Fri, 3 April 2015
This month it's back to the BBC's Eighth Doctor Adventures range with Longest Day, written by Michael Collier. From the back cover:
Its surface is ravaged by colliding time-fields, the planet Hirath is a patchwork of habitable areas separated by impenetrable zones of wild temporal fluctuation.
The planet's unique biosphere is being exploited by an uncaring company happy to rent out temporally isolated chunks of the planet to the highest bidder - no questions asked. But the controlling computer seems to be malfunctioning, and the viability of the whole planet hangs in the balance - along with countless thousands of lives.
Arriving at Hirath's control base, the Doctor and Sam are soon separated and trapped on the dying planet. While Sam becomes the focus of attention in a barren penal settlement, the Doctor discovers the secret of Hirath's unique condition - just as a race of hideous bloodthirsty alien creatures arrive in force to reclaim it.
Caught up in a desperate struggle for survival, it seems time has run out for every living creature on Hirath - not least Sam and the Doctor...
We've never read a novel by Collier before, more than likely because he's only penned one other book, the Eighth Doctor Adventure The Taint, which introduces Fitz. To our knowledge, these are the only two novels that he has written.
So pour yourself a glass of narcomilk and sit back and relax as we review Michael Collier's Longest Day.
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