February Books 9) The Bodysnatchers, by Mark Morris

The Eighth Doctor and Sam turn up in Victorian London where they have an adventure which largely retraces The Talons of Weng-Chiang, complete with Litefoot (but not Jago) and with added Zygons. It actually would have worked rather better as a second novel in the sequence than Vampire Science did; here Sam is still trying to get to grips with the Doctor and with time travel, rather than behaving as if she’s been at it for years. Morris’ descriptive writing is generally good but he doesn’t have as firm a grasp of Victorian dialogue (there is a particularly irritating ruffian called Jack). The fundamentals are sound, if not hugely original.

I have already read the next in sequence, Genocide by Paul Leonard, so next up is War of the Daleks by John Peel.

This entry was posted in Uncategorised. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to February Books 9) The Bodysnatchers, by Mark Morris

  1. strange_complex says:

    Oh – thanks SO much for sharing the link to the updated version of LJArchive. (And of course many thanks also to the person who fixed it.) I haven’t tried running it yet, but certainly will do asap.

Comments are closed.