Illusions (Star Trek: TOS anthology)

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Title: Illusions
Publisher: Checkmate Press
Editor(s): Karen A. Bates
Date(s): 1987-1989
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Illusions is a Star Trek: TOS het anthology. It required an age statement to purchase.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, by Frank V. Liltz

Illusions 1 was published in July 1987 and contains 239 pages. Contains stories by R.B. Denton, Nancy Hardenberg, Juanita Danzik. Cover art by Frank V. Liltz. Other art by Sherry Veltkamp, Karen A. Bates, Kim K., Schaezendur. Other material by D.J. Curran, M. A. Dixon, Veronica E.

  • What Are Little Girls Made Of by Kim Knapp (1)
  • Six Ways from Sunday by Robert Denton (Kirk and Uhura accidentally overdose on a Klingon aphrodisiac. Unfortunately, it doesn't wash off or wear off.) (5)
  • Pieces of Confetti by Karen A. Bates (33)
  • The Encounter by Veronica Engel (36)
  • A Step Beyond by Jeanita Danzik (Chapel, assisting a planet's overworked medical team, meets an old women who requires her assistance to save her granddaughter. Christine must be "out of body" to perform this task.) (37)
  • With a Little Help from a Friend by Jeanita Danzig (65)
  • Yep, It Sure is Boring by Veronica Engel (77)
  • Ardala by Karen A. Bates (93)
  • At What Cost? by Nancy Hardenberg (A young girl is lost in Earth's past, changing the fabric of time. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy go back to find her, but the cost may be Spock's life.) (113)
  • Illusions by M.A. Dixon (In this 'what if' story based on the episode "Amok Time," Spock rapes Christine when she comes to inform him of the ship's diversion to Vulcan. It is a mature look at two adults and how they deal with an event that could destroy both their lives.) (145)

Issue 2

Illusions 2 was published in July 1989 and contains 160 pages.

cover of issue #2, by Frank V. Liltz
  • The Last Gift of the Yzarrians by Engel (When a great-aunt bequeaths Christine Chapel a strange gift, even stranger things begin to happen.)
  • The Worst Sin by Ann Zewen (The Dhaegs kidnapped Jim Kirk and left him worse than dead. Can Helen Noel put him back together again?)
  • Migration of the Soul by Baker (When Chapel is killed saving his life, Spock makes a decision which has far greater consequences than he ever considered.)
  • Kryna by Dixon (It was an isolated, uninhabited planet... or so the landing party left behind on Kryna to do a standard survey believes.")
  • perhaps other unknown content

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

ILLUSIONS 2 - another great issue by Karen Bates. I thought the first issue was wonderful, but second issue even better. Most of the stories involved Christine and Mister Spock. Highly recommended for great Trek stories. [1]


  1. from Treklink #18