Book Reviews of The Scream of the Shalka (Doctor Who)

The Scream of the Shalka (Doctor Who)
The Scream of the Shalka - Doctor Who
Author: Paul Cornell
ISBN-13: 9780563486190
ISBN-10: 0563486198
Publication Date: 2/4/2004
Pages: 288
Rating:
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3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: BBC Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a novelization of an animated "Dr. Who" adventure broadcast on the Internet back in 2003 (and still available for viewing, last I checked), starring Richard E. Grant. Landing in the Lancaster town of Lannet, the Doctor finds himself fighting, with the help of a local young woman, the Shalka, a ferocious alien race intent on conquering the Earth through an insidious plot using deadly sound waves. The writing of the book is a tad clunky, but the adventure is rousing and intriguing enough to make up for that. The book also includes a "making of" essay on the animated adventure and Paul Cornell's original script outline, which in some respects differs rather strikingly from the finished product. (Cornell also did the novelization.)