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Vanderdeken's Children was the fourteenth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Christopher Bulis, released 3 August 1998 and featured the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones.

Vanderdeken's Children is author Bulis' only contribution to the EDA range, although he has contributed several novels to the other novel ranges from Virgin Publishing and BBC Books.

Publisher's summary[]

A mysterious disturbance in the hyperspatial vortex causes the Doctor and Sam to materialise the TARDIS in deep space. Here they find that a huge derelict alien craft has become the subject of a dangerous confrontation between starships from the rival systems of Nimos and Emindar. At the centre of the dispute is a ruthless politician with secrets of his own — a man who is willing to risk innocent lives to claim the derelict for himself.

While the Doctor and Sam find themselves accompanying an expedition into the heart of the alien vessel, strange and frightening incidents spread terror through the watching ships. But exploring deeper into the derelict disturbs a sinister presence and takes the expedition towards an inevitable confrontation with fate — and perhaps beyond the boundaries of life itself...


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  • Eighth Doctor
  • Sam Jones
  • Councillor J. Kale Rexton
  • Don Delray
  • Commodore Gelbert J. Sternby
  • Captain Coryn Lanchard
  • Lyset Wynter
  • Admiral Mokai
  • Squadleader Harren Sho
  • Commander Thorn Vega
  • First Councillor Kapour
  • Technician Arvel Kerven
  • First Tech Lio Reng
  • Evan Arcovian
  • Dan Engers Senior
  • Dan Engers Junior
  • Jeni Engers
  • President A.C. Palverly
  • Lorron Bendix
  • Chief Nel Manders
  • Lieutenant Matt Tane
  • First Pilot Del Argen
  • Second Tech Render
  • Lester Plecht
  • Rhonda Plecht
  • Lieutenant Alen Jenez
  • Dessel
  • Val Fayle
  • Detter
  • Oscar Castillo
  • Simmons
  • Corporal Martel
  • Second Lieutenant Navigator Rask Chen
  • Corporal Talek Chen
  • Rask Chen's mother
  • Parche
  • Borix
  • Dak
  • Dr Gilliam
  • Ingrid Schollander
  • Captain Sargro
  • Lieutenant Prothero
  • Private G. Robb
  • Corporal L.B. Sorven


The Doctor's items[]



  • The Doctor has a copy of Jane's All the Galaxy's Spaceships.


  • The Yevron are a blue skinned species.

Titles and offices[]


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