Body Heat (Due South zine)

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Zine
Title: Body Heat
Publisher: Angel Wings Press
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Date(s): 2002-2004
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Due South
Language: English
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Body Heat is a Fraser/Kowalski slash anthology.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Body Heat 1 was published in 2002 and is 276 pages long. Digest sized. 10 colour interior art, 6 b/w interior art. 2003 Sizzler Nominee (Best Zine). 2003 FanQ Winner (Best Due South Slash Zine). 2003 Sizzler Winner (Best Due South Cover). 2003 Sizzler Nominee (Best Interior Illo for "Magical Words"). 2003 Huggy nomination for Best Zine Anthology.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

...featuring all Fraser/RayK stories. It's second only to the above zine when talking about quality of stories and artwork. The technical aspects of this zine though, are equally as good as Serge Protector. [1]

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Body Heat 2 was published in 2002 and is 340 pages long. Digest sized, 9 colour interior art + b/w interior art. 2003 Sizzler Winner (Best Due South Zine). 2003 FanQ Nominee. 2003 Serious Duck nominee (Best Anthology). 2003 Serious Duck Winner (Best Anthology). 2003 Sizzler Nominee (for "Swallowing Thunder" interior illo by Cat's Meow). 2003 Sizzler Nominee (for "Swallowing Thunder" by Grey). 2003 Sizzler Nominee (for "Want" by Sanguine). 2003 Sizzler Winner (for "Hot Bodies" by Shadow - Best Story). 2003 Huggy nomination for Best Zine Story: 'Swallowing Thunder' by Grey. 2003 Huggy nomination for Best Zine Anthology.

  • Vines by Aouda Fogg
  • Swallowing Thunder by Grey
  • The Honker from Yonkers by A. Kite
  • Issues by M-A
  • As You Wish by Shorts
  • Moonlight and Raindrops by Bast
  • Swords of Desire by Sylvie
  • Want by Sanguine
  • Hot Bodies by Shadow

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

Body Heat 2 is just as good as the original. The technical aspects are excellent and the stories and artwork are beautiful things to see. [2]

Issue 3

cover of issue #3 by Cat's Meow Creative Arts

Body Heat 3 was published in March 2003 and contains 288 pages. It is digest sized zine with 11 colour interior art + b/w interior art.

Awards: 2003 Serious Duck Nominee (Best Anthology). 2003 Huggy nomination for Best Zine Anthology.

  • Running by Doll ("Fraser drags a shaking hand across Ray's back, his fingers grazing along Ray's spine through the thin cotton of his t-shirt. Fraser moans, hot and moist in Ray's ear, and for Ray that's it, the night just shatters into pure sensation.") (5)
  • A Good Piece of Cheese by Sylvie ("But Ray was definitely one hundred percent heterosexual, and Fraser had no business thinking about him writhing beneath him, moaning, arching his back as Fraser... as he... as he lost his mind, apparently, dropped his head in his hands, and gave himself over to his wild fantasies.") (11)
  • Mine by Sanguine ("Freshly shaved, he's beautiful. Tawny, tanned skin, from working outside, my Ray is beautiful. All long lengths and strength, he's all mine.") (27)
  • Top Dog by Shadow ("'C'mon, Kowalski, it's a rat,' he insisted. 'You're gonna pick up that lid, and it's gonna be a rat. Yop know it's a rat.'") (33)
  • A Moment In Time by Shorts ("So, instead of grasping that moment, you'd rather spend your life alone," scowled Ray. "Well that just sucks.") (69)
  • Finding Mr. Right by Bast ("Ray drove away, not caring about the fact that he could hardly see for the moisture in his eyes.") (91)
  • Of the Northern Skies by M-A ("You used me, Ray Kowalski and I will hate you for the rest of my life.") (113)
  • I Will Follow You Forever by Sanguine ("I let my words die on my lips, feeling sick. I know I can't ask him to stay with me, because I'm sure he feels he can't trust me anymore. Guilt fills me, even though I know I've done nothing wrong.") (155)
  • Snow Legs by Callie ("Ray," Fraser took a step towards Ray. "I just want you, for once, to do as the doctor says and rest. Give yourself time to heal.") (183)
  • Namesick by Grey ("Turning red, Fraser stared out the side window. "You're important to me, Ray. I can't help but feel that saving your life is more essential than protecting my own." (203)
  • Walking Around On a Saturday by Doll ("Ray started the car and pulled away from the curb. "Comely, huh? That Canadian for 'hottie'?") (139)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3

[zine]: ...while being fairly good, technically speaking, just doesn't have the impact of its two predecessors. The stories aren't nearly as well constructed, nor are the characterizations as true to the show. Of course there are some very good stories in this zine, it wouldn't have made the average list otherwise, but the majority of the stories are forgettable. [3]
[Namesick]: Grey writes in so many fandoms that it's very difficult for me to pick my favorite of all her stories, however, this one comes very very close. She seems to touch on Ray's loneliness and makes it heartbreakingly real. This story will break your heart and remake it into something so much wonderful than you ever could have imagined. I can't stress enough for you to run, not walk, to read this. [4]

Issue 4

cover of issue #4 by Cat's Meow Creative Arts

Body Heat 4 was published in 2003 and is 330 pages, digest sized zine with 11 colour interior art + b/w interior art.

  • By All Rights by Grey
  • Trouble by BJCochran
  • The Sundering by M-A
  • Snow Day by Mazeppa
  • Just A Man by Sanguine
  • An Echo by Bast
  • Ice Castles by Callie
  • Look, Ray! No Hands! by Angelise
  • Kowalski Investigations by A. Kite
  • The Piano by Genie
  • Walking Around On A Saturday by Doll
  • Running by Doll

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 4

The artwork here is beautiful, the format and layout just as good as the previous three zines, but that can't save this one. Sweet gods on high, what show were these people watching? Because it sure wasn't the one I have on DVD. This is a case where the writers just...shouldn't. Not without some serious help. I've never seen Fraser or Ray so OOC and calling the plots paper thin is a compliment. As for the sex scenes, every single one was an insult to a knowledgeable reader. I'm not just talking about impossible positions, I mean the guys acting like complete stereotypical teenage girls in bed. It's just plain unbelievable and I was upset enough about the dreadfulness of the whole thing and the throwing away of my money that I wrote the publishers and gave them my opinion of it. If you're a F/RK fan, do yourself a favor and don't buy this one, don't even read the stories when they go online. [5]

Issue 5

cover of issue #5 by Cat's Meow Creative Arts

Body Heat 5 is 200 pages, digest sized zine with 9 colour interior art + b/w interior art. S

  • Will You Stay? By Bast and Sekhmet
  • Insight by doll
  • Adversity by Angelise
  • Sold by obiit and desperada
  • The Important Ones By Bast
  • Every Day New by Sanguine and Lionness
  • Dead Man In The Basement By Genie Chua
  • Resolutions by Grey
  • Listen by obiit

Issue 6

cover of issue #6 by Cat's Meow Creative Arts

Body Heat 6 was published in 2004. It contains 9 stories and is 200 pages long and has a colour cover and colour interiors by The Cat's Meow Creative Arts. Additional colour and b&w art by Kit G. A

  • Protocol by Shadow
  • Enquiry by doll
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place by Lyn
  • A Fortuitous Meeting by CJ
  • Lady of Avalon Mists
  • Off by Grey

References

  1. Confessions of a Former Zine Slut from Sockii Press/WebCite
  2. Confessions of a Former Zine Slut from Sockii Press/WebCite
  3. Confessions of a Former Zine Slut from Sockii Press/WebCite
  4. 2004 rec at Crack Van
  5. Confessions of a Former Zine Slut from Sockii Press/WebCite