Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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April Books 27) The Face Eater, by Simon Messingham

I've consistently enjoyed Simon Messingham's other Doctor Who books, and this one was no exception: essentially a rewriting of Colony in Space to make it much much better, with the Master out of it entirely and a single bloc of colonists and management faced with indigenous aliens who have acquired strange powers. Messingham succeeds in drawing convincing characters inhabiting his newly constructed colonial settlement, with the Doctor and Sam appearing among them just as the situation starts to get bad. Rather a good sf novel on its own merits.
Tags: bookblog 2011, doctor who, doctor who: 08, writer: simon messingham
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