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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: 976 recs in 229 fandoms; 64 links

American Gods

Mythological figure – other

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Do Zla Boga by Kangeiko

'So why, astute readers may wonder, do some older gods survive?...If I tell you it is good deeds and miracles, you will know that I am lying.' A dark Gaimanesque tale, with a wonderful narrative voice

[Added 01/02/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; American Gods; Characters: Czernobog, Zorya Polunochnaya, Zorya Utrennyaya, Koliada, Mr Ibis, OCs]

the green, green grass of home by Apricot

'Shadow wondered if she'd come to Los Angeles to be an actress, or a dancer. ... The woman sitting next to him wasn't unattractive, but she had a face that ought to have been captured in marble, rather than in film.' Apricot creates a real feel of canon in miniature here, with a road trip, potent dreams & plenty of new gods to meet

[Added 23/12/2017; Drama; 2500-6000; American Gods; Characters: Shadow Moon, Mami Wata, Coyote, Mr Nancy, Persephone]

The Journey West by Oyce

'They forget Monkey was born of stone, not womb, they forget Monkey creates new monkeys from handfuls of fur, chewed up and spat out.' Original & beautifully crafted, 'The Journey West' packs a surprising amount into very few words

[Added 11/11/2008; Drama; <1000; American Gods; Characters: Monkey, OCs]

A Way Out by Empy

'Not even fair-metal hair, magically spun and crafted by dwarves could outlast the march of time and their slow fall out of memory and grace.' Empy expands a throwaway line in the novel, and gives us a much darker Loki than is found in most fanfiction

[Added 25/11/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; American Gods; Characters: Thor, Loki]