Patient Z Collected
|Title:||Patient Z Collected|
|Publisher:||Agent With Style|
|Fandom:||Star Wars: The Phantom Menace|
|External Links:||Online versions of Teresa Kilmer's Fic & Publisher's website|
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Patient Z Collected is a slash Star Wars: The Phantom Menace anthology fanzine collecting the online stories of Teresa Kilmer. The stories focused on Darth Maul and in 2008 they were assembled into a 175+ page fanzine with illustrations by various artists. Some of the art can be found here.
Publisher's summary: "A collection of dark short stories, written by Teresa Kilmer, that set a new standard in Darth Maul fandom. In this alternate universe series, Maul survives the horrific events of "The Phantom Menace," and the subsequent exile to his homeworld starts him on a new — and confusing — life. His bitterness towards Obi-Wan and the Jedi leave him battling Darkness on his knees."
- Patient Z: The Man with the Tiger Eyes
- Stupor 18
- That Hangs the Verses on the Trees 28
- Crowd Us and Crush Us 49
- Summer Rains, Summer Ends 64
- Bird in a Cage, Pt. 1 84
- Purge Us from Thy Womb 93
- And Farewell to Thee 104
- Bird in a Cage, Pt. 2 116
- Graveside 121
- What Rough Beast 123
- Return to Fear 126
- Slaver's Story 132
- The Candle 146
- Rituals 154
- A Cold Night's Sleep 163
- Spring 169
- Fire, Fire, Burning Bright 174
"I cannot understand [the] 'outrage' when stories are pulled from the Net [to be republished in] zines. The logic completely escapes me. First, [some argue] that netfic is free anyway. (This is a false statement. Not everyone is a grad student with their Net access chummily provided them by their university. Most adults I know pay about $20 per month for Net access. That's $240 a year- a long way from free and the equivalent to about ten zines.) Then [they complain] because something free (and therefore less valued) is gone.
This is a very simple problem to solve. Really, if you like the story that much, send a loc to the author and ask permission to save it to your hard drive or print it off. Given the transitory nature of the Net- sites disappear, television shows issue 'cease and desist' orders, an ISP goes down, an archive mistress gets angry with an author and pulls her stories- it's irrational to complain about a medium that is, by its very nature, constantly in motion.
Bottom line- there are NO guarantees (nor should there be) that once a story appears or is started on the Net, that it will be there forever. Get over it- the Net is simply NOT permanent.
As a writer, at no point in time do I feel any sense of "obligation" to Net readers beyond writing the best story I can. I am certainly not obligated to provide Net readers with access to my stories and their sequels, etc in perpetuity- that's an absurd notion. Taking this logic to the extreme, that would mean I couldn't remove my stories from a particular archive (which I have done) because I didn't like the snuff stories there. As author, I choose which medium presents my stories; moderated archive, public archive, list or print zine....
Overall, I think it's the sense of entitlement .....that bothers me the most. Its very real possessiveness about others' fan fiction seems misplaced. The bottom line is- whether a work in progress, sequel to a story or part of a story series- you are simply Not Entitled to someone else's intellectual property.
Enjoy them while you can, when you can."