Book Review: Timewyrm: Exodus by Terrance Dicks

Author: Terrance Dicks
Title: Timewyrm: Exodus
Publication Info: London : Doctor Who Books, 1991.

In the 1990s, when Doctor Who was no longer being made for television, a series of original novels not only continued the adventures of the Doctor but redefined what a Doctor Who story could be. This novel takes on a familiar science-fiction/time travel them with a Doctor Who twist: what if the Nazis won World War II? It’s a griping adventure with the Doctor in his role as master manipulator and schemer.  It is discomforting in how Dicks makes Nazi characters somewhat sympathetic and even more so the suggestion that Nazism was due to manipulation by aliens rather than the worst of human nature.  That aside it’s a well-written and entertaining novel.

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Rating: ***

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