A Proposed Model of the Vulcan Heart

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Title

A Proposed Model of the Vulcan Heart

Subject

Vulcan Anatomy

Description

A Proposed Model of the Vulcan Heart is an interesting and relevant section of Spockanalia #1It is reflective of two early trends in Star Trek fandom and fan creation.

First, it is an example of the act of self-insertion into fanworks. In this artifact, the author Sandra Deckinger, has inserted herself into her own writing via a fictional representation of herself as a Starfleet Lieutenant giving a lecture at the Federated Planets Academy. Self-insertion was common in early fan writing and a precursor to the later Mary Sue method of self-insertion into fanfiction (Mary Sue is the trope of an self-insert female character that is an idealized version of the author, and is often for the purpose of having romantic relations with one or more of the main characters of Star Trek.)

This piece of literature is also important in that it displays a second trend in early Star Trek fandom writing. Rather than create fanfiction, stories which use the established characters of Star Trek but placing them in non-canonical scenarios, most writers chose to focus instead on the scientific side of their science-fiction television show. Many of the articles in Spockanalia #1 and Spockanalia #2 focus on various aspects of Vulcan anatomy, psychology, and culture.

Creator

Sandra Deckinger

Source

Spockanalia #1

Publisher

Garlic Press

Date

September 1, 1967

Contributor

Devra Langsam and Sherna Comerford

Rights

These images are for educational purposes only and fall under Fair Use & Creative Commons. All Rights Reserved.

Format

Image, scan from paper fanzine

Language

English

Type

Fanzine

Files

vulcan heart.png

Citation

Sandra Deckinger, “A Proposed Model of the Vulcan Heart,” Where No Fan Has Gone Before, accessed November 19, 2018, http://jdguerrier.com/cms/items/show/24.

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