The good news is that Colin Brake's second Who novel is better than his first (the woeful Escape Velocity), but the bad news is its still pretty poor. A mishmash of pulp science-fiction influences with little in the way of original ideas gives this a rather Frankenstien-ien flavour. There's also a complete lack of any literary style, as it plods along in a very basic and unimaginative fashion. While it's not actively awful, there's really nothing here that any seasoned Who reader won't have read two dozen times before, which renders the whole thing rather pointless...
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