Lanterns and Hardbacks

The reviews and musings of a twenty-something bibliophile


doctor who audios

Engines of War by George Mann (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures Specials #4)

3.5 stars This was a competent doctor who story and I definitely enjoyed it. It had some great characters, I enjoyed the insight into the Time War, and the plot itself managed to both be self-contained and to tie in... Continue Reading →


The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock (Doctor Who: New Series Adventures Specials #1)

1 star An incredibly dull story somehow stretched out into a novel. There was occasionally a witty line which reminded me of Douglas Adams and at which I actually laughed aloud, but this only happened about four times in the... Continue Reading →

Human Nature by Paul Cornell (Virgin New Adventures #38)

4 stars Human Nature has just overtaken Prisoner of the Daleks as my favourite Doctor Who book. The Eighth Doctor has turned himself human and is teaching at an English boarding school in 1913. Sound familiar? That's because this is... Continue Reading →

Dead Air by James Goss

4 stars I count myself as a bit of a connoisseur of Doctor Who stories, having been an avid fan of the show since 2005, absorbing every bit of television and extended universe material I could get my hands on.... Continue Reading →

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