Sat, 1 February 2014
This month we’re happy to bring you our discussion of The Also People, a Virgin New Adventure by Ben Aaronovitch featuring the Seventh Doctor, Benny, Roz, and Chris. From the back cover:
‘Just how technologically advanced are they?’ The Doctor frowned. ‘Let me put it this way: they have a non-aggression pact with the Time Lords.’
The Doctor has taken his companions to paradise, or at least the closest thing he can find. A sun enclosed by an artificial sphere where there is no want, poverty or violence.
While Chris learns to surf, meets a girl and falls in love with a biplane, Roz suspects an alien plot and Bernice considers that a Dyson Sphere needs an archaeologist like a fish needs a five-speed gear box.
Then the peace is shattered by a murder. As the suspects proliferate, Bernice realises that even an artificial world has its buried secrets and Roz discovers what she’s always suspected – that every paradise has its snake.
You probably know Ben Aaronovitch as the author of the televised stories “Remembrance of the Daleks” and “Battlefield”, as well as the Virgin New Adventures Transit and So Vile a Sin. Grab a bottle of antisocial, sit back, and relax as we review The Also People.
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