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“Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds.”
For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can’t possibly exist.
When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft.
And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise.
An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill as played by Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.
HOW AND WHEN I GOT IT:
For my last birthday, I wanted to get all sorts of “Doctor Who” items because I was going through a massive phase of wanting to reconnect with this show. One of the things that I couldn’t seem to find was any of the new books that were just coming out. People on Ebay seemed to be charging an arm and a leg to get it sent from the UK, so I just thought I would never get it. One day I was out at the local bookstore and they had three of the new books. I was super excited! Then I went back later and they had the other of the three that they released with the character of “Bill.” I paid the normal cost for the book which was significantly cheaper than if I had gotten it on Ebay.
WHY I WANT TO READ IT:
I want to read it because it is a “Doctor Who” story. I had not seen any of the episodes with Pearl Mackie in them when I went to purchase it, but now I have. I can honestly say that I am looking forward to getting around to reading this, but I will wait until I am finished with the tenth series. This is because I don’t want it to accidentally spoil an adventure that I have not seen. Of the few episodes that I have seen of the tenth series, Pearl Mackie is a hilarious companion. Reading about her will be fun to get a few more adventures with her after her episodes are finished. I realize that while I am not a huge “science fiction” fan that “Doctor Who” captures my heart for some reason. I am drawn to these stories and I know that I want to get around to reading this and the other “Doctor Who” books that I have purchased. I have gotten a few of them now, but nowhere near what I could possibly have or what I expect others have since I came into the game late.