Space Oddity

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Zine
Title: Space Oddity
Publisher: Green Cheese Press
Editor(s): Emily McEwan
Date(s): 1987-1988
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Medium: print, zine
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Fandom: Blake’s 7
Language: English
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Space Oddity is a gen Blake's 7 anthology.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1 by Holly Hutchison

Space Oddity 1 contains 112 pages and was published in October 1987.

Fiction:

  • Alicia Ann Fox, "A Little Holiday"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Beyond Cute, Episode 1: Lumpish"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Genocide"
  • Peter Heimsoth, "Blake's 7 on the Run" (graphic story)
  • Kelly Hardin, "Beyond Cute, Episode 2: With Mucous"
  • Linda Terrell, "From the Flight Deck of the Collaborator: Impossibly Lost in Incrediby Crowded BBC Space"
  • Dree Nagel, "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
  • Dree Nagel, "Proposition"
  • Dree Nagel, "This Moment's Madness"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Beyond Cute, Episode 3: Under the Left Earlobe"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Alternatives"
  • Dree Nagel, "The Great Escape (or, One of the Many Occurrences Taking Place between the Fourth and Fifth Season)"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Beyond Cute, Special Edition: The Search for Sap"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Beyond Cute, Christmas Special: It's a Mediocre Life! or, It's a Wonderful Dictatorship"
  • Jane Carnall, "A Sandy Tale"

Nonfiction:

  • Emily McEwan, "By the Light of the Moon" (editorial)
  • Kelly Hardin, Emily McEwan, and Dree Nagel, "The Sunday Funnies and Other Relevant Bits"
  • Holly Hutchison and Alicia Ann Fox, "The Ten Commandments of B7 Fan Fiction Writing"

Poetry:

  • Kelly Hardin, "Gauda Prime (Forest)"
  • Dree Nagel, "Jeopardy (B7 Version)" (filk, Jeaopardy, by the Greg Kihn Band)
  • Kelly Hardin and Dree Nagel, "You're a Mean One, Mr.
  • Kerr" (filk, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, from How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
  • Dree Nagel, "Everybody Grab a Gun Tonight" (filk, Everybody Have Fun Tonight, by Wang Chung)
  • Dree Nagel, "The Hokey Effects" (filk, The Holey Pokey)
  • Dree Nagel, "(Not Quite But Almost) Paradise" (filk, Almost Paradise, by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson)
  • Dree Nagel, "I Am a Rock (Avon's Version)"
  • Dree Nagel, "Bang Bang" (filk, Boom Boom, by Paul Levakis)
  • Dree Nagel, "The Distrust Zone" (filk, Twilight Zone, by Golden Earring)
  • Dree Nagel, "To Your Lies" (filk, In Your Eyes, by Peter Gabriel)
  • Dree Nagel, "Like a Villain" (filk, Like a Virgin, by Madonna)
  • Dree Nagel, "The Rebel Bunch" (filk, the Brady Bunch theme)
  • Dree Nagel, "Bad Attitude" (filk, New Attitude, by Patti Labelle)
  • Dree Nagel, "Run from You" (filk, Run to You, by Bryan Adams)
  • Dree Nagel, "Show No Respect' (filk, Show Some Respect, by Tina Turner)
  • Dree Nagel, "Stuck with You" (filk, Stuck on You, by Lionel Ritchie)
  • Dree Nagel, "Opened Your Fire" (filk, Open Your Heart, by Madonna)
  • Kelly Hardin, "Bein' Mean" (filk, Bein' Green, by Kermit the Frog)
  • Dree Nagel, "Ode to Servalan, or, Avon's Lament"

Art:

  • Emily McEwan (front cover)
  • Holly Hutchison
  • Julie Nowak
  • Dree Nagel
  • Dani Lane
  • Peter Heimsoth
  • Dorinda Francis

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

The zine is mostly humor but has some serious stories too. The one I was most struck by was the grimly-titled "Genocide." It's actually about Avon and Tarrant being trapped in each other's bodies! (Oh, if only this were a smut story, and they would have to have tantric sex to get switched back, like Avon and Cally in Trust, Like the Soul.) The title refers to the issue of whether, if the mechanism for getting them switched back happens to be fatal to an entire planetary population, they'll go through with it or not. There are wonderful illos by Dani Lane (an artist I greatly admire), showing Avon's body with Tarrant's mannerisms and vice versa. I think she's especially good with body language. [1]

Issue 2

Space Oddity 2 is subtitled, "Son of Space Oddity." It contains 145 pages and was published in August 1988.

cover of issue #2, Holly Hutchison
flyer for issue #2

Fiction:

  • Alicia Ann Fox, "Family Visit" ("A look at the brothers Avon, as they try to make peace with the lives they've chosen. A sequel to "A Little Holiday".)
  • Peter Heimsoth, "The Phantom of the Federation" (script; parody of a segment of Phantom of the Opera)
  • Jennifer Barr (with help from Tammy Riden), "Klyn in Charge"
  • CarolMel Ambassador, "More Than Words"
  • Julie Nowak, "Everything But the Kitchen Sink, or, Two Men and a Breakfast"
  • Kim Wigmore, "Gambit Special 27"
  • Mary Gerstner and April Giordano, "Blake's 7: The Next Generation"
  • V. G. Prineas, "Deliverance?" (Deliverance (novel and movie) crossover)
  • Holly Hutchison, with the help of Alicia Ann Fox, Kim Wigmore, and Kim Kindya, "ElfSeven: It Could've Been Worse!" (graphic story; "Just when you think everything's already gone wrong that possibly could, take a romp with our heroes through the ElfQuest/Robotech/ X-Men/ Camelot 3000/ Bugs Bunny universes.")
  • Julie Nowak, "Eh.. Paulette" (actors; humor: "A revelationary tale containing the true account of Paul Darrow's surprising climb to starfish ... er, fandom ... er, stardom. (HINT: does anyone remember Terry/s story at the DSV Liars' Panel.")
  • Alicia Ann Fox, "I Want to Break Free"
  • Leigh Arnold, "The Maltese Turkey"
  • Julie Nowak, "White-out"
  • Kelly Hardin, "Survivor"
  • Kathy Frachey, V. G. Prineas, and Susie Uhl, "Blake's Aid" ("What if Blake and his gang were a rebellious, consciousness-raising, concerned rock group? (Kind of like that other group whose name is a letter and a number ... )")

Nonfiction:

  • Emily McEwan, "By the Light of the Moon" (editorial)
  • Merle Micklin, drawn by Emily McEwan, "The Handy-dandy Blake's 7 Pocket Episode Computer"
  • "The Sunday Funnies" Merle Micklin, drawn by Emily McEwan, "The Post G-P Blake's 7 Fanzine Story Pocket Computer"

Poetry:

  • Dree Nagel, "(Can't Be) Blake" (filk, Fake, by Alexander O'Neill)
  • Dree Nagel, "Hang Down Your Head, Kerr Avon" (filk, Tom Dooley, by the Kingston Trio)
  • Dree Nagel, "Vila" (filk, Luka, by Suzanne Vega)
  • Dree Nagel, "And Then There Was One"
  • Dree Nagel, "Superior" (filk, Serious, by Donna Allen)
  • Dree Nagel, "Realm of Madness" (filk, Sound of SDIlence, by Simon and Garfunkel)
  • Dree Nagel, "I Guess I'm Alone Now" (filk, I Think We're Alone Now")
  • Dree Nagel, "You're Crazy, Aren't You" (filk, Crazy for You, by Madonna)
  • Dree Nagel, "With or Without You (Avon's Version)" (filk, With or Without You, by U2)

Art:

  • Holly Hutchison (front cover)
  • Lynne Alisse Witten
  • Dree Nagel
  • Julie Nowak
  • Kim Wigmore
  • Leigh Arnold
  • Emily McEwan
  • Pete Heimsoth (back cover)

References

  1. by Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site