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A wonderful statement on contemporary Who
on 25 September 1999
As usual, Kate and Jon's prose is immaculately constructed and a pleasure to read. The USP of Unnatural History is that it confronts head-on many of the narrow-minded criticisms of the new Who range, placing them squarely within the structure of the plot. Don't be put off if you've never heard of rec.arts.drwho though, as they are so well integrated as to be unnoticeable to the non-initiate. The novel confronts the problem of inconsistency, the 'villains' monkeying around with the past lives of the 'heroes', and details the Doctor Sam and Fitz's attempts to both defeat and come to terms with this. Great stuff that as with all the best Who, TV and novel, works on several distinct levels according to the reader.