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The Prize, by Ray Newton (NC-17)

Recced by lolitakun 

Title: The Prize
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: Harlequin, Romance, AU
Length: Long (~33,000 words)
Warnings: violence, slavery, BDSM, rape

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: Forsmutters Project

Summary: On a Vulcan where Surak's reforms never happened, the warrior Spock acquires a Human Slave.

Review:
Fans of Star Trek should really read this on two counts: one being that it's a long, engaging story, with some absolutely fantastic world-building. If you're a fan of harlequin romances, than this is definitely the fic for you. The second reason is that this a piece of fannish history; it was written in 1981, published in printed fanzine "The Price and the Prize" by Gayle Feyrer. This was before the Internet could connect fans effortlessly, when vidding actually involved video cassettes and meeting fellow fans meant traveling to conventions instead of logging onto your computer. This fic is one of the oldest examples of slash, with the pairing that created the term 'slash'. How cool is that? (has a geekgasm). Just thinking about it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. :D

The Prize
Tags: fandom: star trek tos, genre: au, genre: harlequin, genre: romance, genre: science fiction, length: long, pairing: kirk/spock, recs by lolitakun
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