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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

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Does the Doctor Know Where His Towel Is? by AstroGirl

'Indeed, the Guide's entry on the Doctor is no less than eleven times longer than its entry on the entire Universe.' An amusing crossover with Doctor Who, which takes on the eternal Towels vs Sonic Screwdrivers Question. No definitive answers arise, but the reader is rewarded with some note-perfect pastiche

[Added 25/08/2013; Humour; <1000; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Crossover]

The Galactic Miscellany by Rheanna

'Arthur got out of bed, put on his slippers, pulled open the curtains of his bedroom and checked the front of the house for bulldozers. He did this every morning, without fail.' Very few writers dare to attempt DNA's style, but Rheanna does it so well here that you'd be forgiven for thinking he'd risen from the grave to write 'The Galactic Miscellany'

[Added 29/07/2004; Humour; 2500-6000; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]

In This Galaxy, Nothing Can Be Said To Be Certain by Makesmewannadie

'Under no circumstances should the wise hitchhiker ever make itself known to the GRS. They are more tenacious than the Tracking Hrunds of Bixastow, nastier than the Snarling Grattafiends of Trog, and even your towel will not save you if you come to their attention.' Guide entries, snappy dialogue and a healthy dollop of plot, as Arthur gets to save the day for once

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 2500-6000; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]

Long Gone Soon by Eruthiel

'Alleyways, backstreets and narrow spaces of all kinds feature heavily in a typical 'mean and seedy' environment. Kontropolis, nerve centre of the Mean and Seedy Republic of Kontron, is famous for being composed almost entirely of such areas, and for the badly-lit brothels, reclamation dives and kebab houses that line them.' This unusual one-shot suggests an intriguing possibility for Zaphod's past. Not the best pastiche, perhaps, but the atmospheric world-building makes up for it. Strange & dark

[Added 28/10/2014; Drama; 2500-6000; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]

That Tongue Thing by Makesmewannadie

I don't often recommend body swap stories, but hilarious doesn't even begin to cover this one. Adams' style is perfectly emulated, even if (especially if?) the result isn't something he'd have published

[Added 13/01/2005; Humour; 2500-6000; Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Adult]