Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101905816

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Imagine everyone's suprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrus "the mobster" Glob, Professor Horace Jaanson and alien assassin Kik arrive. Finally imagine everyone's dismay when a bunch of con artists turn up to spring their greatest grift yet.
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Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1101905824

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3051

An original adventure tying in to the ninth season of Doctor Who, the spectacular hit series from BBC Television, featuring the new 12th Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi. “I'm an archaeologist, but probably not the one you were expecting.” Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Imagine everyone's surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, inconveniently blocking Port Jackson and glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrrus "the mobster" Globb, Professor Horace Jaanson and an alien assassin called Kik arrive to claim the glowing pyramid. Finally imagine everyone's dismay when they are followed by a bunch of con artists out to spring their greatest grift yet. This gang consists of Legs (the sexy comedian), Dog Boy (providing protection and firepower), Shortie (handling logistics), Da Trowel (in charge of excavation and history) and their leader, Doc (busy making sure the universe isn't destroyed in an explosion that makes the Big Bang look like a damp squib). And when someone accidentally reawakens The Ancients of the Universe - which, Doc reckons, wasn't the wisest or best-judged of actions – things get a whole lot more complicated… From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530199

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6373

“I'm an archaeologist, but probably not the one you were expecting.” Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Imagine everyone's surprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, inconveniently blocking Port Jackson and glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrrus "the mobster" Globb, Professor Horace Jaanson and an alien assassin called Kik arrive to claim the glowing pyramid. Finally imagine everyone's dismay when they are followed by a bunch of con artists out to spring their greatest grift yet. This gang consists of Legs (the sexy comedian), Dog Boy (providing protection and firepower), Shortie (handling logistics), Da Trowel (in charge of excavation and history) and their leader, Doc (busy making sure the universe isn't destroyed in an explosion that makes the Big Bang look like a damp squib). And when someone accidentally reawakens The Ancients of the Universe - which, Doc reckons, wasn't the wisest or best-judged of actions – things get a whole lot more complicated...
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Big Bang Generation. Doctor Who

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788834430927

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 5728

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Doctor Who: The Glamour Chase

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409072622

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7451

'Why are you here? I mean - who are you, exactly?' An archaeological dig in 1936 unearths relics of another time... And - as the Doctor, Amy and Rory realise - another place. Another planet. But if Enola Porter, noted adventuress, has really found evidence of an alien civilisation, how come she isn't famous? Why has Rory never heard of her? Added to that, since Amy's been travelling with him for a while now, why does she now think the Doctor is from Mars? As the ancient spaceship reactivates, the Doctor discovers that nothing and no one can be trusted. The things that seem most real could actually be literal fabrications - and very deadly indeed. Who can the Doctor believe when no one is what they seem? And how can he defeat an enemy who can bend matter itself to their will? For the Doctor, Amy and Rory - and all of humanity - the buried secrets of the past are very much a threat to the present... A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.
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Doctor Who: Royal Blood

Author: Una McCormack

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 184990992X

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 240

View: 4305

âeoeThe Grail is a story, a myth! It didnâe(tm)t exist on your world! It canâe(tm)t exist here!âe The city-state of Varuz is failing. Duke Aurelian is the last of his line, his capital is crumbling, and the armies of his enemy, Duke Conrad, are poised beyond the mountains to invade. Aurelian is preparing to gamble everything on one last battle. So when a holy man, the Doctor, comes to Varuz from beyond the mountains, Aurelian asks for his blessing in the war. But all is not what it seems in Varuz. The city-guard have lasers for swords, and the halls are lit by electric candlelight. Aurelianâe(tm)s beloved wife, Guena, and his most trusted knight, Bernhardt, seem to be plotting to overthrow their Duke, and Clara finds herself drawn into their intrigue... Will the Doctor stop Aurelian from going to war? Will Claraâe(tm)s involvement in the plot against the Duke be discovered? Why is Conradâe(tm)s ambassador so nervous? And who are the ancient and weary knights who arrive in Varuz claiming to be on a quest for the Holy Grailâe¦?
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Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror

Author: Mike Tucker

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 080414091X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7453

"Well, I doubt you'll ever see a bigger insect." Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. 'Mummy there's a daddy longlegs in my room!' Then the screaming starts... Alan Travers is heading home from the pub when something rushes his face - a spider's web. Then something huge and deadly lumbers from the shadows... Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn't the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn't the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous. It isn't an old man's garbled memories of past dangers that intrigue him. With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that no one is safe. Not unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War.
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The Blood Cell

Author: James Goss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0804140928

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 4432

The Doctor is the newest inmate at the most secure prison in the universe and immediately starts trying to escape; the Governor, the man responsible for the entire prison, sets out to find out why.
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Doctor Who: The Eyeless

Author: Lance Parkin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409072894

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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At the heart of the ruined city of Arcopolis is the Fortress. It's a brutal structure placed here by one of the sides in a devastating intergalactic war that's long ended. Fifteen years ago, the entire population of the planet was killed in an instant by the weapon housed deep in the heart of the Fortress. Now only the ghosts remain. The Doctor arrives, and determines to fight his way past the Fortress's automatic defences and put the weapon beyond use. But he soon discovers he's not the only person in Arcopolis. What is the true nature of the weapon? Is the planet really haunted? Who are the Eyeless? And what will happen if they get to the weapon before the Doctor? The Doctor has a fight on his hands. And this time he's all on his own. Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television
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Doctor Who: Deep Time

Author: Trevor Baxendale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101905794

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Phaeron travelled among the stars using roads made from time and space, when humans discover the last Phaeron road the Doctor and Clara join an expedition to see where the road leads.
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Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow

Author: Tommy Donbavand

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0385346794

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7316

A thrilling new adventure from the spectacular BBC series, starring Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. 23 November, 1963 It is the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination – and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his late father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane. Then the faces begin to talk, and scream... and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?
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Silhouette

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Doctor Who (BBC)

ISBN: 080414088X

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 8849

The Doctor and his friends find themselves thrust into the middle of a murder mystery involving detective Madame Vastra, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers, Jenny Flint, and rich industrialist Orestes Milton. Can they unravel the truth before the most dangerous weapon ever developed is unleashed on London?
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Legacy

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: London Bridge

ISBN: 9780426204121

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 5317

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Silhouette

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1849907722

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 6273

"Vastra and Strax and Jenny? Oh no, we don't need to bother them. Trust me." Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra. Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers. How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? As the Doctor and Clara joint the hunt for thr truth they find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one are what they seem.
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The Drosten's Curse

Author: A. L. Kennedy

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0553419447

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5246

"Something odd is going on at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel: receptionist Bryony Mailer has noticed a definite tendency toward disappearance among the guests. She's tried talking to the manager; she's even tried talking to the owner who lives in one of the best cottages on the grounds, but to no avail. And then a tall, loping remarkably energetic guest (wearing a fetching scarf and floppy hat) appears. The Fourth Doctor thinks he's in Chicago. He knows he's in 1978. And he also knows that if he doesn't do something very clever very soon, matters will get very, very out of hand"--
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Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore

The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand

Author: Justin Richards,Paul Finch,George Mann,Mark Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142601

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7430

As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction – the Doctor. For nine hundred years, he defended the planet, and the tiny town of Christmas, against the forces that would destroy it. He never knew how long he could keep the peace. He never knew what creatures would emerge from the snowy night to threaten him next. He knew only that at the end he would die on Trenzalore. Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it remains shrouded in mystery and darkness. Until now. This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid - and of the one man who was not. (Tales of Trenzalore documents four of the Doctor’s adventures from different periods during the Siege of Trenzalore and the ensuing battle: Let it Snow – by Justin Richards An Apple a Day – by George Mann Strangers in the Outland – by Paul Finch The Dreaming – by Mark Morris)
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Doctor Who: Summer Falls and Other Stories

Author: Amelia Williams,Justin Richards,Melody Malone

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142288

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6013

With a new introduction by Amelia Williams, as well as a rare interview with the reclusive author, 'The Girl Who Never Grew Up'. Summer Falls by Amelia Williams In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled ‘The Lord of Winter’ in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. The painting is a puzzle - and with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances, she plans on solving it... (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode 'The Bells of Saint John') The Angel’s Kiss by Melody Malone Detective Melody Malone has an unexpected caller: movie star Rock Railton thinks someone is out to kill him – and when he mentions the ‘kiss of the Angel’, she takes the case. At the press party for Railton’s latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to become their next star. But the cost of fame, she’ll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, 'The Angels Take Manhattan') Devil in the Smoke, as recounted by Mr Justin Richards On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed... The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating – adventure of his life. (Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, 'The Snowmen')
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Once Upon a Time Lord

The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who

Author: Ivan Phillips

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781784532673

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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"We're all stories in the end," said the Doctor in 'The Big Bang". Stories are fundamentally what Doctor Who is all about. Ivan Phillips presents a lively and richly varied analysis of the accumulated and interwoven, sometimes contradictory, body of tales that constitute this eccentric masterpiece of modern mythology. Concerned equally with "classic" and "New Who", Phillips traces the expansion of the Time Lord's story from the television into ever more intricate patterns of transmedia production. Doctor Who is considered as a mythology that has drawn on its own past in complex and at times divisive ways, at the same time reworking elements from many other sources, whether literary, cinematic, televisual or historical. The book also offers a distinctive take on the popular hero's journey, reading the unsettled enigma of the Doctor in relation to the characters, narratives and locations that he has inhabited across more than half a century.
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Hillbilly Elegy

A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062872257

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
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