Saturday, May 31, 2014

Doctor Who Time Trips: The Death Pit by A.L. Kennedy and Into the Nowhere by Jenny T. Colgan

The wait is almost over! That's right, Whovians, the Doctor is set to return in August. (You can see the latest teaser over at io9 here.) Until then, BBC Books has a great new series of e shorts to tide us over!

The series is called Time Slips and launched just this past December with A.L. Kennedy's "The Death Pit."

"The Death Pit" lands Doctor number four in the midst of strange goings on at the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel where guests have been disappearing for quite some time. Junior Day Receptionist Bryony Mailer has noticed the incidents but honestly believed it could be chalked up to boredom. Until today, that is. Today, the Doctor arrives. 

Rating: 4/4

Since Doctor Four was my first, it's nice to see him back in action here! But it was equally nice to return to Matt Smith's Doctor and Clara as well with Jenny Colgan's installment. (Jenny Colgan also recently penned the Doctor Eleven adventure Dark Horizons.)

In "Into the Nowhere" Doctor Eleven and Clara land on an unmapped and unnamed planet that immediately seems intent on killing them! They can leave if they can only get back to the TARDIS, but nothing intrigues the Doctor quite like the unknown...

These shorts are perfect little tastes to satisfy any Doctor Who fan. Each one is a new little adventure from a great author, and each featuring a different doctor (no particular order to read them in either) - other installments include Nick Harkaway's "Keeping Up With the Joneses" and Cecelia Ahern's "The Bog Warrior" amongst others.

Rating: 4/4

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