Stuff and Nonsense, or L'Austen Space

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Title: Stuff and Nonsense, or L'Austen Space
Author(s): Executrix
Date(s): 2002
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Stuff and Nonsense, or L'Austen Space is a Blake/Avon Blake's 7 story by Executrix.

It has a sequel called Persuasion.

It was originally printed in the zine Fire and Ice #7.

The Author Comments

S&N was written when I was a wee baby fanwriter and trying to write ensemble. I still feel bad if I don't think the characters will think it was worthwhile for them to show up and that I gave them at least one flashy little scene that they can, so to speak, put into their reel. I consider "Persuasion" a true sequel, because Col. Restal is still a colonel, and I'm still talking funny, so it's still Austenverse. [1]

Reactions and Reviews

This is a star. Execuverse meets Jane Austen, and God, it's funny. Perfect parody but more; when Blake and Avon are being Elizabeth and Darcy (and they take it in turns) they come out with Austen dialogue that suddenly sounds exactly right for *them*. How does she do that? [2]
Good title. Both this and the sequel are a strange mix of Austen and Blake's 7 - in that, I assume if we're in Regency England then... Blake couldn't possibly have a space ship. But he does. Executrix has a lovely comic turn of phrase, and obviously all the Lizzie/Darcy stuff works perfectly for Blake/Avon. I think it may go on for slightly too long - and there may be slightly too many elements thrown together for the sake of the other characters actually taking part in the plot (scandal!) but it's a tres fun time, anyway, even if I'd prefer slightly more emotion between our heroes. [3]


  1. in 2013, at aralias review of this story on Dreamwidth; reference link
  2. a review by Hafren at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site; WebCite
  3. aralias reviewed this zine in July 2013 on Dreamwidth; reference link