The Doctor turned to Grace and said: "I don't suppose you have a plan for getting out of this one?"

When the Doctor and Grace arrive on the "charming" planet Paracastria, they quickly find that it is anything but. Armed thugs attempt to kidnap a native woman from the streets; a journalist named Sophie breaks into the Institute of Science. A boy called Wil busks on the streets, hiding from his family.

Doctor Grace Holloway is admitted to the local hospital, suffering from burns and smoke inhallations. She claims to have been involved in the fire that destroyed the Institute of Science. But the Institute is still standing, and Grace is still by the Doctor's side.

Perhaps these events are related. But as a religious cult completes it's plan for planetary dominance, it is once again up to the Doctor to save the world.

And this time, that may prove beyond him.

This is another round-robin story featuring the 8th Doctor and Grace.

Certain characters in this story (mentioning no names) may be copyright the BBC, and/or Fox, and/or Virgin Publishing. Each chapter is © its author, as credited below.



Discontinuity Guide
Internet Adventure Publication Order
Preceded by

Experiment IV

Followed by

Time's Children

8th Doctor Adventures
Preceded by

Experiment IV

Followed by

Time's Children


Originally posted:


  1. Chapter One — Peter Goddard
  2. Chapter Two — Cameron Dixon
  3. Chapter Three — Vicky Jewitt
  4. Chapter Four — Erica Davies
  5. Chapter Five — Ian Mcintire
  6. Chapter Six — Becky Dowgiert
  7. Chapter Seven — Jeffery Beuck
  8. Chapter Eight — Russ Massey
  9. Chapter Nine — David Robinson
  10. Chapter Ten — Alden Bates
  11. Chapter Eleven — Becky Dowgiert
  12. Chapter Twelve — Richard Auer
  13. Chapter Thirteen — Will Howells
  14. Chapter Fourteen — Matt Clifton



Rebecca Dowgiert



James J Farmer


Cover Artist

Julian Friedman


Alternate Covers


Dramatis Personae

Guest Cast





Plot Victims

Doctor Who In-jokes

Fashion Victims

Double Entendres

Dialogue Disasters

Dialogue Triumphs




Future History

Unwritten Adventures


  • Sophie was nominated for the (inaugral) alt.drwho.creative 1997-1998 Adric Award for Best Character.

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