Fear of the Dark
 

No. 58 of 76 in the BBC Past Doctor books series
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By:Trevor Baxendale
Doctor:  5th
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Editions:  1st paperback | 2nd paperback

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Edition: 1st paperback
When:  January 2003
ISBN:0-563-53865-1
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
"Death after death"

On the very edge of the galaxy lies Akoshemon: a putrefied world of legendary evil.

In the year 2382 archaeologists land on Akoshemon's only moon, searching for evidence of the planet's infamous past. But when the Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa are drawn into the lunar caverns they find more than a team of academics — and help uncover much more than ancient history.

Something is lying in wait, deep inside the labyrinth of caves: something that remembers the spiral of war, pestilence and deprivation that ruined Akoshemon. Something that rejoiced in every kind of horror and destruction — and wishes to do so again.

An age-old terror is about to be reborn. But what is the hideous secret of the Bloodhunter? And why does Nyssa feel that her thoughts are no longer her own? Forced to confront his own worst fears, even the Doctor will be pushed to breaking point — and beyond.

This adventure features the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa.

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Edition: 2nd paperback
When:  March 2013
ISBN:978-1-84990-522-0
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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), Festival of Death (4th), Players (6th), Remembrance of the Daleks (7th), EarthWorld (8th), Only Human (9th), Beautiful Chaos (10th) and The Silent Stars Go By (11th).

Cover blurb:
On a moon of the ruined planet Akoshemon, an age-old terror is about to be reborn. Something that remembers the spiral of war, pestilence and deprivation — and rejoices in it. The Fifth Doctor joins a team of archaeologists searching for evidence of the planet's infamous past, and uncovers more than just ancient history. Forced to confront his own worst fears, even the Doctor will be pushed to breaking point — and beyond.

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



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