The Ultimate Mary Sue

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

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

  • Our Extra Special Thanks (2)
  • Competition Results (3)
  • Just a Word (4)
  • Wishes Do Come True by Cassiopeia (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 (40)
  • Prisoner on the Hellship by Sue Isle (51)
  • Types by Sue Bursztynsky (57)
  • Have Cat, Will Travel by xBryn Lantry (Blake's 7) (71)
  • From Here to Eternity and Back by Hazel Dodd and Lana Brown (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)
  • art by Marianne Plumridge, Tony Rogers, cover by Joanne Keating
  • other fandoms: Star Trek: TOS, A-Team, and Star Wars

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]


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