Flora Poste

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Name: Flora Poste
Type: fan poet
Fandoms: Star Trek
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Flora Poste was an early Star Trek fan writer. Her work appeared in numerous fanzines. She wrote 37 sonnets for Courts of Honor, a seminal Star Trek fan novel by Syn Ferguson. The sonnets were reprinted in Nome #9 and illustrated by Suzan Lovett. Flora was also one of the fans instrumental in getting the zine published after funding ran out for the initial printing. She won the first Surak Award for 'Best Poet' in 1987. Her other passion was filks and she often attended filk cons and fests.

Flora was also the author of much fiction in Nome, a series that was later published as the zine Mirror Universe Alternates.

She was the author of the 1988 meta article Thinking About Slash/Thinking About Women.

Poste was one of The Gang of Six. See The Gang of Six and "Courts of Honor".

She also gave a 20 minute academic talk entitled "Can Gene Roddenberry Learn From Terry Nation?" It was illustrated by a videotape made by Mary Van Deusen. The original audio tape of her voice, used to obtain the timings for her presentation, has now been fully illustrated in a video on YouTube.