Review: The Mutation of Time

The Mutation of Time
The Mutation of Time by John Peel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The second part of the adaptation of the longest Doctor Who serial ever broadcast is even better than the first! Besides being very well-written, the story takes the First Doctor and his two companions all over the place: Earth in the 1960’s, the Dalek planet of Kembei, a nearly-uninhabitable volcano planet, and the time of the Pharaohs. There’s even a Christmas interlude mixed into the tale.

One thing I have to say about this storyline (considering both books, since I’ve never seen it) is that the First Doctor’s adventures can be far more action-packed than a lot of folks would believe, considering the few, more popular ones (An Unearthly Child and the first Dalek serial) that most people have seen. William Hartnell’s Doctor had some get-up-and-go when he needed it.

This one should be required reading for the Doctor Who fan, and the two parts would make a good read for ANY sci-fi fan.

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