The Christmas Invasion

The Christmas InvasionThe Christmas Invasion

The Tenth Doctor’s first adventure, novelised by bestselling author Jenny T Colgan

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Earth is under attack by power-hungry aliens. This is no time for The Doctor to be out of action.

When a British space probe is intercepted by a sinister alien vessel on the eve of Christmas, it marks the beginning of an audacious invasion of the Earth by the Sycorax – horrifying marauders from beyond the stars. Within hours, a third of humanity stands on the brink of death with not a single shot fired.

Our planet needs a champion – but The Doctor is not fit for service. He’s just regenerated, delirious in a new body and a dressing gown. Forced into his battered shoes is his friend, Rose Tyler, a girl from a London council estate. Will she save the world from this nightmare before Christmas – or see it destroyed?

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Writing and publishing notes

The Christmas Invasion audiobook

This story was released as an audiobook read by Camille Coduri.
Except for the prologue and epilogue, all of the chapter titles are taken from Christmas songs.
In 2016, Obverse Books previously released an un official novelisation of the Christmas Invasion called Doctor Who and the Invasion of Christmas. was written collaboratively by Paul Magrs, Andrew Hickey, Stuart Douglas, Nick Campbell, James Gent, Ira Lightman, Ian Potter, Phil Craggs, and Matthew Bright, and all proceeds went to the Cystic Foundation Trust.


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