Survival of the Fittest (Star Trek: TOS story)

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Title: Survival of the Fittest
Author(s): Rayelle Roe
Date(s): 1980
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Survival of the Fittest is a Star Trek: TOS story by Rayelle Roe. It was illoed by Evallou Richardson.

It was published in the print zine Plak Tow #4.

Editor's Description

Rayelle Roe is back with SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, and as before, she has presented our Enterprise Heroes as they've seldom been seen before. Be prepared for some McCoy/Spock bantering that will roll you in [unclear word] seats. Rayelle weaves a fantastic little tale, and the artist that has brought the words to life is equally talented. Evallou Richardson lends her creative ability to us once again, and the combination of these two artists, wizards, gives one dynamic presentation.

Reactions and Reviews

Rayelle's typical delightful combination of a perfectly good story with hysterical dialogue and devilishly tongue-in-cheek characterization. Harry Mudd strands our heroes on a planet. When McCoy professes to have cheated his way out of mandatory survival training at the Academy, Spock punishes him by giving him all of the "unskilled" grunt work while Spock weaves and Kirk fishes. A few of this tale's fine moments... Kirk: "Stark naked, he resumed his position on the rock, praying that he would manage to catch their supper before his aft engines became sunburned." Spock & McCoy engaged in a mud-fight. Kirk turning out to be a "snuggler" when sleeping with company. And Harry Mudd turning hero to rescue the Starfleet boys from the Klingons. [1]


  1. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex