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6) [Doctor Who] Timewyrm: Genesys, by John Peel

The first ever of the New Adventures of Doctor Who published by Virgin between 1991 and 1997 (since I only recently read the first of the Missing Adventures). Actually rather good stuff as the Seventh Doctor and Ace find themselves in ancient Babylon battling an alien force, mixing it up with Gilgamesh. If I'd picked this up back in 1991 I would certainly have ended up buying many more. Biggest flaw - the silly title. Why the "y" in "Genesys"?

(Mind you, passing through Dublin airport last weekend, I noticed a new and horrible mutation of the Heavy Metal Umlaut - you can now buy your souvenir Irish fudge at a shop whose name is WRIGHTS ÖF HOWTH.)

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andrewducker
Jun. 17th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Why the "y" in "Genesys"?
Becuase of the "y" in Timewyrm?
ianmcdonald
Jun. 18th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
How did I miss 'WRIGHTS ÖF HOWTH' last time I was through Dublin? Heavy metal fudge, indeed. However, it would have been just perfect if the umlaut had been over the 'o' in Howth.
tanngrisnir
Jun. 18th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
I thought the Y was both to separate it from the Biblical book and to echo the Y in Timewyrm.

I remember reading that, and thoroughly enjoying it. I liked the scene where Ace has to get her head round the idea of washing without soap, it did get the idea of the past being quite a different place over very well.

I did end up buying more, but unfortunately most were nothing like as good.
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