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The BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures was a series of original paperback novels published by BBC Books from June 1997 to June 2005, taking over the literary Doctor Who franchise from the Virgin New Adventures line. The first BBC Book release was in fact Doctor Who - The Novel of the Film, a novelisation of the 1996 telefilm, but this is not considered part of the EDA series, which launched with a novel featuring all eight incarnations of the Doctor.

Initially, the novels were not linked to the previous Virgin New Adventures series of books (which had included one Eighth Doctor novel), but as the series progressed and more writers from the Virgin line came over to write for the EDA series, the barriers began to come down and numerous books contain characters and references to events in the Virgin series.

The EDA novels were marked by complex and lengthy story arcs, some lasting over many books, particularly a series of stories relating to a great Time War. A time war is also a major part of the backstory of the revived television series, but the production team have generally stated that their Time War is considered a separate (or possibly follow up) event to the one featured in the EDA novels.

After the launch of the EDA line, BBC Books launched two spin-off series of books, the BBC Past Doctor Adventures line, and the Short Trips short story collections.

Although the final EDA release was The Gallifrey Chronicles published in June 2005, the following September one final Eighth Doctor novel, Fear Itself, was published, but under the Past Doctor Adventures line, recognizing the coming of the Ninth Doctor to television.

The more than 70 novels published in the EDA makes it the longest-running series of novels of any incarnation of the Doctor to date.

In 2005 BBC Books retired both its EDA and PDA lines, preferring to focus its publishing efforts on novels based upon the revived TV series. Although there was speculation that the Eighth Doctor's adventures might continue in a revived PDA line of books, as of late 2009 this has not occurred. The literary adventures of the Eighth Doctor continued in the Short Trips short story anthologies published by Big Finish (many of which were written by veterans of the EDA and PDA ranges), until that series was also retired in the spring of 2009.

List of Eighth Doctor Adventures

Title Author Featuring Published
The Eight Doctors Terrance Dicks Sam Jones, First Doctor, Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Third Doctor, Jo Grant, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sergeant Benton, Fourth Doctor, Romana II, Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor June 1997
Vampire Science Kate Orman and Jonathan Blum Sam Jones July 1997
The Bodysnatchers Mark Morris Sam August 1997
Genocide Paul Leonard Sam, Jo Grant, UNIT (Sergeant Benton) September 1997
War of the Daleks John Peel Sam October 1997
Alien Bodies Lawrence Miles Sam November 1997
Kursaal Peter Anghelides Sam January 1998
Option Lock Justin Richards Sam February 1998
Longest Day Michael Collier Sam March 1998
Legacy of the Daleks John Peel Susan Foreman April 1998
Dreamstone Moon Paul Leonard Sam May 1998
Seeing I Kate Orman and Jonathan Blum Sam June 1998
Placebo Effect Gary Russell Sam, Stacy Townsend, Ssard July 1998
Vanderdeken's Children Christopher Bulis Sam August 1998
The Scarlet Empress Paul Magrs Sam September 1998
The Janus Conjunction Trevor Baxendale Sam October 1998
Beltempest Jim Mortimore Sam November 1998
The Face-Eater Simon Messingham Sam January 1999
The Taint Michael Collier Sam, Fitz February 1999
Demontage Justin Richards Sam, Fitz March 1999
Revolution Man Paul Leonard Sam, Fitz April 1999
Dominion Nick Walters Sam, Fitz May 1999
Unnatural History Kate Orman and Jonathan Blum Sam, Fitz June 1999
Autumn Mist David A. McIntee Sam, Fitz July 1999
Interference: Book One (Shock Tactic) Lawrence Miles Sam, Fitz, Compassion; Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith August 1999
Interference: Book Two (The Hour of the Geek) Lawrence Miles Sam, Fitz, Compassion; Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith August 1999
The Blue Angel Paul Magrs and Jeremy Hoad Fitz, Compassion September 1999
The Taking of Planet 5 Simon Bucher-Jones and Mark Clapham Fitz, Compassion October 1999
Frontier Worlds Peter Anghelides Fitz, Compassion November 1999
Parallel 59 Stephen Cole and Natalie Dallaire Fitz, Compassion January 2000
The Shadows of Avalon Paul Cornell Fitz, Compassion, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Romana III February 2000
The Fall of Yquatine Nick Walters Fitz, Compassion March 2000
Coldheart Trevor Baxendale Fitz, Compassion April 2000
The Space Age Steve Lyons Fitz, Compassion May 2000
The Banquo Legacy Andy Lane and Justin Richards Fitz, Compassion June 2000
The Ancestor Cell Peter Anghelides and Stephen Cole Fitz, Compassion, Romana III July 2000
The Burning Justin Richards none August 2000
Casualties of War Steve Emmerson none September 2000
The Turing Test Paul Leonard none October 2000
Endgame Terrance Dicks none November 2000
Father Time Lance Parkin Miranda Dawkins January 2001
Escape Velocity Colin Brake Fitz, Anji Kapoor February 2001
EarthWorld Jacqueline Rayner Fitz, Anji March 2001
Vanishing Point Stephen Cole Fitz, Anji April 2001
Eater of Wasps Trevor Baxendale Fitz, Anji May 2001
The Year of Intelligent Tigers Kate Orman Fitz, Anji June 2001
The Slow Empire Dave Stone Fitz, Anji July 2001
Dark Progeny Steve Emmerson Fitz, Anji August 2001
The City of the Dead Lloyd Rose Fitz, Anji September 2001
Grimm Reality Simon Bucher-Jones and Kelly Hale Fitz, Anji October 2001
The Adventuress of Henrietta Street Lawrence Miles Fitz, Anji November 2001
Mad Dogs and Englishmen Paul Magrs Fitz, Anji January 2002
Hope Mark Clapham Fitz, Anji February 2002
Anachrophobia Jonathan Morris Fitz, Anji March 2002
Trading Futures Lance Parkin Fitz, Anji April 2002
The Book of the Still Paul Ebbs Fitz, Anji May 2002
The Crooked World Steve Lyons Fitz, Anji June 2002
History 101 Mags L. Halliday Fitz, Anji July 2002
Camera Obscura Lloyd Rose Fitz, Anji August 2002
Time Zero Justin Richards Fitz, Anji, Trix September 2002
The Infinity Race Simon Messingham Fitz, Anji November 2002
The Domino Effect David Bishop Fitz, Anji February 2003
Reckless Engineering Nick Walters Fitz, Anji April 2003
The Last Resort Paul Leonard Fitz, Anji, Trix June 2003
Timeless Stephen Cole Fitz, Anji, Trix August 2003
Emotional Chemistry Simon A. Forward Fitz, Trix October 2003
Sometime Never... Justin Richards Fitz, Trix, Miranda January 2004
Halflife Mark Michalowski Fitz, Trix April 2004
The Tomorrow Windows Jonathan Morris Fitz, Trix June 2004
The Sleep of Reason Martin Day Fitz, Trix August 2004
The Deadstone Memorial Trevor Baxendale Fitz, Trix October 2004
To the Slaughter Stephen Cole Fitz, Trix January 2005
The Gallifrey Chronicles Lance Parkin Fitz, Trix June 2005

External Links

  • The Doctor Who Online Merchandise Guide - BBC Books - Eighth Doctor Adventures

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