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Doctor Who: Reckless Engineering (Eighth Doctor Adventures #63)

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The history of the planet Earth has become splintered, each splinter vying to become the prime reality. But there can only be one true history. The Doctor has a plan to ensure that the correct version of history prevails -- a plan that involves breaking every law of Time. But with the vortex itself on the brink of total collapse, what do mere laws matter? From the Bristol ...more
Paperback, 1st, 270 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by BBC Worldwide Publishing (first published April 7th 2003)
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Maya Panika
Did I like it, did I not? Yes, I did and no I didn’t.

On the surface, it’s a perfectly entertaining EDA. Alien-perpetrated science-stuff has happened. How to put it right? The companions are being arsey and the Doctor’s in a pickle. So far, so good. But…

The characterisations – of the Doctor, mostly but Fitz and Anji too – are all over the place. When they hit the mark, the book takes off and you can overlook the confusing anomalies and inconsistencies of the plot. When the characterisations falt
Michael Battaglia
On second thought, maybe the parallel universe storyline wasn't quite the kick in the pants this series might have needed.

Several books into it now, it's become slightly less clear what exactly the problem is beyond the obvious "we're in a universe where everyone is wearing insect heads", what the stakes really are and if anyone is behind it, or if the Doctor is doing anything other than putting out fires as he goes along. Even good ol' bwah-ha-ha standby Sabbath gets only a token mention of thi
As I'm from Bristol myself I thought the bits of this novel that related to Bristol were pretty cool and well done.

The plot itself is pretty interesting. The Doctor and his companions end up in a "wrong" alternate reality where some sort of disastrous time event has happened, and they have to fix it. It seems this is part of a whole series of novels where bad time events happen, but you don't really need to have read those to get what's going on in most of this, except for a couple of bits that
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Simon Curtis
Again, slightly biased, as this book is a) written by a friend b)set in Bristol and c)has a brilliant cover. Outstanding.
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