Fanfic Recs / Futurama

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Authors, and Websites


  • Recommended by SonicPanther
  • Coldangel's stories are long, but are as epic as Futurama fanfics come while still keeping everyone perfectly in character. Be forewarned, he really likes violence. And Fry/Leela.

The Sophisticated Shut In
  • Recommended by: This Is Ridiculous
  • I enjoy his or her (I don't know the gender) Fry/Leela stories

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.

Rush moon by Just Nibblin
  • Recommended by Moberemk Odafangirl
  • Synopsis: Fry wakes up in a dumpster only to find it's one year later, and the life he knew is gone. He'd got to Leela for help...if she wasn't so dead-set on blasting him right off the planet for reasons he doesn't know.
  • Comments: Easily one of the best Futurama fanfics out there, and one of the better fanfics I've gotten the chance to read period.
    • Nicoinfinity: Too bad it hasn't been updated in over a year. It's still good despite that, though.
      • I totally recommend this fic, 100%, don't get me wrong. It is, quite frankly, the most amazing Futurama fics ever. But, the author has dropped off the map, and it ends on one of the most frustrating and evil cliff-hangers you will ever encounter. Just as a warning. Still completely worth the read.
      • GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! As of 12/20/12, this fic is updating again!

Disillusionment by soylentOrange
  • Recommended by Moberemk
  • Synopsis: What if, at the end of "The Cryonic Woman", Fry actually did lose his job?
  • Comments: It starts out as a basic what-if scenario that happens to take a deep look at Fry's character. And then things get weird... Better than it sounds, with good characters and an interesting yet highly convoluted plot.

Prison of Glass by The Light of the Shadows
  • Recommended by Pretzel Victim
  • Synopsis: "Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him." It has, after all, been one thousand years.
  • Comments: A look at Fry, in a rare (or perhaps just never shown?) moment of soul crushing loneliness and misery, feeling a thousand years old and seeing the vast, empty expanse of time that separates him from the both the world he belongs to that is gone forever, and the world he is trapped in but can never be a part of. The title refers to a Grimm's Brothers fairy tale.

I Trust You by Desdemona Kakalose
  • Recommended by Pretzel Victim
  • Synopsis: One too many rejections, Fry. You don't need her. Trust me, Bender knows. Just trust me...Never argue.
  • Comments: Unbelievably terrifying and one of most horrific things this troper has ever read. The dialogue cruelly beckons the reader along, manipulating them into the same blindness as Fry. Can't elaborate without spoiling, but I hate this story, and love it because it made me hate it so much. Bender fans will have their hearts shattered.

The Frychurian Candidate by Kryten
  • Recommended by Cybertoy0
  • Synopsis: A simple trip to the dentist's office goes awry when Fry becomes the pawn of a dastardly plot.
  • Comments: Funny as hell, and very true to the show.

One New Message by broken halleluiah
  • Recommended by: This Is Ridiculous
  • Synopsis: She told him never to call when he was drunk

Green Storm Rising by soylentOrange
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: An accident in deep space causes the Planet Express Crew to shift randomly back and forth between two time lines, and to set off a war between the mutants and the surface-dwellers.

Mother's Love by The Arthurian Prat's Folly
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Even though she'd never been either good nor particularly motivated to outwardly show her love, Mrs. Fry truly did love her sons. And she grieved as any mother would when Phillip was lost to time.

Their Happy Endings by Miss Mune
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Oneshot, Bender-centric. When viewed from the sidelines, happy endings aren't always so happy.

Leaking by Goggled Monkey
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Fry's cut his knee and Bender takes a few minutes to think about it. Friendshippy and slightly fluffy but mostly weird. He is a robot after all.

Never Stop Dreaming by skiesofice
  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Just one more fanfic to add to the library of The Sting episodes, no major spoilers if you haven't seen it.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

How to Write a Shippy Futurama Fanfic

No More Secrets
  • Recommended by Immblueversion
  • Synopsis: Fry and Leela accidentally swallow pills that links their minds together.
  • Comments: A romantic Fry/Leela shipping story to the core, but without forgetting the humor and charm of the series. It's chock full of references to the series, while some scenes end up being replicated word-for-word, but that proves little to deride from this amazing piece of work. Everyone is written perfectly in character, especially with Fry playfully toying around with Leela's head before he actually takes things seriously and uses their newly established mental link to reveal to Leela his perspective of events from "Parasites Lost" and "Time Keeps On Slippin'", two episodes in which Leela painfully rejected him for things that were meant to show just how much Fry loves her.

A Tale of Two Suitors by Dejana Talis
  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Synopsis: Set a few months after "Into the Wild Green Yonder." Fry decides to propose to Leela, but when his best-laid plans go astray and Zapp Brannigan stumbles back into their lives, he'll be lucky enough to get another moment alone with her.

Avatar: Bender's Tale by Metropolis Kid

Programs of a Lesser God by Pump Maeson (Death Note Crossover)
  • Recommended by feral
  • Synopsis: Bender finds a Death Note.
  • Comments: This is great! It's very in character and has a lot of potential.

Hottie 4: Even Better Sequel by Chris Jackson
  • Recommended by chrishouserez
  • Synopsis: Hottie 4: Even Better Sequel is a Milestone Celebration that not only commemorates the 5th anniversary of Hottie, the the anniversaries of many works of fiction including Futurama, celebrating it's 15th anniversary.