May 23rd, 2008

doctor who

May Books 29-32) The first four Sarah Jane novelisations

My apologies to those of you who are not all that interested in Who; I have three posts brewing on different aspects of the canon (of which this is the first) which I plan to write this weekend. There are a couple of non-Who posts brewing as well, and I'll try to leaven the mixture.

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So, since I read Doctor Who and the Planet if the Spiders a while back, that is the end of the Third Doctor novels. The general level of quality is better than for the first two Doctors, with some excellent reads - Barry Letts' Doctor Who and the Dæmons and Malcolm Hulke's Doctor Who and the Green Death - and some of Terrance Dicks' best efforts - Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons, Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks, Doctor Who - The Three Doctors and Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders. And even if Malcolm Hulke didn't always match his own ambitions, his books were always interesting, and Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters and Doctor Who and the Space War are pretty good.