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Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos (Doctor Who Library (Target) #10)

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'Axos calling Earth, Axos calling Earth...'

The creatures stood before them, beautiful golden humanoids, offering friendship and their priceless Axonite, in return for — what?

Only Doctor Who remains suspicious. What is the real reason for the Axons' sudden arrival on Earth? And why is the evil Master a passenger on their spaceship? He very soon finds out...
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 21st 1977 by Target Books, Universal Publishing & Distributing Corporati
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Christian Petrie
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A blast from the past with a story from the Pertwee era of Doctor Who. The cool part was that this was a classic Master story. The odd part was that he wasn't even the main villain, as the Axons were one of those villains that give English grammar a workout, since we don't really have a proper set of ways to describe something which is both singular and plural.
With Jo Grant and the Brigadier, this was a lot of fun.
Jan 14, 2016 Kristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Claws of Axos has to be one of the best Master/Doctor Who stories. I'm glad the author left in the funny dialogue from the script.
Mar 01, 2009 Travis rated it really liked it
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The Axos, a race of beautiful, golden aliens land in the English country side, hoping to make friends and share their wonderous technology with mankind.

Or do they...?

As things start to go wrong, and then the Master shows up, the Doctor and UNIt have to deal with a menace that's too much for a single time lord to deal.

Cool aliens, lots of action with UNIT, cool bits involving Tardis' and lots of great interplay between the Doctor and the Master.

Nicholas Whyte[return][return]As often happens with stories from this period, the printed page is able to compensate for the ropy special effects and less convincing performances of the original. The story is still pretty silly though.
Feb 11, 2012 stormhawk rated it it was ok
After reading two full Doctors and two Seasons of Pertwee worth of these, I have a good feel for the pacing an rhythm of these little novels, and this one doesnt seem to fit.
Aug 27, 2014 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
Delightful. A fun romp with the Doctor, Jo, the Brig, the Master, and some shiny aliens. Lots of twists and turns, betrayal, counter-betrayal, and explosions. Good times.
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