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Last Man Running (novel)

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Last Man Running
Last Man Running
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Leela
Main enemy: Monly, Sozerdor
Main setting: Second Planet
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Chris Boucher
Release details
Release number: 15
Release date: 7 September 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 11 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40594-5
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Last Man Running was the fifteenth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Fourth Doctor and Leela. This was the second novel featuring the Doctor and Leela.

Publisher's summary Edit

Eager for solitude away from the TARDIS and the endlessly inquisitive Leela, the Doctor steps out onto a benign-looking planet. But the apparent tranquillity hides a terrifying secret...

The TARDIS has arrived on a world of violence, where hideous creatures hunt and kill endlessly, vying for supremacy at the top of the food chain. But is evolution on the planet natural or engineered by some higher power? And why has an aggressively suspicious alien police force sent a secret mission here?

With no one safe from the planet's tireless predators, Leela's warrior instincts are tested to the full. The Doctor, meanwhile, begins to suspect that there is a scientific purpose to the planet — one married to a sinister intelligence.

Whatever the data being collated from the planet, the Doctor soon realises its usage may have far-reaching consequences for all humanity...

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Bloodswimmers are parasitic worms native to Leela's planet.
  • The Doctor carries in his pockets some coins, a penknife, and a gold nugget shaped like a duck.
  • Leela calls the TARDIS a "travelling hut" but she knows what TARDIS stands for.
  • The Doctor gets his scarf ruined.

Notes Edit

  • The duellists and death matches mentioned casually in this book would later feature in the novel Match of the Day.

Continuity Edit

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