Double Vision (Blake's 7 zine)

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Zine
Title: Double Vision
Publisher: Bayou Press & Otter Limits Press
Editor(s): Brendan O'Cullane
Date(s): 1993
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Medium: print, zine
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Fandom: Blake’s 7
Language: English
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Double Vision is a gen and slash Blake's 7 anthology, stories and poems by Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane, most reprinted from other zines.

Fiction (all by Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane unless otherwise noted)

  • "The Room" (gen; reprinted from Dark Between the Stars 1)
  • "73 Kilos of Ballast" (gen; reprinted from Gambit 4)
  • "Going Down" (gen; reprinted from Southern Seven 5)
  • "Legend..." (gen; reprinted from Eleventh Sector 2)
  • "...And Hell's Afraid I'll Take Over" (gen; reprinted from Raising Hell 5)
  • "Dearest Enemy" (A/Se; reprinted from Southern Comfort 6.5)
  • "Nightwood Rest" (gen; A-V AU; reprinted from Southern Seven 6)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Delta" (Ta/V, A/V; reprinted from Aquitar 1)
  • "Nothing Left to Lose" (A/V; reprinted from Southern Comfort 4.75)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Confession" (A/V)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "A Thief's Punishment" (A/V; later reprinted in Avon Calling III)
  • "The Way Out" (gen A-V)
  • "Stolen Hour" (A/V)
  • "Coming Home" (A/V, reprinted from Oblaquer)
  • "Thieves" (gen; reprinted from Magnificent Seven 7)
  • "Pick Up the Pieces" (A/B, A/V; reprinted from Southern Comfort 5.5)
  • "Jealousy Games" (A/V, V/Bodie; reprinted from On the Edge 1)
  • "Appearances" (A/V; reprinted from Oblaquest)
  • "Winners and Losers" (A/V)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Caught in the Act" (A/V)
  • "Re-Entry" (A/V; reprinted from Resistance 6)
  • "Pastorale" (A/B; reprinted from Resistance 7)
  • "Remembrance" (gen; reprinted from Gambit 8)
  • "Waiting for Blake" (play, "with apologies to Samuel Beckett;" gen; reprinted from Gambit 7)
  • "Defenses" (A/B; reprinted from Avon's Gadget Works and The Other Side #8)
  • "Human After All" (A/B; reprinted from Different Destinies)
  • "Terms of Surrender" (A/ocm, A/B; reprinted from Oblaquer)
  • "Something to Live For" (A/Se, A/ocs, A/B, V/ocm; sequel to Terms of Surrender; reprinted from Oblaquest)
  • "Reflections" (A/B; reprinted from Resistance 7)
  • "Experiment" (gen; reprinted from Gambit 3)
  • "The Isle of Avalon" (gen; reprinted from Raising Hell 5)
  • "Nocturne" (A/Se; reprinted from On the Edge 1)
  • "Avalon" (gen; reprinted from Standard by Several 2)
  • "Mutoid" (gen; reprinted from Raising Hell 2)
  • "Bargain" (A/Se; reprinted from Magnificent Tails Too)

Poetry:

  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Malodaar Dreams" (gen (?); reprinted from Liaisons 2)
  • Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane, "Last Sight" (A-V; reprinted from Southern Seven 5)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Litany" (A/V; reprinted from Southern Comfort 5.5)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Certain/Uncertain" (A/V; reprinted from Southern Comfort 5.5)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Fifth-grade Ignorant" (A/V; reprinted from Southern Comfort 5.5)
  • Brendan O'Cullane, "Word Not Spoken, Words Never Heard" (A/B)
  • Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane, "The Result of Standard Conditioning and Reality Adjustment in Case A/110" (A/Se; reprinted from Southern Seven 5)

Reactions and Reviews

At Zcon, I scored a new zine that is a compilation of all the B7 stories Brendan O'Cullhane and Adrian Morgan wrote, both gen and slash, called Double Visions. I enjoyed this one. Most of the stories have PLOTS (yeah!), they are firmly set in the universe, the characters often match my favorite versions of them, and they have a variety of sexual encounters, all done realistically without pretzalism. Maybe I just trust two gay guys to write male/male sexual acts. And they also include all the loving physical description and emotional angst and connectedness I like, without unnecessarily happy endings. (I love this universe!) On the other hand, no one else I've read can make A/V s/m sweet! Blake is human, and handled with dignity in the B/A section. Avon is then-obvious favorite. 1 even found the Avon-as-Mutoid story likeable. One of the most enjoyable is a parody play, 'Waiting for Blake', a takeoff on 'Waiting for Godot' that works well. Brendan and Adrian had a fertile collaboration; I'm grateful to Brendan for putting their stories together... [...] [1]

References

  1. comments by Nicole V in Strange Bedfellows #3 (November 1993)