Fanfiction by Marina Frants & Keith R.A. DeCandido

We're not really sure how it happened. One moment, we were living our lives like normal science fiction geeks, the next thing we know we've become utterly obsessed with Highlander: The Series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as well as their spinoffs Highlander: The Raven, Young Hercules, and Angel). We're not sure when it really started, though one suspects a power that shows with colons in their titles have over us (as evidenced by the fact that we're also fans of the late, lamented Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Homicide: Life on the Street). That doesn't explain Buffy, of course, but we're grasping at straws here....

It led, as these things will do, to fanfic. Let this be a warning to all of you.

Below are the various and sundry fanfic stories we've written in the milieu of these assorted TV series, as well as the Harry Potter books. To further confuse the issue, several stories take place in both the Highlander and the Hercules/Xena universes. Some of our stuff has even won awards...

Keith & Marina have been interviewed! The fanfic webzine Voices has interviews with Keith and Marina, where they each talk about fanfic and other stuff. (Voices has also included three of our Highlander stories.)

DISCLAIMER: Highlander and the characters from that mythos, as well the concept of Immortals and Watchers and the fictional city of "Seacouver," are all copyright 2001 Davis/Panzer Productions. Hercules, Xena, and the characters from their shared mythos as well as these versions of Greece and the Greek gods are all copyright 2002 Renaissance Pictures, Inc. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and the characters from their shared mythos as well as the fictional city of Sunnydale are all copyright 2002 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. The Harry Potter books, and all the characters and concepts from that mythos are copyright © 2002 J.K. Rowling. These stories are fanfiction, not to be considered canon, nor are they an attempt to infringe upon the aforementioned copyrights. No money is being made off these stories. Honest.

Table of contents

"The Methos Chronicles" (includes characters from Highlander, Hercules, and Xena)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Short Stories
Harry Potter Short Stories
The End of the Beginning: a Harry Potter/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover novel.
Other Herc/Xena Short Stories
Other Highlander Short Stories
Awards we've won
Linking stuff

"The Methos Chronicles"

A series of stories following the life of Methos, the oldest living Immortal, and the lives he touched in his travels. By a startling coinky-dink, two of those lives are Iolaus and Xena.

NOTE: These stories are incompatible with the events of the fifth and sixth seasons of Hercules and the fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons of Xena -- indeed, most were written before those episodes aired -- and so obviously take place in an alternate reality where all the episodes after Herc's "Reunions" and Xena's "If the Shoe Fits" didn't happen. Given how those episodes went, this isn't exactly a bad thing.

First Excerpt: "Protect and Survive" by Keith

Second Excerpt: "Red Right Hand" by Marina
Third Excerpt: "Cold Wind to Valhalla" by Keith
First Iolaus Sidebar: "Life and Death" by Keith
Second Iolaus Sidebar: "Old Hunter's Tricks" by Marina
Fourth Excerpt: "Occasional Demons" Chapters 1-3 by Keith

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Short Stories

"Another Peaceful War" by Marina
"Favor" by Marina
"The Geekado" by Marina
"Entangled" by Marina
"Some Enchanted Evening" by Marina
"Hazy Shade of Winter" by Marina