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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics set in the galaxy far, far away, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be Zapped (wiki). Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

Many of these fics involve not only the film series, but also the extensive Star Wars Expanded Universe. A related page is Knights of the Old Republic.

Add new examples at the bottom of the section, please.

Authors and Websites[edit | hide | hide all]

Ash Darklighter

  • Recommended by Falcon Arrow
  • If it's written by Ash Darklighter and it's Star Wars, it goes here. Seriously. Out of the Shadows is this troper's first recommendation, as it requires almost no Expanded Universe knowledge to get started and the only AU element is that Yoda didn't die. (The opening scene is immediately after a novel set right after Return of the Jedi, but isn't consequential and is eventually explained later.) After deciding that he's only half-trained and that the Jedi will need him full time in order to return, Luke disappears from the Galaxy... three years later, Force sensitives are beginning to emerge from the shadows, but what's become of the last Jedi Knight? The other Ash Darklighter recommendations are The Emerald Price (note that chapters 31 onward in this entry) and Spirit of the Shifting Sands. The former recommendation is for when it's revealed just how far Luke will go for someone he cares about... and the latter for a rather nasty revelation about what part of the New Republic hierarchy thinks of Luke Skywalker's desire to truly fight for peace and justice instead of being a "tame Jedi" at their beck and call, a common theme in Darklighter's work... they gave the Imperial Remnant personal data on the Rebellion's war hero and permission to take him down.

The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster

  • Recommended by Yogi
  • Synopsis: Darth Vader's diary from the start of New Hope to the end of Jedi.

Yoda Kenobi's Fanfiction (link [dead link])

The Son of Suns trilogy by blank101, which includes Into the Storm, In Shadows and Darkness, At the Brink of the Dawn and the Darkness

  • Recommended by Gelious
  • Synopsis: This is an AU trilogy which starts in the end of "The Empire Strikes Back": it begins when "Millenium Falcon" trying to escape from Bespin (with injured Luke on-board) was caught by Vader's Star Destroyer and it's passengers (including Han whom was taken from Jabba by Empire) were taken to Coruscant where Emperor tried to convert Luke to the Dark Side. And that's only the first book... so forget about synopsis and just read the trilogy.

The Vast Empire

  • Recommended by Ugolino
  • Synopsis: A forum focused on fiction about the Empire. More specifically, writers compose "posts" that make up group stories about stormtroopers, fighter pilots,and smugglers affiliated with an Imperial Remnant group called the "Vast Empire". The setting's currently in the last days of the Thrawn era, with the Vast Empire plotting to retake Coruscant. Some of the longer stories can be quite good, especially the "HSC" group stories. Stories are here, and there's a chat and in-universe newspaper.

Kelaria [dead link] (previously known as Wawoot)

  • Recommended by Progeny Ex Machina
  • Kelaria's fics masterfully blend humor and drama while seamlessly working in the most ridiculous concepts—in Another Vader Redemption Fic, Anakin fulfills the prophecy by passing the Sith Master position to Jabba the Hutt, and not only does it make perfect sense in context, but it's a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming as well. My personal favorite of hers is Tales from the Trash Compactor, a non-AU alternative interpretation of the original trilogy that ends happily for everybody and is essentially Fridge Brilliance incarnate. You may also recognize her former username from one of the recs listed below, Bad Boys: JEDI Style.

From the Top Shelf, a community on FFN.

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny
  • This is a collection of the best fanfics of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars section. No, that's not exaggeration; the gal who runs this site is one of the best writers in the fandom, and she knows what she's looking for when it comes to good fanfiction. This community is great, because it's basically one-stop shopping. You'll find quite a diverse sampling of everything the TCW fandom has to offer (not including instances of the Anakin/Ahsoka pairing, though this is probably subject to change), so there's something for almost everybody.

General Fics[edit | hide]

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.

Before Original Movies[edit | hide]

Empty by Darth Ishtar

  • Recc'd by: Joysweeper and RKStrikerJK5
  • Synopsis: Inspired by the ending scenes of ROTS, this is the story of why Bail and his Queen "always talked about adopting a baby girl."

Smile Once More by Quiller

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: A year after ROTS, a chance meeting forces Obi-Wan to come to terms with a moment he'd rather forget.

The Anakin and Palpatine Letters by Arwen MUC

  • Recommened by: LL
  • Synopsis: You guessed it, Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Epistolary recounting of the events of the prequels, from the end of The Phantom Menace through the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.

To Turn To the Dark Side, Press Three by frodogenic

  • Rec'd by Fuzzy Boots.
  • Synopsis: You thought that Anakin's turn to the dark side was implausible? A much better explanation is crafted here in Anakin's battle with medical insurance over his prosthetic hand.

The House of Bacaard by Jedi Trace

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper.
  • Synopsis: Mara Jade, Emperor's Hand, is on an undercover mission to neutralize a traitor to the Empire and makes an unexpected friend.

Dragonslayer, by Fern Withy

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Luke Skywalker comes face to face with a krayt dragon.

Inheritence and Boundary, by Lisse

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Leia is nothing like her mother, no one at all whispers. Owen and names.

A Quiet Conscience Sleeps in Thunder

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Synopsis: two brief scenes, one between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon and the second between Obi-Wan and Anakin and their reactions to a thunderstorm.

It Will Be Done, My Lord by Qoheleth

  • Recommended by Lady Of Procrastination
  • Synopsis: A poem giving a clone's-eye view of Order 66.
  • Comments: Very short, very good. Perfect from a technical and stylistic point of view, and truly excellent, content-wise. It gave me chills.

Shadows of the Future by Storm Queen

  • Recommended by Fax Modem 1
  • Synopsis: Obi Wan Kenobi, after being killed by Anakin on Mustafar, is leapt from his body into his body as a padawan during The Phantom Menace.

Original Movies timeline[edit | hide]

A New Sith or Revenge of the Hope by Keith Martin

  • Recommended by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: More of an essay than anything else, this re-writes the story of Episode 4, in light of the information shown in Episode 6, while not changing a single scene or line of dialogue. All the changes are in background or the thoughts of characters.

Innocence by Kenya Starflight (AU)

  • Recommended by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: An AU story where, instead of safely flying off in his TIE fighter after the destruction of the Death Star, Darth Vader crashes not far from rebel base. The catch? He has total amnesia.

The Sith Who brought Life Day by ophelia

  • Recommended by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Shortly after Yavin, an officer loses a bet and has to give Lord Vader a Life Day present. Starts as humor. Becomes serious.

The Father by frodogenic

  • Recommended by Sukiyaki 399
  • Synopsis: Ten years after ROTS, tormenting nightmares of his unborn child drive Darth Vader to extraordinary measures with unexpectedly drastic consequences. Clearly, experience has taught Darth Vader nothing... AU.

We Happy Few by frodogenic

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: It isn't all medals and glory after the Battle of Yavin for the two survivors of Red Squadron. Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles get to know each other a bit better.
  • Comments: I love interaction between Wedge and Luke, and this just feels so sad and sweet.

"I can run you through the battle books, tell you the old stories. Shavit," he whispered, eyes on the empty spaces, "we had such good stories…"

Between Flight and Longing by Sheila Snow

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Synopsis: Lord Vader, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker find themselves on an impromptu camping trip after crashing landing together, much to their own displeasure. Vader and Han take every opportunity to dig at each other, while Luke is dying of a mysterious disease.

The Hero With No Fear by Roxie Flash

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: They finally begin to remember. Gen fic, Luke/Anakin comparison.

Ignite the Stars by Jedi Trace and rhonderoo

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: An introspective piece interpreting the relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the Original Trilogy, in light of Revenge of the Sith.

By the Grace of Lady Vader and sequel The Ascension of the Queen by Fernwithy, Ami-padme and Aeryn

  • Rec'd by Kateydidnt
  • Synopsis: Amidala survived! But that might not actually be a good thing... Phenomenal story. I rarely cry reading fanfic, but the final bits of The Ascension of the Queen where Padme is confronted with her own actions and is forced to finally see what a monster she had become and then sacrifices herself had me bawling.

Please Pass The Salt, by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Luke discovers he can learn valuable truths on Dagobah even when Master Yoda is not riding on his back.

Crack Shots by yonwords

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: On Hoth, Wes sees that Wedge always holds himself aloof and doesn't really make friends. His solution? Try and get Wedge drunk. Better Than It Sounds, I swear.

The Shadow by Neko-Kanojo

  • Recc'd by Candelabra
  • Synopsis: Luke meets Vader on the Death Star. As he slowly falls within the grip of the dark side he realizes what he must do, but success will depend on how much he is willing to sacrifice for his father, and how far he is willing to go to achieve his dreams.
  • Comments: The summary is a little misleading - the fic is basically canon until the end of Empire Strikes Back, except that Luke and Vader meet on the Death Star and are made aware of their relation to one another. But that brief meeting changes a lot of things. Luke's descent into darkness and his relationship with Vader are both fairly well handled.

In the Empire's Shadow by Lieutenant Dan

  • Recc'd by Candelabra
  • Synopsis: Post ESB: Vader searches the galaxy for answers about his family. Luke leads the Rogues and tries to avoid his questions. Lando pursues the frozen Han, but Boba Fett viciously protects his bounty. And Mara Jade is hunting Skywalker.

Expanded Universe[edit | hide]

Sidereal and Tyranny Reborn by Rigil Kent (AU)

  • Recommended by Falcon Arrow
  • Synopsis: Sidereal and Tyranny Reborn (continuing where Sidereal left off). TAU after the Thrawn trilogy, where Leia's focus on the New Republic is amped up (compared to Darklighter's version), leading to some... interesting consequences, while Han returns to battle leading a fleet instead of the Falcon, and Luke and Mara Jade end up fighting clones of dead Jedi Knights/Masters, while developing a relationship... of sorts.

Love Ignites the Galaxy: Star by Star by polgarawolf

  • Recommended by Tricky Pacifist
  • Synopsis: After the events of Legacy of the Force, Tahiri uses Darth Caedus' flow-walking technique to go back in time to save the Myrkr strike team from the disaster recounted in New Jedi Order: Star by Star.

Lord Vader's Limpet by frodogenic1

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper, Much Ado About Nonny, User:USA Bobcat
  • Synopsis: EU; Darth Vader for whatever reason was lost in the Unknown Regions for twenty-five years, in which time he had only one ship and was forced to learn a lot of restraint and become somewhat less evil. He came back to find the Empire a tiny vestige that has made peace with the Rebellion, now the New Republic - and his kids had kids.

Whole by Mouse

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper.
  • Synopsis: At Luke and Mara's wedding, Talon Karrde reflects on the nature of his relationship with the bride. Fluffy vignette.

A Symbol, Perhaps by obaona

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Luke and Ben Skywalker have a talk about his grandfather and destiny.

A Melancholy Happiness by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: The Force directs Luke to a bittersweet discovery.

The Emperor's Artwork by Mouse

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper.
  • Synopsis: A short tale set during the rise of the Emperor. A woman's brief encounter with an enigmatic warlord ultimately destroys her.

Get Me To The Job On Time by otahyoni

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Ton Phanan and Face Loran have been loaned out to the Rogues for a mission, but they're running a little late...

This Wasn't In The Brochure, also by otahyoni

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Hobbie Klivian and Wes Janson are on vacation. The bad guys aren't. Set one year after the Hand of Thrawn duology.

Rude Awakening (scroll about halfway down), by stoneheart

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Part of a thread full of vignettes without dialogue, Luke and Wedge prank Wes.

A Heart Full of Stars by Corellia's Dream

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: What if Wedge can no longer fly? Set not long before The Thrawn Trilogy

Presque Vu, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Presque vu: [F., nearly seen] a feeling that you are on the edge of grasping something very, very important. Luke, Vader's legacy, and what remains of the Jedi Order.

The Grey Space, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Luke has doubts in the wake of Byss. Luke and Han friendship vignette.

Sick, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Mara pays a visit to Yavin IV. Nonangst.

Humor[edit | hide]

The Vader Monologues by BlindMan

  • Recommended by Ninja Naco
  • Synopsis: Internal discussion between Anakin/Vader's two (later three) conflicting sides throughout the movies.

I_Feel_Pretty by kasey8473

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Synopsis: Anakin dons a frilly ballgown as a disguise on assignment. The usual sort of mishaps occur.

A_Fanficcer's_Poem by Angela Jade

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Synopsis: A response to the overuse of the term 'R & R' on fanfiction.net.

Sibling Revelry by frodogenic

  • Recommended by Fiwen 9430, Errata
  • Synopsis: Some time after Bespin and before Endor, Vader discovers that Luke and Leia are twins. But what really shocks him is the latest Imperial Intelligence report on the nature of the relationship between Skywalker and Organa…

Men Will Be Boys by Jedi Trace

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Luke plans a surprise Life Day party for Ben.

Other[edit | hide]

Walk Like Men by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by ctebbel09
  • Summary: "On his way to the Lars homestead, Obiwan is ambushed and loses baby Luke. Luke is discovered and raised to adulthood... by Sandpeople."
  • Synopsis: Remember the race on Tatooine known as the Tusken Raiders - aka the Sandpeople? (If not, go here) Well, in this "What if?" scenario, Luke Skywalker, instead of being raised by his aunt and uncle, was taken in by the Tuskens. Also, a very creative and in-depth (though not canon) look at the Tusken culture. Despite the major plot twist, stays surprisingly true to the movies.

Bad Boys, JEDI Style by Wawoot. (AU)

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Synopsis: The six Star Wars films are a semi-improvised TV show in which the Jedi all play themselves to keep up popular support. And outside the shooting of the films themselves, there's a whole other story going on involving the labyrinthine relationships between the characters and a whole lot of romance (I'm not putting it in the shipping section because there's a lot more to the story than that and most of the romances involve OCs).

Flight School by yonwords.

Sibling Rivalry by Vader's Fallen Angel.

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Synopsis: Relationships can be grand or small, long-lasting or ephemeral. Family relationships are the longest-lasting, and Anakin and Owen Lars share a relationship nurtured by the woman who birthed one and nurtured the other: Shmi Skywalker. This story compares the overarching relationships of son, husband, father and brother of the two men.

The Path of Rebellion and Burning Bridges by Gold Seven

  • Recommended by Verity
  • Synopsis: Half a year before the battle of Yavin, Samica Trey, a female Imperial TIE pilot with some doubts about the orders she's been getting lately, meets Rebel Alliance Intel op Rhun van Leuken when he's captured aboard the Star Destroyer she's stationed on. She makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to defect... and that's only the beginning.

Heart of Darkness by Cka3ka

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Dead Fic.
  • Synopsis: An AU universe story in which Vader discovers Leia is his daughter when she is ten years old and takes her to train her, take revenge on Sidious and rule the galaxy. Leia takes his ambitions to heart and meets up with and influences every character and aspect of the original trilogy. Quite realistic with character changes that happen gradually and the characters stay true to themselves even under different circumstances.

Misunderstood by Quill of Molliemon

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan trains Vader.

Crystallize by Torch.

  • Recc'd by: Joysweeper, who every few months reads a lot of good fic.
  • Synopsis: A peaceful mission develops some unforeseen complications, and Qui-Gon Jinn learns something new about Obi-Wan Kenobi, and something new about himself.

Yoda's Shadow by amthyst-fire

  • Recommended by: Krisnack
  • Synopsis: Via an act of the Force, Luke, Leia and, a redeemed Vader are transported back in time just before the events of The Phantom Menace. Palpatine's plans are about to hit a very big roadblock. Better Than It Sounds

He Believes

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Synopsis: an AU story where Vader won on Mustafar told from the point of view of Obi-Wan Kenobi. You haven't seen this before, no matter how familiar it sounds.

Diplomatic Emergency, by bactaqueen

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: A slight EU of part of Starfighters Of Adumar; in the novel, Wedge refuses to take Tycho and leave Wes and Hobbie in charge on the ground because he knows they'll fail at diplomacy. This fic imagines what would happen if he'd forgotten about that.

Rogue Leader, by jaded_reality

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: On Hoth, Luke Skywalker - leader of Rogue Squadron - is missing presumed dead, and so Wedge Antilles has to step up.

Subtle Designs, by pen_and_umbra

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Captain Pellaeon believed only in himself and the Empire. It took a miracle for him to start trusting legends, too.

The Chosen by NKSCF

  • Recommended by Blastermaster
    • Seconded by Perelandra
  • Synopsis: When newly-promoted Jedi Master Ken Elegin receives a vision of the destruction of the Jedi two years after the end of the Lost Tribe of Sith crisis, and sets out to gather a group of Jedi, traitors, and civilians in order to stop it, while their enemies plot to kill them off one by one.

Hull #721 by Eleventh Century Remnant

  • Recommended by Vehrec
  • Synopsis: Early production run Star Destroyer Black Prince is recovering from a battle with the Mon Cal cruiser Mon Evarra, when things get...political. In the wrong place at the wrong time, the crew is caught between the sector government, the Emperor's Privy Council, Black Sun, some local aliens with genocidal tendencies, and the Rebellion. How can they survive? Well, for starters, they're one of the best crews with the best officers on a heavily modified ship that can kill planets in its 'stock' configuration. Add to that the backing of pretty much everyone in the Imperial Navy who wants to actually do their job...

Lost Time by sithwitch13

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Wedge objects very strongly to Tycho's treatment following his recovery from Imperial custody. Tycho is none too happy with circumstances, either.

My Father's Eyes by Jedi-Princess-Solo

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: With the birth of her youngest son, Leia finally makes peace with her father's legacy.

Chasing Redemption by Estora

  • Recc'd by Lady Lurker
  • Synopsis: AU. When Anakin dies, Obi-Wan is left to pick up the shattered remains of their lives. The Supreme Chancellor seems to offer escape from the grief and guilt – unfortunately, he's also just decided that Obi-Wan will make a perfect replacement apprentice...

Like Breathing by Penknife

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: "the Cup of Compassion is bottomless." Gen(-ish), immediately post-Return of the Jedi. Also seen here.

This Ship by Treenahasthaal

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Endings are easy. It's the new beginnings that are difficult. A missing ANH scene.

Chosen by Fialleril

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: When Shmi Skywalker was thirty seven years old, she went out into the desert... Pre-TPM, the story of Anakin's conception and birth in a Tatooine context.

First Command by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Luke's first mission as an officer has unexpected obstacles.

Educating Luke by squelchything

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Shortly after ANH, the gang have some downtime, and Luke makes the acquaintance of large quantities of a certain element.

just try not to worry by irnan

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Snopsis: This is the last day of Leia Organa's life. From a certain point of view.

Crossovers[edit | hide]

Legends of Darkover by HRT

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Darkover, Star Trek.
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: Has slash for the Darkover fandom, though other two fandoms are gen. NC-17
  • Synopsis: The Sith lead Qui-gon and Obi-wan on a chase between galaxies. But why are the Sith so interested in the Federation planet of Darkover? The Jedi realize they need help, and the crew of the Starship Enterprise discover they have been volunteered.

Conquest by Mike Wong (Link)

  • Recommended by Omeganian
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Star Trek.
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: If one prefers Star Trek to Star Wars you might be in for some disappointment.
  • Synopsis: A Federation starship stumbles upon a wormhole between the two galaxies. In the Star Wars Galaxy, the Fate of the Jedi era in canon is replaced by the rising of a new Empire. Being the Empire they promtly invade the Star Trek galaxy. There is quite an intersting twist involving the origins of the Star Wars galaxy.

The Death and Life of Han Solo by GreatOne

  • Recommended by: RabidRainbow
  • Fandom(s): Star Wars, Indiana Jones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Han Solo disappears during a test flight, and when Luke and Leia find him, he's in a very unexpected place.

The Evil Villain Henchman Exchange Program, by Rhianwen (crossover)

  • Recommended by Renita
  • Pairings:
  • Synopsis: A spoof ROD / Star Wars crossover where Wendy and Darth Vader switch bosses.

Unity by Chuck Sonnenberg. Yeah, that guy. (crossover)

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Synopsis: Unity, an epic crossover with the Star Trek universe featuring just about every major character from both franchises and doing full justice to every single one.

Legacy of the Red Sun, The Empire's Revenge, and The Last Son of Krypton by Darth Marrs (AU, crossover, character death)

  • Recommended by: Unclouded_TJ
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the original trilogy with a big twist: Luke Skywalker and his family died in a landspeeder accident, but fate has provided the galaxy with a new hero: a child carried in a ship from the doomed planet of Krypton.

Gods of Dark and Light by Darth Marrs (AU, crossover)

  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Synopsis: The Battle of Endor is indefinitely postponed by the arrival of the Ori. With the Emperor, Death Star, and Corsuscant all fallen, Darth Vader must join forces with the rebels and reunite with his children to reestablish the Jedi.

Imperial Eva by The Tower

  • Recommended by Zagreus
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Double crossover with The Dark Tower and Evangelion. In a complicated plan to resurrect the Crimson King, the Man in Black uses Leliel's Dirac Sea to send Shinji and Unit 01 to Hoth duringthe attack on the Rebel base there. Leliel doesn't take too kindly to this, and transports the Rebel ship Occulous to Tokyo-3 in defiance. Shinji is adopted by Darth Vader as his new apprentice, while NERV attempts to deal with a ship of honest-to-God aliens landing in their city. And that's just the beginning.

Star Crossed by Stravo (Link)

  • Recommended by Omeganian
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Star Trek.
  • Status: In progress
  • Warnings: Anyone Can Die... even gods
  • Synopsis: An Imperial fleet is transported into the Star Trek universe soon after the end of the Dominion War. The fleet, lead by the young Sith Lord Darth Nemesis, does its best to conquer the galaxy. What none of them know, is that this is part of a game between Q and a mysterious opponent. And Q doesn't know that said opponent plays a much vaster game himself...

Shipping Fics[edit | hide]

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Lines in the Sand, by ladylazarus

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Pairings: Tycho Celchu/Soontir Fel, implied more than anything. Mention of Tycho/Nyiestra, his canon fiancee, but she's already dead.
  • Synopsis: Alderaan, and Tycho's entire family, is gone, and he is hiding where he's standing on the Despair Event Horizon. Fel worries that his star pupil will switch sides, and goes to talk to him just before Tycho goes on "compassion leave".

Everything You Touch

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Pairings: Jaina/Zekk, Jaina/Jagged (That is, Han and Leia's daughter with an Unlucky Childhood Friend who is a Jedi, and also with the son of Wedge Antilles' sister and the best pilot in the empire. EU's complicated)
  • Synopsis: "Everything You Touch Turns To Ash And Gold." Speculation after the end of one novel that Zekk died. Afterlife speculation. Eventually Jaina moves on.

From a Certain Point of View

  • Recc'd by Fireangel 265
  • Pairings: Han/Leia
  • Synopsis: A look at Han and Leia's relationship from different peoples point of view.

Lights in the Valley Outshine the Sun by Elizabeth7

  • Recommended by: Elenor
  • Pairings: Vader/Padme
  • Synopsis: We've all seen stories where Padme lives, but rarely done with such insights into the characters and philosophical turns.

Love Is Blind by furrylittlebantha

  • Recommended by Joysweeper.
  • Pairings: Mara Jade/Wedge Antilles
  • Synopsis: What if events on Niruan had taken a sharp, tragic turn?
  • Warnings: Dark. Very dark. Very very very dark. With a hint of happiness, yes. But dark.

Hitchhiker by Shezan (also archived here on the Jedi Council Forums and here on LiveJournal.)

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Pairings: Thrawn/Wynssa Starflare, aka Wedge's big sister.
  • Synopsis: 12y pre-ANH. Lieutenant Thrawn, a rare alien in the Imperial Navy, recently brought back from an empty planet, has to make his way up the ranks and prove himself to the Empire, not to mention First Officer Piett and visiting Holo Net star Wynssa Starflare. Appearances by Sebulba and Darth Vader.

Theory and Practice by Halrloprillalar

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Pairings: Luke Skywalker / Biggs Darklighter
  • Synopsis: Rated PG-13. Luke kisses a girl and it doesn't go so well. Biggs offers to help him practice.

Anabasis by Fialleril

  • Recommended by Battle Hamster
  • Pairings: Anakin/Padme
  • Synopsis: An AU where Vader started out on the Dark Side, and killed Palpatine to save Padme. The twist: it's set after those events, and Anakin is imprisoned by the Jedi, who don't believe it's possible for a Sith to turn good. Padme is working to free him, with help from a certain Jedi Master Yan Dooku.

Man's Best Friend by Varghona; also found here.

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Pairings: Wedge / Wes, offscreen Wedge/Iella and Wedge/Luke
  • Rating: R
  • Synopsis: "Wes Janson's long dark night of the soul." During Starfighters of Adumar, there's a point where Wedge gets Wes to guard the hallway while he speaks to and hooks back up with Iella, and ends up leaving Wes out there all night. This focuses on what Wes was thinking.

Reconcilation by Jedi Senoj 451

  • Reccomended by Lady Nomad
  • Pairings: Anakin/Padme
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Having survived the PT and OT, Padmé and Anakin meet one last time to travel the difficult path to forgiveness.

From The Ashes, by Estora

  • Recommended by The Beach.
  • Synopsis: AU. Anakin jumped after Padmé on Geonosis, and in that split second, the entire course of the galaxy's future was changed...One moment. One choice. A lifetime of difference. Initial Anakin/Padmé, extremely slow-building Anakin/Obi-Wan.
  • Pairings: Anakin/Obi-Wan (SLASH)

Three Weeks After The End Of The World (And Counting) by penknife.

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: When everything falls apart, you still have to figure out what to do next.
  • Pairings: Han/Leia, some hints of the Leia/Han/Luke threesome

Drive You Mild by obaona

  • Rec'd by aimsme
  • Synopsis: How do two powerful, individualistic people who were formerly enemies unite? Emperor Luke Skywalker, meet Jedi Knight Mara Jade.
  • Pairings: Luke/Mara

Stuff by Gheorghe2

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: One of the seminal Luke/Mara fics, written before the Hand of Thrawn duology. Luke is terribly depressed after Callista's departure, and Han talks Mara into recruiting him to help find out what happened to a lost New Republic Intelligence agent. Vast amounts of sexual tension and anger are exchanged.
  • Pairings: Luke/Mara. Reference to Luke/Callista and Mara/Lando, and Han and Leia are clearly Happily Married.

What Love Is by Corana

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: A series of not even vignettes about moments of married life.
  • Pairings: Luke/Mara

A Small Change of Plans, by Varghona

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Synopsis: Wedge confronts Luke about his failure to rendezvous after Hoth.
  • Pairings: Luke and Wedge. There is no sex, but the situation's still slash.

Perfect Odds by Plaid Butterfly

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper; Elenor
  • Synopsis: Luke Skywalker gets help from Anakin's spirit on the battlefield - even against his own wishes.