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Title: Krisis
Publisher: J.K.S. Enterprises
Author(s): Karen Humphries
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): 1986
Medium: print zine, fanfic
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Krisis is a slash Star Trek: TOS 71-page novel by Karen Humphries.

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J.K.S. Enterprises, a relatively new source of K/S material in the U.K., has just issued a new zine. KRISIS, written by Karen Humphries. This is an art lover's cultural limbo since there are no illustrations at all: a perfectly acceptable state of affairs for most British fans perhaps but not so for many American K/Sers used to some artwork of a very high standard. Still, the first thing I must admit is that I enjoyed it. The second is that there is no earthly reason why I should have. It is frustrating to read a zine which plods the same old path, depicting yet another first encounter between K&S, apparently saying nothing new about the two characters yet which still provides something between the lines that entertained you. Granted, there were a few basic assumptions made that were extremely irritating. One, that old bone of contention that submitting was somehow not manly — unacceptable unless performed with the one you love or intend to partner for life. "Spock, no! No one does this to me…." "Hush, Jim. The first time is not always one of pain," Spock soothed, inwardly pleased by the implication that this man was still a virgin." That brings me to point number two - virginity - all-important, ever-meaningful, eternally exploited virginity, Must we continue to transfer our biases into K/S, even when we are aware of than and out need to exorcise them? I tired of seeing Kirk portrayed as the male 'female' partner in relation to Spock - concerned about his virginity, his submission and, of course, his madonna versus whore image." "Would it make you feel more worthy if he'd actually have paid you for your services?" "What do you take me for? I'm not a whore!"" Still, the plot is straight-forward and proceeds at an even pace, moving forward with enough action to maintain interest. And the characters themselves have enough of the series K/S in them to make them credible. And...(cringe)... I did enjoy reading it. This has to be a perfect example of the K/S Mills and Boon syndrome! Anyone know a cure? [1]


  1. from Not Tonight, Spock! #14