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Love and War (novel)

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Love and War
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Adapted into: Love and War
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Benny
Main enemy: Hoothi
Main setting: Heaven, 2570
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Paul Cornell
Release details
Release number: 9
Release date: 15 October 1992
Format: Paperback Book; 20 Chapters, 235 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20385-2
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Love and War was the ninth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Paul Cornell and features the Seventh Doctor and Ace. It introduced Professor Bernice Summerfield. In 2012, Big Finish Productions adapted the novel for audio to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its original release.

Publisher's summary Edit

On a planet called Heaven, all hell is breaking loose.

Heaven is a paradise for both humans and Draconians — a place of rest in more ways than one. The Doctor comes here on a trivial mission — to find a book, or so he says — and Ace, wandering alone in the city, becomes involved with a charismatic Traveller called Jan.

But the Doctor is strenuously opposed to the romance. What is he trying to prevent? Is he planning some more deadly game connected with the mysterious objects causing the military forces of Heaven such concern?

Archaeologist Bernice Summerfield thinks so. Her destiny is inextricably linked with that of the Doctor, but even she may not be able to save Ace from the Time Lord's plans.

This time, has the Doctor gone too far?

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Currency Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor is known as Karshtakavaar — the Oncoming Storm — by the Draconians.
  • The Doctor can blow fire using an oil lamp.
  • He deliberately "killed" his sixth incarnation (though he was unborn at the time), knowing that Time would need a champion.

Culture Edit

  • The 20th century is Bernice Summerfield's favourite era.
  • Cruk is used as a swear word.

Groups Edit

  • The Travellers are a group of people who originated on Earth as anarchists and unhappy people. They use Puterspace instead of drugs to attain higher states of consciousness.

Individuals Edit

Libraries and archives Edit

Organisations Edit

  • The Vacuum Church believes only death and suicide can relieve the pain of life.

Planets Edit

Psychic powers Edit

  • Jan Rydd has pyrokinetic powers that he gained through experiments with the military. His "secret" name is Aradath.

Species Edit

Theories and concepts Edit

Notes Edit

  • This novel introduced the character of Bernice Summerfield. She was the subject of a promotional campaign involving Doctor Who Magazine as the first companion created for the literary field. She is not, however, the first non-TV companion, as the Doctor travelled with several original companions in the various comic strips dating back to the 1960s. Summerfield would ultimately take over the New Adventures book line when Virgin lost its Doctor Who licence, and continues to be featured in books and audios produced by Big Finish Productions.
  • This novel had a working title of Heaven. [1]
  • A prequel to this novel was published in DWM 192.
  • Big Finish released an audio adaption of this story in October 2012 to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this story and of the character of Bernice Summerfield.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. DWM 252 (Licence to Kill, pp 27-30)

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