The Discontinuity Guide
The New Adventures
- Chapter title in Love and War
In 1995, Paul Cornell, Martin Day, and Keith Topping published The Discontinuity Guide, a guide to all sorts of things about the TV series Doctor Who. Following this, an excellent website called The DiscContinuity Guide has provided the same kind of information about the continuing audio adventures based on the series. But nobody has done this for the continuing series' of novels. Until now...
The New Adventures series of novels were published by Virgin Books between 1991 and 1996, and picked up the Doctor's story where the TV series finished. There were 61 books in all, 60 featuring the seventh Doctor, as portrayed by Sylvester McCoy, and one featuring the eighth Doctor, as portrayed by Paul McGann in the 1996 Doctor Who telemovie. These novels are now, sadly, out of print and many of them are difficult to get hold of. Fortunately, the BBC have begun publishing some of them as e-books.
If you need to read up on what the various categories mean, I've written a guide to Discontinuity. Otherwise, on with the show: