Elsewhere Eyeless is the description given to the gene which controls the development of eyes across the animal kingdom, the term a victim of a scientific naming convention which describes the effects of not having that gene. They discovered this by engineering fruit flies with the gene plastered all over their bodies, resulting in one having fourteen eyes and as best as they can tell they all worked, since they were sensitive to light. You can read more about that here.

All of which is an irrelevant preamble to this link to a review for Lance Parkin's latest Doctor Who novel, The Eyeless, which is ace, even though it doesn't feature any fruit flies.

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