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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 So Vile a Sin
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'The Earth Empire - the Imperium Humanum, upon which a thousand suns never set - is dying.

The Great Houses of the Empire manoeuvre and scheme for advantage; alliances are made; and knives flash in the shadows. Out among the moons of Jupiter, another battle is just beginning, as an ancient brotherhood seeks limitless power and long-overdue revenge.

The Doctor returns to the thirtieth century, searching for the source of a terrifying weapon. He fears a nightmare from his own past may be about to destroy the future. Nothing must be allowed to get in his way.

But the Doctor has reckoned without the power of history - which has its own plans for the wayward daughter of the House of Forrester.'

Source: Doctor Who Guide (http://www.drwhoguide.com/who_na56.htm). Sighted: 4/8/2011


  • Dedication: For Karifa Sam Aaronovitch
  • Epigraph: Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. - William Shakespeare, Henry VII.4.
  • 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 ,
      1997 .
      Extent: 313p.
      • Extract from Author's note: After Ben's troubles with writing So Vile a Sin, including a disastrous hard-drive crash, I stepped in at the last minute to finish it. Some of the book survived the crash, other bits existed as printouts, and Ben provided me with extensive plot and background notes to complete the bulk of the story.
      ISBN: 0426204840
      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: 56
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