Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael MoorcockDoctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock

Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles

byMichael Moorcock

Paperback | August 4, 2011

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The paperback edition of fantasy and sci-fi giant Michael Moorcock's Doctor Who epic
A prolific writer of more than eighty works of fiction and non-fiction, including the Guardian Fiction Prize-winning The Condition of Muzak, and Mother London, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, Michael Moorcock is the creator of such memorable characters as Elric, Jerry Cornelius and Colonel Pyat. Born in London in 1939, h...
Title:Doctor Who: The Coming of the TerraphilesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1 inPublished:August 4, 2011Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849901406

ISBN - 13:9781849901406

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good book by a great writer. OK its not your TV show DR Who - but a bit more.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr Who fans - its strange but good. Really good book by a great writer. Would not work as TV but cool none-the less.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from How could something that (in concept) seemed so perfect fail so miserably in its execution? Here you have Michael Moorcock, one of the greatest living British fantasists, and undisputed master of the multiverse; and Doctor Who, one of the greatest British fantasies, and undisputed master of the timestreams. Really, when you think about it, the only surprising thing about this crossover is that it's taken 48 years (both debuted in 1963) for the Eternal Champion and the Time Lord to meet. They should have saved themselves the effort. Coming of the Terraphiles is a nearly incomprehensible and entirely nonsensical bit of narrative fluff that does nothing to advance either storyline. Much of it is a Victorian-type farce surrounding the pursuit of a hat so enormous that wearing it would require the assistance of an anti-gravity device. What may have worked as a short-story length novelty is stretched, twisted, and drawn into into a novel that exceeds the novelty factor about 20 pages in. Not nearly as witty as it wishes to be, or as clever as it pretends to be, this is the kind of fanboy crossover dream that makes you rethink being a fanboy of either franchise.
Date published: 2012-01-30

Editorial Reviews

A marriage made in heaven, or perhaps Gallifrey. As a teenager Michael Moorcock was my favourite author, and Doctor Who my favourite TV programme. Why no one has ever put the two of them together before I don't know,Delicious. The modern genre's most original voice has invited the Doctor into his multiverse for an adventure sparkling with wit and peril... Authentic Moorcock. Authentic Who. An essential read,A combination of Moorcockian multiverse and Wodehousian Comedy filigreed into something magical and unexpected. It's Doctor Who written by the most important living British fantasist, and it's as good as I'd hoped, and much funnier,Delightfully good-humored... an authentically Moorcockian take on both Doctor Who and that most whimsical of themes - the coming of ultimate chaos and the annihilation of the universe itself!,We are astoundingly lucky to have Michael Moorcock. In his range, his skill, invention and his passion he exemplifies the very best of more than one literary tradition,Here we have one of science fiction and fantasy's most respected and well-loved authors writing Doctor Who. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is absolutely nothing. This is a phenomenal book - 10/10,Exhilarating, funny and deeply peculiar...It's been years since the Doctor Who range put out anything as smart and engaging as this. Fingers crossed it's the first of many such volumes,A bold, eccentric quasi space opera,The great Michael Moorcock has written a Doctor Who book which is like Burt Bacharach knocking out an album for Lady Gaga