“Change, Benny. It’s the most terrifying thing of all.”
“And that’s what’s happening to you, is it, Doctor?”
“It’s what’s happening to all of us.”
The TARDIS has arrived in the Elysium system, lost colony of distant Earth and site of the Artefact: a world turned inside out, a world of horrific secrets.
For more than a century scientists have studied the ecosystem flourishing within the Artefact. Now the system is in collapse and even the humans trapped inside are changing into something new and strange.
With the members of one expedition murdered, those of another fighting for their lives and a solar system on the brink of civil war, can the Doctor, Ace and Benny survive a journey to the heart of the Artefact in their search for the truth?
- Parasite was the thirty-third New Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield. This was author Jim Mortimore’s third of four novels for the Virgin New Adventures novel range.
- The Doctor carries instant soup in his pockets.
- Ace suffers radiation poisoning.
- Bernice gets a hairline fracture to the skull, requiring the pressure to be relieved…via drilling into the skull.
- The Daleks used slythers on Lan Beta. (The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
- The Doctor recalls that he was once trapped inside a newborn planet. (Underworld)