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The BBC New Series Adventures is a banner under which the novels published by BBC Books (and, from 2013, Broadway Books in North America) featuring the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors have been collected since 2005. This line is the successor to BBC Books' earlier Doctor Who fiction lines, the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures and BBC Past Doctor Adventures.

Ninth Doctor Edit

Launched in mid-2005, the New Series Adventures introduced a new format for Doctor Who fiction - paperback-sized hardcovers with smaller word count than the previous EDA and PDA lines. For a few months the "NSA" line coexisted with the EDA and PDA lines until they were retired at the end of 2005.

With this series of books, BBC Books also established a release pattern it has continued ever since, releasing the books in batches of three at least twice a year. The books are considered standalone and, thus, may be read in any order (at least among a particular set of three).

Unlike past fiction lines, there was some effort to tie the books more closely to television continuity. Notably the first-ever direct reference to a novel occurred in the episode Boom Town, in which Rose Tyler referenced a location she and the Doctor had visited in the novel The Monsters Inside. Supporting characters Mickey Smith and Jackie Tyler also appeared in the novel Winner Takes All.

The novels tended to reflect changes in the cast. The first three books featured the Ninth Doctor travelling with Rose, while the second set feature Rose and Jack Harkness as companions. The first three novels probably take place between World War Three and The Empty Child, and the latter three between The Doctor Dances and Boom Town.

This line of novels continued to be issued following Christopher Eccleston's departure from the series until the end of 2005, after which the series continued, featuring the Tenth Doctor in 2006.

Novels Edit

Title Author Audio book narrator ISBN BatchImage
The Clockwise ManJustin RichardsGlen McCready (CD)
Nicholas Briggs (AudioGo)
ISBN 0-563-48628-71The Clockwise Man cover
The Monsters InsideStephen ColeDavid Thorpe (CD)
Camille Coduri (AudioGo)
ISBN 0-563-48629-51The Monsters Inside cover
Winner Takes AllJacqueline RaynerDavid Thorpe (CD)
Camille Coduri (AudioGo)
ISBN 0-563-48627-91Winnertakesall cover
The Deviant StrainJustin RichardsStuart MilliganISBN 0-563-48637-62Deviantstrain cover
Only HumanGareth RobertsAnthony HeadISBN 0-563-48639-22Onlyhuman
The Stealers of DreamsSteve LyonsCamille CoduriISBN 0-563-48638-42Stealersofdreams cover

Cancelled novel Edit

Tenth Doctor Edit

With the coming of the Tenth Doctor era, BBC Books continued its New Series Adventures line in 2006, featuring the new incarnation. Again, the books were published more-or-less in connection with a particular cast line-up in the series, with the first six books featuring Rose Tyler, after which Martha Jones was featured in twelve consecutive novels, the most of any companion to date. Donna Noble was then featured in only four books, with most of the books released during her era actually featuring Martha. Wilfred Mott appears in the final novel featuring Donna, Beautiful Chaos.

Following the events of Journey's End, the books changed format somewhat. Beginning with The Eyeless, published in late 2008, the books featured the Doctor travelling alone, with no ongoing companions (in keeping with the format of the 2008-2010 specials). Also published was The Story of Martha, a short story collection that returned Martha Jones to the NSA line for one book. This was the first NSA book to be a direct tie-in with a televised episode (it takes place during the events of The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords). All NSA novels issued during 2009 featured returning alien races and villains from the TV series.

The final three Tenth Doctor novels were published in September 2009.

Two new spin-off lines were introduced during the 2006-2009 period. Quick Reads, an annual series of paperback novellas intended to promote literacy, was launched in 2006 with the novel I am a Dalek. This spin-off line featured the return of longtime Doctor Who novelist and scriptwriter Terrance Dicks to the world of Doctor Who fiction. A total of five Tenth Doctor novellas were published in this line, with the last issued in March 2010; the line continued with the Eleventh Doctor.

Also launched during this period, in conjunction with BBC Audio, was a series of original, made-for-audio stories performed by cast members of the series. The first of these, Pest Control, was issued in 2008, . A total of seven Tenth Doctor stories were published until 2010. David Tennant performed most of these, with Catherine Tate reading two and Michelle Ryan performing one. Again, the audios continued after the change of Doctor.

In 2009, the Tenth Doctor was featured in a year-long series of interconnected paperback novellas that formed a series called The Darksmith Legacy; the books tied in with online content. A series of "choose-your-own-adventure"-style novellas called Decide Your Destiny was also released.

All of the Tenth Doctor novels (except for the Quick Reads and Darksmith Legacy series) have been released as audio books. The first three were read by David Tennant. After that, other actors from the series replaced Tennant, who did not reappear as narrator until the made-for-audio stories. The other actors include Freema Agyeman, Georgia Moffett, Anthony Head and Adjoa Andoh. Most of these audio books are abridged, but some of the most recent novels have been released as unabridged audio books that are only available for download.

The Tenth Doctor also appeared in The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, a release in the BBC The Sarah Jane Adventures novelisations line. Although the cover art matches the format of the NSA line, the book, published by Penguin Character Books, is not considered part of the New Series Adventures.

Novels Edit

Title Author Audio book narrator ISBN Image
The Stone RoseJacqueline RaynerDavid TennantISBN 0-563-48643-0TheStoneRose
The Feast of the DrownedStephen ColeDavid TennantISBN 0-563-48644-9FeastoftheDrowned
The Resurrection CasketJustin RichardsDavid TennantISBN 0-563-48642-2TheResurrectionCasket
The Nightmare of Black IslandMike TuckerAnthony HeadISBN 0-563-48650-3NighmareofBlackIsland
The Art of DestructionStephen ColeDon WarringtonISBN 0-563-48651-1ArtofDestruction
The Price of ParadiseColin BrakeShaun DingwallISBN 0-563-48652-XPriceofParadise
Sting of the ZygonsStephen ColeReggie YatesISBN 1-84607-225-5Sting of the Zygons
The Last DodoJacqueline RaynerFreema AgyemanISBN 1-84607-224-3The Last Dodo
Wooden HeartMartin DayAdjoa AndohISBN 1-84607-226-3Wooden Heart
Forever AutumnMark MorrisWill ThorpISBN 1-84607-270-0Forever Autumn
Sick BuildingPaul MagrsWill ThorpISBN 1-84607-269-7Sick Building
WetworldMark MichalowskiFreema AgyemanISBN 1-84607-271-9Wetworld
Wishing WellTrevor BaxendaleDebbie ChazenISBN 1-84607-348-0Wishing Well
The Pirate LoopSimon GuerrierFreema AgyemanISBN 1-84607-347-2The Pirate Loop
PeacemakerJames SwallowWill ThorpISBN 1-84607-349-9Peacemaker
Martha in the MirrorJustin RichardsFreema AgyemanISBN 978-1-84607-349-6Martha in the Mirror
Snowglobe 7Mike TuckerGeorgia MoffettISBN 978-1-84607-421-9Snowglobe 7
The Many HandsDale SmithDavid TroughtonISBN 978-1-84607-422-6The Many Hands
Ghosts of IndiaMark MorrisDavid TroughtonISBN 978-1-84607-559-9Ghosts-of-india
The Doctor TrapSimon MessinghamRussell ToveyISBN 978-1-84607-558-2Doctor-trap
Shining DarknessMark MichalowskiDebbie ChazenISBN 978-1-84607-557-5Shining Darkness
The Story of MarthaDan Abnett, David Roden, Steve Lockley
Paul Lewis, Robert Shearman, Simon Jowett
Freema AgyemanISBN 978-1-84607-561-2Story of Martha
Beautiful ChaosGary RussellBernard CribbinsISBN 978-1-84607-563-6Beautiful chaos
The EyelessLance ParkinRussell ToveyISBN 978-1-84607-562-9The Eyeless
Judgement of the JudoonColin BrakeNicholas BriggsISBN 978-1-84607-639-8Judgement of judoon
The Slitheen ExcursionSimon GuerrierDebbie ChazenISBN 978-1-84607-640-4Slitheen excursion
Prisoner of the DaleksTrevor BaxendaleNicholas BriggsISBN 978-1-84607-641-1Prisoner of the Daleks
The Taking of Chelsea 426David LlewellynChristopher RyanISBN 978-1-84607-758-6The Taking of Chelsea 426
AutonomyDaniel BlytheGeorgia MoffettISBN 978-1-84607-759-3Autonomybook
The Krillitane StormChristopher CooperWill ThorpISBN 978-1-84607-761-6The Krillitane Storm

Decide Your Destiny Edit

Title Author ISBN Image
The Spaceship GraveyardColin BrakeISBN 978-1-4059-0376-9DYD 1 The Spaceship Graveyard
Alien ArenaRichard DungworthISBN 978-1-4059-0352-3Destiny 2
The Time CrocodileColin BrakeISBN 978-1-4059-0350-9Destiny 3
The Corinthian Project Davey MooreISBN 978-1-4059-0345-5Destiny 4
The Crystal SnareRichard DungworthISBN 978-1-4059-0381-3DYD 5 The Crystal Snare
War of the Robots Trevor BaxendaleISBN 978-1-4059-0382-0DYD 6 War of the Robots
Dark PlanetDavey MooreISBN 978-1-4059-0379-0DYD 7 Dark Planet
The Haunted Wagon TrainColin BrakeISBN 978-1-4059-0380-6DYD 8 The Haunted Wagon Train
Lost LuggageColin BrakeISBN 978-1-4059-0401-8DYD 9 Lost Luggage
Second SkinRichard DungworthISBN 978-1-4059-0402-5DYD 10 Second Skin
The Dragon KingTrevor BaxendaleISBN 978-1-4059-0402-5DYD 11 Dragon King
The Horror of Howling HillJonathan GreenISBN 978-1-4059-0404-9DYD 12 The Horror of Howling Hill

The Darksmith Legacy Edit

Title Author ISBN Image
The Dust of AgesJustin RichardsISBN 978-1-4059-0513-8DL1DustofAges
The Graves of MordaneColin BrakeISBN 978-1-4059-0514-5DS2GravesofMordane
The Colour of DarknessRichard DungworthISBN 978-1-4059-0514-2DL3ColourofDarkness
The Depths of DespairJustin RichardsISBN 978-1-4059-0516-9DWDL4 Depths of Despair
The Vampire of ParisStephen ColeISBN 9781 40590 5176DWDL5 Vampire of Paris
The Game of DeathTrevor BaxendaleISBN 978-1-4059-0518-3DWDL6 Game of Death
The Planet of OblivionJustin RichardsISBN 978-1-4059-0519-0DWDL7 Planet of Oblivion
The Pictures of EmptinessJacqueline RaynerISBN 1-4059-0520-4The Pictures of Emptiness
The Art of WarMike TuckerISBN 978-1-4059-0521-3The art of war
The End of TimeJustin RichardsISBN 978-1-4059-0522-0DLWP10a

Quick Reads Edit

Title Author ISBN Image
I Am a DalekGareth RobertsISBN 0-563-48648-1IAmaDalek
Made of SteelTerrance DicksISBN 978-1-84607-204-8Made of Steel
Revenge of the JudoonTerrance DicksISBN 1-84607-372-3Revenge judoon
The Sontaran Games Jacqueline Rayner ISBN 1-84607-643-9
Sontaran Games
Code of the KrillitanesJustin Richards ISBN 978-1-84607-928-3 Books-codekrillitains

Audiobooks Edit

Title Author Narrator ISBN Image
Pest ControlPeter Anghelides David TennantISBN 978-1-4056-7819-3PestControl
The Forever TrapDan AbnettCatherine TateISBN 978-1-4084-0678-6 ForeverTrap
The Nemonite InvasionDavid RodenCatherine TateISBN 978-1-4084-0679-3
Nemonitecover
The Rising NightScott Handcock Michelle Ryan ISBN 978-1-4084-0938-1 RisingNight
The Day of the TrollSimon MessinghamDavid Tennant ISBN 978-1-4084-0939-8 The Day of the Troll
The Last VoyageDan AbnettDavid Tennant ISBN 978-1-408-40940-2 The Last Voyage
Dead AirJames GossDavid TennantISBN 978-1-4084-2680-7Dead Air

Eleventh Doctor Edit

The New Series Adventures line continued with novels featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. The first set of three were released in April 2010, with more novels released later in the year.

The books had some design changes from past releases to incorporate the new Doctor Who logo introduced for the new era. The most noticeable change is that the books are taller than those published for the Ninth and Tenth Doctors (closer in height to the Torchwood novels). They also no longer included the Gallifreyan numerical symbols on the spines of the NSA books as seen during the Eccleston and Tennant eras.

In October 2010 a special, standalone New Series Adventures release occurred with The Coming of the Terraphiles by noted fantasy author Michael Moorcock. The series resumed in 2011, with the release of three books in April and another three in June. As well as this, a new concept of 2 in 1 books was put into action. The stories in these books were shorter than those in normal books but there were two of them per book, set at some point after Series 5, written by two different authors. They are published in the tête-bêche format.

With 2012 the frequency of regular NSA releases was decreased, with the line focusing more on the standalone hardcover editions, which saw two additional releases, The Silent Stars Go By in 2011 and Dark Horizons in 2012. No "set of three" releases occurred in 2012; the next releases, scheduled for the spring of 2013, will see the format of the novels change to paperback-only releases.

Continuing on from the Tenth Doctor era, BBC Audio/AudioGO continued to release original-to-audio stories read by various cast members including Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill. The Decide Your Destiny series also continued, as did the Quick Reads novellas after a year's hiatus.

Beginning in 2011, and for the first time since 2005, the NSA line found itself competing with BBC Books releases featuring past Doctors, beginning with the start of a reprint series featuring Target novelisations, followed by the 2012 publication of the novelisation of Shada and the launch of a new series of standalone hardcover novels featuring past Doctors.

The final trio of Eleventh Doctor novels published in 2013 marked a major change in how the books were marketed and formatted outside the United Kingdom. Broadway Books took over the North American publishing of the books, which were now exclusively to be published in trade paperback editions, with the BBC Books hardcovers officially no longer circulated. Broadway also began republishing older NSAs from the Eleventh Doctor and earlier eras in new standard paperback editions.

Novels Edit

Title Author Audio book narrator ISBN Image
Apollo 23Justin RichardsJames AlbechtISBN 978-1-84607-200-X Apollo 23
Night of the HumansDavid LlewellynArthur DarvillISBN 978-1-84607-969-1 Image Night of the Humans
The Forgotten ArmyBrian MinchinOlivia ColmanISBN 978-1-84607-987-X The Forgotten Army
Nuclear TimeOli Smith Nicholas BriggsISBN 978-1-84607-989-4Nuclear
The King's DragonUna McCormackNicholas BriggsISBN 978-1-84607-990-0KingsDragon
The Glamour ChaseGary RussellArthur DarvillISBN 978-1-84607-988-7Glamour
The Coming of the TerraphilesMichael MoorcockClive MantleISBN 978-1-84607-983-2The Coming of the Terraphiles
Dead of WinterJames GossClare CorbettISBN 978-1-84990-238-046 - Dead of Winter
The Way Through the WoodsUna McCormackClare CorbettISBN 978-1-84990-237-3 45 - The Way Through The Woods
Hunter's MoonPaul FinchArthur DarvillISBN 978-1-84990-236-644 - Hunter's Moon
Touched by an AngelJonathan MorrisClare CorbettISBN 978-1-84990-234-2
Touched by an Angel
Paradox LostGeorge MannNicholas BriggsISBN 978-1-84990-235-9
Paradox Lost
Borrowed TimeNaomi A. AldermanMeera SyalISBN 978-1-84990-233-5
Borrowed Time
The Silent Stars Go ByDan AbnettMichael MaloneyISBN 978-1-84990-243-4
Book-silentstars
Dark HorizonsJ. T. ColganNeve McIntoshISBN 978-1-84990-456-8
Dark Horizons
Plague of the CybermenJustin RichardsDavid WarnerISBN 978-1-84990-574-9
Plague of the Cybermen
The Dalek GenerationNicholas BriggsNicholas BriggsISBN 978-1-84990-575-6
The Dalek Generation
Shroud of SorrowTommy DonbavandFrances BarberISBN 978-1-84990-576-3
Shrowd of Sorrow

2 in 1 Books Edit

Title Author Image
Death RidersJustin RichardsDeath Riders
Heart of StoneTrevor BaxendaleHeart of Stone
System WipeOli SmithSystem Wipe
The Good, the Bad and the AlienColin BrakeThe Good, the Bad and the Alien
Alien AdventuresMike Tucker, Richard Dinnick3 Alien Adventures
Sightseeing in SpaceDavid Bailey, Steve Lyons4 Sightseeing In Space
Monstrous MissionsGary Russell, Jonathan Green5 Monstrous Missions
Step Back in TimeRichard Dungworth, Jacqueline Rayner6 Step Back In Time

Decide Your Destiny Edit

Title Author ISBN Image
The Coldest WarColin BrakeISBN 978-1-4059-0686-9The Coldest War
Claws of the MacraTrevor BaxendaleISBN 978-1-4059-0685-2Destiny 14
Judoon MonsoonOli SmithISBN 978-1-4059-0697-5Judoon Monsoon
Empire of the WolfNeil CorryISBN 978-1-4059-0715-6Empire of the Wolf

Quick Reads Edit

Title Author ISBN Image
Magic of the Angels[1] Jacqueline Rayner ISBN 978-1-84990-286-1
6 Magic of the Angels
The Silurian GiftMike Tucker ISBN 978-1-84990-558-9
Silurian gift

Audiobooks Edit

Title Author Narrator ISBN Image
The Ring of SteelStephen Cole Arthur Darvill ISBN 978-1-4084-2761-3 Ring of Steel
The Runaway TrainOli Smith Matt Smith ISBN 978-1-408-42747-8
Runaway
The Jade PyramidMartin DayMatt Smith ISBN 978-1-4084-2749-1
Jade
The Hounds of ArtemisJames Goss Matt Smith
Clare Corbett
ISBN 978-1-4084-2746-0
Hounds
The Gemini ContagionJason Arnopp Meera Syal ISBN 978-1-4084-6816-6GeminiContagion
The Eye of the JungleDarren JonesDavid Troughton ISBN 978-1-4084-6815-9The Eye of the Jungle
BlackoutOli SmithStuart Milligan ISBN 978-1-4084-6878-415 Blackout
The Art of DeathJames GossRaquel Cassidy ISBN 978-1-4084-6881-416 The Art of Death
Darkstar AcademyMark MorrisAlexander Armstrong ISBN 978-1-4084-6879-1Darkstar Academy
Day of the CockroachSteve LyonsArthur Darvill ISBN 978-1-4084-6880-7Day of the Cockroach
The Nu-Humans Cavan Scott and Mark WrightRaquel Cassidy ISBN 978-1-4458-6762-5The Nu Humans
The Empty House Simon GuerrierRaquel Cassidy ISBN 978-1-4084-6882-1The Empty House
Sleepers in the Dust Darren JonesArthur Darvill ISBN 978-1-4458-9173-6Sleepersdust
Snake Bite Scott HandcockFrances Barber ISBN 978-1-4084-6836-4Snake Bite

Notes Edit

  • Although announced for retail release in October 2010, The Runaway Train was released as a special promotion with copies of The Daily Telegraph on 24 April 2010.

Twelfth Doctor Edit

The New Series Adventures line returned in 2014 with new novels featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald. As with the final Eleventh Doctor novels, UK editions are published in hardcover by BBC Books, but in North America the novels are published in trade paperback editions only by Broadway Books.

In the fall of 2013, AudioGO went out of business and Random House Audio took over the licence for producing original audio stories. As of October 2014 no Twelfth Doctor audio releases have as yet been confirmed, notwithstanding audio book readings of print novels.

Novels Edit

Title Author Audio book narrator ISBN Image
The Blood CellJames GossTBAISBN 978-1849907743 The blood cell
SilhouetteJustin RichardsTBAISBN 978-1849907729 Silhouette
The Crawling TerrorMike TuckerTBAISBN 978-1849907736 The crawling terror

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