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City of Death

Past Doctor Adventures

Douglas Adams
James Goss

From a story by David Fisher

Based on the beloved Doctor Who episode of the same name by Douglas Adams, the hilarious and brilliant author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes City of Death...

The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris--a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all of its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself.

Soon they are embroiled in an alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth.

It's up to the Doctor and Romana to thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni--all twelve of him--if the human race has any chance of survival.

But then, the Doctor's holidays tend to turn out a bit like this.

Shada: The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams

Past Doctor Adventures

Douglas Adams
Gareth Roberts

From the unique mind of Douglas Adams, legendary author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes Shada, a story scripted for the television series Doctor Who but never produced--and now transformed into an original novel...

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Imagine how dangerous a LOT of knowledge is...

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord, Professor Chronotis, has retired to Cambridge University, where among the other doddering old professors nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. He took with him a few little souvenirs--harmless things really. But among them, carelessly, he took The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Even more carelessly, he has loaned this immensely powerful book to clueless graduate student Chris Parsons, who intends to use it to impress girls. The Worshipful and Ancient Law is among the most dangerous artifacts in the universe; it cannot be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

The hands of the sinister Skagra are unquestionably the wrongest ones possible. Skagra is a sadist and an egomaniac bent on universal domination. Having misguessed the state of fashion on Earth, he also wears terrible platform shoes. He is on his way to Cambridge. He wants the book. And he wants the Doctor...

The Wheel of Ice

Past Doctor Adventures

Stephen Baxter

The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying Earth. It's a bad place to grow up.

The colony has been plagued by problems and there are stories of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore. And then young Phee Laws, surfing Saturn's rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction.

Aboard the Wheel, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.

Harvest of Time

Past Doctor Adventures

Alastair Reynolds

A forgotten enemy. An old adversary. A terrible alliance.

From a ruined world at the end of time, the vicious Sild make preparations to conquer the past and rewrite history. But to do it they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own...

On Earth, UNIT is called in to examine a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform. They've hardly begun, though, when something even stranger takes hold: The Brigadier and others are starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner.

As the Sild invasion begins, the Doctor faces a terrible dilemma. To save the universe, he must save his arch-nemesis... The Master.

The Devil Goblins of Neptune

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 1

Martin Day
Keith Topping

The Brigadier is pursued across the world from seeming traitors within UNIT, his own organization. The Third Doctor and Liz deal with an alien invasion that started with an extraterrestrial mass exploding in the atmosphere.

The Murder Game

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 2

Steve Lyons

It is the year 2146. Answering a distress call from the dilapidated Hotel Galaxian, the Second Doctor and the Tardis crew discover a games enthusiast is using the hotel to host a murder-mystery weekend. But then it seems that someone is taking the games too seriously.

The Ultimate Treasure

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 3

Christopher Bulis

The seers of Gelsandor foretell the coming of many visitors to their planet, all in search of the lost treasure of the fabulously wealthy Rovan Cartovall, who vanished 5000 years ago...

An innocent shopping jaunt for the Fifth Doctor and Peri ends in violence and incarceration as they become caught up in a mysterious transaction involving the sale of co-ordinates leading to Rovan's hoard -- the ultimate treasure.

Business Unusual

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 4

Gary Russell

A Sixth Doctor adventure. At Brighton in the 1980s, SeneNet Interactive are getting ready to launch their new 64-bit games console. But who are SeneNet? Their headquarters are guarded fiercely and they are buying up smaller companies. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's C19 security division investigates.

Illegal Alien

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 5

Mike Tucker
Robert Perry

The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBride, ex-pat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within. The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned in some way. What else could it be? Arriving amid the chaos, the Seventh Doctor and Ace embark on a trail that brings them face to face with hidden Nazi agents, and encounter some very old enemies.

Included in the 50th Anniversary Monster Collection.

The Roundheads

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 6

Mark Gatiss

A Second Doctor adventure set in the time of Cromwell. The Civil Wars have ended with victory for the Roundheads, and Charles I is threatened with execution. In a country of divided loyalties, strangers are looked upon with suspicion, and the crew of the Tardis soon finds itself in danger.

The Face of the Enemy

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 7

David A. McIntee

Whilst the Doctor and Jo are away from Earth the Brigadier is confronted with open warfare on the streets of Britain. He and UNIT have to rely on an old adversary to help them save Earth.

Eye of Heaven

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 8

James Mortimore

The Fourth Doctor and Leela travel back to Victorian times to unravel the mysteries of the Easter Island statues, and solve the conundrum of how nearly 18,000 islanders left their home without using boats.

The Witch Hunters

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 9

Steve Lyons

The First Doctor attempts repairs to the Tardis. Unfortunately, he chooses Salem, Massachusetts at the time of the witch hunts, as the place to do the job. The result is that he and his crew are thrown into danger by Susan's latent telepathic powers.

The Hollow Men

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 10

Martin Day
Keith Topping

The village was cursed centuries ago, but only now is the alien evil beginning to revive ...The children of Hexen Bridge are gifted and clever, but insanity and murder follow in their wake. The Doctor has a special interest in the village, but on his return to England in the early twenty-first century events seem to be escalating out of control.

Kidnapped and taken to Liverpool, the Doctor realises that developments in Hexen Bridge have horrifying repercussions for the rest of the country. Ace is left in the village, where small-minded prejudices and unsettled scores are flaring into violence. As scarecrows fashioned from the bodies of the recent and ancient dead stalk the country lanes around Hexen Bridge, a sinister dark stain is spreading over the surrounding fields. And as the fierce evil grows ever stronger, can the Doctor and Ace prevent it from engulfing the entire world? Featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace, this adventure takes place between the TV stories The Curse of Fenric and Survival.


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 11

Terrance Dicks

A jubilant Third Doctor has been given freedom again by the Time Lords to roam time and space. But when he and Sam arrive on the planet of Catastrophea, he begins to wish perhaps his exile on Earth had remained imposed, for the Doctor becomes embroiled in the schemes of off-world drug-smugglers.

Mission: Impractical

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 12

David A. McIntee

When daring criminal, Jack Chance masterminds the heist of a precious national treasure from the planet Veltroch, it is the first step in a chain of events that could lead to the destruction of two civilizations. This is a Doctor Who novel featuring the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher.

Zeta Major

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 13

Simon Messingham

In his fourth incarnation, the Doctor landed on the planet Zeta Minor, a world located on the edge of the known universe, the bridge-point for the opposite universes of matter and anti-matter.Now in his fifth life, the Doctor meets the same race the landed there before, and once again they are eager to harness its secrets -- with terrifyingly dangerous results.Caught up in a situation akin to a Jacobean revenge tragedy, the Doctor must fight his way through layers of court intrigue before he can try to stop the people really in control from allowing the forces of Anti-matter free reign to destroy every life-form in the universe.

Dreams of Empire

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 14

Justin Richards

The Second Doctor and his companions land in what seems to be a medieval castle. In reality, it is a fortress/prison, the last stronghold for military forces. The TARDIS crew quickly finds itself in danger from outside threats and inside, not the least of which is seemingly self-animating suits of armor.

This book chosen to represent the Second Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Collection.

Last Man Running

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 15

Chris Boucher

Arriving on a jungle planet, the Fourth Doctor and Leela soon find themselves hunted by a hideous alien life form that appears to be some kind of robot with a taste for human flesh. But who has created it?

A band of humans arrives on the planet in search of something deadly and illegal -- the robot? Or the things that created it?

Assuming the Doctor to be involved in the monstrous crimes against nature on the planet, the humans make life difficult for the TARDIS crew -- but who is waiting and watching in the shadows -- and for whose benefit is the arena of peril set up?


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 16

Mike Tucker
Robert Perry

It is Victorian London and Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets -- or is it the Doctor?

A crystal from the TARDIS' telepathic circuits has a serious effect on the Doctor's mind, and Ace finds herself isolated and in danger.

What part is the Doctor being forced to play? What is the secret of the 12 shadow-TARDISes which eerily wait in silence for events to play out? Only as Ace runs for her life does she realize that the Doctor is at the mercy of a terrifying force from his own future -- one he may be powerless to stop.

The Infinity Doctors

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 17

Lance Parkin

Gallifrey. The Doctor's home planet. For twenty thousand centuries the Gallifreyans have been the most powerful race in the cosmos. They have circumnavigated infinity and eternity, harnessed science and conquered death. They are the Lords of Time, and have used their powers carefully.

But now a new force has been unleashed, one that is literally capable of anything. It is enough to give even the Time Lords nightmares. More than that: it is enough to destroy them.

It is one of their own. Waiting for them at the end of the universe.

Featuring the Eighth Doctor as played by Paul McGann, this adventure was published to mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of Doctor Who.


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 18

Steve Lyons

New York, 1965. A time of conflict between ideologies, races, generations and genders, when crime runs rife and an unpopular war drags on in a distant land. In the midst of this turmoil, people cry out to their gods. And now, it seems, the gods have answered their call. Walking the slums and tenements of downtown Manhattan, demonstrating extraordinary powers, five strangers are gathering a growing crowd of worshippers.

Steven wants to believe in miracles, but the Doctor is more skeptical. What are the strangers' real motives, and why does history make no mention of these events? As New York begins to tear itself apart, the First Doctor's non-interventionist principles are tested to their limits.

The Wages of Sin

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 19

David A. McIntee

From the wastes of Siberia to the intrigue of the imperial court at St. Petersberg, 1916, the Third Doctor, Jo and Liz are involved in the machinations of the mad monk Rasputin.

As history plunges onward inexorably, the Doctor's companions realize that history books can lie. But the Doctor can see the threads that hold all time together -- can he and his companions escape the depravities of this decadent Russia without unraveling the history of Earth?

Deep Blue

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 20

Mark Morris

When a lighthouse keeper reports seeing a ball of light plunging into the sea off Tayborough Sands, UNIT sends Mike Yates to investigate. He is surprised to bump into an old friend, the Fifth Doctor, who has brought his friends Tegan and Turlough there for a holiday -- a holiday which is short-lived after the crew of the boat Papillon are discovered slaughtered.


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 21

Terrance Dicks

Arriving on the sun-baked veldt in the middle of the Boer War, the Sixth Doctor is soon involved in the adventures of struggling politician and war correspondent Winston Churchill. Of course, he knows Churchill is destined for great things, but unseen forces seem to be interfering with Winston's historic career. The Doctor suspects the hidden hand of the Players, mysterious beings who regard human history as little more than a game. With time running out, can the Doctor find the right moves to defeat them?

This book chosen to represent the Sixth Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Collection.

Millennium Shock

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 22

Justin Richards

In Britain, panic has set in as the government realises the full implications of Year 2000. In the race against time, one company seems to promise all the technological answers... but what exactly are the methods and motives behind the operation?

Storm Harvest

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 23

Mike Tucker
Robert Perry

Years after the extinction of its indigenous races, the sea-world of Coralee is populated by human and dolphin colonists. They are ignorant of what caused the original population to die out, but tales of vicious monsters proliferate.

An underwater massacre makes the Seventh Doctor and Ace wonder if one aspect of the legends, the acquatic Krill, might be real after all -- and if so, if they are as deadly as the stories say.

The Final Sanction

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 24

Steve Lyons

he year is 2204. The final confrontation between humankind and the monstrous Selachians is about to reach its tragic conclusion.

Once again the Second Doctor has become entangled in human history. Caught up in a brutal and bloody conflict, he knows he must do nothing to influence the outcome. But, when the TARDIS disappears andZoe falls into Selachian hands, he is forced to intervene...

City at World's End

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 25

Christopher Bulis

The First Doctor and his companions land in the city of Arkhaven, the last bastion of civilisation on a doomed world.

The inhabitants of the city are pinning all their hopes on a final desperate gamble for survival. Behind the scenes there are jealous factions at work, secretly contesting for the chance to shape the destiny of a new world. Beneath its ordered surface, Arkhaven is a city of secrets and mysteries where outward appearances can be deceptive.

Divided Loyalties

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 26

Gary Russell

To most, the entity known as the Celestial Toymaker is an abstract pan-universal force, whose powers, origins and intentions are unknown. To a select few the Toymaker is a god, a being to be worshipped, without whom there would be no existence. But to others, the Toymaker is the embodiment of evil, a force to be thwarted at every possible juncture. Aeons past, the Time Lords of Gallifrey tried to comprehend the Toymaker, and the role this force played in the cosmos. To one group of young Time Lords centuries later, understanding the Toymaker represented a goal, a mission. A Fifth Doctor Adventure.

Corpse Marker

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 27

Chris Boucher

The Doctor and Leela arrive on the planet Kaldor, where they find a society dependent on benign and obedient robots. But they have faced these robots before, on a huge Sandminer in the Kaldor desert, and know they are not always harmless servants. The only other people who know the truth are the three survivors from that Sandminer - and now they are being picked off one by one. The twisted genius behind that massacre is dead, but someone is developing a new, deadlier breed of robots. This time, unless the Doctor and Leela can stop them, they really will destroy the world.

Included in the 50th Anniversary Monster Collection.

Last of the Gaderene

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 28

Mark Gatiss

The aerodrome in Culverton has new owners, and they promise an era of prosperity for the idyllic village. But former Spitfire pilot Alex Whistler is suspicious - when black-shirted troops appear on the streets, he contacts his old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at U.N.I.T. The Third Doctor is sent to investigate - and soon uncovers a sinister plot to colonise the Earth. The Gaderene are on their way.

This book chosen to represent the Third Doctore in the 50th Anniversary Collection.

Tomb of Valdemar

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 29

Simon Messingham

Millenia ago, the Vanir ripped a hole in reality and created a gateway to the Higher Dimensions. This resulted in the warping of vast areas of space, and anyone who perceived these Higher Dimensions went insane. The Vanier disappeared into the gateway and all that remains of them is shimmering, golden palace floating in the clouds... The Doctor inadvertently materializes on Ashkellia, where Valdemar's tomb lies. The Doctor must escape imprisonment by Neville, a debauched aristocrat, to save both the universe and himself from the Higher Dimensions.


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 30

Paul Magrs

A third Doctor and Jo story in which Jo is kidnapped by the Master when she tries to get to the bottom of some weird goings-on at UNIT. The supposed Master turns out to be Verdigris, a sinister and powerful force whose motives must be exposed before the Doctor can find a way to defeat him.

Grave Matter

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 31

Justin Richards

The TARDIS materializes on an island named Dorsill, which has recently been bought by a DNA scientist named Sheldon. At first the villagers aren't suspicious when they notice a few people dying, and attribute it to natural causes. Little do they realize that they are in fact now part of Sheldon's closed experiment. The Sixth Doctor must discover what dark experiments Sheldon is carrying out on the innocent people of Dorsill.

Heart of TARDIS

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 32

Dave Stone

There's a serious reality breach in the 1950s American town of Lychburg, as the Second Doctor discovers when the TARDIS unexpectedly lands there, and he discovers it to be a city of anachronisms and temporal contradictions.

Prime Time

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 33

Mike Tucker

The Tardis lands on the planet Blinni-Blinni, location of Channel 400 - the biggest entertainment system in the galaxy, run by media tycoon Vogol Lukos. The Doctor is convinced that the Channel 400 network is a front for something far more sinister, and decides to break into the premises.

Imperial Moon

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 34

Christopher Bulis

The Fifth Doctor and Turlough materialize on the far side of the moon. The year is 1878, and the Doctor meets up with an expedition led by Captain Richard Halliwell. Why does history hold no record of Victorian space travel?

Festival of Death

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 35

Jonathan Morris

The Beautiful Death is the ultimate theme-park ride: a sightseeing tour of the afterlife. But something has gone wrong, and when the Fourth Doctor arrives in the aftermath of the disaster, he is congratulated for saving the population from destruction - something he hasn't actually done yet. He has no choice but to travel back in time and discover how he became a hero. And then he finds out. He did it by sacrificing his life.

This book chosen to represent the Fourth Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Collection.

Independence Day

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 36

Peter Darvill-Evans

Freedom. Liberty. Free Will. Independence. Choice. Everyone wants to be free. But at what point does freedom become irresponsibility? What happens when one person's choice causes another's oppression?

The Seventh Doctor's on a simple mission to return a communications device he borrowed years previously. Being a Time Lord, he can return it before anyone misses it.

But events in the Mendeb system have moved more quickly than the Doctor estimated, and he lands in the ruins of a civilisation devastated by mysterious invaders.

The King of Terror

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 37

Keith Topping

Two alien races the Jex and the Canavitchi are engaged in a battle to invade and either conquer or destroy the planet Earth. The Fifth Doctor is summoned to a meeting with Brigadier who shows him a photograph of a powerful media mogul named Sanger who has bought enough plutonium to destroy the world ten times over. UNIT are on the case and it seems that Sanger is one of a frightening number of alien Jex who came to Earth twenty years ago to sow the seeds of their ruthless world-domination When the Canavitchi launch their counter-attack and their alien fleets embark upon full-scale destruction, the Doctor finds himself engaged in a race against time to save planet Earth.

The Quantum Archangel

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 38

Craig Hinton

Five thousand years ago, the Priest-Kings of Atlantis attempted to enslave Kronos, greatest of the Chronivores. They failed, with catastrophic results. Thirty years ago, the Master sought to do the same, and barely escaped with his life.

London, 2003: torn apart by tragedy, the Doctor and Mel have gone their separate ways, only to find their paths crossing once more. While the Doctor tries to stop an old friend from making a terrible mistake, Mel is horrified to learn that her best friend has fallen under the influence of the Master.

As the Master desperately tries to defend himself against the power of Kronos, the Doctor and Mel must overcome their differences. If they don't, theQuantum Archangel will be triumphant. And if she is, nothing in the Universe will ever be the same again.

Bunker Soldiers

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 39

Martin Day

A fireball crash lands in the forests of the Ukraine and when the locals investigate, they find what appears to be a metal coffin at the center of the devastation. They superstitiously conclude that the casket contains the body of an angel sent to Earth to give hope to the people.

Centuries later the First Doctor and his companions, Stephen and Dodo, find themselves trapped in Kiev, 1240 -- a city under attack by the Mongols. They are enforced guests of the governor, Dmitri, whose assistant Yehven believes that if the coffin is desecrated, then "all who threaten us will be destroyed".

When the coffin is opened by a group of men, a terrifying, skull-faced creature is freed, and kills a member of the group before fleeing. A spate of violent deaths ensue -- but this creature certainly isn't killing indiscriminately. How is this creature choosing its victims? Where has it come from -- and most importantly, can the Doctor do anything to halt its murderous trail of destruction?


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 40

Mick Lewis

In Dartmoor, a punk band get into a fight with a group of rich and rowdy young students, whose Range Rover crashes into their car. The groups are spurred on to insane acts of violence by a mysterious force, and the punk band singer hears a voice in his head which directs him towards a rusty knife buried in the ground. Murder ensues and blood soaks into the rock. It is much later on that a creature emerges from the bloody rock, greedily anticipating the chaos that it plans to cause...

The Tardis alerls the Third Doctor to an incongruous energy fluctuation in the southwest of England. There, he finds himself part of the audience of one of the band's gigs, and their anarchic music is attracting an ever-growing convoy of violent disciples. What is the dormant force that has been awakened, and what are its destructive aims? How many more people must suffer a brutal death before the Doctor can halt the bloody trail of the convoy?

The Shadow in the Glass

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 41

Justin Richards
Stephen Cole

In Anterctica, nearly fifty years after the end of World War 2, Nazi Initiates inhibit a secret base; around them move the shadows and reflections of strange, Imp-like figures...The village of Turelhampton in Dorset is still a restricted military zone, cordoned off from the outside world. When a rogue film-crew breaks in, welrd damons, invisible to the naked eye, appear on camers...

And in a remote country-house in Cornwall, a freelance investigative journalist is horrified to discover neo-Nazis performing an occult ritual involving a functional, accurate, crystal ball - the Scrying Glass. And in the background, the figure of Hilter watching, exactly as he appears in the last pictures of him alive...What really did happen in the Berlin bunker in 1945, when Hitler and Eva Braun supposedly committed joint suicide? And what connection does this have with the uncanny imps that can be seen only in reflections and shadows? Why is it so imperative that no-one discover the secret of Turelhampton? It is up to the Doctor and the faithful Brigadier to find out.


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 42

Peter Darvill-Evans

Oxford, 1278 -- the Doctor is keen to put a stop to the pioneering scientific experiments of Roger Bacon. Bacon has developed ideas for submarines, explosives, telescopes and aeroplanes -- history will be cast into chaos if any of these ideas see the light of day.

Bacon is living among Franciscan friars who consider him to be a heretic embarrassment. When a friar is found dead in suspicious circumstances, they are keen to implicate Bacon and have him locked away for good.

However, more and more murders are being committed and it's increasingly obvious that Bacon cannot be held responsible for them all.

Superior Beings

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 43

Nick Walters

The planet Rocosia consists of nothing but immaculately-cultivated plant life, which propagates and cultivates itself -- there are no mammals, insects, aquatic or avian creatures living there. So the plants seem to exist for no apparent ecological reason, but visitors to the planet are soon distracted from the enigma by the dazzling beauty of the gardens.

One night, Peri spots a strange, multi-limbed creature picking fruit from one of the trees, and she decides to follow it. She gets lost though, and ends up attacked by a Decimator, a vicious, thorny plant. Regaining consciousness, she finds herself the captive of a humanoid fox in tight-fitting leather who is clearly very excited about eating her...

Meanwhile the Doctor finds Rocosia in a state of chaos as the Decimators appear in force and embark upon systematic destruction of the entire planet. The Doctor is rescued by the Valethske -- the creatures holding Peri captive. What are the Valethske doing on Rocosia and why are the Decimators trying to destroy the planet? And will the Doctor and Peri be able to escape before the entire planet is consumed by fire?


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 44

Keith Topping

Byzantium. The imperial city - rising dramatically, as if by a trick of the light, from the peninsula of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. Its domes and towers and minarets overlook a place of intrigue, lust, power, oppression, resistance and murder. Romans, Greeks, Zealots, Pharisees... all meet in the market squares of the great city, but mutual loathing and suspicion are rife. In this cauldron, the Doctor and his companions arrive, expecting to view the splendour and civilisation of the Roman empire. But events cast them into a deadly maelstrom of social and political upheaval. In the eye of the hurricane they must each face the possibility of being stranded, alone and far away from their own times, in an alien culture bunker.

Bullet Time

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 45

David A. McIntee

Attempting to cover the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong, Sarah Jane Smith stumbles upon alien activity. The Tzun have been trapped on Earth while searching for the location of a lost ship that will allow them to leave. But with the CIA, the Chinese Secret Police, and UNIT on the ship's trail, it won't be easy. Sarah discovers that the Tzun have the wisdom and ingenuity of the Doctor on their side, but finds they are not being put to the best use.

Psi-Ence Fiction

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 46

Chris Boucher

Feynman College receives a grant for parapsychology research to be done by devious Barry Hitchens. During a routine test, he identifies five students who have genuine gifts. The students hold a seance at the site of a murder and one of the girls dies under mysterious circumstances. The Doctor arrives to attend a lecture on time travel, and is mistaken for Hitchens and finds himself drawn into the eerie events at the college.

Dying in the Sun

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 47

Jon de Burgh Miller

The Doctor finds himself in Hollywood where a fantastic new movie that's playing in town is everything each one of its viewers ever wanted from a film. But the ex-fiance of the new movie's producer thinks the film is evil, and risks her life to prevent its screening. Then a friend of the Doctor's is found murdered, and his death seems linked to the activities of a secret society, FOCAL.

Instruments of Darkness

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 48

Gary Russell

A tall, thin Albino man, in various guises, appears in different parts of the world where he holds secret meetings with an array of agents. These agents believe that they are working for the French Secret Service, but are in fact on the payroll of a sinister crime organization known as the Magnate. They come from all walks of life -- the one thing they have in common is that they are all psychometrically linked to one another.

The Doctor is on Earth and alerted to a cult that attracts an array of young, vulnerable people. When the leader of the cult is held responsible for the abduction of a Magnate agent, the Doctor must work out what the connection is -- and find out exactly what plans the Magnate have for planet Earth.

Relative Dementias

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 49

Mark Michalowski

After the end of the interstellar Tulkan wars, the militaristic Tulkan War council was sentenced to memory-wiping and incarceration in a penal colony. Their weapons, advanced slavery devices and planet destroying armaments in development, hidden in a secret cache before the end of the war, are bound to remain secret forever, the access codes to their stasis chamber wiped with the Tulk's memories. But in an old people's home in Scotland, Dr Elizabeth Brunner, Unit scientist and daughter of one of the Alzheimers patients, has noticed disturbing happenings, and calls on her old friend, the Seventh Doctor, to investigate.

What he and Ace find goes beyond disturbing, with campers murdered, the denizens of the home wired up to some sort of enormous calculating machine, and Ace being followed around by a mysterious figure, always remaining just beyond the edges of vision. They receive help from Annarenes, members of a race devoted to keeping the Tulkan menace down, but help from any quarter has to be regarded with utmost suspicion. Nothing, here, is sure to be what it seems...


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 50

Simon A. Forward

White consumes the New Hampshire landscape, as US troops close like a platoon of ghosts on an armed cult, following a spate of unnaturally severe blizzards. Screams are carried on the frosty winds, but as the troops break in they find the house deserted. A gunfight with no victims.

The Fourth Doctor, hoping to give Leela a taste of life among the tribes of Native America, finds he has fractionally misjudged his coordinates, and they too are trapped in the frozen wastes, for he has strangely lost his homing affinity with the TARDIS. In the nearby small town of Winnipesaukee, a little girl called Amber Mailloux, distressed by the disappearance of her father, frustrated with her mother's roaming, unsettled life, feels almost at one with the heartless, lonely raging of the storm. But none of them know that the snow, the ice is not just a backdrop, but the real enemy. At the heart of the drift is a living presence, glorying in the cold, inhuman structures of the ice. And it's hungry...

Palace of the Red Sun

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 51

Christopher Bulis

Glavis Judd: Protector of the galaxy or interstellar tyrant? Unscrupulous reporter Dexel Dynes doesn't care. He's only after a sensational story -- the more violent the better.

Meanwhile, the TARDIS has landed Peri and the Sixth Doctor on a strangely isolated little world, whose immaculate gardens basking under a timeless sun seem the very model of tranquillity. Of course, it's too good to be true.

Amorality Tale

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 52

David Bishop

The Third Doctor disguises himself as a watchmender and visits 1950s London to discover the cause of a mysterious fatality in the East End. 4000 people died here - their deaths linked to a choking smog that blanketed the area.


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 53

Terrance Dicks

A chain of events has been set in motion that will change the Sixth Doctor and Peri forever. A chain that involves old enemies as well as old friends. How does Peri come to be the leader of a gang of rebel fighters on an outlying planet? Who is the mysterious 'General' against whom they are rebelling so violently? Where does the so-called 'Supremo', leader of the Alliance forces ranged against the General, come from, and why is he so interested in Peri? The answers lie in the origins of a conflict that will affect the whole cosmos - a conflict that will find humans, Sontarans, Draconians and even Cybermen fighting together for the greater good and glory. For the Supremo.

It is a conflict that will test both the Doctor and Peri to the limit, and bring them face to face with the dark sides of their own personalities.

Ten Little Aliens

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 54

Stephen Cole

Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. They are the empire's most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy. But is the same force that killed them still lurking in the dark? And what are its plans for the people of Earth?

This book chosen to represent the First Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Collection.

Combat Rock

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 55

Mick Lewis

When 400-year-old tribal mummies inexplicably return to life and begin murdering tourists on an exotic alien island, the Second Doctor's initial urge to investigate lands himself, Jamie and Victoria right in the middle of a jungle holocaust. Ferocious cannibals and deadly beasts stalk the swamps, mummies lurk amongst the trees and the peaceful, civilised locals are reverting to long-forgotten head-hunting practices.

Something is giving a clarion call to savagery, something that can only be found in the deepest darkness at the heart of the hostile rainforest. It could well be the end of the river for the TARDIS companions as they find themselves involved in a horrific jungle conflict between desperate guerrilla tribesmen and merciless colonial forces. Cannibalism could be the least of their worries as evil stirs the pot and the dead reach for the living...

The Suns of Caresh

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 56

Paul Saint

In England a hotel worker has been turned to stone, an ancient lake has vanished, and the inmate of a mental hospital is being terrorised by unseen creatures. In Israel, in the shadow of Masada, an archaeological dig unearths something that should have stayed buried.

The Third Doctor is sure he is dealing with a local and relatively straightforward temporal anomaly. Troy Game, a refugee from the planet Caresh, is not so certain. She believes the impending destruction of her home world is somehow linked to the events on Earth, and she is pinning her hopes on the Doctor to avert the catastrophe. But can the Doctor interfere with a planet's destiny? And should he risk his new-found freedom to do it?


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 57

Dale Smith

Nobody visits Heritage. Why would they? Dry, dusty and hot, it's nothing but a failed mining colony too stupid to realise that it's actually dead. No-one wants to visit, least of all Ace. But the Seventh Doctor's got his hearts set on a flying visit, just while they're in the neighbourhood. That's when he finds out that Heritage wants visitors just as much as visitors want them. So, while Ace is getting friendly with the locals, the Doctor is trying his best to convince them he's not interested in their secrets. All he wants is a few quiet days and a nice cup of tea. Trouble is, secrets have a way of unearthing themselves when the Doctor's around. Whether he wants them to or not.

Fear of the Dark

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 58

Trevor Baxendale

On a moon of the ruined planet Akoshemon, an age-old terror is about to be reborn. Something that remembers the spiral of war, pestilence and deprivation - and rejoices in it. The Fifth Doctor joins a team of archaeologists searching for evidence of the planet's infamous past, and uncovers more than just ancient history. Forced to confront his own worst fears, even the Doctor will be pushed to breaking point - and beyond.

This book chosen to represent the Fifth Doctor in the 50th Anniversary Collection.

Blue Box

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 59

Kate Orman

The 1980s: as we enter the Age of the Personal Computer, the newborn Internet spreads across America, and the computer invasion enters our homes. Across the technological frontier, an incredible war begins between the criminals and their savvy opponents.

A brilliant young programmer, a beautiful college student, and a mysterious hacker known only as 'The Doctor' join forces to combat an electronic threat fallen into the hands of a notorious computer outlaw. Respected computer journalist Charles 'Chick' Peters was an eyewitness as these unlikely heroes fought their hi-tech skirmishes across the nation's venerable capital - and inside the world of the computer. A Sixth Doctor Adventure.

Loving the Alien

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 60

Mike Tucker
Robert Perry

The Seventh Doctor knows Ace is going to die. Knows very well, because although she is sitting in the TARDIS watching the TV news, she is also beside him as a corpse. And there is something very, very strange about the autopsy results. In London, 1959, the Doctor does all he can to prevent Ace's tragic death, due to occur in a few hours. In the process, he discovers further anomalies - swarms of giant ants emerging from the ground being among the least of his worries. A disturbing fetish for Cyberisation has taken hold of Britain, and the Doctor can probably guess who's behind it!

Against a background of international (and trans-dimensional) espionage, giant ants and Cyber-primates, and quite possibly the end of the world as we know it, the Doctor struggles to save his companion from a fate which she seems more and more determined to bring upon herself.

The Colony of Lies

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 61

Colin Brake

The year is 2539. Arriving on Axista Four the Second Doctor, Zoe and Jamie find the colony in a state of chaos. A breakaway group of colonists -- the 'Realists' -- has abandoned Ransome's Back to Basics ideals and is creating a new high-tech settlement. The 'Loyalists' who remain are dwindling in number and face total extinction. Meanwhile, a spaceship from Earth has arrived with news that 80,000 refugees are about to descend upon the planet; the Realists are staging raids on the wreck of the colony ship, and in a secret underground bunker mysterious aliens who claim to be the planet's first colonists are beginning to awake. Who are the dog-like aliens who call themselves Tyrenians? What is the secret agenda of the sinister Federation Administrator Greene? And what really happened when the colony ship crash-landed on Axista Four 100 years ago?


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 62

Jacqueline Rayner

Harry is dead. Having left him abandoned and alone in pre-war Britain, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah try to solve the mystery of his death. But the only witness is in a lunatic asylum, driven mad by what he has seen. He tells of murder and mutilation, of living trees and long-dead legends, of wolfmen and war... And of a mysterious stranger known only as the Doctor. Can it be true that Harry discovered the last resting place of the Holy Grail? Why are the flowers and trees in a Somerset village in full bloom at Christmas? And is it just a coincidence that Harry died under a full moon?

Deadly Reunion

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 63

Terrance Dicks
Barry Letts

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - then a young subaltan - was involved in intelligence operations in the Greek islands. But now his problems are rather closer to home. The Third Doctor and Jo are caught up in mysterious events in a small English village. Sergeant Benton and Captain Yates are ready to rush to the rescue. A sinister cult holds unholy ceremonies and prepares for a day of reckoning. And the Doctor has a shrewd idea who might be behind it all.

This might seem like business as usual, but things are not always as they seem. The Brigadier finds himself trying to separate the truth from the lies, and the past from the present. Can he once again help prevent the end of the world? His friends and colleagues are not so sure - because this time, the Brigadier has fallen in love...

Scream of the Shalka

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 64

Paul Cornell

When the Doctor lands his TARDIS in the Lancaster town of Kennet, in the present day, he finds that something is terribly wrong. The people are scared. They don't like going out onto the streets at night, they don't like making too much noise, and they certainly don't like strangers asking too many questions. What alien force has invaded the town? Why is it watching barmaid Alison Cheney? And what plans does it have for the future of the planet Earth? While starting with a small community under threat, this old-fashioned, very traditional but very up to date Doctor Who adventure takes in the entire world, from New Zealand to India, Siberia to the USA, and cosmic expanses beyond.

The Shalka Doctor is sardonic, witty, compassionate, and tired of how foolish humans can be. He has lived through things his predecessors never dreamed of but has difficulty with things that those before him have taken for granted. He has secrets that may put him, Alison, and the whole world in danger.

Empire of Death

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 65

David Bishop

In 1855, a boy discovers he can speak with the voices of the dead. He grows up to become one of England's most celebrated spiritualists. In 1863 the British Empire is effectively without a leader. Queen Victoria is inconsolable with grief following the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert. The monarch's last hope is a secret seance.

The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa are also coming to terms with loss following the death of Adric and Tegan's sudden departure. Trying to visit the Great Exhibition of 1851, the time travelers are shocked when Adric's ghost appears in the TARDIS, beckoning them to the Other Side. What is hidden in a drowned village guarded by the British Army? Is there life after death and can it be reached by those still alive? And why is the Doctor so terrified of facing his own ghosts?

The Eleventh Tiger

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 66

David A. McIntee

In interesting times, love can be a weakness, hatred an illusion, order chaos, and ten tigers not enough. The TARDIS crew have seen many times. When they arrive in China in 1865, they find banditry, rebellion, and foreign oppression rife. Trying to maintain order are the British Empire and the Ten Tigers of Canton, the most respected martial arts masters in the world. There is more to the chaos that mere human violence and ambition. Can legends of ancient vengeance be coming true? Why does everyone Ian meets already know who he is? The First Doctor has his suspicions, but he is occupied by challenges of his own. Sometimes the greatest danger is not from the enemy, but from the heart...


Past Doctor Adventures: Book 67

Craig Hinton

In the 111th century, nostalgia is everything. TV from the 20th century is the new obsession, and on Reef Station One, Dixon of Dock Green and Z-Cars are ratings winners. But an ancient, dying race sees this human outpost as a last hope for survival...and millionaire Walter J Matheson III sees it as a marvelous business opportunity. When the Doctor and Peri arrive they find a fractured society dependent on film and TV. They also discover that the Republic's greatest entrepreneur is in league with one of the Doctor's oldest enemies. If they can't unravel the link between the two, they could end up in the deadliest soap opera of all time...

The Algebra of Ice

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 68

Lloyd Rose

Edgar Allen Poe lies dying in a gutter in Baltimore... The Seventh Doctor and Ace cannot help him - his death has already happened. Poe will be taken to a hospital, and will die in three days time without ever coming out of his coma. But even as the Doctor explains this, the man in the gutter groans and expires.

Bewildered, the Doctor hurries Ace back to the TARDIS. At the door, they look back and see that the gutter is empty. In a moment, Poe staggers around the corner, drops to his knees in the gutter, then gets up and stumbles into another bar... Can the Doctor discover what is causing the time anomaly? Will he be able to prevent the universe itself from unraveling when everyone seems to have turned against him - even the TARDIS? Will he be able to escape the cold hell of absolute order? The answer, it seems, lies in the algebra of ice...

The Indestructible Man

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 69

Simon Messingham

Thirty years ago, the Earth was covertly attacked by the alien Myloki, who brainwashed humans and seeded them into Earth society as terrorists and assassins. Earth governments pooled their resources and financed Operation PRISM to fight - and win - the secret war against the Myloki. Now the successor to PRISM, the SILHOUETTE organization, runs a series of Early Warning devices in space, should the dreaded Myloki return. But the financial burden of the war has caused global financial meltdown and Earth stands on the brink of anarchy.

The Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discover the war was in fact faked by a corrupt Earth dictatorship that has turned the planet into a tightly controlled utopia. Drugs keep the population under strict and docile control. Humanity is reduced to little more than work units. With the help of war hero Captain Grant Matthews, a PRISM agent accidentally made indestructible during the war, the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe gradually discover the truth - but in doing so they face the opposition of a whole planet.

Match of the Day

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 70

Chris Boucher

There were the contracts, the agents, the local sponsors, the pay-per-view broadcasts, the independent verification of results, the laws which made murder legal in carefully defined circumstances... It had taken a long time for the system of freelance duelists to be established, and an even longer time to develop the league of interplanetary superstars the others fought to reach and to challenge. And just when it was all working satisfactorily and profitably someone or something started interfering with the set up. Famous fighters died in private duels. Up-and-coming professional fighters began to fall victim to casual, one-time challengers - the sort of psychos and testosterone-addled drunks who would themselves be expected to die quickly and routinely.

When Leela is challenged to a duel to the death, the Fourth Doctor realizes that there is more to the situation than simple murder and mayhem. But before he can sort it out, he needs to save his client - Leela. How long can she survive on a planet where not to kill is an offense punishable by death?

Island of Death

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 71

Barry Letts

Sarah Jane Smith and her friend Jamie Fitzoliver investigate a strange New Age cult. Business as usual for investigative journalists. But what is less usual is the demon-like creature the cultists worship. When the Third Doctor and UNIT arrive to investigate they discover a plot involving government ministers, alien narcotics, and an official cover-up. As an evil scheme develops on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the Doctor enlists the help of the Royal Navy to investigate. But can the Doctor and his friends uncover the truth in time to avert disaster?

Spiral Scratch

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 72

Gary Russell

When the Seventh Doctor and Mel receive a message about the Lamprey, the Doctor is confused. He's never heard of such a thing. Mel on the other hand has, which is odd as the Lamprey is a demon from a distant planet, far, far in the future - somewhere she's never heard of, let alone visited. Meanwhile two strangers are watching every move the Doctor makes, one minute stopping calamity, the next causing it. Are they the force for good that they claim?

Just as Mel thinks she's got this time-travelling business sorted out once and for all, along comes the peculiar Pierrot family to challenge everything she believes to be real...

Fear Itself

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 73

Nick Wallace

In the 22nd Century, a few short years of interstellar contact have taught Man a hard lesson: there are powerful, unstoppable, alien forces abroad that are nightmare manifest. It's a realization that deals a body blow to Man's belief in his own superiority and leaves him with the only option he has ever had: to fight. When the Eighth Doctor and his friends are caught in the crossfire, they find suspicion and paranoia running rampant, with enemies to be seen in every shadow. The fight against alien forces is no job for an amateur, and for a Doctor only just finding his way in the universe again, one misstep could be fatal.

World Game

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 74

Terrance Dicks

The Second Doctor has been captured and put on trial by his own people - accused of their greatest crime: interfering with the affairs of other peoples and planets. He is sentenced to exile on Earth. But now the truth can be told - the Doctor did not go straight into exile. First the Time Lords have a task for him. From the trenches of the Great War to the terrors of the French Revolution, the Doctor finds himself on a mission he does not want with a companion he does not like, his life threatened at every turn.

Will the Doctor survive to serve his sentence? Or will this adventure prove to be his Waterloo?

The Time Travellers

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 75

Simon Guerrier

When the TARDIS touches down in London, 2006, schoolteachers Ian and Barbara are eager to explore their own future. But they have arrived in the middle of a war, a war that has left London a ruin. Mistaken for vagrants, and with no way of proving otherwise, the Doctor's granddaughter and companions find themselves in the execution block on the Isle of Dogs.

The First Doctor has no choice but to help the military refine its ultimate weapon. The British Army has discovered time travel. And the consequences are already terrible.

Atom Bomb Blues

Past Doctor Adventures: Book 76

Andrew Cartmel

Los Alamos, 1944. A World War is being fought. In the American desert, the race is on to build an atomic bomb. The fate of the world is at stake, in more ways than one. The Seventh Doctor arrives, posing as a nuclear scientist; Ace is his driver and research assistant. They are here because someone, or something, is trying to alter the course of history at this most delicate point and destroy the human race. Playing detective among the A-bomb scientists, the Doctor tries to avoid falling under suspicion himself, but the head of Los Alamos security is convinced that something is not quite right about the small, eccentric Scottish research physicist calling himself Dr John Smith.

As the minutes tick away to the world's first atom bomb test, the Doctor and Ace find themselves up to their necks in spies, aliens, and some very nasty saboteurs from another dimension.