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I absolutely adored this book. Not only is it very different to the episodes with Ten and Martha, being about the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield instead, but the essential bookness of the novel means there's more than enough new and interesting things to make it worth your while reading the story even if you've seen the episodes. Plus, the book contains 100% more cats!

Read more... )

In summary: It's great - go read it. Especially if you like beer, cats and creepy monsters.
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FYI, Feedbooks have the following titles available as free ebook downloads.

Doctor Who and the Empire of Glass by Andy Lane
Doctor Who: The Sands of Time by Justin Richards
Doctor Who and the Scales of Injustice by Gary Russell
Doctor Who: Human Nature by Paul Cornell
Doctor Who: Nightshade by Mark Gatiss

I'm reading Human Nature right now and it's fabulous. I'm hopelessly in love with Benny. An excerpt:

[Bernice is at a beer tent, killing some time waiting for the Doctor to return from the market and having just gotten hold of a pint.]

Company is always an issue at this juncture. There's no point, in my view, in being a solitary drinker. You can do that at home, given a certain degree of sadness which I wouldn't dream of sinking to. Usually. Well, three out of ten times. And it's been a difficult time for me lately. Anyway, there were the usual tables of dangerous-looking space pirates, penniless backpackers with their glasses of iced water, and traders waving their hands and complaining that business wasn't what it once was. Most of them were aliens of some sort.

Therefore, it was with a rather xenophobic sort of glee that I came across a table whose occupants were doubly interesting. They were A: human and B: female. They looked like they all came from different places, and had clustered together out of the familiar realisation that internal gonads are best, actually. So I sat down and introduced myself. Professor Bernice Summerfield, FRAS (Fairly Rotten At Scrabble), current occupier of the Proxima University Chair Of Archaeology (it's in my room, by the begonias), holder of the Martian Gallantry Medal (I found one and thought I thoroughly deserved it). They were suitably impressed. They laughed out loud.
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(aka The Way of the Moff)
(aka Not The Writers Tale)

How it came about:

DWMtweets reports that Steven Moffat will not publish a Writer's Tale of his own.
'Steven has no plans to publish a Writers Tale. "It would be the same book by a more grumpy, shorter man" he says.'
 

Within fandom there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. And somewhere in it [livejournal.com profile] owlsie mentioned having a collection of words by the man himself that could serve much the same purpose.

So owlsie posted this awesomeness - the compiled, collated and categorised wisdom of Steven Moffat, fanboy-genius.

And then I turned it into this book. It's a first draft. There may be an introduction later, written by [livejournal.com profile] promethia_tenk .

All the usual disclaimers apply! For your fannish use and appreciation only. No money is being made here. Steven Moffat belongs to the BBC, etc, etc.

Read and enjoy!

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