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Doctor Who And The Mutants (Doctor Who Library (Target) #44)

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What was happening to the people of Solos? Why are they gradually turning into Monsters? Hands that become claws, flesh that turns scale-like...
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Published May 1st 1983 by Target Books, Carol Pub Group (first published 1977)
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Rasheed
Mar 28, 2010 Rasheed rated it it was amazing
I think this was the 1st Doctor Who book I read, and it was sufficient to get me hooked.
Christian Petrie
Jul 22, 2014 Christian Petrie rated it really liked it
I was never interested in this book to begin with. As a kid I would see it on the shelf and bypass it. It was my mother who bought me a copy when I was sick. After re-reading this all these years later, my view has changed.

It is a Target book so the expectations were not high. When I started reading this, I was surprised how fast I read it and it kept my interest.

The main story is the Doctor and Jo are sent by the Time Lords to deliver a package. They don't know who it is for (a bit of an overs
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Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1037395.html#cutid4[return][return]I retain an affection for this book, even though the TV original is quite possibly the worst Pertwee story. Somehow the anti-colonial politics comes through both more clearly and more subtly; and we are spared the dodgy special effects and atrocious acting. One where the page is way better than the screen.[return][return]
Wealhtheow
Apr 11, 2008 Wealhtheow rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This was a surprisingly emotional book for me to read. The downtrodden natives of a distant planet in the distant future and slowly, inexorably transforming into monstrous lobster-ish creatures. Are the mutations caused by the violent terraforming, or something else entirely? Racial purity, evolution, and what truly is natural are all played with.
Eric
Mar 09, 2016 Eric rated it liked it
A recent find at a used-book shop, Doctor Who -The Mutants was a fun jump into nostalgia. I've seen the story only once so I wasn't too familiar with this one, but Terrance Dicks' novelisations of TV episodes are always serviceable.
Robo Pete
May 01, 2012 Robo Pete rated it liked it
Shelves: hmm
Decided to read this as a quick blast through after 1Q84 Book 2 and before 1Q84 Book 3 (which I don't have yet) and that's basically what this is. Bit of a space romp whose only redeeming factor is really the Dr. It's ok, but not one of the best Who novels I've read. Probably won't be pulling this back off the shelf any time soon.
Daniel Kukwa
Oct 29, 2011 Daniel Kukwa rated it liked it
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A solid Terrance Dicks effort, that takes an overly-rambling, occasionally ludicrous TV story and transforms it into a tighter, slightly LESS ludicrous novelization. The novel's cover, however, is easily one of the best pieces of "Doctor Who" are EVER painted.
stormhawk
Mar 22, 2012 stormhawk rated it liked it
Heavy-handed, but entertaining tale of the worst of colonization. The Doctor did take remarkably well to being used as an errand boy, but I suppose any excuse for a drive will do ...
Robin
Jul 14, 2010 Robin rated it really liked it
A sci-fi Heart of Darkness. Fantastic for taking to the beach or reading on the train.
Travis
Dec 05, 2009 Travis rated it liked it
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A bit heavy handed with the message, but there's a cool alien and lots of action.
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Jan 04, 2013 Matthew Goode Ⓥ rated it liked it
Okay, but the characters were a bit too unrealistic (eg, the Marshal).
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Terrance Dicks is an English writer, best known for his work in television and for writing a large number of popular children's books during the 1970s and 80s.

His break in television came when his friend Malcolm Hulke asked for his help with the writing of an episode of the popular ABC (ITV) action-adventure series The Avengers, on which Dicks received a co-writer's credit on the broadcast. He als
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