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Trading technobabble for fun,
This review is from: Doctor Who: Trading Futures (Doctor Who S.) (Mass Market Paperback)
Trading Futures is a rare jewel in the battered crown of the BBC's range of original Doctor Who novels. Entertaining, accessible and action-filled, it's akin to a particularly light-hearted spy novel, and one can imagine it being made for TV in the early 1970s, with Jon Pertwee and The Brigadier to the fore.
Broad comedy is mixed with Sci-fi and surrealism - time travelling rhinos anyone? - and no we're not talking about the Judoon here.
Ultimately, Trading Futures is a fast, funny book, with flashes of sincerity and an awful lot of irony. Three different characters die seconds after proclaiming that bullets can't harm them. If you were expecting a hard espionage thriller in the mould of a Raymond Chandler novel... be thankful you were wrong.