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Doctor Who: Vanishing Point (Eighth Doctor Adventures #44)

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An Eighth Doctor, Anji and Fitz novel. The planet Khnemu is a closed system, where space travel is prohibited by the white and black holes that distantly ring the galaxy. Each person on the planet carries in their genes a hereditary 'Godswitch' which enables 'God' to monitor their every move.
Mass Market Paperback, 1st, 288 pages
Published April 2nd 2001 by BBC Books
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Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Jul 13, 2013 Jayaprakash Satyamurthy rated it really liked it
The core ideas of this novel would have made for a very thought provoking SF novel even without the Doctor Who element. However, Cole spins these ideas out into a distinctively Whovian adventure, packed with cliffhangers, wild improvisations and the Doctor as moral compass.
Mar 13, 2013 M rated it really liked it
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Good one! Very well paced plot, even if there were 7 or 8 too many cliffhangers. Literal cliffhangers. As in--people hanging from cliffs (and *plot twist!* falling off them occasionally).

I loved all the local characters and the Doctor and Co. were well portrayed. The message about the disabled people and the 'souls' was fantastic and wonderfully thought-provoking. (Though perhaps it's a bit awkward that the disabled people literally didn't have 'souls'.)

The bad guy was gross but not particular
Nicholas Whyte
Apr 08, 2009 Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it
Shelves: doctor, who, 8th, fitz, eda, xm, 2013, 1307, anji[return][return]A pretty solid Eighth Doctor Adventure, with Doctor, Fitz and Anji pitching up on a planet where the powers that be are engaged in dark manipulations of genetics with a religious cover for their activities. Much more detailed and thoughtful than Cole's base-under-siege stories (which are generally pretty good anyway). Loses a couple of points for inconsistency of setting between blasted heath and robot city. Mercifully free of tedious Doc ...more
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I hadn't read an Eighth Doctor novel before so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. What a great read, full of twists and turns and dangerous situations for the Doctor and his companions
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Interesting concept. I'm still getting used to Anji as a companion. 8th Doctor, Fitz and Anji.
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See also: Steve Cole.

Stephen Cole (born 1971) is an English author of children's books and science fiction. He was also in charge of BBC Worldwide's merchandising of the BBC Television series Doctor Who between 1997 and 1999: this was a role which found him deciding on which stories should be released on video, commissioning and editing a range of fiction and non-fiction titles, producing audioboo
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