Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams (Hardcover)

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    Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in 1952, and was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he read English. As well as writing all the different and conflicting versions ofThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he has been responsible for Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, and, with John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff andThe Deeper Meaning of Liff. In 1978-79, he worked as Script Editor on Doctor Who. He wrote three scripts for the show: “The Pirate Planet,” “City of Death” [under the name David Agnew], and “Shada.” Adams died in May 2001.
    Gareth Roberts was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1968. His scripts forDoctor Who on television include “The Shakespeare Code,” “The Unicorn and the Wasp,” “The Lodger,” and “Closing Time.” He has also written many scripts for the spin-off series,The Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as scripts for such television shows asEmmerdale and Randall & Hopkirk [Deceased]. He has written nine previousDoctor Who novels, and lives in West London.
    From the unique mind of Douglas Adams, legendary author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes Shada, a Doctor Who story scripted for the television seriesDoctor Who, but never produced--and now, transformed into an original novel...

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
    Imagine how dangerous a LOT of knowledge is...

    The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University, where among the other doddering old professors nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. He took with him a few little souvenirs--harmless things really. But among them, carelessly, he took The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Even more carelessly, he has loaned this immensely powerful book to clueless graduate student Chris Parsons, who intends to use it to impress girls. The Worshipful and Ancient Law is among the most dangerous artifacts in the universe; it cannot be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

    The hands of the sinister Time Lord Skagra are unquestionably the wrongest ones possible. Skagra is a sadist and an egomaniac, bent on universal domination. Having misguessed the state of fashion on Earth, he also wears terrible platform shoes. He is on his way to Cambridge. He wants the book. And he wants the Doctor...

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    ISBN 9780425259986
    Genre FICTION / Science Fiction / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 385
    Publisher Date 2012-06-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ace Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams
    Series Name Doctor Who
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Adams, Douglas
    Country of Origin United States
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