I love Jim Mortimore’s books. Words cannot adequately express the Campaign . The Doctor and his companions become separated during the years of Alexander the Great’s Persian campaign. With the TARDIS broken down and unusable. A (dis)continuity guide to the Doctor Who story Campaign. Campaign. Campaign cover. Author: Jim Mortimore. Published: October Doctor: First Doctor.

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He released his first original novel inSkaldenland. Campaign – An Adventure in Time and Space. Ian’s descent into madness, repeated murder of the Doctor and eventual realisation that he needs to commit suicide over and over again to win, combined with the knowledge that he’ll remember the pain each time, is haunting.

There is one massive problem that could meaningfully bring about the end of Doctor Who, and that is the fact that the major rights to the program are currently held by the BBC, an independent corporation largely under the control of the UK government. The rights to various characters, alien races, and other fictional elements from the series are owned by the writers who created them.

This one is less marginal than others. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Email required not published. Do you own this? Like is it good? Mostly I’m just stuck like a scratched record on the fact that it exists and the knowledge that Mortimore had the guts to even send it in to try and get the BBC to put it out in the first place? In this Game, the players discover the ten things that define a person according to Aristotle, which are substance, quality, quantity, place, time relation, condition, state, action, and passivity.

The book was taken down from Lulu. Once you have read it you can sort of understand why BBC book refused to publish it in the form that it was in, but you also wish that it had been published because it really would have been a major kick in the teeth for the books as this was so different to anything else that it had published before, or would publish again.


Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about the site, or any technical problems with it. Dogs and birds and cats and ants and books and pies and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams these long ten years!

The site was constructed using Drupal. Limited edition, containing the revised version of the novel as available on the NZDWFC site see above plus additional supplemental material from the author, including an account of the novel’s turbulent gestation. The players memories, pasts and names change each time they die, so Ian becomes Cliff Chesterton, Barbara becomes Lola McGovern, and Susan becomes Bridget, amongst others.

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There are references to H. The universe is dead! Jim Mortimore, when he wrote Campaign, was as accomplished a Doctor Who writer as one could find during the fifteen year interregnum of Doctor Who.

On the other hand, it felt completely disjointed, and many chapters made it difficult to figure out whose perspective the chapter was from. It should be noted, if you’ll forgive the comment necromancy, that the statement “a novel so strange and ambitious that BBC Books declined to publish it after commissioning it, leading Mortimore to self-publish” is not entirely correct.

Mostly I’m just glad I read it. No infringement of any copyright is intended by any part of this site, which is an unlicensed reference and review site. Other books in the series. Doctor Who meets House of Leaves. I can’t work out if this is a book with a fantastic idea and muddled execution, a book with a fantastic idea and an execution that reflects its idea whether it meets expectations about ‘good writing’, or a book with a fantastic idea and good execution.

I’m talking, in other words, about things like Campaign. This is almost, but not quite, true. He has also done music for other Big Finish productions. In particular, the Daleks are owned by the estate of Terry Nation.

Teresa rated it liked it Jan 13, I do know it left me reeling. Dogs and birds and cats and ants and books and jkm and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams these long ten years! He’d written or co-written seven previous novels, most of them extremely acclaimed.


Nukirisame rated it it was amazing Nov 19, You may not reproduce any material from this site without the permission of the relevant author s. Apr 08, Nicholas Whyte added it.

Campaign Jim Mortimore, Self-Published, Susan, in particular, because she’s so problematic, is also someone that writers have historically loved playing with in retrospect. In a cocktail party of multiple Ians, Biddies and Lolas, it’s difficult to zero in on the plight of the ones we know and care about.

Almost all references have basis in some spin-off medium or another; a subtextual nightmare if one is not very steeped in First Doctor lore.

Dogs and birds mortimorw cats and ants and books and pies and cars and lies, all dead and gone to less than dreams thes The universe is dead! On the other hand, on the other hand Frederick Lopez rated it campaigm was amazing Oct 24, The only long-term solution to this problem is the solution reached around characters like Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, and Hamlet – that the concept of Doctor Who enters the public domain.

Time Can Be Rewritten: Campaign (Jim Mortimore, Self-Published, 2000)

Which was presumably the aim. To ask other readers questions about Campaignplease sign up. The first player to discover all of these things wins the game and becomes God. Nick Smale rated it it was ok Jun 04, That’s the kind of behavior that will get you blackballed, even if the novel concerned was very pretty.

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