The Night of the Crystal Doorways
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|Title:||The Night of the Crystal Doorways|
|Publisher:||Of Dreams and Schemes Press|
|Cover Artist(s):||Catherine Schlein|
|Fandom:||Wild, Wild West|
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There were 75 copies printed for the original print run.
Reactions and Reviews
This is a Wild Wild West novella that is really a fantasy in disguise. While the story is about James West and Artemus Gordon, a western it ain't! Of course, WWW wasn't really a western either but Man from UNCLE or James Bond set in the past. I have to admit to being intrigued by the show so I have some knowledge of the characters and found them portrayed very well even if in a rather unreal setting. James and Artie are transported to another dimension because of Jim's never-ending love of mysteries and beautiful women. Once there, they are given a quest that must be completed before something happens to both dimensions. It's not quite sword and sorcery, but it has that flavor, almost a fairy tale quality. On the other hand, Cathy has a very earthy sense of humor that shows through in both situation and dialogue. Somehow, no matter how fantastic the surroundings, the people have a feeling of reality about them. Personally, I had a hard time putting this zine down. There are only three full page illos plus a cover for artwork, also by Cathy, the quality of which is very good to excellent. The text is broken up into chapters by titles and filler art. I really liked the simple and clean layout of the zine. I would recommend this zine to anyone who is a Wild Wild West fan or enjoys a good fantasy.