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Nowhere near as much fun as the back cover,
By A Customer
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Space Age (Paperback)
I bought this book because of the excellent back-cover blurb. It sounded like a fascinating chance to explore the radical difference between the way the year 2000 is and the way we thought it would be (flying cars and trade links with Venus).
What we get is a weird, futurist remix of Quadrophenia, with mods and rockers fighting it out in a ruined city of the future.
It's a book about ideas, and is an interesting, experimental notion. But it's just dull, dull, dull.
The characters are all ciphers, unexciting versions of unexciting real people. We don't care about them, we don't even care much about the series' regulars. None of them really get to do anything much, and the amazing promise of the back cover never comes about. It's just yet another embarrassing example of how badly the series tackles social angst.