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Transit (novel)

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Transit
NA010 transit
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Benny
Main enemy: Fred
Main setting: London, 2109
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Ben Aaronovitch
Release details
Release number: 10
Release date: 3 December 1992
Format: Paperback Book; 12 Chapters, 264 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20384-4
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Transit is the tenth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Ben Aaronovitch and featured the Seventh Doctor. It was the first novel to feature Bernice Summerfield as a companion following her introduction in the previous novel.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Oh no, not again..."

It's the ultimate in mass transit systems, a network of interstitial tunnels that bind the planets of the solar system together. Earth to Pluto in forty minutes with a supersave non-premium off-peak travelcard.

But something is living in the network, chewing its way to the very heart of the system and leaving a trail of death and mutation behind it.

Once again a reluctant Doctor is dragged into human history. Back down amongst the joyboys, freesurfers, chessfans, politicians and floozies, where friends are more dangerous than enemies and one man's human being is another's psychotic killing machine.

Once again the Doctor is all that stands between humanity and its own mistakes.

Chapter Titles Edit

  • Prologue
  1. Oncoming Trains
  2. Crazy Paving Man
  3. Bad Acid Macho
  4. The Stupid Dead
  5. Hereditary Diseases
  6. Red Queen
  7. Doorstep Blues
  8. Improvisations
  9. Chain Gang Song
  10. Broken Swords
  • Epilogue

Plot summary Edit

to be added

Characters Edit

References Edit

Books Edit

  • Kadiatu's great grandmother of the same name wrote The Zen Military.
  • Because of that book, and the general residual footprints the Doctor has left through history, UNIT and he are something of a cultural phenomenon — including an opera based on Battlefield.

Buildings Edit

  • In his house the Doctor tries to retroactively stock his cupboards, but he forgets.

Conflicts Edit

Currency Edit

The Doctor Edit

Events Edit

  • Earth's official First Contact with aliens is embodied in the Arcturan Treaty of 2085.

Individuals Edit

Jargon Edit

  • Personspace refers to the area of space explored by humans.

Politics Edit

Transport technology Edit

Notes Edit

  • This novel is often noted for its multiple use of expletives; the word "Fuck" is used ten times in this novel.
  • A prelude to this novel appeared in DWM 195.

Continuity Edit

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