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Arc of Infinity was a novelisation based on the 1983 television serial Arc of Infinity.

Publisher's summary Edit

1983 Target Books edition Edit

When the Doctor returns to Gallifrey, he learns that his bio data extract has been stolen from the Time Lords' master computer known as the Matrix.

The bio data extract is a detailed description of the Doctor's molecular structure - and this information, in the wrong hands, could be exploited with disastrous effect.

The Gallifreyan High Council believe that anti-matter will be infiltrated into the universe as a result of the theft. In order to render the information useless, they decide the Doctor must die...

1992 Target Books edition Edit

'HELLO,' SIAD THE DOCTOR CHEERFULLY. 'I'M THE DOCTOR.' MAXIL RAISED HIS STASER PISTOL AND SHOT HIM DOWN.

On his return to Gallifrey, the Doctor learns that his bio data extract has been stolen from the Time Lords' master computer, the Matrix. The Gallifreyan High Council believe that anti-matter will be infiltrated into the universe as a result of the theft. The information must be rendered useless - the Doctor must die.

First broadcast in 1983, this is the first story since The Three Doctors to feature Omega, a bitter Gallifreyan exiled forever from this universe. This novelization by Terrance Dicks was adapted from the original script by Johnny Byrne.

Chapter titles Edit

  1. Deadly Meeting
  2. The Horror in the Crypt
  3. Recall
  4. Death Sentence
  5. The Prisoner
  6. Termination
  7. The Matrix
  8. The Traitor
  9. Unmasked
  10. Hunt for Omega
  11. Transference
  12. Omega's Freedom

Deviations from televised story Edit

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Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • Although known in the Target library as book number 80 (following the book numbering which started with number 79 Terminus), the book itself was not numbered. Number 81 (The Five Doctors) however was.

Additional cover images Edit

British publication history Edit

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback
Target

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