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22nd-Aug-2008 11:49 pm A Woman's Touch by Wildcat (PG-13)
Pairing: Spock, Uhura, Saavik
Length: 88.8k
Author on LJ: none known
Author Website: Wildcat's Trek Fic
Why this must be read:

Saavik doesn't get enough love. According to the book The Pandora Principle (and to the best of my knowledge not superseded by anything), Saavik was not only Spock's protege, she was an orphan that he took a few years off from his Starfleet career to raise until she was ready to be placed in a public school living with a normal family (although he still remained her guardian).

The idea of Spock trying to raise a young, rambunctious, girl by himself is pretty hilarious when you think about it. Wildcat thinks so too, and so does Uhura--which is why, in this story, Uhura joins Spock and Saavik on Dantria for a while to provide a woman's touch and a female role-model for young Saavik, as well as give Spock with some much-needed backup. This story has humor and wit, and genuine emotion. The characters are deftly handled and true to themselves. It is the first in a series, but can be read on its own; I would highly recommend the whole series. One of the later stories in the series, The Other Woman, was recced five years ago.

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A Woman's Touch
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20th-May-2005 02:13 am Wisdom and Beauty by Macedon (NC-17)
Title: Wisdom and Beauty
Fandom: Star TreK (this fic actually has no 'canon pairings' but the events take place during the Dominion War)
Pairing: OC/OC with mentions of Sarek/Amanda
Author on LJ: not that I know of
Author Website: Macedon's Taberna
Why this must be read:

Ordinarily I wouldn't think of reccing a story that hasn't a single canon character appearing in it - they're mentioned but they never appear - but then I read this when a friend pointed it out and...I honestly think not reccing this story would be a crime. It's just absolutely incredible and finding one this good so engrossing...

I don't think I've ever sat down and read a fic like this one and been so absorbed to the point that I literally forgot this wasn't a novel that this wasn't canon. It's just...Breath taking. The story does definitely earn it's NC-17 rating as there is a graphic (but tastefully done) scene of sexual violence. It's not a story for everyone but it is a powerful and beautiful story that is definitely not to be overlooked lightly.

It is a story of a Vulcan/Human bonding in the 24th century and the details and richness of the story. Vulcan comes alive. The society, the planet, the people. They are irrevocably threaded through this story in a masterful way and if there was ever a piece of Star Trek fanfiction that deserves a rec.

This is is.

Take it from a huge Vulcan geek, if I got this absorbed by it? Wow.

Wisdom and Beauty
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