Carbonite Maneuver

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Zine
Title: Carbonite Maneuver
Publisher: Deleted Expletive Press
Editor(s): Lisa Adolf
Date(s): 1981 (The flyer says it was tentatively scheduled for a January/February publication.")
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
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front cover, Lisa Adolf
back cover, Linda Yamashiro
a 1981 flyer, printed in Antithesis #14

Carbonite Maneuver is a 181-page gen and het Star Wars anthology.

There were 105 copies printed.

Description from a 1981 Ad

From News of the Rebellion #9:
A one shot fanzine devoted to the SW saga. From the press that brings you Landspeeder. This will be a limited press run zine, only as many copies as ordered will be printed and there will be no reprints. $3.00 and a SASE for final price notification will reserve a copy and hasten publication.
From a 1981 flyer:
[story titles and descriptions for "Reunion," "Four Preludes (And One Short Epilogue) on Han Solo," "Final Act of Love," and "What's in a Name."] Plus more fiction, including an Obi-wan/Yoda vignette; a tongue in cheek look at what really happened on Ord Mantell between that bounty hunter and Han Solo; a continuation of the final scene of EMPIRE; an insight into Leia's thoughts after that "I'd rather kiss a Wookiee" argument on Hoth. Plus, poetry by Jacqueline Taero, Linda Anne Watson, Christy Cohea; filks, cartoons. Art by Linda Yamashiro, Lori Roney, Tracy Christeansen, Yvonee Zan and others. CARBONITE MANEUVER is tentatively scheduled for a January/February publication. 100 pages. Currently planned to be mimeo produced with offset artwork and covers. Cover art is planned to be printed black on silver stock. CARBONITE MANEUVER will be a limited press run zine -- only as many copies as ordered will be printed and there will be no reprints. $3.00 and a self addressed, stamped envelope for final price notification will reserve a copy and hasten publication.

Opted Out

When the The Fanzine Archives: A Library for the Preservation & Circulation of Fan-created Material, then called "The SW Fanzine Lending Library," was first formed in 1987, it was one of only three zines that specifically asked to not be included.

The Zine's Editorial

Napalm in the Morning.

I asked to edit a full length zine and for my sins, they gave me CARBONITE MANEUVER. . .

CARBONITE MANEUVER has been an experiment for me, a foray into the world of a full size zine editing. It's been a worthwhile experience. Along the way I've learned a number of things, some of them variations on Murphy's Laws, some of them very valuable lessons.

Since its birth as an idea — a zine without so much as a name at first — CM has undergone a number of changes. We anticipated being mimeo produced. That proved unfeasible in the long run and the zine you hold in your hands has been professionally printed. We had hoped to find a printer able to do the cover on silver paper, only to discover that no such beast exists in Washington State. We had also hoped to offer you a humorous version of what really happened on Ord Mantell — unfortunately prior commitments, hectic schedules, unflexible deadlines, unexpected household moves have all conspired against that story's inclusion in the zine. The best laid plans of bounty hunters and zine editors often go awry. . .

At any rate, I hope you'll find CARBONITE MANEUVER an enjoyable experience. As my flyers and ads have announced, CM is a one shot fanzine and will remain so. I have no plans in the future to produce a second issue, or undertake the establishing of a full sized, regularly published SW saga fanzine. LANDSPEEDER will continue to be published by Deleted Expletive Press bimonthly, for as long as I'm able to continue with it, however. Although CM is a one shot, feedback is welcomed and encouraged. Some of our writers and artists are new to fanfic and interested in constructive criticism, so please don't hesitate to pass along your comments.

I would like to thank all the writers and poets that responded to my call for submissions. I would also like to thank my artists—who worked under impossible deadlines but came through with some gorgeous work in spite of it all. I A special thanks to Dy and Marti for typing services above and beyond the call, of duty. I will try to make up for the permanently cramped typing fingers and severely strained eyes from typing an epic length, single spaced manuscript. To add insult to injury I kept bugging you with stupid, thoughtless questions ("Is it ready yet?") I will make up for it somehow!

A special thanks to a Hedgehog that shall remain nameless for for title; CARBONITE MANEUVER. . .many a fan has groaned over the pun since your devious mind it brought it forth!

Last, but never least, a special thank you that even those two words fail to express adequately to J'lyn, for advice, submissions, continuing support, and so much else. . .thank you for everything. (What WOULD David say?)

And thank you, all of you, for your interest!

May all your Corellians be warm.

Five Stories That Were Retitled and Printed Later

"Four Preludes (And One Short Epilogue) on Han Solo or After the Empire Struck Back" by Marcia Brin, is a collection of pieces exploring the possible fate of Han Solo. It is a very, very early example of a sort of Five Things fiction). These stories were discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction.

The titles are: 1. Rovan, 2. The Journey Back, 3. Recall, 4, Hell Hath No Fury, 5. Epilogue: One Day in the Park.

Description from the flyer:
A thought provoking collection of four short pieces exploring the possible fate of Han Solo. In "Rovan." Han is dead and Leia is left alone to deal with her grief and an unfillable void in her life. A mission takes her to Rovan an eerie planet where one's dreams and desires become reality, and she must make a painful decision. "The Journey Back," Han Solo is left barely alive and horribly crippled by Jabba's sadism. Abandoned on a backwater planet, preferring to be thought dead than face the pity of his friends and revulsion of the woman he loves, Han is resigned to his fate. But an Imperial surgeon has other ideas. "Recall," Finding himself on a backwater planet with no memory or clues to identity and groping for the key to unlock the mystery of his past, "Stranger" overhears a plot to kidnap and deliver to Darth Vader, a visiting rebel agent, Leia Organa. "Hell Hath No Fury," Jabba has Han and things seem hopeless until Leia decides to offer a bounty of her own on behalf of wherein Leia Organa following up on information from Jabba, finds an unusual piece of statuary while walking through the park one day.

Four of these stories appear to have been re-titled (revised as well?) and published in Bright Center of the Universe #3 in 1993. Summaries below are from that later zine.

  • Hell Hath No Fury (Capturing and torturing Han Solo may turn out to be the worst mistake of Jabba’s life -- or it will be, if Leia has her way. Reprinted in Bright Center of the Universe #3 1993.)
  • The Journey Back (Jabba has finally taken his revenge on Han Solo. Terribly disfigured by the Hutt’s torturers, can Han ever find the courage to return to the woman he loves?)
  • One Day in the Park (Unable to find Han after Jabba has frozen him in carbonite, Leia almost gives up hope.)
  • Recall (After being tortured by Jabba, Han is released -- but he no longer remembers who he is or where he came from.)

Listed on the Flyer, But Not in the Zine?

"What's in a Name" by Kay Crist -- "A lighthearted look at the trials and tribulations of choosing a name for the littlest rebel, Han and Leia's firstborn child."

Contents

  • Napalm in the Morning (3)
  • Relentless by Michelle Malkin, art by JoAnne Slayton (reprinted in revised form in Alderaani Imperative) (4)
  • Welcome to Hoth, poem by Jacqueline Taero, art by L.A. Adolf (29)
  • Leia of Han, poem by Christy Cohea, art by Yvonne Zan (30)
  • Resolution by Susan Adams, art by Lisa Adolf (32)
  • I Mean, Just What Do I Feel Anyway by Peggy Douglas, art by L.A. Adolf (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction) (34)
  • Vader by Definition, art and poem by JoAnne Slayton (36)
  • Love Is by Barbara Brayton, art by Yvonne Zan (38)
  • Gone and Some Remain by Lisa Adolf, art by Wanda Lygarger (39)
  • Kenobi by Christy Cohea, art by Yvonne Zan (41)
  • Four Preludes, and One Short Epilogue on Han Solo or After the Empire Struck Back by Marcia Brin, art by Linda Yamashiro (A thought-provoking collection of pieces exploring the possible fate of Han Solo," a very, very early example of a sort of Five Things fiction) (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction. One of these parts is "Rovan" which was reprinted in Shadowstar #12. All of them, except "Rovan," were reprinted in Bright Center of the Universe #3 where they were printed separately and not connected.) (42)
  • The Further Misfortunes/Adventures of Han Solo by Jacqueline Taero, art by Linda Yamashiro (68)
  • Bespin, poem by Jacqueline Taero (69)
  • Departure by Jacqueline Taero (70)
  • Drat the Man (Why Should I Care), poem//vignette by Linda Anne Watson, art by Yvonne Zan (72)
  • Daddy, poem by Jacqueline Taero (71)
  • Final Act of Love by Kay Crist, art by Lori Roney ("A dark tale involving the capture of Leia, Han and Chewie. This time Darth will have his information from Leia -- by torturing Hand to death before her eyes. There is only one escape, a chillingly logical conclusion.") (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction) (This story was reprinted in Bright Center of the Universe #5, along with an authorized sequel by Wanda Lybarger.) (74)
  • Tonight She Remembers Her Corellian, poem by Bev Lorenstein, art by Linda Yamashiro (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction) (78)
  • Rebuttal by Linda Anne Watson, art by L.A. Adolf (84)
  • Training of a Jedi Knight, poem by Christy Cohea, art by Yvonne Zan (86)
  • Reunion by Linda Anne Watson, art by Tracy Christensen and Nomad ("Luke, Lando, and Chewie return from Tatooine with the news that Han Solo is dead, killed in the crash of Boba Fett's ship. But a body has never been found and Princess Leia is determined to go to Tatooine and search for her lost lover herself -- irregardless of the danger. An epic story of romance, soul bonding love, danger, choice, and destiny.") (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction) (88)

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