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LEGACY DOCTOR WHO THE NEW ADVENTURES

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1994 Legacy (Doctor Who-the New Adventures)
Title: Legacy (Doctor Who-the New Adventures) 
Artist: Doctor Who
Author: 

Gary Russell

Publisher: 

London Bridge

How old: This Book is old!
Release Date: 1994 
Format: Paperback Book 301 pages
Price Guide: £5.00
Country:  UK
Additional info: Deleted All the chapters in this book are named after Numan song titles.

Chapters

My Shadow In Vain
Unknown And Hostile 
In A Glasshouse 
Machine And Soul
Strange Charm
A Game Called Echo
Are ‘Friends’ Electric ?
Soul Protection
I Die : You Die
Dark Mountain 
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LEGACY DOCTOR WHO THE NEW ADVENTURES INFO

All the chapters in this book are named after Numan song titles.

Chapters

My Shadow In Vain
Unknown And Hostile 
In A Glasshouse 
Machine And Soul
Strange Charm
A Game Called Echo
Are ‘Friends’ Electric ?
Soul Protection
I Die : You Die
Dark Mountain 

One of the biggest advocates of song tides as chapter headings is prolific Who author Gary Russell, who has a particular habit of theming each book's chapter titles around songs by one particular band. In his first novel, Legacy, Russell chose Gary Numan. For Placebo Effect, 1980s goth perpetrators Siouxie and the Banshees took the honours. This continues right up to his latest novel, Instruments of Darkness, which nicks its chapter titles from The Art of Noise. "There's often something in the song which suggests it as a chapter tide," Russell explains, "not necessarily a lyric, but something will create a mood."

But Russell's use of song titles doesn't end at this level; he also uses them while he brainstorms his books' storylines. "For instance," he says, "in Divided Loyalties [Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, this time] and Instruments of Darkness, from the list of songs available to me, I picked titles that implied a progression through a story. Therefore, the order I put the titles in very much detailed the flow of the story." 

Book Review

For the first twenty-four pages of LEGACY, I was really enjoying myself. Gary Russell opens with a short history of the planet Peladon, fleshing out a lot of background that had merely been hinted at during the first two Doctor Who stories to use that setting. This was quite entertaining and it had me completely captivated. For example, someone is going to have to explain to me how Alpha Centauri (who's entire skull is a gigantic eye socket - he has the biggest eye in Doctor Who history) could possibly not identify an assailant that was standing directly in front of him. And Ace is relegated to a pointless and boring subplot that, despite what the narrative actually comes out and tells us, does not have any impact on the main story. Just too many minor things spoil this average adventure.
The pulpy action-adventure clichés actually work part of the time. But for every sentence that can be read with a knowing smirk, there's another one that appears with a groan. Still, I found myself somewhat enjoying the simplicity of the plot even though the book really seemed to be daring me to like it. Despite the flimsiness of the storyline, and the shallowness of the characters, I kept finding little pieces to enjoy. To put it another way, while at the end of the day I still can't say it was a good book, there were enough little moments to prevent me from labeling it as totally worthless. 

This book certainly feels very earnest. It's attempting to hit quite a lot of buttons here, but many of them are missed. LEGACY may have its heart in the right place, but its brain is slightly off-center. A lot of the problems are relatively minor, but the sheer number of them prevented me from liking this one.

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