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Harvest of Time was a 2013 Doctor Who novel, unusual for being a new Third Doctor novel published while the BBC Wales television series featured another incumbent Doctor. Poll results published in issue 479 of Doctor Who Magazine showed that readers had selected it as the best fiction book of that year.

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After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But to achieve their aims they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own...

On Earth, UNIT is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform. The Doctor believes something is afoot, and no sooner has the investigation begun when something even stranger takes hold: The Brigadier is starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner. And he is not alone in his amnesia.

As the Sild invasion begins, the Doctor faces a terrible dilemma. To save the universe, he must save his arch-nemesis... The Master.


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  • Published in the USA by Broadway Books in 2013 as a paperback edition, it was one of three books published by them in the 2010's. It used the same cover as the UK hardback.
  • Published in France by Milady in 2014 as a hardback edition, it was one of three books published in the 2010's.


  • This novel was released as an audiobook on 6 June 2013 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Geoffrey Beevers.
  • The audiobook was also available as a download from the AudioGo website, and is now available from Audible.

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