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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

AS Byatt

Seen and Unseen by Argyle

'In the half-light the folds seemed wrought from cobwebs and parched earth.' Beautiful descriptive writing in this brief vignette (Angels and Insects)

[Added 30/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; AS Byatt]

Vivien & Merlin by The Red Shoes

'"But -- it was cold. You -- you are my fire. My hearth. My element. A salamander," he said, with a short sharp laugh, but she did not smile. "You burn without being consumed."' A missing scene between Ash & Christabel that could slot straight into the novel. Erudite & passionate (Possession)

[Added 11/11/2008; Drama; 1000-2500; AS Byatt]

Weaving Lesson by Baranduin

'She is sleeping now and I am scratching away in my journal. I love to watch my Princess sleep, her breathing so delicate and even. The ivory lace around her white throat barely moves.' A quiet piece which gives Blanche a voice (Possession)

[Added 11/11/2008; Drama; 1000-2500; AS Byatt]