Far Realms Sex

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Zine
Title: Far Realms Sex and Far Realms Sux
Publisher: "the product of an illegitimate collaboration between Galactic Winds Press and Falcon Press"
Editor(s): Jeanine Hennig & Cheree Cargill
Date(s): 1984, 1985
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
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Far Realms Sex and Far Realms Sux are Star Wars anthologies, parody zines of Far Realms.

There was a planned third issue: in 1993, the editor said it had a least one submission. This third issue was never completed.

Some History

In 2013, one of the publishers of these zines provided the following history:
"Back in the early 1980's, the Dallas Star Wars fans, loosely called the "Southern Enclave" (which is a whole nuther story in itself) used to get together for parties at my house. This group included Jeanine Hennig, Laura Virgil, L. A. Carr, Ann Wortham, and whoever else happened to show up. Most of us did Star Wars zines. Jenni's was "Far Realms" and this particular year she was doing issue #6. We were all at the exceedingly silly point at one party and decided to do a zine on the spot and everyone had to contribute something under a thinly disguised pseudonym. We had been talking about "Far Realms Six" but it kept coming out "Far Realms Sex" so we decided that everything had to be full of double entendres and thus the first zine was born. The next year, we were all getting our zines ready for that year's MediaWest*Con and I threw one of my parties. We decided to do a sequel. Annie Wortham and I had an ongoing joke between us that included the word "sucks" so we decided that the new crudzine would be called "Far Realms Sux" and everything in the zine had to have that theme. Again, everyone attending the party had to contribute on the spot, although I'd gotten a couple of things from distant fan friends Martie Benedict and Wanda Lybarger. [1]

Issue 1

Far Realms Sex was published in 1984 and contains 12 pages.

front cover by "Nenni Henni"
back cover by "Nenni Henni"

This zine includes "outraged" letters by fans who objected to every aspect of the zine, calling it shitty, a pitiful excuse for a zine, and tripe. Authors, using humorous pseuds, included Ann Wortham, Cheree Cargill, Laura Virgil, Jenni Hennig, and L.A. Carr.

From the editorial: "This shabbily-produced piece of trash is the product of an illegitimate collaboration between Galactic Winds Press and Falcon Press, neither of which will take sole responsibility. This waste of paper is copyrighted (reluctantly)... and is an amateur (boy! is it ever!) publication which hopefully won't ever see the light of day again."

art by "Homer"

The zine also includes a "notice" that parodies a canceled zine announcement: "I would like to announce that my proposed "Man from A.U.N.T.I.E." zine ("Change the Channel") will not be printed because I lost interest and because I only got contributors from no-talent hacks... Also, my Western zine, "Gone to Pittsburgh" is now out of print because my mother found the masters where they have falling in the garbage can... and put them out for the trashmen to pick up. Unfortunately, all my records as to who had ordered copies were lost as well, so I won't be able to refund any of the checks for $38.95 each that the 300 or so people sent me. So, don't call me; I'll call you... or if you insist on gettin' nasty, I'll have my lawyers contact you."

Contents of issue one:

  • I Fondled My Sister's Buns by Luke Skywalker, ghostwritten by Nenni Henni
  • A Man and His Blaster by Cherry Cordial
  • Making Wookiee (Chewie Lets It All Hang Out!) by Homer
  • Hot Sex in the Jundland Wastes by Anne Worthit
  • An Elegant Weapon by Nenni Henni
  • I Was Mistriss two the Rebel Alliance by A.L. Truck
  • there are ads for fake zines, inclding "A Trembling in the Force," "Far Reaches," "Square of Light," "Wookiee Nookiee," "Kinky Droids," "Imperial Variations"


Issue 2

front cover of Far Realms Sux
back cover of Far Realms Sux
centerfold

Far Realms Sux was published in 1985 and contains 21 pages.

From the editorial: "Nope, we didn't learn our lesson the first time. Here we are again with the second edition of this piece of crap that gives new meaning to the term "crudzine!" Once again, Jeanine Hennig and Cheree Cargill are forced to take responsibility for this libelous waste of paper and reluctantly copyright it 1985 on behalf of Galactic Winds Press and Falcon Press, so there!"

Contents of issue #2:

  • LOX ("fake" and real letters of comment) (1)
  • Indiana Jones and the Suck of Doom by Lorna Virgin (4)
  • fake ad (5)
  • I Most Always Get What I Want, filksong by Smarmie Bentdick (Martie Benedict) (6)
  • cartoon by Laidbacker (7)
  • The Sucky Affair by Ineeda Myth (8)
  • fake ad for "Legends of Lust," a zine proposed by Danalette Thrillseeker and Carole-Jean Nightwalker (9)
  • uncredited centerfold of Luke in boxer shorts decorated by hearts
  • Do Lizards Suck by A.L. Truck (Lucy Carr) (12)
  • letter to the editor by L.A. Carr (13)
  • art (14)
  • An Abundance of Relatives ("another in "The In-Cest" series (oh nooooo)) by Ain't Worthit (15)
  • The Revenge of The Obligatory Suck by Annie Worthless (16)
  • A Sucky Star Trek Story by Lorna Virgin (17)
  • A Short But Sucky Simon and Simon Story by Lorna Virgin (18)
  • An Even Shorter But Just as Sucky Star Wars Story by Annie Notworthit (18)
  • fake ads, one for a Far Realms Sux t-shirt (19 and 20)
  • editorial comment (21)

References

  1. source: private email to Morgan Dawn dated August 13, 2013, quoted with permission.