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Imperial Moon (novel)

Imperial Moon
Imperial Moon
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Turlough, Kamelion
Main enemy: The Vrall
Main setting: Scotland, September 1878
The Tsiolkovskii crater, the Moon, September 1878
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Christopher Bulis
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 34
Release date: 7 August 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 39 Chapters, 283 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53801-5
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Imperial Moon was the thirty-fourth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Fifth Doctor, Vislor Turlough and Kamelion. This was the only novel to feature this line up of Doctor and companions. This novel was one of three novels in which Kamelion has appeared.

Publisher's summary edit

The year is 1878. Three ships of the British Imperial Spacefleet have just set course for the moon.

The discovery of a mysterious diary, recalling a seemingly impossible journey, takes the Fifth Doctor and his companions back to a crucial moment in history — and into certain danger. For the moon of 1878 is far from deserted.

Trapped in a crater teeming with hostile animal and plant life, the Doctor and Turlough must join the British explorers on a hazardous journey to battle for their freedom before the long lunar night descends. For, lurking in the shadows, are the Vrall — cunning and utterly ruthless killers.

With the loss of one of their ships — and their captain — the British team become embroiled in a struggle to survive that tests duty and honour to their limits. Meanwhile, Turlough finds himself with time in his hands and the Doctor must make a choice that will determine the future of an empire — and Earth itself.

Chapter Titles edit

  • Prologue
  1. Time Wake
  2. The Secret Mission
  3. Interruption
  4. Circum Luna
  5. Fragile History
  6. First Men on the Moon
  7. Predestination
  8. Pursuit
  9. Artefact
  10. Marooned
  11. The Citadel
  12. Aground
  13. The Exiles
  14. Alliance
  15. Tested
  16. Mutiny
  17. Through the Forest
  18. The Survivor
  19. To the Limits
  20. Attack
  21. Under Fire
  22. The Falling Glass
  23. Into the Night
  24. The Dying Crater
  25. Deadweight
  26. Cold
  27. Into the Unknown
  28. A Proposal
  29. Ice and Fire
  30. One by One
  31. Questions
  32. Vrall
  33. A Reception is Announced
  34. Out of Time
  35. The Return
  36. Erasure
  37. Decision
  • Epilogue


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Time edit

  • The Doctor uses a time safe to send his earlier self Haliwell's diary. He considers it an acceptable temporal paradox if used sparingly.
  • Time Lords have the responsibility to choose "the fate of untold millions yet unborn" when faced with a point where history might diverge if events aren't stopped or become public knowledge.
  • Parallel universes exist separated by a millisecond of time and a nanometre of space. If they don't diverge cleanly, it becomes an alternate timeline that destroys the original.

Individuals edit

  • Kamelion is overwhelmed by the psychic feedback from all the wildlife on the Moon.
  • Kamelion impersonates Prince Albert and tells Queen Victoria to end the British Space Programme and to look to domestic concerns.
  • Captain Richard Haliwell is captain of the ship Cygnus.
  • Captain Sinclair is captain of the ship Lynx.
  • Captain Green is captain of the ship Draco.

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