Mid-Week Reads: Heroes in Love

Jeff Van Wychen

To Boldly Go…

Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock hooking up? How about Captain America and Iron Man? Or perhaps wholesome Harry Potter and sinister rival Draco Malfoy? This article from 1843 (a cultural publication from the Economist Group) explores the world of “slash fiction,” a branch of fan fiction that imagines heterosexual heroes getting together.