System Shock (novel)

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System Shock
System Shock.jpg
Cover Art
Author Justin Richards
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Fourth Doctor
Sarah, Harry
Set in Period between
The Seeds of Doom and The Masque of Mandragora[1][2]
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
June 1995
Pages 309
ISBN 0-426-20445-X
Preceded by The Menagerie
Followed by The Sorcerer's Apprentice

System Shock is an original novel written by Justin Richards and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fourth Doctor, Sarah and Harry and is followed by the BBC Books Past Doctor Adventures novel Millennium Shock, also by Richards.


It is 1998, and the information age is about to take off. However, mysterious events are plaguing London. A prominent spy is killed. A hostage situation is bizarrely resolved. The Doctor receives a computer disc from a dead man. And to top it all off, it seems that an alien race is planning a takeover using Earth's ever expanding computer technology.


  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse
  2. ^ Direct placement confirmed by cover blurb.

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