star trek: the original series fan fiction

recommendations by allaire mikháil

date: 26 Jan 2012



Star Trek: The Original Series was my first fandom. I discovered it almost by accident when a friend lent me the novelization of the third movie which prompted me to go watch the fifth movie when it was shown in the cinema in town. I know that many people consider "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" the worst of the ST movies ever made, but the friendship between Kirk, Spock and McCoy fascinated me and led to my buying and reading all the Blish novelizations of season 1 to 3. Ralph Sander's compendium to the series hinted at the existence of K/S, and when I joined a ST fanclub I was sent excerpts from a K/S zine that made me first blush madly, then become intrigued. I ordered the zine. Then I found out via Highlander that slash was very much present on the web and started searching there, too. I always knew Kirk and Spock belonged together, and books like "The Vulcan Academy Murders", "Strangers from the Sky" and "Killing Time" only reinforced that belief. Thankfully, the internet has a number of stories in which Spock is depicted as I see him - not asexual, but remote, private and Vulcan... and very much in love with Jim Kirk.



The main pairing on this page is
James T. Kirk / Spock.

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Stories


Arachnethe2
e-mail: ara6@gmx.de Website: Ara's Place
livejournal: ljarachnethe2
Title: Ponn Farr Story Length: ~ 78 KB
Series: none Rating: R
Category: Het & Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Spock & OFC, James T. Kirk & Lori Ciani, James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Post-Series
Genres: Angst, Drama Recommended: 23 May 2000
Summary: T'Ciall, child of the Vulcan desert, accepts T'Pau's proposition to become Spock's bondmate - but even in the fever of Ponn Farr, his body fails her, and his unguarded thoughts reveal her who he's really longing for.
Review: Arachnethe2 is not a native English speaker and her editor, Greywolf the Wanderer, has decided to preserve the flow of the words, even if, on occasion, that means that the language used is not proper English. The result is a feeling of somewhat old-fashioned dignity which fits in with the fact that the greater part of the story is written from a Vulcan's point of view, T'Ciall. Arachnethe2 has decided to fall back on an old cliché, Ponn Farr, but her Spock is exactly the one I always picture in such a situation, her Vulcans are what I imagine them to be, and although I would have loved a bit more interaction with Sarek and Amanda, I like this story very much for its insight into the Vulcan society and the clan of the Psaikihsu, T'Ciall's people, that Arachnethe2 has invented. Lovely.

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Elenadia
e-mail: Elenadia@aol.com Website: none
Title: The Valley of Love and Delight Story Length: ~ 58 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: death story
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Post-ST VII (Flashbacks to ST I)
Genres: Character Study, Drama Recommended: 23 May 2000
Summary: Spock is preparing himself for giving over his Katra to his grandson, S'James, and shares his memories of his T'hyla with the young Starfleet cadet.
Review: Most of the time, I prefer to pretend that Star Trek VII - Generations never happened since a part of me still cannot imagine a Star Trek universe without James T. Kirk in it. I would have very much preferred if Picard had been killed instead of Kirk. Kirk is human, and it has always been a given that he would die many years before Spock. Despite all that, I cannot help but like Elenadia's story. She is very true to canon and the characters both, and paints beautifully with words a bond that transcends death.

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Elise Madrid (aka Gilda Felt, aka Gilda Elise)
e-mail: gildaevf@yahoo.com Archived at: Elise Madrid @ Kirk/Spock Fanfiction :: Automated Archive
livejournal: ljgilda_elise
Title: Waiting For Night To End offsite Story Length: ~ 79 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: character death
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Post-ST VII
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drama, Fix-It Recommended: 17 Oct 2007
Summary: Spock is light-years away when Kirk "dies" on Veridian III.
Review: This is the fix-it I was unconsciously waiting for after Star Trek VII - Generations. Elise's style and faithfulness to a single point of view - Spock's - serves to let the reader feel Spock's isolation and anger as if it were our own. Spock's past, even his time on Romulus, feels as though he was only drifting, until the re-appearance of the Nexus and with it the bright spark of Kirk's consciousness light up his spirit, ripping him out of his complacency and setting him onto the logical path at whose end stands the only outcome he can live with. Stark, ruthless, miraculous and such a fitting ending for Starfleet's most famous duo.

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Greywolf the Wanderer
e-mail: greywolf@finestplanet.com Archived at: Greywolf @ Kirk/Spock Fanfiction :: Automated Archive
Title: Lost Sailor Story Length: ~ 77 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Season 2
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Episode Related, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Pre-Relationship Recommended: 23 May 2000
Summary: After "Amok Time", Spock learns that his Fever has only abated for a short time - Vulcan physiology demands that he mates... or dies.
Review: Greywolf is my favorite author in Star Trek: The Original Series. His ability to depict the deep bond between Kirk and Spock is unparalleled, and his characterizations are always spot-on. His Spock is the controlled Vulcan we know, and yet he is vulnerable deep inside at a point only Kirk can touch. His "Songs of the Dirhja" trilogy is the most heart-breaking drama I've ever encountered whereas "Lost Sailor" is content to rely on the topic of Ponn Farr. Spock does not want to force Kirk into something he is not prepared to handle, and Kirk would do anything to save the man he loves. Simply beautiful.

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Killashandra (aka Killa)
e-mail: killa@slashcity.com Website: Killa's Adventures in Melodrama
livejournal: ljkillabeez
Title: Cover of Night offsite Story Length: ~ 83 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: ST IV (Flashbacks to Post-Season 1)
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drama Recommended: 23 May 2000
Summary: On Vulcan, after the Fal-tor-pan, each night Jim Kirk has a silent visitor and comes to the painful realization that silence and darkness were what ripped him and Spock apart so many years ago.
Review: Killashandra's "Cover of Night" always, always manages to push my emotional buttons - no matter how many times I read it. A skillfully interwoven tapestry of show- and movieverse, this story makes the transition from the 5-year-mission to James T. Kirk's promotion and Spock's departure for Gol seamless and utterly believable. Style, characterization, actions, logical progressions - one of the best K/S stories I've ever read.

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T'Pat
e-mail: tpat_98@yahoo.com Website: T'Pat, Differently-Humoured Entity
Title: Where the Dreams offsite Story Length: ~ 88 KB
Series: Part 1 of the Dreams Series Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Post-Season 1
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Friendship Recommended: 23 May 2000
Summary: Kirk has been avoiding Spock, causing the Vulcan and McCoy to worry. The doctor corners him and suggests he has a talk with Spock.
Review: T'Pat's writing is more humorous than the authors I usually recommend, although the author hits very well the tone of the show. "Where the Dreams" reminds me a bit of "The Vulcan Academy Murders" because of the way (and the detail) the establishing of the mental bond between Kirk and Spock is described. T'Pat prefers fade-outs to explicit sex scenes and focuses on the emotional/mental closeness that slowly forms. While the "Dreams" series consists of eight stories in total, I prefer the first story in the series.

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UKJess (aka jess.inengland, aka Georgina Kirrin)
e-mail: UKJess@yahoo.com Website: UKJess's Omnium-Gatherum
Title: Strong Together (author page @ ksarchive.com) offsite Story Length: ~ 121 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: prostitution, references to past rape
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Season 1-3
Genres: Drama, Episode Related, First Time, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 20 Jun 2008
Summary: How did they pay for all those valves and things in "City on The Edge of Tomorrow"?
Review: UKJess' story showcases a total role-reversal between Kirk and Spock, and yet in the way she lets the events unfold, said reversal is entirely... logical. Ever since episode 1x12 "The Conscience of the King", I bet we've all wondered just how young Jim Kirk lived through the atrocities of Tarsus IV when so many didn't. Kirk is canonically a very practical man, and it is no stretch at all to believe that that as well as his leadership abilities lead him to make a rational decision on something that, perversely, Spock has far more trouble accepting. Well-written, plus emotionally very satisfying. What more can you ask for?

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Wildcat
e-mail: wildcat7898@yahoo.com Website: Wildcat's Trek Fic
Title: Lost Words offsite Story Length: ~ 34 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: James T. Kirk / Spock Time Frame: Pre-ST II to Post-ST II
Genres: Challenge Response, Character Study, Drama, Pre-slash Recommended: 23 May 2000
Summary: Captain Spock records his final messages for Leonard McCoy, Cadet Saavik, and Admiral Kirk.
Review: In my opinion, this is the best 'revelation' story in this fandom. Spock admits his feelings, Kirk learns about them. Even the fact that Kirk has just lost Spock is no hindrance since we know that the events of Star Trek III - The Search for Spock will commence any second and give them the chance that fate has denied them before. Wildcat concentrates on the essential; "Lost Words" is short and to the point, and the underlying sadness comes more from that the reader knows than what the story says. Skillful, understated - a work of art.

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Links


fan fiction
  • Trekiverse: alt.startrek.creative hierarchical archive for Star Trek Fan Fiction
  • The official archive for the USENET group alt.startrek.creative (ASC) and its subgroups alt.startrek.creative.all-ages (ASCA), and alt.startrek.creative.erotica.moderated (ASCEM), with over 16,000 stories. For the first page of K/S fiction, go here (TOS only, no Reboot fic).
  • Kirk/Spock Fanfiction :: Automated Archive
  • Maintained by Killashandra, this archive has become the K/S archive practically over night. It archives any story focusing on the relationship between Kirk and Spock (friendship, pre-slash and slash), and has embraced Reboot fic. Due to tons of old zine fics being added all the time, it is the perfect place to find good novel-length stories.
  • ljkirkspock @ livejournal
  • This is the main lj community for the pairing of Kirk/Spock (TOS and Reboot) and has consequently lots of posts, most of which are for fanfic, although the comm is also for discussions, recs, vids etc.
  • kirkspock's tos Bookmarks @ Delicious
  • The Kirk/Spock Delicious Project, a K/S fic-finding resource, intends to index and tag known K/S stories, artwork and videos found on the 'net - a still on-going project. Its main page is here, and Reboot fic only can be found here.
  • Better Living through TrekStories Fanfiction Archive
  • is an archive for erotic and/or relationship stories of all Star Trek incarnations, i.e. het and slash, that have been posted to the [BLTS] Mailing List @ Google Groups. Unfortunately, it is only indexed by author name.
  • The Foresmutters Project
  • is an anarchic effort to put material from the earliest days of K/S online. So far, it offers fiction by a handful of authors. There haven't been any updates since 2002.
  • Istannor's Stardust Memories
  • Istannor, formerly known as Sydvick, has written numerous fabulous K/S stories, some set in canon, some set in various alternate universes.
  • All-Ages Kirk/Spock Archive: Star Trek gay romance
  • A story archive for non-explicit, G-PG-13 K/S stories, poetry, and art.
  • Orion Press On-Line Fan Fiction Archives
  • This is an archive of fanzine material of Orion Press celebrating Star Trek: The Original Series, starting in the year 2229 and continuing on to 2323. Gen and sometimes adult, no slash. Please heed the warnings.
  • Margaret Wander Bonanno, writer
  • is one of the Star Trek pro writers of the early days, and well-known as the author of "Strangers from the Sky" and "Dwellers in the Crucible". On her biography page, she offers to send out the original version of the novel that was later published (edited by other authors in order to adhere to Paramount's guidelines) under the title "Probe" and that she'd named "Music of the Spheres".

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