|Timewyrm: Genesys||John Peel|
|#1||June 1991||ISBN 0-426-20355-0||230 pages|
|cover art © byAndrew Skilleter|
Skilleter's work is always crisp and highly professional. The fascinating cybernetic nature of the nascent Timewyrm made for an ideal striking first cover, and the Mesopotamian architecture made for a surprising good match for providing background atmosphere.
The Doctor and Ace visit ancient Mesopotamia in an attempt to protect time from the ravages of the Timewyrm. As a result, they inadvertently cause her creation.
A solid effort by Peel to create the first full-length original Doctor Who novel. Peel was a proven veteran of the Target range, and therefore a logical choice to author the first novel. However, if anything, Timewyrm: Genesys was not ambitious enough, and a bit on the dull side. It did, however, adhere wonderfully to the time period it's set in. All in all, a promising start to the New Adventure range.