Natasha Solten

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Name: Natasha Solten
Alias(es): Wendy Rathbone, Andrea Arat, Kami Saaid, Alled Navesih, Derriny Dark, Nathan St. Germaine OR Keith Donovan [1], 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
URL: AO3 profile
Her K/S fan fiction archive bio
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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 was and is a different kind of thinking because Star Trek is after all, in the future and science fiction." For more, see Legacy Interview with Natasha Solten.



  1. ^ Keith Donovan and Nathan St. Germaine are linked on the Fanzines Plus website -- "TIME OUT OF MIND Publication date: 1985 164 pgs.- 2 column, very small print. Originally pubbed under the pseudonym, "Nathan St. Germaine & Keith Donovan", this is an alternate universe K/S novel by A.F. Black & Natasha Solten." -- STAR TREK FanZineS Gay Romance K/S Novels of Alexis Fegan Black, male/male, ship