October 30th, 2013

doctor who

50 years of Who: 1995


Warlock (7)
Set Piece (7)
Infinite Requiem (7)
Sanctuary (7)
Human Nature (7)
Original Sin (7)
Sky Pirates! (7)
Zamper (7)
Toy Soldiers (7)
Head Games (7)
The Also People (7)
Shakedown (7)
The Romance of Crime (4)
The Ghosts of N-Space (3)
Time of Your Life (6)
Dancing the Code (3)
The Menagerie (2)
System Shock (4)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1)
Invasion of the Cat-People (2)
Managra (4)
Millennial Rites (6)
The Empire of Glass (1)
Lords of the Storm (5)
Decalog 2: Lost Property
Doctor Who Yearbook 1996

The first Who from 1995 that I encountered: Human Nature was posted quite early to the BBC website, and I lapped it up. Correction: I had already read, but not especially enjoyed, Invasion of the Cat-People which I bought around 2002.

My favourite Who from 1995: Evolution, bringing the Fourth Doctor together with the young Arthur Conan Doyle.

Moving swiftly on from: Toy Soldiers.

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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Wednesday reading

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
Reamde, by Neal Stephenson
About Time: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who, 2005-2006; Series 1 & 2, by Tat Wood

Last books finished
The History of the Hobbit vol 2: Return to Bag-End, by John Rateliff
The Last Mughal, by William Dalrymple
Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett
[Doctor Who] The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage, by David Landy
Day of the Clown, by Phil Ford
The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, by Gareth Roberts
The Nightmare Man, by Joseph Lidster
Death of the Doctor, by Gary Russell
De Zwarte Rotsen [The Black Island], by Hergé

Next books
[Doctor Who] Nightdreamers, by Tom Arden
Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grand Master of Science Fiction, by Michael White (2005)
Jacob Have I Loved, by Katherine Paterson

Books acquired in last week
The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage, by David Landy
Anglicizing the Government of Ireland, by Jon G. Crawford