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Doctor Who: Deceit

Doctor Who Deceit Take Arcadia apart if you have to The middle of the twenty fifth century The Dalek war is drawing to an untidy close Earth s Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the cor

  • Title: Doctor Who: Deceit
  • Author: Peter Darvill-Evans
  • ISBN: 9780426203872
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Take Arcadia apart if you have to The middle of the twenty fifth century The Dalek war is drawing to an untidy close Earth s Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human occupied space since man first ventured to the stars Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition Among her Take Arcadia apart if you have to The middle of the twenty fifth century The Dalek war is drawing to an untidy close Earth s Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human occupied space since man first ventured to the stars Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition Among her barely controllable squad is an explosives expert who calls herself Ace Their destination Arcadia A non technological paradise A living laboratory for a centuries long experiment Fuel for a super being Even when Ace and Benny discover the truth, the Doctor refuses to listen to them Nothing is what it seems to be.

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    1. Catching up on 20-year-old Doctor Who stories is a goose chase. That being said, randomly discovering the one story of 61 New Adventures that contains Virgin's Doctor Who's editor's Afterword is pretty amazing. Reading Darvill-Evans's Afterword is amazing too. Actually - his afterword might be more worthwhile than his actual novel. The Afterword is a curious look at the hiatus of the show and the New Adventures's responsibility to continue to carry the torch. Darvill-Evans, as the series' editor [...]

    2. I enjoyed this one I'm not sure why it's been getting bad reviews. It was kinda cyberpunk/far future scifi. One of the things that was really great about it was that there were a LOT of women characters, not just Ace and Benny but women soldiers, women in charge of spaceships, women in control of AIs as well as noble women. It is so rare in this genre, and in Doctor Who, to have such a strong female supporting cast. Not to mention there was also (rather subtly) a BDSM lesbian relationship. Plot [...]

    3. Don't understand its bad reputation in Doctor Who circles, i really enjoyed this one, its an original novel and it had me riveted all the way through. I liked the settings where the novel takes us into, a realistic vision of the future is clearly presented here. I particularly enjoyed the reintroduced Ace and how her character had evolved, all in all a book i would highly recommend.

    4. The action sequences were a bit on the long side, but overall well written, and the re-introduction of Ace was handled in an interesting fashion. Her character has definitely done some growing while she was away from the Doctor.Overall I think what made the book a little more satisfying than some New Adventures novels is the fact that while there were a few mysteries to be uncovered toward the end, for once the author lets you in on some of the key details along the way so that you don't just fe [...]

    5. review: 4/5My review: 4/5Deceit by Peter Darvill-Evans.What a gruesome book.But it doesn't make me any brainier! (Get it?)I really enjoyed this one and Peter had such a refreshing storytelling from the previous VNA books I've read and it was great to see Ace be her own person in this one and not the young girl she was when we last saw her in Love and War.I also appreciated Peter giving Benny more to do in this book rather than just sitting around or running or having short chapters. We got to se [...]

    6. Had read all the terrible, terrible reviews for this book, but decided to read it anyway due to it featuring the return of Ace.My impression? It's not nearly as bad as I'd been led to believe. It's a dull slog, yes, but not moreso than Time's Crucible or others.Still, it's not exactly what one would call a good or exciting novel, either. And it's certainly not worth the time invested in reading. Hopefully I've now learned my lesson, and this is the last time I'll try reading a Who novel just bec [...]

    7. No question at all, I'd have hated this when it first came out: there is something depressing about this cyberpunky universe, its dysfunctional technology and cynical macho types, the gory and repetitive action sequences, the Doctor half absent from the story and when he does turn up completely bereft of warmth or empathy, along with sweary companions exuding a sexual confidence that nobody expects from a teatime family television programme. But then, this Doctor Who is already about as far from [...]

    8. Some context: this is a New Adventure novel written by the then series editor. He wrote it in part to understand the process he was putting his own prospective novelists through, and to test out his own editorial guidelines. If you treat it in this way, it helps explain - to an extent - the nature of the story and why it is written in the way it is.I say this because, at the start, I had a nasty feeling it was going to become another 'Transit' awfulness. For almost the entire first quarter of th [...]

    9. The first of the New Adventures that I read28 February 2012 Doctor Who with profanity just simply does not seem to be Doctor Who. I say that because this was one of the first of the New Adventures that I read and at the time that it did not seem to grab me as much as I was hoping that it would. I had been waiting for some decent new Doctor Who adventures ever since I started watching the series again with the group of friends, and we watched an awful lot of them. We loved it even though the spec [...]

    10. Not my favourite New Adventure book, but I'm glad to have Ace back in the TARDIS and the afterword by the author (who was also the editor of the NA line) provided some nice insight into the overall thought process behind the book series. Maybe if the chapters hadn't been so long (there are only 6, plus prologue and epilogue!) it wouldn't have felt like such a slough. I might not continue to read these in chronological order, I was having more fun jumping around throughout the series.

    11. I give this one a solid 'meh'. Peter Darvill-Evans wrote this book as a proof-of-concept, to ascertain whether, as editor of the series, he was placing reasonable demands on the writers. I find that, ultimately, he just ended up proving that meeting those criteria does not a good story make.There were certainly high notes. Ace was very well written in Deceit, and Bernice had great range (though the enmity between the two at the end felt artificial and kind of tedious). There were great story bea [...]

    12. Keeping up with the New Adventures (even when some are dire) pays off with this one. Yes, the characters are vapid but you don't read Doctor Who for such things, and there's a good bit of character development in Ace, which is very welcome for two reasons, now she has had enough experience in her future, she can keep up with the Doctor and Benny, and doesn't become the doting sidekick. And secondly, she's more mature. It disturbs me that someone who has travelled through time and space and has e [...]

    13. nwhytevejournal/1550505mlNext in the New Adventures series, reuniting the Doctor and Benny with a confident and sexy Ace, for whom a couple of years have passed, and bringing in as a guest character none other than Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer, from the old Dalek annuals, along with a fake medieval planet and a pool of disembodied brains. It's a decent novel, but is particularly interesting for the author's afterward, where he reflects on i) writing a book in a range for which you are also the edit [...]

    14. I'm very surprised that this gets the low rating that it does. I very much enjoyed it. The Doctor and the Tardis are finally off their timewyrm hangover; Ace comes back; we get an introduction to DK's in the person of Abslom Daak; Benny, how can you not love Benny? Plenty of action. Great idea for a story too. Mega corporation with a hive brain and a colony of human cattle. Wow, good stuff. Block transfer computation consturcts, hello there, 'bout time you showed up again. The subject of Mega co [...]

    15. The best of Peter Darvill-Evan's three Doctor Who novelsbut that's not saying much. At least it's a stronger effort at world building, though the world in question tends to paper over the interesting details with (surprisingly well written) violence and profantiy.

    16. I appreciated the alien planet and the very 'classic who' style plot, but there's some kinda kinky stuff in there. As the cover suggests, it's also pretty trippy (but that's just 80's-early90's Who for you). By the end I was very tired of all the corridors.

    17. Not the best written book. Flat characters and an excessive length both drag it down. It actually works better as a "meta" book, connecting up several bits of continuity and setting up the next stage of the adventures, and that was enough to carry it for me.

    18. Not bad, but aside from the Absolom Dak guest appearance, lots of Ace action and the hope some Daleks are going to show up, it's a bit unmemorable.

    19. A love letter to Our Lady of the Mary Sue, otherwise known as Ace. Otherwise, a bit on the weird side, a bit on the dull side, and by no means the best this series has to offer. Cool cover, though.

    20. Strong action, great female characters, cleverly constructed world and convincing continuity for the Doctor, Ace, and Bernice.

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