The Black Archive #17: The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit

No. 17 of 68 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:Simon Bucher-Jones
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Released:  February 2018 (original release)
May 2018 (print-on-demand release)
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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Cover blurb:
‘The Beast and his armies shall rise from the pit to make war against God.’

The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit (2006) is an ambitious attempt to depict the impossible twice over. Black holes have a long history in Doctor Who, but the Devil has generally been reduced to a folk memory of alien interference. In this story, the 21st-century series’ first use of a non-Earthlike planet, the rival magisteria of science and religion collide to threaten some of the Doctor’s most cherished beliefs.

Simon Bucher-Jones wrote The Black Archive #5: Image of the Fendahl.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

“A grandly ambitious thing to attempt with something as exhaustively detailed as (Who). But they actually manage it. Treat your bookshelf."
—Doctor Who Magazine

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