First Frontier

Title: First Frontier
Author: David A McIntee
Genre: SF, Tie-In
Series: Doctor Who New Adventures
Ranking: ?Unranked
LibraryThing: Title:First Frontier
Read: 1995-06-10

So, here's the latest NA to pass through my hands. I'm wondering if the inverse-cover-rule applies to this one: the cover is great, the book isn't. But actually, the book was okay, even if not terrific. I can understand why the author said he did it for fun. Strangely enough, it picked up in the latter half of the book - or else I merely changed my mood and decided I wanted to read it.

The Ace characterisation harked back to the earlier Ace - or perhaps I was reminded of her because this was, in its own way, a sequel to "Survival", and that part of it it did well. I tip my hat to the author that I did not suspect who Kreer really was until it was revealed, even though enough clues were left around for someone more astute than I to figure it out, maybe. If I were more up with UFO-ology, I might also tip my hat to the author about his UFO research, but I don't know enough to know if he did it well.

Benny doesn't seem to have much to do, and the Doctor doesn't feature as much as he might - there seems to be an abundance of supporting characters being suspicious of each other, following orders, or being victims.

It was readable.

Sid & Nancy scale: a model kit of a flying saucer