The Also People
“Just how technologically advanced are they?” The Doctor frowned. “Let me put it this way: they have a non-aggression pact with the Time Lords.”
The Doctor has taken his companions to paradise, or at least the closest thing he can find. A sun enclosed by an artificial sphere where there is no want, poverty or violence.
While Chris learns to surf, meets a girl and falls in love with a biplane, Roz suspects an alien plot and Bernice considers that a Dyson Sphere needs an archaeologist like a fish needs a five-speed gear box.
Then the peace is shattered by murder. As the suspects proliferate, Bernice realises that even an artificial world has its buried secrets and Roz discovers what she’s always suspected — that every paradise has its snake.
- The Also People is the forty-fourth Virgin New Adventures novel. It features the Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield, Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester. It also features the return of Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart
- Roz decided in her youth that messy sex didn’t offer anything a three-pack of Martian ale and a long shower couldn’t.
- Chris’s grandfather was colour blind.
- The Doctor once broke the galactic record for continuous spoon-playing… sixty-seven hours’ worth.
- The Doctor most likely would have killed Kadiatu had Benny not saved her.
feLixi volunteered in the Xeno Relations (Normalisation) Interest Group (XR(N)IG) as a secret agent.
- The Doctor mercilessly mocks a member of the Time Lord Interest Group over the inconsistencies in his Time Lord costume.
- The People built and live in the Worldsphere
- The Lament of the Non-Operational is a one- hundred twenty-eight stanza long piece of Dalek poetry. Roz’s father collected it and made her memorise all the stanzas.
- God insists he/it is not a computer.