Sun, 28 August 2011
August brings us The Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin (ISBN: 0563-40591-0), quite an epic story which picks up the history of Gallifrey from where we left off in "The Deadly Assassin" and "Arc of Inifinity." From the back cover:
"Sing about the past again, and sing that same old song. Tell me what you know, so I can tell you that you're wrong."
Gallifrey. The Doctor's home planet. For twenty thousand centuries the Gallifreyans have been the most powerful race in the cosmos. They have circumnavigated infinity and eternity, harnessed science and conquered death. They are the Lords of Time, and have used their powers carefully.
But now a new force has been unleashed, one that is literally capable of anything. It is enough to give even the Time Lords nightmares. More than that: it is enough to destroy them.
It is one of their own. Waiting for them at the end of the universe.
The Infinity Doctors, published in 1998, was BBC Book's release to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Doctor Who. Author Lance Parkin has written a number of ground-breaking novels in the series, including the Eighth Doctor's final adventure, The Gallifrey Chronicles.
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