Synopsis: A temporal projection of the fourth Doctor warns the seventh Doctor and Ace about the Timewyrm, a cybernetic living data-eater that can take over. Timewyrm: Genesys picks up where the Dr. Who series and the Seventh Doctor left off. The basic plot of the novel is Ishtar the Goddess of Kish has come to visit. Doctor Who New Adventures Timewyrm Genesys.

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Mar 23, Alexander Case rated it really liked it Shelves: This was my first Virgin New Adventure! Overall, just a load of crap. It is now The Power of the Daleks, but not a complete disaster. Like most series genesye Doctor Who original novels, the New Adventures gets off to a slightly lacklustre start.

I am willing to give it one extra Star as it manages to at least be reasonably coherent, unlike other spin-off media, and it was the start geness what would turn into a very interesting run of stories that would eventually come closer to the concept. Utnapishtim’s Guardian robots, which inspired the Scorpion Men of the Epic of Gilgamesh, are eight foot tall, with long metal legs and squat bodies.

Doctor Who – Timewyrm: Genesys Reviews

Add to that a poorly written Seventh Doctor and an excruciatingly thin plot, and you have an embarrassingly flawed start for the Virgin New Adventures. One of the most frustrating things about post-Pertwee “Who”, in my admittedly Yimewyrm view, is that it sometimes felt the urge to pander to the kids a little too much. He later wrote several more original Daleks nov John Peel is the author of Doctor Who books and comic strips. Overall, I think the book is decent enough, sure it’s flawed and the characterisation isn’t always good.


I liked the conceit of having this be a version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. On crash-landing in Mesopotamia she poses as the goddess Ishtar. The Doctor recalls having taken tea with Leela and her husband Andred – presumably in his fourth incarnation at the end of The Invasion of Time. If you want to use what we’ve written, ask us and we whho just say yes.

Virgin New Adventures 1Timewyrm 1. Ace decides to set off for the Temple of Ishtar, along with Avram, Gilgamesh, and Enkidu, certain that the Doctor will be there, and will need her help.

There are books that I have read in the range several times over the years, books that I have read only once and some in the range that I haven’t read at timewymr. Trivia About Doctor Who: In the end, the Doctor saves Kish, but although at first he thought he had destroyed the Timewyrm as she is by then known by drop-kicking her from the TARDIS to the Time and Space Vortex, she returns to tell him she’s survived, escaped, and can now, with help from some Chronovores travel to any place in space and time.

The Doctor realises that Ishtar has rigged a cobalt bomb, powerful enough to destroy the planet, docctor explode in the event of her death.

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Other Guides to this Story Newbies Guide. Witch Mark Doctor Who: Of course, the book is far from perfect.


May 08, Mike Mcnamara rated it really liked it Shelves: Other books in the series. He was supposedly dredged up so as to perform highly technical and sophisticated work on the TARDIS — which was beyond even the seventh Doctor ability — and yet he keeps calling Ace by the name of Jo!? Jan 08, Bill Sweet rated it liked it. Sylvester McCoy’s tenure had restored this intelligence somewhat, and it’s nice to see that the series isn’t just petty children’s literature. I’m looking forward to plowing forward, however, and reading the next book in the series: In the prologue, Ishtar’s navigator tells her that only the third planet of our solar system is capable of supporting humanoid life.

However, the point still stands, as humans are capable of surviving on Mars in The Dying Days. Avram entertains the court with a song about a mysterious god-like being known as Utnapishtim. She uses cybernetic implants inserted in the skull to telepathically control her slaves and can override the circuitry of robots and other computerized machines. Oct 14, Jacqueline O. timswyrm

He plays along with Gilgamesh’s initial assumption that he is Ea, the God of Wisdom. Thinking that the Doctor is in danger, Ace throws some Nitro-9 around, causing serious damage to the Temple. Some little bits here and there but it’s just a rushed mess.