The Highest Science, 1993, Gareth Roberts
Another new-Who name rears its head in the New Adventures line, as Gareth Roberts would go on to write two of my favorite new-Who episodes “The Shakespeare Code” and “The Unicorn and the Wasp”, as well as several episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures. So the guy knows Who. And here he gives us a great, rollicking sci-fi adventure story, with the Doctor and Benny chasing down Fortean anomalies in space-time and encountering the Chelonians, a war-mongering turtle-like creatures. The Chelonians are great additions to Who-lore, and though they’d probably be budget-stretchers, they’re pretty high on the list of book aliens I wouldn’t mind seeing make it onto the show.

3 Responses to “Paperback Book Club”
  1. Evan Waters says:

    This was the first NA I read! Quite fun- had a cinematic feel, like it was WHO as a big budget movie.

  2. CandidGamera says:

    Holy crap. It’s the aliens from Laserblast!

  3. Siskoid says:

    The Chelonians should totally make an appearance. We’ve had rhinos, flies, etc. Time for some turtles!

    Here’s what they might look like. Christopher P. Stilson made the turtle for me, so all the credit goes to him.


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