City on the Edge of Nowhere

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Title: City on the Edge of Nowhere
Publisher: Polaris Press
Author(s): Anne C. Malcolm
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): May 1988
Medium: print zine
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS/Doctor Who
Language: English
External Links: online here
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City on the Edge of Nowhere is a gen crossover novel written and illustrated by Anne C. Malcolm.

It was edited by Lorraine Bartlett and Karen J. Stewart.

This zine was nominated for a Fan Q.

From an eBay seller in 2014: "This fanzine is called City on the Edge of Nowhere, by Anne C. Malcolm. It appears to be a crossover zine with Star Trek original series and Dr. Who third and fourth doctors (I THINK!... I know what the fourth doctor looks like but not sure about the other one!) the text mentions 3rd and 4th incarnations, and Sarah Jane too, as well as Uhura, Spock, Kirck, Scotty, Dr. McCoy, the Tardis."


From the author's website: "Star Trek/Dr. Who crossover: Definitely NOT "The Doctor and the Enterprise". This tale involves the good ship Enterprise from classic Star Trek and 3 of our fine Doctors. Have you ever wondered where the Guardian of Forever came from? And how is it tied to the Sisterhood of Karn?"

From an ad in Datazine #54: "Kirk mysteriously vanishes. Time is disintegrating. The secret of the Guardian is revealed in the past as Spock, McCoy, Uhura, a Time Traveler and his companion battle a deadly foe to preserve the balance of eternity."

The Zine's Introduction

Hello, I'm glad you're here. Many of you learned about this zine from a flyer that came out about one year ago. I want to express my thanks for your patience. I had planned to have this baby delivered around the end of '87 or the first of '88. Fate had other plans.


In the meantime, Karen Stewart and Lorraine Bartlett edited my second draft. They badgered --! mean — threatened -- I mean -- nagged — I mean, urged me to finish this project. If I didn't they were going to hit me and beat me and make me watch Knight Rider! So I had to finish the story.

Seriously, they are wonderful friends and mean editors. By 'mean,' I mean sharp. These two ladies have helped me become the writer I am today. Did I learn English grammar in school? No, I learned it in fandom and these two gals were my teachers. Thank you, Lori and Karen, for everything. I couldna done it wi' out ye.

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And in this case, the road to the zine's production was paved the same. We originally planned for me to send Lorraine the story on disk, and Jude Wilson would convert it to MS-DOS so Lorraine could spill it out and print it. Only it didn't work out quite that way. So Lorraine retyped the whole thing, and Sara Arnold and Frank Solomon proofread it. Jude Wilson did the running around to get the covers printed, and she also shook out the slipsheets while Lorraine printed. Thanks, guys, this wouldn't have been possible without all of you! (And thanks, too, Karen, for the Prydonian symbols used as scene separators.) Bless you all.

I hope you enjoy the story. Lord knows how these ideas hit me. This one was generated while watching my "City on the Edge" tape. It was like a puzzle falling together. Here was a connection point between two of my favorite shows. I couldn't pass it up. The rest is history.

Will there be a sequel? I don't know. It's hard to tell when inspiration will strike. In the meantime, drop me a line and let me know what you thought, liked or disliked. Feedback helps one to grow and learn. Lord knows, I still have a lot to learn.

And now, the adventure begins!

Inside Sample

Reactions and Reviews

CITY ON THE EDGE OF NOWHERE is a little story for Star Trek/Dr. Who fans as they both try to save the universe as time lines are changed by an unknown alien. An interesting little tale. [1]


  1. from Treklink #18