Diverse Dimensions

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

It has a 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 #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

cover of issue #2

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

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.

  • 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
  • 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) 114 (An injured Commander Spock is treated by an outpost doctor. One version of the first meeting between Spock and McCoy.)
  • I Wonder by Geraldine Sylvester (Star Trek) 127
  • Safety Factor by Roberta Rogow (Star Trek) 128 (A series of memos between Leonard McCoy, Medical Officer, USS Enterprise and Starfleet Engineering personnel. Subject: TheTransporter.)
  • 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 Flint, Lydia A. Moon, Nan Louis 131

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)