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Virgin New Adventures

From 1991 until 1997 Doctor Who Books (part of Virgin Publishing Ltd.) produced a range of full length novels continuing the adventures of the seventh Doctor after the series was cancelled. The New Adventures were more broad and deeper than the television adventures, and showed a darker and more manipulative side to the seventh regeneration of the Doctor. The New Adventures featured Ace as the Doctor's companion, but she later left, and new companions joined. After the seventh Doctor regenerated there was one new adventure featuring the eighth Doctor in 1997.

The Dying Days cover

The Dying Days written by Lance Parkin

Published: 1997 Virgin Publishing
No. of pages: 297
ISBN: 0 426 20504 9

6 MAY 1997

THE DYING DAYS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

On the Mare Sirenum, British astronauts are walking on the surface of Mars for the first time in over twenty years. The National Space Museum in London is the venue for a spectacular event where the great and the good celebrate a unique British achievement.

In Adisham, Kent, the most dangerous man in Britain has escaped from custody while being transported by helicopter. In Whitehall, the new Home Secretary is convinced that there is a plot brewing to overthrow the government. In west London, MI5 agents shut down a publishing company that got too close to the top secret organisation known as UNIT. And, on a state visit to Washington, the Prime Minister prepares to make a crucial speech, totally unaware that dark forces are working against him.

As the eighth Doctor and Professor Bernice Summerfield discover, all these events are connected. However, soon all will be overshadowed.

This time, the Doctor is already too late.


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