Doctor Who: Beltempest - Jim Mortimore Reviews
Description:ISBN 0563405937 / Author: Jim Mortimore / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / The plot is another interplanetary adventure involving suns not ... more
Doctor Who: Beltempest - Jim Mortimore ... behaving quite how they should, and this more overtly science-fiction approach may be part of the problem. If the Doctor is going to get involved in this sort of adventure then the lives of millions of humanoids do become insignificant compared to the events unfolding around them. Do construction workers worry about the lives of ants as they cover their nests with concrete in order to build? Are humans concerned about the death of microscopic bacteria every time they clean the kitchen? This is the dilemma here. Jim Mortimore has painted his canvas too large, and any human interest has been shunted to one side in favour of the incredible science fiction concepts he is describing.
Newest Review: ... book and as such is a disgrace to the sci fi genre. The Doctor and Sam are enjoying a leisurely rest on a beach the Doctor ... more
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by - written on 06/08/07 (Very useful, 89 readings)
Science Fiction is a genre loved by a hardcore, but alienated audience. There are very few sci fi books that manage to cross over to the mainstream and this is all down to the opinion people have of the genre. It’s seen as overly complicated and people feel that they will be unable to get their minds around events and things that could not exist on this world. However, this is a real shame because as most sci fi lovers realise the best books in the genre are not about the technologies or the aliens, but the concepts, characters and the stories. Classic novels like John Wydham’s ‘Day of the Triffids’ tell the story of an alien plant race killing the inhabitants of ... Read the complete review
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