for Mature Readers
TALES OF THE TAI-PAN UNIVERSE OMNIBUS Vol. 1 ($12.95) Founded in 1988 as an artists' and writers' cooperative, the Tai-Pan Literary and Arts Project has benefited from the talents of many contributors over the years. The project has published a wide range of stories from space opera to hard science fiction and from mystery to romance. The project's publication was recognized twice as Best Anthropomorphic Fanzine of the Year by the Ursa Major Awards. While individual stories stand on their own, contributors have taken advantage of the shared nature of the universe to write stories that build on a theme or character arc started by another writer.
Under the original title, TAI-PAN, the first issues were published in the winter of 1991-92, introducing the tyrader ship Tai-Pan, and laying groundwork for concepts and characters that are still being written about today. In this volume you will find all the original artwork and stories published in issues #1 & #2, including NEW QUEENLAND STATION by Breshears, Johnson, Ware & Duram-Nilsson, WHAT TALES HE'D TELL... by Ware & Morgan, A BIRD IN THE HAND by Ehrlich & Robak, JUMPING PLANET by Dailey & Salts, BETWEEN A LAUGH AND A TEAR by Ware & Sinex, with additional artwork by Terrie Smith, Waters, Woolard and others. Cover by Chuck Melville.
2011 176 pages 8-1/2x11 b&w softcover from The Tai-Pan Literary and Arts Project