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|Released: ||October 1994|
An original novel featuring the First Doctor, Ian and Barbara.
‘You want me to help you eat your children?’ Ian said. Jellenhut’s eye-stalks twitched. ‘How else would we remember them?’
Venus is dying. When the Doctor, Barbara and Ian arrive they find an ancient and utterly alien civilization on the verge of oblivion. War is brewing between those who are determined to accept death, and those desperate for salvation whatever the cost.
Then a spacefaring race arrives, offering to rescue the Venusians by moving them all to Earth — three billion years before mankind is due to evolve. Are the newcomers’ motives as pure as they appear? And will the Doctor allow them to save his oldest friends by sacrificing the future of humanity?
This adventure takes place between the television stories The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Rescue.
Paul Leonard is a successful author of short stories writing as PJL Hinder. He has been published in Exuberance, Works, Strange Attractor, The Third Alternative and Xenos.