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EarthWorld was the forty-third novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Jacqueline Rayner, released 5 March 2001 and featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor.

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2001 BBC Books edition[]

Anji Kapoor has just had the worst week of her entire life, and things aren't getting any better. She should be back at her desk, not travelling through time and space in a police box with a couple of strange men.

The Doctor (Strange Man No. 1) is supposed to be returning her to Soho 2001 AD. So quite why there are dinosaurs outside, Anji isn't sure. Sad sixties refugee Fitz (Strange Man No. 2) seems to think they're either in prehistoric times or on a parallel Earth. And the Doctor is probably only pretending to know what's going on — because if he really knew, surely he would have mentioned the homicidal triplet princesses, the teen terrorists, the deadly android doubles (and triples) and the hosts of mad robots?

Anji's never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again...

2013 BBC Books edition[]

Anji has just had the worst week of her life. She should be back at her desk, not travelling through time and space in a police box. The Eighth Doctor is supposed to be taking her home, so why are there dinosaurs outside? The Doctor doesn't seem to know either, or else he surely would have mentioned the homicidal princesses, teen terrorists and mad robots? One thing is certain: Anji is never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again.


The Doctor tries to return Anji to 2001 Soho, but mistakenly ends up on New Jupiter, a crude mock-up of historical Earth. While running from a caveman android, Anji and the Doctor are separated from Fitz and captured by guards who brand them terrorists and put them in a cell with three other prisoners, teenage boys Zequathon, Beezee, and Xernic. Anji's necklace, which had her name on it, is taken from her. It is identical to the ones worn by the teenagers, who tell the Doctor and Anji that they are members of ANJI, or the Association for New Jupitan Independence, a group trying to give New Jupiter cultural and political independence from Earth, at this time ruled by a feudal President with three daughters, Asia, Antarctica, and Africa. The Doctor and Anji are informed that they are in the death-row cell.

Fitz wanders through an Ancient Egypt zone and happens upon an android version of Antarctica, who takes him to the Twentieth Century London Zone, thinking he is a misplaced android. He tells her that he is a pop singer named Fitz Fortune, but she is unimpressed and returns to the Egypt zone. Fitz meets curator Venna Durwell, who like Antarctica thinks he is a broken android. To convince her that he is real, Fitz points out many errors after she quizzes him on 20th century "topics"--Winston Churchill didn't have seaside boxing matches and there should be no mail-delivering War Machines. Durwell decides to extract his historical knowledge and then kill him to give herself credit for her "research", but he escapes while she deals with a park emergency. A security android brings him to the President's daughters, who demand he give a concert or be killed. To prove they are serious about the latter choice, they take a trip to the Roman zone to see a robotic lion killing another abductee.




  • The novel was reprinted with a new cover on 7 March 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
  • In AHistory, this story is arbitrarily dated to 2800, as New Jupiter is a dependency of Earth and the androids are highly advanced.


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