The top ten books I have read (and listed in this library).
Doctor Who: Prisoner Of The Daleks
Great read, kept you going to the end. A lot more detail about the Daleks than I’d read in the past.
Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket
Another great story from Justin Richards. This one featured space pirates and some very devious robots. The story began with the TARDIS breaking down in an area of space, called the zeg, where most mechanical devices wouldn’t work (sort of a full-time EMP). Every mechanical device was steam driven. How cool is that. The second half of the story is the search for the missing pirate treasure, with a few homicidal characters thrown in for good measure. It was well told with lots of twists and turns. I could visualise this as an episode.
Doctor Who: Wooden Heart
By Martin Day
Another great read. The Doctor and Martha appear on a seemingly deserted spaceship and after a period of exploration end up in another world that appears linked to the ship. There’s a bit of mystery and suspense, some twists and turns and some very interesting characters. Another one that would be great as an episode.
Doctor Who: Forever Autumn
By Mark Morris
A great little Halloween story featuring the Doctor and Martha in a small US town. It was a good read, with classic Doctor statements and a few twists and turns.
Doctor Who: Ghosts Of India
By Mark Morris
This was a great book, taking the Doctor and Donna back to the birth of modern India.
Doctor Who: The Stealers Of Dreams
By Steve Lyons
This was quite a good read. The 9th Doctor, Rose and Jack are off in the future on a world where no-one is allowed to dream or imagine. The outcome is both as expected but quite different. There are quite a few unexpected twists and turns. The characters are well defined; the three main characters behave as expected and the others are quite unique (one made me think of Judge Dread).
Doctor Who: The Last Dodo
What an intriguing story, a museum of the last of each kind of animal. There’s some great comedy in this story; especially the visual image of Martha running around with a dodo in her arms or in a shopping trolley.
Doctor Who: The Slitheen Excursion
The Slitheen-based episodes haven’t done a lot for me, so I didn’t have high hopes for this book. However I was pleasantly surprised. This was an interesting mix of ancient Greece and alien tourists. The Doctor’s temporary companion was very Rose-like, but fitted the story. The Slitheen were well cast as the dodgy tourist haunt operators.
Doctor Who: The Taking Of Chelsea 426
I really enjoyed this one. It features the Sontarans and their enemies the Rutans and is based on a colony floating above Saturn. I think what really makes this book interesting is the authentic mix of characters, from the stuffy “not in my backyard” Englishmen to the adventurous and clever kids and of course the Sontarans.
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose
I really enjoyed this one. It gave you a great feeling of being in Rome circa 120AD. The characterisation of the 10th Doctor and Rose (even Mickey) was spot on and I had a great laugh in some places. The story takes a very interesting twist halfway through. You could see something coming but what did was unexpected.