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Vanderdeken's Children (novel)

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Vanderdeken's Children
Vanderdekens Children
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Sam
Main enemy: Ghosts
Main setting:
Passenger liner Cirrandaria, 3123 & 4123
Emindar, 3124
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Christopher Bulis
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 14
Release date: 3 August 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 35 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40590-2
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Vanderdeken's Children was the fourteenth BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures. It featured the Eighth Doctor and Samantha Jones. Vanderdeken's Children is author Christopher Bulis' only contribution to the EDA range, although he has contributed several novels to the other novel ranges from Virgin Publishing and BBC Books.

Publisher's summary Edit

A mysterious disturbance in the hyperspatial vortex causes the Doctor and Sam to materialise the TARDIS in deep space. Here they find that a huge derelict alien craft has become the subject of a dangerous confrontation between starships from the rival systems of Nimos and Emindar. At the centre of the dispute is a ruthless politician with secrets of his own — a man who is willing to risk innocent lives to claim the derelict for himself.

While the Doctor and Sam find themselves accompanying an expedition into the heart of the alien vessel, strange and frightening incidents spread terror through the watching ships. But exploring deeper into the derelict disturbs a sinister presence and takes the expedition towards an inevitable confrontation with fate — and perhaps beyond the boundaries of life itself...

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. The Derelict
  2. The Diplomat
  3. Pendulum
  4. Executive Pressure
  5. Moderator
  6. A Meeting at the Rail
  7. Out of the Shadows?
  8. Family
  9. The Experiment
  10. Brothers
  11. A Patriot's Tale
  12. Ghost
  13. Dead Man's Hands
  14. Lost
  15. Conundrum
  16. Soldier
  17. Guilt
  18. Suspicion
  19. Sabotage
  20. Exit
  21. From a Well of Stars
  22. Cavern
  23. The Shadow Host
  24. Through the Tunnel
  25. Aftermath
  26. Command Decision
  27. Garden of the Lost
  28. In the Ruins
  29. Standoff
  30. Tears of a Ghost
  31. The Warning
  32. Breaking Point
  33. The Circles of Hell
  34. Convergence
  35. Nexus

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References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor uses his real name to baffle people. It's quite long.

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Species Edit

  • The Yevron are a blue skinned species.

Time travel Edit

  • Sam Jones is regressed down her timeline, making her ten years old. The Doctor reverses the effects.

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