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Another offering from the ST:Big Bang

"Indistinguishable From Magic by barrowjane

Summary: After an incident investigating a research vessel, the crew of the Enterprise find themselves in a different place and Kirk realizes he may have to follow the rules of this odd, almost fairy-tale world to get them home.

Length: 40,000 words

My rec: I devoured this story once I had a chance to sit down and devote time to it. I initially was hesitant about this story, because I was fearing some sort of fantasy-fusion with characters with Powers! masquerading around, and why I had that idea in my head, I don't know. This story was so far away from that, it's laughable now that I've finished it.

Instead it's a episodic plot taylor-made from Star Trek tradition, where Jim finds himself surrounded by familiar crewmen but involved in an unfamiliar setting and carrying out the story of "The Snow Queen". The story, like all classic fairytales is loaded with pathos and sweet longing, and if you enjoy pining!Kirk, then you'll love this.

Barrowjane pulls together the lyric language of the fairytale and world-worn, sardonic humor of Jim seamlessly. There's banter, there's angsty backstory, and there's a beautiful ending. While yes, there's a happy ending, the story also remains true to the fairytale model with tragic resolution to the plot.

So get a hot cup of coffee/tea and a warm blanket- this is the perfect rainy day escape.

March 2010

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