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 Best of Both Girls by Jim Wright (of Delta Blues)
Synopsis: The Borg have abducted Captain Janeway to discuss the Species 8472 invasion. After Kathryn proposes an alliance they attempt to assimilate her. She notices the power vacuum left by the death of the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact and takes over the whole Borg Collective as the new Queen. And that's just the beginning...
Comments: The story is complete, so you won't be Left Hanging. Be aware that this was written back in 1999, so more recent developments aren't present. The story won a few awards back in the day, including Best of Trek Fanfic. And since Jim had done so many reviews for Delta Blues he knew how to write the characters. If you pay attention you'll find cameos and Continuity Nods from all over the Trek metaverse.
Summary: Fifty years after Voyager's miraculous return, long-hidden truths come to light - about a Captain who risked everything to save her crew, and a love story for the ages that defied all odds.
Comments: Written in late 2000 and finished in early 2001, this epic story of Voyager's return concerns Jake Sisko as he looks for the woman behind the Starfleet legend and exposes truths long kept buried. One of the best fics in any genre, ever, about a love story for the ages. Disregards the last half-season of Star Trek: Voyager. A must-read for any fan, especially those dissatisfied with the ending Voyager got.
Summary: Short, light chapters, delving into how certain characters live with certain experiences that are never mentioned on screen after the episodes in which they occured. The first chapter focuses on Samantha Wildman's thoughts about her daughter really being a "duplicate." The second focuses on Tom Paris' thoughts about the three offspring he sired with Janeway in "Threshold," and how it may have contributed to B'Elanna's fear of him abandoning her.
Comments: Sadly, this fic is unfinished, and likely never will be. However, these two chapters are a must-read for any fan who is very interested in the characters of "Voyager." The author manages to take the notoriously absurd ending of "Threshold" and turn it into a serious piece of literature.
Summary: A short story focusing on Janeway's feelings after "Tuvix." Janeway confides in Chakotay with her moral dilemma, and how she rationalized what she did to Tuvix.
Comments: A must-read for any fan who was disturbed by the ending of the episode "Tuvix." This story provides a much-needed closure for the episode, that makes Janeway's actions more acceptable to the audience.
Synopsis: A "braided novel" of eight stories and novellas. Too sprawling (in the grand sense) in scale and reach to reduce to a mere synopsis; let us just say that this is Voyager unfettered and red in tooth and claw, such as Paramount with its nice tidy pander-to-the-demographics mentality could only dream of producing. Faith, community, alienation and belonging, honest conflict between Maquis and Starfleet, and the realities of life far from home and safety.
Comments: Begins during series season two, and events from that point and earlier continue to play a part in the stories. Only moved into an alternate timeline because it was being written as the series aired, and the authors found it too difficult to maintain continuity when a stray televised remark might undo extensive plot developments.
Synopsis: A pure Continuation of Voyager, resolving what happened to the Borg, Section 31, while allowing a new enemy and explaining the actual purpose of Voyager's mission in the Delta Quadrant. It wraps up the story in a much more compelling way, resolving nearly everything the fans complained about.
Comments: The best of the virtual seasons, this one is actually completed. It lasts two seasons, as you would expect, and is even "reviewed" on Fiveminute.net. It also really doesn't break continuity, at least with onscreen canon. If you found the ending of Voyager unsatisfying, this will fix you up.
Synopsis: Years after "Endgame," an elderly Tom Paris visits the Guardian of Forever, to ask about an alternate timeline. Accompanied by his daughter Miral, and Harry Kim, Tom watches scenes play out from the "Before and After" timeline, and compares his possible future with Kes to his "real" life with Torres and Miral.
Comments: This is one of the only fics out there that deals with comparing Tom's possible family with Kes to Tom's "real" family with B'Elanna. Paris/Torres shippers may be saddened at the beginning of the story, but will probably feel uplifted by the end. This story is not too long, and can be read in one sitting.
Synopsis: One of the oldest and greatest "Voyager" parodies out there, "Coronary" spoofs the various plot-holes and cliches used in the show; the idea being that the author wants to give the nitpickers a coronary. This is actually a series of "episodes," that start while Voyager is still in the Delta Quadrant.
Synopsis: Captain Braxton and Lt. Ducane's adventures aboard the timesihp Relativity, as they travel to various points in "Star Trek's" history. Realizing he and Ducane lack a crew for their time ship, Braxton recruits dead officers from past centuries (by beaming them up seconds before they are killed, so as not to disrupt the timeline), and collects some other wayward misfits as well. The gang ends up including Tasha Yar, Jadzia Dax, Damar, Xaronna (wife of Annorax), Kes, and many more.
Comments: Inspired by "The Voyager Coronary" and hosted on the same site, one can expect the same cartoonish, raunchy humor. Though this starts primarily as a "Voyager" spoof, "Series ?" ends up spoofing all five "Star Trek" series, and several other sci-fi shows (including "Farscape," "Spaceballs," "Babylon 5," and "Star Wars.")
Pairings: Torres/Paris, Neelix/Kes, and Chakotay/Seven, but with humorous hints of Janeway/Chakotay, Paris/Kim, and Paris/Chakotay.
Synopsis: A series of short parodies, spoofing different episodes of the show. Heavily inspired by Mad Magazine, Mel Brooks films, "Monty Python," “Airplane,” and other cartoonish comedies. After being thrust into the others side of the galaxy by the mysterious Banjo Man, Captain Myway-or-the-Highway and her crew have one clear goal; to make a smashing TV series on their way home, by investigating any space anomaly and suspicious alien race that could make for a good episode. Along the way the crew battles the Bored Collective, a flagellant "Cargassian" spy, vengeful “Star Wars” fans, alien cooking, and their own limited intelligence.
Comments: These spoofs are written in screenplay format, asking that readers employ their imaginations to “see” each episode play out. Each “episode” takes about five to ten minutes to read. Characters are given alternate, comical names, a la Mad Magazine. The humor is low-brow, with no shortage slapstick and fart-jokes, and is packed with nods to other TV series and films. Unlike most “Voyager” spoofs, which simply have characters pointing out plot-holes, “Frogger” often fills in said plot holes, with silly explanations. Though there is some adult content, the author attempts to keep the language as mild as possible, with more innuendos than outright sexual content, and harsher language is usually (but not always) censored.
Synopsis: It's taken some time, but the Doctor has finally determined why things on Voyager are so weird. Short answer, it's Neelix's fault, but not intentionally. Slightly longer answer, everyone was high as a kite ever since the events of "Caretaker" because Neelix's species gives off pheromones that make other races act irrationally, and they've been exposed to it almost constantly for over six years. Now the crew of the Voyager have to pierce the fog of their drugged-out memories and determine what was only a hallucination, and what actually happened...