HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Doctor Who: Plague of the Cybermen by Justin…
Loading...
MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
884203,608 (3.23)6
11th Doctor (9) 1307 (1) 2013 (1) adventure (2) aliens (1) BBC (3) blog (1) Cybermen (3) Doctor Who (24) fantasy (1) fiction (8) library (1) media tie-in (1) MS (1) novelization (1) Overdrive (2) paperback (2) plague (1) science fiction (12) series (4) sf (1) steampunk (1) swashbuckling (1) television (5) time travel (3) to-read (14) UK (2) unread (2) Winter 2014 (2) xn (1)

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 6 mentions

Showing 4 of 4
Just the thing when none of the other books lying around are tempting. First, it's a Who fix, and the author managed to give it a good Matt Smith feel. Next it's set in a small town in Europe somewhere, sodden with rain, menaced by wolves, with a castle, so points for classic Gothic trappings. Then, it's steampunk Cybermen. It manages to hit that sweet spot for action without being too violent, with amusing dialogue, but seriousness of purpose.

I have suddenly discovered the delights of [whatever the word is for what is basically professionally-penned fan fiction?]. Now I know why the are 27 billion Star Trek and Star Wars books: it's fun to hang out in these universes.

Book Smugglers giveaway loot ( )
  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
WARNING: This review contains spoilers

****

The Eleventh Doctor is on his own again and somehow ends up in a 19th-century village that is gripped with plague. Since the title gives a bit of the show away, one can safely assume that the Cybermen are involved somehow. Just how they are involved is what you will have to read to find out.

This Eleventh Doctor adventure felt a bit strange to read after seeing the Twelfth Doctor's first season on the show, mainly because the idea of Cybermen rising from graves reminded me of the season finale, "Death in Heaven", and the idea of Cybermen harvesting spare parts from humans was like the clockwork android in "Deep Breath." But this book came first, having been published before Peter Capaldi was even announced as Matt Smith's replacement. The plot itself was all right, and the writing serviceable. There were some very Matt Smithy bits of dialogue that worked quite well, although the "X objects are cool" catchphrase was used a bit too much. Overall this is a very quick read that will scratch the Dr Who itch if you have one. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Dec 30, 2014 |
Delivers on Cybermen and the 11th Doctor. Fast, breezy read that felt like an aired television episode. ( )
  pmcnamee67 | Mar 31, 2014 |
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2149603.html

riffs on the classic vampire mythos; Justin Richards has of course gone for the Cybermen (who are not all that far from the undead anyway). New Who has actually been doing quite a good job of reimagining the Cybermen in their last couple of appearances; this novel has strong links to both the TV story Closing Time and the 8th Doctor audio The Silver Turk, though I felt not quite as good as either. I had expected that this would be an Eleven/Clara novel, but in fact it's Eleven-on-his-own, with one-off companion Olga. (Pedantic niggle: Olga not such a likely name for a woman in a German-speaking village in Central Europe in the 19th century.) A decent enough effort. ( )
  nwhyte | Jul 27, 2013 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
For the Doctor
A friend and mentor throughout the last fifty years
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 038534676X, Paperback)

A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith
in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

‘They like the Shadows. You know them as Plague Warriors…’

When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague – a ‘wasting disease’. The victims face a horrible death – but what’s worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned…

The Doctor is confident he knows what’s really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he’s sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor’s oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe – just maybe – he’s misjudged the situation.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:15 -0400)

"A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television. 'They like the Shadows. You know them as Plague Warriors...' When the Doctor arrives in the 19th-century village of Klimtenburg, he discovers the residents suffering from some kind of plague - a 'wasting disease'. The victims face a horrible death - but what's worse, the dead seem to be leaving their graves. The Plague Warriors have returned... The Doctor is confident he knows what's really happening; he understands where the dead go, and he's sure the Plague Warriors are just a myth. But as some of the Doctor's oldest and most terrible enemies start to awaken he realises that maybe - just maybe - he's misjudged the situation"--… (more)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.23)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 7
3.5
4
4.5
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,735,195 books! | Top bar: Always visible