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Doctor Who

The Master

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No Sleepers Must Sleep by Fahye

'"Queen Lucy the Valiant," he says, and she can't work out if he's teasing her or not. "Do you have valour, do you think?"' A portrait of Lucy Cole as she becomes Lucy Saxon. Mesmerising and disturbing in equal parts

[Added 11/07/2008; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Doctor Who; Characters: Lucy Saxon, Harold Saxon]

Nowhere Man by Selena

'"Being an undercover agent isn't glamorous heroism, children. Not if you want to survive and be effective. It usually involves fawning around people you despise, selling out people you like and doing absolutely anything to reach your goal."' An intelligent adventure plot which features the Torchwood team during the Year That Never Was. Garak, as always, is a bonus (Doctor Who/Torchwood/DS9)

[Added 05/08/2008; Drama; 6000-20,000; Doctor Who; Characters: Owen Harper, Elim Garak (DS9), the Master, Jack Harkness, Tenth Doctor, Toshiko Sato, Ianto Jones, Gwen Cooper, Martha Jones; Crossover]

Paleolinguistics, Paleolinguistics (The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Remix) by Astrogirl & KindKit

'A language with one speaker is a dead tongue. A language with two is alive.' Intriguing pair of shorts which highlight the differences & similarities between the Doctor & the Master

[Added 15/07/2008; Character Piece; <1000; Doctor Who; Characters: Tenth Doctor, the Master]

To Make In Hell For Us A Heaven by LJC

'Her blonde hair was twisted into a simple chignon that made him want to introduce entropy into her carefully maintained existence.' LJC draws parallels with Nine & Rose in this character study of the Master in relation to Lucy

[Added 05/08/2008; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Doctor Who; Characters: The Master, Lucy Cole]