The Cathedral of Contemplation is an enigma, existing outside time. It turns through history, opening its doors across the universe to offer solace to those in need.
Occasionally, The Doctor drops in — when he’s avoiding his destiny, it’s an ideal place to get some perspective. Only, he’s already there several lives earlier, so when dimension barriers break down, his past and present collide.
And when the Daleks invade and commandeer the Cathedral, two Doctors must unite to stop them — or face extermination twice over!
Four new adventures featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown.
The Headless Ones by James Parsons and Andrew Stirling-Brown
When a distress call from an unknown source threatens to rip the TARDIS from the vortex, The Doctor and Peri arrive in nineteenth-century Africa hoping to find the cause of the disturbance. Instead, they meet a British expedition searching for a long lost tribe: the B’lemyae… better known to the locals as the Headless Ones.
Like by Jacqueline Rayner
On the Earth colony world Rusina, the populace strive to be popular. Likes lead to promotion, dislikes lead to demotion — and more recently, something worse. So when The Doctor investigates the truth behind their subscriber-led society, he finds himself about to become very unpopular indeed.
The Vanity Trap by Stuart Manning
Myrna Kendal used to be a Hollywood film star. Now she spends her life reminiscing on chat shows but there is always one unfinished film she refuses to talk about… at least until the TARDIS interrupts a TV interview, and The Doctor and Peri’s appearance stirs up long-forgotten memories.
Conflict Theory by Nev Fountain
Concerned by The Doctor’s increasing over-protectiveness, Peri presents him with an ultimatum: either they seek counselling or she leaves the TARDIS permanently. Reluctant to lose one of his closest friends, The Doctor seeks out one of the finest psychoanalysts in the universe: Dr Sigmund Freud.
Thin Time by Dan Abnett
Hallowe’en, 1892. Celebrated novelist Charles Crookshap claims to have been receiving time communiqués, promising secrets that could change the world forever. But when the TARDIS interrupts the household’s evening, The Doctor realises he isn’t the only alien interloper in London.
Madquake by Guy Adams
Abandoned on the planet Callanna, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc take advantage of its therapeutic atmosphere to come to terms with recent events; but others seek to take advantage too. The Slitheen are on their way – and they’re ready to sell this world to the highest bidder!
Mars is the next giant leap for mankind. Starr Base is the first small step. A practice Mars base has been set up in a quarry in Neath, just off the A474. Its aim is to see if humanity can survive on the red planet.
The problem is that the crew are dying. The survivors are terrified, paranoid, and wondering if something alien has got inside Starr Base. Sgt Andy Davidson has come to find out what’s gone wrong.
Note: Audio reading of Terrance Dicks’ 1988 novelisation. Not to be confused with the TV audio soundtrack of the same story, released in 2002..
CD Release guide
‘A Sontaran, a Draconian and a Human … It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke.’
Sontaran Field-Major Sarg, Draconian Commander Eskon and a Human mercenary who cannot remember her name have nothing in common … that is until they are each snatched from their everyday lives to do battle in an alien arena on an asteroid suspended in the void! With a massive clash of cultures looming, can they each settle their differences and work together to defeat the alien intelligence which is trying to pit them against each other …?
And then, once returned to their own times and places, can they continue as they were before, or has the experience changed them all?
An exciting adventure from the Worlds of Doctor Who.
Mindgame is based on, and expands upon, the 1998 Reeltime Pictures drama production Mindgame and the 1999 Reeltime Pictures drama production Mindgame Trilogy. Both released on DVD by Koch Media (titled Mindgame Saga) and available from www.timetraveltv.com. All characters are used with permission of the relevant rights owners. This book has not been licensed or approved by the BBC or any of its affiliates.
The special edition is an A-format paperback release, sized and designed to fit in with the Target Doctor Whonovelisations. It features a retro-art cover by Andrew-Mark Thompson, and includes an 8 page full colour section of photographs from the making of the two dramas.
Mindgame is written by David J Howe, noted Doctor Who writer, collector and historian.