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Deceit (novel)

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NA013 deceit
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Benny
Main enemy: Pool
Main setting: Arcadia, 2573
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Peter Darvill-Evans
Release details
Release number: 13
Release date: 15 April 1993
Format: Paperback Book; 9 Chapters, 325 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20387-9
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Deceit was the thirteenth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Peter Darvill-Evans and released in 1993. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice. This was the first novel to crossover elements of Doctor Who Magazine's comic stories with the novel range. The events of Nemesis of the Daleks are directly referenced.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Take Arcadia apart if you have to."

The middle of the twenty-fifth century. The Second Dalek War is drawing to an untidy close. Earth’s Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human-occupied space since man first ventured to the stars.

Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition. Among her barely-controllable squad is an explosives expert who calls herself Ace. Their destination: Arcadia.

A non-technological paradise? A living laboratory for a centuries-long experiment? Fuel for a super-being? Even when Ace and Benny discover the truth, the Doctor refuses to listen to them.

Nothing is what it seems to be.

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue - Five Years Ago
  • Part One - Five Weeks Away
  • Part Two - Five Days to Go
  • Part Three - Et In Arcadia ...
  • Part Four - Landfall
  • Part Five - Pool
  • Part Six - Mad, Bad, or Merely Dangerous to Know?
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Biology Edit

Corporations Edit

Human colonies Edit

Individuals Edit

Linguistics Edit

Military Edit

  • Ace has been trained in the Spacefleet in the Special Weapons Division.

Planets Edit

Songs Edit


  • The TARDIS is cured of the infection it reacquired in Tír na n-Óg.
  • The Doctor ejected the zero room from the TARDIS, to destroy Pool.

Warriors Edit

Notes Edit

  • A prelude to this novel was published in DWM 198.
  • This was the first Doctor Who novel to exceed 300 pages in length.
  • Author Peter Darvill-Evans was the range editor for the Virgin New Adventures line.

Continuity Edit

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