Ring of Deceit
|Title:||Ring of Deceit|
|Author(s):||Susan Ross Moore|
|Cover Artist(s):||Mariann Howarth|
|Medium:||print zine, fanfic|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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From an ad in Trust, Like the Soul the publisher described the zine: "Will there finally be a wedding aboard the Enterprise? Or....will there even be an Enterprise? Are there saboteurs on board? Will Kirk fall for a femme fatale? Will the Klingons finally get the best of the federation? Spawned in the food warrens of ConStellation 1983, this novel actually made three trips to Pocket Books before its final trip back to fandom."
From an ad in Zine Scene: "Murphy's Law has erupted aboard the Enterprise. While the Klingons hover threateningly, Command, Engineering, and sciences all experience inexplicable problems—mistakes, accidents...or sabotage? Can McCoy save Spock's life, can Scotty save his precious engines, and can Kirk get his mind out of his-? Well, there's action, adventure, romance, seduction, and humor in this Classic Trek novel"
From an ad in The Monthly: "Classic Trek novel by Susan Ross Moore, full-color cover by Mariann Howarth. The Enterprise is under attack -- but by whom? If there are no intruders aboard, and no ships attacking from without... could the breakdowns, the missing supplies and components, and even suspicious illnesses be caused by sabotage? Can McCoy save Spock? Can Kirk think with his head instead of his hormones? Can Scotty'a engines survive this one? Action, adventure, love -- a story to intrigue and titillate."
Most fanzines used the same flyer if they were being advertised in more than one zine. However, Ring of Deceit had several, as evidenced by the customized flyer that can be found in the Blake's 7 zine Avon the Terrible. See below.
1988 edition, cover by Mariann Howarth
Reactions and Reviews
It was a nice, well written suspenseful story mostly involving the minor crew members. However, I couldn't believe Captain Kirk would be so lenient on the villainness, especially after her final betrayal of him during his fight with the Klingon. 
- from Treklink #16