As an interesting FYI for anyone reading Sonni Cooper's novel Blackfire
: Some of the material that didn't make it into the novel was published in a fanzine called Infinite Diversity
, vol. 5. I was fortunate enough to find this 'zine on eBay, and am very much looking forward to reading it. I've no idea at all what may have been left out of the novel, or why. I would guess it was some combination of that material didn't fit into the story somehow, or it would have made the book too long... anyway, just mentioning this in case anyone else wants to read the rest
of the story.