edited by Randall Landers
ERIDANI is a Star Trek: The Next Generation fanzine which tries to capture the very essence of the new television series. There may be occasional violence, adult situations, nudity and rough language, but those instances are noted in the descriptions, and no age statement is required for this publication.
ERIDANI 20 features
"Token" -- by Mariann T. McDermott. The crew of the Enterprise must contend with a mysterious woman who claims to be from the future while investigating a baffling phenomenon wreaking destruction on a colony's crops.
"The Chains That Bind" -- by Mindi French. A Wort-Beverly story, set during "Chains of Command." As implied in the episode by their expressions, Wort and Beverly had a ratherintense ... disagreement while in the shuttle en route back to the Enterprise following the failure of their mission. This short story tries to give a resolution to that argument, and builds up to the next story.
"Invictus" -- by D.J. Nicholson. Set prior to the resolution of "Chains of Command." Picard has been ordered freed, but he must live with the doubt as to whether or not this is all an elaborate charade designed by the Cardassian interrogator to further demoralize and break him. An excellent story, told from Picard's point of view.
"Loyalties" -- by Jeff Morris. The story of Ro Laren's decision of choosing whether or not to join the Starfleet crew aboard the Bajoran space station, Deep Space 9. Ro finds herself bucking orders once again, and, this time, she has an unusual ally.
"Mutual Understandings" -- by Mindi French. This short story ties up a few loose ends from the previous three stories with yet another look at the intriguing Crusher~Worf relationship.
"Unforgiven" -- by Irene Deitel. Set during the Deep Space Nine episode "Emissary." Picard must deal with Commander Benjamin Sisko's hatred and Counselor Deanna Troi is there to help. An excellent look at Troi being a ship's counselor.
"Without a Safety Net" -- by Cyndi Bayless Overstreet. Quite a different story from what we've grown to expect from Cyndi. Picard (who is injured), Riker, Data, LaForge and Troi are marooned on an icy world with a seemingly psychotic scientist. After six months there, things begin to get a little tense, and Troi is forced to consider some drastic therapy to prevent a complete breakdown in the friendships of the others. Destined to be controversial story, Cyndi dares to suggest the unthinkable.
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