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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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Bad Therapy written by Matthew Jones

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 292
ISBN: 0 426 20490 5

'WE'RE NOT LIKE YOU - WE CAN'T BE WHOLE ON OUR OWN.'

Seeking respite after thetraumatic events in the thirtieth century, the Doctor and Chris travel to 1950s London. But all is not well in bohemian Soho: racist attacks shatter the peace; gangs struggle for territory; and a bloodthirsty driverless cab stalks the night.

While Chris enjoys himself at the mysterious and exclusive Tropics club, the Doctor investigates a series of ritualistic murders with an uncommon link - the victims all have no past. Meanwhile, a West End gangster is planning to clean up the town, apparently with the help of the Devil himself. And, in the quiet corridors of an abandoned mental hospital, an enigmatic psychiatrist is conducting some very bad therapy indeed.

As the stakes are raised, healing turns to killing, old friends appear in the strangest places - and even toys can have a sinister purpose.

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Eternity Weeps written by Jim Mortimore

Published: 1997 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 241
ISBN: 0 426 20497 2

‘THE FLOOD IS COME! OH GOD SAVE US ALL: THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT IS COME!"

Turkey, 2003: Bernice and Jason join two rival expeditions attempting to find Noah's Ark. While one team follows the Bible and its own beliefs, the other relies on more exact science - but both paths lead to the same revelation. And, as the region moves ever closer to war, they uncover the key to a timeless mystery and a terrible secret.

The Doctor and Chris are called in to a situation fast getting out of control, as countless numbers flee a biological terror. The world is about to undergo a new genesis. While Chris gets himself a job with NASA, the Doctor must unravel the ties between Mount Ararat, the moon, and an ancient exodus.

Mankind faces apocalypse. But can the aid of a far older race, alongside companions hast and present, prevent the planet being twisted into the image of a long-dead world?

Notes:
  • Following the television movie in 1996 the BBC opted not to renew Virgin's licence to produce new Doctor Who books. This is the first novel to no longer feature the Doctor Who logo on the outside of the book.
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The Room With No Doors written by Kate Orman

Published: 1997 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 259
ISBN: 0 426 20500 6

'DEAR DOCTOR,‘ WROTE CHRIS. 'I GIVE UP.‘

Swordplay, samurai, demons, magic, aliens, adventure, excitement. . . Who needs them?

The Doctor and Chris travel to sixteenth-century Japan, a country gripped by civil war as feudal lords vie for control. Anything could tip the balance of power. So when a god falls out of the sky, everyone wants it.

As villagers are healed and crops grow far too fast, the Doctor and Chris try to find the secret of the miracles - before two rival armies can start a war over who owns the god.

Chris soon finds himself alone - except for an alien slaver, a time-travelling Victorian inventor, a gang of demons, an old friend with suspicious motives, a village full of innocent bystanders, and several thousand samurai.

Without the Doctor, someone has to take up the challenge of adventure and stop the god falling into the wrong hands. Someone has to he a hero — but Chris isn't sure he wants to be a hero any more.

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Lungbarrow written by Marc Platt

Published: 1997 Doctor Who Books
No. of pages: 309
ISBN: 0 426 20502 2

'NONSENSE, CHlLD,' RETORTED THE DOCTOR. ‘GRANDFATHER INDEED! I'VE NEVER SEEN YOU BEFORE IN MY LIFE!’

All is not well on Gallifrey. Chris Cwej is having someone else’s nightmares. Ace is talking to herself. So is K-9. Leela has stumbled on a murderous family conspiracy. And the beleaguered Lord President, Romanadvoratrelundar, foresees one of the most tumultuous events in her planet’s history.

At the root of all is an ancient and terrible place, the House of Lungbarrow in the southern mountains of Gallifrey. Something momentous is happening there. But the House has inexplicably gone missing.

673 years ago the Doctor left his family in that forgotten House. Abandoned, disgraced and resentful, they have waited. And now he's home at last.

In this, the seventh Doctor's final New Adventure, he faces a threat that could uncover the greatest secret of them all.