assorted stories by Candra Danesen

Mini Review By Sarah Thompson

This is a one-person, self-published zine. It's actually pretty good; all of the stories are competently written, though some of them are really just scenes from stories and should be expanded for better effect. If I were the author, I would have submitted the stories to as many different zine eds as possible in order to get lots of free trib copies, instead of going to the trouble and expense of publishing it myself. But she says in the "Preface" that originally the zine was just going to be for herself and her friends, and only later did it occur to her to make it generally available; so maybe it didn't even occur to her to submit the stories elsewhere.

She also comments interestingly on the reason why there's so much Avon-hc: "Since Avon is so strong-willed, he rarely reveals his emotions unless he is in dire straights [sic]. Thus, the hurt-comfort subgenre becomes an important vehicle to the examination of Avon's psyche. If you find I seem to beat up a lot on poor Avon in these stories, just remember, it's for his own good, as he will reveal himself to the others and be correspondingly rewarded with their love and support."

There's also a slash companion zine, Network Encounters.


Editor/publisher: Candra Danesen (Cockeysville, MD)
Date: May 1993
Format: letter size, [4] + 167 + [3] pp., off-white card covers, yellow comb binding

Fiction (all by Candra Danesen):
"Abandoned" (sequel to "A Meeting of the Minds;" S2, post-Horizon, pre-Pressure Point; A-hc, A-C)
"Avon's Word" (S2; B-hc, A-B)
"Bargain" (S1; A-ocf child, A-B)
"Caught" (S2; A-B)
"Cliffwalk" (S2, post-Pressure Point; A-B)
"Debts" (S2, post-Hostage; A-V, A-hc)
"Follower" (S2; A-B)
"Friends and Allergies" (early S2; A-hc)
"Hereafter" (alt-S2; A-B)
"A Meeting of the Minds" (S2, post-Shadow; A-C)
"Nightmare" (S2; A-B, A-hc)
"Pilot" (S1; past J/ocm, A-hc, A-J)
"The Promise" (S2, Star One; A-B)
"Reluctant Ally" (S2; A-ocm alien)
"Sink or Swim" (S1; A-B-V)
"The Soul of the Machine" (sequel to "Friends and Allergies;" S2; A-O)
"Therapy" (S2; A-B, A-hc)
"Traitor" (S1; A-hc)
"What Are Friends For" (S2; A-B-hc)

Nonfiction (all by Candra Danesen):

No art (other than net design on cover)

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