Parasite was the thirty-third New Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield. This was author Jim Mortimore's third of four novels for the Virgin New Adventures novel range.
"Change, Benny. It's the most terrifying thing of all."
"And that's what's happening to you, is it, Doctor?"
"It's what's happening to all of us."
For more than a century scientists have studied the ecosystem flourishing within the Artifact. Now the system is in collapse and even the humans trapped inside are changing into something new and strange.
With the members of one expedition murdered, those of another fighting for their lives and a solar system on the brink of civil war, can the Doctor, Ace and Benny survive a journey to the heart of the Artifact in their search for the truth?
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- Seventh Doctor
- Bernice Summerfield
- Benjamin Green
- Mark Bannen
- Drew Chandor
- Gail Reardon
- Alison Tsien-Lowell
- Iaine Tsien-Lowell
- Sahvteg Mudan
- Sal Benjamin
- Sjilal Urquardt
- Edward Stott
- Rob D'Amato
- Lucia Sheffeld
- Geoff D'Amato
- Paul Moran
- Jenny Latello
- Tyrella Ka
- Ace injects Benny with poison to save her from a parasite.
- The Doctor momentarily begins a regeneration and glimpses his eighth self.
- The Doctor gets shot through the heart.
Foods and beverages
- The Doctor carries instant soup in his pockets.
- When Benny was young she ran away from her foster parents in a landing boat. It crash-landed outside a monastery on Olundrum VII.
- On a dig on Auriga she fell down a cliff (breaking both her legs in the process) thirty km from the dig site.
- Benny mentions the Vartaq Veil.
- Ace suffers radiation poisoning.
- Benny has been to the Museum of Terran Cultural Heritage.
Theories and concepts
- The Doctor's TARDIS telepathic circuits translate alien languages for the Doctor and his companions.
- Mark Bannen is the son of Alex Bannen. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)
- There are more details to Benny's adventure on Auriga. (PROSE: Steal from the World)
- The Daleks used slythers on Lan Beta. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
- The Doctor recalls that he was once trapped inside a newborn planet. (TV: Underworld)
- Ace is once again considering when she'll leave the Doctor. (PROSE: First Frontier)
- The Doctor previously encountered a creature that hatched from an egg resembling a moon, (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible) and will encounter another later. (TV: Kill the Moon)
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Parasite at The Whoniverse
- Prelude to Parasite as published in DWM#220
- The Cloister Library: Parasite