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James Goss

Autor/a de Almost Perfect

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Obres de James Goss

Almost Perfect (2008) 314 exemplars
Dead of Winter (2011) 242 exemplars
City of Death (2015) 229 exemplars
Risk Assessment (2009) 214 exemplars
The Shakespeare Notebooks (2014) 212 exemplars
The Blood Cell (2014) 181 exemplars
Scratchman (2019) — Ghostwriter — 175 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet (2017) 125 exemplars
Summer Falls (2013) — Autor — 108 exemplars
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (2018) — Autor — 103 exemplars
Dead Air (2010) 96 exemplars
First Born (2011) 93 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Dalek Handbook (2011) — Autor — 86 exemplars
Doctor Who: City of Death (2018) 49 exemplars
The Hounds of Artemis (2010) 40 exemplars
Torchwood: Golden Age (2009) 36 exemplars
Being Human: Bad Blood (2010) 33 exemplars
Fall to Earth (2015) — Autor — 26 exemplars
Death and the Queen (2016) — Autor — 23 exemplars
The Torchwood Archive (2016) — Autor — 23 exemplars
Torchwood: Department X (2011) 23 exemplars
Torchwood: Ghost Train (2011) 22 exemplars
The Art of Death (2012) 22 exemplars
The Time Museum (2012) 21 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Giggle (2023) 19 exemplars
The Scorchies (2013) 19 exemplars
Haterz (2015) 19 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures, Volume One (2016) — Autor; Autor — 17 exemplars
Ghost Mission (2016) — Autor — 17 exemplars
Corpse Day (2017) — Autor — 16 exemplars
Torchwood: The Lost Files (2011) 16 exemplars
The Lives of Captain Jack (Doctor Who) (2017) — Autor — 16 exemplars
The Last Post (2012) 16 exemplars
Mask of Tragedy (2014) — Autor — 15 exemplars
The Diary of River Song: Series Seven (2020) — Autor — 15 exemplars
The Office of Never Was (2017) — Autor — 15 exemplars
The Gods of Winter (2015) 12 exemplars
The Sins of Winter (2015) 12 exemplars
The War Master: The Master of Callous (2018) — Autor — 11 exemplars
The Lives of Captain Jack, Volume Two (2019) — Autor — 11 exemplars
No Place (2019) — Autor — 10 exemplars
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us 1 (2017) — Autor — 10 exemplars
Goodbye Picadilly (2018) — Autor — 10 exemplars
Donna Noble: Kidnapped! (2020) 9 exemplars
Instant Karma (2018) — Autor — 9 exemplars
Torchwood: Aliens Among Us 3 (2018) — Producer; Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Deadbeat Escape (2018) — Autor — 8 exemplars
The Silent Scream (2017) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Smashed (2019) 8 exemplars
Missy Series 3: Missy and the Monk (2021) — Autor — 7 exemplars
The Hope (2019) — Autor — 7 exemplars
Ghost Walk (2018) — Autor — 7 exemplars
Lady Christina (2018) — Autor — 7 exemplars
The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Unbound Universe (2016) — Script Editor; Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Chronicles (2018) — Autor — 7 exemplars
Masterful (2021) — Autor — 7 exemplars
Dark Shadow: The Poisoned Soul (2011) 7 exemplars
Red Base (2020) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Torchwood: God Among Us 1 (2018) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Torchwood: God Among Us 3 (2019) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Bernice Summerfield: The Story So Far, Volume One (2018) — Script Editor; Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Gooseberry (2021) — Director — 5 exemplars
Once and Future: The Artist at the End of Time (2023) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Torchwood: The Red List (2022) 4 exemplars
Coffee (2021) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Blood and Sand (2013) 4 exemplars
Lady Christina: Series 2 (2021) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Fortitude (2020) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Three Monkeys (2020) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Torchwood One: Nightmares (2022) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Death in Venice (2022) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Empire of Shadows (2021) — Autor — 3 exemplars
The War Master: Killing Time (2021) 3 exemplars
Torchwood: Among Us Part 2 — Autor — 2 exemplars
Sabotage — Autor — 2 exemplars
DOCTOR WHO - LA CELLULA SANGUI (2015) 2 exemplars
Oodunnit (2024) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Torchwood: 54: Curios (2021) 2 exemplars
Madam I'm (2021) 2 exemplars
The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: Lost in Translation (2020) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Rogue Encounters (2024) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Hesitation Deviation (2016) 1 exemplars

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Summer Falls and Other Stories (2013) — Col·laborador — 169 exemplars
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who (2015) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Brilliant Book 2012 (2011) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
The Diary of River Song: Series One (2016) — Autor — 43 exemplars
Time Lord Victorious: Defender of the Daleks (2020) — Story — 39 exemplars
Short Trips: Snapshots (2007) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
The Diary of River Song: Series Two (2017) — Autor — 26 exemplars
Doctor Who: Classic Doctors New Monsters, Volume One (2016) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Short Trips: Indefinable Magic (2009) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time (2019) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Technophobia (2016) — Script Editor — 20 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Chronicles (2017) — Autor — 14 exemplars
The War Master: Only the Good (2018) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Doctor Who and the Library of Time (2021) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Torchwood Archives Volume 2 (2017) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Jago & Litefoot: Series Seven (2014) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Gallifrey VI (2013) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Jago & Litefoot: Series Eight (2014) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Counter Measures: Series 2 (2013) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Iris Wildthyme: Wildthyme Reloaded (2015) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Jago & Litefoot: Series Ten (2015) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Bernice Summerfield: Missing Persons (2013) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
In Time (2018) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Vienna: Series Two (2015) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Torchwood: Among Us Part 1 (2023) — Autor, algunes edicions2 exemplars
Torchwood: Among Us Part 3 — Autor, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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London, England, UK
Oxford University (BA|English Literature)



It’s no secret that I rate James Goss as one of the best Doctor Who writers currently in business (eg here, here and here), so I awaited his novelisation of The Giggle with eager anticipation.

I have to say that my high expectations were more than exceeded. Goss tells the story from the perspective of the Toymaker (first-person Doctor Who books are very rare and not always successful), smooths off the edges, throws in some extra pinches of emotion and also some shifts of genre and format – at one point the book becomes a choose-your-own-adventure for Donna, and there are other puzzles throughout. I suspect that the paper version will be even nicer and it’s the only one of the three that I plan to get in hard copy. It’s a real tour de force.
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nwhyte | Jan 7, 2024 |
I'm giving this a 2.5 The narration was great, and most of the story was interesting but overall it just didn't strike me as much as some of the others. Kai Owen should be used more!
Kiri | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 24, 2023 |
Good book, though as we all know by now, viruses mutate more when they are actually spreading, not when they lack hosts to spread through.
JBarringer | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Dec 15, 2023 |
As a longterm Doctor Who fan who enjoyed Tom Baker's stories until the later ones which became rather hammy I was keen to read this. At first, it was interesting, and it was charming to see Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith accompanying the Doctor on a visit to a remote island with a beseiged community. Sinister scarecrows are stalking the island and, it seems, turning people into scarecrows like themselves. The story is told in a framing structure, where the Doctor is having to defend himself against the Time Lords accusations as he is on trial, something that cropped up a few times in the series and was here, I thought, a bit unnecessary and irritating.

In the second half of the book, where the Doctor confronts the force behind the happenings on the island, a thing that labels itself Scratchman (Old Scratch being a name for the Devil), things become rather more fantastical, taking place in a nightmarish world. I found this dragged a bit. There is a nod to the current Doctor who makes a couple of cameo appearances.

I believe the core of this story was an idea that Tom Baker and Ian Marter, who played Harry, had discussed in the 1970s as a possible film idea. The book is dedicated to Marter who died tragically young, though not to Elizabeth Sladen who also sadly died more recently. It appears to have been ghost written or maybe co-written with someone called James Goss. It is competently written but I found the whole fantasyland aspect rather over extended and it became a bit boring. The first half I could quite envisage being a Doctor Who story of the time. One irritation was the non grammatical use of 'sat' instead of 'sitting', as in "I was sat....".

One aspect that did not work for me was the omniscience of the Doctor who could describe in detail, including dialogue, what was happening to his companions when he wasn't present. This was necessitated by the clunky trial frame - if it had just been written in third person this would not have been necessary. I also don't think the first person narrative of the Doctor himself quite works: by necessity it can't be as alien as the Doctor really should be and makes him just seem human. So given these reservations, I can only award it an OK 2 stars.
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kitsune_reader | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Nov 23, 2023 |



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