Syzygy

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Zine
Title: Syzygy
Publisher: S.T.A.R. Press (San Diego, CA)
Editor(s): Pearl Stickler
Date(s): 1987-1993
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Medium: print
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Language: English
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Syzygy is a gen multifandom anthology.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1
flyer for issue #1

Syzygy 1 was published in May 1987 and contains 158 pages.

The art is by Kreutzberger, Terrell, Kirby, Lafreniere, Swycaffer, Noel, Banzhof, Brazdil, Stickler and Snyder.

  • The Price of Honor by Jean Graham (The Romulans have Kirk and someone must save both him and the Enterprise.) (Star Trek: TOS) (8 pages)
  • The Deadly Weasels of Dr. Deverill by Jefferson Putnam Swycafferi (Dr. Deverill, archeologist, has discovered two men from different times while roaming the Mississippi River caves.) (original fiction) (16 pages)
  • Things That Go Bump in the Night Affair by Charlene Kirby (Illya and Napoleon find themselves in a very mysterious house.) (Man from UNCLE) (12 pages)
  • Sanguine Dream by Alan Kellogg (Jonathan Hays attempts to adjust to his life as a vampire.) (original fiction) (12 pages)
  • A Day in the Life of the Enterprise by Pearl Stickler (A satirical look at one day in the goings on of the Enterprise crew.) (Star Trek: TOS) (2 pages)
  • At the Well of the Rhanno-Pacifists by Susan Lanoue, a fan writes a satire of this in the next issue ( by Susan Lanoue (An Emersword holder debates the pros and cons of becoming a pacifist.) (original fiction) (8 pages)
  • Set Up by Kathy Kipper (Crowley suffers personal tragedy, this is accused of perpetrating it.) (The Professionals) (10 pages)
  • Nobody’s Home by Charlene Kirby (The final war has come and gone, but who won? Not who'd you'd expect.) (original fiction) (3 pages)
  • The Tea-for-Two Affair by Jo Mulvey (While retrieving some stolen documents, things tend to to not quite right for Illya and Napoleon.) (Man from UNCLE) (33 pages)
  • Faces by Ed Gota (The story behind a racy, old photo.) (original fiction) (10 pages)
  • Shadow of the Trojan Horse by Jean Graham (Avon makes another stab at the Federation Banking Cartel.) Blake's 7 (reprinted in Horizon #15)
  • K'Dor the Valley by Alan Kellogg, sequel in the next issue (4 pages) (original fiction)
  • Dreams (2 pages) (original fiction)
  • A Life for a Life (2 pages) (original fiction)
  • Future (2 pages) (original fiction)
  • Shadow Play (2 pages) (original fiction)
  • How Unjust (Blake'S 7) (12 pages)
  • other fandoms: Dark Shadows, Battlestar Galactica, Voyagers

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Syzygy 2 was published in November 1987 and contains 162 pages.

The art is by Dawn Kruetzberger, Rita Terrell, Mel Henshaw, Gail Mihara, Jefferson P. Swycaffer, Charlene Kirby, Atanielle Annyn Rowland Noel, Lisa Brazdil, Jean Graham, Wolf Klauschie. A lot of the illos are Alf ones.

  • Dragonnet by Steve Qualline (Dragnet) (4)
  • The Round Files by Ed Goto (original) (10)
  • Research by Nancy Klauschie (Blake's 7) (17)
  • Ninja Dude by Seth Stevens (original) (19)
  • Volsteading by Susan Murrie Eoff, an excerpt from "The Wolf's Tale," a work-in-progress (original) (20)
  • Mirrors by Leslie Williams (original) (23)
  • Who's Future is it, Anyway? by Jefferson P. Swycaffer (original) (24)
  • Rest and Recreation by April Giordano & Mary Gerstner (Blake's 7) (32)
  • Hawaii Trek-O by Jean Graham (Star Trek/ Hawaii Five-O) (40)
  • The Goblins and the Lemon Tree by Alan Kellogg (original) (42)
  • The Devora Solution by Jean Graham (Battlestar Galactica) (46)
  • Whim of Avon, poem by Michael Williams (Blake's 7) (53)
  • The Tale of a True Sports Hero by B.J. Weiss (original) (54)
  • You and Me Against the Feds, filk by Nancy Klauschie (Blake's 7) (57)
  • When the Village by Jefferson Pl Swycaffer (The Prisoner) (58)
  • A Dreamer's Lament by Leslie Williams (original) (62)
  • At The Well of the Rhino Partiers by Alan Kellogg, satire of "At the Well of the Rhiannon-Pacificts" (original) (63)
  • Brangor's Spear by Atanielle Annyn Rowland Noel (original) (67)
  • A Perception of the Night by Leslie Williams (original) (79)
  • Sky Warned by P.J. Richardson (Twilight Zone) (80)
  • Quick Draw McKirk by Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Star Trek) (63)
  • The Pool and the Well by Jean Graham (Man from UNCLE, also in 11 & 2 #2 and The Kuryakin File #14) (64)
  • The Adventure by Pearl Stickler (original) (88)
  • News from Home by Susan Murrie Eoff/Susan Macdonald (Star Wars) (91)
  • The 747 Affair by Charlene Kirby (Man from U.N.C.L.E.) (92)
  • K'Dor/K'Re Fishersdaughter by Alan Kellogg, sequel to "K'Dor the Valley" (original) (94)
  • Theatre Absurd by Leslie Williams (original) (113)
  • Development by Nancy Klauschie and Craig Kozelwh (sequel to "Research) (Blake's 7) (118)
  • Elevenses by Charlene Kirby (original) (121)
  • Smart Bombs by Ed Goto (original) (122)
  • SF Crossword by Jean Graham (mixed) (125)
  • On Icarus' Wings by J.S. Mulvey (Blake's7) (126)
  • The Rather Simple Case of the China Box by Atanielle Annyn Rowland Noel (original) (140)
  • The Howling Pirate by Wolf Klauschie (original) (142)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Syzygy 3 was published in April 1988 and contains 142 pages. Authors/Artists: Jean Graham, Nancy Klauschie, Ed Goto, Pearl Stickler, J.S. Mulvey, CarolMel Ambassador, Steve Oualline, and more.

  • Susan Murray Eoff, "S. S. C. (Silly Stupid Crossover)" (Blake's 7/Star Trek: TNG)
  • Nancy Klauschie, Jean Graham, J. S. Mulvey, and Karyn O'Rear, "The Frustrations of Space" (Blake's 7)
  • Pearl Stickler, "The Haunting of Vila" (Blake's 7)
  • Nancy Klauschie, "Some Dreams Are Worth Having" (Blake's 7)
  • other fandom content: Dark Shadows, Original Fiction, Star Trek: TOS, Man from UNCLE, Knight Rider, Dragnet

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Syzygy 4 was published in January 1991 and has 140 pages. This is a collection of 31 stories, poems and puzzles.

  • Russell Hedges, "Spaceman Spiff and Blake" (graphic story; Calvin and Hobbes/Blake's 7)
  • Sandy Lyons, "A Long Way Home" (Blake's 7)
  • Irene Stubbs, "The Sweets of Peace" (Blake's 7)

B7 nonfiction:

  • Sandy Lyons, "Logic Problem: The Death of President Servalan"
  • Sandy Lyons, "Logic Problem: Roj's School for Rebellion"
  • Sandy Lyons, "'Blake's 7' Kriss Kross"

Issue 5

Syzygy 5 was published in February 1991.

  • Steve Oualline, "Booting Orac" (Blake's 7/RPF)
  • Mary Gerstner, "One for the Mockingbird" (Blake's 7)
  • Sandy Van Densen, "The Vaelstrom" (Blake's 7), also in Crossroads #1
  • Rosanna Filippello, "The Doctor and the Liberator" (Blake's 7/Doctor Who)
  • Teri Sarick, "Standard by V" (Blake's 7/V)
  • other fandom content: Starman, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: TNG, Original Fiction, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Rambo, Conan the Barbarian, Dragnet, Wizard of Oz

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Syzygy 6 was published in July 1993 and contains 108 pages.

  • Vampire Puzzle by G. Rene Colls (3)
  • Star Trek Trivia Dot to Dot by Jean Graham (11)
  • Got to Get You Back to Your Village, filk by Teri Sarick (The Prisoner) (12)
  • I Want Prisoner, filk by Teri Sarick (12)
  • Numbers in the Village, poem by Teri Sarick (12)
  • The Frog Beauty by Atanielle Annyn Rowland Noel (Original Fiction) (14)
  • How Things Are Done by Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Indiana Jones (Last Crusade)]] (18)
  • Sun III, poem by Teri Sarich (Original Fiction) (23)
  • A Lamb to Guide the Lion by Jean Graham (Blake's 7) (24) (also in Magnificent Seven #4 and Avon's Seven)
  • One Scream in the Same, poem by Paul V. DeDirce (Original Fiction) (38)
  • Solution Possibility #43 , poem by Paul V. DeDirce (Original Fiction) (38)
  • Demons of Erasure , poem by Paul V. DeDirce (Original Fiction) (38)
  • Auntie Pearl's Star Trek Story by Jefferson P. Swycaffer (Star Trek: TOS) (40)
  • Priorities by Ed Goto (Original Fiction) (42)
  • Disney Crossword by Jean Graham (puzzle) (48)
  • You Belong to the Night, filk by Teri Sarick (Batman)
  • The Rajah's Eye by Atanielle Annyn Rowland Noel (Original Fiction) (50)
  • In the Hospital Ward, poem by John Grey (Original Fiction) (56)
  • Walking in Space, poem by John Grey (Original Fiction) (56)
  • Thank You, Whoever You Were, poem by John Grey (Original Fiction) (57)
  • On Czarano, poem by John Grey (Original Fiction) (57)
  • The Proposition, poem by Melissa Mastoris (Kill the Dead) (58)
  • Threats, poem by Melissa Mastoris (Kill the Dead) (58)
  • Realization, poem by Melissa Mastoris (Kill the Dead) (57)
  • Mary Sue by Pearl Stickler (Blake's 7/RPF) (60) (reprinted from Gambit #9 and Crossroads #3)
  • Due to Unforseen, poem by Teri Sarick (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (72)
  • The Scent of Roses, poem by Teri Sarick, fandom not stated (72)
  • Lightning Wing, poem by Teri Sarick (Batman) 72)
  • Classic Bennu, poem by Teri Sarick (The Phoenix) (73)
  • I Want Chocky, filk, fandom not stated by Teri Sarick (73)
  • Paying the Piper by Janet P. Reedman (Original Fiction) (74)
  • On Barras Nose, poem by Janet P. Reedman (Original Fiction) (80)
  • The Walker, poem by Janet P. Reedman (Original Fiction) (80)
  • Son of the Elder Gods, poem by Janet P. Reedman (Original Fiction) (81)
  • May Dance, poem by Janet P. Reedman (Original Fiction) (81)
  • Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation by Rodney Ruff (Star Trek: TNG) 82)