Bang and Blame

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Name: Bang and Blame
Date(s): c. October 2000 to 2008–2010; last update: 30 April 2002
Archivist: Orac
Founder: Orac
Type: fanfiction, meta
Fandom: Blake's 7
URL: (via Wayback Machine)
Bang and Blame collection at AO3
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Bang and Blame was a small Blake's 7 fanfiction archive for stories set post-Gauda Prime (PGP), also known as "Fifth Season" or "Series E". Its tagline was "A Blake's 7 Series E Story Archive". Founded by October 2000, it was among the earliest multi-author B7 archives. The name is from the R.E.M. song. The index page explains:

Avon stood over Blake's body, gun smoking in his hand....
What happened after the episode "Blake"? Who lived? Who died? What did they do next? Every Blake's 7 fan I know has asked these questions. This archive holds some answers.

Bang and Blame also housed essays about the final episode "Blake" and the impulse to write PGPs. Bang and Blame was the sister archive to Hammer to Fall, which housed gen stories set during or before the series. It also linked to the Hermit Library, as well as to other PGP stories available online in personal websites.


Bang and Blame was founded as an offshoot from the "Blake's 7 Story Archive", subsequently known as Hammer to Fall. The archive had split off by October 2000. The founder was the Hammer to Fall archivist, Orac. The latest Wayback Machine capture is dated 14 May 2008; it states that the archive was last updated 30 April 2002. Bang and Blame was offline by September 2010.

In June 2017, it was announced that Bang and Blame and its sister site, Hammer to Fall, would be preserved at the Archive of Our Own as an Open Doors Project.[1] The transfer was completed in August 2017.

Statistics & Authors

Bang and Blame housed around 50 stories and 7 essays. Many of the stories had previously been published in printzines. Authors archived included:


  1. ^ "Hammer to Fall and Bang and Blame are Moving to the AO3". Archived from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 20 June 2017.