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Lance Parkin

Autor(a) de The Eyeless

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Obras por Lance Parkin

The Eyeless (2008) 249 exemplares
The Infinity Doctors (1998) 225 exemplares
Father Time (2001) — Autor — 203 exemplares
The Gallifrey Chronciles (2005) 183 exemplares
Trading Futures (2002) — Autor — 174 exemplares
The Dying Days (1997) — Autor — 168 exemplares
Just War (1996) — Autor — 144 exemplares
Cold Fusion (1996) — Autor — 143 exemplares
Beige Planet Mars (1998) — Autor — 70 exemplares
Warlords of Utopia (2004) 56 exemplares
Davros (2003) — Autor — 48 exemplares
Primeval (2001) — Autor — 44 exemplares
The Company of Friends (2009) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Winning Side (Time Hunter) (2003) 42 exemplares
The Big Hunt (2004) 34 exemplares
Beyond the Final Frontier (Star Trek) (2003) — Autor — 30 exemplares
Just War [audio drama] (1999) 26 exemplares
I, Davros: Corruption (2006) — Autor — 23 exemplares
Cold Fusion [audio drama] (2016) 11 exemplares
Venus Mantrap (2009) — Autor — 10 exemplares
30 Years of "Emmerdale" (2002) 6 exemplares
Emmerdale: Mandy's Secret Diary (2000) 5 exemplares
Emmerdale: Their Finest Hour (2001) 4 exemplares
Krynoids: The Root of All Evil (1999) 3 exemplares
The I: I Scream (2013) 1 exemplar
The Story of "Emmerdale" (2003) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Short Trips and Side Steps (2000) — Co-Author "A Town Called Eternity (Parts Ones and Two)" — 136 exemplares
Doctor Who FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Most Famous Time Lord in the Universe (2013) — Prefácio, algumas edições90 exemplares
Short Trips: A Universe of Terrors (2003) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Short Trips: Steel Skies (2003) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Short Trips: Life Science (2004) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Short Trips: 2040 (2004) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Collected Works (2006) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
A Life of Surprises (2005) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Present Danger (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Secret Histories (2009) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Doctor Who: The Audio Scripts, Volume Four (2005) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Perfect Timing 1 — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Perfect Timing 2 (1999) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
In●Vision: The Pirate Planet (1991) — Contributor "Total Perspective" — 2 exemplares


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True rating: 1.5 stars.

As the Doctor travels through Galaxy Seven, he finds himself on a distant planet. He arrives at the abandoned city of Acropolis. Approximately fifteen years ago, a mysterious fortress wiped out the entire population. As a result, only ghosts remain.

The plot starts with intriguing settings, great world building, interesting characters, a mystery, a problem, and a mission. As a result, the author has to cut out the exploration, so the Doctor can attack the bad guys... before bringing it to a close with the big finale.

‘The Eyeless’ occurs in a destroyed world, where the few survivors are trying to re-establish a society far from the once-high-tech cities. As they are constantly having babies, the older kids left on their own, and sometimes they get killed by ghosts in the ruins of their old city.

I find it weird that the Doctor is okay with women being forced into procreation. Honestly, I could have done without them in this one.

Then there’s character motivation. Teenagers are unstable maniacs, which is already a boring (and insulting) trope. What kind of plot device is that, with no explanation? I found that to be lazy storytelling.

This is not a novel I would recommend to anyone.

You can also find this review on my blog
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librariefellngs | 12 outras críticas | Mar 29, 2023 |
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lulusantiago | 1 outra crítica | Mar 11, 2023 |
This book is kind of "Doctor Who does James Bond"—you can get that as soon as you look at the cover, which could come out of a Bond film title sequence.  But though it has its goofy moments, and definitely owes something to the Pierce Brosnan films in particular, it's not a parody. Rather, Parkin does that thing Doctor Who does so well: crash the Doctor into the conventions of a different genre and see what happens. Parkin explore the consequences with seriousness. Well, as serious as Doctor Who ever gets, anyway.

What would a Bond villain look like in the Doctor Who world? Bond villains, when not Soviets themselves, were often trying to incite conflict between East and West for their own reasons. Parkin gives us a new Cold War in the twenty-first century, and then thinks of a Doctor Who way an arms dealer might trying to make money off this conflict: selling time travel. The result is a fast-paced action story, but one firmly in the Doctor Who realm. Especially early on, the way the Doctor gets out of James Bond-esque jams nonviolently is inspired, and a sequences where the Doctor stages a bank robbery to protect people from a tidal wave is delightful, a perfect extrapolation from the eighth Doctor in the tv movie. The Doctor's sort-of companion for the story, Malady Chang, feels exactly like a female ally character from a Pierce Brosnan film.

Parkin always does well by Eight, I reckon, and he also has a good handle on Anji, who here gets to plausibly bluff her way into the confidence of the villain. The subplot about Fitz pretending to be the Doctor probably could have gone further, but was enjoyable anyway. Some people praise Parkin for his Big Ideas about Doctor Who, and while he does indeed have them, he can also write solid Doctor Who books without them. A perfect example of the kind of fun you can have with a "regular" Doctor Who book.
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Stevil2001 | 1 outra crítica | Dec 9, 2022 |



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