Natasha Solten

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Name: Natasha Solten
Alias(es): Wendy Rathbone, Andrea Arat, Kami Saaid, Alled Navesih, Derriny Dark, Nathan St. Germaine, and others (see this fan's 2011 comments on the talk/discussion page)
Type: fan writer & fanzine publisher & convention organizer
Fandoms: Star Trek: TOS, Blake's 7, Wiseguy, Star Wars
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URL: Her K/S fan fiction archive bio Livejournal
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Natasha Solten is a Star Trek: TOS slash fan writer who began writing in the early 1980s. She wrote both fan fiction and poetry and also published Charisma and One Night Stand, two long running Star Trek slash fanzines. She also co-wrote several stories with Dovya Blacque. She helped organize and run the K/S convention Koon-ut-Cali-Con in the late 1980s (even coming up with the name for the convention). She is perhaps best known for her K/S novel, The Prince.

She branched out into writing Blake's 7 fan fiction and Star Wars poetry in the late 1980s. After taking a break from fandom, she became newly interested in Wiseguy and started writing again. Her most recent publication was The War Inside, a Wiseguy anthology in 2010.

In 2007, she was interviewed as part of the K/S Legacy project. In that interview she discussed how early K/S fans grappled with whether Kirk and Spock were to be 'read' as homosexual. So many K/Sers "fought hard to not label them as homosexual....It is not becasuse of prejudice but I think in spite of it. I think Star Trek itself....taught princples of a kind of open-mindedness that saw people as people and not just labels. Also, K/S writers saw this relationship as special, not one of a series of affairs Kirk or Spock might have. And therefore the specialness meant that this relationship defied labels and boundaries.....it was and is a different kind of thinking because [Star Trek] is after all, in the future and science fiction." For more, see A 2007 Interview with Natasha Solten.