Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles

Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles

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The Terraphiles are a group obsessed with Earth's past and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. The Doctor and Amy join them on a trip to Miggea, a star on the very edge of reality, and venue for a competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law. But the Terraphiles' grasp of Earth history and customs is dubious to say the least, and just getting to Miggea is going to prove tricky.

For reality is falling apart, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings. And the Doctor and Amy have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it.

A thrilling Doctor Who adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television written by the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Michael Moorcock
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 22mm | 240g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1849901406
  • 9781849901406
  • 208,452

Review Text

Delightfully good-humored... an authentically Moorcockian take on both Doctor Who and that most whimsical of themes - the coming of ultimate chaos and the annihilation of the universe itself!
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We are astoundingly lucky to have Michael Moorcock. In his range, his skill, invention and his passion he exemplifies the very best of more than one literary tradition -- China Mieville Delightfully good-humored... an authentically Moorcockian take on both Doctor Who and that most whimsical of themes - the coming of ultimate chaos and the annihilation of the universe itself! -- Alastair Reynolds A combination of Moorcockian multiverse and Wodehousian Comedy filigreed into something magical and unexpected. It's Doctor Who written by the most important living British fantasist, and it's as good as I'd hoped, and much funnier -- Neil Gaiman Delicious. The modern genre's most original voice has invited the Doctor into his multiverse for an adventure sparkling with wit and peril... Authentic Moorcock. Authentic Who. An essential read -- Stephen Baxter A marriage made in heaven, or perhaps Gallifrey. As a teenager Michael Moorcock was my favourite author, and Doctor Who my favourite TV programme. Why no one has ever put the two of them together before I don't know -- Charlie Higson
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About Michael Moorcock

A prolific writer of more than eighty works of fiction and non-fiction, including the Guardian Fiction Prize-winning The Condition of Muzak, and Mother London, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, Michael Moorcock is the creator of such memorable characters as Elric, Jerry Cornelius and Colonel Pyat. Born in London in 1939, he now lives in Texas.
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Rating details

1,058 ratings
3.01 out of 5 stars
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4 20% (214)
3 30% (322)
2 20% (215)
1 14% (150)

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Being a big Doctor Who fan I couldn't wait to read this novel by a reknowned writer. Unfortunately what I got was a half soaked story about stupid people in the future. He has completely missed the quirkiness of Matt Smiths Doctor & doesn't even do anything important during the story, I feel like he could have been replaced by anyone. He isn't even involved in the capture of the main 2 antagonists of the storyline (the thief & the anti-matter men), these are caught by others outside of the storyline at a convienient point for the continuity. Amy was really a bit character to the whole plot. At no point in the novel did I ever feel like the universe was in danger (no build up etc...) & the solution to the problem lasted 2 pages. I felt like it was purely a take off of stupid people in the future who have got present day traditions, sports, words etc... wrong, as if that hasn't been used many times before!! This one I'm afraid will not be stored on my bookshelf or passed on, this one is for the more
by Mike & Jenny
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