The Gardener's Craft

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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: The Gardener's Craft
Author(s): Connie Faddis
Date(s): 1975
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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The Gardener's Craft is a Star Trek: TOS story by Connie Faddis.

It was published in the print zine Energize! and in Archives #6, the latter has art by Suzan Lovett.

Without the Gardener's Craft is a responsefic by Kathy Penland in Contact #2.


A landing party discovers a lush tropical garden on an otherwise desolate planet. They become the guests of the friendly 'gardeners' of this planet) a humanoid species with remarkable mind scanning abilities. When Kirk is injured in a rockslide, his legs must be amputated and McCoy learns that the gardeners have the knowledge to care far mare than the plants of their planet.

Sample Gallery

From the story in "Archives" #6:

Reactions and Reviews

[comment on the responsefic -- Without the Gardener's Craft]: [It] is a bit unusual. It is an alternate ending to a Faddis story that appeared last year in Energize!. Your time would be better spent finding a copy of the original story... [that one's] absolutely first rate. [1]
I feel like a great-grandmother for christ's sake! My first fanfic [I ever read]? Gardener's Craft by Connie Willis [2], 1974! I still have the zine this story is in (the reason I still own the zine, really) and got a chance to embarrass her about it about 10 years ago at MediaWest*Con when I was on a panel. Oh, it's a Trek TOS story. Deals with cloning of all things![3]


  1. by H.O. Petard from Spectrum #27
  2. not Willis, it's Faddis
  3. comment by Kathleen at First fan fiction you ever read and thoughts, March 1999