Lethbridge-Stewart: The Schizoid Earth, by David McIntee

Second paragraph of third chapter:

On impulse, he walked along to the shop. ‘Excuse me,’ he began. ‘New window?’

Candy Jar’s series of books about the earlier career of Alastair Lethbridge-Stewart have not been getting as much buzz as I feel they deserve. For a lot of us, the UNIT days are the defining period of Who, and the idea here is to look into their backstory, the four years that the Brigadier say in The Invasion since The Web of Fear. The previous couple of books I’d read in the series were pleasing enough, but here McIntee plays with the format and timeline very inventively, to bring Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart (and Professor Travers, etc) into a parallel timeline or two with confusion about his own family history. It’s very nicely done, and wholly respectful of the traditions of canon while at the same time subverting them just a bit.

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