Doctor Who: The Coming Of The Terraphiles

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The paperback edition of fantasy and sci-fi giant Michael Moorcock's Doctor Who epic
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Overview

The paperback edition of fantasy and sci-fi giant Michael Moorcock's Doctor Who epic
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Doctor Who and Amy have signed up for the grand finals of the hotly contested Arrow of Law, but the battle for this fabled prize is only one of the adrenaline-raising challenges that they face in this new novel by sci-fi pioneer Michael Moorcock. Even getting to the competition is dangerous: The venue is Miggea, a world quivering at the very edge of time-space continuums. With reality collapsing around them, engulfing hapless entries, the Doctor and his companion must cope with problems even more frightening than free-floating pirates. Once landed, they learn that some rivals for the Arrow refuse to play by any rules. Classic sci-fi by one of the legendary masters of the craft.

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A marriage made in heaven, or perhaps Gallifrey. As a teenager Michael Moorcock was my favourite author, and Doctor Who my favourite TV programme. Why no one has ever put the two of them together before I don't know,Delicious. The modern genre's most original voice has invited the Doctor into his multiverse for an adventure sparkling with wit and peril... Authentic Moorcock. Authentic Who. An essential read,A combination of Moorcockian multiverse and Wodehousian Comedy filigreed into something magical and unexpected. It's Doctor Who written by the most important living British fantasist, and it's as good as I'd hoped, and much funnier,Delightfully good-humored... an authentically Moorcockian take on both Doctor Who and that most whimsical of themes - the coming of ultimate chaos and the annihilation of the universe itself!,We are astoundingly lucky to have Michael Moorcock. In his range, his skill, invention and his passion he exemplifies the very best of more than one literary tradition,Here we have one of science fiction and fantasy's most respected and well-loved authors writing Doctor Who. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is absolutely nothing. This is a phenomenal book - 10/10,Exhilarating, funny and deeply peculiar...It's been years since the Doctor Who range put out anything as smart and engaging as this. Fingers crossed it's the first of many such volumes,A bold, eccentric quasi space opera,The great Michael Moorcock has written a Doctor Who book which is like Burt Bacharach knocking out an album for Lady Gaga
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849901406
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 932,113
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A prolific writer of more than eighty works of fiction and non-fiction, including the Guardian Fiction Prize-winning The Condition of Muzak, and Mother London, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, Michael Moorcock is the creator of such memorable characters as Elric, Jerry Cornelius and Colonel Pyat. Born in London in 1939, he now lives in Texas.
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  • Posted August 17, 2012

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    How could something that (in concept) seemed so perfect fail so

    How could something that (in concept) seemed so perfect fail so
    miserably in its execution? On the one hand you've got Michael
    Moorcock, one of the greatest living British fantasists, and undisputed
    master of the multiverse. On the other hand you've got Doctor Who, one
    of the greatest British fantasies, and undisputed master of the
    timestreams. Really, when you think about it, the only surprising thing
    about this crossover is that it's taken 48 years (both debuted in 1963)
    for the Eternal Champion and the Time Lord to meet. They should have
    saved themselves the effort. Coming of the Terraphiles is a nearly
    incomprehensible and entirely nonsensical bit of narrative fluff that
    does nothing to advance either storyline. Much of it is a Victorian
    farce surrounding the pursuit of a hat so enormous that wearing it would
    require the assistance of an anti-gravity device. What may have worked
    as a short-story length novelty is stretched, twisted, and drawn into
    into a novel that exceeds the novelty factor about 20 pages in. The
    prologue is the best part of the book, packing more drama, suspense, and
    excitement into the first 6 pages than can be found throughout the
    remaining 330 pages combined. Even though Captain Cornelius is one of my
    least favourite incarnations of the Eternal Champion (give me Elric,
    Hawkmoon, Corum, or Erekosë any day), his story is infinitely more
    exciting than that of the Doctor. As much as I'd like to blame that on
    Matt Smith being my least favourite Doctor, the fact that he and Amy are
    largely relegated to supporting characters (disappearing for multiple
    chapters at a time) makes that a stretch even for such a nonsense book.
    Not nearly as witty as it wishes to be, or as clever as it pretends to
    be, this is the kind of fanboy crossover dream that makes you rethink
    being a fanboy of either franchise.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Not worth it

    This is just No. 0 stars. Boring. Do not waste ur money.
    I personly didnt buy it for nook i bought it at barnes and nobles were it was more money therefore more of a dissapointment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Hmmm

    Moorcock fans say "what luck"
    Who fans however "what the f....?"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Meh

    It was ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Very Dissapointed in Mr Moorcock's novel

    What a waste. A great writer, and a wonderful hero, I want my money back! Not evrn a halfway decent farce

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