spatz + dystopian   25

astolat: Victory Condition
"Do you want me to tell you a story?” Megatron said mockingly. “You won’t like it, Prime. It’s not a very nice one.”

Jfc, this story is unreasonably good. Like, this is a fandom where I have no idea if it bears much resemblance to canon but *who cares*.
fic  transformers  slash  optimus/megatron  epic  angst  dystopian  smut  <50K  +2018-04 
12 weeks ago by spatz
astolat: The Revolutionary
Ratchet turned his head to see that the yelling was coming from Starscream, who was at nearly the front of a conveyor belt they were all clamped on, which was heading straight for a neural destabilizer field, with a whole forest of cutters and clamps waiting after it -— oh Primus, they’d landed on a disassembly line.

There's some very tangential pairing action (and a bot orgy), but mostly this is gen action-horror with a side of revolution when a mixed group of Autobots and Decepticons crash on a creepy planet full of enslaved mechs.
fic  transformers  genish  angst  action/adventure  dystopian  h/c  <50K  +2018-06 
12 weeks ago by spatz
maldoror-gw: Freeport
Freeport colony: a notorious den of pirates, smugglers and thieves. Wufei persuades one of its denizens, his one-time ally Duo, to help him catch a killer hiding there. Agent Chang thinks he knows what to expect from this case, from Freeport and from Duo Maxwell. He couldn't be more wrong.

Reads like a long, awesome original novel if (like me) you're only passingly familiar with the canon, with complex worldbuilding and lots of twists in the investigation and a great slow-burn relationship. (AO3: https://archiveofourown.org/works/12654255)
fic  gundamwing  slash  duo/wufei  postcanon  scifi  dystopian  casefile  smut  action/adventure  ptsd&trauma  undercover  epic  >100K  +2011-09 
september 2018 by spatz
xparrot: From the Ground Up
"The colloquial name is bloodstone," says the man from StrexCorp's Acquisitions division. "Heard of them?"

Carlos is a loyal company employee, who has never been to any place called Night Vale and never met anyone named Cecil…which doesn’t explain the mysterious woman appearing in his lab, or these dreams he’s started having…
fic  nightvale  slash  cecil/carlos  au  dreams&nightmares  epic  amnesia  torture  angst  dystopian  >100K  +2018-02 
february 2018 by spatz
muccamukk: Heart of Steel
Steve wakes up in the mid-twenty first century, the Golden Age of America, and doesn't like what he finds. Fortunately, Tony has some ideas.

Old and tragically never finished, but what exists is still so good.
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  steve/tony  au  dystopian  identityporn  fakerelationship  trustissues  incomplete  <50K  +2012-11 
may 2016 by spatz
ninhursag: The Hounds of Morrigan
In an alternate world where the federation fell and it all went horribly wrong, Nyota Uhura has two hounds, dark and bright. And they're going to save the world, even if they have to break it first. After all, what did the world ever do for them?
fic  startrek  aos  au  dark  apocalypse  slavefic  het  slash  kirk/spock/uhura  timetravel  long  dystopian 
june 2013 by spatz
m_leigh: A Study in Midnight
In a world dominated by an alien monarchy, criminals Sherlock Holmes and John Watson work to take down the royal establishment while detective James Moriarty and his associate Sebastian Moran try to track them down.
fic  sherlockholmes  astudyinemerald  slash  holmes/watson  dark  dystopian  espionage  torture 
march 2013 by spatz
artemisrae: Eclipse
Five ladies named Joo Dee. Creepy look at who they were before Dai Li got their hands on them, and at life in Ba Sing Se.
fic  avatar  atla  gen  fivethings  dystopian 
july 2012 by spatz
stele3: The Monsters That We Bear (1/3)
Prequel to Parallax, should be read after that story for best effect. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/695528)
fic  bandom  au  slash  ryan/spencer  dystopian  scifi  robots  angst  h/c  <25K 
may 2012 by spatz
ignipes: Parallax
The only thing Jon wanted was a way off this station. Epic space AU set in a dystopian future, where they are all on the run for one reason or another.
fic  bandom  patd  ryan/spencer  brendon/jon  slash  au  dystopian  scifi  robots  angst  h/c  captive  torture  alienrace  <75K 
may 2012 by spatz
moku_youbi: ​Comes the Storm
Danger Days AU. William's heard rumours--they all have--about the bands of nomads living in the Zones, making music and running raids. Maybe William has even fantasised about being one of them--growing his hair out long, wearing tight jeans​, singing his poetry at the top of his lungs instead of keeping it hidden in the bottom of his dresser drawer.
fic  bandom  cobras  tai  au  dystopian  slash  gabe/william  <10K 
may 2012 by spatz
yahtzee63: Phoenix Burning
Buffy is resurrected 350 years after she dives off the tower, along with several other Slayers, into a very different world. Entrancing AU rich with plot and fantastic original characters, and my very favorite Buffy characterization ever. This one's a classic for a very good reason. (AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/33071)
fic  buffy  au  futurefic  postapocalypse  angst  dystopian  afterlife  het  buffy/angel  long  *summerreading  epic  *favorite  <100K 
december 2010 by spatz
zarahemla: King Under the Mountain
Dark AU where Thorin ended up with the ring instead of Bilbo.
fic  lotr  gen  au  angst  dystopian  torture  <5K 
september 2010 by spatz
nokomis305: Welcome to Planet Motherfucker (1/4)
Twenty years after the first zombie apocalypse, MSI are spreading their message in the underground music scene. When they get to Monroeville they cross paths with their old friends in The Black Parade... and then shit gets real again. Is there any truth to the rumor of a mysterious cure hidden in a nearby government lab? || Awesomely fun classic zombie action-adventure. (warning: several scenes with enough graphic violence to make even me wince)
fic  bandom  msi  mcr  au  zombies  apocalypse  angst  het  gerard/lyn-z  dystopian  long  <35K 
june 2010 by spatz
immortal_lights: First We Take Manhattan
Desolation Row video AU: "So guess who's playing the Tower this weekend," Steve said. "Your mom!" Jimmy crowed. "Please, his mom wishes she were enough of a sell-out to play the Tower," Kitty shot back. Steve ignored them both. "My Chemical Romance."
fic  bandom  mcr  msi  au  dystopian  gen  het  gerard/lyn-z  <5K 
june 2010 by spatz
impertinence: Heaven's Not About Your Reputation (1/3)
Desolation Row video AU. The Tipper Laws have consumed the nation; more and more freedoms are being restricted every day. After getting thrown in jail for causing a riot with their illegal punk show, My Chem decides to do the logical thing: cause even more trouble.
fic  bandom  mcr  au  dystopian  slash  frank/gerard  long  <30K 
june 2010 by spatz
musesfool: The Dover Test
Risa's life is a series of befores and afters--she's not the same woman she was before her fiancé's eyes turned black and he tried to choke the life out of her without ever lifting a finger. That Risa didn't know how to handle a gun, how to chant an exorcism, how to draw a devil's trap. But she'd still take that life over what she's got now. (dark, exquisite coda for 5x04)
fic  supernatural  het  dean/risa  futurefic  angst  dystopian  smut  tagscene  <5K 
june 2010 by spatz
Neil Gaiman: A Study in Emerald
A Study in Scarlet in a world where Lovecraft's Old Ones rule. Creepy and clever pastiche; very cool PDF version with artwork to look like a newspaper.
fic  sherlockholmes  lovecraft  gen  crossover  au  casefile  dystopian  fakemedia  astudyinemerald  origfic  <10K 
june 2010 by spatz
Elizabeth: Persephone's Footfalls (1/5)
Grandpa Valenti talks about a town without a curfew, without a patrol guard, without a government base, without aliens, and I listen politely. I suppose he could be telling the truth, but I can't imagine the world he talks about. || What if Michael and Maria had met in a very different Roswell?
fic  roswell  au  dystopian  het  michael/maria  long  scifi  captive  <30K 
april 2010 by spatz
lizzen: Far Across the Stars
AU where they don't crash, Hicks and Newt survive, and the world is a very different place when they wake up.
fic  aliens  au  het  ripley/hicks  dystopian  yuletide  *favorite  epic  <5K 
december 2009 by spatz
7iris: Of All the Gin Joints in All the World
"It's like Casablanca, only with MCR in a dystopian AU." || Frank runs the bar, the Way brothers are wanted for musical terrorism, and Bob works for the government. Awesome.
fic  bandom  mcr  au  dystopian  angst  slash  frank/mikey  <10K 
august 2009 by spatz
rach l: The Gift
sequel to The Ice Palace
fic  darkangel  au  gen  angst  dystopian  <5K 
august 2006 by spatz
The Ice Palace
AU where the X5s didn't escape, and Max is sent to kill Logan Cale.
fic  darkangel  gen  au  angst  dystopian  <5K 
august 2006 by spatz

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