Doctor Who: Human Nature



✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Doctor Who: Human Nature By Paul Cornell ✸ – E17streets4all.co.uk Who s going to save us this time April, The inhabitants of the little Norfolk town of Farringham are enjoying an early summer, unaware that war is on the way Amongst them is Dr John Smith, a short, m Who s going to save us this time April,The inhabitants of the little Norfolk town of Farringham are enjoying an early summer, Doctor Who: PDF \ unaware that war is on the way Amongst them is Dr John Smith, a short, middle aged history teacher from Aberdeen He s having a hard time with his new post as house master at Hulton Academy for Boys, a school dedicated to producing military officers Bernice Summerfield is enjoying her holiday in the town, getting over the terrible events that befell her in France But then she meets a future Doctor, and things start to get dangerous very quickly With the Doctor she knows gone, and only a suffragette and an elderly rake for company, can Benny fight off a vicious alien attack And will Dr Smith be able to save the day This is the novel that inspired the recent Tenth Doctor TV episode of the same name.Doctor Who: Human Nature

Paul Cornell is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy prose, comics and television He s been Hugo Award nominated for Doctor Who: PDF \ all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, and the Eagle Award for his comics He s the writer of Saucer Country for Vertigo, Demon Knights for DC, and has written for the Doctor Who TV series His new urban fantasy novel is London Falling, out from Tor on December th via Wikipedia.

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    Doctor Who: Human Nature PDF Ë Doctor Who: PDF \ Bernice Summerfield is enjoying her holiday in the town, getting over the terrible events that befell her in France But then she meets a future Doctor, and things start to get dangerous very quickly With the Doctor she knows gone, and only a suffragette and an elderly rake for company, can Benny fight off a vicious alien attack And will Dr Smith be able to save the day This is the novel that inspired the recent Tenth Doctor TV episode of the same name."/>
  • Paperback
  • 255 pages
  • Doctor Who: Human Nature
  • Paul Cornell
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • 0426204433

10 thoughts on “Doctor Who: Human Nature

  1. says:

    Honestly, if you re going to read a Doctor Who novel, this is the one.

  2. says:

    So far I ve read about 70 Doctor Who books over several ranges Not only will I say that this is probably my absolute favorite so far, I ll say it is going to be a hard one to top for sure Like many, I saw the 10th Doctor TV version of this before delving into the novel and it is also one of my favorite episodes of the new series It pales in comparison to the book While the basics of the story are all there, the novel is sufficiently different from the TV version that you lose very little fro So far I ve read about 70 Doctor Who books over several ranges Not only will I say that this is probably my absolute favorite so far, I ll say it is going to be a hard one to top for sure Like many, I saw the 10th Doctor TV version of this before delving into the novel and it is also one of my favorite episodes of the new series It pales in comparison to the book While the basics of the story are all there, the novel is sufficiently different from the TV version that you lose very little from the novel The story is an exploration of what it is to be the Doctor and what it is to be a human The story is interesting, engaging and extremely original and the characters are so well wrought that you can t help but feel for them This story takes everything good about a Doctor Who story and runs with it Absolutely fantastic One of the best reads ever.I listened to the audio version of this and it must be added that not only is it one of the best produced audio novels I ve had the pleasure of listening to, complete with sound effects and great background music, but Lisa Bowerman does one of the most superb jobs narrating ever

  3. says:

    One of the most magnificently written Doctor Who novels ever writtenANDyou can enjoy it without conflicting with the equally powerful TV version Paul Cornell has a knack or should that readgift for probing the most emotional corners of the Doctor Who universe, and this may well be his finest example on the printed page Never has the Doctor come into sharper relief as a character, and never has his companion beenresourcefulandneeded in his life An utter triumph on eve One of the most magnificently written Doctor Who novels ever writtenANDyou can enjoy it without conflicting with the equally powerful TV version Paul Cornell has a knack or should that readgift for probing the most emotional corners of the Doctor Who universe, and this may well be his finest example on the printed page Never has the Doctor come into sharper relief as a character, and never has his companion beenresourcefulandneeded in his life An utter triumph on every level

  4. says:

    Flipping amazing And now I understand what the fuss is about Bernice Summerfield, and I want to read every book in which she appears She may be my new favourite companion.

  5. says:

    One of the best pieces of original Doctor Who fiction yet published A magnificent story full of humanity and wit.

  6. says:

    This is the book upon which the 10th Doctor episodes Human Nature and Family of Blood are based The basic plot is somewhat similar, but the details are all quite different This makes a certain amount of sense, because Benny and the Seventh Doctor are quite different from Martha and the Tenth Doctor But some don t make sense in the book, Joan Redford is a science teacher, in the TV show, she is demoted to a nurse It would of course be much harder to pass Martha off as the Tenth Doctor s This is the book upon which the 10th Doctor episodes Human Nature and Family of Blood are based The basic plot is somewhat similar, but the details are all quite different This makes a certain amount of sense, because Benny and the Seventh Doctor are quite different from Martha and the Tenth Doctor But some don t make sense in the book, Joan Redford is a science teacher, in the TV show, she is demoted to a nurse It would of course be much harder to pass Martha off as the Tenth Doctor s niece being put up on a break from University as Benny was, but did they have to make her, of all things, a maid in the school The plot has similar themes, but these changes necessitate quite a few changes of detail and the Doctor s romance with Joan Redfern is muchadvanced from the book If you re not at all familiar with the New Adventures series from the nineties, there are a few things that might make sense I know a little by osmosis, although the only NA I read cover to cover was Ship of Fools knowing that little bit helped a little bit , but I quite enjoyed the book, even if there were a few bits that would have made sense had I read previous volumes in the New Adventures Series.I recommend this book to Dr Who fans of classic and new series alike.Also, there are some inside jokes with the names that fans of Classic Who and New Who will both enjoy

  7. says:

    The Doctor Who novel that was recently adapted as Human Nature Family of Blood It s available free online convenient I was unfamiliar with both the Doctor Seven and the Companion Bernice Summerfield the novel is about, and to be honest I m really mostly invested in Ten although now also in Martha Martha is amazingly awesome beams so this was really mostly intriguing in terms of what had had not been changed between book and screen The only The Doctor Who novel that was recently adapted as Human Nature Family of Blood It s available free online convenient I was unfamiliar with both the Doctor Seven and the Companion Bernice Summerfield the novel is about, and to be honest I m really mostly invested in Ten although now also in Martha Martha is amazingly awesome beams so this was really mostly intriguing in terms of what had had not been changed between book and screen The only other thing that really struck me was that the Doctor stated unequivocally that he s not capable of small love big love for humanity, yes, but not romantic love That s certainly something to ponder especially since I don t think it s true.Anyway, I suspect this is only interesting if you are really into Doctor Who right now Which I am

  8. says:

    First read this in High School, oh, 15 years ago or so, and remembered quite enjoying it After seeing it a bit back turned into a fantastic episode of the show, decided to revisit it, expecting it to not have aged well On the contrary, it still holds up, especially if you are familiar with the Seventh Doc and Benny While not flawless the framing story is far better in the teleplay version, the villains are weak but the story isn t about them, now is it , etc, it s a solid read that shoul First read this in High School, oh, 15 years ago or so, and remembered quite enjoying it After seeing it a bit back turned into a fantastic episode of the show, decided to revisit it, expecting it to not have aged well On the contrary, it still holds up, especially if you are familiar with the Seventh Doc and Benny While not flawless the framing story is far better in the teleplay version, the villains are weak but the story isn t about them, now is it , etc, it s a solid read that should be enjoyed by both old school fans looking for a great seventh doc story, and new fans who want to see where one of the best eps of modern Who came from

  9. says:

    Human Nature was an entertaining, exciting read I was very interested just in the cover because it has Sylvester McCoy s face on it, and it s called Human Nature which was the name of the David Tennant two parter and I wondered straight away whether there was a connection between the two I saw on the back cover that those episodes were based on this book and became evenexcited Knowing it was Sylvester McCoy s Doctor represented in this story, I was expecting Ace to be his companion, but Human Nature was an entertaining, exciting read I was very interested just in the cover because it has Sylvester McCoy s face on it, and it s called Human Nature which was the name of the David Tennant two parter and I wondered straight away whether there was a connection between the two I saw on the back cover that those episodes were based on this book and became evenexcited Knowing it was Sylvester McCoy s Doctor represented in this story, I was expecting Ace to be his companion, but instead, it is a girl called Bernice Summerfield Not having heard any of the audio book adventures that this character had been in, I was initially disappointed, and the closest we get to Ace, is when Bernice says she wishes Ace was there But you quickly get to know Benny and she has bags of character Even though she at first appears to be some alcohol obsessed junkie, always ordering and pining after alcoholic beverages, she proves to be a worthy companion in my book She s moral, smart and positive and knows the Doctor well.At first, the story is similar to the David Tennant adaptation, but it soon takes such unexpected turns and it s exciting to be reading a story where perhaps I can t assume what s going to happen any The content in this book is a lotadult than any other Doctor Who book I ve read There is a little light swearing and blasphemy, and quite vivid, violent and gory descriptions, not to mention all the alcohol that Benny does or wishes to consume.There is a very cleverly written dream sequence and some beautifully sweet moments between the Doctor s alter ego John Smith and the characters around him The villains have so much character, they re almost likable but of course, at the same time, classically villainous They have faults and arguments with each other just like any family and I found myself smiling widely during a few of their scenes.Some scenes are a little hard to follow The weird timey wimey phenomenons that occur would be a challenge for any writer and although Cornell does a good job, I still tended to get lost in places I also felt like a couple of the tie offs at the end were unnecessary, I found myself wishing Cornell had left that for me to imagine and assume I wanted the epilogue to be a bit shorter After such a great ending, feeling like I d come to the end, I still had so much reading to do The epilogue, however, does give a vivid and intense snippet of what it was like on the battlefields of the Great War, which adds a really nice historical flavour and context to the rest of the story.A really good, sophisticated read A brilliant and unique Doctor Who adventure for grown ups

  10. says:

    This was my second time reading Paul Cornell s Human Nature and I wanted to see if my opinions will change Well, have they Let s find out I can see why Human Nature is so highly regarded as an all time classic Who novel and one of the best Who books ever written While there are probably some who consider this to be overrated, I honestly do not care because I absolutely love this book.Despite this story being pretty much a Doctor Lite tale, it s still brilliant and that s mainly due to its This was my second time reading Paul Cornell s Human Nature and I wanted to see if my opinions will change Well, have they Let s find out I can see why Human Nature is so highly regarded as an all time classic Who novel and one of the best Who books ever written While there are probably some who consider this to be overrated, I honestly do not care because I absolutely love this book.Despite this story being pretty much a Doctor Lite tale, it s still brilliant and that s mainly due to its engaging plot as well as a handful of really well written and interesting supporting characters I won t be comparing this to it s television adaption starring David Tennant as I ll only be talking about the book itself The story itself is brilliantly written and while there maybe a couple of chapters that are a little boring, most of the book it s really, really enjoyable There are lot of times where the book can be really atmospheric and that helps to give the story a bit of drive One of the best parts about the novel are the villains who are basically a family wanting to gain timelord abilities by using a Pod which has turned The Doctor into a human called John Smith My favourite member of the family is probably Greeneye, not sure why but I just found the character to be an interesting part of the book Another aspect of the book I really liked is the character of Timothy Dean who is pretty relatable to readers and I did find myself caring about him quite a lot Bernice Summerfield is also really well written here and does get a lot to do After all, Cornell did create her character in the book Love and War I don t what to say too much on the book as I really want other Who fans to go into this not knowing too much about it as there are some parts of the story that are best left for the new reader to experience Overall it s a fantastic book, one of my favourites and definitely one of the best Doctor Who books of all time If you liked the television adaption then you ll love this book as I ll say I personally think they re as good as each other

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