August 28th, 2008


Rec: A Stranger in the City

Story:A Stranger in the City
Author: astrogirl2
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5889
Author's Summary: The 51st century and the 23rd cross paths in 1930, where they discover that tragedy is timeless. A Star Trek crossover featuring Jack Harkness and Spock.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness
Warnings: Swearing

Recced because: If you haven't seen the Classic Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever", you probably wouldn't be interested in reading a Classic Trek crossover anyway. This was a perfect point of intersection for these two universes; time travel and tragedy. The characterisation of Jack here is by no means a one-note song: it dances between the light and the dark; disillusionment, hope, grimmness, charm, and compassion. It is also interesting to see Spock through Jack's eyes, and how it reflects on Jack himself.