Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams

Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams

by Gareth Roberts
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Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts

From the unique mind of Douglas Adams, legendary author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes Shada, a story scripted for the television series Doctor Who but never produced—and now transformed into an original novel...
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Imagine how dangerous a LOT of knowledge is...
The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord, Professor Chronotis, has retired to Cambridge University, where among the other doddering old professors nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. He took with him a few little souvenirs—harmless things really. But among them, carelessly, he took The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Even more carelessly, he has loaned this immensely powerful book to clueless graduate student Chris Parsons, who intends to use it to impress girls. The Worshipful and Ancient Law is among the most dangerous artifacts in the universe; it cannot be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.
The hands of the sinister Skagra are unquestionably the wrongest ones possible. Skagra is a sadist and an egomaniac bent on universal domination. Having misguessed the state of fashion on Earth, he also wears terrible platform shoes. He is on his way to Cambridge. He wants the book. And he wants the Doctor...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101601907
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Series: Doctor Who Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 538,457
File size: 612 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in 1952, and was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he read English. As well as writing all the different and conflicting versions of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he has been responsible for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, and, with John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff. In 1978-79, he worked as Script Editor on Doctor Who. He wrote three scripts for the show: “The Pirate Planet,” “City of Death” [under the name David Agnew], and “Shada.” Adams died in May 2001. Gareth Roberts was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1968. His scripts for Doctor Who on television include “The Shakespeare Code,” “The Unicorn and the Wasp,” “The Lodger,” and “Closing Time.” He has also written many scripts for the spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as scripts for such television shows as Emmerdale and Randall & Hopkirk [Deceased]. He has written nine previous Doctor Who novels, and lives in West London. 

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Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
hmax17 More than 1 year ago
This was my first Doctor Who novel I've ever read. I've been a fan for the last two years and have slowly expanded my obsession with the fandom. I started with, of course, NuWho and then slowly got into Classic Who and then the online community and then I even went to my first convention! It was fabulous and where I learned of novels and audio books! I was in B&N in Chattanooga actually the day they were going on the shelves. I saw the logo on the book on the top of the dolly and knew I had to have the book then and there no matter how much extra it would cost me. It was worth it! The book was amazing and just fantastic! Right now, I've never read Hitchhiker's Guide (I know, I'm a bad geek.) but this has me excited to read those too! Gareth Roberts does a brilliant job of capturing the Doctor, I felt I was actually watching an episode! It was just all around fantastic! I loved the way he depicted the history of the Time Lords and the end, utterly WOW! Defly give this book a try and you won't be dissatisfied!
uulemnts More than 1 year ago
Roberts does a masterful job of maintaining Douglas Adams unique sense of humor and logic, while expanding from the original television scrips, and making the novel his own. Too bad he wasn't approached about taking over the Hitchhiker series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any one who is a Dr. Who fan, especially Tom Baker, must read this. Douglas Adams created a great story. It would have been great if it were actually produced for the TV series.
RH-1 More than 1 year ago
What is SHADA? Why has it been forgotten and then forgotten it has been forgotten? Who is Dr. Chronopolis really? These things are answered in this great book by Gareth Roberts who does a fantastic job with this Novelization based on a screenplay by Douglas Adams. Yes, that Douglas Adams! A great Dr. Who adventure with Dr. Who, Romana and K-9.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Douglas Adams writes Doctor Who. If you need more than that to read this book, then I really don't know if you can call yourself a Whovian. Funny and well paced. @luv_mat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!! Rating:90000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000?000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shada is amazing! I've never seen Classic Who, as I'm a new Whovian, but I have to say—this is amazing.
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KingOHearts More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I was intrigued by this book when I read the blurb that said it was from a non-produced Douglas Adams script for the early version Dr. Who TV show. I only got into Dr. Who with the new version but I have read enough about the older incarnation to know that Douglas is responsible for one of the best loved episodes from that time. I am a big fan of Hitchhiker's Guide and its sequels, so I thought it was definitely worth a try, especially as a first purchase for my new Nook. I was not disappointed. Its got silliness and gravity and snide observations that Mr. Adams was oh so good at. He had the ability to describe something in a way that you accepted for a moment, and then after a beat, you realized was saying something completely different than you thought, and in a way you NEVER expected. This happens more than once in this story. The story referred to the Tom Baker version of Dr. Who, and even though I am not very familiar with those episodes, I have to admit that the use of the Doctor and his companions ring true to what little I do know. So read this, it is worth your time and your dollars. Or pounds. Or rupees or rubles for that matter.
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Lots of fun with Tom baker doctor who & romana 2 They were my favorite duo
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williamhjones More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I laughed several times. Great adventure with my favorite Doctor! Highly Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Positively breathtaking story that somehow manages to perfectly capture both Tom Baker and Douglas Adams. More fun than a barrel full of Daleks. :)
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I was 9 years old when Ihad read the series to Hitch Hikers books and love then ever sence. I was 6 when I started watch Doctor Who with my mom and I still do. I was a geek from the start (42). One day i was in the mall with my friend and looked up at the shelf and saw Doctor Who Shada and was like "oh cool". Then I saw the aurthor and geeked out in B&N'my friend was laughing at me. I read only a little but I knew from the start "it's going to be Fantasic". And I wasn't wrong. -PERKYPIRATE42
withspirit More than 1 year ago
Being a Doctor Who and Douglas Adams fan, I had to buy this one. It will not disappoint! Several plot twists, many surprises, and a villian convinced of his right to rule, will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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