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Zine
Title: STARLink
Publisher: Orion Majoris Publications
Editor(s): Scott Clark and Mike Ponte
Type: letterzine
Date(s): April 1991 – September 1994
Frequency: monthly, then less frequently
Medium: print fanzine
Size:
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
External Links: cited here
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STARLink is a gen letterzine covering all things Star Trek, but with an emphasis during its run on classic Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It ran for 35 issues (plus one preview issue) - although some of these were double issues.

It was a successor to Interstat, alongside Diachron and Engage, lasting longer than either of those two and eventually absorbing and including some of the columnists and features of both of those letterzines.

Regular Features

Regular columns (at various times):

  • Subspace Messages - Letters of Comment [issues #1-35]
  • News and Reviews - summary of Trek-related news, plus reprints of articles from magazines/newspapers beginning with issue 4 [issues #1-35]
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guides [issues #1-35]
  • Memory Alpha – covering the latest releases of Star Trek material in book, compiled by Scott Clark for the first 4 issues, then Scott Clark and Sylvia Kleeman from #5/6 on [issues #1-35]
  • Space Update – column of news about real-life space exploration - from assistant editor Mike Ponte [issues #1-4, 7-8, 10, 12, 14/15, 18, 26/27, 29, 31]
  • Bouchard's Box -- humor column by Duane Bouchard [issues #2-5/6]
  • Star Trek Author List -- column by Sylvia Kleeman, continued from Interstat [issues #4-13]
  • Comic Book Profile -- column by Scott Clark, covering news about Star Trek in the comic books [issues #5/6, 16/17, 28-31, 33/34-35]
  • The Frontier - column by Rod Vasek [issues #8, 13-14/15, 18, 20, 22/23, 32]
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt -- column by Jimmie Welt, continued from Diachron [issues #8-35]
  • Permission to Speak Freely - column by Tom Lalli [issues #12, 14/15, 20, 22/23, 26/27, 33/34-35]
  • 'Zines - column by Gerrie Benzing [issues #13-20, 22/23, 25/26, 29, 31, 33/34-35]
  • Star Trek Book Reviews (a.k.a. Books) - column by Paula Parker, continued from Engage [issues #16/17, 19, 22/23, 25, 30-33/34]
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades - news column by Dixie Owen, continued from Engage and Interstat before that [issues #19-35]
  • Let's Engage! in Discussion - discussion topics from Kimberly Pederson, former editor of Engage [issues #19-35]

Issue 0

cover of issue #0

STARLink 0 was published in April 1991 [20 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • No Letters of Comment in this introductory issue
  • Episode Guides: Star Trek: TOS complete episode guide, Star Trek: The Animated Series complete episode guide, Star Trek: The Next Generation complete seasons one through three episode guide and partial season four episode guide
  • Special Note: This issue was produced as a freebie give-away, sent to subscribers to Interstat (with permission from its editors) and left on the flyer tables at various mid-western conventions in 1991 as a means of seeking potential subscribers/contributors. Several hundred copies were printed and distributed.


Issue 1

cover of issue #1

STARLink 1 was published in May 1991 [16 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages - Letters of Comment from: Steve Barnes, Tim Frayser, Shirley Maiewski, Mark Marderosian, Melissa Middleswart, Larry Nemecek, Kim Pederson, Karla Taylor, Matthew Whitney and Jimmie Welt
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season four episode guide
  • Convention Listings
  • Memory Alpha – first appearance of column covering the latest releases of Star Trek material in book and comic-book format
  • Space Update – first appearance of column (by assistant editor Mike Ponte) of news about real-life space exploration
  • News and Reviews – mainly about Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country this issue
  • Trivial subscriber info: Number of copies distributed of STARLink #1 – 38 (as revealed in issue #2)


Issue 2

cover of issue #2

STARLink 2 was published in June 1991 [16 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Jean Lorrah, Karla Taylor, Joan Marie Verba and Matthew Whitney
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season four episode guide
  • Bouchard's Box – first appearance of Star Trek humor column by Duane Bouchard
  • Convention Listings
  • Convention Report – MediaWest*Con 11
  • 1991 Fan Q winners in the Star Trek fanzine categories
  • Memory Alpha
  • Space Update
  • News and Reviews


Issue 3

cover of issue #3, artwork by Diane Taurins

STARLink 3 was published in July 1991 [16 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Anne E. Batterby, Elaine M. Batterby, Duane Bouchard, Richard Heim, Melissa Middleswart, Dixie Owen, Karla Taylor and Matthew Whitney
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season four episode guide
  • Bouchard's Box
  • Memory Alpha
  • Space Update
  • News and Reviews
  • Special look at the Romulan episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation to-date
  • Art - Front cover (Kirk) by Diane Taurins


Issue 4

cover of issue #4

STARLink 4 was published in August 1991 [20 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Anne E. Batterby, Michael Cornelius, Jan Driggs, Tim Frayser, Richard Heim, Mark Marderosian, Jeff Martin, Paula Parker, Zaquia Tarhuntassa, Karla Taylor, Jeffrey Wagner and Matthew C. Whitney
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season four episode guide
  • Memory Alpha (now compiled by Sylvia Kleeman and editor Scott Clark)
  • Space Update
  • Star Trek Author List - first appearance of new column by Sylvia Kleeman
  • News and Reviews -- beginning this issue, STARLink now reprints actual news articles from other print sources
  • Star Trek VI production news


Issue 5/6

cover of issue #5/6

STARLink 5/6 was published in October 1991 [40 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Anne E. Batterby, Duane Bouchard, Judith Hromi, Nora L. Jeffrey, Mark Marderosian, Jeff Martin, Melissa Middleswart, Paula Parker, Kim Pederson, Valerie Phillips, Karla Taylor, Joan Marie Verba, Jimmie Lou Welt and Matthew C. Whitney
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide
  • Memory Alpha (now compiled by Sylvia Kleeman and editor Scott Clark)
  • Bouchard's Box
  • 'Zines - listing of well-known adzines and review zines
  • Comic Book Profile - first appearance of new column by Scott Clark
  • Star Trek Author List - first appearance of new column by Sylvia Kleeman
  • News and Reviews -- beginning this issue, STARLink now reprints actual news articles from other print sources
  • Star Trek VI production news
  • Interview: Part One of an interview with Richard Arnold, conducted by Timothy W. Lynch - reprinted from the web with Lynch's permission


Issue 7

cover of issue #7

STARLink 7 was published in November 1991 [25 pages]

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Jan Driggs, Bill Henley, Valerie Phillips, Karla Taylor, Roderick Vasek and Jeffrey K. Wagner
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Star Trek Author List
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Space Update
  • Interview: Part Two of an interview with Richard Arnold, conducted by Timothy W. Lynch - reprinted from the web with Lynch's permission


Issue 8

cover of issue #8, artwork by Zaquia Tarhuntassa

STARLink 8 was published in December 1991 [36 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Anne Batterby, Lorri Collins, Tim Frayser, Pat Kilner, Jeff Martin, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Karla Taylor, Susan A. Vanschuyver, Roderick Vasek
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Star Trek Author List
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Space Update
  • The Frontier - first appearance of new column by Roderick 'Rod' Vasek
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt first appearance of new column
  • Inclusion - Bjo Trimble's December 1st 1991 report on computer BBSes about changes in Star Trek staffing at Paramount following Gene Roddenberry's death
  • Art - Front cover (Sarek) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 9

cover of issue #9

STARLink 9 was published in January 1992 [28 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Steve Barnes, Margaret Chickles, Lorri Collins, Jan Driggs, Bill Henley, Mitchell MacIntosh, Mark Marderosian, Jeff Martin, Melissa Middlesmart, Paula Parker, Julie M. Prescott, Karla Taylor, Susan VanSchuyver, Roderick Vasek
  • Memory Alpha
  • Star Trek Author List
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Inclusion - 1992 Fan Q nomination form


Issue 9.5

STARLink 9.5 was published in February 1992 [8 pages].

cover of issue #9.5
  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Collection of reprinted articles about the genesis and development of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Sent to subscribers and also given away at various conventions as a promotional item


Issue 10

cover of issue #10, artwork by Marcial J. Smith with finishes by Scott Stewart

STARLink 10 was published in February 1992 [28 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Anne Batterby, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Mark Marderosian, Paula Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Valerie Phillips and Karla Taylor
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guides: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide, plus full description of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Space Update
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (STNG Romulan Warbird) by Marcial J. Smith, finishes by Scott Stewart


Issue 11

cover of issue #11, artwork by Zaquia Tarhuntassa, signed by Majel Barrett

STARLink 11 was published in March 1992 [28 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Tim Frayser, Richard Heim, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Shirley Maiewski, Jeff Martin, Melissa Middleswart, Kimberly Pederson, Jeff Pendleton, Karla Taylor, Susan VanSchuyver, Roderick Vasek and Joan Marie Verba
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • The Babylon 5 Quotient - reprint of J. Michael Straczynski's comments on-line regarding similarities between his Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #1
  • The Frontier
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Lwaxana Troi) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 12

cover of issue #12

STARLink 12 was published in April 1992 [40 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Anne E. Batterby, Elaine M. Batterby, Jan Driggs, Gail P. Fluery, Mitchell MacIntosh, Melissa Middleswart, Paula Parker, Karla Taylor, Roderick Vasek and Alison Wilson
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Convention Report - TrekFest (Omaha, NE - March 21/22, 1992)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation official Script Submission Guidelines from the Paramount Star Trek offices
  • Babylon 5 Follow-Up
  • SFAN News (Info about The Space, Fantasy and Adventure Network, provided by Bjo Trimble)
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #2
  • Star Trek Author List
  • Permission to Speak Freely - first appearance of new column by Tom Lalli
  • Space Update
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - page 3 (Guinan) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 13

cover of issue #13, artwork by Zaquia Tarhuntassa

STARLink 13 was published in May 1992 [36 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Steve Barnes, Becky Wurm Clark, Kate Daniels, Jeff Deischer, Jan Driggs, Tim Frayser, Lyla Koehlmoos, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula MacIntosh, Melissa Middleswart, Janet Pannike, Paula Parker, Cheryl Rice, Sally Scheef, Karla Taylor, Bjo Trimble, Susan VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba, Jimmie Welt and Alison Wilson
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season five episode guide
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Interview - Reprint of Michael Dorn interview from The Daily Nebraskan, with previously unpublished questions/answers provided by reporter MaLinda Hill
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #3
  • 1992 Fan Q Nominees (in the Star Trek categories) -- including STARLink in the letterzine category
  • 'Zines - first appearance of new column by Gerrie Benzing, this time profiling Tantalus #2, see that page
  • Star Trek Author List
  • The Frontier
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Scotty and Mira Romaine) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa
  • Inclusion - SFAN flyer (provided by Bjo Trimble)


Issue 14/15

cover of issue #14/15, artwork by Diane Taurins

STARLink 14/15 was published in July 1992 [40 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Anne Batterby, Jeff Deischer, Jan Driggs, Richard Heim, Pat Kilner, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Melissa Middleswart, Janet Pannike, Paula Parker, Ian Taylor, Karla Taylor, Jenny Tingley, Susan VanSchuyver and Alison Wilson
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation final part of season five episode guide
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #4
  • 1992 Fan Q Winners (in the Star Trek categories)
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Hailing Frequencies #3, see that page
  • Permission to Speak Freely
  • The Frontier
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Picard) by Diane Taurins, page 34 (Nona) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 16/17

cover of issue #16/17, artwork by Zaquia Tarhuntassa

STARLink 16/17 was published in September 1992 [40 pages].

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Gerrie Benzing, Jeff Deischer, Jerry K. Greenberg, Richard Heim, Bill Henley, Siouxie Huber, Meg Lahey, Tom Lalli, Mitchell MacIntosh, Shirley Maiewski, Jeff Martin, Paula Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Valerie Phillips, Karla Taylor, Ron Taylor, Scott Tilson, Susan VanSchuyver, Roderick Vasek and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #5
  • The STARLink Guide to "The Best of TREK" (part one)
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Profiles #3, see that page
  • Books first appearance of new book review column by Paula Parker, this time reviewing "Enemy Unseen" by V.E. Mitchell
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Keiko O'Brien and Data), and page 16 (Valeris) by Zaquia Tarhuntassa


Issue 18

cover of issue #18

STARLink 18 was published in October 1992.

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Anne Batterby, Michael Bubrick, Jay DeSort, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Siouxie Huber, Meg Lahey, Jeff Martin, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula Parker, Eunice Raymond, Karla Taylor, Ronald Taylor and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #6
  • The STARLink Guide to "The Best of TREK" (part two)
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Make It So #2, see that page
  • Books this time reviewing "Enemy Unseen" by V.E. Mitchell
  • Comic Book Profile
  • The Frontier
  • Space Update
  • STARLink Awards Poll Results
  • Special Inclusion: Star Trek Welcomittee flyer
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt


Issue 19

cover of issue #19, artwork by Harry Hale

STARLink 19 was published in November 1992.

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Gerrie Benzing, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Bill Henley, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula MacIntosh, Shirley Maiewski, Melissa Middleswart, Ann Miller, Theresa Mitchell, Paula Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Eunice Raymond, Karla Taylor, Ronald Taylor, Scott Tilson and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades - first appearance of new Trek news column by Dixie Owen
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #7
  • The STARLink Guide to "The Best of TREK" (part three)
  • Books this time reviewing "The New Voyages" anthology
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Let's Engage in Discussion - suggested topics for discussion in the next issue, a new column by Kimberly Pederson
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Deanna Troi) by Harry Hale, page 9 (cartoon) by Scott Tilson


Issue 20

cover of issue #20, artwork by Juanne Michaud

STARLink 20 was published in December 1992.

  • Editorial/Introduction by Scott Clark
  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Paul Ammann, Stephanie Ann Boag, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Jan Driggs, Michael Goldwitz, Jerry K. Greenberg, Tom Lalli, Mitchell MacIntosh, Melissa Middleswart, Theresa Mitchell, Eunice Raymond, Ronald Taylor, Scott Tilson, Jeffrey K. Wagner and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including extensive reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • Deep Space Nine - Monthly Update - entry #8
  • The STARLink Guide to "The Best of TREK" (part four)
  • 'Zines - this time profiling LoneStar Trek #2
  • Books this time reviewing "Enemy Unseen" by V.E. Mitchell
  • Comic Book Profile
  • The Frontier
  • Permission to Speak Freely
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Special Inclusion: 1992 Fan Q nomination form
  • Art - front cover (Mirror Spock) by Juanne Michaud


Issue 21

cover of issue #21, artwork by Diane Taurins

STARLink 21 was published in January 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Richard Arnold, Stephanie Ann Boag, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Michael Bubrick, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Theresa Mitchell, Larry Nemecek, Paula Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Eunice Raymond, Scott Tilson, Jeffrey K. Wagner and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season six episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season one episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Benjamin Sisko) by Diane Taurins, page 22 (Spock) by Eunice Raymond


Issue 22/23

cover of issue #22/23, artwork by Ronald Taylor

STARLink 22/23 was published in March 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Sandy K. Almany, Paul Ammann, Gerrie Benzing, Stephanie Ann Boag, Margaret Wander Bonanno, James D'Ercole, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula MacIntosh, Melissa Middleswart, Theresa Mitchell, Paula Parker, Eunice Raymond, Ronald Taylor, Scott Tilson, Bjo Trimble, Susan VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba, Jeffrey K. Wagner, Jimmie Welt and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season six episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season one episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Books this time reviewing "Ishmael" by Barbara Hambly
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • The Frontier
  • Permission to Speak Freely
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Edge of Forever #3, see that page
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Sela) by Ronald Taylor


Issue 24

cover of issue #24, artwork by Juanne Michaud

STARLink 24 was published in April 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Anne Batterby, Stephanie Ann Boag, Michael Bubrick, Michael Cornelius, Kate Daniels, Jan Driggs, Gail Fleury, Jerry K. Greenberg, Sara Halliday, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Shirley Maiewski, Pat Mauk, Theresa Mitchell, Maria Nausch, Scott Tilson, Susan VanSchuyver, William F.B. Vodrey, Alison Wilson and Peter Wolter
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season one episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (movie-era Kirk and Spock) by Juanne Michaud


Issue 25

cover of issue #25, artwork by Diane Taurins

STARLink 25 was published in May 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Sandy K. Almany, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Michael Bubrick, Anne Burns, Kelly Cline, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Meg Lahey, Tom Lalli, Juanne Michaud, Theresa Mitchell, Sandra Necchi, Paula Parker, Eunice Raymond, Scott Tilson, and William F.B. Vodrey
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season six episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season one episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Books this time reviewing "The Covenant of the Crown" by Howard Weinstein, plus a list of Paula's picks for the Top 10 Trek novels from 1980-1990
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Original poetry: "Copper Dust" by Scott Tilson, and "Klingon Poem" by Terri Adams
  • Original filksong: "Fifty Ways to Kill an Ensign", lyrics by Joel Polowin, set to "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon
  • Art - front cover (Kira Nerys) by Diane Taurins


Issue 26/27

cover of issue #26/27, artwork by Ronald Taylor

STARLink 26/27 was published in June 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Daniel Allshouse, Sandy K. Almany, Anne Batterby, Stephanie Boag, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Jane Callard, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Amelia Hefferlin, Bill Henley, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Theresa Mitchell, Paula Parker, Ronald Taylor, Scott Tilson, Joan Marie Verba and Jimmie Welt
  • News and Reviews - one reprinted article from Canadian TV Guide
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season six episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season one episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • Permission to Speak Freely
  • Space Update
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Free Fall #1, see that page
  • ST:TNG Staff Writer's room story-pitch dartboard
  • ST:TNG potential Season Seven Episode Title Guide
  • Convention Report: MediaWest*Con 13 - May 28-31, 1993
  • 1993 Fan Q Award winners (Star Trek categories only)
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Crusher and Picard) by Ronald Taylor


Issue 28

cover of issue #28, artwork by Juanne Michaud

STARLink 28 was published in August 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Margaret Wander Bonanno, Jan Driggs, Maggie Gilks, Jerry K. Greenberg, Malinda Hill, Michael Kerrigan, Meg Lahey, Mitchell MacIntosh, Eunice Raymond, and Joan Marie Verba
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings, including an alert from Roberta Rogow to fans to NOT send fan fiction ideas to Pocket Books
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • Memory Alpha
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Book Review: special one-time only review by Malinda Hill of "Worf's First Adventure" by Peter David
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Special Inclusion: 1993 STARLink Awards Poll
  • Art - front cover (Worf and son cartoon) by Juanne Michaud (reprinted - with permission - from Starlog)


Issue 29

cover of issue #29, photograph

STARLink 29 was published in September 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Sandy K. Almany, Michael Bubrick, Anne Burns, Kelly Cline, Jan Driggs, Jani Fleet, Jerry K. Greenberg, Bill Henley, Michael Kerrigan, Meg Lahey, Tom Lalli, Christina Lamattina, Paula Parker, Kimberly Pederson, Cheryl Rice, Scott Tilson, Susan VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - reprints of clippings, including STARLOG magazine reader poll of top ST:TNG episodes through season six
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • Memory Alpha
  • Space Update
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Mind Meld #5, see that page
  • 1993 STARLink Awards Poll Results
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt


Issue 30

cover of issue #30, artwork by Roderick Vasek

STARLink 30 was published in October 1993.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Sandy K. Almany, Gerrie Benzing, Stephanie Ann Boag, Jan Driggs, Magee Gilks, Jerry K. Greenberg, Richard Heim, Michael Kerrigan, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula MacIntosh, Melissa Middleswart, Theresa Mitchell, Paula Parker, N.B. Thayer, Scott Tilson, Joan Marie Verba and William F.B. Vodrey
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season seven episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season two episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Books this time reviewing "Shadows on the Sun" by Michael Jan Friedman (not credited)
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Jadzia Dax) by Roderick Vasek, page 29 (I, Borg cartoon) by Juanne Michaud


Issue 31

cover of issue #31, artwork by Ronald Taylor

STARLink 31 was published in January 1994.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Margaret Wander Bonanno, Jerry K. Greenberg, Richard Heim, Bill Henley, Michael Kerrigan, Mitchell MacIntosh, Bruce Moxley, Sandra Necchi, N.B. Thayer, Susan A. VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba, Jimmie Welt and Alison Wilson
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season seven episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season two episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Books this time reviewing "From the Depths" by Victor Milan
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Space Update
  • Star Trek Voyager: The Update Page [Volume One: Dec 1993]
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Quartet Plus Two, see that page
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Spock and Valeris) by Ronald Taylor


Issue 32

cover of issue #32, artwork by Juanne Michaud

STARLink 32 was published in February 1994.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Becky Wurm Clark, Jan Driggs, Jani Fleet, Bill Henley, Michael Kerrigan, Michele Arvizu Nowotny, Paula Parker, N.B. Thayer, Scott Tilson, Susan VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba and William F.B. Vodrey
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season seven episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season two episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Books this time reviewing "Fortune's Light" by Michael Jan Friedman
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • The Frontier
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Leonard McCoy) by Juanne Michaud


Issue 33/34

cover of issue #33/34, reproduction of commercial ad

STARLink 33/34 was published in July 1994.

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Stephanie Boag, Kelly Cline, Michael D. Cornelius, Elyse Dickenson, Jani Fleet, Jerry K. Greenberg, Michael Kerrigan, Christina Lamattina, Mitchell MacIntosh, Paula MacIntosh, Sandra Necchi, Paula Parker, Sally Scheef, N.B. Thayer, Susan VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba and William F.B. Vodrey
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • These Are the Voyages – Episode Guide: Star Trek: The Next Generation partial season seven episode guide, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine partial season two episode guide
  • Memory Alpha
  • Audios first appearance of new "recorded book" review column by Mitchell MacIntosh, this time reviewing "Transformations" by Dave Stern
  • Books this time reviewing "The Pandora Principle" by Carolyn Clowes
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Let's Engage in Discussion
  • Permission to Speak Freely
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Time and Time Again and Time After Time and Time Again, see those pages
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • 1994 Fan Q Awards Results (Star Trek categories only)
  • Special Inclusions: The "Should STARLink Continue?" poll; the Third Annual STARLink Awards Poll


Issue 35

cover of issue #35, artwork by Diane Taurins

STARLink 35 was published in September 1994. This is the last issue.

The editor writes: "I have appreciated all the input from people on the "Should STARLink Continue?" survey as well, and encourage any of you who haven't returned those yet to do so. To those of you who offered constructive criticism and/or serious recommendations as to how the future of STARLink should be handled — I will take your comments to heart. I don't want STARLink to be one of those zines that limps slowly and painfully to an ugly demise...issues coming out later and later, and people gradually becoming disgusted with the whole project. I've subscribed to enough of those 'zines that I know how frustrating the process can be. If STARLink were to cease publication, I would want to do it cleanly and quickly, without a lot of messy delay. As it stands right now, however, despite a busy personal and fannish life, I very much enjoy the process of producing the zine, and would prefer to continue publishing it on as regular a schedule as I possibly can, as long as the readership is there to continue contributing. One respondant mentioned that the survey/poll was somewhat self-serving... "who is going to say they DONT want STARLink to continue," while another mentioned that "Of course I'm going to stay with the zine...you're the only game in town!" They're both right, of course. I wanted people to feel like they could bring their opinions and or suggestions about the zine to me in a structured fashion...so while the survey may have been somewhat self-serving, it was also intended to guage the overall readership's current state of mind. Regarding the second issue. I wish STARLink wasn't the only game in town. I think this kind of forum is quite useful to fans. The popularity of computer bulletin board discussion groups is undeniable, however they provide mainly quick fixes. A 'zine like STARLink, I think, forces people to sit down and think a little more intensely about what they want to say, so that when they put it down on paper it's said with a little more clarity and more feeling than the instantaneous "fix" of seeing their words immediately blurbed out into electronic forums without that period of reflection. And there are still a lot of fans who don't even have access to such electronic forums, so STARLink does serve a useful purpose. I can't encourage others to start their own zines...the work level is so heavy it's not something I'd wish on an enemy, but I also wouldn't trade the rewards I've received in all the friends I've made through all my years of publishing (1984-present) for anything!"

  • Subspace Messages -- Letters of Comment from: Kelly Cline, Jan Driggs, Jerry K. Greenberg, Bill Henley, Mitchell MacIntosh, Michele Arvizu Nowotny, N.B. Thayer, Susan VanSchuyver, Joan Marie Verba and William F.B. Vodrey
  • News and Reviews - including reprints of clippings
  • Dixie's Torn From the Trades
  • Memory Alpha
  • Comic Book Profile
  • Permission to Speak Freely
  • Star Trek Voyager: Update [Volume Two: Aug/Sep 1994]
  • 'Zines - this time profiling Nine (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine zine), see that page
  • Viewpoint with Jimmie Welt
  • Art - front cover (Worf) by Diane Taurins