The Administration Series
The inspiration for the Administration series of stories is a maxim of
Chris Boucher, script editor of Blakes 7: There are no bad guys. There
are no good guys. There are only better guys, and worse guys.
One of the worse guys is Val Toreth. In a world where torture is a
legitimate part of the investigative process, he works for the
Investigation and Interrogation Division .
One of the better guys is Keir Warrick, a corporate director. His
small corporation, SimTech, is developing a 'sim' system which places
users in a fully-immersive virtual reality.
Their world is the dark future dystopia of New London, where Europe is
controlled by a totalitarian bureaucracy, which shares political power
with powerful corporations. The oppressive government uses torture,
violence and the various Divisions of the feared Department of Internal
Security to maintain power. The corporations fight amongst themselves,
using lethal force under the euphemism of 'corporate sabotage', uniting
only to resist attempts by the Administration to extend its control
The series follows Warrick and Toreth, and their families, friends and
enemies as they struggle to survive and hope to prosper.
Oh, yes -- and there is sex. The Administration is an original
homoerotic fiction series, which had its origin in slash fanfiction.
You may want to know that:
If you'd like to see a couple of other people's views of the series
before you take the plunge, these are links to reviews/recs:
- Most stories set in the Administration contain m/m or m/f sex scenes.
- Many stories in the Administration contain consensual BDSM of
varying degrees of severity.
- Some stories contain non-consensual sex and/or violence.
- Some stories contain 'issues of consent', such as a superior
exploiting a subordinate, or other cases where full consent is in doubt.
- Two stories contain references to child abuse.
All the Administration Stories are available free on-line at The Mannazone.
These are based around Blake's 7 avatars, not Blake's 7 itself.
The Administration Series Book One: Mind Fuck
First in the Administration Series. Novel.
118 pp comb bound zine, no art.
The Administration Series Book Two: Sex, Food Torture Conspiracy
and Family Gatherings
Second in the Administration Series. Collection of short
stories. 143 pp comb bound zine, no art.
The Administration Series Book Three: Menagerie
Third in the Administration Series. Collection of short
stories. 194 pp comb bound zine, no art.
The Administration Series Book Four: First Against the Wall
Fourth in the Administration Series. Novel.
128 pp comb bound zine, no art.
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Last updated on 18th of May 2006.