Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth dying for]] here.

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If you're looking for recommendations for the [[Film/StarTrek new movie]], please click [[FanFicRecs/StarTrek2009 here]].

An index of all ''Franchise/StarTrek'' Fanfiction Recommendations pages can be found [[FanficRecs/StarTrek here]].

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[[WMG: Authors and Websites]]

[[http://community.livejournal.com/st_xi_kink/379.html Star Trek XI Kink Meme]] by various authors, very {{NSFW}}
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Ayries}}
* ''Pairing'': Various (Slash, Het, Femslash)
* A kink meme for ''Star Trek XI''. There are a good chunk of ''TOS'' related fics however. Not only has this somehow achieved upwards of five thousand comments in under two weeks, but it somehow has managed to have a very good excellent-to-poor fic ratio. Some of these authors are just amazing.
* It's currently on part fourteen and growing every day, and the excellent-to-poor ratio is, if not the same, better.
* There is a TOS specific kink meme [[http://community.livejournal.com/st_tos_kink/ here]].

[[http://twisting-vine-x.livejournal.com/160124.html Liz's Not-So-Little World]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/LeighSabio}}
* ''Pairing'': Mostly Kirk/Spock/[=McCoy=]
* [[strike:Almost]] every fanfic on Liz's livejournal is excellent. She is especially good at writing a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming (Or a [[{{Lemon}} Crowning Moment Of Sexy]]). I especially recommend [[http://twisting-vine-x.livejournal.com/133733.html A Cure For Migraines]] and [[http://twisting-vine-x.livejournal.com/132467.html The Enterprise Incident - or, In Which Jim Has Pointy Ears]] (In two parts, link is to the first part). Liz also always replies to her reviewers politely, nicely and pleasantly. (A rarity on the Internet.)

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1464384/ KCS]]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/dedicatedfollower467}}
* KCS usually does one-shot and drabbles, but everything written is spot-on. The stories have an excellent grasp of canon - I'd definitely say the stuff has an OriginalFlavor. What's unusual about the author in many ways is that the stories don't try to set up a particular ship or even focus on a particular character - while most of it is Big Three-centered, you'll find that they range all over. Definitely enjoyable work, go check it out!
** Seconded by {{Tropers/scarletclarinet}}. Brilliant writing and characterization. Lots of short pieces, but author has an admitted habit of taking short pieces and expanding them far beyond the original scope (e.g. the ''FanFic/{{Insontis}}'' series). Plots vary from original to filling in the gaps before, during or after canon episodes. Absolutely wonderful to read.


[[WMG:[[GenFic General Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.''

''[[http://www.fortunecity.com/rivendell/dark/1000/marysue.htm A Trekkie's Tale]]'' by Paula Smith.
* Recommended by {{Tropers/JBridge}}
* ''Synopsis'': The original MarySue fanfic. Also coined the term.
[=[[reviews:ATrekkiesTale]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5919547/1/Elysium Elysium]]'' by Argella
* Recommended by sauronlulz
* ''Synopsis'': "Reflecting on her ignorance helps to assuage the flicker of anger I feel toward her for her violation. She does not understand." Spock's thoughts during "This Side of Paradise."
[=[[reviews:Elysium]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=414 Lost and Found]]'' by [=UKJess=]
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Synopsis'': Kidnapped and then mysteriously released by the Romulans, Kirk is travelling back to Earth to stand trial. Can his friends, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise do anything to help this self-confessed traitor?
[=[[reviews:LostAndFoundByUKJess]]=]

''[[http://sites.google.com/site/jessinengland/fortune%27sfavouredchild Fortune's Favoured Child]]'' by [=UKJess=]
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Synopsis'': After the deaths of both Edith Keeler and Sam Kirk, an alien encounter whilst travelling in a shuttlecraft is the last straw for the distressed and exhausted Captain of the Enterprise.
[=[[reviews: FortunesFavouredChild]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=2226 Freedom Is Standing in the Light]]'' by Syn Ferguson
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Synopsis'': A chance meeting in a garden changes the shape of two lives forever.
[=[[reviews:FreedomIsStandingInTheLight]]=]

''[[http://www.invisibleplanets.com/tos/whatlieswithin.htm What Lies Within]]'' by Jungle Kitty
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Synopsis'': At the Academy, Kirk faces the Kobayashi Maru.
[=[[reviews: WhatLiesWithin]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6284610/1/Gotor-The-Most-Powerful-Being-Who-Ever-Lived Gotor: The Most Powerful Being Who Ever Lived!]]'' by Galaxy1001D
* Recommended by Andariel
* ''Synopsis:'' It's a trek through time as the officers of two Enterprises confront Gotor: The Most Powerful Being Who Ever Lived!
* ''Comments:'' Hilarious one-shot that takes place in both the Original Series and the Next Generation

[[WMG:[[{{Shipping}} Shipping Fics]]]]
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''
''...and remember, the term SlashFic was invented in Trek fandom.''

''[[http://www.waxjism.org/cimorene/trek/incidentreport.html Incident Report]]'' by K'Sal
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}, {{Tropers/LeighSabio}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': After being caught in "illicit activity" in a conference room during tedious diplomatic negotiations, Kirk must write up an incident report for Starfleet Command.
* ''Tags'': Comedy
[=[[reviews:IncidentReport]]=]

''[[http://www.waxjism.org/cimorene/trek/whatiam.html What I Am To You]]'' by Cimorene
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': Post-''The Search For Spock'', Jim and Spock explore his returning memories... and discover what they should have been to each other all along.
[=[[reviews:WhatIAmToYou]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=537 Rekindling Fire]]'' by Jenna Hilary Sinclair
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}, @/{{Killa}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': The effects of the Kolinahr have left Spock divorced from his body, unable to fully express what he knows he and Kirk should be. But when V'Ger returns, demanding Spock, Kirk will fight very Hell itself to save him - and to keep him for eternity.
[=[[reviews:RekindlingFire]]=]

''[[http://hafital.slashcity.net/trek/innocentdream.html Innocent When You Dream]]'' by Hafital (Warning: adult content. NC-17)
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}
* ''Pairing'': Pike/Chekov
* ''Synopsis'': On a training voyage, Captain Pike meets Cadet Pavel Chekov.
* ''Comments'': Not a pairing that would ever have crossed my mind, but dear God is it well-written!
[=[[reviews:InnocentWhenYouDream]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=698 Down and Out and Under the Table]]'' by Jenna Hilary Sinclair
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': A very, very drunk [=McCoy=] witnesses a private moment between his Captain and his First Officer.
[=[[reviews:DownAndOutAndUnderTheTable]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=727 Deep Water]]'' by Jenna Hilary Sinclair
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': Not all is as it seems.
[=[[reviews:DeepWater]]=]

''[[http://www.allslash.org/tos/trinity.html Trinity]]'' by Liz Ellington
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/[=McCoy=][[spoiler:/Spock]]
* ''Synopsis'': The long and difficult road from their first meeting to long after their careers are over.
[=[[reviews:Trinity]]=]

''[[http://www.ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=1306 Communication]]'' by Jenna Hilary Sinclair
* Recommended by {{Tropers/AcrossTheStars}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': During a war with the Tholians, Spock is given his own command. These are the letters sent between the two officers during the months they're kept apart.
[=[[reviews:Communication]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5511686/1/Insert_Slash_Here_A_Collection_of_Oneshots Insert Slash Here: A Collection of Oneshots]]'' by Brittany Diamond
* Recommended by {{Tropers/LeighSabio}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': A collection of short stories that use {{canon}}ical scenes as a jumping-off point, and suggest what may have happened before or after them. Some are {{lemon}}, some non-{{lemon}}.
[=[[reviews:InsertSlashHereACollectionOfOneshots]]=]

''[[http://www.ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=416 Sensate Focus]]'' by Lyrastar
* Recommended by {{Tropers/LeighSabio}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': After ''Amok Time'', Kirk and Spock head off to the Altair VI peace conference, and find a few surprises there
[=[[reviews:SensateFocus]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=18 Bitter Glass]]'' by Killa
* Recommended by the {{Tropers/GirlInGlasses}}
* ''Parings'': Technically Kirk/Spock, but no sex, could be interpreted as seriously deep friendship.
* ''Synopsis'': A story about regrets and second chances. Faced with the news of Kirk's death in Generations, Spock tells the story of a thirty-year friendship that defied all categorization. (Crossover with Star Trek: TNG) Originally posted in 1996.
[=[[reviews:BitterGlass]]=]

''[[http://www.ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=1690 Heart To Heart]]'' by Cecil
* Recommended By: {{Tropers/StudiousJones}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': When Jim Kirk turns seventy, his life as star-ship captain seems farther away than ever before, but soon he is forced to realize that domestic life on Earth might lead to events which are more disastrous to him than most deep-space missions.
* ''Tags'': AU ignoring ''Generations''.
[=[[reviews:HeartToHeart]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2464440/1/Things_that_Never_Happened_I_Blue Things that Never Happened I: Blue]]'' by Nemo the Everbeing
* Recommended By: {{Tropers/Jesska}}
* ''Pairing'': Spock/[=McCoy=]
* ''Synopsis'': After everything they've ever known falls to pieces, [=McCoy=] and Spock attempt to find some meaning in what is left of their lives.
[=[[reviews:ThingsThatNeverHappenedIBlue]]=]

''[[http://members.fortunecity.com/stshymoon/raetrail/ks-anothercountrybeckons-r.html Another Country Beckons]]'' by Rae Trail
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': A starship captain discovers that his subconscious mind has been busily courting while his conscious mind runs his ship.
[=[[reviews:AnotherCountryBeckons]]=]

''[[http://www.waxjism.org/cimorene/trek/thewordwithheld.txt The Word Withheld]]'' by J S Cavalcante (Warning: Adult content. NC-17)
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': After retrieving Kirk from the interspatial rift of "The Tholian Web", Spock realizes his oath to Starfleet and his service aboard the Enterprise are in jeopardy because he has denied to himself–and withheld from Kirk–a certain truth about the nature of the Vulcan relationship called "t'hy'la."
[=[[reviews:TheWordWithheld]]=]

''[[http://ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=267 The Game]]'' by jesmihr
* Recommended by @/{{Ainyre}}
* ''Pairing'': Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': Kirk, Spock, Scotty and [=McCoy=] kill time in a bar.
[=[[reviews:TheGameByJesmihr]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1228353/1/Dream_Until_Your_Dream_Comes_True Dream Until Your Dream Comes True]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/125463/Djinn1 Djinn1]]
* Recommended by @/{{Kittenmommy}}
* ''Pairing'': Spock/Chapel
* ''Synopsis'': This is not your normal Spock/Chapel. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor It's dark, it's twisted]], it's...well, give it a try and find out [[TwistEnding exactly what it is]].
[=[[reviews:DreamUntilYourDreamComesTrueByDjinn1]]=]

''[[http://www.ksarchive.com/viewstory.php?sid=3103&textsize=0&chapter=18 Hesitation]]'' by CMM
* Recommended by @/RoseAndHeather
* Pairing: Kirk/Spock
* ''Synopsis'': ''TheKingsSpeech'', Star Trek-style. In a world where the Vulcan Federation annexed the outnumbered and outgunned Earth to rescue the planet from its war with the Klingons, Spock is King George VI, Kirk is the Queen Mother, Saavik is Princess Elizabeth, Dr [=McCoy=] is Lionel Logue, Sybok is Edward VIII, Ty'Lena is Wallis Simpson, T'Pau is the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sarek is King George V. The story echoes the film - and the history it was based on - without being a slavish copy.
[=[[reviews:HesitationByCMM]=]]