Full record for K/S n.

Definition a subgenre of science fiction, originally published in fanzines and now esp. online, in which the Star Trek characters Kirk and Spock are portrayed as having a homosexual relationship; (later) any similar fiction in which a pair of (established) male characters is so portrayed
OED requirements antedating 1978
Earliest cite in 'Obsc'zine'
Comment Meg Garrett submitted a 1984 cite from the letterzine "Not Tonight, Spock!". Mike Christie submitted a cite from a reprint of Dave Langford's review "Spock in Manacles"; Dave Langford verified the cite in the 1983 original magazine publication. Colette Reap submitted a 1979 citation for the form "K/Sex" from a fanzine called "Variations on a Theme" by Valerie Piacentini and Sheila Clark. Colette Reap submitted a 1980 cite from a fanzine called "Bi-Lliam 2" by Shirley Lambard and Jackie. Meg Garrett submitted a 1984 cite from the letterzine "Not Tonight, Spock!". Susan Payne submitted a 1978 cite from a letter by Juanita Salicrup in Obsc'zine, and a 1977 cite for the form "Kirk/Spock" from a letter by Susan Bridges in Obsc'zine. Joan Marie Verba submitted a 1978 cite from a review in the fanzine "Scuttlebutt, and a 1975 cite for "Kirk/Spock" from the Fanzine Halkan Council 12.

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Added to the OED as a new entry in September 2003 with an earliest cite of 1978

Last modified 6 July, 2008