Doctor Who: Only Human : 50th Anniversary Edition, Paperback Book

Doctor Who: Only Human : 50th Anniversary Edition Paperback

Part of the Doctor Who series

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Reports of a time disturbance lead the Ninth Doctor to modern-day London, where he discovers a Neanderthal Man, twenty-eight thousand years after his race became extinct.

A trip back to the dawn of humanity only deepens the mystery: who are these strange humans from the far future now living in the distant past?

The Doctor must learn the truth about the Osterberg experiment before history is changed forever.

An adventure featuring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston and his companion Rose.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781849905190

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With a lot of the Doctor Who novels, I find myself losing interest and finishing the book, just to finish. I have to say that Only Human was great, and not just because the 9th Doctor is my favorite. The exploratory theme of what makes us human helped piece together the different parts of the book (i.e. Das fitting into Bromley, Refusers, etc). Roberts has in the book, nailed the mannerisms and speech of the characters. Reading the book, I could easily imagine the banter between the 9th Doctor and Rose, well, coming from both the 9th Doctor and Rose! Like Terrance Dick's Death to the Daleks, I'll have to buy me a copy and re-read it.

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I could picture the characters clearly, the author had a very good grasp on their personalities from the television show. Loved "seeing" Captain Jack and Rose together again in another episode! I didn't particularly like any of the other characters, but I believe they weren't really written to be terribly likable. Good story, quick moving and not complicated to understand.

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