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.

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.

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.

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 (4) (reprinted in revised form in Alderaani Imperative)
  • Welcome to Hoth by Jacqueline Taero, art by L.A. Adolf (29)
  • Leia of Han 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 (34) (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction)
  • 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 (42) (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)
  • The Further Misfortunes/Adventures of Han Solo by Jacqueline Taero, art by Linda Yamashiro (68)
  • Departure by Jacqueline Taero (70)
  • Drat the Man by Linda Anne Watson, art by Yvonne Zan (72)
  • Final Act of Love by Kay Crist, art by Lori Roney (74) ("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)
  • Tonight She Remembers Her Corellian by Bev Lorenstein, art by Linda Yamashiro (78) (discussed in Han and Leia in Fanfiction)
  • Rebuttal by Linda Anne Watson, art by L.A. Adolf (84)
  • Training of a Jedi Knight by Christy Cohea, art by Yvonne Zan (86)
  • Reunion by Linda Anne Watson, art by Tracy Christensen and Nomad (88) ("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)
  • front cover by Lisa Adolf, back cover by Linda Yamashiro
  • Bespin by Jacqueline Taero, art by L.A. Adolf