- You may be looking for the titular gun.
Publisher's summary Edit
The peace and quiet of a remote homestead in the 1880s American West is shattered by the arrival of two shadowy outriders searching for 'the healer'. When the farmer refuses to help them, they raze the house to the ground, using guns that shoot bolts of energy instead of bullets...
In the town of Redwater, the Doctor and Martha learn of a snake-oil salesman whose patent medicines actually cure his patient. But when the Doctor and Martha investigate, they discover the truth is stranger, and far more dangerous. Caught between the law of the gun and the deadly plans of intergalactic mercenaries, the Doctor and Martha are about to discover just how wild the West can become...
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- Tenth Doctor
- Martha Jones
- Jenny Forrest
- Alvin Godlove
- Hank Kutter
- Matthew Belfield
- Celeste Belfield
- Mrs Weems
- Walking Crow
- Mr Vogel
- Loomis Teague
- Nathan Blaine
- Mrs Toomey
- Zachariah Hawkes
- Joseph Pitt
- Rose Tyler
- Mickey Smith
- Sarah Jane Smith
- Jack Harkness
- The Doctor refers to the starship Brilliant.
- The Doctor took some Nanogenes from New New York Hospital which help save a woman's life.
- The Movellans and the Racnoss are mentioned.
- The Doctor mentions defeating the Geomatide Macros.
- The Shadow Proclamation is again invoked.
- Martha Jones says she bought her jacket at Henrik's.
- The Doctor says that Jules Verne took a lot of convincing to cut out the stuff about the Silurians.
- When asking Martha what movie she wants to see, the Doctor suggests Pirates of the Caribbean VI, The Starship Brilliant Story, and Casablanca.
- This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
- The Doctor previously visited the Wild West in TV: The Gunfighters and AUDIO: A Town Called Fortune. He will do so again in his eleventh incarnation in TV: A Town Called Mercy.
- The starship Brilliant last appeared in PROSE: The Pirate Loop.
- Martha recalls wearing a long, broad black dress a while ago and that wasn't her style. (TV: Human Nature)
- The Doctor sings the Venusian lullaby. (TV: The Curse of Peladon)
- The Doctor and Martha share another kiss, this particular incident being the first time Martha kisses the Doctor. Like their kiss in TV: Smith and Jones, it was not fully intended to be romantic, but it was indeed necessary in order to save everybody's lives.
- Martha finds Rose's jacket in the TARDIS (TV: The Runaway Bride)
- The Doctor "borrowed" a medical kit from the hospital on New Earth when he last visited there with Rose. (TV: New Earth)
- When talking of things that could alter the minds of townsfolk, the Doctor mentions "something buried beneath a church". In his fifth incarnation, he encountered an alien that was buried behind the walls of a church and was using its psychic abilities to influence the residents of the village. (TV: The Awakening)
Audio releases Edit
- An abridged reading of the story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by Will Thorp.