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Short Trips: Monsters by Ian Farrington

Short Trips: Monsters

by Ian Farrington

Other authors: Samantha Baker (Contributor), Matt Grady (Contributor), Simon Guerrier (Contributor), Stephen Hatcher (Contributor), Anthony Keetch (Contributor)7 more, Joseph Lidster (Contributor), Steve Lyons (Contributor), Ian Mond (Contributor), Jim Mortimore (Contributor), Danny Oz (Contributor), Marc Platt (Contributor), Jacqueline Rayner (Contributor)

Series: Doctor Who, Doctor Who: Short Trips (9)

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One of the books from Big Finish, this anthology takes a look at monsters encountered by the Doctor, though it's not always clear who the monster may actually be.

Created just before the BBC started the new series of Doctor Who, there is a sense of tiredness in most of these stories that is fairly rare, though there were a number of interesting tales, particularly Matt Grady, who re-introduces us to Dr Elizabeth Shaw, who is possibly the least appreciated of the Doctor's Companions and 'Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life' by Anthony Keetch was quite good fun as well especially as it added a degree of interactivity to the invasion process that was quite prescient. ( )
  JohnFair | Jan 2, 2017 |

Didn;t grab me as strongly as some of the previous volumes in this series, with some stories (like Marc Platt's) trying too hard and others not trying at all. I did particularly like the very first story, "Best Seller" by Ian Mond and Danny Oz, which has the Eighth Doctor and Chaley pollard encountering a evil book in Australia, and a long satire on reality TV, "Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life" by Anthony Keetch which has the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa faced with a cult sf show on contemporary Earth. I note also a story set in 14th-century Ireland, "Screamager" by Jacqueline Rayner, which brings the Second Doctor and Victoria into contact with the Black Death and is nice enough from the character point of view but not hugely historically satisfactory. ( )
  nwhyte | Aug 22, 2016 |
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The darkest parts of your brain house your darkest fears. Readers learn about the monsters that lurk in the shadows of their closet and beyond. They also discover the origin story of famous creatures like the Loch Ness Monster, and why people have searched for werewolves, dragons, and other creatures for centuries. Readers can also take a quiz to see if you could tackle the toughest monsters in the world and make it out alive.… (more)

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