a real world point of view
|Companion(s):||Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor|
|Main enemy:||Clock People|
|Main setting:||A colony world, part of the Plutocratic Empire|
|Release date:||March, 2002|
|Format:||Paperback Book, --- Pages|
|BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures|
Publisher’s Summary Edit
Imagine a war. A war that has lasted centuries, a war which has transformed an entire planet into a desolate No Man’s Land. A war where time itself is being used as a weapon.
You can create zones of decelerated time and bring the enemy troops to a standstill. You can create storms of accelerated time and reduce the opposition to dust in a matter of seconds.
But now the war has reached a stalemate. Neither the Plutocrats nor the Defaulters have made any gains for over a hundred years.
The Doctor, Fitz and Anji arrive at Isolation Station Forty, a military research establishment on the verge of a breakthrough. A breakthrough which will change the entire course of the war.
They have found a way to send soldiers back in time. But time travel is a primitive, unpredictable and dangerous business. And not without its own sinister side effects...
- The Doctor
- Fitz Kreiner
- Anji Kapoor
- Dr. Patterson
- Mr Mistletoe (alias of Sabbath)
- Time travel
- The Doctor carries a silver-backed mirror in his jacket pocket.
- The Doctor has copies of songs by the Beatles, Mozart, Erasure, and Rogers and Hammerstein.
- Going backwards in time is ‘uphill’, thus it’s harder to travel back in time than forwards.
- The cover is similar to a sketch of Romana II seen in TV: City of Death.
- According to fellow series author Jonathan Blum, Morris has said that the clock-faced men in the story are meant to be Faction Paradox, although this is not made explicit in the text.
- The TARDIS crew use a crank handle when the TARDIS loses power. (TV: Death to the Daleks)
- The Vortex Wraiths were evacuating the time vortex in order to escape the Council of Eight. (PROSE: The Slow Empire)
- The Doctor and his companions left Endpoint two days before this story. (PROSE: Hope)
- Sabbath removed the Doctor's heart in PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street.
- Anji says that nothing could be weirder than the planet of Poodles. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)
- Detailed synopsis of Anachrophobia at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Anachrophobia at The Whoniverse