|Alias(es):||The Mud Dwarf, Mud Dwarf|
|Type:||Fan Writer, Fanzine Editor, Fan Artist|
|Fandoms:||Star Wars, multimedia|
|URL:||The Darth Side, The Darth Maul Estrogen Brigade: Z.P. Florian, & some of her fic is archived here and here|
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Z.P. Florian was a prolific Star Wars fan writer, editor, and artist.
She wrote gen, het, and slash, and edited the explicit adult het and slash zine The Rest of the Garbage. She also published a single author zine Anakin (zine) in 1991.
For some co-written fiction, she and various writing partners would use the pseudonym The Mud Dwarf. She once co-wrote a story with Ltlj that was so explicit, they were both too shy to put their names on it and it and it was published under The Mud Dwarf pseudonym.
In 1997, 1999 and 2000 she won Fan Quality Awards for Best Star Wars fan art.
Z.P. was born in Hungary, was a journalist, and had worked for Voice of America radio. She was also a science fiction and fantasy fan, and was cited in the acknowledgements of The Death of the Necromancer by [ Ltlj ] . The character "Florian" in Wells' Fall of Ile-Rien series was named after her.
She remained active in media fandom, attending MediaWest*Con every year, until she began to suffer from frontotemporal dementia with motor neuron disease in the early 2000s.
She wrote: "To those who tell me to get a life, I softly whisper, SW is life. Besides, I'm more than half a century old.I don't need to be told that I'm a nut, but a happy nut, a very very happy nut." 
She passed away on April 2, 2018 and was buried in Virginia at National Memorial Park/King David Memorial Gardens.
Master and Apprentice: tribute and apology to Z.P. by Tara Bognar; WebCite
cover "Another Sky" #1
cover "Another Sky" #4
cover "Another Sky" #7
illo art for 'Darkshine' - Another Sky #1
illo art for 'Still Life With A Ghost' - Another Sky #2
illo art for 'Initiation' - Another Sky #4
illo art for 'Pilot Emergency' - Another Sky #6
interior art Elusive Lover #2
interior art Elusive Lover #3
- ^ from Judith Yuenger in Southern Enclave #50
- ^ The Darth Side