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Miles, Lawrence

Entry updated 21 March 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1972-    ) UK author best known for his significant contributions to the Doctor Who universe, though he has occasionally published unconnected work. After some early work in Comics, he began his main association with Doctor Who: The New Adventures: Christmas on a Rational Planet (1996). His most influential work has been in the Doctor Who: Eight Doctor sequence; the four-volume story arc beginning with Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor: Alien Bodies (1997) and closing with Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street (2001), perhaps because it does not novelize a prior Television sequence, shakes off some of the claustrophobic introversion typical of its hundreds of stablemates, offering some genuine Space Opera, with a soupçon of speculative matter, in its stead. With Tat Wood he co-authored the first five volumes of the series companion The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who [see Checklist below], later continued by Wood alone. The Paradox Faction, originally a subplot in the Eighth Doctor books, were developed by Miles initially using characters and settings from Doctor Who. This series took on a life of its own, eventually losing – probably for legal reasons – the tenuous links it had had to Doctor Who. [JC]

Lawrence Miles

born Middlesex County, England: 1972

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who New Adventures

Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor

Doctor Who: Faction Paradox

Faction Paradox: Protocols: The Scripts

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Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who

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