Seed of the Triad

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Title: Seed of the Triad
Author(s): Marilyn Cole
Date(s): 1987
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Seed of the Triad is a Kirk/Spock story by Marilyn Cole.

It was published in Greater California K/S.

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"When Kirk and Spock beam down to an arctic planet, Spockʼs telepathic abilities accidentally kill the male of the last of his species but with Kirkʼs help is able to take his place is creating a "child" with the last female."

Reactions and Reviews

As if proving her artistic competence weren't sufficient, Marilyn Cole provides us with a brilliant story in this zine called "Seed of the Triad". This is a first time that arises in the context of a triad with an alien. What doesn't this story have? It's well-written, it's original, it's emotionally intense, it's highly erotic and it contains some interesting Vulcan philosophical concepts. I would be hard put to find a flaw. What particularly struck me was that Marilyn was able to show us a sexual encounter that had broad philosophical implications without preaching. Plot and theme are well-integrated and I was amazed by how much occult symbolism I found in "Seed of the Triad". I don't know whether the author intended it or not, but this is another level at which the story can be read. For those who are interested, I've written a separate easay on the occult symbolism in this story. Send me a SASE and I'll mail you a copy. The Marilyn Cole story in itself would be worth the price of the zine... [1]
"Seed of the Triad" was touching, moving, well-written, well-edited, original and intense. An alien is put into the position of being the "third". We are offered some interesting Vulcan philosophical ideas and well as some highly erotic encounters. [2]
A rare Marilyn Cole story, "Seed of the Triad," takes Kirk and Spock to a planet of ice where they find themselves helping create the essence that will be the last/first child of its kind. This story is difficult to summarize because the plot is very intricate as well as being beautifully written. [3]


  1. from Not Tonight, Spock! #12
  2. from Datazine #41
  3. from The K/S Press #162