16 April 1987
But the crisis is far from over and when the time-machine’ circuits overload, the TARDIS explodes.
The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe come to a dark unearthly forest. There They encounter a host of characters who seem somehow familiar: a beautiful princess with long flaxen hair, a sea traveller dressed in eighteenth-century clothes, and a white rabbit frantically consulting his pocket watch…
What is happening to the three time-travellers? What strange power guides their actions? In the Land of Fiction who can really tell?
- The Doctor Abhors a Vacuum
- The Power of Thought
- Boys and Girls Come Out to Play
- Dangerous Games
- Into the Labyrinth
- The Facts of Fiction
- ‘I Am the Karkus’
- A Meeting of Masters
- Lives in the Balance
- The Doctor Has the Last Word
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORYa
- The story contains many scenes written specially for the novel, including a firing squad test before the Unicorn charges in and several references to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland aside many others.
- The labyrinth is presented as a hacienda from a Spanish crime novel containing Miss Haversham’s wedding cake; the cave is from Narnia; the Karkus speaks using speech bubbles.
- Rather than escaping Dulkis following the events of The Dominators, the TARDIS. instead materialises on a volcano five seconds before it erupts.
- The novel opens in the Land of Fiction, with the first episode of the story depicted as a flashback.
- The Master of the Land of Fiction leaves the land in the TARDIS.