Shadowfall

Nov. 2nd, 2008 03:56 pm
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Story: Shadowfall
Author: Duncan Johnson
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 20674
Author's Summary: Whitby, 1900. A place of old ghosts and new friendships. The first in a series of adventures for the Eighth Doctor.
Characters/Pairings: The Doctor (8th)
Warnings: None

Recced because:

This is a cross-over between Doctor Who and Dracula told in epistolary format. How awesome is that? Though, that description might be a little misleading, since this fic takes place some years after the finish of Bram Stoker’s novel. It’s not necessary to have read the book to enjoy the fic (I hadn’t first time). This is a gloriously well-thought out bit of ficy-ness and the series which it starts out it also awesome in the extreme. Eight is at top form as he solves the (very well crafted) mystery, and Duncan Johnson handles his cross-over characters with panache.
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Story: The Bubble Chamber
Author: Duncan Johnson
Rating: All Ages
Author's summary: A historical story set in San Francisco in 1960.
Characters: Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, OCs
Warnings: none
Word Count: ~9,500 words

Recced because: A long, plotty genfic with the Ninth Doctor, this reads like an episode of the series in all the right ways. Rose and the Doctor arrive in San Francisco in May 1960, at the height of the Cold War, and get tangled up with the House Un-American Activities Committee, atom bomb threats, conspiracies, and good old-fashioned human drama - families, friends, the good and the bad mixed up perfectly. The historical details are well-researched, the OCs are all well-drawn and feel like the regular sorts of new characters you meet in an episode, and the Doctor and Rose both get to play strong roles and have lots of plot. Really satisfying.

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