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06 April 2019 @ 04:54 pm
No Future  
Not a commentary on the current state of politics in the UK, but a Random Doctor Who Picture

Cover for the Virgin New Adventures novel No Future.  Benny is on stage in a grey dress flanked by two guitarists.  Ace is visible in at the audience in dark glasses.

My office has now been painted and so I am starting to move stuff back into it. No Future was selected largely because it was the last book I moved. I have to say I think it is one of the weakest New Adventure covers not that I'm any kind of an art critic. The figures don't seem quite in proportion somehow. What I assume are supposed to be spikey punk haircuts actually look rather fuzzy. The muted grey and yellow colour scheme seems like an odd choice for a punk vibe as well, though it's not helped by the bright red of the logo and title stuck on top of it.

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daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on April 6th, 2019 09:06 pm (UTC)
Anarchy in the UK!!! I liked this a lot when I first read it, aged 13 or so, but a couple of years ago I re-read the whole arc running up to this and found the book (and most of the others in the arc) disappointing. No Future in particular felt very fanficy, strong on silly in-jokes (although I did laugh at "Never mind the Moroks!") and references, weak on actual plot and characterisation. IIRC Paul Cornell thinks this is his weakest book.
louisedennis: Who:Bookslouisedennis on April 7th, 2019 01:08 pm (UTC)
I have to confess I remember almost nothing about it. I know the scene on the cover features in the book and it was supposed to resolve an arc where the TARDIS crew are all failing to get along (though one of the weaknesses of the NAs was they kept writing books where everyone was supposed to move past the whole "The Doctor is Manipulating us and we're cross about it!" thing and yet somehow they were back to being upset two novels later.)