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The Janus Conjunction
The Janus Conjunction
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Sam
Main enemy: Gustav Zemler
Main setting:
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Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Trevor Baxendale
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 16
Release date: 5 October 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 20 chapters, 283 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40599-6
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The Janus Conjunction was the sixteenth BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. It was written by Trevor Baxendale. It featured the Eighth Doctor and Samantha Jones. It is the first BBC Books novel to feature the death of a companion, although the death is retroactively prevented through the use of a temporal orbit by the Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

The planets Janus Prime and Menda are diametrically opposed in orbit around a vast Red Giant star. But while Menda is rich and fertile in the light of the sun, Janus Prime endures everlasting night, its moon causing a permanent solar eclipse.

When the Doctor and Sam arrive on Janus Prime, they find themselves in the middle of a war between rival humans colonising the area. The planet is littered with ancient ruins, and the Mendans are using a mysterious hyperspatial link left behind by the planet's former inhabitants. But what is its true purpose?

The Doctor and Sam must piece together a centuries-old puzzle. How can Janus Prime's moon weigh billions of tons more than it should? Why is the planet riddled with deadly radiation? As the violence escalates around them, will the time travellers survive to discover the answers?

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor and Sam pull the "Number Eleven" manoeuvre upon seeing a spidroids outside the TARDIS.
  • The Doctor mentions being shot in San Francisco.
  • The Doctor trained to fly a shuttle on the Mars-Venus run in 2511.
  • The Doctor says he isn't afraid of spiders.
  • The Doctor talks to Lunder about UNIT.

Conflicts Edit

Fashion and clothing Edit

  • The Doctor gives Sam a white panama hat that can be rolled up.

Foods and beverages Edit

Individuals Edit

  • Sam gets extreme radiation poisoning and then dies of Janusian radiation poisoning at 019.04 Mendan time. However she is (retroactively) saved via a temporal orbit and the Doctor developing a cure.
  • Gustav Zemler has already gone quite mad from radiation poisoning. Because of said radiation poisoning, he can access the Janusians' alpha waves and communicate (after a fashion) with them.
  • Moslei was born in 2162.

Locations Edit

  • The Doctor and Sam meant to be heading for Earth, Egypt, 1871 for the inaugural performance at Cairo Opera House.

Planets Edit

Species Edit

Technology Edit

Theories and concepts Edit

Weapons Edit

  • Sam is shot at; her shoulder gets glanced by a laser rifle and gets infected.

Notes Edit

  • The "Korman radiation scale" is most likely named after Kate Orman.

Continuity Edit

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