Lovely – A Little Problem

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Title: Lovely – A Little Problem
Publisher: ScoTpress, reprinted by Peg Kennedy & Bill Hupe
Editor: Sheila Clark, Valerie Piacentini
Author(s): Brenda Kelsey
Cover Artist(s):
Illustrator(s): no interior illos
Date(s): April 1991
Medium: print zine, fanfic
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
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Lovely – A Little Problem is a gen Star Trek: TOS novel by Brenda Kelsey. It was published April 1991 and has 100 pages.


"The Enterprise, ostensibly taking diplomats to their next assignment, is put in quarantine after the tribble affair and has problems caused by one of the diplomatic group." [1]

Reactions and Reviews

This is one of the most enjoyable zines I have read for a long time. The story follows on from The Trouble With Tribbles and examines the result of Scotty's decision to give the tribbles to the Klingons, a decision which backfires on the Enterprise. What follows is a Spock/Kirk/McCoy relationship story mixed with a liberal dose of 'It's a Knockout', and I am going to give no more plot away. If I have not already whetted your appetite, I will say that the zine is touching and funny by turns, characterisation is enjoyable, I did not guess what was going to happen, and I read the story at one sitting, ie. I started it just before midnight after a late film, and carried on reading to the end. This is one for the collection. (P.S. Brenda - what about a sequel????)

I have enjoyed an of Brenda Kelsey's work that I have read. I like the way she portrays the Kirk/Spock/McCoy relationship and her interpretation of the character of Spock. Her story ideas are interesting and she has the ability to keep the reader guessing...

I will be watching for more of Brenda's work. [2]
Fine romp. With Enterprise in quarantine after the tribble trouble, Spock becomes gamesmaster while one of the diplomatic group makes trouble. A delightful read. [3]


  1. ^ from an eBay seller in 2012
  2. ^ from IDIC #18
  3. ^ Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version