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Investigating a tidbit from morfin I went down into the stacks and discovered this book of fan-written Trek stories published in 1978.

One story, "The Procrustean Petard" is a genderswap with heavy K/Mc subtext. It made me shriek in the stacks.

Head's up. Looks like there's used copies out there, too.


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Jan. 6th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
That title sounds like it should be an episode title on The Big Bang Theory!

There better have been a bomb in the story that brings conformity otherwise I would be sorely disappointed in reading it.
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
...I have no idea what your last sentence means. The story is funny as hell though.
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
A petard is a small bomb or firework and procrustean means enforcing conformity. ;)
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
ooh, words.

They were talking about the greek myths. More importantly, Kang and McCoy both have a thing for girl Kirk. It's hilarious.
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Kirk is just awesome like that!

Words, yes sometimes I actually know what they mean. It shocks me too!

psst if you want pics instead of words, check out my journal ;)
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Erk. The bulge. Nergh.
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
It can not be contained! Neither can their tongues come to think of it...
Jan. 7th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Let me know how it is! :D
Jan. 7th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
Can you pdf/scan/whatever that story? I mean, I can buy the book...
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Alas, that would crack its spine, which is a no-go for special collections. You'd probably be able to ILL a copy pretty easily though. And honestly, that one story is totally worth the $4 to get a copy somewhere online.
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Ahh, yes. So, no scanning. Eh, amazon is gonna get more money outta me then.
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
I used to have both volumes, but after 3 moves, not sure where they are or if I still have them. I remember Nasa scientist Jesco Van Putheimer (please excuse the spelling) who was science adviser on ST:TMP wrote one story that I thought was much better than what was used for the movie plot.

My favorite story was The Mind Sifter, where Kirk is driven insane by the Klingons with their mind sifter, then sent back through the gateway of time to languish back in the early 20th century earth in an insane asylum.

Visit to a Small World Revisited was a followup to a story that was originally published in a fanzine, where Kirk and company through a transporter accident are sent to our Earth onto the set of the TV series. In Revisited, the actors wind up on the real Enterprise. Good story :)
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Those were great! I had them as a kid. Being a kid, I missed the subtext... now I need to figure out whether my mom kept them.

They were awesome, tho.
Jan. 7th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah the more I read the less subtext there was. It was awesome. Literally McCoy's first words to Jim when they wake up as women are "Dammit, Jim! You're beau--" and then he shuts up. Later s/he also explains that while he/she can remain a doctor as a woman, Jim can't be a Captain cos she's too damn hot, or some such. OMG.

And then KANG shows up and tries to blackmail girl!Kirk into sleeping with him (WOW) and later they have a truce and then he butts in when another guy is trying to hit on Kirk at a bar and just omg. The wow.
Jan. 7th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Oh I think I've read about those! They were referenced in, I think, Bacon-Smith's Enterprising Women which was one of the earlier academic studies of fan culture.

I got my paws on a copy of Ishmael and started reading it this week (staying up too late reading, no less). I netflixed a disc of Here Come the Brides and reading this after watching that--yeah. Legit fanfic. AWESOME. :D
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Awesome :D
Jan. 7th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Dude, find a copy. It has to be READ to be BELIEVED!!!!!!
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