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Blood Heat
Series: Doctor Who -
Virgin New Adventures
Release Number: 19
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companions: Ace, Benny
Enemy: The Monk (not featured), Silurians
Setting: alternate-Earth, England, 1993
Author: Jim Mortimore
Publisher: Virgin Books
Publication: October 1993
Format: Paperback Book, 309 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0426203992
Previous Story: Iceberg
Following Story: The Dimension Riders


Publisher's Summary

'Not men, Ace. Silurians. The original rulers of the Earth.'

The TARDIS is attacked by an alien force; Bernice is flung into the Vortex; and the Doctor and Ace crash-land on Earth.

An attack by dinosaurs convinces the Doctor that he and Ace have arrived in the Jurassic Era. But when they find a woman being hunted by intelligent reptiles, he begins to suspect that something is very wrong.

Then they meet the embittered Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, leading the remnants of UNIT in a hopeless fight against the Silurians who rule his world. And they find out that it all began when the Doctor died...


  • Has two more ribs than a human.
  • Is shocked that Morka killed the alternative third Doctor.
  • Finds the Brigadier's actions terrible however....
  • Performs a Time Ram to destroy this universe in order to save his own universe after lying to Ace and Benny about ensuring the Alternative Universe has a semi-natural lifespan.
  • Morka injects Benny with a virus which cures the Race Memory fear.
  • Gets shot while trying to stop the nuclear missiles.
  • Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (alternate version)
  • Injects a stimulant into Jo Grant to get information from her, it kills her.
  • Launches a nuclear warhead at the Silurian Capital City in Africa.
  • Bursts into tears over all the death he caused (including the shattered eggs of the Silurians).
  • Liz Shaw (alternate version)
  • Married a man named James Lester, he hit his head looking for food and died.
  • Jo Grant (alternate version)
  • Is killed by the alternate Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. (see above)
  • Goes insane from a combination of radiation and Race Memory fear.
  • Was sent to retrieve the launch codes the Brigadier planned to use.
  • Benton (alternate version)
  • Manisha (alternate version)
    • Saw her version of Ace die (an inversion of the Ace who travels with the Doctor who saw Manisha die).
  • Alan


  • The TARDIS falls through a puncture in the Time Vortex.
  • The Doctor uses the secondary console room.
  • Ace's new variant of Nitro-9 - Nitro-9 smart bombs can fly and take verbal commands.
  • The Doctor takes his third self's TARDIS from the alternate universe as his is lost in a tar pit, this TARDIS has a working Chameleon Circuit.



  • A similar journey into an alternate universe (which has an alternate version of UNIT and Silurians) occured in DWM: Final Genesis.
  • Blood Heat references DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians as its starting point for the divergent timeline. Deadly Genesis also branches off from the events seen in that story.
  • The Doctor's original TARDIS (here lost in a tar pit) is returned to him in NA: Happy Endings.
  • The TARDIS also (similarly) falls through a puncture in the time vortex in DW: The Age of Steel.

External Links

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The Dimension Riders


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