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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The Crooked World written by Steve Lyons

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 251
ISBN: 0 563 56356 2

The people of the Crooked World lead an idyllic existence.

Take Streaky Bacon, for example. This jovial farmer want nothing more from life than a huge blunderbuss, with which he can blast away at his crop-stealing nemesis. And then there's Angel Falls, a racing driver with a string of victories to her name. Sure, her trusted guardian might occasionally put on a mask and menace her for her prize money, but that's just life, right? And for Jasper the cat, nothing could be more pleasant than a nice, long nap in his kitchen - so long as that darn mouse doesn't jam his tail into the plug socket again.

But somebody is about to shatter all of those lives. Somebody is about to change everything - and it's possible that no one on the Crooked World will ever be happy again.

The Doctor's TARDIS is about to arrive. And when it does... That's all folks!

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History 101 written by Mags L. Halliday

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 269
ISBN: 0 563 56384 2

'Remarkable. I'm surprised at how much has been uncovered.' - ANJI KAPOOR.

Spain, 1937. In April, the small town of Guernica was razed to the ground in a firestorm that claimed a thousand or more lives. In May, Barcelona exploded into fierce street fighting as different political factions fought for control of the city.

Both events have been the subject of fierce propagandistr claims by all sides, but this book examines new evidence to suggest that the two events are more closely linked that previously thought.

Who were the shadowy figures working behind the scenes? Who were 'the Doctor', 'Anji' and 'Fitz' and what where their objectives? And were there really monsters roaming the streets?

Presented in the form of a novel, 'History 101' tries to discover if the absoilute truth can ever be revealed. It should be read as part of the ongoing 'Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor' history course.

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Camera Obscura written by Lloyd Rose

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 53857 0

The Doctor sat alone and listened to the beat of his remaining heart. He had never got used to it. He never would. The single sound where a double should be. What was this new code hammering through his body? What did it mean? Mortal. No, he'd always known he could die. Not mortal. Damaged. Crippled. Through his shirt, his fingers sought out the thick ridge of his scar. Human.

The Doctor's second heart was taken away from his body for his own good, he was told. Removed by his sometimes ally, sometimes rival, the mysterious time-traveller, Sabbath. Now, as a new danger menaces reality, the Doctor unwillingly finds himself working with Sabbath again. From a seance in Victorian London to a wild pursuit on Dartmoor, the Doctor and his companions work frantically to unravel the mystery of this latest threat to Time... Before Time itself unravels.

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Time Zero written by Justin Richards

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 53866 X

'It doesn't take the creation of a whole new universe to just kill a cat.'

With Fitz gone to his certain death and Anji back at work in the City, the Doctor is once more alone. But he has a list to keep him occupied.

At the Naryshkin Institue in Siberia, scientists are busily at work in a haunted castle. Over a century earlier, creatures from a prehistory that never happened attack a geological expedition. Pages from the lost expedition's journal are put on display at the British Museum, and a US spy plane suffers a mysterious fate. Deep under the snowy landscape of Siberia the key to it all remains trapped in the ice.

Only the Doctor can see that these events are all related. But he isn't the only person involved. Why is Colonel Hartford so interested in the Institute? Who is the mysterious millionaire who is after the journal? How is the Grand Duchess, descendant of the last Tsar, involved?

Soon the Doctor is caught up in a plot that reaches back to the creation of the Universe. And beyond... to Time Zero,

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The Infinity Race written by Simon Messingham

Published: 2002 BBC Books
No. of pages: 273
ISBN: 0 563 56863 5

Welcome to the Selonart Trans-Global Regatta - The ultimate sporting event in the universe!

The Doctor is in trouble. He has his own race to win. Stuck in a parallel dimension, pursuing the mysterious Sabbath, he must unravel a complex plot in which he himself may be a pawn.

Following the only lead, the TARDIS arrives on Selonart - a planet famed for the unique, friction-nullifying light water that covers its surface. A water that propels vast, technological yachts across its waves at inconceivable speeds. All in all, an indulgent, boastful demonstration of power by Earth's ruthless multi-stellar corporations.

Is Sabbath's goal to win the race? Who is Bloo, the enigmatic Selonart native?

As the danger escalates, the Doctor realises he is being manoeuvred into engineering his own downfall. Is it already too late for him?

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The Domino Effect written by David Bishop

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 53869 4

The TARDIS lands in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, during Easter 2003. The city is almost at a standstill, its public services close to collapse and its people terrorised by a bombing campaign.

Within hours one of the Doctor's friends is caught in a deadly explosion, while another appears on television confessing to the murder of twelve people. The TARDIS is stolen by forces intent on learning its secrets. When the Doctor tries to investigate, his efforts are hampered by crippling chest pains,

Someone is manipulating events to supress humanity's development - but how and why? The trail leads to London where a cabal pushes the world ever closer to catastrophe. Who is the prisioner being held in the Tower of London? Could he or she hold the key to saving mankind?

The Doctor must choose betweeen saving his friends or saving Earth in the past, present and future. But the closer he gets to the truth, the worse his condition becomes.

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Reckless Engineering written by Nick Walters

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 270
ISBN: 0 563 48603 1

'What right do you have to wipe out a whole reality?'

The history of the planet Earth has been splintered, each splinter vying to be the prime reality. But there can only be one true history.

The Doctor has a plan to ensure that the correct version of history prevails - a plan that means breaking every law of Time. But with the Vortex itself on the brink of total collapse, what do mere laws matter?

From the Bristol Riots of 1831, to the ruins of the city in 2003, from a chance encounter between a frustrated poet and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, to a plan to save the human race, the stakes are raised ever higher until reality itself is threatened.

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The Last Resort written by Paul Leonard

Published: 2003 BBC Books
No. of pages: 275
ISBN: 0 563 48605 8

'I think time and space just fell apart.'

Anji isn't sure, but then it's hard to be sure of anything now. Good Times Inc. promised a new tourist experience, with hotels in every major period of human history - but that kind of arrogance comes with a price, and it's a price the Doctor doesn't want to pay.

As aliens conquer alternative Earth, Anji and Fitz race to find out how to stop Good TImes without stopping time itself. But they find that events are out of control - they can't even save each other. And when the Doctor tries to help, it gets far worse. At the Last Resort, only Sabbath can save the day. And then the price gets even higher.