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Search for the Doctor (novel)

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Search for the Doctor
Search for the Doctor UK
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): K9
Main enemy: Omega
Main setting: 2056
Key crew
Publisher: [[publisher::Severn House (UK edition)
Ballantine (US edition)
John Wiley (Australian edition)]]
Writer: David Martin
Release details
Release number: 1
Release date: 27 March 1986
Format: Paperback Book, ? Pages
ISBN 0-7278-2087-7 (UK edition)
ISBN 0-345-33224-5 (US Edition)
ISBN 0-86770-039-4 (Australian edition)
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Make Your Own Adventure
also called Find Your Fate
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Search for the Doctor is the first in a series of "choose-your-own-adventure" style gamebooks, titled Make Your Own Adventure with Doctor Who in the UK and released in the US in Ballantine Books' Find Your Fate line.

Publisher's summary edit

UK and Australian editions edit

Have you ever longed to climb aboard the TARDIS and enter another dimension? Meet the Doctor and join him in outwitting his enemies? Well, now's your chance! All you need is a pair of dice, a pencil, a little bit of luck and all your wits about you. Ready?

Search for the Doctor The year is 2056, and the Doctor is trapped in toroidal stasis by arch enemy Omega. But help is at hand from the Doctor's old friends Drax and K9 — and you! Now open the covers and join the Doctor in an adventure through Time and Space...

US edition edit

YOU are the only hope for the salvation of the Doctor in SEARCH FOR THE DOCTOR

The year is 2056. From the Fern Spacelab orbiting above the Fusion Energy Research Network in California, OMEGA has mounted a devastating attack.

OMEGA plans to take over the Doctor's mind and body. By controlling the Doctor's awesome power, OMEGA can take revenge on the Time Lords, who sacrificed him to obtain the secret of Time Travel.

YOU will join forces with DRAX and K9 to free the Doctor and defeat OMEGA. As DRAX uses his secondhand TARDIS (cleverly disguised as a 1956 Cadillac) and K9 uses his impressive electronic skills, YOU must use all your wits to FIND YOUR FATE

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Notes edit

  • There is a brief explanation of fission in the back of the novel.

Continuity edit

  • This story takes place in the mid-21st Century and featured K9 Mark III, the K9 model featured in K9 and Company and The Five Doctors; the first-person reader character is a future descendant of Sarah Jane Smith who inherits the dog. This book was written long before the 2006 episode School Reunion in which that version of K9 was destroyed. Nothing in the book precludes the possibility that she could have met the Doctor again sometime before her eventual death. And given that School Reunion occurs in his chronological future, the assumption from the Sixth Doctor's point of view would have been that it was the same K-9 he gave to Sarah initially.
  • Drax appears, having not been seen since TV: The Armageddon Factor. He arguably appears once more as Qixotl in PROSE: Alien Bodies.
  • The artwork portrays the Doctor wearing the flowered waistcoat he wore in TV: The Two Doctors.

Alternative covers edit