edited by Ann Zewen
ORION PRESS' Human-interest/romance/relationship publication includes drama, hurt-comfort, the dalliance, the 'idylls,' if you will, of our favorite characters. Stories in IDYLLS can range from G to R, however, no age statement is required.
IDYLLS 5 features"The Better Part of the Bargain" -- by Jeanne-Marie Martin. A post-"Sarek" story bound to please all of our Picard/Crusher fans
"Patterns in the Sand" -- by Cyndi Bayless Overstreet. Another of her wonderful Data/Tasha stories. This time, Tasha attempts to flee her memories of "The Naked Now" by retreating to the holodeck. But the best-laid plans ...
"The Big Hello" -- written by Ann Zewen. Another Picard/Crusher story, a tale of fantasy vs. reality, of imposters and discoveries.
"Future Preferred" -- by Miriam S. Darnell. Did anyone else notice that Riker's "wife" in "Future Imperfect" seemed to be a composite of two women in the commander's life--and one of them was not a holodeck creation? That's the premise that led to this excellent story.
"Wishing for a Thing" -- by E. Brooks. A change-of-pace story; to tell you anymore would spoil the story.
"The Topaz Heart" -- by Barbara Robertson. This story details one version, a very plausible one, of how Beverly and Jack Crusher met. But who's Lancelot?
"9.37%" -- by Kimberley Junius. What might have happened if Geordi LaForge ever met the real Doctor Leah Brahms. The title refers to the holodeck computer's margin of error in creating the Leah simulation in "The Booby Trap." It might not sound like much difference, but ... Watch for the sequel to this one, tentatively titled "All the Shiny Little Ponies" in TANTALUS 3.
100 pages, 8½" x
11" size, comb binding.
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