Doctor Who

Original Novels: Telos Novellas: 2003

Original Novels: Telos Novellas
Doctor Who: Rip Tide

by
Louise Cooper
Cover image: Doctor Who, Rip Tide, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date February 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 190388912X

Rip Tide is an original novella featuring the Eighth Doctor.

Inner Cover Blurb
Strange things are afoot in a sleepy Cornish village. Strangers are hanging about the harbour and a mysterious object is retrieved from the sea bed. Then the locals start getting sick. Could this have anything to do with the mysteriously beautiful Ruth who local lifeboatman Steve has taken a shine to...or could the other stranger, a man calling himself the Doctor be somehow involved? And why is Ruth both drawn and terrified by the sea? The Doctor is perhaps the only person who can help, but can he discover the truth in time?
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | February 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889138
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by Fred Gambino, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Notes
  • The foreword to Rip Tide is by Stephen Gallagher, who novelised his two Doctor Who stories (Warriors' Gate / Terminus) under the name John Lydecker in the early 1980s. More recently he has written episodes of BUGS and Eleventh Hour for television.
  • Rip Tide is Louise Cooper's only work for the Doctor Who universe.
Doctor Who: Wonderland

by
Mark Chadbourn
Cover image: Doctor Who, Wonderland, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date March 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 1903889146

Wonderland is an original novella featuring the Second Doctor, Ben Jackson and Polly.

Inner Cover Blurb
San Francisco 1967. A place of love and peace as the hippy movement is in full swing and everyone is looking forward to the ultimate festival: the human be-in. Summer, however, has lost her boyfriend, and fears him dead, destroyed by a new type of drug nicknamed Blue Moonbeams. Her only friends are three English tourists: Ben and Polly, and their mysterious guardian and friend the Doctor. But will any of them help Summer, and what is the strange threat posed by the Blue Moonbeams?
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | March 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889154
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by Dominic Harman, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Notes
  • The foreword to Wonderland is by Graham Joyce.
  • Wonderland is Mark Chadbourn's only work for the Doctor Who universe.
Doctor Who: Shell Shock

by
Simon A Forward
Doctor Who: Shell Shock cover image
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date May 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 1903889162

Shell Shock is an original novella featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown.

Inner Cover Blurb
The Doctor is washed up — literally — on an alien beach with only intelligent crabs and a madman for company. How can he possibly rescue Peri, who was lost at sea the same time as he and the TARDIS? But Peri has problems of her own. 'Rescued' from drowning by an intelligent sponge growth, she has been adopted by the lifeform as its own personal God. As the denizens of the beach come under increasingly vicious attack, the Doctor must discover the truth in time to save all their lives.
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | May 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889170
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by Bob Covington, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Notes
  • The foreword to Blood and Hope is by Guy N Smith, writer of the 1976 novel Night of the Crabs. As his foreword correctly points out, giant crabs had previously appeared in Doctor Who in the 1967 Patrick Troughton adventure The Macra Terror. To the great surprise of everyone, the Macra made a rather belated second appearance in the television series forty years later when they were unexpectedly revealed to be the monsters in Russell T Davies' Gridlock, in April 2007.
  • Shell Shock was the only novella from Telos to feature the Sixth Doctor.
Doctor Who: The Cabinet of Light

by
Daniel O'Mahony
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Cabinet of Light, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date July 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 1903889189

The Cabinet of Light is an original novella featuring a future incarnation of the Doctor.

Inner Cover Blurb
Where is the Doctor? Everyone is hunting him. Honoré Lechasseur, a time sensitive 'fixer', is hired by mystery woman Emily Blandish to find him. Lechasseur discovers that the Doctor is, in fact, a semi-mythical figure who has appeared off and on throughout Earth's history. But what is his connection with London in 1949? And why is a mysterious group seeking 'the cabinet of light' — a device somehow connected with the Doctor? Lechasseur is about to discover that following in the Doctor's footsteps can be a difficult task.
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | July 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889197
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by John Higgins, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Flag of UK Click for frontispiece art Time Hunter: The Cabinet of Light
UK | 4 × CD | Fantom Films | November 2008 | 978-1906263102
Unabridged reading of the novella, narrated by Terry Molloy and released as the first in a series of Time Hunter audiobooks by Fantom Films.
Notes
  • The foreword to The Cabinet of Light is written by Chaz Brenchley.
  • The Cabinet of Light is the first Doctor Who book to definitely feature a Doctor that didn't appear on screen in the television series.

    Lance Parkin's thirty-fifth anniversary novel The Infinity Doctors uses a Doctor who may (or may not) have appeared on television, although that particular debate will continue as long as copies remain in existence, as the author himself has said that it is open to interpretation.

    The final Telos novella, The Dalek Factor, also used an original Doctor, although whether it is the same one as in The Cabinet of Light is a matter for a completely different debate...
  • By the time Telos published The Cabinet of Light, it had already been known for around nine months that the BBC would not be renewing their licence. The decision was then taken to create the Time Hunter spin-off range of books which would feature the continuing adventures of Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish. The first volume, The Winning Side, was written by popular Doctor Who author Lance Parkin and published in November 2003.
Doctor Who: Fallen Gods

by
Jonathan Blum
&
Kate Orman
Cover image: Doctor Who, Fallen Gods, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date September 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 1903889200

Falen Gods is an original novella featuring the Eighth Doctor.

Inner Cover Blurb
In ancient Akrotiri, a young girl is learning the mysteries of magic from a tutor, who, quite literally, fell from the skies. With his encouragement she can surf the timestreams and see something of the future. But then the demons come. Death and disaster is meted out by the gods of her land. Perhaps retribution for some heinous crime...or something far more sinister?
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | September 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889219
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by Daryl Joyce, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Notes
  • The foreword to Fallen Gods is by Storm Constantine.
  • Prior to writing Fallen Gods, Blum and Orman had co-written three Doctor Who novels for BBC Books, beginning with 1997's Vampire Science, with Orman herself having also written a further seven titles, six of them for Virgin Publishing between 1993 and 1997.
  • It was announced in May 2004, at the Swancon convention in Perth, Australia, that Fallen Gods had been voted best novel in the Science Fiction category of the Aurealis Awards, which are given for Australian works of speculative fiction — Kate Orman was born in the country and her husband, Jonathan Blum, moved there from the United States after they married.
Doctor Who: Frayed

by
Tara Samms
Cover image: Doctor Who, Frayed, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date November 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 1903889227

Frayed is an original novella featuring the First Doctor and Susan Foreman.

Inner Cover Blurb
'I LIKE TO STARE INTO THE SUN, EYES WIDE. IT BURNS INCREDIBLE COLOURS INTO MY HEAD, GREAT SHIFTING CONTINENTS OF THEM THAT BLOT OUT ALL ELSE. AND I TRY TO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL I IMAGINE ALL THE PRETTY BLUE HAS BOILED AWAY FROM MY EYES AND THEY ARE LEFT A BRIGHT, BLOODY RED AND QUITE SIGHTLESS.'

On a wasted world, the Doctor and Susan find themselves in the middle of a war they cannot understand. With Susan missing and the Doctor captured, who will save the people from the enemies both from outside and within?
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | November 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889235
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by Chris Moore, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Notes
  • The foreword to Frayed is by Stephen Laws.
  • Tara Samms is actually a pen-name of Stephen Cole, the former editor of the two Doctor Who ranges for BBC Books, and who had already written (or co-written) six novels based on the series. Frayed wasn't the first Doctor Who story he had written under the name, however, as a short story by Tara Samms featured in each of the three Short Trips anthologies published by BBC Books between 1998 and 2000.
  • Like Time and Relative — the other Telos novella to feature the First Doctor and SusanFrayed is set before the start of the television series.
Doctor Who: The Eye of the Tyger

by
Paul McCauley
Cover image: Doctor Who, The Eye of the Tyger, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date November 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 1903889243

The Eye of the Tyger is an original novella featuring the Eighth Doctor.

Inner Cover Blurb
Inhabiting a colony ship in the thirty second century are members of a religious cult that left Earth to find a world of their own. Their leader, Seraph, has downloaded his mind into the ship's computers, but now he has gone silent, enticed and serenaded by a siren song coming from inside a black hole. Trapped in orbit around the void, Seraph's followers are confused by his silence, and when the Doctor arrives with his friend Fyne seeking a cure to a raging Tyger-fever which has infected his companion, he finds a world on the brink of chaos.
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | November 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889251
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece by Jim Burns, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
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UK | Limited Edition Hardback | Telos Publishing | November 2003 | 80.00 | 1903889340
The special limited edition of The Eye of the Tyger was released to celebrate Doctor Who's fortieth anniversary. Limited to just forty copies, it was available only to subscribers to the range whose names were drawn at random. The book came in a slipcase, and, in addition to the Jim Burns frontispiece from the normal deluxe edition, also included three new art plates by Walter Howarth, Andrew Skilleter and Fred Gambino. In addition to the signatures of Paul McCauley, Jim Burns and Neil Gaiman, the limited edition was also signed by Paul McGann, who had played the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 TV movie.
Notes
  • The foreword to The Eye of the Tyger is by acclaimed author and writer Neil Gaiman. At the time of publication he was best known to telefantasy fans for scripting Neverwhere for BBC2 in 1996 and the Babylon 5 episode The Day of the Dead. More recently he has written for the Doctor Who television series itself, scripting The Doctor's Wife in 2010 and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS in 2013.
  • The Eye of the Tyger is Paul McAuley's only work for the Doctor Who universe.
Doctor Who: Companion Piece

by
Robert Perry
&
Mike Tucker
Cover image: Doctor Who, Companion Piece, Telos Publishing (2003)
Country UK
Format Standard Hardback
Publisher Telos Publishing
Publication Date December 2003
Original Price 10.00
ISBN 190388926X

Companion Piece is an original novella featuring the Seventh Doctor and Catherine.

Inner Cover Blurb
Escaping from one battle into another, the Doctor and his companion, Catherine, find themselves on a far-flung world where time travellers are persecuted as witches and warlocks by the Holy Inquisition. The Doctor is arrested, his only hope of escape being Cat. But she has demons of her own to face, and as the Doctor starts to realise exactly what is happening, so time rapidly starts to slip away, both for him and Cat.
Other Editions
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UK | Deluxe Hardback | Telos Publishing | December 2003 | 25.00 | 1903889278
The deluxe hardback is different to the standard hardback in a number of ways. It features a colour frontispiece Allan Bednar, the book is signed by the author, frontispiece artist and foreword writer, the binding is stitched rather than glued and it has an integral bookmark.
Notes
  • The foreword to Companion Piece is by Reverend Colin Midlane.
  • Mike Tucker and Robert Perry had previously co-written four Doctor Who novels (Illegal Alien, Matrix, Storm Harvest and Loving the Alien), all of which featured the Seventh Doctor and Ace, as well a series of short stories featuring the same characters. In July 2000 Tucker's solo novel Prime Time was released, again featuring the same characters.

    Away from publishing, Tucker had worked on the final years of the Doctor Who television series in the 1980s in a special effects capacity, before returning to the series in 2003 and working on various model sequences including the oustanding "spaceship hits Big Ben" sequence in Aliens of London.
  • The character of Cat (or Catherine) was originally devised as a possible replacement for Ace in 27 of the television series. As events would transpire, Season 27 was not to be produced in 1990 and Companion Piece is the only occasion on which the character has ever been used.