Paula Block

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Name: Paula Block
Fandoms: Star Wars, Star Trek, Hill Street Blues
portrait of Paula and her "pioneer dog, Berkey," illo by Joni Wagner from Menagerie #16
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Paula Block is a Star Trek: TOS and Star Wars fiction writer.

She went to join Paramount in their Licensing Department and was involved in the approval of all Paramount licensed products, including Star Trek pro novels, Next Generation Magazines, Star Trek comic books and gaming manuals. [1]

In 1982, she was nominated for a FanQ award and submitted the following bio to The Annual Fan Q Awards Nominations Booklet:
"...Paula's been in fandom since 1974, when Lori Chapek-Carleton introduced her to its joys at Michigan State University. A hard-core media fan, from Trek to Hill Street Blues, Paula's favorite literary past-time is penning Star Wars novellas, and this year finds herself in the uncomfortable position of being nominated for co-authoring two of the Fan Q "favorite long stories: "Continuator" with Jackie Paciello, and "Satisfaction Guaranteed" with Judi Hendricks. Paula's works have cluttered the pages of zines such as INTERPHASE, MENAGERIE, WARPED SPACE, SKYWALKER, PEGASUS and her own SYNDIZINE (she has to get contributions somewhere, she says). She co-edits the ever-growing zine PEGASUS with Judi Hendricks and Jackie Paciello and obtained her first driver's license in October."


photo of Paula Block and her friends at a 1970s Star Trek Convention. Source: Star Trek Guest Bloggers: Paula Block and Terry Erdmann (2010)


  1. from Starland ad in Datazine #56