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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


Each to Each by Jenwryn

'Robbie runs water over his face, avoids his reflection, leaves Lyn a voicemail saying he probably won’t be calling her at breakfast like planned, but that he trusts she’ll still be emailing him the ultrasound photos, and finds himself some trousers. He needs to do the laundry. He needs another hour’s worth of sleep.' Jenwryn takes on one of the oldest slash clichÉs in this satisfying casefile, and shows just why the trope got written in the first place. More of a feel of the show than much fanfiction

[Added 11/08/2012; Drama; 6000-20,000; Lewis]

Even Now We Are by Jenwryn

'The waves are impatient to eat the land, James thinks; impatient to lick wet tongues beneath the fundamentals of earth and dust and dry-boned roots.' Gorgeous contrast between Lewis's earth-bound practicality & Hathaway's flights of philosophy in this future for the couple. Hathaway's point of view is hard to pull off, but this succeeded for me

[Added 10/08/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Lewis]

Oranges and Lemons by Toft

'He's been in love before. He's thirty-three years old. It shouldn't feel the way it does, dizzying, leaving him lightheaded and ashamed and wanting, wanting, wanting.' Toft cleverly plays with the reader's expectations in this unusual vignette. To say more would spoil it

[Added 11/08/2012; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Lewis]