Mission to Venus is the fourth in a series of "choose-your-own-adventure" style gamebooks, titled Make Your Own Adventure with Doctor Who in the UK and released in the US in Ballantine Books' Find Your Fate line.
Have you ever longed to climb aboard the TARDIS and enter another dimension? Meet the Doctor and join him in outwitting his enemies? Well, now's your chance! All you need is a pair of dice, a pencil, a little bit of luck and all your wits about you. Ready?
Evil forces have hijacked the starship Medusa on an urgent rescue mission. Time and fuel are running out and it's up to the Doctor — and you — to conquer the invaders and save the colonists of Venus. Now open the covers and join the Doctor in an adventure through Time and Space...
The Doctor is counting on YOU to help win a nerve-wracking game of trust, treachery, and terror in Mission to Venus.
Travelling in the Tardis, you and the Doctor materialise with a crash in a most unusual place: the belly of an in-flight spaceship. More eerie are the tall glass jars you find there, filled with jelly-like plants that desperately want out... but why?
While the Doctor ponders that question, you meet the crew — a suspicious, vicious, and mutinous lot. Will they reveal the plants' true purpose and the ship's destination? But that may not matter after all — the spaceship has been struck by an enormous meteorite and now you're flying out of control on a collision course with Venus!
There is precious little time for you and the Doctor, and perhaps everyone else. It will be a true test of your ingenuity to avoid becoming galactic statistics as you Find Your Fate.
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- Author William Emms wrote this book more than twenty years after writing the First Doctor serial Galaxy 4. Some segments of the story were based on The Imps, an unproduced story by Emms.