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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.

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Zamper written by Gareth Roberts

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 250
ISBN: 0 426 20450 6

'Good morning. We're doomed. Would you like a cup of tea?'

On the far side of a break in the fabric of space is the planet Zamper, home of a secretive organization that constructs and sells the mightiest warships in the galaxy. It is to Zomper that the last warriors of the fallen Chelonion Empire hove come in a final attempt to restore their race's glory.

Separated from the TARDIS, the Doctor and his companions are intrigued by the bizarre operations on Zamper. Why are accidents and power failures afflicting the planet? What is the true agenda of the mysterious Management? And what are the strange powers of the alien shipbuilders?

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Toy Soldiers written by Paul Leonard

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 243
ISBN: 0 426 20452 2

'Children make better soldiers,' said the teddy bear. 'They kill without compunction.'

The Doctor and Benny are following a trail of kidnapped children across Europe, a continent recovering from the ravages of the First World War. lhe only clue they find is the toy bear each missing child was given. But someone is aware of their search, and they soon find themselves unwilling guests on the planet Q'ell, where a similar war still rages - and has done for fourteen hundred years.

Stranded on Earth, Chris Cwej and Roslyn Forrester struggle to find a way of stopping the Q'ell from recruiting every child in the world to their cause. And the Doctor tries to start a peaceful revolution on a planet where there is no longer any word for peace.

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Head Games written by Steve Lyons

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 258
ISBN: 0 426 20454 9

'This isn't Hell,' the Doctor assured her. 'It's only a sequel.'

Stand by for an exciting new adventure with Dr Who and his companion, Jason. Once again, our time-hopping friends set out to seek injustice, raise rebel armies, overthrow dictators and heat up green monsters.

But this time, Dr Who faces a deadly new threat: a genocidal rogue Time Lord and his army of combat-hardened, gun-slinging warrior women. To make matters worse, this foe is a twisted version of the good Doctor himself - and if Dr Who and Jason can’t stop him, he'll end all life on Detrios and Earth.

Armed only with their wits and with the modest power of control over reality, our heroes must face Dr Who's evil double: the megalomaniac scientist who calls himself simply...'The Doctor'.

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The Also People written by Ben Aaronovitch

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 289
ISBN: 0 426 20456 5

'Just how technologically advanced are they?' The Doctor frowned. 'Let me put it this way: they have a non-aggression pact with the Time Lords.'

The Doctor has taken his companions to paradise, or at least the closest thing he can find. A sun enclosed by an artificial sphere where there is no want, poverty or violence.

While Chris learns to surf, meets a girl and falls in love with a biplane, Roz suspects an alien plot and Bernice considers that a Dyson Sphere needs an archaeologist like a fish needs a five-speed gear box.

Then the peace is shattered by murder. As the suspects proliferate, Bernice realises that even an artificial world has its buried secrets and Roz discovers what she's always suspected - that every paradise has its snake.

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Shakedown written by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 233
ISBN: 0 426 20459 X

'The Sontarans can never defeat us. It is we who will win.'

For thousands of years the Sontaran clone-warriors and the Rutan gestalt have fought each other across the galaxy. Now the Sontarans have a plan to strike at the heart of the Ruton Empire, and utterly defeat the Rutan race.

The Doctor has his suspicions, but only one Ruton spy knows the Sontarans' secret. He is being pursued from planet to planet by Cwej and Forrester and by a Sontaran hit squad. After a confrontation aboard the racing space-yacht Tiger Moth, the chase culminates on the library planet Sentarion - where Professor Bernice Summerfield's researches into the history of the Sontaran/Rutan war turn into explosive reality.

Notes:
  • SHAKEDOWN - The Video
  • This novel is an extension of Terrance Dicks' story for the straight-to-retail video Shakedown, starring Carole Ann Ford and Sophie Aldred, who played the Doctor’s first and last companions in the (classic) television series, and lan Chappell and Brian Croucher from television’s Blake’s 7.
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Just War written by Lance Parkin

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 254
ISBN: 0 426 20463 8

'Tomorrow belongs to us, not you. If you were really from the future, Miss Summerfield, you would be o Nozi.'

March 1941: Britain's darkest hour. The Nazis occupy British soil and British citizens are being deported to Europeon concentrotion comps. Six thousond people a month are dying in air raids on London. The United States show no sign of entering the wor.

According to the Doctor, this isn't a parallel universe, it isn't an alternate timeline, and everything is running according to schedule. But now something, somewhere, has gone wrong. The Nazis ore building a secret weopon, one that will hove a decisive effect on the outcome of the wor. Chris thinks it's a UFO, while Roz believes thot the Luftwaffe hove developed the largest bomber ever built. Only Benny may have seen the mysterious craft - but she’s disappeared off the face of the Earth.

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Warchild written by Andrew Cartmell

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 310
ISBN: 0 426 20464 6

Adolescence is a difficult time. Especially when you have the power to rule the world.

Creed is just an ordinary guy - as ordinary as you can be when you're a secret agent working for the government. But his family is another matter. His youngest child seems able to read his mind. His oldest boy, Ricky, may possess a stranger and far more frightening power. And others seem interested in his 'gifted' children - sinister forces who see them as a resource to be exploited.

Around the world, the Doctor's companions have been put in place, ready to act when the time is right. Old friends and enemies are gathering for a final confrontation that will shape the future of the globe - and the evolution of mankind.

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Sleepy written by Kate Orman

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
Illustrations: Jason Towers
No. of pages: 255
ISBN: 0 426 20465 4

'Stay the hell out of my mind,' hissed Forrester. 'Just stay away from me.’ She turned and stalked out of the room. Chris put his head in his hands.

The Earth colony on Yemaya 4 is a very ordinary place. The colonists spend their time farming, building homes, raising families.

But when the Doctor and his companions arrive they find a virus sweeping through the population, unleashing the colonists' latent psychic powers. The Doctor and Chris fall prey to the infection, and discover telepathy is not the only symptom. Chris is unable to resist the call of an ancient place of sacrifice, while Roz and Benny travel back in time to the origin of the virus, and uncover a desperate bid for immortality.

And all the while the Doctor is playing a dangerous game with troopers of the Dione—Kisumu company, who have come either to reclaim their stolen biotechnology - or to sterilize the planet.