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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: 901 recs in 208 fandoms; 64 links

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Actor fiction (2)

Agatha Christie (2)

Aladdin (1)

Alice in Wonderland (2)

Alien films (1)

Amélie (1)

American Psycho (1)

Angel (28) [ch]

Arthurian legends (6) [ch]

Artworks (4)

AS Byatt (3)

Aubrey–Maturin series (1)

Batman films (4)

Beauty and the Beast (3)

Bible (5)

Blackadder (2)

Blade Runner (2)

Blake's 7 (29) [ch]

Bluebeard (1)

Breakfast Club (1)

Brokeback Mountain (1)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (32) [ch]

Cadfael (1)

Calvin & Hobbes (3)

Charles Dickens (1)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (3)

Charlotte Brontë (3)

Chaucer (1)

China Miéville (1)

Chinese poetry (1)

Classical mythology (7) [ch]

Comics (2)

Coriolanus (1)

Coupling (1)

Dark is Rising (7) [ch]

Das Leben der Anderen (1)

Diana Wynne Jones – Chrestomanci (2)

Diana Wynne Jones – Dalemark (3)

Diana Wynne Jones – Dogsbody (1)

Diana Wynne Jones – Eight Days of Luke (1)

Diana Wynne Jones – Howl's Moving Castle (2)

Diana Wynne Jones – Power of Three (2)

Discworld (14) [ch]

Disney cartoons (1)

Doctor Who (21) [ch]

Dogma (2)

Dracula (3)

Duchess of Malfi (1)

Dylan Thomas (1)

East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1)

EM Forster (4)

Fairy tales – Various (5)

Finnish mythology (2)

Firefly (2)

Frances Hodgson Burnett (3)

Frankenstein (1)

Galaxy Quest (5) [ch]

Georgette Heyer – Cotillion (1)

Georgette Heyer – The Convenient Marriage (1)

Georgette Heyer – Sylvester (1)

Georgette Heyer – The Black Moth (1)

Georgette Heyer – The Unknown Ajax (1)

Georgette Heyer – These Old Shades (2)

Georgette Heyer – Venetia (1)

Goblin Market (3)

Good Life (1)

Good Omens (16) [ch]

Gormenghast (1)

Gosford Park (2)

Grand Budapest Hotel (1)

Hamlet (6) [ch]

Handmaid's Tale (3)

Harry Potter (75) [ch]

Hinterland (1)

Historical RPF (8)

History Boys (1)

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (5) [ch]

Hot Fuzz (1)

House, MD (6) [ch]

How to Train Your Dragon (1)

HP Lovecraft (2)

I, Claudius (1)

Indiana Jones (1)

Interview with the Vampire (1)

Into the Woods (1)

Irish mythology (1)

Isaac Asimov (6) [ch]

Jack and the Beanstalk (1)

James Bond (1)

Jane Austen – Emma (1)

Jane Austen – Mansfield Park (6) [ch]

Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey (1)

Jane Austen – Pride & Prejudice (2)

Jeeves & Wooster (6) [ch]

Jesus Christ Superstar (1)

John le Carré (1)

JRR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings (65) [ch]

JRR Tolkien – Smith of Wootton Major (1)

JRR Tolkien – The Hobbit (4) [ch]

JRR Tolkien – The Silmarillion (47) [ch]

Julius Caesar (1)

Juno (1)

Labyrinth (6) [ch]

Le Petit Prince (1)

Lemony Snicket (1)

Lewis (3)

Like Water For Chocolate (1)

Little House on the Prairie (2)

Little Red Riding Hood (1)

Little Women (1)

LM Bujold – Chalion series (3)

LM Bujold – Sharing Knife series (1)

LM Bujold – Vorkosigan series (19) [ch]

Lord Peter Wimsey (8) [ch]

Lost in Translation (1)

Love Actually (2)

M*A*S*H (2)

Macbeth (3)

Maltese Falcon (1)

Mary Renault (1)

Mary Russell series (1)

Matrix trilogy (1)

Midsummer Night's Dream (3)

Moby Dick (1)

Much Ado About Nothing (2)

Name of the Rose (1)

Narnian Chronicles (19) [ch]

Neil Gaiman – American Gods (5) [ch]

Neil Gaiman – Graveyard Book (2)

Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere (5) [ch]

Neil Gaiman – Study in Emerald (2)

Neuromancer (1)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1)

Norse mythology (8) [ch]

North and South (2)

Othello (1)

Pan's Labyrinth (1)

Peter Pan (4)

Pirates of the Caribbean (17) [ch]

Princess Bride (2)

Puss in Boots (1)

Raymond Chandler (4)

Rear Window (1)

Rebecca (1)

Red Dwarf (1)

Regeneration trilogy (1)

Remington Steele (4)

Reservoir Dogs (1)

Rivers of London series (1)

Robin Hood (BBC) (2)

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1)

Romeo and Juliet (3)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Blood Feud (4)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Eagle of the Ninth (1)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Frontier Wolf (3)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Knight's Fee (1)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Lantern Bearers (3)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Outcast (1)

Rosemary Sutcliff – Silver Branch (1)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (2)

Rudyard Kipling – Just So stories (1)

Rudyard Kipling – Jungle Book (2)

Scarlet Pimpernel (1)

Sex and the City (1)

Shakespeare Retold (1)

Shakespeare's histories (1)

Sherlock (8) [ch]

Sherlock Holmes (6) [ch]

Singin' in the Rain (1)

Sleeping Beauty (1)

Sleepy Hollow (1)

Smallville (8) [ch]

Snow White (1)

Songs (3)

Sound of Music (1)

Spirited Away (6) [ch]

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (42) [ch]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (16) [ch]

Star Trek: TOS/AOS (12) [ch]

Star Trek: Voyager (1)

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (2)

Sunset Boulevard (1)

Tam Lin (1)

The Hour (1)

The Incredibles (1)

The Little Mermaid (3)

The Mentalist (2)

The Stand (2)

The Tempest (4)

The Wild Swans (2)

Thursday Next series (1)

Tipping the Velvet (1)

Torchwood (1)

Twelfth Night (3)

Twelve Dancing Princesses (1)

Twelve Kingdoms (1)

Twin Peaks (9) [ch]

Ursula Le Guin – Earthsea (23) [ch]

Ursula Le Guin – Hainish Cycle (5)

Wagner Ring Cycle (1)

Walter de la Mare (1)

War for the Oaks (1)

Watership Down (9) [ch]

Welsh mythology (1)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1)

Winnie the Pooh (1)

Wire in the Blood (1)

Yes, Minister (1)