Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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September Books 24-25) Sightseeing in Space, by Steve Lyons and by David Bailey

Another of the two-in-one Doctor Who books for younger readers starring Eleven with Amy and Rory. The first of these, Terminal of Despair by Steve Lyons, has monsters that consume hope from their victims. Lyons normally cranks out a good base-under-siege story (I guess he is the modern master of that sub-genre) but here I felt he was writing down to his readership a bit, reaching for the Terrance Dicks channel without quite reaaching it. The second story, The Web In Space by David Bailey, has some good moments but a rather complex plot involving space wars, cute if mildly homicidal anthropomorphic robots, and a cosmically giant spider and I didn't think it hung together all that well. One to get for younger friends or relatives who are sad that Amy and Rory have gone.
Tags: bookblog 2012, doctor who, doctor who: 11, writer: david bailey, writer: steve lyons
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