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Doctor Who: Infinity Doctors

Doctor Who: Infinity Doctors [Kindle Edition]

Lance Parkin
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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"Sing about the past again, and sing that same old song. Tell me what you know, so I can tell you that you're wrong."

Gallifrey. The Doctor's home planet. For twenty thousand centuries the Gallifreyans have been the most powerful race in the cosmos. They have circumnavigated infinity and eternity, harnessed science and conquered death. They are the Lords of Time, and have used their powers carefully.

But now a new force has been unleashed, one that is literally capable of anything. It is enough to give even the Time Lords nightmares. More than that: it is enough to destroy them.

It is one of their own. Waiting for them at the end of the universe.

Featuring the Eighth Doctor as played by Paul McGann, this adventure was published to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Doctor Who.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 504 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Digital (30 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056GJHX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,059 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lance Parkin is a British author, best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular Doctor Who (and spin-offs including the Virgin New Adventures and Faction Paradox) and Emmerdale. He also worked on the Emmerdale television series as a production assistant.
Parkin has a regular column, "Beige Planet Lance" in the Doctor Who fanzine Enlightenment, which is published by the Doctor Who Information Network.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique view at a phenomenon 26 Jan 1999
By A Customer
Having written the first cross-over New Adventure (Cold Fusion) Lance has written the most unique Doctor Who book ever. This isn't an eighth Doctor novel, or a first, or an anything-th, this is a story of what might have been. While still being "Who"-ish, it manages to conjour up a whole new world for the Doctor. It's not explained why he is where he is, or when it is, and there are no references to all the nice little things from his past, such as companions or old enemies. This is a fascinating look at where things might be if a different direction had been taken during the 80s, or if it had not been cancelled, or if the Movie had led to a series. Don't expect this book to fit neatly into any chronology so far written, even Lance's own impressive "A History of the Universe", it's to be taken as a celebration of everything The Doctor has been, is, and may be in the future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative, bold - what's it about? 9 Jun 2000
By A Customer
This is one of the most entertaining Doctor Who books I have ever read, despite the fact that I'm not really sure what it's all about. It's best read if you just accept what has been written without trying to fit it into established continuity
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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As an avid reader of the Doctor Who books, I found this somewhat confusing as to exactly which time frame I was in (this might be me missing something rather than lacking in the book!). I found little bits of all the Doctors there (in varying portions). Overall I liked it, but felt it generated more questions than it gave answers to. It adds to the Doctor's mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disassociated Doctor 15 July 2012
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Not a book for the casual reader, this was published to celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of the show, at a time when it was off the air. Fans have tried desperately to squeeze this into continuity, but it's perhaps best thought of as an alternate 'what if?' story. The Doctor's incarnation is deliberately undefined, and to be honest is a poor match for any of the eight candidates that existed at the time it was written, yet he remains the essence of the Doctor, the character distilled, free of the quirks imposed by various actors. Despite being loaded with nods and nudges acknowledging the long history of the series, this makes the book a credible standalone novel, a mystery set on a distant world in chaos. It's a very strong novel, in that regard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who? 10 July 2012
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`The Infinity Doctors' is a peculiar read. The novel is deliberately ambiguous as to which incarnation of the Doctor features. However, this is beside the point. The novel isn't supposed to fit into any sort of continuity - it is written in the spirit of continuity.

Throughout the novel, Lance Parkin reinterprets and re-envisions concepts and characters from the show's history, presenting a complex and captivating read from the start. The novel is pastiche, yet it is brimming with originality and subtlety. It ostensibly alludes to `the Cartmel Masterplan' with "the little man" in the prologue, yet constantly defies attempts to categorise its narrative within preceding continuity.

Full of memorable characters, fascinating concepts, and stunning imagery, `The Infinity Doctors' comes as a highly recommended read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious 14 Mar 1999
By A Customer
This is not a run of the mill Doctor Who book-let's get that straight. If you are going to buy only one DW book then this is it.The Doctor's character is superbly depicted because there are no confines of a particular Doctor. This is well worth the read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor, Heal Thyself 26 Jun 2000
By A Customer
A superb tour de force, this is the only Dr Who novel that I've ever felt compelled to read through from start to finish in one sitting and its best feature is that it pays only subtle and tangential homage to the tangled and increasingly tedious continuity of the Dr Who tv series and films. This book demonstrates that you can wipe the slate nearly clean and still create a fascinating mystique within the pages of a single volume, something the scriptwriters of the tv series could have done with learning long before the series' demise. This the Shape of Things to Come. The Doctor is dead, long live the Doctor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Infinity or Beyond - Who is the Doctor ? 1 May 1999
By A Customer
This story is set in the Doctor's personal future.. or so it seems. A carefully crafted tale, where the characters are woven and explored among events that may be beyond even the control of the chronomastering Time Lords. To describe the content in any more detail would spoil the story; I could not put this book down, in spite of a small textface, the settings and detail are lucid and enticing - enjoy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars An 'Ok' read. An interesting read if you're not a fan of the 'classic'...
Not a bad story, trying to give a little history of Rassilon and Omega before the establishment of the Time Lords. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jimmy M.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Infinity Doctors
The Infinity Doctors is a Past Doctor Adventure featuring the Doctor. No idea which as Lance Parkin has deliberately left this ambiguous. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Steve White
3.0 out of 5 stars The Infinity Doctors
Hmm, not sure what to make of this book - written for the thirty-fifth anniversary of Doctor Who, so published in 1998, I know that's quite a few years ago - so pre-the 1996 Paul... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Keen Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
As an avid Doctor Who fan, I am obsessed with anything to do with the Timelords and Gallifrey and this books is perfect for those with a keen interest to learn more about the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tyler Bilsland
2.0 out of 5 stars who's this doctor?
Despite being a nicely detailed read, it left me with a few questions, not least, which Doctor are we talking about here? Read more
Published on 23 Aug 2007 by Mrs. D. V. Olivo
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Uses continuity, yet doesn't use continuity, ends up a mess. Some bits will only be of interest to Who fans - the origin of the Sontarans and the retinal scanner trick were very... Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2001 by Richard Laven
1.0 out of 5 stars A science fiction novel, but not Doctor Who
Just not right, not right at all. Quite unlike anything televised or filmed and entirely lacking in the spirit of Who in any of its tones whether Pertwee, Baker or McCoy. Read more
Published on 12 Jun 2000 by
5.0 out of 5 stars Not The Future But The Past
This book is about the Doctors past not his future. It never ever mentions this though and i'm sorry if I spoil the book for everyone else! Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique, and therefore lovely
Simply a great book. It's not perfect, but The Infinity Doctors actually tries to do something different, and for that reason deserves praise and attention. Read more
Published on 26 Nov 1999
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