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The Ghosts of N Space (Virgin Missing Adventures #7)

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‘When the barrier gives way, this planet will be flooded by all the evil in N-Space; and at the moment I have no idea how to stop it.’

The Brigadier’s ancient great-uncle Mario seems unsurprised by the spectres which haunt his even more ancient Sicilian castle. But when the Doctor comes to investigate he finds himself faced with a danger as great as any he has yet encounter
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Published February 19th 1996 by BBC Books (first published 1994)
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Jacqueline O.
Jul 04, 2014 Jacqueline O. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Doctor Who fans, Science Fantasy fans, Adventure fans
The Ghosts of N-Space is part of The Missing Adventures series of original Doctor Who stories. It is also a novelization of a radio play that aired on BBC Radio 2 in 1995, starring Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, and Nicholas Courtney. And it was a wonderful fun book to read.
I enjoyed this story immensely - it felt like an episode of the series, and was simply enjoyable to read.
Sarah Jane has decided to try her hand at writing a novel, but has developed a severe case of writer's block. Her friend
Of the 3 Doctor Who books I've read so far this was definitely the one I enjoyed the least. The story in itself was ok, not terribly interesting but not horrible either and at times just utterly silly (which I don't mind, I like silly. But what bothered me most were the little details and characterisations that were off. The author didn't get the voices of either the Doctor or Sarah Jane quite right which is a bit confusing. And also, he kept mentioning little things about Sarah Jane's backgroun ...more
Gabriel Neve
A little cheesy and a bit hard to follow with all the characters that are shoved in at once, traveling in time, flip flopping around, and the move from N-Space to E-Space.
N-Space is like a purgatory where "souls" or "ghosts" get stuck if they don't make it to the afterlife for some reason. There are also evil, soul-eating creatures there eager to escape into our world where they will posses humanity giving them various "demonic" powers. Then there are the power-mad human alchemists who for some reason believe that they can rule these forms and bring them out to rule the world. Fortunately, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith put an end to this; with some help f ...more
I know this is generally considered the worst Doctor Who tie-in book of them all, but seriously, it's quite probably one of my favourites. It's just the most awesome crackfic ever - a book that is impossible to take seriously and that is so out there that it's absolutely hilarious.

If one takes it as a serious book, and expects some quality sci-fi, then... yeah. I suppose one would be rather disappointed.
A major stumble from the usually reliable Barry Letts. A weak story, a weak bad guy, the feeble gimmick of the Brigader having an Italian relative that is used to drag them into the story and only so-so characterization.

My copy did contain one of the funniest typos I've ever read, but that was about it for entertainment value.
Nicholas Whyte[return]I was moderately impressed by the audio original version of this story, but I really liked the book. It is a real shame that Barry Letts has written so few Who novels; his Doctor Who and the D
Jolyon Tuck
Oh dear. Bit of an ordeal this. Having heard the radio play years ago, I couldn't get the voices of the supporting characters out of my head. So many things not to like, which is a shame, as underneath the terrible characters, there's quite a good ghost story. No, I'm being too kind. There isn't.
One of the weakest Doctor Who stories, despite starring Jon Pertwee and Elizabeth Sladen.
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Barry Letts was a British actor, television director, writer and producer. He was most associated with the television series Doctor Who for many years, with active involvement in the television series from 1967 to 1981, and later contributions to its spin-offs in other media.
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