I love Jim Mortimore’s books. Words cannot adequately express the Campaign . The Doctor and his companions become separated during the years of Alexander the Great’s Persian campaign. With the TARDIS broken down and unusable. A (dis)continuity guide to the Doctor Who story Campaign. Campaign. Campaign cover. Author: Jim Mortimore. Published: October Doctor: First Doctor.

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The rights to various characters, alien races, and other fictional elements from the series are owned by the writers who created them.

But on the back of a stream of novelizations milking caampaign established franchise, caring for the might-have-beens rings somewhat hollow. I can’t work out if this is a book with a fantastic idea and muddled execution, a book with a fantastic idea and an execution that reflects its idea whether it meets expectations about ‘good writing’, or a book with a fantastic idea and good execution.

Doctor Who: Campaign

Do you own this? So erm, not rating this one because How far can the gaps between episodes be stretched to allow more and more spin-offs to affect the characters, spanning days or weeks or decades, before a miraculous reset leaves the 60’s crew none the wiser when they next appear on the shores of Marinus?

I have said that there is no inherent reason that Doctor Who ever needs to end. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

So experimental is this book in style and in content when compared to the standard Doctor Who novels that are out there especially in its presentation on the page itself which in this novel is often somewhat different to the normal style of the book range. Yes – I own it No – I want it No – not interested. Which means, technically, and for what is probably the first and last time, I’m writing up fanfiction here.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I am torn on this one. Ian’s descent into madness, repeated murder of the Doctor and eventual realisation that he needs to commit suicide over and over again to win, combined with the knowledge that he’ll remember the pain each time, is haunting.

Henry Potts rated it really liked it Feb 24, But it is a brilliant read all the same, though I think you would need to know who Lola McGovern and Cliff were to really appreciate it. Apr 08, Nicholas Whyte added it. Cliff remembers a hidden duplicate of Earth, located on the other side of the Sun, a reference to Malcolm Hulkes’ unmade story The Hidden Planet.


Nukirisame rated it it was amazing Nov 19, This one is less marginal than others. Which was presumably the aim.

It is the story of the First Doctor, his grand-daughter and the two people from s England who travel together, in the Tardis after an adventure with Alexander the Great and several ambiguous outcomes, trying to cope with the disappearance of the entire universe outside the Ship.

You are not logged in. So it achieved its aim. So experimental is this book in style and in content when compared to the standard Doctor Who nov Campaign is unlike any Doctor Who book that I have ever, or will ever read. Jan 15, David added it Shelves: I’m talking about unauthorized explorations of the concept of Doctor Who designed to produce art.

Somewhere inside Ian’s mind a page turned. Mortimore had played somewhat fast and loose with his outlines before, but this was very much a bridge too far and left the BBC with a sudden hole in their schedule which was filled at the last minute by ‘Grave Matter’, with Justin Richards writing a book in something less than a month.

People who know that the names Biddy and Lola and Cliff are from original drafts of the TV characters, who recognise John and Gillian and Butch the dog, who have read “Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space” for some freak reason and who know there are continuities out there where the Doctor is actually called “Doctor Who”.

cammpaign May 15, Adam Stone rated it really liked it Shelves: Although not actually in the book, Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Queen Olympia feature heavily throughout the novel. Frederick Lopez rated it it was amazing Oct 24, I am not saying that it is brilliant, because it isn’t, it does have a lot of problems, but what I like about it is that is different and it is not afraid to tell the ijm in an inventive and clever way and for that reason and that reason alone this is a book worth reading.

Campaign | Discontinuity Guide | The Whoniverse

Dogs and birds and cats and ants and books and pies and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams these long ten years! Time and space, murdered! On the other hand, maybe it’s just pretentious. Add new comment Your name.


Campaign (Doctor Who) by Jim Mortimore

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The players memories, pasts and names change each time they morti,ore, so Ian becomes Cliff Chesterton, Barbara becomes Lola McGovern, and Susan becomes Bridget, amongst others. Physics and chemistry, mathematics, geography, sent to the stake! Almost all references have basis in some spin-off medium or another; a subtextual nightmare if one is not very steeped in First Doctor lore.

You’ve mentioned the gap between series 1 and 2 previously, but I don’t see necessarily see it. Time and space, murdered! Anyway, there’s also a making-of section in the back which explains a lot.

The thing about the past of Doctor Who is that the show very quickly – two televised episodes from here, actually – started actively engaging with questions of its own mythology and past. His reputation was for dense, complex, and ambitious novels. Books by Jim Mortimore. Dogs and birds and cats and ants and books and pies and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams these long ten years! Other books in the series. Ian eventually beats the Game by committing suicide repeatedly, life after life, until there enough iterations of Ian to change the laws of reality within the Game and escape.

I like that this took a chance to explore some new ideas, and that it tries to do something different.

Time Can Be Rewritten: Campaign (Jim Mortimore, Self-Published, 2000)

According to all concerned, the BBC did not commission ‘Campaign’ in the form that Mortimore finally delivered it; he sent them a pitch for a historical novel where the First Doctor met Alexander the Great, which bore absolutely mortijore resemblance to the novel that crossed their desk some weeks later. And so it becomes, in part, a matter of where a better gap exists.

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