Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles, Paperback Book

Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles Paperback

Part of the Doctor Who series

2.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The Terraphiles are a group obsessed with Earth's past and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events.

The Doctor and Amy join them on a trip to Miggea, a star on the very edge of reality, and venue for a competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law.

But the Terraphiles' grasp of Earth history and customs is dubious to say the least, and just getting to Miggea is going to prove tricky.

For reality is falling apart, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings. And the Doctor and Amy have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it.

A thrilling Doctor Who adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television written by the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Michael Moorcock.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781849901406

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Disappointing novel, neither a good Dr Who story nor a good Michael Moorcock story.

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One of the more intriguing Doctor Whos, this story by Michael Moorcock takes the eleventh doctor and Amy Pond to places they have never been.It keeps most of the traditional elements of the Doctor and spiuns them together with the more off-the-edge storytelling of Moorcock as we meet characters from Moorcock's various story arcs as they intertwine with the Doctor's attempts to bring the multiverse back into balance between Law and Chaos - the Doctor identified here as an agent of Chaos rather than Law as you might assume.The description of the games got a bit tedious at times but so long as you can slide over those, it ishn't a bad read.

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I picked this up as a Doctor Who fan and was, unfortunately, deeply disappointed. That this is a Doctor Who adventure is merely incidental. The 'Doctor' character could have been any moderately intelligent character and Amy seemed very unlike her TV character. I didn't find the plot particularly engaging but I did enjoy the grand vision of the multiverses and their surreal inhabitants which would possibly lead me to read more Moorcock out of curiosity. As a Dr. Who adventure though this is a big disappointment.

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