Tue, 1 April 2014
This month we turn our sights on BBC’s Past Doctors Adventures with Loving the Alien, a novel featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace by Mike Tucker and Robert Perry.
Mike Tucker might best be known for his model work on the current televised series, but he has written a plethora of books, including Ace! with Sophie Aldred, a number of novels with the Seventh Doctor and Ace in the BBC range, and two novels featuring the Tenth Doctor in the New Series Adventures. Tucker also co-write Illegal Alien with Robert Perry, who has written for such television shows as EastEnders and Family Affairs.
From the back cover of Loving the Alien:
Ace is dead. Or at least she will be – soon… In a secret room deep inside the TARDIS the Doctor has been examining the body of Ace’s future self. He knows how she was killed, where she was killed and when she was killed. What he doesn’t know is why…
To find the truth the Doctor makes a dangerous decision and takes the unsuspecting Ace to the very time and place of her death, hoping to cheat Time and find her killer before he can strike – but Time has other ideas. With Ace missing and the clock ticking the Doctor turns to old friends for help and finds that there is unfinished business for him to deal with.
What is the secret experiment being conducted by the British Rocket Group? Why are giant ants appearing in the suburbs of 1950s London? Who is the mysterious figure that is watching the Doctor’s every move?
As events spiral out of control the Doctor realises that someone is manipulating time with careless disregard for the consequences to Ace – or the rest of the universe…
With that, please help yourself to a strawberry soda from the drug store fountain, put your feet up, and relax as we review Loving the Alien.
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