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Lights Out This paperback is part of this boxset is not sold separately Holly Black was asked to write this story of the Twelfth Doctor before Series Eight had started and had to rely upon scripts with some parts redacted She chose to set this story in between Episodes One and Two of Season Eight and explains where the Doctor went for the coffee he presented to Clara Far in the future coffee is roasted at the Intergalactic Coffee Roasting Station ICRS, pronounced ICARUS While there the Doctor turns detective when a series of murders occur.This story did remind Holly Black was asked to write this story of the Twelfth Doctor before Series Eight had started and had to rely upon scripts with some parts redacted She chose to set this story in between Episodes One and Two of Season Eight and explains where the Doctor went for the coffee he presented to Clara Far in the future coffee is roasted at the Intergalactic Coffee Roasting Station ICRS, pronounced ICARUS While there the Doctor turns detective when a series of murders occur.This story did remind me of Charlie Higson s The Beast of Babylon and Holly herself said she had been inspired by that story Again no spoilers but this relates to the nature of the temporary companion The story is also dotted with alien species that have appeared throughout the classic andrecent series At least those who would enjoy coffee Finding out in retrospect that Holly Black had written this story without seeing Peter Capaldi in the role did explain a lot as I did not feel that she portrayed the Twelfth Doctor well On top of this I felt the story itself was rather lack lustre So while it was nice to have the collection rounded out this was disappointing Enjoyable short story This is an additional short story to be part of the short stories written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who , where there were eleven stories then, but now it s published another one to include in the event to the current doctor, the Twelfth WHO The Doctor The Twelfth DoctorCompanion 78351 a.k.a Fifty One WHERE WHEN ICRS station, deep space, somewhere in the far future WHAT This is very likely a short story between Episode 1 Deep Breath and Enjoyable short story This is an additional short story to be part of the short stories written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who , where there were eleven stories then, but now it s published another one to include in the event to the current doctor, the Twelfth WHO The Doctor The Twelfth DoctorCompanion 78351 a.k.a Fifty One WHERE WHEN ICRS station, deep space, somewhere in the far future WHAT This is very likely a short story between Episode 1 Deep Breath and Episode 2 Into the Dalek from Series 8 of Doctor Who, since the Twelfth Doctor went to the far future, to a deep space station where it s processed the third best coffee in the universe, mentioning that he is buying a cup of coffee to Clara something that it s mentioned at the end of the episode, Deep Breath.While there, several mysterious deaths begin to occur, always when the lights are out, so the Twelfth Doctor recruits a temporary companion to assist him in the investigation Actually, the Doctor even say the word companion that I honestly think must be a first in Doctor Who s history.78351 a.k.a Fifty One is a companion created for this short story, but it s interesting that Holly Black, the author, established that this character is already acquaintance about The Doctor from a previous adventure, while in a previous regeneration.That previous adventure is also created for this short story that I think it was an ingenious trick since it was useful to speed up the interactions between The Doctor and Fifty One due the limitations of being a short story.It s not clear which regeneration was the one which Fifty One knew previously to The Doctor If you are so kind to indulge me in the brief exposure of my own personal speculations, due a particular comment in an advanced part of the story, it could be easily the Third Doctor, but even it could be most likely the Tenth Doctor, but again, the comment which lead me to these hypothesis, they could be as well selected with double intention as easter eggs to imply some personal preference of the author for the Third Doctor and or even a nod to refer from where or most likely who the Twelfth Doctor took his current face The past is hard to outrun The short story is quite enjoyable with a fast tempo, priceless humor, cool scenarios and good character development and interaction between the Twelfth Doctor and his temporary companion The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was widely celebrated last year and the Beeb teamed up with Penguin to release 11 short stories celebrating 11 Doctors A year later and a Doctor later they have teamed up again to provide a new short story featuring the Twelfth Doctor.22845900The authors of these stories were a selection of high profile childrens authors and the latest is written by Holly Black who has written The Spiderwick Chronicles which I hear is quite well loved To tell the truth I did The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was widely celebrated last year and the Beeb teamed up with Penguin to release 11 short stories celebrating 11 Doctors A year later and a Doctor later they have teamed up again to provide a new short story featuring the Twelfth Doctor.22845900The authors of these stories were a selection of high profile childrens authors and the latest is written by Holly Black who has written The Spiderwick Chronicles which I hear is quite well loved To tell the truth I did have a mixed response to the previous stories ranging from the utter brilliance of Neil Gaiman s Nothing O Clock to the utter embarrassment that was A Big Hand For the Doctor While I do appreciate the Beeb trying something new with written Who, there are already plenty of tried and true Who writers out the who could have done a much better job of the whole enterprise So for completist sake, natural curiosity, hope and love for my Doctor I approached this new volume with some trepidation How good could a writer capture the new Doctor when we have only just seen him unfold on screen And how would they go writing for one of the most complicated Doctors that we have met There certainly no longer remains the facade of an upstanding moral fighter There is a lotambiguity in the Doctors motivations these days.Surprisingly Lights Out is firmly set within the series with the Doctor travelling to a famous coffee specialising planet in search for a couple of cups for himself and Clara after the events in Deep Breath The Doctor soon finds himself a suspect in a hideous murder and meets a being called 78351 who was also witness to the murder 78351 becomes his companion for the duration of the story.While the plot itself is by no means new or original, Holly does manage to bring in some aspects of the Twelfth Doctor andthan just the physical eyebrows joke The Doctor does seem morally ambiguous and does let events take a different course to what another Doctor may have done He does seem nonplussed at the deaths themselves There certainly is the Twelfth Doctor within these pages.So while this is a light and unsurprising read, the surprise is in how the Twelfth Doctor comes across on paper much like he does onscreen thankfully While I have not had a chance to read the three full sized novels recently released featuring the Twelfth Doctor, I can say to anyone looking for some Twelve in print that you have come to the right place.Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin for an Advanced Reader Copy for review All around me, everything is light and bright And, for the first time I can remember, no part of me is afraid First of all, I just want to start out by saying that I love the 12th Doctor His grumpiness and sassiness knows no bounds That being said, I also love Holly Black So what better combination than a Holly Black novella featuring the 12th Doctor I really loved this story It was fast paced and interesting and unique and despite it s short length I felt like the story did a gAll around me, everything is light and bright And, for the first time I can remember, no part of me is afraid First of all, I just want to start out by saying that I love the 12th Doctor His grumpiness and sassiness knows no bounds That being said, I also love Holly Black So what better combination than a Holly Black novella featuring the 12th Doctor I really loved this story It was fast paced and interesting and unique and despite it s short length I felt like the story did a great job in keeping the Doctor in character.I just wish it was longer, I hated to see it end

  • Paperback
  • 70 pages
  • Lights Out
  • Holly Black
  • English
  • 09 May 2018

About the Author: Holly Black

Holly Black is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.


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