Forged: An Altered Prequel by Jennifer Rush
WHO: Sam and Dani, two super secret experimentees.
WHAT: Before there was Anna and Sam, there was Dani and Sam. Yup!
WHEN: Present day.
WHERE: the Branch.
Pssst: Erased will be out next month.
I CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO READ. HOT CONNOR IS HOT.
It can be hard to explain the appeal of “Doctor Who” to people who don’t already love it. The show is science fiction, in a broad sense, but where most science fiction cultivates an aura of plausibility, “Doctor Who” is so zany that just following the plot means becoming a fan. In one episode, the Doctor is helping Kylie Minogue survive an attack on an interstellar cruise ship; in another, he’s going up against an army of headless monks from the fifty-second century. As Jill Lepore explained in her recent magazine story on the history of “Doctor Who,” the Doctor, a two-hearted Time Lord from the planet Galifrey, can “regenerate,” changing his appearance and temperament. Over nearly eight hundred episodes, he’s been played by eleven different actors.
Amidst this infinite variety, the show is held together by its outsized emotionalism. Loosened up by the weirdness of the story, you often find yourself misty-eyed over one of the Doctor’s mournful, inspirational speeches. “Doctor Who” is, essentially, a sad show—the Doctor lives forever, while his companions, to whom one gets attached, must age and die—but it’s also about discovery and surprise. In its best moments, the characters, filmed in close-up, weep and shout, transformed by sadness, wonder, or joy.– Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker (via badwolfbooks)
(Source: newyorker.com)Via Bad Wolf