1970s: Boston

Title: Miami 2017
Author: Agent Tomato
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 648 words
Characters: Ace
Setting / Era: 1970s Boston (1977)

Vignette of Ace trapped in 1977 Boston, surviving and waiting for the Doctor, with a good sense of the setting as well as the character. (Possibly Ace/Doctor implied.)


1895: London

Title: Be Yourself
Author: annariel
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 3342
Characters: Eighth Doctor, Oscar Wilde
Setting / Era: Opening night of the Importance of Being Earnest (14th Feb 1895, St James’s Theatre, London).

The amnesiac Doctor runs into Oscar Wilde, who helps him to recover some things about himself, with the help of a mysterious voice-stealing alien, of course. This is all good fun, rather charming, and with a great final line.

1969: Moon Landing

Title: Moon Landing (four different views)
Author: Amy Wolf
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2930
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Martha Jones
Setting / Era: Earth and its satellite in 1969

Not strictly a straight historical, but a lovely fun fic in which Martha and the Doctor get to see the moon landing four different times.

1858: Galesburg

Title: Even the Smallest Ripple
Author: aces
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2510
Characters: Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner, Sam Jones
Setting / Era: 1858 The Lincoln-Douglass debates, Galesburg

This is lovely – a small moment in history; Sam and Fitz not quite behaving in period, and Fitz being bored at the speeches, and, yes. Lovely.

AD 64: Rome

Title: Amor estVitae Essentia
Author: bibliophile1887
Rating: All ages / PG
Word Count: 3558
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, First Doctor, Vicki
Setting / Era: That villa in The Romans

Barbara and Ian get closer during that holiday month in The Romans. Nice characterisation, and some fun with One and Vicki, and the setting as well as a bit of romance.

1600s: England

Title: Natural Principles
Author: Arcadias Fire
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 968
Characters: Third Doctor
Setting / Era: 1600s

The Third Doctor meets an unhappy schoolboy in 17th C England and lends a hand. There’s lots to like in this ( ‘I guess’ from the schoolboy is a slip, but that’s mere pedantry from me and this is charming & not without proper historical knowledge of the subject in question).

1869, Utah

Title: Promontory Point
Author: aces
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2217
Characters: Fifth Doctor, Peri Brown, Erimem
Setting / Era: 1869 Promontory Point, Utah

Five, Peri and Erimem have a bomb to surreptiously remove. This is sweet and fun and, after the brief moment of danger and business as usual, a genuine bit of historical sight-seeing.