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Bleep Encounter (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 29th April 2008 (19)
Tags: Short Story

Summary:"I met the Doctor and you are very definitely not him. Unless you're all called 'Doctor' on Mars, the Doctor is a skinny streak of bacon in trainers, keeps nattering on about his ex."

This is set between "The Runaway Bride" and "Partners in Crime", though it probably doesn't fit with canon, it's still good. Donna is very Donna, and it's a lovely little encounter between her and the 9th Doctor.

Dimensionally Transcendent (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 29th April 2008 (21)
Tags: Novel

Summary:The Doctor said he'd better be bigger on the inside. But is he?

Note that this leads to a Doctor/Rose/Jack OT3, which is not my cup of tea, no, not at all. But I could see it coming and resign myself to that. It wasn't a PWP, at least.

On the other hand, there were a lot of good points: - Long and plotty and character-oriented. - Good characterisation, especially of Jack. It's not often one gets a serious look at Jack; usually it's more lighthearted or porny or both. - Fills in the hole between "The Doctor Dances" and "Boomtown" though the OT3 makes me consider it AU. - Fills in the mystery of Jack's lost memories (and also why they aren't mentioned again). - I'm a sucker for Special Powers, though there wasn't a lot of that, but there was a bit.

Hall of Mirrors (Doctor Who)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 29th April 2008 (22)
Tags: Novel

Summary:Eventually, she will have to accept that this time he really does mean it. That sometimes impossible really is impossible. Post-Doomsday fic.

Rose is leading a good life, if not a fantastic one, in the Alt'verse, but she's still in love with the Doctor, and still wants to get back to her original universe. She knows she'd be off in a flash if the opportunity presented itself. And then she meets Alt!Nine.

This raises all sorts of interesting questions. How do you react to someone who considers you a substitute for someone else? A means to an end? How similar would events in the Alt'verse be to those in Rose's universe? Does Rose know Alt!Nine's future or not? How long can one live in hope of the impossible?

This is a very long story, which means that these themes get to be built up slowly and plausibly. Rose here is neither whiny and weepy, nor is she really letting go of the past. Alt!Nine is very much the Doctor, though not exactly the same as the original Nine either. I really liked this.