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Doctor Who: The Nameless City: 06/08/16

Doctor Who: The Nameless City by Michael Scott

Doctor Who: The Nameless City by Michael Scott is the second novella in the 50th anniversary collection of Doctor Who stories. Time it's the Second Doctor and Jamie on an adventure.

Anyone who has read Lovecraft will recognize the title. While Lovecraft's ancient and evil city lies at the edge of an Arabian desert, the Doctor and Jamie find theirs at the edge of the known universe. It's probably out there with Milliways and the Me's Diner.

They get there as everyone does, with instructions in the Necronomicon, an evil book that only falls into certain hands. Given Jamie's repeat history of bumping into things, it's no surprise that he'd be the one set up to pass the book to the Doctor.

It's a fun story, good for fans who want a nostalgic and pulpy romp. There's not the same glimpses of the Doctor as a complete person, transcendent through time and regenerations as we did with A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer.

Four stars

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