The Further Adventures of Flynn

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Zine
Title: The Further Adventures of Flynn
Publisher: Escape Press out of Forth Worth, TX
Editor(s): Judi Raish
Date(s): July 1986
Series?:
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Tron (1982)
Language: English
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The Further Adventures of Flynn is a gen Tron 118-page anthology of fiction, puzzles, drawings, photos, and poems. It was asking for submissions for the first time in Datazine #23 in 1983.

"Resurrection," and Mary Sue

A fan in 1998 posited that one of the characters in this story was a Mary Sue:

In a story set after the events in the movie TRON, Ashley Borden is brought with Ed Dillinger into the world of TRON and the Master Control Program.

One of 50 typists in the typing pool at Colony Publishers, Ashley is working overtime with Ed Dillinger, who apparently took a job as a typist after the events in the movie TRON. The Master Control Program, which has been looking for Dillinger, brings him and Ashley into its world, where the two are captured and are forced to do battle on the Game Grid.

Ashley finds herself stepping in when he is on the brink of defeat on the game grid, instinctively tossing her disk at the opposing Red Warrior and being astonished when the disk connects: "What can I say? The disk seemed to have a program of its own as it spun the Red Warrior's disk away from Dillinger and looped back to me. I dashed past the surprised guards and out onto the grid. 'C'mon, you creep,' I challenged the Red Warrior. 'Pick on somebody your own size!' That has to rank as not only the most nonsensical but also the dumbest thing I've ever said." But her actions inspire the other prisoners to overwhelm the guards, and the Master Control Program is defeated.

Ashley Borden recognizes that Ed Dillinger, the movie's villain, isn't such a bad guy; she aids him as he battles the Master Control Program in a story which basically is about his redemption.

"Ashley is pretty interesting and competent, eloquent and funny about just how mind-numbing her job is; she keeps a coloring book at her desk to occupy spare moments/slack times at work. She calls the computer she uses at work "Calvin," since "he is blue and manufactured by Kleinco. [1]

Contents

  • The Magic of Tron, an essay by Matt McCullar
  • Recognizer program
  • Tron graffiti
  • Tron's Trip, fiction by Laura Michaels
  • Inside Out, fiction by J.A. Raish with illos by Linda Ojard
  • L'Orange, fiction by J.A. Raish with drawings by Judith Dalton
  • Never Quite the Same Again, fiction by Laura Shanahan
  • a Tron ice show review with photos by Judith Dalton
  • Resurrection, fiction by Phyllis Milby with illos by Ted Delorme
  • The Blank Plague, fiction by Laura Ruskin


References

  1. ^ from THE MARYSUES, addendum to 150 Years of Mary Sue, posted around 1998, accessed 4 June 2012