How fascinating that in 1975, while I (Lilker) was creating a 10-year-old son for Spock on the east coast, Eileen Roy was creating a 10-year-old-son for Kirk on the west coast.  Inevitably, Eileen and I crossed paths. Eileen used the backdrop of Kraith (with permission of Jacqueline Lichtenberg) to set the story of how Kirk, now “adopted” into Spock’s family, finds himself enmeshed in parenthood. There are five parts to the story. This is the original, as published in Connie Faddis’ Interphase (1975) and includes copies of Faddis’ beautiful illios for the story. All permissions granted.

Eileen is in the process of rewriting her series and whenever she’s ready, Jai 2018 (working title) will have a home here, on Sahaj’s page.

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