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The Pit

No. 12 of 84 in the New Adventures novels series
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By:Neil Penswick
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Released:  March 1993
Publisher:  Virgin
Format: paperback
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Note:  The 2023 novel Night of the Yssgaroth is a quasi-sequel to this book, sharing the same antagonist — the primordial entity known as the Yssgaroth.

Cover blurb:
In an attempt to lift the Doctor out of his irritable and erratic mood, Bernice suggests he investigates the mystery of the Seven Planets — an entire planetary system that disappeared without trace several decades before Bernice was born.

One of the Seven Planets is a nameless giant, quarantined against all intruders. But when the TARDIS materializes, it becomes clear that the plane has other visitors: a hit-squad of killer androids; a trespassing scientist and his wife; and two shape-changing criminals with their team of slaves.

As riot and anarchy spread on the system’s colonized worlds, the Doctor is flung into another universe while Bernice closes in on the horror that is about to be unleashed — a horror that comes from a terrible secret in the Time Lords’ past.

Neil Penswick lives in Bedford and has written for TV, radio and theatre. The Pit is his first novel.

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