Jedi Riddle: Tale 10 of the MacShannon Chronicles

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Title: Jedi Riddle: Tale 10 of the MacShannon Chronicles
Publisher: T'Elfie Press
Author(s): Cathi Brown
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): January 1983
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS/Star Wars/Battlestar Galactica
Language: English
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Jedi Riddle: Tale 10 of the MacShannon Chronicles is a gen crossover novel written by Cathi Brown. It has 244 pages and is illustrated by Melody Rondeau.


"Vader makes off with Spock in hopes of entrapping the 'e' epa. MacShannon goes off to the rescue, but she ends up rescuing Starbuck. Together they start off to Tatooine, but en route run into Lando and Chewbacca and go after... you got it!!" [1]

A 1982 Ad Description

From an ad in Riders to the Stars #1:

THE JEDI RIDDLE -- a SW/ST/BG novel by Cathi Brown. A "weird" one where Vader makes off with Spock in hopes of entrapping the 'e'epa. MacShannon goes to the rescue—without a certain captain's said permission — but ends up rescuing Starbuck, (Vader has been busy, see... ) Together they set off for Tatooine where information may led them to Spock, En route they run into Lando and Chewbacca, and join forces... but first they must de-frost Han. Then their get away is hampered by a trio of space debree [sic] ... At last peck Indy Jones makes a guest appearance, Apollo makes the cast too. This thing of sheer madnoss is being illustrated by Melody Rondeau,

$3.00 deposits with an SASE for final notification are being accepted. Publication date being March 1083 [sic] — at least that's what I plan.

Related Zines

"Jedi Riddle: Tale 10 of the MacShannon Chronicles " has two sister zines: What Is Lost... Is Sometimes Found and The MacShannon Chronicles.

Another proposed zine in this universe was advertised in Universal Translator #16. It was a combination of two stories: "The Returning" and "Alone in the Dark."

From a 1982 description by the author:

I know I heard someone ask that—I just know I did. What follows this in sequence is, ALONE — IN THE DARK'. A post V'ger episode, where Domic takes his crusade against the Wolcyn Way a step further than planned, his mad genius has lent the conversion system the capability of passing into "the back of beyond" of the time/space continuums. What he encounters there rents dire consequences for Wolcyn, Klingon, and Federation spaces alike. It pits MacShannon, Kerlin — a Klingon agent—and the Enterprise against a mysterious foe — the Ziwa'hs. Their success or failure will determine the fate of the universe.

Also to be included with the above will be the novelette, THE RETURNING. Where MacShannon returns to the Enterprise to ready the Bivefi — a Wolcyn craft — hell bent to return to Genesis, or what was the Mutara Nebula. Is it to say her good-byes? Or something else? But her trip will not be solitary in nature. And just what will they — Kirk, McCoy, Saavik, Sojak and MacShannon — find there? An end? Or a beginning

Both of these are at the rewrite stage and need an artist. Please contact me if interested. For further information please SASE. The publication date is

tentatively set for the latter part of '83.

This zine was not published, at least not in this form.


  1. from an ad in Datazine #25