|Publisher:||Walking Carpet Press|
|Editor(s):||Mary Ann Drach, Kathleen Lynch & Lizette R. Leveille, Jan Lee and Ruth Hazelton|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS and multimedia|
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Maine(ly) Trek is a gen multifandom anthology with an emphasis on Star Trek: TOS.
Maine(ly) Trek 1 was published in 1979 and contains 110 pages.
- Editorial (2)
- Map (where we come from) (5)
- Incident by Lizette R. Leveille, art by Gennie Summers--An injured woman is saved by Darth Vader. (6)
- Dream of a Vulcan Healer, poem by Martha Hodgkins Rafter (11)
- Royal Flush by Mary Ann Drach--The results of a poker game threaten the delicate friendship of Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock. (12)
- Awaiting the Return of Count Dracula, The Count, poem by Amy Manring (reprinted in Dracula) (17)
- Star Light, Star Bright, poem by Gina Goff (18)
- The Raid on Kuloth by Dave Whiteneck--Original fantasy. (20)
- art (24)
- Who Are You? by Martha Hilton--Star Wars/Snoopy cartoon. (25)
- Meeting in Time by Linda K. Roper--Two twentieth-century people are accidentally dropped on the Enterprise and spend some time with the crew. (26)
- Vulcan Minds, poem by Amy Manring (42)
- Epilogue by Ginna Lacroix--Tag to "City on the Edge of Forever" (also in Trek Encore #1) (43)
- Embryo, poem by C.W. Wolford (44)
- Challenge to writers (46)
- Enterprise Wordsearch, puzzle by Gail Pease (47)
- Maureen by Jan Lee--Letter from a Starfleet commander recounting how she temporarily filled in for Spock on the Enterprise. (48)
- Death of the Sun God, Science Fiction Sonnet, poem by Amy Manring (53)
- Double or Nothing, quiz by Sheila Griffin (54)
- The Postulant by Martha Hilton--Darth Vader endures a harsh ordeal to become one of the Sith Lords. (56)
- One, the Changing of a Definition, poem by Ginna Lacroix (60) (also in Trek Encore #1)
- cartoon by Gail Pease (61)
- Safety Valve by Sandy Hall (62)
- Beyond the Eastern Gate by Mary Ann Drach, art by Sue Klasky--Follow-up to "The Paradise Syndrome." The needs of Miramanee's tribe must be addressed before the Enterprise can leave, and McCoy must help Kirk and Spock resolve their own conflicts. (63)
- Farewell note: If the Wookie (sic) Ran Away by Amy Manring (110)
- Daffynitions by Sheila Griffin (110)
- art by Daniel Barnett, Steve K. Dixon, Mary Ann Drach, Sue Klasky, Michael Leveille, E. Ernest Lynch III, Amy Manring (inside front cover), Patricia Long (inside back cover), Ronald Megrossi, Gail Pease, Barabar M. Stultz (back cover) and Gennie Summers.
inside art from issue #1, Gennie Summers
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
[zine]: Most is good to excellent... The cover art is apropos to the name... and all art, cover front and back, inside and out is excellently reproduced... The typos are rare... An excellent first try for our Mainefen! One can only hope that MT #2 will be as good. 
Maine(ly) Trek 2 was published in 1980 and contains 159 pages. Cover by Terry Lynch; back cover by Bob Eggleton. Other art by Barbara Gordon, Penny Hoagland, Amy l. Manring, Gail Pease, Sue Klasky, Terry Lynch, Barbara Stultz, Steve K. Dixon, Gloria-Ann Rovelstand (inside front cover), Joe Park (inside back cover), Mark Barnard, Jeannie Ecklund.
- Take My Alien, Please by Barry B. Longyear (SF) (p. 1-9)
- Whatafix by Jan Lee & Lizette Leveille (Star Trek: TOS/Asterix and Obelix) (p. 10-26)
- The Paintbox, poem by Sheila M. Griffin (27)
- Lord and Child by Martha Hilton (Star Wars) (p. 28-31)
- Wookiee Portfolio by Amy Manring (Star Wars) (32)
- The Answer by Ginna LaCroix (Star Trek: TOS) (p. 36-46) (also in Trek Encore #2)
- Misery Loves Company by Freda Rayborn (Star Trek: TOS) (p. 47)
- No, Mr. Spock by Gail Pease (48)
- A Ball of Yellow Light by Martha Hodgkins Rafter (49)
- Nighthound by Dave Whiteneck (Original Fiction) (p. 50-55)
- Old Doctors Never Die, Nor Do They Fade Away, poem by Merlin Thomas (56)
- Soliloquy on a Beautiful Lady by Merlin Thomas (57)
- Aliens Portfolio (drawings) (58)
- This Stranger My Friend by Anonymous (Star Wars) (p. 66-67)
- Work Bee Wordsearch by Ruth Hazelton (68)
- Creative Response, Last Thoughts by Cathi Brown (69)
- Marriage of Necessity by Colette Mak (Star Trek: TOS) (p. 73-95)
- Daffynitions by Sheila N. Griffin (95)
- Cartoon Portfolio by Mark Barnard (96)
- Chasing the Shadows by Kathleen Shelley Lynch (Star Trek: TOS) (p. 103-114)
- It Is a Thirst by Donna M. Toutant (115)
- Medical Mind by Mary Ann Drach (McCoy and Spock work together, each in his own way, to help the citizens of the Benecia Colony deal with a devastating earthquake.) (Star Trek: TOS) (p. 118-156) (reprinted in Nome #11)
- Synonymous by Amy L. Manring (156)
- Reviews by Dixie G. Owen (One of them was a negative review for The Captain's Woman #1, which the editor of that reviewed zine responded to in her own zine. See that page) (157)
- Puzzle by Susan Burr (159)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
See reactions and reviews for Medical Mind.
[zine]: One the whole, it is an attractive zine, with a fair amount of poetry, cartoons (several excellent) and stories. The quality of the art is uneven, and some of it should have been reduced to improve the appearance of the pages, however, they display some interesting and sophisticated techniques with layout. 'Take My Alien, Please' is an SF tale by pro Barry Longyear. It is amusing and fairly well crafted, as you would expect. Good as it happened to be, one wonders why it is in a trek zine. 'Whatafix' will please Asterix fans, but it's definintely for one familiar with the genre. 'Lord and Child' is three pages on Darth Vader finding and adopting a boy. A vignette rather than a story, but the illo by Hoagland is nice. 'Nighthound' is adequate sword and sorcery. As part of a continued story, it doesn't entirely stand on its own because we don't get a chance to know the character in only six pages... There are four major trek stories. 'The Answer' is built around the happenings before and after 'The Empath' and 'Whom Gods Destroy' and shows the building of Kirk and Spock's friendship. 'Marriage of Necessity,' not kinky as might be assumed from the title, is also a story of the Kirk and Spock relationship. The plot is very much like an aired episode, with a sociological problem to be solved and humoid aliens. Spock shows initiative solving the problem, and the interplay between the two characters is good. Probably the most fascinating and frustrating offering is 'Chasing the Shadows.' Twin sisters, Consuelo and Thereesa, are attending a UFP conference on food production. Consuelo disappears for the entire conference and despite Theresa's (and the author's) assurance that Consuelo does this sort of thing often, one wonders as 16 days go by, and Theresa worries but does not contact the authorities. Consuelo has had married a Vulcan. He dies. Consuelo dies. Theresa is faced with decision involving efforts to save the twin fetuses Consuelo is carrying, and that's where they leave us -- To Be Continued. The problem is, a 12 pages story should not be left hanging. A story is usually To Be Continued because it is too long for one issue. Presenting this story a snippet at a time is doing an injustice to what looks like might be a pretty good tale. 'The Medical Mind' has Spock thrust into the role of surgeon as an earthquake leaves the fairly primitive Benecia colony short of medical personnel. Interactions during a crisis give us a good look at both Spock and McCoy. It is the longest, and probably the stongest, story in the zine. At $8.00, the price is a little high for this zine. More economical use could have been made of the space in spots. However, if you have the extra bucks this month, pick this one up. 
- Take My Alien, Please / Entertaining little sci-fi bit. SciFi editor gets himself turned into an alien for promotional purposes. Now amnesiac, he's a great editor - can flow over the pages all at the same time and taste whether they're any good.
- Whatafix / Enterprise passes through a rare thought field landing the landing party in the camp of Asterix, Obelix et al. A hoot.
- Lord and Child / Vader unbends to adopt a starving child. The rat was a nice touch.
- Wookie Portfolio / Amy Manring
- The Answer / Against a background of the episodes Tholian Web, The Empath and Whom Gods Destroy, Spock struggles with the realization that he loves Kirk as a brother. Good characterizations. Interesting twist is dealing with Kirk's physical repercussions from Empath - he suffers cramps that eventually cause him to collapse, and requires decompression. On the other hand, McCoy's troubles on the planet are dismissed with an offhand, he was all better now.
- Misery Loves Company / commiserating letter from Chapel to Leila.
- Nighthound / gothic stuff.
- Aliens Portfolio (drawings)
- This Stranger My Friend / Solo/Skywalker vignette.
- Marriage of Necessity / Kirk & Spock getting acquainted, Piper-era, during a mission to resolve low topaline mining production. They argue over the Federation influence on the planet & culture; Kirk learns not to put a damper on his remarkable Vulcan. The miners, it turns out, were eating the topaline as a drug, making themselves in fertile in the process.
- Cartoon Portfolio / Mark Barnard
- Chasing the Shadows / No Trek characters. One of a pair of twins marries a Vulcan, who dies, leaving her pregnant with twins she insists on carrying though it kills her.
- The Medical Mind / Spock and McCoy thrown into a crisis after an earthquake hits a colony's medical facility. Spock has to take on medical duties he prefers to avoid because of the drain of contact, from triage to surgery to delivering Amanda Grayson Willis during an aftershock. Unusual treatment of Spock as in fact *not* having these emotions, and wondering about them. Excellent characterization all around, good Spock/McCoy interactions, McCoy ranting at Spock to his face and defending him fiercely against criticism from the rest of the staff.
- The Paint Box
- A Ball of Yellow Light / cute little ditty about an alien taking up internal residence
- Old Doctors Never Die, Nor Do They Fade Away / McCoy's response to being called up for ST:TMP 
[zine]: ... excellent xerox; 70% Trek, 30% SW and general sf, they say in their ad listings. G rated, well bound in good heavy covers, nice artwork in and out.For those keeping count, this issue contains two general sf stories (one by Hugo award winner Barry Longyear), two short SW ones, lots of funny cartoons in all universes, and some good to very good Trekfic. The piece de resistance of the whole zine, for my money, is the editor's "The Medical Mind," a 38 page study of Spock and McCoy's interactions as they cope with a planetwide disaster on Benecia — with the Enterprise not due to return for 26 hours. With only the planet's comparatively primitive medical resources to work with, they learn a great deal about themselves and each other as they cope with injuries, childbirth, and sudden death. Because of his scientific background, Spock is drafted first in doing triage, then actual surgery as the medical situation grows desperate. All in all the author handles both Vulcan and human reactions and interactions with great skill and understanding. Easily worth the cost of the zine alone. "Whatafix" by Jan Lee and former co-editor Lizette Leville, presents a hilarious meeting of out Trio from the E and the characters of the French Asterix cartoon strip, passing through a "thought field" to achieve this remarkable incident — while innocently trying to deliver medicines to the Paris of their own time. Ever-dependable Gina LaCroix is represented by "The Answer", a lovely story melding incidents from several episodes to show the progress of Kirk's and Spock's friendship to the brotherly love the Vulcan acknowledged in "Whom Gods Destroy." An interesting Alien Portfolio by five different artists is included, with requests for interpretations by readers. Collette Mak's smoothly written "Marriage of Necessity" rounds out the Trekfic, with a look at the beginning of the Kirk-Spock working relationship. A beautiful issue, and well worth its cost if the Trek reader can overlook the minimal SW and gen sf pollution. 
Maine(ly) Trek 3 was published in 1981 and contains 138 pages. Cover by Penny Hoagland; back cover by Bob Eggleton.From the editorial:
Should zines restrict themselves to one universe, entirely Trek, or entirely Star Wars or other media spinoffs? Our title gives away our policy - it's not just a location pun. We intend in each issue to publish the best material we have: the best Trek, some of the best by new people, and the best-written/drawn by Mainers. Beyond that, we look for quality SF wherever we can find it. How well we succeeded is for MT's readers to judge. Juggling these four objectives produces our mixture - and we think that most subscribers will sympathize with at least some of our goals. As for the Maine-mindedness, we're going to be self-indulgent. We are after three years the only game around in this distant arm of the northeast, so local considerations still have weight for us. Publishing Trek may cause some local people to look at us sideways, but it also recruits new SF party-people; we'll drive a lo-o-ong way for a party in Maine or the Atlantic provinces. Frankly, we find that low population density simply makes us more tolerant of minor differences and more grateful for the essential similarity of all SF fans: from ten-year-old phaser-toters to a seventy-year-old retired priest, we are all willing to consider different ways. Too few fans live in our neighborhood to split up into special interest groups.
MT3 is both physically and stylistically an evolution from what has gone before. Physically, we experimented with reduction. One editor gasped at the flyer's type, and the other told her to get her glasses changed. As usual, we compromised. This issue was typed by Mary Ann... with 12-point, 12-pitch Letter Gothic, reduced. It may appear shorter, but in actual word-count it's longer than MT2. Furthermore. we succeeded in beating the price-break for the post-awful. Let us know your reaction. please. balancing readability with savings in printing and postage. Stylistically there is less artwork with fewer full-page illos. That, too, has reduced page count and weight. As for content, we won't be so likely to hand MT3 to visiting children, although we doubt that any reader will hide this issue from the babysitter. We thought briefly about requiring an age statement, but then decided an advisory note would be sufficient. There's sex, there's violence. but we've after all been referring to this as our 'mother and child' issue.
- Editorial by Bonnie Reitz (i)
- Homeward Bound by Nancy Kippax, art by Ann Crouch (Homeward bound after two weeks of duty an Deneb Six, McCoy's craft is attacked by an Orion pirate. It crashes, killing the young pilot and leaving McCoy to deal with the pirate. Is he killer or healer?) (1) (Star Trek: TOS)
- In the Spring, poem by Rhea Brainerd, art by Mary Ann Drach (10)
- Two Missing Scenes by Rosemarie Eierman, art by Steve K. Dixon (11)
- Two Lyrics by Terri Rogers, art by Vel Jaeger (14)
- To Seek Fulfullment by Crystal Ann Taylor, art by Sue Klasky (16)
- Sands of an Endless Shore by Eileen Roy, art by Beverly Zuk--Kraith AU story, sequel to "Kirk's Challenge" in Interphase. As adopted grandfather, Sarek must decide whether Kirk's children should attend a traditional Vulcan school or a less harsh Federation one. (17)
- That Vulcan by Shona Jackson, art by George Marshall (24)
- Kor by Ginny Thorn, art by Terry Lynch (25)
- A Nice Place to Visit by Rayelle Roe, art by Tony Starsquire (Star Trek: TOS) (26)
- CREATIVE RESPONSES: Madonna and Child by Judy Morris (poem), art by Penny Hoagland (38) and A Child Is Born by Richard Pollet (39) (Original Fiction)
- Time Enough and More by Marion McChesney, art by Gloria-Ann Rovelstad (Star Trek: TOS) (42)
- The Trouble With... by Freda Rayborn, art by Sue Klasky (Star Trek: TOS) (49)
- The Raven -- Evermore by Cathi Brown (50)
- Tellarite by Mary Ann Drach, art by Richard Pollet (51)
- Nemesis by Marla Holmes, art by Christine Myers (Star Trek: TOS) (52)
- ART PORTFOLIO: Draw Anything You Want To... art by George Marshall, Gloria-Ann Rovelstad, Bonnie Reitz, Vel Jaeger, Sue Klasky, Bob Eggleton, Amy Falkowitz and Terry Lynch (72)
- Support Services by Johanna Cantor, art by Bonnie Reitz--McCoy and Spock show that they can work together when they care for the Vulcan children who were off ship when the Intrepid was destroyed. (80) (Star Trek: TOS)
- The Music of ST:TMP, a Critical Analysis by Mary Ann Drach (99) (Star Trek: TOS)
- Under Vader's Nose by Amy Manring (106)
- Luke's Haiku by Amy Manrig (106)
- Makin' Wookiee by Spider Robinson, art by Amy Manring (107)
- Partings by Caren Perimutter, art by Caro Hedge (108)
- Power Play by Amy Falkowitz, art by Penny Hoagland (110) (Star Wars)
- Beyond Saturn by Shona Jackson, art by Jackson (138)
- other art by Mark Barnard, Steve Dixon, Carole Parisi
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3
[zine]: I enjoyed this zine. It was pleasant to look at and had a good selection of stories, art, poetry, and information. The art was supplied well by Crouch, Jaeger, Reitz, Myers, Hoagland, Klasky, and Zuk, among others. The cover, by Penny Hoagland, was especially nice. Among the most interesting stories was Rayelle Roe's hilarious piece on an accidental falling into the Guardian by Kirk and Spock, who wind up in, of all places, 20th century Disneyland! Another interesting story was Johanna Cantor's "Support Services," a tale of a weary McCoy and an equally 'shot' Spock, who find themselves spending an RSR supervising a group of suddenly orphaned Vulcan children. Marion McChesney's "Time Enough and More" records, quite realistically, the events on the Enterprise when Mr. Scott is on leave and Kirk, McCoy, and Spock are thought to be killed as a Klingon vessel attacks a space station. It is an interesting study of professionals, doing their jobs in the face of extreme adversity, and of Uhura in command. "Homeward Bound," by Nancy Kippax, shows us McCoy battered and stranded alone on a planet after his shuttlecraft is shot down by an Orion pirate. Soon he has company - the Orion. The story goes on to detail an interesting turn of events which puts McCoy to a grueling test of courage and stamina. A Kirk tale, "Nemesis," by Maria Holmes, is the complex story of a Romulan commander named Shendean and the score of vengeance she has to settle with Kirk that endangers the entire Enterprise. The Romulan lady remains authentically alien and true to herself and her cause throughout the entire story, to the reader's delight. Shorts include pieces by Eieman, Pol let, Roy, and Rayborn. Eileen Roy's piece is a short Kraith story about Sarek's responsibility, as adopted grandfather to Kirk's two children, to find a suitable school for the children that will both suit their human needs and his Vulcan approval. Freda Rayborn's story is a very funny imagining of what might be the reaction and responses of a certain 'skinny Jewish actor' if one evening, after a long day of work, a fake beard would not come off. There is verse by Brainerd, Rogers, Taylor, Jackson, Thorn, Morris, Brown, and Drach. And an in depth look by co-editor Mary Ann Drach, at ST:TMP music - which my musically inclined husband pronounced 'very interesting'. I think I understood about 95% of the article. The sf section consisted of a very nice art portfolio by Marshall, Rovelstad, Reitz, Jaeger, Klasky, Eggleton, Falkowitz, and Lynch (Terry). The SW section consisted of three poems, a filk-song, and a story by Amy Falkowitz called "Power Play." Amy's tale is a serious musing on how the Dark Lord might have come to be. It is nicely woven with well-fleshed out main characters and a strong flavor of alienness to every move of the plot. How Vader's parents live and how the gripping darkness comes to take over every aspect of Darth Vader's pre-natal existence was of interest even to me, a solid Trek person with little interest in Star Wars. Without exception, this zine was a showcase of very talented persons. Each story was well crafted, in character, well edited (by Mary Ann Drach and Kathleen Lynch), and had substance. I enjoyed the verse. The humor was funny, the art very good to excellent (especially the portrait by Tony Starsquire of - get this - Kirk, Spock, and the Seven Dwarves!). Over all, it is definitely worth your money. 
- Homeward Bound / McCoy, captured after shuttle craft, encounters the wish to kill.
- Sands of an Endless Shore / Kraith AU story
- A Nice Place to Visit / Kirk and Spock stranded in Disneyland
- A Child Is Born / a future in which it is illegal to give birth to one's own child
- Time Enough and More / Uhura at the conn & to the rescue
- The Trouble With... / [Nimoy's beard]
- Nemesis / Romulan prisoners contract disease
- Support Services / Spock & McCoy look after orphans from Intrepid catastrophe.
- The Music of ST:TMP, a Critical Analysis
- Power Play / Generic fantasy story 
[zine]: If this zine were limited only to the music article about ST:TMP it would be well worth the price to admiring fans. Editor Beach has done an incredible job of research (and matching notes by ear) on all the various themes put together so well by Jerry Goldsmith. Would you believe she hears the "Love Theme" in seven sharps? Not D-flat major, mind you, but C-sharp. And there's the wonderous and bold Klingon motif, all worked out with proper time» complete with even the little "ching, ching, chings" that suggest the jangle of harness and spurs of an earlier era. In short, nothing this detailed is available in pro form, to my knowledge; even the pretty Hansen "Star Trek, The Musical Themes" only gives two (the love one and the brisk march). Anyone preparing programs as was done for the TV episode themes would find this article an invaluable assest.But that's by no means all the zine offers. The first 106pp are more or less Trek (excluding a general sf art folio), with such fine writers as Nancy Kippax, Rayelle Roe and Johanna Cantor represented, along with some destined to be better known. Amy Falkowitz's "Power" is the Star Wars entry, finishing the zine with a long story. Artwork ranges from cartoon quality to excellent, with Crouch, Jaeger, Reits, Falkowitz and many others. 
Maine(ly) Trek 4 was published in 1986 and is 188 pages long.
- Star Wheel in the Dark, poem by D. Booker, art by Martha Lively (inside front cover)
- Editorial by Barbara Walker (i)
- The Resident Bear, poem by James Alberty, art by Karen Jeris (1)
- Friend of Foe by Diane Miskiewcz and Cinde Deren, art by Ann Crouch--Spock and McCoy are right in the middle of one of their 'discussions' when they are interrupted by an admiral on an inspection and a very unhappy Jim Kirk. The Captain decrees "No More Fights, Not One Word?" Will Spock and McCoy manage to follow orders? Will Kirk and the Enterprise be able to survive the peace? (2)
- I Am Not Spock, poem by Janis Worrell (13)
- Assignment: Enterprise by C.E. Rousch, art by Beverly Zuk--The Admiralty assigns a Starfleet psychologist to go undercover on the Enterprise and assess her personnel, to determine whether it would be better for the Fleet to spread them out among different ships. (14)
- wordsearch: McCoy's Medicines by Rosemarie Eierman (42)
- Tryst, poem by B.L. Barr, art by Melody Rondeau (44)
- puzzles by Rosemarie Eierman (46)
- By a Cat's Whiskers by Shona Jackson, art by Jackson and Terry Lunch--McCoy and Spock are given the joint responsibility for the welfare of a Snow-Cat, the property of a Klingon ambassador on his way to a cultural exchange mission to the Federation. (47)
- Schlock's Brain by Linda Slusher, art by Melody Rondeau (54)
- Sulu Anecdote by Sheila Griffin (60)
- Officer Material by Karen Chobot Hunter, art by Gennie Summers--Admiral Kirk takes an interest in personnel, and becomes involved in helping some young nonhuman officers adjust to Starfleet. (61)
- Aggrandizment, poem by Lynne Fontaine (74)
- untitled poem by Melanie Athene, art by Caren Parnes (75)
- Prelude by Ginna LaCroix, art by TACS (76)
- Words that Hurt Us Both, poem by Crystal Ann Taylor (94)
- For Edith, poem by Kathy Resch (95)
- From Sarek's Private Journal, poem by Shona Jackson (96)
- A State of Continuance by Beth Carlson, art by Christine Myers (97)
- An Arid Sorrow, poem by Vel Jaeger, art by Jaeger (110)
- Mirror Chapel, poem by Kathy Resch, art by Vel Jaeger (111)
- Mirror Amnesty by Flora Poste, art by Suzan Lovett. Mirror universe: Returned to their own universe, Kirk must learn to deal with his new life as a renegade while coming to terms with his and Spockʼs changing relationship. Prequel: Brotherʼs Keeper by D. T. Steiner in Rigel #3. Sequel: Mirror Awakening. (also in Mirror Universe Alternates) (Star Trek: TOS) (116)
- Mirror Awakening by Flora Poste, art by Suzan Lovett. Mirror universe: Kirk and Spock are alone at Spockʼs parentsʼ home on Vulcan where Kirk finally comes to terms with his new life. Prequel: Mirror Amnesty. Sequel: Mirror Antecedents. (also in Mirror Universe Alternates) (Star Trek: TOS) (126)
- Death's Crystal Kingdom by Eileen Roy and Mary Ann Drach--Set in the "Kirk's Challenge" Kraith subseries, following "Sands of an Endless Shore" in issue #3. Kirk's children Jai and Embry are the last members of an overthrown royal family, and their enemies have hired a clever assassin to kill them. Possibly the last Kraith story. (140)
- Memory, poem by Janis Worrell (155)
- The Talman: Koda Ovida by Barry B. Longyear, art by Bob Eggleton (156) Science Fiction
- Perceptions, poem by C.E. Roush (178)
- Portfolio: poetry and graphics by James Alberty and Caro Hedge (179)
- Toni Cardinal-Price: A Remembrance by Barbara L.B. Storey (186)
- Our Memories Alone, poem by Toni Cardinal-Price (187)
- Hero, poem by Syn Ferguson, art by Ann Crouch (188)