Paul McGann - Eighth Doctor

1996

Quote from

The TV Movie


Grace: I thought you were a doctor.
The Doctor: I thought you were a doctor.

Doctor Grace Holloway and the Eighth Doctor

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.

The City Of The Dead by Lloyd Rose

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 53839 2

'Nothing can get into the TARDIS,' the Doctor whispered. The he realised that Nothing had.

New Orleand, the early 21st century. A dealer in morbin artefacts has been murdered. A charm carved from human bone is missing. An old plantation, miles from any water, has been destroyed by a tidal wave.

Anji goes dancing. Fitz goes grave robbing. The Doctor attracts the attention of a hoimicide detective and the enmity of a would-be magician. He wants to find out the secret of the redneck thief and his blind wife. He'd like to help the crippled curator of a museum of magic. He's trying to refuse politely the request of a crazy young artist that he pose naked with the man's wife.

Most of all, he needs to figure out what all of them have to do with the Void that is hunting him down.


Grimm Reality by Simon Boucher-Jones and Kelly Hale

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 53841 4

There is a world where wishes can come true. Where any simpleton can become a king and any scullery maid might be a princess in disguise. Kindness and virtue are rewarded, and the wicked are made to dance in red-hot shoes until they die. But a wicth's over will cook both the virtuous and the wicked alike, and many a frog-price is crushed beneath the wheels of a cart before he gets that magic kiss.

This world has its own rules and doesn't care that a certain Doctor Know-All and his friends don't know them.

Now other outsiders have come to the world - traders from the stars seeking the treasures that fell from the rip in the sky. There are riddles to be solved, contests to win, flax to spin. The world to survive.

But the World of Wishes is itself in danger from a race of beings with only one wish. And there is a Princess, and a beast awakw - and Giants.


The Adventuress Of Henrietta Street by Lawrence Miles

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 284
ISBN: 0 563 53842 2

On February 9, 1783, a funeral was held in the tunnels at the dead heart of London. It was the funeral of a warrior and a conjouror, a paladin and an oracle, the last of an ancient breed who'd once stood between the Earth and the bloodiest of its nightmares.

Her name was Scarlette. Part courtesan, part sorceress, this is her history: the part she played in the Siege of Henrietta Street, and the sacrifice she made in defence of her world.

In the year leading up to that funeral, something raw and primal ate its way through human society, from the streets of pre-Revolutionary Paris to the slave-states of America. Something that only the eighteenth century could have summoned, and against which the only line of defence was a bordello in Covent Garden.

And then there was Scarlette's accomplice, the 'elemental champion' who stood alongside her in the final battle. The one they called the Doctor.


Mad Dogs And Englishmen by Paul Magrs

Published: 2002 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 53845 7
Notes:
  • The 100th BBC Doctor Who novel

'Grrrr.'

The greatest book ever written.

Professor Reginald Tyler's 'The True History of Planets' was a twentieth-century classic; an epic of dwarves and swords and wizardry. And definately no poodles. Or at least there weren't when the Doctor read it.

Now it tells the true tale of how Queen of the poodles was overthrown; it's been made into a hit movie, and it's going to cause a bloodbath on the Dogworld - unless the Doctor, Fitz and Anji (and assorted friends) can sort it all out.

The Doctor infiltrates the Smudgelings, Tyler's elite Cambridge writing set of the early twentieth-century; Fitz falls for the flamboyant torch singer Brenda Scoobie in sixties Las Vegas, and Anji experiences some very special effects in seventies Hollywood. Their intention is to prevent the movie from ever being made. But there is a shadowy figure present in all three time zones who is just as determined to see it completed... so the poodle revolution can begin.


Hope by Mark Clapham

Published: 2002 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 53846 5

In the far future, the city of Hope isn't a place for the weak.

The air is thick with fog. The sea burns. Law and order are a thing of the past. Headless corpses are being found at the edge of the city, and the militia can't find the killer. Members of a deranged cult mutilate themselves while plotting the death of their enemies.

Even the Doctor can't see any possibility of redemption for this cursed place. All he wants to do is leave, but to do so he needs the TARDIS - and the TARDIS is lost in the depths of a toxic sea. When the most powerful man on the plant offers to retrieve the TARDIS - for a price - the Doctor has no choice but to accept.

But while the Doctor is hunting a killer, another offer is being made - one which could tear the Doctor and his companions apart.


Anachrophobia by Jonathan Morris

Published: 2002 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 277
ISBN: 0 563 53847 3

Imagine a war. A was that has lasted centuries, a war which has transformed an entire planet into a desolate No Man's Land. A war where time itself is being used as a weapon.

You can create zones of decelerated time and bring the enemy troops to a standstill. You can create storms of accelerated time and reduce the opposition to dust in a matter of seconds.

But now the war has reached a stalemate. Neither the Plutocrats nor the Defaulters have made any gains for over a hundred years.

The Doctor, Fitz and Anji arrive at Isolation Station Forty, a military research establishment on the verge of a breakthrough. A breakthrough which will change the entire course of the war.

They have found a way to send soldiers back in time. But time travel is a primitive, unpredictable and dangerous business. And not without its own sinister side effects.


Trading Futures by Lance Parkin

Published: 2002 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 249
ISBN: 0 563 53848 1

'Welcome to the future.'

The early decades of the twenty first century. All the wars have been won. There are no rogue states. The secret services of the world keep the planet electronically monitored, safe from all threat. There is no one left for the United States and the Eurozone to fight. Except each other.

A mysterious time traveller offers a better future - he has a time machine, and with it, humanity could reach the next stage of evolution, they could share its secrets and become the new Lords of Time...

... either that, or someone couid keep the technology fo themselves and use it to fight the ultimate war.


The Book Of The Still by Paul Ebbs

Published: 2002 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 276
ISBN: 0 563 53851 1

The Unnoticed are bound to keep themselves isolated from all history, or face a complete collapse from existence.

The Book of the Still is a lifeline for stranded time travellers - write your location, sign your name and be instantly rescued. When the Unnoticed learn that within the book someone has revealed both their existence and whereabouts they are forced into a murderous intercession to find it.

Fitz knows where it is, but then he's the one who stole it. Carmodi, addicted to the energies trapped in frequent time travellers, also knows where it is. But she's the one who's stolen Fitz. Anji, alone on a doomed planet, trying to find evidence of a race that has never had the decency to exist, doesn't know where anybody is.

Embroiled in the deadly chase, the Doctor is starting to worry about how many people he can keep alive along the way.