Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By

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The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection: Eleven classic adventures. Eleven brilliant writers. One incredible Doctor.

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Overview

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection: Eleven classic adventures. Eleven brilliant writers. One incredible Doctor.

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An entertaining, easy-going read and Abnett gets the regulars dead on . 4/5,A taut and readable book that exploits its isolated outpost setting to good effect. The Silent Stars Go By is certainly as solid a slice of Who storytelling as you’ll find this year.,Exciting, very good and a great read are the exact words that best describe Dan Abnett’s Doctor Who book The Silent Stars Go By,Like a hunting Martian ploughing remorselessly, effortlessly through freshly fallen snow of an ice world, the novel skilfully establishes its target and never fails to relinquish it; intrigue, scares, uncompromising adventure and all important character development... For a DOCTOR WHO novel, it’s both equally accomplished and accessible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849905176
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 218,069
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Abnett is a novelist and award-winning comic book writer. He has written over thirty-five novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt's Ghosts series, and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies. His latest Horus Heresy novel Prospero Burns was a New York Times bestseller, and topped the SF charts in the UK and the US. His combat SF novel Embedded was published in 2011. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    One of the best Doctor Who novels!

    Dave Abnett deftly weaves classic Who monsters with the New Who universe. His characterization of the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory is spot-on. Several twists and turns maintain the interest and the reader begins to wonder who the *real* monsters are in this story. It's a joy to see Mr. Abnett use the Ice Warriors and not recycle monsters like the Daleks or the Cybermen. Doctor Who has such a long and rich history that it's nice to explore races (like the Ice Warriors)especially when we haven't seen or read about in a long time. This novel is appropriate for Doctor Who fans of all ages. I'd definitely recommend this book and hope that Mr. Abnett will write additional Who novels.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

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    Excellent

    Including creatures from the show's past, several ingenious plot twists, a few enjoyable winks to time travel, and with writing that feels true to the established characters while adding its own freshness and originality, "The Silent Stars Go By" is a perfect novel for fans of Doctor Who.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2014

    I am relatively new to the Doctor Who universe. While I watch on

    I am relatively new to the Doctor Who universe. While I watch on Saturday afternoons on BBC America, I just couldn't get enough Doctor. So, what does a new fan with a nook do but search the web for a book! I came across this one and figured it would be worth a shot...at $2.99 and 184 pages, I figured if it wasn't good, I had little money and time invested in it. However, I was rewarded with a story that was breezy and entertaining.

    This story takes place during the time of the 11th Doctor when his companions were Amy and her husband Rory. I started with this particular book as I was most familiar with this incarnation of the Doctor and these companions. Our hardy trio is looking for a place to celebrate Christmas and end up on a planet inhabited by the Morphans - a group of Terran expatiates. While the planet is supposedly being terraformed into something more hospitable for human, it is instead getting colder and harsher. The presence of the Doctor and companions has not gone unnoticed by someone else...

    The author is a life-long Doctor fan, having first seen the Doctor in his 3rd incarnation. In writing this story, he balances the expectations people have for the 11th Doctor with a race of aliens from the 3rd Doctor's time - sometimes friend, sometimes foe (This enemy was seen by the 11th Doctor and Clara Oswald aboard a Soviet submarine in 1983.)

    On the whole, as a new Who fan, I was impressed that he was able to stay true to the 11th Doctor. He capably captured his wit and stream-of-consciousness thinking. He also crafted a story that kept me engaged and active in the story.

    BOTTOM LINE: This is a Doctor Who book worthy for seasoned and new fans alike.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2013

    Abnett does a wonderful job with getting the cast voices down. A

    Abnett does a wonderful job with getting the cast voices down. As someone who has only followed Dr. Who for the last few years (I will admit, I was a snob) I am always on the lookout for something to tide me over till the show comes back. Had read some of Dan's comic work and gave this a try. It was wonderful.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2014

    Fun, light read!

    I enjoyed this. In all honesty, the eleventh Doctor is not my favorite, and Amy is my least favorite companion, but despite this I really enjoyed the book. I was only passingly familiar with the aliens, so that the reveal was a bit of a surprise. Rory was kind and resourceful, as always, and the ending was every bit as satisfactory as a Whovian could expect.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Should have been an episode

    I'm almost done this book, and I wish that it had been an episode, it is that good.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    A must read if you love Doctor Who!

    Great story. All of the DW characters were written in character and the plot was entertaining and fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    This novel is my first Dr. Who book. I've watched the series and

    This novel is my first Dr. Who book. I've watched the series and this book does a wonderful job of making me feel like I am 'watching' the series. It was easy picturing the Doctor, Amy and Rory as they get into yet another situation that needs the Doctor's touch. I could easily imagine the world that they visit and probably felt stronger emotions than what I would watching the show. I am usually cautious about reading anything based off a TV series, especially one I like so much. This novel did not disappointment at all. I know I'll read it again when I want to revisit the Eleventh Doctor and the Ponds. Sorry, Rory... And thanks Dave Abnett for the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Calli

    What?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2014

    Saum

    Annabelle is a freand and says gets mad kinda with stuff like ghat u said

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Feels like you're watching the show

    Whike reading I would swear I could hear the music and see the scene.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Domino

    You can surf the web on your nook. You tube doesnt work but...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Doctor Who is still # 1

    Theres a boy at my school and when I talk about doctor who he looks at me like ive gone mad. Whats up with that. Everyone at my school always looks and treats me like lm crazy. Whats up with that.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Storie time

    There w once was a wale whodid it with a cow
    Timelap: birth PUSH! dilivery
    WAM!
    and they lived hapily ever after

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Susan

    OMG!!!!! Im in luv with this show. Favorite docter David T. Matt Smith. ...........

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Hay

    It takes a nerd to know a nerd. Dw is not by any means just for nerds. Yo rude.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Falcon @ MC

    Is this a pony clan? Also, Doctor Who is for nerds, not to offend you.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    ¿Doctor Who Clan¿

    *Hello i'm the clan leader. Its about the tv series Doctor Who! Make a bio like mine.* name:The Doctor Age:966 Weapon:ScrewDriver Enemy: CyberMen and others Likes:TARDIS and ScrewDriver *Good Luck*

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Watched a bit of dr who and have never since watched ii or read

    Count this as fifty years time well spent

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Doctor Who

    I love the cover Matt smith is my favorite and he is very good looking

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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