Doctor Who

Original Novels: New Series Adventures: 2005

Original Novels: New Series Adventures
Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man

by
Justin Richards
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Clockwise Man, BBC Books (2005)
Country UK
Format Hardback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date May 2005
Original Price 6.99
ISBN 0563486287
Book Number 1

The Clockwise Man is an original novel featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

Back Cover Blurb
In 1920s London the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everything is what it seems. Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets.

Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell — or even to know — the truth?

With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed...
Other Editions
Flag of Denmark Click for cover image Doctor Who: Den gådefulde Maskinmand
Denmark | Hardback | DR | June 2006 | 8776801764

Flag of Finland Click for cover image Doctor Who: Tikittävä painajainen
Finland | Hardback | WSOY | 2006 | 9510321966

Flag of Holland Click for cover image Doctor Who: De Metalen Moordenaars
Holland | Hardback | Memphis Belle | October 2006 | 9051596103

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man
UK | eBook | BBC Books | December 2009

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man
UK | Download | AudioGO | August 2011
Unabridged reading of the novel, narrated by Nicholas Briggs.
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Clockwise Man
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | May 2012 | 7.99 | 978-1849905442
Notes
  • The Clockwise Man was released at the same time as The Monsters Inside and Winner Takes All.
  • Justin Richards had previously written books for all four series of original Doctor Who novels from Virgin Publishing and BBC Books, as well as being the editor and creative consultant on the BBC series novels for a number of years.
  • Something appears to have been in the water during the early years of the 21st century as there was a sudden outbreak of clockwork terror in the Doctor Who universe.

    • Robert Shearman's audio adventure The Chimes of Midnight, in February 2002, was set in what initially appeared to be a haunted house, with the sinister ticking of a grandfather clock adding to the Sapphire and Steel-tinged atmosphere.
    • March 2002's Eighth Doctor novel was the eerie Anachrophobia, in which the Doctor, Fitz and Anji encountered people whose faces were turning into clocks...
    • The Clockwork Woman was June 2004's entry in the Time Hunter series of spin-off novels
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    • The Clockwise Man in May 2005 was the very first book in the New Series Adventures range featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose.
    • Most recently, Stephen Moffat's April 2006 television episode The Girl in the Fireplace saw the sinister Clockwork Men stalking Madame de Pompedour in the 18th century...
  • An unabridged reading of The Clockwise Man, narrated by Glen McReady, was made available by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) in November 2007. It is not available to buy commercially.
Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside

by
Stephen Cole
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Monsters Inside, BBC Books (2005)
Country UK
Format Hardback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date May 2005
Original Price 6.99
ISBN 0563486295
Book Number 2

Monsters Inside is an original novel featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

Back Cover Blurb
The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space — Justicia, a prison camp stretched over six planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals.

While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles.

But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes?
Other Editions
Flag of Denmark Click for cover image Doctor Who: Fjenden Iblandt Os
Denmark | Hardback | DR | June 2006 | 8776801756

Flag of Holland Click for cover image Doctor Who: De Verborgen Monsters
Holland | Hardback | Memphis Belle | October 2006 | 905159609X

Flag of Hungary Click for cover image Ki vagy, Doki?: Az Emberbe Bújt Szörnyek
Hungary | Hardback | 2006 | 9639635650

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside
UK | eBook | BBC Books | November 2010

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Monsters Inside
UK | Download | AudioGO | August 2012
Unabridged reading of the novel, narrated by Camille Coduri.
Notes
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Slitheen Excursion, BBC Books (2009)

Cover image: The Sarah Jane Adventures, Revenge of the Slitheen, Penguin Character Books (2007)
  • The Monsters Inside was released at the same time as The Clockwise Man and Winner Takes All.
  • Stephen Cole was the editor of the BBC's range of Eighth Doctor Adventures and Previous Doctor Adventures during their early years, and up to April 2007 is the writer, or co-writer, of no less than ten Doctor Who novels. Under the name Tara Samms he has also written the Doctor Who novella Frayed and a number of short stories.
  • Unsurprisingly, The Monsters Inside features a familiar race of aliens, although not actually the Slitheen, which was just one particular family of Raxacoricofallapatorians. This time around the farting family are the Blathereen.

    Their relatives, the Slitheen, had previously appeared in the television episodes Aliens of London, World War Three and Boom Town. Other members of that nefarious family subsequently appeared in Revenge of the Slitheen and The Lost Boy, the first and last stories of Season 1 of The Sarah Jane Adventures respectively. Both stories were subsequently novelised. More recently, the Slitheen have also appeared alongside the Tenth Doctor in Simon Guerrier's original novel The Slitheen Excursion.

    The Blathereen would finally arrive on screen themselves in the 2009 Sarah Jane Adventures story The Gift, novelised by Trevor Baxendale under the title Blathereen Dream.
  • An unabridged reading of The Monsters Inside, narrated by David Thorpe, was made available by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) in May 2007. It is not available to buy commercially.
Doctor Who: Winner Takes All

by
Jacqueline Rayner
Cover image: Doctor Who, Winner Takes All, BBC Books (2005)
Country UK
Format Hardback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date May 2005
Original Price 6.99
ISBN 0563486279
Book Number 3

Winner Takes All is an original novel featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

Back Cover Blurb
Rose and the Doctor return to present-day Earth, and become intrigued by the leatest craze — the video game Death to Mantodeans. Is it as harmless as it seems? And why are so many local people going on holiday and never returning?

Meanwhile, on another world, an alien war is raging. The Quevvils need to find a new means of attacking the ruthless Mantodeans. Searching the galaxy for cunning, warlike but gullible allies, they find the ideal soldiers — on Earth

Will Rose be able to save her family and friends from the alien threat? And can the Doctor play the game to the end — and win?
Other Editions
Flag of Hungary Click for cover image Ki vagy, Doki?: A Gyõztes Mindent Visz
Hungary | Hardback | 2006 | 9639635669

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Winner Takes All
UK | eBook | BBC Books | September 2010

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Winner Takes All
UK | Download | AudioGO | December 2011
Unabridged reading of the novel, narrated by Camille Coduri.
Notes
Cover image: Doctor Who, Wolfsbane, BBC Books (2003)
  • Winner Takes All was released at the same time as The Clockwise Man and The Monsters Inside. It was first announced under the title Death Players.
  • Jacqueline Rayner had previously written EarthWorld and Wolfsbane for BBC Books, as well as The Squire's Crystal and The Glass Prison for the Big Finish range of Bernice Summerfield novels.
  • Winner Takes All was the first book to feature Jackie Tyler and Mickey Smith.
  • An unabridged reading of Winner Takes All, narrated by David Thorpe, was made available by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) in May 2007. It is not available to buy commercially.
Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain

by
Justin Richards
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Deviant Strain, BBC Books (2005)
Country UK
Format Hardback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date September 2005
Original Price 6.99
ISBN 0563486376
Book Number 4

The Deviant Strain is an original novel featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness.

Back Cover Blurb
The Novrosk Peninsula: the Soviet naval base has been abandoned, the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten.

Until the Russian Special Forces arrive — and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that predates even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing...

Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain...
Other Editions
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain
UK | eBook | BBC Books | December 2009

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain
UK | Download | AudioGO | October 2011
Unabridged reading of the novel, narrated by Stuart Milligan, who played President Nixon in The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon.
Notes
  • The Deviant Strain was released at the same time as Only Human and The Stealers of Dreams. It was the first of three books to feature the character of Captain Jack Harkness, who had been introduced into the television series in the episode The Empty Child in 2005.
  • The Deviant Strain was Richards' second novel for the New Series Adventures.
Doctor Who: Only Human

by
Gareth Roberts
Cover image: Doctor Who, Only Human, BBC Books (2005)
Country UK
Format Hardback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date September 2005
Original Price 6.99
ISBN 0563486392
Book Number 5

Only Human is an original novel featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness.

Back Cover Blurb
Somebody's interfering with time. The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack arrive on modern-day Earth to find the culprit — and discover a Neanderthal Man, twenty-eight thousand years after his race became extinct. Only a trip back to the primeval dawn of humanity can solve the mystery.

Who are the mysterious humans from the future now living in that distant past? What hideous monsters are trying to escape from behind the Grey Door? Is Rose going to end up married to a caveman?

Caught between three very different types of human being — past, present and future — the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack must learn the truth behind the Osterberg experiment before the monstrous Hy-Bractors escape to change humanity's history forever...
Other Editions
Flag of Finland Click for cover image Doctor Who: Luolamies Lontoossa
Finland | Hardback | WSOY | 2006 | 9510321958

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Only Human
UK | eBook | BBC Books | September 2011

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Only Human
UK | Download | AudioGO | January 2012
Unabridged reading of the novel, narrated by Anthony Head.
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Only Human
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | March 2013 | 6.99 | 978-1849905190
One of eleven novels re-released the same month as part of a special set to celebrate Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary. All of the books sported new cover artwork.
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Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Only Human
eBook | BBC Digital | March 2013
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.
Notes
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Highest Science, Doctor Who Books (1993)

Doctor Who: I Am a Dalek cover image
  • Only Human was released at the same time as The Deviant Strain and The Stealers of Dreams.
  • Gareth Robert's first novel based on Doctor Who was The Highest Science for the New Adventures range way back in March 1993. He went on to write a further six novels for Virgin Publishing, including a highly popular trilogy of books featuring the Fourth Doctor and Romana — the final novel being The Well-Mannered War in April 1997.

    Only Human marked his long-awaited return to writing full-length Doctor Who fiction, and in May 2006 he wrote I Am a Dalek as the Doctor Who contribution to the Quick Reads scheme.

    On television he has worked on Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) and in 2005 wrote the interactive Doctor Who adventure Attack of the Graske. More recently he has co-written Invasion of the Bane, the pilot episode to the Sarah Jane Adventures spin-off series, before going on to become the one of the regular writers on the series proper. He has also been a regular contributor to Doctor Who itself, beginning with The Shakespeare Code 2007. The Unicorn and the Wasp folowed in 2008, with Planet of the Dead being co-written with Russell T Davies in 2009, and The Lodger being produced for Matt Smith's first season in 2010.
Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams

by
Steve Lyons
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Stealers of Dreams, BBC Books (2005)
Country UK
Format Hardback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date September 2005
Original Price 6.99
ISBN 0563486384
Book Number 6

The Stealers of Dreams is an original novel featuring the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness.

Back Cover Blurb
In the far future, the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack find a world on which fiction has been outlawed. A world where it's a crime to tell stories, a crime to lie, a crime to hope, and a crime to dream.

But now somebody is challenging the status quo. A pirate TV station urges people to fight back. And the Doctor wants to help — until he sees how easily dreams can turn into nightmares.

With one of his companions stalked by shadows and the other committed to an asylum, the Doctor is forced to admit that fiction can be dangerous after all. Though perhaps it is not as deadly as the truth...
Other Editions
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams
UK | eBook | BBC Books | December 2009

Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The Stealers of Dreams
UK | Download | AudioGO | November 2011
Unabridged reading of the novel, narrated by Camille Coduri.
Flag of France Click for cover image Doctor Who: Les Voleurs de Rêves
France | Paperback | Milady | December 2012 | 978-2811208745
Notes
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Witch Hunters, BBC Books (1998)

Cover image: Doctor Who, The Crooked World, BBC Books (2002)
  • The Stealers of Dreams was released at the same time as The Deviant Strain and Only Human.
  • Steve Lyon had previously written for all four of the ranges of original Doctor Who fiction released by Virgin Publishing and BBC Books, notching up ten titles in the process. The undisputed highlights are: Conundrum, The Witch Hunters and The Crooked World.
  • The Stealers of Dreams was the final book in the New Series Adventures range to feature the Ninth Doctor and Captain Jack, as the Doctor would regenerate at the end of the television episode The Parting of the Ways and Jack would be left for dead at the conclusion of the same story.

    Unsurprisingly, the book series continued in April 2006, with the Tenth Doctor making his print debut in Jacqueline Rayner's The Stone Rose.

    Captain Jack wouldn't re-appear until October 2006 when the television spin-off Torchwood hit the air. The character would later rejoin the TARDIS in Utopia, broadcast in June 2007, before being left behind once again, this time at his own request, for Season 2 of Torchwood. His final appearance in Doctor Who would be in the 2008 episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey's End. As well as featuring the return of both the Daleks and Davros, the episodes would also see a unique crossover with both Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, with characters from both series getting involved in the action.