a real world point of view
|Atom Bomb Blues|
|Main setting:||Los Alamos, New Mexico and Los Angeles, California, USA, 1945|
|Cover by:||Black Sheep|
|Release date:||December 2005|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 277 Pages|
|BBC Past Doctor Adventures|
|The Time Travellers||The Wheel of Ice|
Published in December 2005, Atom Bomb Blues was the final novel in the BBC Books Past Doctor Adventures range, after which the imprint began to focus exclusively on publishing books featuring the then-current television incarnation of the Doctor (the Ninth Doctor). It was the last full-length Doctor Who novel to date to be published in the traditional mass market paperback format (a number of shorter novellas have been published in trade paperback editions, however).
Publisher's summary Edit
Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1945. The Second World War is coming to its bloody conclusion, and in the American desert the race is on to build an atomic bomb. The fate of the world is at stake in more ways than one.
Someone, or something, is trying to alter the course of history at this most delicate point. And destroy the human race. Posing as a nuclear scientist with Ace as his research assistant, the Doctor plays detective among the Manhattan Project scientists, while desperately trying to avoid falling under suspicion himself.
As the minutes tick away to the world's first atom bomb blast, the Doctor and Ace find themselves up to their necks in spies, aliens of the flying saucer variety, and some very nasty saboteurs from another dimension.
to be added
- The Doctor
- Major Rex Butler
- John Henbest
- Ray Morita
- Lady Silk
- Major Rex Butcher
- Dr Judson
- Robert Oppenheimer
- Kitty Oppenheimer
- Edward Teller
to be added
- This was the final paperback novel to be published under the BBC's Past Doctor range. Until 2012, all consequent novels featured the current Doctor appearing on television - Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant or Matt Smith. However, BBC Books published a novelisation of the unfinished television story Shada, followed by an original hardback novel, The Wheel of Ice in 2012. A Third Doctor novel titled Harvest of Time has also been announced.
- Detailed synopsis of Atom Bomb Blues at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Atom Bomb Blues at The Whoniverse