“The entire universe is at stake and I’m locked in here with another incarnation of myself, and not even one of the good ones!”
More than one TARDIS lands on a barren ice world. The Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan find a once ordered society on the verge of collapse, as rebels wage a dirty war with Scientifica, the ruling elite. All that stands between order and anarchy is the massed presence of an Adjudicator peacekeeping force.
But is peace the only reason for the Adjudicator garrison? What exactly has been discovered deep below the planet’s surface? Who are the mysterious Ferutu? And why is telling a ghost story a criminal offence?
The Fifth Doctor sides with the cause of justice and fairness as always. But, as a threat to the universe unfolds, he finds himself in conflict with his past… and his future.
- Cold Fusion was the twenty-ninth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Lance Parkin. It was the only multi-Doctor story involving televised Doctors ever told by Virgin Books
- The Fifth Doctor is only just getting over his recent regeneration.
- The Seventh Doctor has to hide his emotions upon seeing Adric again.
- Unitatus is what UNIT became; they use the old UNIT logo (a grid within a circle) as their herald.
- The Fifth Doctor mentions that he was once a scientific advisor. (Spearhead from Space)
- The Fifth Doctor refers to his encounter with Omega. (The Three Doctors)
- Tegan reminds the Fifth Doctor that she never got the chance to be an air hostess. (Logopolis)
- Adric mentions that The Keeper of Traken was able to divert the TARDIS’ course. (The Keeper of Traken)
- The Doctor reminds Adric that the Master supposedly died on Castrovalva. (Castrovalva)
- Nyssa refers to her father Tremas. (The Keeper of Traken)
- Adric has only known the Doctor for several weeks. They first met on Adric’s homeworld Alzarius during the 32nd century towards the end of the Doctor’s fourth incarnation. (Full Circle)
- The Seventh Doctor describes his fifth incarnation as being “bland” and “not even one of the good ones.” This reflects the Sixth Doctor’s low opinion of his immediate predecessor immediately after his regeneration as he told his companion Peri Brown that “he had a feckless charm that was never really [him].” (The Twin Dilemma)