Starborne (Star Trek: TOS zine)

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Zine
Title: Starborne
Publisher:
Editor(s): Michael Verina
Date(s): August 1979
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Medium: print zine
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Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Contents

Starborne is a gen Star Trek: TOS 149-page anthology. It has art by Mike Verina, Gayle F, P.S. Nim, Joni Wagner, Merle Decker, Nan Lewis and a fold-out of Kirk and Spock by Pat Stall especially for the story "Forever Autumn" by Della Van Hise.

An interesting tidbit -- when first proposed in Scuttlebutt #12, this zine was to be called "Starrbourrn."

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Contents

  • Starborne, poem by Pete Kaup
  • Editorial
  • the Logical Choice, story by Vida Hull, art by Carlson (2) (Explores what would happen if Latimer and Gaetano had not been killed and Spock had to choose three of the seven crew members to stay behind on Taurus II.)
  • The Logical Choice, poem by Pete Kaup (31)
  • Visions and Dreams, poem by Della Van Hise, art by Merle Decker (32)
  • Solitude, poem by Sandra Gent, art by Mike Verina (33)
  • Silent Heart , poem by Mike Verina, art by Mike Verina (35)
  • Untitled poem by Vida Hull (37)
  • Trembles a Rarer Speech, story by Sibyl Hancock, art by Mike Verina (38) (Spock visits his dying mother.)
  • Loneliness, poem by Crystal Ann Taylor, art by Mike Verina (46)
  • Ponn Farr, poem by Della Van Hise, art by Gayle F (47)
  • Father of the Man, poem by Ellen L. Kobrin, art by P.S. Nim (49)
  • Analogies, poem by Mariann Hornlein (50)
  • The First Time, poem by Barbara Storey, art by P.S. Nim (51)
  • En Quatre Parties, story by Mariann Hornlein, art by Joni Wagner (53) (Spock feels guilty for not reaching Kirk and Miramanee in time.)
  • Sirens in the Wind, poem by Della Van Hise, art by Mike Verina (58)
  • Only One Man, poem by Virginia Gree, art by P.S. Nim (59)
  • Raftee, story by Emily Jay, art by Mike Verina (61)
  • The Mission by Emily Jay, art by Mike Verina (68)
  • Enterprise, poem by Pat Stall (69)
  • Range of Possibilities, Extant by Pat Cash, art by Stults (70)
  • The Way of Healing by Susan Dorsey, art by Haynes (71)
  • Uhura, poem by Verina, art by Mike Verina (73)
  • A Star Trek Monotony, poem by Kathy Burns (74)
  • The Soldier, Not Transformed by April Valentine, art by Mike Verina (76)
  • Threat of Hell, Hope of Paradise, poem by Sandra Gent, art by Merle Decker (78)
  • Gleanings, poem by Victoria Clark, art by Verina (79)
  • Replaced, poem by Pete Kaup (81)
  • Forever Autumn, story by Della Van Hise, art by Pat Stall (82) (Kirk must force himself to leave Spockʼs replica on the shoreleave planet, having used it to try and usage his grief over his loverʼs death. Sequel: Yet Shall He Live in K/S Collected)
  • Dark Harvest, poem by Ellen L. Kobrin, art by Mike Verina (87)
  • Illustrational Thought by Mike Verina, art by Mike Verina (88)
  • Unfinished Journey, poem by April Valentine, art by Mike Verina (89)
  • Decision, poem by Vida Hull, art by Mike Verina (90)
  • Doleance, poem by April Valentine, art by Mike Verina (92)
  • The Winds of Change, poem by Crystal Ann Taylor (93)
  • Illusions, story by Pat Stall and Pete Kaup, art by Mike Verina (94) (Spock is worshiped as a god.)
  • Illusions Gone, poem by Pete Kaup (123)
  • other art by Barbara M. Stultz, Emily Jay, Nan Lewis and Kathy Carlson
  • Artists, Thier Lives and Their Work featuring Michael Verina, P.S. Nim, Gayle F, Pat Stall, Nan Lewis and Kathy Carlson (136-140)
  • In Palaces of Sand by Toni Cardinal-Price (A sad, tender account of Leonard McCoy's final act of love for a dying Jim Kirk.) (2 pages, though it is unclear where it appears in the zine)

Gallery

Reactions and Reviews

See reactions and reviews for Forever Autumn.
The most outstanding feature in STARBORNE is the art­work. The cover is the first striking example of what lies inside. It is a fold-out picture of the 'big three' by Mike Verina. The inside contains breath­taking illos by Verina, [Gayle F], Nim, Wagner, Decker, Lewis, and an absolutely fabulous fold-out of Kirk and Spock by Pat Stall specially renditioned for the tear-jerking story "Forever Autumn" by Della Van Hise. The stories, unfortunately, are not of the same calibre as the artwork. "A Logical Choice" offers one version of "The Galileo Seven": what if Latimer and Gaetano had not been killed, and Spock had to choose three of the seven crew members to stay behind on Taurus II? The story deals mostly with Spock, Boma, and Latimer. It is action adventure. "Trembles a Rarer Speech" has Spock visiting his mother on her death bed. Not too exciting. "En Quatre Parties" has Spock feeling guilty for not reaching Kirk in time to save Miramanee and her unborn child. It's a good story, but too short. "Raftee" is confusing and seems to lack a beginning, a plot, and an end. The story lacks character depth and is a disappointment. The longest story in the zine, "Illusions" is also a disappointment. It has Spock's form being worshipped as a deity by a planet's somewhat primitive inhabitants. I found the best two stories in the zine to be: "Forever Autumn", a five-pager by Della Van Hise that brings a chill; and "In Palaces of Sand", a less than two-page vignette by Toni Cardinal Price guaranteed to twist your heart. It brought tears to my eyes (still does just thinking about it!) and very few stories can make that claim. The poetry is average and none stand out in my mind but there is plenty of it with good artwork for the poem lovers. A lot of work went into this zine and though the story content may be a bit of a let-down, Starborne's appearance is beautiful. Stories: 5, Graphics: 10 [1]

References

  1. by Wendy Rathbone from Enterprise Incidents #8
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