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5.0 out of 5 stars A modern Who classic
Darker, more mature than TV Who, the 8th Doctor books have introduced a lot of genuinely original concepts to Doctor Who, and many were created by Lawrence Miles. Interference is far from a traditional Who adventure - it does give the Doctor's history a major shake-up, but it's perfectly in keeping with the themes of the 8th Doctor's adventures. Not as light-hearted as...
Published on 19 April 2000 by Godfather Morlock

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3.0 out of 5 stars Unclear transmissions.
I was expecting this book to be an action packed, thrill a minute read. Instead it has been very slow and in suffers some major problems. The Doctor really is'nt in it that much and Fitz is practically non exsistant. The part of the book set on Dust was a real drag to get through. However there are some redeeming factors. The Eighth Doctors imprisonment seems like he has...
Published on 25 April 2008 by Tim Allan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Return of the Time Travelling Voodoo Cargo Cult, 8 Nov 1999
This review is from: Doctor Who: Interference Book Two (Doctor Who) (Paperback)
Excellent! Media-based extra-dimensional wotsits being sold as weaponry,death of the Third Doctor, Faction Paradox, billion-year old Timelord Warships, I M Foreman explained(in the first episode of Doctor Who, Ian and Barbara found the TARDIS in a junkyard belonging to I M Foreman), the Doctor further loses his grip on reality(literally) and Sam plays at being Ace(well, almost) Packed to the gills with reversals, twists and paradoxes. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Talk about a "regeneration", 22 Sep 1999
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david k pintar (derby, east midlands, united kingdom) - See all my reviews
Excellent. One of the best (novelized) Who books ever. BOTH volumes are terrific. I can't wait for the arc-of-stories which are scheduled to follow!But beware, while eighth-doctor who beooks can be read on their own, it's nest to make sure you read "Unatural History" first.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Re-Writes Dr who History, 16 Aug 1999
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This review is from: Doctor Who: Interference Book Two (Doctor Who) (Paperback)
This is an extremely well written book, and while most of the action concentrates on the 8th Doctor and companions the 3rd also gets a decent chunk of this book. Characterisation of both Doctors is excellent, and its nice to see the all conquering 3rd Doctor totally out of his depth. Bothy Doctors learn that the universe has become a much harsher place. Many plot threads from book 1 are tied up, but some plot threads from both books are left dangling, no doubt these will be picked up in future books in the series. Books 1 & 2 of "Interference" totally re-write the history of the Doctor, we can be sure of nothing in the "Who" universe anymore, everything has changed. Just wait till you see the fate of the third Doctor - Metebelis 3 is no more!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious, 24 Dec 1999
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Two books of pretentious rubbish, masquerading as a continuation of a much loved tv hero.
Characterisation that was non existant, prose that turgid beyond belief.
A plot that is so reliant on knowing about previous books and tv shows from 25 years ago.
The fact that the whole thing rests on a time paradox gave me the horrible impression that I may have to read again and again and again an again and again........................
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2.0 out of 5 stars Unwanted Interference., 12 May 2008
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After the dull, tedious Interference book one, comes.. the dull, tedious Interference book two. Although not badly written and certainly better than say Longest Day, the Interference books are possibly the most boring books I have ever read. I had hoped book two would be more engaging than book one but sadly this was not the case. To be the fair the ending was a real suprise moment and is also very controversial. But it does'nt say much for the novels that I had to wait for around the 600 page mark before Interference became even remotely interesting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Interference, 29 Dec 2003
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P. Baldowski "boreders.com" (Stockport, UK) - See all my reviews
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There are times when a character needs a good shake. Sylvester McCoy's last season was a shake-up. The final Virgin book 'Lungbarrow' posed some very awkward questions about the Doctor's age, origins and his involvement in Gallifrey's past. Now, the 8th Doctor finds himself faced by people with time travel and little conscience in how they use it. Faction Paradox are selling something to the highest bidder - and on the frontier world of Dust the 3rd Doctor faces some upsetting extremes of violence and genetic weirdness...
The Interference series has all the hallmarks of following in the footsteps of Trial of a Timelord - in that there are flashes of quality and brilliance, underlaid with a sense that something this sweeping may well be a dressed up attempt at padding the quotas. There are moments in this book where the plot potters along, and the slicing backwards and forwards between times and characters can be quite distracting, rather than compelling.
Faction Paradox have been building up to this for a long time, mentioned offhand or with occasional character appearances in previous books. Now that they've arrived in full force, they don't really satisfy - and where they managed to get the upperhand, it's in the same way Star Trek foists an upperhand on a starship captain - with omnipotent powers and paradoxical time-twisting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Where is it actually going?, 2 Dec 2001
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After reading book one I really couldn't see where this story was going. After reading book two I still couldn't see where this story was going. Lawrence Miles' earlier DW novel "Alien Bodies" was an absolute joy to read and it still remains one of my favourite of the BBC range. But this... I agree with other readers in that it does try to change four decades of established DW and this is not a good idea. It also effectively writes "Planet of the Spiders" out of existence. An equally bad idea and one that many fans have met with considerable distaste, myself included. Now, I am by no means one of those fans who think DW should have stayed rooted firmly in it's own past but there is a limit to just how much you can change it in the space of a single story before the fans take an extreme dislike to you. Lawrence Miles' writing is however, extremely good with an incredible eye for detail. At times he is so clever with the plot that he almost seems to clever by far. But this alone isn't enough to save this story. I was also sorry to see Sam go but now we have a new companion in the form of Compassion who seems to be very interesting character and was one of the few things that I actually liked about this story. If you want to read some of the later Eighth Doctor novels then you will have to read this one as they are all tied into the story arc and since this is a vital part of the arc you wont understand the later the later novels unless you've read this one. So unfortunately, I would have to say that it is probably best that you buy this two part novel.
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