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Endgame (novel)

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Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Featuring: Seventh Doctor
Main enemy: The Players
Main setting: London, 1951
Washington DC, 1951
Moscow, the Soviet Union, 1951
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Terrance Dicks
Release details
Release number: 40
Release date: 6 November 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 30 Chapters, 243 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53822-8
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Endgame was the fortieth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Terrance Dicks. It continued the Earth arc, with the Doctor remaining companionless.

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...

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue One
  • Prologue Two
  1. Exiles
  2. Attack
  3. Sleeper
  4. Snatch
  5. Rescue
  6. Escape
  7. Code
  8. Assassin
  9. Conspiracy
  10. Double
  11. Warning
  12. Flight
  13. Ambush
  14. Voyage
  15. Washington
  16. Files
  17. Secret Service
  18. Project Kali
  19. Visitor
  20. Inspection
  21. Achievement
  22. Report
  23. Betrayed
  24. Defector
  25. Moscow
  26. Showdown
  27. Homecomings
  • Envoi

Characters Edit

The Players Edit

References 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.

Notes Edit

  • This is the fourth story in the "Earth Arc".

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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