Discovered on a Rooftop

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Title: Discovered on a Rooftop
Publisher: Spice Press
Editor(s): Sheila Willis
Date(s): 1985
Medium: print
Fandom: The Professionals
Language: English
External Links: online review of the zine
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one cover by Pat Cash
another front cover by Pat Cash

Discovered on a Rooftop is a 248-page slash and gen Professionals anthology. Some issues had Doyle and some had Bodie on the cover; purchasers were to specify which cover they wanted when they ordered the zine. The covers won a 1986 Huggy Award.

Art: black-and-white front cover drawing by Pat Cash and interior illos by TACS, TJ Burnside, Karen Eaton, Jean C., Kate Nuernberg, and Sheila Willis


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Reactions and Reviews

See reactions and reviews for The Need.
[zine]: This zine was first published in 1985, and it's a classic. The novella 'Mercs' by the almighty Pam Rose was a joy, with its pursuit of the 'Bodie gets amnesia' plot. There were several other stories, many angsty, some hilarious, that gripped me as well. The story "The Need" by Vicki Hauk was an angsty vampire story that is just too compelling! I didn't want it to end, and hope there's a sequel out there somewhere. A good read.[1]
A recent zine that everyone should get and read is DISCOVERED ON A ROOFTOP. It's marvelous -- I can't say enough about it. There wasn't one bad story in the lot, and some, like ACE OF SPADES, MERCS, and THE INVENTION OF GUNPOWDER -- were superior. THE NEED was a delightfully erotic, moving "vampire" story -- and ODDS ON was a terrific "sequel" to the "straight" Brian Clemens story of how B&D met. And, the ARTWORK -- suitable for framing, all of it I know a lot of you don't care whether your stories have "pictures" with them, or not, but I shamelessly admit to being a B/D ART JUNKIE. Drool-making! [2]


  1. Raonaid's Zine Recommendations, Archived version
  2. from a fan in The Hatstand Express #8