The Way Forward

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Title: The Way Forward
Editor(s): Sondra Sweigman
Type: APA
Date(s): 1995-?
Frequency: quarterly
Medium: print
Fandom: Blake's 7
Language: English
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The Way Forward is an apazine dedicated to the discussion of the Blake's 7 character Roj Blake.

The APA began in 1995 and was still ongoing in August 2017.

In 2001, members of the APA produced a Blake-centric zine with the title The Way Forward: Crusades of Blake.

"The Way Forward" was described in a Lysator post soliciting new members as:
A quarterly publication whose central focus is the character of Roj Blake. We engage in discussion about a variety of topics, both intrinsic to the series and relating to real-world issues. We also have fiction, poetry, artwork and reviews (of both zines and professional material, such as the new series of audioplays)--basically, anything the members want to contribute, as long as the character of Blake remains the focal point. (He doesn't have to be your favorite character for you to be a member of TWF, but you do have to *like* him. Anti-Blake fans can stop reading now :-)) [1]

Its central mailer was Sondra Sweigman. Sweigman had been a member of Rallying Call until mid-1995 and left that APA when slash and explicit het comments were included in the main section, rather than a special supplement.

A fan in October 1996 commented about probably restrictions of content in this APA:
I understand Sondra has started an APA of her own. I wonder how it's going? I don't intend to join it though. I like RC and think it'd be hard to be in two APAs. Plus I'd probably have to watch what I said in Sondra's APA, and I'm too used to the freedom this APA allows. [2]

Issue 20

The Way Forward 20 was published in October 2000 and contains about 30 pages.

There were nine members.

Issue 30

The Way Forward 30 was published in April 2003.

Issue 48

The Way Forward 48 was published in October 2007.

Issue 66

The Way Forward 66 was published in April 2012.

Issue 68

The Way Forward 68 was published in October 2012.

Issue 87

The Way Forward 87 was published in August 2017.

There are six members.

Issue 88

The Way Forward 88 was published in November 2017.

There are eight members.


  1. Lysator, 1995
  2. from Rallying Call #19