2) Today I'm pimping spoonishly, who is back writing Lost fic after a lengthy hiatus, I see. And lo and behold, the new one's *not* smutty but is still great, with a real ear for dialogue and character. Dude, I was not a fan of slash until I read your hot, hot smutty stories! So my own career as a smut pusher can be partly laid at your door.
Most stories feature Boone, but even if you don't like that character, I still recommend checking these out, because they're so sexy and (unlike a lot of smut) completely believable and written so vividly, you're seeing (and feeling!) them in Technicolor. I don't think all of these are available on LJ, so I'm linking offsite:
Smut: Five Ways Boone Gets Off, Cat Burglar, The Perks (Or How I Got This Job)
Non-smut: Locke and Load