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Parasite (novel)

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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Benny
Main enemy: Mark Bannen
Main setting: The Artifact, circa 2515
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Jim Mortimore
Release details
Release number: 33
Release date: 1 December, 1994
Format: Paperback Book; 43 Chapters, 306 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20425-5
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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.

Publisher's summary Edit

"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."

The TARDIS has arrived in the Elysium system, lost colony of distant Earth and site of the Artifact: a world turned inside out, a world of horrific secrets.

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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Biology Edit

  • Ace injects Benny with poison to save her from a parasite.

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Foods and beverages Edit

  • The Doctor carries instant soup in his pockets.

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