Fallen Gods was the tenth Telos Doctor Who novella. It featured the Eighth Doctor. This is the last long-form Doctor Who prose that Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman wrote together. They had previously written PROSE: Vampire Science, Seeing I and Unnatural History together. This story won the Aurealis Award for best Australian science fiction book.
In ancient Akrotiri, a young girl is learning mysteries from a tutor who, quite literally, fell from the skies. With his encouragement, she can fly and surf the timestreams and see something of the future. But then the demons come. Death and disaster are meted out by the gods of her land. Perhaps retribution for some heinous crime... or something far more sinister?
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- The Doctor says that only one heart beats in his chest.
- The Doctor describes Archimedes as a friend.
- The Doctor adopts the name Perdix whilst in Rhadamanthys' court and claims to be a teacher.
Foods and beverages
- The Doctor likes Darjeeling tea with lemon.
- The cover illustration was only used on the deluxe edition.
- The foreword was written by Storm Constantine.
- The deluxe edition was signed by the author, cover artist, and foreword writer.
- It is implied that this story is a prequel to TV: The Time Monster.
- Jon Blum would publish a postlude to this novella called False Gods in the 2003 fanzine Myth Makers Presents: Essentials, showing Professor Bernice Summerfield finding archeological evidence of these events and characters.
- The Doctor makes reference to an "angel full of compassion" who saved him once. This could be interpreted as being his former companion Compassion, placing this story after PROSE The Burning. However given that he appears to have a full memory, it's also after PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles. However the language he uses implies his fractured memories are still in place (referring to her as "an angel" and that everything is new to him). He also stresses having only one heart. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)
- The Doctor asks Alcestis if she thinks he is half-human on his Mother's side. (TV: Doctor Who)