To Heed Circe's Call

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Star Trek Fanfiction
Title: To Heed Circe's Call
Author(s): Catherine Clair
Date(s): 1976
Genre: gen
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
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To Heed Circe's Call is Star Trek: TOS story by Catherine Clair.

It was published in R & R #2.

Reactions and Reviews

Scott is bewitched / seduced / kidnapped to an alternate life in an underwater society. Kirk, Spock and McCoy go to the rescue. Good story, interesting premise slightly marred by insufficient motivation for the kidnapping.[1]
Manipulative women are numerous in the series' stories. Some of the more extreme examples include T'Pau, Janice Lester, and Nona (Tyree's wife). These characters are so extremely negative that one cannot help but wonder if they were intended as frightful examples of what might happen if women were placed in positions of real power. Certainly the "positive" female role models -- Uhura, Chapel, Rand -- rarely overstepped the bounds of their roles as admiring audience to the series' authority figures. Aelith in Catherine Clair's "To Heed Circe's Call" has this same manipulative quality, but she is given a somewhat more acceptable motive for trapping Scott into a marriage that will separate him. from his beloved engines. The marriage is a method of insuring that Scott will remain to aid her in reversing certain dangerous trends in her society. [2]


  1. ^ from Karen Halliday's Zinedex
  2. ^ from the 1981 essay Some Attitudes Towards Marriage in Star Trek Fan Fiction