Temporarily in Amber Light

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Title: Temporarily in Amber Light
Author(s): Dovya Blacque
Date(s): 1986
Genre: slash
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Temporarily in Amber Light is a Kirk/Spock story by Dovya Blacque.

It was published in Shadows in the Rain and Off Duty #1.

zine art for this story by Jeanne Matthews
zine art for this story by Jeanne Matthews


"What lengths will one friend go to for another? How much is Spock willing to discard for the sake of his captain?"

a CGA created by T’Racionn for this story, printed in The K/S Press #177

Reactions and Reviews

During the first couple of pages of the story I thought: “Ah, it’s a shore leave story – Kirk and Spock on a lonesome beach, sharing quality time together, becoming lovers. Great! I like shore leave stories written by Dovya very much.” And so, I kind of settled in the sunlit mood and continued. And then...then everything turns out oh so differently. And then again. And all I can say is that I loved it. “Temporarily In Amber Light” is a story with a heart-breaking twist and yet the knowing reader can have no doubt of the “ever after”, highly likely even happily. Also, that story features one of the – for me – scariest and most impressive (especially in ff) TOS aliens: the Talosians. The zine Off Duty 1 offers a splendid art piece by Jeanne Matthews portraying one. I just had to mention that too, because when I turned the page and saw it, I swear I got goose pimples, both from the story twist and the art. (Which is another wonderful example for what a deep impact the combination of story and art can cause. So well done!!) A story I highly recommend. [1]


  1. ^ from in The K/S Press #177