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Title: Koon-ut-kal-if-fee
Publisher: a Beyond Antares Publication
Editor(s): Fran Ball & Sue Toher
Date(s): 1977-1986
Medium: print
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Koon-ut-kal-if-fee is a gen Star Trek: TOS anthology of fiction and art.

Most of content is by Fran Ball and Sue Toher.

It was originally meant to be a one-off zine.

Issue 1

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee 1 was published in 1977 and contains 90 pages.

"This zine is dedicated to planet Earth... Where would we be without you!!!!!!"

cover of issue #1
  • Death of a New Empire, fiction by Keith M. Stevenson (8 pages)
  • The Music Contest, fiction by Beryl Waters (3 pages)
  • Leave of Destiny, fiction by Beryl Waters (3 pages)
  • Vengeance of Argus, fiction by Sue Toher and Fran Ball (11 pages)
  • What's Our First Officer Doing on the List?, fiction by Sue Toher and Fran Ball (6 pages)
  • Speciman, fiction by Sue Toher and Fran Ball (10 pages)
  • One to Beam Up, fiction by Sue Toher and Fran Ball (20 pages)
  • many photos, quizzes and four pieces of art

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

I enjoyed "The Music Contest" where Spock enters a competition using his own classical composition of Earth classical styles. A beautiful story. [1]

Issue 2

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee 2 was published in October 1979 and contains 68 pages. All material is by Fran Ball and Sue Toher.

"This zine is dedicated to... the future, because next to the present, it's all we have!"

front cover of issue #2
  • Funeral for a Friend (1)
  • Poem (Janice Rand) (15)
  • Poem (Spock) (16)
  • The Price of Hope (17)
  • When the Ice Melts (19)
  • Poem (Chekov) (34)
  • Decision (50)
  • One of Those Days (52)
  • Parted from Me (64)

Issue 3

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee 3 was published in September 1980 and contains 79 pages. It contains no interior illustrations. All material is by Fran Ball and Sue Toher.

cover of issue #3

"This zine is dedicated to... our respective "Bosses" for not adding a further two people to the number unemployed when they caught us typing Star Trek stories when we should have been working. Thanks Boss!!!"

  • Burden of Command (1)
  • I Know... (poem) (5)
  • Flashback (6)
  • Contamination (poem) (12)
  • Twas on the Observation Deck (poem) (13)
  • Good Company (14)
  • Nightwatch (poem) (32)
  • The White Sterile Room (33)
  • Feel Not My Tears (35)
  • Silver Lady (poem) (64)
  • Moonshine (65)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee 4 was published in August 1981 and contains 81 pages. All material is by Fran Ball and Sue Toher. It contains no interior illustrations.

"This zine is dedicated to our nervous breakdown... We deserve it, we've worked hard for it, and no-ne's going to deprive us of it!!!"

  • Face Value (1)
  • Carry Forth the Past (18)
  • Watcher (51)
  • Oblivion Together (56)
  • An Apple a Day... (Spock disagrees with McCoy's contention that command personnel are subject to forms of hypochondria just the same as the lower ranks. A bet is made that McCoy can make any officer believe they are suffering a disease of his invention. The subject of this challenge will be the next officer to walk through the door of the rec room. It just happens to be Captain James Kirk.) (72)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 4

I recommend "Carry Forth the Past" in which Pike is rescued by aliens but has amnesia and does not remember his promise to return. [2]

Issue 5

cover of issue #5, Sue Toher

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee 5 is a single 147-page novel called "Childhood's End" by Sue Toner and Fran Ball. It was published in December 1986.

The cover is by Sue Toher, and it contains no interior illustration.

Summary from an publisher's ad in 1987: "...this story gives an alternative to the solving of James T, Kirk's problems with Star-fleet Command and, in certain respects, continues after Star Trek IV. When a Federation starship intercepts a distress call from a Romulan scout, little do they realise the intrigue, deception and double-cross that will face them. Once again, James Kirk finds himself involved in a conspiracy which, if he loses could bring down the Federation... and James Kirk doesn't like to lose."

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 5

I find it hard to write about "Childhood's End" due to the fact that it covers events about which I have my own very strong ideas, all at varience with those of Fran and Sue! This is not to say that it is not good. I believe it is good! However, I cannot really judge because I was thinking, all through, 'No! No! No!," a problem from most readers would not suffer! [3]

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee Kollected

Koon-ut-kal-if-fee Kollected was originally published in 1983, and reprinted around 1987. It contains 120 pages and has stories from issues #2, #3, and #4. All stories are by Fran Ball and Sue Toher.


  1. from Enterprise Originals #8
  2. from Enterprise Originals #8
  3. from the editor of Enterprise Originals #2