|This long Star Trek Romance episodic novel
published in the 1970's before the popular category publishers had begun to
publish Science Fiction/Futuristic Romances -- or supernatural Romance
-- or vampire Romance, and even before the category of Inspirational
Romance had burgeoned into a dominant player in the Romance field.
Perhaps Barbara Sharon Emily did not invent the genre of Futuristic Romance,
but she was surely one of the very first to mix such wildly separate genres
as Science Fiction, Romance, and Christian Inspirational writing. And
she became an immensely popular writer with this series, drawing some of the
best writers in the Star Trek fanzine world into writing in her series, just
as Kraith did.
This Star Trek fanzine novel series was widely read before the advent of
the "/" genres, and contains no "/" elements whatsoever. Literary researchers
may find that this one fanzine provided the impetus for many young women writers
to explore mixing genres and especially the straight futuristic romance.
It was and still is a landmark addition to the literature of science fiction
and could legitimately be termed
In Jacqueline Lichtenberg's opinion, the quality of the writing here is top
notch professional, easily publishable as Mass Market -- except for the mixing
of genres which is disallowed in the Star Trek mass market paperback.
And like all fanfic, this violates the aired-universe rules to make an even
more interesting story than we saw on the air.
Originally published in 4 large mimeograph volumes, these novels are
made available on the web with Sharon Emily's permission.
You can also find them for sale on paper at