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Espresso Recommendations

Innovative and stylish fanfiction, showcasing the very best across multiple sf, fantasy & literature fandoms. Good writing in all its forms can be found here, including gen, het, slash, OCs, AUs, crossovers, future fics, humour & pastiche

Contents: 1010 recs in 235 fandoms; 65 links


Escape Artistry by David Hines

'"When a man binds an Amazon...she loses her strength."' The author deftly mixes plot, action & humour in this novella, as Batman & Wonder Woman each attempt to teach the other something. The dash of romance feels surprisingly believable

[Added 13/01/2011; Romance/Erotica; 20,000-50,000; Comics]

The Middle Way by Mithrigil

'His gangly and underfed body, beneath the wreck of his kimono, is covered in ofuda, holy seals that cling to him with paste. She doesn't know whether to remove them or not. Nobu was always so spiritual, so committed to the Way. There must be a purpose for them that she couldn't know.' A retelling of the Hulk's tragedy set in Sengoku era Japan, based on Genesischant's Sengoku Avengers. The fusion works amazingly well, & the Sengoku period is vividly conjured in well-chosen details

[Added 13/08/2015; Drama; 2500-6000; Comics; Crossover]