Cross Currents (Star Trek: TOS story by Marion Zimmer Bradley)

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Title: Cross Currents
Author(s): Marion Zimmer Bradley
Date(s): 1980
Genre: femmeslash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Cross Currents is a Christine Chapel/Janice Rand Star Trek: TOS story by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

It was published in the print zine Obsc'zine #4.


Christine Chapel and Janice Rand use their supposed infatuations with, respectively, Spock and Kirk, as cover for their relationship. The story mirrored a similar plot twist used in Kismet, a femmeslash story published in Obsc'zine #2.

Reactions and Reviews

'Cross Currents': disappointing, though whether this is in spite of, or because, it is written by Marion Zimmer Bradley, a highly-talented author, Tigriffin cannot say. Some may feel it is nice for a sf pro to take the time to write a story for a fanzine at all, those people will probably enjoy the story anyway, in spite of characterizations that miss their target, a familiar plot idea (K/S aren't the only gay couple on the Big E), and simpering, sterotyped dialogue. [1]


  1. ^ from Datazine #10