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A Device of Death (novel)

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A Device of Death
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Sarah, Harry
Main enemy: Kambril The Oranos
Main setting: Adelphine Cluster, Gallifrey, Deepcity
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Publishing
Writer: Christopher Bulis
Release details
Release number: 31
Release date: 20 February 1997
Format: Paperback Book, 256 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20501-4
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A Device of Death was the thirty-first novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Christopher Bulis. It featured the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan. This novel is set rather uniquely between Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge of the Cybermen; it takes place during their time ring travels just after Genesis of the Daleks.

Publisher's summary

"As a member of an inferior race, you either work to serve the cause of Averon, or die."

Sarah Jane is marooned on a slave world where the only escape is death. Harry is caught in the middle of an interplanetary invasion, and has to combine medicine with a desperate mission. And the Fourth Doctor lands on a world so secret it does not even have a name.

Why have the TARDIS crew been scattered across the stars? What terrible accident could have wiped the Doctor's memory? And what could interest the Time Lords in this war-torn sector of space?

At the heart of a star-spanning conspiracy lies an ancient quest: people have been making weapons since the dawn of time — but perhaps someone has finally discovered the ultimate device of death.


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The Doctor




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Time travel

  • After departing from Skaro, the Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry are scattered across the Adelphine Cluster due to temporal disruption interfering with the Time Ring.


  • According to the Time Lords, due to the Doctor's actions, a force of robots will arise that will contribute to the fall of the Daleks. It is implied that these robots are the Movellans.


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