Paul McGann
Eighth Doctor
1996

Quote from

The TV Movie

Grace: I thought you were a doctor.
The Doctor: I thought you were a doctor.

Doctor Grace Holloway and the Eighth Doctor

BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures

BBC Books Doctor Who Logo From 1997 until 2005 BBC Books produced a range of full length novels featuring the Eighth Doctor, along with new companions Sam Jones, Fitz, Compassion and Trix. These adventures followed on from the 1996 TV movie.

The Eight Doctors by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 40563 5

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'Trust the TARDIS...'

Recuperating after the trauma of his recent regeneration, the Doctor falls foul of a final booby trap set by his arch-enemy, the Master.

When he recovers, the disorientated Doctor looks in a mirror and sees the face of a stranger. He knows only that he is called 'the Doctor' - nothing more. But something deep inside tells him to trust the TARDIS, and his hands move over the controls of their own accord.

The TARDIS takes him to a strangely familiar junk-yard in late-nineties London, where he is flung into a confrontation between local drug-dealers and Samantha Jones, a rebellious teenager from Coal Hill School.

But the Doctor soon finds the TARDIS transporting him to various other places in order to recover all his memories - and that involves seeing seven familiar faces...

This novel introduces the Doctor's new companion Samantha 'Sam' Jones.

Vampire Science by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 282
ISBN: 0 563 40566 X

In the days when the Time Lords were young, their war with the Vampires cost trillions of lives on countless worlds. Now the Vampires have been sighted again, in San Francisco.

Some want to coexist with humans, using genetic engineering in a macabre experiment to find a new source of blood. But some would rather go out in a blaze of glory - and UNIT's attempts to contain them could provoke another devastating war.

The Doctor strikes a dangerous bargain, but even he might not be able to keep the city from getting caught in the crossfire. While he finds himself caught in a web of old feuds and high tech schemes, his new companion Sam finds out just how deadly travelling with the Doctor can be.

The Bodysnatchers by Mark Morris

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 40568 6

It is London, 1894. Amid the fog, cold and degredation, a gruesome business is being conducted. The bodies of the dead are being stolen from their graves - men, women and children alike - for the sinister purpose of a very mysterious gentleman.

When the Doctor and Sam arrive, they are witness to a horrifying scene in the evil-smelling fog: something rises up from the filthy waters of the Thames and devours a man - a man terrified for his life and on the run from the devil himself...

Teaming up with an old friend, pathologies Professor George Litefoot, the Doctor is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Together with Sam, they discover there is a far graver threat facing London than just earthly grave robbers. Deadly alien beings the Doctor has encountered before are at work, and they bring a whole new twist to the word 'bodysnatchers'...

Genocide by Paul Leonard

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 281
ISBN: 0 563 40572 4

Years after leaving UNIT, Jo Grant receives a plea for help from an old acquanitance. A palaeontologist study of the earliest known humans is apparently under threat from a UNIT force led by a captain who does not officially exist. Investigating further, she begins to find herself out of her depth - and out of the twentieth century altogether...

Meanwhile, the Doctor and Sam visit Earth in 2109 - but there is no trace of the human race. Earth is the home of the Tractites, a peaceful race who have been living there for hundreds and thousands of years. Astonished and appalled, the Doctor travels back in time to see just what went wrong in Earth's pre-history.

Why have Jo and the expedition been taken back in time? Are the Tractites all they seem? Finally, separated from the TARDIS, the Doctor's last chance to put things right rests with Sam - but has even she turned against him?

War of the Daleks by John Peel

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 40573 2

The Doctor is repairing the TARDIS systems once again when it is swept up by a garbage ship roving through space, the Quetzel.

When another ship approaches and takes the Quetzel by force, the Doctor discovers that he and Sam are not the only unwitting travellers on board - there is strangely familiar survival pod in the hold. Delani, the captain of the second ship, orders the pod to be opened. The Doctor is powerless to intervene as Davros is awakened once again.

But this is no out-and-out rescue of Davros. Delani and his crew are Thals, the sworn enemies of the Daleks. They intend to use Davros as a means to wipe out the Daleks, finally ridding the universe of the most aggressive, deadly race ever to exist. But Doctor is still worried. For there is a signal beacon inside the pod, and even now a Dalek ship is closing in...

Alien Bodies by Lawrence Miles

Published: 1997 BBC Books
No. of pages: 313
ISBN: 0 563 40577 5

On an island in the East Indies, in a lost city buried deep in the heart of the rainforest, agents of the most formidable powers in the galaxy are gathering. They have been invited there to bid for what could be the deadliest weapon ever created.

When the Doctor and Sam arrive in the city, the Time Lord soon realises they've walked into the middle of the strangest auction in history - and what's on sale to the highest bidder is something more horrifying than the even the Doctor could have imagined, something that could change his life forever.

And just when it seems things can't get any worse, the Doctor finds out who is on the guest list...

Kursaal by Peter Anghelides

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 282
ISBN: 0 593 40578 3

Kursaal is a pleasure world, a huge theme park for the Cronus system - or rather it will be if it isn't destroyed during construction.

Eco terrorists want the project halted to preserve vital archeological sites - areas containing the last remains of the long dead Jax, an ancient wolf-like race, whose remains are being buried beneath the big business tourist attractions.

Sam falls in with the environmentalists and finds her loyalties divided. Meanwhile, the Doctor's own investigations lead him to believe the Jax are not extinct after all.

Cut off from the TARDIS, separated from his companion and pursued for murder, the Doctor realises Kursaal hides a terrible secret - and that Sam is being affected by events more than anyone would guess...

Option Lock by Justin Richards

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 281
ISBN: 0 563 40563 X

Landing in present day England, appears serene as the Doctor and Sam emerge from the TARDIS into the idyllic grounds of the Silver family's ancestral home. Only when they enter the house do they suspect things are not what they seem.

How far-reaching is the strange power of a secret society almost 700 years old, and how is it linked to the mysterious Station Nine? And what is the significance of a series of paintings that drove a man to suicide?

From thirteenth century England to the former Soviet Union, from the United States to the cold wastes of space, the various strands of a complex plan come together and threaten to engulf the world in a nightmare of nuclear destruction...

Longest Day by Michael Collier

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 40581 3

Its surface ravaged by colliding time-fields, the planet Hirath is a patchwork of habitable areas separated by impenetrable zones of wild temporal fluctuation.

The planet's unique biosphere is being exploited by an uncaring company happy to rent out temporally isolated chunks of the planet to the highest bidder - no questions asked. But the controlling computer seems to be malfunctioning, and the viability of the whole planet hangs in the balance - along with countless thousands of lives.

Arriving at Hirath's control base, the Doctor and Sam are soon separated and trapped on the dying planet. While Sam becomes the focus of attention in a barren penal settlement, the Doctor discovers the secret of Hirath's unique condition - just as a race of hideous bloodthirsty alien creatures arrive in force to reclaim it.

Caught up in a desperate struggle for survival, it seems time has run out for every living creature on Hirath - not least Sam and the Doctor...

Legacy of the Daleks by John Peel

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 245
ISBN: 0 563 40574 0

England in the late 22nd century is slowly recovering from the devastation that followed the Daleks' invasion. The Doctor's very first travelling companion - his graddaughter, Susan - is where he left her, helping to rebuild Earth for the survivors. But danger still remains all around...

While searching for his lost companion, Sam, the Doctor finds himself in Domain London. But it seems that Susan is now missing too, and his efforts to find her lead to confrontation with the ambitious Lord Haldoran, who is poised to take control of southern England through all-out war. With the help of a sinister adviser, Haldoran's plans are already well advanced. Power cables have been fed down a mineshaft, reactivating a mysterious old device of hideous power. But has the Dalek presence on Earth really been wiped out? Or are there still traps set out for the unwary?

The Doctor learns to his cost once again that the when dealing with the evil of the Daleks, nothing can be taken at face value...

Dreamstone Moon by Paul Leonard

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 250
ISBN: 0 563 40585 6

Sam is on her own, but her distance from the Doctor doesn't make for a trouble free life. Rescued from an out-of-control spaceship, she finds herself on a tiny moon which is the only known source of dreamstone, a mysterious crystalline substance that can preserve your dreams - or give you nightmares.

Pitched into the middle of a conflict between the mining company extracting dreamstone and ecological protesters, Sam thinks it is easy to decide who the good guys are - until people start dying, and the killers seems to be the same species as some of her new friends.

Meanwhile, the Doctor has tracked Sam down, but before he can reach her he's co-opted by the Dreamstone Mining Company amd their sinister military advisers. Suddenly, it's war - and the Doctor is forced to fight against what he believes in. He alone suspects that dreamstone isn't what it appears to be. But nobody's listening - and nobody could dream who the real enemy is.

Seeing I by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 40586 4

He has no idea why Samantha Jones ran away from him.

Sam is homeless on the streets of the colony world of Ha'olam, trying to face what's just happened between her and the Doctor. He's searching for her, and for answers. While she struggles to survive in a strange city centuries from home, the Doctor comes across evidence of alien involvement in the local mega corporation, INC - and is soon confined to a prison that becomes a hell of his own making.

Where did INC's mysterious eye impants really come from? What is the company searching for in the deserts? What is hiding in the shadows, watching their progress?

Faced with these mysteries, separated by half a world, Sam and the Doctor each face a battle - Sam to rebuild her life, the Doctor to stay sane. And if they do find each other again, what will be left of either of them?

Placebo Effect by Gary Russell

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 40587 2

It is 3999. An artificial planetoid, Micawber's World, is hosting the Intergalatic Olympic Games, and atheletes from all worlds in the Galactic Federationn are coming to take part. But when the Doctor and Sam arrive, murders soon begin...

The Doctor finds himself frafted in to examine some bizarre new drugs that are said to enhance the natural potential of the competing atheletes. But what is their real purpose? Why are members of the Security Forces disappearing randomly? And just why is Chase Carrington, manufacturer of the drug, so protective of his company's secrets?

Watching and waiting, at the very heart of Micawber's World, is a race of parasites the Doctor has fought before. The Wirrrn have come to the Milky Way from Andromeda, determined to spread their seed throughout a whole new galaxy, and it seems to Sam that the Doctor has his hands too full to pay their threat full attention...

Vanderdeken's Children by Christopher Bulis

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 281
ISBN: 0 563 40590 2

A mysterious disturbance in the hyperspatial vortex causes the Doctor and Sam to materialise the TARDIS in deep space. Here they find that a huge derelict alien craft has become the subject of dangerous confrontation between startships from the rival systems of Nimos and Emindar. At the centre of the dspute is a ruthless politicial with secrets of his own - a man who is willing to risk innocent lives to claim the derelict for himself.

While the Doctor and Sam find themselves accompanying an expedition into the heart of the alien vessel, strange and frightening incidents spread terror through the watching ships. But exploring deeper into the derelict disturbs a sinister presence and takes the expedition towards an inevitable confrontation with fate - and perhaps beyond the boundaries of life itself...

The Scarlet Empress by Paul Magrs

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 40595 3

Arriving on the almost impossibly ancient planet of Hyspero, a world where magic and danger walk hand in hand, the Doctor and Sam are caught up in abizarre struggle for survival.

Hyspero has been ruled for a thousand years by the Scarlet Empresses, creatures of dangerous powers - powers that a member of the Doctor's own race is keen to posses herself: the eccentric time traveller and philanderer known only as Iris Wildthyme.

As the real reasons for Iris's obsession become clear, the Doctor and Sam must embark on a perilous journey across desserts, mountains, forests and oceans. Both friends and foes are found among the spirits, djinns, alligator men and golden bears - but in a land where the magical is possible, is anything really as it seems?

The Janus Conjunction by Trevor Baxendale

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 283
ISBN: 0 563 40599 6

The planets Janus Prime and Menda are diametrically opposed in orbit around a vast Red Giant star. But while Menda is rich and fertile in the light of the sun, Janus Prime endures everlasting night, its moon causing a permanent solar eclipse.

When the Doctor and Sam arrive on Janus Prime, they find themselves in the middle of a war between rival humans colonising the area. The planet is littered with ancient ruins, and the Mendans are using a mysterious hyperspatial link left behind by the planet's former inhabitants. But what it ist true purpose?

The Doctor and Sam must piece together a centuries-old puzzle. How can Janus Prime's moon weigh billions of tons more than it should? Why is the planet riddles with deadly radiation? As the violence escalates round them, will the time-travellers survive to discover the answers?

Beltempest by Jim Mortimore

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 40593 7

The people of Belinnia II see their sun, Bel, shrouded in night for a month following an impossile triple solar eclipse. When Bel is returned to them a younger, brighter, hotter star, is it the beginning of the end for the entire solar system.

100,000 years later the Doctor and Sam arrive on Belinnia IV, where the population is under threat as disaster looms - immense gravitational and dimensional disturbances are surging through this area of space.

When the time travellers attempt to help the survivors and ease the devastation, a religious suicide-cult leader is determined to spread a new religion through Bel's system - and his word may prove even more dangerous than the terrible forces brought into being by the catastrophic changes in the sun.

The Face-Eater by Simon Messingham

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 55569 6

The Doctor and Sam arrive on Proxima II, one of the earliest planets colonised in humanity's first big push into space. But instead of a brave new world, they find a settlement rife with superstition and unrest.

The native Proximans are inexplicably dying out. Humans too are being killed in horrific ways, with each face being stripped bare.

Posing as investigators from Earth, the Doctor and Sam must track down the force moving through the dark catacombs beneath Proxima city. It seems that the superstitious whisperings of the colonists may be well founded - that the sinister Face-Eater from Proximan mythology has awakened from its long sleep, to drive out all those who would defile its world.

The Taint by Michael Collier

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 55568 8

The TARDIS has finally brought the Doctor and Sam back to Earth - and straight into danger.

It is 1963. Six very different people have been gathered together for study by parapsychologist Charles Roley in his stately home outside London. All of them claim to have been possessed by the devil, and all have shared similar delusions - they describe the same bizarre 'death cave' riddled with demons.

Roley's experiments are having a gradual yet terrifying effect on his subjects, and the Doctor and Sam discover the connections between those tainted with the madness are more disturbing than anyone could guess.

For the Doctor, too, has seen the cave they describe - on a dead world, billions of years ago.

This novel introduces the Doctor's new companion Fitz Kriener.

Demontage by Justin Richards

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 284
ISBN: 0 563 55572 6

The Vegas Station - a haven for gamblers, art lovers and duty-free shoppers, the one place where the Battrulians and their erstwhile enemies, the Canvine, meet and mix, in neutral space. A pressure point, an explosive mixture. And just as the new President of Battrul is about to arrive, the TARDIS crew turn up.

Fitz is in trouble. He's accidentally got himself hired as an assassin while trying to emulate James Bond. And he's upset Bigdon Caruso, the unofficial Canvine leader of Vega.

Sam is in trouble. She's become involved with the key witness to a murder, and the witness has vanished,

The Doctor, meanwhile, has been roped in to help with investigations into robbery, sabotage and the murder, as well as to sort out Fitz's problems, Sam's problems, and the President's safety. He's in his element.

And if they should get bored, there's a hitman on the loose, monsters roaming the station corridors, an exhibition of art by a painter who depicted his own death, and the opera.

Revolution Man by Paul Leonard

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 251
ISBN: 0 563 5570 X

1967: The Revolution has just started. All you need is love - but the ability to bend space and time helps. An entity called the Revolution Man is writing his grafitti across the surface of the Earth, using a drug call Om Tsor.

Trouble is, non of this was supposed to happen. The Doctor knows that the Revolution Man isn't for real, that he's part of the problem, not part of the solution. But how is he going to convince the flower children? How is he going to convince Sam? And he doesn't dare tell Fitz...

1968: The Chinese People's Army want to defeat the capitalists. Om-Tsor is the most powerful means available, and the source is on their doorstep. If half of India is immolated - well, you can't make an omelete without breaking eggs...

1969: The Revolution Man has decided. Mankind is evil, not good. The only way forward is to destroy all of it. The Doctor and Sam struggle to find him but time is running out...

Dominion by Nick Walters

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 55574 2

When the Doctor loses both Sam and the TARDIS after an encounter with a mysterious dimensional anomaly, he finds himself affected in a very fundamental way, doubting is own powers and making crucial errors of judgement.

Stranded amongst the forests and lakes of southern Sweden in the summer of 1999, it quickly becomes clear to the Doctor and Fitz that something unusual - and dangerous - is afoot. Fitz finds himself acting the hero as the search for Sam gets them involved with investigations into strange disappearances - and manifestations of even stranger creatures.

Events quickly spiral out of control as the Doctor and Fitz become entangled with a secret deep beneath the forest, a secret which could save Sam and an entire doomed alien race - but destroy the Earth in the process.

Unnatural History by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 55576 9

'They called in the Millennium Effect,' said the Doctor. 'But the millennium was only the beginning/'

San Francisco has changed since the start of 2000. The laws of physics heep having acid flashbacks. There are sightings of creatures from outside our dimensions, stranded aliens and surrealist street performers. The city has become a mecca for those who revel in impossible creatures - and those who want to see them pinned down and put away.

Sam's past is catching up with her - a past she didn't know she had. The Doctor is in danger of becoming the 'pièce de résistance' in a twisted collection of creatures. And beneath the waters of the Bay, something huge is waiting.

With time running out, the Doctor must choose which to sacrifice - a city of wonders, or the life of an old and dear friend.

Autumn Mist by David A. McIntee

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 236
ISBN: 0 563 55583 1

The Ardennes, December 1944: the Nazi forces are making their last offensive in Europe - a campaign which will come to be called the Battle of the Bulge. But there is a third side to this battle: an unknown and ancient force which seems to pay little heed to the laws of nature.

Where do the bodies of the dead disappear to? What is the true nature of the military experiments conducted by both sides?

The Doctor, Sam and Fitz must seek out the truth on a battlefield where no one and nothing is quite what it seems.

Interference - Book One by Lawrence Miles

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 309
ISBN: 0 563 55580 7

Five years ago, Sam Jones was just a schoolgirl from Shoreditch. Of course, that was before she met up with the Doctor and discovered that her entire life had been stage managed by a time travelling voodoo cult. Funny how things turn out, isn't it?

Now Sam's back in her own time, fighting the good fight in a world of political treachery, international subterfuge and good old-fashioned depravity. But she's about to learn the first great truth of the universe: that however corrupt and amoral your own race may be, there's always someone in the galaxy who can make you look like a beginner.

Ms Jones has just become a minor player in a million-year-old power struggle... and, as it happens, so has the Doctor.

Both of him, actually.

This is the first of a two part Doctor Who novel featuring both the third and eighth Doctors

Interference - Book Two by Lawrence Miles

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 314
ISBN: 0 563 55582 3

They call it the Dead Frontier. It's as far from home as the human race ever went, the planet where mankind dumped the waste of its thousand year empire and left its culture out in the sun to rot.

But while one Doctor faces both his past and his future on the Frontier, another finds himself on Earth in 1996, where the seeds of the empire are just being sown. The past is meeting the present, cause is meeting effect, and the TARDIS crew is about to be caught in the crossfire.

The Third Doctor. The Eighth Doctor. Sam. Fitz. Sarah Jane Smith. Soon, one of them will be dead; one of them will belong to the enemy; and one of them will be something less than human.

This is the second of a two part Doctor Who novel featuring both the third and eighth Doctors

The Blue Angel by Paul Magrs and Jeremy Hoad

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 55581 5

This is a story about Winter...

As the Doctor becomes involved in affairs aboard the Federation Starship Nepotist, his old friend Iris Wildthyme is rescuing old ladies who are being attacked by savage owls in a shopping mall.

And, in a cat's cradle of interdimensional Corridors lies the Valcean City of Glass, whose King Dedalus awaits the return of his angel son and broods over the oncoming war.

This novel introduces the Doctor's new companion Compassion.

The Taking Of Planet 5 by Simon Boucher-Jones and Mark Clapham

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 55585 8

Twelve million years ago, a war touched Earth briefly. Now, in Antartica, an archeological team has discovered the detriuis of the conflict. And it's alive.

Twelve million years ago, a creature evolved that was capable of consuming all life in the universe. Now someone, or something, is desperate enough to want to revive it.

Outside the ordered universe, things move. They're hungry. And something has given them the scent of our space/time.

In the far future, the Doctor has learnt of the war and feels he must intervene - but it's more than just a local conflict of interest. One of the groups of combatants is from his own future, and the other has never, ever, existed.

Frontier Worlds by Peter Anghelides

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 272
ISBN: 0 563 55589 0

What strange attraction lures people to the planet Drebnar? When the TARDIS dragged there, the Doctor determines to find out why.

He discovers that scientists from the mysterious Frontier Worlds Corporation have set up a base on the planet, and are trying to blur the distinction between people and plants. The TARDIS crew plan to prevent a biological catastrophe - but their plan goes wrong all too soon.

Compassion finds her undercover work so engrossing she risks losing her detachment. Fitz seems too distracted by the local population to keep his eye on Compassion. So when the Doctor gets trapped in a freezing wilderness, who can stop him falling victim to a lethal experiment in genetic modification?

For something else has been lured to Drebnar, something that Frontier Worlds Corporation will ruthlessly explout without care for the consequences - an ancient alien organism which threatens to snuff out Drebnar's solar system.

Parallel 59 by Natalie Dallaire and Stephen Cole

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 282
ISBN: 0 563 55590 4

Fleeing a doomed space station in tiny life capsules, the Doctor and Compassion find themselves prisoners of Parallel 59, a militaristic power on the plant Skale. Meanwhile, Fitz finds himself apparently safe in Mechta, a colony for convalescents.

A space-race is in full swing on Skale, with each of the plant's many blocs desperate to be the first to reach the stars. If the Doctor;s knowledge helps Parallel 59 succeed, the consequences for the rest of the world could be devastating.

But Fitz knows nothing of his friends' predicament. Enjoying his new life, he's not even sure he wants to be rescued - which is a good thing.

Because the Doctor has no intention of going to Mechta. He's decreed that Fitz's new found utopia must be totally destroyed.

The Shadows Of Avalon by Paul Cornell

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 563 55588 2

The Brigadier's wife is dead. A terrible accident. Grieving, he searches for death, and finds his way to Avalon, the other-dimensional Kingdom of Catuvelauni.

The Doctor is also in Avalon, marooned. He's lost his companions, his TARDIS... and his hope for the future.

Now it seems they'll have to make a new life for themselves with the Celts who live in the Dreamlands. Perhaps even help in the Celts' negotiations with the Unseelie, the sinister original inhabitants of Avalon, who live far to the North.

But then a gateway opens between Earth and Avalon. The British Army arrives in force. And the Brigadier negotates a treaty that will lead to war in the Land of Dreams.

With fearsome dragons duelling jet fighters, vicious Gallifreyan agents causing havoc, and Compassion fighting against her ultimate fate, can the Doctor save the world, his best friend, and himself?

The Fall Of Yquatine by Nick Walters

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 286
ISBN: 0 563 55594 7

Yquatine - cultural, political and economic centre of the Minerva System. A planet with a month to live.

Fitz knows. He was there when Yquatine fell. Now, trapped a month in the past, he doesn't know if the Doctor survived. He doesn't know where Compassion has gone. He doesn't know who the invaders will be.

But he does know the date and time when he will die with the millions of others.

The Doctor teams up with Lou Lombardo - part time dodgy temporal gadget salesman and full-time pie seller. Compassion is lost in time and space. And Fitz is living out his final days working in a seedy cocktail bar, where he meets Arielle, the President's runaway girlfriend. But is she really the best person to shack up with?

As the Doctor tries to talk sense into the politicians and soldiers, and Compassion tries to avert the war, Fitz is about to discover that things can only get worse.

Coldheart by Trevor Baxendale

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 55595 5

The Doctor, Fitz and Compassion arrive on the planet Eskon - a strange world of ice and fire. Far beneath the planet's burning surface are vast lakes frozen solid by the glacial subterranean temperature.

But the civilised community that relies on the ice reservoirs for its survival has more to worry about than a shortage of water. The hideous slimers - degenerate mutations in the population - are growing more hostile by the moment, and their fanatical leader will stop at nothing to exact revenge against those in authority. But what connects the slimers to the unknown horror that lurks deep beneath the ice? And what is the terrible truth that the city leaders will do anything to conceal?

To unearth the ugliest secrets of Eskon, the TARDIS crew becomes involved in a desperate conflict. While Fitz is embroiled in the deadly plans of the slimers, the Doctor and Compassion must lead a danger-fraught subterranean expedition to prevent a disaster that could destroy the very essence of Eskon... its cold heart.

The Space Age by Steve Lyons

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 237
ISBN: 0 563 53800 7

This is the city: a technological paradise built by an davanced race. Its glittering towers reach proudly for the stars, and its spires are looped by elevated roadways.

The people that lived here were enlightened and contented. They travelled in bubble-topped saucer cars, along moving pavements or in anti-gravity tubes. Obedient robots tended to their every whim. Disease, war, famine and pollution had been eradicated. Food machhines synthesised all essential nutrients into pill form., and personal rocket ships brought the solar system within reach. The people of the city befriended Venusians and Martians alike.

The city is self-cleansing. Its systems harness solar power and static electricity. Its buildings are constructed from a metal that will never rust or tarnish. It will stand forever as a monument to the achievements of the human race.

This is the Earth. The year is 2000 AD. This is your future.

Welcome to the Space Age.

The Banquo Legacy by Andy Lane and Justin Richards

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 53808 2

Banquo Manor - scene of a gruesome murder a hundred years ago. Now history is about to repeat itself.

1898 - the age of advancement, of electricity, of technology. Scientist Richard Harries is preparing to push the boundaries of science still further, into a new area: the science of the mind.

Pieced together at last from the accounts of solicitor John Hopkinson and Inspector Ian Stratford of Scotland Yard, the full story of Banquo Manor can now be told.

Or can it? Even Hopkinson anmd Stratford don't know the truth about the mysterious Doctor Friedlander and his associate Herr Kreiner - noted forensic scientists from Germany who have come to witness the experiment.

And for the Doctor, time is lterally running out. He knows that Compassion is dying. He's aware that he has lost his own ability to regenerate. He's worried by Fitz's fake German accent. And he's desperate to uncover the Time Lord agent who has him trapped.

The Ancestor Cell by Peter Anghelides and Stephen Cole

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 286
ISBN: 0 563 53809 0

The Doctor's not the man he was. But what has he become? An old enemy - Faction Paradox, a cult of time travelling voodoo terrorists - is finally making him one of its own. These rebels have a mission for him, one that will deliver him into the hands of his own people, who have decreed that he must die. Except now, it seems, the Time Lords have a mission for him too...

A gargantuan structure, hewn from solid bone, has appeared in the skies above Gallifrey. Its origin and purpose are unknown, but its powers threaten to tear open the web of time and the universe with it. Only the Doctor can get inside... but soom he will learn that nothing is safe and nothing sacred.

Shot by both sides, confronted by past sins and future crimes, the Doctor finds himself a prisioner of his own actions. With options finally running out, he must face his most crushing defeat or take one lasr, desperate chance for salvation.

The Burning by Justin Richards

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 240
ISBN: 0 563 53812 0

The late nineteenth century - the age of reason, of enlightenment, of industrialisation. Britain is the workshop of the world, the centre of the Empire.

Progress has left Middletown behind. The tin mine is worked out, jobs are scarce, and a crack has opened across the moors that the locals believe reaches into the depths of Hell itself.

But things are changing: Lord Urton is preparing to reopen the mine; the Society for Physical Research is interested in the fissure; Roger Nepath and his sister are exhibiting their collection of mystic Eastern artifacts. People are dying. Then a stranger arrives, walking out of the wilderness: a man with no name and no history.

Only one man can unravel the mysteries; only one man can begin to understand the forces that are gathering; only one man can hope to fight against them. And only one man knows that this is just the beginning of the end of the world.

Only one man can stop the burning.

Casualties Of War by Steve Emmerson

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 271
ISBN: 0 563 53805 8

1918: The world is at war. A terrible raging conflict that has left no one untouched.

In the North Yorkshire village of Hawkswick, it seems that the dead won't stay down. There are reports of horrifically wounded soldiers on manoeuvres in the night. Pets have gone missing, and now livestock is found slaughtered in the fields.

Suspicion naturally falls on nearby Hawkswick Hall, a pshyciatric hopsital for the shell-shocked soldiers, where Private Daniel Corey senses a gathering evil.

As events escalate, a stranger arrives on the scene. Can this Man from the Ministry solve the mystery of Hawkswick? And can Hawkswick solve the mystery of this Man from the Ministry?

The Turing Test by Paul Leonard

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 242
ISBN: 0 563 53806 6

The Second World War is drawing to a close. Alan Turing, the code breaker who has been critical to the allied war effort, is called in to break a mysterious new cypher. It's coming from Germany, and everyone assumes it is German - everyone except Turing's new friend, the Doctor. Indeed it seems the Doctor knows too much about the code, and the code-makers - and when people start to die, even Turing wonders if the Doctor is the one to blame.

Graham Greene, novelist and spymaster, has also encountered the Doctor, and thinks he's a rum enough chap, but in a remote African village he has encountered something far stranger.

To find out the truth, they must all cross the front line and travel through occupied Germany - right into the firing line of the bloodiest war in history. What they find there has no human explanation - and only the Doctor has the answers. Or maybe they're just more questions.

Endgame by Terrance Dicks

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 243
ISBN: 0 563 53822 8

Winning is everything - and nothing. Loving is nothing - and everything. All that matters is the game.

The Players have decided on an Endgame. Play ends only when one side has been annihilated - even if the entire planet is destroyed in the process. They weren't expecting the Doctor to be one of the pieces - and niether was he. He really doesn't want to get involved.

The Doctor doesn't know who he is - but he's fast ceasing to care. Caught up in ennui, nothing seems to matter to him any more. He has no interest in the Cold War, in spies or double agents or secret documents.

But he's soon forced to take an actvie role. Because as far as the authorities are concerned, the Doctor is the Third Man.

Father Time by Lance Parkin

Published: 2000 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 53810 4

'I love her,' the Doctor said. 'Of course you do, she's your daughter.'

Earth in the nineteen-eighties is a battleground. Rival alien factions have travelled from the far future to pursue their vendetta.

With UFOs filling the skies, a giant robot stalking the Derbyshire hills, and alien hunters searching for the mysterious Last One, the Doctor is the only man who can protect the innocents caught in the crossfire.

But old scores are being settled, the fate of a Galactic Empire is at stake, and, against his will, the Doctor is drawn into a decade-long war that will strike at those holds more dear.

The Doctor has lost his memory, his friends, his past and his TARDIS.

All he has now is the love of his daughter.

But will even that be taken from him.

Escape Velocity by Colin Brake

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 533 53825 2

'You know me, then?' asked the Doctor, a little tentatively. 'You're the Doctor,' replied Fitz, a slight frown worming its way onto his forehead. 'Yes, yes, yes, the Doctor, of course I am.' The Doctor smiled, genuinely pleased to see a familiar face, even if for the moment he couldn't quite put a name to it. 'But, er, Doctor who?' he asked hopefully.

The Doctor and Fitz are back together at last, but the Doctor is not the man he once was - which is a shame, because Fitz has promised Anji Kapoor that his old friend is Anji's best hopew of finding her alien abducted boyfriend, Dave.

Soon the Doctor, Fitz and Anji find themselves involved in a desperate contest between Pierre-Yves Dudoin and Arthur Tyler the Third, each determined to be the first privately funded man in space. But not all the parties are playing fairly; members of an alien race called the Kulan are helping the Frenchman - and at the far end of the Solar System their battle fleet awaits.

Can the Doctor find Dave before the alien contact proves fatal? Who are the secret agents keeping tabs on the rival Space Race teams? Will the Doctor's mysterious blue box finally reveal its purpose? And does the Doctor, now truly a man without a past, have what it takes to stop the Kulan invasion of Earth?

Earthworld by Jaqueline Rayne

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 252
ISBN: 0 563 53827 9

Anji Kapoor has just had the worst week of her entire life, and things aren't getting any better. She should be back at her desk, not travelling thorugh time and space in a police box with a couple of strange men.

The Doctor (Strange Man No. 1) is supposed to be returning her to Soho 2001 AD. So quite why there are dinosaurs outside, Anji isn't quite sure. Sad sixties refugee Fitz (Strange Man No. 2) seems to think they're either in prehistoric times or on a parallel Earth. And the Doctor is probably only pretending to know what's going on - because if he 'really' knew, surely he would have mentioned the homicidal triplet princesses, the teen terrorists, the deadly android doubles (and triples) and the hosts of mad robots?

Anji's never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again.

Vanishing Point by Stephen Cole

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 53829 5

Imagine a world where death has meaning, where God exists and faith is untested. Where people die with the purpose of their lives made clear to them in blissful understanding. Such a world exists, hidden on the far side of the universe where a battered blue police box has just faded into being...

But unknown to the populace, unknown even to the Creator, an alien eveil has stalked this world for hundreds of years. When the Doctor, Fitz and Anji arrive, they soon find themselves embroiled in the alien's final, desperate plans for this planet - and in the hunt for a murdered who cannot possibly exist...

Unnatural deaths are being visited on the people. Campaigns of terror threaten to tear this world apart. It seems that the prophecy of the Vanishing Point where all life shall meet death under the Creator's aegis is coming to pass. For when God exists, prophecy, however fantastic or deadly, is fact.

Eater Of Wasps by Trevor Baxendale

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 53832 5

The TARDIS lands in the sleepy English village of Marpling, as calm and peaceful as any other village in the 1930s. Or so it would seem at first glance. But the village is about to get a rude awakening.

The Doctor and his friends discover they aren't the only time-travellers in the area: a crack commando team is also prowling the Wiltshire countryside, charged with the task of recovering an appallingly dangerous artefact from the far future - and they have orders to destroy the entire area, should anything go wrong.

An then there are the wasps... mutant killers bringing terror and death in equal measure. What is their purpose? How can they be stopped? And who will be the next victim?

In the race to stop the horror that has been unleashed, the Doctor must outwit both the temporal hit squad, who want him out of the way, and the local police - who want him for murder.

The Year Of Intelligent Tigers by Kate Orman

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 563 53831 7

'Doctor!' said Anji. This couldn't be happening, he couldn't just walk out on them! 'Look, give them a chance, they're frightened, they're only -'

'Human?' He took a deep breath, as though to stop himself from saying anything more. 'Now, stay!'

The weather is going to hell. The tigers are coming to town. And the Doctor has taken his violin and vanished.

The island world of Hitchemus is home to a colony of musicians and seemingly harmless alien animals. When the storms and the tigers break loose, the Doctor tries to protect the humans - but the humans don't want him. When he ventures into the wilderness in search of the tigers' secrets, Fitz and Anji find thenselves on their own, trying to prevent a war.

With both sides eager for blood, and hurricanes on the horizon, the Doctor must decide whether this time he's on the right side of the human race.

The Slow Empire by Dave Stone

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 243
ISBN: 0 563 35835 X

Enter, with the Doctor, Anji and Fitz, an Empire where the laws of physics are quite preposterous - nothing can travel faster than the speed of light and time travel is impossible.

A thousand worlds, each believing they are the Centre, each under a malign control of which they themselves are completely unaware.

As the only beings able to travel between the worlds instantaneously, the Doctor and his friends must piece together the Imperial puzzle and decide what should be done. The soldiers of the Ambassadorial Corps are always, somehow, hard on their heels. Their own minds are busily fragmenting under metatemporal stresses. And their only allies are a man who might not be quite what he seems (and says so at great length) and a creature we shall merely call... the Collector.

Dark Progeny by Steve Emmerson

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 282
ISBN: 0 563 53837 6

The planet Ceres Alpha is being 'developed'. The suface crawls with gigantic city machines that are churning and rebuilding the world, seeding it with tomorrow's vegetation so that full-scale colonisation can follow.

But Gaskill Tyran, head of the biosphere engineers WorldCorp, is finding things more difficuly than he would like. The whole project seems to be falling apart under an ever-increasing burden of mysteries.

Why has a batch of strange babies been born with telekinetic powers? Why won't the terraforming go according to plan? Why are there more and more problems with the comp systems that run the city-machines?

It seems there may be conspirators. A rival Corporation with its eye on the contract for Ceres Alpha.; And Tyran's patience os now wearing thin.

But then he gets his answer. A mysterious infiltrator known only as the Doctor.

The City Of The Dead by Lloyd Rose

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 53839 2

'Nothing can get into the TARDIS,' the Doctor whispered. The he realised that Nothing had.

New Orleand, the early 21st century. A dealer in morbin artefacts has been murdered. A charm carved from human bone is missing. An old plantation, miles from any water, has been destroyed by a tidal wave.

Anji goes dancing. Fitz goes grave robbing. The Doctor attracts the attention of a hoimicide detective and the enmity of a would-be magician. He wants to find out the secret of the redneck thief and his blind wife. He'd like to help the crippled curator of a museum of magic. He's trying to refuse politely the request of a crazy young artist that he pose naked with the man's wife.

Most of all, he needs to figure out what all of them have to do with the Void that is hunting him down.

Grimm Reality by Simon Boucher-Jones and Kelly Hale

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 53841 4

There is a world where wishes can come true. Where any simpleton can become a king and any scullery maid might be a princess in disguise. Kindness and virtue are rewarded, and the wicked are made to dance in red-hot shoes until they die. But a wicth's over will cook both the virtuous and the wicked alike, and many a frog-price is crushed beneath the wheels of a cart before he gets that magic kiss.

This world has its own rules and doesn't care that a certain Doctor Know-All and his friends don't know them.

Now other outsiders have come to the world - traders from the stars seeking the treasures that fell from the rip in the sky. There are riddles to be solved, contests to win, flax to spin. The world to survive.

But the World of Wishes is itself in danger from a race of beings with only one wish. And there is a Princess, and a beast awakw - and Giants.

The Adventuress Of Henrietta Street by Lawrence Miles

Published: 2001 BBC Books
No. of pages: 284
ISBN: 0 563 53842 2

On February 9, 1783, a funeral was held in the tunnels at the dead heart of London. It was the funeral of a warrior and a conjouror, a paladin and an oracle, the last of an ancient breed who'd once stood between the Earth and the bloodiest of its nightmares.

Her name was Scarlette. Part courtesan, part sorceress, this is her history: the part she played in the Siege of Henrietta Street, and the sacrifice she made in defence of her world.

In the year leading up to that funeral, something raw and primal ate its way through human society, from the streets of pre-Revolutionary Paris to the slave-states of America. Something that only the eighteenth century could have summoned, and against which the only line of defence was a bordello in Covent Garden.

And then there was Scarlette's accomplice, the 'elemental champion' who stood alongside her in the final battle. The one they called the Doctor.

Mad Dogs And Englishmen by Paul Magrs

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 53845 7

'Grrrr.'

The greatest book ever written.

Professor Reginald Tyler's 'The True History of Planets' was a twentieth-century classic; an epic of dwarves and swords and wizardry. And definately no poodles. Or at least there weren't when the Doctor read it.

Now it tells the true tale of how Queen of the poodles was overthrown; it's been made into a hit movie, and it's going to cause a bloodbath on the Dogworld - unless the Doctor, Fitz and Anji (and assorted friends) can sort it all out.

The Doctor infiltrates the Smudgelings, Tyler's elite Cambridge writing set of the early twentieth-century; Fitz falls for the flamboyant torch singer Brenda Scoobie in sixties Las Vegas, and Anji experiences some very special effects in seventies Hollywood. Their intention is to prevent the movie from ever being made. But there is a shadowy figure present in all three time zones who is just as determined to see it completed... so the poodle revolution can begin.

The 100th BBC Doctor Who novel

Hope by Mark Clapham

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 53846 5

In the far future, the city of Hope isn't a place for the weak.

The air is thick with fog. The sea burns. Law and order are a thing of the past. Headless corpses are being found at the edge of the city, and the militia can't find the killer. Members of a deranged cult mutilate themselves while plotting the death of their enemies.

Even the Doctor can't see any possibility of redemption for this cursed place. All he wants to do is leave, but to do so he needs the TARDIS - and the TARDIS is lost in the depths of a toxic sea. When the most powerful man on the plant offers to retrieve the TARDIS - for a price - the Doctor has no choice but to accept.

But while the Doctor is hunting a killer, another offer is being made - one which could tear the Doctor and his companions apart.

Anachrophobia by Jonathan Morris

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 53847 3

Imagine a war. A was that has lasted centuries, a war which has transformed an entire planet into a desolate No Man's Land. A war where time itself is being used as a weapon.

You can create zones of decelerated time and bring the enemy troops to a standstill. You can create storms of accelerated time and reduce the opposition to dust in a matter of seconds.

But now the war has reached a stalemate. Neither the Plutocrats nor the Defaulters have made any gains for over a hundred years.

The Doctor, Fitz and Anji arrive at Isolation Station Forty, a military research establishment on the verge of a breakthrough. A breakthrough which will change the entire course of the war.

They have found a way to send soldiers back in time. But time travel is a primitive, unpredictable and dangerous business. And not without its own sinister side effects.

Trading Futures by Lance Parkin

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 53848 1

'Welcome to the future.'

The early decades of the twenty first century. All the wars have been won. There are no rogue states. The secret services of the world keep the planet electronically monitored, safe from all threat. There is no one left for the United States and the Eurozone to fight. Except each other.

A mysterious time traveller offers a better future - he has a time machine, and with it, humanity could reach the next stage of evolution, they could share its secrets and become the new Lords of Time...

... either that, or someone couid keep the technology fo themselves and use it to fight the ultimate war.

The Book Of The Still by Paul Ebbs

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 53851 1

The Unnoticed are bound to keep themselves isolated from all history, or face a complete collapse from existence.

The Book of the Still is a lifeline for stranded time travellers - write your location, sign your name and be instantly rescued. When the Unnoticed learn that within the book someone has revealed both their existence and whereabouts they are forced into a murderous intercession to find it.

Fitz knows where it is, but then he's the one who stole it. Carmodi, addicted to the energies trapped in frequent time travellers, also knows where it is. But she's the one who's stolen Fitz. Anji, alone on a doomed planet, trying to find evidence of a race that has never had the decency to exist, doesn't know where anybody is.

Embroiled in the deadly chase, the Doctor is starting to worry about how many people he can keep alive along the way.

The Crooked World by Steve Lyons

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 251
ISBN: 0 563 56356 2

The people of the Crooked World lead an idyllic existence.

Take Streaky Bacon, for example. This jovial farmer want nothing more from life than a huge blunderbuss, with which he can blast away at his crop-stealing nemesis. And then there's Angel Falls, a racing driver with a string of victories to her name. Sure, her trusted guardian might occasionally put on a mask and menace her for her prize money, but that's just life, right? And for Jasper the cat, nothing could be more pleasant than a nice, long nap in his kitchen - so long as that darn mouse doesn't jam his tail into the plug socket again.

But somebody is about to shatter all of those lives. Somebody is about to change everything - and it's possible that no one on the Crooked World will ever be happy again.

The Doctor's TARDIS is about to arrive. And when it does... That's all folks!

History 101 by Mags L. Halliday

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 269
ISBN: 0 563 56384 2

'Remarkable. I'm surprised at how much has been uncovered.' - ANJI KAPOOR.

Spain, 1937. In April, the small town of Guernica was razed to the ground in a firestorm that claimed a thousand or more lives. In May, Barcelona exploded into fierce street fighting as different political factions fought for control of the city.

Both events have been the subject of fierce propagandistr claims by all sides, but this book examines new evidence to suggest that the two events are more closely linked that previously thought.

Who were the shadowy figures working behind the scenes? Who were 'the Doctor', 'Anji' and 'Fitz' and what where their objectives? And were there really monsters roaming the streets?

Presented in the form of a novel, 'History 101' tries to discover if the absoilute truth can ever be revealed. It should be read as part of the ongoing 'Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor' history course.

Camera Obscura by Lloyd Rose

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 53857 0

The Doctor sat alone and listened to the beat of his remaining heart. He had never got used to it. He never would. The single sound where a double should be. What was this new code hammering through his body? What did it mean? Mortal. No, he'd always known he could die. Not mortal. Damaged. Crippled. Through his shirt, his fingers sought out the thick ridge of his scar. Human.

The Doctor's second heart was taken away from his body for his own good, he was told. Removed by his sometimes ally, sometimes rival, the mysterious time-traveller, Sabbath. Now, as a new danger menaces reality, the Doctor unwillingly finds himself working with Sabbath again. From a seance in Victorian London to a wild pursuit on Dartmoor, the Doctor and his companions work frantically to unravel the mystery of this latest threat to Time... Before Time itself unravels.

Time Zero by Justin Richards

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 53866 X

'It doesn't take the creation of a whole new universe to just kill a cat.'

With Fitz gone to his certain death and Anji back at work in the City, the Doctor is once more alone. But he has a list to keep him occupied.

At the Naryshkin Institue in Siberia, scientists are busily at work in a haunted castle. Over a century earlier, creatures from a prehistory that never happened attack a geological expedition. Pages from the lost expedition's journal are put on display at the British Museum, and a US spy plane suffers a mysterious fate. Deep under the snowy landscape of Siberia the key to it all remains trapped in the ice.

Only the Doctor can see that these events are all related. But he isn't the only person involved. Why is Colonel Hartford so interested in the Institute? Who is the mysterious millionaire who is after the journal? How is the Grand Duchess, descendant of the last Tsar, involved?

Soon the Doctor is caught up in a plot that reaches back to the creation of the Universe. And beyond... to Time Zero,

The Infinity Race by Simon Messingham

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 273
ISBN: 0 563 56863 5

Welcome to the Selonart Trans-Global Regatta - The ultimate sporting event in the universe!

The Doctor is in trouble. He has his own race to win. Stuck in a parallel dimension, pursuing the mysterious Sabbath, he must unravel a complex plot in which he himself may be a pawn.

Following the only lead, the TARDIS arrives on Selonart - a planet famed for the unique, friction-nullifying light water that covers its surface. A water that propels vast, technological yachts across its waves at inconceivable speeds. All in all, an indulgent, boastful demonstration of power by Earth's ruthless multi-stellar corporations.

Is Sabbath's goal to win the race? Who is Bloo, the enigmatic Selonart native?

As the danger escalates, the Doctor realises he is being manoeuvred into engineering his own downfall. Is it already too late for him?

The Domino Effect by David Bishop

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 53869 4

The TARDIS lands in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, during Easter 2003. The city is almost at a standstill, its public services close to collapse and its people terrorised by a bombing campaign.

Within hours one of the Doctor's friends is caught in a deadly explosion, while another appears on television confessing to the murder of twelve people. The TARDIS is stolen by forces intent on learning its secrets. When the Doctor tries to investigate, his efforts are hampered by crippling chest pains,

Someone is manipulating events to supress humanity's development - but how and why? The trail leads to London where a cabal pushes the world ever closer to catastrophe. Who is the prisioner being held in the Tower of London? Could he or she hold the key to saving mankind?

The Doctor must choose betweeen saving his friends or saving Earth in the past, present and future. But the closer he gets to the truth, the worse his condition becomes.

Reckless Engineering by Nick Walters

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 270
ISBN: 0 563 48603 1

'What right do you have to wipe out a whole reality?'

The history of the planet Earth has been splintered, each splinter vying to be the prime reality. But there can only be one true history.

The Doctor has a plan to ensure that the correct version of history prevails - a plan that means breaking every law of Time. But with the Vortex itself on the brink of total collapse, what do mere laws matter?

From the Bristol Riots of 1831, to the ruins of the city in 2003, from a chance encounter between a frustrated poet and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, to a plan to save the human race, the stakes are raised ever higher until reality itself is threatened.

The Last Resort by Paul Leonard

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 48605 8

'I think time and space just fell apart.'

Anji isn't sure, but then it's hard to be sure of anything now. Good Times Inc. promised a new tourist experience, with hotels in every major period of human history - but that kind of arrogance comes with a price, and it's a price the Doctor doesn't want to pay.

As aliens conquer alternative Earth, Anji and Fitz race to find out how to stop Good TImes without stopping time itself. But they find that events are out of control - they can't even save each other. And when the Doctor tries to help, it gets far worse. At the Last Resort, only Sabbath can save the day. And then the price gets even higher.

Timeless by Stephen Cole

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 48607 4

The fuse has been lit. Reality has been blown apart, and the barriers that shield our universe from the endless others running parallel have shattered with it. The only chance the Doctor has of saving the multiverse from total collapse is if he can get back to Earth where the damage was first done - and put things right.

With time running out, the Doctor finally understands why 'our' unverse is unique. In proving it , he nearly destroys the TARDIS and all aboard - and becomes involved with the machinations of the mysterious Timeless organisation. They can fix your wildest dreams, get away with murder and bring a whole new meaning to the idea of victimless crime.

Soon, Fitz and Trix are married, Anji's become a mum, and an innocent man is marked for the most important death in the universe's long history. The reasons why force the Doctor into a deadly showdown in a killing ground spawned before time and space begun.

Emotional Chemistry by Simon A. Forward

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 563 48608 2

'Love! Surely one of the most destructive forces in the universe. There's nothing a man - or woman - won't do for true love.'

1812. The Vishenkov household, along with the rest of Moscow, faces the advance of Napoleon Bonaparte. At its heart is the radiant Dusha, a source of strength and inspiration - and more besides - for them all. Captain Victor Padorin, heroic Hussar and family friend, meanwhile, acts like a man possessed - by the Devil.

2024. Fitz is under interrogation regarding a burglary and fire at the Kremlin. The Doctor has disappeared in the flames. Colonel Bugayev is investigation a spate of antiques thefts, centred in Moscow, on top of which he now has a time-travel mystery to unravel.

5000. Lord General Razum Kinzhal is preparing to set in motion the closing stages of a world war. More than the enemy, his fellow generals of the Icelandic Alliance fear what such a man might do in peacetime. What can possibly bridge these disparate events in time? Love will find a way. But the Doctor must find a better alternative. Before love sets the world on fire.

Sometime Never... by Justin Richards

Published: 2004 BBC Books
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 563 48611 2

This Week: A hideous, misshapen creature releases a butterfly.

Next Week: The consequences of this simple action ensure that history follows its predicted path...

Sometime: In the swirling maelstrom of the Time Vortex, The Council of Eight map out every moment in history and take drastic measures to ensure it follows their predictions. But there is one elemental force that defies their prediction, that fails to adhere to the laws of time and space... A rogue element that could destroy their plans merely by existing.

Already events are mapped out and defined. Already the pieces of the trap are in place. The Council of Eight know when Sabbath will betray them. They know when Fitz will survive the horrors in the Institute of Anthropology. They know when Trix will come to his aid. They know whem the Doctor will finally realise the truth.

They know that this will be: Never.

Halflife by Mark Michalowski

Published: 2004 BBC Books
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 563 48613 9

'To lose one set of memories may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two smacks of carelessness.'

The Terran colony world of Espero seems the unlikely source of a sophisticated distress call. And the Doctor, Fitz and Trix are not the only ones responding to it.

While Fitz consorts with royalty, the Doctor's on the run with a 16-year-old girl, and Trix meets a small boy with a dark secret.

In a race for the minds and souls of an entire planet, the Doctor and Trix are offered temptations that may change them forever.

At least one of them will be unable to resist.

The Tomorrow Windows by Jonathan Morris

Published: 2004 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 48616 3

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There's a new exibition at Tate Modern - 'The Tomorrow Windows'.

The concept is simple: look through a Tomorrow Window and you'll see into the future. You'll get 'The Gist of Things to Come'. According to the press pack, the Tomorrow Windows exhibition wil bring about an end to war and suffering.

Which is why someone decides to blow it up.

Investigating this act of wanton vandalism, the Doctor, Fitz and Trix visit an Astral Flower, the show-world of Utopia and Gadrahadradon - the most haunted planet in the galaxy. They face the sinister Cecccecs, the gratuitously violent Vorshagg, the miniscule Micron and the enigmatic Poozle. And they encounter the doomsday monks of Shardybarn, the warmongers of Valuensis, the politicians of Minuea and the killer cars of Estebol.

They also spend about half an hour in Lewisham.

The Sleep Of Reason by Martin Day

Published: 2004 BBC Books
No. of pages: 281
ISBN: 0 563 48620 1

The near future: a man in a pshyciatric hospital claims to be an alien time traveller called 'the Doctor'. He once adventured across countless galaxies, fighting evil.

The past: an asylum struggles to change Victorian attitudes to the mentally ill. It catches fire in mysterious circumstances.

Now: a young woman takes an overdose and slips into a coma. She dreams of death falling like a shround over a benighted gothic building.

Caroline 'Laska' Darnell is admitted to the Retreat after her latest suicide attempt. To her horror, she recognises the medical centre from recent nghtmares of an old building haunted by a ghostly dog with glowing eyes. She knows that something is very wrong with the institute. Something, revelling in madness, is growing ever stronger. The mysterious Dr Smith is fascinated by Laska's waking dreams and prophetic nightmares. But if Laska is unable to trust her own perceptions, can she trust Dr Smith?

And, all the while, the long dead hound draws near...

The Deadstone Memorial by Trevor Baxendale

Published: 2004 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 48622 8

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There is no such thing as a good night.

You may think that you can hide away in dreams. Safely tucked up in bed, nothing can touch you.

But, as every child knows, there are bad dreams. And bad dreams are where the monsters are.

The Doctor knows all about monsters. And he knows that sometimes they can still be there when you wake up. And when the horror is more than just a memory, there is nowhere to hide.

Even here, today, tonight... in the most ordinary of homes, and against the most ordinary people, the terror will strike.

A young boy suffering terrifying visions...

... and his family will encounter a deathless horror.

Only the Doctor can help - but first he must uncover the fearsome secret of the Deadstone Memorial.

To The Slaughter by Stephen Cole

Published: 2005 BBC Books
No. of pages: 271
ISBN: 0 563 48625 2

The solar system is being spring cleaned to improve its feng shui and attract big business back to the long abandoned seat of Earth's empire. Celebrity decoratiste Atristotle Halcyon is heading the campaign of controlled demolition. Having swept away the Asteroid Belt and the Oort Cloud, he now plans to make Jupiter more aesthetically please by removing scores of 'unnecessary' moons.

But the ancient satellites hold deadly secrets, as the Doctor, Fitz and Trix soon discover. With eco-terrorists plotting sabotage, corrupt officials lining their own pockets and sinister forces acting on their own agendas, only the Doctor sees that millions of innocents have been set on the fast track to bloody, unbridled destruction.

The Gallifrey Chronicles by Lance Parkin

Published: 2005 BBC Books
No. of pages: 282
ISBN: 0 563 48624 4

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The Doctor's home planet of Gallifrey has been destroyed. The Time Lords are dead, their TARDISes annihilated. The man responsible has been tracked down and lured to Earth in the year 2005, where there will be no escape. But Earth has other problems - a mysterious signal is being received, a second moon appears in the sky, and a primordial alien menace waits to be unleashed...

The stage is set for the ultimate confronation - for justice to be done. The Doctor and his companions Fitz and Trix will meet their destiny. And this time, the Doctor isn't going to be able to save everyone.

This is last of the continuing BBC Eighth Doctor adventures novels.