Doctor Who: War of the Daleks (1997) by John Peel

This is a very strange novel. I’ve complained about how so many novels in this range have focused too much on looking at old characters and stories, plumbing the depths of Doctor Who’s continuity, instead of trying to forge a new identity and era for Doctor Who, with the Eighth Doctor. This book absolutely is…

Doctor Who: Genocide (1997) by Paul Leonard

This novel has a strong premise that plays well into this Doctor’s characterisation, but as with the poorer entries in this range, squanders its potential and elects to instead descend into plumbing the depths of the show’s continuity. Remember this? Remember that? Remember UNIT, Benton, remember Jo Grant? Remember Doctor Who having unique, iconic eras…