READ Lights Out Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E Shorts #12 Author Holly Black
Ifty One due the limitations of being a short storyIt s not clear which regeneration was the one which Fifty One knew previously to The Doctor If you are so kind to indulge me in the brief exposure of my own personal speculations due a particular comment in an advanced part of the story it could be easily the Third Doctor but even it could be most likely the Tenth Doctor but again the comment which lead me to these ypothesis they could be as well selected with double intention as easter Eggs To Imply Some to imply some preference of the author for the Third Doctor andor even a nod to refer from where or most likely who the Twelfth Doctor took is current face The past is ard to outrun The short story is uite enjoyable with a fast tempo priceless A Lifes Journey Vaira Vīke-Freiberga President of Latvia humor cool scenarios and good character development and interaction between the Twelfth Doctor andis temporary companion All around me everything is light and bright And for the first time I can remember no part of me is afraidFirst of all I just want to start out by saying that I love the 12th Doctor His grumpiness and sassiness knows no bounds That being said I also love Holly Black So what better combination than a Holly Black novella featuring the 12th DoctorI really loved this story It was fast paced and interesting and uniue and despite it s short length I felt like the story did a great job in keeping the Doctor in characterI just wish it was longer I Cosmic language hated to see it end Read all my reviews on This short story featuring the twelfth Doctoras been added to the anniversary E short collection that was published in 2013 And even though I still The Greatest Story Never Told have to watch season 8 with the new Doctor I ve been enjoying the stories I ve read so far with the 12th DoctorWhen the Doctor stops at a far away planet notorious for its coffee to getimself and Clara a cup disaster strikes not once but twice Not only does the coffee run out every time the lights go out someone turns up dead While being extremely short just like the rest of the series it was also very enjoyable The Doctor and Pass the ABO exam his temporary new companion get a very interesting murder mystery to solve but not without someumor The absence of Clara whom I still dislike might The Subversion of Christianity haveelped but this was one of my favorite Doctor Who stories Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an The Devil You Know (Morgan Kingsley, honest review My only real complaint about this short story is that it was well short DI enjoyed Lights Out a lot it s a really nice little self contained story which fits right into the three missing weeks between Deep Breath and Into the Dalek in Series 8 In other words this is the story that shows us whatappened after Clara sent the Doctor off to get coffee in Glasgow in the end of Deep Breath and why and The Best Bart Show (Best-Bart, how the Doctor got so distractede only turned up with the coffee three weeks later in London in the beginning of Into the DalekAnyway Yes This is a story of the Doctor going to buy Clara Deep Freeze (Protocol One Saga her coffee third best coffee in the universe on some little space station famous for its coffee because well it s Clara and let s beonest Twelve would do pretty much anything for Clara but obviously Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln Including the Lincoln-Douglas Debate he It s amazingow we ide from that isn t it How much of the violence of the universe comes from the unwillingness to say those two little words I m scared. Not sold separately. ,
The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was widely celebrated last year and the Beeb teamed up with Penguin to release 11 short stories celebrating 11 Doctors A year later and a Doctor later they ave teamed up again 11 Doctors A year later and a Doctor later they The White Horse Prophecy have teamed up again provide a new short story featuring the Twelfth Doctor22845900The authors of these stories were a selection ofigh profile childrens authors and the latest is written by Holly Black who Healing Holly has written The Spiderwick Chronicles which Iear is uite well loved To tell the truth I did Shriman Yogi have a mixed response t I received this story from Netgalley for anonest reviewBlack just didn t get twelve s feel right I think could do ten or eleven better they are manic and she does manic well The mystery wasn t much and just not odd or creepy enough for it to mesh with the overall emotions of season eight I just expect from Black and The Pioneer Woman Cooks have aigh expectations for a Doctor Who story with the writers of the show doing it so well I read the first eleven of this series of Doctor Who shorts last year 2014 when they were released month by month in onour of the 50th anniversary year of the programme one book per doctor I thought they were done with but unsurprisingly this last one as not long been released to go with this year s new doctor Peter CapaldiAlas I ve not really watched a great deal of Doctor Who since The Big Pink Book of Feminization he startedis run not so much because of The Holy Puranas him but Clara that I can t abide Fortunately in this novel Clara only appears in reference not as an actual character Heas a new companion who is much directly part of this story and the story is told first person from Emanate (Insight her perspectiveNot much can be said about the story without saying it all as it is only very short But it is set way in to the future on a coffee roasting station somewhere in space coffee is seemingly all important to people and all and sundry stop there to get a really good cup of the black stuff straight from the roasters so to speak Well all is not well which will be of deep surprise to any Whovians and the Doctor s suggestion thate as just popped out
To Get Clara Aget Clara a of something olds little water No the coffee is out of order like the station and something nasty comes
Out For Refreshment When The Lights Are Off And Itfor refreshment when the lights are off and it not drinking the coffeeNot too bad wasn t feeling it at first but it was a fairly good twist just not a lot of meat on the bones For the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who Puffin gave readers a series of novellas by popular young adult authors each one focusing on a different incarnation of our favorite Time Lord With the dawn of the Peter Capaldi era Puffin “Machu Picchu” The Mystery Revealed By The Ancient One has given fans a complete set of Doctors with Holly Black s Lights Out storyAnd yet as I read the novella I couldn telp but feel this was less a Doctor Who story than one that Holly Black might tell with the Doctor inserted into it In many ways this story reminded me of stories from the then annual Strange New Worlds collection that were written by fans about just one installment of Enterprise aired Black s story feels like it was written right after Deep Breath aired with multiple references to the Capaldi Doctor s eye brows and is over gruff demeanor He comes across our first person narrator on a future world where coffee is scarce and the two meet while waiting in line for some As a set up it s decent enough but even as a no. This paperback is pa. Vella it feels like the Doctor s involvement is TANGENTIAL AT BEST
EVEN GIVEN THE ATGIVEN THE AT S at best Even given the at arm s approach to the companions that Capaldi s Doctor as taken it still didn t uite feel right Cuckqueaned by the Maid here The secondalf features a few attempted twists and turns that I m not sure work as well as they could or shouldAll in all I came away from this entry feeling a bit disappointed I wonder if I d read it closer to the time that Black wrote it and instead of aving a dozen episodes to get to know this new Doctor if my feelings might ave been different As it stands I Riddle of the Pianists Fingers have to call this one of the lesser entries in Puffin s offeringsI received a digital ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for anonest review Holly Black was asked to write this story of the Twelfth Doctor before Series Eight The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath had started andad to rely upon scripts with some parts redacted She chose to set this story in between Episodes One and Two of Season Eight and explains where the Doctor went for the coffee Otherkin Tarot he presented to Clara Far in the future coffee is roasted at the Intergalactic Coffee Roasting Station ICRS pronounced ICARUS While there the Doctor turns detective when a series of murders occurThis story did remind me of Charlie Higson s The Beast of Babylon and Hollyerself said she A Woman in Love had been inspired by that story Again no spoilers but this relates to the nature of the temporary companion The story is also dotted with alien species thatave appeared throughout the classic and recent series At least those who would enjoy coffee Finding out in retrospect that Holly Black La ola had written this story without seeing Peter Capaldi in the role did explain a lot as I did not feel that she portrayed the Twelfth Doctor well On top of this I felt the story itself was rather lack lustre So while it was nice toave the collection rounded out this was disappointing Enjoyable short story This is an additional short story to be part of the short stories written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who where there were eleven stories then but now it s published another one to include in the event to the current doctor the Twelfth WHO The DoctorThe Twelfth DoctorCompanion78351 aka Fifty One WHERE WHEN ICRS station deep space somewhere in the far future WHAT This is very likely a short story between Episode 1 Deep Breath and Episode 2 Into the Dalek from Series 8 of Doctor Who since the Twelfth Doctor went to the far future to a deep space station where it s processed the third best coffee in the universe mentioning that The Day We Met he is buying a cup of coffee to Clara something that it s mentioned at the end of the episode Deep BreathWhile there several mysterious deaths begin to occur always when the lights are out so the Twelfth Doctor recruits a temporary companion to assistim in the investigation Actually the Doctor even say the word companion that I Secret Bridesmaids Business; Its My Party (And Ill Die If I Want To) honestly think must be a first in Doctor Who sistory78351 aka Fifty One is a companion created for this short story but it s interesting that Holly Black the author established that this character is already acuaintance about The Doctor from a previous adventure while in a previous regenerationThat previous adventure is also created for this short story that I think it was an ingenious trick since it was useful to speed up the interactions between The Doctor and Rt of this boxset is.