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I've wandered around online quite a bit, looking for fics worth reading, authors worth following. I've found the best tool for this to be other people's recommendations; that is, if I like something someone's written (or one thing that person particularly likes), I'm likely to enjoy some of the same things they do.

This being the case, I thought I'd compile a list of fics and authors that I really like so that I can return the favor.

About my taste in fanfics.

Authors and archivists, if I've linked to the wrong portion of your site, if your site's moved or if you'd prefer that I not link to your stories, please e-mail me so that I can make the necessary changes.

If you read and enjoy any of these fics, please take a few seconds to let the author know. Every author I've ever talked to appreciates it.

If your taste doesn't agree with mine (or if you've run through my recs and are looking for more), there are a lot of recs sites and recs journals linked from Recs Rainbow. Other fic recs in various fandoms can be found at the Crack Van and at Try This Fic (for anime specific fandoms with a m/m bias). You can also find recs in some of the entries in The Shipper's Manifesto, Idol Reflection Version 2.0, Relationships and other similar communities. I use all of them, to some extent, to find the fics I rec here.

Note: As of 5 October 2006, I've cross listed crossover recs so that they're listed in the crossovers section and under each of the fandoms involved. That makes some fandoms suddenly look much larger than before and may, at some point, confuse those looking for new recs who're going by the update list from Recs Rainbow. When I post an update list to Recs Rainbow, I'll still count crossovers only as crossovers rather than double, triple or quadruple counting them to show all the fandoms involved.

I did this because the crossovers page had gotten so large that it was hard to find stories in specific fandoms. I know there are some people who adore crossovers and don't care what fandoms they're in, but there are also readers who're willing to read crossovers in some fandoms and not in others. I hope this will be a help for the latter group.

There are still a few recs that can only be found on the crossovers page because they're for websites or particular authors rather than for stories. There may be some glitches in the cross indexing because I'm not double checking it particularly thoroughly (just setting it up took hours). If you see something that needs fixing, please e-mail me.

I'm considering some other tweaks to the site to make it more useful, but implementing them will depend on my having time and probably won't happen quickly. For example-- I'm considering adding notes on ratings and pairings and labeling recs gen/het/slash, but doing those will be time consuming and may not be something I'm able to do for the entire site at once. I may start with the fandoms that have the fewest recs and work up to the monsters. I may also decide not to list ratings for fics not rated by the authors or not to try to give pairing lists for very long fics that I read a long time ago (or just to list the primary pairing, if there is one). I may also skip the gen/het/slash because my definitions of the terms may not match readers'. Feedback on the subject is welcome.


Abhorsen Series fics:
Faithful Companion by Pun
Mogget wakes up for the important things. (Added 8 June 2006)

Stay of Arms by SA
Sabriel waits for the birth of her first child. (Added 8 June 2006)

Winds Somewhere Safe to Sea by Sophia Jirafe
After the end of Abhorsen, several people find themselves not quite so sure of who they are or where they belong as they were before they had time to think about it. (Added 15 January 2006)

Addams Family fics:
Suburban Nightmare by sadisticferret
Gomez finds himself somewhere he definitely doesn't belong. (Added 15 January 2006)

African Queen fics:
Tale on a Winter's Eve by Meltha
Afterwards for Rose and Charlie. (Added 15 January 2006)

Ah, My Goddess Fics:
Chaotic Future by Cloud-Dreamer
Ranma/Ah, My Goddess/Sailor Moon. Ranma, in girl form, insults Skuld who, in turn, locks him into girl form. After further insults, Skuld almost kills Ranma and receives divine punishment. She's changed into a god and will remain male until until Ranma names Skuld's firstborn child. Apart from Ranma, Kasumi, Shampoo and Cologne, the story shows the Ranma characters in the worst light that canon has to offer. (Added 20 April 2006)

Ai no Kusabi Fics:
Acts of Defiance by Cori Lannam
Jupiter doesn't want to lose her pet. Dark. (Added 8 June 2006)

Small Freedoms by Fuyu
Riki and Iason each find very small spaces for themselves. Not happy, but then fics in this fandom shouldn't be. (Added 8 June 2006)

Alice in Wonderland fics:
Beyond the Looking Glass and What the Red King Found There by Blinky the Tree Frog
Which is the dream and which the dreamer? (Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Ravens and Writing Desks by Meltha
Alice returns to Wonderland and finds it much diminished. In the end, though, the nonsense makes sense and never will. (Added 2 March 2006)

Alien Nation fics:
The Best Christmas Ever by Joylee
Matt spends Christmas with the Franciscos. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Ride Home by Hossgal
Matt drives George home from the hospital. They talk on the way. (Added 15 January 2006)

Star Light, Star Bright by Amilyn
George goes camping with Emily. The stars look different from Earth. (Added 8 June 2006)

Amadeus fics:
Dies Irae by Anj
Salieri cannot forgive himself and cannot-- quite-- regret what he's done. (Added 20 January 2007)

Amber Fics:
Aedan's Reality by Todd Worrell
This is an Amber character diary from a long running campaign. The character voice comes through strongly, but there are also some weaknesses peculiar to the genre-- Characters drift through without purpose, simply because they're either player characters or necessary for other player characters. If you don't mind the disjointed effect that comes from following part of a role playing campaign, this is worth a read. (Note: I haven't finished all of this yet, but I do plan to.) (Added 6 May 2005)

Arranged Marriage by thermidor
As a punishment, Random was forced to marry a blind Rebman lady. How did the marriage look from her side? This was the story written for me for Yuletide 2005. It was just what I was looking for-- An exploration of one of the female characters from canon. Go, read it and tell the author you liked it. (Added 15 January 2006)

Time Upon a Once by Rhi
Two sisters search for their brother. The author does a very nice job conveying the trickiness of Shadow. (Added 8 June 2006)

The Tragical History of Eric, King of Amber by Maya
Eric's rise to the throne and eventual death written in the style of Shakespeare. (Added 6 May 2005)

Andromeda fics:
Ancestor's Breath by Keith Hamilton Cobb
The actor who played Tyr wrote this series of introspective monologues in which Tyr considers his past, Neitzchean culture and his own immediate ancestors. Very articulate and very Tyr. (Added 20 Jan. 2005 - Link bad as of 2 June 2006)

Andromeda: Coda by Robert Hewitt Wolfe
One of the original creators of the series writes his version of where the story could have ended. (Wolfe left the series after the second season, in the fall of 2001, per his biography page.) I find this version rather more satisfying than the direction the series actually took. (Added 15 June 2005) - Link bad as of 4 July 2008.

Playing for Position by twistedchick
Tyr and Dylan compete. Some sex. (Added 8 June 2006)

Talk About the Weather by Viridian5
Pre-series. Beka and Harper are friends, but they're also alien to each other. (Added 28 April 2005)

Angel Sanctuary Fics:
As We Burn by Kati-Lara
Lucifer reflects while standing on a balcony in Rosiel's mansion. (Added 20 January 2007)

Prelude by Veszelyite
Jibril meets with Alexiel right after she takes Nanatsusaya. (Added 8 June 2006)

Tracks by shati
Kira drags Setsuna along on a day trip to Tokyo. (Added 8 June 2006)

The Language of Angels by Melymbrosia
The prose here is lovely. Alexiel and Lucifer at various points in their lives. (Added 8 June 2006)

Antique Bakery fics:
Learning to Fly by afrai
Ono thinks that kissing Chikage was a bad idea, and he thinks that doing anything more would be a worse one. (Added 20 January 2007)

Piece of Cake by aetherbunny
Deko comes looking for Chikage because she wants to buy a birthday cake for her mother. Eiji point of view. (Added 20 January 2007)

Untitled by emungere
Petshop of Horrors/Antique Bakery. Leon searches for D and finds a bakery. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Arcana fics:
Awakening by shalott
Inez spies on Kyrette and Yulan having sex. Contains some images from the manhwa. (Added 20 January 2007)

Archie Comics fics:
If Through My Cracked and Dusty Dime Store Lips by present_pathos
Betty and Veronica were best friends once. What they are now remains to be seen. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Ayatsuri Sakon (Puppetmaster Sakon) Fics:
Dreams by Mina Lightstar
Sakon and Ukon are inextricably linked so that it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. This story explores how that bond developed. The last line is heartbreaking. (Added 15 June 2005)

Kanaete by White Cat
As long as Ukon survives, a part of each puppeteer he's worked with will also survive. (Added 15 January 2006)

Negai by K. Huntsman
As he takes care of Ukon, Sakon thinks about how they met. (Added 19 May 2005)

Speaks with Dolls by cloudhunter
A maid watches Sakon and Ukon talking with each other. (Added 19 May 2005 - Link bad as of 2 June 2006)

The Strength of Weaknesses by Chrislea
Ukon and Sakon cover each other's weaknesses. (Added 19 May 2005 - Link bad as of 2 June 2006)

Talking to Strangers by Ysabet
Detective Conan/Puppetmaster Sakon. Conan is more than a little startled when a box left on a seat in the subway starts talking to him. (Added 17 December 2005)

Babylon 5 fics:
New rec added 27 April 2008.


Ballet Shoes fics:
The Fossil Record by stubbleglitter
Pauline's sisters help her adjust to life in California. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Batman fics:
Nine Lives by Marcus Rowland
Lois and Clark/Highlander/Batman. Someone's decapitating people in Metropolis. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Battlestar Galactica Fics:
Ekphugion by Shaye
Vorkosigan Universe/Battlestar Galactica. A ragtag fleet suddenly appears near Sergyar. The local government is understandably surprised. Matters progress from there. (Added 6 November 2005)

This Is the Law and the Prophets by fryadvocate
Battlestar Galactic/Dead Like Me. The day before the world ends is a busy-- and a heart breaking-- one for the reapers. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Belgariad Fics:
Beldin's Choice by Marien
This story offers Beldin's point of view on becoming Polgara and Beldaran's foster parent. (Added 8 June 2006)

Encounter by MiriYami
This story looks at how Din might have met Aldur. I very much like the care Aldur uses in dealing with Din. (Added 8 June 2006)

Venificus Ex Machina by ideom
CSI/Belgariad. Grissom's puzzled by a corpse, but he simply can't believe what the bearded, old man tells him about it. (Added 6 May 2005)

Black Jewels fics:
Debriefing by Elektra3
Surreal questions a prisoner. (Added 20 January 2007)

Dusk Descending by Foxfire1
This story's a take on how Wilhelmina Benedict came to flee home and eventually reach Kaeleer. There's a WIP sequel called Dusk Dawning. (Added 21 July 2005)

Sapphire Shadows by Koshkaphoenix
Wilhelmina crosses into Kaeleer. (Added 20 January 2007)

'Twas the Night Before Winsol by Minna Leigh
Wilhelmina spends Winsol Eve with Jaenelle's friends and tries to find a place for herself among them. (Added 20 January 2007)
 
Bladerunner fics:
Freedom by Ruby2
This story looks at how and why Roy Batty broke free. (Added 15 January 2006)

Like Tears in Rain by elynross
Roy realizes that he needs to confront his maker. (Added 8 June 2006)

Blake's 7 fics:
New rec added 8 June 2006.

Bleach fics:
New recs added 3 October 2007.

Brimstone fics:
New rec added 11 July 2006.

Brother Cadfael fics:
Enough by Lys
Brother Cadfael didn't expect coming home to be easy. Takes place immediately after Brother Cadfael's Penance. (Added 8 June 2006)

Buckaroo Banzai fics:
Buckaroo Banzai and the Nuclear Christmas by Mojave Dragonfly
Perfect Tommy sees a sleigh pulled by nine reindeer flying across the sky one night in December. (Added 8 June 2006)

Buffy and Angel Universe fics:
I consider the separation between Buffy canon and Angel canon sufficiently trivial that I see no reason to separate my recs for the two shows.
New rec added 27 April 2008.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fics:
Colorado by Aja
Butch, Sundance and Etta vacation in Denver and end up spending one night together. Bittersweet threesome, not particularly explicit. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Calvin & Hobbes fics:
Reminiscence by Kenya Starflight
Calvin, now an adult, remembers his life with and without Hobbes. There's a certain bittersweetness here as he thinks of what growing up has given him and of what it's taken away. I very much liked the ending. (Added 2 March 2006)

Card Captor Sakura fics:

Combined with other CLAMP recs.

Changeover fics:
On a Road to Wherever by bantha_fodder
Little snippets of Laura's life after. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fics:
Death by Chocolate by Beth Einspanier
CSI/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The CSI team investigates the untimely death of a young man named Charlie Bucket who seems to have died by drowning in chocolate. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Sweet Delight by Jaelle
Petshop of Horrors/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. D finds a golden ticket and takes Mike TeVee's place on the tour. Leon accompanies him. I'd have loved to have gotten more details of this, but the small glimpses the author gives us are beautiful. (Added 2 March 2006)

Charmed fics:
When We Were Diving and Pearling in the Waves by k
On Christmas morning, Piper finds herself moving through time. (Added 8 June 2006)

Chronicles of Chrestomanci fics:
New rec added 3 Oct. 2007.

Chronicles of Prydain fics:
At War in a Time of Peace by Aspen
Gwydion speaks with Orddu, Orwen and Orgoch the night before the Sons of Don depart. (Added 8 June 2006)

CLAMP fics:
New rec added 27 April 2008.

College of Magics fics:
Four Yules for Jane Brailsford by Ekaterinn
Each of these vignettes gives the reader a slightly different Jane, all true to the basic character, just separated by time and experience from each other. Well worth reading. (Added 15 January 2006)

Courtney Crumrin fics:
Courtney Crumrin In the Old World by TeaRoses
Courtney and her Uncle Aloysius take the trip to Prague announced in "Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom." This is another fandom I know not at all, but this story strongly tempts me to search out the real thing. (Added 20 Jan. 2005)

Cowboy Bebop fics:
Sharp-Dressed Man by rosehiptea
Jet has to cross-dress to catch a bounty. (3 Oct. 2007)

That Night She Dreamt of Stars by kormantic
Faye and Jet after the end of the series. (Added 8 June 2006)

CSI Fics:
Death by Chocolate by Beth Einspanier
CSI/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The CSI team investigates the untimely death of a young man named Charlie Bucket who seems to have died by drowning in chocolate. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Venificus Ex Machina by ideom
CSI/Belgariad. Grissom's puzzled by a corpse, but he simply can't believe what the bearded, old man tells him about it. (Added 6 May 2005)

DC Comics fics:
I'm lumping a bunch of different things together here (including various cartoon continuities) because I really can't keep track of the canonical categories. New recs added 27 April 2008.

Damar fics:

A Tale Within a Tale by researchminion
A little girl who's near death dreams of Lady Aerin. (Added 15 January 2006)

Dark Is Rising fics:
Do Not Let This Parting Grieve Thee by sodoto
Will has to go on alone. It hurts, but he has to say goodbye. (Added 2 March 2006)

Harry Potter and the Legacy of Light by Gramarye
Harry Potter/The Dark Is Rising. Will Stanton intervenes in events in the Wizarding world to help Harry Potter and his friends prepare to face Voldemort. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Inspirations by Gray Cardinal
Will Stanton meets an author in an airport bookstore. This contains implied RPF, but the author's name is not stated so it didn't set off my RPF squick. That's also why I'm not labeling this as a crossover. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Walking Shadow by Eildon Rhymer
Twenty years after the other Old Ones left, Will finds himself increasingly isolated. Bran has become hostile and bitter. Jane labors under the certainty that she's forgotten something very important. And a new, unexpected threat is rising. The story arc is completed in the sequel, Falls the Shadow. (Added 20 April 2006)

Dead Like Me fics:
New recs added 3 Oct. 2007.

Dead Zone fics:
Afraid of Americans by RivkaT
Fragmented pieces of Johnny's attempts to pursue visions that will tell him how the world ends and how to prevent it. (Added 8 June 2006)

Like Minds by Pam Smith
The Dead Zone/Angel. John Smith and Cordelia Chase meet in a bar and offer each other the sort of support that only someone else with the same problem can. (Added 2 June 2004)

The Other Ten Thousand Things by Lomedet
This fic offers several transitional moments in Walt's life, moments that lead into each other and into how he defines family. (Added 2 March 2006)

Serendipity by Arduinna
Clairvoyance doesn't make finding the right gift any easier. (Added 8 June 2006)

Sympathy for the Devil by Dira Sudis
John drags Bruce through the snow to try talking to Stillson one last time. (Added 15 January 2006)

A Vision in Scarlet by Speranza
Johnny and Bruce attend an exhibit at the University of Maine and end up having a joint vision over some Conan Doyle artifacts. The ending is just perfect. (Added 2 March 2006)

Death Note fics:
New rec added 3 Oct. 2007.

Demon Diary Fics:
Black Ink by Eleanor K.
Eclipse is certain that this is a bad idea, but he can't remember why any more. (Added 30 March 2005)

Courting Day by Katharos
Courting Day is an opportunity for Demon Lords to attempt to recruit those who work for other Lords. Eclipse finds it annoying. (Added 8 June 2006)

Kindred Spirits by White Aster
Once upon a time, Eclipse was a young demon, still learning. This is the story of how that young demon met Raenef IV when he was first building his court. (Added 15 January 2006)

Desperate Housewives fics:
Play Pretend by Melanie-Anne
Pretender/Desperate Housewives. Miss Parker drops in on her brother to find out what he's doing pretending to be Mike Delfino. (Added 20 January 2007)

Detective Conan fics:
As seems to be the general practice in this fandom, I'm treating Detective Conan fics, Magic Kaitou fics and crossovers between the two series as all falling under the label "Detective Conan fics."
New rec added 3 Oct. 2007.

DNAngel fics:
My December by Meg
Daisuke and Satoshi have to find a way to make things end before the struggle between Dark and Krad claims more lives. There's also a LiveJournal community for the fic that has better formatting than the ff.net version. (Added 2 March 2006)

My December, the Art Bit Expanded by Meg
Dark talks to Satoshi about art and other things. (Added 15 January 2006)

Doctor Who fics:
New recs added 27 April 2008. Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures included. The lines blur too much to do otherwise.

Dogma fics:
Divine Comedy by tigerlady
Dogma/Brimstone. Zeke Stone needs a little help with his latest target.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Nativity by Milkshake Butterfly
Dogma/Brimstone. Driving through an unexpected snowstorm, Bethany has to start looking for a sheltered place to have her baby.
(Added 1 Jan. 2005)

The Priest that Tastes the Word by Proserpina
God goes on vacation. Metatron follows. This has a lovely Metatron voice. Here's a quote: "Metatron stopped that thought in its tracks. Being the Voice of God could be a confusing experience. He was never quite sure which thoughts were his own and which were the speech of God. Usually the distinction was clear, but still-whenever he found himself waxing poetic on the graces of the Almighty, he always found it a bit suspect." (Added 15 January 2006)

Questioning by Elke Tanzer
This story follows Bethany after the events in Dogma. Being the mother of the Daughter of God isn't easy, and Bethany's never quite sure what the right choices are. (Added 15 January 2006)

Dune fics:
Art of Dying by RhiannonRevolts
Ghanima has doubts, but she trusts her brother. (Added 15 January 2006)

Earthsea fics:
Calving by Melannen
Someone from Irioth's past comes looking for him. Very true to my memories of how Earthsea felt. (Added 15 January 2006)

The Inner Dark by Altariel
For Thar, being in the temple was the best of all likely fates, but she knows that it's not so for everyone. (Added 2 March 2006)

The Naming of Names by Victoria P.
Earthsea/Buffy. Earthsea, too, needs Slayers, and one meets a wizard. (Added 2 March 2006)

Eureka fics:
Please Discuss Only Approved Topics with Your AI by jmtorres
SARAH decides that Carter is gay and tries to set him up with Fargo. Very funny. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Fables fics:
By the Book by Mollyscribbles
Rose Red and Snow White spend a day together and-- surprisingly enough-- enjoy it. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Happily Right Now by Truth
Bigby reflects on possibilities and fate as he waits for Baba Yaga to crack. (Added 15 January 2006)

Rewrites and Revisions by Sophia Prester
Snow White's not quite sure how she wants the rest of her story to go, so she has a few false starts and a lot of uncertainty. (Added 15 January 2006)

Fall of Ile-Rien fics:
The Hidden Spring by Voleuse
This is a series of vignettes covering Ilias and Gilead's lives before the start of the trilogy. (Added 8 June 2006)

Fantastic Four fics:
Damsel in Distress by Andraste
Sue's getting a little tired of villains kidnapping her. (Added 8 June 2006)

Provided For by Sarah T.
Sue does what she needs to do to take care of her family. (Added 8 June 2006)

FarScape fics:
New rec added 27 April 2008.

Final Fantasy VII fics:
The Best Laid Plans by WrterZero
Rude finds working with his new partner, Reno, difficult because it's unpredictable, but he's learning to adjust. (Added 2 March 2006)

Hands On by gelfling8604
Reno's hands somehow find themselves in all the places where they shouldn't be but need to be. And nobody really wants to know how. (Added 2 March 2006)

Strange Bedfellows by Chichiri no Da
When escaping from Hojo's lab, Zack took a different turn and found Vincent. AU. Zack/Vincent. (27 April 2008)

Thorns by Vathara
A Zack-fix-it fic. Aeris searches for help for the missing. (27 April 2008)

Untitled by Amasa Glajax
The Turks guard Rufus while he heals, and they all wait for the end of the world. (Added 15 January 2006)

Fire and Hemlock fics:
The Story of Thomas Piper (As Told by Thomas Lynn) by jmtorres
Tom and Polly need to talk about Laurel without-- quite-- talking about what really happened. (Added 15 January 2006)

Firefly fics:
New recs added 3 October 2007.

The Fire's Stone fics:
The First Moving Picture Show by Parhelion
Aaron, Chandra and Darvish need to head off a conspiracy and figure out how they want their relationship to work. (Added 15 January 2006)

Forever Knight Fics:
Myth of the Bat by p q laertes
Batman/Forever Knight. Batman follows the Joker to Toronto. The Joker meets Nick while Batman meets LaCroix. (Added 2 March 2006)

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Fics:
Marble Into Music by Glossolalia
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler/The Young Unicorns. Claudia Kincaid and Emily Gregory discover each other. (Added 6 May 2005)

Fruits Basket Fics:
New rec added 3 Oct. 2007.

The Fugitive fics:
Start Again by Tam Cranver
After his name is cleared, Richard Kimble's life is still in shambles. Sam Gerard and the other marshals help him as they can. (Added 15 January 2006)

Fullmetal Alchemist fics:
Fading Footsteps by stickmarionette
Harry Potter/Fullmetal Alchemist. While trying to find his way back to his own world, Edward Elric takes a teaching post at Hogwarts and becomes something of a mentor to young Tom Riddle. The ending about broke my heart. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Fifth Week by Marith
Ed and Roy talk about military rules and regulations during Ed's fifth week as a state alchemist. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Night at the Pound by ketita
This fic puts a nasty twist on canon. Al needs some space, and Ed disappears. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Quid Pro Quo by Tammaiya
Full Metal Alchemist/XXXHolic. Ed works for Yuuko while he tries to how to get home. Well, not so much how as how to be able to pay for it. Fortunately, Yuuko finds him deeply amusing. (Added 15 January 2006)

Unapproved Project by Jaelle
The Elric brothers draw potentially dangerous bureaucratic attention. Roy hopes to protect them but isn't sure he can. (Added 2 March 2006)

Fushugi Yuugi fics:
The Sleeping Seishi by Hotaru
This is a very dark NakagoXTamahome story taking place after Tamahome's been dosed with the Kodoku. No happiness for anybody.

Galaxy Quest Fics:
Artificial Devotion by Katie M.
This story offers an explanation of Lt. Tawny Madison's role on The Protector. It has a charming and slightly creepy humor. (Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Stranger Than Aithine
The in jokes and throw away references are part of what makes this story fun. How would Mathesar and the others react to a cliffhanger episode in a new series? (Added 15 January 2006)

GetBackers fics:
New rec added 4 October 2007.

Ghostbusters fics:
Pure Evil by Therienne
Peter and Egon are trapped together in a cave by evil magic. (Added 8 June 2006)

Good Omens fics:
New rec added 2 December 2006.

Gundam Wing fics:
New rec added 3 Oct. 2007.

Haibane Renmei fics:
i live my life in growing orbits by jan
Written for me in Yuletide 2007. Small slices of Rakka's life after the end of canon. Lovely. (27 April 2008)

Nemu's Departure by ClosetOtaku
Maybe some answers are dangerous. Maybe they're not. Post-canon. (27 April 2008)

Season's Change by Kastaka
Written as a stocking stuffer for me in Yuletide 2007. Rakka never quite finds peace. Offers answers to the questions left open by canon. (27 April 2008)

The Story of Wings by TeaRoses
Nemu tells stories. (Added 20 January 2007)

Harry Potter fics:
I've got enough of these to merit a separate page. I find that funny because I always thought I'd steer clear of Harry Potter fics. Funny what boredom and a lot of other people's fanfic recommendation pages can do... (New recs added 28 April 2008)

Hellblazer Fics:
Hellblazer: Hogwarts by Camwyn
WIP. Hellblazer/Harry Potter. A magical attack throws John Constantine from his own London into that of Harry Potter. While trying to find a way home, he takes on a new job-- As Hogwarts latest Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. (Added 2 June 2004)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys fics:
New rec added 22 June 2005.

Here Is Greenwood fics:

Happiness Through Good Works by Kest
Mitsuru tries to drive Hasukawa crazy. Shinobu doesn't want to play along. (Added 15 January 2006)

Shogatsu by jamjar
New Years past, present and future for two brothers. Kazuhiro has a very definite idea of what being a big brother means. (Added 15 January 2006)

Tourism by miskatonic
Mitsuru falls into Cherrywood. (Added 8 June 2006)

Heroes fics:
We Don't Need Another Hero by Sophia Prester
Heroes/XXXHolic. Yuuko grants a six year old's wish. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Heyer Novels Fics:
Cinderella, Interrupted by Firerose
WIP. This is an AU version of Georgette Heyer's novel, Friday's Child. It starts with premise that Hero Wantage was not the first marrigable young lady Lord Sheringham laid eyes on after Isabella rejected him and then follows her life thereafter. (Added 1 Jan. 2005)


Highlander fics:

Rec added 27 April 2008.

Hikaru no Go fics:
New recs added 27 April 2008

Hilary Tamar series fics:
Of All the Maidens Fair by Taelle
Not all mysteries are matters of life and death. Hilary's friends speculate as to what motives Cantrip's new lady friend might have for her pursuit of him. (Added 15 January 2006)

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Fics:

A Fish Named Cheung by Roach
Firefly/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. A temporal accident lands Ford and Arthur on a planet in an alien universe. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Made to Be Lost by Mara Greengrass
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Farscape. Arthur Dent wakes up on board Moya. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

House Fics:
Change Is the Only Constant by Mara
DC Comics/House. Bruce Wayne's looking for a doctor he can trust, and House's hidden past makes him the best candidate. (Added 15 August 2005)

The Doctors by Avendya
Doctor Who/House. Rose is sick, so the Doctor and Jack take her to the best doctor Jack can remember from her era of history. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Enigmatic Absurdities by eponine
Buffy/House. House deals with an impossible patient, a man who's been hit by an SUV but whose vitals make no sense. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Night Operation by Tosca
House/Weiss Kreuz. Strangers with guns break into House's home and demand medical assistance. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Pain and Magic by violet_quill
House/Harry Potter. House has a patient who insists that he's a wizard. (Added 11 July 2006)

Howl's Moving Castle fics:
Fallen Star by Roseveare
Howl's Moving Castle/Chronicles of Chrestomanci. Chrestomanci searches for a lost fallen star and finds instead a very ugly castle. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

A Tale of Too Many Worlds by Eildon Rhymer
Howl's Moving Castle/Chronicles of Chrestomanci. In this sequel to "A Tale of Two Wizards," Howl finds himself dealing with 'awkward and inconvenient things' and needing Chrestomanci's assistance. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

A Tale of Two Wizards by Eildon Rhymer
Howl's Moving Castle/Chrestomanci. A wizard and an enchanter meet in a dimensional prison. (Added 8 June 2006)

A Woman True and Fair by The S
WIP. This fic relates the novel entirely from Howl's point of view. Don't read it if you haven't already read the book, but if you have read the book (and liked it), you'll likely enjoy this even though it's unfinished. After all, those who've read the book already know how it comes out. (Added 20 April 2006)

Hurog fics:
Human Magic by Gloria Mundi
Ward, Tisala and Oreg have to find a balance between them, one that doesn't deny the powerful ties between them. Threesome fic. (Added 15 January 2006)

I, Robot fics:
Hostage Negotiation by Marcelo
Dr. Calvin rescues a hostage. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

In Nomine fics:
Interesting Times by Archangelbeth
It's come to the final war between Heaven and Hell. See also the same events from another point of view. (Added 11 March 2005)

Indiana Jones fics:
Identity Crisis by Jeanny
Dr. Jones is feeling his age, and he's not quite who he used to be. (Added 15 January 2006)

Indiana Jones and the Beijing Treasure by caithion
A letter sends Dr. Jones to China in the late 30s. The ending broke my heart. I knew it was coming, one way or another, but it still hurt. (Added 15 January 2006)

Indiana Jones and the Chinatown Ghosts by Lemuel Cork
Not all reunions are happy. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Little Bits of Junk by Fern Withy
Harry Potter/Raiders of the Lost Ark. In an effort to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into the hands of Voldemort's followers, Neville Longbottom travels back in time. (Added 28 April 2005)

Theseus and Ariadne Try Again by Vanzetti
It's 1941, and Marion is on a dig in Crete. Her partner sends for Indiana Jones without telling her. This has Nazis and mystical artifacts and plenty of action. (Added 15 January 2006)

Into the Woods fics:
Cooking Lasts by Petra LeMaitre
She wasn't always the Baker's Wife. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Even Later (flash fiction) by Sanj
While he and the other survivors are rebuilding, the Baker talks to his wife. (Added 15 January 2006)

InuYasha fics:
New recs added 27 April 2008.

Invisible Man fics:
Actualize This by Helena Handbasket
Stargate: SG-1/Invisible Man/Sentinel. The plot set up on this is a little weak, but the character interactions are very funny. I only know two of the three fandoms, but I had no trouble following the story. Two characters from each show attend a training retreat. (Added 20 August 2004)

And Action! by basingstoke
Bobby and Darien are trapped in an elevator with the Keeper when she goes into labor. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Catholic Agency Boys in Trouble by Helena Handbasket
The Official sends Fawkes and Hobbes to investigate a Catholic girls' boarding school. Their official mission is to look for and capture a rare owl, but naturally things get more and more complicated. Hobbes and Fawkes disguised as priests are quite funny. (Added 11 July 2006)

Fish and Game by Tiriel
The character voices here are dead on. I never thought I'd buy Fawkes/Hobbes, but... It works in this story, very sweetly. (Added 20 Jan. 2005)

Fool Me Once by Julie Fortune
Claire has a stalker, and Hobbes steps forward to protect her. (Added 12 Feb. 2005)

Three the Hard Way by Julie Fortune
Invisible Man/X-Files. Fawkes and Hobbes encounter Scully while taking some brush up clashes in unarmed combat.  Fawkes, being Fawkes, has to find out who she is and why she's not happy. (Added 12 Feb. 2005)

Jeeves and Wooster Fics:
Armistice by Adina
Jeeves & Wooster/Lord Peter. This is a companion piece of sorts to the author's "Green Ice" and should be read after that because it will make more sense that way. No one expected Bertie to be in London on November the 11th. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Green Ice by Adina
Lord Peter Wimsey/Jeeves and Wooster. Bertie Wooster arrives at a country house to find that the person who signed his invitation denies sending it. Then the Attenbury emeralds are stolen, and someone frames Bertie. His college friend, Lord Peter, offers to help but also confuses Bertie to no end by refering to events Bertie doesn't remember. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here. (Added 1 Jan. 2005. Links updated 6 November 2005)

Jhereg Fics:
Protocol and Etiquette by Truth
I'm stealing the author's summary-- "It would have been inappropriate to say that Morrolan's seneschal was also his lover, yet it would have been a lie to say that Morrolan didn't love his seneschal, or that she didn't love him in return." (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Witchcraft by Truth
All witchcraft has a price, and the caster doesn't always know in advance what that price will be. (Added 1 Jan. 2005)

Labyrinth fics:
Balance by Elizabeth Culmer
Sara won her contest against the Goblin King, but she lost something, too. Years later, she goes looking for what she left behind. (Added 20 April 2006)

Career Change by Heather M. Pund
Being Jareth is exhausting and tedious, and Jerry doesn't want to do it any longer. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

A Necessary Deception by Scattered Logic
After finding out that Sarah is dying, Jareth takes her into his realm again. This long fic creates a complicated social structure for Jareth's people and focuses on a romance between Jareth and Sarah. There were, as I recall, a couple of unresolved plot points at the end, and there was one bit about the magic system that made me boggle. Still, a fun read. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Ladyhawke fics:
Brought to Light by Rana Eros
Ending the curse isn't all that the lovers need. (Added 15 January 2006)

Last Unicorn fics:
Loving Mere Folly by Luna
Schmendrick is an old man now, and he's stopped looking for the unicorn. (Added 8 June 2006)

Law and Order fics:
Tonight, on Christmas Eve by deannie
Detective Elliot Stabler doesn't want to face a Christmas that can't possibly be the same as those he used to know. (Added 15 January 2006)

Legend of Sleeping Hollow Fics:
Ye Merry Gentlemen by Sleeps With Coyotes
Legend of Sleepy Hollow/Pirates of the Carribean. Ichabod Crane's supervisor sends him to investigate a 'ghost ship.' He finds that it truly is the infamous Black Pearl. (Added 2 March 2006)

Little Princess fics:
Telling Stories by Tracy
Becky is a storyteller, too, even if she's the only one who listens. (Added 8 June 2006)

Little Shop of Horrors fics:
Little Flower Shop of Horrors by ladyofshadow
Weiss Kreuz/Little Shop of Horrors. A very strange plant shows up at the Koneko. A series of drabbles. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Little Women series fics:
The Grand Tour by elynross
Jo and her husband don't want to leave their school to take a trip to Europe, so Laurie conspires with the boys to bring Europe to them. (Added 15 January 2006)

The Prickling of Snow by pearl-o
Laurie always just assumed he'd marry Jo. Just a bit heartbreaking. (Added 8 June 2006)

Set Thine Heart Toward the Highway by elynross
Amy's having a hard time getting in the Christmas mood, and her husband's not helping. A very nice piece about love, relationships and marriage. (Added 8 June 2006)

Lois and Clark fics:
Nine Lives by Marcus Rowland
Lois and Clark/Highlander/Batman. Someone's decapitating people in Metropolis. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

A Ring on His Finger by Wendy Richards
A photographer catches Superman wearing a wedding ring, leading to demands that he reveal the identity of his wife.  (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Supercop by Nan Smith
Bill Henderson and Lois Lane suddenly find themselves sharing Superman's powers. Part two can be found here. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Lord of the Rings fics:
Combined with Silmarillion recs. New recs added 20 April 2006.


Lord Peter Wimsey fics:

New recs added 28 April 2008.

Magnum, P.I. fics:
With You in Any Water by Lucy Gillam
Higgins reflects on his relationship with Magnum while Magnum's in a coma. (I'd call this fic gen, but I think it might be possible to stretch it for a slashy reading if one really needs it to be.) Higgins' voice is perfect. (Added 15 January 2006)

Mairelon the Magician fics:
Chess With a Turkish Gentleman by Parhelion
Kim tries to solve a mystery as a gift for Mairelon. (Added 15 January 2006)

Kind Hearts and Coronets by Amaiko
Aunt Agatha was young and in love once. Lady Jersey tells Kim the whole sad story. (Added 15 January 2006)

Magicians Married by Marginaliana
Kim buys a new trunk for her wedding trip only to discover that someone else wants it very badly indeed. (Added 15 January 2006)

M*A*S*H* fics:
Shoveling by PaBurke
Buffy/MASH. Doctor Benjamin Franklin Pierce (retired) notices some odd things about the inhabitants of the house next door to his and gets gradually drawn into the Slayers' war. (Added 20 January 2007)

Matrix Fics:
Digital Descent by Beth Winter
DC Comics/The Matrix. I'm not sure how to summarize this one...  Trinity meets someone-- something-- in the Matrix and discovers a powerful ally. (Added 15 January 2006)

Matt Black series fics:
Gifts by ulfsdatter
Suki goes Christmas shopping and can't seem to find anything that's right for Nathan. (Added 15 January 2006)

Monarch of the Glen fics:
The Ghost and Duncan McKay by diagon
A friend dares Duncan to go on a City of the Dead tour of Edinburgh. (Added 8 June 2006)

Mrs. Pollifax fics:
A Gift for Mrs. Pollifax by Adina
This story starts with the fruitcake Mrs. Pollifax sent to the CIA the Christmas after the first book and then-- I'm not sure how to summmarize it without covering the whole plot. It's sweet. Bishop visits Mrs. Pollifax. (Added 15 January 2006)

Mummy fics:
The Jealous Pharaoh's Sigh by Yahtzee
Evie discovers the magical properties of a particular amulet the hard way. Threesome sex with Evie, Bey and Rick. (Added 8 June 2006)

Muppets fics:
Back Row Heckler by SteelNeko
How Statler and Waldorf discovered The Muppet Show and why they kept coming back. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok fics:
New recs added 11 July 2006.

Nancy Drew fics:
Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Mysteries by Carlanime
Nancy, Bess and Ned visit Winterbourne Inn, and Nancy solves a small mystery to help the Inn stay in business. The mystery is very slight, and I suspect that most readers will solve it before Nancy does, but that's not the point. The story's a pleasant visit with some familiar characters in a relaxed setting. (Added 15 January 2006)

Narnia Fics:
New recs added 28 April 2008.

Naruto Fics:
New recs added 20 January 2007.

NCIS Fics:
Stardust by Kikkimax
NCIS/Stargate: SG1. Gibbs and his team are called in to investigate a trio of mysterious deaths and to deal with the amnesiac John Doe found tied to a chair near the corpses. Those familiar with Stargate will recognize the amnesiac immediately. (Added 1 June 2005)

Nero Wolfe fics:
Make Me an Offer by Stewardess
Archie's view of how he came to work for Nero Wolfe. The Archie voice here is excellent. (Added 15 January 2006)

Murder Among Friends by sexybee
This story presents a fairly typical Wolfe mystery, a messy little murder with only the nearest and dearest as suspects. The characterization is spot on. (Added 15 January 2006)

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Nero Wolfe by psychomachia
This author didn't try to imitate Stout's style. Instead, the story is a series of vignettes from different views that illuminate Nero Wolfe as a person rather more than Archie's narratives ever do (or are intended to). Just a bit of non-explicit slash. (Added 15 January 2006)

Neverwhere Fics:
Forgotten Girl by monkeycrackmary
Buffy/Neverwhere. After Buffy's death, Dawn finds that she's slipped through the cracks of reality. (Added 20 April 2006)

Noir fics:
L'ombre de ton ombre by Yasmin M.
Peace doesn't last for Mireille and Kurika, but they always have each other. (Added 15 January 2006)

Numb3rs Fics:
Classified by Dira Sudis
Stargate: Atlantis/Numb3rs. Charlie needs some space and time, and the offer of work on a classified project fits perfectly. (Added 15 June 2005)

Ouran High School Host Club fics:
New recs added 3 October 2007.

Peanuts fics:
Every Good Girl Does Fine by Charli J
Patty has high hopes for her last year of high school. Marcie's just always there with her, even when things don't quite work out as expected. (Added 15 January 2006)

Everybody's Gotta Leave Sometime by DarkMark
With the end of their comic strip, the cast of Peanuts faces the unknown, the time when they'll no longer be children. (Added 2 March 2006)

Persuasion fics:
Sketches from Kellynch by Adina
These are, as the title says, vignettes about life before and after the canon. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Peter Pan fics:
The Screaming of Coneys by lah
Peter interrupts Captain Hook's dinner. (Added 8 June 2006)

Petshop of Horrors fics:
New recs added 20 April 2006

Pirates of the Carribean Fics:
Ye Merry Gentlemen by Sleeps With Coyotes
Legend of Sleepy Hollow/Pirates of the Carribean. Ichabod Crane's supervisor sends him to investigate a 'ghost ship.' He finds that it truly is the infamous Black Pearl. (Added 2 March 2006)

Planet Ladder fics:
Requiem of Sunset by Kay Willow
I really love this manga. There aren't many fics out there for it yet, but this one would still make my list if there were hundreds. Seeu remembers flowers and the slow death of his world. (Added 3 May 2004)

Pretender fics:
New recs added 20 January 2007.


Prince of Tennis fics:
Mr. Weasley Discovers 'Teme' by AKA Anonymous
Harry Potter/Prince of Tennis (with a Tokyo Babylon cameo). Mr. Weasley talks about his impressions of Japan and describes a Muggle sport that made quite an impression on him. Very, very silly. (Added 6 November 2005)

Sores by Maaya
Fuji helps Tezuka with a small but persistent problem. This is a bit of an AU with supernatural overtones. (Added 2 March 2006)

Princess Tutu Fics:
New recs added 20 January 2007.

Queen of Attolia Fics:
A Nine Lived Enchanter in Queen Attolia's Court by Roseveare
Chronicles of Chrestomanci/Queen of Attolia. Chrestomanci petitions for permission to retrieve an artifact from the mountains of Attolia. (Added 6 November 2005)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Fics:
Queer Eye for the Fandom Guy by Yahtzee
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy/multiple fandoms. I really thought I'd rec'd this before... The Fab Five give much needed advice to men from several different fandoms. (Added 28 April 2005)

Ranma 1/2 fics:
New rec added 3 October 2007.

Red Dwarf fics:
Indulging Rimmer by neverbeen2spain
Rimmer catches something nasty. (Added 8 June 2006)

Not Set in Jelly by Meg
Visitors from the future give Rimmer a very bad day. (Added 15 January 2006)

Revisionist History by EA Karras
Arnold Rimmer has waited three million years for the stasis chamber to open. (Added 8 June 2006)

Remington Steele fics:
Put the Blame on Steele by Yahtzee
Remington Steele turns to old movies for his understanding of life, but it's a long time before he can figure out which movie he's really in. (Added 19 Nov. 2004)

Steele to Be Discovered by Xenon
There's nothing in this story to be taken very seriously, but it's fun to watch Laura and 'Steele' coming at a case from different angles without realizing that it's the same case. A potential client recognizes 'Steele' as a conman he's run into before. (Added 2 March 2006)

Riddle Master of Hed fics:
Unanswered Riddles by Rhi
Lyra finds herself with a riddle of her own to pursue. This story feels very much like something McKillip would write, a sort of epilogue to the trilogy. (Added 15 January 2006)

A Room With a View fics:
A Scandal of Her Very Own by MinervaFan
Eleanor Lavish wants to understand what she did to offend Charlotte and takes direct action to find out. (Added 2 March 2006)

Ruroni Kenshin fics:
New rec added 20 January 2007.

Sailor Moon fics:
The Best of Times... by Ozzallos
Sailor Moon/Ranma. Ranma makes a wish-- He wants to know why his life is so insane. The answer surprises him and pits him against Sailor Pluto as he tries to remedy the situation (or at least to extract revenge). The story needs editing for homonyms, omitted words and such. (Added 20 April 2006)

Chaotic Future by Cloud-Dreamer
Ranma/Ah, My Goddess/Sailor Moon. Ranma, in girl form, insults Skuld who, in turn, locks him into girl form. After further insults, Skuld almost kills Ranma and receives divine punishment. She's changed into a god and will remain male until until Ranma names Skuld's firstborn child. Apart from Ranma, Kasumi, Shampoo and Cologne, the story shows the Ranma characters in the worst light that canon has to offer. (Added 20 April 2006)

Chrysalis by flonnebonne
Sailor Moon/Death Note. Ami tries to figure out who Kira is. (Added 20 January 2007)

Relativity by sexylyon
A deliberate attack imprisons Mamoru beyond anyone's reach. As he struggles to get back, everyone else struggles to keep going. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Sailor Decoy by Bill K
Accepting Usagi as the Moon Princess isn't easy for Minako because it requires accepting that her own role wasn't quite what she thought it was. (Added 2 March 2006)

With Eyes on a Purple Prize by Sokudo Ningyou
Mamoru thinks about his relationship with Usagi. Short and calculating. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Saiyuki Fics:
New rec added 27 April 2008.

Sandman Fics:

New rec added 3 October 2007.

Screwtape Letters Fics:
A Letter from Screwtape to Mr. Holland Manners by HonorH
Angel/Screwtape Letters. Holland consults with an expert on how to make Angel despair. It fits beautifully. (Added 2 March 2006)

Secret Adventures of Jules Verne Fics:
And I Only Am Escaped Alone To Tell Thee by serenissima
This was written for me as a New Year's Resolution fic for Yuletide. It has a section for each of the four main characters, showing where they went after the canon. It's a lovely mix of sadness, hope, inevitability and choices. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Nota Bene by Blue Fenix
A time traveler gives Phileas and Rebecca a cryptic message and the one time use of the Phoenix again in order to remedy a wrong. (Added 17 December 2005)

The Territory of Lies by Susan M. Garrett
Phileas Fogg receives an unexpected summons. I'm still working my way through the rest of this author's SAoJV fics, but all of those I've read so far are good. I'm rec'ing this one now because it's short and gives a taste her writing style and of her take on the characters. (Added 28 April 2005)

The Secret Garden fics:

Court and Spark by RhiannonRevolts
Mary finds winter on the moor hard, especially with Dickon acting odd. (Added 8 June 2006)

In the Depth of Winter by tenar
While Mary waits for the birth of her first child, Colin finds he cannot handle his own fears and runs. Dickon goes after him. The story's lovelier and more complicated than that summary implies. The relationship between the three characters is not simple and is never completely untangled for the reader. (Added 15 January 2006)

Letters Home by Penknife
I loved The Secret Garden when I was a child (I'm still fond of it, actually). It wasn't until much later that I considered the timing of the story and the events that would affect the characters as they grew older. The dynamic between the three children as they grew up would be complicated enough (though I doubt Burnett ever thought of that. The class differences would loom too large), but WWI tore everything apart. (Added 20 August 2004)

Sentinel Fics:

Actualize This by Helena Handbasket
Stargate: SG-1/Invisible Man/Sentinel. The plot set up on this is a little weak, but the character interactions are very funny. I only know two of the three fandoms, but I had no trouble following the story. Two characters from each show attend a training retreat. (Added 20 August 2004)

Sesame Street fics:
Sanctuary by evremonde
Snuffleupagus is disturbed to realize that Sesame Street isn't immune to change. (Added 8 June 2006)

Shakespeare fics:
Do But Keep the Peace by v_voltaire
Benvolio played a larger role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet than anyone would realize from reading the play. This fic is in script format, written in the Bard's style. (Added 10 January 2006)

Sense and Sanity by Lillie
Horatio and Feste find each other good company. (Added 2 March 2006)

Sherlock Holmes fics:
The Case of the Missing Whiskey by Mundungus42
Harry Potter/Sherlock Holmes. Holmes takes on a case that leads him to meet some very peculiar people. (Added 11 July 2006)

An Ideal Husband by Irene Adler
Irene Adler has returned to the stage, appearing as Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. There's a bit of crossdressing, a bit of slash, both m/m and f/f, and a minor mystery, all of which combine for a fun read. (Added 26 Oct. 2004)

Into the Arms by Lyra
Holmes attends Watson's funeral. (Added 30 March 2005)

Out of This Room by Dorinda
Three possible futures from a single event. (Added 31 Dec. 2004)

Silmarillion Fics:
Combined with Lord of the Rings recs. Section added 12 Feb. 2005.


Singin' in the Rain fics:
And Write that Symphony by Cimorene
I was a bit scared of this fic, but I kept seeing it rec'd everywhere. Cathy and Don are married, and Cosmo is always there with them. Things develop gradually, naturally. (Added 21 July 2005 - link corrected 2 June 2006)

Sky High fics:
New recs added 20 January 2007.

Slayers fics:
Faces by Davner
Zelgadis decides that he needs to stop traveling with Lina and company for a while because he thinks he may have more luck finding his cure alone. Sylphiel suggests a destination, and the two of them travel together, gathering a party of their own. The story starts slowly. I wasn't sure I liked it at first, but once Zelgadis and Sylphiel set out together, I found myself hooked. There are sequels that I haven't read yet. (Added 21 July 2005)

A Flower Whose Name I Don't Yet Know
by Silvestris
This series of stories centers on Sylphiel and Copy Rezo after the events of Slayers Next. Sylphiel has an opportunity to nurture a sprout that will become Flagoon reborn, but she also has to deal with a more or less helpless and newly resurrected Copy Rezo. As one might guess, this story gets sweet at points. (Link corrected 2 June 2006)

Footsie by Shiretoko
Xellos harasses Zelgadis with some just barely concealed sexual contact (under the table) while they're having breakfast with the rest of their group. (Added 15 January 2006)

The Prime Minister writes some Slayers fics that I enjoy. Most of them focus on the Xellos/Lina pairing and contain lemons. They don't feel like the anime, but I enjoy them nevertheless.

Slayers Reflect, Chaos and Rebirth by Stefan Gagne
This trilogy of stories feels like the anime. It's the closest I've seen a fanfic come in texture to the series. The stories are great fun and epic. After reading these, I found myself confusing the stories with canonical events.

Smallville fics
:

Alternative Medicine by Countess Chiana
Smallville/Harry Potter. Lex is willing to try just about anything in his efforts to regain his lost memories. (Added 28 April 2005)

Eighty-eight Nights and Counting by mahaliem
Kal-El, ruler of the world, is bored, so he has a captured enemy tell him stories. (Added 11 March 2005)

Kid Stuff by Lacey McBain
Batman/Smallville/JLU. Batman is temporarily reduced to the outward appearance of a nine year old boy. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. (Added 28 April 2005)

Opposites & Choices by Wendi
Smallville/Justice League. This is a longish series of stories (and only just barely qualifies as a crossover, at least to my mind) that starts with Clark torn between his two identities and his two loves. As Clark Kent, he's with Lex, and as Superman, he's with Lois Lane. Some of the stories feature Chloe with Wally West. (Added 16 May 2005)

Sorcery and Cecilia fics:
Portents of Magic and Might by Mara
Someone is using the Tanistry spells. Thomas and Kate try to find out who. Characters from Mairelon the Magician also appear. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Spiderman Fics:
Identity Crisis by jjonahjameson
How do a train full of New Yorkers manage to keep a secret? It could have happened this way. (Added 28 April 2005)

Just a Face on a Train by katheryne
Some time after the second movie, a waitress in a diner recognizes a student sitting at one of her tables as the young man who saved her life. The story's entirely from the waitress' point of view as she tries to figure out how to repay Spiderman without jeopardizing his secret and without letting him realize what she's trying to do. (Added 15 August 2005)

Office Hours by Aldalindil
Spiderman/X-Men. Peter Parker discovers that he has a lot in common with Professor Hank McCoy. Peter's still getting used to the demands of life as a superhero, so Hank can serve as a role model of sorts. (Added 6 November 2005)

Spirited Away Fics:
Calling Your Name by Flamebyrd
Chihiro knows that something happened to her, but she can't quite remember what until someone comes to remind her. See also the sequel Halfway to Anywhere. (Added 12 Feb. 2005)

82% by canis m
Chihiro learns an interesting fact while doing her biology homework. (Added 28 April 2005)

A Heart that Cannot Understand by Aishuu
A second person narrative of the events of the movie from Haku's point of view. (Added 28 April 2005)

Randomly by Fushigi Kismet
Haku has known Chihiro's family for a very long time. (Added 28 April 2005)

Star Trek fics:
I've combined recs for all Star Trek series here. I'm assuming that the characters and places mentioned will be enough to let readers figure out which series are involved.
New rec added 27 April 2008.

Star Wars fics:
New recs added 27 April 2008.

Stargate fics:
I'm putting SG-1 and Atlantis fic recs on the same page. They're in the same universe after all.
New rec added 20 January 2007.

Supernatural fics:
Old Country by astolat
Harry Potter/Supernatural. Dean inherits an estate and title after Voldemort's defeat. Spoilers for Deathly Hallows. This contains incest which is a squick of mine, but it fits the story and the characters, and there's a lot more to the story than the sex. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Swordspoint fics:
Relatives by Harukami
A spoiled cousin of Alec's wants to learn to be a swordswoman. (Added 8 June 2006)

Tale of the Five fics:
The Hunter and the Maiden by Adina
Segnbora tells her companions a story by the light of the campfire. I was a bit uncertain when I realized what story the author was drawing on for Segnbora's tale, but I needn't have worried. Adina adapted the myth perfectly to suit the Goddess. (Added 15 January 2006)

Terminator fics:
That Which Doesn't Kill Us by Troll Princess
In an AU in which Kyle survives, he finds the first days out of the hospital very difficult as he starts to think about the future in a different way. (Added 8 June 2006)

The Unwritten Future by Pouncer
This is an AU in which Kyle Reese didn't die. It changes everything and nothing. (Added 15 January 2006)

Those Who Hunt the Night fics:
The Torch Passes by JoyLee
During World War II, Lydia and James end up pulled into the affairs of vampires again. London during the Blitz is not a friendly place for vampires. (Added 15 January 2006)

Tokyo Babylon fics:
Combined with other CLAMP recs.

Tsubasa fics:
Combined with other CLAMP recs.


Ushio and Tora fics:

A Truce of Moons by Ysabet
Yet another fandom I only know through fanfiction. Tora takes Ushio to a gathering of Japan's supernatural creatures so that the two of them can establish their identities and claims to their territories. (Added 20 July 2004)

Utena fics:
Archimage
by Jude McLaughlin
WIP. Several years after Anthy's departure from Ohtori, she and Utena realize that Akio has found them. They seek out the people they remember from Ohtori, looking for allies in derailing Akio's plans. (Added 2 June 2004)

Fairytale Ending by Thorne
Very few authors show us the inside of Anthy's head quite so well as this or explain the interior transition she must have experienced at the end of the series. (Added 28 April 2004)

In Opposition to Roses by Kanna-Ophelia
When Utena comes back from her outing with Akio, Anthy is waiting. (Added 8 June 2006)

Jacquemart by Alan Harnum
This unfinished Utena epic is well worth the time investment. It's set several years after the series ends. The author no longer expects to be able to finish the story, but I recommend it anyway.

Sovereignty-Associationist Girl Nanami by Alan Harnum and Paul Corrigan
I'm not sure how to sum up this Utena fic. It's extremely funny; there's something about Nanami that lends itself to satire. The story's set in the middle of the Black Rose Arc.

With No Companion by gaisce
Utena/Princess Tutu. Anthy wanders and finds a walled city and a prince. She offers Rue a warning about the nature of princes. Set before both series but containing spoilers for both. (Added 20 January 2007)

Vampire Princess Miyu fics:
Rose of Memory, Rose of Forgetfulness by Tari Gwaemir
Miyu watches a father and daughter visiting a graveyard. (Added 6 November 2005)

Vorkosigan Fics:
New rec added 2 December 2006

War for the Oaks fics:
A Year and a Day by Adina
It's Midsummer's Eve a year later. (Added 8 June 2006)

Watchmen fics:
New Frontiers by Luna
This story covers a few key moments in Daniel's life from hope to despair to necessity and, just maybe, hope again. (Added 15 January 2006)

Watership Down fics:
The Story of Marli-hrair and the Black Rabbit of Inle by edonohana
A wandering doe breaks her journey at the warren and tells a story. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Strong Yet Weak by KaptainSarcasm
El-ahrairah visits Blackavar with a cryptic warning. This story is quite in keeping with the novel's themes about the importance of different types of strength. (Added 15 January 2006)

Thlayli by musewhipped
This story offers small views of Bigwig throughout his life. (Added 15 January 2006)

Weiss Kreuz fics
:
New rec added 20 January 2007.

Wicked fics:
Pretty in Pretend by Angel Leviathan
Afterward, Glinda has to pretend to be happy. (Added 20 January 2007)

Will and Grace Fics:
Chocolate and Sex by lisaofdoom
Stargate: Atlantis/Will & Grace. Dr. McKay puzzles over the function of yet another Ancient device. (Added 15 June 2005)

Windrose fics:
Fairytale in Los Angeles by Hoyden
Joanna and Antryg celebrate Christmas together. (Added 8 June 2006)

Ghost Echoes by samantha2074
Kyra and Rosamund deal with a haunting. (Added 8 June 2006)

The Six of Swords by Nestra
Joanna and Antryg build a life between The Silicon Mage and The Dog Wizard. It's not all happy, but it's also not as hard as it could be. (Added 8 June 2006)

Winnie the Pooh fics:
The Dream-Quest of Pooh Corner
Winnie-the-Pooh/Cthulhu. This is just a short bit writing the Pooh characters in the style of H.P. Lovecraft. Be sure to read the comments thread. There are several other amusing bits there. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

In Which a New Child Comes to the Forest by Loligo
Christopher Robin brings his son to the Hundred Acre Woods. This struck me as a story for parents or other adults dealing with small children, but I rather expect that others will enjoy it too. (Added 15 January 2006)

In Which Eeyore Observes the Passing of the Seasons by Pouncer
Winter comes to the Hundred Acre Woods. Eeyore does as he's always done. (Added 8 June 2006)

Witchhunter Robin fics:
Another Coffee by MsCongeniality
Michael meets an old friend, by chance, in an airport. (Added 8 June 2006)

Devil's Child by Shusu
Amon's visits to Robin's family are never simple, but this one is harder than most. (Added 8 June 2006)

Wrinkle In Time series fics:
From Mathematics Further Off by Fox1013
This story is a series of incidents throughout Meg's life that shape her definitions of family (Added 15 January 2006)

Heredity by Sanj
Calvin comes to terms with his mother's death. And with her life. The latter's harder. (Added 15 January 2006)

Home for the Holidays by CadetDru
Poly meets one of her uncle's old friends. (Added 8 June 2006)

On Black Holes, Singularities, and Nothingness by another_juxtaposition
Charles Wallace has faith, but black holes trouble him. Very nice portrait of him as an adult. (Added 15 January 2006)

X/1999 fics:

Combined with other CLAMP recs.

X-Files Fics:

Given Up by Yahtzee
X-Files/X-Men. Mulder and Scully visit Xavier's school. This one is just a bit heart breaking. (Added 28 April 2005)

Three the Hard Way by Julie Fortune
Invisible Man/X-Files. Fawkes and Hobbes encounter Scully while taking some brush up clashes in unarmed combat.  Fawkes, being Fawkes, has to find out who she is and why she's not happy. (Added 12 Feb. 2005)

X-Men Fics:
I don't distinguish between the movie continuity and the comic book continuity, so you'll find both here. (New recs added 20 January 2007)


XXXholic fics:
Combined with other CLAMP recs.


Yami no Matsuei fics:

New recs added 20 January 2007.


Young Unicorns Fics:
Marble Into Music by Glossolalia
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler/The Young Unicorns. Claudia Kincaid and Emily Gregory discover each other. (Added 6 May 2005)

Young Wizards fics:
At First Sight by Farasha SilverSand
How Carl met Annie. He knew he was doomed from the beginning. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

This Story Isn't About Nita by Aderam
Nita isn't the only one who has to deal with her loss. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Yu-Gi-Oh fics:
Being Dead Ain't Easy by D. Draggy
This story requires some patience to get into because the narrative voice is a bit rough. My persistence was rewarded, and I realized that the voice was right for the story. Joey dies saving Seto's life and then finds that he can't go on to the afterlife. (Added 2 March 2006)

Deconstruction by X-parrot
This is a painful, step-by-step view of how Kaiba Seto came to be who he is. The author also has some lighter stories and a couple of WIP that are worth reading. (Added 2 March 2006)

Guard Dog by Icka! M. Chif
WIP. Three years after the end of the series, Jounouchi takes a job as Mokuba's bodyguard. This story is quite episodic and doesn't need to be treated as a WIP most of the time because new bits don't tend to end in cliffhangers. Be warned, however, that it does need some editing/proof reading to deal with dropped words and homonym (or near homonym) issues. (Added 20 April 2006)

Negative Values by Ysabet
Ryou goes to a museum. Bakura has his own agenda. The story is told entirely as conversation between them. (Added 2 March 2006)

Pharaohs and Phantoms by Snickerer
Magic Kaitou/Yu-Gi-Oh. No Kaitou can resist a dare. Events in this very short story lead directly to events in the sequel (which is longer and more fun), Phantoms and Shadows. (Added 20 April 2006)

Street Sense by SilvorMoon
Jonouchi has to find his way out of trouble using a different sort of street sense. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Yu Yu Hakusho fics:
New rec added 27 April 2008.

Zetsu Ai/Bronze fics:
Asumbrative by Maygra
This is very dark, but I recommend it and its sequels highly. Nanjou Koji is a cyborg warrior in a futuristic setting, and Izumi Takuto is Koji's human prisoner, victim and obsession. This story was my first encounter with this fandom, so I was rather confused when I started poking at manga/anime summaries and other fanfics...


Crossovers and Multi-fandom Sites
For a while, I tried to list these sorts of things either under the dominant fandom or under all the fandoms involved. At this point, I've just got too many of them for that to work well. The crossovers are listed alphabetically by title with the fandoms involved highlighted in the description. Eventually, I may think of a better way to organize things, but... I'm not worrying about it today. (New recs added 3 Oct. 2007)

Original Fiction (including stories based on mythology, fairy tales and historical events):
The Acquisition of Virtue by autiotalo
Sokrates talks to a slave who reminds him powerfully of someone else. (Added 8 June 2006)

Akhos by Corbeaun
Helen has nothing but sorrows, and she sees what her very existence costs others. (Added 6 January 2006)

Aoidis by figbt
Dionysus and Apollo argue about the nature of music and make a bet about whose preferred forms will endure. (Added 6 January 2006)

Asylum of Angels by UrsulaV
Some angels can't tolerate eternity. Very short.  (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

Book of Hours by Person
She can't always remember exactly who she is or where she came from, but the castle and the Beast are constants. (Added 8 June 2006)

The Communipaths by Suzette Haden Elgin
Science fiction author Elgin has posted one of her Coyote Jones novels. It's about a star spanning civilization that depends on telepaths for rapid, long distance communication. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Every Moment by Person
Cassandra resists her fate. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

The Handmaid's Veil by Alexandra Lynch
Isolde betrayed more than just her husband. Brangwyna's view of the tale. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

In Among These Woods by Thia
Before they became the men they'd be at the end of their stories, Mordred and Lancelot traveled together for a while. The wrong push at the wrong moment can make a man become someone completely different from who he thought to be. (Added 6 January 2006)

In Defense by Flora
Yuletide 2005, yielded two excellent stories about Helen of Troy ("Akhos" was the other). This Helen is a nasty piece of work who uses those around her. Hector never stands a chance. (Added 6 January 2006)

In the Shadow of Her Wings by Sinope
Ruth chooses to stay with Naomi. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Incomparably Cunning by Roz McClure
Odysseus realized quickly that he didn't want to marry Helen, so he took steps to secure the bride he did want. (Added 8 June 2006)

Infinity Plus
This site archives, with author permission, SF, fantasy and horror stories originally published elsewhere that are no longer easily available. There's quite a selection, including some by fairly well known authors. (Added 26 Oct. 2004)

Kei's Gift by Ann Somerville
This novel was actually not entirely to my taste because of certain fantasy genre commonplaces that annoy me whereever I run across them. Apart from that, this is a satisfyingly long, original slash, fantasy novel. (And no, I'm not willing to argue terminology about whether or not an original work can be 'slash.' Don't bother bugging me about it.) I'll just give you the author's summary: "When the worlds of a young, idealistic healer and an embittered, duty-bound general collide, their lives are changed forever." (Added 28 April 2005)

Kleos by prozacpark
Neoptolemus finds being the son of Achilles a burden. He knows he can't be greater than his now dead father, but maybe, just maybe, he can be a little wiser. (Added 6 January 2006)

Mad-Song Stanza by Limyaael
Saefahn makes some decisions about his own place in the world. Right. That summary tells you nothing about why I adored the story. I'm not sure what to say without spoiling it. It's a short little fantasy about self and relationships with deities and with other people. If you go read it, take some time to look at Limyaael's rants on fantasy cliches and at some of her other fiction. (Added 6 November 2005)

Daniel Keyes Moran has started posting the novels, scripts and stories he's written to which he has current rights to the web. I'm among the many fans who mourned when Bantam decided not to publish AI War and who owns Armegeddon Blues, Emerald Eyes, The Last Dancer and The Long Run. If you haven't read Moran's novels, go and do so now. They're good SF. (Added 20 Jan. 2008)

The Mysterious Vanishing Mr. Bore by Triskellian
Fairy tales can look quite different from another perspective. This story contains excerpts from the police file regarding an unusual missing persons case. (Added 6 January 2006)

Poison by autiotalo
Dionysos and Proteus discuss wine. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Pyrrhic Victory by Autiotalo
After Vergil's death, his literary executors are appalled by what they find in his manuscript. (Added 8 June 2006)

Sowing Sunlight in the Garden of Persephone by WhiteAster
Hades and Persephone are truly stuck with each other, so Persephone's sister decides to help out just a little. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Trickster's Game by Alchemine
Gods walking among mortals always leads to trouble for someone. Odin finds Loki living among men. (Added 6 January 2006)

Waiting by Fresne
I never thought about the Persephone story from Hades' point of view. This is beautifully done. Hades has a sympathetic voice. (Added 8 June 2006)

Witch by lisan
Magic has its price. Evntually. A retelling of Sleeping Beauty with a nasty twist. (Added 6 January 2006)

Women on Fire by The Plaid Adder
These original novels are great fun. Usually, I get frustrated by fantasy/SF novels that push a political agenda, but The Plaid Adder does it well and remembers that those on all sides are human and fallible. I find her characters engaging, and the plots make sense, with each detail contributing to the whole. Please note-- The novels are not available on her website. You can sample the opening chapters there, but to get the entirety of any novel, you have to request it by e-mail and have the capacity to receive a large attachment via e-mail. (Added 2 Oct. 2004)

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