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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic first solo effort by Mark Clapham, 17 Feb. 2002
Hope is Mark Clapham's first solo Doctor Who book, although he has co-authored one other, and co-authored two spin off books.
What Hope does so well is straddle the old "rad/trad" line. I can easily see this as a big-budget made-for-TV movie version of Dr Who for 2002...it has bad guys, action sequences, humor, monsters, and all the things that made TV Doctor Who so popular. At the same time, it has excellent, poignant characterization of the sort that we've seen in the original novels and it successfully carries over some of the themes established in recent EDA's. Thus, Hope, I think rises to the challenging task of satisfying all tastes in the hugely diversified ranks of taste in Doctor Who fandom.