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July 1st, 2011 49 comments

Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By (Hardback)

Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By

Hardback Released 29th September 2011

The Doctor battles his old enemies, the Ice Warriors – in a special holiday themed adventure

For centuries the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds, they subsist on the food they can grow and that’s little enough.

But their purpose, their whole life is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth.

Life used to be hard. Now as their crops fail, livestock sickens, and the temperature drops, it’s becoming impossible.

This year’s Winter Season Feast won’t be the usual celebration. It’s not a time for optimism or hope – and it’s not a time to welcome unexpected guests. The Doctor, Amy and Rory find a society breaking apart under the strain. Tensions are mounting, old rivalries are coming to the fore, people are dying…

And then the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move. With the cold-hearted threat of invasion, the real battle for survival begins. Or does it? The Doctor begins to suspect that behind everything lies a deadlier, and even more chilling danger…

A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.


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  • The Flying Shark

    June 22nd, 2015 - 4:28pm

    I got this yesterday from a comic con for £2.

  • thecultofskaroiscool

    December 28th, 2012 - 4:00pm

    Is this available in Kindle format?

  • doctorwhos11

    February 2nd, 2012 - 4:30pm

    it was amazing book


    October 21st, 2011 - 9:40pm

    Tescos is doing this for £6.99 I bought it today.

  • King of the weevils

    July 29th, 2011 - 11:59am

    I have some ice warrior stories on DVD but I haven’t watched them yet! I will now this is coming! There was alsona small feature about this in dwm 437

  • Liason Ice

    July 3rd, 2011 - 11:31am

    It may look strange if they are in the show and get redesigned

    • booboo

      July 3rd, 2011 - 9:49pm

      yes, some things should stay as they are

    • Anonymous

      July 29th, 2011 - 12:08pm

      Apparently the design team “hate” the Ice Warriors and would change it completely so the writers are avoiding them until they can be sure they wouldn’t get ruined.

    • The Spaceman

      August 12th, 2011 - 9:01pm

      Where did you hear that from?

    • Emperor Omega

      August 26th, 2011 - 10:35pm

      @Anonymous –

      A very wise choice indeed. 🙂

  • Liason Ice

    July 3rd, 2011 - 11:30am

    Ive missed the Ice Warriors

  • DoctorWho4Eva

    July 3rd, 2011 - 9:42am

    how many pages does it have, anyone know

    • booboo

      July 3rd, 2011 - 9:43am

      352 pages

  • hath57

    July 2nd, 2011 - 6:28pm

    Will these be once a year? Cause last year we had The Coming of the Terraphiles, and this year this. I hope they do more like The Coming, because that was brilliant! And this will probably be better!

    • DoctorWho4Eva

      July 3rd, 2011 - 9:38am

      i don’t think ‘The Coming of the Terraphiles’ was all that good but lets hoep this one is better. Let’s hope it’s cool! 😀


    July 2nd, 2011 - 1:48pm

    Ihe ice warriors were always favourites of mine from the classic years, I loved the recent big finish 8th Dr/ice warrior stories so this novel is a must for me.

  • tony

    July 2nd, 2011 - 11:25am

    looking forward to this, shada novel now this brilliant! more value for money than an audio:P

    • TardisRider

      July 11th, 2011 - 4:17pm

      The audio versions are amazing!

  • benjiboodleoo

    July 2nd, 2011 - 10:03am

    That cover is amazing!!!

  • dalekmaster17

    July 2nd, 2011 - 9:20am

    i love the icw warriors and i will be geting this

  • UDWF1

    July 2nd, 2011 - 8:36am

    ICE WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jordan

    July 2nd, 2011 - 8:22am

    ive heard in series 6 the last episode omaga returns is it possible booboo ???

    • booboo

      July 2nd, 2011 - 8:29am

      its just a rumour but its possible

    • Justininferno

      July 2nd, 2011 - 8:50am

      It is not possible. I met Omegas creator, Bob Baker and he told me that he had not been approached by the BBC for use of his character. This is just an internet fan rumour. Omega is not returning.

    • Skaro

      July 2nd, 2011 - 10:20am

      But bob could lie to make the return a suprise

    • daleksean

      July 3rd, 2011 - 12:52pm

      the cybermen are in the last episode

    • Simon

      July 3rd, 2011 - 1:23pm

      Actually, the Cybermen are in Episode 12. It’s other monsters in 13…I’m staying Silent on which though…

    • !

      July 3rd, 2011 - 1:59pm

      yep the cybermen are in Ep.12 but don’t know about Ep.13 you might be right Simon

    • james

      July 4th, 2011 - 7:55pm

      where did u hear that from?

  • King Ninja

    July 2nd, 2011 - 12:38am

    Should have been an episode. Still! Bet it’s a great book!

    • DoctorWho4Eva

      July 3rd, 2011 - 9:40am

      i agree, perhaps this could have been Xmas episode for 2011

  • D0ct0r11

    July 1st, 2011 - 11:00pm

    Ooh! So it’s like “The Coming of the Terraphiles”. Must. Buy. Did I mention the Ice Warriors?

  • The Watcher

    July 1st, 2011 - 10:06pm

    This is brillaint! What more could you want, Smith’s Doctor vs the Ice Warriors!

  • james

    July 1st, 2011 - 9:49pm

    yes i will get it for defently.

  • james

    July 1st, 2011 - 9:05pm

    how good will it be booboo

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2011 - 9:06pm

      Well it has ice warriors, what more could you ask for

    • Skaro

      July 1st, 2011 - 9:09pm

      Booboo it would be better with zygons

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2011 - 9:12pm

      Well yes

      I always wanted to Zygons, Sea devils and ice warriors return, oh and sutekh

    • james

      July 1st, 2011 - 9:11pm

      but there has been a book with the zygons in it with marther remenber

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2011 - 9:13pm


    • Skaro

      July 1st, 2011 - 10:26pm

      But it could be better with krynoid pods that turn into krynoids and the zygote book is rubbish

    • DoctorWho4Eva

      July 3rd, 2011 - 9:42am

      oh BooBoo, i think a book with Sutekh in it would be awesome.

    • booboo

      July 3rd, 2011 - 9:43am

      yes, although i would love to see him return in an episode

    • Skaro

      July 3rd, 2011 - 10:36am

      Return sutekh Steven Moffat

  • daveoboy97

    July 1st, 2011 - 9:01pm

    Will this be like the Coming of the Terrephiles in that it’ll be a big one-off hardback?

    • booboo

      July 1st, 2011 - 9:02pm

      seems like it, its just been put up for order

    • daveoboy97

      July 2nd, 2011 - 12:33pm

      Well in that case, I’ll probably get it!

  • tommy

    July 1st, 2011 - 8:51pm


    • james

      July 1st, 2011 - 8:55pm

      yeah omg it looks great too!

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