Kinda


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BOOK DETAILS

Pages 126
ISBN 0-426-19529-9
Publication Date 15 March 1984

SYNOPSIS

1984 Target Books edition

Nothing could disturb the serene peace of the planet Deva Loka – or could it? An expeditionary force from Earth is dangerously out of control – and it’s not only the peaceful race of the Kinda who are at risk…

A gentle stroll in the lush jungle leads The Doctor and Adric to an unexpected confrontation – and puts them at the mercy of a maniac…

But it is Tegan, lulled to sleep by mysterious wind-chimes, who comes the closest to the real danger that threatens not only her sanity but the existence of the whole planet…

1992 Target Books edition
TEGAN WAS TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE WORLD, A WORLD INHABITED BY GHOSTS WHO REFUSED TO BELIEVE IN HER…

Nothing could disturb the serene peace of the planet Deva Loka – or could it? An expeditionary force from Earth is dangerously out of control, and everything – not just the peaceful race of the Kinda – is at risk.

A gentle stroll in the lush jungle leads The Doctor and Adric to an unexpected confrontation and puts them at the mercy of a maniac. But it is Tegan, lulled to sleep by mysterious wind-chimes, who comes the closest to the real danger that threatens not only her sanity but the existence of the whole planet.

First broadcast in 1982, Kinda was written by Christopher Bailey. This adaptation is by Terrance Dicks, who was script editor of the seres for five years and who is also the author of Timewyrm: Exodus.

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. Dangerous Paradise
  2. The Kinda
  3. Ghosts
  4. The Box of Jhana
  5. The Mara
  6. The Change
  7. The Vision
  8. The Dream Cave
  9. The Wheel Turns
  10. The Path of the Mara
  11. The Attack
  12. The Face of the Mara

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY

  • The novel identifies Todd as ‘Doctor Todd’.
  • The cliffhanger ending to Four to Doomsday is appended as the novelisation’s opening. Nyssa is described as slumping to the floor rather than just fainting.
  • The relationship between Hindle and Sanders is explored in greater detail.
  • The two unnamed members of the expedition who went missing before Roberts are referred to as Stone and Carter.
  • Hindle’s rank is given as lieutenant and the Doctor speculates that it is the era when Earth’s empire is expanding.
  • The characters Anatta, Anicca and Dukkha are unnamed. Aris is not identified as the Kinda seen outside the Dome.
  • The Kinda hostages do not show Hindle their fingernails before he asks them.
  • The Doctor speculates that the three missing team members encountered the Mara, refused to submit as Tegan did and were killed.
  • It is explained that Hindle turned the monitor off in order to avoid distraction, hence him missing Aris’ attack.
  • The Doctor does not try to pass the stolen key card to Todd.

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