War of the Daleks

No. 5 of 73 in the BBC Eighth Doctor novels series
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By:John Peel
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Released:  October 1997
Publisher:  BBC Books
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
The Doctor is repairing the TARDIS systems once again when it is swept up by a garbage ship roving through space, the Quetzel.

When another ship takes the Quetzel by force, the Doctor discovers that he and Sam are not the only unwitting travellers on board — there is a strangely familiar survival pod in the hold. Delani, the captain of the second ship, orders the pod to be opened. The Doctor is powerless to intervene as Davros is awakened once again.

But this is no out-and-out rescue of Davros, Delani and his crew are Thals, the sworn enemies of the Daleks. They intend to use Davros as a means to wipe out the Daleks, entirely ridding the universe of the most aggressive, deadly race ever to exist. But the Doctor is still worried. For there is a signal beacon inside Davros’ pod, and even now a Dalek ship is closing in...

This book — the first original Dalek story to be published since the TV show stopped transmission — is another in the series of adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor and Sam.

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