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when you wake - sevenfoxes - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Darcy cringes. “Souvenir from Clint and Natasha’s mission. Apparently it fell out of the sky in Bucharest,” she says, peering through the glass at the creature. “Don’t worry, they’re pretty sure it’s dead.”

Turning back to look at Steve, she yawns a bit, not bothering to hide her gaping mouth behind a hand, which makes him smile a bit for the first time today. “You know, I asked Clint to bring me back something, but I was thinking more like a keychain or booze from the duty free section of the airport.”

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Live. Die. Repeat.
steve/bucky  steve/darcy  steve/natasha  steve/sharon  MCU  avengers  timey-wimey  10-30K 
may 2018 by joyinrepetition
Don't Fuck With Florists (They'll Fuck You Up) - MayMarlow - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Unsatisfied with his post-war life, Harry decides to get to the root of all of his problems when that root was still working at Borgin and Burkes shop in the late 40s. He’s the Master of Death, damn it, he can do what he wants for once in his life.

Tom Riddle isn’t particularly happy about working at a small, dingy shop for magical artifacts, no matter how interesting those artifacts are. He’s even less happy when an insufferable stranger sets up the most obnoxious flower shop right across the street.

What follows would be a romantic comedy, if it weren’t for politics.
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Fun and angst free!
hp  timey-wimey  futurefic  harry/tom-riddle  10-30K 
march 2018 by joyinrepetition
The Viking Wants Forever by Koko Brown
A Love Frozen In Time…
Reese Johnson yearns for a life other than the world of drudgery she’s settled for as the manager of a comic book store. What’s that they say? Be careful what you wish for? Well that’s a motto Reese should have tattooed across her forehead. Because Loki, the Norse god of mischief, has just the remedy for the boring life of this woman who denounces his existence.

His recipe for disaster?
Take a 30 year-old woman and send her back in time as a pawn for revenge. Couple her with Eirik Sigurdsson, a Viking Warlord, too arrogant and baggage-laden to be of any use for anything, but battle and bed. Mix thoroughly, folding in a heavy dose of pride, a tyrannical king, and a sympathetic goddess. Bake at high until a white-hot love is unleashed and then forever frozen in time.

NOTE: The Viking Wants Forever was previously published as Frozen in Time. The story has been expanded by 42,000 words.
romance  HEA  a:koko.brown  c:f  c:poc  mc:f  mc:poc  humor  timey-wimey  claire  sexytimes 
september 2017 by readersheartcons
Let's Stop The Time Warp (Again) - lettered - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve Rogers has to live the same day over and over. Bruce, Tony, Pepper, Jane, and Thor try to help him. Then things go from bad to worse.

This story includes, but isn't limited to: Bruce and Tony bonding over science, Bruce and Jane bonding over aliens in outerspace, Steve being a Big Damn Hero, Pepper being rather freakishly efficient, Tony talking about sex a lot, action, gore, a world gone wild, Bruce Banner tending wounds, Darcy Lewis doing PR, Pepper's mother, T'Challa, racebent!Janet, racebent!Pym, Lt. Col James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Clint being incompetent with girls, Natasha being a Big Damn Hero, angry mobs, evil corporations, crazy physics shenanigans, and Bill Murray.
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Plotty, emotionally intense Bruce misery, Not A Romance.
timey-wimey  gen  MCU  marvel  100K+  series 
april 2017 by joyinrepetition
The Shape of My Name | Tor.com
"The year 2076 smells like antiseptic gauze and the lavender diffuser that Dara set up in my room. It has the bitter aftertaste of pills: probiotics and microphages and PPMOs. It feels like the itch of healing, the ache that’s settled on my pubic bone. It has the sound of a new name that’s fresh and yet familiar on my lips.

The future feels lighter than the past. I think I know why you chose it over me, Mama."
mc:trans  timey-wimey  novella  a:nino.cipri  tone:emotionally-intense  family  claire  eccc  c:nonbinary-or-genderqueer  c:queer  book 
may 2016 by readersheartcons
The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) by Heidi Heilig
Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.

As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix.

But the end to it all looms closer every day.

Her father is obsessed with obtaining the one map, 1868 Honolulu, that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though getting it—and going there—could erase Nix’s very existence.

For the first time, Nix is entering unknown waters.

She could find herself, find her family, find her own fantastical ability, her own epic love.

Or she could disappear."

A late addition, but just in case folks have bookmarked this site - def recommended for found family, awesome friendships, likeable characters (along with some villainous ones), and a fascinating premise gilded with some complicated elements of addiction and parents who aren't what they should be. A really interesting debut. --C
a:heidi.heilig  mc:biracial  mc:f  mc:asian  QUILTBAG  diversecast  timey-wimey  friendship  tone:action-packed  claire  eccc  c:f  c:poc  book 
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: Outlander, Iron Druid Chronicles. No: military SF
A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness - J
Antigoddess, Kendare Blake - J
Feral Nights, Cynthia Leitich Smith - J (Ok, the summary might make you laugh out loud, but it is a romp!)
timey-wimey  tone:literary  post/apocalypse-or-dystopia  humor  strong-worldbuilding  reader-asks  a:deborah.harkness  a:kendare.blake  a:cynthia.leitich.smith  followup  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: Ancillary series, Nimona. No: superheroes
Rat Queens, Kurtis Wiebe - D
Power Up, Kate Leth - C
The long way to a small angry planet, Becky Chambers - C

"I'm thinking about the upending at the end of Nimona, and how brilliant and interesting that was, and I know there was another book I read that made me feel that way... and I can't think of it! Check back!" - J

When you reach me, Rebecca Stead - aimed at young readers but there's something about it that is so much more satisfying and complete when you're a grownup. (only if you have read A Wrinkle in Time, though!) - J
space  timey-wimey  fantasy  militarySF  humor  strong-worldbuilding  reader-asks  followup  dawn  claire  jackie  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: "I really love dystopia, complex world, and space, post apocalyptic!! <3", Saga, GRRM, Cowboy Bebop, 1Q84 No: "not really into YA personally, ie Hunger Games, Divergent., militarySF
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
Also N.K. Jemisin's other series, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - click on her name to see the description. (The description doesn't gush at you the way I would if we were in person, though, sadly!) --C
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson --C
Since you added such a wide range of what you like -- esp literary and Murakami -- how do you feel about anthologies? Stories for Chip, edited by Nisi Shawl, is an amazing anthology by over a dozen talented writers. It's got both fiction and nonfiction, some super accessible and some super literary, all inspired by the work of legendary SF writer Samuel Delany. You might not love every story, but I think you're going to find several that hit your sweet spot. --C

Also, for a (frighteningly timely) dystopia, try Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias. - C
space  timey-wimey  fantasy  tone:literary  fast-paced  friendship  superheroes  post/apocalypse-or-dystopia  epic  horror  romance  humor  strong-worldbuilding  tone:upbeat  tone:reflective  reader-asks  tone:dark  a:nisi.shawl  a:sabrina.vourvoulias  followup  claire  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: Iron Druid, The Magician series (Feist).
Rat Queens, Kurtis Wiebe - D
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed - C
A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness - J
timey-wimey  fantasy  tone:literary  fast-paced  friendship  epic  horror  romance  humor  tone:upbeat  reader-asks  followup  tone:dark  dawn  claire  a:saladin.ahmed  a:kurtis.j.wiebe  a:deborah.harkness  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: The Martian, Radiance, YA is good but gets repetitive. No: horror for the sake of horror.
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (found footage style space adventure with a rogue AI and a zombie-making virus starring a teenage girl protagonist)
Doomsday Book or Remake by Connie Willis
space  timey-wimey  fantasy  tone:literary  humor  strong-worldbuilding  reader-asks  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: The Wind-Up Girl, Blue Remembered Earth. No: "Superman? Becuz boring.", superheroes, high fantasy
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee (dystopian, literary, character-driven)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (dystopian, liteary, multiple perspectives)
Radiance by Catherynne Valente (compelling, lyrical, space)
space  timey-wimey  tone:literary  fast-paced  friendship  YA  militarySF  post/apocalypse-or-dystopia  epic  horror  reader-asks  tone:dark  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: Discworld (esp Vimes), Pern
The Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey, particularly By The Sword. -K
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (funny, female detective, plot-driven, timey-wimey) - W
Long way to a small angry planet by Becky Chambers
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
space  timey-wimey  romance  humor  strong-worldbuilding  reader-asks  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: So you want to be a wizard, Fringe. No: First person, literary, horror, complex worldbuilding
For the quirkiness, humor, and not too much energy spent on technical space-y details:
Pockets by Amal Al-Mohtar - C
The Seventh Bride, T. Kingfisher - C
space  timey-wimey  YA  militarySF  reader-asks  followup  claire  a:amal.al.mohtar  a:t.kingfisher  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: Mistborn, BoJack Horseman, "character growth is awesome." No: super dark, horror, military
Reader, I have to admit that this is the LAST QUESTION and I've staring at it for days. BoJack Horseman really just threw me for a loop! We're going to make our best guesses and if they don't turn out to be something you like, tell us so we can try again! Librarians are like Pandora... the more you thumbs-up/thumbs-down, the better we get and finding something just right for you. --C

Here's my best guesses, and they're a little all over the place. (This is also a group effort - I've been brainstorming with my SPL colleagues!):
The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, A.C. Wise
(for the humor, the edge, the friendship, and the character growth)

The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria, Carlos Hernandez

The Wicked and the Divine, Kieron Gillan and Jamie McKelvie

The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard

1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Happy reading, and let us know how it goes!
--C
claire  space  timey-wimey  fast-paced  friendship  YA  epic  romance  humor  strong-worldbuilding  tone:upbeat  tone:reflective  reader-asks  followup  a:haruki.murakami  a:aliette.de.bodard  a:kieron.gillen  a:jamie.mckelvie  a:carlos.hernandez  a:a.c.wise  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons
Yes: Wheel of Time, Kate Daniels series (Ilona Andrews), sometimes complex worldbuilding. No: such detailed technical specs that they impede the storytelling, horror.
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire (similar to the Kate Daniels series!)
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (epic YA fantasy with romance)

The Girl From Everywhere, Heidi Heilig - C
epic  fantasy  reader-asks  romance  strong-worldbuilding  timey-wimey  kate  claire  a:seanan.mcguire  a:marie.rutkoski  a:heidi.heilig  eccc  book  from notes
april 2016 by readersheartcons

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