Sam Starbuck

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Name: Sam Starbuck
Alias(es): Copperbadge, samvimes, sam_storyteller
Type: fanwriter
Fandoms: Doctor Who/Torchwood, Discworld, Good Omens, Harry Potter, House, M.D., Lord Peter Wimsey, Sherlock (BBC), Stargate Atlantis, White Collar etc.
Communities: userpicks
Jack and Ellis, his original fiction
I_defeated_sga, his Stargate Atlantis fic
Other: Extribulum Press, his profic
URL: copperbadge at Tumblr
ouija_sam at Twitter
copperbadge: personal LJ
sam-storyteller: fic archive
fic also archived at: AO3, FA, FF.net, Skyehawke
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Sam Starbuck is a prolific fan author who has been publishing fanfiction in several fandoms since around 2003. His journals have a relatively large public following.

In 2013 he was featured in an article at the Daily Dot entitled "How author Sam Starbuck shapes online fandom (and vice versa)."

Notable Fanworks

Doctor Who and Torchwood

  • Trying to Communicate - PG. Recommended as the story that breaks fandom boundaries and pulls in folks from everywhere to read it. It's funny. It's pop culture. It's Torchwood, so it just might happen. ...read it because the dialog is witty, charming and touching; the plot is solid and plausible; the characters are spot on. Be warned, drinking beverages while reading this may be hazardous to your keyboard.[1] At the time of this edit (4 Dec 2010), the story has 29 pages of comments at its main URL. [story link]
  • The Theory of Two Centres - R, Jack/Ianto, Amnesia. One recommender described it as a thrilling take on an old Torchwood villain, Sam's skills with characterization combine with a fast-paced plot to make for, more or less, the perfect fic. Sexy, heartrending, pulse-jumping, mysterious, funny, and more, this is really the best of what fanfiction can be.[2] [story link]

Harry Potter

  • Stealing Harry - R, Remus/Sirius, Alternate Universe. Stealing Harry grabs canon by the throat and disembowls it. If Lucius Malfoy got to Peter Pettigrew before Sirius could, Sirius would be a bookshop owner, Remus would have a steady job, and one day, when Harry Potter was eight-and-a-half years old, they might kidnap him from the Dursleys... [story link]
  • Laocoon's Children - R, Remus/Sirius, Snape/Tonks, some canon ships. Laocoon's Children follows the Stealing Harry alternate universe through Harry's school years, paralleling the canon. Please be aware that this story is unfinished and unlikely to be completed; years 1 and 2 are complete, year 3 is nearly complete, and I have posted notes regarding years 4-7. [story link]

Sherlock

Stargate Atlantis

  • The Difference Engine - R, McKay/Sheppard, robot-fic. Recommended as [...] an incredibly well-written robot!John story with great characterization of the main and supporting characters. The writing is a on the minimalistic yet effective side; some characters may only a few lines but you will like remember them for a long time.[4] [story link]

Marvel's The Avengers

  • Homefront - R, Steve/Tony. Steve Rogers is a capable leader, a kind and cheerful man, a good friend, a strong role model, and a loyal soldier. He's also teetering on the edge of suicide. [story link]

References

  1. Torchwood House: Rec: Trying to Communicate, by sam_storyteller
  2. Torchwood House: Rec: The Theory of Two Centres, by sam-storyteller
  3. Aliunde Recs: Sherlock BBC recs (x2) (accessed 25 April 2012)
  4. Epic Recs: The Difference Engine by Sam Starbuck (R)
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