Justin Richards – Doctor Who: Apollo 23

Author: Justin Richards

Series: Doctor Who
Title: Apollo 23
Published: April 2010
Publisher: BBC Books
Length: 248 pages
Genre: Science fiction
Target age: All ages (maybe+10)
Why I picked it up: Doctor Who fan, couldn’t resist checking  
Rating: 3 stars
Buy: Chapters | Barnes and Noble | Check your local bookstore!

Normally I don’t purchase these kind of things: novelizations of movies, books based on television shows, etc. But I may have a tiny obsession with DW and there is such a long wait between July and the lone Christmas episode and then finally another season in April and I had a Chapters gift card and it was only $12 and I could just buy one to see what it’s like. The Doctor Who novels are not just book versions of the television series. DW is a big franchise, I suppose, comprised of three television series, audio dramas and novels that are all part of the official canon (I believe that’s how it works). So choosing to read one of these isn’t stretching the fandom tooo far…;P

There isn’t too much to say about this book. I enjoyed it, but that’s because I’m a fan and it was fun reading a story, hearing my favourite characters again. I especially liked this one because it was a ‘space base’ kind of story and I love those stories. Would you enjoy this if you aren’t already a DW fan? Probably not. But if you are, and you’re looking for more DW, I’d recommend giving this a shot.