Synopsis: A temporal projection of the fourth Doctor warns the seventh Doctor and Ace about the Timewyrm, a cybernetic living data-eater that can take over. Timewyrm: Genesys picks up where the Dr. Who series and the Seventh Doctor left off. The basic plot of the novel is Ishtar the Goddess of Kish has come to visit. Doctor Who New Adventures Timewyrm Genesys.

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Ishtar is often represented in tired Big Boss cliches yelling, and can often be found berating her followers and saying stuff like [and I’m serious]: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I will say however that Peel is not a bad writer.

Timewyrm: Genesys

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. On the plus side, first, the book already takes on a larger scope than the series could have achieved. I’m 20 years late doctoe this range but, then again, I was 45 years late to the TV series as a wholebut I plan to plunge straight into the next. Ace decides to set off for the Temple of Ishtar, along with Avram, Gilgamesh, and Enkidu, certain that the Doctor will be there, and will need her help.

He manages to retrieve them from the telepathic circuits and restores them. Gilgamesh is an incredibly annoying character, and Ace isn’t much better.

We get some insights into the society and religious norms of ancient Mesopotamia, which while informative, I think is also one of the dlctor of the book as Ace is constantly treading and re-evaluating her perceptions of the ancient world and it’s occupants Gilgamesh timewyrk Enkidu in particular because of the filter of her ‘modern world’ views.


Ishtar wishes to exploit that and create more chaos. The Doctor informs her that he is accidentally responsible for the removal of her memories. The character of the Doctor seems particularly cranky here and for much of the novel almost acts as if he actively dislikes Ace.

There’s a lot of good humour in the book too alongside a lot of very bad humour, admittedly and a particularly nice running gag that sees Ace tiring of the continual sexual advances of the great warrior King Gilgamesh himself. This was my first Virgin New Adventure! This was not the tradition of drama in Doctor Who. At a point of the book the Doctor is reflecting about the bad things he’s done and that he doesn’t want to put Ace in danger and doesn’t want to lose her.

Ace’s explosives have damaged the transmitter, but it will only be a matter of time before it is repaired. Even after all that, I wouldn’t give it one of my ‘R’ ratings.

He tricks her into entering the life support circuitry in the secondary control room The Masque of Mandragora and jettisons those circuits into the Vortex see Logopolis. In summary then, not quite as good as the excellent job Peel did of novelising is that a verb? Also it seems to be the opening book to a longer series – so I hope it gets better. A Law China Beach Quantum Leap thirtysomething Twin Peaks These have very little in the way of pushing taboos around nudity or violence nor was it a tendency towards anti-heroes.


One wonders how language and communication were understood to be taking place back in the Classic series [before the explanation in the New series that the TARDIS translates language].

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Sadly the novel has to be more than the plot and involve even more things, for example there’s a subplot about a group of people planning to overthrow Gilgamesh, however it disappears completely from the book only after a six or sevenish chapters, it felt like it got in the way of telling a story and just wasted time.

I guess this is what happens when the publishers play it too safe in selecting known authors for the new range. In space above whp planet Earth, two spaceships fight. The Doctor realises that Ishtar has rigged a cobalt bomb, powerful enough timewyrk destroy the planet, to explode in the event of her death. Biggest flaw – the silly title. Of the whole thing, only one line doesn’t sit right with me Ace never went to Paradise Towers – but it doesn’t spoil a cracking romp through Mesopotamia.

The Timewyrm is possessing the crew, but kills them all when they frustrate her.

The Bottom Line Defence: The Bottom Line prosecution: Peel knew where he wanted this book to go but didn’t have a strong enough vision of how to get there. Lists with This Book.