The Algebra of Ice
A genius maths nerd, a weird webzine publisher, and The Doctor’s old ally, the Brigadier, find themselves helping The Doctor and Ace solve what should be a simple puzzle: the appearance of a crop circle in the Kentish countryside.
Hardly uncommon. But there are some peculiar features. It’s not a circle but a series of square-sided shapes. It’s filled with ice. And it draws The Doctor and Ace into a confrontation with a reality right next to zero.
- The Algebra of Ice was the sixty-eighth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. This is the first Past Doctor Adventures novel to feature this line up of Doctor, companion and Lethbridge-Stewart.
- The Doctor destroyed Skaro, (Remembrance of the Daleks) but also mentions he hasn’t destroyed his own homeworld. (The Ancestor Cell, The End of Time)
- Earlier in his personal timeline, the Seventh Doctor had visited Pompeii on 23 August 79 in the company of Melanie Bush (The Fires of Vulcan) and would later do so again in his tenth incarnation in the company of Donna Noble (The Fires of Pompeii).
- The Doctor mentions the destruction of Earth in an alternative universe. (Inferno)