Threshold to Dreams

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Title: Threshold to Dreams
Publisher: Midnight Press
Editor(s): MariLynn
Date(s): 1991-1992
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast
Language: English
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Threshold to Dreams is a het Beauty and the Beast anthology.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1, Mary Ellen Nicosia

Threshold to Dreams 1 was published in February 1991 and contains 134 pages. Art by Phyllis Berwick, Carolyn Gonzales, Barbara Gipson, Sue Glasgow, Bruce Holroyd, Kevin Hopkins, Kerin Rose Houseburg, Shirley Leonard, J. Ley, Paula Ollie, and K. Wooding. Authors are Margaret Davis, Anita M. Hooson, Kerin Rose Houseburg, Roxanne Shearer Koogler, MariLynn, Winifred McBeth, Linda Mooney, Debbie Ristick, Kay Simon, and Sharon Wells.

Although Diana appears in two stories, these are SND stories. In the first story, 'Whenever You Doubt' by MariLynn, Vincent strikes a bargain with Death to regain Catherine. In 'Treasure' by MariLynn and Roxanne Shearer Koogler, Joe and Diana find romance. There is also poetry. [1]
This zine contains a variety of story lines which return Catherine to Vincent. Some stories deal with Catherine surviving the morphine injection while in 'Whenever You Doubt,' Vincent battles Death, itself, for Catherine. Diana appears as a friend and Joe's significant other in some stories. Nice art. [2]
  • Whenever You Doubt by Marilynn
  • Treasure by Roxanne Shearer Koogler
  • These I Have Loved by Linda Mooney
  • After the Storm by Anita Hoosen
  • Catherine's Journal by Marilynn
  • Promises of Midnight by Marilynn and Margaret Davis
  • Reflections by Debbie Ristick

Issue 2

issue #2, interior art by Sue K

Threshold to Dreams 2 was published in February 1992 and contains 130 pages. Art by Amy Bechtel, Bruce Holroyd, Kevin Hopkins, Kathy Jacobson, Jean Kluge, Sue K, Mary Ellen Nicosia, Paula Ollie, Pam Tuck and K. Wooding.

This second in this SND series extends and interlinks many of the storylines and events of the first volume into an ongoing narrative. The series as a whole shows Catherine and Vincent, now married, overcoming lingering doubts and memories and facing the ordinary events of everyday life Below. In the stories, Diana is a close friend but in love with Joe; in Roxanne Shearer Koogler's 'Theory,' they fight over the danger of her work, and in MariLynne's 'Never a Bride,' they marry. The central event of this zine is Father's suffering near cardiac arrest (Debbie Ristick's 'In the Span of a Heartbeat') and his being subsequently hospitalized ('In Spite of It All' by Margaret Davis). Anita Hooson's 'In Sunshine or in Shadow' recounts the birth of V/C's second child. Other fiction by Amy Bechtel, Linda Mooney, Sharon Wells; poetry by Margot Ann Quigley, Kay Simon, Linda Jordan, Winifred McBeth, Bruce Holroyd, MariLynne and Sue K. [3]
  • Theory by Roxanne Shearer Koogler
  • Never a Bride by Marilynn
  • In the Span of a Heartbeat by Debbie Ristick
  • In Spite of It All by Margaret Davis
  • In Sunshine or in Shadow by Anita Hoosen
  • Baby Bunting by Linda Mooney
  • All the Sun Long by Ann Bechtel
  • Vincent's Journal Entries by Sharon Wells


  1. from the Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review Online
  2. from The Beauty and the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines
  3. from the Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review Online