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ED04: Genocide

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Author: Paul Leonard

ISBN: 0 563 40572 4

Published: September 1997

Editor: Steve Cole

Placement: After The Bodysnatchers

Links: A standalone story.

Doctor: The Eighth

The Eighth Doctor

The eighth Doctor has byronesque hair and tends to wear velvet coats. He is childlike and has a sense of wonder about him.

Companions: Sam Jones:

Sam is a teenaged schoolgirl from London 1997 who joined the Doctor in The Eight Doctors. She is a do-gooder with a heavy interest in groups like Greenpeace and Amnesty.She has blonde hair.

Recurring Characters: UNIT:

United Nations Intelligence Taskforce

The United Nations Intelligence Taskforce is an international military force set up to fight alien invasions, mad scientists, and the like. The Doctor first encountered its British branch in The Invasion (Season 6). The Third Doctor became their scientific advisor in Spearhead from Space (Season 7). He continued in this role even after his exile to Earth was lifted in The Three Doctors (Season 10). Various incarnations of the Doctor have aided UNIT on subsequent occasions.

Jo Grant:

Jo Grant

Jo Grant first met the (Third) Doctor in Terror of the Autons (Season 8), where she became his Assistant at UNIT. She kept that job for the rest of his exile to Earth, and became his travelling companion after his exile was lifted in The Three Doctors (Season 10). She left UNIT and the Doctor to marry nobel prize winner Clifford Jones, a noted environmentalist, in The Green Death (Season 10).

John Benton:

Sergeant Benton was a UNIT officer who first met the Doctor in The Invasion (Season 6). During the Doctor's time as scientific advisor to UNIT, Benton worked with the Doctor on numerous occasions.

The Empress:

The Empress is the ruler of the Earth Empire towards the end of the third Millenium. She is connected to CentComp, the computer system that runs both Earth and the Empire. She appeared in Original Sin and So Vile A Sin, though both these books take place later in her timeline than her appearance in this story.

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