All That Lights Upon Us

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Title: All That Lights Upon Us
Publisher: Tapestry Press
Editor(s): Loreen VanderKraats and Melissa Meyer
Date(s): 1990-1992
Medium: print
Genre: het
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
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All That Lights Upon Us is a het, sometimes explicit, Beauty and the Beast fanzine.

Issue 1

All That Lights Upon Us 1 was published in June 1990 and contains 155 pages. It was edited by Loreen VanderKraats and Melissa Meyer. Art by Linda Lakin, Beth Blighton, Rose Parker, Jolinda Mattison, and Janette Myles.

cover of issue #1
flyer for issue #1
Anthology of adult stories, including several "first time" stories. In "Over the Rainbow" by Mariya, Catherine throws Vincent a luau; in "The Last Barrier" by Rose Chamberlain, V/C venture out at Samhain dressed as cats and have a dinner Above, then discover sensual distractions in C's apartment. "At the Park Entrance" by Joyce Fuller Kleikamp has an elderly Catherine returning remorsefully to a grey-maned, nearly-blind Vincent. Includes a novelette about Vincent's origin by Melissa Mayer, "The Mirror and the Lamp." All stories are Classic, and only "Choices" by Loreen Van der Kraats and a copy of Vincent's eulogy for Catherine allude to events beyond the Trilogy. No SND. [1]
Well-written anthology of first time stories. The sex scenes are handled tastefully, with only one story containing truly explicit details. Buyers should not that in 'Choices,' Vincent dreams of the events in the 3rd season and awakes to discover that Joe has been injured in an explosion. Luckily, Catherine makes some different choices and the future looks brighter. Another story deals with the truth of Vincent's origins. [2]

Contains the following stories:

  • Love Song by Ranier Maria Rilke
  • The Beauty in the Beast by Marie Celeste
  • Over the Rainbow by Mariya
  • At the Park Entrance by Joyce Fuller Kleikamp
  • The Last Barrier by Rose Chamberlain
  • Pathway of Dreams by Marion Gallo
  • Of Forces and Fates by Snow Dancer
  • Choices by Loreen VanderKraats
  • The Mirror and the Lamp by Melissa Meyer
  • This is the Beast by Ranier Maria Rilke
  • Aloha by Rose Parker
  • Cloaked by Linda Lakin
  • A Keeper of Light by Beth Blighton
  • If Not Tomorrow, When? by Janette Myles
  • What's Up Pussycat? by Linda Lakin

Issue 2

All That Lights Upon Us 2 was published in January 1992 and contains 228 pages. Art information: color cover. Artists include Rose Parker, Sandy Chandler Shelton, Rosemarie Hauer, Sheri Pruehs, Kristy Effinger, Lee, and Charlotte Van Til.

issue #2, coverby Cherokee Rose
  • Out of the Darkenss by Loreen VanderKraats
  • Never a Dull Moment by Kathy Babcock
  • Alley Cat by Sandie Whited
  • In the Sunlight by Charlotte Van Til
  • Friendly Advice by Donna Vasquez
  • Shroud of Darkness by Jeanne Cloud
  • Ten Days by Snow Dancer
  • No Greater Love by Grey Feather
  • several poems by Karen Witkowski

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

Copious and splendid artwork, unnumbered, adds about 30 pages. Artists include Rose Parker, Sandy Chandler Shelton, Rosemarie Hauer, Sheri Pruehs, Kristy Effinger, Lee, and Charlotte Van Til. The art alone would be enough to make this zine stand out. The fiction is a mix of brief “glimpses” and fully worked-out stories. Best story, among many good ones, is VanderKraats' “Out of the Darkness” which re-engages C/V with imprisoned Kanin and finds interesting parallels between his limits and theirs, complicated by a fellow prisoner who threatens to disclose the tunnels' secret. Kathy Babcock's “Never a Dull Moment” is an interesting—and revealing—presentation of “Dark Vincent” and his role in V's relationship with C. Sandie Whited's droll “Alley Cat” confronts C with the prospect of V as a belching bowler. Some sex, in some stories; occasionally quite intense. Other fiction contributors include Charlotte Van Til, Donna Vazquez, Jeanne Cloud, Snow Dancer (?!), Grey Feather (??!!). Also several poems by Karen Witkowski. [3]


  1. from the Qfer
  2. from The Beauty & the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines
  3. from Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review -- 1997