Hibernation Sickness

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Zine
Title: Hibernation Sickness
Publisher:
Editor(s): Lisa Thomas and Barbara Gardner
Date(s): 1987-1992
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Star Wars
Language: English
External Links: Table of Contents Source - Another Sky
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Hibernation Sickness is a quarterly mini-zine, a Star Wars anthology that ran for eighteen issues. Each issue runs about 24 pages and contains fiction, poetry and art.

The zine Crossfire Zone picks up where this zine ends, at least in terms of continuation of some of the chaptered fiction.

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From a Flyer

HIBERNATION SICKNESS: a medical condition accompanying a return from sus pended animation. Symptoms include temporary blindness, disorientation,stiffness, nausea, hypersensitivity, and, sometimes, madness. Has STAR WARS' current state of suspended animation left you suffering from these symptoms?

Are you tired of hearing that STAR WARS fandom is dead? (es pecially since no one ever informed you that you had died?)

Are you looking for an outlet for your fannish creativity at a time when many STAR WARS fan zines and newsletters are going out of print?

THEN JOIN THE CLUB! LITERALLY! AND HELP FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC!! HIBERNATION SICKNESS is a bi-monthly newsletter/minizine infecting mailboxes every where in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Each issue is 16-20 pages and full of ads, art, articles, news, poetry, puzzles, short stories, and more! HIBERNATION SICKNESS even has its own soap opera—a continuing post-ROTJ series that began with issue #2.

Regarding Photocopying

In response to Ethics and Etiquette: A Proposal for the Buying and Selling of Fanzines and The "Clone Wars" Revisited: "Sorry I missed all the controversy of the past issues [of Southern Enclave], but I'll add my semi-belated declaration here: I, Lisa Thomas, hereby give all fans the permission to make themselves single, not for resale copies of any OOP issues of HIBERNATION SICKNESS for their own personal use. (Issues #1-8 are now officially OOP.)" [1]

Reactions and Reviews

In this day and age, there aren't enough SW zines to satisfy the fans, and the really good ones cost about $20.DO. In the reasonably priced zone, besides the well-known and valued newsletter "Southern Enclave," "Hibernation Sickness" provides a regular dose of the good stuff for the discriminating fan. "Hibernation Sickness" comes to you five times per year for a very modest price: $10.00 per year! Two bucks per issue, this is a treasure trove of short stories and long serials, for example "Back to Bespin," a post-ROTJ novel, that manages to end on a breathtaking cliffhanger in each issue. The segment in issue 15 is bound to increase the pulse rate of all readers. "BtB" deals with the touchy issue of "would you fall out of love just because someone told you that the lady is your sister"?

Issue 15 is the two-year anniversary issue, and as such, a good one to review. The cover is a very funny drawing, spoofing "Heir to the Empire." Inside you'll find a collection of past covers, showing a delightful array of b/w drawings from the dead serious to the hilariously funny. Plus, HS contains more than stories: it has reviews (in the anniversary issue, the topic of the dissection is, of course, "Heir"), it has a pile of fandom-related news, poems, LoCs, cartoons, illos, etc. HS proudly advertises itself as the only openly anti-Ewok zine, and its reader have grown fond of the regular Ewok-bashing, that gives them good jokes, fun covers, even a mean T-shirt...HS, now in its third year, deserves to be much better known within the SW fandom, Its stories, poems and illos have that good old Shakespearian ability to swing from the depths of tragedy to the heights of clowning with stylish ease. [2]

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Hibernation Sickness 1 was printed in 1987 and contains 14 pages.

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Hibernation Sickness 2 was printed in 1987 and contains 17 pages.


Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Hibernation Sickness 3 was printed in 1987 and contains 15 pages.

  • As the Galaxy Turns, Pt.2, story by Gardner/Van Voorhis (7 pages)


Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Hibernation Sickness 4 was printed in 1987 and contains 16 pages.

  • As the Galaxy Turns, Pt.3, story by Gardner/Van Voorhis (a sort of crossover with Star Trek) (5 pages)
  • Exceptions, Pt.1, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (7 pages)
  • The Storm Within, story by Aaron Schofield (3 pages)

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Hibernation Sickness 5 was printed in 1987 and contains 31 pages.

  • Heroes Aren't Forever, story by Lisa Cowan (3 pages)
  • As the Galaxy Turns,Pt.4, story by Gardner/Van Voorhis (15 pages)
  • Exceptions, Pt.2, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Hibernation Sickness 6 was printed in 1988 and contains 23 pages.

  • As the Galaxy Turns, Pt.5, story by Gardner/VanVoohis (7 pages)
  • Exceptions, Pt.3, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (11 pages)

Issue 7

cover of issue #7

Hibernation Sickness 8 was printed in 1988 and contains 36 pages.

  • The Legend of Luke, story by Lisa Biggs (1 pages)
  • Vader's First Day, story by Rennie Cowan (2 pages)
  • His Young Apprentice, story by Z.P. Florian (4 pages)
  • As the Galaxy Turns, Pt.6, story by Gardner/Van Voorhis (4 pages)
  • Victory, story by Lisa Papp (2 pages)
  • I Know, story by Wendy Schwartz (6 pages)
  • Conflict, story by Lisa Thomas (2 pages)

Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Hibernation Sickness 8 was printed in 1988 and contains 21 pages.

  • Back to Bespin, Ch.1, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (5 pages)
  • Once Upon a Turtle, story by Tanya Rizzuti (5 pages)

Issue 9

cover of issue #9

Hibernation Sickness 9 was printed in 1989 and contains 31 pages.

  • The Search for Luke, story by Rennie Cowan (8 pages)
  • As the Galaxy Turns, Pt.4, story by Gardner/Van Voorhis 6 pages)
  • Back to Bespin, Ch.2, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (5 pages)

Issue 10

cover of issue #10
interior art, issue unknown

Hibernation Sickness 10 was printed in 1989 and contains 18 pages.

  • Springfest Day, story by Z.P.Florian (6 pages)
  • As the Galaxy Turns, Pt.5, story by Barbara Gardner (6 pages)
  • Legend, story by Lisa Papp (2 pages)

Issue 11

cover of issue #11

Hibernation Sickness 11 was printed in 1990 and contains 15 pages.

  • Back to Bespin, Ch.3, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (12 pages)

Issue 12

cover of issue #12

Hibernation Sickness 12 was printed in 1990 and contains 21 pages.

  • Back to Bespin, Ch.4, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (12 pages)
  • Uniform, story by Lisa Papp (2 pages)

Issue 13

cover of issue #13

Hibernation Sickness 13 was printed in 1991 and contains 26 pages.

Issue 14

cover of issue #14

Hibernation Sickness 14 was printed in 1991 and contains 27 pages.

  • Han, A Jedi?, story by Rennie Cowan (4 pages)
  • The Future You See, story by Z.P.Florian (reprinted in Renaissance) (4 pages)
  • Back to Bespin, Ch.5, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (14 pages)

Issue 15

cover of issue #15, Susan Zahn

Hibernation Sickness 15 was printed in 1991 and contains 52 pages.

  • Skywalker Eyes, story by Rennie Cowan (14 pages)
  • Pencil Sketch of an Imperial Jail, story by Z.P. Florian (5 pages)
  • The Teacher, story by Darren Gale (2 pages)
  • Back to Bespin, Ch.6, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (11 pages)
  • Black Sheep, story by Lisa Papp (3 pages)
  • The Other, Pt.2, story by ason Piatt (7 pages)
  • Maybe, story by Wendy Schwartz (2 pages)

Issue 16

cover of issue #16

Hibernation Sickness 16 was printed in 1991 and contains 21 pages.

  • Like Any Other Boy, story by Z.P.Florian (reprinted in Renaissance) (4 pages)
  • Skywalker's Destiny, story by Tammy Olsen (1 page)
  • Mourning, story by Lisa Papp (2 pages)
  • The Other, Pt.3, story by Jason Piatt (8 pages)

Issue 17

cover of issue #17

Hibernation Sickness 17 was printed in 1992 and contains 25 pages.

  • The Evacuation of Yavin, story by Amy Bisson (2 pages)
  • A Fine Tale, story by Z.P.Florian (2 pages)
  • Back to Bespin, Ch.7, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (10 pages)

Issue 18

cover of issue #18

Hibernation Sickness 18 was printed in 1992 and contains 23 pages.

  • The Replacement, story by Cheree Cargill (Where did Leia get that leather dress she was wearing in the Ewok village?) (2 pages)
  • How the Ewoks Just Happened..., story by story-Z.P.Florian (1 page)
  • Remembrances From an Ice-Bound Mind, story by Kritina Johnston (2 pages)
  • The Chest, story by Tara Ludmer (1 page)
  • Back to Bespin, Ch.8, story by Mesarthim & Stardancer (7 pages)
  • Honored Guest, story by Wendy Schwartz (2 pages)

References

  1. from Southern Enclave #26
  2. from Zine Scene V.2 N.1