Doctor Who

Original Novels: Previous Doctor Adventures: 2000

Original Novels: Previous Doctor Adventures
Doctor Who: Last of the Gaderene

by
Mark Gatiss
Cover image: Doctor Who, Last of the Gaderene, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date January 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563555874

Last of the Gaderene is an original novel featuring the Third Doctor and Jo Grant.

Back Cover Blurb
'My name is Bliss,' said the newcomer, 'and I bring great news for you all!'

The new owners of a Second World War aerodrome promise a golden dawn of prosperity for the East Anglian village of Culverton. The population rejoices - with one or two exceptions. Former spitfire pilot Alec Whistler knows the aerodrome of old, having found a strange, jade-coloured crystal there years before...

When black-shirted troops appear on the streets, Whistler takes his suspicions to his old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Doctor and Jo are sent to investigate and soon discover that all is not well in the seemingly idyllic village.

What are the black coffin-like objects being unloaded at the aerodrome? What horror lies behind Legion International's impeccable façade? And what is the monstrous creature growing and mutating in the marsh.

As Culverton gears up for its summer fête, the Doctor finds himself involved in a race against time to prevent a massive colonisation of Earth. For the last of the Gaderene are on their way...
Other Editions
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UK | Paperback | BBC Books | March 2013 | 6.99 | 978-1849905978
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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eBook | BBC Digital | March 2013
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.
Doctor Who: Tomb of Valdemar

by
Simon Messingham
Cover image: Doctor Who, Tomb of Valdemar, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date February 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563555912

Tomb of Valdemar is an original novel featuring the Fourth Doctor, Romana I and K-9 Mark II.

Back Cover Blurb
Millennia ago, the great god Valdemar held sway over the universe. Somehow the Old Ones defeated this dark presence and entombed him beneath the acid skies of Ashkellia, before disappearing themselves for ever.

Over the centuries, the myths of Valdemar grow, crossing solar systems and races. A novellist, Miranda Pelham, pieces together the Dark God's story. Unfortunately for her, revolution and the rise of of a New Protectorate force her to strike an agreement with the decadent necromancer Paul Neville to find the lost Ashkellia.

The Doctor and Romana, despite their best efforts, become embroiled in the complex conspiracies and attempts to rediscover Valdemar. High in the boiling sulphuric acid clouds, in the Palace of the Old Ones, a place where reality and dreams collide, the way is being prepared for the resurrection of the Dark One.

The Doctor faces an agonising choice: should he continue with his quest to gather the segments of the Key to Time, or prevent the rebirth of a being so powerful that its release will alter the entire fabric of the universe?
Other Editions
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Tomb of Valdemar
UK Paperback | BBC Books | July 2013
The 2013 re-release of Tomb of Valdemar was unusual in that it wasn't available to buy on its own. Instead it was included in the limited edition 4th Doctor Time Capsule, a collectable gift set released exclusively in the UK. Limited to just 5000 copies, the set also contained a DVD of the Season 12 story Terror of the Zygons (minus the extras from the full release later in 2013), a new DVD interview with Tom Baker, a CD of the Genesis of the Daleks audio release, various art cards and an exclusive Fourth Doctor action figure. All yours for just 89.99...

For anyone wondering about the significance of the cover artwork, it is based on the walls of the Fourth Doctor's Presidential office on Gallifrey in the 1978 story Invasion of Time — he has them covered in lead to prevent the Vardans from reading his thoughts.
Doctor Who: Verdigris

by
Paul Magrs
Cover image: Doctor Who, Verdigris, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date April 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563555920

Verdigris is an original novel featuring the Third Doctor and Jo Grant.

Back Cover Blurb
Jo Grant had no inkling of the ship that revolved in orbit like a discreet, preposterous thought in the mind of someone serene but bonkers.

High above London and its crust of smog, stretched tall above the soapy atmosphere of the Earth, is a ship the size and exact shape of St Pancras railway station.

On board, the Doctor and that mysterious lady adventurer, Iris Wildthyme, are bargaining for their lives with creatures determined to infiltrate the 1970's in the guise of characters from nineteenth-century novels.

Without the help of UNIT, the Doctor and his friends face the daunting task of defeating aliens, marauding robot sheep, and the mysterious Children of Destiny and...the being who calls himself Verdigris.
Doctor Who: Grave Matter

by
Justin Richards
Cover image: Doctor Who, Grave Matter, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date May 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 056355598X

Grave Matter is an original novel featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown.

Back Cover Blurb
Dorsill: a group of islands shrouded in fog, the community facing economic ruin and struggling to survive.

When Christopher Sheldon buys the islands outright, the locals owe him a debt of thanks. They don't ask too many questions about what Sheldon and his friends are up to; they don't care that he seldom ventures into the one small village; they don't ask why he saw fit to spend such a large amount of money — or where he got it from...

Even when the first few people die, there's an assumption that it's down to natural causes; allergic reactions, an especially virulent strain of flu, a tragic fishing accident... And if the sheep and chickens are behaving oddly, that's hardly a worry.

No, if there's anything to arouse suspicion, it's the arrival of retired civil servant Sir Edward Baddesley. But generally life goes on, with its little triumphs aand upsetting tragedies.

Until the two strangers arrive...
Doctor Who: Heart of TARDIS

by
Dave Stone
Cover image: Doctor Who, Heart of TARDIS, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date June 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563555963

Heart of TARDIS is an original novel featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Victoria Waterfield, the Fourth Doctor and Roamana I.

Back Cover Blurb
In the American Midwestern town of Lychburg, something is afoot. Its citizens are being killed in inexpressibly horrible and brutal ways and the police don't have a clue who's responsible.

The only suspects are a mysterious and sinister stranger, who calls himself the Doctor, and his young companions Jamie and Victoria.


The Fourth Doctor and Romana, meanwhile have been summoned by the Gallifreyan High Council. A force has been unleashed into the space/time continuum... A force so unimaginably terrible that it is set to rip the universe itself apart and plunge it into primal, screaming chaos from which nothing will survive.

Of course, since something of this nature happens every other day of of the week, The Doctor's really far more interested in finding out what's happened to a close personal friend, who seems to have vanished under quite mysterious circumstances. And quite right, too. The fate of a universe plunging into fetid and unending chaos can look out for itself for a change...
Doctor Who: Prime Time

by
Mike Tucker
Cover image: Doctor Who, Prime Time, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date July 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563555971

Prime Time is an original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Back Cover Blurb
'Coming up after the break, the start of a new series of programmes featuring the mysterious traveller in Time and Space known only as — The Doctor.'

Detecting a mysterious sub-space signal in the Time-Vortex, the Doctor and Ace land on the planet Blinni-Gaar. They soon discover that the native population are little more than zombies, addicted to the programmes of the dangerously powerful channel 400. As the Doctor investigates, he finds that the television company has a sinister agenda that has nothing to do with entertainment.

Why is the Director General of Channel 400 so interested in the Doctor? Who are the mysterious aliens who watch from the shadows of the Brago nebula? And why is a pack of Zzinbriizi Jackals stalking the streets of Bliini Gaar?

As the Doctor is drawn deeper into a web of intrigue and deceit he discovers that he has an unexpected ally of the most dangerous kind.
Familiar Faces
The Master
Doctor Who: Imperial Moon

by
Christopher Bulis
Cover image: Doctor Who, Imperial Moon, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date August 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563555971

Imperial Moon is an original novel featuring the Fifth Doctor and Turlough.

Back Cover Blurb
The year is 1878. Three ships of the British Imperial Spacefleet have just set course for the moon.

The discovery of a mysterious diary, recalling a seemingly impossible journey, takes the Doctor and his companions back to a crucial moment in history — and into certain danger. For the Moon of 1878 is far from deserted.

Trapped in a crater teeming with hostile animal and plant life, the Doctor and Turlough must join the British explorers on a hazardous journey to battle for their freedom before the long lunar night descends. For, lurking in the shadows, are the Vrall — cunning and utterly ruthless killers.

With the loss of one of their ships — and their captain — the British team become embroiled in a struggle to survive that tests duty and honour to their limits. Meanwhile, Turlough finds himself with Time in his hands and the Doctor must make a choice that will determine the future of an Empire — and Earth itself.
Doctor Who: Festival of Death

by
Jonathan Morris
Cover image: Doctor Who, Festival of Death, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date September 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563538031

Festival of Death is an original novel featuring the Fourth Doctor, K-9 Mark II and Romana II.

Back Cover Blurb
The Beautiful Death. The ultimate theme park ride. For twenty galactic credits you can find out what its like to be dead.

But somethng has gone wrong. Visitor's expecting a sightseeng tour of the afterlife have been transformed into mindless zombies, set on a killing rampage.

The TARDIS arrives in the aftermath of the disaster and, to the Doctor's baffled delight, he is immediately congratulated for saving the population from certain destruction.

The only problem is that he hasn't done it yet.

Aided and abeted by a drug-addled hippie lizard, a hard-hitting investigative reporter and a suicidal ship's computer, the Doctor has no choice but to travel back in time and discover exactly how he became a hero.
Other Editions
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: Festival of Death
UK | Paperback | BBC Books | March 2013 | 6.99 | 978-1849905237
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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eBook | BBC Digital | March 2013
Digital edition of the book re-released the same month in paperback by BBC Books.
Doctor Who: Independence Day

by
Peter Darvill-Evans
Cover image: Doctor Who, Independence Day, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date October 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 056353804X

Independence Day is an original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Back Cover Blurb
'Danger is my middle name,' Ace said, 'or it would be if I had more than one. I can look after myself these days, you know.'

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 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.
Doctor Who: The King of Terror

by
Keith Topping
Cover image: Doctor Who, The King of Terror, BBC Books (2000)
Country UK
Format Paperback
Publisher BBC Books
Publication Date November 2000
Original Price 5.99
ISBN 0563538023

The King of Terror is an original novel featuring the Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka and Turlough.

Back Cover Blurb
'All this useless beauty. All these great leaps forward. And for what? So that the first alien with an advanced degree in interplanetary warfare can take it all from you?'

As the millennium draws to a close, the future of humankind hinges on the activities of one multimedia company, InterCom. Suspecting that old mistakes are being repeated, the Brigadier asks the Doctor and his companions to investigate the company's Los Angeles headquarters. But their infiltration is disrupted by the murderous games of terrorists seeking the fulfilment of age-old prophecies.

While the Doctor and UNIT encounter aliens in the boardroom, Tegan meets a pop star, Turlough finds himself a victim of his own desires and Los Angeles becomes a war zone in which humanity is merely a helpless bystander.
Other Editions
Flag of UK Click for cover image Doctor Who: The King of Terror
eBook | BBC Digital | January 2012
Familiar Faces
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart