Combat Rock (novel)

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Doctor Who book
Book cover
Combat Rock
Series Past Doctor Adventures
Release number 55
Featuring Second Doctor
Victoria and Jamie
Writer Mick Lewis
Publisher BBC Books
ISBN ISBN 0-563-53855-4
Set between Dreams of Empire and The Enemy of the World[1][2]
Number of pages 284
Release date July 2, 2002

Combat Rock is a BBC Books original novel written by Mick Lewis and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Second Doctor, Victoria and Jamie.

The story encompasses an extended allegory on Indonesia's colonial treatment of Irian Jaya and draws on Lewis's own experiences in the region. The characters of Jamie and Victoria are also used to explore post-colonial themes.


Its precise placement in the series continuity is not stated. The Doctor describes landing on a tropical beach as a "welcome change", implying that their last landing was in a more inhospitable place like in the serial The Ice Warriors or the novel Dreams of Empire. However, it could equally fit in between many of the stories with the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria, in particular the ending of The Abominable Snowmen.

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  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Cover blurb only specifies the Doctor's incarnation and companions.