Sick Building was the eleventh Tenth Doctor novel released.
Tiermann's World: a planet covered in wintry woods and roamed by sabre-toothed tigers and other savage beasts. The Doctor is here to warn Professor Tiermann, his wife and their son that a terrible danger is on its way. The Tiermanns live in luxury, in a fantastic, futuristic, fully-automated Dreamhome, under an impenetrable force shield. But that won't protect them from the Voracious Craw. A gigantic and extremely hungry alien creature is heading remorselessly towards their home. When it gets there everything will be devoured. Can they get away in time? With the force shield cracking up, and the Dreamhome itself deciding who should or should not leave, things are looking desperate...
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- Domovoi- the artificial intelligence inside the Dreamhome
- Toaster - sun bed
- Barbra - vending machine
- Walter - drink cabinet
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- This was Paul Magrs' first novel to not feature Iris Wildthyme.
- This had the working title of The Wicked Bungalow but was changed prior to the release date after the intervention of Russell T Davies.
- The creature shown on the cover to represent the Voracius Craw is a lamprey.
- This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
- Martha Jones mentioned the "sabre-toothed tigers" in her blog (July 1).
- The vending machine, Barbra, would later appear in the Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus story, The Dreadful Flap, also by Paul Magrs.
- Barbra also appears in Enter Wildthyme, an Iris Wildthyme novel by Paul Magrs.
- The Doctor mentions that he once tamed a savage beast by singing lullabies to it. (TV:The Monster of Peladon)
- Martha mentions being stuck on the moon with the Judoon (TV:Smith and Jones), caught in a gridlock in the year five billion and fifty-three, (TV:Gridlock) and just about plunged into the heart of a living sun. (TV:42)
- The Doctor mentions the dead forests of Skaro after the neutron bomb. (TV: The Daleks
- The story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by Will Thorp.
- The audiobook is also available as a download from the AudioGo website.