The Farthest Frontier

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Title: The Farthest Frontier
Publisher: Criterion Press
Editor(s): Kathy Agel
Date(s): 1992-1997
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Star Trek: TNG
Star Trek: TOS
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Language: English
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The Farthest Frontier is a gen anthology zine. It contains fiction from a number of Star Trek fandoms.

Issue 1

The Farthest Frontier 1 (200 pgs) Published in 1992.

cover of issue #1, Christine Myers

Illustrations by Sylva Hebert, Ann Humphrey, and Diane Kenealy. Cover by Christine Myers. It is mixed Star Trek: TOS and Star Trek: TNG.

  • From the Center Seat, editorial (2)
  • Cycle by Michelle Benoit (3)
  • Fragments by Jeff Morris (Star Trek TNG). Two security officers have to inventory the personal belongings of a dead officer. (9)
  • Drusilla by Cris Smithson (14)
  • Primary Drives by Linda Chapple (17)
  • Crossfire by Jim Lee (23)
  • The Derelict by Patricia Ames (36) (reprinted from Vonegran's Veil)
  • Where Angels Dare Not Tread by Bed (57)
  • Paradise by Denise Sodaro (75)
  • Picking Up the Pieces by Jeff Morris (Star Trek TNG). Remember the woman who fell through the floor in "In Theory"? Well, someone had to get her out of there (90)
  • The Star Beyond Tomorrow by Jean Graham (94)
  • Spock and McCoy by B.E.S. McMillan (110)
  • Action by B.E.S. McMillan (110)
  • Scotty by B.E.S. McMillan (111)
  • Another Ensign from Security by B.E.S. McMillan (111)
  • Where No Man Has Gone Before, filk by Marc Goldstein(112)
  • Dreams Remembered by Heidi J. Bloebaum (113)
  • Friends by Heidi J. Bloebaum (114)
  • Broken Trust by Heidi J. Bloebaum (115)
  • Mudd's Women, filk by Eric Stone (116)
  • Klingon Wishful Thinking, filk by Eric Stone (117)
  • Cartoon Gallery by Laura Miles (118)
  • Voices from the Past by Rory Cottrell (193)
  • ads (121)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Morgan I. Morcey

The Farthest Frontier 2 was published in May 1996 and contains 76 pages of Star Trek: TOS fiction. The art is by Morgan I. Morcey.

  • This Simple Feeling by Deborah Baudoin (7 pages)
  • A Friend at Last by Heidi Bloebaum
  • Transitional Effects by Jim Lee (9 pages)
  • The Final Confrontation by Nora Mayers (2 pages)
  • A New and Happy Life by Heidi Bloebaum
  • The Legend by D. M. Recktenwalt (6 pages)
  • The Blue Demon by A.C. Crispin (5 pages) (reprinted from Vault of Tomorrow #6)
  • A Visit by Janice McMahon (2 pages)
  • Kirk's Soliloquy by Heidi Bloebaum
  • Jenna Three by Jay Stevenson (8 pages)
  • Changes by Dorothy Johnston (11 pages)
  • Ah'Kin by Cris Smithson (20 pages) (reprinted from Zenith #4)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3, by Barbara J. Caldwell

The Farthest Frontier 3 was published in May 1996 and contains 135 pages and is all Star Trek: TNG fiction. Cover by Barbara J. Caldwell. Fiction from Bacal, Baudoin, Cottrell, Johnston, Miles, Morris, Denise Sodaro. Art by Barbara J. Caldwell.

  • Lost by Dorothy Johnston (Out of boredom, Q transports members of the Enterprise crew to various points in the past, and then is punished by being imprisoned by the Continuum.)
  • Found by Dorothy Johnston (Sequel to "Lost": Five years later, when he gets out, he needs the remaining crewmembers' help to find the lost ones.)
  • Past and Present by Kira Bacal
  • Passages by Gary Miles
  • Of Little Old Ladies and Crumpets by Deborah Baudoin
  • The Lighthouse by Denise Sodaro
  • Marina and the Gomtuu by Jeff Morris
  • Emma by Kira Bacal

Issue 4

The Farthest Frontier 4 (132 pgs) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fiction. 1997 FanQ Award winner for Best Gen Zine.

  • Skeletons in the Closet by Jeff Morris (3)
  • Bonds by Kira Bacal (27)
  • The Julian Bashir Theme Song by Jeff Morris (48)
  • The Healer by Mary Draganis (49)
  • The Prodigal Daughter by Jeff Morris (61)
  • The Bashir Song by Jeff Morris (74)
  • The Work of Courage by Kira Bacal (75)
  • Doctor, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by Sherri Fillingham (102)