Caveat Emptor (Blake's 7 fanfic)

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Title: Caveat Emptor
Author(s): M. Fae Glasgow
Date(s): May 1991
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Caveat Emptor is a Blake's 7 Avon/Blake story by M. Fae Glasgow.

It was first published in Oblaque #5 and has been archived online.

Also the name of a fanzine published by John Thiel.

Reactions and Reviews


HAS POOR VILA BEEN DRAGOONED INTO THIS SHITSHOW? lots of suggestion/actual past!Vila, Soolin, Tarrant

WHY ARE BLAKE AND AVON DOOMED THIS WEEK? Because Blake’s been conditioned a lot and GP is about to happen and Avon knows it, and also Avon loves Vila more (now, he didn’t used to) and Blake is straight.


PROSE: Like yoghurt with granola stirred in: generally smooth but with weird chunky bits

OVERALL: You know what is a hard sell for me? Avon and Vila have been shagging for a while (11 years, on and off), and Avon thought he might be in love, but Vila cheated on him with Soolin, so now Avon’s annoyed. Just like, as background info. Admittedly this is in part because I don’t like or trust Avon/Vila AT ALL, but even with that, I think–that’s a lot to ask me to just accept as not-important, informing!background? I do like this ex-prison brothel set piece. Look, there’s some intriguing plot stuff, but I ended up skimming the ending: too much going on, messy, emotional whiplash, dragging. [1]


  1. review by Erin Horáková as part of a series: see Oblique Reviews -- Oblique Reviews #2, Archived version, January 12, 2017