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Last of the Gaderene (novel)

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Last of the Gaderene
Last of the Gaderene
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companion(s): Jo
Featuring: The Brig, Mike Yates, Benton
Main enemy: The Master
The Gaderene
Main setting: Culverton, East Anglia, Xanthos
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Release details
Release number: 28
Release date: 4 January 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 36 Chapters, 288 Pages (Original Release)
ISBN 0-563-55587-4
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Last of the Gaderene was the twenty-eighth Past Doctor Adventures novel. it featured the Third Doctor and Jo Grant. It also featured the UNIT team of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Mike Yates and John Benton. This was author Mark Gatiss' final novel based contribution to Doctor Who.

Publisher's summary Edit

2000 BBC Books edition Edit

"My name is Bliss," said the newcomer, "and I bring great news for you all!"

The new owners of a Second World War aerodrome promise a golden dawn of prosperity for the East Anglian village of Culverton. The population rejoices — with one or two exceptions. Former Spitfire pilot Alec Whistler knows the aerodrome of old, having found a strange, jade-coloured crystal there years before...

When black-shirted troops appear on the streets, Whistler takes his suspicions to his old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Doctor and Jo are sent to investigate and soon discover that all is not well in the seemingly idyllic village.

What are the black coffin-like objects being unloaded at the aerodrome? What horror lies behind Legion International's impeccable facade? And what is the monstrous creature growing and mutating in the marsh?

As Culverton gears up for its summer fete, the Doctor finds himself involved in a race against time to prevent a massive colonisation of Earth. For the last of the Gaderene are on their way...

2013 BBC Books edition Edit

The aerodrome in Culverton has new owners, and they promise an era of prosperity for the idyllic village. But former Spitfire pilot Alex Whistler is suspicious – when black-shirted troops appear on the streets, he contacts his 
old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at UNIT. The Third Doctor is sent to investigate – and soon uncovers a sinister plot to colonise the Earth. The Gaderene are on their way...

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue
  1. Summer Lightning
  2. AWOL
  3. The Visitors
  4. Cargo
  5. Escape to Danger
  6. Gogon of Xanthos
  7. Legion International
  8. The New Order
  9. The Control Room
  10. 'For God's Sake Get Away From Here!'
  11. The Beast
  12. Friends in High Places
  13. Missing
  14. Night Takes Bishop
  15. The Wind Tunnel
  16. Jo Alone
  17. Sleeping With the Enemy
  18. Returns
  19. Sleepers
  20. Out of the Shadows
  21. Display of Power
  22. Guest of Honor
  23. Fête Worse Than Death
  24. The Marsh
  25. Lair of the Worm
  26. Resurrection
  27. The Ninth Key
  28. Improvisation
  29. Attack!
  30. Siege
  31. Scramble
  32. Desperate Measures
  33. Invasion
  34. Last of the Gaderene
  35. Peace-time

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Notes Edit

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The 2013 cover.

  • The novel was reprinted with a brand new cover on 7 March 2013 to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.

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