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Trading Futures
Trading Futures
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor
Main enemy: Baskerville, Jonah Cosgrove, Onihr
Main setting: Earth, 21st century; The Moon
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Lance Parkin
Release details
Release number: 55
Release date: 8 April 2002
Format: Paperback Book; 22 Chapters, 256 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53848-1
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Trading Futures was the fifty-fifth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Lance Parkin. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Welcome to the future."

The early decades of the twenty-first century. All the wars have been won. There are no rogue states. The secret services of the world keep the planet electronically monitored, safe from all threat. There is no one left for the United States and the Eurozone to fight. Except each other.

A mysterious time traveler offers a better future — he has a time machine, and with it, humanity could reach the next stage of evolution, they could share its secrets and become the new Lords of Time...

...either that, or someone could keep the technology for themselves, and use it to fight the ultimate war.

Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor uses the Bocca Scale to measure time disturbances.

Fitz Kreiner Edit

  • Fitz uses a RealWar robot in what he thinks is an arcade game.
  • Fitz can still speak Chinese.

Anji Kapoor Edit

  • Anji thinks about "current" technology in relation to Hitchemus's.

Politics Edit

Time Lords Edit

Other species Edit

  • The Onihr are among many alien races seeking time travel in the post-Gallifrey universe, and have discovered some Time Lord relics (including the high-collared robes) in their quest.

Baskerville Edit

  • Baskerville is the richest man in the world. He possesses his own personal stealth Concorde.

Sabbath Edit

Notes Edit

  • Stylistically (right down to the cover), Trading Futures is a little bit like a James Bond movie, with the Doctor blowing up spy boats, car chases and international travel, bombs in interesting places... plus some genuine (non-coffee machine) time travel (and space alien rhinos).
  • The "dancing flame women" on the cover is a reuse of the fire image from the novel The Adventuress of Henrietta Street; the silhouette of the Doctor can be seen in one of the women.
  • BBC Books has announced that a "print on demand" reprint edition of this novel will be made available as of 31st August 2011 as the imprint revisits adventures featuring the first eight Doctors. This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.[source needed]

Continuity Edit

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