Review: Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By (Dan Abnett)

Isn’t it strange that this is the first Doctor Who book I’ve reviewed? The first I’ve ever read? Somehow I didn’t get to the books despite loving the show since it started up again in 2005. I meant to get to one in the last year or so, but didn’t know where to start.

So how did I choose this novel? The ebook was discounted at Barnes & Noble! I’m glad that was the case because it’s a great adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and the Ponds. (“Rory Williams Pond.” “Still not my name!”)

The setting of an Earth colony in the (multi-generational) process of terraforming a planet to be habitable (“Earth-esque,” as the Doctor says) was fascinating, as were the Ice Warriors, who also happen to come from our solar system. And the resolution to the conflict between these future human settlers and their opponents? Excellent! Very satisfying, and fitting with all that I’m used to seeing when I watch the TV show.

I will definitely be looking for more Doctor Who books from this point forward. Wonder if my library has some… šŸ™‚


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