Patricia Frazer Lamb

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Name: Patricia Frazer Lamb, Patricia Lamb
Type: fan, ficwriter, vidder, acafan, poet
Fandoms: Star Trek, Blake's 7
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Patricia Frazer Lamb is a fan of Star Trek and considered one of the earliest of acafans.

Two other early acafans are Joanna Russ and Diana Veith.


See Lamb, Patricia Frazer. Papers of Patricia Frazer Lamb and Kathryn Hohlwein, 1949-1985: A Finding Aid, Archived version.



  • Romantic Myth, Transcendence, and Star Trek Zines with Diana L. Veith, originally a 1982 lecture titled The Romantic Myth and Transcendence: A Feminist Interpretation of the Kirk/Spock Bond, which was revised and published as a 21-page article in "Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature, edited by Donald Palumbo, Greenwood Press, 1986 ("With Russ, first academic work on slash. K/S only: gives history, examples. Gives chart of androgynous qualities of Kirk and Spock which gives slash writers opportunity to present them as not simply masculine or feminine, but whole people, in a relationship that joins personal integrity to fidelity to partner. Slave, masochistic stories not mentioned here." [1])
  • "Romance, Eroticism, and/or Hurt/Comfort: What's Really Going On Here, an unpublished 8-page presentation given at the National Women's Studies Conference, Urbana, Illinois in 1986 ("credits British hurt/comfort KS as introducing a new sado-masochistic slant to slash. Slave stories discussed, American and British differences are illustrated with specific story examples." [2])

Talks and Interviews

Patricia Lamb was an expert on female explorers as well as other feminist/women's studies subjects. Mary Van Duesen has some interviews with and talks by Patricia Lamb's on her YouTube channel:

Works Inspired By Lamb


  1. ^ a 1993 K/S Bibliography, MPH's collection
  2. ^ a 1993 K/S Bibliography, MPH's collection
  3. ^ "According to [T S], Patricia Lamb was one of Camille Bacon-Smith's committee members. Both Patricia and Camille are fans. But I guess Patricia is an academic too, and so maybe her academic loyalties won out over her fan loyalties and she didn't see fit to warn Camille about her unauthorized quoting and unsympathetic (maybe... in places, yes) version of fandom? Whatever the story is here, Camille was being read and refereed by another fan, and someone who should've known how many people she could be pissing off." -- from Virgule-L, quoted anonymously (April 28, 1993)