My Favourite Zines
This selection is limited by my funds and access to zines but will hopefully grow with time.
All the zines here were brought from Judith's site and I believe are still available.
Star Four - edited by Judith Proctor
Good mix of stories, mostly serious ones, but occasional humourous ones, and even the serious ones have those occasional flashes of humour that B7 is so good at.
The logic puzzle Susan Beth devised had me stumped for days and earned me some very odd looks from friends as I sat surrounded by scribbled notes trying to work it out.
Particular favourites in this zines were...
Trade - by Morrigan. Blake and Avon
are captured by a bounty hunter. Avon tries to negogiate their release.
Trooper Orac's Fantastic Plastic Army - edited by Neil Faulkner
A wonderful front cover, that had me fascinated for ages. Oh, and the back cover had me giggling for some time as well.
There's some lovely artwork and some wonderfully funny little extras. The stories are, as usual in Neil's collections, very well written and original.
Particular favourites were...
A Clever Plan - by Marian de Haan. Straight
action/adventure and a very enjoyable read.
Parodies Lost - by Chris Blenkarn
A scream. How Chris managed to keep such a high quality
throughout the over 60 stories, poems and filks presented here is amazing.
I laughed like a mad thing.
It was hard to choose my favourites from this zone but as an attempt...
Your Call is Important to Us - You've all suffered
through those god-awful phone menus...here's the B7 version.
Stadler Link - edited by Neil Faulkner
Nice, cheap, simply produced zine, which nevertheless contains a very good collection of stories.
Submission Blues - by Susan Bennett.
A poetic lament at Neil's strict submission guidelines.
Pressure Point - edited by Neil Faulkner
Another fine collection of stories and another very funny back cover.
Becoming - by Jenni O'Connell. A story set
before the begining of the series about Zen and the System and how the Liberator
came to be available for the crew to find.
The Way Forward: Crusades of Blake - edited by Sondra Sweigman
A very well put together, Blake-centred zine. Pat Fenech's digital artwork which illustrates each story is absolutely gorgeous.
The Edge of Memory - by Pat Fenech. Blake's
regaining his memory after the Federation conditioning is a popular suject for
fanfic but this is one of the best stories I've seen about it.
I Mutoid - edited by Emma Peel
Absolutely wonderful, squidgy, strokable, slinky cover, which more than makes up for the minimalistic style of the zine's interior. The zine focuses (as you might guess) on mutoids and there's an incredible variety of stories here.
My favourites were...
The Weak One - by Oliver Klosov. A drabble
(100 words story), rather grim but I like it anyway.
Not to Know - by Harriet Bazley.
A simple enough premise - what if Kerril has stayed with Vila and joined the Liberator crew - turns into a complicated, twisting and turning plot, involving Blake, Anna Grant, conspiracies, treachery - all the things that B7 was so good at, in fact.
The Totally Imaginary Cheeseboard - by Jean Airey and Laurie Haldeman
The Other Side of the Coin - by Jean Airey and Ruth Berman, with Laurie Haldeman
What if Avon and Paul Darrow swapped places? A very odd idea but it works surprisingly well. Avon's experiences at a Blake's 7 convention range from hilarious to poignant and poor Paul stuck on the Liberator is not a happy camper...