Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury(Doctor Who Short Trips Anthology Series)

Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury(Doctor Who Short Trips Anthology Series)themed anthologies of Who stories are sometimes miss than hit, and I fear this is largely in the former category perhaps not helped by my reading it at the height of summer rather than in the Christmas season for which it was intended when published in 2004, with New Who looming round the corner Perhaps appropriately, the two stories I enjoyed most are reflexive vignettes where the TV show becomes part of the narrative, Christmas Special by Marc Platt and even so All Our Christmases by Steve Lyons Otherwise I think this is best enjoyed with mulled win in one s hand and a seasonal mood in one s brain. A collection of Christmas stories, most of them rather dreadful, but there are a few real gems in here The second half is generally much better than the first Highlights include a tabletop game designed by Lawrence Miles, a story about time travel with a very nice little nod to Deadline by Steve Lyons, a character piece about autism by Jackie Marshall, a classic ghost story in the style of M R James by Andy Campbell, a bit about Adric and pudding by Val Douglas, and a carol by Vanessa Bishop in which the Eighth Doctor tries to snog all his former selves Low points involve dodgy characterisation, terrible attempts at comedy and some inexcusably bad German. As mixed a bag as any anthology indeed, so than most, given it also includes games, poems and recipes, like a true festive annual but it s made some progress at getting me in a festive mood Includes the first Steve Lyons story ever to intrigue and delight me in the way the other stuff of his I ve encountered was clearly trying and failing to do. Doctor Who Short Trips Is A Series Of Themed Short Story Anthologies Of New Doctor Who Fiction, Featuring The Doctor In All Of His First Eight Incarnations They Feature Stories Written By Some Of The Leading Names In Doctor Who, Past And Present, Including Paul Cornell, Gareth Roberts, Christopher H Bidmead, And Paul Magrs This Collection Covers Every Aspect Of Doctor Who At Christmas, From The Fourth Doctor And Romana Wisecracking Their Way Through Opening Their Presents To The Seventh Doctor Encountering A Dangerous Something From Christmas Past The Fifth Doctor Visits An Old Companion, The First Doctor Lands In A House Where Christmas Doesn T Go As Planned, While The Second Doctor Finds He Has To Have A Serious Chat With Santa Claus

Paul Cornell is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy prose, comics and television He s been Hugo Award nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics He s the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and has written for the Doctor Who TV series His new urban fantasy novel is London Falling, out fr

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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury(Doctor Who Short Trips Anthology Series)
  • Paul Cornell
  • English
  • 26 October 2019
  • 9781844351121

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