Diverse Dimensions

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Zine
Title: Diverse Dimensions
Publisher: Dobie Cat Press
Editor(s): Elaine Webster, Mary Jo Blythe, Jeannie Deem
Date(s): 1982-1984
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Medium: print
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Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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Diverse Dimensions is a gen multifandom fanzine.

It has an explicit het and slash sister zine called Tongue in Cheek.

A Change in Command

Elaine Webster wrote a personal statement in Universal Translator #25 in 1984 that says the zine was no longer available from Dobie Cat Press:
Due to personal differences and professional commitments, Mary Jo Blythe, Karen S. Eaton, and I are no longer associated with 'Diverse Dimensions'/Dobie Cat Press. DD can be ordered from Jeannie Deem [address redacted]. Tongue in Cheek is now under my sole ownership.

Regarding the Covers

From an editor's note in issue #2 and #3:
It has been brought to our attention that some confusion has arisen due to our cover. We apologize for any unintentional problems, but here's our explanation. The cover was meant to convey only the fact that we are a multi-media zine, not that we have all of those subjects in that particular issue. In fact, we welcome any and all universes to our zine (if they don't fit in DD, perhaps they will find a home in Elaine's zine, which is adult in material), but we won't always have each cover subject in the zine. We believe in variety, but it helps if we have the material to print, too.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Diverse Dimensions 1 was published in May 1982 and contains 87 pages. It has stories by Roberta Rogow, Baker, Robert Webster, Rosemary C. Blythe, Deem, and Geraldine Sylvester. Art by Sturgill, Connie Faddis, Belyea, Gordon Carleton, V.M. Wyman, Hamilton. Filks and poetry by Thomas and Webster.

  • A Peek Through The Curtain Of Time (Doctor Who) (5 pages)
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Unit (Doctor Who) (5 pages)
  • Rebirth (Star Wars) (4 pages)
  • Moment Of Truth (Star Wars) (2 pages)
  • Frozen Reflections (Star Wars) (3 pages)
  • The Crown Of Takora (Indiana Jones) (8 pages)
  • The "Truth" Behind The Little Red Suit (Greatest American Hero) (2 pages)
  • Forgotten Love (Star Trek) (3 pages)
  • A Tour Guide's View Of Vulcan (Star Trek) (7 pages)
  • Romulan Diversion (Star Trek) (5 pages)
  • The Yalu Rose Affair (Man From Uncle/ M*A*S*H*) (14 pages)

Issue 2

front cover of issue #2
frontispiece from issue #2

Diverse Dimensions 2 was published in January 1983 and has 89 pages. The fiction is all based on Christmas.

It was edited by Mary Jo Blythe, jeannie [1] Deem, and Elaine Webster.

The editorials:

[Elaine Webster]:

Welcome to our second issue:

I realize that by the time most of you even have an opportunity to buy this, it will be well past the holiday season. I think the stories will stand on their own, even beyond the season they were written for. The art is excellent and the fold-out so unusual it also will out-last the holidays. This is our one and only Christmas issue. It is a much too hectic time of year to add the extra burden of a zine.

I want to thank every one of you who contributed to the zine for being so patient with us. We didn't really forget you, there were only too many irons in the fire. A special thanks to Jan Kargut for allowing me to use the name 'Felsing1 in my story. It fit so much better than anything I could come up with for my tree and celebration, Hope you all had a happy holiday.
[Jeannie Deem]:

Live long and prosper, fellow beings. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised to find myself writing a second editor's page. With the economy in such a tangle, it seems fanzines and cons should take a backseat to money for food. However, the mind needs to escape worry and strife or we'd all go berserk. So here we are again, but^ with a difference. Our stories and poems are Christmas oriented for two reasons; Ca) we're celebrating the season and the reason for it and (b) we all need hope and faith in the future. I hope the zine gives you all inspiration and brightens your thoughts. For just a few moments in time, forget your troubles and enjoy another time and space. Peace and long life (in spite of the gov't.)

[Mary Jo]: Well, now we've done our Christmas zine and am 1 glad! Or maybe I should say, am I glad? You bet because I'm a real softie for a good Christmas story. Speaking of which, you may have noticed that "Star Trek" isn't represented this time around. That's because Christmas stories about it are legion and it's very difficult to do something that hasn't been done before (and very well, too, I might add). But we really wanted to do stories about our favorites that have to date been scantily represented in the holiday-oriented stories. Next issue we'll be back to normal (are we normal?) and I have only one thing to say about that: CONTRIBUTE!! You have nothing to lose but your peace of mind and your sanity. Nuff said.
  • They Just Don't Believe by Robert Newsom (6)
  • The Gift by Mary Jo Blythe (Doctor Who) (8)
  • Freedom, poem by Robert Webster (Doctor Who) (12)
  • Christmas for a Time Lord by Geraldine Sylvester (Doctor Who) (13)
  • A Celebration by jeannie Deem (Star Wars) (20)
  • Christmas on Dagobah, or A Celebration of Felsing for a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Jan Margut (Star Wars) (26)
  • Christmas? by What is Christmas? by Audra Fint (Questor) (29)
  • To Share Peace by Robert Webster (Questor) (31)
  • Christmas Eve by Lucy Cribb (M*A*S*H*) (32)
  • Hawkeye by Ruth Kurz (M.A.S.H.) (33)
  • Merry Christmas, Indiana Jones by Cheryl Fint (Indiana Jones) (35)
  • Indiana Jones by Cheryl Fint (Indiana Jones) (44)
  • Old Friends by Elaine Webster (Starsky & Hutch) (45)
  • Season's Greetings by Robert Webster (Starsky & Hutch) (49)
  • How'd You Get Here? by Robert Newsom (Greatest American Hero) (50)
  • Power by Robert Webster, poem (Battlestar Galactica) (51)
  • Hollow Man, poem by Elaine Webster (Battlestar Galactica) (52)
  • Wedding Picture by Jean C. (Battlestar Galactica) (53)
  • The Mistletoe Affair by Charlene Kirby (Man from U.N.C.L.E.) (revised and expanded version was printed in U is for U.N.C.L.E. #3) (55)
  • Winter Scene by Cheryl Fint (Man from U.N.C.L.E.) (75)
  • Country Roads, poem by Robert Webster (Man from U.N.C.L.E.) (89)

Issue 3

Diverse Dimensions 3 was published in May 1983 and has 137 pages.

cover of issue #3
  • Temporal Anomalies, Computer Readout, editorials (1)
  • Perchance to Dream by Kathy Hintze (Blake's 7) (6)
  • Tread Softly On a Legend by Robert Newsom (Blake's 7) (28)
  • Castles Portfolio, art by Susan Sturgil (Blake's 7) (30)
  • Exit, Laughing by Rich Kolker (Dick Van Dyke Show) (34)
  • The Reason, poem by C.L. Crouch (Dr. Who) (43)
  • Yesteryear by Geraldine Sylvester (Dr. Who) (44)
  • The Eye Turned Toward the Sky by Robert Newsom (Dr. Who) (52)
  • Freeloader's Guide to the Spaceways by Jeannie Deem (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (54)
  • I Enjoy Being a Fan, filk by Karen Mitchell (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (57)
  • Homesick Song by Roberta Rogow & Louise Rogow (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (58)
  • At Panopticon '82, filk by Unknown Time Lords (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), see that page (59)
  • Death's Chess Game by Mary Jo Blythe (A-Team) (60)
  • G.O.D. 105 by Robert Newsom (A-Team) (74)
  • Bandwagon by Charlene Kirby (The Invisible Man) (77)
  • Bar Wars, From the Annals of Luke Jaywalker by Baker Patrick (Star Wars) (96)
  • A Friend, poem by Sharon Hunter (Starsky and Hutch) (99)
  • The Enforcer, poem by Ruth Kurz (Dirty Harry) (101)
  • Dress Parade, a Merry Mix-up by Roberta Rogow (Star Trek) (102)
  • Voyage, poem by Robert Webster (Star Trek) (105)
  • Khan, art by Ruth Kurz (Star Trek) (106)
  • Souls That Touch by Terri Sylveste (Star Trek) (107)
  • Spock, art by Michael Verina (Star Trek) (108)
  • The Starpack, A Day in the Life of a Starship Captain by Jan L. Margut (Star Trek) (110)
  • Universal Library, zine listings (132)
  • Vulcan Combat, art by Gayle F (Star Trek) (134)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Diverse Dimensions 4 was published in December 1983 and is 138 pages long.

The editors have switched to a post binding as it will allow them to "consider any size story without having to consider the zine size."

  • Windows of the Soul by Kathy Hintze (Blake's 7) (8)
  • Doctor, Where are You? by Geraldine Sylvester (Dr. Who) (32)
  • Tardis Halls by Unknown Time Lords (Dr. Who) (32)
  • Categorically Speaking by Charlene Kirby (Sapphire and Steel) (34)
  • Dark Crystal art portfolio by Cheryl Fint (43)
  • Roll Call by Sharon Hunter (Hill Street Blues) (47)
  • Reflections by Sharon Hunter (Hill Street Blues) (48)
  • Better the Jazz You Know by David Gordon (A-Team) (50)
  • Reason to Believe by David Gordon (Batman) (54)
  • Rainy Monday by M.H. O'Ryan (Starsky and Hutch) (74)
  • Nightfall by Jan L. Margut (Starsky and Hutch) (97)
  • Luke's Ballad by Tena M. Dow (Star Wars) (99)
  • Bread and Ficuses by Anne Collins (Quark) (102)
  • Echoes From Yesterday by Crystal Ann Taylor (Star Trek) (111)
  • The Search by Beverly Zuk (Star Trek) (113)
  • Lament by Cheryl Fint (Star Trek) (An injured Commander Spock is treated by an outpost doctor. One version of the first meeting between Spock and McCoy.) (114)
  • I Wonder by Geraldine Sylvester (Star Trek) (127)
  • Safety Factor by Roberta Rogow (Star Trek) (A series of memos between Leonard McCoy, Medical Officer, USS Enterprise and Starfleet Engineering personnel. Subject: The Transporter.) (128)
  • That Which Makes Us What We Are by Crystal Ann Taylor (Star Trek) (132)
  • A Memory That Haunts by Jan L. Margut (Star Trek) (133)
  • So Good to Eat by Susan Sturgill (Star Trek) (135)
  • Universal Library by The Editors (Star Trek) (136)
  • Unicorn by Erin McKee (Star Trek) (138)
  • art by TACS, Karen Mitchell, Chris Haynes, Charlene Kirby, Cheryl Fint, Lydia A. Moon, Nan Louis

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Diverse Dimensions 5 was published in July 1984 and contains 234 pages. On the cover: "The Cross Universe Special."

Managing Editor: Jeannie Deem. Assistant to the Editors: Larry Deem. Editors: Mary Jo Blythe and Elaine Webster. Associate Editor: Karen S. Eaton.

  • Sweet Dreams, filk to the tune of the Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams" by Catherine Woldow (Multi) (1)
  • A Number One Steele by Roberta Rogow (Remington Steele/A-Team) (2)
  • The Time of Your Life by David Gordon (T.J. Hooker/A-Team) (35)
  • Search the Universe, word search by Marci Erwin (T.J. Hooker/A-Team) (45)
  • A Case of Mistaken Identity by C. Fint (Indiana Jones/Tommy Lillard) (46)
  • Wonderfulness of It All Affair by Charlene Kirby (Man from UNCLE/I Spy) (59)
  • Answers by Tena Dow (Multi) (72)
  • Friday The Thirteenth, or A Midsummer's Nightmare? by Tena Dow (Multi) (73)
  • Period of Adjustment by Sheila Paulson (Battlestar Galactica/Space: 1999) (90)
  • Treasure Chest by Joyce Devine & Lynda Vandiver (Indiana Jones/Twilight Zone) (122)
  • Moving Violation by Teresa Troutman (Man from Atlantis/CHiPs) (127)
  • Never Trust a Smiling Kzin by Jeffrey Tolliver (Star Trek) (136)
  • Beyond Antares by Sharon A. Young (Star Trek) (137)
  • Visit to a Small Planet by Geraldine Sylvester (T.J. Hooker/Star Trek) (138)
  • Mixed Media Cross Worlds by Marci Erwin (T.J. Hooker/Star Trek) (141)
  • A Patient Outlook by P.E. Kinlock (M*A*S*H*/Star Trek) (also appeared in The Off-World Connection, as well as was published as a standalone in 1987) (A sudden energy surge as McCoy is being transported lands him right in the middle of the Korean War as a patient in the '4077' MASH Unit.) (143)

References

  1. "jeannie" is consistently spelled in lower case like this.