Oracle (Blake's 7 newsletter)

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Title: Oracle
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Type: newsletter
Date(s): 1984-1989
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Medium: print
Fandom: Blake's 7
Language: English
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Oracle is a gen Blake's 7 newsletter of fiction and non-fiction. It has a sister zine called Voice of Oracle, a anthology of fiction and Zine Aid, a charity zine. Issues are produced/edited by a varying combination of Susan J. King, Margaret Bennett and Jane King.

General Reactions and Reviews

Here's the newsletter of a club that also put out a fiction zine, Voice of Oracle (technically multimedia, since it had a little bit of Star Trek material in every issue, but largely B7), and a multimedia charity zine, Zine Aid, that had B7 material in some issues. Oddly enough I like the newsletter, which also includes a little fiction, better than the all-fiction zines. Some of the letters and essays are amusing. [1]

Issue 1

Oracle 1 was published in 1984 and contains 22 pages.

Fiction:

  • Cinnabar, "One of the Family"
  • Jess, "Ghost"
  • Gina Phillips, "Vila—Last Thoughts"

Nonfiction:

  • "Committee Intro" (Susan J. King, Margaret Bennett)
  • Margaret, "Editorial"
  • Episode guide
  • Interview with Chris Boucher
  • "Confidential Application for Appointment"
  • "Soapbox corner"
  • John Humphries, "A Sandy Affair" (essay)
  • "Views, reviews, opinions"
  • L. O., "The 4th Series—What Was Missing"
  • Ros Williams, "Clothing in the Third Century of the New Calendar" (essay)
  • Cinnabar, "'Rumours of Death' from a Fan's Point of View"
  • "Oracle Mart" (ads for clubs, cons, etc.)
  • King Press (ads for other zines from same publisher)
  • Chas Early, "A Review of the 1st Episode of Blake's 7: The Way Back"

Poetry:

  • Jess, "Blake's Forgotten Past"
  • Jess, "All in the Mind"
  • Jess, "I'm Vila"

Art:

  • Margaret Bennett (front cover)

Issue 2

Oracle 2 was published in 1984 and contains 24 pages. Fiction:

  • John Humphries, "Alone with Orac"
  • Leslie E. Hatch, untitled
  • John Paines, "Survivors"
  • John Humphries, "Revenge"

Nonfiction:

  • Margaret, "Editorial"
  • "Oracle Postal Interview No. 2"
  • John Humphries, interview with Vere Lorrimer
  • John Humphries, "Critical Reaction" (response to interview)
  • "Soap Box Corner"
  • Michael Mather, "The Male Chauvinist View of Clothing in the 3rd Century of the Second Calendar (or Whenever)" (essay)
  • L. O., "The Blake's 7 Choir" (essay)
  • Goriana, "Response to A Sandy Affair" (essay)
  • D. B., "Useless Info"
  • "Vilosophies"
  • "Ouch!"
  • "Cast News"
  • "Spacefall" (episode summary)
  • "Oracle Mart" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Jess, "Brotherly Love"
  • Jess, "Gan's Lady"

Art:

  • Margaret Bennett (front cover)

Issue 3

Oracle 3 was published in 1985 and contains 23 pages. It has no art.

Fiction:

  • Linda Terrell, "The Final Act" ( later reprinted in Southern Lights #1)
  • Michael A. Hather, "A Dying Planet"

Nonfiction:

  • Margaret, "Editorial"
  • "For and Against"
  • Henry Eggleton, "A Review of Blake's 7 Afterlife by Tony Attwood" (book review)
  • M. Bennett, "Committee Response to Afterlife" (book review)
  • "Competition"
  • Susan J. King, "Hairbag—The Radio Star" (article)
  • Susan J. King, "Over Ten Milion People Watched 'Blake' the Last Episode of Blake's 7"
  • Hairbag [=Susan J. King], "First Time for Everything" (Galacticon report)
  • Susan J. King, "Don't Start Without Me—Only It Did!" (theatre review)
  • L.E.H. "A Blake's 7 Top Ten"
  • "Soap Box Corner"
  • Michael Hather, "Who Is Blake?" (essay)
  • Ros Williams, "Point of Clothing" (essay)
  • L.E.H., "On the Same Subject" (essay)
  • J.D., "A Fashionable Comment" (essay)
  • Jan H, "Was Orac Mad" (essay)
  • Ros Williams, "Answer to the Interview [with Vere Lorrimer]"
  • "Cast News"
  • "Oracle Mart" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Jess, "Soolin—Gun Lady"
  • Jess, "My Way Back"

Issue 4

Oracle 4 was published in 1985 and contains 19 pages.

Fiction:

  • Mack Tavish, "The Wrong Side of Paradise"

Nonfiction:

  • Margaret, "Editorial"
  • "A Word from the President" (Susan J. King)
  • "Competition Results"
  • Cinnabar, "A Punk Blake's 7 Top Ten" (some titles; humor)
  • "Soap Box Corner"
  • Michael Hather, "Who Is Blake?" (essay)
  • Keith Gooch, "Gauda Prime—The Continuing Saga" (essay)
  • Jan H, "Afterlife, An Unappreciation" (book review)
  • Ros Williams, "Rumours of Death from Another Fans' Point of View" (essay)
  • "Cast News"
  • "Oracle Mart"

Poetry:

  • Jess, "Dark Secret"
  • Jess, "The Cry of a Child"

Issue 5

Oracle 5 was published in 1985 and contains 23 pages.

Fiction:

  • Mack Tavish, "The Wrong Side of Paradise, Part Two"

Nonfiction:

  • Anon, "Tarnished 'Silver'" (TV review)
  • A. Spacerat, "A Review of Space City" (con report)
  • The Pres [Susan J. King], "Space City" (con report)
  • J.D. Humphries, "Cosmic Tunes Top 31"
  • Keith Gooch, "I Have Been Here Before" (theatre review)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "I Have Been Here Before" (theatre review)
  • "A Tribute to Valentine Dyall"
  • Lalla Fox on the Box, "Dempsey and Makepeace—A Review" (TV review)
  • "Soap Box Corner"
  • H B. [=Susan J. King], "Rumours of Death...Yet Again!" (essay)
  • L.E.H., "Answer Back" (essay)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "The Blake Appreciation Society: Membership—One"
  • Jan H, "The Star Spotting Spot" (cast news)
  • "The Competition"
  • "Oracle Mart"

Issue 6

Oracle 6 November 1985 and contains 27 pages.

Fiction:

  • Jess, "Rebels with a Cause"
  • xBryn Lantry, "But I Let You Go"

Nonfiction:

  • Furball [=Jane King], "Editorial"
  • Hairbag [=Susan J. King], "Presidents Bit"
  • Hairbag [=Susan J. King], "At the Earth's Core" (film review)
  • Hairbag [=Susan J. King], "Blake" (essay)
  • xBryn Lantry, "The Blake Appreciation Society: Membership—Two" (essay)
  • "News Bulletin"
  • J.D. Humphries, "Morgan's Boy and So Much More" (TV review)
  • Henry Eggleton, "Space City—A Report" (con report)
  • Linda Harrild, "A Quote from Nightrider by David Mack"
  • L.O., "Sand Castles" )
  • "Did You Know"
  • Jan H, "A Dempsey and Makepeace Article" (TV review)
  • "Cygnus Alpha" (episode summary)
  • Jan H, "Blake's Seven Top Ten"
  • Linda Harrild, "Ghosts by Leo Sayer" (quotation of poem)
  • Susan J. King and Jan H, film titles matched to B7 characters
  • "Star Spotting" (actors in other roles)
  • "Oracle Mart" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Patrick Chapman, "Choice Over Horizon"

Issue 7

Oracle 7 was published in February 1986 and contains 39 pages.

Fiction:

  •  ?, "Karus"
  • Henry C. Eggleton, "The Outcast"
  •  ?, "Hana"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "Presidential Bit"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • Margaret Bennett, "What Ever Happened to B7 Fandom"
  • "Rebels Rebel" (short character bio; G)
  • L.O., "Gan" (essay)
  • Sweet Blue Eyes, "Olag Gan: The Man" (essay)
  • "Did You Know"
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Jess, "Blake and His Women" (essay)
  • Jane M. King, "Blake—A Personal Opinion" (essay)
  • Ros Williams, "Series 4" (essay)
  • Kady, "Favorite Alien Being(s) of the Four Seaasons" (essay)
  • Furball [=Jane M. King], "'Blake'—Blake or Clone?" (essay)
  • Patrick Chapman, "The Federation and Co-Existance" (essay)
  • Jan H, "Appreciation of B7 by an A-Team Fanatic" (essay)
  • Ros Williams, "The Sandy Affair—Shifting Sands?" (essay)
  • Kady, "Class Distinction" (essay)
  • Patrick Chapman, "Movie Supernovae" (movie titles matched with B7 characters)
  • "Crossed Wires"
  • John Humphries, "A Matter of Teleport" (essay)
  • "Blake's Seven Summed Up: Timesquad" (episode summary)
  • J. D. Humphries, "News Cast" (cast news)
  • "Pen Pal List"
  • "The New Club Competition"
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Henry C. Eggleton, "Shattered Dreams"

Art:

  • Margaret Bennett (front cover)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse

Issue 8

Oracle 8 was published in May 1986 and 36 pages.

Fiction:

  • Rowena Sayer, "Next Move"
  • M.J. Moore, "A Satire"
  •  ?, "A Rebels Tale"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "Presidents Bit"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • Keith Gooch, "Blake's Seven Fandom, A Reason for Its Decline" (essay)
  • "Did You Know"
  • "Rebels Rebel" (short character bio; J)
  • Jess, "Jenna—A Biased Opinion" (essay)
  • Jeff Haughton, "Jenna: A Personal Tribute by One of Her Devoted Followers" (essay)
  • Kady, "Jenna: I Don't Remember Her" (essay)
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Furball [=Jane King], "Series 4 and Cally"
  • Hazel Howell, "Teleport"
  • Gillian Fenwick, "Rumours of Teleport"
  • Jan H, "Galacticon '86" (con report)
  • Hairbag [=Susan J. King], "A Convention" (Galacticon report)
  • Kady, "Review: Country of Afternoon" (radio review)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "A Word for the High Council" (essay)
  • Kady, "Blake's Seven Top 12" (song titles; humor)
  • "Crossed Wires"
  • Kady, "Orac—A Working Problem"
  • J.D. Humphries, "News Cast" (cast news)
  • "Club Competition Winner"
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Jess, "All in the Mind"
  • Paul Blaker, "The Nagging Doubt"

Art:

  • Margaret Bennett (front cover)

Issue 9

Oracle 9 was August 1986 and 30 pages.

Fiction:

  • Nicola Barnard, "Tyl's Story"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "Presidents Bits"
  • Jan H, "Hello Cruel World" (message from new club secretary)
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Review"
  • Gina Phillips, "Review of 'Benefactors' Starring Gareth Thomas" (theatre review)
  • Jan H, "Benefactors" (theatre review)
  • Patrick Chapman, "Zine Aid One" (zine review)
  • "Rebels Rebel"
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "My Article on Avon"
  • Rowena Sayer, "Avon"
  • Patrick Chapman, "The Avon Article"
  • Kady, "Avon"
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Susan Christian, "Dear Oracle"
  • Jeff Haughton, "Blake's Seven—The Fourth Season"
  •  ?, "Blake's Seven Fandom—A Reason for Its Decline And a Headache for Kady"
  • John L. Paines, "A Reply to the Article by Keith Gooch in Oracle 8"
  • Rowena Sayer, "Keith Gooch—A Reply"
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "The Presidential Reply"
  • Susan Christian, "Keith Gooch—Fandom"
  • Nicola Barnard, "Blake's Seven Fandom: A Reason Why It's Lasted So Long, A.K.A. A Reply to a Certain Person's Article"
  • Jeff Haughton, "Blake's Seven Musical Request Spot" (song titles; humor)
  • "News Cast" (cast news)

Poetry:

  • Sweet Blue Eyes (Paul Blaker), "Final Plea"

Art:

  • Margaret Bennett (front cover)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse

Issue 10

Oracle 10 was published in November 1986 and contains 44 pages.

Fiction:

  • D.L. Foster, "Venom"
  • Cheryl Beresford, "Kelrina"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "Presidents Bits"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Review"
  •  ?, review of Space City '86
  •  ?, interview with Michael Keating
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • "Did You Know"
  • Jeff Haughton, "Blake's 7 Charts"
  • "Blake's Seven Summed Up: The Web"
  • "Rebel News" (news of club members)
  • "Rebel Recruitments" (pen pals)
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "News Cast" (cast news)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  •  ?, "Point of View"
  • Nicola Barnard, "At the Edge of Eternity"

Art:

  • Rosemary Woodhouse (front cover)

Issue 11

Oracle 11 was published in February 1987 and contains 27 pages.

Fiction:

  • D. L. Foster, "Venom"
  • Clare Nicholson, "Strange Objects Fly through Space"
  • [Jeff Haughton?], "Extracts from: Diary of a Federation Soldier"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "Presidents Bits"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Rebel" (short character bio; C)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse, "Cally"
  • Jenny Smith, "Dear Readers"
  • Chameleon, "Loving the Alien?"
  • Sharon King, "Cally"
  • Rowena Sayer, "Cally"
  • "Rebels Review"
  • Furball [=Jane King], "Panto Report: Babes in the Wood" (theatre review)
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Sharon King, a reaction to Lynda Harrild's article "Crossed Wires"
  • Hairbag [=Susan J. King], "Bang—You're Dead!"
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "Announcements"
  • "Rebel Recruitments" (pen pals)
  • "News Cast" (cast news)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Henry Eggleton, "Cally"
  • Patrick Chapman, "Heroes"

Art:

  • Fliss Davies (front cover)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse

Issue 12

Oracle 12 was published in May 1987 and 36 pages.

Fiction:

  • D. L. Foster, "Venom"
  • The Author, "Who's Doing the Washing"
  •  ?, "Drugged Tranquility"
  • Guardian, "Rebel with a Cause"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "The Presidents Bits!"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Rebel" (short character bio; Ta)
  • Jan H, "Tarrant" (essay)
  • Lianne Parkinson, "Tarrant" (essay)
  • Jenny Smith, "Thoughts on Tarrant" (essay)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse, "Tarrant" (essay)
  • Rowena Sayer, "Del-boy"
  • H. B. [=Susan J. King], "Well I Liked Him, So There!" (essay)
  • "Rebels Review"
  • Jan H, "Galacticon '87 (or The Day the President Died)" (con review)
  • Sharon Johnson, "A Sting in the Tail" (theatre review; PD)
  • Jan H, "Holiday" (theatre review; Geoffrey Burridge)
  • "Did You Know"
  • Peter the Pen, "Zuurerrrrrrrrppehuur—Compliance with Science?" (article on handguns)
  • Anthony King, "Guns" (article)
  • "Blake's Seven Summed Up: Seek-Locate-Destroy"
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "News Cast" (cast news)

Poetry:

  • Margaret Bennett, "Servalan"

Art:

  • Rosemary Woodhouse (front cover)
  • Margaret Bennett

Issue 13

Oracle 13 was published in August 1987 and 34 pages.

Fiction:

  • Paul Blaker, "Venom, the Alternative Conclusion, or, What I'd Like to See Happen to Tarrant"
  • D. L. Foster, "Venom"

Nonfiction:

  • Editorial
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters; including Jeff Haughton, "20 Questions")
  • "Rebels Rebel" (character study; D)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "Whatever Happened to Our Girl Dayna?" (essay)
  • Helen Parkinson, "Dayna" (essay)
  • Kady, "Dayna—Amazon Warrior or Wimp?" (essay)
  • Bert, the Pen with No Name, "Dayna" (essay)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse, "Dayna" (essay)
  • "Rebel's Review"
  • Sheila Milton, "Mixed Feelings, by D. Churchill" (theatre review; Sally Knyvette)
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "An Answer to the Parkinson Sisters"
  • Kady, "Tarrant"
  • F.B., "Tarrant, in Two Parts"
  • Art, fiction, & poetry competitions
  • Kady, "Blake's Seven Summed Up: Mission to Destiny" (episode summary)
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Jamie C. Ritchey, untitled limericks
  • Helen Parkinson, "A Lament"

Art:

  • Rosemary Woodhouse (front cover)
  • Margaret Bennett (back cover)

Issue 14

Oracle 14 was published in November 1987 and 35 pages.

Fiction:

  •  ?, "Pike"
  • Paul Blaker (old blue eyes himself), "E Plecant Stori"
  • D. L. Foster, "Venom"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "President's Bits"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Rebel" (character study; So)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse, "Soolin" (essay)
  • * Bert, the pen with no name, "Soolin—Rebel Without a Cause!" (essay)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "What Blonde?" (essay)
  • S. E. King [no relation], "Soolin" (essay)
  • Rowena Sayer, "Oh You Mean the Blonde Bit?" (essay)
  • Janet McNeil, "Soolin" (essay)
  • "Rebels Review"
  • Sharon Johnson, "Hayfever" (theatre review)
  • Jamie C. Ritchey, "Blake's 7 Cons in America: Scorpio V " (con review)
  • Jeff Haughton, "Conspiracy 87" (Worldcon review)
  • Henry Eggleton, "The Knights of God—Richard Carpenter" (TV review)
  • Jeff Haughton, "And Then There Were None" (theatre review)
  • "Crossed Wires" (technical essays)
  • Anthony King, "Time Distort"
  • Kevin Davies, "Handguns and Blasters"
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Rowena Sayer, untitled (answers to Jeff's questions)
  • John L. Paines, "How to be Controversial without Really Trying" (response to Rowena)
  • F.B. [Jane King], "Answers to Jeff's Questions"
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "The Answer! (to Jeff Haughton's 20 Questions)"
  • Henry Eggleton, untitled (answers to Jeff's questions)
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Shannon, "First Impressions"

Art:

  • Rosemary Woodhouse (front cover)
  • Fliss Davies (back cover)

Issue 15

Oracle 15 was published in February 1988 and contains 53 pages.

Fiction:

  •  ?, "A Fed with a Cause?"
  • D. L. Foster, "Venom"
  • Nicola Barnard, "Terminal...?"
  • Clare Nicholson, "A Silly Story"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "President's Bits"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • Jeff Haughton, "To Boldly Go Where No Writer Has Gone Before" (article)
  • "The Kerr Avon" (drink recipe)
  • "Rebels Rebel: The Fairest Fed of All"
  • Rowena Sayer, "Servalan" (essay)
  • Fliss Davies, "Servalan—Officer and Seductress"
  • Kady, "Servalan" (essay)
  • "A Celebration of Acting Talents: Geoffrey Burridge, Stephen Greif, Brian Croucher, Jacqueline Pearce, Gareth Thomas, Paul Darrow, Steven Pacey" (credits)
  • "You Know You're a B7 Fan When..." (humor)
  • "Rebels Unite" (roleplaying game)
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Peter the Pen, "Miscellaneous Comments on Last N/L's Crossed Wires" (LOC)
  • Fliss Davies, "Blake—The Man and the Myth" (essay)
  • Jeff Haughton, "A Very Delayed Reaction" (response to answers to questions)
  • Jennifer Smith, "Blake's Seven Summed Up: Duel" (episode summary)
  • "Pen Pal Page"
  • "Did You Know"
  • "News Cast" (news of cast)
  • "Rebels Exposed" (actors in other roles)
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Cheryl Beresford, "Betrayed by Father"

Art:

  • Margaret Bennett (front cover)
  • Fliss Davies

Issue 16

Oracle 16 was published in May/June 1988 and contains 38 pages.

Fiction:

  •  ?, "Waiting Alone"
  • Clare Nicholson, "Adventures of the Abnormal Kind"
  • Chela, "A Fairytale"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "President's Bits"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Rebel" (character study; Tr)
  • Rowena Sayer, "Travis"
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "Travis—Sci-fi's Answer to Admiral Nelson, Long John Silver, and Captain Hook"
  • Sue Cowley, "Collected and Rather Disjointed Thoughts on Travis"
  • Lianne Parkinson, "Travis"
  • "Rebels review"
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "Ouch!: Starburst 114,"
  • "Starlog 128" (reviews of pro magazines with B7 articles)
  • Rowena Sayer, "Elydore" (con review)
  • Sue Glasgow, "DSV One" (con review)
  • "Delayed Reaction"
  • Fliss Davies, "Why Tarrant is Servalan's Toy Boy" (essay)
  • Helen Parkinson, "In the Beginning" (essay)
  • Helen Parkinson, "My Favourite Blake's Seven Episode" (essay)
  • The Pres., "The Word" (essay)
  • Henry Eggleton, "Assignments" (essay)
  • Lianne Parkinson, "Assignments" (essay)
  • Rowena Sayer, "A Reply to Jeff's Article" Jennifer Smith, "L.O.C."
  • "Blake's Seven Summed Up: Project Avalon" (episode summary)
  • "News Cast"
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Art:

  • Fliss Davies (back cover)
  • Rosemary Woodhouse (back cover)

Issue 17

Oracle 17 was published in September/October 1988 and contains 31 pages.

Fiction:

  •  ?, "Taste of Victory"
  • Lianne Parkinson, "Pretty Weird"
  • Helen Parkinson, "In Two Minds"
  • Clare Nicholson, "Life Is Too Short"
  • Nicola Barnard, "The Last Chance"

Nonfiction:

  • "Editorial"
  • "President's Bits"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Rebel"
  • Henry Eggleton, "The Computers" (essay)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "Three Faces of Peter Tuddenham"
  • Rowena Sayer, "Zen, Orac, and Slave"
  • "Rebels Review"
  • Fliss Davies, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (theatre review)
  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "Mr Presley Has Left the Theatre" (theatre review)
  • Jennie Smith, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" (theatre review)
  • Elizabeth Everett, "Take Off to the Stars from London" (review of "3001 Space Adventure" attraction)
  • Jamie C. Ritchey, "Destiny 2" (con review)
  • "Crossed Wires"
  • Anthony King, untitled article on FTL travel
  • "Decoder" (personals)
  • "Delayed Reaction" (responses)
  • Nicola Barnard, "Reply to Why Tarrant is Servalan's Toyboy"
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Helen Parkinson, "Maelstrom"
  • Helen Parkinson, "Last Thoughts"
  • Helen Parkinson, "A Broken Man"

Issue 18

Oracle 18 was April 1989 and 39 pages.

Fiction:

  • Robert W. Gardiner, "Pink Elephants"
  • Shannon, "Vila Looks Back"

Nonfiction:

  • H.B. [=Susan J. King], "Editorial"
  • "Talk Right Back" (letters)
  • "Rebels Review"
  • Rowena Sayer, "The Admirable Crichton" (theatre review)
  • Fliss Davies, "Space City 1988" (con report)
  • "Crossed Wires" (technical articles)
  • Anthony King, "Guns, Part 2"
  • Kevin Davies, "Teleport—How?!!?"
  • "Decoder" (personals)
  • "Delayed Reaction"
  • Helen Parkinson, loc
  • Jennifer Smith, "Blakes Seven Summed Up: Breakdown"
  • "The Oracle Questionnaire"
  • "Shop Soiled" (ads)

Poetry:

  • Fliss Davies, "A Man and Dream Intact"

References

  1. by Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site