Starlines (multifandom zine edited by Janet Walker)

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Title: Starlines
Publisher: Starlines Press (Eugene, OR)
Editor(s): Janet L. Walker
Date(s): 1982-1986
Medium: print zine
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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Starlines is a gen multifandom anthology.

Issue 1

Starlines 1 published in May 1982 and contains 101 pages.

cover of issue #1
inside of issue #1

It contains stories from Space 1999, Hawk of Buck Rogers, UFO, Empire Strikes Back and Battlestar Galactica.

  • Shattered Dream by Sheila Paulson (Buck Rogers)
  • Eagles by Janet Walker (Space: 1999)
  • Merry Christmas by Janet Walker (UFO? -- includes the characters Al Freeman and Alec)
  • Eye of the Beholder by Mary Tchir (Space:1999)
  • other unknown content

Issue 2

Starlines 2 was published in 1982 in letter size format and has 110 pages.

cover of issue #2
interior of issue #2
  • Introduction by the Editors (2)
  • The Science Fiction Fan by Esther Reese (2)
  • People Everywhere--Buck is worried about Hawk’s reaction to New Chicago. (Hawk) by Reese (4)
  • To Fly Like an Eagle by Turpin (Space: 1999) (7)
  • Mary by Janet Walker (UFO) (8)
  • The Night Before Christmas by Pallotta (Space: 1999) (9)
  • Starbucked by Janet Walker (Battlestar Galactica (1978)) (19)
  • Genesis by Esther Reese (Star Trek: TOS) (21)
  • Home by Tchir--The Alphans have finally settled on a planet, but now Maya's brother has arrived to take her away to the new Psychon. (Space: 1999) (23)
  • Flight/The Offer by Beverly Gillispie (Hawk) (33)
  • A World of Night's Creation by Sheila Paulson--While Starbuck frantically searches for him, Apollo is stranded on a planet where no one is safe at night. (Battlestar Galactica (1978)) (34)
  • Alien Lover by Esther Reese (U.F.O.) (49)
  • A Rainy Day by Janet Walker (Space: 1999) (56)
  • Vacation by Janet Walker (Space: 1999) (62)
  • Trust by Esther Reese (Hawk) (67)
  • Blake's 7 Background by Sheila Paulson (74)
  • An Unfound Door by Sheila Paulson--Stranded on a planet and pursued by Federation troops, Blake leads his people into the caves only to find Vila missing and Avon trapped behind. (Blake's 7) (75)
  • A Sacrifice Most Fair by Janet Walker (Battlestar Galactica (1978)) (93)
  • A Question of Priorities? by Janet Walker (U.F.O.) (103)
  • Kali's Song by Turpin (Space: 1999) (104)
  • Retrospection by Beverly Gillispie (Hawk) (105)
  • Forever-Time by Johnson (Hawk) (106)
  • Thoughts by Starlight by Johnson (Battlestar Galactica (1978)) (107)
  • One Empire Too Many by Tchir--Han and Chewie find themselves in an uncharted section of the universe and must find a way to get home. (Star Wars) (108)
  • art by Esther Reese, Suzie Molnar (front cover), Mary Bloemker, Beverly Gillispie, Sheila Paulson, RaeAnn Burlington, and Janet Walker

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Starlines 3 was published in 1983 and has 98 pages. Authors/Artists: Kathy Hintze, Sheila Paulson, Janet Walker, Suzie Molnar, Virginia Turpin, Mary Bloemker, Esther Reese and more.

  • Introduction (2)
  • A Courtin' We Will Go by Reese (3) (Hawk)
  • You Think You've Got Problems by Walker (4) (Star Wars)
  • Background by Kathy Hintze (5) (Blake's 7)
  • Margin for Error by Sheila Paulson--When Jenna is injured, Blake blames Vila, causing Avon to reconsider his place on the ship and wonder who will be blamed next. (6) (Blake's 7) (reprinted in Down and Unsafe #5)
  • A Case of Deja Vu by Stone (19) (Space: 1999)
  • WIth Friends Like These by Walker (20) (Buck Rogers)
  • The S.H.A.D.O. Affair by Walker--A UFO, fleeing Sky 1, destroys a private plane and Straker must find his way through the red tape that hides the owner’s identity. And who are the two men poking into things around the studio (21) (UFO/Man from UNCLE)
  • In the Meantime by Esther Reese--On the Lexington, Chekov makes contact with an alien fleet, while Kirk fights Starfleet for permanent command of the Enterprise. (26) (Star Trek: TOS)
  • Happy Birthday by Tchir--When things start disappearing on Alpha, Tony must use all his knowledge to find the culprit. (41) (Space:1999)
  • To Sleep, Perchance to Dream by Walker (46) (Battlestar Galactica (1978)
  • Dark Vader Visits Mr. Rogers Neighborhood by Sheets--Darth Vader meets his match and the three bears. (47)
  • Keeping Ahead of the Game by Walker (49) (UFO)
  • A Place in Time by Burlington (51) (Buck Rogers)
  • Wishful Thinking, a poem by Sheila Paulson (53) (Blake's 7)
  • Situation Normal by Walker (49) (Space: 1999)
  • Dream World, Inc. by Turpin (56) (Original Fiction)
  • World of Night's Creation by Sheila Paulson--Apollo is captured by the Terons, while Starbuck remains the only one on the Galactica who still believes he is alive. (59) (Battlestar Galactica (1978))
  • Secret Dreams by Burlinton (70) (Hawk)
  • My Friend by Walker (71) (UFO)
  • If They Only Knew by Gillispie (73) (Battlestar Galactica)
  • The Caretakers of Cantra by Turpin (74) (Space:1999)
  • Motives, poem by Sheila Paulson (88) (Blake's 7)
  • Liking is Never Enough by Tchir (89) (Battlestar Galactica (1978))
  • No Greater Gift by Kathy Hintze--On a raid into the Federation Banking Complex, Vila is injured, leaving Avon to protect him until Liberator returns. (90) (Blake's 7)
  • Justification by Gillispie (97) (Hawk)
  • Mayhen by Burlington and Co. (98) (Battlestar Galactica (1978))
  • art by Virginia Turpin, Mary Bloemker, Janet Walker, Esther Reese, Suzie Molnar, Sheila Paulson, RaeAnne Burlington, some drawings reprinted from Currents #2

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Starlines 4 was published in 1983 and is 99 pages long. Authors include Sheila Paulson, Kathy Hintze, Janet Walker and more.

  • Near Miss (Doctor Who) (2 pages)
  • Caretakers Of Cantra (conclusion) (Space 1999) (17 pages)
  • Transit (Hawk) (1 page)
  • Love and The Starship Captain (Star Trek) (9 pages)
  • Thanda by Sheila Paulson (Blake's 7) (11 pages)
  • The Conscience Of The King (Battlestar Galactica) (1 page)
  • The Players and The Game (Space 1999) (4 pages)
  • The Crichton Project (Buck Rogers) (2 pages)
  • What Thoughts Are Fantasy (Part I) (Buck Rogers) (18 pages)
  • A Mid Winters Nightmare (Space 1999) (5 pages)
  • Dreams and Things by Kathy Hintze (Blake's 7) (7 pages)
  • Missing SHADO (U.F.O.) (12 pages)

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Starlines 5 was published in June 1985 and has 123 pages.

  • Letter from the Editor (1)
  • Alien by Rodgers (4) (UFO/'99)
  • The Game Again by Sheila Paulson (15) (Blake's 7)
  • What Thoughts are Fantasy by Crowell (42) (Hawk)
  • Minyos Syndrom (sic) by Neill (67) (Doctor Who)
  • Welcome to the Universe, the Hard Way by King (88) (Battlestar Galactica (1978))
  • Cross Currents by King (88)
  • Lost and Found by Sheila Paulson (91) (Star Wars) (Han, Luke and Leia are captured and must escape however they can.)
  • Rescue Mission by Sheila Paulson (103) (Battlestar Galactica (1978))
  • Rise from the Ashes, part one by Kern (103) (Hawk)
  • Flying High by Esther Reese (122) (Blake's 7)


  • Vikki Weidner (front cover)
  • Sheila Paulson p. 19 (Blake's 7)
  • Esther Reese (Blake's 7)
  • Barb Johnson (Blake's 7)
  • other unknown art

Issue 6

cover of issue #6
illo from "On Pain of Death" -- Esther Reese

Starlines 6 published in August 1986 and is 124 pages long. Art is by Esther Reese, Vikki Weidner, and Sheila Paulson.

  • Gateway by Sheila Paulson--Han and Chewie rescue Blake, Avon, and the rest of the Scorpio crew in this post-"Blake" story. Whether or not Blake lives, they face many decisions in their new environment and cause a few problems for the people who already live there. (Star Wars/Blake's 7) (3)
  • Soliloquy to a Stone Wall by Esther Reese (Buck Rogers) (39)
  • Two Solitudes in Snow Time by Sheila Paulson (The Master) (42)
  • U.F.O.s by Janet Walker (UFO) (55)
  • On Pain of Death by Esther Reese--The Bishop is dead, Navarre is once again Captain Of The Guard of Aquila, but now he must bring order to chaos, and find which of his friends, if any, are still alive. (Ladyhawke) (56)
  • Rise from the Ashes by Trinette Kern--Buck and Wilma contend with Hawk's inability to fly his ship without losing control, and must find the root of his problem before it explodes in their faces. (Buck Rogers) (83)
  • A Mid-Winter’s Brooding by Esther Reese (Wizards and Warriors) (106)
  • A Lonely Place in the Sky by Sheila Paulson--In a blind and disabled Eagle, Alan Carter must find his way back to Alpha, or be lost forever. (Space 1999) (108)
  • Celestial Message by Janet Walker (Battlestar Galactica) (109)
  • Triad by Sheila Paulson (Star Trek: TOS) (111)
  • Forms and Shadows by Esther Reed--Benny has a pre-cog of Jonathan’s death. Can he change the future, this time? (Shadow Chasers) (112)