Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Doctor Who Reading List Part 4

(This list wouldn't have been possible without the thing of wonder that is Tat Wood and Lawrence Miles' About Time: The Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who and Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping's Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide)

And so we reach Tom Baker, the longest-running and perhaps the most literate period in the unfolding text of Doctor Who...

Doctor Who Reading List Part 4: Tom Baker;

Robot - Farewell to the Master, Harry Bates, 1940.
The Ark in Space - The Voyage of the Space Beagle, A.E. Van Vogt, 1943.
The Sontaran Experiment - News from Nowhere, William Morris, 1890.
Genesis of the Daleks - The Brothers Karamazov, Fydor Dostoyevsky, 1880.
Revenge of the Cybermen - Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, Norbert Weiner, 1948.
Terror of the Zygons - Scottish Folk Tales, Ruth Manning-Sanders, 1976.
Planet of Evil - De Rerum Natura, Lucretius, c60 B.C.
The Pyramids of Mars - The Jewel of Seven Stars, Bram Stoker, 1903.
The Android Invasion - The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin, 1972.
The Brain of Morbius - Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley, 1818.
The Seeds of Doom - The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham, 1951.
The Masque of Mandragora - The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli, 1513.
The Hand of Fear - The Hands of Orlac, Maurice Renard, 1920.
The Deadly Assassin - The Manchurian Candidate, Richard Condon, 1959.
The Face of Evil - Destination: Void, Frank Herbert, 1966.
The Robots of Death - R.U.R., Karel Capek, 1921.
The Talons of Weng-Chiang - The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux, 1910.
Horror of Fang Rock - The Ballad of Flannan Isle, Wilfred Wilson Gibson, 1912.
The Invisible Enemy - Fantastic Voyage, Isaac Asimov, 1966.
Image of the Fendahl - The Sentinel, Arthur C. Clarke, 1951.
The Sun Makers - The Space Merchants, Frederik Pohh and Cyril M. Kornbluth, 1953.
Underworld - Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius, c250 B.C.
The Invasion of Time - The Mikado; or The Town of Titipu, W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, 1885.
The Ribos Operation - The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin, 1969.
The Pirate Planet - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, 1979.
The Stones of Blood - The Other Woman: A Life of Violet Trefusis Including Previously Unpublished Correspondence With Vita Sackville-West, Philipe Jullian and John Phillips, 1976.
The Androids of Tara - The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1894.
The Power of Kroll - Dune, Frank Herbert, 1965.
The Armageddon Factor - The Iliad, Homer, c800 B.C.
Destiny of the Daleks - Fool's Mate, Robert Sheckley, 1953.
City of Death - The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett, 1930.
The Creature from the Pit - Little Snow White, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, 1812.
Nightmare of Eden - Der Rattenfanger, Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, 1803.
The Horns of Nimon - Life of Theseus, Plutarch, c75.
Shada - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams, 1987.
The Leisure Hive - The Godfather, Mario Puzo, 1969.
Meglos - Consider Phlebas, Iain M. Banks, 1987.
Full Circle - The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Gene Wolfe, 1972.
State of Decay - Dracula, Bram Stoker, 1897.
Warrior's Gate - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard, 1966.
The Keeper of Traken - The Winter's Tale
, William Shakespeare, c1611.
Logopolis - Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas Hofstadter, 1979.

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