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Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace (Doctor Who Library (Target) #129)

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When the TARDIS lands on a deserted volcanic island the Doctor and his companions find themselves kidnapped by primitive sea-people. Taken into the bowels of the earth they discover they are in the lost kingdom of Atlantis.

Offered as sacrifices to the fish-goddess, Amdo, the Doctor and his companions are rescued from the jaws of death by the famous scientist, Zaroff.

But th
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 21st 1988 by Universal Publishing & Distributing Corporati (first published February 18th 1988)
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Nicholas Whyte[return][return]This is very poor. It's not quite as bad as Robinson's novelisation of The Sensorites, and in the earlier chapters I thought it seemed quite promising. But the prose soon descends into his trademark clunkiness, and the story's most famous line actually manages to come over even worse on the printed page than it does in the original.
Dec 14, 2009 Leela42 rated it it was ok
Second Doctor, Jamie, Ben, Polly. Novelisation of a season 4 story of which only one part out of four has survived. If you read Doctor Who novelisations for the science fiction, you can skip this one. It's a pleasant enough read until partway through chapter 7, when it suddenly turns into a 1930s serial. The author conveys settings well, but there's not a lot he can do with a script that was bad to begin with (without rewriting it, but then it wouldn't be a novelisation).
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The complete antithesis to unambitious tripe such as the novelization of "The Celestial Toymaker". Nigel Robinson takes the scholkiest story of the 2nd Doctor's era, and adapts into into something far more exciting, entertaining, and BELIEVEABLE than what was broadcast on television. As a novelization, it's almost TOO GOOD for its source material!
Jun 28, 2011 stormhawk rated it liked it
Standard Doctor Who fare, lost civilization, insane scientist, hidden motives, nick of time rescue, hope for a better future.
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Nigel Robinson is an English author, known for such works as the First Contact series. Nigel was born in Preston, Lancashire and attended St Thomas More school. Robinson's first published book was The Tolkien Quiz Book in 1981, co-written with Linda Wilson. This was followed by a series of three Doctor Who quiz books and a crossword book between 1981 and 1985. In the late 1980s he was the editor o ...more
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