Doctor Who: War of the Daleks

Doctor Who: War of the Daleks

John Peel / May 18, 2021

Doctor Who War of the Daleks The Doctor is repairing the TARDIS systems once again when it is swept up by a garbage ship roving through space the Quetzel When another ship approaches and takes the Quetzel by force the Doctor di

  • Title: Doctor Who: War of the Daleks
  • Author: John Peel
  • ISBN: 9780563405733
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Doctor is repairing the TARDIS systems once again when it is swept up by a garbage ship roving through space, the Quetzel.When another ship approaches and takes the Quetzel by force, the Doctor discovers that he and Sam are not the only unwitting travellers on board there is a strangely familiar survival pod in the hold Delani, the captain of the second ship, ordersThe Doctor is repairing the TARDIS systems once again when it is swept up by a garbage ship roving through space, the Quetzel.When another ship approaches and takes the Quetzel by force, the Doctor discovers that he and Sam are not the only unwitting travellers on board there is a strangely familiar survival pod in the hold Delani, the captain of the second ship, orders the pod to be opened The Doctor is powerless to intervene as Davros is awakened once again.But this is no out and out rescue of Davros Delani and his crew are Thals, the sworn enemies of the Daleks They intend to use Davros as a means to wipe out the Daleks, finally ridding the universe of the most aggressive, deadly race ever to exist But the Doctor is still worried For there is a signal beacon inside the pod, and even now a Dalek ship is closing in

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        John Peel is the author of Doctor Who books and comic strips Notably, he wrote the first original Doctor Who novel, Timewyrm Genesys, to launch the Virgin New Adventures line In the early 1990s he was commissioned by Target Books to write novelisations of several key Terry Nation Dalek stories of the 1960s after the rights were finally worked out He later wrote several original Daleks novels.He has the distinction of being one of only three authors credited on a Target novelisation who had not either written a story for the TV series or been a part of the production team the others were Nigel Robinson and Alison Bingeman.Outside of Doctor Who, Peel has also written novels for the Star Trek franchise Under the pseudonym John Vincent , he wrote novelisations based upon episodes of the 1990s TV series James Bond Jr


    1. Gets slated by some Doctor Who fans but as a 14 year old when I read this , Its was bloody awesome 8/10

    2. This is what a Dalek story should be. I can't comprehend the hate this book gets, because to me this was easily the best Eighth Doctor Adventure book thus far [and having read several more before getting to review this, I have to say I still feel it's the best].The Daleks are properly menacing in this book, unlike many of their on-screen appearances. Having plans-within-plans and thinking like the highly-intelligent creatures they are supposed to be is a nice change of pace. More, it was great s [...]

    3. I kept feeling like I should have liked this more than I did. I'm torn between giving it three or four stars. It was a fairly solid Dalek story. There was BRILLIANT gender balance, especially for a Doctor Who novel. The two new characters that were introduced were a woman solider, a veteran of many campaigns and a woman mechanic. It would have been so much easier and more normal to have made both those characters male. So I will give the book an extra star for that. The problem with it was that [...]

    4. A book that should not have been written.The biggest problem is the retcons, which dramatically undercut "Remembrance of the Daleks" and to some extent undercut every single one of Davros' appearances. If you're going back and explaining what "really happened" in 15 years worth of TV shows, you're probably doing it wrong.Beyond that, the book is very shallow and somewhat fanwanky in the way that it references every Dalek story it can. That shallowness is also due to the fact that the novel is an [...]

    5. nwhytevejournal/1401314mlI very much enjoyed Peel's novelisations of black-and-white era Dalek stories, where he managed to inject a bit more sense and continuity than was to be found in the originals; here he writes a fun Eighth Doctor story which is very much in the tradition of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors' televised encounters with the spawn of Skaro, including lots of thrilling elements such as Thal commandos, Davros on trial and yet leading a faction in a Dalek civil war, and the t [...]

    6. This Doctor Who novel delighted me, even though the writing is poor enough that the descriptions of it as "fanfic" are mostly fair.I didn't enjoy the poor writing--it made me feel that most of the book was "going through the motions." The story's revelation, the contribution author John Peel offers to the Doctor Who mythos, is what pleased me--and apparently enraged many Whovian fangeeks. It responds to one of the classic episodes in a way that effectively changes its conclusion.(view spoiler)[B [...]

    7. This is a very strange novel. I’ve complained about how so many novels in this range have focused too much on looking at old characters and stories, plumbing the depths of Doctor Who’s continuity, instead of trying to forge a new identity and era for Doctor Who, with the Eighth Doctor. This book absolutely is another continuity tour, but it’s so dedicated to such bizarrely specific, labyrinthine retcons, stringing together past televised Dalek stories into some semblance of a continuing na [...]

    8. Again I confess this is not a book I was capable of seeing through, but for what they are worth here are my thoughts on the opening.This one threw me.By all accounts this is a bad book (that is to say all accounts of it that I’ve encountered), and I shan’t say otherwise, but due to the universality of it’s condemnation I had… different expectations of it. In truth I found The Bodysnatchers harder to read, it’s lumbering graceless prose was harder work than this, and at first I was surp [...]

    9. To paraphrase a famous quote about Hamlet: "What can be said about War of the Daleks that hasn't been said all ready?" This 1997 Eighth Doctor Adventure remains one of the most controversial novels in Doctor Who fandom as few novels have its polarizing effect. Having only come into fandom in January 2007 this novels reputation intrigued me enough to read it. So here is my take on one of the most controversial Doctor Who novels ever The novel does have some pluses. John Peel knows the eighth Doct [...]

    10. "I feel like i've come in at the middle of a film. None of this is making much sense to me"Bouais. Ca fait quand même beaucoup d'air brassé, tout ça.En fait, je crois que le mot qui me vient vraiment à l'esprit devant ce livre, c'est qu'il est fainéant. Il a un background énorme, de bonnes grosses idées de fond, mais elles sont inexploitées comme par fainéantise. Du coup on a plein de bouts d'histoires qu'on n'a même pas cherché à marier mieux que ça entre eux - une partie relativem [...]

    11. Nice and complex Dalek story, referencing every single Dalek episodes from the classic TV series. It's mostly "base under siege" for the first half, which gets a bit dull on generic spaceships like these, but it still works. The second half is a highly complicated political plot, significantly retconning the established canon in very creative ways, and the result has an impact on all eras of the classic TV series. It's revealed that all of the Daleks' TV appearances, as well as the war with the [...]

    12. A really solid continuation of the Dalek civil war storyline from the original series.To be honest, I'm not sure why there are so many bad and average reviews for this book. The action is full paced and vivid and made me wish this could be a movie.I am a massive fan of Remembrance of the Daleks and I understand many are uncomfortable with the way this re-writes a little of the history of the previous few dalek stories from the classic series. It is pretty arrogant of Terry Nation to ask John Pee [...]

    13. I'm not a big fan of Dalek stories in general. They've just been done too much. They're stagnant. This story works for me though on some levels many Dalek stories miss.1. The Daleks aren't portrayed as bumbling pepper pots with an undeserved reputation, ripe for the Doctor to stroll in and kick over. They are bad ass, clever and manipulative in this. 2. It actually pays attention to the Daleks continuity rather than just throwing in whatever seems cool at the time like most. It actually even goe [...]

    14. Eighth Doctor Adventure (EDA) with Sam. This is something special for longtime fans of the classic series. The author draws heavily on the various broadcast _Doctor Who_ Dalek episodes, so if you haven't seen them you'll wonder what all the fuss is about. But if you have, this is quite a trip! If you've a lot of reading experience, at first you think you know where the story is going. But then, about a third of the way in, something unexpected happens that takes it off in a completely original d [...]

    15. I don't know whether or not I will finish this book. I've been enjoying the Eighth doctor novels up until this one, but this one is just ridiculous, feels like poorly written fanfiction. A moral dilemma we've seen a hundred times before, and all better written, ridiculous stretches to include every Dalek story ever, and the Doctor is written like a self insert male Mary Sue, with all the hots girls fawning over him, obviously. And there's been several downright misogynistic remarks about the fem [...]

    16. WHY!?! Why does such an exciting and fast-paced story -- perhaps John Peel's MOST exciting & fast paced genre writing ever -- have to be lumbered with dull, cardboard charactersd an agenda designed to smugly re-write the impact of the far superior "Remembrance of the Daleks" out of Doctor Who continuity? ARGH!!!Let's thank the recent time war for providing us an excuse to enjoy this novel's more positive aspects, while being able to ditch its preposterous story agenda with a clear conscience [...]

    17. The Daleks are trotted out for their first original story to be published since the demise of the tv series and reading this book it's a shame that the perambulating pepper-pots weren't left to rust in peace. The prologue describes a full scale Dalek planetary assault, with all different types of battle Daleks in conflict with a Thal army - it's good stuff. Unfortunately every prologue precedes a book and this book is poor indeed. The characterizations are clumsier than usual and the narrative o [...]

    18. I had very mixed feelings about this one.I like many didn't like the retcon approach but I understand the need for it to fix perceived continuity issues. However I did love the political manipulation of the Daleks. it was nice to see a side other then simply Exterminate! Additionally the Thals were great. I loved the idea that after there pacifist loving life style how the Doctor is to blame for them becoming a militaristic society dedicated from birth with one sole purpose,to exterminate the Da [...]

    19. The Eighth Doctor and Sam get caught in the middle when Dalek politics errupts into civil war. Do they side with the faction lead by Davros, the one lead by the new Dalek Emperor or stay in the middle and try to keep both sides from dragging the rest of the galaxy into this battle?One of the better Eighth Doctor books as it reads like a really good episode of the TV show, rather than trying so hard to be dark and clever.Even Sam, one of my least favorite companions, is well written and interesti [...]

    20. This one was the most like an actual episode of classic Who out of all so far. A cool finish to the R's of the Daleks. The story itself played out like something Heinlein would have written. The Supreme Dalek didn't impress me as a villain.It wasn't as violent as Vampire Science, The Bodysnatchers or Genocide, in terms of violence described against humans. So far, the Eighth Doctor novels have a very gory motif.

    21. The characters seemed flat; even the Doctor wasn't written in a particularly interesting manner. The POV changed far too often, and the interludes only drew the reader further away from the main plot. Yes, Daleks kill people all over space and time. There was no reason to keep showing it, since it never tied back in to the plot. Sam in particular came over as wooden. The only bit of character she displayed was being jealous of the Doctor, and that in itself was annoying and unnecessary.

    22. I enjoyed it. I really did, Sam and the Doctor were great. The supporting characters were great. I loved how everything tied back to previous episodes. Then again, I'm a sucker for wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey (and not a single regret for using that phrase!).Loved the political conflict between the Daleks. Fascinating.I didn't care much for the intro, though. I found it hard to push through and get to the good stuff.

    23. Sometimes I believe that must be an ongoing challenge between any Doctor Who writer who gets to pen a Dalek story to see just how convoluted they can twist the Dalek/Thal continuity. And I was greatly disappointed by the Movellan cop-out. That strikes me as a poor choice on behalf of the author in an attempt to explain his rearrangement of Davros history. Honestly, Davros bores me.

    24. Slow in the beginning but turned out to be a REALLY good Dalek story. I still am having a problem liking this 17 yr old companion who is jealous of every female the Doctor comes in contact with.

    25. Eighth Doctor and his companion are inadvertently picked up by a garbage scow collecting debris from a battle between the Thalls and the Daleks. Faced with the consequences of his interactions with the Thalls, the Doctor inadvertently helps the Supreme Dalek with his plans for civil war.

    26. Echoes of and repercussions from Remembrance Of The DaleksHatred and bloodshed in equal amounts and some fantastic writing, everything the best Dalek stories bring to the whoniverse not to mention the Thals back in force!

    27. The Doctor meets the Daleks again, and things are not what they appear to be.This is like a history lesson about the daleks, and then turns it all on its head. It's a fun enough plot with lots of action. A good read.

    28. A very early EDA, and you can tell that they haven't really figured out the Eighth Doctor's character yet. Not one of the better one's I've read - fine, but very plot-by-rote. Sam is as dull as ever. But mostly it just suffers from Complete Lack Of Fitz.

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