March 3rd, 2009

Lady with Glasses

Rec: Only Biography

Whoop, I missed a day! Expect another this evening to make up for that.

Story: Only Biography
Author: sahiya
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 5452
Author's Summary: Biographies were the Doctor's favorite literary form. (Crossover with Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosiverse)
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Warnings: None

Recced because: It's an unlikely but unique way for the Doctor to meet a new companion: fitting into the blind spot of her biographer. This is a very well done crossover with the Vorkosigan saga. Cordelia's listlessness is plausible, and her dialogue quite in-character. There is a lovely attention to mood in this piece, both in the settings and the characterization. I'm looking forward to finding the time to read the other stories in this series.
spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = ♥

rec: Ground Rules by JJPOR

Story: Ground Rules
Author: JJPOR
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 3554
Author's Summary:“The Doctor?” The Brigadier thought about that for a moment. “He’s the Queen’s sworn enemy as well?”
Characters/Pairings:Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton, UNIT
Warnings: None

Recced because: Another great fic arising from continuity niggles - this one being the obvious question of where exactly was Torchwood in the 70s when the Doctor was working for UNIT and fighting off aliens on a weekly basis while patently not being arrested? The result is a satisfyingly twisty, Spooks-style spy story that explains why. And has the Brigadier and UNIT getting the better of Torchwood's sinister men in grey. Read it and cheer.