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* HotterAndSexier: And they haven't quite worked out how to do it tastefully yet, so instead it's mostly Gilgamesh trying to sexually assault people, fondling 13-year-olds and throwing around the word "slut". Not the series' most graceful moment.

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* MesopotamianMonstrosity: Ishtar.

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* {{Infodump}}: As the first book of the series, it starts off with a scene where Ace conveniently has amnesia, allowing the Doctor to rattle off his identity, her identity, her real name, her background, the premise of ''Doctor Who'' itself, and key locations like the TARDIS and Gallifrey, and even adds in a {{Cameo}} from the Fourth Doctor (the most iconic Doctor, easily recognised by even non-fans) in the form of a recorded message so the Doctor can explain to Ace and the reader that he and that person are the same character.

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* {{Demythification}}: All the events of the Epic of Gilgamesh are shown or implied to have non-supernatural explanations. (This being ''Doctor Who'', "mundane" wouldn't be quite the right word.) Enkidu is a neanderthal, Gilgamesh is a perfectly human BoisterousBruiser... and Utnapishtim is an alien starship captain, his flood-defying ark is a spacecraft, and the Scorpion Men are robots with lasers. Oh, and Ishtar is being impersonated by an alien criminal who Utnapishtim is trying to hunt down.


* EasyAmnesia: Ace has some at the beginning in order to get some exposition out of the way.

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* EasyAmnesia: Ace has some at the beginning in order to get some beginning, which goes away once all the AsYouKnow exposition out of required to set up the way.series has been delivered.


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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To the Literature/BookOfGenesis.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: The Doctor uses this as an excuse for abandoning Ace in the company of an increasingly [[BoisterousBruiser drunk and horny]] [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]]. Luckily, Enkidu is present in the role of the OnlySaneMan. In the whole of Mesopotamia.


* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Enkidu is a Neanderthal, Ishtar is the Timewyrm.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Enkidu is a Neanderthal, Ishtar is the Timewyrm. Gilgamesh and Enkidu fight a cybernetic construct.



* PhantasySpelling: Genesis spelled Genesys.

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* FloatingHeadSyndrome: The cover illustration features the Doctor's head in this style.
* PhantasySpelling: Genesis spelled Genesys.Genesys.
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The first novel in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures. In space above the planet Earth, two starships are locked in a violent confrontation. One ship is destroyed, a survivor escaping the conflagration. In ancient Mesopotamia, [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], King of Uruk, is exploring the desert when he comes across this survivor, who claims to be the goddess Ishtar. When Gilgamesh turns her down, she goes to the rival city of Kish where she begins to plot to take over Earth.

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The first novel in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures. In space above the planet Earth, two starships are locked in a violent confrontation. One ship is destroyed, a survivor escaping the conflagration. In ancient Mesopotamia, [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]], King of Uruk, is exploring the desert when he comes across this survivor, who claims to be the goddess Ishtar. When Gilgamesh turns her down, she goes to the rival city of Kish where she begins to plot to take over Earth.


The first novel in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures. The Doctor and Ace go to Mesopotamia and meet [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]].

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The first novel in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures. The Doctor and Ace go to Mesopotamia and meet In space above the planet Earth, two starships are locked in a violent confrontation. One ship is destroyed, a survivor escaping the conflagration. In ancient Mesopotamia, [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]].
Gilgamesh]], King of Uruk, is exploring the desert when he comes across this survivor, who claims to be the goddess Ishtar. When Gilgamesh turns her down, she goes to the rival city of Kish where she begins to plot to take over Earth.

Meanwhile, in the TARDIS, Ace wakes up without any memories. She explores the ship and finds the Doctor, where he is confronted by an image of his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime fourth incarnation]], warning him about something called the Timewyrm. They arrive in Mesopotamia, where they meet Gilgamesh, his Neanderthal right-hand man Enkidu and explore the city of Kish. They learn that Ishtar has insinuated herself in the city and is effectively in control of it, using implants and manipulation to control the city's military and leaders.


The first novel in the DoctorWhoNewAdventures. The Doctor and Ace go to Mesopotamia and meet [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]].

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The first novel in the DoctorWhoNewAdventures.Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures. The Doctor and Ace go to Mesopotamia and meet [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]].

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The first novel in the DoctorWhoNewAdventures. The Doctor and Ace go to Mesopotamia and meet [[TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]].

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Enkidu is a Neanderthal, Ishtar is the Timewyrm.
* EasyAmnesia: Ace has some at the beginning in order to get some exposition out of the way.
* PhantasySpelling: Genesis spelled Genesys.

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