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Mythbusters RPF: Robots Need Love Too, by Toft
Summary: "Everybody, this is Adam," says Educator Kari. She's standing next to a skinny kid with red hair, who's still wearing the white and blue jumpsuit they give new people. He's also wearing a cape.
Reccer's Notes: This story makes me so happy. Adam and Jamie meet as kids in the school on their space station and become friends. Like, that's so many of my favorite things in one sentence already, but it's also about neurodiversity and acceptance, and it perfectly translates the grown-up Adam and Jamie into these little kids who are still figuring out who they are. A wonderful story about friendship, love, and science.
reccer:runpunkrun  creator:toft  fandom:mythbusters.rpf  length:01.000-5.000.words  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  theme:gen  theme:space.aus  theme:friendship  theme:au  character:adam.savage  character:jamie.hyneman  character:kari.byron 
5 weeks ago by fancake
Chinese mythology/Firefly: 四十, by Trascendenza
Summary: As long as she could ensure that her family would never go wanting, she would be content.
Reccer's Notes: This story is set in the Firefly universe, but doesn't talk about any of the characters or plot points from the series or movie. And it uses characters from Chinese mythology, but adapted to the Firefly universe. You don't need to know anything about either (I don't) to enjoy it; it's an interesting story well-told. A woman marries because of her new husbands family position, but finds out too late he's not a man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. So she goes off into space to seek her fortune.
fandom:chinese.mythology  fandom:firefly  fandom:legends&myths  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:chang'e  character:mazu  character:houyi  character:baifa.monü  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:transcendenza  theme:characters.of.color  theme:female.characters  theme:folklore&fairytales  theme:space.aus  theme:au  theme:old.fandoms  theme:arranged.marriage  theme:marriage  reccer:beatrice_otter 
april 2019 by fancake
DCU: The Conspiracies of Princes by clarityhiding
Summary: Jason just wants to get his cargo to Kandor, he doesn't have time to deal with this kid he found hiding in the wall of his ship.

Or: The JayTim space opera where there's a fake marriage, a marriage of convenience, and an arranged marriage.
Reccer's Notes: There is so much going on in this fic. Everyone has a secret identity (or multiple!) and a mission that will only be revealed in the fullness of time and also it's IN SPACE??? And there's tons of cool worldbuilding about how the governments of the various planets work and the way the usual cast of Gotham and adjacent superhero crews are mapped onto the space opera setting is just amazing. PLUS, fake marriage shenanigans. You know you want to.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:jason.todd/tim.drake  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:clarityhiding  theme:amnesty  theme:space.aus  theme:au  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:action/adventure  theme:worldbuilding  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:fake.marriage  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
Les misérables: The Good Ship Apollo by Sassaphrass
Summary: The fact that Grantaire is in love with Enjolras wouldn't be a problem if Enjolras wasn't completely oblivious, and also a non-corporeal Artificial Intelligence that controls their spaceship.

Combeferre and Courfeyrac think they may die of second hand embarrassment.

Marius thinks everyone is overreacting. After all, nothing can stop true love, can it?
Reccer's Notes: Even if it is totally unrelated to the book, the setting, mood and slow-paced flow of this fic made me think a bit of The long way to a small angry planet while I was reading it. All characters are pretty far removed from canon, but they are interesting on their own and I enjoyed this fic and what Sassaphrass did around Enjolras's sense of self, his link to his crew, the way things are a bit awkward but is still better together, and the open ending.
fandom:les.miserables  pairing:enjolras/grantaire  character:combeferre  character:courfeyrac  character:marius.(les.miserables)  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:sassaphrass  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:au  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:space.aus  theme:science.fiction  reccer:jainas 
march 2018 by fancake
Harry Potter: D.S.S. Requirement, by esama
Summary: The Dumbledore's Army use the Room of the Requirement to get themselves a spaceship. (Knowledge about Stargate is not necessary to read this story)
Reccer's Notes: Dumbledore's Army are a team, and in this story they learn to become a crew, too. I love the worldbuilding, I love the way everybody gets their chance to shine, it's an awesome story about people working together to do something that none of them could have done alone.
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:esama  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:au  theme:space.aus  theme:competence  theme:science.fiction  theme:research  reccer:beatrice_otter  theme:teams 
september 2017 by fancake
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Space Electric Series by Icarus Chained
Summary: "The SHIELD interceptor spaceship Avenger is under final attack. Aboard her, sitting in his cell, the war criminal Tony Stark gets ready for the confrontation, and the revelation, that he knows is about to come."

Space Opera AU, focused on Tony & JARVIS, with Steve, Bruce, Natasha, Clint, Fury, Maria, and original AI characters.
Reccer's Notes: The series that made me love Space AUs. The series that led me to trying (and falling in love with) the Vorkosigan Series. The AU I would take with me if I were stuck on a desert island. Icarus_chained takes the bones of the Marvel universe and builds it into something that actually takes the time to explore the notion of personhood when it comes to AI, the nature of choice, and of empathy. And does it against a backdrop of the expanses of space. If you try nothing else, try this.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:icarus_chained  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:space.aus  reccer:subsequent 
august 2017 by fancake
Yuri on Ice - Stargazer, by fahye
Summary: "No, see, we've all been trained a certain way. The training system is traditional; it's centuries old. Nobody taught you. You ballist like it's got nothing to do with war at all." A sleepy, extraordinary smile crawls over Victor's face. "Nobody else does it like that. That's why we're going to win."
Reccer's Notes: Yuri on Ice is a young fandom, but Stargazer is already a classic for me: a delightful space AU where the heir to the throne and reigning champion Viktor Nikiforov drops everything to go to a backwater planet and coach an unknown ballist player. I never quite understood why someone would want to write a sport AU for a sport fandom, but here I am, loving it anyways. The made up sport in Stargazer is really interesting and the politics that go with it work really well.
The fic is an art collab with Inknose and beautifully illustrated. There is also a second fic in the same univers, dealing with Yuri and Otabek.
fandom:yuri!!!  pairing:katsuki.yuuri/victor.nikiforov  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:fahye  theme:fandom.classics  theme:au  theme:space.aus  theme:science.fiction  reccer:jainas  character:yuri.plisetsky 
march 2017 by fancake
Hamlet: Rosemary, for Rememberance by Gehayi
Summary: Hamlet in space, starring sensible and heroic Ophelia, genderswapped Claudius, clones Rosencrantz and Guilderstern and alien Fortinbras. (Alas, there are no sharks in space riding motorcycles, nor is there a time machine.)
Reccer's Notes: Lovely twist on Shakespeare's works, taking the basic setup and characters and modernizing them into a fantastic world. I love Ophelia here.
fandom:hamlet  fandom:shakespeare.(works)  pairing:claudius/gertrude  character:ophelia  character:hamlet  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:gehayi  theme:au  theme:space.aus  theme:competence  theme:small.fandoms  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:beatrice_otter 
august 2015 by fancake
Teen Wolf: In Other Words, Baby, Kiss Me by primroseshows
Summary: Stiles has simple goals in life. To successfully complete his secret radar project without getting fired, to get a cottage on the Moon, and to untangle his mess of feelings for Moon Station 3 deputy, Derek Hale. Heck, he'll even settle for two of the three.
Reccer's Notes: Simple and elegant worldbuilding, very enjoyable characterizations.
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:derek.hale/stiles.stilinski  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:primroseshows  theme:space.aus  theme:pining  theme:novel-length.fic  reccer:jerakeen 
august 2015 by fancake
Little Women: Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful by Snacky
Summary: "I never thought I would make it into space."
Reccer's Notes: Little Women! In SPACE! The Marches are off to colonize a planet, and each must do her part. Snacky deals with Beth and her canonical fate brilliantly, and all of the various activities the sisters get up to make perfect sense for them.
fandom:little.women  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:snacky  theme:au  theme:science.fiction  theme:space.aus  reccer:bring_me_sugar 
august 2015 by fancake
Mulan: spacing of the spheres by surexit
Summary: Mulan in space.
Reccer's Notes: This short space au is so good and so much fun. The characters remain perfectly in character and the fic captures the mood and feel of the movie and the relationships. Really worth a look.
fandom:mulan  fandom:disney.animation  pairing:fa.mulan/li.shang  character:mushu  length:0-1.000.words  creator:surexit  theme:space.aus  reccer:lightbird 
august 2015 by fancake
Bandom: Catching Pieces of a Fallen Sky by snarkydame
Summary: Ray and Frank are the only survivors of the Jersey Queen, an independent freighter hit by (space!) pirates. In the chaos, the doomed ship took a blind jump through the hyperways, leaving them stranded in a dark and lonely quadrant of space.

Mikey and Gerard are the last remaining crew of a legendary "ghost" ship, the Ravenkroft, which has been lost for the fifty years since the War that Broke the Stations. They've been avoiding inhabited space due to emotional scarring from the loss of their crew, and a feeling of isolation due to the fact that they are in fact cyborgs.

They pick up Ray and Frank's escape pod, and promise to help them. In the process, old feeling of guilt are assuaged, new emotional ties are wrought, and the legendary ship comes home.
Reccer's Notes:
There was a time I read MCR fics, and before that, there was a time my flist and all the places I frequented on the list seemed to explode with MCR fics - like, all my favourite authors were writing those and only those - and I didn't manage to get into fandom. I mean, I was completely uninterested about all those bandom dudes. And then somebody recced me this fic. And that was it - no more problem with devouring MyChem fics. I have since sort of fallen out of the bandom again, but this fic still holds a special place in my heart.
fandom:bandom  pairing:mikey.way/ray.toro  pairing:frank.iero/gerard.way  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:snarkydame  theme:space.aus  reccer:lady81bird 
august 2015 by fancake

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