Green Floating Weirdness

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Title: Green Floating Weirdness
Publisher: Ooga-Booga Times Press
Neon Rainbow Press
Editor(s): Jody Norman & Cinda Gillilan
Date(s): 1992-2003
Medium: print
Fandom: War of the Worlds
Language: English
External Links: Story summaries can be found on the publisher's page here.
submission request, printed in The Blackwood Project #11, click to read
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Green Floating Weirdness is a gen War of the Worlds anthology. From Media Monitor: "It's always ooga-boog time around this place, so why not join the fun? We've got fiction, poetry, missing scenes, story fragments, and some honest t'goodness weirdness. Really. We do tend to the swarmy side, with lots of Harrison and Ironhorse relationship stories and good ol' fashioned trash 'em hurt/comfort."

Submission Request

You need to know... There's a new WOW zine, and for the first issue of GFW, subtitled "Selective Memory", we want: missing scenes, extensions of tag scenes (or alternative tags, and prologues -- what happened to our heroes before the first scene of an episode anyway? We'll also take poems, art, and assorted forms of weirdness -- green or otherwise. A SASE will get you guidelines and deadlines for this totally secure tine from the middle of nowhere. But in the meantime, here are the only no-no's: no slash or explicit sex, no undue violence that isn't motivated by the story's plot, no second season material... This is a first-season only zine, not because we don't like the second season, but simply because we haven't seen any of the second season except "Second Wave" so far and don't feel like we can do an adequate job as editors. Once we get the episodes and watch them, we'll be happy to take material from both. We apologise if this is problematic for anyone. [1]

Issue 1

Green Floating Weirdness 1 was published in 1992 and contains 178 pages.

  • Selective Amnesia (missing scenes)
  • Situation Report 2 and Situation Report 1 (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "The Second Seal." An investigation into the events at Ft. Streeter. (8)
  • Light a Single Candle (by Debra Hicks) A missing scene from "The Second Seal." Ironhorse wakes up in the hospital to a pleasant surprise. (3)
  • Sorry... Crystal (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "The Second Seal." The Project members have the alien crystal at the Cottage and Norton just can't resist. (9)
  • Of Mice and Men (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "The Good Samaritan." Harrison has an apology to make. (4)
  • Lavender Blue (by Donna Broster, Ruth Schubert, and Ann Johnson) A tag to "Dust to Dust." Ironhorse and Grace say goodbye. (2)
  • They Wither Like the Grass (by Ann Johnson) A tag to "He Feedeth Among the Lilies." Ironhorse talks to Blackwood in the aftermath of losing Karen McKinney. (2)
  • Nothing More, Nothing Less (by Linda Watson) A missing scene from "Vengeance is Mine." Blackwood hears about the shooting of Sara Cole and makes his first attempts to help. (5)
  • Tag: Vengeance is Mine (by Linda Watson) A tag to "Vengeance is Mine." Blackwood meets Ironhorse after he and Martin have stopped the fleeing aliens, but the colonel is still reluctant to talk. (6)
  • To Err is Human (by Ruth Schubert and Ann Johnson) A tag to "Vengeance is Mine." Blackwood and Ironhorse go back to collect the colonel's wrecked car. (4)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Riding Lessons (by Gillian Holt) Debi gets a horseback riding lesson from the colonel. (4)
  • They Shall Beat Their Swords into Plowshares (by Ann Johnson) The aliens have infiltrated a monastery and the Blackwood project have to find out why. (9)
  • For Everything There is a Reason (by Ann Johnson) Ironhorse is having trouble sleeping, but Blackwood's there to keep him company. (2)
  • Passage of Innocence (by Linda Watson) Ironhorse agrees to take Debi shopping, but they get more than they bargained for. (12)
  • Non-Regulation Edged Weapons (by Gillian Holt) Cadet Paul Ironhorse is called before his West Point commander and asked about a couple of sharp weapons. (4)
  • An Eagle in the Wind (by Debra Hicks) Harrison's been exposed to a deadly new alien chemical weapon and he's dying. Ironhorse takes matters into his own hands, heading for a reservation and an old shaman who can help the colonel dream walk with Blackwood in order to bring the man back. (26)
  • End of the Rope (by Gillian Holt) Debi just wanted a quiet afternoon ride, but getting it is a little more complicated. (3)
  • Through the Looking Glass (by Sheila DC) Experimenting with an alien crystal lands Blackwood and Ironhorse right in the middle of a gypsy camp. (20)
  • Intruder Alert (by Gillian Holt) There's an intruder on the Cottage grounds and the Omegans and the colonel are after him. (5)
  • Angel Walk (by N.S.) Ironhorse is hovering between life and death and a guardian angel is sent to help him decide which path to walk. (10)
  • A Legacy to Share (by Ann Johnson) Blackwood visits Clayton's grave, but Ironhorse is there to lend his support. (3)
  • The Vacation (by Jeanne O'Donnell) Blackwood and Ironhorse head to Oklahoma for a little R&R, but aliens grab Harrison and it's up to the colonel to save him. (20)
  • Plus poetry by Gillian Holt and Lana Merkel.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

I have a fondness for War of the Worlds. Both seasons. And there's nothing that pisses me off like a bunch of crazed fanatics telling me that I'm not a " true" fan of the series if I like second season. Which is why I've avoided most War of the Worlds fanzines. But then Marty asks me if I'd like to review Green Floating Weirdness. A title like that's gots promise, thinks I. So l grits my teeth and kicks into the editorial, prepared to take the brunt of those anti-second season remarks. So, guess what? No hits. No slams. Just a "live and let live" kind of attitude that I was sure had gone down in flames half-past the Beauty and the Beast third season amateur mud fight These people woo points from me simply because they 're tolerant individuals. Maybe they like first season better, but they don't demand that you do, too. And there's that really bitchin' title....

Unfortunately, that's the best part of the zine. There's a lot of heart, soul, and spit in this fanzine, but it fails on most technical levels. I like the fluorescent green paper on the cover (who needs a night light when the bookcase is glowing at you?), but I wish they'd spent a few minutes and designed something really imaginative to complement the paper choice. The geometric design by itself just don't cut it. Now if the design had been tiled, given alittlemore depth, blurred at the edges as if it had been burned into the paper. So many alternatives that could have led to an interesting, imaginative, attractive cover that might have done justice to the title.

Not that these people don't have imagination—I love the little' "Did You Notice?" sections scattered throughout the zine, detailing little goofs, gaffes, and inconsistencies in the series. Also to be commended is the arrangement of missing scenes and tags in a " Selective Amnesia section, although a small graphic or caption box on the first page of each story would have been a better reference tool than having to flip back to the first page of the section.

Most of the fiction explores the Blackwood-Ironhorse relationship, which seems to reflect the interest of the editors, as well as their contributors. Oddly enough, the best fiction in the zine covers other themes, among which are "Non-Regulation Edged Weapons," by Gillian Holt, in which Ironhorse is faced with prejudice and balancing his heritage with the stringent requirements of the military establishment, and "Passage of Innocence," by Linda Watson, in which Debi goes shopping with Ironhorse and finally finds out what her mom does for a living (all right, the mall sequence goes on a bit too long, and some of the action surpasses realism and becomes overly melodramatic, but it's still an engaging story). The other real winner is a short piece about the frustrations of being Debi, "End of the Rope," by Gillian Holt, which I also found to be one of the funniest pieces in the zine.

Returning once again to this relationship idea...well, your tolerance of the material will depend heavily on whether or not you tend to snicker if Blackwood says, "I love you, man," to Ironhorse, or vice versa, and how much plot you require to suspendyour disbelief enough to wade through major league hurt/comfort. "Through the Looking Glass," by Sheila D.C., "An Eagle in the Wind," by Debra Hicks, and "The Vacation," by Jeanne O'Donnell might just be the kind of fiction you want to read. I kept my sanity by marking the margins and trying to keep count every time one of those sneaky " I love you's*' popped up. (Damn! Missed one.) To give credit where credit is due, Debra did her research for "Eagle," and some of the descriptions of Indian ceremonies and customs are excellent. Unlike some of the lesser WOTW writers, Debra manages to present the culture of the American Indian as human rather than alien; her people are people, and the story doesn't reverberate with the simplistic "red man good-white man bad" that's been masquerading as thematic content in far too many WOTW stories and zines.

Regarding the poetry: "Classified" by Lana G. Merkel, is the most poetic of the lot. The imagery suffers from awkward scan breaks in the lines. The poems are accompanied by portraits of the characters that serve as illustration and both could have been improved by even the barest brush of the wand of the layout fairy.

And just when you think you've reached the end, you haven't. There are twenty-eight pages of flyers and classified ads for other zines. Granted, many readers of single-fandom zines are ravenous for information on other like-minded zine, but why not just include flyers in the envelope? Zines are meant to last from year to year, while flyers go out of date quickly. If a zine reader wants twenty-eight pages of ads, they buy an adzine right? If you're an avid WOTW fan with a particular interest in seeing Blackwood and Ironhorse reveal the PG-rated depth of their feelings for one another (they're just friends, okay?), you probably already have this zine or by now you've skipped down to the ordering information and have the envelope made out. If you're a WOTW reader who expects a solid well-balanced story, an eye for detail and likes a little design instead of outdated flyers, you might want to wait until the next Media West and page through a later issue. After all, it's nice to read a zine with editors who tolerate more than their own view of a series. And if you get stuck, you can always start counting the "I love you's. [2]

Issue 2

Green Floating Weirdness 2 was published in 1992 and contains 196 pages.

  • Selective Amnesia (missing scenes)
  • The Longest March (by Debra Hicks) A missing scene from "The Walls of Jericho." (2)
  • Insider Information (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "The Meek Shall Inherit." Focus on Derriman. (5)
  • A Woman's Place (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "My Soul to Keep." Focus on Coleman. (4)
  • A Distant Cry (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "Vengeance is Mine." Focus on Stavrakos. (7)
  • De-briefing (by Gillian Holt and Laura Grigsby) A tag to "Angel of Death." Ironhorse has to come to terms with what happened to him, but it might cost him his sanity. A slash version of this story appears in Dyad #10 under the title "Embracing the Snake". (20)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Interlude: Where are we now? (by Cheshire de la Croix) Harrison Blackwood is in a bad mood, but an offer from the colonel helps lift his spirits a little. (3)
  • Voice from the Past (by Brenda Anders) An army officer Ironhorse once tracked through the jungles of Vietnam after he opened fire on the Cherokee's unit is back, and looking for revenge. The problem is, Blackwood is caught in the crossfire. (55)
  • A Warrior Prepares (by Linda Watson) Harrison watches as Ironhorse speaks to the Grandfathers. (2)
  • Walls of the New Jerusalem (by Ruth Schubert and Sheila DC) A crossover with Fantastic Journey. Varian has made a terrible mistake and if he can't get his ancestor, Harrison Blackwood, to help him fix it Colonel Ironhorse is going to be cloned and die. (49)
  • Black Wall (by Tammy L. Croft) Ironhorse takes Blackwood and Debi to see The Wall. (3)
  • It's Not Easy, Being Green (by Sheila DC) The aliens are up to no good at a sewage treatment plant. (4)
  • Our Master's Voice (by Gillian Holt) Ironhorse is sick and Blackwood's driving him crazy, but every cloud has a silver lining. (7)
  • The Fifth Seal (by Cheshire de la Croix) Blackwood is taken
  • Plus poetry by Tammy L. Croft, Bethany Daystar, Gillian Holt, and N.S.

Issue 3

Green Floating Weirdness 3 was published in 1992 and is 201 pages long.

cover of issue #3
  • In Remembrance (by Debra Hicks) A missing scene from "The Prodigal Son." Ironhorse takes Harrison to the Wall, but a comment sets him on an unexpected path to help his friend. (4)
  • Some Mornings It Just Doesn't Pay (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "Choirs of Angels." Harrison wants to tell Ironhorse thank you, but he's not sure how. (6)
  • Just Another Interview (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "He Feedeth Among the Lilies." Suzanne thinks they've met their match, but Ironhorse has plans of his own. (6)
  • Today's Specials (by Sheila DC) A prequel to "Angel of Death." Blackwood's having funny dreams. (2)
  • Open Your Eyes, Harrison (by Gena Fisher) "The Second Wave." A internal monologue from Ironhorse to Harrison as he prepares to die. (3)

Mass Hysteria (stories )

  • Apostles of Pestilence (by Linda Watson) The aliens have a major blow in mind, and a biker gang and Ironhorse get caught in the middle. (39)
  • Who's Got the Colonel? (by Gillian Holt) Blackwood has a plan for Christmas and no one at the Cottage is safe. (7)
  • Over the Hills and Far Away (by Donna Broster and Sheila DC) A crossover with Fantastic Journey. Kitara's been busier than anyone expected, and now the colonel's stuck with a Blackwood look-alike and no apparent way home. (10)
  • Ruby Tuesday (by Cheshire de la Croix) Blackwood and guns, will they ever mix? (4)
  • Edge of Forever (by Linda Watson) In the middle of a battle with the aliens Blackwood and Ironhorse both find themselves locked in a hand to hand fight for their lives, but the colonel's takes an unexpected tumble. (19)
  • The Second Death (by Cheshire de la Croix) In a rewrite of "The Fifth Seal" (GFW #2) the tables are turned and it is Ironhorse who is taken over by the aliens. (11)
  • Fire in the Heavens (by Cheryl Benson) Ironhorse has a plan to take the fight to the aliens. First in the "Pieces of the Puzzle" story starters. (5)
  • Red Power at the Point (by Gillian Holt) Captain Langstrom wants Ironhorse booted out of West Point and this time he has help. (8)
  • The Flight Home (by Brenda Anders) The war is over, the aliens defeated, but there are still human wars to be fought and survived. (7)
  • Aftershocks (by Alice Aldridge) The seventh story in an arc published in other zines. In an alternative second season world the reunited Blackwood project must deal with the spirit of a very unhappy John Kincaid. (45)
  • Plus poetry by Laura Brush, Tammy Croft, Gillian Holt, and Sheila DC.

Issue 4

Green Floating Weirdness 4 was published in 1992 and is 219 pages long.

  • As I Gaze Unto the Heavens (by Cheryl Benson) A tag to "The Second Seal." Ironhorse attends General Masters' memorial and does a little soul searching. (2)
  • Did You See What I Just Saw? (by Laura Brush) A missing scene from "The Good Samaritan." Ironhorse is still on a roll... (2)
  • Odds Against You? (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A missing scene and tag for "The Prodigal Son." A crossover with The Equalizer. McCall's been tipped about the aliens and he witnesses Ironhorse's confrontation with Blackwood in the subway. A psychic's dreams then carry them all toward a deadly confrontation with the invaders. Also in Black Ops #4. (20)
  • After Death (by Laura Brush) A tag to "Angel of Death." The team members can't quell the uncertain feelings they have about Kitara. (3)
  • Interlude: To Serve Man (by Anonymous) A tag to "Angel of Death." The team members discuss their survival and what to do when Kitara comes back. (3)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • General Observations (by Brenda Anders) General Wilson arrives at the Cottage for a snap inspection. What he finds isn't what he expected. (10)
  • Listening to Frogs (by Gillian Holt) One of Blackwood's practical jokes backfired and everyone is upset with him. It's Ironhorse to the rescue. (12)
  • Falling Leaves (by Linda Watson) Debi's fieldtrip to the Forrester cabin turns into a lesson in survival. (29)
  • Remembrance of Things Past (by Tammy L. Croft) Suzanne's memories reveal a surprising truth about Debi. (3)
  • Reluctant Savior (by Gillian Holt) Debi's got a problem and she does the best she can. It's not her fault that she had to compromise security in the process. (3)
  • Siege (by Brenda Anders) Ironhorse is stuck at the Cottage with a severe cold – and Debi as his nurse – while the rest of the Project members attend a conference. If that wasn't bad enough, the aliens decide to drop in for a visit. (30)
  • According to This Sign (by Debra Hicks) Ever wonder what happened the first time Suzanne put her "Stay Away" sign up? Well, now you know. (2)
  • Adventures in the Twilight Zone (by Anonymous) Disappearing islands lure Ironhorse and Blackwood into the Bermuda Triangle where they encounter some new comrades in their fight against the Mortaxans. (37)
  • Priorities (by Linda Watson) Some missions are just too important to leave to someone else. (2)
  • Time of Trouble is Like a Broken Tooth (by Cheryl Benson) Norton's trip to the dentist gets a little more complicated than they expected. (2)
  • The Sentinel (by Susan Asselin) A crossover with Predator. The Predators are back and they're rounding up thousands of humans for a trip to a cosmic game preserve. Ironhorse and the Omega Squad move in to stop them, but run into an unexpected snag. (18)
  • Edge of the Century (by Denise Stoltenberg) The war is over and life is returning to normal; at least it was until an unexpected visitor arrives at Ironhorse and Norton's memorial service. (14)
  • The Three (by Susan Asselin) A story fragment. Ironhorse is injured and dying. Will Derriman and Blackwood reach him in time? (6)

Issue 5

Green Floating Weirdness 5 was published in 1993 and is 231 pages long.

cover of issue #5
  • In the Wolf's Den (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "The Resurrection." Debi finds Ironhorse in the living room, now, can she get him to tell her a story? (3)
  • Post-Resurrection (by Brenda Anders) A tag from "The Resurrection." The aliens have been stopped, but can Ironhorse deal with the loss of his squad and the new war he faces? Maybe, with the help of some new friends. (7)
  • Revelations (by Brenda Anders) A tag from "The Resurrection." Ironhorse is finding life with the Blackwood Project more than a little frustrating, then Harrison arrives bearing the promises of compromise. (8)
  • Examination (by Gillian Holt) A tag from "The Second Seal." Ironhorse is in the hospital and feeling some things he didn't expect. (2)
  • Helping Hand (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene and tag from "Among the Philistines." Kensington's dead and Norton seeks out the companionship of another warrior. (5)

Mass Hysteria (stories )

  • Of the People Who Are on the Wall (by Cheryl Benson) A story fragment. Derriman has some pointed observations about his commanding officer. (2)
  • Acceptance (by Susan Asselin) A story fragment (crossover with Beauty and the Beast). Ironhorse is in New York and has a run-in with some gang members who are more than they seem. He gets some help from a lion-man with a gentle touch. (8)
  • War Games (by Brenda Anders) Ironhorse and Blackwood are on a camping trip when they cross paths with a group of war gamers and get more than they bargained for. With the colonel wounded and Blackwood on his own will either be able to survive? (47)
  • No Harm Done (by Anonymous) Everything was telling Harrison Blackwood that Ironhorse was an alien, so he did the only thing he could -- Harrison tried to kill the colonel. Can he live with the consequences? (8)
  • Thicker Than Water (by Linda Watson) General Wilson only wanted to help, but the last thing Ironhorse wanted was a weekend with his older brother. Will the colonel survive old hatreds, Blackwood's meddling and an assassin as eager to see John Ironhorse as Paul is himself? (43)
  • On the Road Again (by Glenda Jordan) Ironhorse takes Blackwood on another camping trip, but there's one problem, he can't get Harrison to shut up! (3)
  • Spirit (by Linda Watson) It's Debi's birthday and the colonel has something special planned, a two-for-one package that's sure to please. (11)
  • Third Season Premiere (by Anonymous) Norton's been working overtime on his latest project, the Alien Strategy Prediction for Counter-Attack... and it's not a pretty sight. He dies and it's Ironhorse who offs him. It's time to call in the big brass and show him what the planet might be up against. (6)
  • Law and the Prophet (by Laura Ellison) When an alien takes over the body of an addicted serial killer the streets go from bad to worst. Can the Blackwood Project find the creature before it kills again? Maybe, with the help of an experienced street cop and a lady psychic. (25)
  • Reunion 1999 (by Anonymous) It's 1999, the aliens are defeated and life is back to normal, or at least it seems so until a wayward colonel comes back for a visit. Can the members of the old Blackwood Project find out what has driven Ironhorse back to them in time, or will it slowly destroy the man they all owe their lives to? (22)
  • Coyote Moon (by Laura Brush and Gillian Holt) It's 1968, Mexico City, and Paul Ironhorse knows he's ready for the Olympics, but is he ready for a visit from the Trickster? (11)
  • Plus poetry by Tammy L. Croft, Cath Knowles, and Lana G. Merkel. Art work by Anja Gruber, Lana G. Merkel, and Deb Walsh.

Issue 6

Green Floating Weirdness 6 was published in 1993 and is 243 pages long. It has: "You're Out of Your Mind!" on the cover and is a "special alien issue". It was the winner of a 1994 FanQ.

cover of issue #6
  • Last Hours, First Hours (by Tammy L. Croft) Explore how Quinn came to be. (1)
  • Awakening (by Laura Grigsby) A missing scene from "The Resurrection." Explore the first thoughts of the resurrected alien. (2)
  • Too Much Fun (by Laura Brush) A missing scene from "To Heal the Leper." An explanation for how the Advocates caught the chicken pox. (3)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • The Streets of New York (by Tammy L. Croft) A crossover with Beauty and the Beast. The Blackwood Project is back in New York and getting help from some unexpected sources in the DA's office. (3)
  • To the Wild Country (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Stingray. When her father attacks her, Aen Laird is forced to kill him, but she wants to know why. She turns to the one man her father told her she could always rely on, a man she only knows as Stingray. Ray calls in a favor and ends up running headlong into aliens and the Blackwood Project. (30) Reprinted from Small Favors Repaid; also in Black Ops #8.
  • All Keyed Up (by A.A. O'Mercy) Ever stay at a hotel with electronic keys? A trip to Hell might be more fun as Ironhorse and Blackwood find out when they try dealing with aliens, keys, fans and something called "slash." (13)
  • T'was the Leap Before Christmas (by Brenda Anders) A crossover with Quantum Leap. Sam's leaped into a situation he's not ready for, saving a stubborn Lieutenant Colonel before Christmas. Reprinted from As Time Goes Bye #1; also in Leap of the Worlds. (14)
  • Fire Shall Devour (by Lana G. Merkel) All over the world volcanos are erupting, killing people and destroying the delicate balance of nature. Can the Blackwood Project and geologist Dr. Robert J. Lewis stop an alien plot before it's too late? (30)
  • Go With the Flow (by Lynn Gill) Ironhorse knew Blackwood had a talent for getting them into trouble, but a den of Amazons? (6)
  • A Friend in Need (by Brenda Anders) A crossover with Quantum Leap and a sequel to "T'was the Leap Before Christmas." Sam's leaped back into Dr. Harrison Blackwood, but all his work from the last leap appears to be wasted. Can he get Ironhorse out of the alien's clutches before they take him over or destroy his mind? Reprinted from As Time Goes Bye #2; also in Leap of the Worlds. (35)
  • A Year Less a Day, Part I (by Laura Brush and Gillian Holt) Kitara's back and she's brought the help she promised and now she's after the colonel for an update on the war against the Mortaxans. (12)
  • [Hopscotch (by Alice Aldridge) The Blackwood Project members are acting a little weird. Can they figure out why before it's too late? (38)
  • Addiction (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) Watching too much TV can rot the brain, even if you don't have one. (3)
  • Squatters Rights (by Marcia Brin) A crossover with V. Never, never, never piss-off a Visitor. (3)
  • Understanding Dark Sentences (by Debra Hicks) Quinn offers Harrison his deepest desire, but he can't accept. (6)
  • When the Tidings Came (by Debra Hicks) A sequel to "Understanding Dark Sentences." Quinn calls again, only this time it's to ask Harrison for a favor, and every favor has its price. (4)
  • To Every Soldier a Part (by Debra Hicks) A sequel to "When the Tidings Came." Harrison has Ironhorse back, but can he find himself? (4)
  • Casey (by Cheryl Benson) Time travel is a wonderful thing, but there are some things it just can't fix. (6)
  • The Ghost of Frankie, Revisited (by Anonymous) The war is finally over and Harrison and Debi end it in their own particular way. (3)
  • Plus poetry by Davey. Art work by Constance Edwards, Anja Gruber, and Mary Wheeler. Cover by Anja Gruber.

Issue 7

Green Floating Weirdness 7 was published in 1993 and is 245 pages long.

cover of issue #7
  • A Gathering of Wolves (by Cath Knowles) A tag for "The Meek Shall Inherit." Ironhorse and the Omegans sit down to talk about what happened at the Portland truck yards. (3)
  • A Helluva Lot (by Laura Brush and Gillian Holt) A tag for "The Meek Shall Inherit." A second version of the discussion concerning the Portland truck yards. (5)
  • An Immaculate Mis-conception (by Cath Knowles) A story fragment and a tag for "Dust to Dust." The dust might have settled at the reservation, but Ironhorse is peeved. (3)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Foundations (by Theresa Evans) You know what might unite men like Ironhorse and Blackwood? (2)
  • Knoweth That the Children are Tender (by Cheryl Benson) When the aliens use a school as their personal laboratory, it's up to Norton to save the day. (4)
  • Responsibilities (by Theresa Evans) Harrison's in one of his moods, but Ironhorse plans on breaking through, one way or another. (5)
  • The Journey Home (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) It's a long drive and Ironhorse thought Suzanne and Debi were sleeping. (3)
  • Transfiguration (by Theresa Evans) Ironhorse and Blackwood are stranded in the desert after a near miss with the aliens. (18)
  • Crossing the Rubic-con (by Cath Knowles) Ever wonder where the rubic's cube came from? (2)
  • Hunter's Moon (by Theresa Evans) A crossover with Werewolf. Ironhorse, Blackwood and Suzanne have been captured, but they get help from an unexpected source, a legend. (8)
  • Secret Admirer (by Laura Brush and Gillian Holt) Debi's got a crush, and the poor Omegan might never be the same. (9)
  • Family Secrets (by Laura Grigsby and Gillian Holt) Debi and Norah Coleman have an encounter in the barn. (5)
  • Set Up, Part I (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Blackwood's usually the one playing practical jokes, but this time the tables are turned. (5)
  • Sneak Attack (by Gillian Holt) Debi's getting ready for a school dance, and Suzanne discovers her daughter is growing up... and so does the colonel. (5)
  • Bereaved (by Theresa Evans) A good friend is dead and Ironhorse is hurting, but Harrison won't let him face it alone. (8)
  • Uncle Teddy (by Laura Grigsby and Gillian Holt) Another encounter in the barn, this time between Debi and Derriman. (3)
  • Set Up, Part 2 (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Blackwood's out to get even and it'll take Stavrakos to pull it off. (4)
  • A Colonel in 3/4 Time (by Gillian Holt) When Debi sets her mind to it, even the colonel isn't safe, but she knew he'd make an impression at her school dance. (9)
  • Cash Problems (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Suzanne and Ironhorse aren't talking and General Wilson is talking court martial. (10)
  • Set Up, Part 3 (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Blackwood's at it again and this time Suzanne's the target. (2)
  • A Swiss Army Knife, Chewing Gum and Me (by Angelica Cooper-Smith and Gillian Holt) A crossover with MacGyver. Ironhorse takes some time up at the cabin to deal with Sara Cole's death and runs into aliens and a remarkably resourceful friend. Reprinted in Black Ops #3. (24)
  • When the Hurlyburly's Done (by Susan Asselin) The battle was one of the worst they'd faced and when Ironhorse turns up missing it really gets bad. (16)
  • Blood Brothers (by Theresa Evans) Ironhorse's mother passes away and the trip home is a walk down memory lane, only this path is mined and booby-trapped. (36)
  • Wishful Thinking (by Brenda Anders and Gillian Holt) You know the old adage: "Be careful what you wish for?" Well, Ironhorse must have forgotten. Also in Ouch! #14. (34)
  • Plus poetry by Tammy L. Croft. Art work by Constance Edwards, Anja Gruber, and Lana G. Merkel.

Issue 8

Green Floating Weirdness 8 was published in 1994 and is 200 pages long.

cover of issue #8
  • A Window to his Soul (by Laura Brush) Harrison's first practical joke on Paul has an unusual outcome. (2)
  • Coffee Man! (by Gillian Holt) Norton's having dreams. (2)
  • Kitchen Banshee (by Laura Brush) Harrison's just trying to be helpful, but Suzanne isn't amused. (2)
  • Wild Thing (by Laura Grigsby) Paul's a little tired after the events in Jericho, but he didn't realize how tired. (2)
  • Little Lady (by Laura Brush) Harrison tries to get Norton. (2)
  • Doormat (by Laura Brush) The team's back from Grover's Mill and celebrating a late Halloween for Debi. (3)
  • Check, Please! (by Gillian Holt) Paul knows Harrison is skirting a post-Billy Carlos depression so he lightens the mood. (2)
  • Time Tricks (by Cheryl Benson) Harrison gives Paul a post-hypnotic suggestion that backfires. (2)
  • Damn It, Blackwood (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Ironhorse is hurt and Blackwood isn't helping. (2)
  • M(i)ntal Anguish (by Alice Aldridge) Harrison's lost something that's very important to him. (12)
  • Novice (by L.A. Spirit) Harrison and Paul are practicing. (2)
  • Bananas (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) It's playtime at the Cottage. (2)
  • Beauty and the Beast (name withheld at author's request) The team spies on Ironhorse and Debi. (3)
  • Point Taken (by Teresa Hart) Ouch! sums this one up. (2)
  • Skater (by A.J. and C.J.) Paul is just full of surprises. (3)
  • Set Up, Part 4 (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Harrison sets Paul up and the Omegans. (3)
  • A Sicky... Uh, Softy (by Laura Grigsby) Paul and Debi are recuperating. (2)
  • Set Up, Part 5 (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Mixing Harrison, Paul and blue towels can be dangerous. (3)
  • Briar Patch (by Smythe) A peek into Paul's past. (11)
  • The 12 Days Before Whitewood (by J.P. Cads) A takeoff. (4)
  • Dear Santa (by Debi) Her note to Santa. (1)
  • Santa's Little Helper (by Gillian Holt et al) A covert Christmas Eve mission at the Cottage. (5)
  • 12th Night (by Jeanne O'Donnell) A non-humor adventure story. Harrison and Paul end up in the middle of an alien mission. (17)
  • Hack and Slash (by Llyr Chaves) Ironhorse overhears a meeting in the Coach House. (2)
  • Pointed Ears, Mad Scientists, and Old Friends (by Tammy L. Croft) Harrison, Paul, and Debi are at a Renn Fair. (6)
  • A Short Vignette on the Futility of Crossing WOW/Highlander (by Carol Keogh) Self-explanatory. (1)
  • Pistols at Ten Paces (by Gillian Holt) Harrison raids the supply truck and a war breaks out. (8)
  • Coyote Saves the World (by Debra Hicks) The title says it all! (5)
  • Sound of Slim (by Debra Hicks) A crossover with Danger Mouse. Harrison and Paul save the world, with a little help. (3)
  • Play it for Laughs (by Cheryl Benson) A crossover with a character from M.A.S.H. Colonel Flagg finds Norton and Paul and they, with the team, get Mancuso Jr. (10) Script format.
  • The Ghost of Frankie (by Anonymous) Paul stops by to see Harrison after the war. (3)
  • The Swangazer #1 and #2 (by Jan H) The National Enquirer of WOW. (16)
  • Hole in One (by Tony Beaves) The title speaks for itself. (1)
  • A Year Less a Day (by Laura Brush, Laura Grigsby and Gillian Holt) A non-humorous action story. Kitara returns and brings another Synth with her, but things get complicated as Keleah gains a soul. (35)
  • Plus filks by A.J., Karen and Donna Linn, and C.J. Ueberall. Top Ten Lists by Cheryl Benson. Art work by Anja Gruber and Lana G. Merkel. Cover by Anja Gruber.

Issue 9

Green Floating Weirdness 9 was published in 1994 and is 296 pages long.

cover of issue #9
  • The Announcement (by Laura Brush) A tag for "The Good Samaritan." Debi's got a piece of important news. (2)
  • Unfinished Business (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene and tag for "Unto Us a Child is Born" and a crossover with Shades of LA. The Blackwood project meet Michael Burton and his shades. (9)
  • Pie and Prayers (by Cheryl Benson) A tag for "The Last Supper." Mrs. Pennyworth has a few words of wisdom for the colonel. (2)
  • Petty Cash (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) A tag for "My Soul to Keep." Suzanne and Ironhorse have a chat with Cash. (2)
  • Pipe of Peace (by Angie Twiselton) A tag for "Vengeance is Mine." Paul runs into an unusual visitor at Harrison's cabin. (8)
  • Wasted (by name withheld at author's request) A missing scene and tag for "Vengeance is Mine." Ironhorse coming to grips with his actions. (18)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Because It's Christmas (by Cheryl Benson) A Yuletide story fragment. (2)
  • Set Up, Part 6 (by Teresa Hart and Ginette Yeeles) Harrison is got but good. (1)
  • They Shall Know War (by Debra Hicks) A crossover with The Professionals. Harrison and Ironhorse are in England tracking aliens and get some help from CI5. However, there's a history between Bodie and Ironhorse that their partners didn't know about. Reprinted from Chalk and Cheese #7. (31)
  • Imminent Thunder (by Cheryl Benson) When one of the Omegans contracts an alien-based disease the Blackwood Project members find themselves caught in a frantic race for a cure before another victim falls. (10)
  • All Our Days (by Susan Asselin) A past medical condition finally catches up with Ironhorse and spells the end of his career -- he thinks. (16)
  • Moonbane (by Tracy Fretwell and Gillian Holt) A crossover with Counterstrike and Manimal. When Stone is almost taken over by an alien it kicks off a series of bizarre events that leads the Blackwood Project into the realm of shape-shifters and an alien plot to destroy mankind. (48)
  • Conduct Unbecoming (by Cath Knowles and Gillian Holt) When Harrison gets into Debi's birthday present and destroys it, the dominoes start to fall. (20)
  • One Tin Soldier (by name withheld at author's request) An alternative universe where "The Second Seal" is the first season cliffhanger, "Unto Us a Child is Born" is a bad dream, and "Angel of Death" never happened. (35)
  • Eagle Feather (by Debra Hicks) A crossover with Quantum Leap. A resurrection story with Sam leaping into Norton Drake. Reprinted from Play It Again #1; also in Leap of the Worlds. (17)
  • And the Greatest of These (by Susan Asselin) A crossover with Predator. The Predators help the Blackwood Project destroy the aliens and end the invasion. (14)
  • Teach Your Children (by Marge Baskin and Heather Burton) A second season Debi and Kincaid story. When Debi is attacked and decides to learn to shoot Suzanne has some trouble coming to terms with the changes in her daughter. Some adult scenes. (46) Plus poetry by Sonni Castillo, Lana G. Merkel, and C.J. Ueberall.
  • Art work by Constance Edwards, Anja Gruber, Lana G. Merkel, Jared M. Place (Predator), and Priscilla Tweed (Counterstrike).

Issue 10

Green Floating Weirdness 10 was published in 1994 and is 204 pages long.

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  • Sacred Ground (by name withheld at author's request) A missing scene from "The Resurrection." The Olympics are on and the Project is in fine fiddle, until they tread on some sacred ground. (5)
  • Out of Turn (by Laura Brush) A tag for "The Resurrection." Harrison apologizes for some of his comments. (2)
  • Best Man (by Llyr Chaves) A tag for "The Resurrection." Paul goes to see Sgt. Reynolds' intended. (3)
  • Waking Hours (by name withheld at author's request) A missing scene from "The Walls of Jericho." Norton comes across some discarded mail and ends up getting a lesson in colonel-psychology. (10)
  • Borrowed Moment (by Laura Grigsby) A tag for "The Walls of Jericho." The colonel says thank you. (2)
  • Common Ground (by name withheld at author's request) A missing scene from "The Walls of Jericho." The Project plans a little surprise for the colonel. (11)
  • Welcome to My Past, Mr. Drake (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A missing scene from "Thy Kingdom Come." When Norton and Paul go to the Blackfoot reservation to talk to Ironhorse's people, Norton gets more than he expected. (5)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Halls Dark and Hollow (by Llyr Chaves and Gillian Holt) A six-year-old Paul is sick, but he's visited by a Cherokee spirit who gives him a glimpse into the future. (5)
  • First Rule of Survival (by Gillian Holt and Laura Brush) Between a West Point cadet's Plebe and Sophomore year students participate in their first full set of field exercises. Soldiers are trained and warriors emerge. (11)
  • Pranged! (by Gillian Holt and Laura Grigsby) A crossover with Tour of Duty. When Ironhorse, Goldman, and Anderson crash in the middle of a VC stronghold they expect to die, but thanks to the efforts of one extraordinary FAC (forward air observer) they make it out. (9) Reprinted in Black Ops #1.
  • Make a Wish (by Gillian Holt and name withheld at author's request) Suzanne wants to give Harrison a taste of the normal childhood he missed, so she throws him a surprise birthday party, but Blackwood's not the only one surprised. (11)
  • Prayer Warriors (by Cheryl Benson) Ironhorse is having interesting dreams. (8)
  • Return to the Wall (by Gillian Holt) The aliens have plans to kill the President when he attends the rededication of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, and being there drags up some ghosts for Ironhorse. (15)
  • Laissez Les Bon Temp Roulez! (by Smythe) Glory returns and Ironhorse finds the perfect way to get Harrison; Norton and Suzanne find each other; and Harrison finds out he's the only one without a dance partner, or is he? (12)
  • Crossfire (name withheld at author's request) There's a practical joke war going on, and Ironhorse ends up caught in the middle, but it's Debi who pays the price. Part one. (18)
  • Coyote's Child (by Debra Hicks) A second season story. The war might be over, but there are still memories to honor. (7) (won a 1995 FanQ)
  • Moonbane, Part 3 (by Tracy Fretwell and Gillian Holt) (crossover with Counterstrike and Manimal) The * Blackwood Project and the Counterstrike team discover what it is the aliens are planning, and that it threatens the Whyr as well. (27)

Issue 11

cover of issue #11

Green Floating Weirdness 11 was published in 1994 and is 201 pages long.

  • Daisies (name withheld at author's request) A tag for "Walls of Jericho." A Debi and Ironhorse story with a twist. (5)
  • Agendas (name withheld at author's request) A missing scene from "Multitude of Idols." An exploration of the friendship between Ironhorse and Norton. (3)
  • Time of the Promise (by Debra Hicks) A tag for "Eye for an Eye." Norton must act to save Ironhorse's life when the van is run off the road by vengeful aliens. (11)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • The Tenth Level (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Tour of Duty. Based on actual events, this is an Ironhorse in Vietnam story. (17) Reprinted on Black Ops #2.
  • Good for the Soul (by Laura Brush) A Debi and Derriman story. (3)
  • Tender Age (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A Debi and Stavrakos story. (3)
  • Revenge (by M.A. Calhoon) A crossover with Delta Force. A Mrs. Pennyworth story. When her past comes back to haunt her the Blackwood Project is caught in the crossfire. (19)
  • Gone Mongol (by Laura Grisgby) A Debi and Coleman story. (3)
  • Non-Expendable (by Rosean LaChance) Ironhorse takes a tumble and Harrison is not going to let him forget it. (5)
  • Old Acquaintances (by Llyr Chaves) Another Mrs. Pennyworth story, but this time she's being set up with the General. (5)
  • Companera (by name withheld at author's request) A magical story in the same vein as Like Water for Chocolate. Paul is out to find the perfect gift. (4)
  • Flash Point (by Jeanne O'Donnell) Harrison is having nightmares, or is it something more? (25)
  • Living History (by name withheld at author's request) Debi is having trouble coming to grips with what the Wall means to her. (11)
  • Ashes to Ashes (by Tammy L. Croft) Ironhorse goes home to bury his grandfather, but things are not what they seem. (11)
  • Beyond the Looking Glass (by Gillian Holt) A sequel to "Return to the Wall." Harrison has his own encounter with the Wall, and comes away with a better understanding of what it all means. (10)
  • Crossfire (name withheld at author's request) The entire text of the story that was started in GFW #10. When a practical joke gets out of hand Debi is hurt and Paul is the target of her wrath. (30)
  • Beyond the Second Wave (second season stories)
  • A Prayer for the Dead (by Marg Baskin) A moving post-"Second Wave" story with the surviving Project members grieving. (5)
  • Confined to Quarters (by Heather Burton and Marg Baskin) When Kincaid breaks his leg things get a little tense in the tunnels. (14)
  • Plus poetry by Laura Brush and Carol J.E. Schorn.

Issue 12

cover of issue #12, Anja Gruber

Green Floating Weirdness 12 was published in 1995 and is 192 pages long.

  • A Crack in the Wall (by Laura Brush) A tag for "The Second Seal." Suzanne looks in on Paul following their adventures at Kirby Hall. (5)
  • Our Lady Doc (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A tag for "The Good Samaritan." Paul's doing a little self-searching after he and the Project stop Marcus Madison Mason. (5)
  • Red, Red Rose (by Llyr Chaves) A missing scene and tag for "Vengeance is Mine" and a crossover with Shades of LA. Sara Cole has some unfinished business and Michael Burton is just the man to help. The only question is, can he find Paul Ironhorse before Martin Cole. (7)
  • Doppleganger (by Laura Grigsby) A tag for "So Shall Ye Reap." In the aftermath of the alien experiment in Chicago, the Project members all have to face some ghosts when one of the men who dies is a dead-ringer for Norton. (5)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • A Grateful Nation (by Cheryl Benson) A study in loyalty with a focus on Mr. Kensington and his sacrifice. (4)
  • Magic - Lost and Found (by Laura Cathcart) A freak accident leaves three Omegans dead and Ironhorse facing the fact that he's lost the magic, then Harrison gets hurt. (7)
  • Covenant With Death (by Cath Knowles and Gillian Holt) An adult tale of horror and survival. Ironhorse and Blackwood venture into an old mine system that the aliens now control. What neither the aliens nor the Project members know is that another creature inhabits the dark as well. (24)
  • A Bad Day at Government Property #348 (by Elyse Dickenson) Holy split personality, Batman! A most unusual h/c story – mix liberally: an alien experiment, bizarre Army bio-warfare agents, The Simpsons, and Harrison Bartwood, uh, Blackwood...(34)
  • Children of the Night (by name withheld at author's request) A sinus infection can get more complicated than you might expect, especially when you have three mother hens trying to take care of you. (19)
  • Saving Grace (by Linda Watson) Grace Lonetree is a hostage of the aliens and they're trying to force Joseph to hand over his shaman's staff. Ironhorse is determined to get her back alive and well, but then there's the Darrow-factor. (28)
  • Babes in the Woods (by Sara Falcioni) While on a mission the colonel is shot, Norton is un-wheeled, and Harrison has to save the day, with a little help from a Cherokee pixie. (13)
  • Forsaken (by Gillian Holt) When an alien almost takes over the colonel he's thrown into a mental world of Cherokee monsters and animal helpers who bear a striking similarity to the Blackwood Project members. (13)
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem (by Tammy L. Croft) Ironhorse, Omega, and Delta Force prepare for the final battle with the aliens. But is it really the end of the war? (13)
  • Plus poetry by Cheryl Benson, Tammy L. Croft, and Lana G. Merkel.
  • Art work by Constance Edwards, Anja Gruber, and Mary Wheeler. Cover by Anja Gruber.

Issue 13

cover of issue #13, Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 13 was published in 1995 and is 185 pages long.

  • A Not So Common Thief (by Laura Brush) A missing scene from "The Resurrection." Harrison left the colonel holding the bag at Kellogue Air Force Base, and Ironhorse is miffed. (3)
  • Lamentations (by Llyr Chaves) A missing scene from "A Multitude of Idols." It's Debi's twelfth birthday and she's not a happy camper. When no one can cheer her up, it's up to the colonel to come to the rescue. (6)
  • Scout (by Laura Brush) A missing scene from "Thy Kingdom Come." Filling in the blanks on the drive to Portland. (2)
  • I'll Take Full Responsibility (by Laura Grigsby) A missing scene and tag to "Thy Kingdom Come." The base is blown up, there are dead soldiers floating in the lake, then the Canadians show up. Someone's got a lot of explaining to do! (5)
  • Unexpected Consequences (by Laura Grigsby) A tag to "Eye for an Eye." Norton used the colonel's name to get Presidential priority action, now the general's at the Cottage, asking why. (4)
  • Drollies (by Llyr Chaves) A tag for "Eye for an Eye." Debi's doing research and Suzanne wants to know why. (4)
  • War Path (by Laura Cathcart) A missing scene from "To Heal the Leper." Norton finally managed to crack the codes and get into the colonel's files, but he's not happy about what he finds. (5)
  • Set Up, Part 7 (by Teresa Hart and Donna Foster) A tag for "Dust to Dust." Harrison's got romance on the brain and a plan. (2)
  • Nothing to Do With It (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A missing scene from "The Prodigal Son." Harrison might be off to New York, but Norton's well on his way to the nuthouse. (3)
  • An Honor and a Privilege (by Laura Cathcart) A tag for "Rising of Lazarus." The general decides that some things are just better said in person. (3)
  • Yak Attack (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A tag for "So Shall Ye Reap." The Omegans are on their way home from Chicago when they run into a slight detour, but what will the colonel say? (7)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • A Matter of Honor (by Gillian Holt) A West Point story. Paul's been appointed to the Honor Committee just in time to discover that a roommate and friend is cheating. (10)
  • Window of Lost Time (by Cheryl Benson) A crossover with China Beach. Come explore the background of an original character in the WOW universe. (12)
  • Indian Country (by Sioned Dannan and Gillian Holt) A crossover with Riptide (a Vietnam story). Ironhorse and his SF unit are given a suicide mission, then things get complicated. Reprinted in The Boss and Bodacious Special Gen Collection #1. (8)
  • Set Up, Part 8 (by Teresa Hart and Karen Rowland) Some things and some parties just have to be seen to be believed. (3)
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Colonel Ironhorse (by Jerkey Treat) Someone should shoot this author. It's Halloween and you know what that means. (4)
  • The Flower That Shattered the Stone (by Gillian Holt) A re-printed story. Ironhorse's nephew drops in for a visit, which delights the Project until the aliens decide to surface. (39)
  • The Continuing Adventures of Coffee Man! (by Gillian Holt) Norton Drake is at it again, saving the world with a little help from his friends -- no, not Paul, Harrison and Suzanne, it's Java Girl and her dog, Joe. (4)
  • Unexpected Complications (by Laura Grigsby) Harrison is in for a shock. A half-brother he never met, and the man's recently orphaned son. (16)
  • And It Came To Pass (by Tammy L. Croft) A resurrection story! (20)
  • Never Again (by M.A. Calhoon) Another resurrection story, with a poignant twist. (5)
  • Plus poetry by Laura Brush. Art work by Fliss Davies, Anja Gruber, Jan H, and Priscilla Tweed. Cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 14

cover of issue #14, Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 14 was published in 1996 and is 201 pages long.

  • Steps Like Quiet Thunder (by Laura Grigsby) A missing scene from "Dust to Dust." Filling in the time Paul spent on the reservation. (6)
  • Nightwatch (by Londa Pfeffer) A missing scene from "Choirs of Angels." Tracing what happens after Harrison's outburst. (7)
  • Fly, Crash, Burn (by Laura Cathcart) A missing scene from "Choirs of Angels." Picks up after Harrison wakes up. (6)
  • The Intellectual Task of Life and Death (by Jody Norman) A tag for "The Prodigal Son." Harrison does a little soul searching after he returns from New York. (6)
  • So Long and So Well (by Laura Brush) A tag for "Among the Philistines." Mrs. Pennyworth grieves over the loss of a friend in her own way. (5)
  • Silent Stalker (by Llyr Chaves) A tag to "The Meek Shall Inherit." Sylvia returns to Whitewood. (4)
  • In the Shadow of the Phoenix (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A tag for "Rising of Lazarus." The colonel is peeved about the existence of the Phoenix Mountain Project and sets out to get some answers, one way or another. (5)
  • In the Blink of an Eye (by Cheryl Benson) A tag to "The Second Wave." Ironhorse and Norton are resurrected by Q'tara, but she gives them an interesting directive. (2)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • The Daily Grind (by Cheryl Benson) A glimpse into the day to day operations of at the Cottage. (1)
  • Then are the Children Free (by Gillian Holt) On their way to more interviews with alien contactees and a special birthday party for Debi, the colonel, Norton and the teen run into aliens. Forced to flee into the desert, their encounter becomes a fight for survival. Reprinted from Tales of the Fireside #2. (25)
  • Vacation Time (by M.A. Calhoon) Debi's school project presents a peculiar problem for the colonel, but he thinks he has a way around it – wrong! (12)
  • Thy Fearful Symmetry (by Laura Cathcart) When a prank at a roadside carnival gets out of hand, Ironhorse thinks he's back in Vietnam, with aliens on his tail. (17)
  • Camp Special Forces (by Cheryl Benson) The Omegans encounter the unusual. (2)
  • Transitions (by Laura Brush) Debi's fifteenth birthday turns out pretty darn good, no thanks to Cash. (9)
  • Magic's Where You Make It (by R. Robin) When the colonel loses the 'magic,' he knows he has to leave or get someone in the Project killed. Blackwood, on the other hand, has other plans. (20)
  • Summer Vacation (by Gillian Holt and Llyr Chaves) Caught between school and camp, Debi is bored, and an adventure looking for sunken treasure is the perfect cure, until the aliens turn up. (21)
  • A Stranger in the House (by Gillian Holt) After being blasted by an alien light beam, the colonel loses his memory and maybe his job. Reprinted from Anything Goes #2. (27)
  • Coffee Man: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (by Jerkey Treat) After a forced landing, uh, crash, Coffee Man, Java Girl and their dog Joe are captured by the aliens and learn the horrible truth of the invaders' plans. (2)
  • Plus art work by Fliss Davies and Anja Gruber. Color cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 15

cover of issue #15, Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 15 was published in 1996 and is 195 pages long.

  • Had I But Known (by Laura Brush) A missing scene from "The Resurrection." Harrison and Suzanne have a talk. (3)
  • Selective Amnesia (by Laura Cathcart) A missing scene from "The Walls of Jericho." Ironhorse plays scapegoat. (5)
  • A Drop of Immortality (by Llyr Chaves) A missing scene from "To Heal the Leper." Ironhorse and Suzanne go looking for Harrison. (6)
  • A Colonel's Nightmare (by Angelica Cooper-Smith) A tag for "Goliath is My Name." The Project members are back from Ohio, but Ironhorse is having nightmares. (3)
  • Elija Starr (by Laura Grigsby) A tag for "Dust to Dust" and a sequel to "Steps Like Quiet Thunder" (in GFW #14). Ironhorse returns to the Westeskiwin reservation at Lonetree's request. (5)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Long Shot (by Sioned Dannan) A crossover with Lethal Weapon. A Vietnam era story. Paul's been asked to help on a special mission. Reprinted in Black Ops #7. [[(5)
  • Mojo Latte (by Cheryl Benson) Norton and Debi get better acquainted. (3)
  • Saying Goodbye (by Llyr Chaves and Gillian Holt) A crossover with Shades of LA. Karen McKinney is back to settle her unfinished business. (10)
  • Care to Share, Part 1 (by Cheryl Benson) A crossover with Highlander. Norton and Harrison in roles you might not expect. (3)
  • By Any Other Name (by Laura Brush and Laura Grigsby) A crossover with Starman. Debi's away at camp and having a good time with Scott Forrester. (14)
  • Care to Share, Part 2 (by Cheryl Benson) A crossover with Highlander. Harrison's had a hunch about Ironhorse for a long time and it's proven right. (4)
  • Here Be Demons (by Tammy L. Croft) A crossover with The X-Files and The Man From UNCLE. The Blackwood Project run into Illya and Napoleon and a couple of F.B.I. agents while following up on a lead concerning more information on the aliens. Then one of the F.B.I. agents trails the Project members back to a safehouse. (34) Part one of a three part story.
  • The Shopping Trip (by Jody Norman) Only Harrison Blackwood can find aliens at a psychic fair. (6)
  • It Ain't Easy, Being Dead (by Jerkey Treat) A crossover with Street Justice and Predator. A tongue in cheek romp with aliens and ghosts. (17) Script format.
  • On the Brink (by Sandra Fiore) Guest appearance by the Riptide detectives. Debi's growing up and is looking forward to spending some time with her father; that is, until he takes her to Mexico and right into the middle of an alien plot. (54)
  • Plus poetry by Melissa Mastoris. Color cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 16

cover of issue #16, Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 16 was published in 1998 and is 168 pages long.

  • Stars, Hide Your Fires! and Mere Words are Not Enough (by Nicola Best) A tag to "The Second Seal" and a sequel to that tag. Harrison and Ironhorse must both come to terms with the events that took place at Ft. Streeter. (13)
  • A Walk Around the Pond (by Gillian Holt) A tag to "The Meek Shall Inherit." In the aftermath of the alien activity in Portland, Sylvia makes a trip to the Cottage and finds a sympathetic ear. (6)
  • Taps (by Gillian Holt) Another tag to "The Meek Shall Inherit." Ironhorse is pushing the Omegans, but a wise old sergeant knows what to do. (7) (also in Facets)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Checkmate (by Cheryl Benson) Settling into the Cottage isn't so easy for the youngest resident, but there are plenty of folks who are willing to help. (5)
  • A Mall Confusion (by Gillian Holt) The Blackwood Project is on a mission – shopping at the mall. Colonel Ironhorse might not survive. (6)
  • Harvest (by Sara Falcioni) Debi learns a little more about the Colonel and so does Suzanne. (11)
  • Vision Quest (by Gillian Holt) A homework assignment has Debi looking to the Colonel for some help. She gets more than she bargained for, too. (7)
  • Half Breed and Strangers in the Night (by Bethany Daystar) A young woman is in for a rude awakening when she learns the truth about her past. (13)
  • The Cat That Saved Harrison (by Londa Pfeffer) When Harrison is almost taken over by an alien, it's Ironhorse to the rescue. Too bad he's too late, but good thing there was a spunky feline there to help. (6)
  • Care to Share, Part 3 (by Cheryl Benson) A crossover with Highlander. In the continuing saga, the Watchers send someone to keep an eye on new Immortal Paul Ironhorse. Too bad he's Air Force. (3)
  • The Fourth Horseman Affair (by Tammy Croft) Part 2 of the "Here Be Dragons" saga. A crossover with The X-Files and The Man From UNCLE. Scully reaches her partner, but he's not doing well and the aliens are closing in. It's time for the Blackwood Project to take a proactive role, with a little help from Napoleon and Illya, and Scully. (30) Part two of a three part saga.
  • A Place Before Mine Enemies (by Gillian Holt) Part 1 - The Second and Part 2 - The Judas Decision. A resurrection saga. Ironhorse and Norton are alive and quickly back into the fight against the aliens. The problem is, the aliens are after Harrison Blackwood and a still recovering Ironhorse is caught in the crossfire – and if the alien weapon doesn't kill him, Blackwood might. (44) More to follow in future issues.
  • Plus poetry by Leyla Harding. Art work by Fliss Davies and Anja Gruber. Color cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 17

cover of issue #17, Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 17 was published in 1999 and is 187 pages long.

  • Requiem For a Bumblebee (by Gillian Holt) Humor. An encounter with a bee leaves the Colonel feeling a little peeved... Reprinted from Anything Goes #3. (8)
  • A Cottage Confusion (by Gillian Holt) Humor. Harrison overhears Suzanne and the Colonel talking and leaps to his own conclusions. (10) (reprinted from The Advocate's Deli #1)
  • Deadly Force (by Gillian Holt) Action. Harrison talks the team into going to visit a man who remembers the 1953 invasion. Too bad the aliens had similar ideas. (20) (reprinted from To Life Immortal #5)
  • A Mall Confusion (by Gillian Holt) Humor. A trip to the mall is educational for Ironhorse and the other members of the Blackwood Project. (6) (reprinted from The Advocate's Deli #1)
  • Dapple-Gray Morning (by Gillian Holt) Mystical. Paul is trying to put his encounter with Joseph Lonetree into perspective, and he gets a little help. (6) (reprinted from Xenofon #1)
  • Stress Headache #333 (by Gillian Holt) Humor. Harrison's idea of stress reduction is anything but... for Harrison! (8) (reprinted from To Life Immortal #5)
  • Time Heals All Wounds (by Susan Wahlberg) Action. The aliens are running experiments, and the team becomes involved. So too does a local doctor, who has a long history with Ironhorse. (12)
  • What's Up, Colonel? (by Gillian Holt) Humor. Harrison's at it again, and this time Paul's the target... (6)
  • Here Be Demons III: Shadowplay (by Tammy L. Croft) A crossover with The X-Files and The Man From Uncle. Part three of a three story arc. The Blackwood Project, Illya, Napoleon, and Scully work to save Mulder's life. (27)
  • Full Circle (by Sheila Painter) Action. Paul gets a call from home, his father has passed away. But going home turns deadly for the Colonel, who has more than his share of ghosts to face. (34)
  • The River (by Sheila Painter) Action. A sequel to "Full Circle." Paul is still working to mend some family fences, but things never go easily when it comes to family, or the aliens. (38)
  • Art work by Fliss Davies and Anja Gruber. Color cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 18

cover of issue #18

Green Floating Weirdness 18 was published in 2000 and is 173 pages long.

  • Getting to Know You (by Gillian Holt) Harrison learns a little about Paul, and how seriously he takes security at the Cottage. (6)
  • Barbecue (by Wesa) Suzanne finds one thing they can all agree on – they need a little time off. (4)
  • Fear (by Claudia Aranda) The Colonel has one mission that scares him to death! (2)
  • Cold (by Sheila Painter) Harrison and Paul are almost captured by aliens, then things turn deadly when they're caught in a snowstorm. They need help and they need it quick, luckily, someone was listening. (26)
  • All Hallows Eve (by Gillian Holt) The aliens are at Sea World, and the Blackwood Project is sure to follow, but there's one catch - it's Halloween weekend and they can't get in without costumes. (12) (reprinted from Our Favorite Things #10)
  • Sweet Revenge (by Marq) A Bret McAdams story. Paul and Bret are set up, so they decide that revenge is the best medicine. (10)
  • The Gift (by Marq) A Bret McAdams story. Bret gives Paul a very special gift, and he has his own way of saying thank you. (6)
  • Kiss of Confusion: A Spell Casting (by Marq) A Bret McAdams story. Harrison tells Paul about a spell, and the Colonel then uses it on Bret, not really thinking it would work – it does! (12)
  • Constrained By The Wonder (by Gillian Holt) A "resurrection" story. The aliens capture the Colonel in order to try out a new experiment - cloning. The Project members get him back, but they're not sure they can save his life. Still, they have to try, no matter how strange the treatment gets... (46) (a winner of a 2001 FanQ) (reprinted from Bring 'Em Back Alive #2)
  • Ghosts of the Past, Part 1 (by Kay De'Vil) When the Project gets a new linguistics expert, Paul must face some powerful ghosts from his past. And in order to do so, he takes leave of absence. Too bad someone is looking for him... and they find him. (35)
  • Cover by Fliss Davies. Internal art by Anja Gruber.

Issue 19

cover of issue #19. Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 19 was published in 2001 and is 185 pages long.

  • Where the River Meets the Sea (by Gillian Holt) Harrison knows that the Colonel needs some time alone, so he arranges for the man to take a short vacation. But there was no way to know that Ironhorse would run into men who would try to kill him. A race to reach Paul before it's too late turns into a history lesson for the Blackwood Project, and a very special holiday for all of them. (43) Originally published in Compadres #1.
  • El Conquistador (by Gillian Holt) When athletes competing in triathalons begin to disappear during the events, the Blackwood Project members suspect that the aliens might be involved. In order to discover what their enemies are up to now, Ironhorse becomes the bait in a deadly game of survival. (29) Originally published in Compadres #11.
  • Close Quarters Drill (by Gillian Holt) Aliens have infiltrated a top secret government research facility that conducts experiments on biological and chemical agents. Ironhorse and his Special Forces soldiers are called in to destroy the aliens and protect the lives of the hostages they are using as human shields. It's a deadly assignment with tragic results. (41) Originally published in Compadres #9.
  • Cherokee Healing Lake (by Gillian Holt) When Harrison is almost killed while on a mission fighting the aliens, Ironhorse knows that there is only way to save the man's life, but it will take all of his strength, courage and faith to pull it off. Miracles do happen, from time to time, and if anyone deserved one it was Harrison and Paul. (19) Originally published in Compadres #10.
  • The Ghosts of the Past, Part 2 (by Kay De'Vil) Picking up from the end of the story that began in issue #18, Ironhorse finally escapes his prison only to be recaptured. Meanwhile, the Project members rush to find him before it's too late. (42)
  • Cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 20

cover of issue #20, Fliss Davies

Green Floating Weirdness 20 was published in 2001 and is 198 pages long.

  • A Yule in Four Parts (by Gillian Holt) The first Christmas at the Cottage finds everyone off to see family or friends, everyone except Ironhorse, that is. (8) Originally published in Imagine That; also in The Yule Tide #3
  • Power of the Word (by Gillian Holt) Harrison notices that the Colonel seems to have developed an interesting new skill. (8) Originally published in Downloading Aliens #2; also in Black Ops #4.
  • Moment of Truth (by Gillian Holt) Harrison had a promise to the colonel, and now he has to keep it. With luck, both Harrison and Paul will survive. (26) Originally published in Compadres #13
  • Surprise Party (by Marq) Birthdays can be hell, or something worse, as Paul is about to discover. (8)
  • Primary Access (by Jenna) Paul and Harrison help rescue a friend of Norton's from the Corps. She's got a secret, but she's willing to share it. (14)
  • Forced Recreation (by Gillian Holt) Harrison decides that the Project members need to have a little fun. (8) Originally published in Imagine That; also in Black Ops #5
  • Soul Quest: River of the Soul (by Kay De'Vil) Paul and Suzanne end up in a fight for survival when they become separated from the rest of the project members. (24)
  • Traffic School (by Gillian Holt) Harrison and Paul end up having to go to traffic school. (5) Originally published in Downloading Aliens #3 and Black Ops #5
  • Day of Reckoning (by Gillian Holt) Paul is missing, and the team rushes to find him. But Quinn has his reasons for taking the colonel, and he's not willing to give him up unless Harrison helps him take over the world. (32) Originally published in Advocate Angst; also in Black Magic #2
  • The Gifts (by Gillian Holt) Paul is drawn back to his home town by forces he doesn't completely understand. (7) Originally published in Compadres #12
  • Death Wish (by Gillian Holt) Ever try to teach a teenager how to drive? (8)
  • Battle Scars (by Kay De'Vil) Stravakos sets the record straight about Colonel Ironhorse. (13)
  • Scars of Life (by Marq) Paul and Bret McAdams end up in an oddly familiar cabin and learn some secrets about each other. (23)
  • Cover by Fliss Davies.

Issue 21

cover of issue #21, Lana G. Merkel

Green Floating Weirdness 21 was published in 2002 and is 183 pages long.

  • The Face of Death (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "Among the Philistines." When Paul tells Mrs. Pennyworth to take Debi to the coach house, the girl and the housekeeper both get a shock. (4)
  • Thoughts on the Beach (by Gillian Holt) A tag from "Among the Philistines." Paul and Debi take a ride along the beach so he can tell her about the aliens. (5)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • Show Me a Hero (by Kay De'Vil) Paul and Derriman have to keep a promise, to see some old friends home at last. (7)
  • Chariots of Fire (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with MacGyver. A discovery in Peru takes the team south, but all is not what it seems and confusion over identities might just get Ironhorse killed, unless his doppelganger can help. (18) Originally published in Obsessions; also in Black Ops #6.
  • Creature Comforts (by Kay De'Vil) The arrival of a kitten leads to some interesting revelations among the Project members. (10)
  • The Unsaid: One of Those Days (by J.P. Cads) Sometimes it's best to just leave the ladies alone. (5) Originally published in Not In Your Wildest Dreams.
  • Better Left Unsaid: Boys' Night Out (by J.P. Cads) The Omegans are men, after all, and they occasionally need to let off some steam, in a very masculine kind of way. (6) Originally published in Not In Your Wildest Dreams.
  • Fear Itself (by Marq) Paul is happy to know that Bret McAdams is human after all when he discovers some of her hidden fears and weaknesses. (12)
  • Wipeout! (by Gillian Holt) While on a mission it appears that the Colonel is lost, but Harrison refuses to believe his friend is dead. (16) Originally published in Remote Control #3; also in Black Ops #3.
  • Care to Share, Part 4 (by Cheryl Benson) Norton and Methos chat. (4)
  • Sweet 16 (by Gillian Holt) The Project members have some surprises in store for Debi on her 16th birthday. (10)
  • Won't You Come Home? (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Dirty Dozen: The Series. While Paul and Harrison hop through history, they drop in on a WWII commando unit, who just happens to be cursed. (13) Originally published in Compadres #7.
  • Soul Quest: Journey of Discovery (by Kay De'Vil) Part 2 of the "Soul Quest" trilogy. Paul is still in the hospital, recovering slowly, but surely. But all is not well. Stravakos is blaming himself for the Colonel's paralysis, and Liana has heard about Paul's condition. (35)
  • The Sound of Falling Glass (by Gillian Holt) Guest appearance by Equalizer. A sequel to "Day of Reckoning" in GFW #20. Unable to get Harrison to do what he asked while he held Paul prisoner, Quinn is out for revenge, and what better revenge could there be than to force Blackwood to kill the Colonel? (28) Originally published in Black Ops #1; also in Safehouse #2.
  • Cover by Lana G. Merkel.

Issue 22

cover of issue #22

Green Floating Weirdness 22 was published in 2002 and is 155 pages long. (winner of a 2003 FanQ)

  • Bait (by Gillian Holt) A missing scene from "Goliath is My Name." Harrison has to talk Paul into letting him be the bait in order to capture the alien. (3)
  • Closet Cousins (by Gillian Holt) A tag to "Goliath is My Name." Paul agrees to let Harrison explain what happened to the college student who saw what an alien takeover did to his friend. (4)

Mass Hysteria (stories)

  • A Flat Stone (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Alias Smith & Jones. Debi wants to hear more about Paul's great-great-grandfather and the strange flat stone with pictures of aliens on it. (16) Originally published in Just You, Me and the Governor #4.
  • Legacy (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Alias Smith & Jones (sequel to "A Flat Stone"). Debi's back with more questions and Paul tells her the story of his great-grandfather and how he also met the two most successful outlaws in the history of the West. (17) Originally published in Just You, Me and the Governor #5.
  • Village of the Damned (by Gillian Holt) When Norton picks up an unusual transmission from Dr. Jacobi, Harrison, Suzanne and Paul head out to see what's going on at a small, experimental farm. What they find is an alien plot that might just cost all of them their lives. (23) Originally published in A Small Circle of Friends #1.
  • Ground Zero (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Quantum Leap. A car accident leaves Paul fighting for his life and Debi the only one who can help, but Debi's not really herself, not since a time-hopping scientist leaped into her. (12) Originally published in As Time Goes Bye #3; also in Black Ops #3 and Leap of the Worlds.
  • Caution, Warrior at Work (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with the Chuck Norris character Scott McCoy, which appeared in his movies Delta Force and Delta Force 2. While in Africa, Harrison and Suzanne are taken hostage, along with other conference attendees and it is up to Paul to rescue them. (26) Originally published in Just For Kicks and Black Ops #2.
  • It's Not Safe Out There (by Gillian Holt) A crossover with Quantum Leap. Alien activity at Whitewood is almost deadly for Harrison and Paul, and Sam, who finds himself leaped into the body of an older woman, Sylvia van Buren. (12) Originally published in As Time Goes Bye #3; also in Black Ops #3 and Leap of the Worlds.
  • Debt of Honor (by Caryn Mayo) A crossover with Highlander. An angry young Indian asks Duncan to take his life so he might escape the hatred in his heart. (3) Originally published in Off With His Head #1.
  • For Thou Art Immortal (by Caryn Mayo) A crossover with Highlander. Duncan and Ironhorse cross paths once again. (3) Originally published in Off With His Head #1.
  • Valkerie (by Tammy L. Croft) An assignment takes a turn toward the unusual when Paul meets a resourceful young woman who is much more than she appears. (11)
  • A Fan Writer's Mind (by Jerky Treat) Parody; in script format. Harrison and Paul find themselves trapped inside a fan writer's mind... conjures some images, doesn't it? (10) Originally published in Over the Edge
  • Creature Comforts 2 (by Kay De'Vil) The cat is back, and boy is she peeved – at Harrison, of course! (5)

Issue 23

cover of issue #23

Green Floating Weirdness 23 was published in 2003 and is 123 pages long.

All Mass Hysteria (stories)


  1. ^ from The Blackwood Project #11
  2. ^ from Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine? #4. The reviewer, Susan M. Garrett, gives it "2 trees." The reviewers in "Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine?" rated zines on a 1-5 tree/star scale.