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NA06: Cat's Cradle: Warhead

Cover Picture Author: Andrew Cartmel

ISBN: 0 426 20367 4

Published: April 1992

Editor: Peter Darvill-Evans

Placement: After Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible

Links: The second book in the Cat's Cradle arc. Follows on from Time's Crucible and leads into Witch Mark. Also, the first book in Andrew Cartmel's War Triology - setting up things for Warlock and Warchild.

Doctor: The Seventh

The Seventh Doctor

The Seventh Doctor is short, dark-haired, and speaks with a slight scottish accent. He thinks of himself as "Time's Champion", deliberately seeking out situations to "put right". He usually has a plan, and is willing to manipulate everyone - including his companions - to achieve it.
Companions: Ace:


Ace was swept away from Perivale by a timestorm caused by Fenric. She arrived on Iceworld in the far future, where she met the Doctor in Dragonfire (Season 24). Ace is a bit of a teenaged delinquent, but has grown up during her time with the Doctor. She uses a home-made explosive called nitro-nine, and prefers her nickname of Ace to her real name of Dorothy. She calls the Doctor "Professor".
Recurring Characters: Shreela Shreela was one of Ace's circle of friends from Perivale who had been kidnapped by the Cheetah People in Survival (Season 26).
Miss David The Doctor describes her as "an old friend" who used to have a different name. She could easily be a former companion such as Sarah Jane Smith.
Recommended Viewing: Shreela's previous encounter with the Doctor occurred in Survival. That story also introduced Midge and his sister, characters that Shreela mentions.
Recommended Reading: The Doctor's house on Allen Road first appeared in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip Fellow Travellers. It appears in a number of later books as well.
In Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible the TARDIS collided with the Time Scaphe, an experimental time-travel capsule from ancient Gallifrey. As a result, she was severely damaged.
Recommended Listening: None.
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