a real world point of view
|Main enemy:||Daleks, Falaxyr|
|Main setting:||Mars, 7 May 2157|
|Release date:||June 1996|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 243 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|Happy Endings||Christmas on a Rational Planet|
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.
Publisher's summary Edit
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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- The Doctor
- Chris Cwej
- Roz Forrester
- Ice Lord Falaxyr
- Aklaar (formerly known as Abrasaar)
- The Great Death has affected Mars.
- The sleeping fever is a deadly disease that affects the Ice Warrior civilisation.
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor (still) doesn't trust Martians (Ice Warriors).
- The Doctor has an old yellowing map of Martian cities which he uses throughout this novel.
- The Doctor finds Susan's old TARDIS key and retrieves it.
- Chris learnt Martian songs at Benny's wedding, and here puts it to use distracting the Martians.
- Sword of Tuburr.
- Roz Forrester still carries her Adjudicator ID.
- Ice Lord Falaxyr is one of the surviving members of the Eight-Point Table. He was working with the Daleks.
- Cleece is a young Ice Warrior who believes that he is descended from the warrior caste.
- Draan is in dishonour due to the failure of his father, Slaar, whom the Doctor defeated.
- Bernice Summerfield is an expert in Martian archeaology. Roz and Chris wish she was there to help.
- Erica Dortmun is the daughter of Dortmun.
- 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.
- GodEngine at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: GodEngine at The Whoniverse
- Detailed sypnosis on an Ice Warriors fan page
- Prelude to GodEngine by Craig Hinton