stories.

cover #7
  • A Song From Luke by Linda Ruth Pfonner (A filk of Rudyard Kipling's "Bridge-Guard on the Karroo." The events of Star Wars: A New Hope from Luke's perspective.
  • A Chance to Live (part three of a Star Wars novel), by Mary Jean Holmes
  • other unknown content


Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Shadowstar 8 was published in Autumn 1982, contains 131 pages of Star Wars, Original Fantasy and Original Science Fiction.

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra, Reader's Letters (2)
  • The Holiday Silly Section:
    • Harry Xmas to All by Misty Lackey (12)
    • Listen Up, Fuzzball by Mary Jean Holmes (16)
  • Volunteers by Lee Christopherson and Cathy Lee Cieminski (25)
  • To the Future, a Song by Mary Jean Holmes (28)
  • [Mammoth?] Alpha (conclusion) by Tim Eldred (29)
  • Form Letter for Readers of Fiction Fanzines by Karen Pauli (59)
  • Time by Marcia Brin (60)
  • High Corellian by Roberta Stuemke (62)
  • Lessons by Susan Walker (76)
  • Link by Katrhyn Sullivan (78)
  • A Chance to Live (conclusion of a Star Wars novel) by Mary Jean Holmes (85)
  • Stormtrooper Training School by Debra Sears (131)
  • ads (132)
  • art by Lee Christopherson, Jean Danielsen, Anne Davenport (interior front cover), Tim Eldred, Mary Jean Holmes (front and back covers), L.J. Juliano, Misty Lackey, Lumpawarump, Carol Paulson, Mary Wood


Issue 9

Shadowstar 9 was published in Winter 1983, is 114 pages long and contains 11 stories.

cover #9, L.J. Juliano and Mary Jean Holmes
flyer for issue 9 printed in Pegasus #6
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra: Readers' Letters (2)
  • Sandcastle by Lori J. Juliano (8)
  • Last Dark Lord by Roberta Stuemke (12)
  • Graduation Day by Misty Lackey (26)
  • Pleasure Cruise by Linda Ruth Pfonner and Karen Klinck (31)
  • Oh, Convention by Jean Danielsen (57)
  • History of Rheta, first in a series of articles by Mary Wood (48)
  • Fairy Tale (part one of two) by Debra Sears (51)
  • Poems by Karin Zygowicz (78)
  • Out of the Frying Pan from the adventures of the Dragon by L.J. Juliano (66)
  • Apology Accepted by Janice Bratton (72)
  • Lady, Do You Weep by Karrin Zygowicz (78)
  • No Place to Run, part one of a Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (79)
  • The Mary Su Fan Fiction Blues by m.j. holmes (113)
  • Ads (114)
  • art by Lee Christopherson, Jean Danielsen (back cover), Mary Jean Holmes (front cover left), L.J. Juliano (front cover right), Misty Lackey, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, Mary Wood


Issue 10

Shadowstar 10 was published in Spring 1983 and contains 128 pages.

cover #10, Mary Jean Holmes and L.J. Juliano
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra, Readers' Letters (2)
  • Shady Thoughts: Guest Editorial by Roberta Stuemke, "Why Do You Waste Your Time Writing This Stuff?" (7)
  • The Choice by Lori J. Juliano (10)
  • Alderaan Lady by Bernadette Krebs (12)
  • Immortal Adversary by Mary Jean Holmes (13)
  • Fly Free by Karen Klinck (26)
  • Bounty Hunter by M.J. Holmes (27)
  • The History of Rheta, part two by Mary Wood (28)
  • After Wooka by Linda Ruth Pfonner (part one) (sequel to "To Wooka") (30) (After facing considerable obstacles, the Millennium Falcon returns to the Rebel Base, only to find that the Rebellion believes her crew to be traitors.)
  • The Metalloids by L.J. Juliano (53)
  • Sandcastle by Lori J. Juliano (61)
  • I Saw Talla Again Today by Marcia Brin (62)
  • Night Lord by Misty Lackey (64) (Long before the invention of Vader, Dark Lords of another nature walked the Earth, and not all of them were evil.)
  • Fairy Tale, conclusion by Debra Sears (72)
  • Someone is Watching by Kathryn Sullivan (84) (Something evil is stalking the galaxy espers, and it's up to Janice to find it and destroy it.)
  • Impression by Karen Ann Weikert (93)
  • Cantina Customers by Karen Klinck (94)
  • No Place Left to Run, part two of a Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (95) (As the novel continues, our heroes discover another threat, sabotage, treacherous enemies, and the bounty hunter on ORd Mantell.)
  • ads (128)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes (front and back covers), L.J. Juliano (front cover), Kyym Kimpel, Gwen Llewellyn, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson
  • other unknown content

Issue 11

Shadowstar 11 was published in Summer 1983, contains 156 pages and 16 stories.

cover #11, L.J. Juliano and Mary Jean Holmes
  • Letter from the editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts (2)
  • Penumbra (4)
  • Prelude by Roberta Stuemke (11)
  • The Contest (20)
  • A Friendly Place by Misty Lackey (22)
  • Word Search Puzzles by Lynda Vndriver (26)
  • Shifting Sands by Lori Juliano (28)
  • After Wooka by Linda Ruth Pfonner (part two) (sequel to "To Wooka") (33)
  • They Wait by Kathryn Agel (62)
  • The Dragon by L.J. Juliano (63)
  • Wisdom, a Song by Mary Jean Holmes (68)
  • Were-Hunter by Misty Lackey (70)
  • The Fall of Castle Merrimac by Rosalinda Arias (73)
  • Magic-Bringer by Karin Zygowicz (83)
  • The Parting by Carol Paulson (84)
  • Chameleon by Misty Lackey (86)
  • No Place Left to Run, part three of a SW novel by Mary Jean Holmes (91)
  • Think Art by Lori Juliano (119)
  • art by Jean Danielsen (back cover), Anne Davenport, Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), L.J. Juliano (front cover), Kyym Kimpel, Misty Lackey, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, Mary Wood


Issue 12

Shadowstar 12 was published in Autumn 1983 and contains 157 pages.

front cover #12, Joan Sweber
back cover, Mary Jean Holmes
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • * Penumbra (2)
  • Rovan by Marcia Brin (8)
  • Crossed Wires by Mary Wood (14)
  • Point of View by Kathryn Agel (45)
  • Star-Kindler by Mary Jean Holmes (46)
  • Spacer by D.L. Miller (64)
  • Decoy Part 1 by Linda Ruth Pfonner (After being rescued from the carbon freeze, Han is accused of being an Imperial spy, and his past is revealed.) (65)
  • A Different Point of View by Ann Wortham (88)
  • Fatherhood? by Lynda Vandiver (101)
  • Hi-Tech Sideways Comix Presntes: Color and Create an Adventure! by L.J. Juliano (102)
  • Jedi Junkie by M.J. Holmes (105)
  • Remembrance by Pat Molitor (106)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (124)
  • No Place to Run, conclusion of a SW novel by Mary Jean Holmes (125)
  • ads (157)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes (back cover), L.J. Juliano, Kyym Kimpel, Wanda Lybarger, Martynn, Mary Wood, Joan Sweber (front cover)

Issue 13

Shadowstar 13

cover #13, Mary Jean Holmes, Wanda Lybarger, Mary Wood
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: On Being Edited, A Reaction by Roberta Stuemke (2)
  • Penumbra (4)
  • The Message by Joyce Devine and Lynda Vandiver (12)
  • Graylands by Roberta Stuemke (18)
  • Under the Night Sky by Deborah S. Busse (27)
  • Odyssey by Mary Jean Holmes (28)
  • Whose Lucky Day? by Judith Ann Gaskins (59)
  • Within the Ice Palace by Rosalinda Arias (62)
  • Masks by Misty Lackey (63)
  • Forgotten Hero by Ann Wortham (78)
  • The Payoff by Kathryn Agel (80)
  • Mr. Gannet by Mark Wallace (84)
  • Decoy Part 2 by Linda Ruth Pfonner (After being rescued from the carbon freeze, Han is accused of being an Imperial spy, and his past is revealed.) (87)
  • Puzzles: Word Searches by Lynda Vandiver (77, 86)
  • Return of the Jedi by Marci Erwin (17)
  • Star Wars Hide and Seek by Marci Erwin (85)
  • Ads (121)
  • art by Mary Wood, Wanda Lybarger, Mark Wallace, Mary Jean Holmes, Jean Danielsen (back cover), Anne Davenport, Brian Lane, Melody Luke, Lumpawarrump, Martynn, Carol Paulson, John Sies,


Issue 14

Shadowstar 14 was published in Spring 1984, contains 136 pages and 18 stories.

cover #14
back cover of issue #14, Mike Wallace
inside pages from issue #14
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: Another Look at "Being Edited" A Reaction, by Wanda Lybarger (2)
  • Penumbra (4)
  • Night Moves by Misty Lackey (10)
  • The Contest (18)
  • Winner #1: The Black Mountain by Roberta Stuemke (20)
  • Everything in Life is Temporary, Ain't It? by Marci Ewin (28)
  • Field Promotion by Mary Jean Holmes (29)
  • Haiku by Kathryn Agel (45)
  • High Line by Misty Lackey (46)
  • Shadowed Sight by Linda Knights (52)
  • The Wedding Trip by Joyce Devine and Lynda Vandiver (61)
  • The Lykonian, part one by Mike Winkle (65)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (72)
  • Valley of the Shadow, part one by Pat Molitor (78)
  • Limericks by Ann Huizenga (84)
  • World Walker by Misty Lackey (98)
  • Decoy Part 3 by Linda Ruth Pfonner (After being rescued from the carbon freeze, Han is accused of being an Imperial spy, and his past is revealed.) (103)
  • Puzzles by Lynda Vandiver and Marci Erwin (101)
  • ads (136)
  • Jean Danielsen, Marci Erwin, Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), Wanda Lybarger (back cover), Martynn, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, John Sies, Mark Wallace (back cover), Mary Wood

Issue 15

cover #15, L.J. Juliano, Mary Wood, Mary Jean Holmes, Wanda Lybarger

Shadowstar 15 was published in Summer 1984, is 157 pages long and contains 22 stories.

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: A Theory to Explain the Universe (According to George Lucas) by Mary Jean Holmes (2)
  • Fuzzy Thoughts: On Wookiees and Fan Fiction by Lumpawarrump, Junior Editor (4)
  • Penumbra (7)
  • Sundering by Jeanine Hennig (12)
  • Valley of the Shadow, conclusion by Pat Molitor (16)
  • The Lykoniad, part two by Mike Winkle (40)
  • Setting Up Housekeeping by Joyce Devine and Lynda Vandiver (45)
  • Nightblade, the Continuing Adventures of the Dragon by L.J. Juliano (49)
  • After Endor by Kathryn Agel (56)
  • Crossword Puzzle by Marci Erwin (68)
  • Flashback to a Nightmare by Linda Ruth Pfonner (69)
  • Conversation with a Unicorn by Karin Sygowicz (101)
  • Dreams and Nightmares by Misty Lackey (102)
  • The Crocket Corellian by Karen Klinck (115)
  • The Proconsul by Sean Linderman (119)
  • Aros by Rosalinda Arias (122)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (129)
  • Change of Heart bh Ann Wortham (130)
  • Poetry by Chris Smith (131)
  • The Oklahoma Weedwhacker Massacree by Misty Lackey (132)
  • Lost in the Shuffle, part one of a Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (133)
  • ads (158)
  • art by Martynn (back cover), Jean Danielsen, Anne Davenport, Marci Erwin, Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), Jenni, L.J. Juliano (front cover), Wanda Lybarger (front cover), Virginia Rogers, John Rides, Mark Wallace, Mary Wood (front cover)


Issue 16

Shadowstar 16 was published in Fall 1984, is 121 pages long and contains 19 stories.

cover #16, Mary Jean Holmes
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: An Editorial Column, An Open Letter to George Lucas by Dorothy P. Freda (2)
  • A Christmas Carol? by Mary Jean Holmes (3)
  • Poetry by Chris Smith (15)
  • Th Loremaster's Apprentice by Kathryn Sullivan (16)
  • Allies by Roberta Stuemke (18)
  • The Lykoniad, part three by Mike Winkle (25)
  • Over the Rainbow? by Misty Lackey (44)
  • Interlude in the Kilghard Hills by Mary Frances Zambreno (52)
  • Anakin by Pat Molitor (60)
  • I am a Jedi by D.L. Miller (62)
  • Selkie, Selkie by Misty Lackey (64)
  • You Can Fool Some of the People by Karen Klinck (70)
  • Let it Be a Tombstone by Kenneth Goltz (73)
  • It's Not My Fault by Ann Wortham (78)
  • Luke Skywalker's Response to "The Mary Sue Fan Fiction Blues" by Jacqueline Taero (79)
  • An Evening with a Solo by Joyce Devine (80)
  • Carbonized Corellian by Marci Erwin (83)
  • The Coming of Darkness by Terry O'Brien (84)
  • Lost in the Shuffle, part two of a Star Wars novel by Mary Jean Holmes (89)
  • Puzzles by Marci Erwin (50,68)
  • Puzzle by Lynda Vandiver, and the words of the song "Run, Cthylu, Run" by Leslie Fish (50,68) (24, 121)
  • ads (122)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes (both covers), Wanda Lybarger, Martynn, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, Virginia Rogers, John Sies, Mark Wallace, Mary WOod

Issue 17

Shadowstar 17 was published in Winter 1985, is 144 pages long and contains 16 stories.

cover #17, Mary Jean Holmes
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: Why I Like Reading/Writing Fan Fiction by Misty Lackey (2)
  • Fuzzy Thoughts (4)
  • Penumbra (6)
  • Ties of Life -- and Death by Jeanine Hennig (12)
  • Companion by Melody Luke (28)
  • The Hearth Calleth by Paula Freda (30)
  • Star Wars Double Trouble Puzzle by Marci Erwin (35)
  • Alien by Paul Freda (36)
  • Not for Burning by Misty Lackey (37)
  • Honor's Price, part one by Christine Jeffords and eluki bes shahar (47)
  • Poetry by Chris Smith (74)
  • Jedi Character Hunt by Marci Erwin (75)
  • Looking Glass by Mary Frances Zambreno (76)
  • Flights of Fancy by Paula Freda (83)
  • The Lykoniad, part four by Mike Winkle (83)
  • Lost in the Shuffle, part three by Mary Jean Holmes (97)
  • ads (157)
  • art by Jean Danielsen, Mary Jean Holmes, Jenni, Misty Lackey, Melody Luke, Wanda Lybarger (back cover), Martynn, Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, John Sies, Mary Wood


Issue 18

Shadowstar 18 was published in Spring 1985 and contains 170 pages.

cover of issue #18, Mary Jean Holmes
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra (2)
  • A Midsummer's Nightmare by Misty Lackey (6)
  • The Price of Amber by Roberta Stuemke (25)
  • The Price of Amber by Paula Freda (34)
  • Fire of the Mind, part one by Mary Jean Holmes (36)
  • Thoughts of Love by Marci Erwin (67)
  • The Princess and the Pirate by Ellen Randolph (68)
  • Word Search Puzzle by Lynda Vandiver (73)
  • Honor's Price, conclusion by Christine Jeffords and eluki bes shahar (74)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (105)
  • Revelations by Ann Wortham (106)
  • Star Words Puzzle by Marci Erwin (108)
  • Special Delivery by Mary Frances Zanbreno (111)
  • Word Search Puzzle by Lynda Vandiver (133)
  • Showdown by Lynda Vandiver (133)
  • Lost in the Shuffle, conclusion by Mary Jean Holmes (137)
  • ads (170)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes (both covers), L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger, Martynn, Karen Pauli, John Sies, Sandra Williams, Mary Wood


Issue 19

Shadowstar 19 was published in Summer 1985 and contains 194 pages. It contains Star Wars, Original Fantasy and Original Science Fiction.

cover of issue #19
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra (2))
  • Crucible by Misty Lackey (8)
  • Special Deliver, part three, Coreillian Holliday by Mary Frances Zambreno (21)
  • Reject by Misty Lackey (51)
  • Alderaan Dawn by Mary Jean Holmes (52)
  • Dark Lady by Ann E. Huizenga (54)
  • The Lykoniad, part five by Mike Winkle (56)
  • Saga Star Search Puzzle by Marci Erwin (78)
  • Fire of the Mind, conclusion by Mary Jean Holmes (79)
  • Poetry by Chris Smith (111)
  • A Good Knight's Rest by L.A. Carr (113)
  • Temper, Temper by Lynda Vandiver (114)
  • The Twin Bond by Kathryn Sullivan (120)
  • Past Imperfect by Pat Nussman (160)
  • A Single Tear in the Eye of Night by Stephen Studach (162)
  • Question by Pat Moliotr (173)
  • Maiden Flight by Lori Juliano (174)
  • The Labyrinth of Darkness, part one by Paula Freda (175)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon with Limerick (175)
  • Afterword (194)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes, June Edwards, L.J. Juliano, Judith Low, Wanda Lybarger, Martynn, Karen Pauli, John Sies, Mark Wallace, Sandra Williams, Mary Wood


Issue 20

Shadowstar 20 was published in Winter 1986 and contains 160 pages. It is all Star Wars.

cover of #20, Mary Woods, Mark Wallace, Mary Jean Holmes
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • The Ugliness Without by Paula Freda (2)
  • Locked Room by Mary Frances Zambreno (7)
  • Second Chance by Misty Lackey (25)
  • Knight Dreams by L.A. Carr (29)
  • A Question of Intention by Lynda Vandiver (31)
  • Lando by Paula Freda (34)
  • Not a Hero by Marci Erwin (35)
  • Natural Resouces by Tom N. Traub (36)
  • The Lykoniad, part seven by Mike Winkle (40)
  • Characters, Creatures and Places of TESB, puzzle by Marci Erwin (72)
  • A Very Private Vendetta by Mary Jean Holmes (73)
  • Circle of Love by Mary St. Cyr (117)
  • Old Friends? by Misty Lackey (122)
  • The Labyrinth of Darkness, part two by Paula Freda (139)
  • ads (162)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes, L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger, Martynn, Karen Puali, John Sies, Mark Wallace, Mary Wood


Issue 21/22

Shadowstar 21/22 was published in Spring/Summer 1986 and contains 244 pages. It has some Blake's 7 content, other fandoms unknown.

cover #21-22
  • Letter to the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts: On Challenger Incident by Mary Jean Holmes (3)
  • Penumbra (5)
  • Solstice by Veronica Wilson (12)
  • Who Ya Gonna Call? by Misty Lackey (15) (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Word Search Puzzles by Lynda Vandiver (14)
  • The Privilege of Her Burning , part one of two by Christine Jeffords and eluki bes shahar (23)
  • Dreaming of Dragons by Mary Frances Zambreno (49)
  • The Unveiling by Paula Freda (57)
  • The Windkin by Kathryn Sullivan (58)
  • No Returns by Pat Nussman (64)
  • On Falcon Wings by Kathryn Agel (65)
  • Conan the Corinthian by Georgette E. Howard (75)
  • The Lyknoiad by Mike Winkle, (78)
  • The Real World by Jacqueline Taero (101)
  • Jedimania by Pat Militor (102)
  • Journeyer by Karin Zygowicz (108)
  • Slow Dancing by Ann Wortham (109)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (112)
  • Allegro Non Troppo by Mary Wood (113)
  • Tomorrow is the Past by Misty Lackey (138)
  • Musings by Karen Weikert (144)
  • Deductions by Leah Rosenthal and Ann Wortham (145) (reprinted in The Bizarro Zine #1)
  • To the Rescue by Marti Schuller (149)
  • Uncertain Surrender by Barbara Gardner (158)
  • Happily Never After, part one of three by Mary Jean Holmes (159)
  • Deathless in Merredhall by Roberta Stuemke (198)
  • All in the Family by L.A. Carr (210)
  • A Tear by Barbara Gardner (214)
  • A Light Against the Darkness by Ellen Randolph (215)
  • The Labyrinth of Darkness, part three of four by Paula Freda (220)
  • The Lazy Man's Trilogy Puzzl by Marci Erwin (242)
  • ads (244)
  • art by Kevin Duncan, Marci Erwin, Mary Jean Holmes, L.J. Juliano, Judith Low, Wanda Lybarger (back cover), Martynn, Carol Paulson, Leah Rosenthal, John Sies, Kathy Sullivan, Mark Wallace, Sandra Williams, Mary Woods

Issue 23

Shadowstar 23 was published in 1986, is 177 pages long and contains 22 stories. Cover is composed of art by Mary Jean Holmes, Dani Lane, Mark Wallace, and Mary Wood.

back cover of issue #23, Jean Kluge
front cover #23, Wanda Lybarger
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra (3)
  • Fuzzy Thoughts ((Star Wars) (7)
  • A Ghost of a Story by Paula Freda (Original fiction) (11)
  • A Call of Atlantis by Thomas M. Egan (16)
  • A Circle of Sonnets by Elizabeth Merrick (Star Wars) (17)
  • You Look Marvellous by Leah Rosenthal and Ann Wortham (Blake's 7) (20)
  • The Womp Rat that Ate Mos Eisley by Jacqueline Taero (Star Wars) (29)
  • The Privilege of Her Burning, conclusion by Christine Jefford and eluki bes shahar (Star Wars) (30)
  • Star Wars Number Maze by Marci Erwin (52)
  • Witch's Vengeance by Albert J. Manachino (Original fiction) (53)
  • Haiku by Kathryn Agel (Star Wars) (59)
  • Cry of the Banshee by Kathryn Agel (Star Wars) (60)
  • Night Fears by Karen Weikert-Weston (Star Wars) (61)
  • The Return of the Contest (62)
  • Troubleshooter by Misty Lackey (Diana Tregarde/Grimjack) (64)
  • Happily Never After, part two by Mary Jean Holmes (Star Wars) (78)
  • Ultraworld: Tarrant by Pat Nussman (Blake's 7) (121)
  • Promise of a Dream by Marti Schuller (Original fiction) (122)
  • A Dream Came True Today by Marci Erwin (Star Wars) (123)
  • The Lykoniad by Mike Winkle (Original fiction) (124)
  • Luke, Ten Years After by Jacqueline Taero (Star Wars) (144)
  • Powerplay by L.A. Carr (Star Wars) (145)
  • The Labyrinth of Darkness, conclusion by Paula Freda (Star Wars) (155)
  • Word Search Puzzle, Creatures in ROTJ by Lynda Vandiver (177)
  • ads (178)
  • art by Kevin Duncan, Mary Jean Holmes, Jean Kluge (back cover), Dani Lane, Wanda Lybarger, Carol Paulson, John Sies, Mark Wallace, Mary Wood

Issue 24

Shadowstar 24 was published in 1987 and contains 208 pages. It is almost all Star Wars.

cover #24, Dani Lane, Mary Jean Holmes, Mary Wood and Mark Wallace
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra, Letters from Readers (2)
  • Home by Catriona Campbell (23)
  • Echoes in Silent Company: Leia by Jacqueline Taero (31)
  • Return of the Jedi Puzzle by Marci Erwin (32)
  • Firefall by Pat Nussman and Jacqueline Taero (33)
  • Lady Vader by Amy Sue Seier (36)
  • From Father to Son, part one by Janice Lamel (37)
  • I Hope She's All Right by Paula Freda (64)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (65)
  • Light of the Storm by Mary St. Cyr (66)
  • A New Age Dawning by Marti Schuller (74)
  • Deadly Interlude by Veronica Wilson (91)
  • Fire and Ice by Lynda Vandiver (94)
  • Longafter by L.A. Carr (95)
  • Who Dares? by Barbara Gardner (99)
  • Avenue of [Anneeties?] by Lauralee Braun (100)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation by Ursula Sandmann? (name blurred) (133)
  • Tamarina by Paula Freda (134)
  • I Won't Be Walkin' Out that Door by Kathryn Agel (139)
  • Are You Really Mine? by Marci Erwin (140)
  • Rim of the Universe by Roberta Stuemke (141)
  • The Last Perfect Person in the Galaxy by Violet Nordstrom (159)
  • Ask Me Again Sometime by Paula Freda (164)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (166)
  • Happily Never After, conclusion by Mary Jean Holmes (167)
  • Captain Needs by Paula Freda (208)
  • ads (209)
  • art by Kevin Duncan (back cover), Mary Jean Holmes, L.J. Juliano, Rozalyn Levins, Wanda Lybarger, Carol Paulson, John Sies, Sandra Williams, Mary Wood


Issue 25

Shadowstar 25 was published in Summer 1987 and contains 167 pages.

cover #25, Wanda Lybarger, Mark Wallace, Mary Wood
  • A Letter to the Editor (1)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (2)
  • Penumbra (3)
  • Birth of Darkness, Birth of Light by Marti Schuller (9)
  • Strike Watch by Kathryn Sullivan (18)
  • Daddy by Mary Jean Holmes (25)
  • Know About Leia? Word Search Puzzle by Marci Erwin (44)
  • Alone Again by Misty Lackey (46)
  • Mixed Doubles, part one (46)
  • Mixed Doubles, part two (59)
  • A Day at the Emperor's Court by Veronica Wilson (61)
  • The Intangible by Paula Freda (64)
  • Dark Intruder, part one by Barbara Drake (70)
  • Poem by Paula Freda (85)
  • Someday by Catriona Campbell (86)
  • The Lykoniad, conclusion by Michael Winkle (91)
  • Found Her, Have You, Son? by Paula Freda (111)
  • Understanding by Liz S. (112)
  • The Return of the Contest Winners (117)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition, part one by Mary Frances Zambreno (118)
  • Requital by Jacqueline Taero (134)
  • All Over Again by L.A. Carr (135)
  • From Father to Son, part two, by Janice Lamel (141)
  • Musings on an Identity: Luke by Jacqueline Taero (166)
  • Musings on a Name: Leia by Jacqueline Taero (166)
  • Ads (167)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes, L.J. Lybarger, (front and back covers), Karen Pauli, Carol Paulson, John Sies, Mark Wallace (front cover), Sandra Williams, Mary Wood (front cover)

Issue 26

Shadowstar 26 was published in Spring 1988, is 226 pages long and contains 19 stories.

cover #26, Mary Jean Holmes, Mary Wood, L.J. Juliano, Margaret Purdy-Dean
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Shady Thoughts (2)
  • Penumbra (4)
  • Journey's End by Misty Lackey (13)
  • Mother by Catriona Campbell (20)
  • Destiny by L.A. Carr (21)
  • Beyond the Maelstrom, part two by Michael Dayne Winkle (24)
  • Avon by Mary Robertson (46)
  • Reflection by Ann E. Huizenga (47)
  • Stereotypes by L.J. Juliano (48)
  • This Could Be the Start of Something by Janice Lamel (50)
  • Martian Whimsy by Thomas M. Egan (53)
  • A Distant Voice, conclusion by Mary S. Cyr and Margaret Purdy-Dean (55)
  • Sorry, Sweetheart by Paula Freda (88)
  • Pandora's Box by Mary Jean Holmes (91) (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Between Yesterday and Tomorrow by Lynda Vandiver (118)
  • Morning Glory by Paula Freda (119)
  • Stranger by Ann E. Huizenga (123)
  • Double Double Jedi Trouble Puzzle by Marci Erwin (125)
  • Reality Games, part one by Linda Ruth Pfonner (126)
  • Dream-Vision by Marti Schuller (152)
  • Oyarsa by Thomas M. Egan (162)
  • Chance Encounter by Kathy Agel (161)
  • Another One? by Alyns Lawchilde (162)
  • Graven Image, part one by Mary Wood and Mary Jean Holmes (163)
  • But That Was Yesterday by Lynda Vandiver (183)
  • ads (184)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (back cover)
  • Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), L.J. Juliano (front cover), Wanda Lybarger, Linda Ruth Pfonner, Margaret Purdy-Dean (front cover), Mary St. Cyr. John Sies, Sandra Williams, Lynne Alisse Witten, Mary Wood (front cover)


Issue 27

Shadowstar 27 was published in Winter 1988 and contains 226 pages. 65% Star Wars, the rest Real Ghostbusters, Airwolf, Jules Verne.

cover #27, Margaret Purdy-Dean, Mary Jean Holmes, Mary Wood
  • A Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition, conclusion by Mary Frances Zambreno (3)
  • Missing the Silence by L.J. Juliano (28)
  • Things that Dreams... by L.A. Carr (33)
  • Beyond the Maelstrom, part one by Michael Dayne Winkle (37)
  • High-Tech Man by Mary Robertson (66)
  • Dark Intruder, conclusion by Barbara Drake (67)
  • Alone by Lynda Vandiver (84)
  • Vehicles of the Star Wars Saga Puzzle by Marci Erwin (85)
  • Adventures in the Life of Opal by Sandra Williams (86)
  • Spy Trap by Roberta Stuemke (17)
  • Decisions by Misty Lackey (138)
  • Jedi's Return Quaze Puzzle by Marci Erwin (146)
  • Runaway by Mary Jean Holmes (147)
  • Common Ground by Lynda Vandiver (160)
  • A Distance Voice, part one by Mary St. Cyr and Margaret Purdy-Dawn (161)
  • Two Poems by Thomas M. Egan (187)
  • Old Women in the Park by Paula Freda (188)
  • From Father to Son, conclusion by Janice Lamel (192)
  • Two Filksongs by Mary Robertoson (226)
  • art by Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger, Margaret Purdy-Dean (front cover), Mary St. Syr, John Sies, Sandra Williams (back cover), Mary Wood (front cover)


Issue 28

cover #28

Shadowstar 28 70% Star Wars, the rest Real Ghostbusters, Airwolf, Jules Verne, published in Summer 1988 and contains 204 pages. Art by Mary Jean Holmes, L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger (back cover), Karen Pauli, Linda Ruth Pfonner, John Sies, Diana Stein, Mark Wallace, Sandra Williams and Mary Wood.

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra (2)
  • Swan Song by Misty Lackey (10)
  • Night Dance by Amy Sue Zeier (25)
  • Where's Lea? by Paula Freda (25)
  • Beyond the Maelstrom, part three by Michael Dayne Winkle (32)
  • The Whole Truth and Nothing by L.J. Juliano (49)
  • The Best Things in Life by L.A. Carr (53)
  • The Great Selkie by Mary Jean Holmes (65) (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Mind Games by Mary Frances Sambreno (97)
  • Jedi Doozey by Marci Erwin (106)
  • Firedancing by Roberta Stuemke (108)
  • Reality Games, part two by Linda Ruth Pfonner (124)
  • The Empire Strikes Out by Carol Marshall and Catriona Campbell (156)
  • Tool of Evil by Marti Schuller (160)
  • Graven Image, part two by Mary Wood and Mary Jean Holmes (171)
  • Luke, Before the Rebellion by Amy Sue Zeier (201)
  • ads (202)


Issue 29

cover of issue #29, Mary Jean Holmes (lower part), Mary Wood (upper part)
art by Mary Jean Holmes for "The Holly and the Dryad"

Shadowstar 29 was published in Autumn 1988, is 114 pages long and contains 9 stories. It contains Real Ghostbusters, Star Wars, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea fiction. Art by Mary Jean Holmes, Mary Wood, L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger, John Sies, Diana Stein (inside front cover).

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Memorial Day by Mary Wood (2)
  • One Magic Night by Marti Schuller (Luke is instructed by the ghostly image of Ben Kenobi to go to the Terra System and this time he MUST take Han along. What awaits them on this unknown world is beyond their wildest imaginings.) (5)
  • Tell Me a Story by Kathryn Agel (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) (35) (reprinted in Below the Surface #5)
  • An Imperial Christmas by Pat Molitor (42)
  • Beyond the Maelstrom, part four by Michael Dayne Winkle (43)
  • Rachel Was Special by Paula Freda (72)
  • Half-Second Thoughts by L.A. Carr (75)
  • The Holly and the Dryad by Mary Jean Holmes (76) (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Luke's Wish by Pat Molitor (1140
  • ads (115)

Issue 30

Shadowstar 30 was published in Spring 1989, is 149 pages long and contains 10 stories. The art is by Mary Jean Holmes (front cover), L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger (back cover), Carol Paulson, Sandy Schreiber, John Sies, Diana Stein (inside front cover), and Mary Wood.

It was the winner of a Star Wars 1990 Fan Q Award.

cover #30, Mary Jean Holmes
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • The Legend by Marti Schuller (2)
  • The Little People by Kathryn Agel (23)
  • Starshower Dreams, part one by Linda Ruth Pfonner (25)
  • Dream a Little Dream by L.A. Carr (50)
  • The Forgotten by Catriona Campbell (52)
  • Obligatory Sick Cartoon (72)
  • Han and Leia by Paula Freda (72)
  • Turning Points, part one by Janice Lemel (74)
  • The Deadly Deception by Deborah Kittle (102)
  • Graven Image, conclusion by Mary Wood and Mary Wood

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 30

[The Forgotten]: ....masterfully authored... I found this story a sensitive, insightful and extremely stirring account of members I seldom considered before Treena's skills called my attention to them. Being a child of the Viet Nam era and having lost a friend to that horrid waste, Treena's story struck a chord deep within that still flinches like an old wound. Superb writing and better reading. I strongly urge especially our younger members to seek it out. [1]
[zine]: SHADOWSTAR #30 has, besides Marti's "Legend" story, "Star Shower Dreams" by Pfonner... Han is shipwrecked on a fascinating planet with neat culture/beings delineated and mysterious as to just where the planet is located... very lyrical. It also has the conclusion of "Graven Image" by Woods/Holmes. A very exciting post-ROIJ story of Luke beginning to set up his Jedi school amidst much suspicion and doubts from some quarters, Han and Leia and their relationship and their troubles in setting up the new government. They throw in a lot of good comment and speculation on what Pat and Jacqueline inquired about in re nonhumanoid/human status. Wrap it up in good characterizations and intrigue. Parts 1 and 2 are in issues #27 and #28, respectively. [2]

Issue 31

Shadowstar 31 was published in Summer/Fall 1989 and contains 150 pages (60% Star Wars 20% Real Ghostbusters, 20% Jules Verne.) Art by Sandy Schreiber (back cover), L.J. Juliano, Wanda Lybarger, John Sies and Mary Wood.

cover #31
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Beyond the Maelstrom, part 5, by Michael Dayne Winkle (3)
  • Diptych by Paula Freda (32)
  • Baby Boom by Mary Jean Holmes (38) (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Truth, and Consequences by L.A. Carr (69)
  • Starshower Dreams, conclusion by Linda Ruth Pfonner (73)
  • The Omega Factor by Terry O'Brien (100)
  • Turning Points, part two by Janice Lamel (119)
  • ads (150)


Issue 32

Shadowstar 32 was published in 1990, is 146 pages long and contains 11 stories. It is 85% Star Wars 15% Jules Verne. The art is by Mary Jean Holmes, Wanda Lybarger (back cover), Sandy Schreiber, Sandy Williams and Mary Wood.

cover #32
  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Penumbra (2)
  • Poturna by Marti Schiller (14)
  • Star Wars Word Seeker: Empire by Marci Erwin (38)
  • Beyond the Maelstron, part six by Michael Dayne Winkle (39)
  • What It's About by Paula Freda (61)
  • The End of the Storm by Mary Jean Holmes (62)
  • The End of the Dream by Mary Jean Holmes (62)
  • The Love Harp by Paula Freda (84)
  • Come Tomorrow by Catriona Campbell (88)
  • Lords of the Heart and the Assassin Droid: part one by Paula Freda (97)
  • Turning Points, part three by Janice Lamel (118)
  • The Traveling Saleslady and the Farmer's Nephew by L.A. Carr (145)
  • Smugglers's Rules by Amy Sue Zeier (146)
  • ads (147)


Issue 33

Shadowstar 33 40% Star Wars, the rest Back to the Future, Jules Verne, Willow, 170 pages

Issue 34

Shadowstar 34 winner of a 1990 Star aWard for MULTI MEDIA ZINE (containing SW).


Issue 35

Shadowstar 35 was published in May 1992.

  • At First Sight by Mary Jean Holmes ("On a slushy late winter's day in 1995, Clara, in the process of assembling genealogical material for a family history, finds herself confronted by a pitiful lack of information concerning the Brown lineage. After persuading Emmett to make a quick trip back to 1960 to retrieve his family bible before it could be incinerated in the fire that destroyed the Brown mansion, she returns home only to discover that they left something very important behind, something that will seriously disrupt her family's present, and that only she can dare make the trip to retrieve....") (32,000 words) (Back to the Future)
  • other unknown content

References

  1. from Southern Enclave #24
  2. from Southern Enclave #24
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