Fan Fiction Defense
Star Trek Zine Fans: 1967-1971
As part of a paper on the early history of Star Trek fanfiction, I have tried to estimate the sex ratio among the first wave of Star Trek fanzine publishers and writers. I looked at every fan name mentioned in the 1967-1971 section of Joan Marie Verba's book Boldly Writing and categorized that name as clearly (or known to me as) male, clearly female, or unclear.
I am posting this list on the Web so it can be double-checked by fans with first-hand knowledge. In addition to the problem of people with non-gender-specific names, I may have put women in the "male" column or men in the "female" column; it is also possible that some people are in more than once under different names.
For comparison purposes, see my list of SF Zine Publishers of the 1960s. The SF list is about 17% female; the Trek list is about 83% female. Interesting, no?
Please send any corrections or comments to Mary Ellen Curtin.
updated November 16, 2002
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