Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Shop Suki Ad Campaign Pieces Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Amazon Fire TV Shop now Halloween Pets Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Voyage Listen in Prime Learn more Shop now
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

GodEngine (New Doctor Who Adventures) Paperback – 20 Jun 1996

1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
£44.51 £21.93

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dr Who; Television tie-in edition edition (20 Jun. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0426204735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0426204732
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.8 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 910,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


In this novel the Doctor and Roz are strande d on Mars with a group of colonists in search of supplies at the North Pole. When they are joined by a party of Ice Warr ior pilgrims, tensions get out of hand. '

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 10 May 2006
Format: Paperback
The Ice Warriors rank as one of the all time great Doctor Who creations - up there with Daleks, Cybermen and Sontarans. Sadly though, this effort does them no justice; The Ice Warriors (or 'Greenies' as humans now call them) are all but extinct - when a caste is discovered and appear friendly; The Doctor, Chris and Roz become suspicious and attempt to uncover the truth...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 2 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Daleks and Ice Warriors make up for Godawful start! 21 Sept. 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is set on Mars during the Dalek occupation of Earth during the 2150's. The story deals with the Doctor and company joining up with a diverse group of humans and religious Ice Warriors on a trip to the North Pole of Mars where strange energies are being brought into play. Along the way, we are treated to two mysteries, who is up to no good at the North Pole of Mars, and wich member of the Doctor's group is a murderer. Also, we are treated to new insights into the Ice Warrior culture, as well as a reinstatement of the Daleks as the badest of the bad as far as Doctor Who monsters go. Unfortunately, no book is without problems, and Godengine has a few. First of all, except for a truley exciting prolog, the begining of the book drags along at a snails pace, also, the Doctor's explination of how he destroys the Godengine and repairs the destroyed TARDIS leaves alot to be desired. These elements drag down what could have been a five star book to only three.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
With a title like "GodEngine", the obvious joke is... 24 Dec. 2003
By Andrew McCaffrey - Published on
Format: Paperback
I feel cheated by the fact that I have only just got around to reading GODENGINE. Now all my "GodAwful" jokes are going to be seven years out of date.
GODENGINE has an abysmal beginning. It gradually improved through the middle and the end, albeit not by much. This was something of a relief though; if the book hadn't improved at all, then I'm not sure I'd be sitting here in possession of enough faculties to write this humble review.
Where to begin, where to begin? Well, let's start by mentioning the staggering overload of continuity references. If you can believe it, this book is a follow up to at least three stories (TRANSIT, DALEK INVASION OF EARTH, and SEEDS OF DEATH) and contains pointless mentions of dozens of others. Set on Mars, every Doctor Who villain who ever even thought of vacationing on the red planet is given at least a name-check, and the Ice Warriors themselves feature prominently. Two people are even blood relatives of characters from previous tales. What is the point of this kind of thing? Continuity references can add an interesting layer to an individual story, or give it a flavor unique to that series. But these constant and random mentions of much better stories make this book look like a quiche designed by someone who's never even heard of food before.
GODENGINE wants to be a TV story so badly it hurts. Character motivations are betrayed by facial expressions. A double agent's identity is revealed because he/she accidentally drops the act while thinking he/she is alone. Important plot points are passed on to the audience by having people making speeches at each other about things that they should already know. There's even an "our story so far" recap at the beginning of the book's Part II. (Why? Why do I need to be reminded of stuff that only just happened a little while ago? Granted, I was falling asleep during most of it, but it's not like we were dealing with difficult to grasp concepts here.)
The development of the Ice Warriors' back-story that takes place while those monsters are off-screen is relatively effective. We see their architecture, their culture, and a little bit about what makes them tick. But when they're actually on the page, they descend into the worst clichés imaginable. They're like the very worst of the TNG-era Klingons, endlessly spouting on about honor and duty. ("You have no honor!" "No, you have no honor!" "No, you have no honor!" "By belittling my honor you have shown yourself to be totally without honor! You have dishonored your family's honor!" "Argh, poo-fart!")
When it became clear that this wasn't going to be a story too broad or too deep for the small screen, I attempted to enjoy the book purely on a pulpy action-adventure level. But even the shallowest dime novel has to have something good to latch onto: a fast-moving plot, or some interesting characters, or a witty style. None are to be seen here. This plot is awkwardly paced with long, long gaps of filler. Too much of it relies on the most unbelievable of coincidences. Characters are stupid one minute, and geniuses the next. One of the funniest contrivances is that apparently the ID card of the Adjudicators goes virtually unchanged for over eight centuries. Eight centuries of the same design! In my four and something years as an undergrad, my school changed ID card formats three times, but the Adjudicators of the thirtieth century will still be using logos designed in the twenty-second. I've got to admire that consistency, but you have to imagine that their PR budget is around zero.
The characters are, unfortunately, molecule-thin. So thin, in fact, that I believe that Wile E. Coyote himself personally ran over each and every one of them with a steamroller before their inclusion in this book. I could ramble on for a few hundred more words about how silly these people were, but I'll limit myself to just saying one additional thing. To any prospective Doctor Who author: please, don't ever, ever, ever include an Ice Warrior love triangle. Oh, the pain, the pain, the pain.
Ultimately, I was glad to see the end of GODENGINE. One of the most derivative novels that the New Adventures produced, I'm not sure I can point to a single original idea on any of the book's pages. I have no doubts that if I were to go back with a magnifying glass, I'd be able to conjure up at least one inventive turn of phrase or line of dialog. But I think you'd have to pay me to reexamine my copy of GODENGINE.
(To be fair, I should point out that in my travels through the Google Groups archives, I discovered that apparently this book was written in quite a bit of a hurry. I'm guessing that if the author and the editor had more time available to them, this book would have turned out very different. It's a pity that the extra months weren't there, because this book really could have used them.)
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category