Terminus (Blake's 7 story)

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Title: Terminus
Author(s): M. Fae Glasgow
Date(s): 1991
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
External Links: online here

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Terminus is an Blake's 7 Avon/Blake story by M. Fae Glasgow.

It was published in Oblaque #5 and is online.

Reactions and Reviews



WHY ARE BLAKE AND AVON DOOMED THIS WEEK? Blake is hella dead, and by the end of the fic so’s Avon.

EDITOR’S NOTE: at least it’s short

PROSE: okay? ish?

OVERALL: Too MUCH dialogue in this one. I have rarely met an almost-all-dialogue fic that worked for me. This is, like many of them, really circular–the same 4 ideas over and over.

At the end of pg 5 everything goes mad in an unproductive way. I mean maybe I could buy this Avon MO, but the all-dialogue framework gives it very little room to breathe?

Avon goes a bit interestingly crazy on page 6.

What is the /point/ of the way Vila loves him in these things? It seems just there to like–frame Avon and present him in this Glow Of Love, supposed to pass from character to story-frame to reader. And I don’t have this relationship with this character. I love Avon, sure, but I don’t want to PERSONALLY love/schtupp him, and I don’t have a great deal of or interest in Glow of Absolution. It puts me the hell off. I also feel this really evacuates him. Without his weaknesses, how can his strengths mean anything? Without his rough edges, he loses definition: who is he then, beyond a moderately attractive man cathected out of all proportion?

Asked a friend who I thought might have more insight: “idk but I will say, as someone with an official Avonistan passport, that this ALSO does not work for me”

What’s Blake up to in this fic (pre-dying, obvs)? Not sure.

Can’t really imagine Avon saying ‘crap’. One line away from ‘shall’, as well. The ‘sitting’ thing at the end is like ???

Why are we lifting a Big Blake Line for Vila here and why? Idk, feels awkward/cheap.

Another AVON AND VILA HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER AAAAGES, I think? Which always strikes me as like–weird/why/why do you feel you don’t need to précis that at allll? [1]


  1. ^ review by Erin Horáková as part of a series: see Oblique Reviews -- Oblique Reviews #10, Archived version (January 23, 2017)