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A pleasant dream that decends into a nightmare,
This review is from: Doctor Who: Dreamstone Moon (Paperback)
The BBC collection of Doctor Who books which centre around the exploits of the eighth doctor have been very good to me. The ones that I have read have all been very acceptable slices of sci fi action. It is unfortunate then that this run should end with 'Dreamstone Moon'.
The story begins very well with Sam, the doctors latest companion, being found lost in space and brought to a moon where mysterious moonstones are being mined. The doctor is missing and she is left alone to deal with the strange occurrences that are starting to tear the very fabric of the moon apart. Can Sam find the doctor and save the moon?
The answer is that by the end you really won't care so much! Science fiction can become dangerous close to being overly complicated and confusing. 'Dreamstone Moon' falls directly into this trap and doesn't even touch the edges. By the second third of the book I began to lose track of what was going on as a promising initial story is wasted by the author.
The story leaps around introducing new characters only to kill them off two pages later. What really upsets me about this particular novel is that it starts so well. One for Doctor Who completists only, may I suggest 'The Year of the Intelligent Tigers' as a better 8th doctor book to read.