|The Scales of Injustice|
|Featuring:||The Brig, Mike Yates, Benton|
|Main setting:||London, Cheviot Hills, Northumberland, Smallmarshes, L'tlhe and the Channel Islands, the 1970s|
|Release date:||18 July 1996|
|Format:||Paperback Book; 8 Chapters, 262 Pages|
|Virgin Missing Adventures|
|Killing Ground||The Shadow of Weng-Chiang|
The Scales of Injustice was the twenty-fourth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Gary Russell. It featured the Third Doctor, Liz Shaw and Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. This novel features Liz Shaw's departure from UNIT and the arrival of Mike Yates, reporting for duty. Later, Yates saw his promotion to Captain following the events of this story. Further developments in other DW mediums would contradict the events of this story.
Publisher's summary Edit
1996 Virgin Books edition Edit
- "And what exactly, Doctor Shaw, do you think C19 does with the dead bodies of plastic dummies, reptile men, primordial throwbacks and all their human victims?"
A little boy goes missing; a policewoman begins drawing cave paintings; and the employees at the mysterious Glasshouse are desperate to keep everyone away — the Doctor suspects it's all down to a group of homo reptilia. His assistant, Liz Shaw, has ideas of her own and has teamed up with a journalist to search for people who don't exist.
And behind it all lies a conspiracy to exploit UNIT's achievements — a conspiracy reaching deep into the heart of the British government.
2014 BBC Books edition Edit
When a boy goes missing and a policewoman starts drawing cave paintings, the Doctor suspects the Silurians are back. With the Brigadier distracted by questions about UNIT funding and problems at home, the Doctor swears his assistant Liz Shaw to secrecy and investigates alone.
But Liz has enquiries of her own, teaming up with a journalist to track down people who don't exist. What is the mysterious Glasshouse, and why is it so secret?
As the Silurians wake from their ancient slumber, the Doctor, Liz and the Brigadier are caught up in a conspiracy to exploit UNIT's achievements — a conspiracy that reaches deep into the heart of the British Government.
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- Third Doctor
- Liz Shaw
- The Pale Man
- The Irish Twins
- Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
- Mike Yates
- Sergeant John Benton
- Sir John Sudbury
- Sir Marmaduke Harrington-Smythe
- Doctor Peter Morley
- Major General Scobie
- Corporal Carol Bell
- Marc Marshall
- Barbara Redworth
- Robert Lines
- Fiona Lethbridge-Stewart
- Jana Kristan
- Maisie Hawke
- Private Boyle
- Mr Campbell
- Justin Grayson
- Grant Traynor
- Jim Griffin
- Dick Atkinson
- Cathryn Wilderman
- WPC Patricia Haggard
- Clive Fortescue
- Alan Morton
- The Pale Man was modified with Cyberman technology
- The Irish Twins were modified with Auton technology.
- The Stalker was created by injecting a Doberman with Stahlman's ooze.
- Sir John Sudbury and C19 control UNIT's budget in Britain.
- The Brigadier and his wife Fiona married eight years ago. Their daughter, Kate, is five years old. He and his wife are nearing divorce.
- Liz joined UNIT the previous October.
- The C19 Vault contains WOTAN, the lower half of an Imperial Dalek, Nestene energy units, the Silurian virus and Cyber weapons, as well as the frozen bodies of Melvin Krimpton, Stephen Weams, George Ratcliffe, George Hibbert and Mark Gregory.
- A Myrka is used by the Silurians.
- The chapters are referred to as "Episodes".
- This story was released as an ebook on the BBC website in 2006, with the book remaining on the BBC's site until 2009.
- This novel was reprinted and released as an ebook on Kindle by BBC Books on 6 March 2014 as The Monster Collection Edition.
- This story retroactively fixes some of the apparent inconsistencies of the television story Warriors of the Deep. Specifically, this story explains how the Doctor knows Icthar and how he knows of the Triad and the Myrka.
- As in the television story Warriors of the Deep, Sea Devils are called that by the Silurians. This novel makes it clear that their full name is Sea Devil Warriors and they are a caste as much as a sub-species.
- C19 and Sir John Sudbury are mentioned on-screen only in the television story Time-Flight. C19 was also explored more fully in the novel Who Killed Kennedy.
- The Myrka, which first appeared on screen in the television story Warriors of the Deep, is used by the Silurians in this story.
- The "Older Silurian", "Younger Silurian", and "Silurian Scientist" of TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians are here named respectively Okdel, Morka and K'to.
- It was Air Commodore Ian Gilmore who suggested then Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart for the commander of the British branch of UNIT. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
- Professor Rachel Jensen suggested recruiting her University of Cambridge protégés Allison Williams, (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) Ruth Ingram (TV: The Time Monster) and Anne Travers (TV: The Web of Fear) to the Intrusion Countermeasures Group.
- Rachel mentions Dr Judson and the ULTIMA machine, which was stored at a British Army base in Maiden's Point in 1943. Later in his personal timeline, specifically during his seventh incarnation, the Doctor and his companion Ace would visit Maiden's Point that year and defeat the ancient sentient force Fenric, who had taken possession of Judson's body. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)
- Corporal Maisie Hawke mentions that she has sent a Nestene energy unit to the National Space Museum. (TV: Terror of the Autons)
- The pale young man tells the Doctor that the Vault contains two Cyber-guns, (TV: The Invasion) Nestene energy units (TV: Spearhead from Space) and phials of the Silurian plague. (TV: Doctor Who and the Silurians)
- The Doctor does not recognise what the pale young man describes as one of the Vault's first trophies: "the lower half of a cream-coloured Dalek, stained with green and pitted with bullet holes." The Doctor notes that he has never seen a Dalek of that configuration before, least of all on 20th century Earth. It was obtained by the ICMG in the aftermath of the Shoreditch Incident in November 1963. Later in his personal timeline, the Seventh Doctor and Ace would be present for that event. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
Additional Cover Images Edit
- The Scales of Injustice at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Scales of Injustice at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: The Scales of Injustice
- Gary Russell's Strange Matter: The Scales of Injustice, notes on the novel by the author via Internet Archive: Wayback Machine