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This is the zine Relay #1.
K/S Relay 2 was published in 1980 and contains 56 pages. The art is by Roo and R. Merrill Bollerud.
- NOTE: There appear to be at least two different editions. Each has a publication date of 1980 and each have 56 pages.
- One edition has a white cover. The text and illos are in blue. Page 24 of this edition's contents is a Kirk paper doll. This is likely the original printing.
- One edition has a blue cover. The text and illos are in black. Page 24 of this edition are short typed descriptions of available Star Trek zines.
If you have bought this zine you have had adequate warning of its contents, Ruth and I wanted to reprint some good K/S stories but wanted to keep the 'adult' stories and the 'K/S' stories separate to save confusion and offence to those people who like one sort of story and not another. Its all a question of personal taste.
I'm sure you will enjoy Leslie Fish's stories, good K/S stories with a plot are difficult to come by and Leslie's stories started a long and very interesting letter discussion in US zines when they first appeared, I recommend that you read 'Shelter' first, as 'Poses' is its sequel, I met Leslie when I visited the states a couple of summers ago, she is a lovely person, has a beautiful soul, lives life to the hilt and cares about the world around her. She has a collection of her series called 'The Weight' coming out shortly, its' an intricate and quite addictive plot and is highly recommended. Any suggestions for 'adult' or 'K/S' type stories you have read and consider to be worthwhile reprinting would be greatly appreciated, please let me know the author and title as well as the name of the zine you saw it in and I'll try to get it. (I've got the most marvellous nude Spock drawing and no story to use it with, so get your thinking caps on,) Special thanks to Ruth, Pat for the incredible typing, Allison and Maureen for artistic interpretation and imagination and staying still in odd positions for a long time. And to Lynn for getting up at unbelievably early hours to help with collating.Enjoy the stories, Leslie has the gift of being able to get inside her characters heads so that we share their thoughts and understand them as people, so off you go on a mind meld trip.
- Shelter (reprinted from Warped Space #20) by Leslie Fish (3)
- Cooling One's Heels by Leslie Fish (reprinted from The Sensuous Vulcan) (Spock waits on the bridge to hear if Kirk will live or die.) (18)
- ads in one edition, a Kirk paper doll in another edition (24)
- Poses by Leslie Fish (reprinted from Obsc'zine #1) (This is the sequel to "Shelter") (Spock tries to hide from what happened between him and Kirk, while Kirk grapples with the changes in his own preconceived notions of himself.) (25)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
See reactions and reviews for Shelter.
See reactions and reviews for Poses.
See reactions and reviews for Cooling One's Heels.
This is the zine Relay #3.
K/S Relay 4 was published in 1982 and is 94 page long.
- Laid Back, the editorial
- This Deadly Innocence (or “The End Of The Hurt/Comfort Syndrome”) by Leslie Fish, art by Roo. (After another close call, McCoy forces Kirk and Spock on medical leave together, hoping they will discover their reason for continually putting themselves in danger in order to be able to touch one another.) (reprinted from Naked Times #3) (5)
- For Insubordination... by Leslie Fish (one page poem, vignette thing)
- Lester's Complaint by Leslie Fish, art by Ann Humphrey. (Janice Lester's side of the story.) (reprinted from Naked Times 2) (68)
- Kirk’s Defence by Wendy Rathbone, art by Ann Humphrey (a reply to Leslie Fish's "Lester's Complaint") (reprinted from Naked Times #3) (89)
from K/S Relay issue #4, Ann Humphrey for Kirk's Defense
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 4
See reactions and reviews for This Deadly Innocence, Or The End of the Hurt/Comfort Syndrome.
See reactions and reviews for Lester's Complaint.
See reactions and reviews for Kirk's Defence.
- There's a reason Leslie's zine was sometimes referred to as "The Wait" as fans would have to wait another 8 years for The Weight to be published.