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The Face-Eater was the eighteenth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Simon Messingham, released 4 January 1999 and featured the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones.

It is the first of two novels Messingham wrote for the EDAs (The Infinity Race was the second).

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The Doctor and Sam arrive on Proxima II, one of the earliest planets colonised in humanity's first big push into space. But instead of a brave new world, they find a settlement rife with superstition and unrest.

The native Proximans are inexplicably dying out. Humans too are being killed in horrific ways, with each face being stripped bare.

Posing as investigators from Earth, the Doctor and Sam must track down the force moving through the dark catacombs beneath Proxima City. It seems that the superstitious whisperings of the colonists may be well founded — that the sinister Face-Eater from Proximan mythology has awakened from its long sleep, to drive out all those who would defile its world...

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Characters[edit | edit source]

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Colony planets[edit | edit source]

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The Doctor[edit | edit source]

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Species[edit | edit source]

  • The Rutans gained their shape shifting ability through genetic tampering.
  • Mention is made of a Bug Eyed Monster (BEM). This is how UNIT supposedly classifies such things.
  • The Proximan natives are rodent creatures that can mimic others.
  • The Doctor claims that Mars has two indigenous species, one of them being the Ice Warriors.
  • Joan Betts is killed by a Face-Eater.
  • The Face-Eater is also known to native Proximans as F'Seeta; it is a shape shifter.

Spacecraft[edit | edit source]

  • The New Horizon was the first human large-scale colony transporter and arrived on Proxima 2 in 2128.

Technology[edit | edit source]

  • Sam Jones is still a little bit paranoid about nanotech being in her body.

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