Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors Paperback
by BRIAN HAYLES
Part of the Doctor Who series
The world is in the grip of a second Ice Age. Despite a coordinated global effort, the glaciers still advance. But they are not the only threat to the planet. Buried deep in the ice, scientists at Britannicus Base have discovered an ancient warrior.
But this is no simple archaeological find. What they have found is the commander of a spaceship that crashed into the glacier thousands of years ago. Thawed from the ice, and knowing their home planet Mars is now a dead world, the Ice Warriors decide to make Earth their own... Can the Doctor and his friends overcome the warlike Martians and halt the advance of the glaciers?This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 11 November to 16 December 1967.
This was the first Doctor Who story to feature the Ice Warriors. Featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Jamie and Victoria
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/05/2012
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781849904773
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Review by john257hopper
Some of the original 1970s Doctor Who Target novelisations have now been published as e-books, so I am re-reading this one in light of the release of the DVD this weekend. This is not one of my particular favourites, but rattles along quite well, with some extra back story being given for a few of the minor characters. There are a number of quite well drawn human characters, while the Ice Warriors come across as quite a forbidding threat here, rather than as the reptilian soldiers the rank and filers sometimes resembled in later stories.
Review by Cataloger623
I am a fan of the Dr Who series both books and television show. The difference between the books and TV show is the complexity of the plots and the amount of violence in the books. This book delivers on both these fronts. The Ice Warriors are both complex in their motives and violent in their actions.The plot works on multiple levels a simple invasion story or a tale of a man giving his essential self to the mind of a computer, Read tis story and the others that feature the Ice Warriors and then watch the Dr Who episode titled Cold War if you want a treat.