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The Story of Martha (novel)

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The Story of Martha
Story of Martha
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Martha
Main enemy: The Master, The Drast, Toclafane
Main setting: Earth, May 2008 - May 2009 (The Year That Never Was)
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Dan Abnett (with David Roden, Steve Lockley, Paul Lewis, Robert Shearman & Simon Jowett)
Release details
Release number: 28
Release date: 26 December 2008
Format: Hardcover, 238 pages
ISBN 978-1-84607-561-2
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The Story of Martha was the twenty-second Tenth Doctor novel released. It was the last to feature Martha Jones and was set during The Year That Never Was.

Publisher's summary Edit

For a year, while the Master ruled over Earth, Martha Jones travelled the world telling people stories about the Doctor. She told people of how the Doctor has saved them before, and how he will save them again.

This is that story. It tells of Martha's travels from her arrival on Earth as the Toclafane attacked and decimated the population through to her return to Britain to face the Master. It tells how she spread the word and told people about the Doctor. The story of how she survived that terrible year.

But it's more than that. This is also a collection of the stories she tells - the stories of adventures she had with the Doctor that we haven't heard about before. The stories that inspired and saved the world . . .

PlotEdit

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Contents Edit

Dan Abnett wrote the linking material.

Characters Edit

Main Characters

In a Flashback

In England

In Europe

In Japan

References Edit

  • The plant that the Drast have control of is called Koban. A koban is a Japanese police box.

Notes Edit

  • This is the first multiple-author release in the current BBC Books line. The short story format makes it the first release of its kind by BBC Books since it passed its Short Trips series on to Big Finish Productions.
  • Discounting created-for-novels companions Bernice Summerfield and Roz Forrester (subjects of a series of novels and an entry in the Virgin Decalogs series, respectively), this is the first licensed, book-length release to focus on a single TV companion since Harry Sullivan's War more than two decades earlier.
  • This is also the first time the current BBC Books line has published a novel based upon a televised episode, although it is not a novelisation.
  • This release marks the first time a former companion has returned to the covers of the TDA line after having been replaced by the new companion. In this case, Martha returns after having been replaced for several books by Donna Noble. It is also the last TDA release until the beginning of the eleventh Doctor novels in 2010: all releases in 2009 feature the Doctor travelling alone.
  • This novel also features another alien species called the Drast.
  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
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The Audiobook cover.
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Continuity Edit

Audio release Edit

  • The story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by Freema Agyeman.
  • The audiobook is also available as a download from the AudioGo website.

External links Edit

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