edited by Ann Zewen
TANTALUS is a fanzine focusing on the dark side of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, accenting themes of pain, death and sorrow in stories traditionally known as "hurt/comfort." The emphasis is on the deepest psychological and/or emotional depths of the characters and how they interact with each other. There may be occasional violence, adult situations, nudity and rough language, but no age statement is required for this publication.TANTALUS 1, an all-Star Trek: The Next Generation issue, features:
"By the Book," written by Chris Dickenson. Set in the "second history" of the Yesterday's Enterprise episode, this powerful story explains the obvious antagonism between the Captain Jean-Luc Picard of that timeline and his first officer. It's not quite what you may think.
"The Q Is Silent," written by E. Brooks. Commander Riker must face both life and death as he battles with the same illness that took his mother's life. Will he recover? Or is the price of survival too high?
"Be Not Mad," written by Janna K. Stockinger. Madness is perhaps the most terrifying concept faced by an intelligent mind, as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew discover in this unusual story, which explores the unique and creative route Picard must follow in his quest to return to sanity, with a little help from his friends.
Plus additional fiction by McCarty and Scott.
78 pages, 8½" x 11" size, comb binding.
$10.00, US Priority Mail.
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