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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. Since the Doctor remains separated from his TARDIS from the beginning of former serial to the end of the latter serial, this story sees him borrowing another one temporarily.

Publisher's summary Edit

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

Sarah 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.

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue — Timequake
  1. Trooper
  2. Deepcity
  3. Malf
  4. Stranger
  5. War Zone
  6. Work or Die!
  7. Guided Tour
  8. Special Guest
  9. Courage
  10. Unorthodox Methods
  11. Eccentric Behaviour
  12. Encounters
  13. Escape
  14. The Guardians of Averon
  15. Pentatholene
  16. Max
  17. Alarms and Excursions
  18. Infiltration
  19. Execution
  20. Special Announcement
  21. Death in the Valley
  22. Out of Time
  23. Doubt
  24. Proof
  25. The Mogul of Tralsammavar
  26. 'People of Deepcity...'
  27. A Device of Death
  28. Mission Accomplished

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

Time travel Edit

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

Notes Edit

  • 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.

Continuity Edit

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