|Alias(es):||Donna Gentry, Denim Scott|
|Fandoms:||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Sentinel, Law & Order: Criminal Intent|
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Ysone (a.k.a. Donna Gentry in zine publications and earlier online posts) is a gen fanwriter. Her first fanfiction story was a DS9 novella, Prophecy, written in June 1995 and published by Orion Press in 1996. From 1997 to 2004 she wrote many award winning Sentinel stories. Most recently, in 2008, she posted Law & Order: Criminal Intent fanfic.
Interviews with Ysone
- Cascade Library Interview with Donna Gentry (February 2000)
Man, I'm telling you...if you like writing with hold-on-to-the-seat-of-your-pants intensity, then you owe it to yourself to read Donna Gentry (Ysone). She preys upon the guys and their well-developed senses of guilt and responsibility and teases you with the essential question of trust in their friendship.
Accessibility shows Jim and Blair as victims of circumstance with a HUGE amount of pride. They're both strong individuals, and they're both wounded spirits trying to keep each other from feeling guilty, which of course is what they do best. Falling Awake and its sequel Onoma should have been filmed. Donna has created the ultimate in desperation as you find yourself practically out-running Jim to get to the villain. Deliver Us just grips your heart as Jim's unrecognized sixth sense becomes the only link to a missing guide. And you just know how much Jim trusts that sixth sense...that's Blair's job. My absolute favorite is an AU called Mark of the Beast where Blair finds another Sentinel for his research, an emotionally abusive and possessive Neanderthal whose trail crosses that of the undiscovered Sentinel detective of Cascade. Blair, true to form, is loyal to a fault, and trapped in a life where he's ignored.Be prepared to curl up with your monitor. Once you start reading Donna's stories, you're going to be hooked!