Legacy (Star Trek: TOS slash and non-fiction anthology)
|Publisher:||Beyond Dreams Press|
|Fandom:||Star Trek, Kirk/Spock, Star Trek: The Original Series|
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Legacy was published in five volumes in 2007.
- Managing Editor: Jenna Sinclair
- Associate Managing Editor: Kathy Resch
- Associate Editor for Art—Liz Woledge
- Associate Editor for CD Database—Linda W.
- Associate Editor for Conventions—Robin Hood
- Associate Editors for Fiction—Jenna Sinclair and D’Anne
- Associate Editor for the Internet—Lyrastar
- Associate Editor for Interviews—Kathy Resch
- Associate Editor for Letterzines—Dorothy Laoang
- Associate Editor for Zines—Carolyn Spencer
AboutFrom a May 2007 description by one of the creators:
From the original zine flyer:We’ll be bringing out Legacy to premiere in July at Shore Leave, unless the sky falls on us to prevent that. Originally, I had announced it would come out in November 2006, but I had a fallback date of March 2007 in mind because I knew November was tremendously ambitious. My reach constantly exceeds my grasp. And of course March was too ambitious, too, for a number of reasons that include Real Life rearing its ugly head. I do most sincerely apologize for the delay not only to readers who might be wanting to read it but to the contributors who made every effort to meet my deadlines, which were way too ambitious. We’re going to have some tremendous fiction in the four volumes (probably four) of the zine, all of which will be published at once. Volumes one through four of Legacy. The stories range from just a few pages to one that could almost be published as a stand-alone novel, but most of them are substantial short stories. Lots of meat on these bones! And of course Legacy itself is intended to be a tribute to the long, thirty-year history of K/S, so it is going to be packed with interviews of some of the most interesting people! You’ll get to read the words of lots of people who were in K/S way back when, who can tell us what it was like. Included among those interviewed are Syn Ferguson, Leslie Fish, Carol Frisbie, Cynthia Drake, [Gayle F] and many more. Our non-fiction articles will range across the history of zines, of K/S art (with many small-sized examples provided by the diligent art team), of conventions, of letterzines (you will be fascinated to read the actual letters from letterzines where the controversy over K/S raged), and the internet. Each volume of Legacy will present a mix of fiction, non-fiction, and interviews, which gathered together should give you a great overview of our past, our present, and hopefully our future. If plans proceed as it looks like they will, we’ll also be including with each zine a CD with an updated database for all K/S zines and stories ever published, a true labor of love by Linda W. 
The Legacy project commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of K/S and traces our history with an emphasis on its earliest days. The editors tapped into the recollections of those who were truly there at the beginning of the whole slash movement.Read not only brand-new fiction and poetry, see not only new artwork, but also read lively non-fiction articles about the growth of K/S zines, the history of K/S art, the explosion of K/S onto the Internet, and, especially, read the fierce debate that erupted in the seventies over the whole concept of a media-based same-sex pairing. Flamewars online have nothing over the battle fought in the pages of the early letterzines and zine letter columns. 
Cover ArtA fan comments on the cover art:
While I was waiting for my copy of the Legacy zines to arrive, I speculated on the covers. What would they be like? Would they all be the same or would they be different? Imagine my delight to see they are both and neither! The background, reminiscent of a stained glass window, remains true on each volume, but the center of the “window” is a different image of Kirk and Spock, progressing through the years. The more I look at these (and I’ve looked a lot) the better I like them. There is nothing that stands the test of time in historic buildings better than stained glass, so I find this similarity very fitting. And I think it is perfect that we see them in their TOS years and beyond. These portraits are a tribute to the rich legacy Kirk and Spock have given us. Ms. Sky tells their story in a stylish and timeless fashion through her cover art. 
- art by Shelley Butler, "The Beginning" (frontispiece)
- Sacrifices, fiction by Kathy Resch (From Vulcan, to their home on Earth, and finally to the new Enterprise, Spock and Kirk must come to terms with the changes Spockʼs death and rebirth have wrought in their relationship.) (1)
- art by Liz, "Shared Future" (opposite page 17)
- The K/S Zine: The Time of the Beginning 1976-1985 by Carolyn Spencer (18)
- Dribbling Scribbling Women: The History of Our Art, part 1 by Liz Woledge (32)
- The Road to K/S: The Hurt/Comfort Zine Contact by Nancy Kippax (38)
- Thunder and Lightning, fiction by Dovya Blacque (McCoy thinks thereʼs “a storm aʼ brewinʼ,” when Kirk and Spockʼs interaction with each other becomes awkward, but then the ship is hit with a real cosmic storm.) (rewritten and reprinted in Thunder & Lightning) (41)
- A 2006 Interview with Diane Marchant (65)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines by K.S. Langley (69)
- art by Acidqueen, "United" (opposite page 105)
- The Sound and the Fury: The First Panel Discussion About K/S, transcript by K.S. Langley of Kirk and Spock: Do They or Don't They? (106)
- A 2007 Interview with Syn Ferguson (117)
- art by Deeb, "Bridge Game" (opposite page 119)
- Standing Down, fiction by Addison Reed (After an absense of several weeks, Spock suddenly reappears -— with a mission Kirk neither wants nor understands. ST6 timeline.) (122)
- A 2007 Interview with Natasha Solten (141)
- The Legacy of K/S on the Internet: The Source of the Mississippi by Lyrastar (144)
- The Legacy of K/S on the Internet: Online K/S Fiction by Lyrastar (147)
- The Legacy of K/S in Conventions: Convention Memories by Robin Hood (159)
- A 2007 Interview with Suzan Lovett (162)
- art by Ivy, "Making Plans" (opposite 167)
- Going Through the Motions, fiction by Anne Elliot (Kirk is hoping the command seminar he and Spock are ordered to attend will get the pressure off of them concerning the plans for their upcoming bonding ceremony.) (167)
- Sol, poem by Starshadow (164)
- Eridani 40, poem by Starshadow (165)
- Enterprise, poem by Starshadow (166)
interior art from issue #1, "The Beginning" by Shelley Butler -- “Young Kirk and Spock in bed together for the very first time, or so I imagine. Kirk looks properly stunned. Perhaps he’s contemplating the way all his dreams have come true, and how very much he loves his first officer. Spock’s looks like his eyes are closed. Has this really happened? Has he found his real home at last? As always, I’m amazed by the texture Shelley gets into her art: smooth sweep of Kirk’s chest, fluffy pillow, Spock’s hair. The faces are done to perfection." Another fan writes: "This is an interesting study...done in the impeccable realistic style we have come to expect from Ms. Butler. But it raises many questions. The pose is very fine, suggestive of post-intimacy. Kirk has his head on a bed pillow; Spock is leaning on his elbow, gazing down at him. What raises the questions are their expressions. Spock’s is somewhere between dreamy and studious. Kirk has lines around his eyes and that familiar crease in the center of his forehead that tell me he is deep in thought. Since Shelley calls this “the beginning,” it really begs to have a story along with it to tell me what both men are thinking. The likenesses are impeccable, their masculinity and strength shows in every line. This lady knows her Kirk and Spock! I just wish I knew what they were thinking…"
interior art from issue #1, "Forty Years of Love" by Liz -- "This is just an awesome black and white representation of Kirk and Spock through the years. Completely professional in appearance, it features them predominately in their STVI years with TMP and TOS portraits of them drifting away from the main picture. In each rendition, their faces are close together signifying their eternal togetherness. That should be enough to satisfy anyone, but it doesn’t stop there. The main faces are within a transparent sphere – like a glass bubble on which is engraved “40 Years of Love”. Too bad you don’t work for Paramount, Liz. The whole world should see this – TOS fans everywhere would be as enchanted by it as I am." Another fan writes: "Oh, this is nice! Three photos of Kirk and Spock from the early years, middle years and later during the movie years. What an amazing journey they have taken and we have traveled along with them every step of the way. Liz doesn’t usually use CGA or photos in her art, but this works really well. A perfect way to start this extraordinary project." 
interior art from issue #1, "United" by Acidqueen -- "Bold heavy lines. A pen and ink of Kirk and Spock on what I take to be the plains of the Sas’a’shar Desset before the mountain of Gol. The pose is classic. Kirk and Spock in intricately designed robes and toasting each other with arms entwined. Perhaps they are celebrating their bonding ceremony?" 
interior art from issue #1, "Bridge Game" by Deeb -- "What a treat! This picture illustrates that very famous scene that takes place between Kirk and Spock on the deserted bridge from Courts of Honor. You know the one. And so fitting since it appears in the middle of the interview with Syn Ferguson when she is discussing the writing and publication of that very seminal piece of K/S fiction. Thank you, Deeb. So well done and seething with emotion." 
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
See reactions and reviews for Going Through the Motions.
See reactions and reviews for Sacrifices.
See reactions and reviews for Thunder and Lightning.
See reactions and reviews for Standing Down.
[art]: The art in Legacy is just presented beautifully. All the art pieces are on heavy card stock—since I don’t know anything about art, hopefully that term is correct—and, boy, does it make a difference. I just want Jenna and D’Anne to know that the extra expense was very much worth it. Extraordinary art presented in an extraordinary manner for a once in a lifetime project.
"TIMELESS" by Virginia Sky, front cover: Although it’s just identified as “Cover” in the table of contents, some of the other covers bear the title “Timeless,” and that’s what this piece of CGA portrays. [Note from Jenna: Darn it! That was a slip-up in production that I caught in the second printing. Sigh.] Appropriately for volume 1, this cover shows our heroes early in the first five-year mission. So handsome, so young, so filled with the desire to explore space and at the very beginning of a friendship that will make them legends among the stars. Beautiful!
“SHARED FUTURE” by Liz—opp. Pg.17: A unique idea. I love that Liz is always willing to try something new. This is lovely. Kirk and Spock’s faces and between them, spanning the years are scenes that show how their friendship grew and developed into love. It’s all here: trust, danger faced, death and life resurrected. Big sigh from me when I saw this one for the first time.“MAKING PLANS” by Ivy Hill—opp.166: Another late night. Two men sitting across from each other doing what they do best: working out their ideas, making plans into reality, being better together than they could possibly be apart. I adore they way they are looking at each other. It’s all there between their glances. That’s what love looks like. 
“SHARED FUTURE” by Liz (opposite page 17): I am breathless with the complexity and significance of this eye-catching image! On the left is Spock in profile – on the right Kirk. They are separated by a misty miasma through which stars can barely be seen. Like the birth of the universe. Stretched along this interstellar cloud are faded images of their life together. WNM, Amok Time, Turnabout Intruder, “This simple feeling”, TWOK, TSFS and finally “Not in front of the Klingons.” You have to see this to believe the effect it has, the impact it carries. The most pivotal moments in their lives are so well represented and so well blended. This is hypnotic! 
What a truly incredible and wonderful undertaking this project is and I am absolutely in awe of the love and dedication that all the contributors have put into this project. Thank you so much. I decided to try to review each zine starting with Volume 1.
The artwork is fantastic in Legacy throughout. The front cover in volume one by Virginia Sky is titled Timeless and it is a wonderful perspective of Kirk and Spock in the early years, revealing their rapport as they encounter another puzzling phenomenon. Then 40 years of Love by Liz is a beautiful introduction showing the evolution of Kirk and Spock through the years And ahhh, what a nice beginning, artwork by Shelley Butler titled, “The Beginning”. A wonderful piece of artwork of the two of them together in bed. Such expression, I absolutely want to know what they are talking about. Shelley, where’s the story with this lovely drawing? I am in such awe...
[fiction comments on own page]
The next piece of artwork is Shared Future by Liz, another wonderful picture of Kirk and Spock looking at each other and stretching between them are images of the two of them together through the years. It is poignant and touching. The Legacy of K/S in Zines by Carolyn Spencer was fascinating and incredible in the amount of research that was done. Kudos to everyone involved in this incredible project. Next is the Legacy of K/S in Art by Liz. I was surprised at how interesting this article was, since I have no understanding of Artwork, I only know what I like. I was hooked from word one, Liz did a wonderful job. The research information was more interesting than I imagined. And how wonderful that Chris S, Southern Cross and Shelley Butler tied for 1st place but I would have to add Suzan Lovett to make it a 4 way tie. Ahhhh, I did enjoy The Road to K/S. The article was by Nancy Kippax about the road traveled to create the zine, Contact. I really appreciated the acknowledgement to Contact even though it was not a K/S zine, it was definitely a relationship zine. Lynn and I spent many wonderful times in the Volker inn with Beverly, enjoying many days with both Nancy and Bev. Has anyone ever been to Pretty Boy Dam in Maryland? Bev would take us to it and we always imagined the dam was named after Pretty Boy, Jim Kirk. Ahhh, the memories. Thank you Nancy for the wonderful story of the beginning of Contact...
[fiction comments on own page]
Even though I loved the artwork article a lot, I think I liked the interviews most of all. Do we have [Kathy Resch] to thank for the expert method of interviewing? The interview with Diane Marchant was great and I especially loved the information at the end about Diane’s story. The legacy of K/S in letterzines, was well written and interesting. So please know, when I say this section throughout was my least favorite is no reflection on the article or the amount of research required. I admire the time and commitment tremendously. One reason for my negativity is the arguments that went on in letterzines during those years and from a personal perspective, there was so much bitterness and anger from both camps K/S and K&S that I have trouble reading this due to my own memories influencing me as I read these articles. But it does make me appreciate K/S Press all the more, it is always a joy to read, with positive comments and criticism without the mean, hateful remarks that occurred with past letterzines. ‘United’ by Acidqueen is a very different piece of artwork, a drawing of Kirk and Spock as warriers. I would love to see the story that accompanies the drawing. It inspires me to consider several scenarios. The Sound and the Fury by K.S. Langley. What an incredible walk through history in 1977. I was quite impressed and really enjoyed reading the transcription of the panel discussion. Another incredible interview with SYN FERGUSON. I really enjoyed reading this. Courts of Honor is what finally convinced me to consider K/S is highly possible. And the writing! Oh the incredible writing! To hear Syn’s doubts when she is so very gifted was encouraging to those of us who attempt to write and know that we will never reach that level of writing. I truly enjoyed this interview and appreciate Syn’s honesty...
[fiction comments on own page]
And ANOTHER GREAT INTERVIEW with Natasha Solten! Absolutely one of my favorite authors. Charisma is such a wonderful story with wonderful moments of humor. I really enjoyed reading her comments. Next is at truly interesting discussion of the Legacy of K/S on the Internet. Contained within is Killa’s statements regarding Turning Point, another truly fantastic story. Then Lyrastar continues with online K/S Fiction which was very detailed and enlightening. I enjoyed this very much. Convention Memories by Robin Hood was such a trip down memory lane for me, remembering those first few conventions and the wonderful feeling of finding out that other people feel like me. An incredible feeling. Robin gave us a very nice report of K/S cons which I enjoyed. AN INTERVIEW WITH SUZAN LOVETT: Oh my gosh I have died and gone to heaven. First Syn, then Natasha and now Suzan! It was so fun reading her interview but I wanted more. Just as I want more of her artwork! Her cover of In the Shade is so loving, tender and sweet and she manages to convey all those feelings with Kirk and Spock fully clothed. I absolutely love her artwork. I am so glad Legacy included poetry in the zine. There are three by Starshadow that are sweet and moving. I am always awed by the ability to express so much emotion with just a few words. Oh I love this artwork! Making Plans by Ivy is just wonderful in its simplicity. Kirk and Spock talking over a drink in maybe the observation lounge? Ivy provides pieces of Star Trek that we would have loved to see and now we can thanks to wonderfully dedicated artists like Ivy. I feel like these are the missing scenes that were cut out of the episodes. Well, I can dream, can’t I?...
[fiction comments on own page]
This zine was a wonderful combination of fact, fiction and artwork. I sincerely thank each contributor and cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciated this attempt to outline K/S through the years. Thank you all!Now onto Volume II! 
Legacy 2 was published in July 2007 and contains 202 pages. The front cover by is by Virginia Sky. The interior art is by Ivy Hill, Acidqueen, Virginia Sky, and IM Mueller.
- art by Ivy Hill, "Somewhere in Time Joined" (frontispiece)
- People Like Us, fiction by Kathy Stanis (Kirk goes with Spock to Spockʼs home on Vulcan for R&R, hoping their time alone will push their relationship to its next level.) (1)
- Letterzines: The Sound and the Fury: Interstat 1977-1978, compiled by K.S. Langley (24)
- Convention Memories: Nancy Kippax: K/S Con (45)
- IDICon and 4-Play Con: An Interview with Kandy F. and Marnie S. (48)
- A 2007 Interview with Victoria Clark (52)
- Trial Run, fiction by Elise Madrid (Unless he can pass all their tests, Spock will be refused entry into Starfleet, so he accepts the help of a young Cadet Kirk after failing the swimming test.) (62)
- art by Acidqueen, "Joined" (opposite page 80)
- Letterzines: The Sound and the Fury: Interstat 1978-1989, compiled by K.S. Langley (95)
- A 2007 Interview with Cynthia Drake (118)
- A 2007 Interview with Darien Duck (120)
- The Legacy of K/S in Zines: 1986: It Was a Very Good Year by Jenna Sinclair (122)
- The Legacy of K/S in Zines: 1987: It's Snowing Zines by Jenna Sinclair (126)
- art by Virginia Sky, "In a Hurry" (opposite page 130)
- The Legacy of K/S in Zines:1988: Fetish and a Lot More by Jenna Sinclair (130)
- Twenty Thousand Leagues, fiction by Robin Hood (On the Dreenen water planet, Kirk and Spock agree to be temporarily turned into “merrmen” in order to better understand the inhabitants.) (135)
- art by IM Mueller, "Under the Sea" (opposite page 141)
- K/S on Computers: A Taste of Armageddon? by Lyrastar (143)
- Blurring the Lines: Online or in Print, It's Still K/S by Lyrastar (147)
- If They're Called Web Pages, Shouldn't They Be Collected Into Zines? by Lyrastar (152)
- art by Virginia Sky, "The Joy of Technology" (opposite page 156)
- A 2007 Interview with Dovya Blacque (157)
- At Peace in the Ocean of Your Soul, poem by Starshadow (161)
- In the Temple, fiction by Jesmihr (While waiting for Kirk to arrive for their joint shore leave Spock meets a Vulcan woman, unaware that she is someone from his past -— and is not Vulcan.) (162)
"Joined" by Acidqueen -- "JOINED by Acidqueen—opp. pg. 80. A lovely explicit pencil drawing of Kirk and Spock making love. I adore explicit art and wish there was more though I realize it’s harder to sell than the generic kind. This one is very nice. They are indeed, “joined,” with Kirk’s front nestled against Spock’s back, and they are sharing a kiss. The rumpled bedding, shading, contrast are all very fine, but I am a bit confused at the location of what I picture is Spock’s penis. It seems “off” somehow. Many pleasurable moments have been spent contemplating this." 
"In a Hurry" by Virginia Sky -- "IN A HURRY by Virginia Sky—opp. pg. 130. And now for something completely different.... Tuxedoes are open and flying everywhere. Kirk and Spock have obviously come straight from their bonding /wedding ceremony, and Spock is in a tearing hurry to get on to the next order of business! Done in a quirky, cartoon style, I can’t begin to imagine how this was accomplished. I do know I love it. Just adorable!" 
"Somewhere in Time" by Ivy -- "SOMEWHERE IN TIME by Ivy Hill—Frontispiece. A lovely cga of Kirk and Spock looking at each other. The Kirk photo is from “A Taste of Armageddon.” You know the shot—Kirk is looking at Spock with so much affection in his expression. The photos are set against larger misty photos of them both from the movie years. A perfect representation of a love that spans year after year." Another fan writes: "What a lovely title for wonderful artwork. A beautiful cga of the series Kirk and Spock looking at each other, Kirk quite amused by his Vulcan obviously. Shadowed behind them is an older Spock and Kirk from the movies." 
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
See reactions and reviews for People Like Us.
See reactions and reviews for Trial Run.
See reactions and reviews for Twenty Thousand Leagues.
[art]: TIMELESS by Virginia Sky—Front Cover. This is a photo of our heroes from “A Taste of Armageddon” but done in Virginia’s patented tinted style. Kirk is to the foreground; the natural leader, Spock at his shoulder offering his unwavering support. I love how they look in that episode. So handsome! Sigh. Where was I? Oh, yes, the cover of Legacy 2. It’s presented on a background that is reminiscent of a stained glass window. Not to be irreverent, but the world could do worse—and has—than to follow the precepts of love, acceptance of diversity, and IDIC that Star Trek and K/S avows. Thanks, Virginia. I love it.
UNDER THE SEA by Marianne Müeller—opp. pg. 141. I’m not sure whether the illo or the story came first, but this is a very intriguing view of Kirk and Spock as mermen. I think this is done in pencil. I love the long hair at the top center, although I know that others disagree. Here it adds to the picture, giving a counterpoint to the graceful swirls of their tails at the lower right. There’s a fluidity to their bodies that is exactly right in a watery environment. Nice work!THE JOY OF TECHNOLOGY by Virginia Sky. This cga cries out for a story to go with it. Why would Spock be showing a bare-chested Kirk complete with a towel around his neck on his science bridge monitor? Spock is turned away from the image toward the center of the bridge. What is he proving to his crewmates? To Kirk? Various possibilities come to mind, but I’d love to hear what the artist was thinking of when she produced it. How about a story, Virginia? 
Legacy 3 was published in July 2007 and contains 203 pages. The cover is by Virginia Sky. Interior art by Liz, Linda W., Myra, Ivy Hill.
- It's Academic, fiction by Deeb (A/U: Cadet Kirk is intrigued by his astrophysics tutor, who, though half Vulcan, has been raised on Earth.) (1)
- art by Liz, "Hidden Natures" (frontispiece)
- Dribbling Scribbling Women: The History of Our Art, part 2 --"Artists Talk Back" by by Liz (22)
- A 2007 Interview with Anonymous (43)
- Jesmihr: The Journey of One Author to K/S by Jesmihr (48)
- K/S Around the World (Wide Web) by Lyrastar
- Out of the Closet and on to Wikipedia by Lyrastar
- A 2007 Interview with Kathy Resch (60)
- In Sickness and In Health, fiction by Khiori (Spock is being sourly tried by his bondmateʼs behavior as he nurses Kirk back to health after a life-threatening injury.) (66)
- Letterzines: Not Tonight Spock! Issues 1 to 6 by K.S. Langley (71)
- art by Linda Wan, "Kirk's Confession" (opposite page 95)
- A 2007 Interview with Gayle F (96)
- A 2007 Interview with Noel Silva (99)
- Zines: 1989: I’m Always in the Mood by Jenna Sinclair (102)
- Zines: 1990: Years Since Alternative and Still Going Strong by Jenna Sinclair (105)
- art by Myra "Birthday" (after page 108)
- Conventions Memories: Cons I Have Known and Loved by Shelley Butler (109)
- Convention Memories: Shore Leave by Linda B. (113)
- A 2007 Interview with Marnie S. (115)
- An Eye for an Eye, fiction by Debbie Cummins (What should have been two days of quiet time with each other turns into a nightmare when an enemy from Kirkʼs past uses Kirk and Spockʼs appearance on the planet to wreak his vengeance.) (117)
- art by Ivy Hill, "Anguish" (opposite page 166)
inside art from issue #3, "Hidden Natures" by Liz -- "The artwork for this story is by Liz called Hidden Natures. A wonderful photo-mannipulation that is just incredible. How do you do this? There is a back ground picture of Kirk‘s eyes and Spock‘s eyes overshadowing with smaller views of Kirk and Spock through different episodes. Within the picture is an eagle and unicorn. Lovely visuals. 
inside art from issue #3, "The Birthday Celebration" by Myra -- "There is amusing art by Myra called 'A Birthday Celebration' of posable dolls. Kirk is trying on several sexy outfits only to find that Spock prefers him in his uniform. Cute...cute…cute. 
inside art from issue #3, "Kirk's Confession" by Linda Wan -- "Kirk‘s Confession by Linda Wan is a lovely drawing of a side view of Spock looking at Kirk (with really pretty hair), his expression is tortured and strong at the same time. Support, love and trust is conveyed with the expressions of this art. Again, how do artists do this??? 
inside art from issue #3, "Anguish" by Ivy Hill -- "Anguish: An unusual presentation of Kirk looking down, appearing . . . the only word for it is ‘anguished’. It is the perfect artwork for Kirk in this wonderful story, ‘An Eye for an Eye’ by Debbie Cummins. 
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3
See reactions and reviews for An Eye for an Eye.
See reactions and reviews for It's Academic.
See reactions and reviews for In Sickness and in Health.
[zine]: [See this fan's comments for It's Academic]
[See this fan's comments on Dribbling Scribbling Women: The History of Our Art]
Next, there is an intriguing interview with an anonymous author for K/S providing another different view of the development of K/S. I am still considering one statement she made; 'WS played Kirk more like Alexander than Hornblower. Shatner didn‘t play Kirk as Hornblower until movie two.' Intriguing thought but I haven‘t quite figured that out. The article about Jesmihr: the Journey of One Author in K/S by Lyrastar is charming and I certainly identified with many of her statements of the incredible world of feedback on the internet. And the articles about K/S Around the World and Out of the Closet on the Internet by Lyrastar was informative and fun to read and I‘m so glad these were provided. Then we have interviews with [Kathy Resch], Noel Silva, Marnie S and another one with Gayle F which again was wonderful to see their viewpoints and graciousness after providing us with so much wonderful K/S work over the years.
[See this fan's comments for In Sickness and in Health]
We are treated to more comments from the letterzine: Not Tonight Spock 1-6: I love reading the comments from so many of the authors that I have read over the years…. And then Jenna writes a short article about zines that were published in 1989, she does this in the voice of fan Shawna going through her closet and reorganizing her zines. Shawna‘s problem is she can‘t get the closet reorganized because she keeps having to stop to read stories. Certainly not a problem that any of us ever experience! Then Jenna does an incredibly detailed report of the zines in 1990. It is absolutely delicious to read...
Convention Memories by Shelley Butler: She reveals her first few visits with Robin and talks about standing in front of her zine closet looking at all of them with awe and wonder. It may sound funny to the newer fans, Shelley, but I surely know what you are talking about, I had a friend (Rhea Brainard) I met about 150 miles from me and she had a wonderful room—filled to overflowing with zines. It was heaven!!! And you are so right about attending conventions in Baltimore and then having to make up stuff about what I did (went to the Smithsonian - not) for my friends at home who did not understand or know about K/S or ST. Linda Wan also did a writeup about conventions and both her and Shelley, did a good job of capturing the moments that make these cons special and that‘s not an easy thing to do.
[See this fans's comments on An Eye for an Eye]As with the first two Legacys, this zine is a joy to read and I am impressed and awed anew at the talent that we have in the K/S world and with the time and effort that was spent to share the wonderful history with all of us fans. Every K/S fan will enjoy all five zines of Legacy. 
Legacy 4 was published in July 2007 and contains 200 pages. The cover is by Virginia Sky. Interior art by Ivy Hill, Linda W., Myra, Liz.
- On the Edge, fiction by Patricia Roe (Kirk is unsure if the passion he and Spock shared while in the Organian prison was love or only lust, so hesitates to continue the relationship.) (1)
- art by Ivy Hill, "Ring of Fire" (opposite page 3)
- Zines: 1991–1995: Publisher by Publisher by Jenna Sinclair (33)
- A 2007 Interview with Fiona James (50)
- Letterzines: Not Tonight Spock! Issues 7–10 by K.S. Langley (57)
- T'hy'la, fiction by Diegina (Kirk is extremely upset after receiving a book that posits a sexual relationship between him and Spock.) (71)
- art by Ivy Hill, "In the Rain" (opposite page 92)
- A 2007 Interview with Nancy Kippax (94)
- Slashcity: Hosting K/S Online by Lyrastar (99)
- Who Pays the Piper? by Lyrastar (101)
- The Internet: K/S Web Sites, a list compiled by Lyrastar (102)
- art by Linda Wan, "A Winter Holiday" (opposite page 105)
- Are You Out of Your Mind? Putting on a K/S Convention by Dovya Blacque, Liz W., Rosemary W., and Jenna Sinclair (105)
- Letterzines: Not Tonight Spock! Issues 11-13 by K.S. Langley (114)
- art by Myra, "Role Playing" (after page 124)
- A 2007 Interview with Carol F. (125)
- Storm, fiction by Anna S. Greener (While on shore leave, Kirk is attacked and injected with a biological agent known as a Shaper, a virus programmed to infiltrate the hostʼs DNA.) (128)
- art by Liz "Mooning" (opposite 191)
inside art from issue #4, "Mooning" by Liz -- "An intriguiging cga that isn‘t what the title would lead you to suspect. Kirk is in semi-profile against a moon, the whole set against an amorphous, hazy version of Spock‘s face. Fits Kirk‘s thoughts exactly at this point in Anna S. Greener‘s story 'Storm.' 
inside art from issue #4, "A Winter Holiday" by Linda Wan -- " Perhaps Jim Kirk has finally lured Spock back to Iowa to share one of those cold Christmas holidays he remembers so fondly. They are both outside, Spock seated with Jim on his lap. Spock looks to be pretty well bundled up against the cold...all but those elegant ears. The textures of the heavy clothing, leather (synth- leather, I should say), snow and bare branches are all done very well. I can feel the cold as well as the loving heat from his bondmate that keeps Spock warm. 
inside art from issue #4, "Ring of Fire" by Ivy -- "Ring of Fire: Kirk and Spock from Errand of Mercy, very effective black and white. Kirk is looking back at Spock and you only have a side view of Kirk’s face, Spock is behind Kirk looking at him, close enough to kiss. The perfect accompaniment to the story, On the Edge by Patricia Roe about their time on Organia."  Another fan writes: "Kirk and Spock embracing in the rain. Not a storm, I think, but a soft gentle rain. It is illustrating ―T‘hy‘la‖ by Diegina and takes place during a vacation spent in a forest cabin on Earth. Both are dressed in casual clothing. Kirk‘s face is hidden against Spock‘s. The rain lends an intimacy enhanced by placing the whole picture inside a border. A close-in look at a moment captured in time. Very nice. 
inside art from issue #4, "In the Rain" by Ivy -- "Another beautiful CGA black and white, gentle, protective Spock holding Kirk in the rain. As always, rain adds another dimension of gentleness, love and sensuousness. I just don’t know how she does it— course, I don’t know how she does any of this."  Another fan writes: "A lovely cga from Errand of Mercy showing Kirk and Spock in Organian costumes from the waist up. Kirk is turned to look over his shoulder at Spock. The background has been blanked out. The whole illo is rendered in muted gray tones. Kirk is cast in light, Spock in shadow. I have seen this picture done in soft sepia hues, and I will admit to liking that version better, but the whole composition is very lovely and conveys a wealth of emotion. They are so together, communicating easily without the need for words. Perfect, Ivy. Thank you.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 4
See reactions and reviews for Storm.
See reactions and reviews for T'hy'la.
See reactions and reviews for On the Edge.
Legacy 5 was published in July 2007 and contains 202 pages. The cover is by Virginia Sky. Interior art by Ivy Hill, Liz, Deeb.
- art by Ivy Hill, "Whispers of Love" (frontispiece)
- Caught in the Web, fiction by Deanna Gray (The Enterprise is ordered to return to the area where the Defiant was lost and where the scientific team sent there is not being held hostage by the Tholians.) (1)
- art by Liz, "Puzzle" (opposite page 2)
- Zines: Now and Forever: 1996 to 2005 by Carolyn Spencer (32)
- Art: Dribbling Scribbling Women: Editors Talk Back by Liz (37)
- A 2007 Interview with Valerie Piacentini (48)
- In the After Silence by Isabol (Kirk seems unable to decide whether he wishes Spock at his side or to let his pride interfere once his body is restored to him from Janice Lester.) (57)
- art by Ivy Hill, "The Cost of Command" (opposite page 59)
- art by Ivy Hill, "After Genesis" (opposite page 91)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines: British Letterzines: STAG, IDIC, and Communicator by Dorothy Laoang (96)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines: Treklink: 1986-1987 by Dorothy Laoang (101)
- art by Liz, "I Love You" (opposite page 102)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines: On the Double by Dorothy Laoang (104)
- A 2007 Interview with Caren Parnes (110)
- A 2007 Interview with Georgia Barnes (114)
- Penalties and Rewards, fiction by A.T. Bush (Having had a male lover in the past, Spock is more than willing when Kirk tells him of his love.) (115)
- A 2007 Interview with Robin Hood (150)
- A 2007 Interview with Leslie Fish (153)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines: The LOC Connection: 1989 to 1993 by Dorothy Laoang (157)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines: Come Together: 1994-1996 by Starshadow (163)
- The Legacy of K/S in Letterzines: The K/S Press: 1996 to the Present by Dorothy Laoang (166)
- The Internet: K/S and Internet Connections by Lyrastar (171)
- The Internet: Online K/S Awards by Lyrastar (173)
- And Cold Besides, poem by S.R. Benjamin (188)
- Saying Goodbye, fiction by Carolyn Spencer (After Spockʼs death during their battle with Kahn [sic], Kirk uses the Guardian to attempt to change the past, only to find that some things are meant to be.) (189)
inside art from issue #5, "Puzzle" by Liz -- "This is such an intriguing piece! And speaking of pieces, it depicts in jigsaw pieces a portrait of Spock: pensive, thoughtful, and perhaps concerned. Some of the pieces have fallen away, and if we look closely, we see they are comprised of images not just of Spock, but Kirk as well. Some show them together in pivotal scenes from TOS, and there is a smiling, bewitching Kirk that is perhaps at the center of all things for this troubled Vulcan. The symbolism here is brilliant – I want to take Spock by the shoulders, make him look at me and when he does, assure him all the pieces will fall into place one day and Kirk will be his. Without words, this talented artist has managed to capture the awful turmoil that a dynamic human has caused his quiet and sensitive first officer. Amazing." Another fan writes: "I love how Liz is always willing to step outside the box and try something new. This is an actual puzzle of Spock‘s face. Some of the pieces very tellingly reveal pictures of Kirk. Yes, indeed, the captain is a big part of the puzzle that goes to make up this complex man. So different, this cga just captured my attention, and provided many interesting and enjoyable contemplative moments. 
inside art from issue #5, "Whispers of Love" by Ivy Hill -- "Oh my, what a wonderful, sweet but powerful piece of artwork. I want to say this is my favorite piece of artwork ever except I can’t simply because of her artwork in Beyond Dreams called Love Knot. Despite the fact that I am one of those unenlightened fans who does not like explicit artwork, Love Knot is simply the most powerful piece that I have ever seen, I look at it and feel my chest tighten up with the love that you can see in Kirk’s face and Spock’s embrace. Hmmm, where was I? I was supposed to be talking about Whispers of Love which would be my favorite piece of artwork if it wasn’t for the image of Love Knot in my mind. In Whispers of Love, I can imagine several story ideas with this artwork. Done in light tones, almost angelic appearing, Spock in a white robe and Kirk in a white sweater, they are holding each other with gentleness and I think Kirk’s eyes are closed. Tremendously touching and sweet, and I cannot do it justice with my inadequate comments." Another fan writes: "Wow! I dare you not to suck in your breath when seeing this one for the first time. Kirk and Spock all in white embracing each other. I‘d really like to know what was in Ivy‘s mind while she was creating this. My first impression is that the guys are finally together, young and beautiful again, after having been separated by Spock‘s death. Is this heaven? A dream? Whatever she was thinking of, this is a cga that invites the imagination to come out and play. It is gorgeous and emotionally very moving. Brava, Ivy!" 
inside art from issue #5, "I Love You" by Deeb -- "I adore this illo. This also was printed with my story and illustrates a pivotal scene. Deeb has always known how to press my buttons with her K/S art, and she definitely does it again here. Most unusual in that it is lighted from beneath their faces looking up. I love the intensity of Kirk‘s hand grasping Spock‘s uniform, the passion I can read in his face. Yes, Deeb! That‘s what I had in mind!" 
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 5
See reactions and reviews for Caught in the Web.
See reactions and reviews for In the After Silence.
See reactions and reviews for Penalties and Rewards.
See reactions and reviews for Saying Goodbye.
[art]: The Cost of Command: I love this montage of images in black and white of Kirk and Spock together and then Kirk holding Spock. It matches the mood in this story well and gives me the springboard for other stories as well. After Genesis: A time period that we do not see much artwork with Kirk looking grimly down at Spock from the Genesis planet. Again, it is the perfect accompaniment to Carolyn Spencer’s wonderful story, Saying Good-Bye. 
[art]: THE COST OF COMMAND by Ivy Hill—opp. 59: Another fascinating look at our heroes. Two small gray tone cgas of Kirk and Spock. They are not touching but by the depth of communication that passes between them, they might as well be embracing each other. Between and below these is a lovely cga where they are in each other‘s arms. Kirk‘s eyes are closed, and we just see Spock‘s back, but Kirk looks so relieved. Perhaps they have narrowly escaped death one more time, and finally, finally Kirk will speak the truth that is in his heart. AFTER GENESIS by Ivy Hill—opp. pg. 191: Another gorgeous cga by Ivy. This one was printed with my story ―Saying Good-bye -- and portrays exactly the emotions I was trying so hard to show. Kirk looks so devastated. I love the intimacy of the warm brown background, and the fact that the images are enclosed in an oval serves to draw them together. 
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