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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

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And Have Their Chance of Joy by Penguin

'The city was empty as only a city can be – filled with people, but not the ones you want.' A lush portrayal of George & Lucy's happy ending, with a final scene that's just perfect (A Room with a View)

[Added 28/01/2011; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; EM Forster]

The Home Front by Kindkit

'The war hasn't changed the way rich men get their pennies from poor men's pockets. Just speeded it up, maybe.' Sharp characterisation of an older Scudder. His perspectives on class & patriotism are particularly interesting (Maurice)

[Added 28/01/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; EM Forster]

A Mirror Distorted by Shirasade

'Clive had almost resolved to feel nothing but pity for the man.' A sad but plausible glimpse at one path Clive might take after the end of the novel (Maurice)

[Added 07/08/2009; Drama; <1000; EM Forster]

Stamp'd On These Lifeless Things by Halotolerant

'Alone, Cecil could be Cecil. When she broke their engagement, Lucy had said to him that when he came into contact with other people he destroyed them. What she had not seen was that the reverse was true - around others, Cecil was never how he wanted to be.' A subtle vignette, which offers a wonderful portrait of Cecil in all his complexity (A Room with a View)

[Added 07/08/2009; Drama; 1000-2500; EM Forster]