A Companion in Zeor
Part of Rimon's Library of Sime~Gen Fiction
set in the Universe created by Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah

  Watch our Territorial News blog, or our Facebook Group for updates.

We hope to launch a new letter column to include discussions of the material presented in CZ and any other topics relevant to o Sime~Gen fandom. But in order for this to work, our readers must write! Please send correspondence to A Companion in Zeor.

NOW POSTED:

9/22/14 The Box poetry by Laurie Pollack

1/12/09 The Farris Factor Part SIX -- Doreen DaBinett

  Submission Guidelines | Fanzine Agreement | cz@simegen.com --  Issues in Paper: Fanzine Order Form |

Welcome to the online home of A Companion in Zeor, a Sime~Gen fanzine first published in 1978 by Karen MacLeod.  

First, if you're not familiar with the Sime~Gen universe, please read An Overview of Sime~Gen by Linda L. Whitten.  Visit Sime~Gen Welcommittee and read What is Sime~Gen -- or read a Sime~Gen novel, House of Zeor, the first novel published in the Sime~Gen Universe, which was a Doubleday Hardcover in 1974. Now part of Sime~Gen: THE UNITY TRILOGY re-released in 2003.

There are now twelve books in the Sime~Gen Series, and more are planned. All of them are available in several formats and can be ordered through Amazon.com

If you are familiar with the Sime~Gen universe, you'll probably enjoy Leigh Kimmel's Chronology of the Sime~Gen Universe a lot! If you haven't read all of the novels, you should know that the chronology spoils a few of the endings. It doesn't really have a choice, when you think about it... but you can also read the official chronology.

 


Unified Table of Contents

A Companion in Zeor #1 (1978)

First Companion by Anne Pinzow
Streetwalking with Jacqueline Lichtenberg by Pat Gribben

 

A Companion in Zeor #5 (1980)

An Interview with Jacqueline Lichtenberg by Michael J. Tartaglio
Part One of A Legend of the Distect Isles by Jean Airey
The Refurbished Character by Jacqueline Lichtenberg -- article on writing characterization.

 

A Companion in Zeor #6 (December 1980)

artwork by Michael J. Tartaglio
Part Two of A Legend of the Distect Isles by Jean Airey
03/05/01 - Dinner with Jacqueline Lichtenberg - focusing on how cover art is chosen for novels.  
06/07/08 - A Communication from the Householding Board of Governors - focusing on how colors are chosen for Householding members' garments.  

 

A Companion in Zeor #7 (1981)

Lord of the North (third in the Distect Isles series) by Jean Airey

 

A Companion in Zeor #8 (1984)

Partners (see Icy Nager) by Andrea Alton

 

A Companion in Zeor #9 (April 1987)

A Choice Gen by Mary Lou Mendum  OCR'd for you by Ronnie Bob Whitaker.
Dunbren by Andrea Alton  OCR'd for you by Ronnie Bob Whitaker.
A Tale of Trinroses by Mary Lou Mendum OCR'd for you by Ronnie Bob Whitaker

 

A Companion in Zeor #10 (1990)

artwork by Linda L. Whitten and Donell Meadows
Be Not Afraid by Marge Robbins also appears in the Householding Chanel section of simegen.com
Tentacles of Doom by Jean Airey
06/22/05 The "Somerset News" Articles From COMPANION IN ZEOR #10

 

 

A Companion in Zeor #11 (1994)

artwork by Donell Meadows
An Overview of the Sime~Gen Universe by Linda L. Whitten
An Interview with Jacqueline Lichtenberg by William Long -- Focusing on the fictional "Church of the Purity."
Shining Star (see Householding Chanel) by Marge Robbins
Step After Step by Marge Robbins

 

A Companion in Zeor #12 (1997-98; online)

CZ #12 is also available on paper. The order form for all paper issues
How Many ??s Does It Take To Change A Selyn Lamp? by Edward Bornstein with Kaas Baichtal
Belling The Cat (see Icy Nager) by Andrea Alton
Sime Theater (from Virtual Selyn) edited by Joanne Schechter
The Old Killroom by Jenn Vesperman
Chronology of the Sime~Gen Universe by Leigh Kimmel
A Companion's Heart (see "Alissa and Tannon", below) by Cheryl Wolverton
The Mystery of the Malachite Mouse (in the "Eskalie and Tallin" series) by Mary Lou Mendum
E-Selyn: Words from the Web --Compiled by Katherine X. Rylien Featuring Zhag and Tonyo

 

A Companion in Zeor #13 (1998 - 2000)

CZ #13 is now available on paper. The order form for all paper issues
artwork by Jenn Vesperman, Linda Whitten, and LadyEliza
My Big Sister Has Tentacles by Jenn Vesperman
Alarms of Struggle And Flight (which some people have called a "S~G X-Files story") by John Cowan
The Creeping Need by Zoe Farris
Channel's Life Expectancy Chart by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
The Dilemma of the Doubtful Document (in the "Eskalie and Tallin" series) by Mary Lou Mendum
A New Beginning Part I (256K) by D. Dabinett  
A New Beginning Part II (289K) by D. Dabinett

 

A Companion in Zeor #14 (2000 - 2001)

Chat with Jean Lorrah, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, and Anne Phyllis Pinzow from WorldCon, (ChiCon 2000) over Labor Day. 

A New Beginning, Part III: Grasp The Nettle by D. Dabinett.
Chapter One Chapter Four Chapter Seven
Chapter Two Chapter Five            Chapter Eight
Chapter Three            Chapter Six Chapter Nine

A New Beginning, Part IV: To Thine Own Self Be True by D. Dabinett.
Chapter One Chapter Five
Chapter Two Chapter Six
Chapter Three            Chapter Seven
Chapter Four  

Poetry by Jocelyn Stewart

 

A Companion in Zeor #15 (2001)

A New Beginning, Part V: Nothing Ventured--Nothing Gained by D. DaBinett
Chapter One Chapter Five
Chapter Two Chapter Six
Chapter Three            Chapter Seven
Chapter Four Chapter Eight

The Tribblets Collection - cartoons by Linda Whitten 

Vocation: Heat, Wind, Ice & Rain by Katherine X. Rylien
Chapter One Chapter Four
Chapter Two Chapter Five
Chapter Three            Chapter Six

Convention Costume Photo Page by Nova

Sime 101 by Nova

Retrospectives Hightlights of simegen-L discussions from previous years

 

A Companion in Zeor #16 (2001 - 2002)

A New Beginning, Part VI: Journey to a Wild Place by D. DaBinett
Chapter One Chapter Five Chapter Nine Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Two Chapter Six Chapter Ten Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Three            Chapter Seven            Chapter Eleven           
Chapter Four Chapter Eight Chapter Twelve

Update provided by Kerwin L. Schaefer, aka Kerry Lindemann-Schaefer, author of the Frevven stories.

BLOOD TAINT by Katherine X. Rylien

Sime~Gen Filk Songs and Rhymes by various authors

 

A Companion in Zeor #17 (2002 - 2003)

A New Beginning, Part VII: Friends and Enemies by D. DaBinett
Chapter One Chapter Five Chapter Nine Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Two Chapter Six Chapter Ten
Chapter Three            Chapter Seven            Chapter Eleven           
Chapter Four Chapter Eight Chapter Twelve

More Tribblets by Linda Whitten

Wild Speculations by Ronnie Bob Whitaker

 

A Companion in Zeor #18 (2003 - 2003)

Test of Courage by Mary Lou Mendum (chapters 1-6)
Chapter One: The Beast Within Chapter Four: Cross-Territory Diplomacy
Chapter Two: UnQualified Chapter Five: Delicate Negotiations
Chapter Three: Preparations            Chapter Six: A Practical Demonstration           

A Mother's Choice by Winged Wolf

Whatever Happened to Shen the Tecton? compiled by Ronnie Bob Whitaker

 

A Companion in Zeor #19 (2003 - 2004)

Test of Courage by Mary Lou Mendum (chapters 7-12)
Chapter Seven: Boycott Chapter Ten: Risk Avoidance
Chapter Eight: Channel Errant Chapter Eleven: A Narrow Escape
Chapter Nine: Cloak and Dagger            Chapter Twelve: Inter-larity Misunderstandings           

 

A Companion in Zeor #20 (2003 - 2004)

Test of Courage by Mary Lou Mendum (chapters 13-19)
Chapter Thirteen: Gen Wrangling, Cordonan Style           Chapter Seventeen: Blackmail
Chapter Fourteen: A Reckless Vow Chapter Eighteen: Perplexing Enigma
Chapter Fifteen: Substitutes Chapter Nineteen: A Gen Perspective
Chapter Sixteen: The Beast in Harness

Alienation vs. Intimacy in the Sime~Gen Universe by M. Alexis Pakulak
A tribute to Shirley Maiewski, long time head of the STAR TREK WELCOMMITTEE.

 

A Companion in Zeor #21 (2004)

Issue #21 is closed. Please view our Awards From MediaWest Con 25.

A Companion's Duty by M. Alexis Pakulak -- NOTE:This novel contains tasteful but explicit gay sex scenes that are not pornographic, but integral to the plot.
Part 8 of A New BeginningA Matter of Necessity by D. DaBinett
A tribute to Linda L. Whitten, Member of the SIME~GEN WELCOMMITTEE, cartoonist, fanzine contributor.
Artwork: BLESSING OR CURSE by Kip Grimes
Sime~Gen Poetry in Free Verse: HOW FAR MUST I GO? by William Long
E-Selyn: Words from the Web --Compiled by Kaires Tevesu. Featuring a discussion on First Channel, and other S~G novels

 

A Companion in Zeor #22 (2005-2006)

Issue #22 is closed for submissions. Please read the contribution guidelines first, and then send submissions to Karen MacLeod.

A tribute to Jay Schiff friend of Sime~Gen and A COMPANION IN ZEOR.
A FORK IN THE PATH by M. Alexis Pakulak -- Artwork by Kip Grimes
E-Selyn - Words from the Web 'Slash' Fiction - In Search of a Definition Compiled by: Kaíres Tévesu
MediaWest Convention Report, May 2005 Compiled by: Kaíres Tévesu
A Sime~Gen Parable ... and TIGERS and BEARS by: Greer Watson
A NEW BEGINNING by Doreen DaBinett -- PART NINE THE SANDS OF TIME
A NEW BEGINNING by Doreen DaBinett -- PART NINE Doreen's thoughts, as discussed during the editorial process.

 

A Companion in Zeor #23 (2006-2007)

Issue #23 is closed for submissions. Please read the contribution guidelines first, and then send submissions to Karen MacLeod.

Sime~Gen Demographics: A letter exchange between Greer Watson and Margaret Carter. Includes input from Jacqueline Lichtenberg. Thanks to Greer Watson, who supplied the finished pages.
The Farris Factor Part One -- Doreen DaBinett
The Farris Factor Part Two -- Doreen DaBinett
The Farris Factor Part Three -- Doreen DaBinett
The Farris Factor Part Four -- Doreen DaBinett
INTERVIEW WITH JACQUELINE LICHTENBERG -- Originally appeared in Margaret L. Carter's News from the Crypt, and is used with permission.

 

A Companion in Zeor #24 (2008) Our 30th Anniversary Year

Joan Winston: Recollections and Tributes Tribute pages for Joan Winston, Author of THE MAKING OF THE TREK CONVENTIONS, Co-Author of STAR TREK LIVES, founder of the original Star Trek Conventions, and a member of "The Committee."
The Farris Factor Part Five -- Doreen DaBinett
The Farris Factor Part Six -- Doreen DaBinett

  A Companion in Zeor #25 (2014) Our 36th Anniversary Year

Issue #25 is open for submissions. Please read the contribution guidelines first, and then send submissions to Karen MacLeod.

The Box. --- Poetry by Laurie Pollack

 


Notes

Alissa and Tannon

A Companion's Heart, a wonderful short novel by Cheryl Wolverton, is part of the same series as her previous stories, What Must I Do? and Dream Chaser. It's probably a good idea to read those two stories first.

Hows of Zero

We also have an excerpt from the September 1976 Ambrov Zeor #2, The Hows of Zero by Susann Kohinoor and Paula Smith. This story is... you'll just have to read it, I can't explain it. :)

Please, read and enjoy! If you have any questions or comments about this website, please contact Karen MacLeod.


Masthead

The online versions of issues #1 through #11 were scanned and OCRd from the typewritten and photocopied paper 'zine and then reformatted for the web.

Our senior editor is Karen MacLeod. Ronnie Bob Whitaker did all of the hard work of scanning, OCRing, and correcting the text. The original "two... as one" CZ logo was drawn by Donell Meadows, scanned by Kaas Baichtal, and the Zeor Blue image was colored and cleaned up by Eric Berlin. Mike Giroux HTML-ed the text. He also prepared the HTML for our online issue #12. Katherine Rylien, 2001-2002 Associate Editor and Webmaster for CZ, designed the current "look" jointly with Karen MacLeod.

The Sime~Gen universe was created by Jacqueline Lichtenberg. None of the S~G stories on this site or their setting may be reused without her explicit permission. See our copyright notice for more details.

 


Additional information

Fanzines depend on fans for their existence. Please give us feedback if you like or don't like the materials online.  Use this handy form, or e-mail us

The contribution guidelines will help you understand what we're looking for if you've got a story to write.  We accept alternate universe Sime~Gen, main-universe Sime~Gen (see the official chronology), stories, artwork, poetry, recipes, jokes, "Feghoots," spoofs, sendups, and "non-fiction" articles purportedly written by Tecton Authorities and their opponents.  We may also publish interesting LoCs (Letters of Comment) on stories posted here.

If you'd like to order paper copies of CZ, an order form is available. Ambrov Zeor also has an order form online.  If you'd like to volunteer to start an online Sime~Gen fanzine of your own, email simegen@simegen.com with a concept and editorial policy.  If accepted, space will be provided on simegen.com inside Rimon's Library and publicity links will be deployed over the domain.  We are also open to other suggestions for fan-based activities.  


The Sime~Gen Universe


All Sime~Gen fiction copyrights owned by Sime~Gen Inc.  All rights reserved.  Nothing may be reposted elsewhere, though you may link to these files on simegen.com.  



This Page Was Last Updated on 09/23/14

 

You can buy paper copies of CZ
And use your Paypals account to pay.
Make payments with PayPal -







it's fast, free and secure!
Click above to pay or to sign up today.  You will need a Master or Visa credit card plus a checking account for full service from paypal.  

Find out why we so vigorously support amazon.com 

Half.com...buy & sell books music movies games

 

 

 

View the covers of the 8 Sime~Gen Novels by Jacqueline Lichtenberg and/or Jean Lorrah that have been published.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

 

 

Fanfiction: the Ring

Visit a complete list of WebRing memberships here
  < Previous     Forum       Like     Easy Surf Fanfiction: the Ring    Off    Suprise Me!    Next >  
..
..