Mini Review By Sarah Thompson

Here's something for you filkers-- gen, but by a pair of authors (who were also a real-life couple at the time but have since split up) well-known in slash fandom for many excellent stories written both under their own names and as "Sean Charles." (There is a collected volume of their works, =Double Vision=.) This is a very early production of theirs; according to the editorial, they had only been in B7 fandom for four months at the time!

I find it perversely comforting to observe that Adrian Morgan's lllos in this early publication are not nearly so good as his later work (although there are several luscious portraits, especially of Avon). It's kind of like reading an early, promising-but-not-very- polished story by a writer who later became very good indeed. If the good artists and writers weren't always as good as they are now, then maybe there's hope for the rest of us. :)


Editors: Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane
Publisher: Xenon Press (Chicago, IL)
Date: July 31, 1988
Format: letter size, [2] + 60 pp., card covers, side staples

Adrian & Brendan, "Editorial"

Poetry, all by Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane unless otherwise indicated:

"Songs of the Seven" (f, Songs from the Wood, by Jethro Tull)
"Blake and His Band" (f, Jack-in-the-Green, by Jethro Tull; V)
"Servalan" (f, Russians, by Sting)
"Fighting for Freedom" (f, Fighting for Strangers, by Steeleye Span; B)
"Memories of Blake" (f, Memories of Green, from Blade Runner; A-B or maybe A/B)
"Sarcophagus" (f, Brain Damage, by Pink Floyd)
"Gauda Prime" (f, Velvet Green, by Jethro Tull)
"Pirate Jenna" (f, the Black Freighter, by Steeleye Span; S1, Spacefall)
"Room under Xenon Base" (f, Moon over Bourbon Street, by Sting; S4, Rescue; Dorian)
"Lost in a Lost Cause" (f, Lost in a Lost World, by the Moody Blues; A-B)
"The Big Wheel" (f, House of the Rising Sun, by Joe Cocker; S2, Gambit)
"Isn't Blake Strange" (f, Isn't Life Strange, by the Moody Blues; A-B)
"Blake Is the Rebel Wave" (f, Love Is the Seventh Wave)
"Heard It on the Outside" (f, Heard It through the Grape Vine, by Marvin Gaye; S1, The Way Back; B)
"Rebel Crusade" (f, Children's Crusade, by Sting)
"Now My Fear Has a Name" (f, Where the Streets Have No Name, by U2; S4, Orbit; V)
"Avon" (f, Never Let Me Down, by David Bowie; A-B)
"With Blake and Avon" (f, All the Madmen, by David Bowie; V)
"Bayban" (f, Running Gun Blues, by David Bowie; S3, City)
"Egrorian's Song" (f, For My Lady, by the Moody Blues; S4, Orbit)
"Horizon" (f, We Work the Black Seam, by Sting; S2, Horizon)
"Star One" (f, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, by Tears for Fears; S2)
Leigh Arnold, "I Think It's Time for Us to Opt Out" (f, There Is a Light That Never Goes Out, by Smiths; S2; A-B-V)
"Auronar in Exile" (f, Englishman in New York, by Sting; C)
"Travis" (f, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, by U2)
"Empty Room" (f, Be Still My Beating Heart, by Sting; S2, Pressure Point; B)
Jeanne DeVore, "Fanzine Writer" (f, Paperback Writer, by Lennon and McCartney)
"It's a Long Way I'm Gonna Fall" (f, It's a Hard Rain Gonna Fall, by Bob Dylan; Tr)
"Stay Vila Stay" (f, Lay Lady Lay, by Bob Dylan; V/Kerril)
"Mighty Gan" (f, Mighty Quinn, by Bob Dylan; G)
"Avon's New Horizons" (f, New Horizons, by the Moody Blues; "dedicated to Leigh Arnold for her New Horizon series")
"All Were On the Flight Deck" (f, All Along the Watchtower, by Bob Dylan)
Jeanne DeVore, "Servalan" (f, Camelot)
Leigh Arnold, "Zen's Gone" (f, School's Out, by Alice Cooper)
"I Understand Him Now" (f, My Back Pages, by Bob Dylan)
Jeanne DeVore, "Itty Bitty Ditties" (f, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; S4, Orbit; and When the Saints Come Marching In; S2, Gambit)

Art, all by Adrian Morgan: cover, pp. 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 31, 32, 35, 38, 41, 42, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 60

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