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Deceit was the thirteenth novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It was written by Peter Darvill-Evans and released in 1993. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice. This was the first novel to crossover elements of Doctor Who Magazine's comic stories with the novel range. The events of Nemesis of the Daleks are directly referenced.

Publisher's summary[]

"Take Arcadia apart if you have to."

The middle of the twenty-fifth century. The Second Dalek War is drawing to an untidy close. Earth's Office of External Operation is trying to extend its influence over the corporations that have controlled human-occupied space since man first ventured to the stars.

Agent Isabelle Defries is leading one expedition. Among her barely-controllable squad is an explosives expert who calls herself Ace. Their destination: Arcadia.

A non-technological paradise? A living laboratory for a centuries-long experiment? Fuel for a super-being? Even when Ace and Benny discover the truth, the Doctor refuses to listen to them.

Nothing is what it seems to be.

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Biology[]

Corporations[]

Human colonies[]

Individuals[]

Linguistics[]

  • "Cybershit" and "Dalek dung" are expressions/expletives.

Military[]

  • Ace has been trained in the Spacefleet in the Special Weapons Division.

Planets[]

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TARDIS[]

  • The TARDIS is cured of the infection it reacquired in Tír na n-Óg.
  • The Doctor ejected the zero room from the TARDIS, to destroy Pool.

Warriors[]

Notes[]

  • A prelude to this novel was published in DWM 198.
  • This was the first Doctor Who novel to exceed 300 pages in length.
  • Author Peter Darvill-Evans was the range editor for the Virgin New Adventures line.
  • While Ace is referred to as a "stranger" in the first few chapters, her revelation was never intended to be a surprise as she is on the front cover and her return is mentioned in the back. Peter Darvill-Evans also made it clear when Love and War was released.

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