July Books 23) Coldheart, by Trevor Baxendale

If you can swallow the completely implausible geological setup for this story – a desert planet with an ice core (or at least a permafrost mantle) – it’s rather a good tale of the politics of a citadel society under stress, as the monsters arise both from the icy depths and from the elders’ own children; it’s rather effective as a body-horror story in its own right, and there are some excellent character moments for Fitz (one of the greatest of Who companions), the Doctor and even Compassion. But I can’t quite forgive the geology.

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  1. As I say to people fairly often. Friends don’t let friends fly United.

    I’ve been screwed over by them so many times it’s barely worth worrying about. I’ve even gone as far as buying a plane ticket on another airline because they left me stuck in O’Hare with a vague promise of a flight the next day.

    I was also at a presentation on the power of Social Media by Dave Carrol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Breaks_Guitars) who had his guitar broken by United and ended up causing them a world of PR hurt.

    I’d have thought they’d have learned their lesson.

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