The Invention of Death was the first audio story in the anthology The First Doctor Adventures: Volume Two. It was written by John Dorney and featured David Bradley as the First Doctor, Claudia Grant as Susan Foreman, Jemma Powell as Barbara Wright and Jamie Glover as Ian Chesterton.

Publisher's summary

After an experimental flight, the TARDIS crew find themselves on one of the strangest worlds they have ever encountered.

Alien life takes many forms, and on Ashtallah the travellers find all their preconceptions tested.

But this world is about to make a discovery – and it could mean the end of everything.


A World Without Fear (1)

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The First (2)

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The Dying Art (3)

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The Invention of Life (4)

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  • The Doctor says that his people mastered the art of making vaccines a long time ago.
  • He also makes reference to how they have their own healing abilities, but Ian interprets this as a simple reference to humans' own ability to heal from injuries, although the Doctor's flustered reaction suggests that he was actually referring to his and Susan's ability to regenerate.


The Invention of Death alternate cover

Alternate cover.


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