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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: Connections
Author(s): Paula Smith
Date(s): December 1973
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Connections is a gen Star Trek: TOS story by Paula Smith. It was printed in. Menagerie #2.

The next issue of "Menagerie" contained a passive-aggressive letter of comment by Jacqueline Lichtenberg, one that both praises and puts down the "Linger Death story." The praise is fairly faint, and the criticisms large; Lichetenberg addresses several things, mainly that Lichtenberg wasn't able to control its content in advance, Lichtenberg would have rather it appeared in her zine series or controlled universe, a veiled poke about its timing, and a jab about using things from the Kraith universe without her permission:
It seems odd to me that a short time after Manual #1 called for a Linger Death story that one should come out in this form. I wish I had seen it before you printed it, though I don't know if you'd have cared to try to fit into Kraith.

At any rate, I am honored that you chose to used two of my terms in your story regardless of which of the Kraithish universes you may be writing in. And I must say that I enjoyed the story even before I got to the first tie-in reference.

I enjoyed "Connections" even when I got to the ending which turned out VERY DIFFERENT from anything I would have envisioned -- which is of course the thrill of doing this kind of multi headed series. I must thank you for a most entertaining interlude.

If you are interested, here are some of the nits I would have picked had I seen this ms first.

[many nits snipped]