GodEngine is the fifty-first Virgin New Adventures novel. It features the Seventh Doctor travelling for the first time with Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester, but without Bernice Summerfield. Set on Mars before the 22nd century Dalek invasion, it sees a reappearance of the Ice Warriors. It explores their culture in detail and how it was influenced by the Osirians.
Stranded on Mars, the Doctor and Roz team up with a group of colonists on a journey to find much-needed supplies at the North Pole. But when their expedition is joined by a party of Ice Warrior pilgrims, tensions are stretched to breaking point. Meanwhile, Chris finds himself on Pluto's moon, trapped with a group of desperate scientists in a deadly race against time.
The year is 2157: the Earth has been invaded, and forces are at work on Mars to ensure that the mysterious invaders are successful. Unless the Doctor can solve the riddle of the GodEngine, the entire course of human history will be changed.
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- Seventh Doctor
- Chris Cwej
- Roz Forrester
- Ice Lord Falaxyr
- Aklaar (formerly known as Abrasaar)
- Sstaal G'Hur-Tiis
- Taal-Iis Esstar
- Antony McGuire
- Carmen Santacosta
- Christina Madrigal
- Felice Delacroix
- Piotr Kolchak
- Rachel Anders
- Vince Esteban
- The Great Death has affected Mars.
- The sleeping fever is a deadly disease that affects the Ice Warrior civilisation.
- Ice Lord Falaxyr is one of the surviving members of the Eight-Point Table. He was working with the Daleks.
- Erica Dortmun is the daughter of Dortmun.
- Michael Anders, Rachel's brother, was a hero to the Ice Warriors, having died defending a Martian nest against an Arcturan attack force.
- There is a crater called Sutekh's Cauldron, named after the Osirian god.
- Liis-arrat-Ixx is a military nest used by the Ice Warriors.
- T'Ran-ikk-Liis is an Ice Warrior settlement.
- Samples of an Osirian star-sapphire are found of Mars.
- The Daleks are the allies of the Ice Warriors. They are also the enemy attacking the solar system.
- The Riis-utt-Ssethiss are an elite Martian assassination sect.
- The Doctor gives Roz a Nimon gravity device.
- An Osirian WarScarab was an object of Osirian construction.
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- GodEngine explains why the Daleks in TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth were removing the magnetic core.
- In TV: The Stolen Earth there is an alternate suggestion of these actions.
- Draan is the son of the Ice Lord known as Slaar, who was defeated by the Doctor in his second incarnation in TV: The Seeds of Death.
- The Discontinuity Guide to: GodEngine at The Whoniverse
- Detailed sypnosis on an Ice Warriors fan page
- Prelude to GodEngine by Craig Hinton