House Ball-y Multiverse

Welcome

Welcome to the Realm of What-If

Welcome to the House "What-If" Fanfic Rec List, by lit_luminary and resourceress7.

This is a place for us to share some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Stories range from wildly fantastical to essentially realistic, but all depart significantly from canon reality.

Wonderful worldbuilding. Food for thought.

He's got the whole world(s) in his hands.
House contemplates his place(s) within the Ball-y Multiverse.

Come Explore

What makes a story what-iffy, and why would we rec it? Read definitions of our Fic Categories and Rec Reasons.

Use the sidebar links to navigate the rec list, which has separate postings indexed by title, category, rec reason, word count, date of publication, and author.

Read our interviews with the authors whose work is featured on the rec list.

Join the Comm: HouseMD_What_If

If you enjoy this rec list project, you may be interested in the comm that grew out of it. housemd_what_if (notice the "MD" in the username) is a community focused on what-iffy fic, fan art, icons, and vids. We have an author interview series and our first prompt table is now up. Join the comm and participate as a writer, artist, vidder or commenter. All pairings welcome. See you there!

House Ball-y Multiverse

Recs by Title, Part 1 (A-D)

The House "What-If" Rec List

This is Part 1 of our rec list. View Part 2 (Titles E-M) or Part 3 (Titles N-Z).

Part 1: Titles A-D

Hi! We're lit_luminary and resourceress7. We'd like to share with you some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Many stories were already among our personal favorites, and we discovered many more gems while collecting hundreds of potential recs. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This is the main rec list, organized by title. This is a good starting place as you explore this site, as it has the most detailed information per fic.

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Recs by Title (E-M)

The House "What-If" Rec List

This is Part 2 of our rec list. View Part 1 (Titles A-D) or Part 3 (Titles N-Z).

Part 2: Titles E-M

Hi! We're lit_luminary and resourceress7. We'd like to share with you some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Many stories were already among our personal favorites, and we discovered many more gems while collecting hundreds of potential recs. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This is the main rec list, organized by title. This is a good starting place as you explore this site, as it has the most detailed information per fic.

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House Ball-y Multiverse

Recs by Title (N-Z)

The House "What-If" Rec List

This is Part 3 of our rec list. View Part 1 (Titles A-D) or Part 2 (Titles E-M).

Part 3: Titles N-Z

Hi! We're lit_luminary and resourceress7. We'd like to share with you some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Many stories were already among our personal favorites, and we discovered many more gems while collecting hundreds of potential recs. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This is the main rec list, organized by title. This is a good starting place as you explore this site, as it has the most detailed information per fic.

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House "What-If" Author Interview Series

House "What-If" Author Interview Series

We’ve highlighted the work of many high-caliber authors in our House “What-If” Rec List project, and invited them to participate in our author interview series.

Here are the interviews posted so far, in alphabetical order by username.

If you would like to participate in an interview, it's not too late! Fandom never dies! :). The LJ private message system has been a little buggy, so please contact us by email: housewhatif at gmail dot com.

Hugh Brain

Genderfuck Crack!verse Masterpost

Genderfuck Crack!verse Masterpost

On the House "What-If" Rec List we share some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Stories range from wildly fantastical to essentially realistic, but all depart significantly from canon reality.

Two stories from the larger Genderfuck Crack!Verse — The One Where It All Ends & Unicorn Hunter — are featured on our rec list. For those of you who would like to read the full series, we offer the following masterpost with a more complete set of links than we have seen elsewhere. Enjoy!

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Hugh Brain

Sleeping Man 'verse Masterpost

Sleeping Man 'verse Masterpost

On the House "What-If" Rec List we share some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Story elements range from wildly fantastical to essentially realistic, but all depart significantly from canon reality.

The Sleeping Man 'verse is one of the entries featured on our rec list, and to help you delve into these fics, we provide the masterpost below. Enjoy!

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1948, "Drawing Hands" by M. C. Escher

Author Directory, part 2

The House "What-If" Rec List - Author Directory

This is Part 2 of the Author Directory. View Part 1


Welcome to the directory of authors and artists whose work is featured on the House "What-If" Rec List. Here's how to use this resource:

Meet Them.

You may recognize these authors' and artists' usernames from the fics, reviews, and comments they've posted on various sites. Use the links following each username below to peruse their journals and author pages.

You'll find them on Livejournal (LJ), Fanfiction.net (FF), Archive of Our Own (AO3), Dreamwidth (DW), The House Fanfiction Archive/Squidge (SQ), audiofic, deviantART, tumblr, YouTube, and more.

Feed them.

We provide links to all their sites so you can read and communicate where you feel most comfortable. No matter how long ago they posted their fics or artwork, please let them know you encountered their work, and give some feedback, even if it's just to say hello.

You can leave comments and reviews where the fics are posted online. Or, you can contact them directly via private message (PM) — they're likely to receive your communication more quickly, since PMs often go directly to the author's email.

Take a look at Maeg's Guide to Leaving Feedback for easy tips on how to leave valuable comments, ranging from one simple sentence to paragraphs of constructive criticism.

Learn More.

One main focus of this directory is to direct you toward sites where you can learn more about these folks and their bodies of work, we also provide links to other House-fandom rec lists that feature their work, as well as author interviews that have been published on livejournal comms.

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Hugh Brain

Everyday Superheroes / Power Generation 'verse — House Masterpost

Everyday Superheroes/Power Generation 'verse — House Fic Masterpost

On the House "What-If" Rec List we share some of our favorite House, M.D. fics, 'verses, and authors that form a genre we call "What-If." Story elements range from wildly fantastical to essentially realistic, but all depart significantly from canon reality.

The Everyday Superheroes / Power Generation 'verse is one of the entries featured on our rec list, and to help you delve into these fics, we provide the masterpost below. Enjoy!

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