First Principles

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Title: First Principles
Publisher: FanGraphics
Editor(s): Carolyn Dunkel and Michael Macomber
Date(s): 1991-1993
Series?: yes
Medium: print
Fandom: The Sandbaggers
Language: English
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First Principles is a gen anthology. There are three issues. The same publisher also issued S.I.S, a Sandbagger newsletter.

cover of issue #1

A fourth issue was proposed but not published: "First Principles 4 is still Seeking Fiction, Poetry, Art, Filks & Cartoons! We're looking for material based on any and all characters from The Sandbaggers. Crossovers will be considered. Material can be serious, humorous, traditional or non-traditional. Write and draw what you enjoy, then send it in! There are no length restrictions—vignettes to novels welcome. Content can be up to an "R" rating, but no Adult or Slash please. REVISED DEADLINE: February 1st, 1995 AIMING TO DEBUT: May '95 at MediaWest."

Issue 1

First Principles 1 was published in 1991 and is 52 pages long.

  • First Principles by Jacqueline Taero--Poem. (3)
  • Editorial by Carolyn Dunkel and Michael Macomber (5)
  • Paved With Good Intentions by Kevin Likes (art by Micky DuPree) (6)
  • Confession Under Mild Duress by Jacqueline Taero--Poem. (9)
  • Trade Secrets by Pat Nussman and Jacqueline Taero (art by Ken Horan) (10)
  • The Breakthrough In “To Hell With Justice” by Micky DuPree--Non-fiction analysis of Burnside's character. (51)

Issue 2

First Principles 2 was published in 1992 and contains 60 pages. Front cover art is by Suzan Lovett and back cover is by Kevin Farrell; interior art is by Ann Larimer.

Issue 3

First Principles 3 was published in 1993 and contains 84 pages. Front cover is by Suzan Lovett and back cover is by Ann Larimer; interior art is by Susan Williams and Ann Larimer.

  • Editorial by Michael Macomber (5)
  • The AP Wire by Margaret Riley (art by Susan Williams) (6)
  • Thoughts of a Kingmaker by Jacqueline Taero--Poem. (8)
  • On the Lowering of the Hammer and the Sickle by Julie Hakes--Poem. (9)
  • Trust Lost ... And Regained? by Susan Skibbs (art by Susan Williams)--After the disastrous events of "Special Relationship," Willie has tendered his resignation—but Burnside has no intention of letting him go that easily. (10)
  • The Loom by Rachel Jay--Poem. (27)
  • A Day in the Life by Michael Macomber (28)
  • Station Experience by Jacqueline Taero--Poem. (35)
  • The Burnside Affair by Caryn Dunkel--Can Captain Burnside of the Royal Marines put aside his distrust of the Russians long enough to work side by side with Illya Kuryakin and find out who's responsible for a recent rash of embassy break-ins? Crossover with Man from UNCLE. (36)
  • On the Brink of Promotion by Jacqueline Taero--Filk. (65)
  • A Defection in Trust by Susan M. Garrett (art by Ann Larimer)--A Polish Secret Service man is shot down in London, a defector jumps the wrong way, and Jeff Ross is under suspicion. Another typical day for Neil! (66)
  • Sir Geoffrey Reflects by Jacqueline Taero--Poem. (7)