Every Marine a Wolfbrother

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Title: Every Marine a Wolfbrother
Author(s): Dira Sudis
Date(s): 07/2011 - 10/2013
Length: 8 stories, ~176k words
Genre: slash
Fandom: Generation Kill / A Companion to Wolves
External Links: Series on the AO3

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Every Marine a Wolfbrother takes the psychic wolves / soulbonded-to-animals trope which is central to A Companion to Wolves (by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette) and updates it, bringing it into the modern era and the Iraq War as depicted in Generation Kill. It's awesome.

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Praise for the story

In a rec post, thefourthvine wrote:

Okay, I think every single person who is willing to read a series featuring US Marines psychically bonded to wolves has already read this, but my philosophy about that is that I don't care, I'm recommending it anyway. If I worry about things like timeliness and so on, I will never get anything posted. (This is why I don't instarec. If I did, it would read like, "OMG you guys totally go check out Dorothy Sayers! And this Murasaki lady is pretty darned awesome as well!")
And I would actually have recommended it earlier except I kept debating about which of the stories in the series to recommend. I finally realized that this was a sign I should just go with the whole series. (Yes, I did already recommend the first story in this series. So good I recommended it twice!) Because this is amazing. I've mentioned before that I have never and will never read A Companion to Wolves, but this series does such an incredible job of updating it, bringing it into a modern context, and making it make sense. Which is. You know. Amazing. I mean, this is Dira, so you sort of expect amazing, but still. This series is basically the equivalent, in terms of challenge level and so on, of writing a Tolkien barista AU and making it work.[1]

On her journal as part of a post in the Fandom Snowflake Challenge, Kass wrote:

I read Dira's series before I'd ever seen a single ep of GK, and I fell wildly in love with the characters stat. If you know and enjoy the whole psychic wolves phenomenon as it exists in A Companion to Wolves, I think you'll be dazzled (as I was) by the way Dira brings it into the modern age; if you don't, that's okay, because I am here to tell you that you will pick it up as you go along, and these stories are awesome[.][2]

References

  1. Giant Cock Angst, post by thefourthvine, accessed January 12, 2013
  2. Fandom Snowflake Day 12, post by Kass, written January 12, 2013, accessed January 12, 2013