Matrix (novel)

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Matrix
Matrix novel.jpg
AuthorMike Tucker and Robert Perry
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Past Doctor Adventures
Release number
16
SubjectFeaturing:
Seventh Doctor
Ace
Set inPeriod between
Illegal Alien and Storm Harvest
PublisherBBC Books
Publication date
5 October 1998
Pages280
ISBN0-563-40596-1
Preceded byLast Man Running 
Followed byThe Infinity Doctors 

Matrix is a BBC Books original novel written by Mike Tucker and Robert Perry and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Summary[edit]

It features the Seventh Doctor and Ace. It also includes appearances by the Wandering Jew[1] and Jack the Ripper. Part of it is set in an alternate timeline, featuring parallel universe versions of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. The villain is the Valeyard.

Inspiration[edit]

Perry and Tucker originally pitched Matrix as a Virgin New Adventure, but were advised by range editor Rebecca Levene that the idea was unworkable.

References[edit]

As well as the obvious references to Trial of a Time Lord and the First Doctor's era, the Valeyard's schemes bring the Doctor face-to-face with dark alternate versions of his other selves who have been corrupted by the Valeyard; these include a First Doctor who murdered other Time Lords to depart Gallifrey in the first place, a Fourth Doctor who destroyed the Daleks at their beginning (Genesis of the Daleks) and a Fifth Doctor who allowed Peri to die while taking the antitoxin for himself (The Caves of Androzani).

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