October 23rd, 2013


Wednesday reading

The History of the Hobbit vol 2: Return to Bag-End, by John Rateliff
The Last Mughal, by William Dalrymple
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
About Time: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, 2005-2006; Series 1 & 2, by Tat Wood

Last books finished
[Doctor Who] Slow Empire, by Dave Stone
The Flood, by Ian Rankin
Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman
De Blauwe Lotus [The Blue Lotus] by Hergé
Invasion of the Bane, by Terrance Dicks
Revenge of the Slitheen, by Rupert Laight
Eye of the Gorgon, by Phil Ford
Warriors of Kudlak, by Gary Russell
Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?, by Rupert Laight
The Lost Boy, by Gary Russell
The Last Sontaran, by Gary Russell

Next books
The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I, by Stephen Alford
Reading the Oxford English Dictionary: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages, by Ammon Shea
Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett
Day of the Clown, by Phil Ford

Books acquired in last week
None, for a change.
doctor who

50 years of Who: 1988


Remembrance of the Daleks
The Happiness Patrol
Silver Nemesis
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (first 3 episodes)

Doctor Who - The Rescue (1)
Doctor Who - Terror of the Vervoids (6)
Doctor Who - The Time Meddler (1)
Doctor Who - The Mysterious Planet (6)
Doctor Who - Time and the Rani (7)
Doctor Who - Vengeance on Varos (6)
Doctor Who - The Underwater Menace (2)
Doctor Who - The Wheel in Space (2)
Doctor Who - The Ultimate Foe (6)
Doctor Who - The Edge of Destruction (1)
Doctor Who - The Smugglers (1)
Doctor Who - Paradise Towers (7)
Doctor Who: The Tribe of Gum (1)

The first Who from 1988 that I encountered:  I watched Remembrance of the Daleks at some point in the wilderness years (and also bought it at the 2005 Worldcon).

My favourite Who from 1988: I really like The Happiness Patrol, and I have come around to the virtues of Remembrance of the Daleks. Among the books, Doctor Who - The Rescue is Ian Marter's last and best.

Moving swiftly on from: the Pip-and-Jane-Baker novelisations.

So, what was your favourite of the above? What is the best bit? (And if you like, what is the worst bit?)

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