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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
Simon Messingham has made no secret about the fact that this novel is a homage to Gerry Anderson's various TV series, but while fans of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, UFO et al may find this little more than an exercise in gratuitous continuity references, for non-Anderson fans like myself The Indestructible Man turns out to be a surprisingly solid and enjoyable...
Published on 13 Nov 2004 by Jane Aland

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2.0 out of 5 stars Who Meets Anderson
When three strangers were found on the almost derelict Sky Home PRISM was shocked out of its slough of despair for although two got away, the third had been nearly fatally wounded and PRISM medics were expecting him to die. Only he didn't and only twice before had PRISM seen something like that and that had heralded the arrival of the mysterious Myloki and they had...
Published on 29 Nov 2005 by JA Fairhurst


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, 13 Nov 2004
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Jane Aland (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: the Indestructible Man: Indestructible Man (Paperback)
Simon Messingham has made no secret about the fact that this novel is a homage to Gerry Anderson's various TV series, but while fans of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, UFO et al may find this little more than an exercise in gratuitous continuity references, for non-Anderson fans like myself The Indestructible Man turns out to be a surprisingly solid and enjoyable piece of science fiction. Considering the source material, you may be expecting a rather light and fluffy romp, but this is a quite serious and dark novel, with the 2nd Doctor, Jamie and Zoe getting a number of physical and mental scars (one of them is shot in the head, one of them is forced into virtual slavery and gains and loses a fiancé, and one goes psychotic!) and the Indestructible Man of the title is presented in a tragic light. A good solid read, with some truly alien aliens, and an understated and moving finale - as long as you don't find the Anderson influences distracting this is a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Who Meets Anderson, 29 Nov 2005
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JA Fairhurst "johnfair" (Edgeley, Stockport) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Doctor Who: the Indestructible Man: Indestructible Man (Paperback)
When three strangers were found on the almost derelict Sky Home PRISM was shocked out of its slough of despair for although two got away, the third had been nearly fatally wounded and PRISM medics were expecting him to die. Only he didn't and only twice before had PRISM seen something like that and that had heralded the arrival of the mysterious Myloki and they had only been beaten back with extreme cost. Now it would seem as if the Myloki were back!
With the Doctor being held by PRISM in an unknowable condition and Zoë having abandoned him in what passed for a hospital, Jamie was persuaded that Mackenzie's militia was the best place for him.
With the Doctor probably dead and Jamie abducted from the hospital, Zoë reckoned that being a slave for the City Government probably wasn't the worst fate, especially when her boss was so personable.
When the Doctor recovered, Commander Bishop's worst fears seemed to be realised but he soon found that reality could be worse than even his nightmares!
This book is largely told from the point of view of the members of PRISM (known as SILOET after PRISM had been compromised). You may also find a knowledge of the Gerry Anderson series 'Captain Scarlet' and 'UFO' useful :-) though a few other of his series get a mention as well!
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