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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


The Captain of the Caledonia by Zdenka

'The monitor beside the door flickered to life, displaying words. MACBETH MACBETH MACBETH. Only his name, three times.' Given the spaceship setting, this is a surprisingly faithful retelling of the play, highlighting the differences in the way the tragedy plays out in this environment

[Added 04/02/2012; Drama; 2500-6000; Macbeth]

The Frame of Things by Killer Quean

'Lady was as full and empty as a playscript: a pure surface of rage and passion with no reason or history or feeling to explain it. The same and never the same.' Intriguing sf story, as much about the play as a computer program as it is about Lady Macbeth, ambition & betrayal

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 2500-6000; Macbeth]

Wyrd by Applegnat

'We are no women. We do not belong to the night, and we do not long for the day. We have no realm, no lord-and-lady-ship.' Thoughtful short with a feel of poetry

[Added 15/02/2011; Character Piece; <1000; Macbeth]