Fanfic Recs / Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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Authors and Websites

Tinsnip on Archive of Our Own is a high quality and recent contributor to Deep Space Nine fanworks. Her works include Garak/Bashir shipping fics, gen and shipping stories in the Deep Dish Nine Universe, and a tie in to Una Mc Cormack's novels.

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.

The Brave Little Tailor in the Pale Moonlight by Cardie (a.k.a. Henrietta Wotton)
  • Recommended by Maso Tey, and Cryptic Mirror
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: "In the Pale Moonlight" from Garak's perspective (and as a fairy tale!).

Scorched Earth by Una McCormack
  • Recommended by Troper Jysella and Vash Ti
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU Enabran Tain's plan to eliminate the Founder homeworld is successful, and Garak joins the newly-ascended Obsidian Order as it takes over Cardassia... and has some serious doubts while doing it. It's of the "long and plotty" AU variety, and utilizes original characters very well. It's also one of the few fics where a canon character has kids that didn't make me want to kick things. If the author's name looks familiar it's because she's written professional Star Trek novels, including The Never Ending Sacrifice.). This is superb, as all McCormack's writing is.

Standardized by Babel (aka Dilly R)
  • Recommended by Troper Jysella
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Snapshots from Julian Bashir's life, from three to thirty-two.

Internment Camp 317 by Jewels
  • Recommended by Troper Jysella
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bashir's time in the Dominion prison camp.

you are receding by tinsnip
  • Recommended by Maxwell_Edison
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "I could've ended up like Sarina, but I was lucky—my DNA re-sequencing didn't have any unintended side effects." But what if it did?

I Picked You by Psilent
  • Recommended by Maxwell_Edison
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "We weren't... supposed to be friends." Post-"Doctor Bashir, I Presume". Three conversations Julian doesn't know how to have.

In the Bright Sunshine by Andrew Joshua Talon
  • Recommended by acg452
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A fix-fic for Star Trek: Insurrection with Sisko in the place of Picard.

Bring Me My Bow of Burning Goldby Aurora West
  • Recommended by Time Traveler Jessica
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the wake of a devastating Jem'Hadar rebellion, Mirror Universe Weyoun and his crew board a Jem'Hadar ship in a strange area of space.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Sacrifice by prelocandkanar
  • Part OnePart TwoPart ThreePart Four
  • Recommended by Blossom Morphine
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Garak/Bashir
  • Synopsis: Takes place immediately after "Broken Link;" Garak deals with the consequences of his attempted genocide of the Founders, and must consider what is worth great personal sacrifice for a greater good. Rating: PG-13/R for implied slash.

Letters From the Northern Continent by The Hoyden
  • Recommended by Orn
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Garak/Bashir
  • Synopsis: 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.

Through A Temple by Desert Chocolate
  • Recommended by: Sithking Zero
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Normandy and its crew are forced into the Trekverse by the Reapers. The Defiant is there to meet them. Now, two sets of very similar groups are forced together, fighting for whats right. In between just hanging out of course.
    • Sithking Zero: An excellent story that doesn't look down on the Mass Effect side of things simply because they don't have super duper magical hypertechnology, as so many fanfics sadly do. Shows just how similar the two casts are, while allowing improvements to come naturally to both sides. Desperately needs a Tropes Page.
    • Mikeal 52: Now has a Tropes Page!