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Option Lock (novel)

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Option Lock
Option Lock
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Sam
Main enemy: Khameirian
Main setting: London, 1998
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 8
Release date: 2 February 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 16 Chapters, 281 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40583-X
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Option Lock was the eighth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series featuring the Eighth Doctor and Samantha Jones. It was written by Justin Richards.

Publisher's summary Edit

Landing in present-day England, all appears serene as the Doctor and Sam emerge from the TARDIS into the idyllic grounds of the Silver family's ancestral home. Only when they enter the house do they suspect things are not what they seem.

How far-reaching is the strange power of a secret society almost 700 years old, and how is it linked to the mysterious Station Nine? And what is the significance of a series of paintings that drove a man to suicide?

From thirteenth-century England to the former Soviet Union, from the United States to the cold wastes of space, the various strands of a complex plan come together and threaten to engulf the world in a nightmare of nuclear destruction...

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Dark Ripples
  1. Towards Oblivion
  2. Melodrama in the Night
  3. Sudden Darkness
  4. Quiet Whispers
  5. Approaching Darkness
  6. Right to the Edge
  7. The End of the World
  8. Blazing Fire
  9. Planetfall
  10. Information Received
  11. Back to Work
  12. Not with a Bang
  13. Releasing the Codes
  14. Becoming
  • Dark Waters

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Individuals Edit

Politicians Edit

Species Edit

  • Khameirians look like gargoyles. They have a remarkable will to survive. They see their bodies as just vessels for their consciousness.
  • The Khameirians were at war with the Yogloth.


Weapons Edit

Continuity Edit

  • Sam sees a full moon and shudders, remembering the recent events in PROSE: Kursaal.
  • The epilogue features an older Sam Jones who does not travel with the Doctor; this must take place after PROSE: Interference - Book Two.

Notes Edit

  • The title of each chapter is taken from the final paragraphs of the preceding one.

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