a real world point of view
|Main character(s):||Captain Jack Harkness|
|Release date:||15 October 2009|
|BBC Torchwood novels|
|The Undertaker's Gift||First Born|
- For the short story collection, see Decalog 3: Consequences.
Consequences was the fifteenth release in the BBC Torchwood Novels series. Unlike previous releases, this book takes the form of short stories by five authors -- the first time such a format has been used for Torchwood.
Publisher's summary Edit
Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century... Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre, and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a shopping center? How does a witness to an alien's reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto's actions at a local publisher have a cost for Torchwood more than half-a-century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past...
Individual Stories Edit
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- This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.
- Among the incidents recalled by Nina Rogers are the bombing of Cardiff (TV: Exit Wounds), the Dalek invasion (TV: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End), an astrologer on TV taking people over through their star signs (TV: Secrets of the Stars), a serial killer targeting people with singing talent (PROSE: Into the Silence), and the zombie attack (PROSE: Bay of the Dead).
- The originally released cover art for the book only credited three authors: Moran, Lidster and Cartmel. Additional names were added to the cover when BBC Books made its official release announcement in July 2009. BBC Books also released a revised version of the cover art.