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Fallen Gods

This is the tenth novella published by Telos. It won the the Aurealis Award for best Australian science fiction novel of 2004, and is the only Doctor Who story to date that has been nominated for a literary award.

Where does this fit?

The themes of this novel suggest that it probably takes place at some point after The Ancestor Cell (Eighth Doctor Adventures novel)

The characters listed below are the series regulars, important recurring characters, and real life historical characters. If a character's appearance is a major spoiler, then their details will be hidden in spoiler tags. In general, recurring characters are not listed here on their first appearance unless they become a series regular during the story, or they are a real life historical character.

Doctor

The Eighth Doctor

The eighth Doctor has byronesque hair and tends to wear velvet coats. Initially, he was childlike and has a sense of wonder about him. In The Ancestor Cell (BBC Eighth Doctor novel), he was forced to destroy his homeworld and suffered amnesia as a result. By this point, he has regained some of his memory.

Companion(s)

The Doctor's (unnamed) companions are in the TARDIS for the whole story and never appear.

Recurring and Historical Characters

None.

Recommended Viewing

In The Time Monster (Classic Series Season 9), the Doctor visited ancient Atlantis. During that visit, a powerful being called Kronos was released from his imprisonment in the Kronos crystal, destroying Atlantis.

Recommended Reading

The Doctor was forced to destroy his home planet of Gallifrey in The Ancestor Cell (BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures).

Recommended Listening

None.

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