No Future is the twenty-third novel in the Virgin New Adventures series and was written by Paul Cornell. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice. This was the final novel in the story arc of alternate universes. It also featured a return to the 1970s "UNIT era" with UNIT, the Brigadier, Benton and Yates.

Publisher's summary Edit

This time, anarchy's real. There are power cuts and Wilson's resignation, a great upheaval of unease. But now there's real fear too. Real panic. And that's not how it's supposed to be.

Somebody has been toying with the Seventh Doctor's past, testing him, threatening him, leading him on a chase that has brought the TARDIS to London in 1976 -- where reality has been altered once again.

Black Star terrorists foment riots in the streets. The Queen barely escapes assassination. A fearful tension is rising. Something is going to happen. Something bad.

Meanwhile, Benny's the lead singer in a punk band. Ace can't talk to her or the Doctor without an argument starting, so she's made murderous plans of her own. The Doctor's alone — he doesn't know who his enemy is, and even the Brigadier has disowned him.

As usual, it's up to the Doctor to protect the world. And he can't even protect himself.

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Books Edit

Culture Edit

  • The Doctor first heard Benny's voice at a party in Finchley.
  • Black Star is a group of anarchists. It developed from the "Angry Brigade". It was created through Mortimus's time interference.
  • Professor X is a television series that is broadcast between Bruce Forsyth and Basil Brush.

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor mentions having killed the Master.
  • The Doctor describes the Monk's history, how he worked for the High Council as an agent and how he was inducted into a group of scholars that kept secrets before he started meddling to see what the result was. The Doctor also sees the Monk as a victim.

Individuals Edit

Music Edit

  • Bernice is the lead vocalist in Plasticine. She also writes some of the music.

Politics Edit

Species Edit

Religion Edit


  • A disruption to the Monk's TARDIS allows the Doctor to return to the ship after he is abandoned on the ice planet by taking a piece of paper from the desk that the Monk's chameleon circuit has transformed into, the paper retaining a link to the TARDIS after being taken away from the original ship.
  • The Doctor disguises the TARDIS as Nelson's Column by materialising around the actual monument.
  • The Monk has altered his TARDIS interior by turning it gothic, and to remind himself of the ice planet he was trapped on he has reduced the temperature of the TARDIS to make it icy.

Technology Edit

  • Mortimus uses the alias Robert Bertram to run Priory a record company and also other related companies and invents CDs a decade early.
  • Ace creates Vengeance of the Vardans as a message for the Doctor and her past self.

Theories and concepts Edit

United Nations Intelligence Taskforce Edit

Notes Edit

  • This is the final story in Alternate Universe arc. The novels Blood Heat, The Dimension Riders, The Left-Handed Hummingbird and Conundrum are the previous novels in the Alternate Universe Arc.
  • This novel is the last one to feature the TARDIS (taken from the alternate Earth in Blood Heat) with a functioning chameleon circuit. Near the end of the novel, the Doctor smashes it with a hammer.
  • This novel had a working title of Anarchy in the UK.[1]
  • The title is a reference to the Sex Pistols' song "God Save the Queen".

Continuity Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. DWM 252 (Licence to Kill p.30)

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