Friday, May 22, 2015

Doctor Who - City of Death Book Cover and Synopsis

Out now in the UK is the Douglas Adams 4th Doctor story City of Death.  First aired in September and October 1979 the City of Death starred Tom Baker and Lalla Ward and is the next Douglas Adams story to be novelized as The Pirate Planet is due next.  So for those who want to complete their Doctor Who Television Novelizations  this one is a long time coming and sure to look good in your collection.  Now if they can get the rights to do Eric Saward's Dalek stories.

City of Death
Written by James Goss, based on the story by Douglas Adams
Published in hardback 21st May 2015 

The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, had a bouquet all of its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a table-wine year, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks - not in their wine glasses but in the very fabric of time itself.

Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth.

Aided by British private detective Duggan, whose speciality is thumping people, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival.

But then, the Doctor's holidays tend to turn out a bit like this.

City of Death is one of the best-loved serials in the show's 50-year history and was watched by over 16 million viewers when first broadcast.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent. Still haven't seen...much Doctor Who at all, let alone "City of Death," but reading it is surely the next best thing?