[identity profile] pontisbright.livejournal.com
Story: 'Waxwork'
Author: roseveare
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 5551
Author’s summary: "The Doctor, Fitz and Anji visit a museum on a peaceful holiday planet. The exhibits hit a bit too close to home for Fitz."
Characters/Pairings: Eight, Fitz, Anji
Warnings: None

Recommended because: The Doctor was on his hands and knees in the sand, contentedly building a sandcastle. The sight of him in shorts and a brightly coloured shirt was faintly disturbing, but Fitz had long gotten over the urge to buy himself a T-shirt declaring 'I'M NOT WITH THAT NUTTER'. Anji was evidently still going through that stage of acquaintance. If (like me) you have only a passing understanding of Fitz's encounter with the Faction Paradox/Remote, you'll still appreciate why a museum filled with exact - and living - replicas of famous names causes a dash of angst to infiltrate the holiday atmosphere. A glorious combination of the daft and the emo (which is pretty much the definition of both Eight and Fitz, after all).
[identity profile] eve11.livejournal.com
Author: roseveare
Rating: All Ages/PG-13
Word Count: 82,126
Author's Summary: 'Missing adventure' style novel in which the Doctor refuses to save the world, Nyssa isn't turned into a monster or taken over by an alien intelligence, and Tegan is in several places at once.
Characters/Pairings: Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan
Warnings: None Given

Recced because: Yes, I've saved the tomes for the weekend :) Roseveare's novel is one of the older fics on the site, being archived in 2003. And if you printed it out, and bound it in paperback with a nifty MA cover, it would be indistinguishable from the better published Fifth Doctor Missing Adventure novels out there. This one has the advantage, though, of being entirely a labor of love :) Tight plotting, fantastic characterization and dialogue, all work together to bring to life a fully realized alien world, from the perspective of the Doctor and his companions who (of course) become embroiled in the politics of war and disease and cultural mysteries. Roseveare makes wonderful use of the timey-wimey aspect of the Whoniverse (a full four years or so before the invention of the term), and gives us a huge helping of action, plot twists, peril and drama. It's a long read but well worth it. Five stars.

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May 2017