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The Deviant Strain (novel)

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The Deviant Strain
Deviantstrain cover
Doctor: Ninth Doctor
Companion(s): Rose, Jack
Main enemy: Spaceship Remotes
Main setting: Russia, 21st century
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Read by: Stuart Milligan
Release details
Release number: 4
Release date:
8 September 2005 (hardcover)
6 October 2009 (Kindle)
5 October 2011 (audio)
25 April 2013 (paperback)
Hardcover, 253 pages
Paperback, 256 pages
Audiobook, 6 CDs
ISBN 0-563-48637-6 (hardcover)
ISBN 1-84990-710-2 (paperback)
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The Deviant Strain was the fourth Ninth Doctor novel released. It was the first to feature Jack Harkness.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Novrosk Peninsula: the Soviet naval base has been abandoned, the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten.

Until the Russian Special Forces arrive -- and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that predates even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing....

Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain...

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

  • The crashed spaceship comes from an obscure group or race called the Arcane Collegiate.

Story notes Edit

  • The "Deviant Strain" is also the name commonly applied to the "Doctor Who" font, which has been seen many times in spinoff material in the revived series, including the cover of the revived series novels.
  • Later reprints of this book removed the image of Billie Piper from the cover, presumably due to use-of-likeness issues after she had left the programme.
  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.

Continuity Edit

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Audio release Edit

  • The story was released as an audiobook read by Stuart Milligan.
  • The audiobook was exclusive to the AudioGo website before the company went into administration.

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