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Story: Planes, Trains and Horseless Carriages
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2263
Author's Summary: The Doctor, Vicki and Steven journey over land and sea to make a date with history.
Characters/Pairings: First Doctor, Vicki, Steven Taylor

Recced because: I should confess here and now that I had this story written for me in [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen, but, it’s a high treat and no mistake - I can‘t miss it out. For starters it’s that rare creature in fic, a straight historical (set in early 20th C America). What’s more, it’s a straight, fun historical that features a undeservingly neglected TARDIS team and makes full use of their characters. Only Vicki would have the boundless enthusiasm needed to overcome the obstacles in their race against time, the Doctor’s love of the many old-fangled vehicles they encounter is charming and, as for Steven - well, his wish is what drives the story and to reveal it would spoil the ending. You’ll just have to read it and find out.
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Last recommendation! Thanks very much for sticking with me, and I hope you've enjoyed my offerings.

Story: All the Maps Change
Author: Ligia Elena
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2760
Author's Summary: "We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains." - Ursula LeGuin
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Warnings: None

Recced because: Barbara Wright is one of my favorite characters in the Whoniverse (equalled only by Evelyn and Sarah Jane), and this fic is a beautiful tribute to her. Ligia Elena takes Martha Jones's heroism in the Year that Never Was and sets it against Barbara's very different heroism many years earlier in dragging the Doctor kicking and screaming towards his destiny as the savior of the universe. The frame story is sweet, the inner story heartbreaking, and Martha and Barbara shine through it all. Plus, of course, there's Barbara/Ian shippiness; Ian reminiscing about his wife is one of the loveliest scenes in this fic. The brief appearance of their son John is a nice bonus for the audio and novel fans.


Our current reccer is [personal profile] clocketpatch.

May 2017