Comfort (Blake's 7 story by M.C.)

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Title: Comfort
Author(s): the two stories were by M.C. K.F., and the last three stories solely by M.C.
Date(s): 1983-1984
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Comfort is a slash Blake's 7 series of stories. The first two are by M.C. and K.F. and the last three are solely by M.C.

It was published in five parts in three issues of the first Blake's 7 all-slash fiction zine, E-Man-Uelle between 1983 and 1984. These five parts were gathered and published together in an E-Man-U-Elle Special Issue at an unknown date.

The story is perhaps one of the first examples of mpreg.

Fan Comments

The story with Vila bearing Avon's child (urk) appeared in E-Man-Uelle #1-3, an early and extremely primitive, in all senses, B7 zine from Britain. I gave my copies away, they were that bad. [1]
Part II of "Comfort. Full of daring little scenes such as Avon slapping Vila's stomach while Tarrant is sitting on the bed with then. If it were possible, I'd say it had gone down hill since part I. In short, it's boring. [2]
Part III of "Comfort" is set post-"Blake". No real explanation (apart from some mumbling about a clone) is given as to how all of them except Soolin survived, nor how the real Blake came riding to the rescue just in time, you're supposed to enjoy the slush and forget the fact that it's almost the worst-written story I have ever read. Oh yes - and Vila gets raped and Avon doesn't and one can hardly suppress a yawn. [3]
Part IV of "Comfort", or "The Sounds of Silence". A better alternative title might have been "Let's Feminise Vila". Back on Earth and the revolution is accomplished in two or three days, to let Avon and Vila get on with the sexual aerobics. (Incidentally, the single position they use is physically impossible for two men. One is tempted to wonder if M.C. had ever heard of anything but the missionary position.) Vila becomes pregnant with Avon's child, Avon and Vila get married, the baby is born, and Vila dies. Avon is very upset, but manages to cheer up after listening to a 26th Century pop song. (Guess.) (This is the worst—written story I have ever read.) [4]
Part V of "Comfort". I never could make out whether this one was boring or hilarious. Vila returns from the dead in time to stop Avon from joining him, Jenna reappears with Vila's father - who is naturally, a thoroughly nasty Alpha - homophobic, wife-beater, child abuser, and who eventually ran off abandoning Vila, Vila's mother, and Vila's younger sister (now Blake's live-in girlfriend) to one of the non-aligned planets. Confused? Good, because so was I, when I wasn't hating every paragraph. equally bad and boring but a trifle soggier. (Too much sherry in the sponge.) Impossible to take seriously, thank Goddess. [5]


  1. from Strange Bedfellows #3 (August 1993)
  2. from "touched" #6
  3. from "touched" #6
  4. from "touched" #6
  5. from "touched" #6