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Old March 20 2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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My copy of Shada arrived today

Just received my copy of Gareth Roberts' Shada from the UK this morning. Damn impressive-looking book. At 415 pages it's the longest DW novelization ever published.

Length notwithsatnding, will be book be any good? I hope so, and I look forward to eventually reading it (damn my workload and family business that'll keep me from finding the time till about Easter). But with all due respect to the New Series Adventures books we've had over the last 7 years, it just feels good to hold a new novel featuring one of the classic-series Doctors again (and Romana! ) . And it's got me psyched for the return of the Second Doctor this fall in Stephen Baxter's book and next year's Third Doctor novel by Alistair Reynolds.

But back to Shada: boy, 415 pages - had Target been able to novelize it back in the day it would have been 144 pages if it was lucky!

"These are historical documents - preserving them is important. Tarting them up for a night out in the twenty-first century is unnecessary" - Toby Hadoke, "Should mistakes in old episodes of Doctor Who be fixed on DVD" (Doctor Who Magazine #445)
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