THE KARENINA CONTINUITY CHRONICLES are a five issue adventure running the gamut of many `reality based' media series. We've run into spies, jewel thieves, foreign intrigue, mad scientists, corporate masterminds, the supernatural, and that's only the beginning as we ask the question,

"Is anyone really who they say they are?"


Issue #1:Desperate Tymes

(stories by Susan M. Garrett or Guy Brownlee. Artwork by Guy Brownlee and Lea Bodensteiner)

DEBT PAID, IN BLOOD
The NEW AVENGERS assume that the mutilation murders of government officials have no connection to the disappearance of an agent in a communist block country twenty years before...or do they?

NIGHT & DAY
When is a rescue mission not a rescue mission? The NEW AVENGERS discover the answer as they wage battle with the Lord of the Vampires, himself!

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE ROAD
Is a beautiful hitchhiker really a world famous jewel thief? Or, as the KNIGHTRIDER suspects, is she something more?

BEGGAR'S GAME
Helping out a mysterious lady in distress becomes more than standard operating procedure for SIMON & SIMON investigations.

OLD FRIENDS, NEW ENEMIES
First, the mystery woman claims to be his sister, then she's implicated in a shooting murder just outside his office, and now Laura has disappeared. What's a self-respecting con man like REMINGTON STEELE to do?


Issue #2: Dance Into the Fyre

(stories by Susan M. Garrett or Guy Brownlee; artwork by Guy Brownlee & Lea Bodensteiner)

LIES AND CONSEQUENCES
The A-TEAM agree to rescue a reporter from a group of terrorists. But can they hope to succeed when the woman who hires them plans to betray them?

OLD SPIES NEVER DIE
Bill Maxwell (GREATEST AMERICAN HERO) finds that his past is catching up with him in the form of a pretty ex-spy and a KGB Colonel who wants revenge on a man named `Kelly Robinson'.

SORRY, RIGHT NUMBER
Jim ROCKFORD's been receiving some strange phone calls on his answering machine, all about a mysterious package that was never delivered. Then, someone shows up to collect it....

TRANSFORMATIONS
Picked up by a young woman `headed his way', David Banner begins to think his luck is about to change, but that's not all that's changing for THE INCREDIBLE HULK in the small, West Virginia town.

JINGLEBELL ROCK
Christmas-Bah, humbug! Or so decides Dr. Johnny Fever of WKRP, Cincinnati, until a phone call from a woman with similar feeling turns him around.

FANGS AND CLAWS
Professor J.C. Chase is conned into helping a woman escape from a restaurant and finds that she has guessed his secret, but the tables turn and the MANIMAL has to learn some new tricks to survive....


Issue #3: The Ecstasy of Flight

(stories by Susan M. Garrett; artwork by Ann Larimer)

PAPA SIMON'S HOUSE OF MIRACLES
Five years ago Simon Shane, THE CLONE MASTER, succeeded in creating thirteen clone versions of himself. Now not only has a new cloning experiment gone awry, but his old enemy is back and planning revenge with a bloodthirsty woman.

THE `WHO WAS THAT SPY I SAW YOU WITH' AFFAIR
The MEN FROM UNCLE are sent on a rather gruesome mission, discover whether the murder of an out-of-favor UNCLE operative was a THRUSH hit or the work of a serial killer.

FREEDOM OF THE HEART
It's Carnival time in the Village and THE PRISONER can't be certain if the assistant for his magic show will assist in his escape...or his death.

AS THE RAVEN FLIES
Only AIRWOLF's delicate sensors can give the scientists the information they need to determine when a Mexican volcano will blowbut an impending storm and a passenger ensure that Stringfellow Hawke might make the ultimate deadline.

ALWAYS
When Jonathan Higgens is acting very secretive, almost downright...sneaky, it's up to MAGNUM, P.I. to investigate a possible case of espionage that leads to a bloody bad time.


Issue # 4:A Stranger to the Sun

(stories by Susan M. Garrett; artwork by Ann Larimer)

COME SPY WITH ME
(Masquerade; Scarecrow & Mrs. King; Mission Impossible) Amanda King has disappeared on a very sudden `vacation' without a word to anyone. Has she been kidnapped? Is it a case of revenge? Or is it a case of the right hand having no idea what the left is planning...?

A COMMODIOUS EXCHANGE
(Adderly) One of the primary functions of an intelligence agency is to provide funding and cover for agents in the field on a consistent basis. When ISI runs into a busy season, the oddest jobs tend to fall into a capable hand at Miscellaneous Affairs.

SHADOWS OF THE PAST
(Dark Shadows; Murder, She Wrote) Writing a Gothic mystery novel should be easy with the proper atmosphere, although Jessica Fletcher finds that the combination of a murder and disappearance in Collinsport, Maine might be a bit too stimulating.

THE MAGIC OF MODERN MEDICINE
(St. Elsewhere; The Magician; Dr. Strange) At Christmas, St. Elsewhere is one hospital where miracles can happen and magic is always in the air.

THE HOUSE ON 42ND STREET
(Equalizer) A `safe house' is an agent's haven, a place to go where anonymity is assured and safety guaranteed...if you happen to be on the right side.

DAWN TO A SUNLESS SEA
(The Man From Atlantis) With a Senate sub-committee preparing to cut funding and Fire Zone waiting for a chance to acquire the Man from Atlantis, the Foundation for Ocean Research seems headed for extinction, until it receives support from a most unexpected source.

THE NEED TO KNOW
(Stingray) Stingray is on the trail of a man with no name and no legal existence, relying only upon a description given by two men and the fact that his quarry is a murderer, all because he owes a favor...to Karenina Bosov.

THE OFFICIAL KARENINA BOSOV PAPERDOLLS
Yes, you read it correctly, a special Penguin Press bonus!...a paperdoll with six different outfits for you to cut and color.


Issue 5: The Power of Gold

(stories by Susan M. Garrett; artwork by Ann Larimer)

THE BEAST IS BACK
(Salvage I) For Jettison Salvage, salvaging an old house is usually no problem, but this particular house has a spirit and the spirit isn't willing.

THE TRICK TOP HAT
(The Misfits of Science) First came Little Bunny, then big bunny . . . now BIGGER bunny. Think about it.

BORGIA ON MY MIND
(Shadow Chasers) Your average anthropologist usually doesn't have to deal with cursed rings, secret government scientific agencies, and troublesome tabloid reporters...but Jonathan MacKensie isn't your average anthropologist.

THE DEAD OF MOURNING
(Kolchak: The Nightstalker; Nick Knight) Carl Kolchak, managing editor of INS, has put his vampire-hunting days behind him. But vampires not only have long lives, but long memories. They're putting him on trial and his only hope is a woman who volunteers to defend him against the undead Tribunal.

PROFESSION OF DIMINISHING RETURNS
(Questor) When is an assassin, not an assassin? When he's a bodyguard--maybe.

LATE LAMENTED
(Outlaws) The Double Eagle Detective Agency has a lead on a serial killer, but their only eyewitness is wanted by the law.

THE WRITTEN WORD
(Werewolf) Some stories disappear with the wind, but others, if put down in black and white, can be found in the strangest places . . . including an old cabin in Wyoming.

A PROMISE SEALED IN SHADOW
(Beauty & The Beast) Words not spoken sometimes appear to be the cruelest words of all, unless you know the reason why secrets are made and kept.

BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX

(The Phoenix) It's rumored that a man exists known as the "Phoenix." He may be from the past. He may be from another world. But he is flesh and blood. Karenina has found herself drawn to seek him as a moth seeks a flame. Will he be able to give her the answers she's seeking?

All artwork, including the beautiful color cover, is by Ann Larimer.


FIRE ZONE:

Field Operations Manual and Orientation Packet

Ever wonder where all the background about Fire Zone, Karenina Bosov, and a lot of other original things in the Karenina Continuity Chronicles came from? When KCC first seemed like a going concern, my brother and I literally created Fire Zone, with blueprints, official documents, personnel files . . . the works. Now we'd like to share these classified files with you, our readers.

So, for the first and only time, we present the Fire Zone Field Operations Manual.

Read the dossiers on the staff of Fire Zone (military and civilian), including how and why they were chosen for their positions. Discover how Alex Collins' dream of a paranormal investigations center came into being . . . and the compromises he had to make to bring it to reality. Find out why Colonel Blaine has such a fear of the paranormal and what his ultimate plans for the Fire Zone may mean to all the `unusual' individuals investigated.

We've put in everything we had and then some, including the actual blue prints (ever wonder who does the laundry and where?), Fire Zone investigation procedures (what happens when a call comes in?), how the Nexus computer works and the systems it can access (you'd be surprised), and a summary of story titles and synopses . . . as well as a rundown of Fire Zone's continuing nemesis, Ridgeway Industries (the biggest baddest big business conglomerate you've ever seen!). Not to mention dossiers on Karenina Bosov and Matthew Gunther, a list of the series' chronology/geography, map of Karenina's travels, detailed discussion of what the vampires in KCC can and cannot do, and the often requested annotated listing of series, so that you know in which story your favorite series appeared.

And since this is all pretty prosaic and meant primarily for hard-core fans of KCC (and potential contributors to the Apocrypha issue), we've created a special `happy meal' edition in which you'll receive a Fire Zone security access badge, magnet, set of trading cards, and a really keen envelope with a pocket to keep your goodies in . . . along with the Field Operations Manual (out of a limited edition of 50, there are three left).

Needless to say, all of the excellent artwork is by Ann Larimer, and the non-fiction and fiction are by either Susan or Shawn Garrett.


The Apocrypha Issue

The Karenina Continuity Chronicles finishes with Issue #5 and the story's over, right?

Wrong. What about the stories that were never told? What about events that may have happened differently? What about people that Karenina or Fire Zone never ran into . . . or did they?

The Apocrypha Issue gives you the chance to write for KCC. Have you wanted to write a story about your favorite characters or series? Is there something, in your opinion, we didn't handle right or didn't handle at all? This is the chance to give the world your version of previously recorded events . . . or a completely original story, poem, or artwork.

We do have a few rules about submissions, namely:

  1. Anything submitted must have some connection to KCC. Is it something to do with Karenina, Fire Zone, characters and situations previously discussed . . . you decide!

  2. All work must have a rating of light `R' or less. Breeze through the series and see what kind of tone we set. This is NOT an adult zine.

  3. Submissions should be consistent with our Penguin Press Submissions Guidelines (feel free to ask for a copy!).

KCC was envisioned as a chance to let me do some experimentation with story forms and subjects . . . why not take advantage of the opportunity? Tired of the same old fanzine stories?

Try something new! This zine will give me a chance to do one, final issue and answer at least one very pressing question of my own--what happened when Karenina ran into MacGyver? For yourself, the sky's the limit; you can use anything from Alien Nation, Hardcastle & McCormick, War of the Worlds, Quantum Leap, The Twilight Zone . . . anything your little televisionistic heart yearns to see in print. We've already received a story from Laura Michaels entitled "More Consequences," which clarifies the ending to "Lies and Consequences" (Issue 2: Dance Into the Fyre), and a Phoenix poem.

Do you need information about Karenina or Fire Zone? Feel free to ask or check out the Fire Zone Field Operations Manual. I'll answer as best I can, and if I don't know, it's up to you to fill in the gaps.

For more specifics on Penguin Press submission requirements for any of our publications, feel free to ask for a copy of our Submissions Guidelines Booklet


PRICING AND ORDERING INFO

KCC #1 ( 60 pages.....$3.50 1ST CLASS)

KCC #2 ( 104 pages....$10.00 1ST CLASS)

KCC #3 ( 142 pages....$10.00 1ST CLASS)

KCC #4 ( 168 pages....$12.00 1ST CLASS)

KCC #5 ( 289 pages....$21.00 1ST CLASS)

Field Operations Manual (100+ pages....$5.00 First Class)

Field Operations Manual with Orientation Packet ($10.00 First Class)

Any questions, orders, or submissions can be sent to:

Susan M. Garrett
14B Terrace Ct.
Toms River, NJ 08753

or email to Susan M. Garrett.