four_lights_1.jpg (178503 bytes)FOUR LIGHTS 1

Four Lights is a Star Trek: The Next Generation fanzine focusing on the darker aspects of our favorite show, including hurt-comfort, alternative universes (sorry, no slash or anything horrendously graphic). We're interested in showing that the Next Generation universe is not all sweetness and light and that not every story necessarily has a happy ending.

This premiere issue features:

"Playing With Power", by Joelle Augustine, is an alternative ending to the episode, "Power Play." What would have happened if Doctor Crusher's method to force out the entities from Data, Troi and O'Brien hadn't been successful?

"Chain of the Mind," by Jordan Trevor, is a story set after "Chain of Command". Doctor Crusher, Counselor Troi and Commander Riker must help Picard deal with, and overcome posttraumatic shock as a result of his captivity and torture at the hands of the Cardassians. This story might have qualified as a novella, but it is included in the first issue of Four Lights due to its subject matter.

In "Heart Strings," by Tara Patterson, Jean-Luc Picard deals with the news that a former love of his is dying.

"Loyalties," by D.J. Nicholson, deals with Captain Picard's reactions to Ro Laren's decision to defect to the Maquis.

In "Abandoned," by Karolyn Barnes, Counselor Troi awakens to find that she and Commander Data are the only ones left on the Enterprise, and Data is behaving strangely.

"Candlelight," by Gill Marsden, is an alternate-universe story set on an Enterprise which is entering its final days after it has been hunted and battered by the Borg under the leadership of Locutus.

"Mirror, Mirror," by Lisa Ann Richardson, is another alternate-universe story. Perhaps Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher are always meant to be together no matter what the conditions may be.

Artwork by Janet D'Airo, Renee Levy and Joey Rodrigues.

226 pages with a color cover by Janet D'Airo.
8" x 11" size, coil binding.
Price: $13.00, US Priority Mail. $19.00, International Priority Mail.

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Randall Landers, 3211 Saddleleaf Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31721


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