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I am a Dalek
Series: BBC Tenth Doctor Adventures
Quick Reads
Release Number: 1
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companions: Rose Tyler
Enemy: A Dalek
Setting: Earth
Author: Gareth Roberts
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication: May 2006
Format: Paperback, 105 pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-563-48648-1
Previous Story:
Following Story: Made of Steel


I am a Dalek by Gareth Roberts is the first Doctor Who-related release in the BBC Books Quick Reads line of novellas. It uses the same cover format as the BBC Tenth Doctor Adventures line, except that it was published exclusively in paperback.

Contents

Publisher’s Summary

Equipped with space suits, golf clubs, and a flag, the Doctor and Rose are planning to live it up, Apollo mission-style, on the Moon. But the TARDIS has other plans, landing them instead in a village on the south coast of England; a picture-postcard sort of place where nothing much happens. Until now...

An archaeological dig has turned up a Roman mosaic, circa AD 70, depicting mythical scenes, grapes - and a Dalek. A few days later a young woman, rushing for work, is knocked over and killed by a bus, then comes back to life. It's not long before all hell breaks loose, and the Doctor and Rose must use all their courage and cunning against an alien enemy - and a not-quite-human accomplice - who are intent on destroying humanity.

Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television.

Characters

  • Tenth Doctor
    • Planning to confuse future explorers by planting a Women's Institute flag on the moon.
  • Rose Tyler
    • Planning to be the first woman to walk on the moon, but the TARDIS takes an expected detour.
  • Kate Yates
    • Hit by a car but resurrected, her latent Dalek factor activated
    • Hair changes from red to blonde, gains enhanced strength and intelligence
    • Is possessed by a Dalek
    • Convinced by Rose and the Doctor to turn on the Dalek, goes back to normal
  • Frank Openshaw
    • Befriends the Doctor
    • Is Exterminated
    • Though they cannot save his life, Rose and the Doctor meddle in history a bit so that Frank meets his wife Sandra years earlier than in the original timeline
  • Serena
    • Annoying boss of Kate, nearly strangled by Dalek-hybrid Kate
  • Sandra
    • Wife of Frank Openshaw

References

to be added

Notes

  • This short novel (or novella) was the first release under a subsidiary banner of BBC Books, Quick Reads, an initiative to promote literacy. Quick Reads novellas are considerably shorter than the usual releases in the BBC Tenth Doctor Adventures line, roughly equivalent in word count to some of the shorter Target Books novelisations. I am a Dalek was released exclusively in paperback format, the first New Series Adventure to not be published in hard cover.

Continuity

to be added

Timeline

External Links

Tenth Doctor Adventures series
With Rose Tyler : The Stone Rose  • The Feast of the Drowned  • The Resurrection Casket  • The Nightmare of Black Island  • The Art of Destruction  • The Price of Paradise
With Martha Jones : Sting of the Zygons  • The Last Dodo  • Wooden Heart  • Wetworld  • Sick Building  • Forever Autumn  • Wishing Well  • Peacemaker  • The Pirate Loop  • The Many Hands  • Snowglobe 7  • Martha in the Mirror  • The Story of Martha
With Donna Noble : Ghosts of India  • Shining Darkness  • The Doctor Trap  • Beautiful Chaos
Alone : The Eyeless  • Judgement of the Judoon  • The Slitheen Excursion  • Prisoner of the Daleks  • The Taking of Chelsea 426  • The Krillitane Storm  • Autonomy
Quick Reads : I am a Dalek  • Made of Steel  • Revenge of the Judoon  • The Sontaran Games  • Code of the Krillitanes
Audio Books : Pest Control  • The Forever Trap  • The Nemonite Invasion  • The Rising Night  • Day of the Troll  • The Last Voyage
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