Neil Gaiman is well known for being a Science Fiction/ Fantasy author, so it should be no surprise that he would write at least one Doctor Who story, based on the BBC television series that has lasted more than 50 years. In fact he was asked to write this eShort for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
After writing “The Doctor’s Wife,” an episode that aired a couple years previous to writing this story, Gaiman was familiar with the characters and able to stay true to their voices, with the 11th Doctor as the main protagonist, along with his companion Amy Pond.
Everything is going well for the Browning Family until one day a gentleman in a rabbit mask offers to buy their house for much more than it’s worth. Thinking it’s their lucky day, they pack up their things and sign the house over to Mr. Rabbit and book a hotel until they can use the money to buy another house. The only problem is, there are no houses for sale. Could more be going on than meets the eye? It’s a Doctor Who story, so we know this is more than an ordinary transaction. And it’s all the Time Lords’ fault.
The Time Lords built a prison to house the Kin. Only problem is, now that the Time Lords are gone, the Kin is free. And it’s looking to take over the world. Unless someone stops it.
The Doctor and Amy know something is up when they go back to Earth and no one is there. No human anyway, including Rory Williams. Amy’s Rory. And she won’t stop until she gets him back.
This Doctor Who adventure is one you won’t want to miss. It makes you want to keep reading and rooting for the Doctor to put everything right and bring the humans back to their home planet. There may be a small paradox (which you’ll have to discover when you read it), but that’s the risk you take when traveling in time. Nothing O’Clock is overall an interesting take on the adventures the Doctor and his companions have in the TARDIS, and it’s well worth the read.