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Ice Ice Baby,
This review is from: Doctor Who: Time Zero (Paperback)
Justin Richards' novel is probably my favourite original Doctor Who story from the range that was published between 1999 and 2004. Justin Richards is an immensely readable author, and the adventure fair romps along from start to finish. A superb read - if you like Doctor Who you won't be disappointed.
60s Londoner and one half of the Doctor's current travelling companions Fitz gets the best of it in this book, and after an inauspicious start in `The Taint', his character really begins to take shape. The Doctor on the other hand doesn't really feature that much here, but when he does it's the quirkily energetic incarnation of the Time Lord that we first saw in the TV movie; making it even more of a shame that Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor only got one screen outing.
Ultimately though, Time Zero is a resounding success; a cracking Doctor Who novel that would grace any era of the show. Always engaging, even in its duller moments (which are few and far between), Richards has penned what is easily the finest original Doctor Who novel to date.