July 1st, 2011

Gallifrey B&W

rec: Cold Comfort for Change by birdsarecalling

Story: Cold Comfort for Change
Author: birdsarecalling
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 22,575
Author’s Summary: In a universe where the Master works for the Celestial Intervention Agency, the Doctor and his companions inevitably find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Characters/Pairings: Third Doctor/Delgado!Master, Adelaide Brooke, Original Companions
Warnings: Swearing
Recced because:

This is a story that begins in a zeppelin above an acid lake on an alien world and only gets better from there. If that isn’t enough to sell you, I’m not sure what else I could possibly say to change your mind.

Seriously, though: this fic is an AU wherein the Master (still calling himself Koschei) is an Agent of the CIA, Three has a fully-functional TARDIS, and they end up playing just the cat-and-mouse game you might expect. That would be brilliant enough, but what makes this fic exceptional is the unique Team TARDIS--Adelaide Brooke (much younger and with a wonderfully fleshed-out personality), Mohandas Gandhi, and Gamma, Twenty-Third Chief Executrix of the Google-Exxon Imperium--and the wonderful sense of humor with which it’s written. It’s a wildly enjoyable read, start to finish.

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