Sanity Maintenance

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Title: Sanity Maintenance
Publisher: Noel Silva
Date(s): 1986-1990
Medium: print
Fandom: Miami Vice
Language: English
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Sanity Maintenance is a gen Miami Vice anthology.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Sanity Maintenance 1 was published in 1986 and contains 91 pages.

  • Echoes by Lucy Carr (1)
  • No Guarantee by D.O.A. (9)
  • Doghouse by Susanne M. (13)
  • To Each His Own by D.O.A. (29)
  • First Step by Regenia M. (34)
  • Dogs & Mad Englishmen by Susanne M. (38)
  • Someone to Lay Down Beside You by Kathy Resch (60)
  • Nature of the Business by L.A. Adolf (67)
  • Side of Angels by Susan H. (70)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Suzy Sansom

Sanity Maintenance 2 was published in 1987 and contains 302 pages. The front cover is by Suzy Sansom, the back by Mary Platt.

  • The Politics of Contraband by Sherry Magee (1)
  • The Truce by Brenda Cunningham (67)
  • Miami Soul, poem by Sarah Macht-Dewitt (68)
  • Thoughts at a Funeral, poem by Elaine Batterby (reprinted in Vice Verse #1) (69)
  • Eye of the Zombie by Karen Howard, art by Julie Madge (71)
  • Something Like Love, poem by Dani Lane (114)
  • High Flyin' by L.A. Carr, art by Dani Lane (115)
  • Vice Guy's Art by Maureen B. (125)
  • Vicious Circle by Susan Hall, art by Dani Lane (129)
  • Living Under the Influence by Roxanne Verellen, art by Dani Lane (166)
  • Aftershocks by Roxanne Verellen (229)
  • Along Came a Dangerous Man (poem) by Mary Platt (243)
  • The Edge, poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick (246)
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Mary Platt (247)
  • Requiem, poem by Sue-Anne Harwick (302)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

It's evident from the cover (a gorgeous pen-and-ink drawing of Sonny and Rico by Suzy Sansom) that this second issue is truly a class act. But the best part is that the contents equal -- and in some cases, surpass-- the lovely packaging. There's something for every Vice fan, including sequels to the televised episodes 'Bushido' (the gripping, suspenseful 'Politics of Contraband'), 'Evan,' 'Vicious Circle' -- a story which truly lives up to its title, and 'Sons and Lovers,' and 'Sins of the Father.' A word of warning on this last one -- do not read the last page first! But don't be mislead by my singling out these stories -- every piece of fiction as well as poetry in this zine is a gem. I especially liked the poem, 'Along Came a Dangerous Man,' in which a long-time Harrison Ford fan confesses her newly-developed lust for Don Johnson, as well as a short poem entitled 'The Edge' which connects to my favorite third-season episode, 'Shadow in the Dark.' Expect to see this zine up for a Fan Q next year, it's that good. You get 307 pages of the best detective-police fiction on the fan market. [1]

Issue 3

cover of issue #3, Suzy Sansom

Sanity Maintenance 3 was published in 1988 and contains 361 pages. The front cover is by Suzy Sansom and the back by Mary Platt. Other art by Julie Madge.

  • Safe Haven by Mary Platt (3)
  • The Goat Without Horns by Lisa Millraney and Adriane Lewis (8v
  • Brothers in Arms by Sherry Magee (39)
  • Loose Ends by Brenda Cunningham (108)
  • Living Under the Influence (China Girl) by Roxanne Verellen (116)
  • It's Not Over 'Til It's Over by Roxanne Verellen (188)
  • 1 + 1 by L.A. Carr (190)
  • Soldier of Misfortune by Susan Hall (193)
  • Tangled Webb by Karen Howard (220)
  • Such a Long Time by Mary Platt (353)

Issue 4

Sanity Maintenance 4 was published in 1990 and contains 347 pages. It won a 1991 FanQ.

  • A Tale of Light by Donna Z.
  • Eye of the Storm by L.A. Carr
  • Miami Twice by Mary Platt
  • Tequila Sunrise by Sharon G. & Mary S.
  • Hell is for Children by Roxanne Verellen (may have become part of the zine of the same name, Hell is for Children)
  • Crystal Clear by Lisa Millraney and Adriane Lewis
  • Les Dames du Temps Jadis by Kate Santovani
  • Foreign Exchange by Susan Hall
  • Sacrificial Lamb by Julie Madge & Diana S.
  • Among the Missing, poem by Elaine Batterby (reprinted in Vice Verse #1)
  • Just You and Me, Jack, poem by Anne Batterby (reprinted in Vice Verse #1)
  • No One Like You, poem by Anne Batterby (reprinted in Vice Verse #1)
  • Drought, poem by J.L. Hardin (reprinted in Vice Verse #2)


  1. ^ from Datazine #47