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Doctor Who: Deceit by Peter Darvill-Evans
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Title:Doctor Who: Deceit
Authors:Peter Darvill-Evans
Info:Dr Who (1993), Paperback, 326 pages
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Tags:fiction, science fiction, novel, doctor who, seventh doctor, new adventures

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Bernice and the Dr. meet up again with Ace, who has been off the TARDIS 3 years, her time. The story line is reminiscent of the old stories where the Dr. and his companion get separated and two, or more, story lines take place at the same time. These are my favorite. Bernice and the Dr. get separated on the planet Arcadia. The people on Arcadia live without technology as they would have during medieval times on Earth.

Ace, coincidentally, is on her way to Arcadia on a ship thinking they are going to be fighting Daleks.

All is not what it seems (of coures!). There is a space station in orbit around Arcadia. The workers have been told they are there to study an uninhabited planet. They can not see all the humans living on the terra-formed planet and do not know the real reason for their research. The people on the planet do not know the space station exists or the priest-like biengs that run the planet are actually androids.

Three story lines finally merge when Ace, Benny, and the Dr. meet and find out the truth. ( )
  shelbel100 | Dec 6, 2013 |

Next in the New Adventures series, reuniting the Doctor and Benny with a confident and sexy Ace, for whom a couple of years have passed, and bringing in as a guest character none other than Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer, from the old Dalek annuals, along with a fake medieval planet and a pool of disembodied brains. It's a decent novel, but is particularly interesting for the author's afterward, where he reflects on i) writing a book in a range for which you are also the editor and ii) the reception and future of the New Adventures at that point - perhaps Virgin might start doing "Missing Adventures" featuring pre-Seventh Doctors, though Darvill-Evans was not yet convinced of this. An interesting case of a statement of intent from the person who at the time (April 1993) had the main responsibility for keeping Who going. ( )
  nwhyte | Oct 10, 2010 |
Hard sci-fi from Doctor Who, not something that sits terribly well with me, but an enjoyable book nonetheless.
  eddy79 | Aug 27, 2008 |
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