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Post by TOMSPY77 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:48 am

I missed out on these during the first run, I only was able to find and buy Who Killed Kennedy (For which I'm glad as it's price is now very high.), and Killing Ground, which sadly fell to pieces years ago.
I've bought some since the spring, and I'm currently awaiting another order of a few titles, but what gets me is the high price placed on the best books, like Human Nature and such. I was told by the nice owners of Mike's Comics that the reason for the high price is that the printing run on these tiles was smaller, but I find that hard to fathom, although Mike's has been very good to me otherwise.

Basically my point is what your opinions are on the books, which are the best titles, and a direct question if anyone can remember if Damaged Goods used price was high before RTD became the Who guru he is today.
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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:34 am

some of them are really good, many of them aren't. damaged goods was always a bit scarce before 2005 but lungbarrow, well mannered war and the dying days were always the most pricey.
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Post by Rich Flair on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:55 am

And you can print off Lungbarrow, Human Nature and The Dying Days and others from the BBC website.
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Post by Patrick on Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:00 am

Craig Hinton remains my favorite author, with Crystal Bucephalus my all time, hands down, bar none favorite book. (Yes, I know it's fanwank, but I don't care.)

On the other hand, Time of Your Life was a truly dreadful book- bleak and depressing, and everything the series in its classic years was not.
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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:28 am

the 10 best ones- not in order

the romance of crime- a brilliant season 17 story. could have happened between the nightmare of eden and the horns of nimon. in fact it probably did.
blood heat- a parallel world- no stop! come back! - where the silurians rule. a great reimagining of a future society
human nature- you know about this one.
nightshade- gorgeous gothic horror set in a peaceful village from mark gatiss
damaged goods- you probably know about this one. unlikely to be adapted due to lots of drugs, violence and homosexuals.
the turing test- a great story told by alan turing, joseph heller and graham greene(not really)
the infinity doctors- lance parkin's story is like an alternative version of doctor who. incredibly fannish but incredibly well written
the also people- ben aaronovitch's finest hour. i don't really like sci-fi but loved this futuristic society.
the plotters-very funny hartnell pastiche by gareth roberts.
cold fusion- when mccoy met davison- and it's actually good!

there are other good ones- mainly by parkin, roberts, cornell- or anyone whos involved in the series now

the 10 worst ones
warmonger- terrance dicks gives us the doctor and peri heading a galactic taskforce of sontarans and draconians to battle morbius. the doctor gets an erection...
twilight of the gods- the long awaited sequel to the web planet...
the eight doctors- terrance gives us a continuity fest to avoid- a worse debut for the 8th doctor than even, the TV movie
war of the daleks- speaking of pointless continuity fests....
cat's cradle: times crucible- i didn't understand a word of this
the pit- losing the will to live though...
the quantum archangel-aaarrggghhh...
christmas on a rational planet- heeeelllppppp meeeeeee......
the last resort- sums up a loooooong series of interminable eighth doctor books...
divided loyalties- god help us....
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Post by TOMSPY77 on Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:59 am

In no order, here are the books I already have:

Who Killed Kennedy?
Goth opera
No Future
Island of Death
Shadows of Avalon
Dreams of Empire
Lucifer Rising
Iceberg
World Game
Galifrey Chronicles
Father Time
Corpse Marker
Heart of Tardis
Ancestor Cell
Original Sin
Blood Heat

And here are the ones that are coming soon:
Love & War
Deceit
Legacy
All Consuming Fire
Blood Harvest
Shakedown

I'm just guessing with a quick glance at the Doctor Who Reference guide which ones to order.

As for the online route, I'd love to, but not only do I not have a portable device nor can I handle reading a whole book on a PC, but I'm one of those PPL who just love the feel and smell of real books, god help me if it all goes electronic in my life time...
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Post by Colin Hicks on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:01 pm

Love and War is the best one of the lot.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:13 pm

out of the ones you have...

Who Killed Kennedy?
Goth opera
Lucifer Rising
Galifrey Chronicles
Father Time
Original Sin
Blood Heat
Love andWar
All Consuming Fire
are all pretty good IMO
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Post by sheringham on Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:53 pm

Crowsdell is very kindly offloading his entire collection on me. It's not a complete collection - but pretty substantial. Very Happy
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Post by Magister on Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:11 pm

Partly it depends what sort of read you like. There's something for everyone in the book ranges.

In general the MAs did a great job of fitting into existing continuity and adding extra flavour along with some fresh full length stories.

The NAs continued the mythos being developed around the 7th Doctor and told some imaginative stories along the way.

The BBC ranges were very tired after this fresh start. The PDAs quickly failed in the most basic success of Virgin- to fit themeselves into continuity. The EDAs had no real mythos to develop so just went up its own arse with increasingly stange and boring stories.
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Post by Graymalkin on Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:17 pm

Basically, I'd agree with what Barnaby said - there are some good books in the ranges, but most of them are dreadful sub-literate tie-in sci-fi rubbish.

Not that that's stopped me from collecting and reading them all (and I do mean all), but that's essentially my problem.

If pressed I'd probably recommend 'Just War', 'Heritage', and 'The Adventuress of Henrietta Street', but I'd more likely recommend you go and read some Dickens or Melville instead...

(Blimey I sound grumpy, don't I!)
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:22 pm

Love & War is very good, but my favourite is All Consuming Fire.

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