The Legacy of K/S on the Internet: The Source of the Mississippi

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Title: The title on the article itself: The Legacy of K/S on the Internet (subtitle: "The Source of the Mississippi: What Was First?).
The title in the table of contents: The Internet: The Source of the Mississippi.
Creator: Lyrastar
Date(s): July 2007
Medium: print, CD
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
Topic: K/S
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The Legacy of K/S on the Internet is an article by Lyrastar that was published in Legacy #1.

Lyrastar examines some of the first online stories: A Job for the Young, Trompe L'Oeil, Turning Point, and a handful of limericks.

The article has a long quote from Killashandra about her writing process and the history of her story, "Turning Point."


What was the first Kirk/Spock fiction to be published online? Like the quest for the source of the Mississippi, there are a couple different possible answers depending upon one’s view. Your humble Internet associate editor would vote for “A Job for the Young,” which was chronologically first.

On January 24, 1995, a member of the Usenet newsgroup announced that she had found a Kirk/Spock story—the first she had ever seen—somewhere in the public access files of a server, but couldn’t remember the details of where, or who the author was. With apologies for not being able to give proper credit, she copied it and sent it out to the group, which up until then had been largely focused on The Next Generation.

That story was “A Job for the Young.”

Reactions and Reviews

Then I came to Lyrastar’s review of how K/S on-line came to be and the concerns (some of them my own) it involved. This was one of the most interesting parts of Legacy so far. Very informative – I’m still learning about the mystic world of K/S on the Web, and will find the various links and explanations helpful as I wander further into the maze.[1]


  1. from The K/S Press #132