a real world point of view
|Main setting:||Land of Fiction|
|Release date:||January 1994|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 261 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|The Left-Handed Hummingbird||No Future|
Conundrum is the twenty-second novel in the New Adventures series. It was written by Steve Lyons, and was published by Virgin Books in 1994. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice. It featured a return to the Land of Fiction, introduced twenty-six years earlier in the Season 6 Patrick Troughton television story The Mind Robber.
Publisher's summary Edit
"Doctor, we’re talking about an old man who used to dress up in a skintight white jump suit and fly around New York catching super-villains. Don’t you think there’s something just a bit unusual about that?"
A killer is stalking the streets of the village of Arandale. The victims are found one each day, drained of blood. And if that seems strange, it’s nothing compared to the town’s inhabitants.
Someone has interfered with the Doctor’s past again, and he’s landed in a place he knows he once destroyed. This time there can be no escape.
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Energy and radiation Edit
- McAllerson's Radiation, does exist, but does not give people super powers as the Land of Fiction suggests.
- The Doctor plays scrabble whilst in prison against the Master of the Land of Fiction.
Supposed deities Edit
- Ace knows how to operate the chameleon circuit.
Theories and concepts Edit
- Ace dreams of a woman in red and a door that she cannot open.
- Bernice dreams of Ace strangling her while the Doctor watches, saying "it's for the good of the universe".
- In the Land of Fiction library, Ace sees novels of several of her own adventures including Love and War, Dragonfire and Deceit.
- This is part of the "Meddling Monk" pentalogy, also known as the "Alternate Universe Arc".
- The destruction of the Silurian Earth and the Althosian system continues to put a strain on relationships within the TARDIS.
- A prelude for this novel was published in DWM 208.
- The Doctor previously visited the Land of Fiction during his second (TV: The Mind Robber) and sixth incarnations (AUDIO: Legend of the Cybermen).
- PROSE: Head Games is a sequel to Conundrum.
- The Master of the Land of Fiction turns up at Benny's wedding to Jason Kane in Cheldon Bonniface on 24 April 2010. (PROSE: Happy Endings)
- Prelude to Conundrum as published in DWM #208
- Detailed synopsis of Conundrum at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Conundrum at The Whoniverse