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Tip of the Tongue (short story)

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Tip of the Tongue
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Nyssa
Main enemy: Dipthodat
Main setting: Temperance, Maine, 1945
Key crew
Publisher: Puffin Books
Writer: Patrick Ness
Read by: Nicholas Pegg
Release details
Release number: 5
Release date: 23 May 2013
Format: E-book
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Tip of the Tongue was the fifth Puffin eshort released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Publisher's summary Edit

In 1945, a strange new craze for Truth Tellers is sweeping the kids of small-town America. The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa soon arrive to investigate the phenomenon, only to discover that the actual truth behind the Truth Tellers is far more sinister than anyone could have imagined...

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  • Nettie believes at first that the Truth Tellers originated in "Europe or South America or something" as a chemical experiment for use in the war.
  • Nyssa speculates that the Dipthodat practice of building houses from secreted polymers similar to sugar could be the origin of some of the candy houses in Earth folklore.
  • Slavery is illegal in Earth's solar system and "every neighbouring system between here and the Dipthodat homeworld," according to the Doctor.
  • The Dipthodat are a xenophobic species who feed off of negative energy. They enslaved the Truth Tellers — actually known as Veritans — to help create that energy.
  • The Doctor asks Jonny and Nettie to be his companions, but they decline.

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