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Story: Access Denied
Author: such_heights
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1257
Author's Summary: Here lie sundry records and conversations pertaining to the changing situation of Torchwood Three circa the turn of the 21st century.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Suzie Costello
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: There aren't enough fics out there featuring Jack and Suzie. And this is an excellent one looking at how Jack came to run Torchwood Three and how Suzie came to work for him. It's brilliantly written being made up of personnel files, e-mails and phone calls to Torchwood One and snippets of Jack and Suzie's conversations. And the ending manages to be marvellously hopeful and doomed.
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Story: Encounter in Cardiff
Author: travels_in_time
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2243
Author's Summary: Someone in Cardiff has sent Professional Staffing Services an unusual package.
Characters/Pairings: Donna Noble, Jack Harkness
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: Sorry for missing the bulk of the week, I have been unconscious with flu. Anyway, as much as I love fics where Donna gets her memory back post JE this story is a fantastic look at Donna being brilliant without her memories returning. Jack is used to great effect. Plus it features Donna leading a group of alien fighting temps, what's not to love about that?
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Story: Dating in the Workplace
Author: Paranoid Seat
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2471
Author's Summary: If anyone had asked the Doctor whether he begrudged his companions their interpersonal relationships, he would’ve denied it strenuously, with much hand-waving and/or babbling. Because it was true! For the most part. Crackfic, plain and simple. Have your brain-bleach on standby. Do not attempt to eat or drink while reading unless you have a valid warantee on your monitor/keyboard.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Barbara, Ben/Polly, Two/Jamie, Brigadier/Benton, Tegan/Nyssa, Peri/Erimem, Ace/Hex, Five/Turlough, Jack Harkness.
Warnings: Crack

Recced because: Sometimes you want to read long plotty gen, sometimes you want to read some character driven angst and sometimes what you really want to read is some brain bendingly hilarious crack!fic.

This fic has something for everyone, and by that I mean that whoever you ship they probably get a mention in there somewhere. It's very funny and never fails to cheer me up any time I read it.

Plus who doesn't love a fic that contains the line 'Captain Jack Harkness, at your service. Ah... I’ll find my pants, shall I?' 
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Story: Then Sleep the Season
Author: Cherry Ice
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1954
Author's Summary: The TARDIS is not her home, and she is more a stranger here than she has ever been. Romana, last of the Time Lords.
Characters/Pairings: Romana, Mickey Smith, K-9
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: The very idea of an AU where Romana is the last of the Time Lords with Mickey as her companion is of course fantastic, but it's the execution that really makes this fic. The characterisation is superb, Romana's guilt over the war and how ill at ease she feels in the Doctor's TARDIS is both painful and wonderful.
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Story: Home-Thoughts from Abroad
Author: Doyle
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2339
Author's Summary: Nyssa finds something of home in the Forest of Cheem.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Nyssa.
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: It's absolutely beautiful and understated. The Forest of Cheem is described wonderfully and it's a subtle look at Nyssa's quiet grief for Traken.

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Story: Once Around the Wheel
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8634
Author's Summary: This never happened. So why does it keep ending?
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Martha
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: This is quite simply the best Year-that-never-was fic that I've ever read. It's gorgeous, painful and brilliantly written. It'll make you utterly convinced that Martha met Ace during that year, and it'll break your heart just a little bit.
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Story: Scent on the Wind
Author: icebluenothing
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1241
Author's Summary: Big Ben ruined, a crashed alien spaceship in London -- the call has gone out for alien experts. But one of them finds a reason to stay home ....
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, K-9
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: When Sarah was first reintroduced in School Reunion she was carrying the broken K-9 around in the boot of her car and at first glance this fic is the tale of how K-9 came to break down. But it also ties beautifully into series one and is a lovely look at the affection Sarah feels for K-9.

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Story: Next Life
Author: Minion
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1104
Author's Summary: A missing scene set during "The Kingmaker". Erimem/Peri, audiofic, Fifth Doctor era. Contains Kingmaker spoilers.
Characters/Pairings: Erimem/Peri
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: In my opinion one the best things Big Finish has given us are the Fifth Doctor adventures with companions Peri and Erimem, and one the best of these audios is the laugh out loud funny The Kingmaker. This fic is a sweet and somber missing scene from that play. The character interactions are lovely, my favourite part is Peri and Erimem wondering what the Doctor would make of the new dimension to their relationship.

And, come on, Peri and Erimem spent a year trapped in the Bloody Tower disguised as boys, if that doesn't say femslash then I don't know what does.
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Story: Leap in the Dark
Author: nonelvis
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8183
Author's Summary: The 10th Doctor and Donna crash an unusual party, and discover they aren't the only uninvited guests.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble
Warnings: N/A

Recced because: For a fandom that's all about time travel it's strange how rarely it's used in fic. In this Ten and Donna arrive at a party and not only do they find themselves bounced back and forward along the time-line of the party but something big and with claws is hunting.

This fic is brilliantly well written and astonishingly clever. But what really impresses me about it is the interaction between Ten and Donna, given that it was written before Partners in Crime aired it plays beautifully both into what we knew about them from The Runaway Bride and what we've seen in S4 so far. 

Oh, and if you need more convincing Donna befriends a robotic skull in a flowerpot called Bernard.
 
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Story: While Rome Burned
Author: Settiai
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1068
Author's Summary: Everyone was affected by the Sycorax ship hovering over London.
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Harry Sullivan, Jo Grant, John Benton, Liz Shaw, Mike Yates, Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: None

Recced because: I'm always fascinated by fics that examine how characters from classic who deal with events in the new series, and this is one the best showing the UNIT characters from the Third Doctors era during the events of The Christmas Invasion and it is lovely. The Brigadier's frustration at not being able to do more and Jo's belief in the Doctor even decades later seemed particularly in character to me.

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Story: Around the Universe in 26 Letters
Author: Koshiroryuu
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5778
Author's Summary: Martha experiences the universe from A-Z.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Warnings: None

Recced because: Twenty six ficlets about the Doctor and Martha. Some funny, some sad, all of them lovely. My personal favourites are the ones where the Doctor keeps accidentally landing his TARDIS in a Welsh quarry.
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Story: People Used to Dream About the Future
Author: Calapine
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 36858
Author's Summary: The world ended sometime in March 2006. This is, of course, a lie. Just like everything else in this story. Nobody bothered to tell the Doctor, Jack or Rose though.
Characters/Pairings: Ninth Doctor, Jack, Rose
Warnings: None

Recced because: I almost didn't rec this fic, not because it doesn't deserve it, but because I'm really not sure I can say enough good things about it. It's just that good.

The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack arrive in London 2006 to find the planet on a precipice, a familiar enemy and a struggling group of survivors that contains more than one familiar face. This fic mixes classic and new who with more success than any other fic I've ever read, the pacing is brilliant, the characterisation superb. And as for the ending, after I finished it you could quite easily have knocked me down with a feather.
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Story: Five Times Donna Slapped the Doctor For Being a Pervert
Author: Magicallaw
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1692
Author's Summary: Possible spoilers for Series 4. Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Donna
Warnings: Crack

Recced because: Okay, by now we've probably all accepted that Donna isn't going spend series four slapping the Doctor around, but a girl can dream.

And for those of you who think that what the Tenth Doctor really needs is a companion who'll keep him in line I recommend this hilarious little gem. It's funny, fast paced and contains references to Donna saving the world with her breasts.
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Story: The Lonely God(zilla)
Author: Cryptile
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1732
Author's Summary: Because nothing else is canon . . .
Characters/Pairings: The Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa, Adric
Warnings: None

Recced because: This is hands down one of the funniest fics I've ever read. Missing Heathrow, again, the Doctor lands the TARDIS inside a cinema screening Godzilla. He proceeds to explain the history of the franchise desperately trying to ignore his companions bickering, sniping and generally just trying to make themselves heard.

My favourite part is the author describing the voices of the TARDIS crew, anyone who describes Adric's voice as the kind of voice one invariably heard at art openings and political gatherings; a sort of collected, slightly smug type of diction that you wanted to hit repeatedly with a brick deserves serious fandom points in my book.

And I don't want to ruin the twist at the end but it's excellent.
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Story: Six Ways Barbara and/or Ian Might Have Died and One Way They Never Did
Author: agapi42
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 1353
Author's Summary: Across the timelines, fates diverge. What could have been might be, somewhere.
Characters/Pairings: Barbara/Ian, Martha, First Doctor, Tenth Doctor
Warnings: Character Death

Recced because: I am sucker for AUs and this fic is a series of six really interesting ones looking at Barbara, Ian, their adventures and what night have been but thankfully wasn't. As you can probably tell from the title this fic isn't exactly a barrel of laughs all the way through but the ending still manages to be one of the sweetest and most uplifting things I've read in this fandom.

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Story: Tiny Human Heads
Author: kalima
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 5479
Author's Summary: The Doctor is on a mission to tell everyone he loves that he loves them.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith
Warnings: explicit sex

Recced because: It's absolutely gorgeous. It's funny, moving and tragic in equal measure. The characterisation of both the Tenth Doctor and Sarah Jane is spot on, the dialog is superb and the author really manages to capture the decades long friendship between the Doctor and Sarah.

Oh, and if that isn't enough for you there's a bit where the Tenth Doctor runs about naked with spectacles on.

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