Inverted Blake

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Zine
Title: Inverted Blake
Publisher: Inverted-A, Inc.
Editor(s): Aya Katz
Date(s): 1989-1990
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Medium: fanzine, print
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Fandom: Blake's 7
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Inverted Blake is a gen anthology fanzine.

Issue 1

cover issue #1

Inverted Blake 1 was published in 1989 and has 100 pages. Cover art by Linda K. Holt.

Fiction:

  • Anna Piast, "Errand of Honor"
  • Nets Hawk, "Existence and Uniqueness"
  • Aya Katz, "Raison d'etre"
  • Sara Talbot, "A Golden Dragon"
  • Sena Brothers, "Chilianchi"
  • A. R. Wilkins Jr., "Little Black Leather Stud"
  • Aya Katz, "That Nice Young Man"
  • Sena Brothers, "Lambed Down"
  • Nets Hawk, "A Real Nutcase"
  • Sena Brothers, "Dark Snake Winding"

Poetry:

  • Aya Katz, "Rowena" (filk, Shoshana, Shoshana, by H. Hefer, folk tune; AATA universe)
  • Joe Isham, with help from Remedial Filkers Sean Blane, Aya Katz, Michael Tong and Karen Wittum, "It's Roj Blake's Theme" (filk, It's Garry's theme, by Gary Shanding and Alan Zweibl)
  • The Remedial Filkers (Sean Blane, Pat Brown, Joe Isham, Aya Katz, Nets Katz, Apryl Raitt, Dave Smith, Rachelle Smith, Sharon Sullivan, and Michael Tong), "Blake, the Mind-wiped Rebel" (filk, Puff, the Magic Dragon, by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton)
  • The Remedial Filkers (Joe Isham, Aya Katz and Karen Wittum), "I Just Woke You Up to Bug You" (filk, I Just Called to Say I Love You, by Stevie Wonder)
  • Aya Katz, "Bartholomew Is All Over Town" (filk, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town)
  • Aya Katz, "Gauda Prime" (filk, Bab el Wad, words H. Guri, music S. Pereshko)
  • Aya Katz, "Hell"

Art:

  • Linda K. Holt (front cover)
  • Elli Thurmond
  • Robert Eastman
  • J. Medina
  • Marilu Bentley
  • Sena Brothers
  • A.R. Wilkins, Jr.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

This is an exceedingly strange zine. I don't quite know what to make of it. Many of the stories are humorous, but it's a very grim kind of humor. My favorite things in the zine are the poem "Hell" and especially the illo that goes with it-- the wall scene from "Rumours," but with the positions reversed. Servalan is running her hand through the hair of the chained Avon. Yum. (Of course, it's not altogether accurate as an illustration-- he looks to be still in pretty good shape in the picture, whereas in the poem he talks about how they've been beating him in an attempt to get him to reveal the location of Orac. But I suppose one can't have everything. :) [1]
Frankly, INVERTED BLAKE in my opinion was an awful series. Different strokes for different folks.... (I "gutted" all four zines for Blake and will either bury the remains in a trash can or donate them to someone else to pick through.) I do cannibalize zines now. [2]

Issue 2

Inverted Blake 2 was published in 1990 and has 100 pages. Cover art by Linda K. Holt.

Prequels

  • Illustration by Linda K. Holt
  • Anna's car by Tom Moore
  • No martyr by Aya Katz
  • Illustration by J. Medina

First series

  • Illustration by J. Medina, poem
  • Blake, Blake by Aya Katz, poem
  • Bound for the pen by Aya Katz, poem
  • Meegat, to her God by Aya Katz, poem

Second series

  • Illustration by Elli Thurmond
  • The price by Sara Talbot

Third series

  • Those who wait by Aya Katz
  • Illustration by Elli Thurmond

Fourth series

  • Illustration by Linda K. Holt
  • Final obsession by Richard McCoy
  • Assassin by Aya Katz , poem

Post Gauda Prime

  • The end of the rebels Blake's 7 by Richard McCoy, poem
  • Poisonous stimulants by Irene Stubbs
  • Illustration by Elli Thurmond
  • Illustration by Linda K. Holt
  • Illustration by J. Medina
  • A real nutcase by Nets Hawk
  • Let sleeping gods lie by Sena Brothers
  • Illustration by Linda K. Holt p97 - Avon, Servalan
  • Guidelines for contributors

Reactions/Reviews

"Well, what I liked best in Inverted Blake 2 is the long [[]]PGP story by Irene Stubbs. It's got strategy, secrecy, space battles, and a lovely image, as if seen through the window or whatever of the space ship, of Avon and Tarrant having coffee together."[3]

References

  1. a review by Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site
  2. from Rallying Call #17
  3. Review posted by Susan A. at Lysator on March 31, 1994.