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Doctor Who: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller

Doctor Who: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller (Time Trips) - Joanne Harris

While dying of radiation poisoning, the Doctor finds himself at The Village, a strange place where every day is April 8th and everyone must pretend to be happy or the Princess will strike them down...

 

I got this from Netgalley.

 

The latest Doctor Who Time Trip sees the Third Doctor find himself in The Village, a small town that resembles Oxfordshire that no one can leave.  Doc Pertwee is portrayed true to form, complete with bow tie and frilly velvet coat.  It's actually surprisingly deep for a Doctor Who short story.  

 

The tone is somber, not surprising since the Doctor is heading back to earth to die and regenerate into Tom Baker.

 

Since it's a short story, that's all I'm prepared to reveal at this time.  Unlike a lot of the Time Trips, this one feels authentic and is a very worthwhile addition to Who-lore.  3.5 out of 5 stars.