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Title: Tetrumbriant
Publisher: a club zine for "The Alien Inquisition" and S.T.A.R./NYC
Editor(s): Germaine Best & Anji Valenza
Date(s): 1974-1980
Medium: print zine, fanfic
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS & multimedia & Original Fiction
Language: English
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1974 flyer for "Tetrumbriant" and "Monkey of the Inkpot"

Tetrumbriant is a gen Star Trek:TOS anthology.

A flyer in Warped Space #24 says it is a "satire-ridden packet of parody, science fiction, poems, humor and, of course, the ever-popular Star Trek fan-fiction."

flyer from 1977

Issue 1

Tetrumbriant 1 (v.1 no.1) was published in 1974 and contains 99 pages.

survey questions that appeared in A Piece of the Action #18; the results were to appear in Tetrumbriant #1, see Star Trek Animated Version Survey, click to read

Issue 2

Tetrumbriant 2 (v.1 no.2) was published in June 1974 and contains 50 pages. It is part of a novel called "The Phoenix" by B. Fishman. The front cover is by G. Best, the interior illos are by L. Gould, D. Lomazoff, J. Oeschger, and Anji Valenza.

  • The Phoenix (Part 1) by B. Fishman

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Tetrumbriant 3 (v.1 no.3) was published in August 1974. The front cover is by Anji Valenza. The interior illos are by G. Best and J. Silverstein.

  • The Poisoner of SF. by R. Schoenberger
  • Shealkuby J. Lichtenberg [Also Kraith Collected #1; Impulse #4]
  • Zyeto by J. Lichtenberg [Also in Kraith Collected #1, Kraith Creator's Manual]
  • And May the Best Man Win by Anji Valenza
  • And the Planet is Still There by A. Valenza
  • Tei Daminen by A. Valenza
  • The Phoenix (Part 2) by B. Fishman

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3

In any event, PROBE has come a long way in just a year from the days of bad artwork and fifty pages of sometimes-barely-readable Xeroxing. Some of the best suggestions for improvement have come from friends and associates who proved to be our sharpest critics… the one-and-only Gemaine Best (with her now-famous — and infamous — fanzine review column, "The Hacking Block"). And the quality of PROBE continues to steadily improve, so we just look back on PROBE 2 as proof that every fanzine is allowed at least one bad issue (for instance, take TETRUMBRIANT 3...Please!). [1]

Issue 4

Tetrumbriant 4 (v.1 no.4) was published in December 1974. The front cover is by G. Best. The interior illos are by A. Valenza.

  • Absent-Minded by Winston Howlett [also in Probe #1]
  • Meeting of the Federation and Empire by C. Walske ("A warship of the Ormenel encounters a Federation starship for the first time.") (reprinted in Nu Ormenel Collected #1 and Best of Tetrumbriant #2, a Nu Ormenel story)
  • Space War by W. Howlett [also in Probe #1]
  • Quadrant Three by W. Howlett [also in Probe #1]
  • Kirk Remembers by M. Pospula
  • Klingon Krisnorin by Carol Walske
  • The Great Ixtenchin Telifoan Syborg Device by A. Valenza
  • Through Time and Tears (Part 1) by J. Winston [Also Kraith Collected #3]

Issue 5

Tetrumbriant 5 (v.2 no.1) was published in February 1975. The front cover is by G. Best. The interior illos are by Alan Andres, L. Gould, D. Lomazoff, and Anji Valenza.

  • Kysadel (Part 2) by A. Valenza (article)(see Klysadel Universe)
  • Britain-Con" by Jenny Elson
  • Dis-Con:Two Views" by A. Abramowitz
  • Scenes We'd Like to See' by K. Smithline
  • Fiawol is..."
  • Discordance of Fandom"
  • The Obligation by J. Lichtenberg [Also in Kraith Collected #3]
  • Star Trek Culture as of 2034 by A. Valenza (article)
  • Through Time and Tears (Part 2) by J. Winston [Also Kraith Collected #3]

Issue 6

cover of issue #6 (v.2 no.2)

Tetrumbriant 6 (v.2 no.2) was published in March 1975 and contains 49 pages. The front cover is by Carol Walske. The interior illos are by G. Best, L. Gould, and D. Lomazoff.

  • Pattern Landing by Winston Howlett
  • A Semi-Rebuttal..." by Carol Walske
  • Fifth Season Star Trek by ermaine Best (article)
  • Early SF TV Series" by A. Asherman
  • Star Trek Cartoon by B. Nieves
  • Article" by Anji Valenza
  • Aftermath by M. Pospula

Issue 7

Tetrumbriant 7 (v.2 no.3) was published in July 1975 and contains 82 pages. The front cover is by Alan Andres. The interior illos are by G. Best and D. Lomazoff.

  • A Klingon Heritage by Carol Walske (revised and edited by Walske and Fern Marder for the second Best of Tetrumbriant issue)
  • Incident on a Summer Morning by Winston Howlett
  • Memories by F. Zawacky
  • Visual by Anji Valenza
  • For I Am Lonely and Among Strangers (Part 1) by M. Pospula
  • Star Trek Cartoon by B. Nieves

Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Tetrumbriant 8 (v.2 no.4) was published in September 1975 and contains 76 pages. The front cover is by L. Gould. The interior illos are by G. Best, Gee Moaven, R. Nieves, and Anji Valenza.

  • How to Put on a Fanzine by Anji Valenza (article)
  • Space:1999 The Book (review) by Gary L. Adler (article)
  • Happily Ever After" by Len Schwende
  • The Last Fan" by Winston Howlett
  • Crystal Poem - Fern Marder
  • Space:1999-More Fi Than Sci by Isaac Asimov
  • Space:1999 (review)
  • The Last Fan - Winston Howlett
  • Scenes We'd Like to See
  • Jumble last of a series
  • Songs of the Hookers of Wrigleys Pleasure Planet
  • ITC Publicity Hand-out
  • Commentary Counterpoint by Germaine Best
  • Commentary Point by G. Adler (article)
  • Star Trek Cartoon by Robert Nieves
  • For I Am Lonely and Among Strangers (Part 2) by Marybeth Pospula

Issue 9

cover of issue #9

Tetrumbriant 9 (v.3 no.1) was published in November 1975. The front cover is by Gee Moaven. The interior illos are by L. Gould, D. Lomazoff, and Anji Valenza.

  • Letter War by A. Valenza
  • Litany by A. Valenza
  • Gamesters by A. Valeza
  • The Sins of the Fathers by A. Valenza
  • What? by Germaine Best
  • Bivariate Interaction by A. Valenza

Issue 10

cover of issue #10

Tetrumbriant 10 (v.3 no.2) was published in February 1976. The front cover is by L. Gould. The back cover is by Gee Moaven. The interior illos are by D. Lomazoff and Anji Valenza.

  • War:Klingon-Cheveh by Anji Valenza
  • War: Ar'romi-Klingon by Anji Valenza
  • Movie News" by D. Rose
  • Death is not..." by Winston Howlett
  • Two of a Kind by Winston Howlett
  • Decadence" by Anji Valenza
  • Klingon Prey by Carol Walske [Also in Mindsifter #3]
  • Iristhan by Anji Valenza
  • Power Play by Steve Kitty and Peter David [also in Second Age #2]
  • The Courtesies of Knowing by Anji Valenza

Issue 11

Tetrumbriant 11 (v.3 no.3) was published in August 1976. The front cover is by L. Gould, the back by Anji Valenza, and the interior illos are by I. Bruce, D. Drexler, and D. Lomazoff.

cover of issue #11
  • Book Reviews" by Patti Cullen
  • Interview with the BEM by Peter David
  • Vulcanur Linguistics" Fern Marder
  • No Converts Allowed by N. Bock
  • Star Trek-TV's Newest" by Gene Roddenberry
  • No Greater Monument by Lee M. Jaecks (Enterprise is called to retrieve Pike’s body from Talos; the Talosians, with no pets to care for anymore, commit mass suicide by causing Sulu to fire main phasers at them.) (also in Beyond Orion #1)
  • CBS Special "The Tenth Level"
  • I Don't Want Justice by B. Wheadon
  • And the Planet is Still There by Anji Valenza

Issue 12

Tetrumbriant 12 (v.3 no.4) has October 1976 on the cover, along with "This is a late issue, published January, 1977." It contains 85 pages. The front cover is by L. Gould. The interior illos are by E. Grosso, D. Lomazoff, and Anji Valenza.

cover of issue #12
  • Horrors: A Nightmare by N. Bock
  • Swords of Revlon by Peter David
  • I've Got Friends by Winston A. Howlett
  • Fanzine Reviews by Germaine Best
  • Nemuzuth, the Juggler by Elise Grasso
  • You Know You've Been Gafiating Too Long..."
  • After the Crucifiction by F. Offsey

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 12

There are, however, several stories I should like to recommend. First in #12, you'll find 'I've Got Friends,' a short warning against super critical reviews, and 'Nemuzuth: The Juggler, a fascinating novelette that has to be read to be appreciated. I look forward to reading more of Elise Grasso's work. Here is someone who has gone through an awful lot of trouble to create believable alien culture. Also included is 'The Swords of Revlon,' by P.R. David, a funny sword and sorcery story that sounds like something I've read before... [2]

A fan comments on issues #12 and #13:

There are certainly a lot of good zines out there that I don't even know about. Tetrumbriant is one of them... Tet is a general zine with ST, SF and occasional stories from UFO and Space: 1999. The humor has a nice sting to it, the poetry is good to excellent, and the short-shorts are very much to the point. The artwork suffers a bit from the printing process, as on occasion, does the text, but what good mimeo zine doesn't have an occasional problem of this sort. For some odd reason, I find it difficult to direct specific criticisms toward any of the stories, so all I can say is that this zine has to be read to be understood.

Issue 13

front cover of issue #13, Ian Bruce
back cover of issue #13, C.G. Cosentini

Tetrumbriant 13 (v.4 no.1) was published in May 1977 and contains 58 pages.

  • Partly ST, partly other genres, incl. Anji Valenza's Klysadel Universe
  • Is Nothing Sacred, editiorial (2)
  • Ordeal by Winston Howlett (3) (Can Flower outwit the evil overlord?)
  • Reflection by Jon R. Oeschger (6) (A man cries out for justice.)
  • Outcast by Courtney Taylor (11) (Amanda faces a decision.)
  • The Goombridge Horror by Paula Smith (21)
  • Thoughts of an Observer, poetry by Zenia Lopez (23)
  • Portrait of a Future by Pricilla Marco (25) (A different end for mankind.) (25)
  • Book Reviews by Patti Cullen (31)
  • An Unnatural Way of Life by Keegan (33) (Truce for Klingon clans)
  • Mission: Tomorrow by Germaine Best (45) (first in a series of UFO stories)
  • You've Gotten This Zine Because by David Lomazoff (5)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 13

Not Star Trek, hardly even SF, TET reads a lot like a typical college experimental fiction magazine. Like such a publication, the contents may occasionally be very good, but they will never be quite what the general reader expects. 'Mission Tomorrow,' a UFO story and 'Reflections' are based on other TV shows, although some of 'Reflections' sounds like it was translated from the French -- the odd vocabulary, the passive voice. 'Outcast' is probably the best of the zine, or at least the best trek story, as it is the only trek story in the zine. An early Sarek/Amanda story, it gives a rather probably explanation why they left for Vulcan rather than stay on Earth. Its only unfortunate aspect is the characterization of everybody, save Sarek, as 20th-century New Yorkers. [3]
Read 'Ordeal,' a short by Winston Howlett that has his usual wicked twist at the end. Next is 'Outcast,' by Courtney Taylor, another view of Amanda's problems surrounding her marriage to Sarek. Painful, but quite believable. On the other hand, if it is a chiller you want, read 'Portrait of a Future,' by Priscilla Marco. It concerns of possible solution to the problem of racial friction. I recommend this zine for those who like to stretch their minds around interesting concepts expressed in often unconventional ways. I consider Tet a welcome addition to my skimpy zine library. [4]

Issue 14

Tetrumbriant 14 (v.4 no.2) was published in January 1978.

Issue 15/16

cover of issue #15/16

Tetrumbriant 15/16 (v.4 no.3) was published in 1980.

Best of Issue 1

The Best of Tetrumbriant 1 was published in December 1976. It has a front cover by Anji Valenza, a back cover by G. Moaven, interior illos by G. Best, Gould, D. Lomazoff, and Carol Walske. It contains the Walske and Marder story from issue #4, "First Meeting."

Best of Issue 2

The Best of Tetrumbriant 2 was published in January 1978.

  • "Surak's Construct" by J. Lichtenberg
  • A Klingon Heritage revised and edited by Fern Marder and Carol Walske from Tetrumbriant #7 ("After peace is reestablished between the Ormenel and the Federation, Karras spends some time training in Star Fleet as part of a military exchange program—-and is assigned toRoan's ship.")
  • other unknown content


  1. from Winston A. Howlett in Probe #5 Original Issue
  2. from The Sehlat's Roar #5
  3. from Menagerie #12
  4. from The Sehlat's Roar #5
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