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Venusian Lullaby (novel)

Venusian Lullaby
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Doctor: First Doctor
Companion(s): Barbara, Ian
Main enemy: The Sou(ou)shi
Main setting: Venus, circa 3,000,000,000 BC
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Paul Leonard
Release details
Release number: 3
Release date: 20 October 1994
Format: Paperback Book, 20 Chapters, 272 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20424-7
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Venusian Lullaby was the third novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Paul Leonard. Featuring the First Doctor, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, it was set in the gap between The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Rescue, after Susan Foreman left, but before Vicki joined the crew.

Publisher's summary edit

"You want me to help you eat your children?" Ian said.
Jellenhut's eye-stalks twitched. "How else would we remember them?"

Venus is dying. When the Doctor, Barbara and Ian arrive they find an ancient and utterly alien civilization on the verge of oblivion. War is brewing between those who are determined to accept death, and those desperate for salvation whatever the cost.

Then a spacefaring race arrives, offering to rescue the Venusians by moving them all to Earththree billion years before mankind is due to evolve. Are the newcomers’ motives as pure as they appear? And will the Doctor allow them to save his oldest friends by sacrificing the future of humanity?

Chapter Titles edit

  • Prologue -- Dying

Book One -- The Purple Cloud Hour

  • 1: Remembering
  • 2: Requests For Assistance
  • 3: Further Requests
  • 4: Battering Ram

Book Two -- The Green Leaf Hour

  • 5: Searches, Escapes, Predictions
  • 6: Deaths, Voluntary and Otherwise

Book Three -- The Yellow Moss Hour

  • 7: Differences and Decisions
  • 8: Battles for Survival
  • 9: Remembering the Children

Book Four -- The Grey Water Hour

  • 10: News
  • 11: Orders to Kill
  • 12: Venusian Underground
  • 13: Trials of Conscience

Book Five -- The Burning Sky Hour

  • 14: Boarding
  • 15: Losses
  • 16: Deceptions
  • 17: Detonations
  • 18: Victory and Defeat
  • Epilogue -- Dawning

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References edit

The Doctor edit

  • The Doctor is still adapting to life without Susan.
  • The Doctor is an old friend of Dharkhig.

The Doctor's items edit

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Individuals edit

Planets edit

  • The Doctor has visited Venus before.

Species edit

TARDIS edit

  • Trikhobu works out a method for piloting the TARDIS based on tracking individuals.

Notes edit

  • The remark by Ian that Christmas has passed recently appears to be a rather sly reference to the broadcast date of the television story The Dalek Invasion of Earth, which aired during the Christmas week.

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