|Companion(s):||Benny, Roz, Chris|
|Main enemy:||Tobias Vaughn|
|Release date:||15 June 1995|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 272 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|Human Nature||Sky Pirates!|
Original Sin is the thirty-ninth New Adventures novel, first published in 1995. It featured the Seventh Doctor and Bernice Summerfield and introduced new companions Adjudicators Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej.
"I'm playing with a fire so dangerous I could scorch eternity."
The last words of a dying alien send the Doctor and Bernice to thirtieth-century Earth in an attempt to avert an unspecified disaster. Before they can even unpack they’ve been arrested by the Adjudicators and sentenced to death by the Imperial army. Their attempts to prove their innocence take them from the mosaic planet Purgatory to a prison inside a star.
Meanwhile, Adjudicators Roz Forrester and Chris Cwej have their own problems. Investigating a series of apparently motiveless murders, they have stumbled upon a conspiracy with sinister overtones. On the run and out of luck, the only people they can turn to are their chief suspects: the Doctor and Bernice.
And as they run, someone is watching them. Someone who knows the Doctor of old...
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- Seventh Doctor
- Bernice Summerfield
- Christopher Rodonanté Cwej
- Roslyn 'Sarah' Forrester
- Professor Zebulon Pryce
- Tobias Vaughn
- Fenn Martle
- Provost-Major Beltempest
- Doc Dantalion
- Homeless Friendless
- Homeless Forsaken
Colleges and universities
- Professor Zebulon Pryce is a member of the University of Sallas.
- Chris Cwej's father graduated from Ponten IV in 2905.
- Chris made (and painted) model space ships when he was young.
Foods and beverages
- Bernice Summerfield is now thirty-three years old. She hates being called "Bernie".
- Tobias Vaughn has kept himself "alive" using Cyberman technology and also funded the BOSS, Professor Kettlewell and Think Tank's robotics research and also Whitaker's Time Scoop.
- Lady Genniploritreludar taught the Doctor stellar engineering at the Academy.
- The Divine Empress rules the Empire from her palace orbiting Saturn. She is extremely old, with tumours covering her body. She is fully integrated into the computer systems that run the empire.
- Her full title is: Divine Empress, Glory of the Empire, Ruler of the High Court, Lord of the Inner and Outer Worlds, High Admiral of the Galactic Fleets, Lord General of the Six Armies and Defender of the Earth.
- Roslyn "Sarah" Forrester once ate someone's ID.
- Fenn Martle spent some time as Roz's lover. While she was seeing him he was taking bribes from various low lifes.
- Overcities are large tower blocks the size of cities which have large anti-grav engines allowing them to hover over the undercity below.
- The Guild of Adjudicators is over 800 years old.
- Roz spent two years training on Ponten IV.
- This is set a few years following the Wars of Acquisition.
- Vaughn scavenged Cyberman bodies from 1985 (TV: Attack of the Cybermen), 1986 (TV: The Tenth Planet) and the post-Cyber-Wars period (TV: Revenge of the Cybermen).
- The manner in which the Divine Empress is hooked into the computer system is extremely similar to the Controller in TV: Bad Wolf.
- The Divine Empress reappears in PROSE: So Vile a Sin.
- Vaughn funded:
- Original Sin at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Original Sin at The Whoniverse