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Title: Sisyphus
Author(s): Bryn Lantry
Date(s): 1987
Length: 35 pages
Genre: slash, het, femslash
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Sisyphus is a Blake's 7 story by Bryn Lantry.

It was published in The Other Side #3 in March 1987.

Reactions and Reviews

An extended explanation for why Avon chooses to fight the Andromedans for Blake. His thought process and the strange way he chooses to express it/his love for Blake are unusual (even for Avon's POV), fascinating and plausible. Some of Bryn Lantry's fic can be a bit difficult to get into because of the focus on the prose line, but this is both interesting on that level and very interesting on an emotional one.[1]

Bryn Lantry's 'Sisyphus' starts with Avon dreaming about Anna and Blake half-heartedly accepting Jenna's advances but by the time they confront the Andromedans, Cally and Jenna have negotiated their differences to the point where 'with an arm about Cally's waist the pilot gave her instructions for the coming battle, taking her under her wing'. Meanwhile, Avon and Blake argue and debate with equal force but remain ineluctably separate, contrasting m/m angst and misunderstanding with f/f communication and pragmatism - a theme that has already manifested in 'Matchmaker' and 'Fifteenth of Boozious' and will appear again in later stories.[2]

Sisyphus (A/B, J/C) - Bryn Lantry: Slash without explicit sex. Very much in the mould of Puppeteer: more about what's going on in the characters' heads than anything else, and fascinated by the darkness of the characters' motives and behaviour.[3]


  1. ^ from Katy and Molly's 77+ Favourite A/B and A-B Stories, August 5, 2013
  2. ^ This story was discussed in (Re)Making Space for Women: A guide to f/f slash in Blake's 7 fanzines, an essay by Nova (2002)
  3. ^ from Predatrix at Knightwriter