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Tuesday 30 December 2014

✍ Doctor Who: Into the Nowhere: Time Trips [2] - Jenny Colgan

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Published by Random House UK, Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 49
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★  I really liked it

"Time Trips – groundbreaking Doctor Who adventures by some of the most respected writers in the Universe. Short stories that are bigger on the inside…

The Eleventh Doctor and Clara land on an unknown alien planet. To the Doctor’s delight and Clara’s astonishment, it really is unknown. It’s a planet the Doctor has never seen. It’s not on any maps, it’s not referenced on any star charts or in the TARDIS data banks. It doesn’t even have a name. What could be so terrible that its existence has been erased?"

Doctor Who: Into the Nowhere is part of the "Time Trips" series of novellas, and it is my very first Doctor Who read.

Admittedly, being Italian, I did not grow up with this TV series, and, although I have watched the occasional episode, it has never truly appealed to me - I think it had something to do with the production itself.

I do however love science fiction and I am very glad to have picked up this title, as I enjoyed every line. I felt that the story was very well constructed and that the characters rang true to the on-screen personas I remembered (I am however aware that fans of the show have expressed mixed reviews).

I really enjoyed Jenny Colgan's writing style, the mysterious world and its inhabitants were incredibly vivid, full of humanity and insight.

An excellent short read for anyone.

I look forward to exploring Doctor Who's universe further, as well as reading other works by this author.

[ARC received via Netgalley]

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