|See also:||pastfic, backstory, PGP|
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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.
- The Last, Best Hope and The Long Way Back by Melody C- PGP B/A fics with flashbacks to PWB. 1988/1989
- 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
- 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
- Remembrance by Tashery Shannon. Blake/Avon 1994
- What Might Have Been by Firerose. Blake and Avon (B/A possibly implied) 2001
- A Short Ride in A Fast Machine by Firerose. S1 crew 2001
- Relations by Penny Dreadful. Travis. 2001
- Not Our Kind, Darling by Executrix. Avon/Jenna. 2001
- Purple Haze by Executrix. Avon/OMC 2001
- Future Perfect by Ika femslash OC/OC. 2002
- Lady Lazerus by Una McCormack. Anna/Kasabi? 2002
- A Good Team, Technical Advisor, Blood, Threats and Fears by Nicola Mody. Vila 2002
- Work Experience by Nicola Mody. Avon & Vila work together on the bank heist. 2006
- All the things you should have learned in school by Clocketpatch Avon, Tynus 2014
- There was a light the last time we spoke by Clocketpatch. Tarrant, ensemble. 2014
- The Enigmatic Blake by Aralias. Blake/Avon. 2015
- Grant Family Stories by Manna. Anna, Del Grant.
- Taking the Credit by Unsentimentalalf. AU, Avon/Blake 2015