-Volume 10, 15 February, 1998 -

Semarak Api -- n. origin. Malay 1. Lit. Flame-of-the-Forest. Tree with small flaming red flowers. 2. May the fire burn on. May the spirit live on...


I humbly apologise for the delay in the online version of this newsletter, but as we all know, life can be a real pain in the behind.

It has been a quiet fortnight for Space: Above and Beyond, but right here in the Firebirds, things just started buzzing. Unfortunately, there are not much news on S:AaB, save for SciFi Channel's press release. However, several important announcements are included in this issue, so members: take notice!

This issue also sees several changes: from now on, "From the Quill Pen" will also feature fan fiction reviews. There are many good fanfic out there on the Internet, and it would be a shame just to ignore them. Of course, the other side of the coin also holds true. There *are* bad fanfic, and the reviewers will do their best to spot them. :) As always, enjoy.

A big round of thanks and applause goes to Sparhawk, Albatross, and Peregrine for their contributions to this issue. Kingfisher too deserves accolade for the tid-bits on the Vietnam War. Kate Duncan, if you're reading this, a warm and enthusiastic "Thank you!" goes out from all of us to you.

Semper fi!
Captain Yasmin "Garuda" M.
88th Firebirds Squadron

Classified Ad


>From Captain Garuda, 88th Firebirds:

I need reviewers to write fanfic reviews for S:AaB fics. I don't care how you feel about any particular story, just type 'em up and send 'em in. Hell, write the review in the form of a haiku if you know how. Only fanfic suitable for all ages, please. I also need "reporters" -- members who can scour the Net looking for:

  1. S:AaB news
  2. Webpages (will also need this for the Resource page)
  3. Pictures to complement the news/story/whatever (for the online version)
  4. Anything pertaining to S:AaB that doesn't fit in the above categories.

Newbies are very much welcome (come on, contribute!). Yes, you'll get credit for your work, never fear. That's another change I'm going to implement. From now on, I'm going to thank the contributors in my Atten-HUT! column.

The newsletter is published every fortnight. For suggestions and contributions to both the newsletter and mailing list e-mail Garuda. I will forward any message intended for the whole squadron to the mailing list. If you want your message to be seen by the whole squadron, state it clearly and I will put it up on the Bulletin Board column as well. I am also responsible for Communications, so e-mail me if you have any other problems, except those concerning your membership in the 88th, as that falls under Peregrine's wing.

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