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]


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