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Pre-Way Back, or more usually PWB, is a term used to refer to pre-series works in the Blake's 7 fandom, which are set before the first episode, "The Way Back". PWB is used by Sarah Thompson in her catalogue of Blake's 7 fanfiction and is also used by some B7 online archives, most notably Hermit.org.
It is the opposite of post-Gauda Prime or PGP, which refers to works set after the end of the series, though it is significantly less popular. This is arguably because most of the characters haven't met each other yet (though fanfiction does sometimes posit that they have). Stories that explore Avon's relationship with Anna Grant are among the most popular, as are stories that assume that Blake and Avon knew each other (usually sexually) before their apparent meeting in 'Space Fall'. The popularity of this latter device can be ascribed to the following lines of dialogue from 'Cynus Alpha':
AVON I handled the computer analysis for a research project into matter transmission. It was based on a new alloy...
AVON That's right.
BLAKE Yes, I worked on that project too.
AVON Small world.BLAKE Large project.
- Children of the Federation - a zine focused entirely on stories about the crew as children. 1990
- Aquitar by Judith Seaman - chronicles Avon's employment as a professor on the Aquitar Project. 1993
- Purple Haze by Executrix. Avon/OMC, other characters. 2001
- Not Our Kind, Darling by Executrix. Avon/OCs. 2001
- A Short Ride in A Fast Machine by Firerose. S1 crew. 2001
- Work Experience by Nicola Mody. Avon & Vila work together on the bank heist. 2006
Blake & Avon and Blake/Avon
- The Last, Best Hope and The Long Way Back by Melody C- PGP B/A fics with flashbacks to PWB. 1988/1989
- Remembrance by Tashery Shannon. Blake/Avon. 1994
- What Might Have Been by Firerose. Blake and Avon (B/A possibly implied). 2001
- The Enigmatic Blake by Aralias. Blake/Avon. 2015
- Taking the Credit by Unsentimentalalf. AU, Avon/Blake. 2015
- Kerry by Tasha. "One of the more controversial stories in B7 fiction. Some have questioned whether it is really a B7 story at all. A young Avon is trained to be a sex slave." 1993
- All the things you should have learned in school by Clocketpatch Avon, Tynus. 2014
- Impossible Dreams by Rebecca Ann Brothers in Southern Seven #10, 1995
- Inga by Judith Proctor, published in TTBA. Blake, Ushton, Inga.
- Future Perfect by Ika. Femslash, OC/OC, Blake appears as a secondary character. 2002
- Venezuela, Archived version by executrix, 2008. Blake/OMC (also published in The House Always Sins)
- Evidence by Natasa. Blake, Ushton. 2018
- A Candle In The Dark by Neil Faulkner in Deadlier Than the Male. Set on Auron. 1997
- Asta Matrika by Andraste. 2004
- Destiny Decrees by Pat Fenech in The Aquitar Files
- I Was So Young... by Katrina Snyder & Susanne McGhin in Southern Lights #3.5. 1987
- The Guns of Avalon by Alicia Ann Fox
- Flying, Archived version by still_lycoris. 2014
- Privilege by Susan Cutter, published in TTBA
- There was a light the last time we spoke by Clocketpatch. Tarrant, ensemble. 2014
- The Guinea Pig Reproductive Cycle by emmaliza. Tarrant and his family. 2020.
- Wish Upon a Shooting Star by Nicola Mody. 2005
- Streetcorner Girl by Loulou Harris. Soolin, Dorian. Published in Deadlier Than the Male.
- Relations by Penny Dreadful. Travis/Kiera. 2001
- Cannon Fodder by Red Star Robot. Travis, Kiera. 2010
- Toy Soldiers by babel. Travis's childhood. 2015
- Lady Lazarus by Una McCormack. Anna/Kasabi? 2002
- Grant Family Stories by Manna. Anna, Del Grant.
- ^ Cynus Alpha transcript hosted on Hermit.org