Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (Target Doctor Who Library)
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Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (Doctor Who Library (Target) #30)

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Eldrad was once hailed as the saviour of the world of Kastria. He erected force-barriers around the planet, preventing its imminent destruction. However, when the Kastrians refused to submit to his dictatorship, he removed his force-fields, condemning an entire civilisation to a slow and agonising death. For this, the mightiest of crimes, the people of Kastria sentenced El...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1979 by Target Books, W.H. Allen
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Duckpondwithoutducks
The Doctor halfheartedly tries to bring his companion Sarah Jane Smith back to her hometown on Earth, but of course, lands in a remote quarry instead! There they find a strange stone hand that leads them to adventures in a nuclear energy plant and a distant planet. Then at the end, he really tries to bring Sarah home to South Croydon because he receives a call to his home planet Gallifrey, and he can't bring Sarah there. He lets her out of the TARDIS, and takes off, but of course, he got it wron...more
Travis
A classic TV episode that starts in a rock quarry in england and then takes us to the fringes of the universe.
The alien bad guy is interesting enough to distract you from a pretty uninspiring story. She would have made an interesting companion.
The parts on earth are better than when we travel to the alien world. Once we get there everything is explained, but all the Doctor and Sarah do is run and hide from the bad guy a lot.


Nicholas Whyte
http://nhw.livejournal.com/1046178.html#cutid8[return][return]A pretty standard retelling of the TV original, without much added or taken away. The story line seemed slightly clearer on paper, but maybe I just was not concentrating sufficiently when I watched it. On the other hand, Dicks does not quite do justice to Sarah Jane's farewell scene.
stormhawk
Somehow missed this in my headlong rush to make it to the Leela episodes. The last Sarah Jane adventure sure puts her through the wringer ... having a quarry fall on her, controlled by an alien intelligence, and having the Doctor trick her into doing things that she didn't want to.
Wealhtheow
Sarah Jane Smith is possessed by a silicon hand, which soaks up radiation until it gathers enough power to generate an entire body for itself. The Doctor takes the silicon being back to its home planet--but millenia have passed since it left, and all its old enemies are dead.
Mark
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"Eldrad was female. Strange, thought Sarah, that she of all people should be surprised. Why shouldn't their unknown opponent be female after all? What you might call a case of Alien's Lib..." (p. 78)
Terrance. Oh my God. Stop.
Gabriel Mero
Very good book; a fitting end to Sarah Jane's tenure with the Doctor.
Becci
Loved this last Sarah Jane adventure...
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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...more
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