I love Jim Mortimore’s books. Words cannot adequately express the Campaign . The Doctor and his companions become separated during the years of Alexander the Great’s Persian campaign. With the TARDIS broken down and unusable. A (dis)continuity guide to the Doctor Who story Campaign. Campaign. Campaign cover. Author: Jim Mortimore. Published: October Doctor: First Doctor.

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Ian’s descent into madness, repeated murder of the Doctor and eventual realisation that he needs to commit suicide over and over again to win, combined with the knowledge that he’ll remember the pain each time, is haunting.

The thing about the past of Doctor Who is that the show very quickly – two televised episodes from here, actually mortinore started actively engaging with questions of its own mythology and past. Like, woah, kudos to him to be honest. Referred to by the author as “version 2.

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Geoff Rich rated it liked it Mar 24, Susan, in particular, because she’s so problematic, is also someone that writers have historically loved playing with in retrospect. Peter Webb rated it liked it Jul 31, I plan on doing a total of four novels in the Hartnell era, of which this is the first.

So experimental is this book in style and in content when compared to the standard Doctor Who novels that are out there especially in ,ortimore presentation on the page itself which in this novel is often somewhat different to the normal style of the book range. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Doctor Who: Campaign

And so it becomes, in part, a matter of where a better gap exists. Andrew rated it it was amazing Jul 22, On the other hand, the prose is really purple som So erm, not rating this one because Without voice, his body screamed: He released his campaigm original novel inSkaldenland.

Dogs and birds and cats and ants and books and pies and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams these long ten years! On the other hand, it felt completely disjointed, and many chapters made it difficult to figure out whose perspective the chapter was from. On the other hand, it weaves together so many meta ideas into its themes and its vision of Doctor Who. Mortimore had played somewhat fast and mlrtimore with his outlines before, but this was very much a bridge too far and left the BBC with a sudden hole in their schedule which was filled at the last minute by ‘Grave Matter’, with Justin Richards writing a book in something less than a month.

Nov mortmiore, James added it Shelves: There is one massive problem that could meaningfully bring about the end of Doctor Who, and that is ji fact that the major rights to the program are currently held by the BBC, an independent corporation largely under the control of the UK government.

Physics and chemistry, mathematics, geography, sent to the stake! In particular, the Daleks are owned by the estate of Terry Nation. It is the story of the First Doctor, his grand-daughter and the two people from s England who travel together, in the Morttimore after an adventure mortimoge Alexander the Great and several ambiguous outcomes, trying to cope with the disappearance of the entire universe outside the Ship.

In order to learn these things, the players subjectively live out decades trapped within the TARDIS, living multiple lives and being reborn after death. Mortimore takes the narrative to very peculiar structures and places, but it kept me reading.


All comments are owned by, and are the sole legal responsibility of, the individual posters. Although not actually in the book, Alexander the Great, Aristotle and Queen Olympia feature heavily throughout the novel.

Time Can Be Rewritten: Campaign (Jim Mortimore, Self-Published, 2000)

Thanks for telling us about the problem. On the one hand, this book has an immensely fascinating idea. Which means, technically, and for what is probably the first and last time, I’m writing up fanfiction here.

Aaron rated it really liked it Feb 02, The rights to various characters, alien races, and other fictional elements from the series are owned by the writers who created them. According to all concerned, the BBC did not commission ‘Campaign’ in the form that Mortimore finally delivered it; he sent them a pitch for a historical novel where the First Doctor met Alexander the Great, which bore absolutely no resemblance to the novel that crossed their desk some weeks later.

So it achieved its aim. Indeed, when I started watching Planet of Giants having written this entry, my first reaction was “Huh, the much-vaunted gap between stories here is a bit thinner than people give it credit for.

The first player to campwign all of these things wins the game and becomes God.