Star Trek: The Original Series/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Star Trek: The Original Series fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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An index of all Star Trek Fanfiction Recommendations pages can be found here.

Authors and Websites

Star Trek XI Kink Meme by various authors, very NSFW

  • Recommended by Ayries
  • Pairing: Various (Slash, Het, Femslash)
  • A kink meme for Star Trek XI. There are a good chunk of TOS related fics however. Not only has this somehow achieved upwards of five thousand comments in under two weeks, but it somehow has managed to have a very good excellent-to-poor fic ratio. Some of these authors are just amazing.
  • It's currently on part fourteen and growing every day, and the excellent-to-poor ratio is, if not the same, better.
  • There is a TOS specific kink meme here.

Liz's Not-So-Little World


  • Recommended by Dedicatedfollower 467
  • KCS usually does one-shot and drabbles, but everything written is spot-on. The stories have an excellent grasp of canon - I'd definitely say the stuff has an Original Flavor. What's unusual about the author in many ways is that the stories don't try to set up a particular ship or even focus on a particular character - while most of it is Big Three-centered, you'll find that they range all over. Definitely enjoyable work, go check it out!

General Fics

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.

A Trekkie's Tale by Paula Smith.

  • Recommended by J Bridge
  • Synopsis: The original Mary Sue fanfic. Also coined the term.

Elysium by Argella

  • Recommended by sauronlulz
  • Synopsis: "Reflecting on her ignorance helps to assuage the flicker of anger I feel toward her for her violation. She does not understand." Spock's thoughts during "This Side of Paradise."

Lost and Found by UKJess

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Kidnapped and then mysteriously released by the Romulans, Kirk is travelling back to Earth to stand trial. Can his friends, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise do anything to help this self-confessed traitor?

Fortune's Favoured Child by UKJess

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Synopsis: After the deaths of both Edith Keeler and Sam Kirk, an alien encounter whilst travelling in a shuttlecraft is the last straw for the distressed and exhausted Captain of the Enterprise.

Freedom Is Standing in the Light by Syn Ferguson

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Synopsis: A chance meeting in a garden changes the shape of two lives forever.

What Lies Within by Jungle Kitty

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Synopsis: At the Academy, Kirk faces the Kobayashi Maru.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast. ...and remember, the term Slash Fic was invented in Trek fandom.

Incident Report by K'Sal

  • Recommended by Across The Stars, Leigh Sabio
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: After being caught in "illicit activity" in a conference room during tedious diplomatic negotiations, Kirk must write up an incident report for Starfleet Command.
  • Tags: Comedy

What I Am To You by Cimorene

  • Recommended by Across The Stars
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: Post-The Search For Spock, Jim and Spock explore his returning memories... and discover what they should have been to each other all along.

Rekindling Fire by Jenna Hilary Sinclair

  • Recommended by Across The Stars, Killa
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: The effects of the Kolinahr have left Spock divorced from his body, unable to fully express what he knows he and Kirk should be. But when V'Ger returns, demanding Spock, Kirk will fight very Hell itself to save him - and to keep him for eternity.

Innocent When You Dream by Hafital (Warning: adult content. NC-17)

  • Recommended by Across The Stars
  • Pairing: Pike/Chekov
  • Synopsis: On a training voyage, Captain Pike meets Cadet Pavel Chekov.
  • Comments: Not a pairing that would ever have crossed my mind, but dear God is it well-written!

Down and Out and Under the Table by Jenna Hilary Sinclair

  • Recommended by Across The Stars
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: A very, very drunk McCoy witnesses a private moment between his Captain and his First Officer.

Deep Water by Jenna Hilary Sinclair

  • Recommended by Across The Stars
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: Not all is as it seems.

Trinity by Liz Ellington

  • Recommended by Across The Stars
  • Pairing: Kirk/McCoy/Spock
  • Synopsis: The long and difficult road from their first meeting to long after their careers are over.

Communication by Jenna Hilary Sinclair

  • Recommended by Across The Stars
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: During a war with the Tholians, Spock is given his own command. These are the letters sent between the two officers during the months they're kept apart.

Insert Slash Here: A Collection of Oneshots by Brittany Diamond

  • Recommended by Leigh Sabio
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: A collection of short stories that use canonical scenes as a jumping-off point, and suggest what may have happened before or after them. Some are Lemon, some non-Lemon.

Sensate Focus by Lyrastar

  • Recommended by Leigh Sabio
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: After Amok Time, Kirk and Spock head off to the Altair VI peace conference, and find a few surprises there

Bitter Glass by Killa

  • Recommended by the Girl In Glasses
  • Parings: Technically Kirk/Spock, but no sex, could be interpreted as seriously deep friendship.
  • Synopsis: A story about regrets and second chances. Faced with the news of Kirk's death in Generations, Spock tells the story of a thirty-year friendship that defied all categorization. (Crossover with Star Trek: TNG) Originally posted in 1996.

Heart To Heart by Cecil

  • Recommended By: Studious Jones
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: When Jim Kirk turns seventy, his life as star-ship captain seems farther away than ever before, but soon he is forced to realize that domestic life on Earth might lead to events which are more disastrous to him than most deep-space missions.
  • Tags: AU ignoring Generations.

Things that Never Happened I: Blue by Nemo the Everbeing

  • Recommended By: Jesska
  • Pairing: Spock/McCoy
  • Synopsis: After everything they've ever known falls to pieces, McCoy and Spock attempt to find some meaning in what is left of their lives.

Another Country Beckons by Rae Trail

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: A starship captain discovers that his subconscious mind has been busily courting while his conscious mind runs his ship.

The Word Withheld by J S Cavalcante (Warning: Adult content. NC-17)

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: After retrieving Kirk from the interspatial rift of "The Tholian Web", Spock realizes his oath to Starfleet and his service aboard the Enterprise are in jeopardy because he has denied to himself–and withheld from Kirk–a certain truth about the nature of the Vulcan relationship called "t'hy'la."

The Game by jesmihr

  • Recommended by Ainyre
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: Kirk, Spock, Scotty and McCoy kill time in a bar.

Dream Until Your Dream Comes True by Djinn1

Hesitation by CMM

  • Recommended by Rose And Heather
  • Pairing: Kirk/Spock
  • Synopsis: The King's Speech, Star Trek-style. In a world where the Vulcan Federation annexed the outnumbered and outgunned Earth to rescue the planet from its war with the Klingons, Spock is King George VI, Kirk is the Queen Mother, Saavik is Princess Elizabeth, Dr McCoy is Lionel Logue, Sybok is Edward VIII, Ty'Lena is Wallis Simpson, T'Pau is the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sarek is King George V. The story echoes the film - and the history it was based on - without being a slavish copy.