The Fenspace Collective

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Name: The Fenspace Collective
Date(s): 2013 - present
Archivist: Mal Fnord (The_Fenspace_Collective)
Type: fanfiction
Fandom: multifandom
URL: Fenspace - The Definitive Collection at AO3
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Fenspace is a shared universe collective writing project hosted on Robert M. Schroeck's[1] Drunkard's Walk Forums[1].[2] The Fenspace Wiki[2] originally hosted a story archive, but the stories were later moved to collections on the Archive of Our Own.[3] Open Doors registered the Fenspace Collective as a project in November 2013. The import was completed in December 2013.[4]

Here's the question: If the only people who want to explore space are science-fiction fans... what happens when they do?

In the first decade of the 21st Century, a miracle substance named handwavium appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Handwavium had properties that defied the known laws of physics, and could bring the impossible within reach of the ordinary person: space-capable flying cars, subtle and obvious modifications of the human body, even create new life from dead matter.

Scientists studied it. Governments feared it. The rest of the world didn’t care all that much. Science fiction fandom saw handwavium as the key to making their fantasies reality, and took advantage. Fans founded the Crystal Cities of Venus, the topless towers of Helium on Mars, the bottled city of Kandor on the Moon, built farms in the sky and sailed beyond the edge of the solar system to the near stars.

It’s a brand-new Space Age, and the people who want to go are the ones leading the pack.

Welcome to Fenspace


  1. ^ "Drunkard's Walk Forum > Community Profile". 2015-10-07. Archived from the original on 2021-10-08.
  2. ^ "Fenspace Forum". 2016-06-09. Archived from the original on 2021-10-08.
  3. ^ "Story Archive - FenWiki". 2021-10-08. Archived from the original on 2021-10-08. Accessed: 4 September 2016
  4. ^ "Fenspace Collective – Open Doors". 2013-12-01. Archived from the original on 2021-10-08.