Doctor Who: The Scarlet Empress

Doctor Who The Scarlet Empress Arriving on the almost impossibly ancient planet of Hyspero a world where magic and danger walk hand in hand the Doctor and Sam are caught up in a bizarre struggle for survival Hyspero has been rule

  • Title: Doctor Who: The Scarlet Empress
  • Author: Paul Magrs
  • ISBN: 9780563405955
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Arriving on the almost impossibly ancient planet of Hyspero, a world where magic and danger walk hand in hand, the Doctor and Sam are caught up in a bizarre struggle for survival.Hyspero has been ruled for thousands of years by the Scarlet Empresses, creatures of dangerous powers powers that a member of the Doctor s own race is keen to possess herself the eccentric timArriving on the almost impossibly ancient planet of Hyspero, a world where magic and danger walk hand in hand, the Doctor and Sam are caught up in a bizarre struggle for survival.Hyspero has been ruled for thousands of years by the Scarlet Empresses, creatures of dangerous powers powers that a member of the Doctor s own race is keen to possess herself the eccentric time traveler and philanderer Iris Wildthyme.The Doctor and Sam themselves must escape the clutches of the dying Scarlet Empress, and they encounter many strange creatures on their travels bearded ladies, humanoid mock turtles, transvestite cyborgs and many but in a land where the magical is possible, is anything really as it seems

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    1. I don't know how anyone could not like this book. (Except for Sam, she's more tiresome than I remember.) It's a magical-realism-absurdist adventure that blends myth and a bit of camp and the Eighth Doctor being perfectly himself. Iris Wildthyme is a fascinating new character, here at least, and her bus is ridiculously fun, and I loved every page. Not all tie-in novels should be like this, obviously, but what a magnificent way to make the most of the form! If you're going to read just one pre-Fi [...]

    2. So here we have the Doctor Who novel as post-modern magic realism.I’ve made this point before, but it really is worth reiterating: the Doctor Who format genuinely and absolutely allows the writer to do anything. At its most basic it’s a mad man in a box who travels through space and time, but that’s such a loose and elastic format it opens the door to virtually any possible story. From comic romps to gothic horror to love stories to examinations of society – in Doctor Who all things are [...]

    3. The second appearance of Iris Wildthyme in Doctor Who, after her grand entrance in "Old Flames". I adore the vivid magic realism of this story, slipping into fourth wall commentary every couple of pages. The Doctor is his usual self, Iris gets some fantastic development, and the side characters are all fascinating. Also, as usual in Iris Wildthyme stories, a lot of the characters are queer — even the Doctor's gender and orientation are discussed by the other characters, which was still pretty [...]

    4. This was one of the strangest Doctor Who stories I have ever read. It took me a bit to get into it but it was worth it!

    5. Paul Magrs is, without doubt, my favourite Who author. His sweeps of fancy – more fantasy than SciFi – are visionary, with a richness of detail that’s rare in the EDA’s and truly brings his landscapes to life.Iris – you either love her or hate her. I think he overuses her in later books - they are supposed to be about The Doctor, after all and at times, you do start to wonder who the star of Magrs show is - but here, where we first meet her, he gets the balance just right. His fellow T [...]

    6. 'This whole thing is enough like being stuck in some ghastly zen parable without your making it even worse.' I couldn't have put it better myself. I like a little bit of continuity with my books but I also like a bit of book with my continuity. I could probably go on all day about how bad this was. What was all that with the lamb at the start or did the author just wake up one morning thinking he was Clive Barker only to come to the conclusion by dinner time that he wasn't. This was the last of [...]

    7. This is the first of Magrs' Doctor Who novels, and also the first to feature the peculiar Iris Wildthyme, who claims to be a the Doctor's girlfriend from the old days in Gallifrey, driving around in a Tardis in the shape of a double-decker London bus. I find Magrs a bit variable but this was a good start to his Who career, a quest narrative set on the peculiar magical planet of Hyspero, with everyone looking for their own particular goals, including a couple of additional companions picked up on [...]

    8. This book seemed so promising at first. It was well written, introduced a few fun new characters, and was off on the start of a wonderful adventure. The element of fantasy in the story didn't really bother me, at least . . . not until all the animals started talking. I don't like talking animals. Now, if the author had done a better job of inventing his aliens (instead of calling them Starfish, Bears, Birds, and Walruses, ect) it would have been acceptable. But the whole host of talking fauna wa [...]

    9. My first introduction to Iris Wildthyme! Some of the, idk, exotification of parts of the planet kind of bugged me, but I distinctly enjoyed all the times Eight got banged up, tore his clothing, got covered in soot, etc. The Scarlet Empress herself and her tattooed soldiers were certainly memorable, and Iris with her bus (the same size on the inside OH NOEZ!) was quite a character. Loved her regeneration at the end and the implication that there was some kind of attraction going on between her an [...]

    10. Fun, but a bit too meta for me. I had an extremely hard time finishing this for some reason - it took me about two months of on-and-off slogging through a couple pages here and there. Also, I read this in physical form rather than as an ebook, and the text size was EXTREMELY SMALL. It hurt my eyes. I know that has nothing to do with the story itself, but it was really goddamn annoying, so I'm mentioning it here.

    11. The Doctor arrives on a planet and happens to bump into an old friend, Iris, a Timelord, who is on a quest. The Doctor decides to help and it all turns into an adventure road trip. This is fun, don't take it too seriously, its supposed to be a jolly old romp around a planet. There's no angst here and it introduces one of the best characters in the books. Iris, who claims to have versions of all the Doctors adventures. A very good read.

    12. I wanted to like this, but it was much too long and it really dragged in places. There are some scenes/moments that are worth it, but be prepared for a slog.The writing was shaky, in a needs-more-editor sense, and the vocabulary was completely out of control. (My writing also tends to be, er, magniloquent, and reading Scarlet Empress made me realize that it's actually a terrible habit I need to stomp.)

    13. Wonderfully bonkers. Magrs' brand of unabashed magical realism drops the Doctor and Sam in a visually arresting world that was like something conjured by Rushdie. Loved every twist and turn in this story, especially the scenes that were stolen by Iris Wildthyme, which was all of them. Bless her hearts!

    14. I'm not that big into the fantasy side of the geek worldbut Paul Magrs' breathless, sweeping prose (almost) turns me into an unapologetic convert. The character of Iris Wildthyme is a creation for the ages -- thank god she returns in future Doctor Who novels and audio adventures.

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