Tracy Duncan (Star Wars fan active in the 1980s)
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Tracy Duncan is a fan who was active in the early 1980's. She, along with her sister Nancy, wrote short stories and novels in the Star Wars universe and edited fanzines, some of the earliest in the fandom.
She, and Nancy, were also the authors of the Open Letter to Star Wars Fans by the Duncans.
Tracy wrote The AtS Virtue-Chart of Heroic Characters and Princess Leia: Should She Ever Have Been Liberated?, articles that bashed the character Leia Organa.
- Against the Sith (edited)
- Falcon's Flight (tribbed)
- Star Journeys (edited)
- Jedi Quarterly (tribbed)
- The Mos Eisley Tribune (tribbed)
A 1980 Interview
Tracy and Nancy Duncan “… found themselves immersed in the printing, copyrights, postal regulations, and layout…. Neither sister was prepared for the mass of decisions, details, and work. “We didn’t know how much it would cost or how to print it – it was like a shot in the dark,” says Nancy. “But I like to experiment,” adds Tracy, “ and I thought I’d have fun with it.”
The sisters drew $200 from their savings, found a printer, wrote copy, wrestled with reluctant typewriters, and chose a name for their joint effort. In April 1978, “Against the Sith” joined the ranks of existing Star Wars fanzines… One of only three Star Wars fanzines when it was begun, “Against the Sith” is now the longest running of the 10 magazines currently being published. Its 200 subscribers contribute artwork, cartoons, critical commentary, fiction and poetry. Star Wars creator Lucas himself is on the subscription list.
In the past two years, the Duncans have published seven magazines and one special issue –roughly one magazine every three months. “A lot of fanzines are like anthologies,” says Tracy. “I wanted to put out magazines with a variety of material – like a real magazine.” As a consequence, “Against the Sith” contains features carefully selected from the contributions of readers. Although many of their competitors publish everything submitted to them, the Duncans screen material, printing only half the copy sent to them.
Tracy and Nancy believe they have an edge over other fanzine producers because there are two of them working together in the same house. “We work great together, “ says Tracy, “and we depend on each other for help and suggestions. I wouldn’t be able to do it without Nancy.” Production of each issue takes about one month. The sisters share most chores equally, although at first, laughs Tracy, “I made Nancy do most of the typing.” Between issues, they plan, correspond with contributors, keep up with other fanzines, and record subscription requests…The July issue of “Against the Sith” will deal exclusively with “The Empire Strikes Back.” Since their first elegant viewing, the Duncans have seen Empire seven times, but they don’t like to compare it to its predecessor. “They’re like two parts of a whole,” says Tracy. “Empire is like the second act.”… Like other followers of the Star Wars phenomenon, Nancy and Tracy Duncan are looking forward to further acts in the drama… It’s a saga Tracy and Nancy Duncan have not tired of. As long as others share that interest, they say “Against the Sith” will continue to be an important part of their lives.” 
A Jettisoned Zine
Tracy Duncan appeared to have most of a zine written called "A Ray of Hope," and advertised it in a flyer. It was likely abandoned when the Duncans became disillusioned with Star Wars fandom after the release of the third movie.From a fall 1980 zine flyer printed in Against the Sith #9:
- from the Eugene Register-Guard, July 16, 1980