Doctor Who Paul McGann
BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures

From 1997 until 2005 BBC Books produced a range of full length novels featuring the Eighth Doctor, along with new companions Sam Jones, Fitz, Compassion and Trix. These adventures followed on from the 1996 TV movie.

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Beltempest written by Jim Mortimore

Published: 1998 BBC Books
No. of pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 40593 7

The people of Belinnia II see their sun, Bel, shrouded in night for a month following an impossile triple solar eclipse. When Bel is returned to them a younger, brighter, hotter star, is it the beginning of the end for the entire solar system.

100,000 years later the Doctor and Sam arrive on Belinnia IV, where the population is under threat as disaster looms - immense gravitational and dimensional disturbances are surging through this area of space.

When the time travellers attempt to help the survivors and ease the devastation, a religious suicide-cult leader is determined to spread a new religion through Bel's system - and his word may prove even more dangerous than the terrible forces brought into being by the catastrophic changes in the sun.

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The Face-Eater written by Simon Messingham

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 55569 6

The Doctor and Sam arrive on Proxima II, one of the earliest planets colonised in humanity's first big push into space. But instead of a brave new world, they find a settlement rife with superstition and unrest.

The native Proximans are inexplicably dying out. Humans too are being killed in horrific ways, with each face being stripped bare.

Posing as investigators from Earth, the Doctor and Sam must track down the force moving through the dark catacombs beneath Proxima city. It seems that the superstitious whisperings of the colonists may be well founded - that the sinister Face-Eater from Proximan mythology has awakened from its long sleep, to drive out all those who would defile its world.

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The Taint written by Michael Collier

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 55568 8

The TARDIS has finally brought the Doctor and Sam back to Earth - and straight into danger.

It is 1963. Six very different people have been gathered together for study by parapsychologist Charles Roley in his stately home outside London. All of them claim to have been possessed by the devil, and all have shared similar delusions - they describe the same bizarre 'death cave' riddled with demons.

Roley's experiments are having a gradual yet terrifying effect on his subjects, and the Doctor and Sam discover the connections between those tainted with the madness are more disturbing than anyone could guess.

For the Doctor, too, has seen the cave they describe - on a dead world, billions of years ago.

Notes:
  • This novel introduces the Doctor's new companion Fitz Kriener.
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Demontage written by Justin Richards

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 284
ISBN: 0 563 55572 6

The Vegas Station - a haven for gamblers, art lovers and duty-free shoppers, the one place where the Battrulians and their erstwhile enemies, the Canvine, meet and mix, in neutral space. A pressure point, an explosive mixture. And just as the new President of Battrul is about to arrive, the TARDIS crew turn up.

Fitz is in trouble. He's accidentally got himself hired as an assassin while trying to emulate James Bond. And he's upset Bigdon Caruso, the unofficial Canvine leader of Vega.

Sam is in trouble. She's become involved with the key witness to a murder, and the witness has vanished,

The Doctor, meanwhile, has been roped in to help with investigations into robbery, sabotage and the murder, as well as to sort out Fitz's problems, Sam's problems, and the President's safety. He's in his element.

And if they should get bored, there's a hitman on the loose, monsters roaming the station corridors, an exhibition of art by a painter who depicted his own death, and the opera.

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Revolution Man written by Paul Leonard

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 251
ISBN: 0 563 5570 X

1967: The Revolution has just started. All you need is love - but the ability to bend space and time helps. An entity called the Revolution Man is writing his grafitti across the surface of the Earth, using a drug call Om Tsor.

Trouble is, non of this was supposed to happen. The Doctor knows that the Revolution Man isn't for real, that he's part of the problem, not part of the solution. But how is he going to convince the flower children? How is he going to convince Sam? And he doesn't dare tell Fitz...

1968: The Chinese People's Army want to defeat the capitalists. Om-Tsor is the most powerful means available, and the source is on their doorstep. If half of India is immolated - well, you can't make an omelete without breaking eggs...

1969: The Revolution Man has decided. Mankind is evil, not good. The only way forward is to destroy all of it. The Doctor and Sam struggle to find him but time is running out...

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Dominion written by Nick Walters

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 55574 2

When the Doctor loses both Sam and the TARDIS after an encounter with a mysterious dimensional anomaly, he finds himself affected in a very fundamental way, doubting is own powers and making crucial errors of judgement.

Stranded amongst the forests and lakes of southern Sweden in the summer of 1999, it quickly becomes clear to the Doctor and Fitz that something unusual - and dangerous - is afoot. Fitz finds himself acting the hero as the search for Sam gets them involved with investigations into strange disappearances - and manifestations of even stranger creatures.

Events quickly spiral out of control as the Doctor and Fitz become entangled with a secret deep beneath the forest, a secret which could save Sam and an entire doomed alien race - but destroy the Earth in the process.

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Unnatural History written by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 55576 9

'They called in the Millennium Effect,' said the Doctor. 'But the millennium was only the beginning/'

San Francisco has changed since the start of 2000. The laws of physics heep having acid flashbacks. There are sightings of creatures from outside our dimensions, stranded aliens and surrealist street performers. The city has become a mecca for those who revel in impossible creatures - and those who want to see them pinned down and put away.

Sam's past is catching up with her - a past she didn't know she had. The Doctor is in danger of becoming the 'pièce de résistance' in a twisted collection of creatures. And beneath the waters of the Bay, something huge is waiting.

With time running out, the Doctor must choose which to sacrifice - a city of wonders, or the life of an old and dear friend.

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Autumn Mist written by David A. McIntee

Published: 1999 BBC Books
No. of pages: 236
ISBN: 0 563 55583 1

The Ardennes, December 1944: the Nazi forces are making their last offensive in Europe - a campaign which will come to be called the Battle of the Bulge. But there is a third side to this battle: an unknown and ancient force which seems to pay little heed to the laws of nature.

Where do the bodies of the dead disappear to? What is the true nature of the military experiments conducted by both sides?

The Doctor, Sam and Fitz must seek out the truth on a battlefield where no one and nothing is quite what it seems.