Hello, fanfic readers!

This week’s Action/Adventure is all about Star Trek. No, Star Trek isn’t exactly known for its action scenes, but there sure is plenty of adventure in it! These recs are all about the alternate movie series, so we hope you’re ready for some awesome Star Trek action!

The Lotus Eaters

By: aldora89
Summary: Stranded on the planet Sigma Nox while searching for a missing away team, Spock and Kirk find themselves pitted against a disturbing native life form. With the captain out of commission on a regular basis and Spock struggling to preserve his stoicism, staying alive is difficult enough – but when a slim chance for escape surfaces, their resolve is truly put to the test. Together they must fight for survival in the heart of an alien jungle, and in the process, uncover the mystery of the planet’s past.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Romance, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Slash
Words: 93,594

Love The One You’re With

By: 1lostone
Summary: Spock has a… not all together logical reaction to Captain Kirk’s constant disregard for his own safety on away missions.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Hurt/Comfort, Action/Adventure, Jealousy, First Time, Possessive Spock
Words: 37,181

Don’t Stop Believing

By: kianspo
Summary: The story follows Spock from his own days as a cadet at Starfleet Academy to the ‘present day’ when he’s Kirk’s first officer and the Enterprise is on its five-year mission. Essentially, the story of Spock’s first real love followed by the story of him finding the love of his life. Ad astra per aspera.
Rating: Explicit – F/M, M/M – Action/Adventure, First Time, Angst, Drama, Ensemble Cast
Words: 205,901


By: Etharei
Summary: A mission of this duration has never been attempted. Just a few months in, the crew of the Enterprise are beginning to understand why – luckily, they are also, somehow, making it work. A series of events, both great and small; featuring cameos by unsuspecting planets, complicated interpersonal relationships, off-record shenanigans, and a surprising number of hostile life-forms.
Rating: Mature – Gen, F/M, M/M – Action/Adventure, Families of Choice, Angst and Humor, Medical Procedures, Kidnapping, Rescue Missions, Ensemble Cast
Words: 37,319

This Fire

By: lalazee
Summary: A year in the life of one mutant James T. Kirk, age seventeen, and his time spent in the Pike Institute for Higher Learning.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/M, M/M – X-Men Crossover, Mutant, AU-Superheroes/Superpowers, Action/Adventure, Angst, Humor, Teenagers
Words: 7,520

We Two Alone

By: shoreleave
Summary: Academy fic. Dr. Leonard McCoy thinks he has nothing in common with command-track cadet Jim Kirk, until a series of events forces them together. When a simple training mission is derailed into a seemingly hopeless situation, both have to learn to trust one another, and they’ll need all their wits and survival skills to stay alive.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – Gen – Angst, Slavery, Starvation, Academy Era, Major Character Injury, Gen Fic, Male Friendship, Dark, Drama, AU-Canon, Medical Procedures, Canon Compliant, Hurt/Comfort, Action/Adventure, Hero’s Journey
Words: 101,877

Celebrate the Earth and the Sky

By: Aerlalaith
Summary: Earth never reached its full technological potential. The Federation never happened. But the serendipitous rescue of a doomed mission sets into motion a series of events – and individuals – whose choices will either release Earth from its chains, or bind it forever. Dystopian AU K/S.
Rating: Mature – Graphic Depictions of Violence – M/M – AU-Dystopia, Action/Adventure, Romance
Words: 116,292


By: CateAdams
Summary: Captured on a routine shore leave, Jim and Spock find themselves as the most recent additions to the population of a mysterious world, under the control of an invisible and deadly power. As they struggle to survive and to understand the circumstances of their abduction, they are tested in ways they could never have imagined, relying on each other and on their own inner strength, and discovering the potential of their transformative relationship.
Rating: Explicit – Graphic Depictions of Violence – M/M – Angst, First Time, Action/Adventure, Evil Computer, Telepathic Bond, T’hy’la, Hurt/Comfort, First Kiss, Horror
Words: 76,094

Follow the River

By: tresa_cho
Summary: “This looks like some sort of ritualistic marriage chamber,” Nyota said, skimming the hieroglyphs. “Marriages consummated here were considered blessed by the gods.” Leonard stepped closer, his foot giving in the floor slightly. The tile beneath his foot cracked and he moved to another tile, only to have the stone splinter under his foot also. “Not well built, is it?” he commented. Jim turned to him, the grin sliding off his face in the instant Leonard felt himself start to drop.
Rating: Mature – M/M – Bugs & Insects, Snakes, Action/Adventure, Canon-Typical Violence, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Drowning, Ancient Alien Temples, Movie Spoilers
Words: 5,373

The Sky Was Made for Us Tonight

Summary: The Vulcans thought that humans in space, unsupervised, would be too much for the galaxy to handle. And that was before Jim Kirk came along.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Action/Adventure, AU-Canon, Dystopia
Words: 5,386

You wrote a fic and would like it to appear on Fanfic Friday? Or maybe you want to suggest a fic you loved? If so, let us know by leaving a comment down below, tweeting us, sending us an ask on Tumblr or emailing us!