Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible- Part IV

Ace finds the Doctor; the Doctor finds a puzzle.

As is perhaps appropriate for this novel, Ace seeing the nature of the city is a wonderful moment of restatement at this halfway point. We are already familiar with the concept for the different time zones laid out next to each other; this brings the idea home in the most literal way possible. Continue reading “Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible- Part IV”

Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible- Part I

The Doctor runs hot and cold; Ace loses a door.

I adore the Doctor burning his toast in the prologue. For some reason, I can imagine the TARDIS kitchen vividly in my head. To me, it’s a cramped, long galley, at odds with the fractal dimensions of the ship itself. Its metal surfaces are a cobalt blue. The BBC certainly couldn’t have afforded to build it for the 1990 season. Continue reading “Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible- Part I”