Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain

Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain

by Justin Richards


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The Novrosk Peninsula, the Soviet naval base, has been abandoned, and the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten until the Russian Special Forces arrive - and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that predates everything else, even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing... Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849907101
Publisher: Penguin Group (Uk)
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,240,486
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

About the Author

Justin Richards is the Creative Consultant for the BBC's range of Doctor Who books, and has written a fair few of them himself. As well as writing for stage, screen and audio, he is also the author of The Invisible Detective and Time Runners series of novels for children, and Agent Alfie for younger readers.

As well as collaborating with thriller writer Jack Higgins, he writes standalone novels for older children including The Death Collector, The Chaos Code, and The Parliament of Blood.

Justin lives in Warwick, with his wife, two children and a nice view of the castle.

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Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
Set Between Episodes 'The Doctor Dances' & 'Boom Town' I liked this book better than the previous one. I found myself more caught up in the story and the mystery. I believe that 'Winner Takes All' was perhaps an attempt to be more light-hearted and humorous that just didn't quite make it for me. In 'The Deviant Strain', I found similarities that reminded me of Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers' and of SyFy's 'BattleStar Galactica'. Because of Captain Jack, (hubba, hubba) the Doctor is morally obligated to answer a distress signal that lands them in frozen Russia. The locals are convinced they are the unfortunate victims of the Vourdulak, a local myth. The Doctor and his companions do their best to solve the mystery of the attacking blue glowing blobs and the weird Stonehenge, while running for their lives before they experience their Golden Years and die in a matter of seconds. There isn't the strong sexual tension that is common in most Captain Jack TV episodes, however he adds a bit of fun and adventure in his own American way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good bok.i like the show too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The headline says it all Passacaglia Storm
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of the more complex Doctor Who books I've read or heard, with a plot that makes sense, a real sense that the characters are in danger, and some obvious and some not-so-obvious plot twists. I have low expectations for tv tie-in novels as a rule, but this one surpasses them easily.The only down side of this audiobook is the reader. Milligan would be a fine reader for a regular novel but should avoid tie-ins like this. It's unusual enough to have an American narrate a Doctor Who book, but while Stuart Milligan does a passable Jack, his accents for the Doctor and Rose are generic "American trying to sound British" accents, which sounds nothing like the characters on show and was very distracting.
Shijuro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent story. The climax begins halfway into this one and doesn't let up, a real page-turner. The Doctor's resolutions were satisfying, although (extremely vague spoiler alert) I was disappointed that an obvious remedy for the girl (Rose witnessed its use) never occurred to anyone. The title was worked into the text awkwardly enough that I immediately assumed it had come before the story (nice to see that confirmed in the author's acknowledgements).
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Fezzes are red, The tardis is blue, The Doctor once said Rose Tyler, I-- ;_;
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