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Venusian Lullaby (novel)

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Venusian Lullaby
Doctor: First Doctor
Companion(s): Barbara, Ian
Main enemy: The Sou(ou)shi
Main setting: Venus, 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, 312 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, 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 Earth - three 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?

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

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

  • The Doctor uses an "unknown sonic device" (quite clearly a sonic screwdriver).
  • The Doctor carries everlasting matches.
  • When it starts to rain, the Doctor says he really must remember to carry an umbrella, possibly a reference to his sixth and seventh incarnations.

Culture Edit

Foods and beverages Edit

  • Ian eats some of Inikhut's brain, absorbing some of his memories.
  • Barbara eats some of Dharkhig's brain at his funeral, gaining some of his memories.

Individuals Edit

  • Barbara is worried about the Doctor having so recently lost Susan.
  • Barbara becomes momentarily overwhelmed with Dharkhig's memories and attacks a Venusian death squad.
  • Barbara accuses the Doctor of treating everyone like a chess piece now that Susan is gone.
  • Trikhobu attacks the Sou(ou)shi with Venusian aikido, presumably in its pure form.
  • Frinallenegu is killed by the death squad.
  • Gwebdhallut is the commander of the death squad.

Planets Edit

  • The Doctor has visited Venus before.

Species Edit


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

Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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