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The Wheel of Ice (novel)

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The Wheel of Ice
The Wheel of Ice
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companion(s): Jamie, Zoe
Main enemy:
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Stephen Baxter
Release details
Release date: 16 August 2012
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle ebook, audio CD, 57 Chapters, 320 Pages
ISBN 978-1-84990-182-6
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The Wheel of Ice was the first Doctor Who novel to feature one of the BBC Television Centre incarnations of the Doctor since Atom Bomb Blues in December 2005. It was also the first since the relatively recent Code of the Krillitanes to centre on a past Doctor, and the first since 2005's World Game to use the Second Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel turning around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying a resource-hungry Earth. It's a bad place to grow up.

The colony has been plagued by problems. Maybe it's just gremlins, just bad luck. But the equipment failures and thefts of resources have been increasing, and there have been stories among the children of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore. And then sixteen-year-old Phee Laws, surfing Saturn's rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction.

Aboard the Wheel, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find a critical situation — and they are suspected by some as the source of the sabotage. They soon find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.

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Notes Edit

  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
  • This is the first novel to feature the particular "TARDIS team" of the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe since PROSE: The Indestructible Man in November 2004.
  • It's easy to believe that this is the first novel with a "past Doctor" since the end of the Past Doctor Adventures line. However, there were a number of "late" Tenth Doctor novels, both in print and audio, that were released between the BBC One premieres of The End of Time and The Eleventh Hour.
  • The German release of the novel incorrectly calls the Doctor "Doktor Who" in the plot summary on the back of the book.

Continuity Edit

Audio release Edit

  • The story was released as an audiobook on 6x CD read by David Troughton.
  • The audiobook is also available as a download from the AudioGo website.

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