February 25th, 2008

SR: Tekla betrayed
  • morgeil

Rec: An Unearthly Child & Stupid Apes

Story: An Unearthly Child & Stupid Apes
Author: The Secretive Bus
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 4478
Author's Summary: A return to the beginning and the plight of two schoolteachers in their quest to get to the bottom of a most peculiar mystery...
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Warnings: None

Recced because: A very fun New Who twist on a story us old schoolers know all too well. Very clever! To say anything else would give it all away.
Third Doctor -- songstresslenne
  • settiai

rec: argumentum ad metam

Story: Argumentum Ad Metam
Author: eponymous_rose
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 19,599
Author's Summary: When a warehouse burns to the ground for no apparent reason - and the only living witness claims to have seen fire-breathing demons - the Doctor and Jo become embroiled in a deadly confrontation against an opponent who knows them only too well.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Jo Grant, Mike Yates, Sergeant Benton, Third Doctor
Warnings: none

Recced because: It's really difficult to find good, long UNIT era stories, but this one is a shining example of how awesome they can be if done right. The premise is basic enough: a fire draws the attention of UNIT to a possible alien connection. The story's much more than that, though. The plot is intriguing and tightly woven, keeping the reader thinking until the end, and it provides a wonderful look at the relationships between the various characters. It reminds me very much of an actual old school serial, which is always a good thing in my book.

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