Final Frontier (Star Trek: TOS slash zine)

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See also Final Frontier (disambiguation).

Title: Final Frontier
Publisher: Tiger Press, Tiberius Press (authorised reprint)
Editor(s): Cynthia Drake and Pat Hutter (first issue), just Cynthia (second issue)
Date(s): 1982-1983
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Final Frontier is a slash Star Trek: TOS 252-page anthology by Cynthia Drake and Pat Hutter. Both issues were dedicated to the memory of John Lennon.

flyer for issue #1

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, Michael Verina
flyer for issue #1

Final Frontier 1 was published in June 1982 and contains 252 pages.

The interior art is by ERIC, Barbara P. Gordon, Elaine Tripp, Pat Hutter, Gayle F, Joan Henke Woods,

Some summaries below are by Gilda F.

  • Editorial (1)
  • Dedication (2)
  • John & Yoko & a Cast of Thousands: Being a Psychedelic Historie of the Man and His Times by Kathy Resch (3)
  • Memorial -- Lyrics by Lennon/McCartney (6)
  • The Breathing Rose 1: Spock by Cynthia Drake (8)
  • Lesson on Yonada by April Valentine (Pre K/S Spock helps Kirk recover from the effects of the Oracleʼs punishment.) (10)
  • Unfulfilled by Captain James T. Kirk (13)
  • ...And Never Parted by Cynthia Drake (A/U When Vulcan secedes from the Federation Spock is forced to return to Vulcan but is called back by the bond he didnʼt know they had when Kirk is trapped during an earthquake on a faraway planet.) (15)
  • Limits by Gene S. Delapenia (40)
  • Thus Spake the Silent Heart by Ellen Kobrin (41)
  • Deneva by Cynthia Drake (43)
  • Deja Vu by Ginna LaCroix (Kor is reminded of a previous meeting with a leader of men when he meets Kirk on Organia.) (45) (also in Trek Encore #1)
  • Tribbles by Cynthia Drake (60)
  • Galaxies in Time by Toni Cardinal-Price (Pre K/S Spockʼs conversation with McCoy while on Omicron Ceti Three explains his later remark about being happy for the first time. Sequel: The Twelth of Never.) (61)
  • Shadow by Gene S. Delapenia (66)
  • The Magician by Lee Owers (67)
  • In the Morning by Cynthia Drake (69)
  • A Shore Leave Together by Sharon Elysen (A Human and Vulcan take a shoreleave together.) (71)
  • Starcall by Elaine Tripp (77)
  • By Worlds Divided by Cynthia Drake (A/U On shoreleave with Gary Mitchell, Kirk buys and frees a Vulcan slave who turns out to be the son of the Vulcan ambassador missing for 3 years.) (79)
  • Separation by Sandra Gent (116)
  • Is This the End? by Joanna Vidal (118)
  • Fucking the Light Fantastic by A.T. Bush (Kirk and Spock have sex in the anti-grav chamber.) (121)
  • The Breathing Rose II: Jim by Cynthia Drake (144)
  • What is it With You Humans? by Joanna Vidal (147)
  • Shoreleave with You: A Beach to Walk On by Barbara P. Gordon (148)
  • Touching and Touched by Cynthia Drake (After bonding during Spockʼs pon farr, Kirk and Spock are ordered to negotiate a treaty and at the same time be an example of Federation tolerance, but once on the planet, they find that things are not as they seem.) (149)
  • The Breathing Rose III by Cynthia Drake (247)
  • Monsters in the Night by A.T. Bush (Humor: Kirkʼs uncut toenails are giving Spock nightmares.) (249)

Sample Gallery -- Non-Explicit

Gallery -- Explicit

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

See reactions and reviews for Fucking the Light Fantastic.
See reactions and reviews for By Worlds Divided.
See reactions and reviews for Lesson on Yonada.
See reactions and reviews for ...And Never Parted.
See reactions and reviews for Deja Vu.
See reactions and reviews for Galaxies in Time.
See reactions and reviews for A Shore Leave Together.
See reactions and reviews for Touching and Touched.
See reactions and reviews for Monsters in the Night.

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Final Frontier 2 was published in 1983 and contains 265 pages. Art by Joan Hanke-Woods, Car Hedge, Pat Hutler, Suzan Lovett, Gloria Ann Rovelstad, Eric, Susan Wyllie, Elaine Tripp, Gayle F, Barbara P. Gordon. Poetry by Lennon/McCartney, Hutler, Drake, Peel, Sarick. S'Kas, Frazer Lamb, Cardinal-Price, Buse, Demetri, Wyllie, Delapenia, Sybzandt, Green. Gent, Taylor, Sharon F, Williams, Tzipp, Resch. Vignettes by C.J. McNally, Maria Sekat, Devery Helm, Kathy Resch, A.T. Bush.

  • Conquest by Fiona James (Kirk and Spock share a dream of human slave and Vulcan master. A master/slave story with a twist.)
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Lynna Bright (A complicated Fuck or Die story, features a brass bed, Kirk and Spock are captured after following a terrorist from a diplomatic function and forced to have sex with each other.)
  • For Appearance's Sake by Toni Cardinal-Price (After one passionate night with his captain, and the guilt of the morning after, Spock fled the Enterprise. It has taken him an entire year at Gol to reconcile the two warring halves of his personality. Finally acknowledging his feelings for Jim, Spock returns to Earth to tell Kirk of his love.)
  • The Twelfth of Never by Kirk (Sarek makes Spock see that his love for Kirk is more important than Vulcan tradition. Prequel: Galaxies in Time.)
  • Jimmy Through the Looking Glass by Maria Sekat (humor)
  • Moment of Revelation by K.S. T'Lan (Kirk and Spock were going to keep their new relationship as bondmates a secret for a while longer Then Spock is injured on a planet survey, and the captain reveals more than he is prepared to show.)
  • Wrigley's Last Stand by Deverly Helm (Humor McCoy is concerned when Kirk decides to stay on the ship with Spock rather than take shoreleave on Wrigleyʼs.)
  • Temptations by Sharon F (Kirk and Spock, bondmates now since the start of the second five-year mission, combine their lives and their cultures to make a retreat for themselves aboard the Enterprise. Along with the books from Earth and the lyretle from Vulcan there definitely is a place for chocolate mousse.) (This story inspired a recipe called "Temptation Mousse" (chocolate mousse) by Flora Poste in Amazing Grace #2.)
  • The Poet by A.T. Bush (After three days spent catching up on reports, Kirk starts finding erotic poems on his desk. Someone is sending the captain some very erotic poetry, and Kirk is certain his bondmate will not be pleased.)
  • An Inhabited Garden by Cynthia Drake (lt'd been nearly two years since Spock was taken captive and compelled into a life of sexual slavery. He allowed the first forced mental probe to destroy his technical knowledge and tactical information but held tight to his memories of his captain. Someday he knew Jim would find him.)
  • In the Garden by Kathy Resch (After Genesis, Kirk dreams of his lover and realizes that he will return for Spock.)
  • Overheard Conversation No. 1 by A.T. Bush (Humor: McCoy warns Spock against one of Kirkʼs bad habits.)
  • Chrysalis, poem by Kathy Resch
  • Rain, poem by Kathy Resch
inside art from issue #2, Gayle F. Note: This image has been marked as sexually explicit and has been minimised.
inside art from issue #2, Suzan Lovett. Note: This image has been marked as sexually explicit and has been minimised.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

See reactions and reviews at In the Garden.
See reactions and reviews for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
See reactions and reviews for Conquest.
See reactions and reviews for For Appearance's Sake.
See reactions and reviews for The Twelfth of Never.
See reactions and reviews for Jimmy Through the Looking Glass.
See reactions and reviews for Moment of Revelation.
See reactions and reviews for Wrigley's Last Stand.
See reactions and reviews for Temptations.
See reactions and reviews for The Poet.
See reactions and reviews for An Inhabited Garden.
[poem: Chrysalis]: The first thing I noticed about this poem it its choppiness. I don't normally like choppy style, but it's effective here. It gives the impression of images flashing the way an entire life flashes past someone drowning. This is exactly the sort of experience Kirk might have undergone post-TWOK. [1]
[poem: Rain]: I could pay the usual compliments about images and alliteration, but what really draws me to this poem is the theme of bringing life to the land. K/S isn't only a sexual relationship between individuals, but a sacred marriage of the elements of soil and water. This idea has great significance for me. [2]
[zine]: Brilliant by leaps and turns---I thought FF#1 was a true hum-dinger but issue #2 is of equal fabulousness, with some of the most notably gifted of our fandoms best authors, as welll as hot-hot-hot artwork by Gayle Feyrer and Suzan Lovett. Unfortunately Fanlore does not offer that Lovett illo. omg. coud NOT stop ogling, compellingly romantic...sigh. Cynthia Drake's monumental novella,The Inhabited Garden...good grief could any author offer such an authentic characterization of Kirk as well as Spock and most authentic of all, Bones? Sheesh, her narrative was so complex and so involved with just the right touch of suspense as well as a fitting tie-in with a familiar (and much despised)villain.I was completely blown away, also huge rec for The Devil and the Bright Blue Sea, by Lynna Bright, one of the most romantic, most credible endings EVER. Well worth the time to read, get lost in and enjoy! [3]

Submission Request for the Proposed, But Never Published, Third Issue

FINAL FRONTIER #3 is now open for submissions. Stories, poetry, vignettes are eagerly solicited. Double-space your manuscripts please unless sheer bulk makes that impractical, in which case single space will be acceptable, send sufficient postage for return, if that is desired - the same applies to artwork unless specifically commissioned by me. No death stories, stories where Kirk and Spock permanently break up, or stories involving children in sexual situations, please. Seventeen or up is okay. Material does not have to be sexually explicit, but must be based on the K/S premise. Artists drop me a line listing your strengths and preferences - xeroxed samples are good too.

To avoid a repetition of the delays which plagued the last issue, I will not be taking orders or sending out flyers until the zine is ready for the printer. If you send me a SSAE for publication information, expect to wait several months before hearing. Further ads will be posted in this and other publications. Typists are also needed: Send a s.s.a.e. for details, a free copy of the zine for helping out. [4]


  1. from The LOC Connection #16
  2. from The LOC Connection #16
  3. nym posting to the K/S Zine Friends Facebook group dated July 6, 2019, quoted with permission.
  4. from Beyond Antares R-Rated #5