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So, hey, friends. Long time no see. Remember that thing I was doing on Twitter, where I recommended a Star Trek fanfic rec every day for a year? Yeah. I somehow actually managed to do that. I can't believe it either. And because I love y'all so much I actually put them all in this rec post.



24 x 22 cm by [archiveofourown.org profile] leupagus, [archiveofourown.org profile] rageprufrock (8,899 words)
Spock/Annoyance, Kirk/Stupidity, McCoy/Drinking, Uhura/Awesome, Pike/LOLs, sexwiki
Summary: "IF YOU ARE TIRED OF OF BOLDLY GOING WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE, BOLDLY COME WITH US!"
Rec Notes: Hysterical from beginning to end, but also smart as hell.

The 80/20 Theory As Applied to Cats on the Bed by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (3,905 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Cats, Humor
Summary: Captain Kirk is kind of like a cat, if by that you mean 'shameless bed hog'. This wasn't something Spock had intended to find out.
Rec Notes: "Jimmy here can get real cozy," said Dr. McCoy.

Ad Astra Per Aspera by [archiveofourown.org profile] dogpoet (1,926 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Tarsus, Romance, First Time
Summary: There are things James Kirk has never told anyone.
Rec Notes: "I watched them die."
"A tragedy. War, in all its forms, is illogical."


Adjustment by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (3,150 words)
James Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Telepathy, Pon Farr, Bonding
Summary: The weeks after Iowa. Telepathy doesn't make this any easier.
Rec Notes: "Last time you looked like that, you were attempting homicide on the bridge with Jim."

Aftershocks by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (29,415 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, Winona Kirk, Jocelyn McCoy, Illnesses, Angst, Alternate Reality, Slow Build, Miscommunication, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Jim Kirk turns down Pike’s challenge, and doesn’t get on the Starfleet recruiting shuttle. But neither does Leonard McCoy, who’s actually been in Iowa for six months already, doing fuck-all. Becoming drinking buddies seems like a natural progression.

Sometimes the path to the stars is just a piece-of-shit dirt road. You know, the kind that’s filled with potholes and surrounded by brambles and conveniently happens to be located in the bottom of a ravine. But every once in a while, when confronted with such a twisted mess of circumstance and cracked foundation, the universe still does its very best to fill in the holes.
Rec Notes: Jim and Bones were meant to meet in all the universes.

all the things i deserve by [archiveofourown.org profile] damnromulans (2,150 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Sharing Clothes, Schmoop
Summary: So, as it turns out, clothes sharing might be a bit of a thing between them.
Rec Notes: Truly excellent clothes sharing fic.

Always Shall Be by [archiveofourown.org profile] saucery (1,130 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, George Kirk, Amanda Grayson/Sarek, Alternate Universe - Children, George Kirk Never Died, First Love, Destiny Conspires to Bring Us Together, Kid Fic
Summary: The Vulcan ambassador has this kid, all tall and gawky and serious, with shoulders so stiff they might as well be two knobs on a plank of wood. His name's Spock, and he has the dorkiest hairstyle Jim's ever seen. It's like a helmet, smooth and shiny, and Jim wonders if it comes right off, like the plastic hairpieces on those antique Lego sets he used to play with when he was five.
Rec Notes: "You are highly illogical."
Jim snorts. "No kidding. Hey, do you play chess?"


The Ambassador's Wife by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (8,115 words)
Amanda Grayson/Sarek, Romance
Summary: If Amanda had to pick one word to describe Sarek, it would be "genuine."
Rec Notes: "What would a Vulcan party look like, do you suppose?"
"I don't know."


And The Band Keeps Playing On by [archiveofourown.org profile] yuma (7,824 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, Spock Prime, Nyota Uhura, Christopher Pike, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy, Trauma, Team, Protectiveness, Tarsus IV
Summary: Jim asked five questions about Tarsus. He received five answers.
Rec Notes: I'm a known sucker for a good Tarsus fic and this one is excellent.

All I Want For Christmas Is...Inappropriate by [archiveofourown.org profile] kel_1970 (37,816 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Winona Kirk, Christopher Pike, Christmas, Holidays, Happy Ending
Summary: Prompt: AU: Leonard hates staffing the emergency room during the holiday season; if it's not stupid people falling from ladders while hanging lights or pretending to be Santa on the roof, it's someone slicing open their hand trying the carve the family goose. When the whole Kirk family comes in with acute food poisoning, Leonard knows it's bad form to flirt with one Mr. Jim Kirk over an emesis basin, but he can't help it.
Rec Notes: Amazing meet-not-so-cute modern au.

Altering Course by [archiveofourown.org profile] AuroraNova (72,076 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Ezri Dax, Miles O'Brien, Jake Sisko, Post-Canon Cardassia, Friends to Lovers
Summary: When Julian volunteered to spend six months on Cardassia he set in motion a chain of events which forever changed his life - and Garak's.
Rec Notes: Brilliant examination of post-canon Cardassian reconstruction and Julian's life there.

Among the Clouds by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (27,061 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Amanda Grayson, Sarek, T'Pring, Gaila, Christopher Pike, Number One, Gary Mitchell, Academy Era AU, Angst, Poetry, Gratuitous rip of a line from Clueless(you'll know it when you see it), Falling In Love, Flirting, Lies by omission, Break Up, Jealousy, Pining, Public Sex, Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary: Spock's own bonding with T'Pring had been decided by his parents based on mental compatibility. It was logical. Desiring to be with Jim was not.
Rec Notes: "I am open to your suggestion."
"It's a date," Jim said cheerfully.


Amplexus by [archiveofourown.org profile] newsbypostcard (2,564 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Fluff, First five-year mission
Summary: Leonard's secret injury is drawing attention from Uhura, who confronts him about it -- and then uses the sort of insidious language that reminds him that she has so much blackmail material on him at this point that it's practically criminal.
Rec Notes: “Leonard. Is this...a cuddling injury?”
Leonard's ears burned. “It’s not an injury.”


Anchor by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (4,084 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Post Star Trek: Into Darkness, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Picnics, Mind Meld, Vulcan Kisses, Falling In Love
Summary: Defining the friendship that will define them both.
Rec Notes: Jim tries to explain dating and Spock more or less successfully dates Jim.

and I will rise up from the ashes now by [archiveofourown.org profile] ariadne_odair (8,484 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: Jim Kirk has a complex relationship with food. He also has a complex relationship with a certain first officer of the US Enterprise. For a genius, Jim is kind of an idiot for not realising this was going to come back to bite him in at some point.

In which Spock is protective, the crew is protective, Jim is oblivious (and definitely not pining), and they all get there in the end.
Rec Notes: Examination of how Jim's experiences on Tarsus might lead to disordered eating patterns, and the support he gets from the crew.

And It's Surely To Their Credit (The Five-by-Five Friendship Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] victoria_p (1,366 words)
Nyota Uhura & James T. Kirk, Friendship, Female Character of Color, five things, Remix2011, West Wing Title Project
Summary: Nyota is surprised to learn that she and James Kirk have a number of things in common.
Rec Notes: Their friendship is so lovely.

And Then I Let It Go by [archiveofourown.org profile] kianspo (10,632 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Christopher Pike, First Time, Star Trek Beyond
Summary: The crew of the Enterprise gets a breather while they are waiting for their new ship. Jim uses the time to do something he had sworn he would never do.
Rec Notes: Despite popular belief, Jim always had excellent self-control.

Antigravity by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (9,727 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Winona Kirk, Genius!Kirk
Summary: Five times Spock was surprised by the brilliance of Kirk's mind, and one time he totally saw it coming.
Rec Notes: I'm such a sucker for a good secret genius Jim fic.

Armchair Psychology by [archiveofourown.org profile] bigmamag (3,548 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: McCoy forces Kirk and Spock to write an ongoing list of things they like about each other. Kirk doesn’t know if he’ll be able to make his weekly quota. At least, not at first.
Rec Notes: 1. Sometimes he shuts up.

assassins down the avenue by [archiveofourown.org profile] green_postit (5,892 words)
AOS, Mirrorverse, Mirror Christine Chapel/Mirror Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Mirror James T. Kirk/Mirror Leonard McCoy, Mirror Universe, Violence, Minor Character Death, Abuse, Torture
Summary: This is how Christine Chapel falls in love.
Rec Notes: So mirrorverse fic is not for everyone. Your faves are dark and terrifying, but damn this fic is so, so good. Plus it's about one of my favorite TOS characters who's yet to make an appearance in AOS canon, Christine Chapel.

Astral Bodies by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (23,265 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, Christine Chapel, Keenser, First Time, Established Relationship, Age Regression, Tarsus IV
Summary: Jim knew what men liked: to possess and destroy. Planets, women, slim-hipped young men mucking out stables as distant Sol browned their glistening skin, it didn’t matter.
Rec Notes: "Explain? You explain! Why am I 13 years in the future being called captain?"

Asymmetry by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (9,213 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock, Serious Injuries ,First Time, Slow Build, Angst, Academy Era, Poetry, Daddy Issues, Character Study
Summary: Leonard McCoy has already been through the dorm room politics, the awkward drunken nights, the pain and fear and grief; he didn’t expect to have to start his life over again, but Jim Kirk is making sure he does it right this time.
Rec Notes: It starts with two things McCoy adamantly doesn’t do: (1) clubbing, and (2) karaoke.

Atlas by [archiveofourown.org profile] distractedKat (135,529 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Christopher Pike, Cupcake, Post STXI, Genius!Kirk, Genius!Spock, Awesome!Crew, Protective!Spock, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Angst and Humor, Mind Meld
Summary: Between what was and what will be stands James Tiberius Kirk, in all his fractured patchwork glory. Because saving the Federation was only the beginning.
Rec Notes: A novel-length continuation of the first film, positing that the crew directly set out on a five year mission following the ship's repairs.

Authochthony by [archiveofourown.org profile] Raven (10,063 words)
Leonard McCoy, James T. Kirk, Spock
Summary: Vulcans, humans, flowers and madness.
Rec Notes: Bones accidentally discovers a natural aptitude for a gift he doesn't want and it's glorious.

Babel by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (7,890 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy
Summary: Starfleet hasn't forgiven him for how he became captain.
Rec Notes: The crew attend the Babel Conference, a diplomatic exchange of the United Earth.

Baby, It's Cold Outside by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (2,096 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Drunk Sex, Fluff, First Time, K/S Advent
Summary: The environmental controls on the Enterprise are malfunctioning and Spock is freezing. Good thing Kirk is a problem-solver.
Rec Notes: "Cocoa. Hot, sweet, full of fat, guaranteed to warm you inside and out."

Background Noise by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (1,294 words)
James T. Kirk, Spock
Summary: It's quiet in space.
Rec Notes: A lovely quiet gen/pre-slash story.

Bang a Gong by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (22,722 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Pon Farr, Romantic Comedy, Shenanigans, Abject Silliness, Mission Fic, Star Trek Big Bang Challenge
Summary: The chronicles of the Sad Bastards Club (Enterprise Chapter).
Rec Notes: Reads like a hilarious extended episode, or The Pon Farr RomCom.

A Beautiful(ly Illogical) Mind by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (8,233 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Christopher Pike, Montgomery Scott, Leonard McCoy, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion
Summary: Jim never takes up Pike's dare to do better. Close-canon movie AU, with touches of Good Will Hunting.
Rec Notes: A truly astonishing close-canon au, first in a series that evolves into an amazing exercise in worldbuilding and characterization.

Bedside Manner by [archiveofourown.org profile] ariadnes_stringn (1,891 words)
James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Hurt/Comfort, sick!McCoy
Summary: So much for those broad-spectrum Star Fleet flu shots....
Rec Notes: I should've known that of the three of us, you'd have the best bedside manner.

A Beginner's Guide to Vulcan Sexual Practice, by Captain James T. Kirk by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings (4,621 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Cultural Differences, Meta, Kink Negotiation, Obedience, Vanilla, Research, BDSM
Summary: "It is tradition," Spock says blandly. "Surely you would not ask me to abandon Vulcan tradition." "Uh," Jim replies.
Rec Notes: "Hey, I love rules."

Big Damn Heroes by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (6,821 words)
Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu, James T. Kirk, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery Scott, Leonard McCoy, Action/Adventure, Character Study, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion
Summary: Chekov is growing up on a Starship. It's harder than you'd think.
Rec Notes: "It's been days! Are you high?"
"Just sex!"
"How's that supposed t'be better?"


Big Me (But It's You I Fell Into) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (38,728 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Winona Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Gaila, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Sports, Golf
Summary: Jim Kirk, a man of long drives and large personality, stumbles into a career in the PGA Tour. Fame, fortune and notoriety await him as Jim collects national media attention, groupies, a new best friend, the ire of the first lady of pro golf, and also, maybe, the love of his life.
Rec Notes: I really had no idea I needed a pro golfer AU from Trek fandom, but it's delightful.

A Bit of Fun / A Bit of Insanity by [archiveofourown.org profile] infiniteeight (1,925 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Summary: The Enterprise has encountered so many alternate versions of themselves that Jim has started having a little fun with the alternate crews when they pop up.
Rec Notes: Jim hated it when things got boring.

Bitter Dregs by [archiveofourown.org profile] kinklock (9,707 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, POV Spock, Angst with a Happy Ending, Misunderstandings, Episode: s03e12 Plato's Stepchildren, since hearing Maiden Wine I have not known peace, Mind Meld
Summary: When they had first met, Jim had known not to touch his hand.
Rec Notes: I've always thought Plato's Stepchildren was incredibly sad and this is a lovely fix-it fic for it.

Bluebird by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (7,087 words)
AOS, Post-ST:B, James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: “Jim Kirk.”
Jim whipped around so fast most of his drink ended up on Spock, who was reaching for the phaser that wasn’t there. The Enterprise crew was parting like the biblical seas before Moses, and Jim could feel the temperature dropping.
“Mom,” Jim croaked.
Rec Notes: WINONAAAAAA. And also lots of Jim/Spock feels. Written post-Beyond, so spoilers if you haven't seen the latest film.

Borrowed Feet by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (4,029 words)
James T. Kirk & Leonard McCoy, Spock, Christine Chapel, Geoffrey M'Benga, Fat Bill
Summary: So, no. This round of regen -- this injury -- won't kill Jim. That was a privilege Leonard saved for himself.
Rec Notes: Jim hated being alone, hated being still, & Leonard hated seeing him like this.

Bride Price by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (2,583 words)
Mirror Sarek/Mirror Amanda Grayson
Summary: Written for this prompt on the Valentine's Day Kink Meme over at [livejournal.com profile] issenterprise. It's time to make his intentions crystal clear, and so on this romantic occasion Sarek brings Amanda a gift--perhaps the head of the patheitc human who has also been trying to court her. Amanda just really wants to be claimed by the scary Ambassador.
Rec Notes: Mirror-verse Amanda and Sarek are so wonderfully, brutally perfect for each other.

The Broken Road by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (5,628 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Established Relationship
Summary: Jim and Spock decide to come out to the crew, but it doesn't go as planned.
Rec Notes: “I think it may be time the rest of the crew shared in our happiness, Jim.”

Born In Blood, By Blood Not Bound by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (3,140 words)
James T. Kirk, Christopher Pike, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Gaila, Christine Chapel, Birthday Party, Crew Love, Family of Choice
Summary: Jim's birthday has always been a complicated time for him; his crew is determined to make things just a little bit simpler.
Rec Notes: It's a surprise to absolutely nobody that Jim is weird about birthdays.

The Boy Who Cast No Shadow and the Man of Golden Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (4,052 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Christopher Pike, Amanda Grayson, Leonard McCoy, Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale
Summary: Giidas: a guardian spirit Though they are usually tied to a single family line, if a giidas's breath is captured in a diamond vial the holder may command its loyalty.
Rec Notes: This is gorgeous. A fairytale deal is struck for Spock's birth.

By Any Other Name by [archiveofourown.org profile] Saucery (1,218 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Pavel Chekov/Leonard McCoy, Alternate Universe - Superheroes/Superpowers, Crack, Comedy, Buddies, Friendship/Love, Flirting, Subtext, Names, Nicknames, Fame, Crime Fighting, Crush, Ensemble Cast ,Pre-Slash, Latex, Costume Kink
Summary: Kirk and Spock! Fighting crime! In latex! With superpowers!
Rec Notes: "I'm *CAPTAIN* Valiant, damn it! I must be the captain of something!"

Captain Kirk and the Sweet Young Thing by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,561 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Spock, Pavel Chekov, Kidfic, cliche bingo
Summary: Kirk turns down a trip to the bar with the crew to meet a mysterious woman. No one on the Enterprise can resist a secret, so they'll get to the bottom of this.
Rec Notes: "Casey's coming?"
"Who's Casey?"
"The love of my life."


Captain's Log by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (3,499 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Mission Reports
Summary: Kirk has learned there's an art to writing mission reports. It usually involves a lot of editing what actually happened.
Rec Notes: “I fucking hate the Prime Directive,” Jim muttered to himself.

cast out fear by [archiveofourown.org profile] s0mmerspr0ssen (42,268 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk Prime/Spock Prime, Amanda Grayson, Sarek, Leonard McCoy, Minor Character Death, Aftermath of Torture, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Vulcan-centric, Big Bang Challenge, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Kirk saves Vulcan from Nero at high cost to himself. It falls to Spock to pick up the pieces.
Rec Notes: AU in which Kirk manages to save Vulcan, but is gravely injured while being held captive. Spock and the people of Vulcan help put him back together. So, so, so lovely.

Catching Fire by [archiveofourown.org profile] kel_1970 (137,494 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Crew of the Starship Enterprise, Modern AU
Summary: 21st Century fire department AU. Paramedic Leonard McCoy flees a disastrous break-up in Savannah and ends up working at a fire department in Iowa.
Rec Notes: The Enterprise crew works in a firehouse and it's so good.

Catching Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] AuthorGod (11,590 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, POV Spock, Angst with a Happy Ending, Pining Spock, Emotionally Repressed, Telepathy, Hurt/Comfort, Oblivious Spock
Summary: His mother did not think Spock understood loneliness for what it is, that he did not understand the way it creeps unbidden into a heart and splits like a wound. She did not think he felt its socketed mouth twisted open and yawning at the heart of him, hungry to be fed.
Rec Notes: “You do not know what you are asking.”
“I trust you.”
“You should not.”


chasing ghosts by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (16,674 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock Prime, Sam Kirk/Aurelan, Spock/Uhura, Bones/Carol, Winona Kirk, Wedding, Shore Leave, Age Difference, Tarsus IV references, STID canon universe, First Kiss, mention of past depression and PTSD, mention of past child abuse, Drinking, T'hy'la Big Bang, Post-Star Trek: Into Darkness
Summary: Three years after the attack on London, Jim has overcome the psychological effects of his resurrection and is one of Starfleet's most respected captains. A brief leave on Earth for his brother's wedding reunited him with an old friend, and Jim is left to consider whether a ship alone is enough to make him happy.
Rec Notes: Sam's getting married. Jim hates Iowa. It's always good to see the old man. All the feels.

Chocolate Is the New Whiskey by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (2,672 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Chekov playing matchmaker, Turbolift confessions, Star Trek: Into Darkness Spoilers, Christmas Party, Chocolate, drunk!Spock, Flirting, This is essentially fluff and an attempt at humor, Vulcan Kisses
Summary: In Jim's defense, the chocolate was Chekov's idea.
Rec Notes: "For Vulcans, it is psychoactive. More effective than whiskey."

chromatography by [archiveofourown.org profile] 8611 (9,110 words)
Leonard McCoy/James T. Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Spock, Gaila, Alternate Universe - Supernatural, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Witches, Shapeshifting, Minor Injuries, Mild Gore
Summary: Leonard McCoy has a perfectly boring, average life. Or he would, if you ignored the part where he's a witch, his best friend is dating an undead guy, and he's got a very peeved shapeshifter on his tail.
Rec Notes: I absolutely adore this version of Bones.

Circle Yes or No (the Doctor, Doctor, Just Give Me the News mix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (1,025 words)
Jim Kirk/Leonard McCoy
Summary: When even your mother thinks you should just bang him, you may have a problem. Jim's not sure if he wants to take the chance of ruining one of the few good things he has.
Rec Notes: Marry a doctor for me, baby.

City on the Edge of Forever (The Standing on the Precipice Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Edith Keeler, Leonard McCoy, Episode Reboot, challenge: operation80
Summary: While exploring a new planet, McCoy is overcome by space madness. Kirk and Spock must follow him into the past to correct the timeline he ruined and rescue the entire Enterprise.
Rec Notes: A brilliant AOS take on City on the Edge of Forever.

A Civil Death by [archiveofourown.org profile] Regann (13,896 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Kira Nerys, Ro Laren, Quark, Post-Series, Mystery, Case Fic, First Time, Assassination Attempt(s), Mutual Pining, Separations, Reunions
Summary: Coincidence brings Garak back to Deep Space Nine where Bashir is determined to save him from an ominous threat, even if he doesn't want to be saved.
Rec Notes: "You can't come all this way and deprive me of your company for one more meal."

The Cleverness of Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (10,729 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, First Date, First Time, Romantic Comedy, Awkwardness, Humor
Summary: In which Kirk lives out a space romcom.
Rec Notes: "Sometimes I hate this job. Like the days I'm held hostage over sausage."

come out of the shade by [archiveofourown.org profile] drunkonwriting (13,828 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Christine Chapel, Hikaru Sulu, Hurt/Comfort, Hurt Jim, leonard slowly losing his mind over jim kirk's inability to stay safe, jim doing stupid shit
Summary: five times leonard fixes jim and one time jim freaks the fuck out when leonard gets hurt. and in the process, they sort of admit that they they want to bone.
Rec Notes: "Bones McCoy, are you saying that I need to treat you like a gentleman?"

Come to Bed by [archiveofourown.org profile] the_deep_magic (1,908 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Fluff, Sleepy Sex, Mind Meld, Established Relationship
Summary: Like The Old Man and the Sea, the title pretty much gives away the plot.
Rec Notes: Spock cannot remember the last time he slept. No, that isn’t true.

Communication by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (19,506 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Humor, Pre-Slash, Developing Relationship, Friendship
Summary: Detailing the first shore leave of the USS Enterprise.
Rec Notes: Really lovely insight into why Jim and Spock work well together.

Convalescence by [archiveofourown.org profile] aubreyli (1,391 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy
Summary: Leonard McCoy brought a man back from the dead two weeks ago, but it's still Spock who really surprises him.
Rec Notes: Officially, the death of James Tiberius Kirk never happened.

Corazón by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyflowdi (3,635 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Porn with Feelings, Anxiety, Power Play, Developing Relationship
Summary: Bones has this genteel southern refinement that can, and has, charmed the pants off anyone – well, except for Jim, but only because Jim’s seen him drunk off his ass and singing Take Me Home Tallulah and there’s no coming back from that.
Rec Notes: Academy fic, Jim’s terrified of what will be left when Bones gets tired of him.

correspondence chess by [archiveofourown.org profile] SHCombatalade (2,011 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Government Agencies, Customer Service & Tech Support
Summary: Fill of a prompt on tumblr "Star Trek AU where Spock works in some sort of call center and Jim is the guy calling every day with completely ridiculous problems just because he wants to talk to him" that sort of spiraled out of control
Rec Notes: Jim's that asshole with a crush on an Apple genius and he just won't leave Spock alone.

Cpt C. Pike and C/ J.T. Kirk’s guide to unexpected Co-Habitation by [archiveofourown.org profile] InsaneSociopath (77,767 words)
James T. Kirk & Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Philip Boyce, Nyota Uhura, Jonathan Archer, Spock, Number One, Academy Era, Roommates, The Admirals make strange decisions, Chris is not amused, Forced Co-habitation AU, Tarsus IV, Bullying
Summary: When the Admiralty first delivered their ultimatum, Chris Pike didn't know who ought to be more offended; Jim Kirk, for being treated as if he were incapable of being independent despite being twenty-two and a certified genius; or Chris himself, for not getting any choice in who lived in his spare bed room for the next twelve months dammit!

Or: Things Captain Christopher Pike learns about both himself and Cadet James T Kirk during their (not so) brief period of (initially) forced co-habitation.
Rec Notes: Slightly cracky but oh-so-entertaining what-if au.

Crossed Wires by [archiveofourown.org profile] LJC (2,804 words)
Gaila/Montgomery Scott, Keenser, Ladies 1st
Summary: The thing Gaila noticed first about Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott was how his ears turned bright pink when he talked to her.
Rec Notes: As far as Gaila knew, a blush generally was still a blush.

Crowning Glory by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (1,467 words)
Spock, Sarek, Amanda Grayson
Summary: A woman's hair is her crowning glory.
Rec Notes: Awesome rule 63!Spock character piece.

Ctrl Alt Delete by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (9,423 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Deathfic, Grief
Summary: One day, there was a landslide.
Rec Notes: Three takes on one disaster.

Cultural Miscues by [archiveofourown.org profile] Regann (3,551 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Miles O'Brien, Jadzia Dax, Benjamin Sisko, Gilora Rejal, Episode Related, Misunderstandings, Alien Cultural Differences, First Time, POV Alternating
Summary: Gilora Rejal continues to make the wrong assumptions about Humans and their relationships -- with more than a little help from Garak on the subject of a certain doctor. Coda for Season Three's "Destiny."
Rec Notes: I should've known you couldn't speak more plainly of it, being in Starfleet.

Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,052 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Janice Rand, Fluff, everyone thinks we're doing it, Pre-Slash
Summary: "I'm telling you, Spock, humans can't deal with shocking things. We'd rather pretend that really insane things didn't even happen, rather than try to process that they did."
Rec Notes: Experimental results could necessitate a revision of the hypothesis.

cute and fucking paste by [archiveofourown.org profile] crimsonclad (1,221 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura
Summary: "ack the mindmeld gave me feeeeeeelings"
Rec Notes: "The less fighting to the point of death, the better," he says to himself.

The Dance by [archiveofourown.org profile] LJC (1,649 words)
Gaila
Summary: Gaila was one of exactly six Orion cadets in the graduating class of 2258.
Rec Notes: Fame fades and shifts with time & tide. Infamy seems to outlast the truth by centuries.

A Dance in Shadow and Silence by [archiveofourown.org profile] eimeo (15,158 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Leonard McCoy, Character Study, First Time
Summary: A shuttle crash leaves Spock, Sulu and Chekov adrift on a deserted ocean world. As Chekov fights for his life and Sulu tries desperately to save him, Spock reflects on the strong bond that exists between the two men and starts to wonder what it is he’s really afraid of in his friendship with Kirk…
Rec Notes: “Just…Come back safely, Mr Spock, all right? That’s all I ask.”

Dancer by [archiveofourown.org profile] Macedon (2,999 words)
Tuvok, Kathryn Janeway, Character Study, Dancing
Summary: Tuvok remembers his family back home thanks to holographic footage he has of his wife's dancing career.
Rec Notes: Going to his desk, he did an illogical thing. He took out a picture cube of his family.

The Dark Side of the Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] affectingly (1,197 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Summary: Most of the time, Jim thinks, Yeah, I've got this.
Rec Notes: Jim fic with great command ensemble feels.

Daybreak by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (2,309 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott/Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Sulking, Drinking in a corner by yourself, Staring at the object of your desire across a dance floor, Jim Kirk in a leather jacket, Slow Dancing, Watching the Sunrise
Summary: Spock would have preferred to remain on board while the other senior officers took shore leave, but Jim had insisted he accompany them.
Rec Notes: "I always hoped you'd fall in love," Nyota says.
"I am sorry," Spock offers in reply.


Dead Letter Office by [archiveofourown.org profile] rabidchild67 (1,964 words)
Spock/James T. Kirk, Hurt/Comfort, Grief/Mourning, Star Trek: Into Darkness Spoilers, Drunken Vulcan, Epistolary
Summary: Five letters Spock never sent to James Kirk and one he did.
Rec Notes: I fear you will someday come to resent me.

I fear outliving you.

I fear.


Decimation by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (8,744 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Christopher Pike, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, T'Pau, T'Pring, Keenser, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, George Samuel Kirk, Winona Kirk, Genderswap, Ridiculous, References to Underage Rape/Non-con, References to Suicide
Summary: Spock is pretty much doomed the minute Jane realizes that the fatshirt is incredibly slutty, and also regulation.
Rec Notes: Rule 63!Jim comes to Starfleet with even more baggage than her male counterpart and it is amazing.

Deficit by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (2,724 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Swearing, Serious Injuries, Blood
Summary: Jim is never letting Bones go on another away mission ever again, even if he promises to keep his blood inside his body this time.
Rec Notes: "Don't do that."
"I'll try to replace the gallons of blood I've lost right away, sir."


Definite and Unapologetic by [archiveofourown.org profile] whochick (12,968 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Sarek, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Summary: A Christmas/Advent fic where Uhura inspires Kirk to take pity on Spock during the twelve days of Christmas. Kirk is bored, Spock is unsuspecting and hilarity ensues.
Rec Notes: "I am beginning to see the virtue of these so-called trust exercises."

The Definition of Us by [archiveofourown.org profile] hellostarling (10,054 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, this is all pre-slash okay, Kirk-Centric, lots of interaction with bones and spock, Angst, Mind Meld Gave Me Feelings, Humor, basically i just really love kirk okay, Nightmares, Panic Attacks, Mentions of PTSD
Summary: Jim deals with the aftermath of Star Trek: Into Darkness—not very well, unfortunately. Bones is worried. Meanwhile, Spock keeps making appearances in Jim's dreams, which really isn't as fun as it sounds.
Rec Notes: All the Spock/Kirk post-STID feels.

Delilah by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (10,642 words)
Spock/Winona Kirk, Alternate Canon, Canon-Typical Violence, Dark Character
Summary: Winona Kirk outlived two husbands and two sons. Troubled Romulans really aren't a match.

(or: AOS if it had been Winona, not Jim)
Rec Notes: Goddamn, I love Winona Kirk.

Desideratum by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (6,494 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: Desideratum: from the Latin, something lacked and wanted. Spock has certain shore leave habits he’s kept secret for two years. Jim finally crashes his party.
Rec Notes: 'Captain Kirk touched Spock an average of thirty-seven times per day.'

Devil's Bargain by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rhaegal (17,410 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Pon Farr
Summary: Set after TMP. Spock’s impending pon farr makes him wary of agreeing to a second five-year mission, so Kirk agrees to lend a hand (so to speak) should the situation arise. What could possibly go wrong?
Rec Notes: Oh, this is a lovely TOS second pon farr story. Jim will do anything to keep Spock as his First Officer.

Dexterity by [archiveofourown.org profile] leupagus, [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet, [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (7,910 words), AOS
Amanda Grayson, Winona Kirk, George Kirk, Sarek, First Meetings, Plotty, Languages and Linguistics, Community: trekreversebang, Bechdel Test Pass
Summary: Detailing one of Amanda Grayson's first diplomatic assignments, which happens to be on the USS Kelvin.
Rec Notes: This is 100% my pre-AOS headcanon.

Dig Them Up (Let's Finish What We Started) by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (10,464 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura/Spock, Gaila, Carol Marcus, Angst,Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Recovery, Canonical Character Death, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Baggage
Summary: Nobody tells you that coming back to life isn't easy. Jim is having trouble coping with the fallout. He's not the only one.
Rec Notes: The road to recovery post-STID is bumpy for everyone, not just Jim.

Dímelo by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyflowdi (3,788 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Porn with Feelings, Anal Sex, Begging, Humor, Light Voyeurism, The Bones version of dirty talk, Intercrural Sex, Size Kink
Summary: Jim wouldn’t have ever believed it in a million years if he hadn’t seen it for himself, hadn’t made the unfortunate life choice to go buy donuts and then decide to use the lock code Bones had given him for emergencies only Jim, and if you abuse that right I have no problem using your skinny ass as a pin cushion. Really, it’s his own fault he’d just walked right into the hottest thing he’d ever seen in his life.
Rec Notes: “What're you doing?”
“If I’ve gotta explain it to you, I’m doin’ it wrong,” Bones says.


Discovered Check by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,240 words)
Kirk, Spock, Chesssmart!Kirk
Summary: Spock discovers that Kirk has been holding out on him.
Rec Notes: "Captain, are you aware of the running score of our regular chess matches?"

Duty Log 5560.235 by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (722 words)
Spock/James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Fat Bill, Cats, Pre-Slash
Summary: 0400: Captain's alarm began to play his reveille.
0405: Captain's alarm began to play his reveille.
0410: Became tired of captain's alarm playing reveille. Poked paw into Captain's mouth.
0411: Successful in waking Captain.
Rec Notes: Absolutely crying with laughter.

Echo by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (12,590 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock Prime, Spock/Nyota Uhura (background), Leonard McCoy, Sarek, Non-Starfleet AU, New Vulcan, Falling In Love, Age Difference, Dating, Being afraid your hot boyfriend will leave you for your younger self(such fears are unfounded)(he loves you), Romance, Fluff, Happy Ending
Summary: "So you're older than me," Jim said with a shrug. "You're not dead."

Spock Prime gets his happy ending when he meets a young architect.
Rec Notes: I absolutely adore AOS Jim/TOS Spock. It wasn't logical that Spock oversaw construction of the New Vulcan Science Academy.

The Electric Cat Planet, or, A Day in the Life of Leonard McCoy by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (12,091 words)
Leonard McCoy/Original Female Character, James T. Kirk/Spock, Slice of Life, Future Fic, Humor
Summary: One ridiculous day in the life of Leonard McCoy.
Rec Notes: Hilarious and still feels-full day in the life with great Enterprise crew characterization and worldbuilding.

En Passant by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,542 words)
Spock, James T. Kirk, preslash, chess
Summary: Spock's date night is no more; another chess night fills the gap.
Rec Notes: "If your self-esteem is taking a hit, I guess I could throw a game sometime."

En Promenade by [archiveofourown.org profile] newsbypostcard (73,735 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Academy Era, All This Red Matter verse, Dancing, Slow Burn
Summary: After three months of weekend bar-hopping and a slow process of elimination -- with finding the right bar, that was, and tragically not discovering who Bones was into -- Jim was starting to narrow it down. Bones was actively scowling less, which seemed like a good sign, but Jim still didn’t quite have it right, and lo, he was determined.

Operation: Bones, Lighten Up was making staggeringly slow progress. But Jim liked Bones and his vocal method of observation, so that wasn’t necessarily a problem. They noticed the same things, Jim had noted, but had totally different reactions to them, and that struck Jim as very entertaining. Burdened both by less work and the according ethic than Bones, Jim regularly went out with others during the week (and usually came home with others, too), but he still found himself looking forward to weekend evenings most. Bones was by far his preferred bar-going companion. And in spite of Bones’ frequent biting remarks and utterances about regretting ever having met him, Jim suspected the feeling was mutual.
Rec Notes: Dancing came about as naturally to Bones as cynicism and medicine.

Endgame by [archiveofourown.org profile] Saucery (1,440 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Chess, Strategy, Seduction, Love, Romance, Marriage Proposal, Logic, Vulcans
Summary: Kirk and Spock play chess. On and off the board.

Or, the one in which Spock stealth-marries Kirk. Because Spock's sneaky that way.
Rec Notes: "Possibly I am more fucked up than you are," says Jim. "Possibly."

The Ending Has Not Yet Been Written by [archiveofourown.org profile] CorpusInvictus (29,504 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk Prime/Spock Prime, past Spock/Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Joanna McCoy, Gaila, Amanda Grayson, Sarek, Christopher Pike, Pon Farr
Summary: Follows Kirk and Spock after their first five year mission is complete. Kirk is offered a promotion to Admiral, and Spock decides to spend time on New Vulcan.
Rec Notes: It isn't personal. He's been a good captain.

Endless Circle by [archiveofourown.org profile] pantswarrior (11,215 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock Prime, James T. Kirk/Spock, Post-Canon, Pon Farr, Angst, Romance
Summary: Spock Prime contacts his "old friend" after the Enterprise's first five year mission is complete, to inform him of two things. One, he doesn't have long to live. Two, he's going to live long enough to go through pon farr one last time. Since the universe has provided him with such an opportunity... (As for warnings: End of life issues, but Spock Prime has lived a long full life, and he's at peace. Take that as you will.)
Rec Notes: Damn, I love Jim/Spock Prime.

Entering Orbit by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (30,957 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, Number One, Lew the Bartender, Star Trek: Into Darkness Spoilers, Falling In Love, Hot Tub, Motorcycles, Chess, Domestic Bliss, Cooking, Popcorn, Vulcan Kisses, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, First Time, Gorgeous fanart by cannedebonbon, Community: ksbigbang
Summary: Jim escapes to Iowa to avoid the media frenzy following the Narada incident, but a late-night miscommunication results in Spock turning up on his front porch.
Rec Notes: Kirk and Spock accidentally spending time isolated together and falling in love is always wonderful.

Evasive Action by [archiveofourown.org profile] pir8fancier (4,496 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy
Summary: At the Academy Bones saves Jim's ass more time that he can count. There's not enough booze in the universe to make him forget the one time he saves Bones' ass.
Rec Notes: Oh, god, unrequited love.

Every Tuesday Evening by [archiveofourown.org profile] eimeo (8,270 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Established Relationship, PWP
Summary: PWP featuring kind-of-voyeur!Spock, half-naked-and-glistening!Kirk, and the Red Gym Tights of Awesome. Oooh, and wrestling. NC-17 wrestling.
Rec Notes: “Is that a formal complaint, First Officer?”
“It is not.”


Exile by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden (8,949 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Pre-Canon, Alternate Reality
Summary: Exile was certainly dark, but in Julian Bashir's case, it was warm and humid instead of numbingly cold.
Rec Notes: Oh. My. God. AU where Bashir's secret is discovered sooner and the Cardassian occupation is still in full force. And, as always, he meets Garak.

Eye of a Hurricane by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (4,871 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Montgomery Scott/Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu, Leonard McCoy, Character Study, Future Fic, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion
Summary: She's a press secretary, a PR manager; she's the one who keeps them on-message. She's the one who takes the make-shift bombs from Kirk's fingers. She's the only sane person on the whole ship.
Rec Notes: She never considered the fact that she'd be the only sane person on board.

Eyes Like an Impossible Storm by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,073 words)
Winona Kirk, George Samuel Kirk, James T. Kirk, POV Outsider
Summary: "She thinks that maybe in another universe, one where ships didn't come out of lightning storms in space, she would have had a brown-eyed, steadier child"
Rec Notes: Jim is a golden child even when he's driving the Federation mad.

Fade by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (17,172 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, Alternate Universe, Spies & Secret Agents, FBI AU, Violence, Serious Injuries, Angst, Blow Jobs
Summary: McCoy’s been an agent for a long time, and a young, cocky, obnoxious new partner is exactly what he doesn’t need, dammit.
Rec Notes: “Call me McCoy, on account of it being my name. We’re not going to be friends.”

Fall of Sparrows by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mijan (9,948 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu
Summary: The unwanted refugees of the Darvinian Civil War call for help and the Enterprise responds.
Rec Notes: Absolutely feels like a brilliant lost episode.

Feelings Are Boring by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (22,291 words)
AOS, Post-STXI, Spock/James T. Kirk
Summary: This is not exactly what Jim thought the 'exploring strange new worlds and exotic civilizations' was about. Also, Vulcans are kind of crazy. Jim and Spock go through a alien ritual, which, yes, changes everything -- he's hoping for the better. Spock just wants to get through this with his sanity, if not his dignity, mostly intact.
Rec Notes: Sequel to One Foot In Front Of The Other. Spock has a very bad time on a diplomatic mission.

Find It And Keep It by [archiveofourown.org profile] shinyjenny (1,923 words)
Jaylah, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, Spock, James T. Kirk, Pavel Chekov, Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Summary: Jaylah's friends have presents for her.
Rec Notes: The world needs more awesome Jaylah fics.

A Firm Hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant (6,505 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Spock Prime
Summary: Spock knows how to take care of Jim. Any Jim, in any universe, apparently.
Rec Notes: Being the youngest Starfleet captain in history is rough. Spock offers Jim a hand.

Five Steps on the Path to a Shifting Destination by [archiveofourown.org profile] azephirin (5,279 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock/Nyota Uhura, girl!McCoy, 5 Things, Friends to Lovers, Academy Era, Teacher-Student Relationship, Roommates, Domestic, Friendship, Singing, Cuddling and Snuggling, First Time, Birthday, Requited Love, Cunnilingus, Morning After, Child Abuse
Summary: You told me if I had my way I'd be bored. Right then I knew I loved you best.
Rec Notes: Everyone knows that rule 63 is the best rule, but ohmygod I love girl!McCoy more than I expected to.

Five Things McCoy Didn’t Mean That Way And One Thing He Did by [archiveofourown.org profile] gadgetorious (9,480 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Academy Era, 5+1 Things
Summary: Jim’s hobby is willfully misunderstanding McCoy. McCoy’s is pretending it doesn’t thrill him.
Rec Notes: Jim can make anything an innuendo.

Five Ways Dating Spock Wasn't What Jim Thought It Would Be, and One Way It Was Even Better Than He Thought (or, Not Without My Vulcan: The James Kirk Story) by [archiveofourown.org profile] feelslikefire (4,963 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: What it says on the tin.
Rec Notes: Goddamn adorable.

Five Ways In Which Vulcans Resemble Cats by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sita_Z (17,216 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Spock Prime, First Time, Vulcan Biology, Vulcan Culture, Vulcan Language, Pon Farr, Angst and Humor, Christmas, Vulcans and Chocolate
Summary: Vulcans evolved from felines. Jim Kirk discovers that he is a cat person.
Rec Notes: James T. Kirk, fond of starships, felines, and Vulcans.

the five-year mission by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (11,106 words)
James T. Kirk & Leonard McCoy, James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Carol Marcus, Post-Star Trek: Into Darkness, Exploration, Missions, Alternate Universe - Dark, Mirror Universe, Deathfic, Rocks Fall Everyone Dies
Summary: 15% — the percentage of the original crew roster that will be reported as dead or MIA within the first three years of a deep space mission.
*
The crew of the Enterprise tries to survive their first five-year mission.
Rec Notes: The Federation is playing at imperialism. Enter on James Tiberius Kirk.

Five Years by [archiveofourown.org profile] objectlesson (2,652 words)
James T. KirkSpock, Five Year Mission, the enterprise
Summary: Kirk is running out of time.
Rec Notes: “So, Mr. Spock, the Vulcan ideal is to not want. But you, yourself. You do, want.”

For a Hundred Visions and Revisions by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,412 words)
Winona Kirk, Sam Kirk, James T. Kirk, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion, Character Study, Tarsus IV
Summary: Winona? Kind of awesome (or, "How Jim Kirk Wouldn't Have Survived A Normal Mother").
Rec Notes: Every month she sends him a new movie.

For Gladness of You by [archiveofourown.org profile] kariye (51,055 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Cupcake, Tarsus IV, rocks, storytelling out of order, chess then sex, Almost Public Sex, Spock has issues, Jim has issues too, Venn diagrams, abductions
Summary: In which shit goes down in no particular order: Jim almost starts a war, Spock gets tortured, Jim gets kidnapped, Jim gets tortured, Spock gets not-quite-kidnapped, Jim takes the Enterprise joyriding, and mysterious Vulcans with their even more mysterious leader hop a ride for a few weeks. But that’s not what the story’s about. It’s about this: Jim was always going to fall in love with Spock – boldly, recklessly. He just didn’t expect to stay that way. A story about getting over all that.
Rec Notes: God, this is gorgeous and it hurts so good.

For I Know the Songs Sung and Tales Told by the Gossiping Birds by [archiveofourown.org profile] kariye (17,036 words)
James T. Kirk/Nyota Uhura, past Uhura/OMC, Emotional Abuse, Verbal Abuse, Minor Character Death (not from/by Kirk), Healing
Summary: Nyota has a thing with Kirk. It’s not love, but it’s not nothing, either.
Rec Notes: Not normally my ship, and not really romantic in nature, but god, this is gorgeous.

For One Last Landing by [archiveofourown.org profile] ignipes (6,263 words)
Spock/Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Gaila
Summary: After they've saved the Earth and destroyed the Narada, all they have to do is figure out how to get back home.
Rec Notes: Really lovely missing scene from the first film that chronicles the slow journey back to Earth and the crew getting to know one another.

A Formal Dance in the Bowling Alley by [archiveofourown.org profile] raven (2,179 words)
James T. Kirk, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Pavel Chekov
Summary: Here are some things that James Tiberius Kirk, Captain, does not understand about the Enterprise and her crew.
Rec Notes: "I don't want you to feel you have to stay out of duty."

Forty-five hours in Riverside by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (5,796 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Sarek, Winona Kirk, Lew the Bartender, Meeting the Parents, Domestic, Watching your parents flirt, Fluff, Riverside
Summary: "I don't understand why we couldn't have done this in San Francisco," Jim said, kicking open the front door. "We're only on planet for two weeks."
Rec Notes: Excellent 'our parents are meeting and this is vaguely traumatizing' fic.

a furlong of flight by [archiveofourown.org profile] tigrrmilk (3,545 words)
Leonard "Bones" McCoy/James T. Kirk, No Character Death, Board Games, Rain, So much talking, post-scarcity coffee, Kobayashi Maru, Academy Era
Summary: In which death is not a game, but Jim is going to beat it anyway. Leonard isn't so sure that's how it works.
Rec Notes: Jim raised himself, and he’s raised himself to fix whatever problems he had.

Genesis2 by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (6,213 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Future Fic, Bible, POV Second Person
Summary: Be of us, Adam. Never leave again.
Rec Notes: "Are you ever going to learn?"
"Is it my fault that sentient planets love me? Ow!"


The Genetic Soap Opera (or, One of the Less Dignified Royal Weddings) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (6,181 words)
AOS, Post-STXI, James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Christine Chapel, Janice Rand, Sarek, T'Pau, Marriage, Pon Farr, Inheritance, Genealogy
Summary: Turns out Jim Kirk's more than meets the eye, genetically speaking. There are a lot of consequences, mostly for Spock and his sanity.
Rec Notes: ::hysterical laughter::

Girl, You're Like a Weird Vacation by [archiveofourown.org profile] leupagus (8,325 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Genderswitch
Rec Notes: Jim had a Spock problem BEFORE she borrowed Uhura's dress. Goddamn, I love Rule 63.

Going Native by [archiveofourown.org profile] Regann (13,848 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Benjamin Sisko, Kira Nerys, Worf, Odo, Jadzia Dax, Amsha Bashir, Richard Bashir, First Time, First Kiss, Episode Related, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Family Drama, Secrets, Genetic Engineering
Summary: An AU take on Season 5's "Doctor Bashir, I Presume." With no recourse but to resign from the service, Bashir takes a chance that he couldn't have contemplated as a Starfleet officer. Meanwhile, the crew looks for a creative solution that will keep their doctor on the station.
Rec Notes: Really fun shippy twist on an excellent episode.

Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (15,113 words), AOS
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, Vulcan, Languages and Linguistics, secret genius
Summary: It really does take a village to raise a Jim.

The members of the Kelvin's crew watch over Jim as much as he lets them.
Rec Notes: I just have a lot of feelings about smart!Jim and found families and inter-generational friendships.

Graven Image by [archiveofourown.org profile] irrelevant (8,797 words)
Mirror!Spock/Mirror!James T. Kirk, Alternate Universe - Canon, Mirror Universe, Mind Meld, Episode Tag
Summary: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Rec Notes: "Growing a conscience in your old age?"
"There is no call for insults, Captain."


The Handmaid of Genius by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (3,033 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Pavel Chekov, Tarsus IV, traumatized!Jim
Summary: When the replicators go offline, Jim reacts unexpectedly.
Rec Notes: The moment Jim relinquishes command I just ::clutches at face::

Harbor by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (1,965 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Future Fic, Post-War
Summary: It's hot. The desert is spare. It's unyieldingly a desert, even this more habitable section. Twisting, stubborn trees and brush, a low, open house in Old Vulcan style.

Spock doesn't ask questions.
Rec Notes: "Cultural sensitivity isn't going to make me lie and tell you this doesn't taste awful."

Heel Turn by [archiveofourown.org profile] Betty (2,069 words)
Nyota Uhura, Jim Kirk, Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Janice Rand, Knitting, Crack
Summary: Okay, you know how someone gets a new hobby and then they have to write fic where their fave characters have that hobby too, and the next thing you know Methos is all, “Not now, McLeod, my guild is raiding!”

This is mine.
Rec Notes: Things can get dull on the bridge and Jim allows outside projects, but Sulu's KNITTING.

Heels by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (5,059 words)
Chakotay/Tom Paris, Tom Paris/Harry Kim, Tom Paris/Kathryn Janeway, Tom Paris/B'Elanna Torres
Summary: A few memories hit the surface when the Captain tells Chakotay that Tom and B'Elanna are married.
Rec Notes: 'Tom hurts those who love him only by accident. It was never deliberate.'

here by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,599 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock Prime
Summary: “I stole your bed,” Jim said. He was not, Spock noted, regretful or embarrassed, merely stating the fact.
Rec Notes: I'M HAVING AN EMOTION. Jim Kirk had not been asleep in Spock’s bed for over one hundred years.

high water by [archiveofourown.org profile] spqr (7,400 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Crew of the Starship Enterprise, Mind Meld, Memories, memory porn, Drunk Jim
Summary: “Andorian wine is very potent,” Spock says. “How much did you consume?”

Jim chuckles. “Not enough. Not — hey.” His smile turns to a tight frown, and his gaze is startlingly clear when it finds Spock’s. His grip on Spock’s knee tightens. “Can you un-meld someone?”

>or: Jim's got all of Spock Prime's memories crammed in his head
Rec Notes: Jim's not dealing so well with memories of another life.

hold the center by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,680 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Amnesia, Post-Canon
Summary: As was so often the case with Jim Kirk, the worst case scenario did not merit contemplation.
Rec Notes: “He’s missing,” Sulu said as soon as Spock opened his door.

Holosuitein' Ain't Cheatin' by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (2,131 words)
James T. Kirk, Gaila, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Rule 34, Crack, Ensemble Cast, Academy Era, Shenanigans
Summary: The greatest lessons at Starfleet Academy are not learned in the classroom.
Rec Notes: "I want to explore Rule 34 in different Federation cultures."

home in the lowlands by [archiveofourown.org profile] green_postit (11,331 words)
Mirror James T. Kirk/Mirror Leonard McCoy, Mirror Pavel Chekov, Age Regression/De-Aging, Violence, Abuse, Mirror Universe
Summary: McCoy is deaged. Kirk isn't happy.
Rec Notes: In space, there's no tangible way to monitor the passing of time.

Homecoming by [archiveofourown.org profile] CorpusInvictus (4,255 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, vulcan ear porn
Summary: prompt: "Spock has been stuck alone on some alien planet that needs a Federation representative to be present for a long, stalled-out series of negotiations. I don't want any horrible trauma, just loneliness and frustration and culture-shock. The people on this planet are as far from Vulcan as possible -- everything is everyone's business, emotions are on display everywhere, everyone wants to hug everyone else all the time, etc. There is almost no vegetarian food suitable for a Vulcan diet. And Spock misses the Enterprise. Bonus points for him realizing that somehow the ship has become like a home/family for him, because I am a sucker for stuff like that."
Rec Notes: The Kambrians are a race of humanoid aliens only recently discovered by Starfleet.

The House of Amanda by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (11,824 words)
Amanda Grayson/Sarek, Spock, Sybok, Amanda Grayson, Sarek, Female Protagonist, Family, Character Study
Summary: Amanda Grayson raises two boys on Vulcan.
Rec Notes: Hilarious and also heartbreaking, given the future.

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Science by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (2,666 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Convenient truth pollen, First Time, Prompt Fill, Happy Ending, Tropes, Making out against a window and on a desk and also some frottage
Summary: It's not like Jim knew the orange flower had psychotropic qualities.
Rec Notes: "I have the best ass in Starfleet," Jim said.

How Many Roads? or, 27 Times Jim Kirk Hit On Nyota Uhura by [archiveofourown.org profile] Deastar (8,806 words)
James T. Kirk & Nyota Uhura, Character of Color
Summary: After the bar fight, Nyota thinks to herself that if this is what being hit on by Jim Kirk leads to, she's very glad she's never going to have to see him again.
Rec Notes: “You make me not want to go to bars."

How We Are (but not how we're going to be) by [archiveofourown.org profile] alpha_hydra (35,916 words)
AOS, Spock/James T. Kirk, Miranda Jones, Big Bang Challenge
Summary: Even when they hate each other, they're still sort of falling in love.
Rec Notes: I am now dead of Spock feels. SO MANY SPOCK FEELS.

Hurricane by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (6,263 words)
James T. Kirk/Spockm Winona Kirk/Original Male Character, Spock, Implied Child Abuse, Attempted Rape/Non-Con, Tarsus IV, BAMF!Kirks
Summary: Five times Winona Kirk was a badass mom, and one time she realized she’d raised an equally badass son.
Rec Notes: Winona Kirk has the meanest right hook in the ‘Fleet, and she isn’t afraid to use it.

Hypothetical by [archiveofourown.org profile] echoinautumn (3,076 words)
Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu, Coffee, First Date, Military, Workplace Relationship, What-If
Summary: Sulu just wants an hour to find out what they could be, if only business as usual could be something a little lighter on the intergalactic heroics.
Rec Notes: Lovely little Sulu character study with great Chekov/Sulu.

I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form by [archiveofourown.org profile] SHCombatalade (
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard "Bones" McCoy/Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Bill The Cat, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting
Summary: It starts with a phone call. It ends with a headache building behind his eyes, a stranger asleep in his bed, and the cat they may or may not have adopted.

It is thirteen minutes before four in the morning, and Spock wonders exactly where in the week his life went so drastically off course.
Rec Notes: Spock answers a drunken misdial in the middle of the night and things go up and downhill from there.

I Promise You by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (3,174 words)
Aurelan/Sam Kirk, James T. Kirk/Spock, Winona Kirk, Character Study, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion
Summary: She's just a girl in an old dress and a black overcoat with purple hair, and she marries Sam Kirk.
Rec Notes: "Nothing unites us like grief."
"It's exploitative."
"Sure. They're politicians."


i think i'll keep you (like a secret) by [archiveofourown.org profile] hoosierbitch (3,458 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Jocelyn McCoy/Leonard McCoy, Friendship, Developing Relationship, Eating Disorder, Tarsus IV, Divorce, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Child Abuse
Summary: Bones came to Starfleet with a hell of a lot of baggage. Jim came empty handed.
Rec Notes: Joc really did get the entire planet in the divorce.

I Took the Stars from My Eyes (and Then I Made a Map) by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (5,675 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Gaila, George Samuel Kirk, Academy Era, Starfleet Academy, Vacation, Freckles, Friendship, First Kiss, Fluff, Humor, Resolved Sexual Tension
Summary: At the end of their first year at the Academy, Jim decides he's taking Bones for a beach vacation.
Rec Notes: This fic is entirely to blame on Karl Urban and his fetching shoulder freckles.

Ibid. by [archiveofourown.org profile] trinityofone (3,675 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Spock Prime, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Carol Marcus, Post Star Trek: Into Darkness, vulcan makeouts, Perhaps an overabundance of winking nods to TOS
Summary: Restless as he recovers from the events of the movie, Kirk is somewhat surprised to find himself starting a library.
Rec Notes: “I keep thinking—Jim, you really have gone where no man has gone before...”

If You're Into It by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (7,498 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Christine Chapel, Public Sex, Dirty Talk, Humor, Academy Era, Hand Jobs, Mutual Masturbation, Anal Sex, Fingerfucking, Pranks and Practical Jokes
Summary: Five things Jim didn’t know about Bones (and one thing he already did).
Rec Notes: “Just so you know,” says Jim, “I'm totally judging you right now.”

I'll Still Let You In by [archiveofourown.org profile] withthepilot (11,521 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Gaila/Hikaru Sulu, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Christine Chapel, Pavel Chekov, Christopher Pike, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Snowed In
Summary: An ill-advised drive out in a bad snowstorm lands Jim in an unexpected situation, at a cozy B&B in his own town. Turns out that he and the hot, cranky owner are crossing paths at the exact right moment.
Rec Notes: "You got a numb tongue? Can you feel your limbs?"
"I've got all those."


Immutable Things by [archiveofourown.org profile] dogpoet (1,672 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Tarsus
Summary: Spock once told you that the universe is made up of parallel worlds, that every choice you make creates two branches on the crooked line of your life.
Rec Notes: Each night Jim dreams of lives he hasn't lived. And, almost always, of Spock.

In Mutual Orbit by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (10,870 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Montgomery Scott/Nyota Uhura, Gaila/James T. Kirk, James T. Kirk/OFCs, POV Outsider, Alternate Universe - Gender Changes
Summary: Uhura's relationship with Jamie Kirk evolves.
Rec Notes: Kirk faces everything with hopes for the best and preparations for the worst.

In Our Bedroom, After the War by [archiveofourown.org profile] resplendissante (11,906)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Academy AU
Summary: McCoy's ex-wife dies, and her secrets pull him back to Georgia.
Rec Notes: Bones receives two very unexpected pieces of news from back home. Jim has to move up his five-year seduction plan.

In Service by [archiveofourown.org profile] Raven (6,527 words)
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Leonard McCoy
Summary: It turns out, when they said joining Starfleet was a life in service, that was exactly what they meant. Scotty and McCoy, hard at work.
Rec Notes: "What," McCoy mutters, "could possibly be worse than being mailed home in a box?"

In the Event of an Accidental Marriage, Please Fill Out Form 27b-6 by [archiveofourown.org profile] toastfic (7,488 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, minor Spock/Uhura, Gaila, Accidental Marriage, Aliens Make Them Do It, Humor, angsty fluff, Gaila plays matchmaker
Summary: What it says on the tin.
Rec Notes: Jim and Bones have to get married For Reasons and then they have to decide whether or not to stay married. Enter: Gaila.

In the Space of Seven Days by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (60,951 words)
Tom Paris/B'Elanna Torres, Harry Kim/B'Elanna Torres, Kathryn Janeway, Chakotay, Seven of Nine, Sue Nicoletti
Summary: Tom takes control of Voyager in the worst possible circumstances, and the crew under him learns to compromise their ethics to find a way to save their ship.
Rec Notes: Tom had never realized the true significance of the Big Chair.

Inevitable Orbits by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (11,380 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Temporary Character Death
Summary: A year into their five-year mission, Spock loses Jim for the second time and struggles with the fallout.
Rec Notes: Officially, James T. Kirk dies at 0757 on Stardate 2260.37.

infixion by [archiveofourown.org profile] Etharei (37,319 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Action/Adventure, Families of Choice, Angst and Humor, Medical Procedures, Kidnapping, Rescue Missions, Ensemble Cast
Summary: A mission of this duration has never been attempted. Just a few months in, the crew of the Enterprise are beginning to understand why – luckily, they are also, somehow, making it work. A series of events, both great and small; featuring cameos by unsuspecting planets, complicated interpersonal relationships, off-record shenanigans, and a surprising number of hostile life-forms.
Rec Notes: Really amazing worldbuilding and slow build romance wrapped up in great five-year mission fic.

Intermission by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (1,574 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Established Relationship
Summary: After a trying diplomatic mission, Jim looks after his First Officer.
Rec Notes: Jim is pretty sure this mission is going into the category of Utterly FUBAR.

Invisible Ink by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (1,588 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Geoffrey M'Benga, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Temporary Character Death, Post-Star Trek: Into Darkness
Summary: How Jim and Spock came together, as told by the Enterprise's computer.
Rec Notes: Lovely epistolary get-together through ship's logs.

I've Got My Love by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (1,938 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, domestic
Summary: Spock's kind of weird about this. Originally the prompt was Jim offers to let Spock do one kink of his choice as a Christmas present, but the actual story is more ummmm established relationship retardery.
Rec Notes: "Spock!" shouted Jim. "Why are there four cats in here?"

Kibitz by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,538 words)
Kirk/Spock, Uhura, McCoy, Chess, preslash, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Jim is in Sickbay after being seriously injured on an away mission. He'll recover, unless he dies of boredom first. Spock is on the case.
Rec Notes: "Your codependency is ridiculous. How much chess can two people even play?"

A Kiss With a Fist Is Better Than None by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,913 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Hate Sex, Minor Violence
Summary: Jim was really in for it this time, because Spock didn't even stop to ring the chime before barging into Jim's cabin.
Rec Notes: Spock gave him a look that said, Die a painful death.

Knitting Lessons by [archiveofourown.org profile] blcwriter (4,571 words)
Kirk/Spock, Pre-Slash, Advent
Summary: Spock's mother knit him a sweater, which develops a hole. Kirk knits it shut-- their friendship develops from there.
Rec Notes: Love through crafting.

a language unto itself by [archiveofourown.org profile] newsbypostcard (946)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, fluff
Summary: He takes stock, briefly, giving himself what’s surely an awkward moment, and realizes he’s managed to keep his jaw clenched, his form neutral. He squares his shoulders slightly, stands taller, as though entering the foray of battle; and then he bites as fiercely as he knows how, “What in god’s almighty name is a parm bake?”
Rec Notes: This is so fluffy and delicate and lovely.

Leave No Soul Behind by [archiveofourown.org profile] whochick (258,951 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock Prime, Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, James Komack, Nero, Nyota Uhura, Gaila, Lieutenant Hannity, Pavel Chekov, Gary Mitchell, Winona Kirk, Sarek
Summary: If you're Starfleet, you spend your whole life wishing you never see an EPAS uniform right up until the moment they become your only hope. Whether you're dying a slow, cold death in space, or a long painful one on some godforsaken planet, they're going to come for you. So count your last breaths, son, and hold on tight. They leave no soul behind.
Rec Notes: Truly stunning epic-length AU.

Lend Me Your Ears by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (2,917 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Fluff, PWP
Summary: An ear kink can go both ways, you know.
Rec Notes: 'Your ears are aesthetically pleasing as they are.'
'Spock, you old charmer.'


Lessons in Anatomy by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (4,772 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Crack, Alien Sex, Alien Biology, Humor
Summary: First Officer Spock, possessed of an efficient Vulcan male reproductive system, has never spared much thought to its illogical human counterpart. Until he interrupts his captain’s private time.
Rec Notes: I actually shrieked when I got to the line “May I beg a practical demonstration of human erectile prowess?”

Letter Never Sent by [archiveofourown.org profile] rabidchild67 (2,374 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Janice Rand, Star Trek: Into Darkness Spoilers, Pre-Slash, Grief/Mourning, Emotional Hurt/Comfort
Summary: While Jim lay comatose for two weeks, Spock took the liberty of drafting the letters of condolence to the families of the Enterprise crew that were lost.
Rec Notes: “Paperwork, huh?”
“It appears to take a lot of forms to fix a starship.”


Letters from the Northern Continent by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden (7,966 words), DS9
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Epistolary, Post-Canon
Summary: It just figured that the first time Julian Bashir set foot on Cardassia after the war, it would be halfway around the world from Elim Garak.
Rec Notes: Lovely Garak/Bashir dynamics and brilliant post-canon worldbuilding.

Liberties by [archiveofourown.org profile] centrifuge (10,972 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Romantic Comedy, Board Games, Drunken Accidental Telepathy, Cultural Misunderstandings
Summary: In which Kirk precipitates an unintended cultural exchange, Spock develops a drinking problem, and the crew stages an intervention, but not the kind Kirk was expecting.
Rec Notes: Absolutely hysterical, and yet will definitely give you feels.

Licensed Professional by [archiveofourown.org profile] walkandtalk (4,835 words)
Spock/James T. Kirk, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Christine Chapel, Nyota Uhura, Alternate Universe - Prostitution, Sex Positive, courtesan - Freeform, Pon Farr, Vulcan Culture, Vulcan Biology
Summary: It was a funny story, how James T. Kirk became a prostitute on Vulcan. Not that any Vulcan ever asked how a farm-raised Terran ended up in a very selective line of work. His clients, predictably, weren’t much for pillow talk.

In a slightly better universe, there are resources and trained, licensed professionals to handle tricky situations like a single Vulcan in Starfleet going through his first pon farr. Jim is the only man for the job.
Rec Notes: "What did you do?"
"You don't know?"
"You used my feelings of wonder."


A Light Hits the Gloom on the Gray by [archiveofourown.org profile] withthepilot (3,900 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, John Harrison, Alternate Universe - College, Modern, Radio, Coffee Shop, Romantic Comedy, Community: trope_bingo
Summary: Every night, Leonard follows hours of dissertation work with the graveyard shift at the campus radio station, where he answers students' idiotic questions as "Dr. Love." When someone starts calling him on a nightly basis, things become a little more interesting. Too bad the guy won't tell Leonard his name.
Rec Notes: I'm a sucker for a Kirk/Bones modern au and this one is especially charming.

Linguistic Ambiguities in Vulcan Ethical Codes by [archiveofourown.org profile] elumish (5,770 words)
James T. Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Spock, Winona Kirk, Tarsus IV, Kirk Was Raised By Vulcans, Vulcan Language, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
Summary: The thing people always forget is that it was a Vulcan ship that reached Tarsus IV first.
Rec Notes: Jim's good at pretending to be stupid in person.

Literacy by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden (5,581 words)
DS9, Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Summary: "You want me to read to you?" Julian repeated, somewhat taken aback.
Rec Notes: While sick, Garak teaches Julian Cardassian. His education is very, very thorough.

a little human(oid) interest by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (4,409 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Crew of the Starship Enterprise, Amanda Grayson, Sybok, Future Fic, Established Relationship
Summary: Surprising everyone, including Spock himself, the senior crew of the Enterprise was invited to a black-tie gala a week after the ship’s return Earth, hosted by none other than Dr. Amanda Grayson.
Rec Notes: Unbeknownst to the crew, 'Fleet PR has turned the Enterprise into the Federation's best nature special.

Logic Demands That You Take Off That Ridiculous Hat, Get Naked, and Come to Bed by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock (6,430 words)
Amanda Grayson/Sarek, Getting Together, Huddling For Warmth
Summary: When people ask how he met his wife, he says they exchanged cultural information at a diplomatic event. He does not mention that she beat him at logic (twice), or that afterward, they took off their clothes.
Rec Notes: The most amazing meet-cute.

A Logical Match by [archiveofourown.org profile] walkandtalk (22,016 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Sarek, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Spock Prime, T'Pring, Pavel Chekovm T'Pau, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Marriage, First Date, New Vulcan, Romance, Romantic Friendship, UST, Marriage Proposal, Wooing, Humor, Oblivious Jim, Love Confessions, Mind Meld, Bonding
Summary: The elders of New Vulcan decide to resurrect an ancient custom, and suddenly Jim must help find his First Officer an honorable Vulcan husband.
Rec Notes: Kirk plays space yenta.

A Long-Standing Union by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (14,195 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Aging, Pon Farr
Summary: At 103, Jim knows he can’t go through another pon farr.
Rec Notes: MY HEART. At 103, Jim knows he can’t go through another pon farr.

Looking for a Place to Happen by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (17,494 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Montgomery Scott/Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Pavel Chekov, Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe - Canon, Dystopia, First Time
Summary: In a timeline where the Vulcans never allowed Earth freedom from their oversight, Jim Kirk doesn't fit in. All he needs to get away is a fast ship and a crew as crazy as he is; luckily, some things are universal constants.
Rec Notes: Jim had spent his entire life looking up at the stars.

The Lotus Eaters by [archiveofourown.org profile] aldora89 (93,594 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Big Bang Challenge, Romance, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Stranded on the planet Sigma Nox while searching for a missing away team, Spock and Kirk find themselves pitted against a disturbing native life form. With the captain out of commission on a regular basis and Spock struggling to preserve his stoicism, staying alive is difficult enough – but when a slim chance for escape surfaces, their resolve is truly put to the test. Together they must fight for survival in the heart of an alien jungle, and in the process, uncover the mystery of the planet’s past.
Rec Notes: Definitely mind the tags, but an amazing slow build 'Kirk and Spock are stuck together' fic.

loud and pulsing by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlinaminor (2,396 words)
Jaylah, Character Study, post-Star Trek: Beyond, Starfleet Academy
Summary: Jaylah has to wear the uniform. It's not as bad as it could be.
Rec Notes: 'She’s a classic rock drumbeat set behind a string quartet.' Jaylah, after.

Love Story by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (8,559 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Frank, Winona Kirk, Christopher Pike, George Samuel Kirk, Sarek, Number One, Alternate Universe - High School
Summary: You were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles and my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet" and I was crying on a staircase, begging you, "Please don't go."
Rec Notes: HIGH SCHOOL AU AND IT'S SO CUTE.

Lunch and Other Obscenities by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rheanna (9,717 words)
Spock/Nyota Uhura, Gaila, Humor, Female Friendship, Female Protagonist, Character of Color, culture clash, Women Being Awesome
Summary: Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her.
Rec Notes: "My roommate's a sex-crazed exhibitionist with a food phobia."

Magpie by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (57,648 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Alternate Universe - Canon, Tarsus IV
Summary: Spock met Jim when he was 7 and Jim was 6. It has since been generally agreed that this was a mistake (or: the one where they grow up together and things are simultaneously better and worse for it).
Rec Notes: Kirk and Spock are childhood friends I need to go lay down because TARSUS FEELS.

Man Bites Dog (Some Sort Of Transposition) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (7,690 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, meeting AU counterparts
Summary: Kirk, Spock and McCoy get transported into a universe where Vulcans are the 'bad guys' and Romulans are in the Federation.
Rec Notes: "I'm having an aneurysm."
"We're not even wounded!"


March 22, 2233 by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (1,508 words)
Leonard McCoy, Kid Fic, Character Study
Summary: Leonard McCoy is six and one-sixth years old when the Kelvin makes the newsfeeds.
Rec Notes: “It’s one of those days you remember for the rest of your life, Leonard."

Markings by [archiveofourown.org profile] thedeadparrot (1,167 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Body Calligraphy
Summary: Like many other things, the Vulcans do not speak to outworlders of the latusa.
Rec Notes: The wars of Vulcan are long gone, but the grief still remains.

master of a nothing place by [archiveofourown.org profile] strzyga (6,643 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock,Leonard McCoy, Gore, D/s themes
Summary: spock is stripped of his logic on an away mission gone bad and turns feral, incredibly violent and utterly brutal. when he comes across jim, though, he is possessive, protective, and even affectionate.
Rec Notes: Spock went hunting. Spock, the strictest vegetarian and pacifist Jim's ever met, hunted food for him.

A Matter of Biology by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (4,292 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Established Relationship, Pon Farr, Fluff, Spock being amorous, sweetheart challenge, Between TMP and WoK, Gorgeous fanart by anifanatical
Summary: In retrospect, Jim supposed he should have noticed the signs that something was, well, off with Spock.
Rec Notes: "My logic is gone," Spock said.
"Your logic," Jim repeated, "is gone?"


Measure of Men by [archiveofourown.org profile] MonstrousRegiment (17,534 words)
Jim Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery Scott, Joanna McCoy
Summary: None
Rec Notes: Jim saves everyone. Now the Enterprise crew saves him from the admiralty.

Midnight Judges by [archiveofourown.org profile] lettered (16,708 words), AOS/TOS
Geoffrey M'Benga, Gaila, Spock Prime, James T. Kirk, Number One, Christine Chapel, Christopher Pike, POV Original Character, Genderqueer Character
Summary: In the two weeks following the events of Star Trek Into Darkness, a Starfleet officer tries to put Starfleet back together again.

As a friend pointed out, anyone looking for a fic with plot and subtlety should probably not read this fic. It might work whether you liked the movie or not, but I wrote it in order to address multiple aspects of fail. It should probably be titled, Why I Love Starfleet.
Rec Notes: Goddamn amazing worldbuilding from the POV of a bunch of minor/original characters.

A Millennium of Cadence by [archiveofourown.org profile] obsidienne (4,113 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, T'Pau, T'Pring, Leonard McCoy, Pon Farr, Episode Related, Angst, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: When T'Pring rejects Spock, Jim chooses not to fight.
Rec Notes: 'Duty, to a Vulcan, is as good as a solemn vow' Truly fantastic Amok Time AU.

A Million Billion Trillion Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (2,406 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Joanna McCoy, Kidfic, cliche bingo
Summary: In which Joanna McCoy's life becomes forever plagued by Casey Kirk, but maybe she doesn't really mind all that much.
Rec Notes: Iowa was flat and greenish-brown through the taxi windows.

Miscommunication by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (3,405 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: Jim's brain gets scrambled during an away mission gone wrong, with interesting results.
Rec Notes: Jim's hit with a weapon that makes him say his mental nicknames for the crew. Hilarious and adorable.

Mobius by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione (11,188 words)
Christopher Pike, Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk, George Kirk, Spock, Number One, Philip Boyce, Backstory, Starfleet Academy, starfleet as a real paramilitary organization, Pike as hero and historian, Action/Adventure, winona kirk is the starfleet madonna
Summary: Christopher Pike and the Kirks have been circling each other for twenty-five years.
Rec Notes: Watching Jim grow has put all of my thoughts of nature-versus-nurture out the window.

Mockingbird by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (4,651 words)
Number One/OFC, Christopher Pike, Prequel, Science Fiction, Character Study
Summary: "I am #1. You may not have me." This is the story of Number One.
Rec Notes: On Ilyria, they've been genetically engineering the next generation for 300 years.

A Monument to All Your Sins by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (9,629 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Carol Marcus, Kobayashi Maru, Established Relationship
Summary: Two months after Jim is released from the hospital, an Admiral looking for some good Starfleet publicity orders him to retake the Kobayashi Maru.
Rec Notes: “What an asshole. Ordering the captain to retake the Maru?”

Mr. Sensitive by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,540 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: Tarsus IV was a catastrophe of eugenics and desperation, and Jim Kirk was there.
Rec Notes: "It was necessary to elicit a response in order to bring you back to us."

my boy builds coffins by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,618 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Dark
Summary: Jim Kirk was a legend before he was even an hour old, and legends are never men. They are tragedies and heroes and cautionary tales and they never grow up or grow old, they simply are.

Jim Kirk is a pain in Spock's ass.
Rec Notes: Wording matters with Jim. The specifics. Jim only seems black-and-white.

Name Not His Own by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (3,114 words)
Aurelan/Sam Kirk, James T. Kirk, Winona Kirk, Character Study, Alternate Universe - Movie Fusion
Summary: His name is George Samuel Kirk. And he's the only person in his family who has his shit together.
Rec Notes: Every name he has isn't his own—pre-used, worn in around someone else's life.

never was a quitter by [archiveofourown.org profile] ninjee (2,717 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Jealousy, Getting Together
Summary: Jim’s initial reaction to people smiling at Bones was usually to check them for a fever.

That doesn't exactly seem like the most effective course of action right now, though.
Rec Notes: Goddamn, I love Jim and Bones figuring their shit out.

The Night Absolves by [archiveofourown.org profile] ImpishTubist (3,848 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Angst, Post-Star Trek: Into Darkness
Summary: Jim struggles with his resurrection, and with Leonard’s role in it.
Rec Notes: Jim’s terrified that Leonard will taste as ashen as everything else.

No Twilight Galaxy by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (12,899 words)
Kirk/Spock, Uhura, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Episode Re-Write, Angst, First Time, Community: help_haiti
Summary: Statistically speaking, out of all possible Jim Kirks in all possible dimensions, not every one of them could have been born lucky.
Rec Notes: "If we survive, you're getting a commendation and a big bottle of Romulan ale."

Northern Cities Vowel Shift by [archiveofourown.org profile] Betty (1,441 words)
James T. Kirk/Nyota Uhura
Summary: None of this makes any sense, really. Jim's barely laid a hand on her, if he doesn't count the occasional hand-up over difficult terrain, or accidental (mostly accidental) groping when an explosion throws his bridge crew around, and Jim doesn't count that, because if he counted that he'd be at third base with Keenser by now.
Rec Notes: Jim and Uhura and a bar and it's messed up, but for the moment it works.

Not a Standard-Issue Hook-up by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock (4,892)
Christine Chapel/Gaila
Summary: Christine never thought that the easiest thing about her first week in Starfleet would be hooking up with an Orion cadet in the Academy swimming pool.
Rec Notes: "Different planet different rules, you know? Sometimes I forget."

Not In Love Song by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (2,779 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Leonard McCoy, Spock Prime
Summary: The five times Spock wasn't in love, and the one time he couldn't deny it anymore.
Rec Notes: "You are fortunate indeed, to have one full of such joy," Chieftess observes.

not once but always by [archiveofourown.org profile] estelares (6,180 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Hurt/Comfort, First Time
Summary: The Day Jim Kirk Died And Was Revived is also, perhaps more famously, remembered as The Day Spock Lost His Proverbial Marbles and nearly killed a superhuman who had fucking regenerative blood, for crying out loud.
Rec Notes: I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING. 'You were gone,' Spock says. 'You were gone and I, I could not--'

Not So Quiet Virtue by [archiveofourown.org profile] radiophile (1,941 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Domestic, Fluff, Character Study, Established Relationship
Summary: It's not exactly false modesty, but it's definitely no less misguided in Bones' case.
Rec Notes: "You know," Jim says, "I'm beginning to think you can cure a rainy day."

now some saint got the job of writing down my sins by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbhorwitch (3,418 words)
James T. KirkLeonard McCoyChristopher PikeWinona KirkGeorge Samuel KirkFrank (Star Trek)
Additional Tags:
AngstHurt/ComfortAlcoholReferences to Child AbuseTarsus IVa lot of bar brawlingand bones patching jim up because he's an idiot sometimesThe Bedone day i'm going to write a fic about a sentient bedPanic Attacks
Summary: In which Jim falls in love with Bones' bed and maybe Bones, too.
Rec Notes: This is fucking crushing and I love James T. Kirk.

Objective Data by [archiveofourown.org profile] walkandtalk (22,369 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Senik, Romance, First Kiss, Matchmaking, First Dates, Libraries, Smart Kirk, Humor, Starfleet Academy, Kid Fic, First Time
Summary: A young Vulcan decides to find a mate for his guardian, Spock. After careful calculations, Cadet Kirk is obviously the superior choice.
Rec Notes: Hilarious tiny matchmaking Vulcan makes for an adorable Academy AU.

An Ode to the Shoulders of Dr. Leonard H. McCoy, PhD by [archiveofourown.org profile] damnromulans (3,729 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy
Summary: In which a giant lizard man is not the only one who thinks Leonard McCoy has a good body.
Rec Notes: In which Jim lives through an 'oh no, he's hot' epiphany about his best friend.

Of Two Worlds by [archiveofourown.org profile] Yahtzee (12,120 words)
Spock/Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Amanda Grayson, Alternate Reality
Summary: Spock finds himself shifting between the Prime universe and his own -- for a very unexpected reason.
Rec Notes: The moment Spock picks up the subspace comm from Amanda my heart lurched in my chest.

oh, what I wouldn't do (for you) by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (6,546 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Future Fic, Domestic Fluff, Insomnia, Hurt/Comfort, Rough Sex, Begging
Summary: Just after the end of their first five year mission, Jim and Bones buy an apartment together and take a sabbatical. The only problem is, Bones can't sleep. He really, really can't fucking sleep.
Rec Notes: Jim comes up with an excellent plan to get Bones to sleep.

The Old Ways by [archiveofourown.org profile] tkp (1,502 words)
Summary: Spock struggles to find his place in the universe after the events of Reboot.
Rec Notes: We come from dust, so the story goes on Vulcan, and as dust we fall.

On Restless Pinions by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (23,055 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock & T'Pring, Spock/T'Pring (past), Stonn/T'Pring, Sarek
Summary: When Stonn goes into pon farr, T'Pring must break her bond with Spock, which has unforeseen consequences. But that's not where their story starts.
Rec Notes: Really lovely examination of AOS Spock's relationship to Vulcans from his childhood and the complex societal rules of Vulcan that was.

On the Windy Side of Care by [archiveofourown.org profile] Thistlerose (4,859 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Friends With Benefits, Starfleet Academy
Summary: Kirk and McCoy are friends with benefits. A remark from Uhura makes Kirk wonder if they aren't more.
Rec Notes: Academy-era get-together after Uhura's offhand comment makes Kirk see Bones in a new light.

Once More unto the Breach by [archiveofourown.org profile] AnEscapeFromReality (6,358 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Tarsus IV, Starfleet Academy
Summary: James Kirk was the rudest student Professor Peter Heleine ever taught. Who was he to stomp out of Peter's lecture like he wasn't a mere cadet? Peter was done putting up with him. If he couldn't sit through Peter's expert lecture, Peter would make him give the lecture about Tarsus. That would teach him some respect.
Rec Notes: Jim isn't sitting through this damn lecture that wasn't on the syllabus. Great Tarsus fic.

One Foot In Front Of The Other by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (1,392 words)
AOS, Pre-STXI, Winona Kirk, Spock, Christopher Pike
Summary: Winona is called to fix the cock-up of the Yorktown's engines. She uses one of the science-bitches to help her do it.
Rec Notes: Winona meets Chris's protege and favorite science-bitch: Spock.

One of a Kind by [archiveofourown.org profile] dogpoet (7,074 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Sulu, Uhura, Plants, Horta
Summary: Three planets. All things rare and beautiful.
Rec Notes: Reboot universe spin on Devil in the Dark.

One Time Spock Walked In On Bones and Kirk Having Sex, and Five Times He Didn’t by [archiveofourown.org profile] hoosierbitch (4,717 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Rough Sex, Angst, Friendship, Mind Meld, Humor
Summary: According to the TOS Enterprise schematics, the captain and first officer share a bathroom.
Rec Notes: Given the concept, this is oddly very sweet.

Only Fools by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (62,306 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Gary Mitchell, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott/Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, Number One, Spock Prime, Hikaru Sulu, Alternate Universe, Forced co-habitation, Extreme Vulcan stoicism, Getting back together with your ex, Playing chess via comm, Thinking your only friend in the world is dead, Uncomfortable air mattresses, Break Up, Rebounding, Falling In Love, Getting tipsy on chocolate, Vulcan Kisses, Human kisses, First Time, Soul Bond, Emotional Hurt/Comfort Happy Ending, Pike Lives, BAMF Sulu, Gorgeous fanart by cannedebonbon, Star Trek: Into Darkness Spoilers, This is basically a K/S love story
Summary: Spock has just graduated with highest honors from the Vulcan Science Academy when Nero destroys his planet. Lucky to escape with his life, he is bound for Earth on a rescue ship where he meets a strange fellow traveler: an elder version of himself. Disturbed by his counterpart's experiences in his own timeline, Spock vows never to follow the desires of his human half. But when a man named Jim Kirk comes into Spock's life, he's faced with a struggle to find the balance between Vulcan and human.
Rec Notes: A what-if story that posits Spock accepted his position at the VSA, but he's meant to meet Jim Kirk in every universe.

Only Good For Legends by [archiveofourown.org profile] leupagus (18,530 words)
Summary: None.
Rec Notes: Amazing AU in which Spock is a detective with the IntraPlanet Disputes Division, San Francisco, who finds himself transferred to Iowa.

Only Logical by [archiveofourown.org profile] cimorene (16,432 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, First Time, Post Series, Starfleet Academy, Logic, comedy of manners
Summary: Jim's new protege reminds him of Spock. Speaking of Spock, Jim's birthday is coming up...

"I mentioned the assistance you were lending me to Captain Spock over dinner at an official function the other day," he explained. "When you get around to guilting me into unpleasant tasks, Cadet, I'm afraid you'll be obliged to listen to me expound on my latest hobby as well."
Rec Notes: He tries, but Jim's never quite gotten the hang of the vegetarian dining thing.

Opacity of Paradise by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden (10,154 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Marriage of Convenience
Summary: "'True enough', my dear doctor, is my favorite kind of lie."
Rec Notes: One of my top OTPs combined with one of my fave tropes.

Orfeo by [archiveofourown.org profile] Macedon (9,301 words)
Jake Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Music
Summary: When Bajor hosts an interstellar music festival, to which a very unusual star singer is invited, Jake must face questions about friendship, manhood and culture, as well as freedoms of belief.
Rec Notes: 'Definitions of what's natural and unnatural are more cultural than we like to admit.'

Our First Christmas by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (6,706 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Joanna McCoy, Christmas
Summary: For the K/S Advent challenge, #50: Spock knows a lot about Christmas, but pretends he doesn't so Jim can teach him about the holiday. Jim finds out, and starts making things up. (Set at the end of the five-year mission.)
Rec Notes: "We're gonna have a holly and jolly time if it kills us."
"No pressure."


Our Tacit Melody by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (9,540 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Misunderstandings, Valentine's Day
Summary: When Spock starts acting suspicious around Valentine's Day, Jim makes a bunch of assumptions. Most are wrong. One is gloriously right.
Rec Notes: Valentine’s Day. Could it be…? No, it’s completely illogical, Spock wouldn’t…

Out of the Past by [archiveofourown.org profile] Macedon (23,019 words)
Kathryn Janeway/Tuvok, Chakotay, Pon Farr, Angst
Summary: Voyager rescues a shuttle from an unstable wormhole, only to discover it carries an surprising guest—an old flame of Janeway's. Jealousy arises from an unexpected quarter, setting up a chain of events that results in a peculiar pairing.
Rec Notes: "God forgive us, Tuvok."
"It is not god who must do the forgiving."


The Palace of Eternity by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (8,076 words)
Mirror James T. Kirk/Mirror Spock, Mirror Nyota Uhura, Mirror Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Mirror Hikaru Sulu, James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Geoffrey M'Benga, Mirror Universe, Blasphemy
Summary: "So dear do I love him that with him, all deaths I could endure." --John Milton
Rec Notes: “You were saying something, Mr. Spock, about sins of the flesh?”

Palynology by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,514 words)
Spock, James T. Kirk, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, fun with pollen, Community: cliche_bingo, Accidental Drug Use
Summary: Spock accidentally experiences 'social lubrication'.
Rec Notes: “Perhaps Sickbay is a good idea,” Spock said faintly.
“Oh my God, you are drunk!”


Parts of a Whole by [archiveofourown.org profile] schweinsty (3,760 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Crew as Family
Summary: Some families are born; others are chosen and tested and trusted to watch your back.
Rec Notes: The night is young, the ship's in dock, and the crew is ready for some fun.

Past Duties by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat (2,353 words)
TNG, Jean-Luc Picard/Q
Summary: Late in life, Picard has an uninvited guest.
Rec Notes: Picard retires alone and an old friend visits to offer him another adventure.

Perlustration by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (1,223 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Fluff
Summary: Perlustration: The act of viewing all over. Jim makes sure not to take Spock for granted.
Rec Notes: Jim likes to watch Spock sleep. It's surprisingly sweet.

Phoenix by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (24,481 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Sarek, Carol Marcus, T'hy'la Big Bang, Hurt/Comfort, Misunderstandings, Hospitalization, Established Relationship, Vulcan, Second Chances, Vow renewal
Summary: When Spock contracts a rare life-threatening disease, Jim rushes to Vulcan to care for him after three months apart.
Rec Notes: "I couldn't...you have no idea what it was like last time. I couldn't do that again."

pick a star (on the dark horizon) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ariadne_odair (9,138 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: Spock looks up, but doesn't say anything. He arches an eyebrow instead, and the laugh bubbles out of Jim's chest before he can stop it. Jim points at him with his fork. “Don't think I don't know what that was about.”

Spock gazes at him calmly before saying, “It would be more beneficial to eat with your utensils then use them in that manner,” and Jim laughs so hard he can't breath.

Alternatively Titled: Five crew-members who (inadvertently) get Spock and Jim together.
Rec Notes: Excellent get-together fic.

Pink and Black and Blue (For You) by [archiveofourown.org profile] thatdamneddame (2,305 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Spock, Hurt/Comfort, Established Relationship, Domestic Fluff, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting
Summary: Bones breaks his foot, which is pretty ironic.
Rec Notes: “It’s not ironic; it’s moronic,” Bones grumbles.

Pipe Dreams (The Marzipan in Your Pie Plate Mexamix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (5,337 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, Community: remix_redux
Summary: Starship captains shouldn't be so fragile.
Rec Notes: Oh, god, my HEART. "There's no way -- he -- I'm calling it."

A Plausible Scenario by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (1,893 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Humor, Meta
Summary: Spock relates his favorite fantasy.
Rec Notes: “Finally.”
‘“Weak sounds of protest,’ Jim.”
“Oh. Umm… oohh, ahh, hmm.”


Please don't touch the Vulcans by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (17,690 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock Prime, Sarek, New Vulcan, domestic fic, convenient bed sharing, Mind Meld, Tarsus IV reference, Jealousy, First Time, Christmas, gratuitous Tumblr post reference, Prompt Fill, K/S Advent Calendar, Cooking, Hot Chocolate, UST
Summary: The "yes" is out of Jim's mouth before he can think about it.
Rec Notes: Jim joins Spock on New Vulcan for the holidays and adorableness ensues.

Plomeek Soup for the Vulcan Soul by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (2,006 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Established Relationship, Sickfic, Happy Ending, Space Husbands, Rationalized Cuddling, Sick Spock, Petulant Spock, Jim being a good husband and bringing Spock soup, Fluff, Vulcan Sass, Didn't you know that Jim Kirk can cook?
Summary: Jim Kirk will be the first to tell you: there's not much worse than a sick half-Vulcan.
Rec Notes: Rationalized cuddling for the win.

Poetry, Language, and Thought by [archiveofourown.org profile] centrifuge (7,235 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Bones/Bourbon, Romantic Comedy, Semiotics, Philosophical Wankery
Summary: Spock gets schooled. Kirk is an honorary monk. Sulu is insubordinate, Chekov is wildly inappropriate, and Bones is the only person with an ounce of sense, and that ounce is all bourbon.
Rec Notes: “Humans rely heavily on symbolism to convey meaning implicitly.”

Pomegranate by [archiveofourown.org profile] Raven (5,064 words)
Nyota UhuraGaila (Star Trek)Spock
Summary: After Nero, Nyota goes home. Spock and Gaila do, too.
Rec Notes: You always talked about Mombasa, where your mother's house was.

Portraits by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (2,478 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Family
Summary: Jim and Spock gain a little insight into Sarek.
Rec Notes: When Spock and Jim stay at Sarek's home in San Francisco, they realize exactly how much he cares for his son.

post tenebras lux by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant (2,695 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, First Time, Missing Scene, Star Trek: Into Darkness
Summary: It’s as if McCoy’s departure has sucked the oxygen from the room. Spock suddenly finds himself at a loss, as if the sheer magnitude of all he wants to say and do, the measure of it, is too much to put into words.
Rec Notes: Lovely missing scene fic at the hospital in STID.

Powder by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (4,852 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Sex Pollen, Sex Toys, Alien Biology
Summary: Kirk gets a face full of sex pollen on an away mission. He’s ready to take matters into his own hands when the object of his secret affections makes an offer of assistance.
Rec Notes: “Fuck.”
“If that is what you desire, yes.”
“Spock! You can't just say shit like that!”


Presbyopia by [archiveofourown.org profile] blcwriter (7,127 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Christine Chapel, Gregory M'Benga, Spock, Cupcake, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, glasses porn, Chris Pine looks too cute in glasses, did I mention the glasses, spurious misuse of medical terms, Scotty's more devious than most people give credit for, smart!Kirk kink
Summary: Jim gets glasses, but it's Bones who has a change in perspective.
Rec Notes: Bones makes passes at Jim in glasses.

Prince Charming by [archiveofourown.org profile] withthepilot (3,876 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Winona Kirk, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Spock, Alternate Universe - Royalty, Bodyguard
Summary: McCoy has been Jim's personal bodyguard since he was a teenager. Now the young prince is all grown up and wants more.
Rec Notes: McCoy's the Kevin Costner to Kirk's Whitney Houston and it's glorious.

Punch It by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (13,314 words)
Number One/Christopher Pike, George Kirk, Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk, Spock, Alternate Universe - Canon, Canonical Character Death, Character Study
Summary: The first thing George Kirk ever says to Chris is 'Hey, you, c'mere!'
Rec Notes: You will never convince me Chris Pike didn't have a big fat crush on George Kirk.

A Question of Science by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (10,402 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock Prime, Established Relationship, Matchmaking
Summary: AKA "The One Where Spock Prime is a Matchmaker"; but be warned that it's as much about Spock Prime and matchmaking as TOS is about modes of technology in the 23rd century.
Rec Notes: "Count me out. I hope you two have fun not using facial expressions."

Redshift by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (38,679 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Edith Keeler (briefly), Leonard McCoy, Spock Prime, Dr. M'Benga, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Keenser, Hurt/Comfort, Blindness, Minor Character Death, Time Travel, New York City, Deneva, Heartbreak, First Time, Falling In Love, Telepathic Bond, Medical Procedures, Recovery, Sedation, Mind Meld, Telepathic Shield, Angst, Pike Lives, Unsuccessful hookup, Apologies, Makeup Sex, Soul Bond, Happy Ending, Accidental Bonding, Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary: Dual tragedies bring the Enterprise's command team closer together, but the gap between them grows when Spock discovers something in Jim's mind.
Rec Notes: 'City on the Edge of Forever' and 'Operation: Annihilate!' done reboot style.

Reflexive Possessive by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sineala (2,770 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Pre-Slash, Languages and Linguistics, Writing on the Body
Summary: After Khan, Jim has a few residual issues. Spock helps him. Naturally, there's a strange Vulcan practice for everything.
Rec Notes: If this were a date, it would be the weirdest date Jim's been on.

Repeat Offender by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (6,233 words)
AOS, James Kirk/Spock, Christopher Pike
Summary: After a bar, in Iowa.
Rec Notes: Spock breaks Jim out of jail after a bar fight. It hurts so good.

rhadamanthus by [archiveofourown.org profile] spqr (6,063 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Hikaru Sulu, Amanda Grayson, Winona Kirk, George Samuel Kirk, Post-Star Trek: Into Darkness, Tarsus IV, Medical, Vulcan, Childhood, Iowa, London, Death, Resurrection, kind of a dual character study
Summary: Spock murmurs, “I cannot imagine a universe in which it is not my life’s duty to protect you. You are — “ he has to search for the right words, in Jim’s language. “You are — most dear to me, of all things.”
Rec Notes: I'M JUST HAVING A LOT OF FEELINGS. STID was garbage, but damn, some good fic came out of it.

Ricochet Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (1,072 words)
Spock/Nyota Uhura, Spock Prime, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Pavel Chekov, pre-slash
Summary: James Tiberius Kirk has never encountered a situation which he has reacted to without the whole of his being; the man does not understand the very concept of 'restraint.'
Rec Notes: Exposure to James T. Kirk will change him. He is not adverse to the idea.

ride that into the sunset by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (3,092 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Christopher Pike, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Plot What Plot
Summary: Jim wants to ride that (and by "that" he means "Spock's dick") into the sunset
Rec Notes: "There should be a panel about crews as family and how to avoid it."

Riding in Cars With Boys by [livejournal.com profile] caitri (1,321 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Joanna McCoy
Summary: Joanna's life used to be easier before she had two Step-Dads.
Rec Notes: Jo thinks she's getting a cool new step, but she's getting another overprotective watchdog.

Rrh-thanai by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sineala (4,487 words)
Ael i-Mhiessan t'Rllaillieu, Spock, Arrhae i-Khellian t'Llhweiir, Ffairl, Aidoann t'Khnialmnae, Post-Canon, Diplomacy, Telepathy
Summary: After the war, Ael welcomes the Federation to ch'Rihan.
Rec Notes: "Spock of Vulcan," said Aidoann, though it was unnecessary.

Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (19,717 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Gaila, Christine Chapel, Geoffrey M'Benga, George Samuel Kirk, Aurelan Kirk, Hikaru Sulu, Romantic Comedy, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Developing Relationship, Injury, Broken Bones, Texting, Dating, Past Relationship(s)
Summary: Bones falls in a ditch. Jim helps him out of it.
Rec Notes: What it says on the tin. So, so funny and with a wonderful Bones POV.

Said I Loved You But I Lied (Eleven Conversations Between George Kirk and Winona Holloway) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (1,139 words)
George Kirk/Winona Kirk, Dialogue-Only
Summary: "This is because you're a fucking idiot."
Rec Notes: Hilarious and absolutely heartbreaking.

Same Ghost Every Night by [archiveofourown.org profile] withthepilot (24,918 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Pavel Chekov/Hikaru Sulu, Leonard McCoy/George Kirk, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Gaila, Winona Kirk, Angst, Minor Violence, Time Travel
Summary: McCoy is thrown back in time to the year 2225 after a Romulan attack, injured and lacking any memory of the past five years of his life. He meets and befriends a young George Kirk, in the weeks before George plans to enlist in Starfleet. The crew searches for a way to harness the Romulans' advanced time-travel technology and retrieve McCoy before he inadvertently jeopardizes the future of Earth and the Federation.
Rec Notes: Fantastic Bones-centric time travel fic.

Satellite Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] mardia (4,469 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Music, Classical Music
Summary: For the longest time, McCoy leaves the piano in the rec room alone. Never mind that it was originally his to begin with.
Rec Notes: “What the hell is it?”
“According to the manifest, it’s a baby grand piano.”


Scenes from a Disaster Zone by [archiveofourown.org profile] wobblycompetencies (6,861 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Illness, Cultural Differences, The lizard has issues, Established Relationship, Post-Canon Cardassia, Language Differences, scientifically inaccurate treatment of radiation, Julian is a hubristic idiot at times, Illustrated
Summary: “So, I’m to understand that you’re upset because — barring further daring heroics in the name of frontier medicine — you may only attain the average human lifespan?”

Julian inspects his own toes. “A bit, yes.”

After a moment, Garak says, conversationally: “The meteoric trajectory of your medical career may have to be compressed, I suppose. Carrington Award rescheduled for, what, forty-five or so? Admission to the Interplanetary Consortium of Physical Medicine bumped up to seventy? Now, don’t scoff, my dear Julian. If anyone can do it, it’s you.”

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Julian's actions on Cardassia have bargained-for consequences, and Garak grapples with ghosts.
Rec Notes: It seems like bodies are the only crop the rubble will ever yield.

Science Blues by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (14,770 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Carol Marcus/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Bodyswap, Dubious Science, Convenient regulations, Sass, Misunderstandings, Trying to talk like a hobgoblin, Spock playing matchmaker, Getting hit on by your best friend because he thinks you're someone else, Drunken Confessions, Drinking bourbon (and lots of it)
Summary: "Illogical" wasn't a word that ever should have come out of Leonard McCoy's mouth, so when it happened, he looked up through a narrowed pair of Vulcan eyes and into his own face.
Rec Notes: I am a known sucker for a bodyswap fic.

Sea Change by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant (35,218 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Helen Noel, Presumed Dead, First Time, Angst, Pon Farr, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Accidental Bonding, Rimming
Summary: As the five-year mission gets underway, Kirk and Spock are on course to develop a friendship--or something--that will define them both. Then, a poorly-timed away mission changes everything. Before they can begin to deal with the fallout, Jim disappears. With his captain presumed dead, Spock has no choice but to accept a promotion and try to move on. But when he starts experiencing disturbing visions, he gradually begins to suspect that Jim may be alive after all. (A canon-divergent AU assuming they began the 5-year mission following STXI.)
Rec Notes: It is not a logical enterprise, befriending someone.

Seamed Together by [archiveofourown.org profile] onceuponamoon (1,056 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Fluff and Angst, First Kiss, Knitting
Summary: For super stressful days, Jim has what he calls "rage knitting" where he cranks out small projects like a potted plant cozy for Sulu and a stack of fingerless gloves for those nights where memories of his narrowly conquered death haunt his bones and he can't get warm.
Rec Notes: Jim Kirk is a man of many talents and one of them is knitting.

Secret Garden by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mijan (7,963 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Friendship, Character Study
Summary: Captain Kirk has a garden. Like Kirk, there's more to his garden than his crew might imagine.
Rec Notes: Lovely character study in which it takes a while for anyone outside of botany to realize what Kirk's up to.

Semantics by [archiveofourown.org profile] CorpusInvictus (3,760 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Winona Kirk
Summary: Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt: "Linguistic details! Someone calls Spock on using "fascinating" and "illogical" so often, and he has to explain that the English words are simply restrictive, as Vulcans have different ways of saying that something's fascinating."
Rec Notes: It is, without a doubt, the weirdest Christmas Jim's ever had.

Send Me the Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] IntelligentAirhead, [archiveofourown.org profile] lily_winterwood (5,911 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Carol Marcus, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, David Kirk, T'Pring, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Sarek, Epistolary, Drama, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Romance, Friendship/Love, T'hy'la
Summary: Vulcan is sixteen light years from Earth. When James T Kirk is twenty-two, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute receives a transmission from a six-year-old Vulcan child named Spock. 21st Century AU.
Rec Notes: The saddest, sweetest very long-distance pen pal/first contact-ish au.

a sequence that you never learned by [archiveofourown.org profile] annataylor (64,669 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Carol Marcus, Christine Chapel, Kid Fic, Fake Marriage, Adoption, First Time
Summary: "'Spock,' Jim breathes out, completely overwhelmed by the gesture—not quite believing that Spock knows him so well, that's he's already started researching, that he trusts Jim with a member of his own endangered species."

When Jim gets it in his head to adopt an eight year old Vulcan, Spock presents a logical solution to the issue of Jim's humanity: marriage to a Vulcan citizen.
Rec Notes: Fake married for adoption reasons. SO MANY FEELS.

Shelter by [archiveofourown.org profile] schweinsty (2,321 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock, Christopher Pike, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, George Samuel Kirk, Tarsus IV, Hint of Kirk/McCoy but it's not stated outright
Summary: Five times Jim told someone about Tarsus IV, and one time they already knew.
Rec Notes: Bones' mom takes one look at Jim and tells him she's got a pie with his name on it.

A Shifting Destination (Iron Lady/Armor Up Multimix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] mad_maudlin (10,300 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Genderswap, Alcoholism, Child Abuse, Divorce, Friends to Lovers, girl!McCoy, San Francisco, Jealousy
Summary: There are no maps for this. There are no guarantees.
Rec Notes: Leonora had no intention of loving again. Oh. My. God.

Shining On The Quay by [archiveofourown.org profile] topaz (22,958 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Christopher Pike, Leonard McCoy, Number One, J.M. Colt, Philip Boyce, Hurt/Comfort, Community: startrekbigbang, First Time, Age Difference
Summary: When Captain Christopher Pike left the bridge of the USS Enterprise over Vulcan, he went with the full knowledge that he was a dead man walking. The team he left in command had a different idea, one that they managed to pull off; and so, in the weeks and months after, Chris found himself putting his life back together.

He was more than a little surprised to find Jim Kirk a part of it.
Rec Notes: Pike recovers post-STXI and makes great/terrible life choices.

Shooting the Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione (5,007 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk, Christopher Pike, Gen
Summary: It's hard to know what you're looking for when you don't realize it's missing.
Rec Notes: Phenomenal Jim at the Academy fic with thorough, interesting worldbuilding, covers the events of the first film.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kianspo (10,927 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, First Time, Romance
Summary: In which Spock contemplates the laws of attraction and realizes what a slippery slope that is only after he has already fallen. There's no help for him now.
Rec Notes: In which Spock experiences 'oh no, he's hot.'

Signs of Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] Regann (3,871 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Benjamin Sisko, Episode Related, Pre-Slash, Introspection, Implied/Referenced Character Death
Summary: Even if it wasn't real, Bashir finds it difficult to forget watching his friend die before his very eyes. Set after events of episode 302, "The Search, part II."
Rec Notes: "That should've been my clue, really. Garak was making sense in the simulation."

Simulation by [archiveofourown.org profile] AwwKeyboardNo (2,431 words)
James T. Kirk & Nyota Uhura, Starfleet Academy, Tarsus IV mention, Academy Era, there's a little bit of violence but no one is in danger
Summary: Nyota and Jim are assigned survival training together.
Rec Notes: “I can’t believe they put me with you,” Nyota groaned. Jim gave her a big grin.

Sing About Tragedy by [archiveofourown.org profile] dsudis (6,028 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Summary: "All Vulcans are liars."
Rec Notes: "There's something wrong with my brain," Jim said, finally.

The Sister by [archiveofourown.org profile] anistar_e (2,991 words)
Spock/Nyota Uhura, Backstory, Angst
Summary: The last conversation she ever has goes like this.
Rec Notes: Oh god, my HEART.

skeleton men by [archiveofourown.org profile] green_postit (8,533 words)
Mirror James T. Kirk/Mirror Leonard McCoy, Mirror Pavel Chekov, Mirror Joanna McCoy, Violence, Abuse
Summary: Jim called him Bones.
Rec Notes: It took two days to scrape the remains of the Klingons from the walls.

The Sky Was Made for Us Tonight by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (5,386 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Action/Adventure, Community: cliche_bingo, Alternate Universe - Canon, Dystopia
Summary: The Vulcans thought that humans in space, unsupervised, would be too much for the galaxy to handle. And that was before Jim Kirk came along.
Rec Notes: 'Don't you use shame as your capital punishment, or something?'

Slow Beginnings by [archiveofourown.org profile] awarrington (24,073 words)
Spock/Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, First Time, Mission Fic, Action/Adventure, Christmas, Holidays, Slow Build
Summary: After the defeat of the Narada and Spock's decision to stay with the Enterprise, he and Kirk have to learn to work together. Over the course of their five year mission, their friendship evolves.
Rec Notes: Hilarious and team feels and just so good. “I have no intention of holding your hand,” Spock retorted, scandalized.

So Much for Gravity by [archiveofourown.org profile] Regann (14,217 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Spock Prime
Summary: The last thing Jim wants is telepathic proof that Spock hates him, even though that's exactly what he gets. It's just one more thing Jim needs to figure out on his bumpy road to a destiny he doesn't even know if he believes in.
Rec Notes: "Emotional? Concerned? You want me to believe this about Spock?"

So Wise We Grow by [archiveofourown.org profile] deastar (81,248 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Kid Fic, Past Child Abuse, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Implied/Referenced Domestic Violence, Past Sexual Abuse
Summary: "Commander Spock, we have located your son," the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock's face that he's never heard of this kid before in his life. "If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week."
Rec Notes: I never wanted to have this many feelings about James T. Kirk, but dammit, here we are. And it's kid fic, which I don't usually like, but it's fucking amazing. So just read it.

Socks, Stockings, and A Star by [archiveofourown.org profile] lallyloo (10,342 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: for the prompt: During a rare shore leave on Earth over the holidays, Kirk invites Spock to his (empty) family home complete with log fires, and teaches him how to decorate a tree.
Rec Notes: “We're gonna go for a hike in the forest and find ourselves a tree.”

Some Days (It's Not Even Worth Chewing Through The Restraints) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (1,292 words)
Kirk/Spock, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu
Summary: In which Jim still sort of likes away missions, despite everything.
Rec Notes: Aliens make them do it and it's hilarious.

Some Translation Required by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (3,183 words)
Summary: Spock was able, at any given moment, to understand at least 50% of whatever it was Montgomery Scott was doing at any given moment.
Rec Notes: Spock is widely renowned for his ability to translate Earthling.

Some Victory by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (6,278 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Christopher Pike, Leonard McCoy, Gaila, Bisexual Character, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Band Fic, Translation Available
Summary: He had been playing music like this for four years, and that was the first time he ever felt it, down to his bones (or, the one where they're musicians and Jim and Spock still kind of hate each other).
Rec Notes: "He could've performed with the the Boston Symphony Orchestra."
"No piano with the BSO."


Something Rich and Strange by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant (49,383 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Gaila, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Leonard McCoy, Christine Chapel, AU, First Time
Summary: In another universe, captaining a starship is Jim Kirk's first, best destiny. In this one, he's just been laid off from a soulless office job, he's struggling to make ends meet in New York City, and the closest thing he has to a love life is a strange fixation on a Shirley Temple-drinking regular at his new bartending gig. But when he forges a connection with this compelling stranger and begins unraveling the mystery of his father's death, Jim stumbles onto a secret that will change his life forever.
Rec Notes: In every universe, Jim will eventually meet his Spock. It's his first, best destiny.

The Sound of Settling by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (2,013 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Joanna McCoy, Jocelyn McCoy, Fluff, Father-Daughter Relationship, Meet the Family
Summary: Joanna comes to visit, which just adds an intriguing new facet to Bones’s personality. Jim is understandably smitten.
Rec Notes: Goddamn I love Joanna McCoy.

Spaceman by [archiveofourown.org profile] treksfromlastnight (3,728 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, 5+1 Things, Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés, Starfleet Academy, First Kiss
Summary: Academy AU. Five times Spock realizes he's attracted to a barista at the academy spaceport, and one time he decides to do something about it.
Rec Notes: “If you tell me I have pretty eyes, I'm going to spit in your coffee,” he says.

Spice by [archiveofourown.org profile] eimeo (276,533 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Sarek, Amanda Grayson, Nyota Uhura, Lori Ciani, James Komack
Summary: It’s a question of biology. Vulcan biology.

The problem with falling in love with a member of an insanely private species is that it just might take you the best part of a five year mission to work out that the feelings are requited. And then you might discover that he’s already decided that the two of you can never be together.

And what are you supposed to do if he won’t tell you why?
Rec Notes: "In some ways, you’re my son. In others, you're Sarek’s. I’m thankful for both halves.”

the spirit of giving by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (1,181 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, K/S Advent Calendar, fat bill - Freeform
Summary: Gift giving, his father said, looking shifty, was nearly logical; it built obligation and showed due appreciation for previous favors. In that spirit, Sarek had prepared a small gift for both his wife and his son. Because it was traditional on his wife's planet, after all.

"Never mind, darling," said Amanda to Spock, privately, "it makes him feel better."
Rec Notes: Hilarious but also FEELS.

Spock vs the Snow Planet by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (2,987 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Cupcake, Hikaru Sulu, Established Relationship, Snow, Spock getting really cold and grouchy, Unapologetic use of an endearment, Snarky Bones, Christmas Party, Vulcan PDA, Frottage in the shuttle, Feel-good holiday fluff
Summary: "Well, congratulations," McCoy said as Jim approached the shuttle. "It's a Vulcan popsicle."
Rec Notes: McCoy refused to step on the platform. "I'm not dying on Christmas."

Standard Operating Procedure by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione (15,476 words)
James T. Kirk, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Action/Adventure, Mission Gone Wrong, competent!kirk
Summary: Things broke down sometime during the cocktail hour and Kirk and company have to figure out how to escape capture on a planet that's doing a really lousy job of convincing the Federation that they're ready for membership.
Rec Notes: "You stumbled on the 'Let's fuck with the Federation' plans?"

Stars Apart, Shine the Same by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sineala (7,699 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Spock Prime, Kink Meme, First Time, Telepathy, Community: st_xi_kink, Hallucinations
Summary: It is the third mission of his command, and Captain James T. Kirk suspects he is going insane.
Rec Notes: God, he's hearing voices. One voice. The same voice.

The Stars Seem Familiar by [archiveofourown.org profile] lallyloo (2,830 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock Prime, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Summary: After a transporter incident, de-aged Spock Prime is left in the care of Jim Kirk. Nu Spock becomes illogically jealous of Spock Prime. De-aged fluff fic.
Rec Notes: The crew had been expecting Ambassador Spock, the elder.

Step 1: Enlist in Starfleet. Step 2: ????? Step 3: Profit. by [archiveofourown.org profile] hellostarling (19,430 words)
Gaila/James T. Kirk, James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Gaila, Christopher Pike, Nyota Uhura, Gary Mitchell, Academy Era, Starfleet Academy, Humor, Angst, Fluff
Summary: Jim spends three years at the Academy, and he totally manages it all by himself. Well, Bones helps a little. Or a lot. Maybe.

This is Jim's Starfleet education and all that entails: the ups, the downs, the prank wars, the winter vacations, and the awkward boners.
Rec Notes: Adorably fluffy Academy era fic with a side of great winter date ideas.

Still Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] dogpoet (39,886 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Tarsus IV, AU, Kolinahr
Summary: Traumatized by his experience on Tarsus IV, Jim Kirk runs away to Vulcan to undergo kolinahr. Reboot AU.
Rec Notes: Kid Kirk and Spock bond while trying to purge their emotions. Because of course they do.

Still Waters (the Hypothetically Speaking Extended Dub) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ciorene (8,184 words)
James T. Kirk & Spock, Leonard H. McCoy, Spock Prime, Winona Kirk, Christopher Pike, spackle, Friendship, Family
Summary: How Jim got command of the Enterprise.
Rec Notes: "But I will say one thing for sure: you've inspired a hell of a lot of loyalty in the crew. Commander Spock has spoken with me personally, and he hasn't stopped there, either. I'd say that you've been lucky to win his confidence, but I know Commander Spock too well to attribute it to luck. With his connections," said Pike, and trailed off significantly, leading to something he clearly assumed Jim knew. Jim didn't know: he knew almost as little about Spock's connections as he did about tin roofing, and Pike couldn't possibly be talking about Lieutenant Uhura.

Strange and Distant Shores by [archiveofourown.org profile] gryvon (6,839 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Summary: In 2398, reporter Felix Marian interviews Chairman Garak and Ambassador Bashir about the formation of the Cardassian Democratic Union and ends up learning more about Cardassia than he intended.
Rec Notes: "So, Ambassador, what was it that brought you to Cardassia Prime?"

Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (4,249 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Aliens Make Them Do It, Shotgun Wedding, Aphrodisiacs
Summary: Kirk nearly turns a simple trade mission into a diplomatic incident. Luckily, Spock will do a lot to cover his captain's ass.
Rec Notes: “Did I fuck this up?” he asked Spock in a whisper.
“Yes.”


strive seek find yield by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (68,199 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, T'Pring, Sarek, Sybok, Madeline, George Samuel Kirk, Aurelan Kirk, Christopher Pike, Leonard McCoy, Gary Mitchell, Gaila, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Number One, Winona Kirk, Alternate Universe - Royalty, Blanket Permission
Summary: Spock is heir to the Federation throne, Jim is Prince of America because his fucking brother abdicated, and the Klingons are on the verge of blowing shit up--a love story.
Rec Notes: Brilliant, hot, and hilarious royalty AU.

Strunk & White, Revised Edition by [archiveofourown.org profile] leupagus (2,658 words)
T'Pring, Sybok, Spock, Epistolary
Summary: TO: Commander Spock, USS Enterprise NC-1701
FROM: Sybok, Vulcan Embassy, San Francisco, Earth
RE: T’Pring

lol
Rec Notes: It has T'Pring and Sybok and it's a hilarious epistolary story, of course I love it.

Study in Heat by [archiveofourown.org profile] greenjimkirk (14,395 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Amanda Grayson, Sarek, Episode: s01e28 The City on the Edge of Forever, Pining, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Vulcan Culture, First Time, a healthy mix of fluff and angst or at least i hope, au where vulcan has a moon
Summary: After the events in City on the Edge of Forever, Spock suggests that he and Jim spend some time on Vulcan. Turns out it's not a great place for a vacation, but is plenty good for pining.
Rec Notes: “I was attempting to make myself emotionally available,” Spock responded.

Subverted Ambitions by [archiveofourown.org profile] notboldly (44,385 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk & Leonard McCoy, Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy, Gary Mitchell, T'Pring, Alternate Universe, Arranged Marriage, Pre-Reform, Cold War
Summary: After trying to achieve peace for over a century, Vulcans and humans decide to hold a series of arranged marriages. As an ambitious young captain, James Kirk agrees to the merger…only to find that his ambitions soon change.
Rec Notes: Really fascinating AU in which Jim saving Vulcan results in their first alliance with humans.

Sweetheart by [archiveofourown.org profile] AnotherFraud (710 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Jaylah, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Summary: Bones accidentally calls Jaylah sweetheart.
Rec Notes: This is precious and gives me both found family and linguistics feels.

Switch by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ceres_Libera (230,876 words)
Kirk/McCoy, Christopher Pike, Spock, Nyota Uhura, Gaila, Winona Kirk, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Spock Prime, Montgomery Scott, Christine Chapel
Summary: The life and times of Leonard H. McCoy MD/PhD … If Leonard McCoy's life could get any fucking weirder, it would be … Jesus, he didn't even want to think what that could possibly mean, because it's already been too fucking weird to make any kind of rational sense. A Starfleet Academy story, set in the ST:XI universe.
Rec Notes: An absolutely epic McCoy-centric Academy fic.

Tabula Rasa by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (8,205 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Amnesia, cliche bingo, Angst
Summary: Kirk suffers a blow to the head that erases his memories. All of them. Including Spock.
Rec Notes: One of my all-time fave amnesia fics. (There's surprisingly steep competition there.)

Take Refuse in What You Know by [archiveofourown.org profile] CorpusInvictus (120,334 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Joanna McCoy, Jocelyn McCoy, Gaila, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Keenser, Amanda Grayson, Sarek, Stonn, Gary Mitchell, Alternate Universe - Canon, Mental Health Issues, Mental Breakdown, Agoraphobia, Spock in glasses, Spock with long curly hippie hair, Tarsus IV, Academy Era, Starfleet Academy
Summary: Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt: "AU - Kirk has moved into a apartment/house and wants to get to know his neighbors. He meets his neighbor Spock, a loner who suffers from extreme agoraphobia. Kirk thinks he's beautiful enigma."
Rec Notes: It was a hobby, trying to figure out the mystery of apartment 5G.

Take This Sinking Boat (And Point It Home) by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinestrated (6,698 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Christopher Pike, Post-Star Trek: Into Darkness, but Pike lives
Summary: In which Spock pines, Jim isn’t stupid (except he kind of is), and Christopher Pike has had enough of this bullshit.
Rec Notes: Christopher Pike is going to meddle.

Taking the Slower Path (we'll get there in the end) by [archiveofourown.org profile] BlackEyedGirl (7,368 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Crew of the Starship Enterprise, Pre-Slash, Mission Fic, Hijinks, Friendship, Families of Choice, Non-Graphic Violence, Amicable Break-Up
Summary: They're not friends yet. That takes time, more than a few really disastrous missions, two anniversaries, and quite a lot of bloodshed. Jim's never been the patient type. Pre Kirk/Spock, background Spock/Uhura, but mostly the story of James T Kirk's first year in command of the Enterprise.
Rec Notes: Excellent 'first year of the five-year mission' fic.

Tell Me True by [archiveofourown.org profile] queenklu (12,642 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy/Spock
Summary: Spock is not a lot of help re: Operation Distract Bones From His Speechlessness By Taking Ruthless Advantage of the Situation. But he is, as always, really fucking awesome at kissing.
Rec Notes: Friend, brother, lover. Head, heart, body. Lots of things coming in threes.

that i would name the stars for you by [archiveofourown.org profile] spiekel (3,114 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Leonard McCoy, Telepathy, Body Worship, the illusion of plot, Porn with Feelings, enough sap to fill a tree, turbolift sex, oh captain my captain, Telepathic Sex
Summary: For Spock, James Tiberius Kirk has always been an inevitability.
Rec Notes: Stop thinking so loud, you glorious green-blooded bastard.

That Translucent Alabster of Our Memories by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,728 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Angst, Childhood Memories, security blankets
Summary: Security blanket (n): someone or something that gives a person a sense of protection or a feeling of security.
Rec Notes: Sarek did not approve of Spock's constant companion.

There is Joy in Repetition (But Sometimes You Have to Break Routine) by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock (6,357 words)
Christine Chapel, James T. Kirk
Summary: When Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are critically injured in a Romulan ambush, Chapel must defend sickbay from Romulan intruders.
Rec Notes: The badass AOS Chapel of my dreams.

These Kids, They Lost Their Graces by [archiveofourown.org profile] affectingly (9,305 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy
Summary: There are moments in Jim's life that act as axis points.
Rec Notes: "How did you happen to my life?" Bones asks.
"Sheer luck."


Things by [archiveofourown.org profile] Raven (9,466 words)
Kira Nerys/Odo, Keiko O'Brien/Miles O'Brien, Benjamin Sisko, Curzon Dax, Jadzia Dax, Julian Bashir, Kirayoshi O'Brien, Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Deanna Troi, Seven of Nine, Phillipa Louvois, Kathryn Janeway, Beverly Crusher, Geordi La Forge, Alternate Universe - Daemons
Summary: "Needs must in a time of war, sir."

Starfleet and its daemons.
Rec Notes: Kira knows everything’s going to hell when they handcuff Odo on the Promenade.

this is how it goes, chapter by chapter by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbhorwitch (5,066 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Angst, References to Child Abuse, References to Drug Use, Nightmares, Illnesses, Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Tarsus IV, Star Trek: Into Darkness Spoilers
Summary: It's not a love story, not quite, but close enough.
Rec Notes: He's thirteen when he flings himself off a cliff.

This Place at the Crossroads by [archiveofourown.org profile] alpha_hydra (33,619 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Montgomery Scott/Nyota Uhura
Summary: Starfleet intelligence says that Earth is decades away from developing warp-technology. Then again, Starfleet intell didn’t count on one James Tiberius Kirk getting anywhere near the issue.
Rec Notes: A really intriguing AU premise carried out with amazing characterizations and BAMF!Gaila.

Three and a Half Days by [archiveofourown.org profile] prairiecrow (15,687 words)
Julian Bashir/Elim Garak, Elim Garak & Quark, Elim Garak & Odo, Quarantine, Friendship, Sexual Tension, Fights, Public Sex, Groping, Kissing, Friends to Lovers
Summary: Sabotage leads to a quarantine, and Garak is trapped on the Promenade for three long days — but the situation might have an unexpected upside.
Rec Notes: Fascinating look into the mind of Elim Garak.

Through Blind Men's Eyes by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladyblahblah (45,929 words)
Christine Chapel/Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov/Leonard McCoy, James T. Kirk/Spock, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Christopher Pike, Bodyswap, Pon Farr
Summary: The obligatory Pon Farr story . . . with a bit of a twist.
Rec Notes: A gift worth giving, that is highly valued. To atone for our mistake.

to make a house a home by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic (1,175 words)
AOS, Post-Beyond, Jaylah & Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Jaylah & Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk & Jaylah, Crew of the Starship Enterprise & Jaylah, Hikaru Sulu, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock, I just want Jaylah to have so many nice things
Summary: Within her first week at Starfleet Academy, Jaylah hacked into the environmental controls and security systems of her dorm– because she was bored and twitchy, because she didn’t know what to do with a home she had not taken apart and re-wired herself.
Rec Notes: A list of thoughts about Jaylah the Magnificent.

transliteration by [archiveofourown.org profile] siria (745 words)
Nyota Uhura
Summary: Nyota spent seven years at the Academy learning the subtleties of morphology and syntax, learning sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, learning how to understand what people say and how they say it in four Earth languages and half a dozen alien tongues.
Rec Notes: Goddamn, I love Nyota Uhura.

Two Steps Away by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (3,358 words)
James T Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, T'Pring, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Future Fic
Summary: It was a long war
Rec Notes: "We're 33, and haven't had a day off since the day Vulcan got destroyed."

Of Twin Stars and Other Eccentric Satellites by [archiveofourown.org profile] winterhill (30,874 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/T'Pring, T'Pring/Stonn, Spock Prime, Sarek
Summary: A year into the mission, Spock and Jim have got on with things and are well on their way to that great destined friendship -- or maybe more. There’s spanner in the works, though, when a group of colonists exploring an unknown part of New Vulcan go missing, and the Enterprise crew is called in to help. The problem? The Vulcan High Council has insisted they take a guide — Spock’s wife, T’Pring.
Rec Notes: Really great New Vulcan worldbuilding and badass T'Pring.

Unethically Obtained by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy (7,710 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Kink
Summary: Spock discovers a preoccupation with his captain's very normal Starfleet-issue underpants.
Rec Notes: "I do not believe my feelings for you are platonic."
"Yeah," Jim said.


a universal history of the destruction of terra by [archiveofourown.org profile] 8611 (3,358 words)
Mirror James T. Kirk/Mirror Leonard McCoy, Mirror Spock, Mirror Pavel Chekov, Mirror Nyota Uhura, Mirror Hikaru Sulu, Mirror Universe, Violence, Gore, Torture
Summary: The fall of the Terran Empire.
Rec Notes: The world does not end with a bang.

Unplanned Parenthood by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (6,049 words)
James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, De-Aged, Kidfic, Humor, Shenanigans
Summary: Kirk and Spock are turned into children. McCoy suffers.
Rec Notes: Hilarious and adorable and also a little bit heartbreaking. Excellent de-aging fic.

an upbeat kind of dirge by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (17,278 words)
AOS, Amanda Grayson/Sarek, James T. Kirk/Spock, Winona Kirk, Christopher Pike, Nyota Uhura, Plotty, POV Female Character, Female Protagonist, Grief/Mourning, Family, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Amanda lives
Summary: If it had been her who died in the destruction of Vulcan.
She thinks about it, sometimes, when she can’t sleep at night.

*

AU: If Sarek had died in the destruction of Vulcan, but Amanda survived.
Rec Notes: Oh, Lord, I have had enough of fridges. Give me a glorious universe where the women live. Amazing Amanda and Winona feels.

Uzh Tevun (New Year) by [archiveofourown.org profile] dogpoet (5,062 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, K/S Advent Calendar
Summary: The crew of the Enterprise arrive on Altair VI for the coronation of the new president and the ushering in of the new year. During this time of renewal, Spock’s life, too, is about to change.
Rec Notes: “The fever is gone. I am in need of neither a filly nor a roll in the hay.” I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH.

Villains Around the Boulevard by [archiveofourown.org profile] affectingly (4,502 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Jocelyn McCoy/Leonard McCoy, Christine Chapel/Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Mirror Universe, Light Bondage, Orgasm Delay/Denial, Exhibitionism, Sexual Violence
Summary: boy meets girl. boy kills girl. boy joins starfleet.
Rec Notes: McCoy looks back on his life in Georgia as if it's a ghost.

Vulcan's Most Eligible Bachelor by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (30,149 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk/Spock Prime, T'Pring, Sybok, Leonard McCoy, Amanda Grayson, Christopher Pike, I-Chaya, Victorian Vulcans, Convenient co-habitation, SEHLATS, Gratuitous "Shore Leave" reference, Age Difference, Courtship, Dance cards, Midnight calls to Bones, Language of Flowers, Love Letters, Jim Kirk wearing a frock coat, Parasols, marriage proposals, Sort-of falling for your first officer and that old guy who was your first officer in another universe, At the same time, Gorgeous fanart by cannedebonbon
Summary: Jim wasn't the one who saved Vulcan, but he's the one on a transport right now for a month-long stay as an honored guest. What he doesn't realize is they're all going to try and court him...including his first officer.
Rec Notes: Reads like a Victorian romance set post-STXI. So fab and gorgeous fanart.

Vulcans are Fangirls Too by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant (10,838 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike
Summary: Kirk is a secret astrophysics genius who publishes under a pseudonym; Spock sends him fanmail. Shenanigans ensue.
Less fluffy than the title might imply, but a feel-good story nonetheless.
Rec Notes: I'm such a sucker for secret genius!Jim.

walk with me by [archiveofourown.org profile] obsidienne (12,110 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Frank, Carol Marcus, Scotty Uhura, Past Child Abuse, First Kiss, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Self-Doubt, Protective Spock, Jealousy, First Time
Summary: Spock gets a second chance.
Rec Notes: Spock watches Jim die, unable to touch, unable to offer the comfort he asked for.

The Walls Between Us by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (12,898 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Lew the Bartender, brief mention of torture, Imprisonment, perceived death, buying the space farm (again), Mind Meld, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: They have been imprisoned for thirteen hours, ten minutes, and forty-two standard seconds.
Rec Notes: "Tired of...my face...already?"
"I would sooner grow tired of logic."


Warm Thoughts by [archiveofourown.org profile] lettered (22,296 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Uhura as a minor character, Cold Weather, Mind Meld, Hurt/Comfort, Episode: s02e05 Amok Time
Summary: Kirk contracts a condition that makes him feel perpetually cold. Spock has to perform mind melds to convince Kirk he’s warm.
Rec Notes: Interesting take on TOS Kirk and Spock's characterizations and relationship and a very cool concept.

the warp and weft of your being by [archiveofourown.org profile] tardigradeschool (7,701 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Christine Chapel/Nyota Uhura, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Hikaru Sulu, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Fake Marriage, Sharing a Bed, Hurt/Comfort, Crew as Family, Mutual Pining, past implied abuse
Summary: When getting legally married to Spock is the only way to keep him on the ship, Jim is more than willing to do so. (In fact, upon reflection, it turns out that there are very few things he wouldn't do for Spock.)
Rec Notes: Starfleet wants Spock to captain his own ship so he fake marries Jim and it's amazing.

wasted on the young by [archiveofourown.org profile] damnromulans (8,303 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Gaila, Christopher Pike, Hikaru Sulu, Gary Mitchell
Summary: Bones gets turned into a teenager. Jim remains an ass.
Rec Notes: Jim has officially reached the stage where he's allowed to be concerned.

The Way We Were by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (4,302 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Dubious Consent, Fuck Or Die, Aliens Make Them Do It, Community: cliche_bingo
Summary: Aliens make Kirk and Spock take one for the team, which totally screws up the way things were supposed to have gone.
Rec Notes: “I fucking hate going on away missions with you two.”

we have not touched the stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] prouvairing (7,144 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, James T. Kirk & Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, First Contact
Summary: Sometimes they’ll also ask him why he hasn’t gone out and chased his soulbond yet.

Jim will point to the sky, and say, “The moon’s always there, babe. Don’t need to go chasin’ after her.”


It is January, year 2063. Humanity has quietly achieved interstellar travel, and Jim Kirk’s soulbond stretches into the stars.
Rec Notes: I normally am a tough sell on soulbond aus but ohmygod.

We Two Alone by [archiveofourown.org profile] shoreleave (101,877 words)
James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, Angst, Slavery, Starvation, Academy Era, Major Character Injury, major character illness, Tarsus IV, Gen Fic, Male Friendship, Dark, Drama, Alternate Universe - Canon, Medical Procedures, Canon Compliant, Hurt/Comfort, Action/Adventure, Hero's Journey
Summary: Academy fic. Dr. Leonard McCoy thinks he has nothing in common with command-track cadet Jim Kirk, until a series of events forces them together. When a simple training mission is derailed into a seemingly hopeless situation, both have to learn to trust one another, and they’ll need all their wits and survival skills to stay alive.
Rec Notes: Even before he opened his eyes, Jim could tell that something was really wrong.

West of the Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] distractedKat (71,443 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Pavel Chekov, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Secret Identities, Alternate Universe - Canon, Federation Bureau of Intelligence, Undercover Work, Mafia-type violence, Mafia families, Organized Crime, Mind melds, T'hy'la, Gross misconceptions, Bridge crew is awesome, Even before it's the bridge crew, Saving Jim from himself, Difficult life choices, Tarsus IV, Alternate Tarsus IV, Scaretta Crime Family, Temporary Character Death, He gets better, Go with me on this, mentioned minor character death
Summary: They meet Jim in phases, and through him find each other. Once the layers begin to peel back, though, the future bridge crew of the Enterprise finds more than they ever could have dreamed. When the fight to keep him starts in earnest, the cadets and officers of Starfleet begin to learn that not all wars can be won.

Because long before he had friends, Jim had Family, and the Scaretta crime syndicate didn't survive to the 23rd century by letting go of its own.

Jim Kirk will always be a frustration to Spock--even when that's not his name.
Rec Notes: Mafia aus are generally not my thing, but this is phenomenal. Truly amazing worldbuilding and characterizations.

What Price Logic? by [archiveofourown.org profile] obsidienne (8,640 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Sarek, Pon Farr, Established Relationship, Episode Related, Possessive Spock, Jealousy, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Pon farr takes its toll.
Rec Notes: It's a matter of biology. Vulcan biology. ::snorts::

What We Don't Say (or The Epic Wedding of Jim and Spock) by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (5,238 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Winona Kirk, Sarek, George Samuel Kirk, Christopher Pike, Number One, Leonard McCoy, Carol Marcus, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Accidental Engagement, Chekov: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire, Color-coordinated tablecloths, Wedding Planning, Angst, perceived death, Realizing You Have Been An Idiot, Weddings
Summary: The first time Jim proposes, they're naked.
Rec Notes: It's so cute and yet also ohmygod FEELS.

what you were and might've been by [archiveofourown.org profile] tomakelifemorebeautiful (2,295 words)
T'Pol/Charles "Trip" Tucker III, Amanda Grayson/Sarek, James T. Kirk/Spock, T'Pol is a great godmother ok, men having biological babies together, Implied Mpreg, Elizabeth (Terra Prime)
Summary: T'Pol has just turned one hundred and forty four the day the child is born. They have named him Spock.
Rec Notes: T'Pol makes it her responsibility to keep a weather eye on Spock.

Whatever Remains (However Improbable) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,632 words)
McCoy/Uhura, James T. Kirk/Spock, Fluff, Secret Admirer
Summary: A mysterious poem leads Kirk to do some detective work. Uhura is completely, gleefully unhelpful.
Rec Notes: "All that deduction and no Watson to be found."

(When I Grow Up I'll) Be A Monster by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (24,567 words)
James T Kirk, Winona Kirk, Governor Kodos, George Samuel Kirk, Frank, Genocide, Child Abuse, Drugs, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Tarsus IV
Summary: When I grow up I'll be a monster (or, Tarsus IV, Illogical-style)
Rec Notes: One of the finest short stories I've ever read, and likely the best Tarsus fic ever written.

When The Enterprise Had Kittens by [archiveofourown.org profile] tkp (2,105 words)
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk, Spock, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Leonard McCoy, Ensemble Cast, Humor, Kittens
Summary: Kittens aboard the Enterprise.
Rec Notes: What it says on the tin, and it's adorable.

When the Levee Breaks by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (2,872)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: Even Spock has his limits.
Rec Notes: “The captain is in a bar?”
“Where else would he be? The library?”


Where There Are No Phones by [livejournal.com profile] anowlinsunshine (9,530 words)
Summary: Or, the one that's based on an idea I've had since week three in ST fandom, way back in May, and that only now decided it was ready to come out. We'll see how this goes.
Rec Notes: Amazing Jim-with-amnesia fic.

Wire In The Blood by [archiveofourown.org profile] thedeadparrot (7,601 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, mirrorverse
Summary: When someone damages the navigational systems of the I.S.S. Enterprise, Captain Kirk must hunt down the culprit and discover the true motives behind the sabotage.
Rec Notes: Mirrorverse take on "Amok Time," the triumvirate of sex, power, & violence.

With My Feet Toward the Stars (let me remember you as you were when you existed) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kariye (33,267 words), AOS
James T. Kirk/Spock, past Spock/Nyota, Minor Character Death, Minor Violence
Summary: At age five, Spock informs his mother that it is illogical to wish him “sweet dreams” at bedtime because Vulcans do not dream. “Oh, Spock,” she says.
Rec Notes: I'll just be over here drowning in Spock feels.

With My Tail In The Air by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong (2,731 words)
Jim Kirk, Spock, Christopher Pike, Leonard McCoy
Summary: The aliens were very sorry for nearly killing Captain Kirk, and wanted to fix things.
Rec Notes: "Jesus fucking wept," he says. "Why is his spirit animal always a cat."

Wonderland by [archiveofourown.org profile] canistakahari (13,233 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy, Spock, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Nyota Uhura, Pavel Chekov, Hikaru Sulu, Alternate Universe, Space Pirates, Non-Graphic Violence
Summary: Jim and Spock need a Federation doctor, so they kidnap a man called Leonard McCoy.
Rec Notes: Fun, but feels-filled space pirate au. “What does anyone need a doctor for Leonard? To fix broken people.”

The Wrong Questions by [archiveofourown.org profile] objectlesson (7,117 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: A list of reasons why it hasn’t happened yet.
Rec Notes: Spock’s made peace with wanting Jim Kirk.

Yellow by [archiveofourown.org profile] entanglednow (2,944 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: He prods the foliage to his left, which reacts in surprise by flinging pollen everywhere, and the air is suddenly ever so slightly more yellow than before. Which he figures, in hindsight, probably wasn't the best idea.
Rec Notes: Space pollen is a beautiful thing.

Yorktown by [archiveofourown.org profile] museaway (7,691 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, past Spock/Uhura, Bones/Carol (off page), Hikaru Sulu/Ben Sulu, Post-Star Trek Beyond, Second Chances, character driven
Summary: While they await final construction of the new Enterprise on Yorktown Station, Jim is forced to confront feelings he’s tried to forget for three years.
Rec Notes: Just once before the five-year mission. Just this once.

You Are Beary Stupid (But We Love You Anyway) by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (1,515 words)
James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Missing Scene, Hospitalization, Friendship, feelings of love and acceptance
Summary: Jim does his best to take this recovery thing seriously. That's what he says, anyway, not that anyone believes a word of it.
Rec Notes: Uhura left a very hypoallergenic foil balloon.

You are Cordially Invited by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet (9,029 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, T'Pring, Sybok, Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Gary Mitchell, George Samuel Kirk, Aurelan Kirk, Winona Kirk, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Weddings, Alternate Universe - Royalty, Chaos, Planning Adventures
Summary: The United Federation of Planets invites you to the wedding of His Serene Highness, James Tiberius Kirk, Prince of America, Duke of Iowa, Commander in Starfleet to His Royal Majesty, S'chn T'Gai Spock, King of the United Federation of Planets, Prince of Vulcan, Duke of Shi'Kahr, Duke of Washington, Earl of Seattle.
Rec Notes: "Man up or wear a helmet," Uhura says.

"Spock gets a plasma rifle."


(you must've got one of them) combustible heads by [archiveofourown.org profile] tardigradeschool (6,035 words)
Geordi La Forge/Data, Jean-Luc Picard, Beverly Crusher, Worf, Pining, Friends to Lovers, Hurt/Comfort, Fake/Pretend Relationship(briefly), Sharing a Bed
Summary: Even when he was a kid, Geordi always did have crushes on the knights in shining armor. If Data would just stop heroically saving him, it wouldn't be a problem.
Rec Notes: “Mr. Data,” he says, “let’s get out of here.”

You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes A While) by [archiveofourown.org profile] seperis (33,465 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock, Spock/Nyota Uhura, Leonard McCoy, Christopher Pike, Spock Prime, First Time, Pon Farr, Telepathy
Summary: "Spock. Just say 'I don't trust Starfleet not to mess up the only captain in the fleet who I can train up to my expectations and enjoys running into danger wearing a blindfold as much as I do'."
Rec Notes: Truly epic post-STXI mission fic.

Young Wine, Old Feeling by [archiveofourown.org profile] kianspo (10,328 words)
James T. Kirk/Spock, Leonard McCoy, Romance, First Time, Ensemble Cast, K/S Advent Calendar
Summary: A private party for the senior crew of the Enterprise to celebrate Winter Holidays. Some confessions/actions are long overdue, and a certain doctor decides to take matters in his own hands. A game of Twister is involved and it all works out in the end.
Rec Notes: 'Aren’t you proud of me – that I didn’t break the ship without you?'

your boldness stands alone among the wreck by [archiveofourown.org profile] gyzym (3,373 words)
James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy
Summary: Leo packs them up, his hurts, his heart, locks them all behind a door he leaves charred and scarred in warning.
Rec Notes: I love [archiveofourown.org profile] gyzym's fics so much.

Your First Time Should Be Special by [archiveofourown.org profile] helenish (6,650 words)
AOS, James T. Kirk/Spock
Summary: The thing about being a captain of a starship is that you forget how to break up with people; the starship is a gigantic, unmistakable clue that you're probably not sticking around.
Rec Notes: Because [archiveofourown.org profile] helenish is a brilliant monster this is hot and heartbreaking and also hilarious.

Your Mom by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep (2,575 words)
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Chekov, Scotty, Community: trek_exchange
Summary: In which Kirk, Sulu and Chekov feel guilty for no good reason, Spock feels bewildered, and McCoy feels an aneurysm coming on.
Rec Notes: "Mr. Scott was referring to having engaged in intercourse with Mr. Sulu's mother."

You're Gonna Make It After All by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock (6,608 words)
Gaila, James T. Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Spock
Summary: Two indecent exposure citations, one best friend, one amazing sex partner, one unexpected mentor, and a Starfleet-funded study of intercultural sexual norms. Sounds like a normal academic year for Gaila.
Rec Notes: Amazing Gaila Academy fic.
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