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Diamond Dogs was the sixty-first novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Mike Tucker and featured the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts.

Publisher's summary[]

For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can't possibly exist.

When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft.

And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise.


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  • Laura graduated at the Federation Academy with Honours. Following this, she requested assignment to Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27.
  • Frank worked on the reconstruction of the Titan refuelling platform after the great fire of 5012.
  • Nettleman lost money at the Olympus Mons Casino.
  • Derek once argued with the Doctor during his lecture about cyclical time.
  • Bill recalls being impressed when she visited St Luke's server room.


  • Frank has a Datapad on his office.
  • The mining facility uses Security Orbs. The security personnel also use g-Tasers.
  • The Doctor picks up a subspace tracking device in the TARDIS.
  • Alaskan Eskimos on Earth made their boats from whalebone.

Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility[]

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  • Although there are references to the events of Smile and Thin Ice, this novel was released before the episodes aired.


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Editions published outside Britain[]

  • Published in Italy by Armenia in 2017 as a paperback edition.

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