Anachrophobia was the fifty-fourth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Jonathan Morris, released 4 March 2002 and featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor.
Imagine a war. A war that has lasted centuries, a war which has transformed an entire planet into a desolate No Man's Land. A war where time itself is being used as a weapon.
You can create zones of decelerated time and bring the enemy troops to a standstill. You can create storms of accelerated time and reduce the opposition to dust in a matter of seconds.
But now the war has reached a stalemate. Neither the Plutocrats nor the Defaulters have made any gains for over a hundred years.
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- Eighth Doctor
- Fitz Kreiner
- Anji Kapoor
- Dr Paterson
- Mr Mistletoe
- The Doctor has copies of songs by the Beatles, Mozart, Erasure, and Rogers and Hammerstein.
- Chronomium is a time-active element that displaces time around it.
- Isolation Station Forty was repossessed by the Plutocratic Empire.
- The cover is similar to a sketch of Romana II seen in the television story City of Death.
- According to fellow series author Jonathan Blum, Morris has said that the clock-faced men in the story are meant to be Faction Paradox, although this is not made explicit in the text. This was later made explicit in the Faction Paradox short story The Story So Far....
- The Doctor states that it requires more energy to travel backwards in time rather than forwards "because it's uphill", an analogy previously used by the Fourth Doctor. (AUDIO: Legacy of Death)
- The TARDIS crew use a crank handle to open the doors when the TARDIS loses power. (TV: Death to the Daleks)
- The Vortex Wraiths were evacuating the time vortex in order to escape the Council of Eight. (PROSE: The Slow Empire)
- The Doctor and his companions left Endpoint two days before this story. (PROSE: Hope)
- Sabbath removed the Doctor's heart in PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street.
- Anji says that nothing could be weirder than the planet of Poodles. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)
- The clock-faced peoples' method of "recruitment" is similar to the method used by the Horofax, save for the fact that the Horofax merely changed the subjects' perceptions of their past rather than actually changing their histories. (AUDIO: Storm of the Horofax)