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A genre of science fiction, chiefly published in fanzines, in which any of various male pairings from popular films or books is portrayed as having a homosexual relationship. The term, which refers to an oblique printed stroke / used between the adjoining names or initials of the characters concerned, seems to have originated among fans of the 1960s science-fiction series Star Trek, in stories centring on the relationship between Captain Kirk and Mr Spock (K/S is an alternative name for the genre).

Subjects: Literature.

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