R & R (Star Trek: TOS zine)
The zine ran for twenty-three regular issues and two special editions. A third special edition called "The Shuttlecraft Incident" (by C. Wedgett) was proposed in 1984, but it was never published.
Many of Jean Lorrah's Sarek & Amanda stories appeared here and were later reprinted in her collections Full Moon Rising and NTM Collected. Collections of other favorites were also reprinted in Accumulated Leave.
This zine is also where Suzan Lovett got her start.
In the first issue, the editor says that "R & R" is "Navy for messin' around."
The original plan was for this zine to come out four times a year.
It styled itself as "The fanzine in the plain brown wrapper." R & R dealt with adult relationships (often, but not always, explicitly sexual) in the Trek universe.
"The 'adult' in the title of this zine has two meanings. One is its use as a euphemism for sexually explicit and the other is its use to describe the whole concept of this publication. It attempts to show the ST characters as mature people in mature situations." 
The zine had this statement on the table of contents page: "Some of these stories contain sexually explicit material which may be offensive to some. Read at your own discretion."
There are at least two stories that are slash, but neither is K/S.One story was billed as K/S but the author later rescinded this description after readers pointed out that it had been labeled as such. From the editorial of issue #21:
...it's been brought to my attention that calling "Treaty of Access," in R&R XX, a K/S is misleading to the point of being false advertising. This is entirely true, and my only defense is the admittedly feeble admission that it never occurred to me. I'd been thinking of it as "my K/S" for so long, you see. It is not a Kirk/Spock -- no way. It's a Kirk/Shoumeini -- which is the only way I see "slash". I hope no one bought XX only because they were expecting a steamy Kirk/Spock. If anyone did, return the zine to me in saleable condition, and I'll refund your money.
Up until very early 1979, all issues of this zine were kept in print. At that time, the editor made a decision:
Dear Fellow Fen: I have decided, reluctantly, to allow the early issues of 'R & R' to go permanently out of print since my current stock is sold out. Eventually, I will put out a collection, which will keep most of the stories available for new fans."The zines listed in 'Scuttlebutt' will be available at those prices as long as they last, in other words, but they will not be reprinted. Orders will be processed strictly in the order that payment is received. No exceptions. 
However, in 2002, 4 years after Johanna Cantor's death, the zine was brought back into print by Agent With Style.
One of Suzan Lovett's Beginnings
The third zine was R&R, and — well, Johanna Cantor kept it cheap mostly to give the new writers and artists a place where they had a chance of getting printed. She sent me two stories to illustrate, mentioning she’d prefer ink, but if I preferred otherwise, she was fine with that, as long as I understood she’d be simply Xeroxing them and I shouldn’t expect perfect quality. She’s the only reason I kept on drawing. She kept sending me stories and printing my drawings until I got better and the other zine editors started noticing and asking for work, accepting pencil work, until I had more and more reasons to improve. 
R & R 1 was published in July 1976 and contains 82 pages. Johanna Cantor and Lucy D. Witt are the editors. First printing in July 1976 (100 copies), second printing in August 1976 (200 copies), third printing in October 1976 (200 copies).
It contains one tiny Phil Foglio illo but no other inside art. The back cover is blank.
The editorial states it was "put together inside of six weeks."
- The Tenth Night (Sarek/Amanda) by Jean Lorrah (3) (reprinted in Full Moon Rising)
- Snow Caverns by Caroline Carrock (27)
- What You Ask is Impossible (28)
- Mission: Morale (Space: 1999 story) by Lucy D. Witt (29) (Romance between Commander John Koenig and Dr. Helena Russell on Alpha.)
- Give It Time (Christine story) by Johanna Cantor (reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1) (Christine finds solace with a young patient on a biobed.) (53)
- The Gift by Kathleen Penland (reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1, also in The Best of...) (61)
- Not Bad for a First Try by C.R. Faddis (female doctor/Spock) (In quarantine, Spock gets through his first-time pon farr with the help of a doctor biased against Vulcans.) (75) (reprinted from Warped Space #10)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
See reactions and reviews for The Gift.
See reactions and reviews for Not Bad for a First Try.
[zine]: Since the fiction in this issue is by some of the best fan writers around, the attempt [to show mature people in mature situations] comes off pretty well. Each of editors has a story in R&R. 'Give it Time' by Ms. Cantor tells of a sexual encounter between Christine Chapel and a relatively inexperienced young crewman. Anyone who has always wished for that nurse to find some happiness should enjoy the story. Ms. Witt's contribution, 'Mission: Morale,' has a marriage taking place on the Earth's escaped moon between the two main Space:1999 characters. Fans of that show should find it of interest. 'The Tenth Night,' by Jean Lorrah, is part of her Amanda and Sarek series (Night of the Twin Moons). This has the two on their honeymoon and concerns such topics as eugenics, the universal translator, and the role of female aggression in love-making. 'Not Bad for a First Try,' by Connie Faddis... is another 'Spock is in pon farr -- will the nearest female-type give herself to him or will she let him die' stories that are so common. The only difference is that this one is very well done. The female in this case, a doctor, is a brilliantly delineated person, not just someone for the Vulcan to screw -- to put it bluntly. Rounding out this issue is a poem, 'Snow Caverns,' and 'The Gift,' a Kraithish Christmas story by Kathleen Penland in which Kirk is such a grouch he makes Scrooge look like Kris Kringle. There is no art in this issue; according to the editors they plan to have some for later issues. The covers are plain brown, which, considering the contents, somehow seems very fitting. It short, this zine is not for the young or anyone who is easily offended, but most everyone should find it of great interest. 
- The Tenth Night / (Reprinted in Full Moon Rising) Amanda and Sarek begin to adjust to each other - including sexually - in the first weeks of their marriage. She tries to test his physical limits (but can't find them) and shows him how to let her be the aggressor sometimes.
- Mission: Morale / Romance between Commander John Koenig and Dr. Helena Russell on Alpha. (As in, Memory Alpha?).
- Give It Time / (Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1) Christine finds solace with a young patient on a biobed.
- The Gift / (Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1) Holiday time, and Kirk is on the rampage from a mixture of loneliness and frustration, when Amanda sends him and Spock a matched set of necklaces. Has a nice little Kirk-McCoy confrontation when McCoy & Scotty pretend to be drunker than they are to scare Spock away from the party, and Kirk demands that they persuade him to come or they won't be allowed themselves.
- Not Bad For a First Try / In quarantine, Spock gets through his first-time pon farr with the help of a doctor biased against Vulcans. 
This zine is touted as "an adult Trekzine", and when I pulled it out of the envelope and saw the plain brown covers, I was not a little leary of opening it in front of company. However, as is the case with most first impressions, I was deceived. The stories involving sex were tastefully explicit and the "human interest" category is satisfyingly fulfilled (with the exception of Jean Lorrah's "Tenth Night" where Vulcan interest is delightfully handled).
As R & R was hailed as a "Trekzine", I was a little confused by the inclusion of "Mission! Morale" by Lucy D. Witt, which centers around the phlegmatic crew of SPACE:1999. Despite personal prejudices against the show itself and the incredibly bad characterizations of the TV writers, Lucy's story is extremely well-written and finally gets those two hunyocks, Koenig and Russell, in bed together where they've belonged all along. While her characters certainly are not those we see on the tube, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson would do well to take this story to
Johanna Cantor's "Give It Time" is her usual high-quality character study sympathetically showcasing Christine Chapel (and metaphorically all women trying to seek some stability and pleasure out of an otherwise transient, empty world of career and inaccurate self-image). Also included is a reprint of C.R. Faddis' Not Bad for a First Try from WARPED SPACE.
No artwork this first issue since (I am reliably informed) the zine was put together, printed and distributed in less than six weeks. Remarkable."Not bad for a first try, though. Not bad at all! 
This zine debuts with this issue. It begins with another Jean Lorrah "Sarek and Amanda" story about the first 10 days of their marriage. More exposition than dialogue, but well written. Caroline Carrock's "Snow Caverns" is the single best poem in a trekzine I have seen in a long time. (My favorite is P.Smith's "Sylvie" in MENAGERIE 5.) But it could be that this poem expresses a state I am in presently.
"Mission : Morale" by Lucy D. Witt is a Space 1999 story that is thoroughly predictable. Witt shows a lack of translatable insight into the characters of Koenig and Russel. (Translatable means the ability to express character in new dialogue and action.) Johanna Cantor's "Give It Time" is porno, a stroke story with no real story or change. Rapidly written, the action (and there is plenty) is swift and breathless. There is little if any characterization. "The Gift" by Kathleen Penland is a simple "Spock Confronts an Emotion Human Holiday" story that maintained some interest till nearly the end and enraged me with its cruel treatment of McCoy and Scotty. Both are too gentle to tease that meanly.
"Not Bad for a First Try" by Connie Faddis is reprinted from WARPED SPACE 10 and the best here in R & R. This zine is totally unillustrated except for a reprint of a Phil Foglio Spock and a stack of mail to remind fen to send SASEs when ordering or inquiring. The entire thing is either 1 1/2 or 2 space typed, so it runs a good third more than it needs to. The extra apace would have been more constructively spent for art.Rating: Graphics 2 (needed a new ribbon on the last story); Content 2; $ Worth 2 (try to pick it up at a con). 
R & R 2 was published in winter 1976, is 88 pages long and contains 15 stories and poems. Johanna Cantor and Lucy D. Witt were the editors. The first printing was 300 copies, the second one was 100 copies.
- In a Bed of Stone (Sarek/Amanda AU) by Jeah Lorrah (3) (Reprinted in NTM Collected #2)
- This Side of the Mirror (reprinted from Grope) (Uhura/Sulu) by Caroline Lamb (20)
- Bewitched by Laurie Haldeman (28)
- Poem for the Lady by Jeanne Powers (30)
- Beth by Linda Hunter (A kind of shapeshifting telepathic creature plays Mary Sue, hitching a ride on the Enterprise and fascinating Scotty, Spock and Kirk in turn.) (31)
- Tiger, Tiger by Frankie Jemison (32)
- The Hephaestos Probe by Jerilyn Reinke (A Dr. Russell/Commander Koenig story.) (33) (Space: 1999)
- To Heed Circe's Call by Catherine Clair (46)
- If I Love You by Jeanne Powers (73)
- A Day in the Life of Commander Spock as Pon Farr Approaches by Kit Vee (74) (reprinted from Rigel #1)
- Ooh, Mr. Spock by Jerri Franz (80)
- A Charm of Limericks by Various (80)
- World Enough by Johanna Cantor (81) (Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1)
- My Insurance? by Amy Harlib (88)
- Art: Alice Newsom, Amy Harlib, Gayle F, Mary Bloemker, Beverly C. Zuk, Mary Ann Emerson
art from issue #2, Mary Ann Emerson, from World Enough
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
See reactions and reviews for A Day in the Life of Commander Spock as Pon Farr Approaches.
See reactions and reviews for In a Bed of Stone.
See reactions and reviews for To Heed Circe's Call.
See reactions and reviews for World Enough.
[zine]: The disclaimer on page one reads "some of these stories contain sexually explicit material, which may be offensive to some. Read at your own discretion." In fact, virtually all the stories in it contain a fuck scene in them somewhere. R&R has moved into the ecological niche Grup so long dominated -- prurient pandering -- with one difference: the material in R&R is far better reading. For one thing, the writers are more honest about what their characters are doing, which is, fooling around. For another, the fooling around is part, and not always the major part of the story. "In a Bed of Stone", a mirror Sarek/Amanda story, naturally has the two of them shtupping, but it is part of the plot in which the rather depraved mirror-Amanda acquires a taste for absolute power. In "The Hephaestos Probe', Alan Carter and Carina Rusek have fun, but that is a minor point of a story involving Rusek's growing up and Koenig's investigation of yet another passing planetoid in Space: 1999's universe. As usual, Rusek passes muster but the planet doesn't. 'This Side of the Mirror' is a nice tale and worth rerunning [in this zine] but I found 'A Day in the Life...', a second-by-second diary of Spock's grunts a bit silly the first time and no improvement on repeat. 'World Enough' concerns Commissioner Hedford and Zephram Cochrane, a quickie in every sense of the term. Mary Ann Emerson's illos in no way fit the story but they are damned funny nonetheless... The serious poetry is well, as is the art. The writing is all of a par, nothing outstanding particularly... R&R still features brown paper covers, so you can read it with impunity in class, at home, or on the job. 
[zine]: Issue 2 ran 88 pages, offset, and cost $3. The disclaimer on page 2 stated, "Some of the stories contain sexually explicit material, which may be offensive to some." A number of stories were written under pseudonyms; Jean Lorrah was an exception. She contributed "In a Bed of Stone," a Sarek-and- Amanda story set in the universe of the Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror.”
- In a Bed of Stone / Mirror Universe Sarek & Amanda tale. Amanda is the Imperial Governor of Vulcan and forces Sarek to attempt to satisfy her - under threat of killing off the adult Vulcan population, which would leave the children to die of physio-psychic imbalance.
- This Side of the Mirror / (Reprinted from Grope) Uhura's Mirror experience sets her to wondering about - and then trying out - taking her friendship with Sulu to a new level.
- Beth / A kind of shapeshifting telepathic creature plays Mary Sue, hitching a ride on the Enterprise and fascinating Scotty, Spock and Kirk in turn.
- The Hepaestos Probe [sic] / Another Dr. Russell / Commander Koenig story. Didn't read.
- To Heed Circe's Call / Scott is bewitched / seduced / kidnapped to an alternate life in an underwater society. Kirk Spock and McCoy go to the rescue. Good story, interesting premise - marred by insufficient motivation for the kidnapping.
- A Day in the Life of Commander Spock as Pon Farr Approaches / Chapel takes care of Spock - told minute by minute in Spock's log. Typical ooh, Spock story.
- A Charm of Limericks: The best one begins "The Tellarite's cock is so tensile..."
- World Enough / Zephrem and Companion/Hedford start getting to know each other. Nice bits where he wonders which one he's talking to. Best, though, is the illustration of the children, including Cloud William and Cloud 9. [Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1] 
R & R 3 was published in spring 1977 and contains 106 pages. Art by Gayle F, Beverly Zuk, Linda Hunter, Alice Newsom, and Mary Ann Emerson. Lucy D. Witt and Johanna Cantor were editors. The price was $3.50/first class.
- None There Embrace (Spock/McCoy story of Plak Tow) by Connie Faddis (Alone uith Spock on the planet Sherod, McCoy is at his professional and emotional best as he fights to save Spock from the Pan Farr. This story of McCoy's loving support and medical expertise in saving Spock's life is unsurpassed.) (4) (reprinted in Relay #1)
- In Her Eyes by Catherine Clair (47)
- The Natural Thing To Do (Sarek & Amanda) by Linda Hunter (4 pages) (Three little vignettes of Spock’s babyhood)(48) (reprinted in The Best of Amanda and Sarek)
- Spare the Rod (reprinted from A Vulcan Odyssey) (Charles Grayson & Spock story) by Beth Hallam (52)
- Le Coeur a Ses Raisons by Frankie Jemison (55)
- Two Vulcans in Pon Farr by Caroline Carrock and Amy Harlib (56)
- Discovery (Spock/Beth) by Linda Hunter (Sequel to “Beth” in the previous issue. Beth takes care of Spock in pon farr.) (58)
- Retribution part 1 (Kirk/T’Ieza) by Catherine Clair (66)
- Care to Debate That? Vulcan Sexuality in the Night of the Twin Moons Universe (article) by Jean Lorrah, Jean defends her version of Vulcan sexuality (with an “awakening” of the male at first pon farr (95)
- About the Size of It (Kirk and Spock talk about the enormous size of Spock's penis as the reason why T'Pring didn't want to bond with him) by Leslie Fish (100)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3
See reactions and reviews for None There Embrace.
See reactions and reviews for Spare the Rod.
See reactions and reviews for About the Size of It.
See reactions and reviews for Retribution.
R&R is an adult zine in the life-stage sense of the word. The stories here are not primarily vehicles for sexual exploration or fantasies; there are zines that handle those areas quite well. R&R attempts to view the ST universe(s) in all respects – adventure, personal relationships, work, responsibilities, sex as fun, sex as expression – with an attitude that reflects adult observations and concerns. And it succeeds very well. R&R is funny, thoughtful, refreshing and very enjoyable. An example of R&R’s theme is best seen in the leading story, ‘None There Embrace,’ by C.R. Faddis. This finely-crafted story should become the ultimate word on the great, and often tedious debate about Spock-in-pon-farr-with-no-one-around-but-males-what-happens-now? Instead of an examination of the author’s pet theme, hang-up, fantasy or cause, we get a story about adults coping with the best way they can with the latest hook life has sent them. This time the poor Terran stuck with handling a rampaging Vulcan is McCoy and, as the editors say, what happens is not what you think. McCoy’s response and actions are indicative of a person who faces fate squarely, and who acts upon life, working the twists and turns of circumstance as best he can instead of quailing before them. The narrator is around long enough to introduce the situation and then graciously steps into the background, allowing the good doctor to continue the tale. The magnificent illos by Gayle F are the perfect accompaniment. Two stories, ‘The Natural Thing to Do’ by Linda Hunter and ‘Spare the Rod’ by Beth Hallam (reprinted from the British zine, A Vulcan Odyssey) explore another never-ending adult concern: children. The first examines the triangle of a new mother-new-father-new baby from a Vulcan-Terran point of view; the second chronicles the first meeting between a young Spock and his maternal grandfather. ‘Discovery’ is a story written from the ‘Beth’ idea presented in R&R #2 which winds in and out of various crew fantasies and emotional needs. The first part of ‘Retribution’ by Catherine Clair introduces us to T’Ieza, a space-raised Vulcan with a decidedly different point of view regarding behavior. Her involvement with Kirk leads into a secret mission-spy story to be concluded in R&R #4. The tone is cool and detached and swift. One finds it hard to evaluation the first half alone… too much is unknown… but the episodic style is intriguing…A universal selection of limericks is presented, and the poetry by Clair is pleasing and uncontrived. A word about Frankie Jemison’s ‘Le Coer a Ses Raisons’: this poem in really the seventh story in the zine. Within the 14 lines of this sonnet, a complete tale of marriage, separation, and reflection is told. Those of us who know the ST universe can tie it to the alternate time-line failure of Sarek and Amanda’s marriage; those who know nothing of ST would enjoy it for its precise imagery and beautifully sad presentation of alien memories. Jean Lorrah expands the background on her NTM universe by explaining her perceptions of Vulcan sexuality in ‘Care to Debate That?’ Readers should find this a good take-off point for further discussions. The last story is short, simple and fun. Leslie Fish romps through an outrageous explanation of the second most pregnant remark by a Vulcan after Sarek’s comment about logical things to do: T’Pring’s ‘You have become a legend among our people…’ … Which brings in the disclaimer about sexually explicit material. The editors decline to impose an age limit, but shockable adults over 18 are cautioned to read R&R, any R&R, in the presence of an available onlie. A good zine, a good read. Fine repro quality, and a plain brown cover for the fastidious. 
[zine]: The prize in this issue is a long McCoy story 'None There Embrace.' It is absolutely excellent. It deals with McCoy's attempts to find a medical solution to Spock's cycle. As always with Faddis, the characterizations, plotting, dialogue and interest are kept at the same high level. There are two poems by Clair and Jemison that are both well above average. (What is this? I thought all ST poetry was supposed to be junk.) There are three vignettes by Hunter and a short by Hallam all having to do with adults dealing with children (in these cases, a young Spock). I enjoyed them tremendously. There is also 'Discovery' by Linda Hunter which I am unable to comment on, as I could not force myself to read it. Also included, limericks and an article on Vulcan sexuality in the NTM universe by Jean Lorrah. Also a short by Leslie Fish, which is an admitted rip-off of a Ted Sturgeon story and not funny. This is a good ish. Buy it for the Faddis, but stay and enjoy the rest. 
R&R 3, edited by Johanna Cantor, which was dated Spring 1977. R&R had adult heterosexual themes. This volumefeatured "None There Embrace" by Connie Faddis, who credited Dr. Michael Amsden (a female Michael) with the medical details. In this story, Connie argued that it was biologically impossible for Spock to complete pon farr with another male. The story was far from clinical, however; in my opinion it was one of the best stories of the year (no matter where one stood on the K/S issue). 
R & R III is a zine worth getting. But for those of you with 'morals,' beware. The last sentence on the contents page reads "Some of these works contain sexually explicit material, which may be offensive to some. Read at your own discretion." But this is not to say that R&R is just a porno zine. Don't get me wrong. R & R contains quality work by some of fandom's best; Connie Faddis, Jean Lorrah, Beverly Zuk, even Leslie Fish. The artwork is good, even better than good; great & more. I car't say much for the cover art, though. It comes with a plain, brown, construction-paper type cover with only the III printed on it. I felt like it wasn't supposed to give away any of the good stuff inside by having somebody do a title piece of art.
On to the fiction & such. Jean Lorrah has written an essay about her Night of the Twin Moons universe entitled, appropriately enough "Vulcan Sexuality in the Night of the Twin Moons Universe." In it we get yet another view on the how's & why's of the NIW universe, only this time by the author; why she wrote some of what's in there, where the ideas came from, why it works, etc. If you have read Night of the Twin Moons, then you can understand what the essay is about.
None There Embrace by C. Faddis is a Spock Pon Farr story with a different kind of twist. It seems Spock, McCoy, Sulu, & a small survey team are alone on a class M planet doing, what else, survey work when Spock develops the first symptoms of an approaching Pon Farr. The Enterprise is on the other side of a nebula which makes communications impossible. And even if the Enterprise were able to beam the survey party aboard, they would never make it to Vulcan on time. The story deals with how McCoy handles the 'situation'; what he does do & what he is willing to sacrifice for Spock. It is a well-done story.
The one thing that I really didn't like was the fact that the story "Retritution" by Catherine Clair is a two-parter. It's not fair to make an interested (engrossed) reader wait until the next issue of the zine comes out of printing to find out who did it. It seems that the big E has a saboteur on board & all trails lead to Spock. But is it really him? Stay tuned to R & R IV for the answer.There are other interesting pieces of fiction in R & R, but I won't tell you about them. You'll just have to read them for yourself. 
- None There Embrace / A well-written, intense and believable pon farr story. Stranded with Spock when the Vulcan is hit by pon farr, McCoy struggles to do what he can for him. Nice scene of self-sacrifice when McCoy attempts to offer himself to Spock, knowing that the Vulcan will destroy him in the grip of plak-tow, and his acceptance of Spock's refusal of the sacrifice when that knowledge is necessarily transferred to him by mind-touch. McCoy ends up using a risky last-ditch medical procedure which, of course, works like a charm. It's nice to have someone take the angle that human and Vulcan sexuality really don't mix for a change.
- The Natural Thing To Do / Three nice little vignettes of Spock's babyhood.
- Spare the Rod / Nice little vignette of Charles Grayson acceding to young Spock's earnest but not-quite-verbalized wish to be told a story. Told first-person from Grayson's pov. [reprint from A Vulcan Odyssey]
- Discovery / Sequel to "Beth" in the previous issue. Beth takes care of Spock in pon farr.
- Retribution Pt. 1 / Kirk has a secret assignment to deliver a scientist's last tapes, which must be kept out of the hands of the Romulans. There is a spy on board, and suspicion is cast upon both Spock, who cannot account for certain of his actions, and Vulcan doctor T'Ieza, who is actually a Federation agent assigned to protect the carrier of the tape copy. T'Ieza and Kirk had just had a sexual fling, and her sudden assignment to Enterprise adds to the general discomfort. [Concluded in R&R 4]
- Care to Debate That? / Jean defends her version of Vulcan sexuality (with an "awakening" of the male at first pon farr).
- About the Size / Raunchily witty little Fish bit with McCoy lamenting Spock's trouble to Kirk - that even with "the biggest cunt on Vulcan" T'Pring still couldn't accommodate the enormous Spock.
- Limericks - none sterling in this batch 
- Retribution, conclusion by Catherine Clair (a sequel is "The Emmethane Sequence" in #9) (3)
- Dragon Ears by Maggie Nowakowska (29)
- Vulcan Wine by Caroline Nixon (a sort of flip side to 'Maiden Wine' in the form of a poem) (41)
- Bridge Between Souls by Karen Fleming (reprinted in Sol Plus #5) (42)
- When Idylls Cease to Play by Rebecca Ross (51)
- Scottish Knight by Tare (52)
- Member of the Family by Linda Hunter (62)
- Septennial by Caroline Nixon (A story which concerns one of Spock's many admirers.) (79)
- The Decision by Linda Hunter (80)
- Speculation by Lora Rene (85) (also in Grup #5, reprinted in Relay #1)
- Come Fill the Cup by Frankie Jemison (116) (Shore Leave Planet vignette - Commodore Kirk enjoys leave with Spock and McCoy - who are, presumably, dead.)
- My Insurance? by Amy Harlib (121)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 4
See reactions and reviews for When Idylls Cease to Play.
See reactions and reviews for Speculation.
See reactions and reviews for Dragon Ears.
See reactions and reviews for Bridge Between Souls.
See reactions and reviews for Come Fill the Cup.
See reactions and reviews for Member of the Family.
See reactions and reviews for Retribution.
See reactions and reviews for The Decision.
- Retribution pt. 2/ [Conclusion] The Romulan spy is revealed to be a pharmacist recently taken on board. He almost kills McCoy, leaves a deadly concoction in the medication to be given him, and leads T'Ieza a merry chase through the ship, eventually escaping with her in a shuttle bound for a Romulan pick-up. They are both killed by a backflow of energy when the Romulans attempt to transport them out of Kirk's tractor beam. Spock puts it all together just in time to prevent McCoy from taking his deadly medication.
- Dragon Ears / Spock's encounter with the Berengarian dragon. A charmer. [Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1]
- Bridge Between Souls / Spock narrowly escapes death by pon farr courtesy of Christine, who then refuses to marry him despite his insistence on considering her his wife.
- When Idylls Cease to Play / Boring little romance between Spock and Shoshannah, an intellectual Mary Sue just his type. They have a little shore leave idyll together, then she goes off to a new assignment; maybe they'll marry, maybe not.
- Member of the Family / Spock's human cousin Kathleen, who has been recently widowed, over-uses her father's invention - a memory-stimulator - to spend time with her lost husband. Spock helps her resolve the loss by playing on their mutual childhood memories.
- The Decision / Mirror Universe Sarek / Amanda story, as they negotiate over what to do about the fact that Amanda is pregnant.
- Speculation / Nicely written version of Sarek & Amanda's courtship, based on Vulcans as presented by Johanna Cantor (more alien than usual - no ball, the testicles are swellings in the back, no erection outside pon farr, the sexual desire mixed with a desire to kill so that the pair must be attended by strong men to keep the woman safe...). Sarek and Amanda undertake a diplomatic mission to a planet of beings who have ended disease and war, and are completely paranoid about contamination from either germs or violent people. When pon farr sneaks up on Sarek early (perhaps because his first pon farr was terminated early with drugs), they are ousted from the society's dome and sent out to live with the germs in the old city. Amanda takes care of Sarek by tying him up, and teaches him to have actual joy in the situation. When it's over, he convinces her to stay married to him.
- Come Fill the Cup / Shore Leave Planet vignette - Commodore Kirk enjoys leave with Spock and McCoy - who are, presumably, dead. Sweet. 
From the editorial:
R & R 5 was published in November 1977 and contains 91 pages. Art by Beverly Zuk, Hans Dietrich, Leslie Fish, Alice Newsom, Carol Hansen, Amy Harlib, and Mary Ann Emerson.
First and immediately, apologies to everyone who received a copy of R&R 4 with blank pages. We're sorry. The printer is sorry. We tried to get a statement from the machine, but it was in conference. Seems the paper feeder adjustment was broken that day, and sometimes allowed several sheets through the press at once. Only one sheet was printed, of course, but the blank pages were dutifully picked up by the automatic collator. I have extras. If you're missing a page (of any issue), let me know. A sase isn't necessary in this case, though of course it's appreciated (think of it as a 13? contribution to future zines).
How, welcome to R&R S. Hope you enjoy it. "One Brief, Shining Moment" was written for Neural Neutralizer, a zine which was printed but for the space of almost a year not distributed by the west coast editor whose business it was to do so. (It was finally distributed just as we were laying this issue out including the story—another sample of what can happen to anyone crazy enough to try to print zines.) Many thanks to the east coast editors, Patti Cullen, and Lori Bartlett, for permission to (re)use the story here. Thanks also to Ann Looker for permission to reprint "The Day of the Guinea Pig," which originally appeared in "Son of Grope." To the kind, flattering, lovely people who asked in reference to "Speculation," "Home Leave" is in Grup 5. "There Are Worse Things" is in Warped Space XX. And "Vulcan Bride" is scheduled for Sensuous Vulcan, which as of STA was headed for the printer any month now. I sent the story to Lora almost two years ago because she wrote that she "couldn't imagine" my writing porn (a lot can happen in two years, can't it?) The story seems to have convinced her, and stimulated her imagination, and I can only say once again that I am honored.Last issue's editorial was an exception to the rule—we weren't mad at anybody. This editorial re-establishes the norm: we're furious! The explanation of that statement followed it in the draft of this opener, but Lucy felt it was inappropriately placed. All those interested in furthering the noble art of compromise will please turn to the broadside on page 77.
- Encounter in Xanadu by Courtney Gray (A story of of the Mirror, Mirror Kirk and a terrified young revolutionary. Mirror Kirk finds himself changing after a forced mind-meld with his Spock. Having captured a resistance fighter, he forces himself upon her, but the rape turns to tenderness.) (reprinted in Relay #1)(sequels: "A Change in the Mirror" in #8 and "The Seed" in #9) (3)
- Interlude by Hans Dietrich (Romance between Enterprise crewwoman and a feathery alien.) (21)
- One Brief, Shining Moment by Johanna Cantor and Caroline Carrock (Reprinted from Neural Neutralizer) (30) (Lt. Kyle is called down to assist a landing party. Told from Kyle’s pov. Investigating a distress call, the landing party encounter odd groups of humanoids leading the lives of Australian aboriginals, woad-wearing Britons, and the Round Table. Trelane is at his experiments again.)
- Half Empty Bottle by Alice Newsom (46) (When there is a crisis in your life, you often need a friend. Scotty finds one in Leonard McCoy.. Post-mission, Scotty is brought to McCoy’s hospital in an alcoholic coma. At McCoy’s home, Scott faces the choice of the Enterprise or his scotch.)
- And Thou Beside Me by Carol Hansen [Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1] (50)
- The Day of the Guinea Pig by Beth Hallam [Reprinted from Son of Grope & in Accumulated Leave #1] (54)
- Limericks by Lora Rene (65)
- Revelation of the Lady from Rhan Duth by Mary Stacy-MacDonald (66)
- The Captain's Woman by Gail Saville (Long Kirk monologue/poem talking to a lover about how he really means it this time... but there’s the ship.) (67)
- Care to Debate That? The K/S Relationship... Con, a collection of short letters/essays on the K/S premise, see that page
- Care to Debate That? Broadside by Johanna Cantor, writes an essay that discusses what constitutes "proper" fanon and who has the right to define what is appropriate (76)
- It's Only a Dream by Karen Fleming (78)
- The Ultimate Shore Leave by Gail Saville [Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1] (87)
inside page from issue #5, Mary Stacy-MacDonald for "Revelation of the Lady from Rhan Duth"
inside page from issue #5, Leslie Fish for One Brief, Shining Moment
inside page from issue #5, Carol Hansen for And Thou Beside Me
inside page from issue #5, Amy Harlib for Day of the Guinea Pig
inside page from issue #5, Mary Ann Emerson for The Ultimate Shore Leave
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 5
See reactions and reviews for It's Only a Dream.
See reactions and reviews for And Thou Beside Me.
See reactions and reviews for Day of the Guinea Pig.
See reactions and reviews for The Ultimate Shore Leave.
[zine]: A variety of stories including a Mirror universe story by [Marie A], a few reprints from other zines (Yeoman Press does a service in reprinting some material from British zines that many people can't get). Some outrageous limericks, a debate -- or answer -- to the 'pro' K/S stories. Followed by a VERY WIERD story by Karen Fleming. 'The Ultimate Shoreleave' was my least favorite, with 'Interlude,' a delightful story isn't' what you expect (human and alien, but beautifully handled and the alien is a minor character from ST animated) -- written and illoed very nicely by Hans Dietrich, whom I've never heard of, but I bet is soon going to be quite popular! Also several nice cartoons by Hans. Not as good as #3, but worth it. 
Every issue of R & R that comes out is better than the previous one. R&R V is no exception to this. A wide range of stories cover various topics & no two stories are based on the same theme.
The first story is "Encounter in Xanadu" which takes place in the Mirror Universe. The mirror Kirk has changed - not drastically, but just enough to make him worry about what is happening to himself. The city of Xanadu was a pleasure city with something for everyone - no matter how bizarre a pastime it is. Rae was a fugitive running from those that tried to catch her to take her back. Xanadu meant freedom to Rae if she could only get there. The story of their meeting & of how Kirk's subtle changes affect him is most interesting.
The next story revolves around Loom, an Aurelian character taken from the animated series. It was a different type of story. Enjoyable because it is a Star Trek universe story, yet it brings in two people not a regular part of the ST cast. Stories like this should be done more often.
"One Brief Shining Moment" is told from Lt. Kyle's viewpoint. The Enterprise was doing routine star-mapping when they picked up a distress signal on an unexplored planet. Kyle becomes part of the landing party & they all attempt to untangle the webs of a planetside mystery & meet an old "friend" in the process.
A short story is next. Scotty & McCoy have been off the Enterprise for a number of years now - each going his own separate way. How their choice of life styles affects them (especially Scotty) is the basis for "Half Empty Bottle." This short story could be turned into a novel with little effort. It touches on subjects that are worth speculating about. It has a good plot & it gets the message across clearly. Still, it is just too short.
Captain Kirk & Yeoman Rand are part of a landing party in "And Thou Beside Me." The warm, green planet is almost a perfect Eden. Until they meet up with the entities, and then the almost perfect Eden becomes sheer Heaven.
Dr. McCoy, while looking through a medical journal discovers an article that is looking for volunteers for a field experiment. These volunteers should be Vulcan-non Vulcan hybrids & the experiment has to do with "relieving" Pon Farr. And so "The Day of the Guinea Pig" is off to a start. It seems that Spock had already heard of the experiment & was greatly interested in being one of the guinea pigs. The results of the experiment are definitely not what anyone would expect, especially coming from Spock.
By far the strangest story I have ever read is "It's Only a Dream." It had better be a dream - it's so far out of reality that I don't know how anyone could have come up with the idea at all. I've read it several times & I still don't understand it.
Another shore leave is next: "The Ultimate Shore Leave." The Enterprise crew is given leave on the Amusement Park Planet & Lt. Kathy Stolsky has been planning, plotting, & creating her fantasy for weeks. It's one of the best & funniest lay-Spock stories I've read in a long time. Kathy's creations seemed just like the real thing, until Between the stories are various pieces of poetry: the meaning of Pon Farr as told from a female Vulcan's point of view & various "lecherous" limericks.
"Care to Debate That?" discusses the improbability of a Kirk/Spock homosexual relationship & why those types of stories have not been included in past issues of R & R.
But I've saved the best for last. "The Captain's Woman" is a free-flowing poem of a man & his woman & the night. Is a Captain's love different from any other man's love for his woman? It's been a long time since a poem affected me so much. And I hope that it does the same for you.R & R V has something in it for everyone. Spend an evening reading. 
- Encounter in Xanadu / Mirror Kirk finds himself changing after a forced mind-meld with his Spock. Having captured a resistance fighter, he forces himself upon her, but the rape turns to tenderness.
- Interlude / Romance between Enterprise crewwoman and a feathery alien.
- One Brief, Shining Moment / Told from Kyle's pov. Investigating a distress call, the landing party encounter odd groups of humanoids leading the lives of Australian aboriginals, woad-wearing Britons, and the Round Table. Trelane is at his experiments again. [Reprinted from Neural Neutralizer]
- Half Empty Bottle / Post-mission, Scotty is brought to McCoy's hospital in an alcoholic coma. At McCoy's home, Scott faces the choice of the Enterprise or his scotch.
- And Thou Beside Me / Kirk, Janice and others taking a little R&R on a pleasant planet, are encompassed by little cloud-creatures who paralyze them but then fulfill their sexual fantasies by impersonating their partners. Standard fare. [Reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1]
- The Day of the Guinea Pig / [Reprinted from Son of Grope; also reprinted in Accumulated Leave #1], Testing a new pon farr-relieving drug on Spock, from McCoy's pov. It seems to keep Spock sane but very sexy, and he chases everything in a skirt - quite successfully.
- The Captain's Woman / Long Kirk monologue/poem talking to a lover about how he really means it this time... but there's the ship.
- Care to Debate That? - K/S relationship, con, editors give their reasons for not including K/S in R&R.
- It's Only a Dream / Weird little K/S/Mc dream-sequence, with Kirk giving birth to babies passed around to a crowd, and steadily shrinking until he's left as a baby himself and McCoy thanks Spock for giving him a son.
- The Ultimate Shore Leave / Crew-woman creates her own Spock to enjoy on the Shore Leave planet, but ends up with the real one just as she is moving on to a little bondage. Cute, if predictable. 
R & R 6/7 was published in June 1978, is 189 pages long and contains 18 stories and poems. One of these stories is written by Susan Matthews using a pseud, and is her first published fanfiction. Art by Mary Stacy-MacDonald, Hans Dietrich, Beverly Zuk, Amy Falkowitz, Mary Ann Emerson, Courtney Gray, Carol Hansen, Gail Stark, Gayle F, and Susan Ceci.From the editorial:
Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath are looking for stories for NEW VOYAGES 3 and 4 (Bantam). Stories should be syntonic with the series, and not make any major changes — such as marrying, killing, etc., a major character. Bantam prefers stories with a sound science fiction premise, and they prefer the upbeat. Would any zine editor who has printed a story that could be considered please send a copy of the zine to Sondra and Myrna, c/o Yeoman Press? (I log them, and send them on.) Thanks for the help.
- Images of Flame by Johanna Cantor (3)
- With a Little Help from My Friend by Hans Dietrich (39)
- Uhura: Declaration by Linda Jeanne Powers (51)
- Linkage by Beth Hallam (52) (reprinted from Grope)
- High Ground by P. Cain (69)
- Conduct Unbecoming by Ruth Gryffyths (70)
- Nightingale Woman by Barbara Gray Richley (72)
- Home Leave by Amy Falkowitz (73)
- Magic Carpet by Barbara Gray Richley (89)
- Little Sleep by Caroline Nixon (90)
- Rupert by Carrie Rowles (103)
- The Best Rx by Courtney Gray (107)
- Life from Life by Carol Hansen (116)
- Saurian After Dinner by Mike Bubrick and Daoma Kent (123)
- The Five Nights of Seekaj by Toni Cardinal-Price (132)
- rebuttals to Care to Debate That? The K/S Relationship... Con, one by (by Leslie Fish, one by Johanna Cantor, see that page (165)
- Care to Debate That? Anti-Feminism in Treklit by Susan Matthews and Johanna Cantor (176)
- Care to Debate That? I Am Not Spock by Johanna Cantor (177)
- Love Meld by Susan K. James (180)
- Technical Order 01:02:76 by Nancy Munden (182)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 6/7
A double ish with an actual and rather nicely-done cover by Bev Zuk. A lot of material thish. Certainly worth getting, including the falling-in-love story of Loom and Lasse. I love it! And the first half of a so-far excellent tale of Amanda and Sarek by Johanna Cantor. Several good limericks, a reprint from the British Grope series, plus several more average to excellent tales; a large 'Care to Debate That?" section and lots of delightful cartoons by Hans. A recommended issue. 
Greetings, gentle people, and welcome to R&R VIII. This one's a real quickie — so what else is new? Please, no one write to me about using pica type. I know it allows fewer words per page. The fact that this issue is out on schedule at" all is due to the kind forbearance of the Hamburger Woolen Co., whose typewriter that is (the issue represents about 30 lunch hours).
Many thanks, as always, to the contributors. To Cardiane Wedgett, for understanding a very belated second thought. To Ruth Breisinger, who helped with the typing. And as always, to Bev Zuk, who did the cover and most of the special lettering. Special thanks to Jennifer Brown, who isn't even a Trekker, but who did the lettering of "A Matter of Life or Death."
The winner of the cartoon-caption contest will be announced in IX. "Care to Debate That" will resume in IX, also. There's to be, I hope, another Cardiane Wedgett story, as well as a [Gayle F] illo storied by Juanita Salicrup, and other goodies. Contributions are being accepted.
Catherine Clair's "Emmethane Sequence" will be in IX; it turned out to be longer than this issue would take. But it's superb — well worth waiting for. Sase for notification.
Oh. Apologies to everyone, but especially Carol Hansen, for the number of typos in VI/VII. Would it mollify you to know that I typed the entire 195 pages single handed in 5-6 days? No, I didn't think it would. Well, anyway .
COPYRIGHT DATA — to all current and future contributors. You'll notice that starting with Archives II, I'm putting a copyright notice on each story. This copyrights your story in your name, with no intermediary called "Yeoman Press." You don't even need my permission to reprint. In effect, you have given me first printing rights. All other rights are yours. The same holds with art.
I don't intend to register these copyrights. There's no legal requirement for registration, except as a prerequisite to an infringement of copyright suit, and if that situation should ever arise, the registration can be done at that time. Otherwise, registration is merely a documentation of an accomplished fact: the publication of your story with the copyright notice, which gives you all the rights of the new (1978) copyright law.
Any author or artist who wants to register the work is free to do so — write the Library of Congress for forms. I don't intend to register my own stories, and I don't see why anyone else would feel the need.The above seems the best, fairest procedure to me. The new law has yet to be interpreted, and it will be many years before things are settled. Registration of compilations is complicated, and you get one story from one authority and another from another. Moreover, it seems to me that a compilation copyright could cause problems. This way your work is yours, and there's no question. If there are any disagreements or problems, please write me. But this will be s.o.p. until further notice.
- Images of Flame Part 2 by Johanna Cantor (3)
- A Change in the Mirror by Courtney Gray (31) (prequel: "Encounter in Xanadu" in #5, sequel is "The Seed" in #9)
- Born an Irishman by Sharon L. Parkos ( McCoy and Spock accompany four young crew members, including Kevin Riley, on their first landing party assignment. What should have been routine, turns into a life-threatening horror.) (49)
- Matter of Life and Death by Cardiane Wedgett (a pon farr story) (73)
- Uhura Gets Her Man by Rayelle Roe (105)
- rebuttals to Care to Debate That? The K/S Relationship... Con, see that page (note: this appears to have been a separate insert)
inside page from issue #8, "Open Your Mouth" by Amy Harlib
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 8
R & R VIII is out and compared to the previous six issues,this one is the shortest yet, containing only five stories and one full page cartoon. Most of it is done in large pica type; a blessing for those of us who are so used to squinting at reduced copy. R & R still comes in a plain brown cover (their selling point), but this time they've put a small illo of a shuttlecraft on the front. It dresses up an otherwise plain cover. Inside work is done principally by five authors and six artists.
The first story - "Images of Flame" - (J. Cantor) is Part Two; the first part was in R & R Vl/VII. Part I told of Kirk being injured and why Spock brings him for conva lescence to his parents' isolated weekend retreat on the planet of Chinkwia, where Sarek and Amanda have been sent as Federation cultural observers. It seems that the Federation is very interested in Chinkwia's highly structured caste system. Spock and Kirk arrive, not knowing that Sarek is in the preliminary stages of Pon Farr, and due to circumstances, they cannot leave. To complicate matters, an urgent message is received from the Prime Minister requesting Sarek's and Amanda's presence at the Capitol. When the Prime Minister promises that Amanda will be back with in the day, it is decided that she will go alone. Night comes and goes, and Amanda has not yet returned. Spock leaves Sarek and Kirk to care for each other, and sets out to find his mother. Part II opens with Amanda arriving at the Chinkwia capital and being greeted by the Prime Minister, Tur, who has lured her to the Palace for his own devious reasons. Amanda escapes and tries to get back to Sarek, but she is delayed and soon the guards about the capital are alerted. Meanwhile, back at the house, Sarek's condition worsens, and Kirk is in no condition to be of great help to him. The tension of the story is whether or not Amanda will make it back to Sarek before the blood fever destroys him. Illustrations were done by M. S. MacDonald. While they do illustrate certain points in the story, they still look like rough sketches, causing them to turn out very dark when reproduced.
The second story, "A Change In the Mirror" (M. Aranas) is set in the Minrror, Mirror universe, and I thought that this was the best story of the lot. The events in the story take place about 1 1/2years after the Mirror, Mirror incident. Spock has led a mutiny aboard the ISS Enterprise and has escaped along with many of those who choose to follow him instead of Starfleet. Kirk vowed to kill Spock for that. When key bases throughout the Empire are sabotaged in a highly efficient and organized manner, the Imperial High Command puts out a death warrant on Spock, and the Enterprise is assigned to find and kill him. No longer just personal vengeance, Kirk's career depends on the successful completion of this mission. The story tells of their meeting and what happens afterward. Artwork is by the author and it is quite good. I really enjoyed the 18 pages it occupied, and I hope to see more of her work in future R & R's.
Next is "Born an Irishman" or "My Wild Irish Woes" (S. Parkos). It starts out in a light mood and ends the same way, but the middle turns serious. Lt. Kevin Riley and three other ensigns are on their very first landing party detail, with Riley in charge. They beam down, with Spock and McCoy along as observers, and promptly get into trouble, leaving Spock and McCoy to rescue them. Illustrations are by GIL.
"A Matter of Life and Death" (C. Wedgett) is the only "adult" story in the sine, and it is also the longest. Artwork is by Empey. It centers around Spock and a human female by the name of Francesca Mikolaides. A prominent archeologist, Francesca had married a Vulcan, but after a tragic incident involving her husband's Pon Farr, she is ostracized by the Vulcan community. The Enterprise is assigned to transport her and her team to a new re search site and she of course encounters Spock. The archeological site proves to be fascinating to Spock and he requests to stay. The Enterprise continues on and a delay sets them behind on their pick-up schedule. Then an avalanche then kills the other members of the team, leaving Spock and Francesca alone for five weeks. Besides their mutual dislike for each other, Spock has miscalculated on an important matter which they both must face.
A short story rounds out the zine. In "Uhura Gets Her Man" (R. Roe) the Enterprise is assigned to go and pick up an important, but unwilling, passenger on a planet outside of the Federation's jurisdiction. Just who is this important person? Why, none other than Harcourt Fenton Mudd, who is unwilling for obvious reasons. The story is fine, but it could have been lengthened into a much better story. Art work is by G. Stark.As I said, a short zine. But read it and form your own opinion. 
- The Emmethane Sequence" by Catherine Claire (a Kirk story, sequel to "Retribution" in R&R #3 & #4) (3)
- The Caption the Cartoon contest winners (51)
- Battle Hymn by Linda White (A Kzin attack, pursuit...) (52)
- The Lytherette by Lois Welling (a story of an older Spock) (81)
- Care to Debate That? Antifeminism in Treklit, the K/S Premise (118)
- Kroykah! by Lois Welling (123) (T’Pau manipulated the events of “Amok Time” just so she could keep T’Pring herself.)
- The Seed by Marie A (Kirk of the ISS Enterprise finds morale much improved now that they are working for the Resistance. On a mission to steal a coder, Kirk is captured and kept as a sex slave for the First Minister, but rescued by Rae (from Encounter in Xanadu) and his now trusted friends Bones and Spock.) [Sequel to "Encounter in Xanadu" (R&R #5) and "A Change in the Mirror" (R&R #8)] (125)
- Sutarn by Cardiane Wedgett sequel to 'A Matter of Life and Death'" (Sutarn and Francesca) (143)
- The Savage One by Alison Scott (Zarabeth, many years after...) (185)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 9
See reactions and reviews for The Savage One.
See reactions and reviews for Sutarn.
See reactions and reviews for The Emmethane Sequence.
See reactions and reviews for The Lytherette.
- The Emmethane Sequence / Sequel to "Retribution" (R&R 3&4), Following T'Ieza's death, Kirk withdraws from his friends, feeling that he brings death to those he loves. On shore leave on an open world near the Neutral Zone, he catches a glimpse of T'Ieza, traces her and finds that she is suffering amnesia and working as an intuitive healer. News of planetary disasters in a nearby system arrives, and Kirk gets the local Romulans to join him in stopping what turns out to be an invading force. After some near-misses, Kirk and T'Ieza are reunited.
- Battle Hymn / The Kzinti attack a Vulcan colony, eating some and carting others off for a meat supply. A secret Vulcan ship pursues to punish the attackers with psychological warfare - in the truest sense of the term. For some reason, they need Spock's participation in the meld to effect this.
- The Lytherette / "A story of the older Spock"
- Kroykah! (Or, Enough, Already) / Ah, so! T'Pau manipulated the events of "Amok Time" just so she could keep T'Pring herself.
- Care to Debate That? Antifeminism in Treklit, the K/S premise
- The Seed / [Sequel to "Encounter in Xanadu" (R&R 5) and "A Change in the Mirror" (R&R 8)], Kirk of the ISS Enterprise finds morale much improved now that they are working for the Resistance. On a mission to steal a coder, Kirk is captured and kept as a sex slave for the First Minister, but rescued by Rae (from Encounter in Xanadu) and his now trusted friends Bones and Spock.
- Sutarn / "Sutarn and Francesca, the sequel to 'A Matter of Life and Death'"
- The Savage One / Interesting if grim vignette of Zarabeth's fate after "All Our Yesterdays." Her son by Spock has grown into a true savage, a pre-reform Vulcan, the people who nearly destroyed themselves by their passions. And true to form, he destroys her. 
R & R 10 was published in Summer 1979 and contains 174 pages. Art by Gayle F, Mary Ann Emerson, Mary Stacy-MacDonald, Mary Bohdanowicz, Kathy Carlson, Carol Hansen, Deborah Collier, Amy Harlib, Sharok Parkos.
The Zinedex offers the following tidbit: "McCoy Cleans His Teeth' was written in response to the editor's statement that she would not publish a story "about a character brushing his teeth," this is an entertaining "bad day" story in which Enterprise events conspire to make everything go wrong for the Doctor, from nearly electrocuting the Captain to Spock ruining his much-anticipated tooth-paste."
- Paradise in the Mirror by Juanita Salicrup (3)
- Dark Knight from Future Past by Sharon L. Parkos (25)
- A Few Curves by Johanna Cantor (Reprinted from Alnitah #9) (47)
- A Call from The Editor by Joy Mancinelli (70) (Editor of Stardate: Confession calls contributor Christine Chapel to confirm details of her "Volcanic Vulcan" stories, and Uhura accidentally broadcasts the conversation to the ship.)
- Two Vignettes by Julie Osburn (71)
- The Woman Is... by J. Mike (75) (An in-depth look at Spock, T'Pring, and Stonn, and what led to the events of "Amok Time". Reprinted in Adventure... Plus)
- The Testing Time by C-Michael Grande (87)
- More Than a Brother by Carol Hansen (93)
- McCoy Cleans His Teeth by Beth Hallam (The adventures and misadventures of Dr. McCoy as he tries to find the time to brush his teeth.) (117)
- Deathmare by Dayle Barker & Michaelene Dalton (123)
- The Price of Dilithium by Denise Sheets (138)
- Musings by Sandra Necchi (150)
- Penthesilean Aftermath by Leslie Warstler (153) (also in NTM Collected #2) (Sarek and Amanda vignette; tender moments between the couple after "Night of the Twin Moons")
- Care to Debate That? by Mindy Glazer (156) (topic unknown)
- What They Seem by Sharon Parkos (157)
- There are Always Alternatives by Collette Mak (172)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 10
See reactions and reviews for There are Always Alternatives.
See reactions and reviews for What They Seem.
See reactions and reviews for Penthesilean Aftermath.
See reactions and reviews for Musings.
See reactions and reviews for The Price of Dilithium.
See reactions and reviews for Deathmare.
See reactions and reviews for More Than a Brother.
See reactions and reviews for Testing Time.
See reactions and reviews for Dark Knight from Future Past.
See reactions and reviews for Paradise in the Mirror.
See reactions and reviews for A Few Curves.
See reactions and reviews for The Woman Is....
[zine]: The crew of the Enterprise meets Darth Vader? Yes, and, in another story, the Spiderman. And there's also a reprint of Johanna Cantor's "A Few Curves" from Alnitah IX.
The most enjoyable story in this collection is one by England's Beth Hallam, entitled "McCoy Cleans His Teeth". The editor notes that "In R & R IX, I said I wouldn't print a story about a character brushing his teeth. Will I ever learn?" The poor doctor encounters a number of adventures which prove that there's many a slip twixt brush and lip.This zine contains showcase stories and stories from established authors. Some are funny, some unquestionably erotic. The pieces collected in this volume are, as always with R & R, diverse and well-written. Some, in the words of the editor "contain sexually explicit material, which may be offensive to some. Read at your own discretion." With that warning in mind, the zine is recommended. 
R & R 11 was published in Fall 1979 and contains 176 pages. Bev Zuk is the front cover artist. Other art by Empey, Mary Bohdanowicz, Julie Osburn, Sharon L. Parkos, Rayelle Roe, Joan Hanke Wonnds, C. Marie B., and Hans Dietrich.
- Quid Pro Quo (p. 3-59) by Johanna Cantor
- The Last Troubador (p. 59-65) by Margaret Draper [Reprinted from Log Entries #14]
- Matrix (p. 67-98) by Mary Lee Cascio
- Third Time's a Charm (p. 99-102) by Julie Osburn
- Maybe There Won't Be (p. 102-106) by Naomi Konoff (Kirk, newly appointed to Enterprise freezes in a crisis; Gary talks him out of resigning his commission.)
- Pentagram (p. 107-128) by Sharon Parkos
- Alternative (p. 129-136) by Karen Fleming (Kirk/McCoy)
- Where the Bookberries Bloom (p. 136-148) by Rayelle Roe (reprinted in Two-Dimensional Thinking, "Spock and Uhura find themselves in the clutches of that most loving of fathers, W.T. Dubois, and his five -- count 'em, five -- marriageable daughters. For Spock, it may mean the end of bachelorhood itself."))
- Paterfamilias (p. 149-168) by Jelica Ranelle (reprinted in Indian Summer and Other Seasons)
- Birthday Boy (p. 168-175) by Collette Mak (Riley is presented with an Orion dancer for the night for his birthday and finds himself on the wrong side of the law in a fight to defend her.)
- Shriek, cartoon by Hans Dietrich p.176
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 11
See reactions and reviews for Quid Pro Quo.
See reactions and reviews for The Last Troubador.
See reactions and reviews for Matrix.
See reactions and reviews for Pentagram.
See reactions and reviews for Alternative.
See reactions and reviews for Where the Bookberries Bloom.
See reactions and reviews for Paterfamilias.
[zine]: A major feature of this issue seems to be nostalgia and/or flashback stories. Perhaps this subconsciously encourages one to look back at their issue of R&E, and make comparisons, which is too bad, as I feel each issue of a zine should be judged on its own merits. R&R is known for good 'adult' stories (but no K/S) in a full-packed format with few illos. Johanna Cantor, the editor, does a lot in fandom (cons, Archives, the Trekker Cookbook, as well as R&R) and perhaps she tried to squeeze this issue in too soon after #10. It is unfortunately uneven in quality, giving the impression some stories were printed solely because they happened to be one hand. However, it should not be omitted from anyone's collection, because there are some fun and worthwhile pieces. 'Quid Pro Quo': Long but occasionally interesting tale concerning Spock's attempt to marry a Vulcan woman, impeded by his capture and torture by ... well, never mind. Worth wading through. 'The Last Troubadour': A silly 'come up with a far-fetched reason for Spock to sing' story. Not worth wading through. 'Matrix': Deals with the beginning of Kirk's command of the Enterprise, and also his friendship with Spock. Good in spots, but the author has an unfortunate tendency to tell us what the characters' emotions are, instead of display then for us to experience for ourselves. Also tried to fit a a novel's worth of incidents into 31 pages. 'Third Time's a Charm': a charming short 'Uhura meets the Captain story.' 'Maybe There Won't Be': Kirk almost quits his first day, because he makes a mistake. A good idea that didn't quite come off. 'Pentagram': Black Magic on the Enterprise and Spock gets to play Exorcist. It's not exactly terrifying, more like terrible. 'Alternative': Kirk, having been burnt once too often, now refuses to get intimate with female crewmembers. McCoy decides to convince him to experiment with males. The author handles the idea gingerly at first, but it turns out as one of the best examples of stories on same-sex possibilities I've read in fanfic. Best of zine award. 'Where the Bookberries Bloom': A space-going hillbilly gives Spock the starring role in a shotgun wedding for his five daughters. I'm not sure if this was supposed to be a farce or a parody. I am sure that it wasn't funny. 'Paterfamilias': Reasonably well-done story of the difficulty in maintaing a friendly relationship that started out of forced intimacy, in this case between Kirk and one of his lieutenants. Included are addenda and postscript to the story, vignettes for people who have to know whether there ever was a happy ending. Nice not to have to wait, actually. 'Birthday Boy': Kevin Riley's friends buy him a special birthday present -- with predictably unpredictable results. Last but emphatically not least: Hans Dietrich's version of what happened in the Nostromo shuttle at the close of the movie Alien. Unmissable! Overall contents: Averages out to only fair. Art: fair to poor. Repro: 10% reduction, but quite legible. Very good. Value: Borderline. Depends on the reader's taste. 
[zine]: This is one of the milder adult Star Trek fanzines. By "adult", I mean that some of the text depicts fairly explicitly sexual acts essential to the storyline, and that some of the illustrations feature nude males and females of both human and alien species. It is intended for a heterosexually oriented audience, hence it does not contain Kirk/Spock homosexual relationship stories. If you find this type of material offensive, PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR READ THIS FANZINE! Consider yourself warned! But if you like adult material, R&R is one of the best written ST fanzines around. The contents of R&R XI are as follows; l) "Quid Pro Quo", by Johanna Cantor, illustrated by Empey. This is the best, the longest, and the most explicit story in the fanzine. Spock goes into pon farr while the Enterprise is on shore leave at the open port of New London. He is kidnapped by the employees of Kathor's Pleasure Palace. Kathor, a Klingon, wants to make Spock and his intended bride T'Pan the unwilling stars of his next porno flick. Details of Vulcan reproduction both as a biological and as a sociological phenomenon are developed in depth. Flashbacks include an unexpurgated version of "Amok Time." "The Last Troubadour" by Margaret Draper. This amusing story was originally published in the English fanzine LOG ENTRIES 14 . Admiral Harper has the Enterprise transport a Plofflehound to his wife. When frustrated, Plofflehounds emit a shriek which makes grown men faint. This one took a fancy to Mr. Spock's singing. It's 15 days to destination... "Matrix" by Mary Lee Cascio, illustrated by Mary Bohdanowicz. This is a richly detailed account of how Kirk took command of the Enterprise and became friends with Spock. The events take place immediately before and after the episode WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE. "Third Time's A Charm" by Julie Osburn. This is a short but amusing account of Uhura's first few days on the Enterprise. " Maybe There Won't Be" by Naomi Konoff. A short story which depicts Kirk as unfit for command. The characterizations are off. "Pentagram" by Sharon L. Parkos. A demon called up by a new crewmember who dabbles in the occult wreaks havoc aboard the Enterprise. "Alternatives" by Karen Fleming. Since it is editorial policy to not print K/S stories, here's a Kirk/McCoy story instead. "Where the Bookberries Bloom" by Rayelle Roe. Spock and Uhura are abducted by a colonial farmer who wants a husband for his five homely daughters. Amusing in spots. 9) "Paterfamilias" by Jelica Ranelle, illustrated by Joan Hank. Kirk and a female crewmember are forced to publicly copulate to save their lives with unexpected consequences. Illustrations depict male frontal nudity. 10) "Birthday Boy" by Collette Mark, illustrated by C. Marie B. It's Heilly's birthday, and the boys have a great present for him: a night with an Orion slave girl... Cartoons, poetry, songs, and fannish news are also included. 
R & R 12 was published in spring 1980 and contains 154 pages. Artwork by Vida Hull, Nadya Emmanuel, Mary Stacy-MacDonald, Stephanie Hawks, Carol Hansen, ERIC, Sharon L. Parkos, Barbara P. Gordon, Julie Osburn, Vel Jaeger, Kathy Carlson, R. G. Pollet, and Bev Zuk (cover).
- My Word, Now Given by Lois Welling (3)
- Four Play by J. Mike--A chess game between Spock and Uhura ends with a dreadful pun. (26)
- Home by Susan Fine (27)
- Who's Who by Nadya Emmanuel--After a transporter accident switches Kirk and Spock's minds, a Vulcan reaction to alcohol leaves a crazed Kirk running loose in San Francisco, while Spock and McCoy try to find him without revealing the switch. (28)
- Shadow of the Flame by Johanna Cantor (49)
- Whit's Worn Beneath the Kilt by Kathleen Glancy (66)
- A Private Line by Emily C. Ross--The Enterprise accidentally intercepts a private message saying some scandalous things about Kirk. (67)
- The Severing by Johanna Cantor (69)
- Quid Pro Quo by Sharon Decker--Mirror Universe Uhura carries out a successful takeover of the Enterprise. (77)
- And God Against All by Collette Mak--Mirror Universe Spock offers his services to Kirk as first officer after a betrayal on Vulcan. (When fanon collides with itself -- the editors write about this story in the editorial for issue #14: "In "And God Against All" In RSR XII, Collette Mak used the term, Vljn'd'Jt, which is a term coined by Leslye Lilker for the Sahaj universe. Collette thought it was one of the usual terms in Treklit. I knew it was Leslye's, but I missed it. Both Collette and I apologize; the term is Leslye's, and our use of it was unauthorized.") (78)
- rebuttals to Care to Debate That? The K/S Relationship... Con, see that page
- Red Sky Dawning by Carol Hansen (85)
- Showdown by Mardy Lamski (107)
- The Morning After by D.P. Anderson--Amanda struggles with the realization that Sarek only has a sex drive during the pon farr. (108)
- The Promise by Sharon L. Parkos--Surak's mother, a victim of war, pledges that he will find a better way of life. (110)
- Journey to.... by Robyn N. Kevelson (112)
- Care to Debate That? by Jean Lorrah, et. al. (113) (includes Judith Gran's essay The Footnote: An Explication de Texte)
- What's a Star Trek? by R. Merrill Bollerud--A brief interdimensional incident leaves a bemused Kirk with a stack of Trek fanzines. (117)
- Diplomatic Protest by Joy Mancinelli (123)
- Who, Me? by Julie Osburn--Kirk and Uhura get planetary police off their trail by ducking into a local brothel and pretending to be having sex. (125)
- Through a Glass Darkly by Delores Booker--After the events of "Day of the Dove", Chekov is tormented by what he almost did to Mara. (128)
- All That's Best by Pamela Rose (135)
- The Source by Ellen M. Kozak--An innocent moment between Kirk and Spock sparks a rumor. (150) (also in Indian Summer and Other Seasons)
- The Life of Riley by Collette Mak--Kevin Riley is mortally embarrassed by his actions in "The Naked Time", but finds consolation with an equally embarrassed crewmate. (151)
Reactions and Reviews: Isuse 12
Frail and flimsy covers, stapled. Ample artwork from fair to good, mainly new artists. R-rated but no age statement is required.
An unusually good issue, great buy for the money if you don't mind no wide white spaces between paragraphs and fancy margins. One of my favorite stories was "Who's Who" by Nadya Emmanuel — such is the writer's skill that I found myself wondering if this were a pro-writer's nom de plume. Storyline concerns yet another transporter accident, this time leaving Kirk's mind in Spock's body and vice versa, just at the time Admiral Kirk has to face Nogura on their return from the V'Ger encounter with an eye to convincing him to leave the Enterprise in his charge. An excellent 23rd century background given, and engrossing plot well fleshed out, but I take strong exception to the idea that Kirk in Spock's body would ingest even a small bit of alcohol prior to such an important meeting. The story is so beguiling that these objections don't seem to occur except as an afterthought.
Also included is Lois (THE DISPLACED) Welling's "My Word, How Given", which I found so confusing it was necessary for me to go back to issue #9 and re-read "The Lyrette", which it sequels. Constantly throughout both stories the reader is told about things rather than shown, a weaving in and out of the memory of Sannen —the nominal hero — and of Spock as he faces death. I feel this fine storyteller would have been better advised to treat this tale as a novel, expanding to show the action rather than compressing the facts as is necessary in the two separate stories, one published more than a year ago. And to make matters worse, "Word" has no ending, just breaks off like THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, with presumably the same intention.
On the other hand, the editor's 3rd story of a chronological series, "Shadows of the Flame" was also presented without a summary of what went on before, but her vivid imagery makes the past detail spring instantly to mind. This is the story of Sarek's unanticipated pon farr on a hostile planet, with Amanda having been the victim of kidnapping. Kirk is present in the same house, convalescing from a wound, with Spock to look after him. There are some close calls with the locals, interwoven delicatly with Sarek's physical problem, and it takes all of their resourcefulness to scramble out of this in time for pick-up by the Enterprise.There are many other excellent stories of various lengths in the zine, some by authors new to me, and a continuation of the always interesting "Care To Debate That", featuring Jean Lorrah, J. Mike and Judith Gran this time out. Highly recommended. 
- The Doctor and the Enterprise by Jean Airey; ill. Joan Hanke Woods (3)
- A Diplomatic Relationship by Vel Jaeger--A diplomatic mission to a Bedouin-like culture brings Irene Armstrong aboard the Enterprise and into a gentle romance with Leonard McCoy. (48)
- A New Father's Reflections by Terry S. Bowers (60)
- Source of Light by Mary Ann Drach; ill. Barbara P. Gordon (61)
- Epithalamion by Johanna Cantor; ill. Empey, (72)
- Sunshine and Ebony by Karen Fleming; ill. Carol Waterman (84)
- Stepping Stone by Karen Fleming; ill. Carol Waterman (87)
- Compassionate Leave by Johanna Cantor; ill. Stephanie Hawks (93)
- Mr. Scott, There Are Leprechauns Aboard by Nadya Emanuel (104)
- The Will of Amanda by Dayle S. Barker--Poem. (126)
- Choices by D. Booker; ill. Susan Ceci--An alternate ending to "Kaz-Dhu" from T-Negative #32/33. Spock is still in pon farr after defeating Kirk, but an old friend offers herself as his wife in T'Pring's place. (133)
- The Saga of the Spaceman and the Maiden by Gene S. Delapenia--Poem. (136)
- The Lieutenant and the Doctor by Jean Airey; ill. Carol Waterman (136) (reprinted in The Blue Guardian #13)
- A First Time for Everything by Joy Mancinelli (146)
- The Outlaw by Johanna Cantor; ill. Vida Hull (152)
- Ballad of the Birthday Boy by Jeanne Coud and Cheryl L. White (168) (In issue #15, the editor notes that "the last line of "Ballad of the Birthday Boy" should have read "Fock you, Mr. Spuck." Sorry, girls.")
- Kevin's Chronicles by Collette Mak; ill. Lynn Eldridge (168)
Vel Jaeger (inside front cover) of issue #13. From Vel: "It's a depiction of my friend from way back, Karen Spera Shaub. She and I went to our first con in West Palm Beach, and this is taken from a photo of her costume that won first place at the con. It was black with gold braid design and trim, based on a caftan design; we listed it as "Militant Alien Nun."
inside issue #13, Joan Hanke Woods
inside issue #13, Barbara P. Gordon
inside issue #13, Vida Hull
inside issue #13, Carol Waterman
inside issue #13, Susan Ceci
inside issue #13, Stephanie Hawks
inside issue #13, Nadya Emanuel
inside issue #13, Empey
inside issue #13, Lynn Eldridge
inside issue #13, Joan Hanke Woods (inside back cover)
R & R 14 was published in February 1981 and contains 170 pages. Art by Bev Zuk, Suzan Lovett (it is in this issue her very first zine art appeared), Mary Stacy-MacDonald, Kathy Carlson, Karen Kruse, and Mary Ann Emerson.
While this series contains much explict adult material, the editor states on the table of contents page that this issue is "fairly clean."Suzan Lovett describes her art start, one which started in this issue:
When fanon collides with itself -- the editors write about this story in the editorial for issue #14:Johanna Cantor kept it cheap mostly to give the new writers and artists a place where they had a chance of getting printed. She sent me two stories to illustrate, mentioning she’d prefer ink, but if I preferred otherwise, she was fine with that, as long as I understood she’d be simply Xeroxing them and I shouldn’t expect perfect quality. She’s the only reason I kept on drawing. She kept sending me stories and printing my drawings until I got better and the other zine editors started noticing and asking for work, accepting pencil work, until I had more and more reasons to improve. 
In "And God Against All" In RSR XII, Collette Mak used the term, Vljn'd'Jt, which is a term coined by Leslye Lilker for the Sahaj universe. Collette thought it was one of the usual terms in Treklit. I knew it was Leslye's, but I missed It. Both Collette and I apologize; the term is Leslye's, and our use of it was unauthorized.
- Undiplomatic Exit by Mary Jo Lawrence. In which our heroic captain finds himself in a number of compromising positions, among which are suspect and detective in a diplomatic murder. (1)
- The Phoenix Factor by Doreen A. Mateicka (66) (Illustrated by Suzan Lovett, the story is about Kirk after he sustains an injury which paralyzes him. Spock resigns from Starfleet after Kirk is discharged, and the two of them pursue a cure.)
- Maiden Voyage by Nadya Emanuel (80)
- The Wakening by Caroline Nixon (114)
- Ambassador's Lady by Lois Welling. The next story in the Lytherette series, in which Anne and Sannen return to Vulcan to the house of T'Pru. (136)
- Another Shore Leave by Suzan Lovett (162) (reprinted in Antinomy) ("You can't do this to me. Bones! I have overdrawn my IOU's to get permission for this particular leave. Who knows if we will ever be in this sector again. Three days of pure bliss waiting for us and...." McCoy interrupted: "I know, Jim, and I'm sure the crew will appreciate it." He didn't mention he was practically drooling over the prospects himself. "I also know our planetfall coincides with your birthday. I am really sorry, but this is one shore leave you are going to miss." ---Wrigley's Pleasure Planet - and Kirk is under quarantine. What's a frustrated Captain to do? Help comes from the most unexpected quarter.")
interior art from issue #14, Suzan Lovett -- an illo for "The Phoenix Factor," one of Lovett's very, very earliest published illustrations, it shows Kirk in his motorized wheelchair. "James Kirk was as much a prisoner of this routine as of the wheelchair in which his broken body resided. To all appearances, he had become resigned to the permanence of his condition. Only to Spock was the picture clear: the picture of a broken man trying to become whole again, in mind as in body."
R & R 15 was published in Spring 1981. It is a collection of 13 stories and poems and is 153 pages long. The art is by Barbara P. Gordon, Vel Jaeger, Marilyn Johansen, Anne Davenport, Anna Lokuta, Suzan Lovett, and Richard G. Pollet.
- For Logical Reasons by Collete Mak (3)
- Not Alone by Suzan Lovett (26) (reprinted in Antinomy) (Kirk was halfway through the corridor before the doors were fully open. McCoy had just picked up another hypo and turned toward Spock when the Captain burst through the Sick Bay door. "Bones, stop!" Ignoring the surprised looks from the line of crewmen and nurses, Kirk headed straight for the doctor and plucked the hypo from McCoy's hand, frozen in mid-air. He held the hypo tightly, as if someone would try to take it away. Only then did he allow himself to lean against a bed and try to still his pounding heart, ---There's a murderer on board the Enterprise, and Spock is the intended victim.")
- Passage by Jacqueline Bielowicz (42)
- Myrmidon? by Anna Lokuta (50)
- The Perfect Present by Joy Mancinell (77)
- The Entellus Triangle by Jeff Holt (93)
- Into the Here by Carol Hansen (107)
- Life in the Fast Lane by Sheri M. Lewis (113)
- Starburst by Cathi Brown (114)
- Of Sufficient Value by Marcella Belton (117)
- A Shaggy Tribble Story by D.C. Dedon (131)
- A Space Voyager of a Different Sort by Sharon F (137)
- Trigon by Suzan Lovett (141) (reprinted in Antinomy) ("Kirk had other friends, and I came to like most of them. My favorite by far was Doctor McCoy. . . . .We were sharing a friendly drink in the Rec Hall when the Vulcan went by. My look must have left something to be desired. "Okay, Chandra, what have you got against Vulcans?" No subtlety in the man. "From what I see and hear, nothing you haven't got." I was being flippant; but he insisted, and finally got all the story out of me. "Let me give you some advice, Chandra. If you love Jim, don't compete with Spock." He put his hand on mine. "In fact, if you have any thoughts of a future with Jim, you'd better start liking Spock." ---Chandra has pulled every string she can to get this particular assignment. When Kirk takes a very personal interest in her, she's absolutely delighted. But she's about to find out exactly what being involved with Kirk might demand of her - and exactly who the most important person in the Captain's life is.")
interior art from issue #15, Suzan Lovett, an illustration for "Not Alone," an example of how the limitations of the medium of the time could compromise even a fairly simple line drawing
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 15
R&R15, as are all previous R&Ss have been, a credit to somewhat risque fanzine publications. As usual, for R&R, the art work is not by any means its strongest suit, however the stories and poetry have such an effective use of imgery and overall quality syntax, that the artwork could have been left out entirely and the zine would not suffer for it. 'For Logical Reason' is another explanation of the first meeting of Amanda and Sarek, it is unlike many of its croonees [?] in that it portrays certainly the evolving romance, but it does not overlook the mundanities along the way. In this case, Amanda is a simple librarian and the Vulcan embassy and, though she is constantly at odds with the Chief Ambassador, who Sarek eventually replaces, she stays on; not due to any infatuation with Sarek, but simply for the cash remuneration. The story progresses until the obvious climax-in-bed scene but nonetheless, the story is a refreshing look at an otherwise worn-out plot. 'Not Alone' uses yet another well-worn plot, the Kirk-is-infected-with-an-alien-presence-and-Spock-rescues-him-with-the-mind-meld theme. Unfortunately, Lovett does not do as successful a job at salvaging the story from mediocrity as did C. Mak, but the introduction poem and art make it worth reading and the characterizations are accurate. 'Passages,' is in my opinion, one of the best stories in the zine. It has in its favor expressive art work, sensual writing style and most importantly, a fresh plot! In this little jewel, Chapel and M'Benga have a roaring romance and through the course of the affair, M'Benga confronts Christine with some truths that ST fans have been wanting to do for some time. 'Myrmidon?': well, this one had the foresight to put in a question mark, so the reader didn't have to. It was odd, very odd. The plot deals with an alien race, who threaten the Federation weaponry with their own unknown form of destruction and running parallel with this plot is shady goings on at Starfleet Command. Th end wind up with Kirk as the hero, the underhanded Commodore Lucia in irons for trying to use this mission for his own personal gain -- regardless of the consequences to Kirk and his crew. This one must be read slowly or twice if you can stand it, to grasp its illusive if nonexistent plot. 'The Perfect Present' gives the reader an inner look at the Kirk and Uhura relationship in all its glory, but it doesn't fail to leave out the mud-slinging that goes along with any good romance. The story gravitates around, of all things, Uhura's earrings; always Kirk's way of expressing his devotion, etc. to Uhura, claiming that they completed her and in the end, a pair of earrings completes their relationship... 'The Entellus Triangle' is a good Romulan episode, in it the Enterprise is swept off course by a severe storm and hurled into Romulan space, but this time, the Romulan is not stupid and takes over the Enterprise. The story then becomes a desperate attempt on the part of Kirk and his officers to re-take his own ship. The author is very successful in creating in the reader a sense of violation and hopelessness when the Enterprise is commandeered. 'Into the Here' is another strange one, well worth passing up altogether; Spock and his party beam down into a mist and Spock falls into a magnetic hole, in a desperate state of pon farr, just to keep the plot rolling, as nothing else does. Spock, of course, is saved from his lustful desires by a cloud, no less, and one year later reappears much to the surprise of McCoy and Kirk from the same hole he fell into... Like I said, skip this one... 'Life in the Fast Lane' is short, sweet, and clever. 'Of Sufficient Value' was either written by a masochist, or aimed at one. The whole of the story revolves around beatings, death, etc... The people being abused are none other than Kirk, McCoy, Spock, and some Red Shirts, but of course, they are expendable. The plot, if you can call it that, finally emerges at the very end where we find out that the alien captors need fertile males to revitalize their race, and our favorite stud, Kirk, is chose, but eventually gets out of it when Spock and Kirk return for him, and Kirk's handmaiden ends up pregnant, thus supplying a trade for Kirk's life; their child -- it being considered of sufficent value. I did not find this work of ANY value, but judge for yourselves. 'Shaggy Tribble Story' was a humorous... short and sleazy. 'A Space Voyager of a Different Sort' capitalized on character analysis between Kirk and Spock; had the writers of ST:TMP looked to this short/short story for characterizations, they would have been more true to the ST personalities we all know. The pot is almost non-existent, but the intimate feelings generate in the reader make the plot failings inconsequential. 'Trigon' is written in first person and unlike many works written in this way, the reader still feels actively involved in the story. It gives an inner look into the mind of a young woman who has been having an affair with Kirk when she is all but forced into saving Spock from the agonies and eventual death brought on by pon farr. A close examination of the Kirk and Spock friendship is presented, and by the conclusion, the reader feels that Kirk loves Spock and depends on him far more than he relies on his crew or even the Enterprise himself. 
R & R 16 was published Summer 1981, 158 pages. Art by Virginia Lee Smith, Bev Clark, Anna Lakuta, Empey, Marilyn Johansen, Carol Waterman, Anne Davenport, Carol Hansen, Toni Hardeman and Suzan Lovett.
- The Vulcan Factor by Nadya Emmanuel (3)
- Tinman Rock by Carol Nevins (39)
- My Kingdom for a Cupcake by Cathy Strand and Kay Johnson (reprinted in Baselines #4) (40)
- Promises to Keep by Johanna Cantor (56)
- On the Ragged Edge by Jo Ann Sides (66)
- In Payment of Debt Acknowledged by Jan Mike (67)
- No Answer by Sue Bursztynski (69)
- Second Best by Beth Carlson (70)
- Chrysalis by Carol Hansen (71)
- Resolution by Linda Melnick (81)
- Transition by Beth Carlson (99)
- Thataway by Emily C. Ross (105)
- Aftermath by Anna Lokuta (110)
- Pea Green by Collette Mak (152)
art from issue #16, Suzan Lovett: "What happens when Jim Kirk meets Miss Piggy? Suzan Lovett shows us in a wonderfully humorous bit of art that you won't want to miss." 
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 16
With a zine that contains as much as this one, it is impossible to cover each and every offering in one reasonable sized review, so I will instead mention the selections that I feel are most interesting, most unusual, or otherwise most deserving of attention. ‘The Vulcan Factor’ is a sequel to an earlier story ‘The Maiden Voyage.’ This story is one that takes an interesting premise, develops it moderately, and then, unfortunately, cops out with an all-too-pat ending. Mr. Spock is suddenly deprived of his bondmate by her untimely death, so Kirk and Captain Sloane (the conveniently female captain of the ship aboard which Spock’s bondmate, J’Tau, was also a first officer) arrange for Spock to spend some time on the shore leave planet with a replica in order to ease his sense of loss. Not a bad premise, except for the glaring fact that Captain Sloane is included as an obvious romantic for Starfleet’s most eligible captain. But there’s one flaw in the whole solution – Vulcan memory is so precise, so exact, so detailed that Spock does not created a replica of J’Tau; he actually creates a real, living person, a woman who IS J’Tau. And if that isn’t enough, Spock also creates a mini-Vulcan of his own, complete with 6000 real live Vulcans. So when Captain Sloane and James T. arrive, they are faced with the dilemma of what to do with all these ‘people.’ They are exact duplicates of people who already exist (Sarek, Amanda, T’Pau…) so they can’t be allowed to roam the Federation at will, but since they are real people, not replicas, they cannot be ‘turned off’ or cast aside. In the midst of all this, Kirk is faced with the romantic complication of Sloane, a real tough-as-nails feminist who loves to expound about sexual anarchy and male dominance and yet still can’t resist falling in bed with you-know-who. It’s sad that this romantic digression from the main storyline is allowed to interfere with what was otherwise a good idea with a lot of potential. ‘In Payment of Debt Acknowledged’ is a pleasant, short interlude. Uhura’s request that Kirk sponsor her in her return to the Academy in hopes of obtaining a command of her own brings back memories of another similar request that he turned down many years ago – the request of Janice Lester. I’ve always considered Janice Lester to be one of ST’s most complex characters, and this was a welcome selection… Ever wonder if Janice Rand got her man? ‘Chrysalis’ answers just that question. This post ST-TMP story shows that, more than anything, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In contrast to the previous selection, ‘Transition’ is a very, very early ST story, a story of Spock and Number One. It provides an interesting looke at Spock’s first time in a somewhat more interesting fashion than is usual with type of story (and there are hundreds). ‘Promises to Keep’ is my pick for best of zine. It is a continuation of the saga of Spock and T’Pan which has been featured in earlier volumes of this zine. This selection provides more insight into their relationship as Spock receives some surprising news from a friend and both he and T’Pan must adjust to the knowledge. There are no easy answers for either of them, but the depth of the exploration of the relationship between them is the thing that ‘makes’ this story. Also, this story features, at its beginning, probably the best single piece of artwork in this zine, a lovely rendering of T’Pan and her son done by Empey. Top-notch work! And, finally, if you’re rather thick-skinned, you might enjoy ‘Pea Green.’ It’s a humorous short regarding certain daily functions and various chemical reactions by which the entire crew is able to… Oh, well, you know the title of the story… need I say more? Overall, I found this 158-page zine to be, as ‘R&R’ has always been, a quality production. There are, perhaps a few too many typos, and they do tend to be distracting to the reader, but with this kind of material, perseverance is rewarded. My compliments to the editor. On a scale of 4 stars, this rates 3. 
Everyone needs time for R&R. That's a traditional military term for rest and recreation, folks. But it also means a lot of good reading from Yeoman Press which is headed by Johanna Cantor. R&R XVI is an adult 'zine, chockfull of Star Trek oriented stories and poetry, and many pieces of artwork, all tucked into a 160 page package. The print is small -- 14 pitch in reduced state -- and single spaced, so be assured that the reader gets the maximum in good Trek reading for the price. Long time readers of Trek material will recognize a number of familiar names among the authors and artists. Cantor herself, offers PROMISES TO KEEP, a tale of romance between Spock and T'Pan of Vulcan. Spock thought he would bond with her and let the resulting union free them to pursue their true desires. But it didn't quite work out that way. How does one share a trust, and an intimacy, when an ominous need for sacrifice looms too close? In an intriguing story of illusions, Nadya Emanuel lets a confused Kirk confront an angry Kirk in THE VULCAN FACTOR. To recover from the near fatal effects of pon-farr, Spock is sent to the Shore Leave planet to let his imaginings restore the worlds he knew. In typical Vulcan style, Spock imagines thousands of beings -- and Kirk" is among them. Now Spock and the original Kirk must figure out how to resolve a perplexing problem: what do they do with all those people? What happens when Jim Kirk meets Miss Piggy? Suzan Lovett shows us in a wonderfully humorous bit of art that you won't want to miss. And what happens when Kirk is encouraged indulge in his penchant for over eating? The answers can be found in MY KINGDOM FOR A CUPCAKE by Cathy Strand and Kay Johnson. These, and many more, fill out this bargain 'zine. Although R&R XVI was originally seen in the Summer of 1981 and reprinted in 1983, the writings and artwork are truly timeless. Several of the offerings are sexually explicit, thus it is not recommended for children, but all mature adults will find endless hours of enjoyment in this collection. 
R & R 17 was published in Spring 1982 and is 152 pages long. Cover by Beverly Zuk.
- The Web by Suzan Lovett, illustrated by Suzan Lovett. Nominated for a 1983 Fan Q Award. (30 pages) (reprinted in Antinomy) ("He knew it was senseless to blame Starfleet-might as well blame the fate that had placed him on this spot at this time-but these situations came his way too often lately, and he was sick of them. He was tired of being the one to order a crewmember into danger, the one to hold his responsibilities dearer than his friends, the one to push the button.... He couldn't help feeling like just a cog in the well-oiled Starfleet machinery, his whole existence devoted to making sure he functioned, obeyed, conformed-all according to the regs. He activated his log and started to record his resignation.... ---Terrorists have captured a starliner filled with tourists and they have presented their demands. The hostage situation rapidly escalates into a complex political web involving the Klingon and Romulan Empires. As all their choices narrow down to the unthinkable, Kirk and Spock face the most difficult decisions of their careers.")
- The Winning Hand by Carol Nevins, illustrated by Joyce Perdue (poem)
- To Each His Own by Rosalie Blazej (15 pages)
- The Romulan Surprise by Marcella Belten, illustrated by Kathy Carlson (15 pages)
- Pick Up by Beth Carlson, illustrated by Vida Hull (5 pages)
- The Return Of Mr. Spock by Richard G. Pollet (5 pages)
- The Spoils Of War by Beth Carlson, illustrated by Vida Hull (13 pages)
- Parental Secret by Sharon F (2 pages)
- Curses, Jihkarr, Foiled Again by Lynda Carraher, illustrated by Carrie Rowles (10 pages)
- Black Is The Color by Carol Hansen (7 pages)
- Cat Among The Pigeons by Debra Doyle, illustrated by Carol Waterman (14 pages)
- A Compromising Situation by Collette Mak, illustrated by Suzan Lovett. Sequel to "For Logical Reasons" in issue #15. (22 pages)
- Family Reunion by Mardy Lamski, illustrated by Beverly Zuk (6 pages)
illustration by Suzan for her story The Web -- this story (and art?) was nominated for a 1983 Fan Q Award
illustration by Joyce Perdue
illustration by Kathy Carlson
illustration by Suzan for A Compromising Situation -- this illo and those for "The Web" show the artist experimenting with style; this example is somewhat reminiscent of Carol Walske's work, especially with the use of the flames along the bottom
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 17
Some general comments about the zine: The contents are usually of high quality, with individual stories ranging from excellent to good. Cantor takes her job as editor seriously. Artwork is limited and on the whole not as good as the prose. There is some adult material presented, but it should be noted that for the most part, such scenes are important to the story and not the story's raison d'entre. There are exceptions, however. Stories tend to run several pages in length and actual events take place -- I, for one, am tired of talky, soul-searching, three-page vignettes in which the character comes to some momentous conclusion and then exits without having done anything about it... 'The Web' is a personal favorite because of the dilemma it sets up. A Federation spacelineer is hijacked by a group of Romulans who claim to be fleeng Klingon space, and who demand passage back to home territory or else they will kill their hostages. This is the 'no win' situation brought to life, with complications on every side. A good well written effort. A close second is 'Cat Among Pigeons.' In this story, the Enterprise is once again transporting delegates to a conference when someone is murdered -- and this time T'Pring and Stonn are among those on board. This one is special for a variety of reasons, but cheifly for the characterization of T'Pring; the lady is presented sympathetically without being condescending. "Compromising Situation' is a Sarek-and-Amanda tale set in the early days of their marriage. Sarek has been away for some time, leaving Amanda on Vulcan to adjust to the clan -- and vice versa. The results leave much to be desired, as everyone but Sarek might expects. The author presents an interesting view of Vulcan life which, although not radically different from what we've seen before, is still very much her own. I would like to see more. There are several other stories in the zine that would be stand-outs in lesser company, but they are too many to mention here. Suffice it to say that this zine comes highly recommended. 
R & R 18 was published in Spring 1983. Printed offset, stapled, 204 pages. Art by Vel Jaeger, Bev Zuk., Deborah Collier, Barbara P. Gordon, Vida Hull, Mel White, Sherry Veltkamp, B.A. Clarke, Richard G. Pollet, Michael McGann, and Nancy Gervais.
- The Chameleon Factor by Nadya Emanuel (3)
- There Are Some Things by PATT (19)
- The Crucial Element by Carol Nevins (27)
- The Doctor's Decision by Mardy Lanski (The V'Ger mission is over and the Enterprise has a new mission with Dr. McCoy a reluctant participant. The doctor has complied with his Captain's request to put off handing in a resignation for at least a month. The deadline is drawing near and we follow McCoy as he goes about his duties, talks with his friends and family and struggles to make the decision to stay or leave the Enterprise.) (47)
- Jettison by Karen C. Hunter (58)
- Vulcan Moon by Deborah Collier (68)
- For Khan by Veva Richards (82)
- Innocent Voyager by Kei Swanson (83)
- Genesis by Flora Poste (98)
- A Thing to Wear by A. T. Bush (89)
- Omega by Suzan Lovett (101) (reprinted in Antinomy) ("Perhaps you should reevaluate your decision to turn away visitors. Especially..." "No, Mr. Spock," she interrupted firmly. "I don't want to see him. He wouldn't be like you. I couldn't bear his guilt." Spock had no answer to that. He knew the irrational way the Captain blamed himself for everything that happened. He held out a small package. Janice reached for it and with a sinking feeling realized what it would contain. It was customary, and she had been expecting and dreading it. She turned it over in her hands, wishing it would vanish. "I can't accept this. I... appreciate it, but..." She tried to give it back. "Please return it with my thanks." ---Janice Rand has saved Kirk from a terrible fate - at a tragic cost to her own life. All she has left to do now is make one final goodbye.")
- Letters by Kathryn Anne Evans (Letters that span many years from Joanna McCoy to her father.) (111)
- Adjustments by Beth Carlson (126)
- Game If You Are by J. Mike (140)
- Frosty but Kindly by Vivian Gates (147)
- The Secret Life of Ensign Perkins by Lynnette Knox (151)
- It Tolls for Thee by Sherri Veltkamp (A savage battle and 2 1/2 days in OR have left McCoy exhausted, but before he can rest there is one last autopsy report to complete.) (165)
- Silver Lady by PATT (161)
- Ramifications by Johanna Cantor (162)
- Unwilling Host by W. S. Thurman (179)
- "Choices" by Diane Mistiewicz (196)
- "Unfinished Business" by Jane Yambe (200)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 18
See reactions and reviews for Omega.
[zine]: Variety is the keyword when it comes to describing this 204 page zine; there's a lots of room for everything, and while the stories may not be quite so sexually explicit as in past issue, there is plenty here to keep the reader's attention firmly riveted to the pages. 'The Chameleon Factor' by Nadya Emanuel (with artwork by Vel Jaeger) is the longest and possibly most absorbing work in this volume. I definitely recommend this one as a sure fire winner! There is a rather touching story by Suzan Lovett called 'Omega,' which is a Janice Rand - Charlie Evans vignette. While the ending is not especially unexpected, it is still enjoyable to read about a couple of characters that are a definite part of the ST universe yet which have been neglected for the most part by most writers and zine eds. Other stories in this volume include 'Unfinished Business,' a tale of Janice Lester, 'Letters,' the correspondence of a lifetime between Dr. McCoy and his daughter, Joanna, 'Adjustments,' a Spock-Christine story, and 'Ramifications,' Johanna Cantor's latest installment in the Spock-T'Pan series, which is outstanding, as usual. The print is small, perhaps too small for the liking of some, but the editor has her own comments on the subject in the zine, so I'll refrain from saying more here. It would be lovely if the entire zine could be done in the same print style, but the variety of styles is no doubt due to the large number of typists used to turn out a zine with this many stories. It's really only a passing complaint, and I found that once I was involved in the story, the changes in type style went virtually unoticed. As with all previous volumes, this one is excellent! What can I say -- except, 'give it a try! 
[zine]: 'R & R' might just as well stand for respected and reliable. Yeoman Press has been putting out this zine for a long time, and it has gained a solid reputation for interesting R-rated (non K/S) Trek fiction. When you buy from Yeoman Press, you can usually count on getting your money's worth. Issue #18 is, with reservations, a case in point. It cannot be called a brilliant collection of stories -- at times the contents swing wildly from very good to downright terrible. But for the most part it delivers solid enjoyable fan fiction. My personal favorite is 'The Secret Life of Ensign Perkins,' a light comedy about a disaster-prone food technician. Told in first person narrative, it zeroes right in on the comic side of life aboard the Big E. 'The Doctor's Decision' takes a thoughtful look at what convinced McCoy to stay on ship after the events of ST:TMP. 'Game If You Are' revives Lt. Masters and Yeoman Tamura for some adventure involving a neutral planet, Orion traders, and the infamous green Orion slave girl. The curious thing about this zine is the wide variety of attitudes displayed towards women. 'Game If You Are' brings up the issue of slavery where the Orion women are concerned; 'Unfinished Business' is a memoir by an older woman friend of the young and ambitious Janice Lester; 'Jettison' and 'Vulcan Woman' are two stories about Spock's full sister T'Siri and her unique talents. To offset these, there is 'Innocent Voyager,' an appallingly awkward and chauvinistic tale about Scotty's daughter on a cadet training cruise aboard the Enterprise. She's not only nineteen and never been kissed, but God forbid she should have sex with Sulu unless the author guarantees that they get married six months later. Sulu's idea of a wife is someone keeping the home fires warm (that's an exact quote) accompanied, of course, with children and an utter lack of personality. By the time I finished that story, I was ready to scream -- it takes the most insulting attitude towards women, as if their brains were capable only of scheming to catch a man. Even the style is discordant; sexual intimacy is described with clinical accuracy, while dialogue and characterization sound disturbingly like an article in 'Tiger Beat' magazine. 'A Thing to Wear' and 'Omega' are less inept, but almost as offensive. The former finds the clothing synthesizer on the ship malfunctioning, so that we get ten pages of Kirk and McCoy lusting after bare bottoms. 'Omega' has Rand, disfigured after an explosion, running away to die or live in eternal solitude with Charlie Evans because -- horror of horrors -- now she's ugly. If you can believe this, 'Choices' has Kirk, Spock, and McCoy sitting around getting drunk and deciding which women aboard the ship Spock should marry because Starfleet is now requiring all male Vulcans in deep space duty to be accompanied by their wives. (Even a sloshed Spock isn't funny here, as opposed to a similar hilarious scene in More Tales of Feldman). All in all, however, this zine is redeemed by such stories as 'Adjustments' (part of her Spock/Christine series), 'The Chameleon Factor' (about piracy and Spock's encounter with Kirk's illegitimate daughter), 'Letters' (a wonderful series of notes from Joanna McCoy to her father, written in the different styles from childhood to old age), 'Frosty but Kindly' (a nice one night stand story about a lonely middle-aged woman and a Vulcan male also feeling the pangs of approaching mortality). The editor's own 'Ramifications' (another in the Spock/T'Pan series) is well written, but even though the characters are in pon farr, they seem to me unduly human and emotional. On the whole, I would recommend issue #18 as being worth the price, but with this caveat -- it is not a pretty zine, not neatly bound and well-illustrated, and though the editor says that this will be the last time she will use reduced print, the print of this issue is somewhat of a killer on the eyes. So if you like your money to go for high-quality paper, offset printing, and fancy illos, this is not your zine. If all you care about is lots and lots of fan fiction, then issue #18 is definitely worth your while. 
- The Chameleon Factor /Some pretty trite stuff, but also some fun touches and quite good dialog. Spock is being tortured (for no apparent reason) by the evil Chellis. He is rescued by Jarrma, who we later discover is Kirk's daughter, and hates Kirk though she has never informed him of her existence. Jarrma pretends to sell Spock to the evil Grell, but kills Grell as soon as she gets the money. She uses the money to have Wejj, formerly human but now transmorphed into something with enough tentacles to operate the alien regenerator, regenerate Spock with a little adjustment to his hormones so that he will fall in love with her. They leave, Spock does fall in love with her, and numerous "Oh, don't stop, Spock!" scenes ensue. Wejj then calls up a duplicate Spock body and transmorphs himself into it. Meanwhile, Kirk refuses to believe the vanished Spock is dead. He and McCoy disguise themselves as hoodlums and go to a nasty little planet with corrosive sand, acid puddles, and metal eating bees, where they buy a warp capable ship from Klingons in order to go Spock hunting. Fortunately, on the test drive, the Klingons' dog (a transmorphed human) warns McCoy that it's a trap. Unfortunately, the trap is already sprung. McCoy and Kirk end up in Chellis' prison awaiting torture. Wejj rescues them and the other prisoners in a humongous alien spaceship and Spock's body and takes them to the planet he figures Jarrma and Spock will be honeymooning on. As they arrive, so does Grell, who did not die, just a duplicate died. Grell kills Wejj. Someone kills Grell. Spock takes a tearful farewell from Jarrma to resume his duty.
- There Are Some Things (poem)
- The Doctor's Decision / After V'Ger, McCoy agonizes over whether to stay with the Enterprise or go back to Georgia and work with Jo on their grant to analyze the Fabrini medical data. Scotty, Kirk and M'Benga all try to sway him to stay; Spock succeeds in a little tete a tete in the garden, explaining that his own reason for staying was that this is where he is most at home.
- Jettison / The Enterprise has to jettison the nacelles and call for help. Completing the separation, Spock and Kirk have to transport to the nearest planet before the engineering section blows. They end up there with no communicator and Spock has a badly injured arm. They have to winter over, Kirk doing most of the work, awaiting rescue. Spock's previously undisclosed little sister T'Siri, who is an empath, convinces McCoy that she can find Spock; a rescue mission is launched, and T'Siri finds them.
- Vulcan Woman / Continuation of "Jettison." T'Siri and Spock spend some time together on Vulcan while Spock's arem is being treated. They attend a brother/sister ritual together, and argue over the fact that he won't share much with her. Like Spock, T'Siri is planning to go to Starfleet against Sarek's wishes, but he handles it better this time. She is assigned on trial to the Enterprise, and her empathic helps resolve a major diplomatic snafu when a biology landing party takes a bunch of critters as specimens who turn out to be sentient. She also serves as a conduit to force Kirk and Spock to confront their feelings for one another.
- Innocent Voyager / Scotty's daughter Montgomery ("Monte") comes aboard Enterprise for her engineering on-the-job training, and she and Sulu fall in love; he initiates her to sex and they get engaged. Scott seems okay with it, though Mira Romaine is very hostile to the daughter.
- A Thing To Wear / The clothing-former refuses to form any clothing on anybody except women's short little leisure suits (like Ilia's), stockings and high heels. Predictable nonsense, but cute responses.
- Omega / Janice Rand is disfigured while saving Kirk's life by transporting him against orders. Deciding she cannot live as she is, she buys a little starship, Omega, and goes off, presumably to die alone in the stars somewhere. But first, she goes to Thasus to talk to (but not see) Charlie (X) - having thought about his loneliness during her own lonely regeneration. Charlie insists on seeing her and is wildly distraught that she would leave him again. He does not see her as ugly, and he's filled out some himself. She takes him to bed and decides to stay with him. Kinda sweet little tale.
- Letters / A set of Joanna's letters to McCoy from early childhood through the divorce, her medical degree, his retirement and finally her retirement and invitation to him to come live with her.
- Adjustments / Background: Chapel is married to Spock and serving as Enterprise CMO; McCoy is retired. However, war has broken out (with the Klingons). McCoy has been called up and is serving with Spock; Chapel is with Kirk. This story: recovering from injury, Christine stays with Sarek and Amanda, reveling in being the cared-for daughter of the house, brushing up on Vulcan ways, and fretting over Kirk, Spock and McCoy. The war ends, Spock comes home for a good bit of lovemaking and some soul-searching - he does not feel he is reacting properly to her, and he is nursing odd anger at Kirk. In parting from Sarek, Christine inappropriately hugs him, causing an argument with Spock. But Sarek presents her with a rare flower he has been nursing along for years, as a token of understanding. Not a whole lot going on here, but some interesting speculations on Vulcan family life and a general sweetness.
- Game If You Are / Cute little Security tale - two security women get embroiled in the Revolt of the Green Orion Slave Women, and have to escape through the sewers and brave the Captain's wrath. Nice solution - they decide to throw the book at the Orion Women revolutionaries - because if they stand trial, their intelligence has to be admitted, and they would therefore gain free status as sentient creatures.
- Frosty, But Kindly / A middle-aged human judge and a middle-aged Vulcan diplomat find happiness in bed together. Nice thought about Vulcan sexuality - the older Vulcan is experiencing "s'hon farr" - an echo of pon farr, which only lasts hours, rather than days. Still, he has to ejaculate for hours, until he has spilled all his seed. Which is fine with her.
- The Secret Life of Ensign Perkins / Farce - a day in the life of a mess officer, in which everything goes awry. Including that she sends the felinoid Mrrowwfftt to check up on Spock, who's off his feed, and she returns dazed, satiated and very purry - and Christine has missed it again... Cute enough.
- It Tolls For Thee / Gets a B because it's a McCoy story... McCoy, totally wiped out by two straight days of surgery in a war...er, police action... is struggling to come to terms with his reports and his weariness and his life. The report he has to finish up is on the late Tonia Barrows. Aw...
- Ramifications / Part of a multipart story, others being:"Home Leave" - Grup VI; "Quid Pro Quo" - R & R XI; "Epithalmium" - R & R XIII, Spock is married to T'Pan and completing his first full pon farr. Lots of agonizing over sharing respective secrets and feelings, lots of tortured sex, etc. Recovering, Spock shows her his experience after "Amok Time" - T'Pau and healer Sepek had come to Enterprise to help him through when they learned he might live, and tried to get him to return to Vulcan, but he clings to Jim as his t'hy'la and comfort. T'Pan believes she is pregnant, and also agrees to come to Enterprise with him when her present work is finished.
- Unwilling Host / Vulcans and Humans in a particular region of space start going mad with hatred for one another, killing each other off. For some reason, T'Pau believes Spock might be able to solve this problem because of his mixed heritage, and sends him off to do it, with much swearing to keep the mission secret from his friends (why?). He ends up taking along a human woman raised as a Vulcan, Tamaria. She succumbs to the hate zone; he resists it to discover that it is all caused by a being that looks like a planet. It is causing the two races to destroy one another because they landed on it as parasites and brought a "fungus" (vegetation) that will destroy it. It is about to have Tamaria kill Spock when it reads Spock's mind and instantly transports Kirk and McCoy (and, btw, the Enterprise) to help Spock destroy the fungus. In role of healer, McCoy directs them in burning up the vegetation. Not much redeeming here.
- Choices / Starfleet has decided that because of the dangers of pon farr, male Vulcans can only serve on starships if they have their wives with them. Kirk and McCoy break out the bottles and set about convincing Spock to choose a bride. Very cute, and Chapel gets her Vulcan in the end.
- Unfinished Business / Dull little Janice Lester eulogy. 
- Advice to Mothers by Flora Poste (2)
- The Solemnest of Industries by Collette Mak (3)
- But in That Sleep What Dreams by Flora Poste (10)
- An Altered State of Being by Kathryn Anne Evans (59)
- That Which is Lost by Lynda K. Roper (70)
- Friends Forever by A.T. Bush (79)
- Two Tits for a Tat by Mardy Lamski (82)
- Rebellion at Troyos by Johanna T. Cantor (104)
- Winner Take None by Lois Welling (139)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 19
In January 1984, Yeoman Press (edited by Johanna Canter -- I think her middle name is Industrious) sent out R & R XIX. This issue is a little easier to read because it is done 12 pitch type. There is a variety in the type styles and line spacing, due, undoubtedly, to the many different typewriters that were used. However, the overall appearance of this zine is excellent and shows the growth of Yeoman Press. Flora Poste's ADVICE TO MOTHERS came much, much to late to influence my parents. In a short span of three years, I have been involved in nearly every type of experience and thrill that Trekking means. Since then I have become engulfed by all activities, talents, and skills used in Trekdom. Some of you may not recognize yourselves, but most of you will grin and silently nod your heads as Poste's poetic reality sings in your soul. Trekking has never been described better! THE SOLEMNEST OF INDUSTRIES by Collette Mak finds Kirk carrying out some of Spock' s last wishes. As he goes through Spock's belongings, the memories assail Kirk -- and he cannot avoid the pain. McCoy joins him; the sharing helps for the moment, but little do they know that their pain will grow worse in time. For Kirk, it's a moment of honor and -- perhaps -- a moment of final communication. Cantor offers us REBELLION AT TROYOS with the chance to meet the husband of Elaan. Troyanos and his twin, Troyanot, must protect Troyos from Elaan and her cronies, who would restore the supremacy of Elaas. Knowing that she cannot win Kirk to her side, Elaan tries to gain stratgic information from Spock by means of torture. Does she succeed? Elaan comes too close. Kirk must stop Elaan and find Spock before it's too late. Two of the artists deserve special note: Mary Bohdanowiz has provided exceptional illos for Flora Poste' s BUT IN THAT SLEEP WHAT DREAMS -- a post STII story. Beverly Zuk gives us a cover depicting Uhura and an inside, back cover of our favorite Vulcan. All are great. This 164-page zine has much more for the Trek enthusiast. However, it is not for children; the sexually explicit material is intended for adults and the sensitive reader must be alert enough to exercise personal discretion. If you are a collector of Trek zines, R&R XIX is for you. 
- Heaven Knows, Captain Kirk by Cindy Deren and Diane Miskiewicz (2). A humorous afterlife story.
- Shiraktei by Linda Slusher (17)
- And How Employed by Vivian Gates (26)
- Eden Lost by Flora Poste (34)
- Hunters by Deborah C. Dedon (35)
- Seduction by Patricia Demetri (72)
- The Captain's Lady by Randi Scott (85)
- Treaty of Access by Johanna Cantor (initially advertised as K/S) (88) ("The story that follows contains sexually explicit material describing same-sex intercourse. This is my version of K/S; please be advised that it's probably the only story of its genre that will appear in R&R. It may also be the grossest story that ever has or will appear in this zine; you have been warned." -- author's note.) (This story contains orgies, underage sex, sex toys, enemas, dubious consent, and more. It, however, contains no K/S, despite the author labeling it as such. She apologizes for this last part in the next issue.)
art from issue #20, Suzan Lovett -- art for "Heaven Knows, Captain Kirk" -- a rare example of early Trek Wingfic: Captain Kirk goes to heaven and becomes an angel
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 20
See reactions and reviews for Treaty of Access.
By the Summer of 1984 when Yeoman Press presented R&R XX, the improvement in this zine was very much in evidence. The heavier cover is a full sized ilIo by Bev Zuk. The XX in the zine's title is incorporated in the art as lights for the crew to see the future. Inside this 106 page zine is filled with poetry and short stories -- in fact, some are not so short. One story, Cantor's TREATY OF ACCESS, is a same sex story. The author offers it with a discretionary warning; this is a 'mature adults only' type of story. Kirk goes to dangerous lengths to get a special treaty and he is willing to risk is own well-being rather than the welfare of his crew to get it, Even so, he doesn't expect the orgies that are involved with the deal. HEAVEN KNOWS, CAPTAIN KIRK is a humorous tale of Kirk's confrontation with two angelic gentlemen named Peter and Michael . McCoy and Spock were with Kirk when the transporter malfunctioned, sending them to Heaven where they found plenty of reasons to accept Peter's appraisal of worth and his invitation to stay. But Kirk didn't see it that way.To him, the inhabitants were mindless, unwilling to grow and lead useful existences. He asked to leave. Immediately Michael and Peter are astonished. What should they do with this rebellious and Insistent Kirk? What could they do with him? HUNTERS is a longer story by Deborah Dedon. Following the events aboard the ship in JOURNEY TO BABEL, the Andorian representatives were drawn into the decisions about Thelev and what to do with his body. Spock suspected that he was not an Andorian, he was probably an Orion. Or was he? Who knew him-- and what was their real purpose aboard the spaceship? All the conferees were involved -- Vulcans, Andorians, Tellarites, Terrans, and all the other representatives traveling to Babel. For Kirk the trick is to determine who has what to gain. As usual, R&R XX holds more in store for the reader, more than can be described in one review. For you zine collectors, this will be an excellent addition to your library. New adult readers will enjoy the typical variety of Trek tales. Grab this while you can. It is well worthwhile. 
It is an anthology zine with an emphasis on adult themes and sexually explicit material which may (or may not) be offensive to some. This issue contains six short stories or novellas and a small selection of poetry. "Heaven Knows, Captain Kirk" was written by Cindy Deren and Diane Miskiewicz and illustrated by Suzan Lovett. It is an amusing short story In which Kirk and company are killed and mistake their entrance into Heaven as another first contact situation. "Shiraktel" by Linda Slusher takes place in Klingon territory and show that Klingons have hearts and feelings, too. "And How Employed" written by Vivian Gates and illustrated by our own Vel Jaeger is an erotic fantasy in which a lowly computer programmer gets his Vulcan. "Hunters," written and Illustrated by Deborah C. Dedon, is the best story in the zine. It is a post-JOURNEY TO BABEL novella in which the murder of Ambassador Gav is finally solved. Lots of good stuff about Andorian and Tellarite cultures is presented. And the solution of the murder mystery is better than usually encountered in fan fiction. "The Captain's Lady" by Randi Scott Is a silly piece of reducto ad absurdum concerning the sexual allure of the Enterprise for her captain. "Treaty of Access" written by Johanna Cantor and illustrated by S. Veltkamp is definitely rated X. I found it offensive. In this story Kirk must have homosexual relations with a regent to persuade him to sign a treaty. It also features heterosexual relations between Kirk and one of the medical staff and homosexual kiddie porn. The novella "Hunters" is the bulk of the zine. You might find it worth the price of the zine to read this one story since so few people are writing about Andorians. The print job is good with the text single spaced, with narrow margins in a variety of type faces. The illustrations are not outstanding, but contribute to the enjoyment of the zine. Recommended for those who find adult material enjoyable. 
R & R 21 was published in Spring 1985, and is 150 pages long. Bev Zuk is the front cover artist. Other art is by Anne B. Collins, Anne Davenport, Mary Lowe, Mary Bohdanowicz, Cami Forsell, Kathy Carlson, and Moira Washburn.In the editorial, Cantor apologizes extensively for a number of things: being late with zines, being behind in personal correspondence, and for labeling her story in the previous issue as K/S:
While I'm apologizing, it's been brought to my attention that calling "Treaty of Access," in R&R XX, a K/S is misleading to the point of being false advertising. This is entirely true, and my only defense is the admittedly feeble admission that it never occurred to me. I'd been thinking of it as "my K/S" for so long, you see. It is not a Kirk/Spock -- no way. It's a Kirk/Shoumeini -- which is the only way I see "slash". I hope no one bought XX only because they were expecting a steamy Kirk/Spock. If anyone did, return the zine to me in saleable condition, and I'll refund your money.
- Scotty's Ceilidh by Flora Poste; ill. Cami Forsell, p. 3 (Fiona/Commander Scott)
- Undercover Operations by Beth Carlson, p. 25 (Spock/Christine)
- Gift of Value by Linda Slusher (Spock received a special birthday gift from Dr. McCoy.) p. 28
- We'll Grow Old Together, You and I by Laura Goldsmith, p. 29
- Between Friends by Marcella Belton; ill. Kathy Carlson, p. 30 (Empire story: Kirk/Anna)
- Legacy by Carol Hansen, p. 62 (Saavik and STIII story)
- Skunk Brandy by Moira Washburn, p. 78
- After Paradise by Betsy L. Barr; ill. Joyce Perdue, p. 86
- A Work of art by Sue Williams; ill. Cheri Tripp, p. 90 (Spock/Droxine)
- I Assure You, Captain by Anne B. Collins, p. 93
- The Undefined by Cathi Brown; ill. Anne Davenport, p. 94
- What Friends Are For by Laura Zipkin; ill. Mary Lowe, p. 111 (Spock & Uhura H/C)
- Sufficient Provocation by Suzan Lovett; ill. Mary Bohdanowicz, p. 125 (Kirk, Spock & Amanda H/C) (reprinted in Antinomy) (Spock had found the weak spot in the port cover. He pushed Amanda to the door. "Get out, Mother. Warn them the hull might give any moment. Stay on the other side of the lab exit until they get to you. If there's a crack, it will seal again automatically." As he was talking, he was attacking the unwieldy mass with renewed determination. "Spock!" Kirk railed at him, but the Humans' voice was edged with resignation. Amanda wasn't ready to abandon her son and Kirk. She threw herself at the stubborn block of metal. Spock gripped her arm tightly; she gasped with the pain. "Mother, GO!" ---Post "Journey to Babel". New dangers face Kirk, Spock and Amanda as their voyage to Babel continues.")
- Final Scenario by Kathryn Anne Evans; ill. Kathy Carlson, p. 140 (Kendra & Saavik)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 21
See reactions and reviews for Sufficient Provocation.
R & R 22 was published in Summer 1985, is 109 pages long and contains 12 stories.
The lengthy editorial is mainly about supporting the space program and being a good citizen regarding science and space exploration.
- Poetic License by Flora Poste (3)
- No, Chekov, poem by Helen Bookman (48)
- Diplomacy by Florence Boissinot (features Spock as a child) (49)
- A Thing Apart by Betsy L. Barr (55)
- I Wonder Where The Admiral is Tonight by Laura Goldsmith (57)
- Like Father, poem by R. J. Heiman (59)
- So Much Good, poem by Lynnette Knox (59)
- Redshirts, filk by Karen Mitchell (65)
- Dragon in the Clouds by Moria Washburn (67)
- What Are Little Girls...? by Stephen Mendenhall (77)
- Just a Country Doctor by Sarah Macht Dewitt (A bit of shore leave for McCoy that includes a week as a 'country doctor' on a frontier planet.) (72)
- The International Universe, Starfleet Academy Anthem by Flora Poste (The editor writes: The following anthem appeared incorrectly in R&R 21. I'm reprinting it here -- I hope I'm getting it right this time -- with my profound apologies.") (76)
- Rendezvous by Johanna Cantor (centers on Spock's Vulcan wife and their toddler son) (77)
- Spock by Pat Kilner (109)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 22
"I found two notable stories in this volume. Florence Boissinot's "Diplomacy" featured Spock as a child. "Rendezvous," by Johanna Cantor, centered on Spock's Vulcan wife and their toddler son. The son, in particular, was very well characterized."
I hadn't read R&R in some time but bought an issue recently to see how it was doing. I 'm pleased to say that R&R XXII has a minimum number of typos, and an optimal number of good solid stories.
"Poetic License" by Flora Poste is confusing at first, but stick with it—it's well worth the effort. Montgomery Scott thinks he's the poet William McGonagall—when he's sober. When drunk, he assumes his normal personality. This situation sets up a very funny story, complicated by various ship malfunctions. There are also some good running jokes, one of which is based on the phrase "I see," another of which shows a smitten would-be lover pursuing the reluctant and unwilling object of his affections. Though this is part one of a story to be continued, I found it stood up well on its own. "Diplomacy" by Florence Boissinot begins with young Spock having a fight with a playmate, and deals with Sarek's reaction to it. The characterizations are good, and the resolution is plausible. "A Thing Apart" by Betsy L. Barr has a segment of "Spock's Brain" from Christine's point of view. Although "Spock's Brain" is my all-time least favorite episode, I found this story interesting. "So Much Good" by Lynette Knox is a "Mirror, Mirror" version of The Beast Within." The "Mirror" James T. Kirk's good side is hilarious. "Just a Country Doctor" by Sarah Macht DeMitt finds McCoy vacationing on a frontier planet and getting involved with the troubles of the local people. I found the story well written and believable. "Rendezvous" by Johanna Cantor is part of a series but here, too, I found the story readable on its own. Spock's bondmate and child hear that Spock is recovering from injuries on a space station and come to visit him. On the journey, they become involved with a political conflict. The story is good, and the characterization of the Vulcan child is excellent. This is well worth reading.In short, I'm giving R&R XXII a good recommendation. 
R & R 23
- Poor Nurse Christine! by Karen L. Mitchell (ii)
- Family Matters by Susan Ross Moore (1)
- See you Around by Jane Yambe (12)
- Chains by Joan G. Ryan (15)
- Need by Carol Hansen (37)
- Leila's Song by Carol Nevins (54)
- Secrets by S.P. Shephard (55)
- A Little Magic Goes a Long Way by Ellen Brill (64)
- Cave of the Kzin by Johanna T. Cantor (73)
R & R Special Edition 1
See: Full Moon Rising
R&R Special Edition 2
See: The Perfect Object
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- from Scuttlebutt #11
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- from The Halkan Council #23
- Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version
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- Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version
- Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version
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- Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version
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- from TREKisM #11
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