|The Dalek Factor|
|Doctor:||The Doctor (The Dalek Factor)|
|Main setting:||Unnamed planet|
|Release date:||18 March 2004|
|Format:||Hardback Book, 139 Pages|
|Telos Doctor Who novellas|
|Blood and Hope||none|
The Dalek Factor was the fifteenth and final Telos Doctor Who novella. This is the second (the first was The Cabinet of Light) to feature an unspecified and unidentifiable Doctor. This is the first long-form Doctor Who novel to feature the Daleks since 1998's PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks. This is author Simon Clark's only contribution to Doctor Who.
When a Thal platoon arrive on a hostile planet investigating reports that Dalek artefacts have been detected, they are unprepared for what they find. In an underground room is a stranger, a Professor, or so he claims, with no memory of who he is or why he is there. With death and horror their only companions, the Thals make their way with the Professor into the heart of a crumbling Dalek citadel in search of answers... only to find that the Daleks are the least of the horrors they must face.
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- The Dalek Emperor is referred to as "an Emperor", suggesting that there is more than one.
- The Doctor wears trousers and a white shirt.
- It is implied that the Doctor first arrived on the planet with a companion, who was later shot by the Daleks.
- 'Sweet life' is a Thal oath.
- The unnamed planet is located in the Quadrille.
- Which particular incarnation of the Doctor is not specified in this novella.
- The Limited Deluxe Edition was autographed by Simon Clark, Christopher Fowler and Graham Humphreys. Only 800 copies of the Limited Deluxe Edition were produced.
- The Emperor Dalek that appears on the (unnamed) planet matches the description of the Emperor from TV: The Evil of the Daleks.
- The Dalek Factor (could) take place between: AUDIO: Dalek War and AUDIO: Dalek Empire III.
- Though this incarnation of the Doctor is not identified or fully described, the cluster hives' mimicry of his first incarnation and his familiarity with Daleks indicate that it certainly isn't the First Doctor. His use of the title "Professor" suggests a buried memory of Ace, placing this as his seventh incarnation or later. Furthermore, this Doctor is suffering from amnesia, possibly implying it to be the Eighth Doctor as he continually suffered from amnesia.
- All three editions of aHistory date this story to circa 3340, as Thal Search and Destroy missions have been underway for eight centuries, and Planet of the Daleks is set in 2540.
- Telos.co.uk page for The Dalek Factor
- The Dalek Factor at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Dalek Factor at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: The Dalek Factor