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10/02/2003 04:02:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


October 2, 2003  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Telos Publishing has released details about the final two Doctor Who novellas to be produced under its license. The fifteenth novella, The Dalek Factor by Simon Clark, was previously confirmed, but new details today indicate that the one novella previously unmentioned is Blood and Hope by Iain McLaughlin, which brings the Fifth Doctor and Peri together with Erimem, the companion created for the Big Finish audios starring Peter Davison and Nicola Bryant. This is Erimem's first appearance in print. Full details of both novellas are listed below. Also noted are the second and third novels in their "Time Hunter" series, spun-off from the Doctor Who novella "The Cabinet of Light" with characters Honor? Lechasseur and Emily Blandish: they are Stefan Petrucha's "The Tunnel at the End of the Light" and "The Clockwork Woman" by Claire Bott. Meanwhile, Telos has noted that Tara Samms' Doctor Who novella "Frayed" has been delayed due to approval issues and should be released in December. (Thanks to David Howe, Roger Anderson)

Blood and Hope, by Iain McLaughlin
Foreword by John Ostrander
Deluxe Edition Frontispiece by Walter Howarth

The American Civil War à a time of great unrest, when fathers found themselves in conflict with their sons and when lawlessness and slavery were rife.

The Doctor, together with his companions Peri and Erimem, arrive in the middle of the conflict. The Doctor manages to cope in his own inimitable manner, however Peri û an American û and Erimem û a dark-skinned Egyptian û find themselves faced with all the bigotry and hatred that typified the war for some.

Featuring the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem.

The Dalek Factor, by Simon Clark
Foreword by Christopher Fowler
Deluxe Edition Frontispiece by Graham Humphreys

When a Thal platoon arrive on a hostile planet investigating reports that Dalek artefacts have been detected, they are unprepared for what they find. In an underground room is a stranger, a Professor, or so he claims, with no memory of who he is or why he is there.

With death and horror their only companions, the Thals make their way with the Professor into the heart of a crumbling Dalek citadel in search of answers à only to find that the Daleks are the least of the horrors they must face.