I'm curious about fictional use of fusion power (obviously any use of a fusion reactor is currently fictional as man hasn't had success in building a self-perpetuating one yet). My concern is that if I ask it in the physics forum I'll get a real-world hypothetical application (ie a really complicated steam turbine akin to a fission reactor). Something tells me that most spaceships\space stations aren't ultimately powered by steam (except maybe steampunk works, but I always found steampunk in space kinda odd).
My other concern is the scope of the question and that it will be closed as asking for a list; however, as far as I can tell, most works don't actually describe how the energy is extracted from a fusion reactor, so I want to cast a wide net so that I can catch anything.
So is this question better placed in physics, science fiction & fantasy, or is it just a bad idea that needs to die?