I totally flaked on recs this week, so here's a themed set to try to catch up. This week's theme is Awesome Gen Fics from Yuletide 2012
Fandom: Sunshine - Robin McKinley
Characters: Rae "Sunshine" Seddon, Yolande
Summary: Yolande persuades Sunshine to employ her magic in her baking. Sunshine has her doubts.
I love the way magic works in the Sunshine universe and I love the central part baking plays in the narrative. This fic combines them in a beautifully satisfying way.
Fandom: Robots - Isaac Asimov
Characters: Gregory Powell, Michael Donovan, Jules (Robot JLS-1)
Summary: The Universe's most boring assignment becomes a lot more interesting.
Yay robots! Fantastic robot-centric plot.
Title:Guest of Honour
Fandom: Hebrew Bible
Characters: Judith, Holofernes
Summary: It would have been an excellent plan, if it had never had to come into contact with reality...
This wasn't one of the Bible stories I grew up with, but after encountering a couple of different old paintings of "Judith with the Head of Holofernes" a few years ago it has become one of my favorites. I love Judith's matter-of-fact BAMFness in this fic. Brilliantly told!
Title:Equus ferus malus
Fandom: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Characters: Bad Horse, Bad Horse Chorus
Summary: Some say that he once annihilated an entire town with the power of his terrible death whinny, and that he has a pathological hatred of people in white lab coats. All we know is, he's called Bad Horse.
Fabulous Bad Horse backstory. Of all the ways it could have come about, this one makes a lot of sense.
Fandom: Spider-Man (Ultimateverse)
Characters: Miles Morales, Peter Parker
Summary: Miles Morales falls through a portal into Earth 616 and meets back up with Peter Parker.
Previous to this story, my knowledge of Spider Man was limited to the movies and a handful of very old comics. This made me pretty excited to get to know more about Miles, who seems absolutely adorable!
Title:On, One, Many
Characters: David 8
Summary: An exploration of David's inner life, such as it is, and of other Davids he might have been.
I am pretty much guaranteed to love any fic that explores the inner life of robots, and this fic delivers on that premise in spades. Pretty disturbing, and super awesome!