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SLEEPY was the forty-eighth novel in Virgin Books' New Adventures series. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield, Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester. It was author Kate Orman's third novel.

Publisher's summary Edit

"Stay the hell out of my mind," hissed Forrester. "Just stay away from me." She turned and stalked out of the room. Chris put his head in his hands.

The Earth colony on Yemaya 4 is a very ordinary place. The colonists spend their time farming, building homes, raising families.

But when the Doctor and his companions arrive they find a virus sweeping through the population, unleashing the colonists' latent psychic powers. The Doctor and Chris fall prey to the infection, and discover telepathy is not the only symptom. Chris is unable to resist the call of an ancient place of sacrifice, while Roz and Benny travel back in time to the origin of the virus, and uncover a desperate bid for immortality.

And all the while the Doctor is playing a dangerous game with troopers of the Dione-Kisumu Company, who have come either to reclaim the stolen biotechnology — or to sterilise the planet.

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Architecture Edit

Biology Edit

  • The Doctor injects himself with infected blood in order to see what the colonists see.

Books Edit

Companies Edit

Computers Edit

  • GRUMPY is an AI developed as a model of the human brain.

The Doctor Edit

Individuals Edit

  • Dot Smith-Smith is deaf.
  • Dot Smith-Smith is driven into near catatonia by what she sees after reading the Doctor's mind.
  • Roz doesn't like telepaths.
  • The Doctor wins a bet with Death.

Languages Edit

Literature Edit

  • There is some Ikkaban poetry read throughout the novel (something about a turtle and death).

Locations Edit

Psychic powers Edit

Species Edit

  • In a child's toybox Benny sees a toy Dalek. Benny muses that there could be a fluffy Hoothi in amongst the toys also.
  • Bernice jokes, "How many Sontarans does it take to change a light bulb? None, the bulb died a glorious death!"


Notes Edit

  • This is another of Kate Orman's novels to feature pyramids.
  • Orman's back-cover author profile makes fun of the fact that, as of this book's publication, she was the only non-male or non-British New Adventures writer.
  • This was one of several NA releases to be illustrated, featuring work by Jason Towers.

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