Greetings, Fellow Sophonts:
Another three months have flown by, and now I am proud to present to you Issue #7 of the Stellar Reaches fanzine. Riding in at 41 pages, this issue is packed with plenty of goodness for Traveller fans: a Traveller gaming article, an adventure set in the Empty Quarter, an unusual location and an Empty Quarter Echo article based on that locale, an alternate universe, a starship data article detailing a barge, a weaponâ€™s locker article on flamethrowers, and a rather meaty biography column, which introduces new ships and their captains for your use in adventures and ship encounters. Thatâ€™s eight different articles for your enjoyment.
We can also see that two new artists have come to the fore, presenting the Traveller community with some excellent new material: Thomas Leichssenring and v gray.
Travis Leichssenring works hard for his money as a chemist by day and a freelance artist by night. He started playing Traveller a little over 25 years ago, and you can see how it has influenced his artwork. He prefers doing sci-fi art and hopes to do a few book covers and graphic novels in the future. His currently projects include a graphic novel, inspired by his previous successes in selling his artwork to the advertising department of the company he works for, as well as work for an online role-playing game site. For more of his work, check out his website at:
v gray is a long time sci-fi and traveller fan, currently exiled in frozen northern Colorado, dreaming of balmy breezes, tropical beach resorts, and flocks of nubile bioroid handmaidens. His hobbies include: contemplating the perfect TL25 battlefleet, photography, improving his computer art skills from stick-figure to finger-paint level (or beyond, as we can see in this issue), wasting way too much time researching “stuff” on the internet, and upgrading his graphics software. He maintains a gallery of his work at:
As always, my friends, I wish to thank you all for your continued support of the Stellar Reaches fanzine. Without your continued contributions, we simply couldnâ€™t do it, so once again I say â€œthank you, thank you, thank youâ€ to each of the contributors for your efforts! With that in mind, please stop reading this intro and dive on into the good stuff. Thereâ€™s a lot to enjoy with the latest issue!
Prepare To Jump,
Jason â€œFlynnâ€ Kemp
Editor, Stellar Reaches fanzine