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Endgame (disambiguation)for other, similarly-named pages.
Publisher's summary Edit
Winning is everything — and nothing.
Losing is nothing — and everything.
All that matters is the game.
The Players have decided on an Endgame. Play ends only when one side has been annihilated — even if the entire planet is destroyed in the process. They weren't expecting the Doctor to be one of the pieces — and neither was he. He really doesn't want to get involved.
The Doctor doesn't know who he is — but he's fast ceasing to care. Caught up in ennui, nothing seems to matter to him any more. He has no interest in the Cold War, in spies or double agents or secret documents.
But he's soon forced to take an active role. Because as far as the authorities are concerned, the Doctor is the Third Man...
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- The Eighth Doctor (John Smith)
- Guy Burgess
- Kim Philby
- Donald Maclean
- Kent Howard
- Harry S. Truman
- Joseph Stalin
- Igor Timenko
- Jim Anderson
- Jimmy Melville
- John Philby
- Oskar Dolinski
- Vasili Mikoyan
The Players Edit
- The Doctor is deeply depressed about still being trapped on Earth.
- The Doctor is fast and strong enough to break a man's ribs before he can react with a few punches.
- The Doctor wears an old brown corduroy suit, but later changes into a brown checked sports jacket, grey flannel trousers and old cloth cap and later changes again into a dark suit, white shirt and tie, with a bowler hat and an umbrella. He also gets his hair cut.
- Truman is repeatedly called a "stubborn son of a bitch".
- The Doctor mentions a Drashig shortly before forgetting what he was talking about.
- Light-beings from Altair III hovered beside American planes during World War II.
- This is the fourth story in the "Earth Arc".
- The Doctor observes but does not recognise the Seventh Doctor and Ace at the Festival of Britain in 1951. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)
- The events of PROSE: The Turing Test are referenced many times in the novel.
- T.I.G.H.T.R.O.P.E. is introduced as an organisation that were working against the machinations of the players, and have forcibly enlisted the Doctor.
- The Doctor recalls having "some sort of screwdriver thingy" with him. (TV: Doctor Who, et. al)
- The Countess recalls the "funny little clown" and "that great handsome bull of a man". (PROSE: Players)