Doctor Who: Wonderland (Doctor Who Novellas) Hardcover – 24 Apr 2003
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San Francisco 1967. A place of love and peace as the hippy movement is in full swing and everyone is looking forward to the ultimate festival: the human be-in. Summer, however, has lost her boyfriend, and fears him dead, destroyed by a new type of drug nicknamed Blue Moonbeams. Her only friends are three English tourists: Ben and Polly, and their mysterious guardian and friend the Doctor. But will any of them help Summer, and what is the strange threat posed by the Blue Moonbeams?
Top Customer Reviews
Wonderland is set in ’67 San Francisco, around Haight-Ashbury; and involves an early version of the 2nd Doctor & companions.
(I spent most of the book trying to guess which incarnation it was & had it narrowed down to either the 1st or the 2nd – apparently the companions names give it away.)
So was it any good? Hoo yeah! Loved it.
The storytelling’s divine, there are neat little nods to various aspects of ‘60’s culture: like the Doc’s influence on people like Leary and George Harrison.
And there are plenty of edge-of-the seat moments in the story, even when you think you’ve got to the end and everything’s tied up, there is still a little extra excitement to be had.
Particular favourite bits of mine were: the party at Mathilda’s, Stimson the hep-cat journo, the way the Denny thing was handled & the tripping sequence.