1987 - 1989
Virgin New Adventures
Timewyrm: Genesys by John Peel
No. of pages: 230
ISBN: 0 426 20355 0
Mesopotamia - the cradle of civilization. In the fertile crescent of land on the banks of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, mankind is turning from hunter-gatherer into farmer, and from farmer into city-dweller.
Gilgamesh, the first hero-king, rules the city of Uruk. An equally legendary figure arrives.in a police telephone box: the TARDIS has brought the Doctor and his companion Ace to witness the first steps of mankind's long progress to the stars.
And from somewhere amid those distant points of light an evil sentience has tumbled. To her followers in the city of Kish she is known as Ishtar the goddess; to the Doctor's forebears on ancient Gallifrey she was a mythical terror - the Timewyrm.
Timewyrm: Exodus by Terrance Dicks
No. of pages: 234
ISBN: 0 426 20357 7
The pursuit of the Timewyrm leads the Doctor and Ace to London, 1951, and the Festival of Britain - a celebration of the achievements of this small country, this insignificant corner of the glorious Thousand Year Reich.
Someone - or something - has been interfering with the time lines, and in order to investigate, the Doctor travels further back in time to the very dawn of the Nazi evil. In the heart of the Germany of the Third Reich, he finds that this little band of thugs and misfits did not take over half the world unaided.
History must be restored to its proper course, and in his attempt to repair the time lines, the Doctor faces the most terrible dilemma he has ever known...
Timewyrm: Apocalypse by Nigel Robinson
No. of pages: 201
ISBN: 0 426 20359 3
The end of the Universe. The end of everything.
The TARDIS has tracked the Timewyrm to the edge of the Universe and the end of time - to the lush planet Kirith, a paradise inhabited by a physically perfect race.
Ace is not impressed. Kirith has all the appeal of a wet weekend in Margate, and its inhabitants look like third-rate Aussie soap stars.
The Doctor is troubled, too: if the Timewyrm is here, why can't he find her? Why have the elite Panjistri lied consistently to the Kirithons they govern? And is it possible that the castastrophe that he feels impending is the result of his own past actions?
Timewyrm: Revelation by Paul Cornell
No. of pages: 220
ISBN: 0 426 20360 7
The parishioners of Cheldon Bonniface walk to church on the Sunday before Christmas, 1992. Snow is in the air, or is it the threat of something else? The Reverend Trelaw has a premonition, too, and discusses it with the spirit that inhabits his church. Perhaps the Doctor is about to visit them again?
Some years earlier, in a playground in Perivale, Chad Boyle picks up a half-brick. He's going to get that creepy kid Dorothy who says she wants to be an astronaut. The weapon falls, splitting Dorothy's skull. She dies instantly.
The Doctor has pursued the Timewyrm from prehistoric Mesopotamia to Nazi Germany, and then to the end of the universe. He has tracked down the creature again: but what trans-temporal trap has the Timewyrm prepared for their final confrontation?
Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible by Marc Platt
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 426 20365 8
You're on your own, Ace.
The TARDIS is invaded by an alien presence, and is then destroyed. The Doctor disappears.
Ace, lost and alone, finds herself in a bizarre deserted city ruled by the tyrannical, leech-like monster known as the Process.
Lost voyagers drawn forward from Ancient Gallifrey perform obsessive rituals in the ruins.
The strands of time are tangled in a cat's cradle of dimensions.
Only the Doctor can challenge the rule of the Process and restore the stolen Future.
But the Doctor was destroyed long ago, before Time began.
Cat's Cradle: Warhead by Andrew Cartmel
No. of pages: 262
ISBN: 0 426 20367 4
The place is Earth. The time is the near future - all too near.
Industrial development has accelerated out of all control, spawning dangerous new technologies and laying the planet to waste. While the inner cities collapse in guerilla warfare, a dark age of superstition dawns.
As destruction of the environment reaches the point of no return, multinational corporations and super-rich individuals unite in a last desperate effort - not to save humankind, but to buy themselves immortality in a poisoned world.
If Earth is to survive, somebody has to stop them.
From London to New York to Turkey, Ace follows the Doctor as he prepares, finally, to strike back.
Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark by Andrew Hunt
No. of pages: 256
ISBN: 0 426 20368 2
'Spare no sympathy for those creatures. They were witches, they deserved to die.'
A coach crashes on the M40. All the passengers are killed. The bodies carry no identification; they are wearing similar new clothes. And each has a suitcase full of banknotes.
A country vet delivers a foal. The mare has a deep wound in her forehead. In the straw, the vet finds a tapering horn.
In the darkening and doomed world known to its inhabitants as Tir no n-Og, the besieged humans defend the walls of their citadel Dinorben against mythical beasts and demons.
The TARDIS's link with Eye of Harmony is becoming ever more tenuous and is in urgent need of repair. But the time machine takes the Doctor and Ace to a village in rural Wales, and a gateway to another world.
Nightshade by Mark Gatiss
No. of pages: 231
ISBN: 0 426 20376 3
I HAVE DONE ENOUGH!
Ace has never known the Doctor so withdrawn and melancholic. He is avoiding her company, seeking solace in the forgotten rooms and labyrinthine passages of his ancient time machine.
Perhaps he will find the peace he yearns for on his favourite planet, Earth, in the second half of the twentieth century - in the isolated village of Crook Marsham, to be precise, in 1968, the year of peace, love and understanding.
But one by one the villagers are being killed. The Doctor has to act, but for once he seems helpless, indecisive, powerless.
What are the signals from space that are bombarding the radio telescope on the moor? What is the significance of the local legends from the Civil War? And what is the aeons-old power that the Doctor is unable to resist?
Love And War by Paul Cornell
No. of pages: 235
ISBN: 0 426 20385 2
On a planet called Heaven, all hell is breaking loose.
Heaven is a paradise for both humans and Draconians - a place of rest in more ways than one. The Doctor comes here on a trivial mission - to find a book, or so he says - and Ace, wandering alone in the city, becomes involved with a charismatic Traveller called Jan.
But the Doctor is strenuously opposed to the romance. What is he trying to prevent? Is he planning some more deadly game connected with the mysterious objects causing the military forces of Heaven such concern?
Archaeologist Bernice Summerfield thinks so. Her destiny is inextricably linked with that of the Doctor, but even she may not be able to save Ace from the Time Lord's plans.
This time, has the Doctor gone too far?
Transit by Ben Aaronovitch
No. of pages: 262
ISBN: 0 426 20384 4
'Oh no, not again...'
It's the ultimate in mass transit systems, a network of interstitial tunnels that bind the planets of the solar system together. Earth to Pluto in forty minutes with a supersave non-premium off-peak travelcard.
But something is living in the network, chewing its way to the very heart of the system and leaving a trail of death and mutation behind it.
Once again a reluctant Doctor is dragged into human history. Back down amongst the joyboys, freesurfers, chessfans, politicians and floozies, where friends are more dangerous than enemies and one man's human being is another's psychotic killing machine.
Once again the Doctor is all that stands between humanity and its own mistakes.
The Highest Science by Gareth Roberts
No. of pages: 258
ISBN: 0 426 20377 1
Many legends speak of this world, home of an ancient empire destroyed by its own greatest achievement: the Highest Science, the pinnacle of technological discovery.
When the TARDIS alerts the Doctor and Bernice to the presence of an enormous temporal fluctuation on a large, green, unremarkable planet, they are not to know of any connection with the legend.
But the connection is there, and it will lead them into conflict with the monstrous Chelonians, with their contempt for human parasites; into adventure with a group of youngsters whose musical taste has suddenly become dangerously significant; and will force them to face Sheldukher, the most wanted criminal in the galaxy.
The Pit by Neil Penswick
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 426 20378 X
For two weeks now it has been the same message again and again, and it's getting stronger; death and destruction, the end of all things, ARMAGEDDON.
In an attempt to lift the Doctor out of his irritable and erratic mood, Bernice suggests he investigates the mystery of the Seven Planets - an entire planetary system that disappeared without trace several decades before Bernice was born.
One of the Seven Planets is a nameless giant, quarantined against all intruders. But when the TARDIS materializes, it becomes clear that the planet has other visitors: a hit-squad of killer androids; a trespassing scientist and his wife; and two shape-changing criminals with their team of slaves.
As riot and anarchy spread on the system's colonised worlds, the Doctor is flung into another universe while Bernice closes in on the horror that is about to be unleashed - a horror that comes from a terrible secret in the Time Lords' past.
Deceit by Peter Darvill-Evans
No. of pages: 313
ISBN: 0 426 20387 9
'Take Arcadia apart if you have to'
The middle of the twenty-fifth century. The Dalek war is drawing to an untidy close. Earth's Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human-occupied space since man first ventured to the stars.
Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition. Among her barely-controllable squad is an explosives expert who calls herself Ace. Their destination: Arcadia.
A non-technological paradise? A living laboratory for a centuries-long experiment? Fuel for a super-being? Even when Ace and Benny discover the truth, the Doctor refuses to listen to them.
Nothing is what it seems to be.
Lucifer Rising by Andy Lane And Jim Mortimore
No. of pages: 346
ISBN: 0 426 20388 7
'If I'd wanted to spend the rest of my life hoofing it around grimy spaceships for no good reason I'd have stayed in Spacefleet.'
Ace is bock. And she is not in a good mood.
Bernice has asked the Doctor to bring the TARDIS to the planet Lucifer, site of a scientific expedition. It's history to her: the exploration of alien artefacts on Lucifer came to an abrupt holt three centuries before she was born, and she's always wondered why.
Uncovering the answer involves the Doctor, Bernice and Ace in sabotage, murder, and the resurrection of eons-old alien powers.
Are there Angels on Lucifer? And what does it all have to do with Ace?
White Darkness by David A. McIntee
No. of pages: 244
ISBN: 0 426 20395 X
'We believe that death should always be a part of life.'
The Doctor's last three visits to the scattered human colonies of the third millennium have not been entirely successful. And now that Ace has rejoined him and Bernice, life on board the TARDIS is getting pretty stressful. The Doctor yearns for a simpler time and place: Earth, the tropics, the early twentieth century.
The TARDIS lands in Haiti in the early years of the First World War. And the Doctor, Bernice and Ace land in a murderous plot involving voodoo, violent death, Zombies and German spies. And perhaps something else - something far, far worse.
Shadowmind by Christopher Bulis
No. of pages: 244
ISBN: 0 426 20394 1
Arden. A planet of hills and streams and forests. Peaceful. Friendly
There is no indigenous intelligent life there.' 'What is there then?' the Doctor said. 'It's a new colony world, Doctor. We started developing it three years ago.'
But there is something on Arden. Something that steals minds and memories. Something that is growing stronger. Something that can reach out to. the regional stellar capital, Tairngaire - where the newest exhibit in the sculpture park is a blue box surmounted by a flashing light.
Birthright by Nigel Robinson
No. of pages: 216
ISBN: 0 426 20393 3
'I feel like a pawn in a blasted chess game, Ace.' 'I know what you mean. Trouble is, they keep changing the chess-players.'
The TARDIS has died. Stranded in early twentieth-century London, Bernice can only stand and watch as it slowly disintegrates.
In the East End a series of grisly murders has been committed. Is this the work of the ghostly Springheel Jack or, as Bernice suspects something even more sinister?
In a tiny shop in Bloomsbury, the master of a grand order of sorcerers is nearing the end of a seven-hundred year quest for a fabled magic wand.
And on a barren world in the far-distant future the Queen of a dying race pleads for the help of on old hermit named Muldwych, while Ace leads a group of guerrillas in a desperate struggle against their alien oppressors.
These events are related. Perhaps the Doctor knows how. But the Doctor has gone away.
Iceberg by David Banks
No. of pages: 253
ISBN: 0 426 20392 5
'Depends on how you define alien,' the Doctor said simply. 'They were human once.'
In 2006 the world is about to be overwhelmed by a disaster that might destroy human civilization: the inversion of the Earth's magnetic field. Deep in an Antarctic base, the FLIPback team is frantically devising a system to reverse the chonge in polarity.
Above them, the SS Elysium carries its jet-set passengers on the ultimate cruise. On board is Ruby Duvall, a journalist sent to record the FLIPback moment. Instead she finds a man called the Doctor, who is locked out of the strange green box he says is merely a part of his time machine. And she finds old enemies of the Doctor: silver giants at work beneath the ice.
Blood Heat by Jim Mortimore
No. of pages: 307
ISBN: 0 426 20399 2
'Not men, Ace. Silurians. The original rulers of the Earth.'
The TARDIS is attacked by an alien force; Bernice is flung into the Vortex; and the Doctor and Ace crash-land on Earth.
An attack by dinosaurs convinces the Doctor that he and Ace have arrived in the Jurassic Era. But when they find a woman being hunted by intelligent reptiles, he begins to suspect that something is very wrong.
Then they meet the embittered Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, leading the remnants of UNIT in a hopeless fight against the Silurians who rule his world. And they find out that it all began when the Doctor died...
The Dimension Riders by Daniel Blythe
No. of pages: 241
ISBN: 0 426 20397 6
'Someone here has been playing with time, Ace. Like playing with fire, only worse - you get burnt before you've lit the match.'
Abandoning a holiday in Oxford, the Doctor travels to Space Station Q4, where something is seriously wrong. Ghostly soldiers from the future watch from the shadows among the dead. Soon, the Doctor is trapped in the post, Ace is fighting for her life, and Bernice is uncovering deceit among the college cloisters.
What is the connection with a beautiful assassin in o black sports car? How can the Doctor's time machine be in Oxford when it is on board the space station? And what secrets ore held by the library of the invaded TARDIS?
The Doctor quickly discovers he is facing another time-shattering enigma: a creature which he thought he hod destroyed, ond which it seems he is powerless to stop.
The Left-Handed Hummingbird by Kate Orman
No. of pages: 264
ISBN: 0 426 20404 2
He took up a firing stance, holding the thirty-eight out in front of him. 'Mr Lennon?' he said.
1968: Cristian Alvarez meets the Doctor in London. 1978: The great temple of the Aztecs is discovered in Mexico.1980: John Lennon is murdered in New York. 1994: A gunman runs amok in Mexico City.
Each time, Cristian is there. Each time, he experiences the Blue, a traumatic psychic shock. Only the Doctor can help him - but the Doctor has problems of his own. Following the events of Blood Heat and The Dimension Riders, the Doctor knows that someone or something has been tinkering with time. Now he finds that events in his own past have been altered - and a lethal force from South America's prehistory has been released.
The Doctor, Ace and Bernice travel to the Aztec Empire in 1487, to London in the Swinging Sixties, and to the sinking of the Titanic as they attempt to rectify the temporal faults - and survive the attacks of the living god Huitzilin.
Conundrum by Steve Lyons
No. of pages: 261
ISBN: 0 426 20408 5
'Doctor, we're talking about an old man who used to dress up in a skintight white jump suit and fly round New York catching super-villains. Don't you think there's something just a bit unusual about that?'
A killer is stalking the streets of the village of Arandale. The victims are found one each day, drained of blood. And if that seems strange, it's nothing compared to the town's inhabitants.
The Doctor, Ace and Bernice think they're investigating a murder mystery. But it's all much more bizarre than that. And much more dangerous.
Someone has interfered with the Doctor's past again, and he's landed in a place he knows he once destroyed. This time there can be no escape.
No Future by Paul Cornell
No. of pages: 272
ISBN: 0 426 20409 3
'This time, anarchy's real. There are power cuts and Wilson's resignation, a great upheaval of unease. But now there's real fear too. Real panic. And that's not how it's supposed to be.'
Somebody has been toying with the Doctor's past, testing him, threatening him, leading him on a chase that has brought the TARDIS to London in 1976 - where reality has been altered once again.
Black Star terrorists foment riots in the streets. The Queen barely escapes assassination. A fearful tension is rising. Something is going to happen. Something bad.
Meanwhile, Benny's the lead singer in a punk band. Ace can't talk to her or the Doctor without an argument starting, so she's made murderous plans of her own. The Doctor's alone - he doesn't know who his enemy is, and even the Brigadier has disowned him.
As usual, it's up to the Doctor to protect the world. And he can't even protect himself.
Tragedy Day by Gareth Roberts
No. of pages: 290
ISBN: 0 426 20410 7
Tomorrow, Tragedy Day. Tomorrow, total control.
In Empire City on the planet Olleril, it's time for the annual Tragedy Day - when the privileged few celebrate their generosity to the masses.
But this-year, something is different. Hideous creatures infest the waters around an island that doesn't officially exist. Assassins arrive to carry out a killing that may endanger the entire universe. A being known as the Supreme One tests horrific weapons. And a secret order of monks observes the growing chaos.
Five minutes after they arrive on Olleril, the TARDIS crew know they want to leave. But Ace is imprisoned in a sinister refugee camp, and Bernice and the Doctor are in the custody of a brutal police gang. There is no way out.
Legacy by Gary Russell
No. of pages: 301
ISBN: 0 426 20412 3
'So, that's an Ice Warrior. Brings a whole new meaning to the concept of shell suits.'
The Doctor is pursuing a master criminal. The trail leads to Peladon: a desolate world once home to a barbaric, feudal society. Now the Galactic Federation is attempting to bring prosperity and civilization to the planet. But not all Pels support the changes, and when ancient relics are stolen from their Citadel, the representatives of the Federation are blamed. The Doctor suspects the Ice Warrior delegation, but before long the Time Lord himself is arrested for the crime - and sentenced to death.
Elsewhere, interplanetary mercenaries are bringing one of the galaxy's most evil artefacts to Peladon, apparently on the Doctor's instruction. Ace is pursuing a dangerous mission on another world and Bernice is getting friendly - perhaps too friendly - with the Ice Warriors she has studied for so long.
The players are making the final moves in a devious and lethal plan - but for once it isn't the Doctor's.
Theatre Of War by Justin Richards
No. of pages: 316
ISBN: 0 426 20414 X
Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended. Ace stared at the Doctor. He nodded. 'Yes, Ace. We're in Elsinore. And I don't like it either.'
Five years ago, an archaeological expedition came to Menaxus to explore the ruins of an ancient theatre. All but one of the visitors died horribly, and the planet was abandoned, bathed in lethal radiation.
Now the only survivor has returned, determined to uncover the theatre's secrets whatever the cost. Among her archaeological team is a certain Professor Bernice Summerfield.
Soon the deaths begin again, while the front line of an interstellar war moves ever closer. Desperate for help, Bernice tries to summon her companions. But when the TARDIS lands on the planet, the Doctor finds himself participating in a frighteningly real performance of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. And he begins to realise that the truth about Menaxus may be far stranger than anyone imagines.
All-Consuming Fire by Andy Lane
No. of pages: 304
ISBN: 0 426 20415 8
'I've been all over the universe with you, Doctor, and Earth in the nineteenth century is the most alien place I've ever seen.'
England, 1887. The secret library of St John the Beheaded has been robbed. The thief has taken forbidden books which tell of mythical beasts and gateways to other worlds. Only one team can be trusted to solve the crime: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson'.
As their investigation leads them to the dark underside of Victorian London, Holmes and Watson soon realise that someone else is following the same trail. Someone who has the power to kill with a glance. And they sense a strange, inhuman shape observing them from the shadows. Then they meet the mysterious traveller known only as the Doctor - the last person alive to read the stolen books.
While Bernice waits in nineteenth-century India, Ace is trapped on a bizarre alien world. And the Doctor finds himself unwillingly united with England's greatest consulting detective.
Blood Harvest by Terrance Dicks
No. of pages: 287
ISBN: 0 426 20417 4
'Doc's peddling bootleg liquor in an illegal speakeasy. You're carrying a gun for him, Ace - which makes you no better than any other gun-moll.'
Dekker is a private eye; an honest one. But when Al Capone hires him to investigate a new joint called 'Doc's', he knows this is one job he can't refuse. And just why are the Doctor and Ace selling illegal booze in a town full of murderous gangsters?
Meanwhile, Bernice has been abandoned on a vampire-infested plonet outside normal space. There she meets a mysterious stranger called Romanadvoratrelundar - and discovers an ancient and malevolent power, linking 1929 Chicago with a lair of immortal evil.
The consequences of this story are inextricably linked to events in the Doctor's past. The full story is revealed in the first of a series of Missing Adventures - Goth Opera by Paul Cornell.
Strange England by Simon Messingham
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 426 20419 0
'The more the Doctor dreams,' the Quack said, 'the more real I become. He has not yet dreamed me fully, but he will.'
When the TARDIS lands in the idyllic gardens of a Victorian country house, Ace knows that something terrible is bound to happen. The Doctor disagrees. Sometimes things really are as perfect as they seem.
Then they discover a young girl whose body has-been possessed by a beautiful but lethal insect. And they meet the people of the House: innocents who have never known age, pain, or death - until now.
Now their rural paradise is turning into a world of nightmare. A world in which the familiar is being twisted into something evil and strange. A world ruled by the Quack, whose patent medicines are deadly poisons and whose aim is the total destruction of the Doctor.
First Frontier by David A. McIntee
No. of pages: 294
ISBN: 0 426 20421 2
Ace raised her blaster. 'You've already killed me once, girl,' Kreer said. 'Didn't you learn anything from that?'
When Bernice asks to see the dawn of the space age, the Doctor takes the TARDIS to the United States of America in 1957 - and into the midst of distrust and paranoia. The Cold War is raging, bringing the world to the brink of atomic destruction.
But the threat facing America is far more deadly than Communist Russia. The militaristic Tzun Confederacy have made Earth their next target for conquest - and the aliens are already among us.
Two nuclear warheads have been stolen; there are traitors to the human species in the highest ranks of the army; and alien infiltrators have assumed human form. Only one person seems to know what's going on: the army's mysterious scientific adviser, the enigmatic Major Kreer.
St Anthony's Fire by Mark Gatiss
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 426 20423 9
'No time. They have come. They have come at last.'
The Doctor and Bernice visit Betrushia, a planet famous for its beautiful ring system. They soon discover that the rain-drenched jungles are in turmoil. A vicious, genocidal war is raging between the lizard-like natives. The ground itself is wracked by mysterious earthquakes. And an unknown force is moving inexorably forwards, devastating everything in its path.
Ace wanted out; she's resting on a neighbouring world. But from the outer reaches of space, a far greater threat is approaching Betrushia, and even Ace may find it impossible to escape.
With time running out, the Doctor must save the people of Befrushia from their own terrible legacy before the wrath of St Anthony's Fire is visited upon them all.
Falls The Shadow by Daniel O'Mahony
No. of pages: 356
ISBN: 0 426 20427 1
'We are deranged. We are psychopaths, sociopaths, up the garden path,' said Tanith. 'We are mad, and you are trapped with us.'
The TARDIS is imprisoned in a house called Shadowfell, where a man is ready to commence the next phase of an experiment that will remake the world.
A stranger dressed in grey watches from a hillside, searching for the sinister powers growing within the house. A killer appears from the surrounding forest, determined to carry out her deadly instructions. In the cellar, something lingers, observing and influencing events, waiting to take on flesh and emerge. And trapped in alien darkness, the last survivor of a doomed race mourns for the lost planet Earth.
Parasite by Jim Mortimore
No. of pages: 305
ISBN: 0 426 20425 5
'Change, Benny. It's the most terrifying thing of oil.' 'And that's what's happening to you, is it, Doctor?' 'It's what's happening to all of us.'
The TARDIS has arrived in the Elysium system, lost colony of distant Earth and site of the Artefact: a world turned inside out, a world of horrific secrets.
For more than a century scientists hove studied the ecosystem flourishing within the Artefact. Now the system is in collapse and even the humans trapped inside are changing into something new and strange.
With the members of one expedition murdered, those of another fighting for their lives and a solar system on the brink of civil war, can the Doctor, Ace and Benny survive a journey to the heart of the Artifact in their search for the truth?
Warlock by Andrew Cartmel
No. of pages: 359
ISBN: 0 426 20433 6
It was the ruthless pack instinct of the primeval forest. But warlock magnified it a thousand times and made it lethal.
There's a strange new drug on the street. It's called warlock and some people say It's the creation of the devil. Others see it as the gateway to enlightenment.
Benny is working with an undercover cop, trying to track down its source. Ace is trapped in o horrific animal experimentation laboratory. But only the Doctor has begun to guess the terrible truth about warlock.
This disturbing sequel to Warhead moves beyond cyberpunk into a realm where reality is a question of brain chemistry ond heaven or hell comes in the shape of a pill.
Set Piece by Kate Orman
No. of pages: 239
ISBN: 0 426 20436 0
Dead. He was dead. How the hell was she supposed to do CPR on a man with two hearts?
There's a rip in the fabric of space and time. Passenger ships are disappearing from the interstellar traffic lanes. In an attempt to find out who's behind the disappearances, the Doctor and Ace allow themselves to be captured. But when Bernice's rescue attempt goes terribly wrong, the time travellers find themselves scattered throughout history.
Ace, stranded in Ancient Egypt, struggles to survive in on environment as alien as a distant planet: the Earth 3,000 years before she was born. She manages to find employment as a nobleman's bodyguard. And then she comes face to foce with the metal horrors which have pursued her through time - the creatures she saw kill the Doctor.
Infinite Requiem by Daniel Blythe
No. of pages: 274
ISBN: 0 426 20437 9
'The whole structure of the cosmos could be at stake - and the focus of the danger is here on Earth.' Bernice sighed. 'Charity begins at home.'
Kelzen, a chaotic force in the mind of an unborn twentieth-century earthling. Jirenal, intent on conquering o future society of dreamers and telepaths. Shanstra, evil incarnate - the conflicts on Gadrell Major are her sport and the tragedies of humans are her entertainment.
They are Sensopaths, their minds attuned to the collective unconscious, their power unleashed like a wild animal into the physical world. One by one, the TARDIS has located them. While Bernice faces the life-and-death struggle of a colonial war, with only a hologram of the Doctor to help her, the Doctor himself must confront the all-powerful trinity.
Sanctuary by David A. McIntee
No. of pages: 297
ISBN: 0 426 20439 5
The Doctor pointed at Bernice. 'The wench's mind is addled,' he said. 'Arrest her before she spreads her ungodly heresy.'
The TARDIS is caught in the gravitational field of a dork star. The Doctor and Bernice ore forced to evacuate, and find themselves stranded in medieval France - a brutal time of crusades and wars of succession.
As the Albigensian crusade draws to its bloody conclusion, men inflict savage brutalities on each other in the name of religion. And the TARDIS crew find their lives intertwined with warring Templars, crusaders and heretics. While the Doctor begins a murder investigation in a besieged fortress, Bernice finds herself drawn to an embittered mercenary who has made the heretics' fight his own. And they both realize that to leave history unchanged they may have to sacrifice for more than their lives.
Human Nature by Paul Cornell
No. of pages: 255
ISBN: 0 426 20443 3
'Who's going to save us this time?'
April, 1914. The inhabitants of the little Norfolk town of Farringham are enjoying an early summer, unaware that war is on the way. Amongst them is Dr John Smith, a short, middle-aged history teacher from Aberdeen. He's having a hard time with his new post as house master at Hulton Academy for Boys, a school dedicated to producing military officers.
Bernice Summerfied is enjoying her holiday in the town, getting over the terrible events that befell her in France. But then she meets a future Doctor, and things start to get dangerous very quickly. With the Doctor she knows gone, and only a suffragette and an elderly rake for company, can Benny fight off a vicious alien attack? And will Dr Smith be able to save the day?
This story was the base for the tenth Doctor stories Human Nature and The Family Of Blood.
Original Sin by Andy Lane
No. of pages: 320
ISBN: 0 426 20444 1
'I'm playing with a fire so dangerous I could scorch eternity.'
The last words of a dying alien send the Doctor and Bernice to thirtieth-century Earth in an attempt to avert an unspecified disaster. Before they can even unpack they've been arrested by the Adjudicators and sentenced to death by the Imperial army. Their attempts to prove their innocence take them from the mosaic planet Purgatory to a prison inside a star.
Meanwhile, Adjudicators Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej have their own problems. Investigating a series of apparently motiveless murders, they have stumbled upon a conspiracy with sinister overtones. On the run and out of luck, the only people they con turn to are their chief suspects: the Doctor and Bernice.
And as they run, someone is watching them. Someone who knows the Doctor of old...
Sky Pirates! by Dave StoneWith illustrations by Roger Langridge
No. of pages: 337
ISBN: 0 426 20446 8
'Avast, ye scurvies!'
Hoist the mainbrace, splice the anchor and join the Doctor and Benny for the maiden voyage of the good ship Schirron Dream, as it ventures into the fungral dark of air spaces occupied by the Sloathes - those villainous slimy evil shapeshifting monsters of utter and unmitigated evil that hove placed a system under siege!
Watch Roslyn Forrester and Chris Cwej have a rough old time of it in durance vile! Meet the intrepid Captain Li Shao, and the beautiful if somewhat single-minded Sun Samurai Leetha t'Zhan! Roost on the dunes of Prometheus, swelter in the fetid jungles of Anea, swim with the Obi-Amphibians of Elysium and freeze off inconvenient items of anatomy on the ice wastes of Reklon in an apparently doomed search for the Eyes of the Schirron, the magickal jewels that will either save the system or destroy it utterly!
Who will live? Who will die? Will the Doctor ever play the harmonium again? All these questions and many more will be answered within the coruscating, fibrillating pages of ... Sky Piratesl
Zamper by Gareth Roberts
No. of pages: 250
ISBN: 0 426 20450 6
'Good morning. We're doomed. Would you like a cup of tea?'
On the far side of a break in the fabric of space is the planet Zamper, home of a secretive organization that constructs and sells the mightiest warships in the galaxy. It is to Zomper that the last warriors of the fallen Chelonion Empire hove come in a final attempt to restore their race's glory.
Separated from the TARDIS, the Doctor and his companions are intrigued by the bizarre operations on Zamper. Why are accidents and power failures afflicting the planet? What is the true agenda of the mysterious Management? And what are the strange powers of the alien shipbuilders?
Toy Soldiers by Paul Leonard
No. of pages: 243
ISBN: 0 426 20452 2
'Children make better soldiers,' said the teddy bear. 'They kill without compunction.'
The Doctor and Benny are following a trail of kidnapped children across Europe, a continent recovering from the ravages of the First World War. lhe only clue they find is the toy bear each missing child was given. But someone is aware of their search, and they soon find themselves unwilling guests on the planet Q'ell, where a similar war still rages - and has done for fourteen hundred years.
Stranded on Earth, Chris Cwej and Roslyn Forrester struggle to find a way of stopping the Q'ell from recruiting every child in the world to their cause. And the Doctor tries to start a peaceful revolution on a planet where there is no longer any word for peace.
Head Games by Steve Lyons
No. of pages: 258
ISBN: 0 426 20454 9
'This isn't Hell,' the Doctor assured her. 'It's only a sequel.'
Stand by for an exciting new adventure with Dr Who and his companion, Jason. Once again, our time-hopping friends set out to seek injustice, raise rebel armies, overthrow dictators and heat up green monsters.
But this time, Dr Who faces a deadly new threat: a genocidal rogue Time Lord and his army of combat-hardened, gun-slinging warrior women. To make matters worse, this foe is a twisted version of the good Doctor himself - and if Dr Who and Jason can’t stop him, he'll end all life on Detrios and Earth.
Armed only with their wits and with the modest power of control over reality, our heroes must face Dr Who's evil double: the megalomaniac scientist who calls himself simply...'The Doctor'.
The Also People by Ben Aaronovitch
No. of pages: 289
ISBN: 0 426 20456 5
'Just how technologically advanced are they?' The Doctor frowned. 'Let me put it this way: they have a non-aggression pact with the Time Lords.'
The Doctor has taken his companions to paradise, or at least the closest thing he can find. A sun enclosed by an artificial sphere where there is no want, poverty or violence.
While Chris learns to surf, meets a girl and falls in love with a biplane, Roz suspects an alien plot and Bernice considers that a Dyson Sphere needs an archaeologist like a fish needs a five-speed gear box.
Then the peace is shattered by murder. As the suspects proliferate, Bernice realises that even an artificial world has its buried secrets and Roz discovers what she's always suspected - that every paradise has its snake.
Shakedown by Terrance Dicks
No. of pages: 233
ISBN: 0 426 20459 X
'The Sontarans can never defeat us. It is we who will win.'
For thousands of years the Sontaran clone-warriors and the Rutan gestalt have fought each other across the galaxy. Now the Sontarans have a plan to strike at the heart of the Ruton Empire, and utterly defeat the Rutan race.
The Doctor has his suspicions, but only one Ruton spy knows the Sontarans' secret. He is being pursued from planet to planet by Cwej and Forrester and by a Sontaran hit squad. After a confrontation aboard the racing space-yacht Tiger Moth, the chase culminates on the library planet Sentarion - where Professor Bernice Summerfield's researches into the history of the Sontaran/Rutan war turn into explosive reality.
SHAKEDOWN - The Video
This novel is an extension of Terrance Dicks' story for the straight-to-retail video Shakedown, starring Carole Ann Ford and Sophie Aldred, who played the Doctor’s first and last companions in the (classic) television series, and lan Chappell and Brian Croucher from television’s Blake’s 7.
Just War by Lance Parkin
No. of pages: 254
ISBN: 0 426 20463 8
'Tomorrow belongs to us, not you. If you were really from the future, Miss Summerfield, you would be o Nozi.'
March 1941: Britain's darkest hour. The Nazis occupy British soil and British citizens are being deported to Europeon concentrotion comps. Six thousond people a month are dying in air raids on London. The United States show no sign of entering the wor.
According to the Doctor, this isn't a parallel universe, it isn't an alternate timeline, and everything is running according to schedule. But now something, somewhere, has gone wrong. The Nazis ore building a secret weopon, one that will hove a decisive effect on the outcome of the wor. Chris thinks it's a UFO, while Roz believes thot the Luftwaffe hove developed the largest bomber ever built. Only Benny may have seen the mysterious craft - but she’s disappeared off the face of the Earth.
Warchild by Andrew Cartmell
No. of pages: 310
ISBN: 0 426 20464 6
Adolescence is a difficult time. Especially when you have the power to rule the world.
Creed is just an ordinary guy - as ordinary as you can be when you're a secret agent working for the government. But his family is another matter. His youngest child seems able to read his mind. His oldest boy, Ricky, may possess a stranger and far more frightening power. And others seem interested in his 'gifted' children - sinister forces who see them as a resource to be exploited.
Around the world, the Doctor's companions have been put in place, ready to act when the time is right. Old friends and enemies are gathering for a final confrontation that will shape the future of the globe - and the evolution of mankind.
Sleepy by Kate OrmanWith illustrations by Jason Towers
No. of pages: 255
ISBN: 0 426 20465 4
'Stay the hell out of my mind,' hissed Forrester. 'Just stay away from me.’ She turned and stalked out of the room. Chris put his head in his hands.
The Earth colony on Yemaya 4 is a very ordinary place. The colonists spend their time farming, building homes, raising families.
But when the Doctor and his companions arrive they find a virus sweeping through the population, unleashing the colonists' latent psychic powers. The Doctor and Chris fall prey to the infection, and discover telepathy is not the only symptom. Chris is unable to resist the call of an ancient place of sacrifice, while Roz and Benny travel back in time to the origin of the virus, and uncover a desperate bid for immortality.
And all the while the Doctor is playing a dangerous game with troopers of the Dione—Kisumu company, who have come either to reclaim their stolen biotechnology - or to sterilize the planet.
Death And Diplomacy by Dave Stone
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 426 20468 9
Three mighty empires poised for war!
In the far-off Magellan Cluster, the savage Dakhaari, the militaristic Czhans and the evil backstabbing Saloi are at each other's respective throats over the tiny, peaceful planet of Mariel. The Hollow Gods have decreed that a satellite be built in which they must settle their differences or else. But just who has the tact and diplomacy to arbitrate these talks?
Meanwhile, Roz and Chris are on Mariel with the Czhanist army, knocking seven bells out of the native populace. Why have they launched this sneak attack? Will it wreck the talks completely? Are they participating in the Hollow Gods' hidden agenda - a plan that will result in the death of billions?
And while the others are otherwise occupied, Benny is stranded, lost and alone, facing the most terrifying challenge of her life - someone who will haunt her for the rest of her days. He’s called Jason.
Happy Endings by Paul Cornell
No. of pages: 289
ISBN: 0 426 20470 0
'DOCTOR, THIS IS MY FIANCE. PLEASE DON'T KILL HIM.'
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr Jason Kane and Professor Bernice S. Summerfield, to be held in the village of Cheldon Bonniface in the year 2010.
If everything works out, that is. Between rows, fights and pre-emptive divorce proceedings, there may not be a wedding at all. Especially if there really is someone who wants to prevent it from happening.
Everybody's coming: from Ice Warriors to UNIT veterans, a flirtatious Ace to a suspicious Hamlet Macbeth - and a very confused trio of Isley Brothers. The Doctor has to organize a buffet, Roz has a mystery to solve, and Chris has a girlfriend who used to be the Timewyrm.
The fiftieth New Adventure, this celebratory book ties up plot threads from the previous novels, features guest appearances from well-loved characters , and includes a chapter written by many of the series' favourite authors.
GodEngine by Craig Hinton
No. of pages: 242
ISBN: 0 426 20473 5
'WE'RE ON MARS. WE'RE SURROUNDED BY ICE WARRIORS, AND THE TARDIS HAS BEEN DESTROYED. BUSINESS AS USUAL, I SUPPOSE.'
Stranded on Mars, the Doctor and Roz team up with a group of colonists on a journey to find the much-needed supplies at the North Pole. But when their expedition is joined by a party of Ice Warrior pilgrims, tensions are stretched to breaking point. Meanwhile, Chris finds himself on Pluto's moon, trapped with a group of desperate scientists in a deadly race against time.
The year is 2157: the Earth has been invaded, and forces are at work on Mars to ensure that the mysterious invaders are successful. Unless the Doctor can solve the riddle of the GodEngine, the entire course of human history will be changed.
Christmas On A Rational Planet by Lawrence Miles
No. of pages: 277
ISBN: 0 426 20476 X
‘AN END TO HISTORY. AN END TO CERTAINTY. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?'
December, 1799; Europe is recovering from the Age of Reason, the Vatican is learning to live with Napoleon, and America is celebrating a new era of independence. But in New York State, something is spreading is own brand of madness through the streets. Secret societies are crawling from the woodwork, and there's a Satanic conspiracy around every corner.
Roz Forrester is stranded in a town where festive cheer and random violence go hand in hand. Chris Cwej is trapped on board the TARDIS with someone who’s been trained to kill him. And when Reason itself breaks down, even the Doctor can’t be sure who or what he’s fighting for.
Christmas is coming to town, and the end of civilization is following close behind . . .
Return Of The Living Dad by Kate Orman
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 426 20482 4
'IT'S ME, DADDY. IT'S BERNICE.'
Bernice Summerfield was seven years old when her father disappeared. They said he turned and ran from the Daleks in battle. They said he was a coward.
They were wrong.
For years Benny has searched for her father. Now a clue snatches her from her honeymoon, back to the TARDIS, and on to England in the year 1983. There she at last discovers Admiral Isaac Summerfield, leading a motley crew of aliens, psychics and fanboys. Their mission: to save extra-terrestrials stranded on Earth.
But what is Benny's father doing five hundred years in his own past? And why has he been waiting for the Doctor to arrive? Can Benny really trust the man she’s been looking for all her life?
The Death Of Art by Simon Bucher-Jones
No. of pages: 276
ISBN: 0 426 20481 6
HE DID NOT KNOW IF HIS POWERS COULD SAVE HIM UNTIL THE HORSES' HOOVES HAD CRUSHED HIS RIBS AND HIS HEART HAD STOPPED BEATING. AFTER THAT IT WAS OBVIOUS.
1880s France: the corrupt world of the Third Republic. A clandestine brotherhood is engaged in a desperate internal power struggle; a race of beings seeks to free itself from perpetual oppression; and a rip in time threatens an entire city. The future of Europe is at stake, in a war fought with minds and bodies altered to the limits of human evolution.
Chris finds himself working undercover with a suspicious French gendarme; Roz follows a psychic artist whose talents are attracting the attention of mysterious forces; and the Doctor befriends a shape-shifting member of a terrifying family. And, at the heart of it all, a dark and disturbing injustice is being perpetrated. Only an end to the secret war, and the salvation of an entire race, can prevent Paris from being utterly destroyed.
Damaged Goods by Russell T. Davies
No. of pages: 263
ISBN: 0 426 20483 2
‘WHEREVER THIS COCAINE HAS TRAVELLED, IT HASN‘T GONE ALONE. DEATH HAS BEEN ITS ATTENDANT. DEATH lN A REMARKABLY VIOLENT AND INTELLIGENT FORM.‘
The Doctor, Chris and Roz arrive at the Quadrant, a troubled council block in Thatcher's Britain. There's a new drug on the streets, a drug that's killing to a plan. Somehow, the very ordinary people of the Quadrant are involved. And so, amidst the growing chaos, a bizarre trio moves into number 43.
The year is 1987: a dead drug dealer has risen from the grave, and an ancient weapon is concealed beneath human tragedy. But the Doctor soon discovers that the things people do for their children can be every bit as deadly as any alien menace - as he uncovers the link between a special child, an obsessive woman, and a desperate bargain made one dark Christmas Eve.
So Vile A Sin by Ben Aaronovitch and Kate Orman
No. of pages: 312
ISBN: 0 426 20484 0
‘IF YOU STEP INTO HISTORY,' SAID THE DOCTOR, 'I WON'T BE ABLE TO PROTECT YOU.' 'THIS ISN'T HISTORY,' SAID ROZ. 'THIS IS FAMILY.'
The Earth Empire — the lmperium Humanum, upon which a thousand suns never set - is dying.
The Great Houses of the Empire manoeuvre and scheme for advantage; alliances are made; and knives flash in the shadows. Out among the moons of Jupiter, another battle is just beginning, as an ancient brotherhood seeks limitless power and long-overdue revenge.
The Doctor returns to the thirtieth century, searching for the source of a terrifying weapon. He fears a nightmare from his own past may be about to destroy the future. Nothing must be allowed to get in his way.
But the Doctor has reckoned without the power of history - which has its own plans for the wayward daughter of the House of Forrester.
Due to Aaronovitch's difficulty in completing the novel to the deadline (including a hard drive failure) Kate Orman stepped in to complete it. It was eventually published after the Dying Days.
Bad Therapy by Matthew Jones
No. of pages: 292
ISBN: 0 426 20490 5
'WE'RE NOT LIKE YOU - WE CAN'T BE WHOLE ON OUR OWN.'
Seeking respite after thetraumatic events in the thirtieth century, the Doctor and Chris travel to 1950s London. But all is not well in bohemian Soho: racist attacks shatter the peace; gangs struggle for territory; and a bloodthirsty driverless cab stalks the night.
While Chris enjoys himself at the mysterious and exclusive Tropics club, the Doctor investigates a series of ritualistic murders with an uncommon link - the victims all have no past. Meanwhile, a West End gangster is planning to clean up the town, apparently with the help of the Devil himself. And, in the quiet corridors of an abandoned mental hospital, an enigmatic psychiatrist is conducting some very bad therapy indeed.
As the stakes are raised, healing turns to killing, old friends appear in the strangest places - and even toys can have a sinister purpose.
Eternity Weeps by Jim Mortimore
No. of pages: 241
ISBN: 0 426 20497 2
‘THE FLOOD IS COME! OH GOD SAVE US ALL: THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT IS COME!"
Turkey, 2003: Bernice and Jason join two rival expeditions attempting to find Noah's Ark. While one team follows the Bible and its own beliefs, the other relies on more exact science - but both paths lead to the same revelation. And, as the region moves ever closer to war, they uncover the key to a timeless mystery and a terrible secret.
The Doctor and Chris are called in to a situation fast getting out of control, as countless numbers flee a biological terror. The world is about to undergo a new genesis. While Chris gets himself a job with NASA, the Doctor must unravel the ties between Mount Ararat, the moon, and an ancient exodus.
Mankind faces apocalypse. But can the aid of a far older race, alongside companions hast and present, prevent the planet being twisted into the image of a long-dead world?
Following the television movie in 1996 the BBC opted not to renew Virgin's licence to produce new Doctor Who books. This is the first novel to no longer feature the Doctor Who logo on the outside of the book.
The Room With No Doors by Kate Orman
No. of pages: 259
ISBN: 0 426 20500 6
'DEAR DOCTOR,‘ WROTE CHRIS. 'I GIVE UP.‘
Swordplay, samurai, demons, magic, aliens, adventure, excitement. . . Who needs them?
The Doctor and Chris travel to sixteenth-century Japan, a country gripped by civil war as feudal lords vie for control. Anything could tip the balance of power. So when a god falls out of the sky, everyone wants it.
As villagers are healed and crops grow far too fast, the Doctor and Chris try to find the secret of the miracles - before two rival armies can start a war over who owns the god.
Chris soon finds himself alone - except for an alien slaver, a time-travelling Victorian inventor, a gang of demons, an old friend with suspicious motives, a village full of innocent bystanders, and several thousand samurai.
Without the Doctor, someone has to take up the challenge of adventure and stop the god falling into the wrong hands. Someone has to he a hero — but Chris isn't sure he wants to be a hero any more.
Lungbarrow by Marc Platt
No. of pages: 309
ISBN: 0 426 20502 2
'NONSENSE, CHlLD,' RETORTED THE DOCTOR. ‘GRANDFATHER INDEED! I'VE NEVER SEEN YOU BEFORE IN MY LIFE!’
All is not well on Gallifrey. Chris Cwej is having someone else’s nightmares. Ace is talking to herself. So is K-9. Leela has stumbled on a murderous family conspiracy. And the beleaguered Lord President, Romanadvoratrelundar, foresees one of the most tumultuous events in her planet’s history.
At the root of all is an ancient and terrible place, the House of Lungbarrow in the southern mountains of Gallifrey. Something momentous is happening there. But the House has inexplicably gone missing.
673 years ago the Doctor left his family in that forgotten House. Abandoned, disgraced and resentful, they have waited. And now he's home at last.
In this, the seventh Doctor's final New Adventure, he faces a threat that could uncover the greatest secret of them all.