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I am a Dalek
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Rose
Main enemy: Dalek, Kate Yates
Main setting: England, 21st century
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Release details
Release number: 1
Release date: 18 May 2006
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN 0-563-48648-1
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Quick Reads
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I am a Dalek by Gareth Roberts was the inaugural Doctor Who Quick Reads novella.

Publisher’s summary Edit

Equipped with space suits, golf clubs, and a flag, the Doctor and Rose are planning to live it up, Apollo mission-style, on the Moon. But the TARDIS has other plans, landing them instead in a village on the south coast of England; a picture-postcard sort of place where nothing much happens. Until now...

An archaeological dig has turned up a Roman mosaic, circa 70 AD, depicting mythical scenes, grapes - and a Dalek. A few days later a young woman, rushing for work, is knocked over and killed by a bus, then comes back to life. It's not long before all hell breaks loose, and the Doctor and Rose must use all their courage and cunning against an alien enemy - and a not-quite-human accomplice - who are intent on destroying humanity.

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Characters Edit

  • Tenth Doctor
    • Planning to confuse future explorers by planting a Women's Institute flag on the moon.
  • Rose Tyler
    • Planning to be the first woman to walk on the moon, but the TARDIS takes an unexpected detour.
  • Kate Yates
    • Hit by a car but resurrected, her latent Dalek Factor activated
    • Hair changes from red to blonde, gains enhanced strength and intelligence
    • Is possessed by a Dalek
    • Convinced by Rose and the Doctor to turn on the Dalek, goes back to normal
  • Frank Openshaw
    • Befriends the Doctor
    • Is Exterminated
    • Though they cannot save his life, Rose and the Doctor meddle in history a bit so that Frank meets his wife Sandra years earlier than in the original timeline
  • Serena
    • Annoying boss of Kate, nearly strangled by Dalek-hybrid Kate
  • Sandra Openshaw
    • Wife of Frank Openshaw

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Notes Edit

  • This short novel (or novella) was the first release under a subsidiary banner of BBC Books, Quick Reads, an initiative to promote literacy. Quick Reads novellas are considerably shorter than the usual releases in the BBC Tenth Doctor Adventures line, roughly equivalent in word count to some of the shorter Target Books novelisations. I am a Dalek was released exclusively in paperback format, the first New Series Adventure to not be published in hard cover.
  • This novella was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
  • 69,000 copies have been sold.[1]
  • The publisher's summary states that Kate is hit by a bus. Within the story itself, she is hit by a car.

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