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Charles Rando

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Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!

1) Abra Mitchell
2) Adam Collings
3) ADL4ZERO
4) Aeron Lanart
5) Akili Pomian
6) Alexander Kane
7) althea
8) AmyAug06
9) Annette Welsh-Shinya
10) Annie P
11) Anne Mushington
12) Ann Zewen
13) Angie
14) antrim
15) Anyatoo
16) Anna C. Bowling
17) Andrew Brinkman
18) Armando Ortiz
19) Ariana Lilcamp
20) Arachnethe2
21) Ars...@cris.com
22) astra <as...@ix.netcom.com>

23) Bay Hiding
24) Barbara DeMott
25) Baby Borg
26) BCHCP
27) bella22
28) Belynda
29) Beth Meenaghan
30) Beth <ew...@home.com>
31) Betsy Schroeder
32) Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
33) BeckyAnneA
34) BlckLagoon
35) BONCPC
36) Briony
37) Brenda Antrim
38) Brian Merrick Meyers
39) Bruce Babcock
40) Brancher
41) BubuBORG
42) Captain973
43) CaiaZ
44) Cait O'Connor
45) Capt Jinx
46) CCDionne
47) CDS...@geocities.com
48) Chata Saladbar
49) Charlene Vickers
50) Charles Rando
51) cheryl <rose...@interpath.com>
52) Christina
53) Cilia
54) CmdreStorm
55) CmdrBevC
56) CnlrSerbas
57) Cori Elliott
58) Coilxcept
59) Cos 90
60) CP4Karen
61) C.S.Innes
62) dantropea
63) DL Thurston
64) DeeEss57
65) dodien
66) dea...@rocketmail.com
67) DrQuanta
68) DTroi57
69) DrBevPic
70) dinobot_47
71) Dianne C. Wickes
72) DangerMom
73) Deanna Troy
74) Domjotter
75) Deborah L. Wells
76) Darryl Beach
77) Donald King
78) Debra Fran Baker
79) dhines
80) envoy
81) Emily Salzfass
82) Excali5033
83) Ejspock
84) Edward McArdle
85) Erik Rodriguez
86) Espressivo
87) EW810
88) Ellen Milholland
89) Elizabeth Bond
90) Emma Woodhouse
91) FADM Turon
92) feathers
93) FltAdmJ
94) F.B.& M.A.C. <fb...@ipr.nl>
95) FoxTrot
96) Falc2199

97) Grasshopper -- Don Buchan
98) Greywolf the Wanderer
99) Geordi Pad
100) gorgo
101) Guinan
102) Grendel
103) Gareth Thomas
104) Garrison Beckett
105) Glenn St-Germain
106) Gary Luxton
107) gjgmawson
108) Heather Cook
109) Homespon
110) Hondo
111) Horukoti
112) H J Simpson
113) Ian Toldman
114) Ingrid Sluimer
115) ImXFS...@aol.com
116) ilsa
117) Jessica Smith
118) J.Jon Kramer
119) JimT9999
120) JuPiter Station
121) Jspock
122) Jtiki
123) Jazz Man
124) Jasjit Singh
125) Jungle Kitty
126) Jadenlore
127) jo_l...@my-dejanews.com
128) Jackie Barnes
129) Jessa5
130) Julie Kirkham
131) Joanne Collins
132) Jazz Mann
133) Janet Monroe
134) Jennifer Smith
135) J. A. Toner
136) J. C. Sun
137) Jennifer Pelland
138) Julie Evens
139) JoAnna Walsvik
140) Jennifer Lee
141) Julia Kirby
142) Judygran
143) Jane St. Clair
144) Jax
145) Julie Arender
146) Jackie Leb
147) Jessamyne Hawk
148) JLPresley
149) Jeff Jacques
150) JWinterCNA
151) J. Juls
152) John Blonde

153) Kaki
154) Katie Moncelsi
155) Kirks1701A
156) Kim Brotherton
157) Kelsey
158) Kimberann2
159) KJs Kitten
160) Kristina Shelley
161) K. Michael Wilcox
162) Katie Redshoes
163) KyRoka
164) Karen Wilkins
165) Kevas
166) Kimberly S.
167) Kilaina
168) Keikimo
169) KatieFloyd
170) Kathryn Rampage

171) LRbowen
172) Laura Jacquez Valentine
173) LilysBloom
174) Liz Nutting
175) Lisa Y. Drexel
176) LaLizWoman
177) Louise Ellis
178) Lisa <Lwu...@hotmail.com>
179) L. Pisoni
180) Lasher
181) LtJureay
182) Laura Taylor
183) Lady Phoenix
184) Libra471
185) LRLorelei


186) Melrick
187) MooNBert42
188) Melissa B
189) Margaret Berger
190) Maverick
191) Monica Tully
192) Mardenisme
193) Mark Russel Stanley
194) Matt Nelson
195) Michael Cotthoff
196) Matthew R Blackwell
197) Mighty Jack
198) Madcap710
199) Mercutio
200) mandelbrotset
201) MELIR2
202) Mary Ellen Curtin
203) Morgan Hunter
204) MissElise
205) Mary Rottler
206) MizMAC
207) marsta
208) Megaera Lorenz
209) Marlissa Campbell
210) Melissa Flores
211) Michael Malicoat
212) Maryann Hopson
213) Michelshel
214) Michael Roy Hollihan
215) mary self


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> 80) envoy

Envoy blends story and poetry in a beautiful, provocative way.

> 165) Kevas

Jen's a/u series makes the PTB look foolish. She has succeeded in making
Janeway both a competent Captain, AND a well-rounded, happy person. Her
conversation writing ability is unmatched - her Janeway and Chakotay SOUND
real.

> 184) Libra471

Oh my. Michele's award winning 'Contrition' is my favorite story of all time,
and in the past year she has added some wonderful stories to her collection. I
loved her episode 'addition' to 'One' and her take on 'Killing Game' was
perfect. I would read ANYTHING that she wrote, even a Neelix/Chakotay/Seven
story (although, yikes, I hope she doesn't do that...)

> 188) Melissa B

I love all of Mel's stories. Every one! She writes beautifully and her stories
pull me in and leave me wanting more...

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Gabrielle Lawson

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Charles Rando wrote:

> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>
>
>

> 97) Grasshopper -- Don Buchan
> 98) Greywolf the Wanderer
> 99) Geordi Pad
> 100) gorgo
> 101) Guinan
> 102) Grendel
> 103) Gareth Thomas
> 104) Garrison Beckett
> 105) Glenn St-Germain
> 106) Gary Luxton
> 107) gjgmawson

Where am I? I posted two stories, one rather large, this year, so I should
be uthere
as well. That's Gabrielle Lawson, author of Oswiecim and Pain of Memory.

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--Gabrielle
I'd much rather be writing!
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shire/2460

Darrel W. Beach

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You know what's really embarrassing? The fact that I've hardly read
anything by more than a handful of authors listed here. Pretty hard to get
a true assessment of who's "best" that way.

Charles Rando wrote:

> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>

> 214) Michael Roy Hollihan

I was impressed with Mike's work this year, what I managed to read. He
managed towork a clever, off-beat sense of humour into a number of
writings. Give him full points
for originality. I enjoyed most his "Three of Five" series, which is (I
hope) still on-going.
Giving Seven the responsibility of raising a cat strikes a perfect chord
with me; to
paraphrase his writing, there can be no better match in personality. In
the end run
Seven gets as much education from her feline companion as Three of Five
gets in its
own housebreaking.

Let me also throw in a write-in vote for Gabrielle Lawson (at least until
the list gets
updated, that is.) Maybe she was omitted from the list because she is in a
class by
herself? Seriously, I think Gabi raised the bar this year, even if only
for her own
performance. She produced two spectacular tales this year, "Osweicim" and
"Pain of
Memory". She pulls no punches with "Osweicim", taking the reader for a
chilling trip to
the past to recount life in the Auschwitz concentration camp. "Pain of
Memory" takes a
bit of a different tack but is no less disturbing as she delves into the
subject of mental
deterioration. In both cases the character in the hot seat is Julian
Bashir, targeted mainly
because of his genetic enhancements. One might think Gabi enjoys watching
Julian suffer
through these demoralizing trials (just kidding, Gabi!) She hooks the
reader with
compelling subjects; you have no option but to feel some compassion for
Julian as he is
taken to the brink of destruction. He is damaged, both physically and
mentally. These
are NOT happy stories, even though the endings are resolved positively. As
strange as
it might sound, though, I think she offesr us a with message of hope. With
perseverance,
with strength, with faith, a person can overcome the most foreboding of
obstacles.
Well, at least that's what I see.


--
Darrel W. Beach Programmer at Large
beac...@sk.sympatico.ca Saskatoon, SK, Canada
The Writers' Corner
http://members.tripod.com/~DarrelB/writer-main.html

AMB Ricardo

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<tra...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>46) CCDionne

AMB> As one of the very first fanfic authors I read, I was
impressed with "Lessons." The characterizations in the story, as
well as the story itself, were realistic, and highly enjoyable. I
can credit Chris (oh, alliteration), with writing a story that
fortified my faith in fanfic. Oh, and the 'smut' wasn't half bad
either!

>107) gjgmawson

AMB> I think Greg would be categorized as a 'new author,' since
he's only written one piece of fanfic, but I don't think he was
on the list. In any case, "Stuck in the Middle" was a very
impressive entrance to fanfic, imo. The writing is sharp, the
characterizations are dead-on, and the dynamism in the story was
impressive. He uses Harry-angst to good effect, not just
describing the angst.

>108) Heather Cook

AMB> Heather's stories are just plain fun. "Ice Cream," and
"Chocolate" are 'sweet' PWPs that play on the impulse that comes
with enjoying one's favorite dessert. "Chocolate" starts off
pretty harmless until Seven decides to take a logical, yet
unconventional 'next step.' The story idea is fun; the outcome
is fun...what more can I say?

>113) Ian Toldman

AMB> I've only read one story by Ian, but "Suitable Desires" is
an interesting Kira/Odo story that was written beautifully. I
wasn't much of a K/O fan (is it K/O or O/K?) when I first saw the
two kiss, but this story changed my mind completely. First off,
the basic idea of Kira 'wearing' Odo was just an obvious, yet
intriguing idea, giving to me the impression that both shared a
certain need for each other. The characterizations and the
subtle nuances of the story made for a very enjoyable read. I
happen to be the kind of fanfic reader that 'sticks with what I
like' and as odd as it sounds, I won't read more of something
unless I'm looking for something. "Suitable Desires" gives me
reason enough to enjoy O/K, and, personally, I think it
complements the episode "Chimera" very well. Seeing Odo surround
Kira in the episode reminded me of this story. These two stories
alone satisfy my enjoyment of O/K; they are my own personal O/K
canon.

>133) Janet Monroe

AMB> To date I've only read a couple of the over half dozen
stories I know she's written, but from what I've read, she's done
a great job. I loved "Seven's Lessons" because, in a way
(probably because of the order I read the fanfics), it continued
where "Chocolate" (by Heather Cook) left off. From Seven's
'taste' she moved to 'touch' and the way Jan wrote the story,
there was lots of stuff for the imagination! :-)

>135) J. A. Toner

AMB> As usual from me, I can't say enough about Janet/Jamelia's
work. One of the things that impresses me the most is that her
stories don't feel rushed. There's a lot of development in her
stories which complement the characters exceptionally well.
"Quid Pro Quo" was just marvelous; the beginning was beautifully
written, the descriptive detail visually stunning. I remember
someone saying that it was a story that could work as a script
for the show, and I would agree. Of course, in this case, I
don't think the show would do justice to the story, as the sexual
content is so integral to the story. The literary climax of the
story coincides with the sexual climax, and to lose that part
would diminish the story. What impressed me the most was how
well Jamelia managed to incorporate so many characters into the
main story, and integrating the various plots to the main one. I
mean, she manages to write a story that has P/T, K/7, J/C, and
the story is focused on Tuvok! That's nothing short of a miracle
:-)

AMB> It is perhaps no surprise that her other story
"Satisfaction" has become almost K/7 canon reading, perhaps
because it embodies so many elements that define K/7. What may
be obvious, but I haven't mentioned, is the fact that her
characterizations are perfect, and she *uses* them to great
effect. She uses Harry's genuine nature perfectly, and
definately knows her Borg implants! :-) "Satisfaction" is
definately aided by Jamelia's 'wicked humour' which is showcased
in her other story "Weekend in Tahiti" (as is her utilization of
Borg technology yet again). The imagery in her stories,
particularly in "Weekend..." adds not only interesting images,
but on occasion, humour as well. "Weekend..." was enjoyable
because it combined fun with character depth, making the
characters *real*. My only problem is that I never have the time
to read all her stories, as I still haven't read "Those Who are
Left Behind" nor finished her older story "Warmth." Suffice it
to say, they are stories that scream "Read me!"

>214) Michael Roy Hollihan

AMB> Michael has the distinction of being the only writer I've
read that gives Seven a pet. That fact wouldn't be significant
if it wasn't for the additional fact that he creatively uses the
pet to help Seven learn something about herself and humanity.
His stories are not only true to character, but true to the
nature of those adorable, yet annoying pets: cats! :-) His
series is fun, and I look forward to more in the future.

Later,

AMB.


AMB Ricardo's Online Database
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Club/1146/

Ariana

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>1) Abra Mitchell
>2) Adam Collings
>3) ADL4ZERO
>4) Aeron Lanart
>5) Akili Pomian
>6) Alexander Kane
>7) althea
>8) AmyAug06
>9) Annette Welsh-Shinya
>10) Annie P
>11) Anne Mushington
>12) Ann Zewen
>13) Angie
>14) antrim
>15) Anyatoo
>16) Anna C. Bowling
>17) Andrew Brinkman
>18) Armando Ortiz
>19) Ariana Lilcamp

For what it's worth, I should be on this list as well, as "Ariana" --
assuming anyone would vote for me. <g>

Ariana
=================================
Star Trek and Space:1999 fiction:
http://www.alpha.ndirect.co.uk/
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BJCochran

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>72) DangerMom

It is Patti's fault that I write. After some bad experiences with some really
bad writers on the net, I found her page. Her mechanics are beautiful which
makes her creativity so marvelous to read. I thank her for her inspiration and
her constant striving for excellence in the written word.

>76) Darryl Beach

To someone else who can see the chemistry between Paris and Seven, I say bravo.

>80) envoy

She writes interesting poetry that I can wrap my brain around. No, it's not
easy to read, but is certainly rewarding for the effort.

>99) Geordi Pad

His take on J/P is always interesting and refreshing.

>135) J. A. Toner

Absolutely one of the finest writers writing. Her stories are always well told
and fascinating, even in pairings I normally shy away from.

>152) John Blonde

This boy can write. It's edgy and interesting--really holds my interest. His
non-fanfic writing is also terrific. Love that edgy stuff.

>172) Laura Jacquez Valentine

Absolutely my favorite TOS writer. She writes a stark, compelling story that
lends itself to the Vulcan's of her choice.

>189) Margaret Berger

...is my goddess. Her writing is so clear and compelling. Be it C/P or P/T (I
know, weird coming from me), she can take an emotion and lay it bare without
making it maudlin and sappy. I love what she writes, invariably. It's all
good.

>214) Michael Roy Hollihan

...can write anything. I have to say it, he does it all. He can do dark and
moody. He can do satire that makes you laugh like hell. He can parody
anything. Look out 60 Minutes, if Mike wants to do a DS9 take off, you're
toast. He can do long winding sagas that move you to tears, as well as make
you want to break out the phaser compression rifles. Really, really great
stuff.

That's it for A-M.

Bridget

"listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go."
--e.e. cummings

august

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80) envoy

In my mind, envoy is one of the most talented writers around. From beginning
to end, her series blew me away. I started with Blank Page, but was torn
backwards and forwards by the evocative stories she tells. Just beautiful.

> 165) Kevas

I was certianly remiss in not voting for Jen's 'A Good Name'. . . to me, this
story is the approximation of everything that is good and wonderful about her
writing. The characters are real, the conversation is real ...... even the
sex is real. If she wrote a N/K story, I'd read it!


~ ~ * ~ ~
august
appe...@hotmail.com
http://members.tripod.com/~Appelsini/index.html

Suzanna K. Long

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> 29) Beth Meenaghan

Beth writes so beautifully. I've really enjoyed reading her work. I sure
hope to hear more from her in the coming year.

> 125) Jungle Kitty

I hope I can find the words to express my admiration for Jungle Kitty's
talent. She is the consummate professional. The sheer volume of work is
amazing, but even more impressive is the sheer quality of the work. I have
never read anything of hers that wasn't absolutely well written,
researched, and polished to gem quality luster. For me, Jungle Kitty
defines Kirkology! Before reading her work, I used to think of Kirk as the
other guy in the scene with Spock, now, I not only notice Kirk but truly
appreciate him. To me, when you're driving down the road, hear a song and
think of Jungle Kitty's Kirk and Suzanne Brandt, you know you've caught the
fever! Which brings me to Suzanne Brandt. There's a woman who refuses
to be taken for granted, passed over, used, or abused without a fight. She
lives life to the fullest and is Jungle Kitty at her finest! And you say,
you want comedy? JK has the most incredible flair for comedy that I've
ever seen. She can take something as obnoxious as peeps and turn it into a
"household word" on the NG with just a story. What a gal! Prefer high
drama? Then, there's "Golden Boy", IMO the very best of her K/S stories.
I know I'll never look at Sarek the same way. Wow!!!!!

> 142) Judygran

I've just discovered Judith's work and have certainly enjoyed every word!
I'm looking forward to reading more from this talented writer.

> 172) Laura Jacquez Valentine

Laura JV is wonderfully gifted author. I truly enjoy the magnificent way
Laura uses imagery and imagination in her stories. Her selection of a song
as a backdrop, a wine, an emotion are the poignant beginnings of some
fantastic fanfic. I've laughed, cried, smirked, and raged right along with
her characters and have loved every minute of it. Laura JV teases the
reader beautifully by stopping a scene or story just at the right moment.
Talk about a fun way to let us fill in the blanks!!!

> 214) Michael Roy Hollihan

Anyone who can make this dog lover enjoy cat stories gets a vote from
me! I literally laughed out loud.


Gabrielle Lawson

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I can only put my two cents in for the authors I remember, so here goes:

Charles Rando wrote:

> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>

> 47) CDS...@geocities.com
>

CDS has put some really gritty war-themed stories up here, and that's
a good thing. I'm not sure what his background is, but his versions of
battle and military stuff has me convinced that he knows what he's
talking about. He also knows Julian Bashir, and since he's my favorite
character, that means a lot to me. CDS's stories are mostly short, but
they make good points without glorifying battle. They show the sacrifices
and the things lost by both sides. That's important.


> 170) Kathryn Rampage

Kathryn writes slash, which I don't read. But she also wrote Cardassian
Out
of Time, which incorporated my favorite era of history and my favorite city

and my favorite character and she did it with style. She convinced me of
the settings both in Berlin and in Prague and she knew here history
(another
important thing in my book--in fact, I first read the story ready to rip it
apart if
the history was wrong. I was very happily disappointed.). If she writes
more
like this, I'll definitely be reading. Just not the slash.

Wildcat

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I'm so grateful for *all* our terrific writers here on asc. Although I
have this terrible feeling I've left someone out, here are my votes for
Best Author:

> 20) Arachnethe2

I always enjoy Arachnethe2's wonderful creativity, and I'll never forget
the image of Spock's final moment in her TNG story.

> 29) Beth Meenaghan

Beth did such a wonderful job with T'Pring in her story "A Different
Perspective," and she appears to have written the ultimate cliffhanger
in "Santa Maria." (Where's the rest of that story, Beth? Hint, hint!)

> 98) Greywolf the Wanderer

One of the things I love the most about Greywolf's writing is the
emotional care he invests in the characters. You *know* that he has a
vision all his own, and that he'll always remain true to that vision.
He can also tell a great story, and his stories were some of the first I
encountered when I discovered fanfiction on the internet. They
definitely made a lasting impression on me.

> 118) J.Jon Kramer

Oh, these people who make me believe in Spock/McCoy! I was kicking and
screaming, but jonk brought me into hir universe and I didn't want to
leave. Jonk also has some of the most memorable original characters
I've ever seen.

> 125) Jungle Kitty

Jungle Kitty's stories are wonderful. I'm not an easy person to move to
emotion, but her stories always do just that, and they move me to a wide
variety of emotions, too. Short or long, funny or serious, every story
is terrific. I laugh at her stories like I laugh at no others, and I'm
always utterly swept away by the drama of her longer epics. And "epics"
is the only word I can use to describe stories like "Golden Boy" and
"Blood Claim." As for her lighter stories, "Born to be Wild" made me
laugh until it hurt, and who will forget "Talk Dirty to Me" or "How the
Troll Stole Treksmut"? Not me! I have the honor of beta reading for
Jungle Kitty, and let me say that I've been impressed and amazed at the
amount of work she puts into crafting a story. Yes, she's a good friend
of mine, but she'd still be my favorite writer even if she weren't.
Everything she writes is so believable! The painstaking care she takes
with every word is evident. Every scene flows beautifully, and every
character is so real that you feel as if you know them. Suzanne Brandt
has definitely taken on a life of her own--how many original characters
do you know who can capture a newsgroup's interest to the point that
there will be a long string of discussion about their birthday? I'm
certain there's not a more recognizable original character anywhere in
Trek fanfiction. *Every* TOS fan knows who Suzanne Brandt is, and
that's a testament to Jungle Kitty's skill at sculpting her into someone
so real. No one can deny that Brandt is the woman for James T. Kirk!

> 142) Judygran

I'm always excited to see a story by Judith on the newsgroup, for I know
it'll be powerfully-written, and that I'll believe whatever it is that
Judith is showing me. Whether it's Kirk's POV on his break-up with Lori
Ciani or an explanation for the son he never knew, it'll be good.

> 153) Kaki

Kaki did a terrific job with her "unhappy ending" story, "Lead Me Not
Into Temptation." All the emotions were so real, and I was drawn into
that universe, even though it was painful.

> 172) Laura Jacquez Valentine

Laura's ideas are always, always unique. You can tell that she's
thought through the inner workings of the Vulcan culture, but all you
can do is wait as she reveals it a snippet at a time. And as I'm sure
Laura has heard over and over again, even if we don't always like her
view of Vulcans, we can't help but be drawn into her universe. I always
enjoy Laura's economical and precise writing style, too.

> 202) Mary Ellen Curtin

Mary Ellen's "Boys of Summer" will always haunt me. So many stories
that I read stay with me for a day or two, but this is one story I will
never forget. As a matter of fact, knowing that Mary Ellen had so
successfully put our boys into a completely non-Trek setting gave me the
courage to write my own a/u story.

> 245) Potts Family

I had thought that Gayle was new, but since I didn't see her on the "New
Authors" list, I'll vote for her here. Gayle has a wonderfully complex,
well-thought-out vision of the Trek universe, chock-full of original
characters that practically leap off the page. Her Vulcan women are
terrific, and make me wish we'd seen more strong female characters like
that in canon.

> 248) Raku2u

Raku is probably the one-and-only writer who can lure me out of the TOS
universe. I'll read crossovers, but for purely non-TOS, it's raku. I
love hir smooth, descriptive writing, and wonderfully humorous
situations.

> 267) Sydvick

You can always count on sydvick for creative ideas, and enjoy the
backstories s/he
provides to events from both canon and hir own universe.

> 307) T'Pat

T'Pat is another writer that I had thought was new, but wasn't on the
"New Authors" list. T'Pat's stories are lovingly crafted, and portray
two people who very obviously belong together. I really enjoyed
watching hir come to the realization that s/he *can* fill in those
little details that previously only happened behind closed doors. <g>

Boadicea12

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>165) Kevas

Jen Ferris writes beautiful, believable J/C (and recently a little C/K) about
likable and real people.

>184) Libra471

When Michele Masterson writes a sad story such as Belated, it is so sad, that I
find myself completely enthralled and obsessed by it's sadness, reading it over
and over. And when she writes something funny, like Courage Under Wire, I find
myself laughing out loud. Neither of these reactions are remotely usual for me.
Her stories are beautifully written, and they fascinate me because of the way
she plays with the genre, plays with one's expectations of where the story is
going. Witty, intense, wonderful.

Gamin Davis

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"Wildcat" wildc...@yahoo.com wrote in
<371627...@yahoo.com>:

>Trek fanfiction. *Every* TOS fan knows who Suzanne Brandt is,

Watch out for those blanket statements. Here is *one* TOS
fan who never heard of Susan Brandt until this post, although I
gather she's one of Jungle Kitty's original characters. Having
not read any of her work (that I remember), I'll not challenge the
rest, although calling her original characters "the best in all of
Trek fan fiction" (or words to that effect--not sure that's a
direct quote, now that I think of it) seems like stretching it;
that takes in not only eeverything on the Internet, but also all
fanzines (including mine), some of which are also extremely good.

> 307) T'Pat
>T'Pat is another writer that I had thought was new, but wasn't on
the
>"New Authors" list. T'Pat's stories are lovingly crafted, and
portray
>two people who very obviously belong together. I really enjoyed
>watching hir come to the realization that s/he *can* fill in
those
>little details that previously only happened behind closed doors.
<g>

Not really familiar with T'Pat's writing, but since she and I
are corresponding by E-mail, maybe she'll let me in on what "two
characters" she's been writing about. (I'll take a guess and say
that one is Spock.)
Gamin


Wildcat

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Gamin Davis wrote:
>
> "Wildcat" wildc...@yahoo.com wrote in
> <371627...@yahoo.com>:
> >Trek fanfiction. *Every* TOS fan knows who Suzanne Brandt is,
>
> Watch out for those blanket statements. Here is *one* TOS
> fan who never heard of Susan Brandt until this post, although I
> gather she's one of Jungle Kitty's original characters. Having
> not read any of her work (that I remember), I'll not challenge the
> rest, although calling her original characters "the best in all of
> Trek fan fiction" (or words to that effect--not sure that's a
> direct quote, now that I think of it) seems like stretching it;
> that takes in not only eeverything on the Internet, but also all
> fanzines (including mine), some of which are also extremely good.

Okay, you're right. I should have qualified that. I should have said
that she had the best original character in TOS fan fiction ON THIS
NEWSGROUP. Since I was voting for stories ON THIS NEWSGROUP, that's
really what I meant. I should have been more specific, however.

I have to say, though, that this is the very first time I've ever seen
someone get criticized for their votes.

Wildcat

Suzanna K. Long

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> I have to say, though, that this is the very first time I've ever seen
> someone get criticized for their votes.
>

Forgive me for putting my two cents in where I'm not directly involved,
but I felt I had to speak up. I sincerely hope this is the last time
anyone will get criticized for their votes. As I understand the process,
this is an opportunity for everyone in the newsgroup to vote for their
favorites. Even though this is not a secret ballot process, I think we
need to think of the posts for the awards for what they are--*votes*. It
just seems so disrespectful to me to correct someone else's vote. I
sincerely hope the poster did not realize s/he was being terribly rude to
Wildcat. Rather than critiquing Wildcat's votes, I encourage hir to cast
her own ballot instead.

Apologies to those who must weed out these comments in tabulating the
genuine votes. Hey, can I just put Wildcat's number at the top of this
and count them as additional lines for Wildcat as best new author?

Suzie

Greywolf the Wanderer

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On Fri, 16 Apr 1999 20:26:50 -0700, Wildcat <wildc...@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Gamin Davis wrote:
>>
>> "Wildcat" wildc...@yahoo.com wrote in
>> <371627...@yahoo.com>:

>> >Trek fanfiction. *Every* TOS fan knows who Suzanne Brandt is,
>>

>> Watch out for those blanket statements. Here is *one* TOS
>> fan who never heard of Susan Brandt until this post, although I
>> gather she's one of Jungle Kitty's original characters. Having
>> not read any of her work (that I remember), I'll not challenge the
>> rest, although calling her original characters "the best in all of
>> Trek fan fiction" (or words to that effect--not sure that's a
>> direct quote, now that I think of it) seems like stretching it;
>> that takes in not only eeverything on the Internet, but also all
>> fanzines (including mine), some of which are also extremely good.

All this, and modesty, too. Be still, my heart. I is suitable
impressed, to quote Pogo.

>Okay, you're right. I should have qualified that. I should have said
>that she had the best original character in TOS fan fiction ON THIS
>NEWSGROUP. Since I was voting for stories ON THIS NEWSGROUP, that's
>really what I meant. I should have been more specific, however.

Don't sweat it, Wildcat. Any entity with a functioning brain would
have realized that is what you meant. It certainly seems obvious to
me, and I'm the Alzheimer's kid. But then, this isn't the first time
I've seen Gamin go haring off half-cocked.

Gamin, a word or two of advice. You are free to ignore me, of course.
But: if you want anyone in the newsgroup to believe you when you toot
your own horn, you would be well advised to quit bitching at all the
other authors and put your stories where your big mouth has been. All
I ever hear from you is how shitty so and so is, and how great your
stuff is -- and yet you never post anything here.

You should realize that at best this leaves us all rather
under-impressed. Words are cheap. Want us to be impressed at you?
Then *prove* it. Show me, as Harry Truman once said. Talking about
yer wonderful fanzines don't count for crap. I don't own any of them
and don't have money to buy them. And I sure haven't seen any posts
by you that would inspire me to spend hard-earned money on you. And I
bet I'm not the only one here as feels that way.

As for Captain *Suzanne* Brandt, well. I personally cannot see JTK
mated to anyone but Spock. But if he *were*, in some perverse
sidebranch of the universe, <rude Wolvish grin> to be a straight man,
then certes Brandt is the one he would be with. She may be an
original character, but she sure as hell ain't no Mary Sue. In fact I
have it on good authority that the Brat eats Mary Sues for lunch.
With ketchup and extra salt.

>I have to say, though, that this is the very first time I've ever seen
>someone get criticized for their votes.
>

>Wildcat

Yeah, well, that's Gamin for ya. Same old shit, different day. YAWN.
"Troll, troll, troll yer boat, gently down the stream...."

Greywolf the Wanderer, who thinks trolls are good eating, in addition
to being Lawful Prey.
<remove nospam from header to email me>

Fizzbin

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You're all goin' ta hafta forgive me if I can't remember what was posted to
which group -- so if I occasionally mention something here that didn't show on
ASC, mosey over to ASCEM and pick up a copy.

13) Angie

I'm grateful to Angie for giving me a new definition of "going postal" in
"The Wrong Place", even if she hasn't told us where to send subscriptions for
"Modern Erotic Literature of Vulcan, Illustrated".

20) Arachnethe2

Arachnethe2 keeps apologizing for hir English, but it sounds just fine to me!
<g> Xe does it all -- hurt/comfort, angst, and all out romance. "Pon Farr"
is a wonderful reworking of the mate-or-die scenario; "Human's Kiss and
Vulcan's Touch" is both h/c and a romantic waltz with an ending that will
make you say "Aaahh!"; "Dream"/"Scream" cycle is a masterpiece of
characterization; Rhapsody in Rain takes angst to a new and lyrical level;
and "Once in the Night" is a graceful and homey Pre-TOS lullaby. Arachnethe2
is definitely an author whose byline I scan for.

40) Brancher

That Postmodern Rude Person still has me rolling on the floor -- and I keep
sending it (with permission) to friends in the MLA. I'm hoping it will drive
a stake through Derrida's heart <vbg>.

66) dea...@rocketmail.com

I can't remember if "Furballs" fell into this year or last, but thanks to
Deanna, I still can't watch "Trouble with Tribbles" without thinking terribly
naughty thoughts! If I don't have it in the right year, Deanna still
deserves a vote.

98) Greywolf the Wanderer

Greywolf... what can I say? "O Captain! My Captain!" would be a good start, I
guess. ("We're not worthy" would be my second comment.) Greywolf is *the*
master of hurt/comfort and an inspiration for anyone aspiring to write K/S.
Again, I can't remember what he posted where, but I'm certain that "The Lost
Sailor" appeared on ASC, so I'll start with that. This story is Greywolf at
his best -- the voices of Kirk and Spock have never sounded so right as they
do in this piece, and his characterizations are dead on. I've read this
piece a half-dozen times by now, and I'm still not certain how he gets Spock
to be both so competent and so vulnerable at the same time. And for someone
who claims to be a Spockologist, he sure does have Kirk's persona nailed as
well! I look forward to every story he posts and save them for leisurely
weekend reading over a pot of espresso and a stack of cinnamon scones. All
you folks that are devoted to other series would do well to take a side trip
into Greywolf's den -- VOY fans, especially, will love "A Box of Rain".
"China Cat Sunflower" offers a rare moment of accord between McCoy and Spock.
"Choices" is a must read that takes the boys beyond K/S. "In Love With Your
Ghost" is a heartbreaking music video -- bring your hankies. The two parts
of "Wish You Were Here" are the kind of love letters that I wish I could
write. Finally, Greywolf gets a big vote from me for labeling the S/Mc
universe of "Sugar Magnolia" as an A/U!

118) J.Jon Kramer

Jonk is the author who convinced me that S/Mc is not a squick. "Prelude in C#
Minor" is a beautiful story with wonderful original characters -- including
Vulcan cowboys! Although the pairing takes place after Kirk's disappearance
into the Nexus, Jonk manages to make it about "choice" rather than "grief".

122) Jtiki

Lovely poetry. I especially like "I Should Have Words".

125) Jungle Kitty

JK has almost converted me to Kirkology -- in fact, if there weren't a lot of
really good Spockologists around, she would have succeeded. After reading
"Blood Claim", I found my self combing her lair for more and more K/Brandt.
I admit it -- I'm hooked. For creating the most un-Mary Sue character ever
seen in fanfic and for making me actually enjoy hetsmut, Jungle Kitty gets a
big round of applause. "The Uneasy Dancers", in particular, is a
masterpiece. Of course, I may be saying that because it's got quite a lot of
Spock in it, but I really did think it was one of this year's best reads in
mondo angst. I'll read anything she writes and never think twice that it's
labeled K/f -- and from a K/S-ing Spockologist, that's saying a mouthful.

142) Judygran

Reading the very serious "Terminus" from the archives did not prepare me for
either "Handyman" or "The Captain's Log" -- two of the most raunchy and rowdy
pieces of Treksmut posted this year. The author damn near cost me a keyboard
due to spewed coffee.

143) Jane St. Clair

"On The Edge of the Mountain" was a touching story about grief and memory.
I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

151) J. Juls

"Wham Bam Thank You Soong" has to be one of the funniest pieces of Trek parody
ever written. I will *never* be able to read Dr Seuss with a straight face
again, thank you very much!

153) Kaki

The hot trip down memory lane in "Oh What A Night!" would have gotten a vote
from me all by itself, but then Kaki had to go and actually give us the world
of <gack> Tuppertrek! Can we give Kirk a baby shower? Can we? Can we?

172) Laura Jacquez Valentine

Laura has totally blown me away with her Vulcans in "De Re Vulcania". She's
obviously done a lot of thinking about what Vulcan culture would have to be,
extrapolating from the clues in TOS and building an integrated and believable
vision of a *very* alien and scary race of people. When I read the
installments in this saga, I can almost feel the sting of windblown sand and
the heat of an unrelenting sun. It's a masterpiece in the making and, no
matter what series makes your heart pound, you should go read it if you
haven't done so yet. And, as if that story wasn't enough, she's given us a
lyrical glimpse of Uhura in "Angel of the Morning", a sensuous K/S PWP in
"Winning and Losing", a submissive McCoy in "The Sound of His Voice", and a
lovely Sarek/Amanda vignette in "Cranberry Wine". She's definitely on my
scan-the-group list of authors.

185) LRLorelei

"Take These Broken Wings" was a lovely and lyrical first-time story.

202) Mary Ellen Curtin

Doc Science is one of the few people whose non-story posts I bother to read.
For keeping me abreast of Vulcan biology and a host of other arcane subjects,
I've gotta give her a vote of thanks.

203) Morgan Hunter

A vote for having started "Signal/Noise" and for nailing Kirk's voice so well.

214) Michael Roy Hollihan

For making me laugh a half-dozen times or more -- a round of applause and a
big gooey slice of rat tart without much Spam in it.

--
Fizzbin
fiz...@my-dejanews.com
=======================
"When correctly viewed, everything is lewd!" - Tom Lehrer

Judygran

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Thanks, Fizzbin, for your comment, which sure was nice to come home to at the
end of a stressful week.

Judith

JWinterCNA

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I acutally discovered Jungle Kitty's work this week, and I have to say, her
writing's smart, sexy, and wickedly funny. I'd love to see Captain Brandt on
the bridge of a starship in an action story sometime. My guess is that Suzanne
could probably teach Janeway a few lessons.

This is a bit different from what I'm used to reading (and writing for that
matter.) It was definitely a most pleasant surprise.


J Winter,
Backup FAQ Maintainer
Alliance author
Troll stalker
SPAM slayer
Subversive element of the radical centrist movement

Charles Rando

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Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!

1) Abra Mitchell


2) Adam Collings
3) ADL4ZERO
4) Aeron Lanart
5) Akili Pomian
6) Alexander Kane
7) althea
8) AmyAug06
9) Annette Welsh-Shinya
10) Annie P
11) Anne Mushington
12) Ann Zewen
13) Angie
14) antrim
15) Anyatoo
16) Anna C. Bowling
17) Andrew Brinkman
18) Armando Ortiz
19) Ariana Lilcamp

78) Debra Fran Baker
79) dhines


80) envoy
81) Emily Salzfass
82) Excali5033
83) Ejspock
84) Edward McArdle
85) Erik Rodriguez
86) Espressivo
87) EW810
88) Ellen Milholland
89) Elizabeth Bond
90) Emma Woodhouse
91) FADM Turon
92) feathers
93) FltAdmJ
94) F.B.& M.A.C. <fb...@ipr.nl>
95) FoxTrot
96) Falc2199


96a) Gabrielle Lawson


97) Grasshopper -- Don Buchan
98) Greywolf the Wanderer
99) Geordi Pad
100) gorgo
101) Guinan
102) Grendel
103) Gareth Thomas
104) Garrison Beckett
105) Glenn St-Germain
106) Gary Luxton
107) gjgmawson

rfse...@computron.net

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In article <7fdaft$e1n$1...@bgtnsc02.worldnet.att.net>,

"Charles Rando" <tra...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>
> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>

> 9) Annette Welsh-Shinya
A great writer of all things P/T. H

> 45) Capt Jinx
The man who writes the B'Elanna's Secret's stories. Oh my!!! Those
stories are very creative and imaginative. He lets us see Tom and
B'Elanna in both work and play settings. Private line was a very
interesting story. All the B'Elanna's Secret tales are so well
written. I am always pleased to see a post from him.


> 72) DangerMom

Ah, Danger Mom, now here is a woman who can write some wonderful stuff.
My favorites are the stories in her Day Break series. One in particular,
though the title escapes me at the moment, is the story where Tom and
B'Elanna engage in a little extra-curricula activity under a console in
engineering. All of her stories are great.

>
> 135) J. A. Toner

Those Who Are Left Behind was such a wonderful story. A true
heartbreaker. We get to see the crew dealing with the loss of Tom and
B'Elanna, only to retrieve and bring them back to life. Then we also get to
see Tom and B'Elanna face up to her admission of loving him. Jam writes
wonderfully tender and loving scenes whenever she has Tom and B'Elanna make
love in any of her stories. Her writing is tempered by wisdom and maturity.


> 139) JoAnna Walsvik
This young lady oozes talent. I love her stories. She has written
so many wonderful tales. She writes P/T in a style that is very
true to their characters.

> 160) Kristina Shelley

Another wonderful writer of P/T. Her stories flow smoothly. She does an
excellent job with characterizations.


> 162) Katie Redshoes
Katie always writes such lovely stories. Her style of writing the
characters keeps me reading anything she writes.

Fizzbin

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In article <19990418020710...@ng31.aol.com>,

You're welcome! Glad to be of assistance. Of course, perhaps I shouldn't
mention it in view of the stress and all, but I'm still wondering how you're
going to follow up on "Terminus" -- no pressure mind ya! <bg>

Ian Toldman

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In message <37134030...@news.direct.ca> - an...@spam.com (AMB
Ricardo)Tue, 13 Apr 1999 14:18:21 GMT writes:
:>
:>On Mon, 12 Apr 1999 01:11:22 -0400, "Charles Rando"
:><tra...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

<snip>

:>>113) Ian Toldman


:>
:>AMB> I've only read one story by Ian, but "Suitable Desires" is
:>an interesting Kira/Odo story that was written beautifully. I
:>wasn't much of a K/O fan (is it K/O or O/K?) when I first saw the
:>two kiss, but this story changed my mind completely. First off,
:>the basic idea of Kira 'wearing' Odo was just an obvious, yet
:>intriguing idea, giving to me the impression that both shared a
:>certain need for each other. The characterizations and the
:>subtle nuances of the story made for a very enjoyable read. I
:>happen to be the kind of fanfic reader that 'sticks with what I
:>like' and as odd as it sounds, I won't read more of something
:>unless I'm looking for something. "Suitable Desires" gives me
:>reason enough to enjoy O/K, and, personally, I think it
:>complements the episode "Chimera" very well. Seeing Odo surround
:>Kira in the episode reminded me of this story. These two stories
:>alone satisfy my enjoyment of O/K; they are my own personal O/K
:>canon.

<snip>

:>Later,
:>
:>AMB.
:>

<sheepish grin> Thanks for the wonderful feed-back! I am continiously
inspired by the warmth and feedback of my readers. My goal is simply to tell a
tale well and tickle the readers inner being. Truly, the hardest thing do, is
to go beyond current canon while staying within it and to stay in "voice".
For this, I have to name Judith Medina (OdoGoddess), Carolyn Fulton Tracy
Hemenover among others as a few of the authors who have set a high standard
that we (other writers) must aspire to. While my work load means that I'll
probably only be able to do 2 to 4 stories a year I will continue to try to
make them as good as you've come to expect from me. THANKS again.

Ian Toldman

ghost...@my-dejanews.com

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In article <7ervgv$jfq$1...@bgtnsc01.worldnet.att.net>,

"Charles Rando" <tra...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!

99) Geordi Pad

Geordi...another great J/P writer! His "Voyager: New Life" series is a
wonderful chronicle of the J/P relationship - I enjoyed every word, and even
went back to read it again a few months later:)

131) Joanne Collins

Joanne has been another of my favorites for a long time now:) A multi-pairing
author, she really knows how to get under the character's skin and relay what
they're feeling to the readers. Her C/P is just wonderful...<sigh>....

165) Kevas

I love Jen's stories! Her J/C are so flirty and real. "Choosing Wallpaper"
was * wonderful* and her latest, "Bedtime Stories," was....well, let's just
say it was right up Ghostie's alley:)

184) Libra471

There's not much about Michele hasn't already been rightfully expressed by
many readers...a superb storyteller whose depth leaves you saying "wow!"
Extremely talented and inspiring:)

Ghostie

Laura Jacquez Valentine

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From: greywol...@snowcrest.net (Greywolf the Wanderer)
*snip of an excellent and civil bum-toasting*

>
> As for Captain *Suzanne* Brandt, well. I personally cannot see JTK
> mated to anyone but Spock. But if he *were*, in some perverse
> sidebranch of the universe, <rude Wolvish grin> to be a straight man,
> then certes Brandt is the one he would be with. She may be an
> original character, but she sure as hell ain't no Mary Sue. In fact I
> have it on good authority that the Brat eats Mary Sues for lunch.
> With ketchup and extra salt.

Greywolf, how many times do I have to tell you? The Brat eats Mary Sues
for lunch with a nice bleu cheese dipping sauce. Sheesh. Ketchup, my
ass.

--laura


Laura Jacquez Valentine

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Ack. Tempted as I am to vote for, well, lots and lots and lots of
people, I...oh, hell, I'll do it. I know there are people I wanted to
vote for who I left out because I'm all spacy today, but...hell.

My votes:

12) Ann Zewen

So we agree to disagree on things. So what? *Always* a good read:
strong plots, excellent characterization. Now, if only I convert her to
my worldview, she'd be *perfect*. ;>


20) Arachnethe2

A favorite of mine, mostly for her clever vignettes.


78) Debra Fran Baker

Debra gets my all-around craftmanship award.


81) Emily Salzfass

Write what you love--and she does, and I love it, too.


98) Greywolf the Wanderer

Here I have to restrain myself from blabbing on and on. Greywolf is one
of the writers whose work has the most effect on me: his visions, his
adept use of narrative, and his distinctive personality mark every piece
he writes. His stories are not so much stories as glimpses into his
heart. I remember reading "Deep Elem Blues" and having dreams about it
for weeks afterwards. Such profound effects are the signature of an
artist.


125) Jungle Kitty

For making me believe that, sometimes, just sometimes, Kirk belonged
with a woman, and for creating a wonderful, strong, and entertaining
female character. The Brat is one hell of a gal. As Jane Austen said
of Lizzie Bennet: "I must confess that I think her as delightful a
character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate
those who do not like *her* at least, I do not know."


202) Mary Ellen Curtin

I admit that this is a reaction as much to Mary Ellen's erudite
commentary as it is to her fiction, but how in the universe can that be
a bad thing? ME is a master of, by my count, at least three trades, and
a jack of none.

214) Michael Roy Hollihan

For sheer enjoyableness, no one touches him. Yes, it really is that
simple.


245) Potts Family

One hell of a story-weaver.


248) Raku2u

For fortitude; for vigilance; for craftsmanship; for art; for honor; for
courage; for creativeness.

267) Sydvick

Tease. Tease, tease, tease.
No one keeps me on the edge of delight quite like hir. I wonder how
long sie can pull it off. My, my, my.

---


Jungle Kitty

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Laura Jacquez Valentine wrote:

> As Jane Austen said
> of Lizzie Bennet: "I must confess that I think her as delightful a
> character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate
> those who do not like *her* at least, I do not know."

Austen said that about a character that she created?!? I LOVE IT! What a
wonderfully in-your-face statement! Hot damn! I vote for Jane Austen as
Ballsiest Author, and for the third time today, I have to purr in
Laura's direction.

*purrrrrrrr*

Laura, I am immensely flattered that you used the above quote in
reference to the Brat. Thanks. You really made my day.

PS I, too, find Miss Elizabeth Bennet absolutely delightful.

--
Jungle Kitty
http://www.accesscom.com/~jkitty

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Oh, I'm a Kirkologist, and I'm OK,
It's Kirk all night, and it's Kirk all day.
He wears gold shirts, he's got tight pants,
And women by the score.
He thrills his many shipmates
With EVEs galore.

Oh, I'm a Kirkologist, and I'm OK...

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Laura Jacquez Valentine

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> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 16:38:15 +0000
> From: Jungle Kitty <jki...@accesscom.com>
> Organization: SPOK (Society for the Preservation Of Kirkology)
> Newsgroups: alt.startrek.creative

>
> Laura Jacquez Valentine wrote:
>
> > As Jane Austen said
> > of Lizzie Bennet: "I must confess that I think her as delightful a
> > character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate
> > those who do not like *her* at least, I do not know."
>
> Austen said that about a character that she created?!? I LOVE IT! What a
> wonderfully in-your-face statement! Hot damn! I vote for Jane Austen as
> Ballsiest Author, and for the third time today, I have to purr in
> Laura's direction.

Jane Austen was one fine damn lady, and yes--ballsy.

> *purrrrrrrr*

I'm getting all happy here. I *so* love being purred at! Mmmm.

>
> Laura, I am immensely flattered that you used the above quote in
> reference to the Brat. Thanks. You really made my day.

You're quite welcome. Lord knows, the Brat is a force unto herself, and
has been known to make Spockologists and slashers read (gasp) het
non-Spock fiction.

>
> PS I, too, find Miss Elizabeth Bennet absolutely delightful.

Everyone *ought* to. Unfortunately, there are sad souls in this world
who do not. (Even more unfortunately, there are people who write Jane
Austen fanfic who turn her into a simpering submissive. Ugh!)

--laura

P.S. I'm serious. The folks at www.pemberley.com are sweet and
mannerly and all things that are nice, but a lot of them couldn't write
Lizzie if their lives depended on it. (Usually, these are the same
people who don't understand that Pride & Prejudice is satire, so maybe
that says something about them...)

Laura Jacquez Valentine

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> From: bjco...@aol.com (BJCochran)
> Newsgroups: alt.startrek.creative
> Date: 20 Apr 1999 03:15:07 GMT
> Organization: AOL http://www.aol.com
>
> Laura J V writes...

> >Greywolf, how many times do I have to tell you? The Brat eats Mary Sues
> >for lunch with a nice bleu cheese dipping sauce. Sheesh. Ketchup, my
> >ass.
> >
>
> Now that we have the ketchup on it, Laura, what do we do with it?
>
> (Insert smiley face here.)
>

Bridget!!!! I haven't talked to you in *ages*. We need to get
together soon. The Nebulas are in Pgh this year; wanna go?

--laura


BJCochran

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Laura J V writes...
>Greywolf, how many times do I have to tell you? The Brat eats Mary Sues
>for lunch with a nice bleu cheese dipping sauce. Sheesh. Ketchup, my
>ass.
>

Now that we have the ketchup on it, Laura, what do we do with it?

(Insert smiley face here.)

Bridget

Riss

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> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>

> 1) Abra Mitchell
Her writing has the ability to not only
entertain but force the reader to think.
Reading her stuff is not just about a
character, but what that character is
feeling.

> 9) Annette Welsh-Shinya
Annette is an amazing person. Not only
does she know how to party with
Klingons, but she easily transitions
from humor to drama at the drop of a
keyboard.

> 11) Anne Mushington
Can you say hot! Not only does Anne's
stuff make you need numerous cold
showers, but she delves into the
characters, elevating her work well
about PWP.

> 37) Brenda Antrim
As always this wonderful writer did
another great job this year.

> 45) Capt Jinx
I thought he was amazing last year when
he won the Best New Author award, but he
has gotten even better! His works which
span from sweet and sexy to character
pieces and wonderful smut are always an
amazing treat!

> 46) CCDionne
The other Captain from the PTF list,
this one quite a pirate and another
amazing writer.

> 72) DangerMom
What can I say about DM that is actually
coherant. I am always in awe of her
work, whether it is about the color of
Tom's eyes or the early days of P/T.

> 80) envoy
I writer I have newly discovered and am
very happy I did! They have the ability
to bring out so many feelings in only a
short story!

> 88) Ellen Milholland
Amazing writing just seems to flow from
the J/P writers and Ellen is no
exception. Her short stories are simply
amazing, dragging me through the pages
in awe and reverance.

> 90) Emma Woodhouse
An amazing writer who sometimes decideds
to go to the dark side and write het
stuff. I love all her work, which is
amazing since I'm not a big slash fan.

> 99) Geordi Pad
Not only does this man take care of all
the J/P writers with Jupiter Station,
but he finds time to do some of his own
great work.

> 135) J. A. Toner
What can I say about the woman who drew
me into fanfic. Jam has an amazing mind
which delves so deep into each of the
characters, drawing me into pairing I
would never support otherwise and making
me love them. I first discovered
amazing fanfiction with last year's
Warmth and thought that it couldn't get
any better. I was so wrong as I took a
look at this years Those Who Are Left
Behind. That story had me crying and
smiling, all in the same paragraph as I
actually felt what the characters were
feeling. Jam has the amazing ability to
draw the reader into the stories and
keep them there. Her characterizations
are so close to canon it is amazing.
Whether she is writing something like
TWALB or a simple episode coda, she is
impossible to put down. She is my
inspiration and my salvation as I
constantly reread her stories when I
need help with my own or just a little
pick-me-up. Thank you for all your hard
work!

> 138) Julie Evens
Wow. Julie is another one of my
favorite writers. I am always amazed at
the depth of feelings she places into
her stories! She pulls you into the
scenes, whether it is NC-17 or a
delightful episode coda. Thank you for
your variety and wonderful consistance
in amazing writing.

> 143) Jane St. Clair
Another of the wonderful J/P writers.
Softly was an amazing story.

> 158) Kimberann2
OK, I'm still tired from Denver, so I
hope I'm writing about the right person.
Kim's stuff is just wonderful. Her
creativity and writing style is
wonderful.

> 162) Katie Redshoes
Katie not only does the work of a few
people on the ASC archive, but finds
time to write wonderful stories. I'm
always looking forward to whenever she
finds a few minutes to get a new story
published.

> 189) Margaret Berger
Margaret is another of the crossover
writers who dragged me from P/T and J/P
into reading some slash. Not only was
her AU P/T story amazing, but I look
forward to all her C/P now.

There is so much more I want to say
about the ASC writers, but these are my
absolute favorites!

Riss

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Station/
8031/

AlterEgo

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VOTES FOR BEST AUTHOR (A-M)

I know I'm leaving someone out, but I'll do my best in this first post!


Captain Chris (ccdione) -- Besides being the quintessential gentleman,
Captain Chris has a strong voice in fanfiction, particularly in his
collaborations with DangerMom. As time has passed, Chris' writing has
matured and his fun blend of romance and strong storytelling makes him a P/T
favorite. I've missed him writing lately and I look forward to seeing what he
can come up with this year!

Captain Jinx --My favorite guilty pleasure has to be Captain Jinx. Though I
don't count myself as a connoisseur of NC-17 fanfiction, Captain Jinx is the
exception to my rule. Not only are his stories breathtakingly sexy, but they
capture a wry, perceptive male voice that is frequently missing amongst the
heaving breasts and taut nipples in many female authored romances. I admire
his ability to create intimacy and fun amidst the foreplay. He has
successfully married Tom and B'Elanna without losing any of their charm and
uniqueness. "Lila Rose" was beautifully poignant without being maudlin.
Bravo! His sense of humor never ceases to bring lots of LOL moments in every
story he writes. His Captain Proton P/T story remains, in my view, the best
Captain Proton story out on the web. Most importantly, however, is Jinx's
incredible gift with words. His natural talent combined with his amazing
charm make him a personal favorite.

DangerMom--If there is a "great lady" in Paris/Torres fanfiction, DangerMom
has to be it. Not only has she been a mentor to many aspiring writer,
providing encouragement and inspiration, but she continually crafts
beautifully plotted, carefully written P/T fanfiction. She has the unique
ability to re-invent herself (witness 'The Soul's December") and force her
audience to think ("Even Heroes"). Her 5th season Voyager codas have given
closure and depth to many lacking episodes. Her attentiveness to every
detail, every word choice and characterization makes every story she writes a
stand-out. I often think we take her for granted because she's always here
and she's always brilliant, but from time to time, she deserves to be
recognized for her not-so-small accomplishments. More than almost any writer
I know, I look forward to her latest installment in a series (like her
"Daybreak" series) or her heartfelt vignettes. Some of my favorites of her
stories from last year are her collaborations with Captain Chris as well as
her "Drone" coda, "Mood Indigo." Her sexy, romantic stories are among the few
that don't make me blush, but make me want to read more!

Jamelia--Auntie Jamelia wrote one of my favorite 1998 Voyager fanfiction
stories, "Those Who Are Left Behind" in which she re-wrote 4th Season canon
in a plausible and wonderful way. More than many P/T writers, Jam writes Tom
Paris beautifully, embracing his flaws, celebrating his virtues and creating
a man we fans can adore. Jam is a driven, focused writer who crafts fun
stories as well as the more serious, introspective pieces like "Quid Pro
Quo." She's incredibly versatile and deftly writes multiple pairings. I can
always pick up Jam's stories and know I'm in for a terrific ride, not to
mention a thought provoking, carefully thought through piece of fiction. She
is a wonderful mentor to younger writers and always has words of
encouragement. The P/T universe would be in sad shape with out Jam!

Katie Redshoes--I read all my favorite fanfiction writers for different
reasons, but one of the main reasons I read Katie is because of her
willingness to take risks and focus on the craft of storytelling. When she
has the time (write more, Katie! Write more!), Katie's muses inspire her to
tell stories that I, for one, always want to read. She has a tactile,
lyrical quality to her writing that I admire. I particularly love her first
person stories. She is one of the few fanfiction writers that can capture the
cadence and music within an individual voice. Her "Torrid" was one of the
first fanfiction pieces I've ever read. Since that time, I'm always eagerly
anticipating her newest creation. More than just being the diligent, faithful
constable, Katie is a talented writer that I hope we continue to hear more
from.

Ewaskz

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>Jamelia--Auntie Jamelia wrote one of my favorite 1998 Voyager fanfiction
>stories, "Those Who Are Left Behind" in which she re-wrote 4th Season canon
>in a plausible and wonderful way.


Dear Heather,

Thanks so much for "voting" for me. I just hope they realize that Jamelia and
J.A. Toner are the same person!

Jamelia, A.K.A. J.A. Toner

Laura Taylor

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Riss wrote:

>
> > 45) Capt Jinx
> I thought he was amazing last year when
> he won the Best New Author award,


Umm...not that I want to toot my own horn (*snort* Like anybody's gonna
believe *that*!), but...no he didn't, at least not on ASC. Unless that
kid from Cave Spring came and swiped it from my mantel, that is. And if
he did, I hereby condemn him to spend 24 hours with David Bowers (never
mind what I mean, it's an in joke).

Laura
--
=====

"My goodness, Agnes--you *do* have a bust. Where on earth have you been
hiding it all these months?"

from "Auntie Mame"

me107

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Charles Rando wrote:
>
> 47) CDS...@geocities.com

The balance has been struck perfectly in the 'Dispatches' Series. Too
many people glorify war: if we stopped doing that, maybe we wouldn't
have so many. Thankfully, he doesn't. Aside from that the stories are
excellent (I really like his take on S31 - okay so I'll admit it, I like
dark stories.)

> 72) DangerMom

The Daybreak Series was the first load of fanfic that I read. Thank
goodness it was so great, and kept me reading. Aside from, 'when is the
next story coming out?' what more can I say?

> 180) Lasher

I really liked 'Remember Remus'. I thought that the writing was
excellent with just the right blend of original and series' characters.
And the plot....whew. What a story. And the other work that Lasher has
written are just as great. An author I would strongly recommend people
to read.

> 215) mary self

Excellent creation in 'THe Paris Journals'. The writing is mainly in the
first person. Now I normally find this extremely hard to read. Not here.
The plots, the series, hell, the entire works kept me reading....and
reading.....and reading. Great work. Hopefully there will be more coming
out (not so sublte hint. :) )

Matt

Laura Taylor

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Katie Redshoes wrote:

>
> Actually, Captain Jinx won the Best Author Award on ASCEM last year.

That's what I figured she meant. Thanks for filling me in, Katie, it's
comforting to know I haven't lost *all* my marbles. Not yet, at least <G>

PSTI...@postoffice.uri.edu

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>Gabrielle

I'm still reeling from Oswiecim. It must be the most audacious story of
the year. It's certainly one of the most intense Bashir stories,ever
(and Garak is nowhere in sight). It helps that Gabrielle used her
overseas experience to make you feel as if you were really there. And
putting a DS9 regular smack in the middle of Auschwitz (with a vengeful
changeling, no less) was a stroke of genius.

>Nightbird

Her view of Bashir and Section 31 is very dark, certainly darker than
mine. If you really want to see the Section 31 concept taken to its
limit, you should try Valerie's stuff. She makes a special effort to
accurately show the psychological damage that such an organization could
inflict on an idealist like Bashir. The scary part is, she's not exactly
off-canon, yet. Don't expect any reset buttons here, though. This ain't
your grandmother's Star Trek.

>Michael Roy Hollihan

I'd wonder what this guy's fixation on cats was if I didn't own two of
the little beasts, myself. Sicking a kitten on poor Seven of Nine was an
inspired touch. Now he's doing it to poor O'Brien.
And let's not forget that this is also the man who subjected us to the
Data, Tribble, Spot, ah, trioing. I'm still recovering from *that*
hernia (You don't happen to have a sequel in the works, do ya, Mike?).

>Rob Morris

I just caught one of his shorts--Stop Me If You've Heard This One--where
he has B'Elanna meet up with another half-Klingon whom we all know and
miss. Morris gets that inimitable character's dry wit down to a T. Oddly
enough, the story is very funny, considering that she's on her way to
her TNG demise and B'Elanna is about to quit Starfleet.


> Sr. Mary Kathryn
She first got my attention with Kathryn in Black (I'm not a big Chakotay
fan so it definitely worked for me.). Then, I kept hearing about Earth
Angel during the Voyager voting and decided to check it out; I think I
hurt myself, I laughed so hard. It's just the way she takes these absurd
(but logical) ideas and take them to their most outrageous (and sick)
conclusion. The rating to Earth Angel pretty much says it all: Bad
Taste. Indeed.

Paula

Katie Redshoes

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On Tue, 20 Apr 1999 22:59:26 -0500 in alt.startrek.creative, Laura
Taylor <dre...@roanoke.infi.net> wrote:

>Riss wrote:
>
>>
>> > 45) Capt Jinx
>> I thought he was amazing last year when
>> he won the Best New Author award,
>
>
>Umm...not that I want to toot my own horn (*snort* Like anybody's gonna
>believe *that*!), but...no he didn't, at least not on ASC. Unless that
>kid from Cave Spring came and swiped it from my mantel, that is. And if
>he did, I hereby condemn him to spend 24 hours with David Bowers (never
>mind what I mean, it's an in joke).

Actually, Captain Jinx won the Best Author Award on ASCEM last year.
--
Constable Katie Collecter/Formatter, ASC* Archive team
ASC* archive: http://archive.nu or http://www.cs.runet.edu/~sratliff/ascindex
ASC FAQs: http://www.runet.edu/~sratliff/FAQs
Submissions: submissions# webamused.com
Corrections: r.lerret# usa.net Remove "NOJUNK" or replace # to reply
For archive updates: ASC-Archive-a...@onelist.com

Katie Redshoes

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Having been in Denver for the past week, I've been a little short of
time to work on my ballot, but let's give it a shot here.

On Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:02:44 -0400 in alt.startrek.creative, "Charles
Rando" <tra...@worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>
>Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
>They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
>could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>
>1) Abra Mitchell

Abra does lovely things, and I enjoy her P/T stories especially.

>4) Aeron Lanart
Aeron writes nice stuff, and I hope to see more of her work.

>5) Akili Pomian

Akili should have been on the Best New Author ballot. Very nice debut
though.

>9) Annette Welsh-Shinya
Annette should have been on the Best New Author ballot, but you
couldn't tell it from the polished work she debuted with last year.
Excellent work.

>11) Anne Mushington
Anne Mushington and Annie M. are one and the same, and properly belong
on the Best New Author ballot. Still and all, Annie wrote some
damfine P/T Treksmut last year, and I always look forward to new work
from her. The best of her work combines fine characterization along
with hot s*x. :-)

>14) antrim
Among the first Trek fanfic I ever read was by Brenda Antrim, and I
still consider her one of the finest writers we have on the newsgroup,
despite the fact that she rarely writes Trek anymore. :-(

>16) Anna C. Bowling
I haven't read much of Anna's stuff yet, but I'm saving it for a rainy
day, as what I've seen has been "cherce." :-)

>37) Brenda Antrim --
antrim and Brenda Antrim are one and the same person - see comments
above

>45) Capt Jinx
Most folks know I'm partial to Captain Jinx, and yes, I am a bit
biased :-) but I think Jinx writes some of the best relationship
fiction I've seen. Funny, hot and emotionally complex (in my
opinion), Jinx's work ranks up at the top, and I've read and re-read
his stories more times than I can count.

>46) CCDionne
Chris doesn't write nearly enough to make me happy, but his work last
year was among his best. His collaborations with DangerMom, in
particular, are of special note.

>48) Chata Saladbar
Chata should be on the Best New Author ballot -- her debut (and so far
only) story was a gem.

>52) Christina
Christina does lovely work.

>72) DangerMom
I thought I knew DangerMom's style, and then last year, she did hot
collaborations with CCDionne, and dark, angsty pieces like "Soul's
December" and "After the Fall." DM just keeps getting better and
better, and I always look forward to seeing new work from her. Her
prose style is graceful and elegant, and I recommend her work
wholeheartedly.

>80) envoy
envoy's work is deep, dark, and scary, and I can't not read it.

>88) Ellen Milholland

>90) Emma Woodhouse
Emma's "Deeds Done in Darkness" was one of the most believable J/P
stories I've ever read, angsty and sexy as all get out.

>109) Homespon
Julia wrote some very funny parodies last year, and I wish she'd let
us archive them!

>120) JuPiter Station
This is a website, not an author.

>125) Jungle Kitty
Jungle Kitty's Kirk-Brandt stories continue to be among the funniest,
sexiest stories I've ever read.

>135) J. A. Toner
Jamelia aka J.A. Toner is my collaborator on an as-yet unfinished
piece, so I'm biased, but her seemingly boundless creativity never
ceases to surprise and inspire me.

>136) J. C. Sun
J.C. Sun's work is, like envoy's, deep, dark and scary. J.C. paints
the most amazing word pictures in the fewest, sparest words.

>138) Julie Evens
Julie Evans is another writer whose creativity seems boundless, and
her work is always emotionally satisfying. Well worth checking out!

>143) Jane St. Clair
Jane St. Clair was on the Best New Author ballot, but I'm happy to
rave again about what a wonderful writer I think she is. Her work
moved me last year more than any other writer, and I was inspired
enough to establish a web home for her amazing work. Her way with
words is amazingly graceful and sensual, and I always come away from
one of her stories feeling overwhelmed.

>152) John Blonde
John should be on the Best New Author ballot. His debut stories,
Rough Facets and Broken Geode (think that's right) were terrific, and
I look forward to the trilogy's conclusion.

>158) Kimberann2
Kim's work is always worth reading, passionate and graceful, and I
wish she would let us archive her stuff.

>162) Katie Redshoes
Did I really post anything in 1998? I didn't think I had anything
eligible.

>171) LRbowen
Some of the first Voyager fanfic I ever read was by LR Bowen, which
spoiled me something fierce. It's a high standard to live up to.
Most writers just can't touch her for emotional content, and her
lyrical, descriptive passages simply sing with passion. She's one of
the few writers I'll actually drop everything and read right online.

>179) L. Pisoni
Laura Pisoni and Ellen Milholland are one and the same.

>189) Margaret Berger
Margaret Berger writes some of the loveliest work I've ever seen, and
I wish I could write half as well as she.

>204) MissElise
MissElise writes so beautifully. I love her work.

>212) Maryann Hopson
Maryann belongs on the Best New Author ballot. Her "Memory of You"
was a tour de force, creating a believable backstory for Bobby and
Brigitte of "The Killing Game."

>215) mary self
It was nice to see a return of Carly Hunter's Paris Journal series.
It's gotten so angsty and complex, I'm anxious to see how it will come
out.

tracy5...@my-dejanews.com

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Dang I know I will miss someone. I have been so swamped lately! AAAhhh!!!
Please if you know I've read and liked your works do not take it wrong if I
forget to comment. The names that I quickly associate with stories are the
few I can comment on off the top of my head! I LOVE TO READ!


> 9) Annette Welsh-Shinya

Tracy loves Annette's stories! Antenna is a wonderful writer that has just
grown by leaps and bounds. I believe many of us have truly enjoyed watching
this writer Come of Age! <hehehe> Annette has always done a good job, but
her last completed <hehehe> and current work in progress have been fabulous.
Who didn't practically choke on their nachos and beer when reading the
Gentlemen of the Month Club! Who didn't suffer with Tom in Starfleet VS Tom
Paris? I am sure there is a large group of folks that can not wait for the
conclusion of her current work in progress. (Mostly people who want me to
shut up about begging her to finish it! And Antenna wants Mary Sue locked
up!)

> 45) Capt Jinx

Shoot somebody get this writer a cold shower. Oops nope I mean the reader.
Who ever knew that the English language could be taken to such delicious
heights? One of the true masters and joys of fan fiction! Bravo!

> 72) DangerMom

If the Captain is a master then DangerMom is the mistress! A wonderful
writer with wonderful tales to tell. One of those writers that when you see
their name you just double click, lean back, and enjoy! Who writes a mean
coda that often does a better job than the "pros" belonging to TPTB! Her last
coda, Blood Will Tell (?think that is it) <twilight zone music just played in
my head the whole time i read it>. Another hearty round of Bravos!


> 135) J. A. Toner

Auntie Jam! WOW! Um DangerMom want to share to title? Jam does know how to
get jamming with words. Don't ask me how but the first time I found Jam's
page I missed her Left Behind story. Shot me, but I did. Well what a treat
it was to find it months later! Multi-tissue BOX story. One of those what
ifs that really gets you thinking. Super storytelling.

> 138) Julie Evens

Julie Evans? The lady who writes the very exciting "Down the Rabbit Hole"
and Aurora AU story arc (and other good stuff)! If I have got the right one,
YES! I did so enjoy the whole series, an interesting idea that grabbed me and
made me look for all of Julie's works!

> 162) Katie Redshoes
Dances with Redshoes! A good storyteller who is probably best known for her
amazing Torid! If you haven't read Torrid you have truly missed an wonderful
story.

> 212) Maryann Hopson

The memory of her story lingers on for me, I have re-read it a few times and
do find new things to like and enjoy. I am no history major but when you
listen to your dad and granddad go on for years about the time you get quite
a feel for it. Maryann made me walk in their boots again. The story brought
tears to my eyes not only for the story she wrote but the memories that it
gave me to live again. Thank you. A wonderful idea, beautifully written and
told! Bobbie and Bridgette would be proud.

> 214) Michael Roy Hollihan
Michael was one of the first non-P/T authors I wandered onto here on ASC. His
variety of writing is what encouraged me to read other star trek stories. His
latest story Spacestation Cat *snort* *chuckle* *LOL*! It is kinda scary how
well he can get inside the persona's of the characters and write them so well.
But the really terrifying thing is how well he writes cats! I have two cats I
love cats. It is just so easy to read what Michael writes and see it in your
mind! Easy to read easy to enjoy, and wonderful writer and story teller!

DangerMom

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>>Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!<<


9) Annette Welsh-Shinya

Annette's work deserves recognition, on one ballot or another! Her on-going,
yet-to-be-finished saga is wonderful.

11) Anne Mushington

New or not, AnnieM has an incredible way, often with few words, but always with
much power and emotion.

45) Capt Jinx

How do I choose between two of the best male authors I've seen in over 20 years
in fandom?? Capt. Jinx defines the genre of "hot and funny" but he can be such
a romanticist, too!

46) CCDionne

Ah, but THIS Captain holds the special place in my heart as Romance Boy. He's
my collaborator and my sounding board, and a damn fine writer who can explore
male and female characters with equal ease. That's my boy, Chgris!

109) Homespon

Julia not only writes brilliant essays on all thing Trek, she does hliarious
parodies and fine TNG stories.

125) Jungle Kitty

In Suzanne Brandt, JK has created one of the most fascinating, complex and
believable "original" Trek characters ever. And I've seen 'em come and go,
believe me.

135) J. A. Toner

Janet is one of the bright lights of P/T fandom. Her stories are not only
wonderful depictions of Paris and Torres, but also portray the other Voy
characters in a compelling and believable fashion.

138) Julie Evens

As I've said before, Julie is the Queen of Codas. Long may she reign!

143) Jane St. Clair

Jane is just...brilliant. Unbelievable.

158) Kimberann2

Kim always spins a truly readable tale.

162) Katie Redshoes

Katie, DID you have something up this year? If not. you should have.
Sometimes I wish you could remove that archivist's hat and write MORE. No one
has the touch with first person narrative that you do.

214) Michael Roy Hollihan

This is one funny, yet clever guy, who knows how to turn a phrase. Keep 'em
coming, Mike.


DangerMom

Voyager Fiction, Links, and more at:
http://members.aol.com/DangerMom/home.html

Deborah Bailey

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Charles Rando <tra...@worldnet.att.net> wrote in article
<7fdaft$e1n$1...@bgtnsc02.worldnet.att.net>...


>
> Here is the first list of authors up for the best author of 1998 award!
> They're for the most part alphabetical by first name, that's the best I
> could do... good luck to everyone who's eligible!
>

Waited until the last minute so I hope I'm not too late.

> 47) CDS...@geocities.com

I've been a fan since I read "Undeceived Enterprise." Well-written stories,
especially the DS9 dispatches series.

> 125) Jungle Kitty

She's got it covered, from side-splitting humor to the deepest emotions.
She pushed the envelope with "The Uneasy Dancers" and "Golden Boy",
creating situations that put the reader through every emotion the
characters were experiencing. Suzanne Brandt is a strong and wonderful
character who holds her own with my favorite captain, JTK. Jungle Kitty was
one of the first authors I read on the NG and I've never been disappointed.

>
>
>

Katie Redshoes

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On Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:45:06 -0500 in alt.startrek.creative, Laura
Taylor <dre...@roanoke.infi.net> wrote:

>Katie Redshoes wrote:
>
>>
>> Actually, Captain Jinx won the Best Author Award on ASCEM last year.
>

>That's what I figured she meant. Thanks for filling me in, Katie, it's
>comforting to know I haven't lost *all* my marbles. Not yet, at least <G>

I think I may have some of your marbles over here in this archive
backlog... want 'em back? ;-)

Juli17

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Here are my votes, just a little late...

>9) Annette Welsh-Shinya

Annette has a great sense of humor, and I really enjoy the clever way she's
used Captain Proton, and the book club.

>11) Anne Mushington

Anne's PWP is never without a point. She perfectly captures the passion
between Tom and B'Elanna.


>45) Capt Jinx

Jinx's B'Elanna's Secret series is not only full of hot sex and a lot of humor,
but the Capt always writes Tom and B'Elanna with such a believable connection
to each other. You can feel their affection for each otheralmost jumping off
the page, yet it's never sappy or cloying, and both characters keep their edge,
and their sense of humor.

>46) CCDionne

Chris does wonderful collaborations with Patti (DangerMom), but also has put up
some great solo stories. He has a great way with Klingons, and with B'Elanna's
Klingon side.

>72) DangerMom

And Patti does wonderful collaborations with Chris ;-) Patti also has written
great character stories, always capturing the true heart and soul of Tom, and
B'Elanna, and with both humor and passion.


>135) J. A. Toner

Janet writes the Voyager characters like she inhabits them, and her versatility
in jumping from romance (besides her excellent P/T and J/C, by far the best K/7
in existence that I've read), to individual character pieces is amazing. She's
explored both Tuvok and Janeway's characters with great insight. And her AU
series "Warmth" is one of the best around.

>158) Kimberann2

Kim writes also right from the heart, and with a great sense of fun. And she
doesn't write nearly enough stories.

>162) Katie Redshoes

And Katie definitely doesn't write enough stories. Katie's work is always
emotionally strong, and satisfying, and usually told from a unique perspective.

>189) Margaret Berger

Speaking of emotionally satisfying, Margaret's stories, like Honora Causa are
deeply so, and always with intriguing in depth looks into the characters.

>212) Maryann Hopson

Maryann wrote a wonderfully inventive story, The Memory of You, bringing to
complete and fascinating life Bobby and Brigitte from the "Killing Game"
episode, and exploring Tom and B'Elanna's relationship nicely in the process.


Julie


Sasscat Bu-to-y

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Apr 22, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/22/99
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We've had a lot of great authors, and I wish I could give everyone the
votes they deserve, but I'll only be able to skim through the list. My
apologies to everyone I've missed out, and keep up the great writing!
<frown at clock> You know, I think I've got these timezones wrong...
hope this votes slips through in time... otherwise it can just be
pleasant ego-stroking. Won't hurt. :)


> 49) Charlene Vickers

She respects Neelix. That always makes an author popular with me. And
she writes damn good stories. That helps, too. :) "A Happy
Coincidence" was a refreshing explanation for the pure *idiocy* that
called itself "Extreme Risk"-- sorry, am I ranting? Well, Charlene made
it all better. But she's written many other notable stories as well,
and she astounds me every time I find a new one.


> 80) envoy

Wow. First the "Mea Culpa" series (which I made the mistake of reading
*all in one sitting*!) then all the others... C/7, J/P, P/K... Envoy can
dabble in everything and it's brilliant every time. I look forward to
more envoy stories.


> 88) Ellen Milholland

Um... this is a permutation of Laura Pisoni, who I voted for under the
other permutation, "PretyClose" in N to Z. So ignore these few lines
and go look at my effusive praise there. ;-P


> 125) Jungle Kitty

When I grow up, I wanna be the Brat. That's all I have to say.


> 143) Jane St. Clair

Ooh... Jane writes stunning J/P. Beautiful, moving, evocative poetry
(you can't call that kind of breathtaking mastery a mere 'story') that
tugs on the heartstrings. She even made me *believe* P/T in "Sleepers
(with feet)", not just enjoy the story as happens with so many other
good P/Ts. It's such a pity she's moved on to TOS... but I guess that
just means I have to read more TOS.


> 172) Laura Jacquez Valentine

More TOS I read. The "Moment in Time" series is great, terrific,
wonderful... I don't have enough good things to say about it. It's nice
to T'Pau, for a start - I've always been a sucker for those widely-hated
characters. But it wouldn't be fair to judge Laura by just that one
series, as she's written so many other distinct yet brilliant stories
I've enjoyed.


> 179) L. Pisoni

Ah. Um. See my entry for "Ellen Milholland"... :)


> 214) Michael Roy Hollihan

Whenever I see something by Mike I don't know whether to hide in terror
or leap for joy. His stories certainly are, um, a departure from ASC's
usual fare. Hilarious and frightening in the twistedness behind the
ideas, but always a damn good read. Thank you, Mike.


On to "N-Z"!

Sasscat Bu-to-y

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Katie Redshoes <reds...@NOJUNKix.netcom.com> wrote:

> >120) JuPiter Station
> This is a website, not an author.

Well, yes and no. There was a round robin written in '98 that I (as
official Round Robin Coordinator Extraordinaire) posted as being from
"JuPiter Station". But really it was by Geordi Padovan, Shadda, Celle
and myself. Does that explain things?


Sasscat, whose own ballot is coming... soon...

me107

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Charles Rando wrote:
>
> 97) A) Gabrielle Lawson

I didn't see her on the list, but I thought that she would be.
Gabrielle's writing is excellent. It is really touching, the plots are
well thought out. Characterisation is superb. You can feel the
characters as they go about their business. Historically her writing is
incredibley accurate (I'm reading history, so this is important.)

I think one of the highest compliments that I can give is that when I
was reading Osciecm (sorry about the spelling, I know it's wrong) I
found that I was unable to enjoy great parts of it, because of the
excellent way it had been written. Anyone who has read it will know what
I mean. If you haven't find it, and all of Gabrielle's work, and read.

Matt

me107

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Laura Taylor

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Katie Redshoes wrote:
>
> On Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:45:06 -0500 in alt.startrek.creative, Laura
> Taylor <dre...@roanoke.infi.net> wrote:
>
> >Katie Redshoes wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Actually, Captain Jinx won the Best Author Award on ASCEM last year.
> >
> >That's what I figured she meant. Thanks for filling me in, Katie, it's
> >comforting to know I haven't lost *all* my marbles. Not yet, at least <G>
>
> I think I may have some of your marbles over here in this archive
> backlog... want 'em back? ;-)

You hid them in the DS9 section, didn't you? Didn't you? Daggonit, I
just *knew* something'd been missing for over a year...

Eh, maybe you'd better see if you can get them to Gul Dukat. He needs
'em more'n I do these days.

KIRNEH

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Apr 23, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/23/99
to Laura Jacquez Valentine

[A dark screen in the far corner suddenly activates, brightening to reveal
a scarred, shaggy, deeply-ridged face. The Klingon on the screen steeples
his fingers and clears his throat loudly for attention.]

My vote, if my *extreme* period of absence allows me to have one,
goes to my Esteemed Co-Authoress, Laura Jacquez Valentine (who is actually
the Rihannha Assassin T'Aman).
Laura has *so much* talent, and so much patience with me, it
frankly amazes me; I keep feeding her ideas (in fact, I've asked her to
add to and clean up a story I started *last year*, because I didn't know
how to continue it myself), and she has yet to do the Expected Thing and
whop me one across my bewhiskered chops. :>
Her own stories are strong and sensitive at the same time; she
adds creative spice to a relationship we all know about, and it *works*.
Keep up the fine work, young lady. I'll be here waiting to help
polish your awards. :>

--da laffin (and rather modest, fer a change) tlhIngan :>





Stephen Ratliff

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The Great Laura Taylor wrote:

|Riss wrote:
|
|>
|> > 45) Capt Jinx
|> I thought he was amazing last year when
|> he won the Best New Author award,
|
|
|Umm...not that I want to toot my own horn (*snort* Like anybody's gonna
|believe *that*!), but...no he didn't, at least not on ASC. Unless that
|kid from Cave Spring came and swiped it from my mantel, that is. And if
|he did, I hereby condemn him to spend 24 hours with David Bowers (never
|mind what I mean, it's an in joke).

No, I don't have it. Of course, you did miss the presentation, so
perhaps I should force you to spend 24 hours with Roanoke's beloved
mayor. No, that's too cruel. Now let me see, Supervisor Fuzzy Minnex
perhaps?

Stephen, the "kid" from Cave Spring who has no great fondness for
Roanoke City's mayor
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