Only Human

Only Human

Gareth Roberts / Jan 21, 2020

Only Human Reports of a time disturbance lead the Ninth Doctor to modern day London where he discovers a Neanderthal Man twenty eight thousand years after his race became extinct A trip back to the dawn of hum

  • Title: Only Human
  • Author: Gareth Roberts
  • ISBN: 9781849905190
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reports of a time disturbance lead the Ninth Doctor to modern day London, where he discovers a Neanderthal Man, twenty eight thousand years after his race became extinct A trip back to the dawn of humanity only deepens the mystery who are these strange humans from the far future now living in the distant past The Doctor must learn the truth about the Osterberg experimenReports of a time disturbance lead the Ninth Doctor to modern day London, where he discovers a Neanderthal Man, twenty eight thousand years after his race became extinct A trip back to the dawn of humanity only deepens the mystery who are these strange humans from the far future now living in the distant past The Doctor must learn the truth about the Osterberg experiment before history is changed forever.An adventure featuring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston and his companion Rose.

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      • Gareth Roberts

        Gareth Roberts has written TV scripts for various soap operas including Brookeside, Springhill, and Emmerdale , Randall Hopkirk deceased , the revival of Doctor Who, the Sarah Jane Adventures, and Wizards vs Aliens.Also for the Doctor Who universe, he has written the interactive adventure Attack of the Graske, the mobile phone TARDISODEs accompanying the 2006 series, several Big Finish audios, and multiple novels, as well as contributed to Doctor Who Magazine.


    1. This is by far the best Doctor Who novel I've read so far. It doesn't just capture Rose and The Doctor's characters - it elaborates on them (and the TARDIS and its language translation) and (I think) even adds to the mythology. And it's funny! And the plots totally out there - like all of my favorite Doctor Who eppies. It also kept me interested in a way that the last two books haven't - I'm actually reading The New Series Adventures in order so I'm hoping that this is a taste of what's to come. [...]

    2. OK, this is probably one of the best, if not THE best, Doctor-Who related novel I've ever read in any of the ranges - Target, Virgin NA, Virgin MA, BBC 8DA, BBC PDA, or BBC 9DA/10DA. I mean, I am a fan of the "Dark Doctor" books, and love the arcs of some of the previous series, but in terms of NAILING the characterizations and providing a fun, flowing read that you absolutely cannot put down, this is it. Plus, there are lots of underlying meanings (aren't there always?) beneath the surface - th [...]

    3. What Gareth Roberts brings to the ongoing narrative of ‘Doctor Who’ is a tremendous and irresistible sense of fun. In ‘Only Human’ we find a Neanderthal in a nightclub in Bromley (my sister used to life in Bromley, and if there’s any town a Neanderthal would fit right in, it’s Bromley); cavemen and cavewomen who speak with broad, ‘Eastenders’ cockney accents; monsters who politely enquire whether a creature is human or not before devouring them; humans so dosed out of their skull [...]

    4. So, here I've been lo these many months, out of my mind with excitement that soon (but not soon enough), I'd be holding a Doctor Who novel written by my favorite living science fiction writer (that would be Alastair Reynolds*, duh, and may he live long and prosper**), and one that concerns one of my favorite Doctors (that would be the Third, portrayed by the inimitable Jon Pertwee), and I realized, hey, I've never actually read a Doctor Who novel.So I went hunting. Concurrently with a recent man [...]

    5. So, a few weeks ago at Barnes and Noble I decided to go out on a whim and buy the first Doctor Who based book I’ve ever read. I’m a huge fan of the TV show (and by that I mean Doctor Who basically runs most of my life – I’m actually watching it as I write this), but never delved into reading any of the fiction that’s associated with the show. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to; it’s just that I’ve been skeptical and a bit afraid to delve into such a massive array of side fiction [...]

    6. For the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the BBC commissioned a reprint of eleven novels to represent each of the Doctors. I love that they chose to reprint beloved novels instead of publishing new ones, to show off the history of the character. Books and radio plays have been as much a part of the series as the television show.The book chosen to represent the Ninth Doctor is ONLY HUMAN by Gareth Roberts. Roberts has written books covering both Classic and New Who. He's also written a couple of e [...]

    7. Set during the 9th Doctor's era, with Rose and a pre-Bad Wolfed Captain Jack. During the 90s and the early oughts, like most Whovians, I survived its absence by reading imports of the Target Missing Adventures books. There were some great books in that series. I came to expect a certain level of quality from them. In plot, writing, characterization, etc. My expectations of the New Series books are a bit lower, to say the least. Some are quite good, most are okay and more than a few are just bad. [...]

    8. A rousing adventure with the 9th Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack. Well written and with so much attention to the characters I could hear them all in my head as I read. I would have like a bit more Jack but what woman or man hasn't said that? *wink* A great read for any fan of the TV series.

    9. I love me my sci-fi. I'm pretty skilled at suspension of disbelief. But this one was just a stretch too far for me in places.There were bits I liked, and characters I liked - Das especially. But overall, not one of my favourite Dr Who novelisations. And not enough Captain Jack.

    10. Oh, the 9th Doctor era. How short it was. So thank God there are books exploring this short-lived Doctor's adventures off-screen.And what a book this is. The characterizations of the Doctor and Rose are spot on. They sound so much like the characters on-screen, to the point where you hear the actors' voices in your head. It's the same with Captain Jack, who unfortunately doesn't seem to feature in this book a lot. The characterization of these characters makes this book the perfect choice for th [...]

    11. One of the best books from Doctor Who I've read so far. It's a beautiful story about human nature, racisme and just trying to live in society. Also it give's inside in the cruel and lazy nature human beings sometimes posses.

    12. 50th anniversary edition.This is one of the best Ninth Doctor stories - as with the one before it, but in a different way. Here he's with both Rose and Jack, and the three of them are well-drawn. The author avoids the need to develop many of the minor characters by using a SFnal concept whereby emotions or "wrong-feelings" are quickly eradicated, but the Neanderthals here are quite well done, and Jack and Das' interacting with each other and writing about it can get very entertaining. The Ninth [...]

    13. Well this was my first Doctor Who book um and I liked it. After I read some others the star rating may adjust accordingly um but I think a solid 4 is good at this point. Also acknowledge the fact that I am definitely feeling the buzz in the hype of a 50th anniversary um and also that being the motivation of going to this book.On to the book: It was a little tough adjusting to the description of mannerisms typically subtle in the show. The glances, grimaces and other emoticons that got to me. I d [...]

    14. Gareth Roberts is without a doubt my favorite Doctor Who novelist. This was the first of his nu who novels I read. It had the ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack. To give you an idea of this book one of my favorite moments was when the Doctor told Jack to take the Neanderthal to the Gap in Croydon. The book had two main plots, the Doctor and Rose in pre-historic times with time travelers from the future. Stopping the time travelers from killing everyone. It was kinda great because the neandertha [...]

    15. I've always liked Gareth's stuff, and it was brilliant when he started writing episodes for Doctor Who. The first batch of hardcover books to tie in with the relaunched series were a bit of a mixed bag. Gareth Roberts conveyed the feel of the TV series much better than most, and served the characters of Rose and Captain Jack much better. For once the Captain is quietly doing a responsible job, and not trying to snog everyone in sight. Rose reflects her TV counterpart's practical streak, tracking [...]

    16. This Doctor Who novel really gets the tone of the Doctor, Rose, and Jack down well. You don't see too much of the Neanderthal time period in this series, so it was a refreshing to see. I also enjoyed seeing Das, one of the Neanderthal's react to the 21st century way of life alongside Jack. On the same note, this gives me a good idea of how the TARDIS works to translate speech and thought.

    17. This book correctly does justice to Doctor Who. After reading 'The Stone Rose' and 'The Last Dodo', I wasn't expecting much from this book, but well, I'm divinely suprised.Rose and Doctor's relationship is refreshing as ever and Captain Jack Harness's part, though short, is justified. But, as I have a great liking for him, there could have been a little more of him.

    18. A great novel that is pure Doctor Who! The action was so well-paced that I almost read it in one sitting so much I could not put it down. Best one I read so far.

    19. I'm a huge fan of the Star Trek TV shows, but I've never read a Star Trek novel I really like. I think it's going to be the same with Doctor Who. This book was "fine," but nothing to write home about. It didn't really capture what's so great about the show.I was reading this at the same time as I was reading Brave New World, which was kind of weird. They both have people being given drugs to make them happy and compliant, and both involve genetic modification. This, however, was a happy-ending v [...]

    20. *Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during I ♥ ♥ The Doctor (October-December 2013)The Doctor was planning on taking Rose and Jack to Kegron Pluva to see the maddest ecosystem out there when the TARDIS gets an alert that someone is using some very dangerous time travel technology outside of London of all places. Pleasure diverted by an investigation isn't anything new, and who knows, this could be more fun! A Neanderthal, Das, has shown up in modern day Bromley. [...]

    21. another fantastic adventure with lovable characters. In this one, the Doctor isn't able to save everyone as he tries so hard to do, but in the midst of tragedy there is a surprise happy ending in this one.

    22. That was fun. Which is all you want tie-in novels to be anyways. It could've done with a little more fleshing out, particularly towards the end, but it was satisfying and the characterisation wasn't half bad.

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