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The Face-Eater (novel)

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The Face-Eater
The Face-Eater
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Sam
Main enemy: The Face-Eater
Main setting: Proxima 2, 2132
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Simon Messingham
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 18
Release date: 4 January 1999
Format: Paperback Book; 20 Chapters, 276 Pages
ISBN 0-563-55569-6
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The Face-Eater was the eighteenth BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Eighth Doctor and Samantha Jones. It is the first of two novels Simon Messingham wrote for the EDAs (The Infinity Race was the second).

Publisher's summary Edit

The Doctor and Sam arrive on Proxima II, one of the earliest planets colonised in humanity's first big push into space. But instead of a brave new world, they find a settlement rife with superstition and unrest.

The native Proximans are inexplicably dying out. Humans too are being killed in horrific ways, with each face being stripped bare.

Posing as investigators from Earth, the Doctor and Sam must track down the force moving through the dark catacombs beneath Proxima City. It seems that the superstitious whisperings of the colonists may be well founded — that the sinister Face-Eater from Proximan mythology has awakened from its long sleep, to drive out all those who would defile its world...

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Characters Edit

References Edit

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Colony planets Edit

Corporations Edit

The Doctor Edit

Individuals Edit

Species Edit

  • The Rutans gained their shape shifting ability through genetic tampering.
  • Mention is made of a Bug Eyed Monster (BEM). This is how UNIT supposedly classifies such things.
  • The Proximan natives are rodent creatures that can mimic others.
  • The Doctor claims that Mars has two indigenous species, one of them being the Ice Warriors.
  • Joan Betts is killed by a Face-Eater.
  • The Face-Eater is also known to native Proximans as F'Seeta; it is a shape shifter.

Spacecraft Edit

  • The New Horizon was the first human large-scale colony transporter and arrived on Proxima 2 in 2128.

Technology Edit

  • Sam Jones is still a little bit paranoid about nanotech being in her body.

Notes Edit

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Continuity Edit

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