New Adventures Ratings and Reviews

The following is a list of books in Virgin Publishing's Doctor Who New Adventures series. If the title is a hypertext link, you can click on it to read my review. Spoilers will be kept to a minimum. Keep in mind that even the lowest rated book on this list is still a decent piece of Science Fiction, and is probably worth your time. The contents of this page are just my opinion, and might change over time, as I re-read, think about, and discuss the books.

Rating: A rating of the book on a scale of 0 to 10.
Ranking: A comparative ranking of the books against each other. These may change over time, as I re-read, discuss and think about them.

Currently 40 New Adventures are ranked. The first 36 are recommended.

Interested in what other people think? Visit Shannon Patrick Sullivan's Dynamic Rankings page...and don't forget to vote!

Book Title
Author(s)
Rating Ranking
Timewyrm: GenesysJohn Peel
7
24
Timewyrm: ExodusTerrance Dicks
7
15
Timewyrm: ApocalypseNigel Robinson
7
25
Timewyrm: RevelationPaul Cornell
9
5
Cat's Cradle: Time's CrucibleMarc Platt
-
Cat's Cradle: WarheadAndrew Cartmel
-
Cat's Cradle: Witch MarkAndrew Hunt
-
NightshadeMark Gatiss
-
Love and WarPaul Cornell
7
18
TransitBen Aaronovitch
7
16
The Highest ScienceGareth Roberts
7
20
The PitNeil Penswick
3
40
DeceitPeter Darvill-Evans
5
38
Lucifer RisingJim Mortimore and Andy Lane
7
19
White DarknessDavid A. McIntee
-
ShadowmindChristopher Bulis
-
BirthrightNigel Robinson
-
IcebergDavid Banks
-
BloodheatJim Mortimore
-
The Dimension RidersDaniel Blythe
-
The Left-Handed HummingbirdKate Orman
9
2
ConundrumSteve Lyons
-
No FuturePaul Cornell
-
Tragedy DayGareth Roberts
-
LegacyGary Russell
-
Theatre of WarJustin Richards
7
33
All-Consuming Fire Andy Lane
-
Blood HarvestTerrance Dicks
7
27
Strange EnglandSimon Messingham
-
First FrontierDavid McIntee
-
St. Anthony's FireMark Gatiss
-
Falls the ShadowDaniel O'Mahony
-
ParasiteJim Mortimore
5
39
WarlockAndrew Cartmel
7
36
Set PieceKate Orman
9
1
Infinite RequiemDaniel Blythe
-
SanctuaryDavid A. McIntee
-
Human NaturePaul Cornell
7
32
Original SinAndy Lane
7
17
Sky Pirates!Dave Stone
8
10
ZamperGareth Roberts
7
26
Toy SoldiersPaul Leonard
8
11
Head GamesSteve Lyons
7
23
The Also PeopleBen Aaronovitch
8
6
ShakedownTerrance Dicks
6
37
Just WarLance Parkin
8
8
WarchildAndrew Cartmel
7
31
SleepyKate Orman
7
22
Death and DiplomacyDave Stone
8
13
Happy EndingsPaul Cornell
8
12
GodEngineCraig Hinton
7
14
Christmas on a Rational PlanetLawrence Miles
7
30
Return of the Living DadKate Orman
8
7
The Death of ArtSimon Bucher-Jones
7
34
Damaged GoodsRussell T. Davies
7
29
Bad TherapyMatthew Jones
7
35
Eternity WeepsJim Mortimore
7
28
The Room With No DoorsKate Orman
7
21
LungbarrowMarc Platt
9
4
The Dying DaysLance Parkin
8
9
So Vile A SinBen Aaronovitch and
9
3
Kate Orman


With the April 1997 publishing of "So Vile A Sin", the Doctor Who New Adventures ended after 61 novels. The series will resume in May, 1997, as the New Adventures, and will revolve around Benny. Many thanks to Virgin Publishing and the authors of the series for all the excellent books, and for their efforts in keeping Doctor Who alive, in print at least.

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