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Doctor Who and the Three Doctors: 07/01/09
Doctor Who and the Three Doctors by Terrance Dicks builds on Doctor Who and the War Games although there are a number of adventures (and three seasons) in between the two.
The Third Doctor is still stuck on Earth and is working for UNIT. Meanwhile a probe studying energy signals from deep space has picked up a hitchhiker in the form of a superluminal signal carrying an antimatter blob intent on capturing the Doctor. To save the universe the Time Lords back on Gallifrey must break one of their cardinal laws and let the Third Doctor work with his previous selves.
The Third and Second Doctor along with his companion and most of UNIT and some innocent bystanders end up in a world in a black hole. They must go against the mysterious Omega.
What I enjoyed most about this book was seeing how the Doctor has changed in regenerating from Second to Third and then extrapolating forward to future Doctors. The book builds on the Doctor's feelings of contempt for authority and the Council's distrust of but absolute dependence on their wayward Time Lord.
Comment #1: Wednesday, July, 1, 2009 at 23:16:33
Sounds like a winner--involves two of my favorite Doctors, 2 & 3!
I was weeding our fiction collection the other day and came across some Terrance Dicks mysteries. Made me smile :)
Comment #2: Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 15:17:33
It was a fun book. I just finished another Second Doctor story by Terrance Dicks, The Faceless Ones. I will get it reviewed on the blog as soon as I can.