Festival of Death
 

No. 35 of 76 in the BBC Past Doctor books series
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By:Jonathan Morris
Doctor:  4th
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Editions:  1st | 2nd

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Edition: 1st
When:  September 2000
ISBN:0-563-53803-1
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
The Beautiful Death. The ultimate theme-park ride. For twenty galactic credits, you can find out what it's like to be dead. But something has gone wrong. Visitors expecting a sightseeing tour of the afterlife have been transformed into mindless zombies, set on a killing rampage.

he TARDIS arrives in the aftermath of the disaster and, to the Doctor's baffled delight, he is immediately congratulated for saving the population from certain and terrible destruction. The only problem is, he hasn't actually done it yet.

Aided and abetted by a drug-addled hippie lizard, a hard-hitting investigative reporter and a suicidal ship's computer, the Doctor has no choice but to travel back in time and discover exactly how he became a hero.

And then he finds out... He did it by sacrificing his life.

Featuring the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9, this story takes place between Shada and The Leisure Hive.

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Edition: 2nd
When:  March 2013
ISBN:978-1-84990-523-7
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Note:  One of a batch of eleven "50th anniversary reprints" being released simultaneously, one for each Doctor. The others are: Ten Little Aliens (1st Doctor), Dreams of Empire (2nd), Last of the Gaderene (3rd), Fear of the Dark (5th), Players (6th), Remembrance of the Daleks (7th), EarthWorld (8th), Only Human (9th), Beautiful Chaos (10th) and The Silent Stars Go By (11th).

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The Beautiful Death is the ultimate theme-park ride: a sightseeing tour of the afterlife. But something has gone wrong, and when the Fourth Doctor arrives in the aftermath of the disaster, he is congratulated for saving the population from destruction — something he hasn't actually done yet. He has no choice but to travel back in time and discover how he became a hero.

And then he finds out. He did it by sacrificing his life.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection.
Eleven classic adventures.
Eleven brilliant writers. One incredible Doctor.



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