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The Doctor Who Storybook 2007 by Clayton…

The Doctor Who Storybook 2007

by Clayton Hickman (Editor)

Other authors: Nicholas Briggs (Contributor), Fareed Choudhury (Illustrator), Mike Collins (Frontispiece), Russell T Davies (Introduction), Mark Gatiss (Contributor)15 more, Martin Geraghty (Illustrator), Peri Godbold (Designer), Daryl Joyce (Illustrator), Tom MacRae (Contributor), Steven Moffat (Contributor), Jonathan Morris (Contributor), Alister Pearson (Cover artist), Justin Richards (Illustrator), David A. Roach (Frontispiece), Gareth Roberts (Contributor), Adrian Salmon (Illustrator), Robert Shearman (Contributor), Andy Walker (Illustrator), Brian Williamson (Illustrator), Ben Willsher (Illustrator)

Series: The Doctor Who Storybook (2007), Doctor Who (Storybook)

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It's fun. ( )
  RBeene | Mar 18, 2015 |
I picked this book up because my wife and I had just listened to Patient Zero and Blue Forgotten Planet, two Big Finish appearances of the Viyrans, and she was curious about them; the story "No One Died" by Nicholas Briggs contains their only appearance in prose. It's an okay story-- there are some good ideas, but the resolution obnoxiously leaves a central mystery dangling!

The rest of the stories are fine: there are no particular standouts, positive or negative. Part of the problem stems, I think, from the fact that most of the writers try to tell a "typical" Doctor Who story in a few pages, not reworking the format to the shorter length as the Short Trips usually do. Still, some are fun, such as Gareth Roberts's "The Cat Came Back," about a strange civilization discovered by the Doctor and Rose. (Martin Geraghty's illustrations are great.) Robert Shearman's "Untitled" has some good ideas-- a picture coming to life-- but the best part of it are the Brian Williamson illustrations it engenders.

I did find Justin Richards's "Gravestone House" sacrificed logic for poorly done "scares," and Jonathan Morris's comic strip "Opera of Doom" is kinda disappointing as well.

On the other hand, Steven Moffat's "Corner of the Eye"-- told in the form of an implausibly detailed instant messenger conversation-- is hella creepy.
  Stevil2001 | Aug 30, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hickman, ClaytonEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Briggs, NicholasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Choudhury, FareedIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, MikeFrontispiecesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davies, Russell TIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gatiss, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geraghty, MartinIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Godbold, PeriDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Joyce, DarylIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacRae, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moffat, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, JonathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearson, AlisterCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richards, JustinIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roach, David A.Frontispiecesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, GarethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salmon, AdrianIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shearman, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, AndyIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williamson, BrianIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willsher, BenIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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