City ​of Death (Doctor Who by Douglas Adams) 2 csillagozás

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The ​Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris – a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a table-wine year, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks – not in their wine glasses but in the very fabric of time itself.

Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth.

Aided by British private detective Duggan, whose speciality is thumping people, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni – all twelve of him – if the human race has any chance of survival.

But then, the Doctor’s holidays tend to turn out a bit like this.

Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker, City of Death is a novel… (tovább)

BBC Books, London, 2015
ASIN: B00WIXTYDQ · Felolvasta: Lalla Ward
BBC Books, London, 2015
320 oldal · ISBN: 9781849906753
BBC Books, London, 2015
352 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781849906753

Enciklopédia 8

Szereplők népszerűség szerint

The Doctor · Romana · Count Carlos Scarlioni / Scaroth

Helyszínek népszerűség szerint

Párizs · Louvre

Kívánságlistára tette 4

Népszerű idézetek


You can be as rude as you like in a Paris restaurant so long as you don’t insult your waiter.


Kapcsolódó szócikkek: étterem · Párizs

What? Is that all you can say? No eyebrows! This is the Mona Lisa you’re talking about.’ The Doctor whipped around, startling someone from Portugal who was about to risk flouting the ban on flash photography. The Doctor glared at the painting. It was the same look he’d recently used against the Black Guardian while he was mending the universe (which he had done by switching it off and then back on again). ‘The Mona . . . Good Lord, you’re right, she hasn’t got any eyebrows, has she? You know, I never noticed that before.



'There are far too many people who take the universe too seriously. Don't be one of them.'
She'd simply nodded, very seriously.

32. oldal, Chapter One - All Roads Lead To Paris (BBC Books, 2015)


How had someone managed to release the isomorphic clasp? Clearly the pickpockets of Paris were excelling themselves. But still.


Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Count Carlos Scarlioni / Scaroth

The Doctor and Romana exchanged a quick glance. Romana considered their situation. Imminent threat to the fabric of space-time? Yes. Weapons pointed at them? Double yes. And now mistaken identity. If things ran according to her projection, they’d be locked up in a dungeon within the hour.


Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Romana · The Doctor

But today had been a remarkable achievement! To gather the results they had, to be able to scoop up and hold a single droplet of time, even for a . . . oh, he couldn’t say moment. They needed a unit of measurement. A Kerensky? Oh, that would be delightful. Test 1 had achieved 1 Kerensky. Test 2 had achieved 4 Kerenskys. No, wait. Was that ungenerous to his employer—should he offer him the measurement of the elongation of time? The Scarlioni Factor? And he himself would take the name of the device—the Kerensky Process. Maybe, maybe. But which guaranteed absolute immortality? James Watt’s surname was still used whenever you changed a plug. The second had been around almost since the dawn of time as a measurement of it. To come up with a new term for that . . . well, that would be quite something. Should that not be his own name? Truly a daunting decision. Was that really what he wanted?



That man,’ said Madame Henriette to her cats later. ‘He was in the Louvre yesterday talking about the universe, and today he was worried about the human race.’ She stroked a reluctant tail. ‘You know, I think secretly he must be a Frenchman.


Kapcsolódó szócikkek: Louvre · világegyetem, univerzum

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Alexandra Bracken: Passenger
Stephen King: 11/22/63 (angol)
Matt Haig: The Humans
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