Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams

Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams

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by Steve Lyons
     
 

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In the far future, the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack find a world on which fiction has been outlawed. A world where it's a crime to tell stories, a crime to lie, a crime to hope, and a crime to dream. But now somebody is challenging the status quo. A pirate TV station urges people to fight back. And the Doctor wants to help until he sees how easily dreams can turn

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In the far future, the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack find a world on which fiction has been outlawed. A world where it's a crime to tell stories, a crime to lie, a crime to hope, and a crime to dream. But now somebody is challenging the status quo. A pirate TV station urges people to fight back. And the Doctor wants to help until he sees how easily dreams can turn into nightmares. With one of his companions stalked by shadows and the other committed to an asylum, the Doctor is forced to admit that fiction can be dangerous after all. Though perhaps it is not as deadly as the truth.

Featuring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston, together with Rose and Captain Jack as played by Billie Piper and John Barrowman in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409046172
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Series:
DOCTOR WHO , #84
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
496,153
File size:
292 KB

Meet the Author

Steve Lyons has written nearly twenty novels, several audio dramas and many short stories, starring characters from the X-Men and Spider-Man to the Tomorrow People and Sapphire & Steel. He has also co-written a number of books about TV shows, including Cunning: The Blackadder Programme Guide and the bestselling Red Dwarf Programme Guide.

His previous Doctor Who work includes the novels Conundrum, The Witch Hunters and The Crooked World, audio dramas The Fires of Vulcan and Colditz, and work for the official Doctor Who Magazine.

He lives in Salford, near Manchester.


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Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
gloomcookie613 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of the Doctor Who books and love to read them during the show's downtime. Stealers of Dreams is no exception. The story is crafted in a way that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. It was also nice to see Captain Jack making an appearance and flexing his flirty muscles. Definitely one to pick up if you're needed a Who-fix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was fun to read about Captin Jack, and the swxy Rose(even if she goes a little crazy in this book) I enjoied the team the 3 of them made (though i still like Fitz & Trix better with the 8th Doctor) this book was great, deffently, ifbyou are a Doctor fan, add this book to your libeary. Even if it isnt a very long book, it is a good read, and almost gets you thinking of just where dreaming has taken all of us in all ofour lifetimes.
HellenB More than 1 year ago
The Doctor, Rose and Jack, three time travellers, land once again on a foreign planet that’s inhabited by humans. What they find is not what they expected: The planet is supposed to be very advanced, but they see that there is a big lack of development instead. Another thing they notice is the absence of fiction. On tv, there are only programs that show facts and the people of that planet have a strong negative reaction to lies. Later, they learn that any kind of fiction is forbidden (lies, books, tv series, dreams...) and that people who are caught indulging in fiction end up it the Big White House, some kind of asylum for who they believe to be mentally ill. The big problems start when the Doctor, Rose and Jack split up and one of them starts seeing and hearing things that other people can’t. The first thing I have to say is that I enjoyed reading the book, as I think will any Doctor Who fan. That’s a good thing, but it can also make it very difficult to review, as any fan will already know who the three main characters are. Readers not familiar with the tv series can still enjoy the book. They will find it difficult to get to know the Doctor, Rose and Jack, as the information given about them is small and not all at the beginning. Also, some knowledge of the tv series is required to understand an important point, as it is an allusion to an episode. It can be rather confusing sometimes, as the reader doesn’t know what is reality and what isn’t until the very end of the book and every person the main characters meet has a different version of the truth. This is important and explained in the end. While it forces the readers to pay more attention it also helps them to feel like one of the time travellers, as it is through the characters that they discover what’s really going on. There are two important topics in this story that are well addressed. One is fear and the other is hope. The society in this alien planet has created a form of government to avoid problems. They had hoped to escape other planets’ problems, such as fights and wars; basically they wanted to avoid any kind of conflict and to live in peace. To achieve that they forbade any kind of fiction, hoping that if people only considered facts, feelings wouldn’t complicate things. The problem is that when they forbade fiction, they also forbade people to dream, to hope. And it came to a point where any form of dream or story was feared and the people involved were punished. Some of the secondary characters are members of an illegal group who try to save literature in any form and encourage each other to write stories, comic strips, poems... And that law that was created to preserve peace and avoid conflicts is what leads the people in that planet to a fight. Lastly, I’d like to mention that the author succeeds in writing about such serious topics in a way children can understand, which is not always an easy thing to do.
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
Set Between Episodes 'Boom Town' & 'Bad Wolf' This was a fun read and a great mystery too. At times it was a bit confusing, but there's where the fun lies, in this sort of story. The trio's adventure begins on a world in 2775 where no one knows its name, and where imagination, fiction, and lies are illegal. Because of the Hal Gryden's resistance Static, some of the people are falling "fantasy crazy", and police inspector Waller is one of the force's best at bringing them in for rehabilitation at the Big White House. Without Captain Jack's giant heroic personality, it would not have been very funny. Overall, I liked this adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love doctor who. It's really cool;you should try to read the whole series , not to read it out of the blue.