January 1st, 2011

Challenge 55: Star Trek 2009 Rec Spock/Uhura

Fandom Category: Star Trek (2009 Film)
Pairing: Spock/Nyota Uhura
Fic Title: Descarte's Error
Author: StarTrekFanWriter (startrekwriter)
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5147894/1/Descartes_Error
Rating/Warning(s): T -- Steamy in later chapters
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No, it's complete

Why This Must Be Read: This is a Spock/Uhura origin story. The characters are spot on, and the progression of their relationship is completely believable (slow and steady). All around well-written and difficult to "put down!"
Shirtless Spock

Challenge 55: Star Trek TOS Rec

Fandom Category: Star Trek The Original Series
Pairing: Spock/Uhura
Fic Title: Happiness At Least
Author: Spock Jones
Link: Happiness At Least
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is an extremely well-written story that explores what would have happened if Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy hadn’t made it back through the Guardian of Forever. The story isn’t just a romance; it also contains elements of action-adventure and everyone is in character. You can close your eyes and imagine you’re watching the old series.
arrow; hacking is such an ugly word

for this is the beginning of forever by Cath1 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The OC
Pairing: Summer Roberts/Seth Cohen, Julie Cooper/Jimmy Cooper, Taylor Townsend/Ryan Atwood, Kirsten Cohen/Sandy Cohen
Fic Title: for this is the beginning of forever
Author: Cath1
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 1/31

Why This Must Be Read: This is a brief look at the first meetings of four of the show's couples, taking into account the show's own screwed-up timeline as best as possible and including plenty of details from canon. Sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, each one is appropriate for its couple. Really fits into my own head canon. My personal favorite is the last one (Sandy and Kirsten), but it's tough call.

Challenge 55: Star Trek reboot Rec

Fandom Category: Star Trek (reboot)
Pairing: Spock/Uhura
Fic Title: 1C13:11
Author: teaoli
Links: 1C13:11 on FF or 1C13:11 on lj
Rating/Warning(s): From G to PG-13. Very slow burning. Allusions to sexual contact in later chapters. Incorporates the events of the movie, so there is character death.
Genre: Friendship to Romance
WIP?: No. Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This story not only shows how Spock and Uhura got together in the 2009 movie, but also tries to establish plausible explanations for what many readers across the fandom called Uhura's Mary Sue-like characteristics.

Challenge 55: Star Trek Enterprise Rec

Fandom Category: Star Trek Enterprise
Pairing: Trip/Tpol
Fic Title:The Endeavour Chronicles (series)
Author: Rigil Kent
Link: http://www.rigilkent-online.com/index.html
Genre: drama/romance
WIP?: Yes Janus and Divergent Paths are still ongoing

Why This Must Be Read: Rigil Kent is an excellent author and has created an amazing series of AU stories for a series which was cancelled before it's time.
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Challenge 55: Star Trek Voyager, Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay by Elem

Fandom Category: Star Trek Voyager
Pairing: Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay
Fic Title: Arcadia
Author: Elem
Link: HERE
Rating/Warning(s): R (for swearing only)
Genre: Romance/Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A post-Endgame story. The return to Alpha Quadrant is not what the Voyager crew expected but time is a great healer. I love Elem's stories. And this is by far my favourite. The set-up with the whole crew and Janeway's background story fit perfectly into the angst/romance between Janeway and Chatokay. But what draws me in every time are the wonderful written J/C scenes.

Fandom Category: Star Trek Voyager
Pairing: Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay
Fic Title: The Only Way
Author: Elem
Link: HERE
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: PWR (Porn with Romance)
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Chakotay is at the end of his tether and decides to set some new ground rules regarding his and Kathyrn's relationship. Uhm, Alpha Chak. Like woah. The way I would have loved to see Chakotay on screen more often, not his whimsy self of the last season(s).

Star Trek red: Dexterity

Fandom Category: Star Trek (2009 movie)
Pairing: Amanda Grayson/Sarek, pre-Winona/George Kirk
Fic Title: Dexterity
Author: leupagus, screamlet, waldorph
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/95494
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up (on AO3), for swearing and a lot of talk about sex, sometimes with aliens.
Genre: Romance, episodic/adventure/mission
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's awesome?  Seriously, this one-shot packs an entire world and series of events into less than 8,000 words.  It's hilarious, detailed, and thoughtful.  The characters are fully fleshed-out and get a plot that keeps you genuinely interested alongside the character interactions.  I enjoyed this fic so much that I went back digging for it a second time, and re-read it a third while reccing it just now.

In terms of summary, the authors say this: "Detailing one of Amanda Grayson's first diplomatic assignments, which happens to be on the USS Kelvin."