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Doctor Who: Just War (Virgin New Adventures #46)

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It is March 1941, and Britain''s wartime fort unes are at their nadir. But events are still following the course of history. The Doctor is therefore alarmed to discov er that the Nazis are building a superweapon that could end the war overnight. '
Paperback, 1st, 257 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Virgin Publishing (first published January 18th 1996)
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Adam Highway
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: doctor-who
Bloody brilliant. The incredible violence isn't excessive or overdone, but serves to reinforce the inescapability of oppressive regimes. The narrative works as a standalone but also ties in excellently with the over-arching 7th Doctor narrative of the NAs. Strongly recommended.
Nicholas Whyte
May 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: doctor, who, 7th, benny, chris, roz, mel, na, 2013, 1309
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2170151.html[return][return]This is a New Adventure with the Seventh Doctor, Benny, Ros and Chris, with flashbacks to the Seventh Doctor's travels with Mel (which have never merited a full-length spinoff novel of their own). I realised about a qurter of the way in that I had heard an audio adaptation of it several years ago, one of the very first Big Finish audios about Benny, with her husband Jason replacing most of the other regular characters. The audio was good, ...more
Christopher Buchanan
Between the books and audio and TV media you could probably throw a brick in the air during WWII and there's a reasonable chance it would land on a visiting version of the Doctor. And if it did, there's about a 50% chance it'd be 7. So when I saw the nazis on the cover I rolled my eyes. Here we go again.

I was so wrong. This book is a historical that beautifully illustrated the idea that there really are no winners or good guys in war. It also serves as a reminder of how potentially damaging the
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David Sarkies
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Die hard Doctor Who fans
Recommended to David by: My friend Paul
Shelves: sci-fi
Another counter-factual World War II novel
19 February 2012

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to not only like to write stories about World War II but stories about how World War II could have turned out differently. To be honest with you, I actually think that World War II turned out in the best possible way, but everybody (well, maybe not everybody, but at least a number of people) seems to want to go back and attempt to write counter factual 'What If' stories, though in some cases, such as th
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Daniel Kukwa
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: doctor-who
One of the best debut novels in Doctor Who history. This is epic, tragic, triumphant, and terrifying. It's everything that a war experience SHOULD be...and everything that makes Doctor Who such an amazing series. The finale -- a Russian roulette confrontation -- is staggering!
Ms_prue
Oct 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Read this after The Also People. My love for Roz and Benny being deep enough by that point to sustain me through a story set in WW2. Rob recc'd these New Adventures to me probably 3 years ago - thanks Rob!
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