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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: 942 recs in 217 fandoms; 64 links

Galaxy Quest

Alexander Dane

The Headaches, the Heartaches, the Backaches, the Flops by Maidenjedi

'All Gwen heard was that they thought she could be like Farrah Fawcett, and wasn't that enough for a girl whose biggest role in Hollywood to date had been as a serial killer's victim in a made-for-tv movie, only the scene had been cut?' Gwen's story, season by season. This is exactly how it went

[Added 29/08/2013; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Alexander Dane, OCs]


Brandon Wheeger

The Rebirth of Brandon Wheeger by Janice Chess

'He's always chosen fantasy over reality. But that's not stupid, that's smart, because reality sucks.' A wonderful coming-of-age tale, which will make geek hearts happy all over the galaxy. Sweet & funny

[Added 17/07/2009; Drama; 6000-20,000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Fred Kwan, Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Guy Fleegman, Katelyn, Laliari, Mathesar, Hollister, Kyle, Brandon's mother, OCs]

SMOF by Hollimichele

'I知 a n00b, by Quest standards--started watching with the New Adventures, right as LJ was taking off.' An exploration of what GQ fandom might be like, which turns into an affectionate portrait of fandom itself. Great fun!

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Katelyn, Fred Kwan, Laliari, Kyle, Hollister, OCs]


Fred Kwan

The Alien Lover by Peet4paint

'They looked so different from Laliari's people, with only two tentacles and such terribly long mandibles.' Interesting alien point of view, with serious insight into body dysphoria interlaced with broad humour

[Added 28/05/2012; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Laliari, Fred Kwan, Mathesar, Teb, Guy Fleegman, OCs]

The Rebirth of Brandon Wheeger by Janice Chess

'He's always chosen fantasy over reality. But that's not stupid, that's smart, because reality sucks.' A wonderful coming-of-age tale, which will make geek hearts happy all over the galaxy. Sweet & funny

[Added 17/07/2009; Drama; 6000-20,000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Fred Kwan, Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Guy Fleegman, Katelyn, Laliari, Mathesar, Hollister, Kyle, Brandon's mother, OCs]

SMOF by Hollimichele

'I知 a n00b, by Quest standards--started watching with the New Adventures, right as LJ was taking off.' An exploration of what GQ fandom might be like, which turns into an affectionate portrait of fandom itself. Great fun!

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Katelyn, Fred Kwan, Laliari, Kyle, Hollister, OCs]


Gwen DeMarco

Episode Thirty-Three: 'The Dark Reflection' by Lizardbeth

'"Don. I'm not saying Evil Tawny needs to dress like a nun, okay? You want a little T and A, I'm okay with that. I don't eat lettuce and oranges because I like them, after all; I have to avoid the craft table so I don't look like a hippo on camera."' Galaxy Quest fanfiction, like the show, has a tendency to short-change Gwen, so it's nice to see her getting a chance to be awesome for once

[Added 28/05/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Fred Kwan, OC]

The Headaches, the Heartaches, the Backaches, the Flops by Maidenjedi

'All Gwen heard was that they thought she could be like Farrah Fawcett, and wasn't that enough for a girl whose biggest role in Hollywood to date had been as a serial killer's victim in a made-for-tv movie, only the scene had been cut?' Gwen's story, season by season. This is exactly how it went

[Added 29/08/2013; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Alexander Dane, OCs]


Jason Nesmith

Episode Thirty-Three: 'The Dark Reflection' by Lizardbeth

'"Don. I'm not saying Evil Tawny needs to dress like a nun, okay? You want a little T and A, I'm okay with that. I don't eat lettuce and oranges because I like them, after all; I have to avoid the craft table so I don't look like a hippo on camera."' Galaxy Quest fanfiction, like the show, has a tendency to short-change Gwen, so it's nice to see her getting a chance to be awesome for once

[Added 28/05/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Fred Kwan, OC]

The Headaches, the Heartaches, the Backaches, the Flops by Maidenjedi

'All Gwen heard was that they thought she could be like Farrah Fawcett, and wasn't that enough for a girl whose biggest role in Hollywood to date had been as a serial killer's victim in a made-for-tv movie, only the scene had been cut?' Gwen's story, season by season. This is exactly how it went

[Added 29/08/2013; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Alexander Dane, OCs]

The Rebirth of Brandon Wheeger by Janice Chess

'He's always chosen fantasy over reality. But that's not stupid, that's smart, because reality sucks.' A wonderful coming-of-age tale, which will make geek hearts happy all over the galaxy. Sweet & funny

[Added 17/07/2009; Drama; 6000-20,000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Fred Kwan, Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Guy Fleegman, Katelyn, Laliari, Mathesar, Hollister, Kyle, Brandon's mother, OCs]


Laliari

The Alien Lover by Peet4paint

'They looked so different from Laliari's people, with only two tentacles and such terribly long mandibles.' Interesting alien point of view, with serious insight into body dysphoria interlaced with broad humour

[Added 28/05/2012; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Laliari, Fred Kwan, Mathesar, Teb, Guy Fleegman, OCs]

SMOF by Hollimichele

'I知 a n00b, by Quest standards--started watching with the New Adventures, right as LJ was taking off.' An exploration of what GQ fandom might be like, which turns into an affectionate portrait of fandom itself. Great fun!

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Katelyn, Fred Kwan, Laliari, Kyle, Hollister, OCs]


Original character

The Alien Lover by Peet4paint

'They looked so different from Laliari's people, with only two tentacles and such terribly long mandibles.' Interesting alien point of view, with serious insight into body dysphoria interlaced with broad humour

[Added 28/05/2012; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Laliari, Fred Kwan, Mathesar, Teb, Guy Fleegman, OCs]

Episode Thirty-Three: 'The Dark Reflection' by Lizardbeth

'"Don. I'm not saying Evil Tawny needs to dress like a nun, okay? You want a little T and A, I'm okay with that. I don't eat lettuce and oranges because I like them, after all; I have to avoid the craft table so I don't look like a hippo on camera."' Galaxy Quest fanfiction, like the show, has a tendency to short-change Gwen, so it's nice to see her getting a chance to be awesome for once

[Added 28/05/2012; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Fred Kwan, OC]

SMOF by Hollimichele

'I知 a n00b, by Quest standards--started watching with the New Adventures, right as LJ was taking off.' An exploration of what GQ fandom might be like, which turns into an affectionate portrait of fandom itself. Great fun!

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Katelyn, Fred Kwan, Laliari, Kyle, Hollister, OCs]


Miscellaneous

SMOF by Hollimichele

'I知 a n00b, by Quest standards--started watching with the New Adventures, right as LJ was taking off.' An exploration of what GQ fandom might be like, which turns into an affectionate portrait of fandom itself. Great fun!

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Galaxy Quest; Characters: Brandon Wheeger, Katelyn, Fred Kwan, Laliari, Kyle, Hollister, OCs]