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Hey, everyone! This is the discussion post for Frontier Worlds by Peter Anghelides! Feel free to comment with any thoughts that you might have. If you need a bit of a reminder, you can check out the plot summary at the Doctor Who Reference Guide, or check the tags for the download link.

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SO! Tell me, what did you think of the book and its plot? What about Fitz's role in the plot? What about his relationships with The Doctor, "Nancy", and Alura? Did you like the plot and the idea of the Frontier Worlds corporation?

Anything else?

Date: 2010-06-20 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wishfulaces.livejournal.com
Mostly, I love the fact that so much of this is from Fitz's point of view. And is so well written from his point of view, with all his good and bad bits mixed in with all his idiosyncrasies and foibles. (Plus, this is one of the few times where Fitz talks about his family beyond his mother, if I remember right.) And even though he and Compassion don't interact much with the Doctor, he and the Doctor *still* manage to have a slashy-as-hell scene right at the beginning of the book.

I also really liked Compassion's bits in this--it's been a long, long time since I've read most of Compassion's books, but this seemed to be one of the ones that handled her character better?
Edited Date: 2010-06-20 10:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-21 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver-sandals.livejournal.com
Sorry I'm late, I only just finished reading!

First of all, this EDA has got to have the most... gory deaths yet. Eugh. I'm not usually grossed out but I was a bit disturbed by that. And Compassion going all axe-crazy was something I wasn't expecting from a Who novel.

That aside, I lovedlovedloved Compassion being awesome at industrial espionage. And I equally loved Fitz being complete and utter rubbish at it. It's great the way he's not at all stupid, he's just rather fail-y.

Fitz has certainly changed, hasn't he, since the earlier books? There's not the slightest thought in his mind about settling down with Alura. He's a bit of a total jerk to her, actually. But he never, ever considers leaving the TARDIS.

The EDA authors seem to like beat-up, vulnerable Eight. Hey, I'm not complaining...

So yeah, I liked it. I liked that Compassion is the action girl on the TARDIS, and Fitz is the one who needs rescuing. I like Fitz being gladder to see the Doctor than he is to see several naked women. I like Compassion and Fitz failing utterly as a team.

Date: 2010-06-21 07:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] thought-goddess.livejournal.com
I liked this book quite a bit (though I found that my mind just sort of blended it in with a few of the ones that come after it). I really enjoyed Fitz's narrative, and he and Compassion as a faily team were entertaining. And of course the scene at the beginning with Fitz and The Doctor was adorable and kind of made me want to bash their heads together. :D
That being said, I spent a lot of the book being angry at The Doctor. His relationship with Compassion has always made me a bit twitchy, and I noticed in this book especially he did a lot of the 'I know best and I'll teach you a better way' sort of thing. And Fitz automatically sided with him because of his antagonistic relationship with Compassion, when I think if it had been someone else having those arguments with The Doctor Fitz might have thought about it a bit more.


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