The Discontinuity Guide
K9 Picture Books

K9 and the Beasts of Vega

1980

K9 and the Beasts of Vega cover

Author: David Martin

In 1980, Dave Martin wrote a series of 4 picture books featuring K9. These books were published by Sparrow Books. K9 and the Beasts of Vega was the second of these.

Roots: It's a picture book for goodness sake.

Continuity: K9 can use his probe to interface with human minds [possibly an adaptation made by the Time Lords].

Vega 3 is a human colony twenty-seven light years from Earth. The system has an asteroid belt. The colonists use spaceships fitted with mechanical arms in an attempt to build a planet from asteroids once the planet is completed, its surface will be pulverized and fertilized, and then seeded with life and an atmosphere generated the humans estimate that it will be habitable ten years afterwards.

The Vegans are intelligent forms of energy that dwell in space within the Vega system. The lasers used by the human ships in the construction of the planet irritate them. They can manifest as giant bestial images to frighten off their unwitting attackers.

Location: Vega 3

The Bottom Line: Differs slightly from K9 and the Time Trap in that there is no villain as such. K9 comes across as particularly smug.

Discontinuity Guide by Paul Clarke

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