The Best of Trek Fanfic

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Recommendation Website
Name: The Best of Trek Fanfic
Reccer(s):
Dates: Opened December 2001; Last update August 2003
Focus:
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise
URL: http://us.geocities.com/botrek/index.html; archive link
http://us.reocities.com/botrek/index.html (Reocities copy)
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The Best of Trek Fanfic is a Star Trek recommendation site.

"We're Trek fans who really like to read and write fanfic. Consequently, we spend a lot of our waking moments scouring the web looking for good fanfic to read. There are five of us, each devoted to a different series."

This site is being documented here as part of the OTW's GeoCities Rescue Project.

Philosophy

"After reading as much fanfic as we have, you can definitely separate the good from the bad. Mostly, we look at characterizations, spelling and grammar. Oh yeah - having a plot certainly helps."[1]

The same criteria was applied to gen, het and slash stories, although slash/NC-17 rated stories were noted with red text in the "rating" section[1]

Only one story was recced per author (except for Author Spotlights). Authors were emailed for permission to link and, if they agreed, sent a graphic to display on their site and added to the links page.

Nominations

The site accepted nominations from readers via email or the guestbooks. It was acceptable for authors to nominate themselves.[1]

Nominations were kept anonymous, but not neccessarily recced on the site.[1]

Author Spotlights

The Author Spotlight section contained interviews with Star Trek fanwriters, and links to five or six of their stories.

Questions

Each author was asked 16 or so questions, including:

  • What does your "writing space" look like?
  • How did you get started writing fanfic?
  • Out of all the stories you've written, which is your favorite and why?
  • When you're reading fanfic, what are you looking for?
  • Every author has a "must read" fanfic list. What does your list look like?
  • Do you have any advice for other fanfic writers?

Authors interviewed

References

  1. ^ a b c d BoT FAQ (accessed 23 September 2009; no Wayback)