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The Good Doctor was the sixty-third novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was written by Juno Dawson and featured the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan.

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On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. Job done, the TARDIS crew departs – only for Ryan to discover he's left his phone behind. Again.

Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future – and that something has gone badly wrong. The Loba are now slaves, serving human zealots who worship a godlike figure known as The Good Doctor.

It's time for the Doctor to face up to the consequences of her last visit. With Lobos on the brink of catastrophe, will she be able to make things right?


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  • This was the first full-length novel to focus on the Thirteenth Doctor in a significant role.
  • Despite being officially released on 25 October 2018, this novel was available to some in various shops several days before release.
  • A short description of all three novels accompanying Series 11 was published in DWM 531, p. 80. Juno Dawson described the novel as being "about the difference between faith and religion and the dangers of absolute certainty".
  • The book had been commissioned by Stephen Cole and written before Series 11 began airing. The only information available to the authors was a character crib sheet, script extracts from The Woman Who Fell to Earth and some images.
  • The book received a preview on the official Doctor Who Wattpad account, along with Combat Magicks.


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Editions published outside Britain[]

  • Published in Italy by Armenia in 2019 as a paperback edition.
  • Published in China by New Star Press in 2020 as a paperback edition.
  • Published in Russia by AST in 2020 as a hardback edition.


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