The Ultimate Mary Sue

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Zine
Title: The Ultimate Mary Sue
Publisher: Ron & Susan Clarke
Editor(s): Susan Clarke and Gael Williams
Date(s): 1987
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Medium: print zine
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Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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cover by Tony Rogers
1986 flyer published in Hypertension #6
the zine's introduction

The Ultimate Mary Sue is a gen 98-page multifandom anthology of Mary Sue fanfic contest winners and other stories from Eccentricon '87. It was published in New South Wales.

The art is by Tony Rogers, Joanne Keating, and Marianne Plumridge.

In 2017, the above zine's theme was revisited for a special issue of Beyond Antares, aka the Medtrek 6 con fanzine. It featured all-new Mary-Sue and Marcus-Sampson stories to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in Australia.

Contents

  • Our Extra Special Thanks (2)
  • Competition Results (3)
  • Just a Word (4)
  • Wishes Do Come True by Cassiopeia (Star Trek, a modern-day earth woman who is a science fiction fan finds herself on the Enterprise) (5)
  • Post Blake With Fangs by Edwina Harvey (Blake's 7/Hoka) (17)
  • Journey to Babble by Helen Sergeant (Star Trek: TOS/Blake's 7/other) (24)
  • Paris and Donym Deceased by Sue Donym (Randall & Hopkirk Deceased) (31)
  • The Pen is Mightier by Virginia Wurth and Narrelle Harris (a modern-day earth woman finds herself face-to-face with the character in her own fictional work and characters from The A-Team)(40)
  • Prisoner on the Hellship by Sue Isle (Star Trek: TOS) (51)
  • Types by Sue Bursztynsky (a woman discovers she can "write" herself into other universes, such as Star Wars) (57)
  • Have Cat, Will Travel by xBryn Lantry (Blake's 7) (71)
  • From Here to Eternity and Back by Hazel Dodd and Lana Brown (Star Trek: TOS) (75)
  • Nobody Ever Visits Their Relatives... Willingly by Sarah "Nyssa" Groenewegen, (RPF/Doctor Who/Star Trek: TOS/etc. crossover, with brief mention of Blake's 7) (87)
  • Computer Games by Alan Stewart (Blake's 7) (91)

Interior Sample

Reactions and Reviews

The Ultimate Mary Sue, which is just what it sounds like-- except for the first B7 story, in which a PGP Avon is apparently reincarnated as a Hoka, or at least in the Hoka universe. The Hokas are the creation of a pair of classic SF writers-- Poul Anderson and who? I can't remember-- and are in a series of stories that have been collected into books. They are basically fuzzy teddy-bear type aliens who are fascinated by Terran popular culture and like to act it out. So, here's a B7 version.

xBryn Lantry fans should note the story in which she and her cat meet Blake, Avon, and Vila.

The most original Mary Sue of all is Alan Stewart's. She saves them all and expires heroically, leaving behind her offspring by one of the crew members-- Orac. She's another computer. I think this is the first O/ocf story I've ever seen! [1]

References

  1. from Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site