Paradox, Children of the Darkness and The Poetry Chamber

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Zine
Title: Paradox, Children of the Darkness and The Poetry Chamber
Publisher: UK Chambers (UK), "Amateur Efforts" (US and Canada/Cindy Van Houten)
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Date(s): 1993
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Medium: print zine
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Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
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Paradox, Children of the Darkness and The Poetry Chamber is a gen and het 100-page Beauty and the Beast anthology. Art Information: by Stephen Carlton, Joy Barton, Mary Page, Sharon Dinsdale, Matthew Camp, Natalie Smith, Lynn Simpson, and Barbara Powell.

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  • novel: Paradox (also published as a stand-alone zine) by Anne Medlock
  • novel: Children of the Darkness (also published as a stand-alone zine) by Roseann Solnica
  • The Poetry Chamber (also published as a stand-alone zine)
    • Spiritual Rebrith by Sharon (1)
    • My Precious Lion Boy by Dorothea Jeavons (2)
    • The Girl and Boy by Jacky Harrington (3)
    • Soul Mates by Jill Foster (4)
    • My State by David A Crowther (5)
    • He is Not of This World by Roseann Solnica (6)
    • Fantasy... Reality by Katrina Relf (7)
    • For Catherine by Pamela Oliver (8)
    • With You by Mary Page (9)
    • Forever by Katrina Relf (10)
    • With Touch as Gentle as the Rain by Jacky Harrington (12)
    • Dark Presentiments by David A Crowther (13)
    • Vincent - A Eulogy by Katrina Relf (14)
    • His Beautiful Face by Jacky Harrington (15)
    • The Kiss by David A Crowther (17)
    • Casting Stones by David A Crowther (18)
    • That Man is He by Sharon Dinsdale (19)
    • A Past Fall by David A Crowther (20)
    • The Dream by Pamela Oliver (21)
    • Roses by Natalie Smith (23)
    • Quotes Quiz by Sharon (activity) (23)
    • The Wedding Day by Natalie Smith (23)
    • Masques '92 Memoirs by Stephen Carlton (con report) (24)
    • The Lonely Dream by Katrina Relf (25)
    • Walk Slowly by Sharon (28)
    • To Vincent by Pamela Oliver (27)
    • Whispers by David A Crowther (28)
    • Death Shall Have No Dominion (very short story) by Marilyn Mastin
    • Legacy by Tracey Wootten (30)
    • A Happy Life by Sharon (31)
    • Dreams of Someday by Sharon (33)
    • Sometimes Down a Dark Tunnel by Roseann Solnica (34)
    • Quotes Quiz Answers (34)
    • Broken Dreams by Sharon (35)
    • Vincent by Sharon (36)

Inside Samples

Reactions and Reviews

Two novellas, a short story, and a lot of poetry, originally published as separate zines, bound together. All are the products of members of the UK Chambers, whose first effort (it would appear) this is for most of them. The first novella, “Paradox” by Anne Medlock, is a tangled tale of Paracelsus' secret brother living Below, Mouse's escapades, and Kipper being kidnapped. A lot happens in it, at least, though it's not polished writing. The second novella, “Children of the Darkness,” by Roseann Solnica, is a more substantial tale of children who suffer a disease that makes sunlight deadly to them and who find a refuge Below...to the anxiety of their reporter father, who feels he's lost his family. There's also a report on the Masques convention by Stephen Carlton and a short story, “Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Marilyn Mastin in which Jenny Aronsen's precognitive dream makes V stay home on the night she foresaw he was to die. V/C are grateful. The final third of the zine is “The Poetry Chamber” with work by numerous writers including Katarina Relf (always to be commended); David Crowther, who, in a poem about Para¬celsus, has him dreaming of vengeance on those who “capture the love/Of he;/That makes me sick/To see./A destroyer am me.” and Natalie Smith offers verses including “Roses are red/And remind me of fun/Catherine gave Vincent/A beautiful son.” The final few poems deal with Diana. The zine as a whole is of varied quality; parts of it are very nice, and the art is often good (by Stephen Carlton, Joy Barton, Mary Page, Sharon Dinsdale, Matthew Camp, Natalie Smith, Lynn Simpson, and Barbara Powell). [1]

References

  1. ^ from Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review -- 1997; WebCite