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Doctor Who: Independence Day (Past Doctor Adventures #36)

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The TARDIS lands on the planet Mendeb, where Ace meets a merchant adventurer named Kedin. She falls for him, seduces him -- and then discovers him to be a slave trader. When, horrified, she tries to flee, he feeds her the will-sapping spore drug that turns independent citizens into obedient slaves, and sells her. The Doctor is on a mission to liberate the Mendeb slaves and ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 285 pages
Published October 15th 2000 by BBC Books
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Nicholas Whyte
Dec 11, 2016 rated it liked it

A story about the Doctor and Ace visiting twin planets and freeing the population of one of them enslaved by the other. All fairly standard, though there is some gruesome offstage violence, torture and sexual assault. Ace gets to have a little fun but both she and the Doctor are thinly drawn. I see other reviewers on the net complaining that this was a disaster; not really fair, it's just a little below average.
Daniel Kukwa
Jan 16, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Some people should stick to editing a Doctor Who novel range, rather than writing for that range. This is a novel so hollow and shallow I'm surprised it made it to the printing press. Former New Adventures editor Peter Darvill-Evans has written three less-than-stellar Doctor Who novels over the years...and this one is by far the most ghastly. Avoid, if possible.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The Doctor and Ace get involved with slavery and a coup on an alien planet. The interesting part about this story is how the slavery is accomplished and its effects on both the slaves and their loved ones. It feels quite an early adventure with Ace wanting to assert her independence from the Doctor. A good read.
Shannon Appelcline
Sep 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Poor writing, bad characterization, entirely tepid and unbelievable love-at-first-sight romance, and an almost misogynistic view of woman who are seen as little but objects of lust and victims. If this weren't part of a series that interests me, I would surely have put it down halfway done.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Good idea for a story, I just wish it was written better.
Simon Curtis
Mar 08, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Not entirely sure I actually ever finished this!
John Wilson
Apr 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Brain hurts.
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Peter Darvill-Evans is an English writer and editor.

He was born and lived in Buckinghamshire until he went to university, graduating in 1975 from University College, London with a degree in History.

In 1976 Darvill-Evans joined the staff of Games Centre, a specialist games shop in London. He became the manager of a branch of the shop, then manager of wholesale sales, selling board games and eventua
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