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The Conquest of Far was the first story in The Third Doctor Adventures: Volume Three. It was written by Nicholas Briggs and featured Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant.

It features the Daleks in their first appearance in The Third Doctor Adventures. The story picks up immediately after the end of Planet of the Daleks, emulating the 1970s style of Doctor Who storytelling that may have been expected had the Third Doctor's battle against the Daleks, beginning in Frontier in Space, ran for even more episodes.

The Daleks later reappeared in The Third Doctor Adventures: Volume Six, in Poison of the Daleks.

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Earth Alliance, the future… Fleet commanders receive their orders from the President of Earth. Operation Far is "go". As soon as the planets are suitably aligned, the attack will go ahead.

The Doctor and Jo arrive on the planet Far. The Doctor wants to attend the grand opening of one of the human race’s greatest achievements. A huge Hyper Gateway built to make travel around Earth's great empire more convenient, bringing relief to many starving outer colonies.

But they land in the wrong time period, long after the Gateway has been in service, and the Daleks have conquered Far! It's the middle of a war and a deadly game is underway. When everyone has an agenda, betrayal can happen at any time, from any side. The endgame is approaching and maybe this time no one will survive.

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  • The Daleks attempt to question Jo by showing her images of other Doctors they have encountered; they are aware of multiple incarnations of the Doctor, but none of the Doctors they show to Jo are the Third Doctor, which references how his only two encounters with the Daleks at this point in his current incarnation either occurred in an erased alternate timeline (TV: Day of the Daleks) or ended with the complete destruction of all Daleks present. (TV: Planet of the Daleks)
  • As this story is written to follow on from Frontier in Space and Planet of the Daleks, it is implied that the Dalek war being fought is, or that is at least in some way related to, the Second Dalek War. The story avoids any explicit confirmation of this, however, keeping the exact nature of the conflict vague.
  • Terrance Dicks had previously authored Catastrophea in 1998, a Third Doctor novel in the BBC Past Doctor Adventures, which also took place right after Planet of the Daleks, and featured the Draconians pre-Frontier in Space.

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