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Autonomy was the thirty-fifth novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Daniel Blythe and featured the Tenth Doctor.

Blythe had previously written for the Virgin New Adventures.

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Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech 24 hour entertainment complex — a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can go shopping, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, WinterZone, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting — and dangerous...

What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control?

For years, the Nestene Consciousness has been waiting and planning, recovering from its wounds. But now is ready, and its deadly plastic Autons are already in place around the complex. Now more than ever, visiting Hyperville will be an unforgettable experience.


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  • The Doctor mentions the old TV test card and the "Credit Crunch".
  • The Doctor mentions Disneyland and Blackpool's "Golden Mile".
  • The Doctor has trouble getting the pink wedge in Trivial Pursuit.
  • The Doctor mentions the "Wookiee Prisoner Trick" from Star Wars.
  • The Doctor once visited Dargeb IV and Ororous.



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  • This book continues the theme of the 2009 novels of featuring returning monsters. It also continues the trend of the Tenth Doctor travelling without a companion.
  • This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
  • The Doctor wears his brown pinstripe suit despite the cover showing him in his blue suit.
  • The image of Hyperville on the cover of the book appears to be the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, later used as a filming location for a colony planet in Smile.



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