Thu, 9 January 2014
Our apologies for the late release, but with both of us traveling for the holidays, time just got away from us! This month we bring you our discussion of the BBC Eighth Doctor novel The Fall of Yquatine by Nick Walters, featuring the Eighth Doctor (duh!), Fitz, and Compassion. From the back cover:
Yquatine – cultural, political and economic centre of the Minerva System. A planet with a month to live.
Fitz knows. He was there when Yquatine fell. Now, trapped a month in the past, he doesn’t know if the Doctor survived. He doesn’t know where Compassion has gone. He doesn’t know who the invaders will be.
But he does know the date and time when he will die with the millions of others.
The Doctor teams up with Lou Lombardo – part-time dodgy temporal gadget salesman and full-time pie seller. Compassion is lost in time and space. And Fitz is living out his final days working in a seedy cocktail bar, where he meets Arielle, the President’s runaway girlfriend. But is she really the best person to shack up with?
As the Doctor tries to talk sense into the politicians and soldiers, and Compassion tries to avert the war, Fitz is about to discover that things can truly get worse.
This is our first selection by Nick Walters, who has written two Eighth Doctor novels, Dominion and Reckless Engineering, the Virgin New Adventure Dry Pilgrimage, and the BBC Past Doctor novel Superior Beings.
Please pour yourself a glass of Admiral’s Old Antisocial and listen in as we talk about Nick Walters’ The Fall of Yquatine.
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