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Please note that most of these story recommendations were made before I reconsidered my warnings policy (i.e., before I decided to include warnings). Generally speaking, there's little of a dark or violent nature to warn for in these stories, but...caveat lector.

Star Trek:TOS Recs

igrockspock (igrockspock on LJ): "Logic Demands That You Take Off That Ridiculous Hat, Get Naked, and Come to Bed" (TOS. Amanda/Sarek. "When people ask how he met his wife, he says they exchanged cultural information at a diplomatic event. He does not mention that she beat him at logic (twice), or that afterward, they took off their clothes." My pre-TOS OTP. *g* Here we have Sarek and Amanda getting to know each other through 'team building' exercises, which should, logically, be a crack premise, but no! It's clever and yes, it's funny at times - although mostly in that 'wow, these two people are really from different species, aren't they?' way - and it's weirdly believable.)

Killa: Ghost in the Machine (cross-recced in TOS and VOY. Kirk/Spock, Paris/Kim, and...Paris/Kirk)

Killa: What the Heart Remembers (Kirk/Spock)

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Recs

Alara Rogers: Only Human (Q-centric AU, post ep "Deja Q." Primarily Gen. Note: this story - the first long work of fanfiction I ever read - serves as the basis for its own universe of spin-offs. To find links to some of the other stories, including Mercutio's mostly-het "PropinQuity," go here )

Sloane: Untitled. (Data-centric gen. In the wake of Tasha Yar's death, Data tries to come to terms with human grief. Or would, if he understood what it meant.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Fabula Rasa: Fathers and Sins. (Garak/Dukat, Kira/Dukat. Dukat was once...very young.)

The Hoyden (thehoyden on LJ): "Letters from the Northern Continent" (Garak/Bashir. "It just figured that the first time Julian Bashir set foot on Cardassia after the war, it would be halfway around the world from Elim Garak." Post-series. A wonderful story about how Julian learns to interpret Cardassian social cues, albeit almost too late.)

Laura Taylor: The Serpent and the Hawk (Kira/Dukat)

Macedon: "Jeu-parti," composed of a trio of stories - Orfeo, Eye of the Storm, and Anslem. (Jake Sisko/O[vulcan]MC. Yes, really.)

shalott: Past Duties. (Gen. Picard and Q, post-series.)

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Star Trek: Voyager

Killa: Ghost in the Machine (cross-recced in TOS and VOY. Kirk/Spock, Paris/Kim, and...Paris/Kirk)

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STAR TREK: Reboot!Verse

Anodyna (anodyna on LJ): "The Orion-On-Vulcan Method" (Gaila/Spock!Prime. "Gaila needs somewhere to recuperate after being injured in the Battle of Vulcan. What better place than with Spock Prime on the Vulcan colony world?" An unexpected pairing in a post-film colony setting, but one which the author makes work perfectly. Lovely cameo from Sarek, as well.)

blc (blcwriter on LJ): "Love and Hate" (Kirk/Bones. "In the back of your mind was what he'd said the night before you all boarded Enterprise for this mission. "You're going to hate me sometimes, the things I'm going to do to keep the crew and the ship safe. You need to accept that." Even in the Federation, there are times when accomplishing the needs of the many means sacrificing more than just lives. McCoy learns what Uhura means when she says " They take that stain on and don't expect anyone to understand, which is why they need us to love them."" Excellent voices and characterizations)

Deastar (captanddeastar on LJ): "So Wise We Grow"; alternate link link at AO3 (Kirk/Spock. "Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week." An excellent look at family dynamics of all kinds and pefectly in character. Even if you don't generally read kid!fic. this is well worth your time, but do heed the warnings if you're a warnings sort of fic reader)

ethrosdemon (ethrosdemon on LJ): "Don't accept a ride from James T. Kirk. Walk." (or "Oh those halcyon Academy days! " Kirk/McCoy. Jim and Bones, at the Academy. They're just perfect...as is Gaila *g*)

Flora (florahart on LJ/DW): "Common Bond" (Sarek/Winona Kirk. "Sometimes a new life happens whether you seek it or not." Excellent dynamic between Sarek and Winona, as their relationship develops in a post-movie world. Both like and unlike what one might imagine Sarek and Amanda's coming together to have been - with a really smart sense of what it would be like for an older Human to forge a relationship with a Vulcan)

Laura JV (laurajv on LJ and DW): "The Unveiled Secret" (Spock Prime, Sarek. The conversation they could never have in TOS. G.)

Q (sparky77 on LJ): "How to Avoid Kicking Puppies and Other Valuable Lessons in Leadership" (Gen fic. Kirk, Chekov, Sulu, McCoy, Uhura, Spock, others. R - although, I think it's more like PG-13. One of the first longish non-PWP fics of the movieverse: very funny and surprisingly believable.)

Rheanna (rheanna27 on LJ/rheanna on DW): "Lunch and Other Obscenities" (Reboot!Verse. Uhura, Gaila, Uhura/Spock. "Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her." A smart look at cross-cultural negotiations. Really lovely, as much for the developing friendship between Nyota and Gaila as for the start of the relationship between Nyota and Spock.)

seperis (seperis on LJ/DW): "You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While)" (Spock/Kirk. "Spock. Just say 'I don't trust Starfleet not to mess up the only captain in the fleet who I can train up to my expectations and enjoys running into danger wearing a blindfold as much as I do'." A really smart coming together of two men with a complicated history - further complicated by Kirk's initial interactions with Spock Prime)

Yahtzee (yahtzee63 on LJ): "Break" (Spock/Uhura. "During their final semester at Starfleet Academy, two people who have no intention of ever changing transform each other." A wonderful look at a believable developing relationship from Yahtzee, who's not only a fantastic writer, but also has an excellent eye for detail.)

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