No Room for Amy

Doctor Who - The Coming of the TerraphilesSpeaking to The Quietus, legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock has revealed recently that he was prevented from giving Amy Pond her own room in his marvellous novel, The Coming of the Terraphiles.

Moorcock also revealed that he had been prevented from featuring former companion and Torchwood lead character Captain Jack Harkness in the book.

“The only real problem with Cardiff, as we call the BBC… was, I wanted Amy to have her own room in the Tardis, so I can describe her getting up in the morning and hearing something going on in the main Tardis bit, you know, and coming in to breakfast, or whatever it was.

“They didn’t like that, and I think it’s because they’ve got story plans that might not fit. I wanted to have Captain Jack in, but they didn’t want me to, again because they kind of save these characters up for a specific purpose.”

As anyone who has read the volume will know, however, elements of the author’s popular multiverse features throughout The Coming of the Terraphiles.

In case you weren’t aware, The Coming of the Terraphiles is a full-length novel of the scale and depth you would normally expect from a writer of the stature of Michael Moorcock. With an RRP of £16.99, the hardback version is available from Amazon for just £8.49, while the Kindle ebook version is £8.07.



Christian Cawley

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


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