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Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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'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 the stolen biotechnology -- or to sterilize the planet.'

Source: Doctor Who Guide (http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_na48.htm). Sighted: 4/8/2011


  • Dedication: For Paul Cornell, who made it all seem possible.
  • Epigraph: Beware the fury of a patient man - John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel.
  • Introduced as a companion for the Seventh Doctor in Paul Cornell's 1992 New Adventures novel Love and War, Benny (Professor Bernice Summerfield) was spun off as an independent protagonist in 1997, when Virgin's license to publish Doctor Who fiction was not renewed by the BBC.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Doctor Who Books , 1996 .
      Extent: 255p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      • Illustrated by Jason Towers.
      ISBN: 0426204654
      Series: y Doctor Who : The New Adventures The New Doctor Who Adventures Doctor Who Books (publisher), London : Doctor Who Books , 1991-1997 Z1293398 1991 series - publisher

      Chronicles the adventures of the seventh Doctor. Another series, Doctor Who: The Missing Adventures, about previous regenerations of the Doctor, was published by Virgin Publishing between 1994 and 1997.

      Number in series: 48
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